Infant 23/5/14

23 May 2014

Dear parents

The importance for children to know about the international dimension to life has been wonderfully shown on our latest visit to Spain. I am writing this from a very damp Santander waiting for our return flight. The children's names were drawn by lot.

They have been outstanding ambassadors for the school and will feed back to others about their experiences. All the children and staff stayed with delightful Spanish families who warmly welcomed us to their homes. The children participated in lessons as did the teachers. I walked into my first class and was told that I was required to teach a lesson on storytelling and writing. It is a bilingual school and by the time the children are in year six they all speak English well, although their parents do not.

There was a visit to local caves and to some of the stunning mountain scenery. By the way, the weather was so cold with maximum temperatures of 7 degrees one day. We were caught out climbing down from a hilltop in a rainstorm - the heaviest I have ever experienced with gale force winds. There was snow just 35 km away.

The school is in many ways similar to HTPD with a warm family approach - it is a church school. Teachers are called by their first names and there is a happy air of friendship and cooperation. Two of their teachers, Peio and Lydia are joining us in July and we look forward to the partnership going from strength to strength.

Trips like this teach us how precious and vital European relationships are. We are not just a little isolated island but part of a much wider entity. What I learn from a visit like this is that it would be tragic to sever links with Europe and to become ' little Englanders'. Close links with people of different languages, creeds and ethnic roots provide us all with a rich and diverse diet.

With best wishes, Richard


Fluffy Friday:
We have had a fantastic time today. The children have been really busy doing lots of different activities ranging from outdoor activities (painting murals, den building on the downs, pond dipping, ball games in the front playground and cricket on the field) to indoor activities such as cup-stacking competitions, indoor hockey, making windmills, hama beads, construction and i-pads!

Additional dates for the summer term:
Friday 4 July: Year 2 Dinosaur Museum
Thursday 10 & Friday 11 July: Year 2 transition days at HT
Friday 11 July: Year R to Look Out Centre
Wednesday 16 July, 9.15am: Sports Day
Monday 21 July: Open Afternoon (YR & Y1); Year 2 beach trip & BBQ
Tuesday 22 July, am: Leavers’ assembly

Year One:
Oak and Beech classes are starting their new Pirate Topic with a pirate dressing up day on the first day of term (Monday 2nd June). Your children can wear a full pirate outfit or even just a pirate patch, a hat or a stripy t-shirt. Mufti will be fine too. Thank you. Year 1 team. (PS: the teachers will be dressed up too!)

Front Playground:
Thank you to Adriana (Stefan’s mum, Willow Class) for weeding the steep bank in the front playground. Now that the ground has been cleared the eco-team will be planting some red geraniums in the gaps. Please could we ask for your help in keeping children off the bank so that the plants have a chance to grow.

Year 2 Leavers’ Yearbook:
Please could all those who wish to receive a copy of the Year 2 Leavers’ Yearbook ensure they have filled out their permission slips and order forms together with payment as numbers will need to be confirmed to the printers very soon.

HTPD Prayer Group:
The next meeting is for lunch together on 3 June at 1.00 pm at Natalie Savage’s house. All welcome! Contact Emma for details emmalaporte@hotmail.com.

Lost:
Milli Westlake has lost her red school fleece and jumper (Nightingale) – both items are named.
Harry Norris has lost his white trainers – they have a velcro fastening.
Libby Thomas has lost her blue, Olympic logo hat.
Ona Cashmore has lost her school jumper (Keller) which is named ‘Ethan Cashmore’.
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FOPS NEWS

FOPS Meeting - 2 June 2014: The next FOPS meeting will be held on Monday 2 June at 8pm in the staff room. All welcome!

Summer Fair - 8 June 2014

Donation Day - 2 June 2014: We would be very grateful if donations for the Summer Fair could be brought into school on Monday 2 June. Please donate bottles of any kind and good quality second had books and toys as well as those Booty Bags. If you’re not sure what a Booty Bag is please see "Help! What's a Booty Bag?" on the PTA section of the school website.

Raffle Tickets:
You will have received two books of raffle tickets in your child's book bag this week. The raffle usually raises a lot of money for the school and we have some fabulous prizes this year. Please try to sell tickets to your family and friends. Extra tickets are available from the School Office. Please return all money, counterfoils and unsold raffle tickets in the envelope provided by 3pm on Friday 6 June. Thank you to Ati Dalgard for her hard work and resourcefulness in getting together such a great selection of prizes and also huge thanks to those who have kindly donated.

Learn to drum at the Summer Fair! Advance booking are now being taken in the School Office for the drumming workshop at the Summer Fair (http://drumrunners.org/). Come along and try out the drums, build a song and create a story about the Rainbow Tree! The cost is £2 for a 20 min session (advance booking necessary) and is open to all ages. Each 20 minute workshop can accommodate 24 children, so come along and make some noise!!!!
.....finally, your class reps will be asking for help to run the stalls at the Summer Fair. There are lots of slots to fill (almost as many as the number of children in the class) so please volunteer if you possible can to spread the workload.

Year R Coffee Morning - Friday 13 June: Jo McGee is hosting a coffee morning for Year R parents at her house (21 Pewley Bank) on Friday 13 June after drop-off.


Serbia needs your help
We have been asked by the Mashanovich family (Militsa, Year 6 and Stefan, Year 3) to highlight the state of emergency in Serbia and Bosnia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began. Three months’ worth of rain fell on the region in just a couple of days, causing rivers to burst their banks and sweep into people’s homes. Whole cities have been cut off while landslides have buried houses. The town where Militsa and Stefan spend their summer holidays with family has been seriously affected. Please help by donating via PayPal at http://floodrelief.gov.rs/.

Menu for week beginning 2 June 2014


Guildford Borough Council – Half Term Fun for all the family
: Stuck for things for the children to do during the holidays? ….Well help is here! Guildford Borough Council has put together lots of helpful information to keep everyone entertained during the May half term; play schemes, sports academies, arts & crafts, drama clubs, family days out and much more!
Just visit our website: www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities

Family Fun Day this Sunday
- petting zoo, live band, bar and BBQ, face painting, tombola, raffle - prizes include holiday in Nice! Great fun for a great cause. This Sunday 25th May at the Parrot Inn, Shalford from 3pm. Free entry and parking, All proceeds to Pancreatic cancer charity.

G Live ticket offers:
Scooby-Doo! The mystery of the Pyramid, Fri 30 May – Sun 1 June, £10* tickets when quoting the promo code: ScoobyAdventure.
Science Musuem Live: The Energy Show, 5-7 June, Save 30% on tickets when quoting the promo code: EnergySaving. Other offers on the website: GLive.co.uk
 

Junior 23/5/14

23 May 2014

Dear parents

The importance for children to know about the international dimension to life has been wonderfully shown on our latest visit to Spain. I am writing this from a very damp Santander waiting for our return flight. The children's names were drawn by lot.

They have been outstanding ambassadors for the school and will feed back to others about their experiences. All the children and staff stayed with delightful Spanish families who warmly welcomed us to their homes. The children participated in lessons as did the teachers. I walked into my first class and was told that I was required to teach a lesson on storytelling and writing. It is a bilingual school and by the time the children are in year six they all speak English well, although their parents do not.

There was a visit to local caves and to some of the stunning mountain scenery. By the way, the weather was so cold with maximum temperatures of 7 degrees one day. We were caught out climbing down from a hilltop in a rainstorm - the heaviest I have ever experienced with gale force winds. There was snow just 35 km away.

The school is in many ways similar to HTPD with a warm family approach - it is a church school. Teachers are called by their first names and there is a happy air of friendship and cooperation. Two of their teachers, Peio and Lydia are joining us in July and we look forward to the partnership going from strength to strength.

Trips like this teach us how precious and vital European relationships are. We are not just a little isolated island but part of a much wider entity. What I learn from a visit like this is that it would be tragic to sever links with Europe and to become ' little Englanders'. Close links with people of different languages, creeds and ethnic roots provide us all with a rich and diverse diet.
With best wishes, Richard


School finishes for half term today and resumes on Monday 2 June at 0840

Forthcoming events for June
Wednesday 4th – Year 4 to Bentley Copse
Monday 9th – Year 6 to Preston Montford
Wednesday 18th – Whole School Photo
Thursday 19th – Year 6 Parents’ Trinity Trek Meeting
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th – INSET Days – school closed
Monday 30th – Midsummer holiday – school closed

Fluffy Friday:
We have had a fantastic time today. The children have been really busy doing lots of different activities ranging from outdoor activities (painting murals, den building on the downs, pond dipping, ball games in the front playground and cricket on the field) to indoor activities such as cup-stacking competitions, indoor hockey, making windmills, hama beads, construction and iPads!
Some of the HT children have been at Surrey Sports Park today enjoying badminton, squash and climbing,

Cross-country

We had a lovely finish to the cross-country season this year with our very own Holy Trinity event
held up on the Downs. Seven teams from across the Guildford schools participated and we had two cracking races. In the girls race, we had five girls in the top ten to complete a fantastic win overall with a 2nd place for Eliza Sutton. In the boys race, which was also fiercely contested Charlie Kefford got a 3rd place, the boys came second overall in the season, and we retained the overall trophy. Congratulations to everyone involved and huge thanks to everyone who helped out.

Clubs
After half term there will be a new belly dancing club which has been a popular fluffy activity.
Rula will be running it on Tuesdays after school 3.15-4pm in 4S. There are a maximum of 12 places, first come first served. Please contact rulaa@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk if your child is interested.

Swimming

Good luck to all the children participating in the Guildford Schools Swimming Gala on Saturday.

Quiz Night!
Friday, 20th June at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity - Come along and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford in our Quiz Night. Once again the questions have been set by that master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half) and if you have been to one of these before then you know it promises to be a really fun night out, and also will raise money for the school. Tickets are £5 each and will go on sale after half term. Teams must be a maximum of 8 and the format is that you bring and share food for your own table, drinks will be on sale from the bar. We aim to finish at 10.30pm.


HTSC (PTA) News

Summer Fair
Our Summer Fair planning is well under way and we are going with a WORLD CUP theme this year!

Two of our major fundraisers at the fair are the Raffle and Bag A Bargain and we usually have many wonderful prizes donated by local companies. However, having just asked for donations for the March Ball and the Christmas Fair we do not want to approach the same businesses again.

So we are asking if you would help us.
If you are out and about over half term please consider picking up a voucher to donate to the Fair. Some examples: any local restaurants, clothing stores, garden centres, coffee shops, Curry's PC World, B&Q, Sports Direct, Spectrum passes, Wildwood Adventure, Air Hop, Craggy Island, Legoland, Thorpe Park, just to list a few ideas! Any amount would be greatly appreciated - smaller ones could be packaged together if needed, so please don't feel any donation is too small. Alternatively, if you are able to give a monetary donation we could then purchase prizes. Again, all donations would be gratefully accepted and can be handed in at the office.

Quiz Night! Friday, 20th June at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity

Come along and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford in our Quiz Night. Once again the questions have been set by that master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half) and if you have been to one of these before then you know it promises to be a really fun night out, and also will raise money for the school. Tickets are £5 each and will go on sale after half term. Teams must be a maximum of 8 and the format is that you bring and share food for your own table, drinks will be on sale from the bar. We aim to finish at 10.30pm.

Phil the Bag
The next Phil the Bag is going to be 16th - 19th June

All the proceeds from this go towards the various celebrations for all of the Year 6 children who will be leaving Holy Trinity at the end of the Summer term.

Just to jog your memories, Phil the Bag accepts all your unwanted textiles, all kinds of adult and children's clothing, hats, shoes, belts, handbags, and household textiles including sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, curtains and towels. They also accept school uniform.
They do not accept:
Blankets,Bric-a-Brac, Duvets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Rugs, Carpet, Offcuts of fabric, Any WET items, Tent Canvas
No ripped or stained clothing

Dates for the Diary

PTA (HTSC) Meeting - Thursday 12th June
Phil the Bag - 16th - 19th June
Quiz Night - Friday 20th June at HT
Summer Fair Friday 4th July



Serbia needs your help
We have been asked by the Mashanovich family (Militsa, Year 6 and Stefan, Year 3) to highlight the state of emergency in Serbia and Bosnia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began. Three months’ worth of rain fell on the region in just a couple of days, causing rivers to burst their banks and sweep into people’s homes. Whole cities have been cut off while landslides have buried houses. The town where Militsa and Stefan spend their summer holidays with family has been seriously affected. Please help by donating via PayPal at http://floodrelief.gov.rs/.

Family Fund Day this Sunday -
petting zoo, live band, bar and BBQ, face painting, tombola, raffle - prizes include holiday in Nice! Great fun for a great cause. This Sunday 25th May at the Parrot Inn, Shalford from 3pm. Free entry and parking, All proceeds to Pancreatic cancer charity.

The Backpack Project
- Mary's Meals is a charity which provides rucksacks filled with basic stationery items (e.g. pens, pencils, notepads) for children in Africa (usually Malawi and Liberia), who would otherwise have no possessions to call their own. The charity hopes to provide serviceable rucksacks which will then be filled with these essentials. If you have an unwanted child's rucksack and would like to donate to the charity, please leave at the school office. Further details from the website www.marysmeals.org.uk

Half Term Fun For All The Family!
Guildford Borough Council has produced some free information for families in Guildford. This includes details of playschemes, sports academies, arts and crafts, dance and drama workshops and countless other activities for children and young people to take part in during the May Half Term. I would be very grateful if you could let as many families as possible know about the below website link, so that they can access the information and benefit from activities in the area. www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities

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Infant 16/5/14

16 May 2014

Dear Parents,

I think SATS are celebrating their twentieth birthday this week, although I don’t think anyone is celebrating. At Pewley the children are working through the tasks and all is quite relaxed, though most of them have cottoned on to the fact that these are important. There is something special in doing printed tests – a mixture of excitement and concern, which increases to dread when we in later years approach exams for which we are ill-prepared. At HTPD the children are well prepared without being drilled in exam practice. A huge thank you is due to our Year 2 and Year 6 teachers, who have all done so well to create a curriculum and climate where children can succeed and thrive.

I oversaw the Maths tests at HT and it was great to see the application and effort. Every single child gave of his/her best. It is wonderful that they have had great weather at the Lido to celebrate finishing the tests.

Year two are in the middle of their amazing dinosaur topic and we all look forward to seeing their version of the Natural History Museum. Year six will now really get down to some self-guided study of the Victorians. This will culminate in the forum being transformed into the Crystal Palace in order to house the Great Exhibition.

As these children are moving towards their transfer to secondary school it is interesting to see how they have matured and grown into self-confident, independent and caring young people. I hope that school has been part of the partnership which has achieved that. Their resilience and application added to the love of life and empathy for others is just a great mixture and far more worth celebrating than another year of SATS!

With best wishes, Richard


What is the role of a Governor anyway?

It occurred to me at the new Governor induction meeting this week that last May I didn’t have a clue what the Governing Body at HTPD did or who they were. A year later I am now a Governor myself! In a short period of time I have enjoyed gaining insight into how the school plans for the future and deals with current challenges, while remaining a unique and wonderful place to learn.

Apparently I was not alone in my lack of understanding of the role of Governors and so it was decided at our recent meeting that we would take turns, perhaps fortnightly, in sharing our thoughts and progress with the parent body through the school newsletter. If you have any suggestions for topics or questions you’d like answered about the role of a Governor at HTPD please let us know.

Our induction meeting was a time for the new Governors to meet as well as get to know Rev. Robert Cotton (Chair of Governors), Deborah Pepper (Vice Chair of Governors), Helen Murray (Foundation Governor), and of course Richard Rowe, our Headteacher. Deborah chaired the meeting at her lovely home and after introductions we heard about the history of the schools from Richard, which fascinated me and made me so proud to be a part of HTPD! Did you know that Holy Trinity was established as a primary school in 1812? If I recall correctly, Richard told us that it was only the 8th Church of England school to be established (there are now several thousand CofE schools in the country)!

We also learned what our roles would entail, which include:
• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• contributing to the school’s self-evaluation
• challenging and holding the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety, and quality of leadership

We had the opportunity to share what committees we would be most interested in joining. Each Governor belongs to at least one of the 5 committees: Learning, Staffing, Finance, Every Child Matters and Admissions.

There were also brief but interesting discussions about the ethos of the school and the religious component of the school, future admissions criteria, succession planning, the state of schools in Guildford, Ofsted inspections and more.

Despite the late hour, I left the meeting feeling energised and excited about being part of this team. It is incredible to me that some of the “senior” Governors have been in the role for almost 2 decades and yet they still ooze passion, a positive and inclusive attitude, and a clear vision of the school’s direction.

No doubt many of you parents also have passionate opinions and ideas about what makes Holy Trinity Pewley Down School great and what could be improved upon. Feel free to contact a member of the Governing Body with your thoughts. We value your feedback. Susen Anderson

Class Photographs, Monday 19 May

Please try and arrive on time (in smart school uniform) on Monday as the photographer is coming in to take class photos and will start promptly at 9.00 am.

Year 1 open afternoon, Thursday 22 May
Don’t forget the Year 1 garden party (open afternoon) on Thursday 22nd at 2.15pm. Please come along and have a look at the children’s work in the classrooms. You will be able to take your child home after you have finished looking round.

Golden Boot
Today was the baseline for the Golden Boot. We are taking part in the Golden Boot Challenge which is designed to encourage children to try out coming to school by scooter, walking, car share etc (a green mode of travel). If you do drive then please try parking a little way down the road and walking; this counts as ‘park and stride’. We will be asking the children how they come to school on 6, 13, 20 and 25 June. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will be awarded with badges and the golden boot.

School sandwich lunch

We will be offering a sandwich lunch option (in place of the cooked school lunch) from Monday 2 June. If you are interested in this please contact the school office by next Tuesday 20 May as there is limited availability.

Playground toys
A reminder that the toys and equipment in the playground are to be used at playtime only (and not at drop off and pick up times). This was one of the new playground rules introduced after Easter when we bought the new equipment.

Front Playground
The steep bank in the playground is getting very overgrown. If there are any kind parents who would be able to give it a weed and a dig over, please talk to Sarah (or let the office know). The Eco Team are hoping to plant some summer flowers on the bank. Thank you for your help - Sarah and the Eco Team.

Year R
We are looking for remnants of stripy, bright or spotty wrapping paper for one of the Fluffy activities. Please bring any you might have to Year R (Claire or Sue).

Lost

Thomas Birkett (Oak Class) has lost his named Nightingale sweatshirt.
Please check that your child has not taken the wrong uniform home by mistake. Many thanks.

FOPS NEWS

Second Hand Uniform Sale - 23 May: There will be a second hand uniform sale in the playground at pick up next Friday 23 May.

FOPS Meeting - 2 June:
The next FOPS meeting will be held on Monday 2 June at 8pm in the staff room. All welcome!

Summer Fair - 8 June

• Donation Day - 2 June 2014: We would be very grateful for donations for the Summer Fair on Monday 2 June. You will receive a letter in your child's book bag next week telling you the items we will be collecting. *** STOP PRESS *** This year we are asking for Booty Bags instead of Jolly Jars! More details will be in the letter.
• Raffle Tickets: You will also be receiving two books of raffle tickets in your child's book bag next week. The raffle usually raises a lot of money for the school and we have some fabulous prizes this year. Please try to sell tickets to your family and friends. Extra tickets are available from the school office.
• Learn to drum at the Summer Fair!: (http://drumrunners.org/) will be offering drumming workshops at the Summer Fair! Come along and try out the drums, build a song and create a story about the Rainbow Tree!
The cost is £2 for a 20 min session and is open to all ages. Advance booking is required for this fantastic workshop opportunity. Please book at the school office to enrol for a slot and pay. Bookings open on Monday 19th May and are on a strictly first come first served basis. Please note: exact change only.
Each 20 min workshop can accommodate 24 children, so come along and make some noise!!!!
The following times are available - see master list held at the school office for availability:
12.00-12.20, 12.20-12.40, 12.40-13.00, 13.00-13.20, 13.20-13.40
Drum runners will also have a massive relaxation mat near the workshop which will have lots of percussion instruments for children to try out for free on the day. This means plenty of fun to keep siblings/parents entertained while the workshops are running.

Menu for week beginning Monday 19 May


London to Paris: Hi all, Myself (mum of Olly 6SC & Mads, Walnut) & Fiona Mavani (mum of Hari 6SC & Dylan, Chestnut) together with our trusty little team are mid-cycle to Paris as you are reading this. We are cycling from Blackheath, London to Paris in aid of Juvenile Diabetes - JDRF. Should you be kind enough to donate, our donation page is: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Overthehillandroundthebend Thanks everyone who has already sponsored us. Carrie & Fiona

Tennis Camps: Premier Tennis Camps are coming to Charterhouse, Godalming! If you have children aged 5-15 years old who would like to improve their tennis skills this May half term, please go to www.premiertennis.co.uk/holiday-camps/ then click on venues or call us on 0845 475 1147. Individual day or weekly booking available. Camps take place daily from 9.30am-3.30pm and early drop-off and late pick-up is available, as well as indoor back-up in the event of bad weather. Hope to see you there!

Surrey Arts – Come and play with our orchestras
– Open Rehearsal, Wednesday 21 May 2014, Tillingbourne Junior School, New Road, Chilworth GU4 8NB. Great opportunity for String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players of all ages and levels of experience. 5.15 - 6.30pm: Prima Strings (beginner strings - grade 1), Opus String Training Orchestra (grade 1 - 4), South West Winds (woodwind, brass & percussion: beginner - grade 4). 6.45 - 8.45pm: South West Surrey Youth Orchestra (strings, wind, brass & percussion - grade 5 & above). Free taster session. Cost of membership is £48 per term.
For more information contact Alison Harding: 07968 832413 alison.harding@surreycc.gov.uk

Junior 16/5/14

16 May 2014

Dear Parents,

I think SATS are celebrating their twentieth birthday this week, although I don’t think anyone is celebrating. At Pewley the children are working through the tasks and all is quite relaxed, though most of them have cottoned on to the fact that these are important. There is something special in doing printed tests – a mixture of excitement and concern, which increases to dread when we in later years approach exams for which we are ill-prepared. At HTPD the children are well prepared without being drilled in exam practice. A huge thank you is due to our Year 2 and Year 6 teachers, who have all done so well to create a curriculum and climate where children can succeed and thrive.

I oversaw the Maths tests at HT and it was great to see the application and effort. Every single child gave of his/her best. It is wonderful that they have had great weather at the Lido to celebrate finishing the tests.

Year two are in the middle of their amazing dinosaur topic and we all look forward to seeing their version of the Natural History Museum. Year six will now really get down to some self-guided study of the Victorians. This will culminate in the forum being transformed into the Crystal Palace in order to house the Great Exhibition.

As these children are moving towards their transfer to secondary school it is interesting to see how they have matured and grown into self-confident, independent and caring young people. I hope that school has been part of the partnership which has achieved that. Their resilience and application added to the love of life and empathy for others is just a great mixture and far more worth celebrating than another year of SATS!

With best wishes, Richard


What is the role of a Governor anyway?

It occurred to me at the new Governor induction meeting this week that last May I didn’t have a clue what the Governing Body at HTPD did or who they were. A year later I am now a Governor myself! In a short period of time I have enjoyed gaining insight into how the school plans for the future and deals with current challenges, while remaining a unique and wonderful place to learn.

Apparently I was not alone in my lack of understanding of the role of Governors and so it was decided at our recent meeting that we would take turns, perhaps fortnightly, in sharing our thoughts and progress with the parent body through the school newsletter. If you have any suggestions for topics or questions you’d like answered about the role of a Governor at HTPD please let us know.

Our induction meeting was a time for the new Governors to meet as well as get to know Rev. Robert Cotton (Chair of Governors), Deborah Pepper (Vice Chair of Governors), Helen Murray (Foundation Governor), and of course Richard Rowe, our Headteacher. Deborah chaired the meeting at her lovely home and after introductions we heard about the history of the schools from Richard, which fascinated me and made me so proud to be a part of HTPD! Did you know that Holy Trinity was established as a primary school in 1812? If I recall correctly, Richard told us that it was only the 8th Church of England school to be established (there are now several thousand CofE schools in the country)!

We also learned what our roles would entail, which include:
• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• contributing to the school’s self-evaluation
• challenging and holding the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety, and quality of leadership

We had the opportunity to share what committees we would be most interested in joining. Each Governor belongs to at least one of the 5 committees: Learning, Staffing, Finance, Every Child Matters and Admissions.

There were also brief but interesting discussions about the ethos of the school and the religious component of the school, future admissions criteria, succession planning, the state of schools in Guildford, Ofsted inspections and more.

Despite the late hour, I left the meeting feeling energised and excited about being part of this team. It is incredible to me that some of the “senior” Governors have been in the role for almost 2 decades and yet they still ooze passion, a positive and inclusive attitude, and a clear vision of the school’s direction.

No doubt many of you parents also have passionate opinions and ideas about what makes Holy Trinity Pewley Down School great and what could be improved upon. Feel free to contact a member of the Governing Body with your thoughts. We value your feedback. Susen Anderson

Forthcoming events for May:
Tuesday, 20th May: Year group photos at Holy Trinity by Tempest Year 3, 4 and 5 only
Friday, 23rd May: Fluffy Friday
Friday, 23rd May: School closes for Half Term
Monday, 2nd June: Summer Term resumes at 8.40am

Club Cancellations - Dangerous Book Club and Board Games will not be on next week as Geraldine is away.

Fluffy Friday is approaching on Friday, 23rd May and we really need some volunteers to help take children off site. We need help walking to and from the Spectrum, Stoke Park and the Lido. There will be teachers leading these groups but we need extra adults for walking to and fro but would love help there if you can stay! We would also appreciate any mums or dads who are keen cyclists to accompany the off-road biking group. If you would like to help with the in-school activities, we would also appreciate your help.

Children will know their activities on Monday and letters will go out to inform all those children who will need a packed lunch.

We rely on your support to run the off-site activities. We can't do this without you!

Cricket Tickets

We have four tickets for the England V Sri Lanka One-Day International cricket match at the Oval on Thursday 22nd May. If anyone is interested in going please contact gillianr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk. A donation to the school fund would be much appreciated.

Clubs next week

Apologies, we have to cancel a number of after school clubs next week due to other committments:
Monday Netball
Wednesday Netball and Tennis

Cross-country
Next Wednesday we will be hosting the last cross-country fixture of the season at Holy Trinity up on the Downs. There will be a lot of visitors to the school and the basketball and netball courts will be used for parking. We will need to guide our visitors up to the Downs from the courts via the pathway alongside the adjacent fields. Please be aware that it will be busy. The races start at 4pm and will be finished by 4.30pm.

Date amendment
We have moved our House Swimming Gala to Thursday 17th July due to pool availability.

Could anybody who still owes for a Megan Rix book please bring a cheque/ cash into school as soon as possible please? We need to pay Waterstones for the outstanding amount. Also could the mystery person who sent £6 in a white unnamed envelope reveal themselves so that I can strike a name off the list? Thank you.

Holy Trinity Quiz Night
Clear your diary for the amazing Quiz Evening on Friday June 20th at 7.30! The cost is just £5. Come as a group or join a table on the night. There will be a licensed bar run by HTSC, but bring your own food. This will be an evening to suit everyone with a wide variety of themes and questions. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 4th of June.

HTSC (PTA) News

Summer Fair
The Summer fair planning is underway. As usual we are looking for prizes for the raffle and the 'bag a bargain' stall. If you are able to provide a prize, contribute towards the main prize or know of any businesses that may be able to donate something please do let us know at caroline@swifts.me.uk.

Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

Don't forget to get your child to try on the sample hoodies between Monday 12th May and Tuesday 20th May. Final date for cheques and orders is Wednesday 21st May. See separate Parentmail for more info. If you have any queries re the hoodies please contact Carrie Witts carriewitts@gmail.com

Quiz Night! Friday, 20th June at 7.45pm at Holy Trinity
Come along and pit your wits against the brightest and best brains of Guildford in our Quiz Night. Once again the questions have been set by that master of all things quizzical Michael Tame (Geraldine's other half) and if you have been to one of these before then you know it promises to be a really fun night out, and also will raise money for the school. Tickets are £5 each and will go on sale after half term. Teams must be a maximum of 8 and the format is that you bring and share food for your own table, drinks will be on sale from the bar. We aim to finish at 10.30pm.

Dates for the Diary
PTA (HTSC) Meeting - Thursday 12th June
Phil the Bag - 16th - 19th June
Quiz Night - Friday 20th June at HT
Summer Fair Friday 4th July

Lost PE Kit (Ollie Page, Year 6) contains trainers, jogging bottoms, school sweatshirt and nightingale PE t-shirt. Please can you check it has not come with your child by mistake? Many thanks.

“Adventure Down Under“ Christ Church Guildford Holiday Club 2014
Christ Church Guildford invites all Holy Trinity Pewley Down children to their annual Holiday Club, 30 July – 3 August 2014. This year we will have an Australian theme and expect to welcome over 130 children – but places will go quickly. The cost is only £10 per child for a fun packed 5 mornings of games, drama, music and crafts. Visit the church website www.christchurchguildford.com where you can find more information and where you can register and pay on line – don’t delay, booking is now open! Any enquiries to Louise Kenyon 01483 301927, louise@christchurchguildford.com

Carrie Witts, mum of Olly 6SC & Mads Walnut, and Fiona Mavani, mum of Hari 6SC & Dylan Chestnut, together with our trusty little team are mid-cycle to Paris as you are reading this. We are cycling from Blackheath, London to Paris in aid of Juvenile Diabetes - JDRF. Should you be kind enough to donate, Our donation page is: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Overthehillandroundthebend Thanks everyone who has already sponsored us xxx

Premier Tennis Camps are coming to Charterhouse, Godalming! If you have children aged 5-15 years old who would like to improve their tennis skills this May half term, please go to www.premiertennis.co.uk/holiday-camps then click on venues or call us on 0845 475 1147. Individual day or weekly booking available. Camps take place daily from 9.30am-3.30pm and early drop-off and late pick-up is available, as well as indoor back-up in the event of bad weather. Hope to see you there!

For Sale – An HT family has a large wooden playframe suitable for children up to 10 years old. It has a raised playhouse, climbing ramp and monkey bar with 3 swings. Offers accepted and buyer would need to dismantle. Contact Melanie 07824 777415.

Week 2 - Menu

Junior 9/5/14

09 May 2014

Dear Parents,

The death of Leeds’ teacher Ann Maguire has been a huge shock to everyone. I am sure it has touched the hearts of children, parents and teachers alike. It was particularly poignant to me as I am also sixty one and have been a teacher for forty years. This tragedy of such a beloved and excellent teacher got me thinking of my great teachers; people who made a real difference.

There was Jean Raper who was my Year 2 teacher at Busbridge School. She was young, pretty, always smiled and was so kind. She so sensitively told us of the death of one of my friends following a heart operation and gave me stamps for my collection. Then there was Mervyn Webb, my Geography teacher at Godalming Grammar School. I was now in Yr8 and thought homework and hard work was for others. Mr Webb always insisted on the highest standards and kept me on the straight and narrow – even if he did have a quick cigarette in the middle of the lesson. The third was Martin Hyman – Olympic 400 metre runner and my Biology teacher. He was quirky, funny and made subject live, so that I couldn’t wait for the next lesson. Our exercise books sometimes came back with a beer stain as he favoured marking in the pub! He was my inspiration to be a teacher, as Mr Webb was my inspiration to study Geography at university and Mrs Raper for choosing primary.

It is my hope that children at Holy Trinity Pewley Doen will be similarly loved, cajoled and inspired. I believe we have a staff who do just that.

With best wishes, Richard


Forthcoming events for May:
Monday, 12th May: SATs Week Year 6
Monday, 12th May: Year 3 visit St. Martha’s Church
Tuesday, 13th May: Year 5 begin residential trip to Brenscombe Farm
Friday, 16th May: Year 6 to meet at Guildford Lido at 9.45am
Tuesday, 20th May: Year group photos at Holy Trinity by Tempest Year 3, 4 and 5 only
Friday, 23rd May: Fluffy Friday
Friday, 23rd May: School closes for Half Term
Monday, 2nd June: Summer Term resumes at 8.40am.

iPads
– We are so grateful to HTSC and Fops for their donation of a second set of iPads to Holy Trinity and a set to Pewley Down

Parent Focus Group
– This will take place on Monday 12 May. The changed time is now 7pm. We would warmly welcome your views on homework, questionnaires and marking.

Clubs+
- If your child stays for after school clubs+ please do not give them money for ice creams as this makes them late for registration at the beginning of the session.

Fluffy Friday
– for our next Fluffy, some children are going to make giant origami. Does anyone have any huge pieces of paper we could use, e.g. old posters, blueprints or paper carpet underlay? Thank you, Stef.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers
– Thank you for all the vouchers you have given so far. Active Kids vouchers are only available when you shop at Sainsbury's until Tuesday, 20th May so please keep collecting!

Netball

Congratulations to our year 6 netballers who rounded off a fantastic season of netball at the County High 5 Tournament this week. Having won their group, they progressed into the semi-finals where they lost to the eventual winners. They finished up with bronze medals. Third out of over 60 teams from across Surrey is a great achievement.

Lunch Menu - Week 1


HTSC (PTA) News

Summer Fair
The Summer fair planning is underway. As usual we are looking for prizes for the raffle and the 'bag a bargain' stall. If you are able to provide a prize, contribute towards the main prize or know of any businesses that may be able to donate something please do let us know at caroline@swifts.me.uk.

Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

Don't forget to get you child to try on the sample hoodies between Monday 12th May and Tuesday 20th May. Final date for cheques and orders is Wednesday 21st May. See separate Parentmail for more info. If you have any queries re the hoodies please contact Carrie Witts carriewitts@gmail.com

Dates for the Diary

PTA (HTSC) Meeting - Thursday 12th June
Phil the Bag - 16th - 19th June
Summer Fair Friday 4th July



An HTPD family is seeking a 4/5 bedroom house
for a long term let. Please contact Sue on 07453 966073 if you know of any properties becoming available soon. Thank you.

The 2014 cricket season starts here
......If you want to be the future Alistair Cook or Sachin Tendulkar, the Merrow CC is for you. Running sides at all age groups from U8, Merrow is a club that thrives on its young players. Small enough to care, yet part of the Surrey Championship. Training is on Saturday mornings from 9.30am to 11am for all boys and girls under 12. For details contact Dan on 07812 762417 or email: daniel.r.taylor@dhl.com

Guildford Cricket Festival 20– 23 July. This year’s Guildford Cricket Festival will be held in July between Surrey CCC and Kent CCC and will be a 4-day county championship match from Sunday, 20th to Wednesday 23rd July (11am - 6.30pm approx.) at Woodbridge Road. Surrey CCC has been kind enough to provide free tickets for the local schools in the Guildford area on each of the 4 days. Each school, if they so wish, could have up to 15 tickets for each day’s play although it would be the responsibility of the school to look after their own children. If you would like to take up this offer please contact the school office by Friday 9 May.

G Live Parent Ambassador Programme
We are looking for a local parent from your school who would be interested in developing the relationship between G Live and the school community by becoming a Parent Ambassador. This is a voluntary role and involves no more than a couple of hours a month at hours to suit. No specific experience is required. Ambassadors simply need to be enthusiastic about the arts and good at coordinating partnerships and developing networks. Ambassadors will receive complimentary tickets for selected family shows at G Live. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity or require further information please do not hesitate to contact, Lee-Anne Gough on lgough@glive.co.uk

Menu - Week 1

Infant 9/5/14

09 May 2014

Dear Parents,

The death of Leeds’ teacher Ann Maguire has been a huge shock to everyone. I am sure it has touched the hearts of children, parents and teachers alike. It was particularly poignant to me as I am also sixty one and have been a teacher for forty years. This tragedy of such a beloved and excellent teacher got me thinking of my great teachers; people who made a real difference.

There was Jean Raper who was my Year 2 teacher at Busbridge School. She was young, pretty, always smiled and was so kind. She so sensitively told us of the death of one of my friends following a heart operation and gave me stamps for my collection. Then there was Mervyn Webb, my Geography teacher at Godalming Grammar School. I was now in Year 8 and thought homework and hard work was for others. Mr Webb always insisted on the highest standards and kept me on the straight and narrow – even if he did have a quick cigarette in the middle of the lesson. The third was Martin Hyman – Olympic 400 metre runner and my Biology teacher. He was quirky, funny and made subject live, so that I couldn’t wait for the next lesson. Our exercise books sometimes came back with a beer stain as he favoured marking in the pub! He was my inspiration to be a teacher, as Mr Webb was my inspiration to study Geography at university and Mrs Raper for choosing primary.

It is my hope that children at Holy Trinity Pewley Down will be similarly loved, cajoled and inspired. I believe we have a staff who do just that.

With best wishes, Richard


Year 2 trip to Natural History Museum, Tuesday 13 May

Please bring in permission slips and payment (£12.50) for the Year 2 trip next Tuesday, if you haven’t already done so. Reminders have also gone out in book bags today.

Outdoor Fun Club cancelled, Tuesday 13 May

As Maggie will be at the Natural History Museum with Year 2, outdoor fun club will be cancelled next Tuesday.

Year 1 open afternoon, Thursday 22 May

Oak and Beech classes are having a garden party (open afternoon) on Thursday 22 May at 2.15pm. Please come along and have a look at the children’s work in the classrooms.

Extended Schools
I have combined the invoicing for Pewley Down Breakfast Club and PUPS as from 1 April. You should have received the first combined invoice in the book bags during the week. If you pay by Childcare Vouchers, there is no need to do anything different unless you use both Breakfast Club and PUPS for your child(ren) and have vouchers set up for each of the settings. If so, please would you pay into the PUPS account from this month. Please could all cheques be made out to 'PUPS'. For administrative reasons, we are no longer able to accept payments for Breakfast Club on the day. If you have any enquires, please feel free to pop in and see me or email me on bevr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Lost
Daisy Curl has misplaced her black school shoes, with lights on the heel. They have been missing since last week.

FOPS NEWS

Phil the Bag
Thank you for all the unwanted clothes you donated to our Phil the Bag collection. We are pleased to announce that the collection raised £251 for the school.

Ice Lolly Sales

The playground ice lolly sales this term will be on the following dates (unless the weather is very bad!) run by the classes listed:
• Friday 16 May – Chestnut
• Friday 23 May – Walnut
• Friday 13 June – Beech
• Friday 20 June – Oak
• Friday 4 July – Willow
• Friday 18 July – Hazel
Please offer to help your class reps with the lolly sale for your class - they've worked jolly hard this year!!

Save the Date - Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair will be on Sunday 8 June from 12pm to 2pm.

Parenting Workshop, Tuesday 13 May

Dr Samantha O'Reilly (who ran the Parenting Puzzle course with our HSLWs Paula and Lucy last term) would like to extend an invitation to HTPD parents for a workshop she is running next Tuesday May 13th in Puttenham 9.30am - 2.30pm. The workshop is called Update Your Parenting and is a great introduction to positive parenting. More information about the workshop and topics covered are available through this link to her website www.beyondsupernanny.com/one-day-intro-workshop-update-your-parenting. There are currently two places remaining on the workshop. If you are interested and would like to find out more please email: samantha@beyondsupernanny.com
 

Infant 2/5/14

02 May 2014

Dear Parents,

Just an ordinary Friday at Holy Trinity you might say but when you are working with children everyday, it has its wonderful and extraordinary moments. Today it was our assembly. There were just so many great moments which enriched all of our lives.

The first was when the children arrived in the hall when they saw the new stained glass windows installed for the first time. Most of them just remained goggling at them as Louise Keiller played the introductory music. I then introduced the windows to the children and pointed out one or two of their features.

This was followed by the childrens feedback to the questions of the week. Ginnie leads this part of the assembly and chose some very thoughtful responses. Children were expressing how contented they felt and whether they were satisfied or not with their lot in life. We were really taken by a response by a child who said she sometimes wanted to be someone else, but realised she couldn’t be ‘because everyone else has already been taken’ – and so she was content. It’s a great concept the idea of ‘being taken’ which can lead us to feel comfortable in our own skin.

The next high point was the song, ‘Father, God/wonder…’ which has the line, ‘Now I am your child I am adopted in your family’. I pointed out what an amazing word ‘adopted’ was, and how wonderful it is to know that God has chosen us to be in his family.

The final wow moment was the first visit of Cloudia Cloudman, alias Sarah Jackson who explained to us all her passion for clouds and how beautiful they are. She explained why they are white and the special beauty of the cirro-stratus cloud.

It was left to me to pull all the interweaving threads of the assembly items throughout the week together. The conclusion was that God loves us just as we are, uniquely and we should strive to attain our highest in all the gifts and talents we have.
So just an ordinary Friday transformed to the extraordinary by being ready to see, hear and experience what God is saying to us through art, through drama, through being peaceful and listening to him.

Do have a great Bank Holiday weekend and keep on listening.

With best wishes, Richard

P.S. Do come into the chapel and spend some time looking at and listening to what the stained glass windows are saying to you!

Teacher-led clubs

Please check children’s book bags for letters showing which club your child has been allocated.

Parking
Please can we remind parents to take care not to block our neighbours’ drives when parking outside the school. If possible please park further away from the school, eg round the corner on Pewley Hill where there is plenty of parking.

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of the next meeting is Thursday 8 May, 8pm at Paula Van Der Meulen’s house. Contact Emma Laporte for details (emmalaporte@hotmail.com) – all welcome! Other dates that follow are Tuesday 3 June, from 1pm, and Thursday 3 July at 8pm.

Lost
Issie Clegg, Chestnut, has lost her bright blue school sweatshirt – it is named.
Eliana Taylor, Oak, has lost a white M&S polo shirt (named Alexia at the side seam) – missing for some time.


FOPS NEWS

iPad Minis
Over Easter FOPS has purchased 16 i Pad minis for use in the classrooms. These have arrived in school and the children will start using them in the coming weeks. We hope these will provide new and exciting educational opportunities for the children.

Summer Fair - 8 June

If any parents or local businesses would like to take a stall at the Summer Fair for their business, please contact Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com).



One-day NAS Autism Seminar for Families

Tuesday 6 May 2014 from 10.00am – 2.30pm, Guildford
This seminar is designed for families of children and young people with autism, including Asperger syndrome, up to 16 years of age and we recommend that two people attend for each family unit - this can include partners, family members or friends who help to support the family. The Supporting Siblings seminar will help families to: look at sibling relationships and the impact of these within the family, explore ways to increase children’s understanding of their sibling with autism, share strategies and approaches which could have a positive effect on sibling relationships, look at sources of support for siblings. We are offering places FREE OF CHARGE for Surrey families, but ask for a refundable deposit of £25 (payable by cheque) for each two places. Families do not need to be a member of the NAS Surrey Branch to attend, and they do not need to have had a firm diagnosis of autism for their child. Booking is essential. Please contact: Emma Whitfield, Branch Officer (volunteer), National Autistic Society Surrey Branch, emma@mugsy.org Tel (answerphone): 07423 435413

Guildford Cricket festival: 20th - 23rd July‏‏‏‏‏‏‏

This year’s Guildford cricket festival will be held in July between Surrey CCC and Kent CCC and will be a 4-day county championship match from Sunday 20th to Wednesday 23rd July (11am-6.30pm approx) at Woodbridge Road. Surrey CCC have been kind enough to provide free tickets for the local schools in the Guildford area on each of the 4 days. Each school, if they so wish, could have up to 15 tickets for each day’s play although it would be the responsibility of the school to look after their own children. If you would like to take up this offer please contact the school office by Friday 9 May.

Children’s clothing clearance sale
Ati Dalgaard is closing her online children´s clothing shop and having a massive clearance sale on Thursday 8th of May from 19.30 and Friday 9th of May from 10-12 at 1A Agraria Road, GU2 4LE. Why not come along, bring your friends, have a chat and use this fantastic opportunity to make a bargain for your children. Have a look on vixvax.com. If you are not bringing your kids along and would like a pair of shoes it is a good idea to measure your child's feet beforehand. The best way is to get the child to stand on a piece of paper, draw around the foot and bring the drawing.

Interested in Property? Part-time Vacancy in Estate Agency

Curchods/Burns & Webber are seeking a new Saturday Viewings person to show properties to prospective buyers in and around Guildford. Must be a car owner/driver and have a good geographical knowledge of the area. £Good hourly rate of pay plus petrol. To apply please email Mark Collins at mark-Collins@curchods.com

Junior 2/5/14

02 May 2014

Dear Parents,

Just an ordinary Friday at Holy Trinity you might say but when you are working with children everyday, it has its wonderful and extraordinary moments. Today it was our assembly. There were just so many great moments which enriched all of our lives.

The first was when the children arrived in the hall when they saw the new stained glass windows installed for the first time. Most of them just remained goggling at them as Louise Keiller played the introductory music. I then introduced the windows to the children and pointed out one or two of their features.

This was followed by the childrens feedback to the questions of the week. Ginnie leads this part of the assembly and chose some very thoughtful responses. Children were expressing how contented they felt and whether they were satisfied or not with their lot in life. We were really taken by a response by a child who said she sometimes wanted to be someone else, but realised she couldn’t be ‘because everyone else has already been taken’ – and so she was content. It’s a great concept the idea of ‘being taken’ which can lead us to feel comfortable in our own skin.

The next high point was the song, ‘Father, God/wonder…’ which has the line, ‘Now I am your child I am adopted in your family’. I pointed out what an amazing word ‘adopted’ was, and how wonderful it is to know that God has chosen us to be in his family.

The final wow moment was the first visit of Cloudia Cloudman, alias Sarah Jackson who explained to us all her passion for clouds and how beautiful they are. She explained why they are white and the special beauty of the cirro-stratus cloud.

It was left to me to pull all the interweaving threads of the assembly items throughout the week together. The conclusion was that God loves us just as we are, uniquely and we should strive to attain our highest in all the gifts and talents we have.

So just an ordinary Friday transformed to the extraordinary by being ready to see, hear and experience what God is saying to us through art, through drama, through being peaceful and listening to him.
Do have a great Bank Holiday weekend and keep on listening.

With best wishes, Richard

P.S. Do come into the chapel and spend some time looking at and listening to what the stained glass windows are saying to you!


Forthcoming events for May:

Monday, 5th May: School closed for May Day
Monday, 12th May: SATs Week Year 6
Monday, 12th May: Year 3 visit St. Martha’s Church
Tuesday, 13th May: Year 5 begin residential trip to Brenscombe Farm
Friday, 16th May: Year 6 to meet at Guildford Lido at 9.45am
Tuesday, 20th May: Year group photos at Holy Trinity by Tempest
Friday, 23rd May: Fluffy Friday
Friday, 23rd May: School closes for Half Term
Monday, 2nd June: Summer Term resumes at 8.40am.

Forthcoming Dates:
District Sports will be held on Thursday 3rd July, Sports day will be held on Tuesday 15th July (reserve date Thursday 17th) and the House swimming Gala will be held on Friday 18th July.

HTPD Prayer Group
The date of the next meeting is Thursday 8 May, 8pm at Paula Van De Meulen’s house. Contact Emma Laporte for details emmalaporte@hotmail.com – all welcome! Other dates that follow are Tuesday 3 June, from 1pm, and Thursday 3 July at 8pm.

Football
We had a great afternoon in the rain with lots of mud playing football yesterday at Tillingbourne! Every year group had a team playing with the following results: Year 3 won 2-0. Year 4 lost 1-7, Year 5 won 3-1 and Year 6 won 3-1. Well done to all of the boys involved and good luck to the mums and dads who have to wash the kit!

A Visit from the author Megan Rix
On Tuesday the 6th of May we will be having a visit from the author Megan Rix. Most of Megan’s books are set in World War Two, and focus on the role of animals in conflict. If you like Michael Morpurgo you would probably enjoy these books. The latest title is set in World War One and looks at the story of a dog used as a messenger on the Front Line. The event has been organised by Waterstones, who will be providing a bookstall. Waterstones no longer accept cheques, if you would like your child to buy a book please could they bring £6.00 in cash. If you would like to find out more about the books click on the link www.puffin.co.uk/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000080010,00.html


HTSC (PTA) News

Summer Fair
The Summer Fair is our next big fundraiser on Friday 4th July. We are looking to get a team together to help organise the fair. We really need some more people to get involved to spread the workload. If you able to help please email Caroline Swift caroline@swifts.me.uk.

Dates for the Diary

PTA (HTSC) Meeting - Thursday 12th June
Phil the Bag - 16th - 19th June
Summer Fair Friday 4th July


Benjamin and Sam Rees completed their joint 10k Swimathon with their Dad for Sport Relief, before school recently, (4k and 2.5k respectively). The total raised for Sport Relief was £1372! They're really pleased with this - normally the Swimathon raises money in aid of Marie Curie (Benjamin's god-mother passed away from a brain tumor), but they were pleased to support Sport Relief this year. Well done boys!

Summer Aquathlon Races at the Lido for ages 8 years and upwards. Please see race website for details of distances and times. It's all about having a go!! www.aquathlon.phoenixtri.co.uk

Lost: Silver Micro-Scooter left on the pavement outside school last Monday. If found, please hand into school. Many thanks.

Interested in Property? Part-time Vacancy in Estate Agency Curchods/Burns & Webber are seeking a new Saturday Viewings person to show properties to prospective buyers in and around Guildford. Must be a car owner/driver and have a good geographical knowledge of the area. £Good hourly rate of pay plus petrol. To apply please email Mark Collins at mark-Collins@curchods.com

Week 3