• Preston Montford expected at 5.30 but will tweet nearer the time

Junior 13/2/15

13 February 2015

Dear Parents,

I expect you are as ready as I am for the half term holiday. The Ofsted inspection is now behind us at Holy Trinity and probably a year or two away at Pewley Down. So this will be a great term and a half to concentrate on the smooth handover to Clare and to start to look at some exciting projects which the school will be able to develop under her leadership. It’s an exciting time for the school and we intend to keep you up to date with all the developments.

As soon as we receive the final Ofsted report I will make sure you have it sent to you. I wonder if you would like a meeting to discuss it as we had last time? Perhaps you could let me know if you would.

I do hope you enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 23 February.

Enjoy Valentine’s day!
With best wishes, Richard


Well done to Matthew Jones and Christopher French, both in 4J, for winning Bronze medals at a Surrey Judo Tournament at the weekend.

Events happening Week Commencing 23 February
Year 4 Viking Day - Tuesday 24 February
Year 5 Parents Brenscombe Farm Meeting - Thursday 26 February 6pm
Year 6 Yearbook Meeting - Thursday 26 February 7pm

Sportshall Athletics
We took 48 year 5 and 6 children to the Spectrum last Friday for the Guildford Schools Sportshall Athletics competition. It is a fantastic event involving lots of running, jumping and throwing. Both teams did really well and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and noisy afternoon! One of our two teams won the competition and has now progressed through to the County Finals in April. Congratulations to all of the children who participated.

Cross-Country
This Thursday saw the 3rd Guildford schools cross-country fixture of the season held up on our own Pewley Downs. It was a lovely event with lots of support and it was fantastic to see so many children running. Our girls team ran a fantastic race with six out of eight runners in the top ten and with Eliza Sutton winning in style. The boys race was equally thrilling with three of our boys getting top ten places. Great running by all involved, well done! Huge thanks to all of the parents who helped out setting up, marshalling and dismantling the course.

PE Kit
Please could we remind everyone that school PE kit is required in school for all of our PE and sport sessions. This includes warm weather gear and most importantly proper sport shoes to ensure that the children are best equipped to make the most of our sessions. Your help with this would be much appreciated. Also, over half term please could you take a moment to dig out any school kit that you may have and return it to school when the children return as we have a very busy six weeks to come!

Book Week 3 March – Science Themed
Visitors to HT include Neil Downey on Light and Nick Arnold, author of Horrible Histories books. There will be a book swap and the £1 book tokens for World Book Day. More details to follow.

2016 Admissions Consultation
Please take a moment to look at the proposals on the HTPD website to significantly alter the admissions arrangements for HTPD: this is particularly relevant if you have a child who is due to start at school from September 2016 onwards. A summary of the changes, together with the full text of the proposed criteria, can be found on the HTPD website at the following link: www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/Admissions-2016.aspx.
A note was sent out to parents in December 2014 to launch consultation on the proposed criteria, and the governors ran a consultation meeting for parents on Wednesday 4 February 2015 to go through the proposals, and the thinking behind them, as well as looking at what effect the proposals would have had on admissions based on several previous admissions years. A copy of the slides from the consultation meeting can be found at the link above for those who were unable to attend.
The consultation closes on 1 March 2015: we strongly encourage you to send any comments you wish to make on the proposals to Jane Bennett, clerk to the governing body, at janeb@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk. Written comments do not have to be in a formal letter - please feel free to simply email with any comments you wish to make, whether short or detailed, before the end of the closing date for the consultation, so that your views can be taken into account in reaching a decision about any changes to admissions criteria.
 

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Bingo Night – Saturday 7 March – 6-8pm
Please come & join us for a rip-roaring family BINGO night, this is a great night which the kids love. SEAFARE of Burpham will provide a Fish & Chip supper with a bar and soft drinks available on the night. All ages are welcome & back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller & host for the evening. Please would each person attending kindly bring a small, wrapped bingo prize,
costing no more than 50 pence, this could be a sweet, a small toy or something silly! Tickets will go on sale immediately after half term so look out for more information on how to order. This is a popular school event & tickets sell-out fast. We will need some help on the night if you are able to spare 30 mins to set up, help on the bar or clear up afterwards please contact caroline@swifts.me.uk

Coming soon: HT@Home
Calling all those who are up for arranging an event /social for your friends and turning it into a fundraiser by asking guests to donate contributions to HTPD. The event can be as diverse as the individuals that host and attend … Some ideas already proposed include coffee mornings, a children’s film night and dinner parties.
An on-line fundraising page will be set up to accept donations. More details will follow after half term, along with an Event Registration Form. In the meantime, what HT @ Home event might you like to arrange and host? Have fun planning! …. Funds raised @ these events in March and April will go towards improving computers to which our children have access.

Dates for the Diary
“Thirsty Thursdays”! - All year group drinks night – Thursday 5 Mar from 8pm at Rogues
Family Bingo Night - Saturday 7 March
HT@Home – March and April


Lost/Missing - Blue PE top, it is named with Archie Jones (5H) on neckline. Please can you check you don’t have it in your PE bag. Red Fleece gloves - missing since last Tuesday (day of the snow). They have Archie Jones’s name label on the top of the gloves. Please can you check in case you have them. Thank you.

NutriYoga workshop - How to manage stress through nutrition and yoga. Let two HT mums, Jane Barrett (Freddy 6A) and Gunilla Hartman (Hanna 4JN), inspire you through a nutrition talk and a restorative yin yoga session on how to manage stress and rebalance. When: Saturday 7 March 14.00-17.00. Where: Yoga Mila in Godalming. Register now: jane@nurturingnutrition.co.uk or gunilla@sunnysideyoga.co.uk or visit www.sunnysideyoga.co.uk. £35.00 pp including healthy snacks and drinks.

TAG ALONG bike for sale. Old but good working order. £20. Please contact Sara 0783 3732453. Thank you.

Week 3