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Junior 27/3/15

27 March 2015

Dear Parents,

Our whole school service for Easter took place on Wednesday afternoon. All your children from both schools packed into Holy Trinity church, altogether we were a congregation of 650! The singing was great with our reception children leading the way in the Palm Sunday song “Hosanna Hosanna”. A real high point was a really moving dramatisation of Jesus’ resurrection which Cheryl had directed with children from year 5. It really was a stunning moment and I would like to put a video of it up on our website, but I think it will have to wait until next term. Robert Cotton gave a great message based on the verse, “that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus” - he illustrated this with his red braces.

Earlier in the week we had told the Easter story to all of the children in both schools. A highlight in each class was the teacher washing a child’s feet as Jesus did for his disciples at the last supper. This was a moving moment for everyone. I am pleased that our children understand the importance of thinking deeply and pondering big issues.

This week all the children were invited to consider life changing events in their lives. The results were fascinating: happy, sad, unexpected and wonderful.

This Easter it will be great if we can take some time to think about the Jesus story once again and, as we say to the children: “What was the most important part in the story and where are we in the story?”

I do wish you a blessed Easter and a great holiday.
With best wishes, Richard


Dates for your diary:
School resumes on Monday 13 April at 8.40am
Wednesday 15 April Swimming Commences for 3J & 4J
Thursday 16 April – Year 3 walk to London Road

INSET Day
Please make a note for your diaries that there will be an additional half day INSET for all staff on Friday 19 June. Pewley Down will close at 1200 and Holy Trinity at 1215. There will be no clubs, Clubs+ or PUPS on this day.

Richard’s Retirement - Save the Date
Wednesday 15 July – picnic lunch on the Downs for all current pupils and parents
Friday 17 July – party at Holy Trinity School – 7pm to 9pm

Tennis
We had a super tennis competition last Friday at Shalford tennis Club in the sunshine. All of our players enjoyed being part of a lovely event and we were very well looked after by the club with tea and cakes! Congratulations to the team who won the competition after a tie-break and they now go through to the County Finals on 1st July.

Tag Rugby
15 teams from across Guildford participated in a fantastically organised event at St. Peter's School, with the year 10 students helping to run the tournament with great enthusiasm and support. Both of our teams did very well winning both the year 5 and year 6 tournaments and the year 6's now progress to the County Tournament on April 15th at Surrey Sports Park. Well done to all of the boys and girls involved. Mike Naisby lost a boot bag at the Tag Rugby tournament if anyone has found it please contact school.

National Schools Biathlon
Good luck to all the children participating in the National Finals at the Olympic Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Netball
Two lovely year 5 matches at Rydes Hill finished off our netball season with a 10-10 draw in a lovely tight match and a 3-1 win.

Summer Clubs
Please do look out for our Summer Clubs Timetable and encourage the children to come along. Clubs will start first week back next term.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June 7pm – 1am

The organisation of this year’s HTPD Summer Ball is now in full swing & is promising to be yet another fantastic evening.
This year the Ball is being held at The Mandolay Hotel in Guildford, recently awarded a Michelin Star. The format for the evening will be, Welcome drinks, 3 Course Meal & Coffee, Auction/Fundraising, Raffle & of course plenty of Dancing!!
Last year’s tickets sold out by 9.15 on the day we released them. Therefore, please have a quick read of the following bullet points if you are looking to join us, so not to be disappointed:
Week commencing 27th April: Tickets priced at £50/ head will go on sale to all HT & PD parents @ 9am – exact day to be confirmed.
• Ticket request forms and corresponding cheques MUST be into the relevant school Office that morning. Booking forms will be sent out after Easter and will be available on the website.
• If you wish you can put together a table of ten – Although, this does not have to be the case - if there is 1 or a few of you, whether it's girls, couples or just a mixture of friends - tables will be put together accordingly to create tables of ten. Everyone is welcome.
What next:
Book your babysitter – Saturday 6 June
Get together with your HTPD friends and organise your table

HT @ Home
Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm for HT @ Home already! Many of us socialise with people we've met via this school, with the friends we make in the class room and at the school gate. In recognition of this, HTSC are encouraging us to arrange lots of socials (which we do anyway). The difference is that, under the HT @ Home umbrella, we can now turn these into mini HT fundraisers by asking guests to make a donation to school via the new online page.

Please keep checking our designated online fundraising page to see how our fundraising efforts are going against target. Our children might be interested to see the page too, for every penny raised will go to improving computers at school. https://mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773

HT@Home – Stop Press! Do you have a kite? If so please join us for a monster kite flying afternoon on the last day of term. Meet on Pewley Down on Friday 27 March from 2-3pm….bring your kite (and adults bring a flask of something warm and a picnic rug). Squash and biscuits will be available for children…DONATIONS ON THE AFTERNOON WILL BE COLLECTED FOR THE HT@HOME FUNDRAISING SCHEME. (Suggested donation £1 per child) How many kites can we get in the air at one time?? ALL WELCOME for some end of term fun. Any queries please contact Elaine Fitzwater epfitzwater@gmail.com

HT@Home – You’re Invited! You are welcome to join us for a walk on Blackheath on Tuesday 31 March for HT@Home. This is the first Tuesday of the Easter holiday. All welcome - children, parents, siblings, Easter holiday visitors and dogs! We'll meet in Blackheath car park at 2.30pm (directions below). Please bring a flask of your favourite drink and drinks for your children, and we'll provide cake and snacks in the car park at the start of our walk in return for a donation to HTPD!

To help with organisation, please advise if you are going to join us, and how many will be in your party. Please use the 'subject' 'HT @home' and email: michelec.miller@btinternet.com Looking forward to seeing you there - don't forget your donation!
Directions: From the Percy Arms pub in Chilworth (GU4 8NP) take the road opposite the pub (Sampleoak Lane). Follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads. You will find the car park at the end of this road.

Phil the Bag is coming back after Easter
Doing a clear-out over Easter? Please save your unwanted textiles - adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding please bring them in and leave them at the bottom of the ramps in school from Monday 20th April until the morning of Wednesday 22nd April.

The following items are not accepted Blankets, Bric-a-Brac, Duvets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Rugs, Carpet, Offcuts of fabric, Any WET items, Tent Canvas and no ripped or stained clothing. Please bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition.
We will send home some bags to fill but bin liners can also be used. The more we collect, the more we raise the school receives 40 pence for every kilo we manage to collect that’s £400 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts! Phil that bag!

Dates for the Diary

HT@Home – March and April
Phil the Bag – Monday 20th April – Wednesday am 22nd April
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June
Summer Fair – Friday 12th June 6-8pm


Dates for the Diary
Blackheath Walk – Tuesday 31 March
HT@Home – March and April
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June

Lost
- Maisie Dolling 6A lost her New York sweat shirt at the Easter Hop on Monday. It has black sleeves and a grey picture in front of New York, with writing on the front too. It's much loved and was only two days old! Please contact Lucy on 07826 420299 if you picked it up by mistake.
Sam Rapley (3J, Nightingale house) has lost both his red house fleece recently, and blue school jumper before Christmas. Both are labelled and are age 9-10yrs. If parents could please check labels we'd be most grateful.

Prayer Spaces in Schools, part of 24-7 prayer are looking for a full time administrator in Guildford. Essentially, the role is about catalysing, supporting and encouraging prayer through brilliant administration, clear communications and project management. We need a great communicator, someone with excellent computer literacy expertise and social media talents and who is highly organised. If you are interested please find the job description at: http://www.24-7prayer.com/data/24-7prayer/downloads/Prayer%20Administrator%20Job%20Spec.pdf.
If you are interested, please send an email explaining your connection with 24-7 Prayer and why you’re interested in the role, along with your CV to terri.roberts@24-7prayer.com

101 Dalmatians. Come to the Electric Theatre this Easter holiday for a production of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians between the 9th and 11th April. Performances start at 3.30 and 7.30. Tickets from only £8.50. Please call 01483 444789 for further information.

Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring! @ Holy Trinity Pewley Down School (juniors) £154 for 11 x 2 hour sessions run Tuesdays 3.15 - 5.15pm ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED IN PRICE Tuesday 21st April -7th July 2015 Come along and have fun making and doing: from printing to mini books, painting, drawing and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt. 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. Maximum of 10 spaces so book early.

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