Entries by Kamla Tirvengadum


We as a school community are aware that there is an acute shortage of housing, particularly social and genuinely affordable housing and that this has led to spiraling rents and house prices across the country. Many young people and families on low to middle incomes struggle to afford to rent or buy a decent home.  […]

The Year of the Rabbit 2023

Although this holiday has commonly been called “Chinese New Year” in the West, China is not the only country to observe it. Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most celebrated and longest of all Asian festivals, and is observed by millions of people around the world. The traditional Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means that it […]

Damilola Taylor’s Day of Hope

Wednesday 7th December 2022 marked the third annual Day of Hope in the UK, commemorating what would have been Damilola Taylor’s 33rd birthday. Some members of Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, were honoured to be able to join this event to commemorate the kind of person Damilola was. We look forward to working closely with the Damilola Taylor […]

Cost of Living

The cost of living is the amount of money needed to cover basic expenses such as housing, food, taxes, and healthcare in a certain place and time period. Southwark Council has produced this booklet (click on link) to highlight the support services that you can access to help with the new changes to the cost of […]

Celebration of Black History Evening

As part of our ongoing commitment to Black History and Culture, we will be holding our annual Celebration of Black Culture Evening on Nov 8th 2022 at 3:45pm If you or your child would like to take part, please contact Kamla for more info This is a very successful and enjoyable evening and we look […]

Regulating Emotions

Many children often need help with calming down from strong emotions. When children need help to calm down, help them to notice the emotion, name it, and pause.  Once they have calmed down, you can address their behaviour or problem-solve.  Learning to calm down is an important part of learning to understand and manage emotions. These […]

Back to School!

  Welcome back to all of our families & friends! We hope you had a good summer and are ready for the new school year! Here are some useful tips for you and your child, to help with a smooth transition back into school life. Please do come and speak with us, if you have […]