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 Trust campaign, which was founded to  shine a light on the positive contribution young people make in society and keep Damilola’s legacy to ‘change the world‘, alive.

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 living.

Please come and speak to a member of staff, if you are struggling and need help.

Cost of Living – Guide to Support in Southwark SCHOOLS

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 forward to seeing you there

Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause.

One in two of us will face cancer, and the money you raise at the Coffee Morning will be donated to help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.


UPDATE: We raised £82.72 for this cause – thank you to all who contributed

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 useful prompts, can help to support a child to regulate their emotions.


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 any questions or need support with any aspect of your child’s progress at school.





Southwark’s Summer of Food & Fun 2022 programme will be running over the summer break.

There will be loads of fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy and participate in.

Please see contact details on the flyer for further information.




As both children and adult students learn English, the benefit of ESL is that they can communicate with native-speaking friends and family within the community while reaching out to people who communicate only in English. This can bridge the gap between families and the rest of the world.

Please speak to Kamla if you would like more information on this organisation.

As half term approaches, you will be spending a lot more time sharing meals together as a family.  Family mealtime is when everyone at home sits down and enjoys a meal together. This can be at breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. It has been shown that families who eat together are healthier and happier.

Eating together helps build a close relationship with your children. It gives everyone in the family a chance to learn more about each other. Eating together as a family gives the children an opportunity to learn and practice their social skills, table manners, and conversation skills.  Your children are more likely to eat a variety of healthy foods if they see you doing it first. Try to include food from each of the five food groups.

These are skills and lessons your children will use for life.

We thought this guide would be useful to encourage positive meal time interactions with one another.

Please speak to Kamla if you would like more information or advice on parenting issues.