• HT Christmas Fair Donations Day - Friday 24 Nov - Mufti for HT

Infant 28/2/14

28 February 2014

Parent Consultations, Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 March

 

Please see below the room arrangements for the Parent Consultations next week:

 

Wednesday afternoon (1.30—3.00pm)                         Thursday afternoon (1.30-3.00pm)

Walnut Class    -           PPA Room                                Chestnut Class -           PPA Room

Oak Class        -           Richard’s Office                          Beech Class     -           Richard’s Office

Willow Class     -           Star Room                                Hazel Class      -           Star Room


Wednesday afternoon/evening (3.30-6.00pm)              Thursday evening (6.00-8.00pm)

Walnut Class    -           PPA Room                                Walnut Class    -           Y2 Quiet Room

Chestnut Class -           Y2 Quiet Room                          Chestnut Class -           PPA Room

Oak Class        -           Richard’s Office                          Oak Class        -           Y1 Quiet Room

Beech Class     -           Y1 Quiet Room                          Beech Class     -           Richard’s Office

Willow Class     -           Star Room                                Willow Class     -           YR Quiet Room

Hazel Class      -           YR Quiet Room                         Hazel Class      -           Star Room

 

Teacher-led Clubs

Owing to the parent consultations there will be no teacher-led clubs next week, 3-7 March (Drama, J2LYK, Book Club, Construction, Binca, Newspaper, Film and lunchtime Recorders).  However Country Dancing will still take place Friday lunchtime. 

 

Year 2

Next Thursday is World Book Day and Year 2 will be going to Waterstones just after 9.00 am and returning by playtime.  If you would be able to come and help, please contact one of the Year 2 teachers.

 

Parent Governor Election

A ParentMail went out earlier this week about the Parent Governor election; we are looking for 2 governors for Pewley Down and 2 for Holy Trinity.  This information is also available on the website (under the Weekly News section) or from the school offices as a hard copy.  The deadline for returning nomination forms is 9.00 am on Wednesday 12 March.

 

HTPD Prayer Group

The date of the next meeting is Monday 3 March, 8.15pm at Sue Williams’ house.  All welcome!  Contact Emma Laporte for details – emmalaporte@hotmail.com. 

Roadworks
Southern Gas Networks is due to start essential maintenance work along Semaphore Road on Monday 3 March for a period of approximately 6 weeks.  There is likely to be some traffic disruption and parking restrictions. 

Lunch payments

Payment for this half term’s lunches (£69) is now due. 

Mathletics
A reminder to pay the Mathletics subscription (£5) – thank you if you have already done so. 

Lost
Sammy Lytle, Hazel Class, has lost his Clark’s trainers (beige with green crocodiles). 

Found
New Look Brown/Black Jacket – found at the top of Semaphore Road.
Baby Gap gift card – found in the downstairs corridor.

FOPS NEWS

iPad minis: At the FOPS meeting this week, Richard and Mel talked to us about the plans for the IT infrastructure and curriculum at the infant school site. The committee approved a request to buy 16 i pad minis for use on the infant school site as we believe they will offer fantastic new learning opportunities for the children. We would obviously like to buy these as economically as possible and wondered if any parent had any connections with Apple or a retailer which could potentially offer us a discount. If you know of someone or a business that may be able to save us some money, please could you contact Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com).

Mad March Ball - 8 days and counting ......
After Dinner Tickets still available: The Mad March Ball may be sold out but some "after dinner" tickets (10pm to 1.00pm) are still available. If you would like to come along and enjoy the live music and disco and have a few drinks, the tickets are £10 (including a glass of bubbly). Please fill in an application form and return it to the school office.

Auction - Pre-bidding now open - You've got to be in it to win it! It's only one week to go until the Mad March Ball and pre-bidding for the fantastic auction items on offer at the Ball is now open! Check out the exciting lots in the attached auction catalogue or on the HTSC website. An auction preview of the top nine items is coming home in your child's bookbag this afternoon. Anyone can pre-bid on the items listed in the catalogue, even if you are not coming to the Ball. Simply email ball@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk with your name, the lot number you wish to bid for, the lot item name and the amount of your pre-bid for that item. Pre-bidding closes at 3pm on Friday 7 March 2014. Good luck!

Have you booked your babysitter? Urban Sitters, who have donated two sessions of babysitting to be auctioned at the Mad March Ball, will make a donation to the school for every booking that is made or for every family that signs up with them from now until 8 March. Just mention Mad March Ball when you make a booking. Guildford Urban Sitters is a new, local childcare agency with the personal touch. All their sitters have DBS checks, have had a face-to-face interview and have their references checked. Bookings can be made for regular or one-offs, and the charge covers up to 3 children and their sitters will do light house work too. You can check out their website at urbansitters.co.uk.

Summer Fair - Help Needed We need to get the ball rolling for the Summer Fair which is to be held on 8 June 2014. We are looking for a volunteer or two to take on the job of asking for raffle donations. If you think this is something you could help with, please contact Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com).

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Story Pocket Theatre presents ‘Arabian Nights’, 6 – 8 March, Mill Studio Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Music, puppetry and theatrical magic.  Not to be missed!

Interior Design Guidance and Made to Measure Soft Furnishings
Anyone needing some interior design guidance for their home, help sourcing fabric and/or bespoke curtains, blinds and cushions please contact Jessica Callanan at jessicacallanan09@gmail.com, 01483 532658, 07780 683600. 

Tiny Tunes – the NEW pre-school fun fix
Tiny Tunes is a rhyme and dance class for under-5s, being run by HT’s lovely ex-music teacher, Nicki Murphy.  It takes place at the Spike Community Centre on Friday mornings at 10am and 11am and at Shalford Village Hall on Thursday mornings at 10am and 11am.  It’s energetic and fun with songs and music along with scarves and shakers, bubbles and bean bags.  No need to book – just bring your toddler along for a trial session and meet other mums buying into the magic of music!  For further information, please contact Nicki Murphy at nicki@tinytuneslive.com.  For more information, visit the website www.tinytuneslive.com.



Junior 28/2/14

28 February 2014

 

School Start Time – please note that school starts promptly at 8.40am each day. Please drop your child/ren off by 8.30 so that the children can be sitting down at 8.40 ready to learn.

Forthcoming events for March:
Monday 3 March – Year 4 visit the Science Museum, London
Wednesday 5 March – Year 6 visit the Natural History Museum, London
Friday 7 March – Charity Playground Cake Sale after school for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign & Harrison’s Fund
Tuesday 11 March – Parents’ Consultations (6-8.00pm)
Thursday 13 March – Parents’ Consultations (4-6.30pm)

Parent Governor Election
A ParentMail went out earlier this week about the Parent Governor election; we are looking for 2 governors for Pewley Down and 2 for Holy Trinity. This information is also available on the website (under the Weekly News section) or from the school offices as a hard copy. The deadline for returning nomination forms is 9.00am on Wednesday 12 March.

Sports Relief – 17-21 March
During this week the School Council (with Gillian Rodgers) will lead a cross-country run event during PE curriculum time to raise money for Sport Relief. On Friday 21 March the children are proposing to take part in events against adult teams such as dodgeball and netball. The HT Swim club will also hold an event that evening. Please email school council on schoolcouncil@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk if you have any further ideas. More details to follow.

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of the next meeting is Monday 3 March, 8.15pm at Sue Williams’ house. All welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details – emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

6C Accent Day
The children in 6C have been raising money for Harrison's Fund. Cheryl did a sponsored accent morning where she taught in a variety of different accents from Yorkshire, Scottish and Irish right through to American. So far they have collected over £130 with more to come in :) They have done so well and are determined to get all of the donations in by the middle of next week. Please send in your sponsor money ASAP – thanks.

After school Charity Cake Sale on Friday 7 March, after school at HT. We need as many cakes as possible to sell, so if you are able to provide cakes please bring them to school on Friday 7 March that would be fantastic and would help raise lots of money! Thank you so very much for your support.

HTSC (PTA) News

Mad March Ball - 8 days and counting ......

After Dinner Tickets still available
The Mad March Ball may be sold out but some "after dinner" tickets (10pm to 1.00pm) are still available. If you would like to come along and enjoy the live music and disco and have a few drinks, the tickets are £10 (including a glass of bubbly). Please fill in an application form and return it to the school office.

Auction - Pre-bidding now open - You've got to be in it to win it!
It's only one week to go until the Mad March Ball and pre-bidding for the fantastic auction items on offer at the Ball is now open! Check out the exciting lots in the attached auction catalogue or on the HTPD website. An auction preview of the top nine items is coming home in your child's book bag this afternoon. Anyone can pre-bid on the items listed in the catalogue, even if you are not coming to the Ball. Simply email ball@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk with your name, the lot number you wish to bid for, the lot item name and the amount of your pre-bid for that item. Pre-bidding closes at 3pm on Friday 7 March 2014. Good luck! 

Have you booked your babysitter?
Urban Sitters, who have donated two sessions of babysitting to be auctioned at the Mad March Ball, will make a donation to the school for every booking that is made or for every family that signs up with them from now until 8 March. Just mention Mad March Ball when you make a booking. Guildford Urban Sitters is a new, local childcare agency with the personal touch. All their sitters have DBS checks, have had a face-to-face interview and have their references checked. Bookings can be made for regular or one-offs, and the charge covers up to 3 children and their sitters will do light house work too. You can check out their website at urbansitters.co.uk.

Phil the Bag
A big thank you to everyone who cleared out their cupboards and brought in old clothes and shoes etc, we had a lot of bags. We will let you know the amount raised once we know. 

Surrey Half Marathon
Helen Pronger, Emily Russell and Louise Crow-Arnold will be running the Surrey Half Marathon on Sunday 9 March and raising money for Harrison's Fund. Sebastian 5HH is also taking part in the Kids 800m race. You can sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/LeonsTeam or www.justgiving.com/SebArnold or use the paper forms at the office. Thank you for all the sponsorship so far.

PR Consultants Required
Wigwam PR, based on Guildford High Street, is expanding. We are looking for people with PR consultancy experience to join a growing team. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Vanessa@wigwampr.com or call on 0771 333 2303. 

Menu - Week 2

Infant 14/2/14

14 February 2014

Dear Parents,

Happy Valentine’s Day! One of our recent assembly series was entitled ‘Learn to Love’. We looked at St Paul’s amazing treatise on love which he wrote to the Christians in the Roman stronghold of Corinth. His advice and descriptions show a very practical form of loving. What we could call love in action.

So the question is: can we really learn how to love and how do we teach this? I believe strongly that we can by our words and actions with our children at home and at school. Constantly telling our children that we love them is just great and particularly effective with teenage boys who may pretend to be embarrassed and not respond but actually need to hear it as much as anyone. I quite often hear children very naturally and happily finish a phone call or saying goodbye to their mum or dad with the words ‘love you’.

Thank goodness we live in a society where it is acceptable to express love in this way. We, as staff, so enjoy hearing children’s views on a wide variety of subjects in thoughtful times or as feedback on a Friday assembly. Today’s theme was joy – one girl from year five wrote in and said she felt real joy when she had a group hug with her mum, dad and brother – she is certainly learning how to love.

As a school we try to show love in action to our children and families. We try to show empathy and respect for all and put the children’s needs above our convenience. This means in practice being sure to look out for the isolated or disconnected child. To imagine how best we can show love to families under stress, by making somewhere they know their children will be loved and looked after and where parents will not have petty rules and systems to contend with which only add to their stress.

Please let us know how this works out for you in practice. We call it Christian distinctiveness. Jesus said ‘love each other as I have loved you’. We also call it the HTPD way. Sometimes we fall short – we are sorry. Please let us know those times as well so we can do better in the future.

Have a loving weekend and half term holiday.
Love you! Richard


Chair's Note in HTPD Newsletter 14 February 2014
Dear Parents and Carers
Soon after half term, the school will hold parent governor elections, seeking a total of 4, two for each school. In preparation, I wanted to tell you more about the role of school governors, who the current governors are and what we’ve been doing recently.
The Department for Education defines the role of governing bodies as:
• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
• overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
We exercise these responsibilities through our main governing body, which meets termly, and sub committees including Learning, Staffing, Finance, Every Child Matters and Admissions. Our federated governing body currently has 22 governors, of different categories, including parents, staff, foundation and local authority. More information about the current governors is available on the school’s website at:
www.htpd.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Our-School/Our-People/Governors.aspx

Our priorities this year are:
• careful monitoring of the OFSTED Action Plan following Holy Trinity’s OFSTED inspection last year to ensure all children across both schools make the progress they should
• achieving a balanced budget and rebuilding the schools’ financial reserves in a more challenging financial climate
• supporting and developing our staff and leadership team to enable them to continue to deliver high quality teaching and an innovative and creative curriculum for our children
• improving the quality of our school buildings with timely building work on both sites.
More information about the process of electing new parent governors will be available after half term. If in the meantime, you’d like to know any more, please get in touch with me at rector@holytrinityguildford.org.uk or with the vice chair, Deborah Pepper, at ukpeppers@msn.com.
With best wishes for a happy and restful half term.
Rev. Robert Cotton, Chair of Governors

Assembly: After half term we will be focussing on the spirit of Self Control and working on our behaviour in the lunch hall.

Do you know an auditor for the school’s voluntary funds?
All schools need to have their non-governmental fund accounts audited. Do you know anyone who could do this for us next term? It can’t be a parent or anyone else directly connected to the school – but could be another family member / friend / colleague. If you can help, please contact Lesley in the finance office – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
 

FOPS NEWS

Mad March Ball - not long now ......
• The Mad March Ball may be sold out but some "after dinner" tickets (10pm to 1.00pm) are still available. If you would like to come along and enjoy the live music and disco and have a few drinks, the tickets are £10 (including a glass of bubbly). Please fill in an application form and return it to the school office.
If you have already bought tickets for the Mad March Ball, they will be coming home in your child's book bag on Monday 24 February.
• Don't forget to book your babysitter ready for the 7pm start. (Please note the ball starts at 7pm not 8pm as listed in the school diary).
• And why not book in for your Shellac manicure and pedicure at PG Nails. Email Pippa at pipgodsill@hotmail.co.uk to book your appointment for beautiful nails that last and shine with mirror finish for 2 weeks.

FOPS Meeting - Monday 24 February: The next FOPS meeting will be on Monday 24 February at 8pm in the staff room. Richard and Mel will be coming along to talk to us about the IT requirements for the school and we will also be discussing summer term events. Everyone is very welcome.

Yellow Moon: Look out for the Yellow Moon Spring catalogue coming home in your child's book bag. There are some great craft ideas for Mother's Day and Easter. If you quote SPE1101 when you order, the school will receive 20% cash back.

Sportshall Athletics: Well done to all the children who attended the Sportshall athletics at the Spectrum on Monday. They took part in a range of activities such as throwing, jumping, bowling and running which were run by young sports leaders from local sixth forms. It was fun competing against children from other schools and, although we weren't winners this time, we all enjoyed taking part. Look out for news of the next event when we will invite a different group of children to ensure everyone has a chance to do something over time.

Diving talent: Thank you to Star Diving Club who came in to see if any Year 2 children might have the potential to become talented divers. They helped the children do different activities testing their strength, flexibility, gymnastic ability etc. We are pleased that 2 children have been invited to go onto the next level of the programme.

Year 2: We would appreciate a £1 donation from Y2 children for the New York CafĂ© experience after half-term.

Mathletics: You should have received a letter earlier in the week about Mathletics. Please contact your child’s teacher for login details.

Lost:
• Emma Tate (Willow) has lost her Nightingale t-shirt and joggers, both named.
• Catherine Gruenberg’s (Erin, Walnut) friend has lost a gold necklace. Please contact the office.
A couple of scooters have gone missing; please check that you haven’t taken either of these in error:
• Caitlin Durrant’s (Oak) light blue micro-scooter, named, with a light, and torn foam on the handlebar.
• Sammy Lytle (Hazel) has also lost his red scooter.

Charity Cake Sale Sebastian (5HH) is organising a Playground Cake Sale on Friday 7 March, after school at HT, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Harrison's Fund as his younger brother, Leon, has recently been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He needs as many cakes as possible to sell, so if you are able to provide cakes please bring them to school on Friday 7 March that would be fantastic and help him raise lots of money! Thank you so very much for your support. Helen Pronger, Emily Russell and Louise Crow-Arnold will be running the Surrey Half Marathon on Sunday 9 March and raising money for Harrison's Fund. Sebastian is also taking part in the Kids 800m race. You can sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/LeonsTeam or www.justgiving.com/SebArnold

Menu for week beginning Monday 24 February
 

Junior 14/2/14

14 February 2014

Dear Parents,

Happy Valentine’s Day! One of our recent assembly series was entitled ‘Learn to Love’. We looked at St Paul’s amazing treatise on love which he wrote to the Christians in the Roman stronghold of Corinth. His advice and descriptions show a very practical form of loving. What we could call love in action.

So the question is: can we really learn how to love and how do we teach this? I believe strongly that we can by our words and actions with our children at home and at school. Constantly telling our children that we love them is just great and particularly effective with teenage boys who may pretend to be embarrassed and not respond but actually need to hear it as much as anyone. I quite often hear children very naturally and happily finish a phone call or saying goodbye to their mum or dad with the words ‘love you’.

Thank goodness we live in a society where it is acceptable to express love in this way. We, as staff, so enjoy hearing children’s views on a wide variety of subjects in thoughtful times or as feedback on a Friday assembly. Today’s theme was joy – one girl from year five wrote in and said she felt real joy when she had a group hug with her mum, dad and brother – she is certainly learning how to love.

As a school we try to show love in action to our children and families. We try to show empathy and respect for all and put the children’s needs above our convenience. This means in practice being sure to look out for the isolated or disconnected child. To imagine how best we can show love to families under stress, by making somewhere they know their children will be loved and looked after and where parents will not have petty rules and systems to contend with which only add to their stress.

Please let us know how this works out for you in practice. We call it Christian distinctiveness. Jesus said ‘love each other as I have loved you’. We also call it the HTPD way. Sometimes we fall short – we are sorry. Please let us know those times as well so we can do better in the future.

Have a loving weekend and half term holiday.
Love you! Richard


Chair's Note in HTPD Newsletter 14 February 2014
Dear Parents and Carers
Soon after half term, the school will hold parent governor elections, seeking a total of 4, two for each school. In preparation, I wanted to tell you more about the role of school governors, who the current governors are and what we’ve been doing recently.
The Department for Education defines the role of governing bodies as:
• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
• overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
We exercise these responsibilities through our main governing body, which meets termly, and sub committees including Learning, Staffing, Finance, Every Child Matters and Admissions. Our federated governing body currently has 22 governors, of different categories, including parents, staff, foundation and local authority. More information about the current governors is available on the school’s website at:
www.htpd.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Our-School/Our-People/Governors.aspx

Our priorities this year are:
• careful monitoring of the OFSTED Action Plan following Holy Trinity’s OFSTED inspection last year to ensure all children across both schools make the progress they should
• achieving a balanced budget and rebuilding the schools’ financial reserves in a more challenging financial climate
• supporting and developing our staff and leadership team to enable them to continue to deliver high quality teaching and an innovative and creative curriculum for our children
• improving the quality of our school buildings with timely building work on both sites.
More information about the process of electing new parent governors will be available after half term. If in the meantime, you’d like to know any more, please get in touch with me at rector@holytrinityguildford.org.uk or with the vice chair, Deborah Pepper, at ukpeppers@msn.com.
With best wishes for a happy and restful half term.
Rev. Robert Cotton, Chair of Governors

Forthcoming events:
Back to school - Monday 24 February
Monday 3 March – Year 4 visit the Science Museum, London
Wednesday 5 March – Year 6 visit the Natural History Museum, London
Friday 7 March – Charity Playground Cake Sale after school for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign & Harrison’s Fund
Tuesday 11 March – Parents’ Consultations (6-8.00pm)
Thursday 13 March – Parents’ Consultations (4-6.30pm)

Charity Cake Sale Sebastian (5HH) is organising a Playground Cake Sale on Friday 7 March, after school at HT, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Harrison's Fund as his younger brother, Leon, has recently been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He needs as many cakes as possible to sell, so if you are able to provide cakes please bring them to school on Friday 7 March that would be fantastic and help him raise lots of money! Thank you so very much for your support. Helen Pronger, Emily Russell and Louise Crow-Arnold will be running the Surrey Half Marathon on Sunday 9 March and raising money for Harrison's Fund. Sebastian is also taking part in the Kids 800m race. You can sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/LeonsTeam or www.justgiving.com/SebArnold or use the paper forms at the office.

ParentPay
The ParentPay launch is proving very successful with over a third of Holy Trinity children having had lunch credits bought on ParentPay after the first month. Very few lunch payments are coming into school now. Don’t forget, you can use your account to check when your child is taking meals and see your lunch account balance at any time, regardless of payment method. Contact Lesley in the finance office with any queries, or if you need another printout of your login details.

ParentPay Tip
Please note that for the school, debit card payments generate lower fees than credit cards (except for small payments under £15 - but we would discourage small payments as the fixed fees then add up per transaction). Some schools restrict payments to debit cards for this reason, but we would rather appeal for your voluntary choice! Thanks

Do you know an auditor for the school’s voluntary funds?
All schools need to have their non-governmental fund accounts audited. Do you know anyone who could do this for us next term? It can’t be a parent or anyone else directly connected to the school – but could be another family member / friend / colleague. If you can help, please contact Lesley in the finance office – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Half Term Netball Camps
There will be several netball camps running during half term. I will be running them alongside a group of Sixth Form netballers from Tormead School who would enjoy sharing their skills. Camps will run as follows:
• Wednesday 19 February 9am – 12pm Years 3 and 4
• Thursday 20 February 9am – 12pm Year 5
• Thursday 20 February 1–4pm for Year 6
There will be a charge of £15 per camp. All money raised will go towards the Wings of Hope children’s charity, which believes in the ‘transformative power of education’. The charity provides free education to poor and underprivileged children through their schools projects in India and Malawi. These projects are funded primarily by the Wings of Hope National Social Enterprise programme for UK school students, in which the girls are taking part. If you are interested in participating, please contact gillianr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk for more details. It would be great to see lots of children there!

HTSC (PTA) News

Mad March Ball - not long now ......
The Mad March Ball may be sold out but some "after dinner" tickets (10pm to 1.00pm) are still available. If you would like to come along and enjoy the live music and disco and have a few drinks, the tickets are £10 (including a glass of bubbly). Please fill in an application form and return it to the school office. If you have already bought tickets for the Mad March Ball, they will be coming home in your child's book bag on Monday 24 February. Don't forget to book your babysitter ready for the 7pm start. (Please note the ball starts at 7pm not 8pm as listed in the school diary).

And why not book in for your Shellac manicure and pedicure at PG Nails. Email Pippa at pipgodsill@hotmail.co.uk to book your appointment for beautiful nails that last and shine with mirror finish for 2 weeks.

Phil the Bag - Having a clear out over half term
Save all those unwanted items of Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Belts, Hats & Towels – Phil The Bag is coming to HT after half term on Monday 24th - Thursday 27th February. All the above items are accepted in ANY condition - NO curtains, pillows, duvets, sleeping bags or tent canvas please. Bags have been sent home with the children – do please fill these with your unwanted textiles and leave them at the bottom of the atrium. Black bin liners can also be used. The more we collect, the more we raise – HT receives 50 pence for every kilo we manage to collect - so every item of clothing counts! We managed to raise almost £500 from the last collection – can we beat that this time? Phil that bag!

Dates for the Diary
Phil the Bag - Monday 24th - Thursday 27th February
Mad March Ball - Saturday 8th March

Menu - 24 February - Week 1

Your Support is needed please! Kirsty Stemp, Mum of Josh 5H and Mattie 3G, will be running this year’s London Marathon in aid of The British Lung Foundation. If you feel able to make a donation, however small, it would be gratefully received. Please read her story and if you can, donate at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KirstyStemp. Thank you.

 

Junior 7/2/14

07 February 2014

Dates for your diary:
Friday 14 February – Fluffy Friday please bring £1, finish for half term at 3.15pm
Monday 24 February – Start of Half Term 8.40am
No Netball on Tuesday due to a fixture
No Hockey Club on Wednesday
No Shakespeare Club next week - apologies

Forthcoming events for March:
Monday 3 March – Year 4 visit the Science Museum, London
Wednesday 5 March – Year 6 visit the Natural History Museum, London
Friday 7 March – Charity Playground Cake Sale after school for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign & Harrison’s Fund
Tuesday 11 March – Parents’ Consultations (6-8.00pm)
Thursday 13 March – Parents’ Consultations (4-6.30pm)
Wednesday 19 March – Guildford Schools’ Music Festival & Year 4 Parents’ meeting for Bentley Copse (7pm)
Tuesday 25 March – Year 6 visit Wintershall for ‘Stations of the Cross’
Friday 28 March – Fluffy Friday

Head Lice
We have had several cases of head lice reported in the school recently, mainly in Years 3 and 5. Please refer to the following website for further information: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice. Many thanks.

Jewellery
We have an increasing number of children coming into school wearing jewellery including pierced earrings. For safety reasons, we do ask the children to remove jewellery prior to PE to make sure no fingers are caught in bands, or scratches result from earring posts. Earrings must either be removed or covered with tape when your child is doing PE or playing sport. Please would you ensure that your child has a roll of micro-tape in their PE bags as the office is unable to supply this.

Help!
We are looking for a home for our 'Wheel of Fortune' game. We have absolutely no more storage space at school and would like someone to look after this excellent fundraising game. Do you have some space in a dry garage, barn or outbuilding? If so, please contact nickw@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Hockey Camp on Tuesday 18 February 2014
Sophie Bray, a current GB Hockey International, will lead a hockey camp here at HT. Sophie will have just returned from representing England in 3 internationals over in the USA. This is a great opportunity to receive up to date coaching and to meet one of our up and coming athletes. The day will consist of 2 sessions, 9–12, and 1–4. The children will be supervised over lunchtime. The cost will be £30 for the whole day or £15 for half a day. If you would like your child to attend or require any further information, please email maryb@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk and she will collate the information and send out the registration form.

Aquathlon
What a brilliant morning we had at the inaugural Aquathlon held at St. Teresa's. All of the children were amazing; they swam in a freezing pool, climbed straight out and ran outside for about 100m in their costumes before their transition into their running clothes. All of this was done with tremendous positivity and determination! Great results included a 1st and 5th for Michael Naisby and Toby Grimshaw, 1st and 3rd for Ayla Darcy and Hebe Poole in Year 4, 1st and 2nd for Eliza Sutton and Poppy Isaacs, 3rd, 4th and 5th for Joe Fuller, Finn Doyle and Charlie Kefford in Year 5 and 5th places for Tilly Gough and Olly Witts in Year 6. Whilst these children all got medals and cups, all of our participants deserved big congratulations.

Swimming
Well done to all of our swimmers in the ESSA relays gala. The competition was fierce out of 25 schools for the girls and out of 23 schools for the boys. They all gave their best.

Football
The Year 6's had a good match this week vs. Boxgrove losing narrowly 0-2 in a well contested game.

Netball
We had two good matches this week vs. Queen Eleanor's with both teams winning 15-1 and 4-3. The girls have all made great progress. Sorry there will not be any netball club on Tuesday as we have an away fixture. Any Year 6's who would like to come along on Monday are most welcome.

Sportshall Athletics
We had a lot of fun at the first Years 3 and 4 Sportshall Athletics competition on Monday afternoon. 11 teams competed from across Guildford in a range of running and field activities. The Year 3's achieved 6th place and the year 4's came 1st overall. The energy and enthusiasm were fantastic; well done to everyone involved.

Hockey
The U11 girls entered the Surrey Tournament on Tuesday at Cranleigh. In a tough group including two semi-finalists and runners-up, the girls acquitted themselves well and developed as the tournament progressed. Great to see them involved in such a prestigious competition. Apologies, there will be no club on Wednesday as we have a home fixture on the astro-turf.

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of the next meeting is Tuesday 11 February, at 12 noon, at Elaine Fitzwater’s house. We meet for lunch (provided) and all are welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details – emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

Found (at Spectrum): complete swimming kit in HTPD bag (Adidas navy trunks with blue stripe, light brown towel, blue/yellow goggles). Please contact Pewley Down office.

Half Term Netball Camps
There will be several netball camps running during half term. I will be running them alongside a group of Sixth Form netballers from Tormead School who would enjoy sharing their skills. Camps will run as follows:
• Wednesday 19 February 9am – 12pm Years 3 and 4
• Thursday 20 February 9am – 12pm Year 5
• Thursday 20 February 1–4pm for Year 6
There will be a charge of £15 per camp. All money raised will go towards the Wings of Hope children’s charity, which believes in the ‘transformative power of education’. The charity provides free education to poor and underprivileged children through their schools projects in India and Malawi. These projects are funded primarily by the Wings of Hope National Social Enterprise programme for UK school students, in which the girls are taking part. If you are interested in participating, please contact gillianr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk for more details. It would be great to see lots of children there!

HTSC (PTA) News

Mad March Ball
The opportunity has arisen for the release of 50 tickets to attend the Ball from 22.00hrs – 1.00am to enjoy live music/disco and a few drinks. Price of these tickets is £10 inclusive of a glass of bubbly. Please fill in the ticket form with full payment and return to receptions of either Holy Trinity or Pewley Down.

Shellac Manicure with PG Nails
Are you going to the Mad March Ball? Why not book in for your Shellac manicure and pedicure at PG Nails. Email Pippa at pipgodsill@hotmail.co.uk to book your appointment for beautiful nails that last and shine with mirror finish for 2 weeks.

Phil the Bag
Save all those unwanted items of Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Belts, Hats & Towels – Phil The Bag is coming to HT on Monday 24th - Thursday 27th February. All the above items are accepted in ANY condition - NO curtains, pillows, duvets, sleeping bags or tent canvas please. Bags will be sent home with the children over the next few weeks – do please fill these with your unwanted textiles and leave them at the bottom of the atrium. Black bin liners can also be used. The more we collect, the more we raise – HT receives 50 pence for every kilo we manage to collect - so every item of clothing counts! We managed to raise almost £500 from the last collection – can we beat that this time? Phil that bag!

Dates for the Diary
Year 3 Coffee Morning - Wednesday 12 Feb at Cafe Nero at 9.15am
Phil the Bag - Monday 24 - Thursday 27 February
Mad March Ball - Saturday 8 March

Menu - Week 3

Infant 7/2/14

07 February 2014


Year 1 Art Exhibition, Thursday 13 February, 2.15pm
Oak and Beech classes are holding an art exhibition on Thursday and parents are invited to pop in any time between 2.15 and 3.00pm to look at the children’s artwork. If you are not able to come perhaps you could ask a friend’s mum to look round with your child.

Parents’ Consultations, 5 & 6 March
Please remember to return your completed form by Monday 10 February.

Assembly
This week we are focussing on the spirit of Joy and will be concentrating on cheerful greetings to our friends as well as the adults around us.

Goodbye
We will be saying a sad farewell at half term to Lorraine, who works in Hazel Class, and Anika (Oak Class) who are leaving to pursue new ventures. They will both be missed by staff and children alike.

Eco Team Book Swap
Thank you to everyone for getting involved in the Book Swap. We hope you enjoy your new book over the weekend.

School Council
This week the School Council went to Waterstones and bought new sports books for the library with some of the money we have received for sports funding.

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of the next meeting is Tuesday 11 February, at 12 noon, at Elaine Fitzwater’s house. We meet for lunch (provided) and all are welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details – emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

Rabbits
Please email Sian (sians@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk) if you would like to look after the two Year R rabbits over half term. They come with a holiday cage so you will need a shed/garage/utility room or something similar to keep them in. If you can help, please let us know by next Tuesday11 February.

FOPS NEWS

FOPS Meeting - Monday 24 February
The next FOPS meeting will be on Monday 24 February at 8pm in the staff room. Richard and Mel will be coming along to talk to us about the IT requirements for the school and we will also be discussing summer term events. Everyone is very welcome.

Mad March Ball - Saturday 8 March
The Mad March Ball may be sold out but we are pleased to announce that 50 "after dinner" tickets (10pm to 1.00pm) have been released on a first come first served basis. If you would like to come along and enjoy the live music and disco and have a few drinks, the tickets are £10 (including a glass of bubbly). Please fill in an application form and return it to the school office.

Cake Sale - Friday 14 February
Don't forgot to bring a few pennies next Friday for the playground cake sale, organised by Willow class. A homemade cup cake is the perfect Valentine's gift!

Easyfundraising.org.uk
What are your plans for half term? If you use the easyfundraising.org.uk website to access retailers and select Friends of Pewley Down Infant School as your chosen cause you could raise funds for the school too. Lovefilm.com are offering a donation of £6 when you start a 30 day free trial and Domino's Pizza a donation of 1.5% - a good wet weather option. If you are going out and about, the National Trust are offering a 5% donation when you take out a membership and LEGOLAND Holidays are offering a 4% donation. Many of the sports and outdoor retailers are also offering donations - SportsDirect, Blacks, Evans Cycles etc. It is really simple to use and could make a huge difference to the funds we raise.

Year 1 Coffee Morning, Friday 14 February
At Jo McGee’s (Mum to Josh, Oak) at 21 Pewley Bank from 9.00-11.00am. Bring a love-themed cake if you wish!

Found (at Spectrum): complete swimming kit in HTPD bag (Adidas navy trunks with blue stripe, light brown towel, blue/yellow goggles).

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Menu for week beginning Monday 10 February
Mon: Chilli Con Carne or Mexican Bean Wraps, Jacket Wedges, Cauliflower, Mixed Vegetables; Jam Sponge
Tues: Italian Day: Pizza Margherita, Green Beans, Sweetcorn; Mela Croccante
Weds: Roast Gammon & Gravy or Veggie Roast, Roast Potatoes, Broccoli, Baby Carrots; Ice Cream
Thurs: Meat Balls & Pasta or Moroccan Vegetable Couscous, Sweetcorn, Cabbage; Bakewell Tart & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetables & Chickpeas with Rice, Peas & Carrots, Baked Beans; Banana Cake