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HTPD 29/1/16

29 January 2016

Dear Parents,

As a staff this week during our weekly training session, we considered the government-imposed requirement to teach British Values in all schools. We reflected on how well HTPD’s values enable the children to develop as fully mature members of society. “Imagining the journey in another’s footsteps, nurturing understanding and respecting all” seemed to encapsulate much of what we are being expected to teach, with its emphasis on tolerance and respect, fairness and empathy.

Our school councils at both the infants and juniors model democracy to the children. We explain to all the children that by speaking to their class councillors their individual voices can be heard and so they contribute to important aspects of school life. We endeavour to give the children opportunities to change things for the better. I hope that each of our children feels able to speak to me about anything that concerns them. In fact, that’s one of my most favourite roles as head teacher. Sitting with the children as we ate lunch together earlier in the week, reminded me quite how unique and individual all of our children are!

Speaking of individual voice and making a difference to our community, I’m sure you’ll have been following the local news story about the threatened future of the Electric Theatre in Guildford town centre. As a school, many of our children have benefited from the community use that the theatre provides, particularly as part of the “Man in the Moon” youth theatre activities, as well as enjoying regular child-friendly productions. Please do consider responding to the consultation online (https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=145347097574) ensuring that the theatre remains a resource for the whole community to access.

Finally, the quality of musicianship at this year’s junior school music medley was just great. All of the performers in each individual house assembly deserve to feel very proud of their achievement. Performing in front of over one hundred listeners is quite something – and to those who then performed to the whole school today, we say thank you!

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT

Bedtime Story, Wednesday 10 February, 5.15 - 6pm
Don’t forget the Bedtime Story when children return to school in their pyjamas with cuddly toys etc to enjoy a story with their teacher. Parents are invited to come and chat with Clare in the hall about different ways of helping with reading at home. FOPS have kindly offered to serve tea and coffee and there will also be second hand uniform on sale in the hall.

PUPS early finish, Wednesday 10 February
Owing to the Bedtime Story, PUPS will finish early at 5.15 pm on 10 February.

Fluffy Friday, 12 February
Forms with choices for Fluffy Friday will come home on Monday for Years 1 and 2. Year R will be doing their own fluffy activities this time.

Year 2 swimming
A reminder that swimming fees for the spring term are now due – prompt payment would be much appreciated.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2016
We are very grateful that Sharon and Carrie (Willow class mums) have kindly offered to administer the Active Kids scheme for us this year. The scheme has just started and runs until 3 May. Vouchers can be earned by shopping in store, online and at Sainsbury's petrol stations. Please start collecting and drop your vouchers off at the school office where there is a Sainsbury's post box ready and waiting in the reception area. It really is a great way to earn sports and cooking equipment, all of which benefits each and every child at Pewley Down. You can find out more by visiting https://activekids.sainsburys.co.uk or chat to Sharon or Carrie (Willow class).


FOPS News

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last week’s FOPS meeting. We had lots of great ideas for future events and feedback on current projects.

Last term FOPS, at the request of the teaching staff, assigned £1000 for mathematics resources. At the meeting a detailed list of requirements for the school was presented, which FOPS approved.
The successful introduction and use of iPads, funded previously by FOPS, was reported and a request made, by the school, for a further ten iPad minis for use by the children in class. After a review of last term’s fantastic fundraising the request was approved.

Save the Date:
Year 1 Coffee Morning, Wednesday 3rd February after drop off at Café Nero in House of Fraser
Year 2 Coffee Morning, Thursday 4th February after drop off at Café Nero in House of Fraser
Reception Coffee Morning, Monday 8th February after drop off at Harris & Hoole

10th February Bedtime Story in conjunction with a Second Hand Uniform Sale
13th March Action Sunday in conjunction with Movie Sunday.
13th April Next FOPS Meeting
23rd April Bake ‘n’ Stroll
14th May HTSC and FOPS Summer Event
12th June Summer Fair
16th July Summer Festival


Lost
Lachlan Barnes, Hazel, has lost his named polo shirt (Mandela) – missing after football on Tuesday.
Poppy Donkin, Willow, has lost a grey, jersey M&S pinafore dress (named) – missing after Boogie Pumps on Monday.
Maiz Ahmed, Oak, has lost her named cardigan (Nightingale) – missing since ballet last Thursday.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 1 February
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella with Rice; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Homemade Vegetable Pizza; Apple Crumble with Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

JUNIOR

A reminder for Clubs Plus users 
To ease administration, please could we ask that if you need to contact the Clubs+ staff after 5.00pm, that you use the following number - 01483 451 227. For ease of reference, small cards will be sent out next week with this phone number. Please do watch out for them!

Please settle accounts
We will invoice anyone with outstanding balances next Thursday. Please settle your accounts preferably before then to minimise the exercise – and please add on lunch credit if needed. Thanks very much to those who monitor their accounts and keep them paid up! Lesley and Flora.

Sport:

Tuesday 2nd February - Year 6 Surrey Schools’ Girls Hockey Tournament @ Woking Hockey Club
Parents to drop off at WHC at 9am or lift shares to leave HT at 8.30pm.
Approx finish time: 2.30pm - Return to school
Teacher : Mary

Wednesday 3rd February - Year 4 Netball v Tormead - HOME x 2 teams. Play starts at 4pm - 4.45pm
Teachers: JJ, Laura, Anna (Netball coach for Year 4)

Thursday 4th February - Years 3 and 4 Sportshall @ Spectrum - 20 Year 3’s and 20 Year 4's.
Coach to arrive at school approx. 9.05am, departing at 9.15am. Coach returning to school approx. 12.30pm.
Children to then eat home-brought packed lunches when back at school
Teachers: JJ, Ben (1 parent needed to help JJ on bus)

Year 6 Sportshall final @ SSP - 30 Year 6's. Leave school at 12pm - Parents to offer lifts
Approx finish 3.30pm - Parents to collect from venue unless have prior arrangement to RTS (Renee, Leonie, Alistair Durrant)
Louise Keiller will RTS with children and Ben
Teachers: Ben, Laura, Vicky

Laura Sutton, HTPD Sports Co-ordinator

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of the next meeting is Friday 12th February, 9 - 10am at Emma Laporte's house. Contact emmalaporte@hotmail.com for further information. All welcome.

Menu - Week 2


HTSC News

The spring term cake sales are now underway - kicked off last Friday by Year 6. Thank you to everyone who contributed with cakes or helped on the day. It was a great success.

There will be three more sales this term (one per year group for Years 3, 4 and 5). The next being year 5 on Friday 5th February.  As always we will be looking for helpers. If you can spare an hour to help on the day, Please contact Su Anderson on susenanderson@hotmail.com.

As a reminder, Please send in cakes/biscuits, things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc on your year group’s day (see below). No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with your year group’s cake sale.

Cake sale dates:
Year 5 - Friday 5 February
Year 4 - Friday 26 February
Year 3 - Friday 11 March

Other dates for the diary
Thirsty Thursday – 4 February - 8pm in Rogues
Quiz and Curry night – 5 March (more details to follow)

SAVE THE DATE
HTPD PRESENTS - BOND THEMED EVENING AT THE RADISSON, GUILDFORD

Saturday 14th May 2016 - 8pm to 1am:
The organisation of this year’s HTPD event is now well on the way and is promising to be yet another fantastic evening. This year we are planning a bond themed evening with welcome drinks, canapés, entertainment and lots of dancing. More details to follow but meanwhile book your babysitter for what is going to be a fantastic evening. Everyone welcome.


Guitar Workshops
If your child would be interested in learning and playing the guitar, in a fun and collaborative way, Surrey Arts are running 2 workshops. Please call Sue Barnard, Business Assistant, Tel: 01483 519672 for more info. The workshops available are:
Woking Youth Arts Centre, Trinity Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SY School years 4 ‐ 6 (8-11yrs old) 10.00am ‐ 11.00am £70 (7 sessions) School years 7 ‐ 11 (12-16yrs old) 11.15am ‐ 12.15pm £70 (7 sessions). NO WORKSHOPS ON SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY.
The Focus Youth Centre, 9 Depot Road, Epsom, KT17 4RJ School years 4 ‐ 6 (8-11yrs old) 10.00am ‐ 11.00am £70 (7 sessions) School years 7 ‐ 11 (12-16yrs old) 11.15am ‐ 12.15pm £70 (7 sessions) NO WORKSHOPS ON SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY

Out of Egypt Musical: Christ Church Guildford invites you & your friends to a premiere performance of a musical retelling the inspirational life of Moses. Thurs 18 & Fri 19 Feb, 7.45pm, Sat 20 Feb, 5pm. To buy tickets, only £10 (£7 concessions) please visit our on-line box office, groups can “book a pew” before 7 February, after this date all seating will be unreserved. Contact Louise 01483 301927 for more information. www.christchurchguildford.com

Fostering – could you make a difference to a child’s life?
For more information on fostering or adoption call us on: 0800 0969 626 or 01932 794199; visit: surreycc.gov.uk/fosteringandadoption; find us on facebook.com/surreyfostering, or tweet us@Surreyfostering. Monday 29 February 7-9pm at Esher High School, More Lane, Esher KT10 8AP
Come along to a fostering open evening where foster carers, fostered young people and care leavers will talk about what it is like to foster and be fostered with Surrey County Council's fostering service. There is no need to book, you can just turn up. There is no obligation to take your interest further. 


Please sponsor me
I'm taking part in the Surrey Half Marathon 2016 on 13/03/2016 to raise money for WaterAid and I'd really appreciate your support. Donating to my JustGiving page is easy - just follow this link and click Donate: www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Rachel-Goodchild8 JustGiving sends your donation straight to WaterAid so it’s a quick and safe way to donate. Many thanks.
Rachel Goodchild (Milo, Oak Class).  

HTPD 22/1/16

22 January 2016

Dear Parents,

It’s great to be part of such a healthy community! This week we hosted a major cross country event as eight other schools joined a large team of children from Year 4, 5 and 6 in running on Pewley Down. It was fantastic to see the children competing so keenly, but also supporting each other and laughing uproariously as the course became quite muddy! Events like this happen because of the enthusiastic commitment of our sports’ teachers – as well as being so efficiently organised by Laura, our sports coordinator. I’m particularly grateful to Nick, our sports’ leader for his hard work in making this happen.

Another way we encourage the children to make healthy choices, is at snack time. Can I remind you that it is our policy only to have healthy snacks like fruit or vegetables. One of the problems with the unhealthy options is the wrappers which inevitably seem to get dropped all around the school grounds. We’ve been talking to the children about this and would really appreciate your help. It’s great at the infants to see children enjoying the carrots, apples or pears which are provided every day – let’s try and keep these good habits going right through the school.

Of course we also emphasise having a healthy mind – we really got the children thinking this week by asking them in assembly to come up with big questions. Jesus at twelve years old astounded the teachers of the Law when he asked and answered their questions. Like Him, we hope that at HTPD, the children learn to ponder life’s mysteries. I’m looking forward to hearing the assembly feedback tomorrow. I wonder what they’ll have thought about.

With best wishes
Clare

INFANT

Bedtime Story, Wednesday 10 February, 5.15 - 6pm
Another date for your diary, this is a lovely annual occasion when the children return to school at the end of the day for bedtime stories with their class teachers. They can wear pyjamas, dressing gowns or onesies and bring a cuddly toy if they would like to. Children should go straight to their classrooms on arrival. Parents are invited to come and chat with Clare in the hall about different ways of helping with reading at home. Tea and coffee will also be available.

Parking in Pewley Bank
Just to respectfully remind parents that Pewley Bank is a private road which requires access at all times and we would therefore ask that you find alternative places to park.

Rainbow Room
Can we please ask all parents to keep an eye on children at the end of Football Club. We've reminded the children not to use the Rainbow Room at this time as it needs to be set up for the next day's learning. It would be really helpful if everyone could help us with this. Thank you!

 

Pups
As there is so much pressure on places at Pups, we would be grateful if you would let Sam (pups@htpd.surrey.sch.uk) or the Office know as soon as possible if you no longer need a pre-booked space (e.g. change in arrangements or illness). If you do this with more than 24 hours notice, you won’t be charged for the session. If we do not have 24 hours notice or any notice, you will be charged unless we are able to fill the space on the day. Thank you.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2016
The Sainsbury’s voucher scheme will be starting quite soon (27 January) and we are looking for a parent volunteer to help us co-ordinate the scheme this year. In previous years we have been able to buy lots of PE and other equipment with the vouchers collected. Please contact the school office if you would be able to help.

Baby News
Those involved in cello lessons might like to know that Amanda, the cello teacher, gave birth to a baby boy on 15 January.

FOPS News

Save the Date:
Year 1 Coffee Morning, Wednesday 3rd February after drop off at Café Nero in House of Fraser
Year 2 Coffee Morning, Thursday 4th February after drop off at Café Nero in House of Fraser


Lost
Esther Mitchell, Oak Class, has lost most of her PE kit (joggers, shorts and trainers) all of which is named.

Seb Charraudeau, Beech Class, has lost his Mandela house t-shirt which is named. 

January Collection Day for Refugees, Saturday 23 January, 11am-3pm, Guildford Borough Council Woking Road Depot, MOT. Requested items include emergency clothing for refugees in Calais and Dunkirk, and food and baby items for Syria. More information here: www.guildfordpeople.org, and on the Guildford People to People Facebook page.

Menu for week beginning Monday 25 January


JUNIOR

Clubs+
To ease administration, please could we ask that if you need to contact the Clubs+ staff after 5.00pm, that you use the following number - 01483 451 227. For ease of reference, small cards will be sent out next week with this phone number. Please do watch out for them!

Book Week
We are looking forward to our Book Week, filled with fantastic opportunities for learning through some great books. As part of my planning, I am trying to source 14 pop-up tents; if there is anyone who is willing to lend us one, or more, please do contact Geraldine.

To mark the end of the week’s activities, we will be holding a “Curry and Quiz Night” on Saturday, 5th March. This will be a fabulous opportunity to enjoy a Raj Doot curry and an entertaining “pub quiz” style evening. Mark the date in your diaries!

Carrier Bag Request
If anyone has any spare, clean carrier bags at home that are not needed, would you bear us in mind please? We are always being asked for these, i.e. for wet swimming kit, or even models made at school, books etc. and now that they cost 5p each, we only have the odd one or two spare. Thank you.

Lost
Milo Derham, 5N, has lost a new navy Mandela sweatshirt (named). Milo only wore it for 1 day so please check your uniform to see that you haven’t picked it up by mistake! Thank you.

Menu - Week 1

HTSC News

Spring Term Cake Sales
The spring term cake sales are now underway - kicked of by Year 6 today - thank you!

There will be three more sales this term (one per year group for Years 3, 4 and 5), so please send in cakes/biscuits, things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc on your year group’s day (see below). No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with your year group’s cake sale.

Cake sale dates:
Year 5 - Friday 5 February
Year 4 - Friday 26 February
Year 3 - Friday 11 March

Other dates for the diary

Thirsty Thursday – 4 February
Quiz and Curry night – 5 March

HTSC Sponsor
A huge thank you to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford who, for the second year running, have agreed to support HTSC. As well as sponsoring our major events, Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.

Maths Tutor
Christine Slater, who left us at the end of last term, has several hobbies which are keeping her very busy indeed. However, Christine is very interested in Maths tutoring so please give her a call on the number below if you are interested. Christine’s talents don’t end there!

Christine also designs and paints her own cards and has left assorted packs in Reception for you to look at. The cards (2 per pack) cost £3.50, and 25% of the cost will go to HTPD school funds.

Finally, Christine also provides a curtain making service. She is happy to make alterations to existing curtains as well as making them from scratch. Take advantage of her very competitive prices!

Christine Slater is based in Chilworth - mobile: 07815 200959, home 01483 893410.

 

 

HTPD 15/1/16

15 January 2016

Dear Parents,

Some of you might remember that we’re working really hard with spelling this year. It’s amazing to see how throughout the school, children are learning such helpful strategies to help them master our tricky language. In Reception this week, I saw children puzzling over why “pie” is right but “flie” isn’t and then in Year 6 the children taught me a really clever way of remembering some words that adults also often misspell…did you know “there’s a rat in separate”? And “definite” is an anagram of “define it”.

On another note, we’ve been thinking about patience this week as our assembly theme continues – it’s been wonderful to see the children contemplating this characteristic as they heard about Simeon in the Bible.He waited until the very end of his long life to see Jesus. In a world of “see it, want it, get it”, where millionaire lottery winners grab the headlines, I’m so proud of our children’s realisation that waiting, stillness and peace are attributes worth having. Assembly times are superb oases of calm in our busy, productive days.

At the juniors, rehearsals are now underway for our annual music festival at GLive. The choir and orchestra are working with an exciting sense of purpose – don’t be surprised if your children start singing about a king with cold feet. They’re not making it up; that really is the theme! Perfect for the chilly weather we’re having!

Have a lovely weekend!
With best wishes
Clare


Staff vacancy

Please note that we are recruiting for maternity cover in the summer term. This is a part-time position as a class-teacher - please see the school website for further information and to obtain an application form.

INFANT

Teacher-led clubs
If you filled in a form for teacher-led clubs, you should now have received confirmation of which club your child will be doing this term. Clubs will start next Monday 18 January.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2016
The Sainsbury’s voucher scheme will be starting quite soon (27 January) and we are looking for a parent volunteer to help us co-ordinate the scheme this year. In previous years we have been able to buy lots of PE and other equipment with the vouchers collected. Please contact the school office if you would be able to help.

Spare socks
We are again very short of boys’ and girls’ socks and girls’ tights. Please return any spare clothes your child might have borrowed from the office, and if you have any spare socks you no longer need we would love to have them.

Lost
Amelie Dalgaard, Willow Class, has lost several cardigans, all of which are named.

Found
Grey zipped cardigan left behind after Leo Clixby’s party.
Small bracelet with purple and silver beads.

FOPS News

Come and join us on Wednesday 20th January at 8pm in the school staff room for this term’s FOPS meeting to discuss future events and spending. There will be wine and nibbles while we chat.

Cake Sales:
Hazel Class                 Friday 22nd January 2016
Willow Class               Friday 29th January 2016


Tennis Club (Years 1 & 2)
Premier Tennis will be delivering a series of Mini-Tennis coaching sessions for years 1 and 2 at Pewley Down, offering pupils both an introduction to the sport with some great quality coaching. These sessions will run on Thursdays for 5 weeks only from 25th February - 24th March and the full programme costs just £40. Bookings must be made either online via the following link: http://premiertennis.co.uk/venue/pewley-down-infant-school or alternatively you can call the Premier Tennis office on 0845 475 1147. Places are limited.

Menu for week beginning Monday 18 January


JUNIOR

Take advantage of the termly lunch discount
Once again, there is a discount lunch price available to all who pay for the full term by Monday 18 January. The discount price is £2.35 per meal, not the full £2.40. The termly amount payable differs slightly by year group to take account of days out, so consult the lunch price chart on the school website Payment page. After the deadline, we uprate discount payments to the full meal price on ParentPay. Lunch credits are only used when meals are actually taken, so you really can’t lose. Leavers will have any credit refunded. Thanks, Lesley.

Year 3 Reading Carousel
There will be a meeting on Tuesday 19th at 9am in the staffroom to explain how the carousel works. This will be an opportunity to meet with everyone else involved, over a coffee and croissant, and familiarise yourself with the activities. All welcome. Alison

Lost: Viktor Koch, has lost his un-named wolf faced hat/glove scarf. A Christmas box! Please check your bags just in case, and let the office know if you find it! Thank you.

Menu - Week 3

HTSC News 

We held the first meeting of 2016 on Wednesday night and we have lots of fantastic plans for the year ahead including an exciting curry and quiz night on Saturday 5 March – details to follow.

Spring Term Cake Sales
There will be four year group cake sales this term, so please send in cakes/biscuits, things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc on your year group’s day (see below). No nuts please. The children love the cake sales so please do try and send cakes so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. We suggest you send your child in with £1 to buy cakes. If there are any cakes left over, we sell them after school. Please look out for emails from your class reps asking for help with your year group’s cake sale.

Cake sale dates:
Year 6 - Friday 22 January
Year 5 - Friday 5 February
Year 4 - Friday 26 February
Year 3 - Friday 11 March

Other Dates for the Diary
Thirsty Thursday – 4 February
Quiz and Curry night – 5 March

HTSC Sponsor
A huge thank you to Cavender Sales & Lettings in Guildford who, for the second year running, have agreed to support HTSC. As well as sponsoring our major events, Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk.
 

HTPD 8/1/16

08 January 2016

Dear Parents,

At the end of our first week of term, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year if I haven’t yet managed to speak to you face to face! The week began very positively with all the staff working together to plan an exciting “Book Week” which we’re looking forward to later in the Spring – we will be “Leaping into Literature” with a week of inspiring learning based in the children’s house groups starting on February 29th, the “Leap Day”.

Speaking of “face to face”, I’m reminded to tell you about our new assembly series which revolves around a weekly encounter with a character from the New Testament who met Jesus; each person’s life was transformed and we will be reflecting on how compassionately Jesus treated people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Do take a look at the slide shows linked into the website for more details.

You may have noticed that our email addresses have now changed over to a new, much improved system. Please do continue to keep in touch with us – every member of staff now has their first name and surname initial as before with the @htpd.surrey.sch.uk address following. I can be contacted on clareb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

I am looking forward to the term ahead, with all of the children being excited and challenged to discover all that 2016 has in store. I do hope we can continue to partner together in the coming weeks – your support in your children’s learning is truly invaluable. Thank you in advance!

With best wishes
Clare


Thank you
Thank you again for all the lovely Christmas presents and good wishes which we received at the end of last term.

INFANT

CLOSING DATE FOR PRIMARY APPLICATIONS – Friday 15 January 2016
A final reminder that if you have a child due to start school in September 2016 (Year R) or a child in Year 2 transferring to junior school the deadline for applications is next Friday 15 January.  The most important part of the application is the Surrey County Council on-line form.  However it is also very helpful for us to receive a Supplementary Information Form (Year R and Year 3 forms available on the website or from the school office).

FOPS News

Happy New Year !

The next FOPS meeting will be at 8 pm on Wednesday 20th January 2016 in the school staff room.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 11 January 
 


JUNIOR

Email addresses
Just a reminder that we now use . . . . . .@htpd.surrey.sch.uk as our email address. All members of staff, both at Holy Trinity and Pewley Down, have their new email addresses listed under ‘Our People’ on our website.

Admissions
If you have a child starting school in September 2016 or transferring to junior school, please remember to apply for a place at your chosen school before the 15th January 2016. SCC especially welcome online applications, however parents can also request a paper application form or seek impartial help in completing an application via the Surrey Schools & Childcare Service (0300 200 1004). Full information is available on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions. Applications received after the closing date without good reason are treated as late applications and will not be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may jeopardise the chance of parents/carers being offered one of their preferred schools for their child.

If you are applying for a place at either Holy Trinity or Pewley Down, it's most helpful if you complete the relevant Supplementary Information Form which is available on the school website under Admissions. Please return completed forms to the School Office. If you are not able to apply on-line, please come into the office.

Take advantage of the termly lunch discount
Once again, there is a discount lunch price available to all who pay for the full term by Monday 18 January. The discount price is £2.35 per meal, not the full £2.40. The termly amount payable differs slightly by year group to take account of days out, so consult the lunch price chart on the school website Payment page. After the deadline, we uprate discount payments to the full meal price on ParentPay. Lunch credits are only used when meals are actually taken, so you really can’t lose. Leavers will have any credit refunded. Thanks, Lesley.

HTPD School Prayer Group
We meet on Monday 18th January at 8.15pm at Emma Laporte's house to give thanks and pray for the school. Contact Emma for details - emmalaporte@hotmail.com. All warmly welcome!

HTSC News

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great Christmas.

Please look out for the new HTSC notice board which is now up and running in the lower playground. This will be updated regularly with details of HTSC info; fundraising events, social events, coffee mornings and cake sales.

HTSC MEETING

The first HTSC meeting of 2016 is scheduled for Wednesday 13 January at Rogues from 8pm. We will be planning for the Spring Term and beyond. All welcome.

CAKE SALES

We will be holding year group cake sales this term on Fridays. Dates to follow.

HTSC SPONSOR

A huge thank you to Cavender Sales& Lettings in Guildford who, for the second year running, have agreed to support HTSC. As well as sponsoring our major events, Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them www.cavenders.co.uk

Menu - Week 2
 


Santiago Quartet, Saturday 9 January 2016, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford
An evening of British and Latin American Music in aid of Holy Trinity Big Appeal.  £10 adults, £5 concessions holytrinitybigappeal@gmail.com; tony.hb@btinternet.com;
 01483 457237 & on the door.   

For Sale
Panasonic Veira TV (30” screen) free to a good home.  Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Childminder wanted
Tania and Kevin (parents of Samuel Rye in YR) are looking for a childminder for one or two days after school each week. If anyone has any recommendations, please contact Tania on: taniaviansmith@hotmail.com

Auction of Promises – Children’s Parties
16 year old ex-pupil Sarah Downey is raising money via an Auction of Promises for Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is auctioning 2 children’s parties.
Lot 1.   Experienced party organiser offers a party for up to 20 children. It may be themed and includes one and a half hours of party games or activities/games with prizes and unlimited energy! All you need to provide is the venue, food, party bags and guests.
Lot 2. Children's Party. Experienced DJ will provide party entertainment and a disco at your child's party. All you need to provide is the venue, food, party bags and guests. To bid or for more information please contact Sarah at prdowney@talktalk.net

Available daily:      A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread.  Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.