• HT Christmas Fair Donations Day - Friday 24 Nov - Mufti for HT

Infant 26/6/15

26 June 2015

Dear parents

One thing I have discovered in life is to always take opportunities which are presented to you. As parents we try to give our children great experiences as well as a stable and loving home. When we lived in America with our two girls, we first came across the concept of ‘making memories’ and we have continued to do that throughout our children’s lives. Tomorrow (Saturday) for my 63rd birthday treat my son Ollie and I are climbing Sharp Edge and Blencathra in the Lake District – a challenge for me and hopefully a happy memory for us both.

Children at HTPD are given lots of memory-making activities from a day at West Wittering in Year 2 to a week in North Shropshire in Year 6. The children so enjoy these and they learn important lessons for life. Our children as individuals also take part in a wide variety of activities representing their town and county at tennis, skating and diving. Next week I am hoping to see Petra Todd as she appears in Carmen at the Coliseum Theatre with the English National Opera. It will be a great experience and I will even try to get her to sign my programme!

Next year Clare may well introduce a list of experiences which we have been considering which children will have the opportunity to have from Year 1 to Year 6.

So this weekend, I do hope you can all get outside and make some memories and I will let you know how it went at Blencathra.

With best wishes, Richard


Congratulations to all our school gardeners for achieving Silver in “Guildford in Bloom”.

School will be closed on Monday 29 June for the mid-summer holiday.


Pewley garden tidy-up, Sunday 28 June
A reminder that this will now take place on Sunday from 10.00 am (and not Saturday 27th owing to the Armed Forces Day). We are hoping that parents will be able to come along for an hour or two to help tidy-up the outside areas before the Summer Fair. Please bring brooms, secateurs, bin bags etc. If you bring the children with you (to help or just play in the playground) they will need to be under your supervision.

Walnut Class packed lunch, Tuesday 30 June
A reminder that Walnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch from home on Tuesday owing to the move-up morning. Chestnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch on Tuesday 14 July.

Class photos
The absolute deadline for return of photo orders to the school office will be first thing next Tuesday 30 June.

Teacher-led clubs
Next week (commencing 29 June) will be the last week for teacher-led clubs.

Year 2 swimming
Wednesday 1 July will be the last swimming session for Year 2. Pease bring in your payment for swimming this term if you have not already done so.

Year 2 Leavers’ Assembly, Monday 20 July
Year 2 parents are invited to attend the Leavers’ Assembly on Monday 20 July at 9.30 am

Recycle Challenge
This week Recycle Man has challenged Willow Class to use old toys to create something fun or useful. Please bring your creations into school on Thursday or Friday.

HTPD Prayer Group
We end the year with a Celebration together, at Bec Clift’s house on Thursday 2nd July at 7.45pm. All welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

Ballet Club Show, Thursday 2 July
Parents are invited to the end-of-term Ballet Show on Thursday and should arrive at 3.30pm. This will be the final ballet class this term.

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.

Lost
Eliana Taylor (Chestnut Class) has lost a pink child’s watch with a velcro strap (initials E.T. inside the strap) – missing since February!

FOPS - Summer Fair - Sunday 5 July 12pm - 2pm

Donations - Thank you for all your donations of booty bags, bottles, books & toys. If you haven’t donated, but would still like to, please feel free to bring in donations any day next week.

Bunting
- We hope you have enjoyed decorating a flag for our school bunting this week. The bunting will be up at our Summer Fair - look out for your flag.

Class Rotas - Your class reps will be asking you to sign up to help on your year group stalls at the Summer Fair. There are almost as many time slots as there are children in each class, so please volunteer a little of your time so our Summer Fair can run smoothly and everyone gets a chance to enjoy it.

Raffle Tickets
- You will have received two books of raffle tickets in your child’s book bag together with a list of the fabulous prizes on offer. Please sell as many tickets as possible to friends and family and return all monies, counterfoils and any unsold raffle tickets in the envelope provided by 3pm on Friday 3 July. The draw will be held at 1.45pm on the day of the fair.

Setting Up- Help needed please!
- We will be setting up for the Summer Fair on Friday 3 July (7pm-9pm) and Saturday 4 July (3pm-5pm). There’s lots to do …. booty bags and bottles to number, gazebos to be put up etc - so please come along and help if you are able to. Many hands make light work. There sure be some “refreshments” as it’s thirsty work!

First Aid – volunteers needed – if you have some first aid experience and would be able to cover a half hour slot at the fair please contact Claire Hassan (Oliver & Amelia’s mum) claire-hassan@hotmail.co.uk.

What’s On …..
Fancy Dress Parade - This year we will be holding 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.

Scottish Country Dancing
- Our Scottish Country Dancing Club will be performing in the arena at 12.40pm.

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.

There will also be hot food, an ice cream factory, bouncy castle, traditional games, face painting, cream teas, Pimms and local ale, and much more.

Menu for week beginning Monday 29 June
Mon: School closed – midsummer holiday
Tues: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano, Mashed Potatoes; Jam Tart & Custard
Weds: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew, Pasta; Iced Orange Sponge
Thurs: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Roast Potatoes; Jelly & Fresh Fruit
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Lasagne; Apricot Flapjack
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit
 

Junior 26/6/15

26 June 2015

Dear parents

One thing I have discovered in life is to always take opportunities which are presented to you. As parents we try to give our children great experiences as well as a stable and loving home. When we lived in America with our two girls, we first came across the concept of ‘making memories’ and we have continued to do that throughout our children’s lives. Tomorrow (Saturday) for my 63rd birthday treat my son Ollie and I are climbing Sharp Edge and Blencathra in the Lake District – a challenge for me and hopefully a happy memory for us both.

Children at HTPD are given lots of memory-making activities from a day at West Wittering in Year 2 to a week in North Shropshire in Year 6. The children so enjoy these and they learn important lessons for life. Our children as individuals also take part in a wide variety of activities representing their town and county at tennis, skating and diving. Next week I am hoping to see Petra Todd as she appears in Carmen at the Coliseum Theatre with the English National Opera. It will be great experience and I will even try to get her to sign my programme!

Next year Clare may well introduce a list of experiences which we have been considering which children will have the opportunity to have from Year 1 to Year 6.

So this weekend, I do hope you can all get outside and make some memories and I will let you know how it went at Blencathra.

With best wishes, Richard

Congratulations to all our school gardeners for achieving Silver in “Guildford in Bloom”.


Please note that the school is closed next Monday, 29th June, for our mid-term holiday.

Job Opportunities
We are looking to appoint a range of part time Teaching Assistants to work across the school, supporting children with English as an additional language, working with particular individuals with special educational needs and being part of the everyday life of a classroom. The posts will be suitable for people who have excellent communication skills in English, are numerate and who have the ability to work flexibly and effectively on their own and as part of a team. The successful applicants will love children, live out our values and be keen to join in enthusiastically with our school community. Please see the Vacancies tab on our school website to see a job description and find the Application Form that you will need to complete and send to Bev Reed either by hand or email to recruiting@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk. Please note that the HTPD Federation is committed to safeguarding and all appointments are subject to enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Start Date: Wednesday 2nd September 2015.

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.

After School Clubs 
Please note that the Years 5 and 6 Tennis After School Club next Tuesday has had to be cancelled – Matt is getting married!! We wish him and his bride a long and happy life together.

Also, there will be no sports clubs next Thursday due to outside fixtures.

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

HTPD Prayer Group
We end the year with a Celebration together, at Bec Clifts's house on Thursday 2nd July at 7.45pm. All welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

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

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

A Huge Thank You to Cavenders for sponsoring us this year.

Cavenders – is 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. As well as sponsoring us they have also agreed the following, so if you are thinking of selling or renting your property, why not give them a call?
As a parent of a child at either Holy Trinity or Pewley Down School, we will;
- Give your child’s school £250 if you sell your property through us.
- Give your child’s school £100 if you own a property that you rent through us.
If you are thinking of Letting or Selling your property, Please contact Cavenders on 01483 457728 or info@cavenders.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.

Thirsty Thursday
Thursday July 2 is our final Thirsty Thursday (for all year groups). 8pm at Rogues. The last one was a great night with a wonderful turnout - let's make this one the same!

Dates for the Diary
Thirsty Thursday – Thursday 2 July – from 8pm at Rogues

Mums, lace up your football boots...dads, get your pompoms out...it's the first ever HT at Home Mums' Football Match! When: Sunday 28 June, 2pm Where: Holy Trinity School football pitch - Teams are open to all HT mums and will be organised according to house. Dads, please come along and cheerlead! There will be refreshments available to purchase, sold by the children. Please email Suzanne Evans (Megan in 4S) meggles06@gmail.com, if you're able to take part. 



Year 6 End of Term social - Party Saturday 11th July - save the date - more details to follow!

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.

Lost - Sam Rapley (3J) is now missing two navy blue jumpers! Both are labelled. Would parents check that they have the correct uniform please? Thank you.

Infant 19/6/15

19 June 2015

Dear Parents

Too much stress is the curse of many people’s lives. Too many things which have to be at an unreachable level, especially when such things others seem to be achieving with ease. We looked at these issues at our regular staff in-service training this week.

I think that all of us would agree that children should be allowed to have a childhood, free from the pressure which can be almost an inevitable part of adult life. We are committed, through our oft-stated values that children should have a love of life and a zest for learning and also that they and indeed everyone in our school should be treasured and loved as a unique child of God. Not a lot of room here for being driven and forced into harder, faster and better results at all costs. This type of teaching particularly at primary age is in fact counterproductive and can give rise to disenchantment and disengagement at a later point in their educational journey.


I work hard not to have staff over-stressed as well, trying not to pass the pressure, which regularly comes to me via local and national initiatives, on to the teachers and other staff. We looked at the causes of stress in schools, at its effects and how it can be moderated and reduced.

I believe that the main cause of burn out is when we are working and living at full capacity and then a major negative life event strikes and pushes us over the top.

John Greenleaf Whittier the Victorian poet and missionary wrote a long poem berating South Sea Islanders for using the drug Soma, and then in the last few verses compared the lives of westerners whose ‘drug’ was stress. It’s amazing that he recognised the same problem well over a hundred years ago. These verses were set to music and became the popular hymn ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’. One of the verses says:
Drop thy still dews of quietness
Till all our strivings cease
Take from our lives the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace,
The beauty of thy peace.

Wishing you a happy and relaxed weekend.
With best wishes, Richard


Monday 29 June – a reminder that school will be closed for the mid-summer holiday.

Healthy Week:
The children have had a wonderful week enjoying skipping workshops, Boogie Pumps, rounders, Change for Life and flying kites – what a magnificent set of activities. Thank you so much to Julia Brown for co-ordinating the week and inspiring us all to live healthier lives.

Job Opportunities: We are looking to appoint a range of part time Teaching Assistants to work across the school, supporting children with English as an additional language, working with particular individuals with special educational needs and being part of the everyday life of a classroom. The posts will be suitable for people who have excellent communication skills in English, are numerate and who have the ability to work flexibly and effectively on their own and as part of a team. The successful applicants will love children, live out our values and be keen to join in enthusiastically with our school community. Please see the Vacancies tab on our school website to see a job description and find the Application Form that you will need to complete and send to Bev Reed either by hand or email to recruiting@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk. Please note that the HTPD Federation is committed to safeguarding and all appointments are subject to enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Start Date: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

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 in the summer term to complete this work. Please speak to Lesley in the finance office or to Richard or Clare. Thanks.

Mufti, Friday 26 June:
A reminder that children should come to school in mufti (home clothes) on Friday 26 June which is the donation day for the Summer Fair. This is a mufti day for the infants only.

Teacher-led clubs: The week commencing Monday 29 June will be the last week for teacher-led clubs.

Year 2 packed lunches 30 June & 14 July
: owing to the move-up mornings and new entrants visiting, children in Walnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch on Tuesday 30 June and Chestnut Class will need a packed lunch on Tuesday 14 July.

FOPS

Summer Fair - Donation day Friday 26 June
Our Summer Fair will be held on 5 July 2015. This is always a lovely afternoon of fun, games and food on the school field, which has previously raised a significant amount of money for the school. We hope you will join us. To make it a success, we need your help please and we are asking you to donate items for the stalls:
• Booty Bags– Please fill a small size sandwich bag with sweets, chocolates and small toys (left-overs from party bags are great) and tie it with a ribbon. Please make sure that the Booty Bags are unisex and do not contain nuts or anything which could be dangerous for small children such as boiled sweets or marbles. These are very popular, so please make as many as possible. For more details check out “Help! What’s A Booty Bag?” on the PTA page of the school website.
• Bottles for the Bottle Tombola – Any bottle from olive oil to bubble bath, from squash to champagne. The more the merrier!
• Good quality second hand books and toys.
Please bring all donations and leave them in the boxes in the playground on Friday 26 June, which will also be a Mufti Day for the children. Raffle tickets will be coming home in book bags next week. Thank you for your support.

Action Sunday! Pewley Down Tidy-up, Sunday 28 June, 10am
We are looking for all you wonderful parents to come and donate some of your time (1-2 hours) to tidy up the outside areas at Pewley Down ready for the Summer Fair. Tasks required include cutting back, sweeping the playgrounds and other areas, general tidying up of flower beds etc. Could you please bring along brooms, dustpan & brushes, secateurs, green recycle bags/bin liners etc. It would be fantastic to have a tidier outside space that our children can all benefit from and enjoy throughout the summer at school. You could bring the children along to help or just play together in the playground and have some fun (obviously you will need to keep a close eye on them and they will need to be under your supervision)! I really hope you are up for the challenge - many hands make light work!! Jayne (Austin, Charlie & Oliver's Mummy)

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Recycle Challenge: This week Recycle Man has challenged Hazel Class to use old clothes to create something fun or useful. Please bring your creations into school on Thursday or Friday.

Class Photographs: Order forms for class photographs are coming home in book bags today. Orders should be returned to the school office by Friday 26 June.

Guildford Montessori Nursery School are 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.

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

Tennis Summer Camps:
Premier Tennis are offering week long Summer Tennis camps for your child, held at the nearby Charterhouse School at a discounted rate for the week of £139. All our coaches are Ofsted registered and DBS checked, and are sure to provide an excellent experience for your child.
July Camps: 20th-24th and 27th-31st
To book or for more information please give us a call on 0845 475 1147 and quote: GUILDSCH1
Alternatively visit us online at www.premiertennis.co.uk

Menu for week beginning Monday 22 June
Mon: Chicken & Leek Fricassee with Pasta or Mixed Bean & Vegetable Wrap; Blackcurrant Sponge with Custard
Tues: Lamb Casserole or Sweet & Sour Roasted Vegetables, Rice; Ginger Cake with Vanilla Sauce
Weds: Roast Turkey or Chickpea & Vegetable Couscous, Roast Potatoes; Fruit Salad with Frozen Yoghurt
Thurs: Cumberland Sausages or Vegetable & Lentil Casserole, Freshly Baked Roll; Apple Crumble with Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Macaroni Cheese; Banana Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

Junior 19/6/15

19 June 2015

Dear Parents

Too much stress is the curse of many people’s lives. Too many things which have to be at an unreachable level, especially when such things others seem to be achieving with ease. We looked at these issues at our regular staff in-service training this week.

I think that all of us would agree that children should be allowed to have a childhood, free from the pressure which can be almost an inevitable part of adult life. We are committed, through our oft-stated values that children should have a love of life and a zest for learning and also that they and indeed everyone in our school should be treasured and loved as a unique child of God. Not a lot of room here for being driven and forced into harder, faster and better results at all costs. This type of teaching particularly at primary age is in fact counterproductive and can give rise to disenchantment and disengagement at a later point in their educational journey.

I work hard not to have staff over-stressed as well, trying not to pass the pressure, which regularly comes to me via local and national initiatives, on to the teachers and other staff. We looked at the causes of stress in schools, at its effects and how it can be moderated and reduced.

I believe that the main cause of burn out is when we are working and living at full capacity and then a major negative life event strikes and pushes us over the top.

John Greenleaf Whittier the Victorian poet and missionary wrote a long poem berating South Sea Islanders for using the drug Soma, and then in the last few verses compared the lives of westerners whose ‘drug’ was stress. It’s amazing that he recognised the same problem well over a hundred years ago. These verses were set to music and became the popular hymn ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’. One of the verses says:
Drop thy still dews of quietness
Till all our strivings cease
Take from our lives the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace,
The beauty of thy peace.

Wishing you a happy and relaxed weekend.
With best wishes, Richard


Job Opportunities
We are looking to appoint a range of part time Teaching Assistants to work across the school, supporting children with English as an additional language, working with particular individuals with special educational needs and being part of the everyday life of a classroom. The posts will be suitable for people who have excellent communication skills in English, are numerate and who have the ability to work flexibly and effectively on their own and as part of a team. The successful applicants will love children, live out our values and be keen to join in enthusiastically with our school community. Please see the Vacancies tab on our school website to see a job description and find the Application Form that you will need to complete and send to Bev Reed either by hand or email to recruiting@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk. Please note that the HTPD Federation is committed to safeguarding and all appointments are subject to enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Start Date: Wednesday 2nd September 2015.

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 in the summer term to complete this work. Please speak to Lesley in the finance office or to Richard or Clare. Thanks.

Year 6 End of Term socials
Coffee morning next Friday, 26th June, 8.45 onwards, at Viv's: 54 Pewley Way
Party Saturday 11th July - save the date - more details to follow!

Thank You! For baking/donating cakes for the Year 6 Cake Sale yesterday, they raised over £270 – fantastic. Money will be going to Harrison’s Fund and towards Year 6 Leavers activities. Well done everyone!

Headlice – We have had several cases reported today that this little pest has returned. PLEASE check your child's hair EVERY day, Please comb through from scalp to the ends of their hair thoroughly. If in doubt, please shampoo the hair and use conditioner whilst the hair is wet. Leave it on for 10 minutes then comb through again. This should bring the lice away from the strands of hair. Thank you for your support.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the Summer Fair last week, initial estimates suggest that we raised £3,600 which is great.

The Summer Ball was also a great success raising about £6000 to be shared between Pewley and HT.

At the PTA meeting last night it was agreed that we will make an immediate donation to pay for maths resources in all classes and additional reading books particularly in Years 3 and 4.

Thanks to everyone who has helped to raise this money for the school.

Dates for the Diary
Thirsty Thursday – Thursday 2 July – from 8pm at Rogues

Mums, lace up your football boots...dads, get your pompoms out...it's the first ever HT at Home Mums' Football Match! When: Sunday 28 June, 2pm Where: Holy Trinity School football pitch - Teams are open to all HT mums and will be organised according to house. Dads, please come along and cheerlead! There will be refreshments available to purchase, sold by the children. Please email Suzanne Evans (Megan in 4S), if you're able to take part.


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.

The Guildford Spike WI are a fun-loving group who meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Spike Community Centre at 7:30pm. Recent meetings have included visits from Majestic Wine, Hydestile Wildlife Sanctuary and Dominique Frazer of the Boileroom - all of whom have been very entertaining and enlightening.

In addition there is a book group, a gardening group, a craft and chatter group and a pudding-eating group which meet regularly along with visits to the theatre, cinema and spa evenings too. Please have a look at our website www.guildfordspikewi.co.uk to find out more. We are currently recruiting for new members and would love to meet some local mums who would enjoy a night off once a month for fun, chatter and cake!

Amended entry from last week
: Holy Trinity Amenity Group Open Garden Party at 18, 28 and 44 Warren Road, and 6 Austen Road. Young and old all welcome! Tea, cakes, plant sale and activities for children at 18 Warren Road. £3 for adults, £1 for children, to include tea and cakes and admission to all four gardens and plant sale. Come and meet your neighbours in a relaxing environment. Queries and offers of suitable games equipment to June Collis 567753.

Week 2
 

Infant 12/5/15

12 June 2015

Dear Parents

Today we celebrated Ruth’s (at Pewley Down) Birthday. Ruth is one of those rare people who has the gift of making everyone feel valued and happy. She has a natural empathy and compassion which extends to both children and adults. As well as fronting the reception area at the infants, Ruth also knows and cares about all the children. She also works as my P.A.; organising my diary and fixing my appointments, doing her level best to make sure I see the right people at the right time in the right School – quite a task! It has been a real privilege for me working with her.

I would like to clear up a bit of misinformation. Firstly, the tale of the two Toms! Tom Paulton is a trainee teacher at Kingston University, currently doing a teaching practice in year five. When he has qualified, he hopes to be working in a Special School for Children with learning difficulties. The other is Tom Everard, who trained as a teacher here, about 6 years ago. Since then he has worked at Pirbright Junior School, currently in year six. This Tom has been appointed as a teacher in year six, who will also be responsible for assessment throughout the School. So the Tom in year five is a different person from the Tom that has been appointed to our full time teaching staff.

This is a very busy time of year and during this time we will be celebrating the careers and contributions of the staff who are leaving, as well welcoming great new members to our exciting and highly skilled team. This is a time of changes for Clare and  me but both of us are completely aware of God’s guiding hand upon the work and future of Holy Trinity Pewley Down.

With best wishes, Richard


School closes at 12.00 on Friday 19 June (Inset Day).

Healthy Week, from Monday 15th

You should have received a letter about the skipping workshop, one of the Healthy Week activities. Please return your order forms to the school office.
Don’t forget that children should come to school in their PE Kit and trainers every day next week.

E-Safety Meeting, Tuesday 16 June, 2pm, Holy Trinity
A reminder that the meeting on e-safety will take place on Tuesday at 2pm in The Chapel at Holy Trinity (further details in the ParentMail which went out yesterday). All parents are very welcome to attend. You will hear from Rob Ellis, an e-learning specialist with many years' experience both in the use of technology in education and in safeguarding issues.

Mufti, Friday 26 June
Children should come to school in mufti (home clothes) on Friday 26 June which is the donation day for the Summer Fair (more details in the FOPS section below). This will be a mufti day for years R, 1 and 2 only.

Year 1 Football Festival
Some of the children in Year 1 have had an exciting morning representing the school at the Football Festival at Surrey Sports Park. The team did very well playing a series of games against other local schools.

Recycle Challenge
This week Recycle Man has challenged Oak Class to use any kind of plastic (eg bags, cutlery, bottles) to create something fun or useful. Please bring your creations into school on Thursday or Friday.

Dates for your diary:
Monday 29 June: School closed – mid-summer holiday.
Wednesday 8 July: Sports Day at 9.15am
Thurs 9 & Fri 10 July: Y2 transition days at HT
Monday 13 July: Open afternoon, 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 July: Richard’s Leaving Picnic, 12.00-2.00pm on the downs (whole school, parents also welcome). Parents are then invited for Tea & Cake, 2.30pm at HT.
Friday 17 July: Year 2 trip to the beach and BBQ

FOPS

Summer Fair - Donation day Friday 26 June
Our Summer Fair will be held on 5 July 2015. This is always a lovely afternoon of fun, games and food on the school field, which has previously raised a significant amount of money for the school. We hope you will join us. To make it a success, we need your help please and we are asking you to donate items for the stalls:
• Booty Bags– Please fill a small size sandwich bag with sweets, chocolates and small toys (left overs from party bags are great) and tie it will a ribbon. Please make sure that the Booty Bags are unisex and do not contain nuts or anything which could be dangerous for small children such as boiled sweets or marbles. These are very popular, so please make as many as possible. For more details check out “Help! What’s A Booty Bag?” on the PTA page of the school website.
• Bottles for the Bottle Tombola – Any bottle from olive oil to bubble bath, from squash to champagne. The more the merrier!
• Good quality second hand books and toys.
Please bring all donations and leave them in the boxes in the playground on Friday 26 June, which will also be a Mufti Day for the children. Thank you for your support.

Lost
Nassia Koukoutsidou, Hazel Class, has lost her black, fluorescent dinosaur bottle – it is named.

Chit Chat - English Conversation
Chit Chat is a place for foreign residents of Guildford to: Practice English Conversation, find out about life in Guildford, ask questions, make friends and enjoy refreshments (young children are welcome) in St Mary's Church, Quarry Street, Guildford. Wednesday mornings during term time 9.30 am - 11 am (last meeting is 15 July, starts again 2 Sept) For further information please contact: snashallsusan@gmail.com or 07885-116161.

Support The Nepal Earthquake Appeal
International Yoga Day in the Country - Sunday 21st June 2015 - Nurscombe, Bramley, GU5 0DB (4 miles South of Guildford) 8 am - 5 pm (Open for all after 3.30 pm for talks and singing)
Try some different Yoga styles Shivananda and Ashtanga. Indian lunch cooked by Surrey Spice - www.surreyspice.com. Basic Cost - £20 (includes lunch) further suggested donations to
www.gofundme.com/gnc-nepal-equake To book and for further information, please contact: Puran Bhardwaj - Tel: 01483-304155 Mobile: 07780-701541 Email: puranguide@gmail.com Web: www.guildofyoga.com

Menu for week beginning Monday 15 June
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: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Fri: School closes at 12.00
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

 

Junior 12/6/15

12 June 2015

Dear Parents

Today we celebrated Ruth’s (at Pewley Down) Birthday. Ruth is one of those rare people who has the gift of making everyone feel valued and happy. She has a natural empathy and compassion which extends to both children and adults. As well as fronting the reception area at the infants, Ruth also knows and cares about all the children. She also works as my P.A.; organising my diary and fixing my appointments, doing her level best to make sure I see the right people at the right time in the right School – quite a task! It has been a real privilege for me working with her.

I would like to clear up a bit of misinformation. Firstly, the tale of the two Toms! Tom Paulton is a trainee teacher at Kingston University, currently doing a teaching practice in year five. When he has qualified, he hopes to be working in a Special School for Children with learning difficulties. The other is Tom Everard, who trained as a teacher here, about 6 years ago. Since then he has worked at Pirbright Junior School, currently in year six. This Tom has been appointed as a teacher in year six, who will also be responsible for assessment throughout the School. So the Tom in year five is a different person from the Tom that has been appointed to our full time teaching staff.

This is a very busy time of year and during this time we will be celebrating the careers and contributions of the staff who are leaving, as well welcoming great new members to our exciting and highly skilled team. This is a time of changes for Clare and
me but both of us are completely aware of God’s guiding hand upon the work and future of Holy Trinity Pewley Down.

With best wishes, Richard

INSET Reminder - School will close at 12.15pm on Friday 19 June.

Summer Fair – Tonight 6-8pm
There will be NO PARKING at school, so please walk if possible. If you do have to drive please park considerately.

E-Safety Meeting

This will take place on Tuesday 16 June at 2pm in The Chapel where you will hear from Rob Ellis, an e-learning specialist. A parent himself, Rob has many years' experience both in the use of technology in education and in safeguarding issues. Follow this link for more information.

School Packed lunches will be available from Monday 15 June every day except Friday. Please advise, in writing, if you require your child to have a hot meal.

Cricket
Congratulations to the year 6 Boys who won the Guildford Cricket Tournament this week in a tighltly fought competition with Bushy Hill. Both the boys and girls will now play on Wednesday in the County Finals at Epsom College.

Netball
Well done to all of our Year 4 netballers who played in a lovely tournament with Tormead and Queen Eleanor's yesterday in glorious sunshine. Both teams demonstrated lovely skills and teamwork and managed to win all of their games.

Holy Trinity Cups and Awards
It is that time of year again when we need to gather in all of the cups and trophies that were awarded to last year's leavers in order that we prepare for our end of year. If you have any, please could you drop them off at reception, thanks.

Sainsbury's Vouchers
We will be submitting our order for new sports equipment from Sainsbury’s in the next week. Thank you so much to everyone who has kindly collected the vouchers, it makes such a difference and really helps us to update lots of equipment ready for next year. If you have any vouchers still lurking in your purse, pleased drop them off at reception. Huge thanks to Claud Norris who patiently counts them for us every year!

School Sports Kit
Please could we ask you to help us gather any school kit that you may have at home and return it to school, thanks.

Year 6 will be holding a Charity Cake Sale on Thursday 18 June during the afternoon, with proceeds going to Harrison’s Fund to raise awareness for their Blue Hair Day taking place on 26 June and Year 6 Yearbook. If you are able to make/donate cakes that would be greatly appreciated.

HTSC invites the children in all the year groups to a Summer Film Night for a screening of Big Hero 6 on Thursday 18 June, straight after school from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Tickets will be £3.50 each which includes popcorn, a drink, and a chance to win the film. Ticket forms came home this week.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Tonight is our Circus themed Summer Fair. It’s going to be a lovely warm evening, hopefully we’ll avoid the showers – perfect for an ice cold drink from the bar and something from the BBQ. There’ll be a candy wheel, candy floss, popcorn, jolly jars, beat the goalie and much more. The Fair runs from 6-8pm. Don’t forget your raffle ticket stubs, so they can be included in the draw this evening. We look forward to seeing you there.

There will be NO PARKING at school, so please walk if possible. If you do have to drive please park considerately.

A massive thank you to everyone who has helped so far and will be helping this evening and especially to Cavenders Sales & Lettings and Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop, Guildford Friary.

Dates for the Diary

Summer Film Night – Thursday 18 June 3.30-5.30pm
HTSC Meeting - Thursday 18 June 8pm at Rogues
Thirsty Thursday – Thursday 2 July – from 8pm at Rogues

Mums, lace up your football boots...dads, get your pompoms out...it's the first ever HT at Home Mums' Football Match! When: Sunday 28 June, 2pm Where: Holy Trinity School football pitch - Teams are open to all HT mums and will be organised according to house. Dads, please come along and cheerlead! There will be refreshments available to purchase, sold by the children. Please email Suzanne Evans (Megan in 4S), if you're able to take part.
 



Sunday 28 June 2pm onwards Holy Trinity Amenity Group OPEN GARDEN PARTY at 18, 28 and 44 Warren Road, and 6 Austen Road. Young and old all welcome! Tea, cakes, plant sale and activities for children at 18 Austen Road. £3 for adults, £1 for children, to include tea and cakes and admission to all three gardens and plant sale. Come and meet your neighbours in a relaxing environment. Queries and offers of suitable games equipment to June Collis 567753.

Carrie Witts, Fiona Mavorie & Jane Rosie are all year 3 mums taking part in Blenheim Palace Sprint Triathlon and raising money for Leukemia Research. If you have a few spare pennies to help us hit our target, it would be much appreciated. uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/3mumsgivingitatri

Week 1

Infant 5/6/15

05 June 2015

Dear Parents

The power of the computer and the internet, with instant communication and information is an invention and state of being which future thinkers could not imagine fifty years ago. It has changed our life – it is a wonder and wonderful. Of course like many powerful tools and new products it can be used for harm or have harmful side effects.

On Tuesday 16 June we have a visit from Rob Ellis who is going to speak to parents and then staff about
e-safety and associated issues; I will send a flyer out giving more details early next week. The parents’ session starts at 2pm and will last one hour. I hope many of you will be able to attend.

Clare, Debbie and Helen have put together an outstanding team for the next academic year. The teachers are:
Year R Sian Stanley & Frances Clixby/Nicola Bridal
Year 1 Sheena Preston & Sarah MacKenzie
Year 2 Patrick Davies & Emily Russell/Maggie Burgess
Year 3 Alison Tester, Claire Cruddas & Julia (JJ) Blackstock
Year 4 Julia Grocott, James Wyatt & Jo Marsden
Year 5 Ginnie Gregory, Nick Walker & Sarah Mistry
Year 6 Sarah Davies/Mary Booth, Tom Everard & Helen Campbell

Gillian Trumble will be moving back to the HT site and will be working predominantly in Year 5.

I look forward to hearing of the successes of this team and of course all our great children.

With best wishes, Richard


Inset Day, Friday 19 June

Pewley Down will be closing at 12.00, and HT at 12.15, for the half day inset on 19 June.

Year 2 trip, Tuesday 9 June

Walnut and Chestnut classes are off to the Natural History Museum next Tuesday. Children will need to be at school at 8.45am for the coaches to leave promptly at 9.00am. They will also need to bring a packed lunch.

Healthy Week, Monday 15 June onwards
We are very excited about our Healthy Week which begins on 15 June. All of the children will be doing two physical activities every day, they will be thinking about what we need to do to be fit and healthy and making kites that we will try to fly on the Downs! We will also be having special visitors. Please can you ensure that your child wears their PE kit and, most importantly, well-fitting trainers every day. Many thanks.

Friendship letters
You should have received a letter in the children’s book bags about which friends they would most like to be with next year. Please complete and return these by Monday 8 June as it really helps the teachers to create the best fit for next year.

Recycle Challenge
This week Recycle Man has challenged Beech Class to use fabric (eg an old t-shirt or a sock to make a puppet) to create something fun or useful. Please bring your creations into school on Thursday or Friday.

HTPD Prayer Group
Please come along and join us in praying for the school, the children and all the staff with Prayer and Cake on Tuesday 9th June from 1.30pm at Libby Leadbetters house. Contact Emma LaPorte or email Sue Williams for more details sue.m.williams@icloud.com. If you can’t make the meeting but have a prayer request please let us know before the meeting.

FOPS

Year 2
There will be a coffee morning kindly hosted by Jo McGee on Friday 12th June after drop off.

Ballet Cub
A reminder that the ballet show will be on Thursday 2 July. Please would parents arrive at 3.30 pm – all are welcome. This will be the final ballet class this term.

Lost
Tatiana Manneh, Hazel Class, has lost a gold, heart-shaped earring.

Half Marathon in aid of Mind
I’m taking part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2015 on 11/10/2015 to raise money for Mind - The Mental Health Charity and I'd really appreciate your support. Donating to my JustGiving page is easy - just follow this link and click Donate: http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Rachel-Goodchild4 JustGiving sends your donation straight to Mind - The Mental Health Charity so it’s a quick and safe way to donate. Thank you, Rachel Goodchild (Milo’s mum, Hazel)

Local house for rent
3/4 bedroom family home for rent, just 5 mins walk from Holy Trinity School.
Terraced house with new kitchen, bathroom and wet room – in very good decorative order.
Contact Jason: 01484 503585

Menu for week beginning Monday 8 June
Mon: Salmon Crumble Bake or Lentil & Tomato Stew, Wholemeal Pasta; Iced Orange Sponge
Tues: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano, Mashed Potato; Jam Tart & Custard
Weds: Steamed Gammon or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Roast Potatoes; Jelly with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Yum Yum Chicken or Sweet Potato & Bean Pitta, Rice Pilaf; Pear and Oaty Crumble
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Lasagne; Apricot Flapjack
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.
 

Junior 5/6/15

05 June 2015

Dear parents

The power of the computer and the internet, with instant communication and information is an invention and state of being which future thinkers could not imagine fifty years ago. It has changed our life – it is a wonder and wonderful. Of course like many powerful tools and new products it can be used for harm or have harmful side effects.

On Tuesday 16 June we have a visit from Rob Ellis who is going to speak to parents and then staff about e-safety and associated issues; I will send a flyer out giving more details early next week. The parents’ session starts at 2pm and will last one hour. I hope many of you will be able to attend.

Clare, Debbie and Helen have put together an outstanding team for the next academic year. The teachers are:
Year R Sian Stanley & Frances Clixby/Nicola Bridal
Year 1 Sheena Preston & Sarah Mackenzie
Year 2 Patrick Davies & Emily Russell/Maggie Burgess
Year 3 Alison Tester, Claire Cruddas & Julia (JJ) Blackstock
Year 4 Julia Grocott, James Wyatt & Jo Marsden
Year 5 Ginnie Gregory, Nick Walker & Sarah Mistry
Year 6 Sarah Davies/Mary Booth, Tom Everard & Helen Campbell

Gillian Trumble will be moving back to the HT site and will be working predominantly in Year 5.

I look forward to hearing of the successes of this team and of course all our great children.

With best wishes, Richard

HTPD Prayer Group
Please come along and join us in praying for the school, the children and all the staff with Prayer and Cake on Tuesday 9th June from 1.30pm at Libby Leadbetters house. Contact Emma LaPorte or email Sue Williams for more details sue.m.williams@icloud.com. If you can’t make the meeting but have a prayer request please let us know before the meeting.

Year 6 will be holding a Charity Cake Sale on 18 June during the afternoon, with proceeds going to Harrison’s Fund to raise awareness of their Blue Hair Day taking place on 26 June. If you are able to make/donate cakes that would be greatly appreciated.

HTSC invites the children in all the year groups to a Summer Film Night for a screening of Big Hero 6 on Thursday 18 June. Straight after school from 3.30pm– 5.30pm. Tickets will be £3.50 each which includes popcorn, a drink, and a chance to win the film. Ticket booking forms will be coming home with the children next week.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June 7pm – 1am
A few reminders:

The evening starts at 7pm. Wine for your table can be ordered at the bar, payment is by card or cash. There will be an auction during the evening so don’t forget to bring a card or cash. The dress code for the event is 'Black Tie'. Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Summer Fair Friday 12 June 6-8pm
Thanks to everyone who has already donated to the Summer Fair. We still need more so please bring in your donations & leave them at the bottom of the ramp.
We need the following items:

BOTTLES - Any type of bottles for the Bottle Tombola from champagne to tomato ketchup!
JOLLY BAGS or JARS - decorated jars/bags filled with small toys/sweets.
HAMPER DONATIONS - Please see separate parentmails/emails about what is needed for your year group.
TEDDIES - Any unwanted teddy bears in good condition for the teddy tombola

PLEASE NOTE: this year we will not be doing a Toy Tombola so no toys please

Please check the use by dates for any food/drink items.

You should have received raffle tickets in book bags this week, please sell as many as you can and return the stubs and cheques (made out to HTSC) or cash to the office by 11 June so that they can included in the draw. Please also return unsold tickets so they can be sold at the fair.

As usual we plan to have lots of external stalls if you know of someone who would like to have a stall at the fair or you would like a stall yourself please contact Jo Burne joburne@yahoo.co.uk for details.

Finally we still need more help on the stalls so please keep volunteering to your reps to help if you are able.

Dates for the Diary
Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June
Summer Fair – Friday 12 June 6-8pm
Thirsty Thursday – Thursday 2 July – from 8pm at Rogues

Mums, lace up your football boots...dads, get your pompoms out...it's the first ever HT at Home Mums' Football Match! When: Sunday 28 June, 2pm Where: Holy Trinity School football pitch - Teams are open to all HT mums and will be organised according to house. Dads, please come along and cheerlead! There will be refreshments available to purchase, sold by the children. Please email Suzanne Evans (Megan in 4S), if you're able to take part.

Lost: Joshua Butlin, 4JN, has mislaid his navy Shackleon Jumper and an Addidas black football kit in a bag. If found, please return these items to the office. Thank you.

Sunday 28th June 2pm onwards HolyTrinity Amenity Group OPEN GARDEN PARTY at 18, 28 and 44 Warren Road, and 6 Austen Road. Young and old all welcome! Tea, cakes, plant sale and activities for children at 18 Austen Road. £3 for adults, £1 for chldren, to include tea and cakes and admission to all three gardens and plant sale. Come and meet your neighbours in a relaxing environment. Queries and offers of suitable games equipment to June Collis 567753.

NutriYoga is back with the successful workshop 'How to manage stress and re-balance through nutrition and yoga'. Treat yourself to three hours of learning how nutrition can help you de-stress from Nutritional Therapist Jane Barrett (Freddy 6A) and enjoy a deeply relaxing Restorative Yin Yoga practice with Gunilla Hartman (Hanna 4JN) and leave feeling calm, relaxed and ready to take on the world again. There will be plenty of smoothies and nibbles to sample and a great take home nutrition and yoga pack. The last event sold out quickly so don't miss out!
When: Saturday 27 June 14.00-17.00. Where: Yoga Mila in Godalming Price: £35.00 per person
To book contact: jane@nurturingnutrition.co.uk or gunilla@sunnysideyoga.co.uk or book online here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nutriyoga-how-to-manage-stress-and-re-balance-through-nutrition-and-yoga-tickets-17202505156



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