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Infant 17/7/15

17 July 2015

Dear Parents,

I so enjoyed the picnic on Wednesday and meeting up with a group of parents afterwards. It is a humbling and moving experience having so many people expressing their gratitude and love. If you haven’t had a chance to say goodbye, I’m sure it would be okay to come along this evening at 7.00 to the chapel. The other event upcoming is the Thanksgiving Service at Holy Trinity Church for years 2-6. There are usually about 75 seats available for parents. I do hope I will be able to see very many of you.

This evening one speaker will be my close friend Canon Derek Holbird, who is the Director of Education for Guildford Diocese. He was once asked to speak at a service for our teachers on the theme of ‘what is heaven like’. This was to tie in with our School value of ‘seeing heaven in the moment’. Derek was previously headteacher of C of E school on Soho Square in London. He told us it was a bit like Soho – full of colour, variety, great food and diversity of people.

After being at Holy Trinity Pewley Down for twenty five years, I think I can say that Heaven is a bit like our school. Not in every way of course-just a few of the myriad shafts of light from a diamond. HTPD is at its frequent best a place filled with joy and laughter, hope and hardwork, compassion and creativity. Where relationships are cherished, there is room to make mistakes as well as to excel and a place where Jesus is at the centre of our thoughts, motivation, values and vision. I am so grateful to God that I have had the joy of being a part of this little bit of heaven and my prayer is that all within the School Community (and that includes those who have ever been a part of it!) will continue to know that God’s presence and love here.

There will be a newsletter on Tuesday where I can say goodbye to you properly.

With best wishes, Richard


Term ends at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 21 July


HTPD Celebration Picnic
We had a lovely celebration picnic up on the downs. Thank you to all who attended and also for being so generous with your cakes. Thank you also to Guildford Borough Council for allowing us to meet as a whole school in such a stunning environment. The GBC representative complimented us on the calm and happy occasion. This is a wonderful resource on our doorstep and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to use and enjoy it, but also to consider volunteering with the Pewley Down Volunteers who help with the conservation work. Thank you to the cooks at both sites who worked so hard to make the picnic a great success.

Music Recital
What a wonderful opportunity to see so many children performing in our music recital yesterday. Thank you to Sheena, the music teachers, parents and, most of all, the children for a lovely occasion.

Year 2 Leavers’ Assembly, Monday 20 July, 9.30 am
All Year 2 parents are very welcome to attend the Leavers’ Assembly at 9.30am on Monday. Year 2 will be walking to Holy Trinity Church on Monday afternoon for the 1.30pm service together with children from the juniors.

Library Books
Please return any library or other school books before the end of term.

FOPS

Class Reps for next year
We are looking for class reps for September. We really can't manage without them! The role involves putting together a contact list, arranging occasional coffee mornings and nights out, co-ordinating rotas for the fairs and being a link person between your class and FOPS. You don't have to host coffee mornings at your home - a coffee shop is just as good. It is also not necessary to attend every FOPS meeting. Over the course of your child's time at HTPD, 14 parents from your child's class will have to volunteer for this role so please think about taking a turn if you haven't already. If you can send an email and arrange to meet friends for a coffee you have all the necessary skills! If you would like to become a class rep or get involved in FOPS in any other way, please speak to Nicci, Jill or Emily (emilybourke@msn.com).
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Stick Man
Two tickets available for “Stick Man” at Glive on 22nd July at 3:30. Please call George on 07792 645 978 if you would like them.

For sale
We are selling our well-loved car due to our move to Canada which we need to complete before the end of the month. It's Mercedes-Benz E Class 2.6 E240 Avantgarde 5dr - 7 seats. It is very spacious and very reliable. Two new tires. Perfect running condition.great family car! If interested please visit http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201507054931709
Or call us to discuss 07450-021031 – Paul

Beautiful Brows (open in two weeks but available for personal appointments now)
Beauty Therapist specialising in threading eyebrows and facial hair, tint and eyelash extensions. For more information or to book an appointment please contact Beata Kalayova, 07775 514265, 2 The Mount, Guildford GU2 4HN (upstairs at The Mount newsagents).


Menu for week beginning Monday 20 July
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Picnic Packed Lunch
Weds: SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Thurs:
Fri:
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

Junior 17/7/15

17 July 2015

Dear Parents,

I so enjoyed the picnic on Wednesday and meeting up with a group of parents afterwards. It is a humbling and moving experience having so many people expressing their gratitude and love. If you haven’t had a chance to say goodbye, I’m sure it would be okay to come along this evening at 7.00 to the chapel. The other event upcoming is the Thanksgiving Service at Holy Trinity Church for years 2-6. There are usually about 75 seats available for parents. I do hope I will be able to see very many of you.

This evening one speaker will be my close friend Canon Derek Holbird, who is the Director of Education for Guildford Diocese. He was once asked to speak at a service for our teachers on the theme of ‘what is heaven like’. This was to tie in with our School value of ‘seeing heaven in the moment’. Derek was previously headteacher of C of E school on Soho Square in London. He told us it was a bit like Soho – full of colour, variety, great food and diversity of people.

After being at Holy Trinity Pewley Down for twenty five years, I think I can say that Heaven is a bit like our school. Not in every way of course-just a few of the myriad shafts of light from a diamond. HTPD is at its frequent best a place filled with joy and laughter, hope and hardwork, compassion and creativity. Where relationships are cherished, there is room to make mistakes as well as to excel and a place where Jesus is at the centre of our thoughts, motivation, values and vision. I am so grateful to God that I have had the joy of being a part of this little bit of heaven and my prayer is that all within the School Community (and that includes those who have ever been a part of it!) will continue to know that God’s presence and love here.

There will be a newsletter on Tuesday where I can say goodbye to you properly.

With best wishes, Richard


JUNIOR
Dates for your diary

Monday 20 July - Year 6 Leavers (children) Breakfast 8.15am
Monday 20 July - Church Service at 1.45pm
Monday 20 July - Year 6 Disco & BBQ 5.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 21 July - School closes for the summer holidays at 1.45pm. No Clubs Plus.
Autumn Term starts for Years 1-6 on Thursday 3 September 2015

HTPD Celebration Picnic
We had a lovely celebration picnic up on the downs. Thank you to all who attended and also for being so generous with your cakes. Thank you also to Guildford Borough Council for allowing us to meet as a whole school in such a stunning environment. The GBC representative complimented us on the calm and happy occasion. This is a wonderful resource on our doorstep and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to use and enjoy it, but also to consider volunteering with the Pewley Down Volunteers who help with the conservation work. Thank you to the cooks at both sites who worked so hard to make the picnic a great success.

Zeroing in - not
As of yesterday, 16th, amounts outstanding on school accounts totals £7,090, which is hardly different to last week. Not so great with only 2 school days of the year to go. Pretty dire really. Please settle your accounts so we can close our books next week. Please add on credit for the last few lunches and clubs. Leavers with credit balances will be refunded (or credit passed to siblings). Thanks a lot!! If you have any queries, please contact Lesley and Flora – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Netball Coaching
There are many wonderful opportunities to be involved in netball at the Surrey Sport Park with great coaching as an introduction to netball or you can become a member of the Storm Club who run sessions on a Saturday morning. Please check out the website for more details
Storm Junior Intro to Netball
School Year 3

Tuesday 15 September – 24 November (excl. 27/10/15 & 10/11/15)17.00-18.00 Members £48.60 Non-members £54
Storm Junior Skills Development
School Years 4 & 5

Thursday 17 September – 26 November (excl. 29/10/15)
17.00-18.00 Members £54 Non-members £60
School Years 5 & 6
Thursday 17 September – 26 November (excl. 29/10/15)
18.00-19.00 Members £54 Non-members £60

HTSC – PTA

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out this year whether it was by coming along to events, helping to organise events or being a class rep or part of the HTSC committee. We have had a very successful year raising about £20,000 for the school and organising some fantastic events which have been well supported.

A big thank you to Cavenders – a local Sales & Lettings Agent – they have kindly sponsored our big events this year donating our top prizes or giving a significant donation towards the event.

If you are thinking of Letting or Selling your property, Please contact Cavenders on 01483 457728 or info@cavenders.co.uk to discuss how they can help you.

Another big thank you goes to Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Guildford who have supported us for the last few years.

Class Representatives & HTSC Committee - next academic year
A huge thank you to Ant Isaacs our treasurer for the last few years, Ant has decided to stand down this year so we are looking for a new treasurer.

Treasurer - The role would suit someone with a good financial background possibly an accountant but this is not essential. They do need to be pretty comfortable with accounting, keep records and be well organised. They also need to be able to commit the time required. Main areas:
Managing the cash for the PTA (banking and payments) - they would be the signatory
Directly support the three main events Bonfire, Christmas and Summer Fair
Prepare the year end accounts
Keep a track of the profits and cash flow over the academic year
Support Sainsbury's voucher team

Class Reps - You will soon know which class your child is in next year, perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year?

There are usually two reps per class who provide the vital link between the class & the PTA. The support from this team of volunteers is particularly important when it comes to organising our main events, as the PTA really wouldn’t function without them. We always love to see new faces & hear new ideas, as we know there are new parents coming in, who were involved in their previous school PTA. It is also a great way to find out about the school, how it works and meet other parents. In each Year Group, we aim to have 6 Class Reps - ideally at least 2 per class. The Class Reps in each Year Group work together as a team sharing the Class Rep responsibilities & organising socials for each Year Group as a whole.

If you would like further information, please contact Caroline Swift, caroline@swifts.me.uk or Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com


This Sunday 19 July from 2-6pm there will be a Seaside Extravaganza themed fete at the Spike - BBQ, Victorian photographer, Donkey rides, Bouncy Castle, face painting, magician, craft stalls & loads more... there will be stalls with Gazebos & much will move inside if it looks like rain - entrance £3.50 adults (£4 on the day), £1.50 kids under 12 call 01483 598420 - includes £1 for BBQ. Organised by ex-HT parents & several HT parents involved on the day - should be a great local day out for kids & adults alike.

Guildford Cathedral is holding a free Magna Carta Family Activity Day on Saturday 25th July from 11-3. Activities will include crafting, special trails and story telling, for ages 3-12.

For Sale: We are selling our well loved car due to our move to Canada which we need to complete before the end of the month. It's Mercedes-Benz E Class 2.6 E240 Avantgarde 5dr - 7 seats. It is very spacious and very reliable. Two new tires. Perfect running condition.great family car! If interested please visit http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201507054931709
Or call us to discuss 07450-021031 Paul.

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Infant 10/7/15

10 July 2015

Dear parents

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church and during the eighteenth century rode his horse around the country bringing the good news of Jesus to towns and villages.His brother Charles wrote thousands of hymns many of which are still sung, perhaps the most well-known being “Hark the herald angels sing”. The interesting thing is that every single day their mother Sussanna prayed that her children would make a difference to the world. God answered her prayer and not only were many people brought into the family of faith but the whole country was said to have changed to a fairer, kinder and more generous place.

It’s a good prayer to pray for ourselves and for our children. I would like to highlight one of our children who is determined to make a difference. Sebastian is in class 6SR, he has an older brother Josh, at George Abbot and a younger brother Leon who goes to Send Infant School. Their mother Louise works in our admin department and is responsible for our great website. Leon has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is a degenerating disease where muscles weaken and disability increases. There is currently no cure.

As soon as Sebastian became aware of his brother’s illness he has been working tirelessly to help. He has organised several fund raisers at school and suggested that we give other money raised by our charity giving, to the Duchenne Charity which seeks a cure for the dreadful disease or ways to slow it down. The charity is called ‘Harrison’s Fund’. Sebastian has organised a cake sale and a film night and raised a large amount of money. Josh has done similar things at George Abbot. So like the Wesleys, we have two brothers who are seeking to make a difference, not just for Leon but for everyone with Duchennes – we are so proud of them. See today’s Surrey Advertiser page 5.

Over past twenty five years that has been my prayer too. I thought it would be right to base the philosophy of the school around St. Paul’s list of fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The other facet was that everyone who was a part of the school should work as a united team. When I ripped up the rules on the first day, I was asked how we would now keep “them” down. I replied there was no us and them – only us!! Of course I and all of us have not always lived up to those high ideals but I was thrilled that our most recent Ofsted inspection called the School “extraordinary” and praised the team spirit and the fact that the values were lived out in practice.

Now what are we all going to do to make a difference to our world from now on.

With best wishes, Richard


INFANT
Open Afternoon, Monday 13 July, 1.30pm

Everyone is invited to pop into the classrooms from 1.30 pm on Monday to enjoy all the children’s hard work this term. Please feel free to sign your child out with their class teacher when you are ready to go home.

Second Move-up Morning, Tuesday 14 July
On Tuesday the children will have a second opportunity to get to know their new class teacher. You should have received a letter confirming which class your child will be in together with a list of their class mates. A reminder that Chestnut Class will also need to bring a packed lunch from home on Tuesday.

HTPD Celebration Picnic, Wednesday 15 July from midday
All children and parents are invited to the Celebration Picnic on Wednesday. A school picnic lunch will be provided for the children, and parents and any younger siblings are invited to bring their own lunch. Parents can either walk to the downs with class groups or meet us up on the downs. The picnic will be followed by tea in the Chapel at Holy Trinity for parents from about 2.00pm. Please do come to the school office if you would like to sign Richard’s leaving book or make a contribution to his leaving gift.

Year 2, Friday 17 and Monday 20 July
Chestnut and Walnut classes are looking forward to their trip to the beach and barbeque on Friday.
On Monday 20 July all Year 2 parents are very welcome to attend the Leavers’ Assembly at 9.30am in the hall. Year 2 will also be walking to Holy Trinity Church on Monday afternoon for the 1.30pm service together with children from the juniors.

End of term
Term ends on Tuesday 21 July at 1.30 pm.

Library Books
As we are nearing the end of term, please have a good look round at home and return any school library or reading books.

Data Collection
Data collection sheets for Year 1 and Year R have been sent home this week. Please sign and return them to the school office as soon as possible, marking any amendments or missing details (especially contact details).
 

FOPS

Summer Fair
Thank you for supporting the Summer Fair. It was a glorious afternoon which raised £2,000 for the school.

Class Reps for next year
We are looking for class reps for September. We really can't manage without them! The role involves putting together a contact list, arranging occasional coffee mornings and nights out, co-ordinating rotas for the fairs and being a link person between your class and FOPS. You don't have to host coffee mornings at your home - a coffee shop is just as good. It is also not necessary to attend every FOPS meeting. Over the course of your child's time at HTPD, 14 parents from your child's class will have to volunteer for this role so please think about taking a turn if you haven't already. If you can send an email and arrange to meet friends for a coffee you have all the necessary skills! If you would like to become a class rep or get involved in FOPS in any other way, please speak to Nicci, Jill or Emily (emilybourke@msn.com).

Reception Social, Thursday 16 July, Rogues from 8pm – all welcome.

Lost:
• Ocean O’Keefe, Hazel Class, has lost the hood (blue) to his jacket.
• Evie McClung, Hazel Class, has lost a checked summer dress, age 5/6, missing since Boogie Pumps on Monday.

Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons available from September at Pewley Down and Holy Trinity. Please contact Liz van Eykenhof on 07856 578885 if you are interested.

Holiday Club: SPACE 2105 Wed 29 July – Sun 2 August
Christ Church, Waterden Road, Guildford, is looking forward to welcome over 100 local children to five days of amazing fun at their annual Holiday Club, with drama, music, games and crafts – only £10 per child, 10am-1.30pm. Open to all children currently in Reception to year 6. Visit www.christchurchguildford.com to find out more about our Space themed adventure, where you can register and pay on line – spaces still available. Enquiries to Louise 01483 301927

Blackheath Vintage & Craft Fair,
Sunday 12 July, 10am – 3.00pm, Blackheath Village Hall
Further information / book a table: contact Kathy: 07825 769409, klawsonccc@gmail.com


Menu for week beginning Monday 13 July
Mon: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew, Pasta; Iced Orange Sponge
Tues: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Roast Potatoes; Fruit Jelly
Weds: School packed lunch – Celebration Picnic
Thurs: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Lasagne; Apricot Flapjack
Fri: Hot Dog or Veggie (Quorn) Hot Dog; Pear & Oaty Crumble
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.
 

Junior 10/7/15

10 July 2015

Dear Parents

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church and during the eighteenth century rode his horse around the country bringing the good news of Jesus to towns and villages.His brother Charles wrote thousands of hymns many of which are still sung, perhaps the most well-known being “Hark the herald angels sing”. The interesting thing is that every single day their mother Sussanna prayed that her children would make a difference to the world. God answered her prayer and not only were many people brought into the family of faith but the whole country was said to have changed to a fairer, kinder and more generous place.

It’s a good prayer to pray for ourselves and for our children. I would like to highlight one of our children who is determined to make a difference. Sebastian is in class 6SR, he has an older brother Josh, at George Abbot and a younger brother Leon who goes to Send Infant School. Their mother Louise works in our admin department and is responsible for our great website. Leon has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is a degenerating disease where muscles weaken and disability increases. There is currently no cure.

As soon as Sebastian became aware of his brother’s illness he has been working tirelessly to help. He has organised several fund raisers at school and suggested that we give other money raised by our charity giving, to the Duchenne Charity which seeks a cure for the dreadful disease or ways to slow it down. The charity is called ‘Harrison’s Fund’. Sebastian has organised a cake sale and a film night and raised a large amount of money. Josh has done similar things at George Abbot. So like the Wesleys, we have two brothers who are seeking to make a difference, not just for Leon but for everyone with Duchennes – we are so proud of them. See today’s Surrey Advertiser page 5.

Over past twenty five years that has been my prayer too. I thought it would be right to base the philosophy of the school around St. Paul’s list of fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The other facet was that everyone who was a part of the school should work as a united team. When I ripped up the rules on the first day, I was asked how we would now keep “them” down. I replied there was no us and them – only us!! Of course I and all of us have not always lived up to those high ideals but I was thrilled that our most recent Ofsted inspection called the School “extraordinary” and praised the team spirit and the fact that the values were lived out in practice.

Now what are we all going to do to make a difference to our world from now on.

With best wishes, Richard


JUNIOR
Dates for your diary
Monday 13th July: Open Afternoon 1.30pm at PD and 2.15pm at HT
Tuesday 14th July: Sports Day at HT 1pm
Wednesday 15th July: Celebration Picnic, on the Downs at 12.30, followed by tea in the Chapel from 2.15pm
Monday 20th July: Church Service at 1.45pm
Tuesday 21st July: Summer Holidays at 1.45pm

Clubs
Teacher-led school clubs finished today. Judo and Boogie Pumps will have their final sessions next week. If you are unsure if your activity or music lessons have finished, please contact the organiser directly. The final session of Clubs Plus will be on Monday 20th July.

Zeroing in!
As of this morning amounts outstanding on school accounts totals £7,241. This is down considerably from a week or so ago, but….it’s still a long way from zero! A lot of this is made up of small amounts on individual accounts, but it all adds up. Please help us to reach our goal……which is a big fat zero! Pay anything owing and add credit on lunch and clubs to the term end. From Monday, there are 6 more lunch days, so add £14.40 if your child eats in. Thanks a lot!! If you have any queries, please contact Lesley and Flora – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk.

Year 6 reminder: We need your help!
Please can year 6 parents support us by bringing in cake donations for sports day next week (Tues 14th July). Please bring in your donations on the day and leave them at the bottom of the ramp. Please note the cakes and refreshments being sold are for parents and not the children, so preference for donations are whole cakes / sponges which we can slice, tray bakes, or grown up cupcakes would be lovely too! Thank you!

Sports Day
We are looking forward to our Sports Day on Tuesday 14th July. We will start promptly at 1pm and finish at normal school time. We look forward to seeing supporters there. Please could you make sure the children have their school sports kit with them including their house tops and they bring their drinks bottles with them thanks.

Football
Following the success of our women’s National team in the World Cup held in Canada we would like to get more girls playing football in Surrey. Vicky, from the FA will be running some free coaching sessions. These sessions would be perfect for girls who want to develop their football ability and also want to have fun with their friends through playing football.
29th July 2015
5th August 2015
12th August 2015
19th August 2015
All sessions will be from 11.00am – 12.30pm at Horseshoe Lane West, Merrow, Guildford, GU1 2SX
Booking a place: Groups are limited to 32 places each so we recommend booking your place early by contacting me Vicky.elcome@thefa.com.

Pop Lacrosse
Building on the great pop lacrosse sessions we did at Holy Trinity this year, Hannah is running a pop lacrosse camp for years 4-6 on the 29th July from 10.30am-1.30pm which will involve a few hours of fun focusing on some skills and a mini-tournament. Please book at the SSP www.surreysportspark.co.uk

School Sports Kit
Please can you check that all of our lovely kit is returned to school so that we can audit it and prepare for next year.

HTSC – PTA

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out this year whether it was by coming along to events, helping to organise events or being a class rep or part of the HTSC committee. We have had a very successful year raising about £20,000 for the school and organising some fantastic events which have been well supported.

A big thank you to Cavenders –a local Sales & Lettings Agent – they have kindly sponsored our big events this year donating our top prizes or giving a significant donation towards the event.

If you are thinking of Letting or Selling your property, Please contact Cavenders on 01483 457728 or info@cavenders.co.uk to discuss how they can help you.

Another big thank you goes to Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Guildford who have supported us for the last few years.

Class Representatives & HTSC Committee - next academic year
A huge thank you to Ant Isaacs our treasurer for the last few years, Ant has decided to stand down this year so we are looking for a new treasurer.

Treasurer - The role would suit someone with a good financial background possibly an accountant but this is not essential. They do need to be pretty comfortable with accounting, keep records and be well organised. They also need to be able to commit the time required.
Main areas:
Managing the cash for the PTA (banking and payments) - they would be the signatory
Directly support the three main events Bonfire, Christmas and Summer Fair
Prepare the year end accounts
Keep a track of the profits and cash flow over the academic year
Support Sainsbury's voucher team

Class Reps - You will soon know which class your child is in next year, perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year?

There are usually two reps per class who provide the vital link between the class & the PTA. The support from this team of volunteers is particularly important when it comes to organising our main events, as the PTA really wouldn’t function without them. We always love to see new faces & hear new ideas, as we know there are new parents coming in, who were involved in their previous school PTA. It is also a great way to find out about the school, how it works and meet other parents. In each Year Group, we aim to have 6 Class Reps - ideally at least 2 per class. The Class Reps in each Year Group work together as a team sharing the Class Rep responsibilities & organising socials for each Year Group as a whole.

If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Caroline Swift, caroline@swifts.me.uk or Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com

Year 4 Coffee morning - Friday 17th July
Viv Edwards has kindly offered to host an end of term coffee morning at her house (54 Pewley Way) on Friday 17th July. So if you fancy a final summer cuppa and a chat with your fellow Year 4 parents, come along to Viv's next Friday straight after drop off.

Lost
James's red sleeping bag cover got lost from the Year 3 sleepover night! It is named Ben Gluyas and has Danny Simunovic at the bottom of the cover.

Holiday Club : SPACE 2105 Wednesday 29 July - Sunday 2 August
Just a few places left!! Christ Church in Waterden Road, is looking forward to welcoming over 100 local children in Reception to Year 6 at our annual Holiday Club. Five days of amazing fun, with drama, music, games and crafts and only £10 per child, 10am-1.30pm. Hurry over to www.christchurchguildford.com to find out more and register and pay on line. Enquiries to Louise Kenyon 01483 301927.

Summer FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) 2015 - FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) is a Council run not for profit activity play scheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford. Have a go at; paintballing, horse riding, roller disco, Japanese drumming, judo, trampolining, tag archery, PlayRangers, Thorpe Park, giant inflatables, snow sports, wakeboarding and so much more!
Dates: Monday 27 July to Friday 14 August Booking: NOW OPEN! Please book online at www.guildford.gov.uk/fish (Please note that payment will be taken at the time of booking). Contact: 01483 444769 / leisureservices@guildford.gov.uk

Week 2

Infant 3/7/15

03 July 2015

Dear Parents

Another year, another district sports and another Holy Trinity win in all the year groups and over all, boys and girls, field and track. Although this has happened for at least the last sixteen years and most years before that, it only comes about by commitment hard work, resilience and true grit. To see Charlie Kefford or Ayla Darcy (just two out of sixty plus examples) powering towards the finish tape with a real sense of determination in every fibre of their bodies, was a great sight. We are all so proud of our team, who along with all the other schools, competed in these friendly games and made it a joyous occasion. As senior headteacher it falls to me to present the trophies, this can be a little embarrassing as you can imagine, but actually this year the crowds were hugely appreciative of the teamwork and sportsmanship that all the girls and boys had shown.

The whole event was masterminded and organised by our own Gillian, who of course trained the team. I am so grateful to her and also Julia at Pewley who bring so much to the children. At both schools skills, fitness and sportsmanship are at the heart of our games and PE teaching. I was particularly thrilled by the healthy week at Pewley two weeks ago which Julia organised with her special enthusiasm and flair.


Now Gillian is leaving us at the end of term and we all want to say an enormous thank you to her for her dedication and devotion to her task. She is a great role model for us all; children and staff alike.

There will be an opportunity for parents and children who would like to meet up with Gillian following the HT sports day on 14 July. I do hope many of you will be able to come along. Parents who would like to contribute to a gift for Gillian please hand it in to the front office.

Now I am off to join Year 3 on Newlands Corner for the afternoon. No space left to write about my exit interview with Surrey County Council – suffice to say they had never had such a positive response from a leaving head and that will come as no surprise as I have often said how blessed and fortunate I am to be doing the best job in the world, where every day brings so many joys and so few difficulties. More of that with some thoughts for the future over the next two weeks.

With best wishes, Richard


Hot weather: The children have been fantastic in coping with the hot weather this week. Please remember to apply sun cream before school and send in water bottles and sun hats.

Thank you: A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who took the time to come and help tidy up the outside areas of the school last Sunday. We are thrilled with how much better it all looks – the Year R area and steps look marvellous as well as all the paths and the front playground and containers.

Golden Boot Challenge
: Thank you to everyone for taking part in the Golden Boot Challenge so brilliantly this year. We noticed a big improvement in walking and coming to school by green modes of travel. We had joint winners of Beech and Walnut classes, and all children have been given a Golden Boot badge to keep.

Year 2 Dinosaur Museum, Monday 6 July, 9.30 – 11.30am:
Parents of Year 2 children are invited to the Dinosaur Museum on Monday – more details in the Year 2 Just to Let You Know section on the website.

Year R trip to the Look Out Centre, Monday 6 July
: Year R are looking forward to their trip on Monday. Please remember that children will need hats as well as lunch and water bottles in back packs.

Year 1 trip to Painshill, Tuesday 7 July:
Please send any outstanding permission slips and payments to the school office on Monday. Keep an eye on the weather forecast for Tuesday and send children in with appropriate footwear and waterproof coats or sun hats.

Sports Day, Wednesday 8 July, 9.15am: After drop-off you are welcome to wait up on the field; we hope to start shortly after 9.15am. Children will be sitting in their house groups and these areas will be clearly marked. Please stand at the outside edges of the field to watch your children.
All children should come to school in their PE kit (well-fitting trainers, house T shirt and shorts) on Wednesday. PE kits will be sent home before sports day.

Year 2 transition days, Thursday 9 & Friday 10 July: Just a reminder for parents to ensure that Year 2 children are delivered to and collected from Holy Trinity next Thursday and Friday: arrival 8.40 to 9.00 am, finish at 2.40pm. Any Y2 children attending Breakfast Club will be walked up to HT, and children staying for PUPS will be walked back to Pewley in the afternoon.
Chestnut Class packed lunch, Tuesday 14 July: A reminder that Chestnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch from home on Tuesday 14th owing to the second move-up morning.

HTPD Celebration Picnic, Wednesday 15 July from midday:
Invitations to Richard’s Celebration Picnic on Wednesday 15th came home in book bags earlier in the week. Please pop into the office if you would like to sign the book to mark Richard’s retirement or make a contribution to his leaving gift.

Recycle Challenge:
If you would like to make something from recycled materials this week, Recycle Man would like you to take a photo of your creation and bring this into school. We will then post the photos to Recycle Man. Anyone can take part this week and use any sort of recycled materials.

Year R: Reception classes are hoping to replenish their supply of classroom toys and would be very grateful for any of the following:
• ‘Small world’ toys (cars, Playmobil-type people, plastic animals, dinosaurs, sea life creatures etc)
• Lego, Meccano/Magnetix or similar construction toys, Puzzles


FOPS - Summer Fair - THIS SUNDAY - 12pm - 2pm
We hope to see you at our Summer Fair on Sunday. Fingers crossed, the forecast is good so it is a guaranteed fun filled two hours for all the family. There will be hot food, music, entertainment, ice cream, a bouncy castle, traditional games, face painting, cream teas, Pimms and local ale, as well as:

• 12.20pm - Fancy Dress Parade - There will be a Fancy Dress Parade in the “arena”. The theme is “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be …..”. Children of any age (not just Pewley pupils) are very welcome to join in. Simply come along to the Summer Fair in your fancy dress outfit and join the parade at 12.20pm. There are no winners or losers, just a lot of fun and a medal for everyone who joins in.
• 12.40pm - Scottish Country Dancing - A real treat - our Scottish Country Dancing Club will be performing for us.
• 12-2pm - Drumming - We had so much fun drumming last year that we had to do it again. Come and have a go. There’s no need to book - just turn up. There are 15 minute time slots throughout the day.

Also, look out for your flag on our special Pewley bunting. A huge thank you to Jill Morgan for organising and making bunting.

Raffle Tickets
- If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you return all monies, counterfoils and any unsold raffle tickets to the raffle stall before the draw at 1.45pm on the day of the fair.

Setting Up- Help needed this weekend please!
- We will be setting up for the Summer Fair on Friday 3 July (7pm-9pm) and Saturday 4 July (3pm-5pm). Particularly on Saturday, there’s lots of tables to move and gazebos to put up so please come and help if you can. There’s sure be some “refreshments” as it’s thirsty work! If you are able to, please stay around to help tidy up too.

FOPS Social - Wednesday 8 July @ 8pm - The Albany
We will be celebrating the end of a very successful year of events and fundraising with a FOPS social evening at the Albany on Wednesday 8 July. There’s no agenda and everyone is very welcome!!
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Lost: Victor Balescu, Willow Class, has lost his named Nightingale sweatshirt.

Football Club: Next week (beginning Monday 6 July) is the last week of football this term.
Letters for next year’s Football Club will come out in the first week of the autumn term.

Help needed: Sophie, in Oak Class is looking for someone to look after her little hamster "Hammie" (female) during the school holidays, up to 28 Aug. Anyone able to help out, please call Ali and Puran on 07883-095168 or Email alifairbank@hotmail.com

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Menu for week beginning Monday 6 July
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce; Date Sponge with Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Homemade Margarita 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 3/7/15

03 July 2015

Dear Parents

Another year, another district sports and another Holy Trinity win in all the year groups and over all, boys and girls, field and track. Although this has happened for at least the last sixteen years and most years before that, it only comes about by commitment hard work, resilience and true grit. To see Charlie Kefford or Ayla Darcy (just two out of sixty plus examples) powering towards the finish tape with a real sense of determination in every fibre of their bodies, was a great sight. We are all so proud of our team, who along with all the other schools, competed in these friendly games and made it a joyous occasion. As senior headteacher it falls to me to present the trophies, this can be a little embarrassing as you can imagine, but actually this year the crowds were hugely appreciative of the teamwork and sportsmanship that all the girls and boys had shown.

The whole event was masterminded and organised by our own Gillian, who of course trained the team. I am so grateful to her and also Julia at Pewley who bring so much to the children. At both schools skills, fitness and sportsmanship are at the heart of our games and PE teaching. I was particularly thrilled by the healthy week at Pewley two weeks ago which Julia organised with her special enthusiasm and flair.

Now Gillian is leaving us at the end of term and we all want to say an enormous thank you to her for her dedication and devotion to her task. She is a great role model for us all; children and staff alike.

There will be an opportunity for parents and children who would like to meet up with Gillian following the HT sports day on 14 July. I do hope many of you will be able to come along. Parents who would like to contribute to a gift for Gillian please hand it in to the front office.

Now I am off to join Year 3 on Newlands Corner for the afternoon. No space left to write about my exit interview with Surrey County Council – suffice to say they had never had such a positive response from a leaving head and that will come as no surprise as I have often said how blessed and fortunate I am to be doing the best job in the world, where every day brings so many joys and so few difficulties. More of that with some thoughts for the future over the next two weeks.

With best wishes, Richard


Change for Life Club has now finished for the term. It is hoped that the club will re-start in September.

Tempest Class Photographs
Please note that the final deadline for returning photograph orders is Monday 6 July. Any orders made after that time will have to be made directly with Tempest.

County Finals
Well done to all of the children who took part in both the County Finals of the Mini-tennis and Rounders competitions at the Surrey Sport Park in the sweltering Wednesday sunshine! They all did well with some nail biting close matches.

District Sports
What a lovely afternoon it turned out to be for our District Sports competition yesterday afternoon up at the Urnfield. We saw so many great athletic performances across both track and field events and the spirit of the competition was lovely. Holy Trinity managed to secure wins across all for year groups with a shared first position in Year 4 with QE. Congratulations to all of our athletes and huge thanks to all of our team of teachers, parents, students and friends for all of your help and support.

Please could I ask everyone to return the school kit to us next week, thanks.

Gillian Rodgers
Following HT Sports Day on Tuesday 14 July there will be refreshments at 3.30pm to say 'Thank You and Farewell' to Gillian, we hope you can join us.

Settling accounts before the year end
There are less than 4 weeks to the end of term and we would like to get accounts settled please – there is a lot of money outstanding across the school. We are sending home yellow bills that reflect any amounts outstanding as at before lunch Thurs 25th (Clubs as at Monday 22nd). The amounts on the bills DON’T INCLUDE CREDIT FOR LUNCH to the end of term. Please estimate lunches @ £2.40 per meal and clubs use to the term end. If your child eats every day then an additional £40.80 should be added to the lunch total. Year 6 and other leavers will be refunded any remaining credit at the term end (or it can be transferred to remaining siblings). If you have any queries, please contact Lesley and Flora – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Calling for an accounts examiner
The school needs to appoint an ‘independent examiner’ to review the voluntary funds accounts annually. This could be a parent as long as the person is not operationally involved with managing those funds and activities. It should be someone qualified to review accounts who has approximately two or three days available annually to complete this work. Please speak to Lesley in the finance office or to Richard or Clare. Thanks.

Year 6 Yearbook photo CDs now available to order.
Great selection of house group and Airhop photos for just £5. Please download the order form, or collect one from the office.

Year 6 End of Term Social - Party Saturday 11th July, see parentmail for details.

Many thanks to all the mums who came out for the HT@Home Mums' Football Match! After a heated match and the combined efforts of Nightingale/Shackleton and Mandela/Keller, the final result was Nightshack 4- Meller 3. If you are interested in playing by weren't able to this time, do get in touch as there may be the possibility of a rematch! Suzanne, mum to Megan in 4S (meggles06@gmail.com).

Lost Property
- Oliver Newell (4JN) - 2 blue sweatshirts with Nightingale logo (could be named Brooke Newell)
- Felix Johnson (3J) - swimming kit – blue rucksack including shorts, goggles and a batman towel.

Guitar/Ukulele Tuition: Professional musician and songwriter, Keith Ryder, offers lessons in contemporary guitar and ukulele at Holy Trinity School and has spaces available for new pupils in September. Beginners are very welcome. Keith may be contacted on 01483 414874 or email keithryder@btconnect.com.

Guildford Montessori Nursery School is holding a Summer Fair on Saturday the 4th of July 2pm-4pm at The Spike Centre, Warren Road, Guildford GU1 3JH. Please feel free to come along. 30% of all profit will go to a local Charity called Challengers who provide specialist play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people.

Amazing Art Club - Come along and have fun making and doing: from printing to mini books, painting, drawing, 3-d and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now Holy Trinity! Sophie has 2 sons and loves making books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. This popular club has been running since 2013. Maximum 12 spaces so book early: THURSDAY 17th September - 3rd December (no class half term 29th October) £154 for 11 x 2 hour workshops. THURSDAYS 3.15pm - 5.15pm. All materials included in the price. For more details, to express an interest or to book your place please contact Sophie on 07855 622303 or email sophieartemispitt@gmail.com

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