HTPD 22/7/16

22 July 2016

Dear Parents,

It hardly seems possible that my first year as headteacher has come to an end! This week has been amazing; saying goodbye to our Year 6 children and seeing their confidence, vitality and enthusiasm has reminded me once again of the sort of school HTPD is; a place where learning to live is a priority – a place where living life to the full is celebrated, and a place where both tears and laughter can be shared in equal measure.

I do want to share one last piece of sporting good news before we end the term. Some of you may have seen on Twitter that we have been awarded the Gold School Games Mark – do take a look at the details on the website, but it’s a fitting way to end the year and recognises the fantastic efforts of the children and staff. I’m so proud of the fact that 74% of the children take part in extracurricular sport! And the list of competitions entered is really impressive!

So the leavers’ assemblies are over, the cloakrooms are cleared and the trays have been emptied of books. Children have said their goodbyes and looked back on their memories. Of course they’re looking forward to their well-deserved holidays now, but I also hope that come September they will be keen to get stuck in again with their usual zest for learning in their new classes. Best wishes to Year 6 as they start at secondary school. We’ll see Year 3 and their parents at the coffee morning on Monday September 5th at 10.30am, and everyone else (apart from new reception) at 8.40am on Tuesday 6th.

I have felt incredibly supported by so many of you throughout the year and I know that all the staff will want to join me in thanking you for your generosity of time, energy, and gifts as well. What a lovely way to start the summer holidays! Thank you.

With best wishes, Clare


Autumn term starts on Tuesday 6 September (Years 1-6)
and Wednesday 7 September (Year R)

INFANT

Thank you!
We have all been overwhelmed by your kind wishes and lovely presents today - thank you all so much.

Lost:
Oscar May (Chestnut) lost his black and red Darth Vader Lego watch after the Year 2 assembly yesterday. It is of great sentimental value. If you find it over the holidays please call or text Sandra – 07979 095480 – thanks.
Theo de Maeyer (Oak Class) has lost a blue waterproof jacket (named Archie Hill).

JUNIOR

Friday, 9th September – Years 3 – 6 Chantries Day with buddy

LOST – Manuela Mermelstein Lyons 4JM (5HB in September) lost her PE Kit with some USA PRO Leggings, some bright orange FILA runners and a Mandela T shirt. Please check your child’s bag to see if you have it by mistake and get in touch with Jim on 07808011826 or via his email 1jimlyons@gmail.com Thank you


FOPS News

Thank you so so much to everyone who has helped FOPS this year. Together we have raised £8,500 from our various fairs, wreath making workshop, cake sales and joint ventures with HTSC. This money has helped pay for extras big and small - from the canopy for Oak class, the amazing Music Garden and 10 additional iPad minis to sports day lollies and visiting theatre groups. We couldn't do it without you all.

We would also like to thank all the class reps who have done a fantastic job this year.

Next Year’s Class Reps are:
WILLOW Laura Sabharwal
HAZEL Helen Day and Ozzie
OAK Carrie Masson, Louisa Curl, Idit Lewis and Marisa Ciesla
BEECH Saskia
CHESTNUT Sarah Bell
WALNUT Sarah Kilvert
Ideally we like to have at least two class reps per class, so we are still looking to fill a few places. Please contact your current class rep or Susanne smw555@hotmail.com if you would like to volunteer.

Have a great summer holiday and see you in September!
 


HTSC NEWS

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out this year whether it was by coming along to events, helping to organise the events, being a class rep or part of the HTSC committee. We have had a very successful year and organised some fantastic events which have been well supported by the HTPD parents, so thank you!

Class Reps
We are urgently seeking class reps for Years 4, 5 and 6 next year.

There are usually two reps per class who provide the vital link between the class and 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 and hear new ideas. 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 and organising socials for each year group as a whole.

If you would like further information, please contact Ros Vickerman, jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk or Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com.

Goodbye and Thank You!
We would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye and a massive thank-you to Sue Anderson and Caroline Swift. Sue has been secretary for the last three years and been a fantastic part of the HTSC team. We are also saying a very sad goodbye to Caroline Swift who has been co-chair and chair of HTSC, contributing enormously to the organising and fundraising over many years. Both have made an incredible contribution to HTSC and raised thousands of pounds for the school. We will miss them!

Sponsor
A huge thanks to Cavender Sales & Lettings who have kindly sponsored our big events for a second year running, donating our top prizes or giving a significant donation towards the event.
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 over the summer, please get in contact with them on 01483 457728. www.cavenders.co.uk

HTSC AGM –TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 7.45PM
HTSC’s AGM will take place in the Chapel on Tuesday 13 September, straight after the HT meet the team evening. We will be receiving this year’s accounts and electing the new Committee members for the next academic year

Have a great summer and see you in September!