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Junior 20/12/13

20 December 2013

Dear Parents,

A very happy Christmas from all the staff at the school. This has been a really special time for us as all year groups have centred their thoughts on the miracle of God coming to Earth for us.

The infants celebrated this at our carols around the tree. Each class presented a different part of the story and dramatised it in their own special way. A good number of parents joined us and we enjoyed singing some traditional carols.

The juniors carol service was at Holy Trinity Church. We attempted to give evidence for the question posed by John Betjeman:


And it is true…
The maker of the stars and sea
Become a child on earth for me

The children in year three invited us all to be a part of Christmas ourselves when six of them sang:

Oh holy child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings bring
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel

I do hope this will a great time for you and your family. Thank you so much for all your encouragement and friendship this year. It has been amazing to feel the love during this testing time. Early next term we will be giving very good news about our end of key stage two results. Thank you also for all the cards and presents - it is so kind and appreciated greatly.

With best wishes, Richard


Events for week beginning Monday, 6 January
Monday 6 January – Term begins at 8.40am
Sex Education Talk for parents of Year 6 children – Thursday, 9 January at 2.30pm (Hall)

ParentPay

We're close to going live with ParentPay - the online school payment service. From January 2014, we will be piloting the system at Holy Trinity for lunch payments only. All parents will be sent ParentPay activation letters with logon details for you to set up as a parent user. There are online user guides on the ParentPay website – with links from the HTPD website payments page. Cash is no longer going to be King at Holy Trinity! Once we have ironed out teething problems with lunch payments, we will extend the facility for all school payments, including trips and clubs. We will also then launch at Pewley Down. www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Payments-Arrangements.aspx

Closing date for primary applications: Wednesday 15 January 2014

If you have a child due to start school in September 2014 or a child in Year 2 transferring to junior school the deadline for applications is Wednesday 15 January 2014. Even though Pewley Down is federated with Holy Trinity it is still necessary to complete an application form for entry to Year 3. If you have not already done so, you will need to complete the Surrey County Council application form: www.surreycc.gov.uk/learning/schools/school-admissions . In addition, applicants to Reception should complete the Pewley Down supplementary form and applicants for Year 3 should complete the Holy Trinity supplementary form (available on the website or from the office) and return these to the relevant school office.

External Clubs Starting Dates

Elena’s Art Club begins Monday 6 January
Judo Club begins Tuesday 7 January
French Club begins Wednesday 8 January at the Juniors, but the Infants club starts on the 15th
Boogie Pumps begins Wednesday 8 January
Amazing Art Club begins Tuesday 14 January
Further information on the above clubs can be obtained from the office.

Traffic disruption

Please note that Surrey CC will be carrying out works in Cline Road on the 7th, 8th and 9th January.  There could be considerable disruption so parents and staff are advised to avoid Cline Road if at all possible.

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HTSC (PTA) News

Mad March Ball - Save the Date - Saturday 8 March 8pm-1am, Black Tie
Radisson Hotel, Guildford
• Music and Live band
• Auction and lots more
• Tickets will be available to purchase mid-January
If you are able to offer sponsorship, donate a prize for the auction or know of a local business that might be able to help support the ball please contact Ros Vickerman at jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk

Lost:

A PE kit belonging to Louise Lawson-Foia (3N) has been lost. If you have picked this up by mistake, please bring it to the office.
2 Keller PE t-shirts, named, belonging to Amy Stovell in 4S, have been missing for 2 weeks now. Please check your bags and if you have them please bring them to the office. Thank you very much.

Found

A pair of glasses was found (child-yellow metal frame), please speak to the office.

Curchods’ Dream House Competition
- Curchods were delighted to announce the winners of this year’s art competition. The response was amazing with many colourful and imaginative entries. Selecting the winners proved extremely difficult but those chosen were – Sasha Haliburton (1st prize), Ben Charles (2nd prize) and Caleb Butlin (3rd prize). Prizes are Waterstones’ gift vouchers for £50, £30 and £25 respectively. All works of art will be displayed in their shop window from today onwards so please go and take a look over the festive period. The entries will be kept for collection until the end of January. Well done to the winners and to everybody who took part.