The Lord is the Master of our school

Philosophy statement
At Hyland House School we recognise that God, the Creator and Sustainer of the earth, and the entire universe, is the source of knowledge and wisdom. He created us in perfect humanity. As a result of sin, humans lost this original state. We believe that through Christian Education, with faith in Christ, we can be restored in the image of our Maker.

Through the educational programme offered at our school, our goal is to prepare children for effective citizenship on this earth and for rewarding citizenship in the new earth.

Hyland House lunch with the Queen

“Are we seeing the Queen today, Miss?!” questioned students from Hyland House School each week leading up to Thursday, 29 March; the day they were to have lunch with the Queen, at the beginning of her Diamond Jubilee Tour around the United Kingdom.

Hyland House School had been asked by the Borough of Waltham Forest to join in the royal celebrations that marked the beginning of festivities commemorating the Queen’s 60-year reign, by attending a special lunch at Waltham Forest Town Hall.

When the day finally arrived, Mrs Gina Abbequaye, Headteacher of Hyland House School, commented, “The children and staff have been looking forward to this, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. The children have had history lessons about the Queen and have even designed their packed lunches to proudly represent the school on the day.”

Nursery to Year 6 lined up beautifully for their walk from Hyland House School all the way down to Waltham Forest Town Hall, which was already guarded by heavy security who required passports on entry! Fortunately, none of the children or teachers posed a threat to the Queen, so were allowed in and soon made themselves comfortable awaiting the royal arrival.

“He’s been on his best behavior because he is really excited to see the Queen”, said Shomari Williams when asked how her son, Josiah, felt about the day, “Every Thursday he asked me if we were going to see the Queen today…when I finally told him it was next week, he was so excited for the whole week, like a kid in a candy store!”

The whole school shared this excitement, which was evident by the way they waved their flags in celebration as the Queen was driven through the Town Hall’s gates. One child was clearly in their element as they exclaimed, “There she is! She’s wearing blue! She’s coming our way!”

Although the children didn’t get to shake the Queen’s hand, they were really pleased with their experience of seeing our monarch pass by, only a few metres in front of them. The school even made an impact on one of the policemen at the Town Hall who commented, “your children were waiting so quietly and patiently, and looked really smart in their uniforms. I was getting impatient and I’m almost 40!”

The school is now looking forward to celebrating the Jubilee Weekend with a 1940s themed party; will you be celebrating in a similar style?

SEC Communications 

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