• School finishes on Wednesday 17 October (12 at PD, 12.15 at HT). We start back on Monday 29 October

Junior 18/7/14

18 July 2014

Dear Parents,
 
It was a real joy to have the dedication of the Chapel this Thursday. The theme of the service was the pilgrimage of life and we welcomed the Bishop of Dorking to formally dedicate the building. Will Todd, who is one of our parents, as well as being one of the nation’s top classical/choral composer, had written a setting of Psalm 150 especially for the occasion. I will hope to attach a sound file of the children singing it to next Wednesday’s newsletter. Our stained glass artist, Kathy Shaw-Urlich, was there and her windows set the pilgrimage theme for us. 
 
In the afternoon we had planned for the infants to come and join in the dedication, but I felt it was just too hot for walking from and back to Pewley Down. Instead they will be coming on Tuesday afternoon, prior to a whole federation joint assembly on the Downs. Clare Brunet has prepared some fun and meaningful activities for them.
 
This morning I had the privilege of telling the story of the Lost Sheep to the infants – it highlighted how we really matter to God as the unique, wonderful person he has made us. The Chapel celebrates that uniqueness, as well as our corporate worship and coming together.
 
The Chapel is used for so many great activities each week, including dance, drama, year group and house meetings, educational gymnastics and boogie pump dancing, as well as Kate Webster’s great ballet lessons. I hope it will continue to be used for the wider community.
 
Along with the newsletter, we are also posting the written reports from the two Inspections which we have recently had at Holy Trinity.
 
I do hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine and dodge the thunderstorms!
 
With best wishes, Richard
 
Diary for next week:
Monday 21 July (2.30 – 4.00 p.m.) - Whole school Open Afternoon and Year 6 Great Exhibition
Tuesday 22 July – Parents’ Thank You 12.30pm
Tuesday 22 July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco and BBQ (5.30-8.30pm)
Wednesday 23July - End of Term at 1.45 p.m.
 
Celebration/Open Afternoon - Monday 21st July - Parents are invited to come into school from 2.30pm to look at their children's work.  There will be some musical items from the choir, Orchestra and some of Year 3s in the Chapel at 3.30pm.  If your child is in the Orchestra or Lauren's choir, please make sure they can stay until 4pm. If you are not coming, normal home time applies (3.15 p.m.)
 
Last chance saloon! Buy lunch credit at this year’s prices! - Lunch prices will be going up in September UNLESS you buy credit now at the current price (£2.30 per meal) OR you pay for the full year in advance in September. For those buying a full term in advance the price will be £2.35 and for all others the price will be £2.40, which still needs to be bought in blocks of credit in advance. There will be more details on the website after the end of term. Any credits you buy now will still be on your child’s account next year- so roll up! You have three school days to buy blocks of credit at £2.30.
 
Breakfast Club is going up in September to £3.50 (£3 only if not eating). Clubs Plus prices are remaining the same for now: £4.50 for session 1 and £5.50 for session 2 - £10 for full afternoon.
 
Once again, could everyone – especially Year 6 and other leavers - please ensure you have paid your accounts before Wednesday. Happy summer holidays to you all!
 
PUPS - sadly, at the end of this term, Alison Swinerd (PUPS Manager) will be leaving Pewley to start a new venture. Alison has worked at Pewley for 12 years building up and running the after school provision, including the time when PUPS was a separate entity. During this time she has nurtured and supported many, many children in her care.  If you would like to make a contribution to a leaving gift, please leave your donation at either the Pewley or Holy Trinity office by Monday afternoon.
 
We are pleased to announce that we have employed one of our teaching assistants, Sam Andrews, a qualified playworker, to manage PUPS from September to take on this role. Please note that there will be no changes to the way that PUPS operates and that you may continue to make bookings for PUPS and PUPS+ on the same basis next year. Please continue to email requests to pups@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk.
 
Nick is looking for a bookcase for his classroom. If you have anything suitable (all sizes gratefully received!) please get in touch with him at nickw@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk Thank you very much.
 
 
 
HTSC (PTA) News
 
Class Representatives & HTSC Committee - next academic year
A huge thank you to all the class reps and HTSC Committee for all they have done this year, we have had some fantastic events and raised a lot of money for the school. Now you know which class your child is in next year, perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year? If you would like to know more about what the role involves or volunteer your services, please speak to Caroline Swift
caroline@swifts.me.uk

We are also looking for parents to join the HTSC committee next year (including a new Chairperson/Co Chairs). If you would like to get involved there are a number of roles which need filling - some big, some small - please speak to Caroline Swift. Thank you.
 
We still have a few bargains left from the Bag a Bargain stall:
Delta Force Paintball - Cobham 
Voucher for 10 people to participate in a full day of paintball action. Paintballs not included. The prize,can be used at any of their paintball centres across the UK. Minimum of 10 years of age. Voucher can be used for adults as well. First 100 paintballs £7.99 per person. Visit www.paintballgames.co.uk for more details. Worth £100  
 
Holiday Inn Spirit Health Club - 1 week full membership for 2 Adults and 2 Children. Includes use of facilities Gym, Swimming Pool, Spa, sauna and steam room. To be redeemed by 30/08/2014. Visit www.spirithealthclubs.co.uk   
 
Big Hat Bush Camp (The ultimate bush craft experience for the whole family) a gift certificate for two people for the holiday kids club or one of their Family Bushcraft Weekends. Or 25% off the cost of a private course or party. Camp based around the Chertsey area. Visit www.bighatbushcamp.co.uk for more details. Worth £100 
 
Ice skating and Hire - Spectrum 
Family voucher (4 persons, max 2 adults) includes skate hire. To be redeemed 01/01/15. www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk Worth £26.
 
Wild learning- outdoor learning and adventure
Voucher entitles one child a place for the whole day at the wild learning holiday club.
"At our day camps your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland area." Visit wild-learning.net for more details and locations. There is a club based at the Chantries. Worth £38 
 
Please contact Suzanne Clifton suzanne.clifton@talktalk.net if you would like one of these fantastic prizes. All offers considered.   
 
 
Albury Eagles Girls Football team - We are looking to build upon the success of last year’s girls football at Albury Eagles and expand the setup going into the new season. We are looking for new girls with an interest in football to join us!  We have recruited an external coach, Jack Sollis from Kickstart Coaching UK for the new season.The club will be taking girls from ages 7 to 12 this coming season, which is Year 2 to Year 7. Football training will be as last year, on a Sunday morning from 9:15am to 10:30am at Tillingbourne school. The first session will be on Sunday 7th Sept. For enquiries please contact either: Jack Sollis : kickstart-coaching.uk@outlook.com  07748406647 or Steve Pritchard : Stephen_pritchard@hotmail.co.uk07710 422717
 
LOST - Maisie Dolling has lost her OVERSIZED tennis ball. Please return to Year 5 if you happen to have seen/found it. Many thanks, Alison
 
LOST - Toby Harrington’s (3C) school shoes have been missing since the Year 3 sleepover! They are Clarks’ ‘Jack Shine Shoes’, size 2G. Please check to see if you have the wrong pair/pairs(!) at home please. Thank you.
 
FOUND - Have you lost a pale blue cardigan? One was left at Rouges Wine Bar last night. Please come to the office if it belongs to you. Thank you.
 
 
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