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Infant 22/5/15

22 May 2015

Dear Parents

In a couple of year’s time we will be asked to decide whether or not we stay in the European Union. Whatever we decide will have a great effect on all of us. Do we perceive ourselves as partners with the countries of continental Europe or an isolated island making a broad range of alliances across the world? There will be much discussion I am sure.

This week we have seen European partnership in action with our twelve brave student ambassadors along with Helen, Mary and myself visiting our friends and colleagues at the Colegio San Gregorio in Aguila de Campoo. The small town of nine thousand is exactly one hundred miles south of Santander. The children did an amazing job of courage, independence and friendship – all of which are key values we espouse. All except for two were saying on their own with a Spanish family and judging by presents, hugs and tears at the farewells this morning, all the children formed good relationships with their hosts. The Spanish teachers and parents are so warm and welcoming and the school is similar to HTPD in terms of friendly, family approach with everyone using first names. It is also a Christian school. The lessons are rather more relaxed and less pacey than at HTPD but children still achieve good success at the 3-18 years school.

Do have a look at our website to see what happened and the success of this particular part of European partnership. A big highlight for the children was sharing reading books with the infants. “Do you like custard on your cornflakes?” was a huge hit!

Gillian Rodgers and Rachel Downey have both decided to leave the school at the end of this school year and Mary Booth is dropping to part time. There will be an opportunity to thank them properly later in the term. However, I did not want this moment to pass without saying what a great contribution they have made. Gillian has been tireless in her enthusiasm to help children enjoy and excel in games and Rachel has given many years of children a good start in French. Heather Havermans has announced the thrilling news that she is expecting a baby in November. She will probably be with us for September and then be on maternity leave for the rest of the year.

Clare and Debbie, along with the governors, have made some new appointments this year. Helen Campbell, who is a parent at HT and has worked and supplied for us, is coming as a part time teacher as is Frances Clixby. Frances is a parent at PD and worked at the school till 2008. Joining them is Sarah Mistry who will be a newly qualified teacher. I’m sure these are going to be great teachers and we all wish them well.

We hope you all have a great half term.
With best wishes, Richard



Have a lovely half term break. School re-opens on Monday 1 June.


Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Thank you for bringing in your £2.00 donations today for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. So far we have raised £135. If you would still like to contribute, please bring your donations in after half term.

New books
Thank you so much to all the parents who contributed so generously to our Book Drive. The books have now arrived and the children were delighted to be presented with them by Emily Bourke, representing FOPS, during a whole school assembly this week. We know that all the books will be treasured by the children for years to come. Thank you again.

Working Party & BBQ at the Wild Place, Saturday 30 May
Following their exciting landscaping project at the Wild Place, Skipton Building Society would love to invite parents and children to a gardening working party and barbeque at the Wild Place on Saturday 30 May from 1.30 pm. Please come and support this great initiative (bringing secateurs and garden shears if you have them).

Ballet Boyz
The visit from the Ballet Boyz on Tuesday this week was inspirational. The children watched mesmerised as two professional dancers wowed us all with their talent and strength. Keep an eye on the Surrey Advertiser for a photograph. Thanks so much to Michelle O’Keeffe for promoting boys’ dancing and giving us this excellent opportunity.

Recycle Challenge
This week Recycle Man has challenged Hazel class to use cardboard to create something fun or useful. Please bring your creations into school after half term on Thursday 4 or Friday 5 June.

Year R Trip
Apologies, but the cost of the Year R trip to the Look Out is in fact £14.85 (and not £7.25 as quoted in last week’s newsletter).

FOPS

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June 7pm – 1am
Tickets for the ball have been sent home with the children over the last couple of days. If you were expecting tickets and have not received them please email caroline@swifts.me.uk.
Are you able to donate a prize for the auction or are you a local business or know of a local business that might be able to help support the Ball? If so, please contact Carrie Witts,carriewitts@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support for what promises to be a wonderful event.

Last chance to get tickets for the ball - we still have some tickets available, so if you are thinking of joining us you need to get your ticket forms in to either HT or PD for the attention of Carrie Witts by Monday 1st June.

Please follow this link to the Ticket order form to be printed off.
 



Lost
Lucia Nightingale, Willow Class, has lost her (named) shorts.

Family Classics, 3pm, Sunday 24 May, G Live (with free instrumental workshops from 1pm)
Southern Pro Musica present an introduction to live classical music specifically for the young, but with plenty for the experienced music-lover to enjoy. Audience members for Family Classics are encouraged to join in the fun from 1pm when Surrey Arts presents a series of informal workshops around G Live offering the opportunity to try a huge range of musical instruments. Workshop places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and no pre-booking is required.
Tickets for everyone under 18 are FREE but please book tickets for the full number in your party (adults £12). G Live Box Office 0844 7701 797 or www.glive.co.uk.

Milo Goodchild’s mum (Rachel) is running the Stockholm Marathon on 30 May in aid of the Unicef Earthquake Appeal. If you would like to support her, please follow the link below: https://www.justgiving.com/Rachel-Goodchild1

For Sale
- 10 foot trampoline in excellent condition with enclosure nets - £90
- girls 18" Apollo blue & white bicycle - £20
- blue & silver Giro helmet - £10
Please call Bev on 892712

Trail Gator, unused, allows child’s bike to be attached to adult bike (like a tag along)
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/accessories/child-bike-seats-trailers/trail-gator
Any offer considered. George 07792 645978

Menu for week beginning Monday 1 June
Mon: Chicken & Leek Fricassee 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 & 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 22/5/15

22 May 2015

Dear Parents

In a couple of year’s time we will be asked to decide whether or not we stay in the European Union. Whatever we decide will have a great effect on all of us. Do we perceive ourselves as partners with the countries of continental Europe or an isolated island making a broad range of alliances across the world? There will be much discussion I am sure.

This week we have seen European partnership in action with our twelve brave student ambassadors along with Helen, Mary and myself visiting our friends and colleagues at the Colegio San Gregorio in Aguila de Campoo. The small town of nine thousand is exactly one hundred miles south of Santander. The children did an amazing job of courage, independence and friendship – all of which are key values we espouse. All except for two were saying on their own with a Spanish family and judging by presents, hugs and tears at the farewells this morning, all the children formed good relationships with their hosts. The Spanish teachers and parents are so warm and welcoming and the school is similar to HTPD in terms of friendly, family approach with everyone using first names. It is also a Christian school. The lessons are rather more relaxed and less pacey than at HTPD but children still achieve good success at the 3-18 years school.

Do have a look at our website to see what happened and the success of this particular part of European partnership. A big highlight for the children was sharing reading books with the infants. “Do you like custard on your cornflakes?” was a huge hit!

Gillian Rodgers and Rachel Downey have both decided to leave the school at the end of this school year and Mary Booth is dropping to part time. There will be an opportunity to thank them properly later in the term. However, I did not want this moment to pass without saying what a great contribution they have made. Gillian has been tireless in her enthusiasm to help children enjoy and excel in games and Rachel has given many years of children a good start in French. Heather Havermans has announced the thrilling news that she is expecting a baby in November. She will probably be with us for September and then be on maternity leave for the rest of the year.

Clare and Debbie, along with the governors, have made some new appointments this year. Helen Campbell, who is a parent at HT and has worked and supplied for us, is coming as a part time teacher as is Frances Clixby. Frances is a parent at PD and worked at the school till 2008. Joining them is Sarah Mistry who will be a newly qualified teacher. I’m sure these are going to be great teachers and we all wish them well.

We hope you all have a great half term.
With best wishes, Richard


School will be closed during the week commencing 25 May for Half Term. School resumes on Monday 1 June at 8.40am.

Before & After School - Reminder
Please ensure that you pick your children up on time! Clubs Plus finishes at 6pm. May we also please remind you that if your children are dropped at school before 8.30am that they need to attend Breakfast Club.

Outstanding amounts payable

For all parents/carers with any amounts outstanding as of yesterday afternoon (Thursday 21st) we will send home yellow invoices with your children today. Please would you settle accounts promptly – preferably on ParentPay. Thanks very much, Lesley and Flora

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June 7pm – 1am
Tickets for the ball have been sent home with the children over the last couple of days. If you were expecting tickets and have not received them please email caroline@swifts.me.uk.

Are you able to donate a prize for the auction or are you a local business or know of a local business that might be able to help support the Ball if so please contact Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com. Thank you for your support for what promises to be a wonderful event.

Last chance to get tickets for the ball we still have some tickets available, so if you are thinking of joining us you need to get your ticket forms in to either HT or PD for the attention of Carrie Witts by Monday 1st June.

Please follow this link to the Ticket order form to be printed off and completed.

Summer Fair Friday 12 June 6-8pm
The Summer Fair is fast approaching and as usual we need your help, donation day is Friday 5 June.
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

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 Borne, joburne@yahoo.co.uk for details.

Finally please look out for more emails asking for volunteers to help on the stalls.

HT @ Home - extended

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.

Some lovely events are bubbling away in support of our efforts to raise £5,000 for an overhaul of student computers at HT. To reach our target, it would be wonderful to see more HT@Home events in the coming weeks and months. Please think about how you might be able to raise a little cash for this important venture - could you host a Pimms evening for your HT friends, or a dinner party, or a girl's pamper night? If you have any queries, or simply wish to chat through an idea, please contact nataliesavage@me.com.

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 mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773

Dates for the Diary
Thirsty Thursday – Thursday 4 June – from 8pm at Rogues
Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June
Summer Fair – Friday 12 June 6-8pm


For sale
- 10 foot trampoline in excellent condition with enclosure nets - £90
- girls 18" Apollo blue & white bicycle - £20
- blue & silver Giro helmet - £10
Please call Bev on 892712

Christ Church Holiday Club: SPACE 2105 - Children currently in Reception to Year 6 are invited to a fabulous 5 days of Fun & Games, bible stories, music, drama and crafts, Wed 29 July – Sun 2 August, 10am-1.30pm, at Christ Church Holiday Club, Waterden Road, Guildford, cost only £10 per child. Visit www.christchurchguildford.com to find out more about our Space themed adventure, and register on-line as soon as you can. Places are limited and go quickly! Enquiries to Louise Kenyon 01483 301927.

Week 2

Infant 15/5/15

15 May 2015

Dear Parents,

We really do choose great venues for our school residential journeys. This week I visited Year 5 at Brenscombe Farm. We walked about 1km up from the centre and were right on top of the downs with views to Bournemouth in one direction, Swanage in another and Corfe Castle just ahead of us nestled in the valley.

I do think this is a great strength of the school and hope your children will be able to take part in such exciting visits in the future. I was thrilled to climb three hard parts of the Dancing Ledge cliffs and Clare managed to get to the top platform of the high ropes course – so you can see that it was all about getting on together and joining in.

At both schools we are looking at the ups and downs in the life of St Paul and linking that with recycling and caring for our environment. We took our main theme this week as being cheerful in adversity as Paul and Silas demonstrated in prison in Philippi. The children at Swanage certainly showed this in great measure when the heavens opened yesterday after two days of beautiful weather.

Most of you will know that for the last ten years we have had great European partners and colleagues. Next week we are taking a group of twelve children and three staff to Spain. This will be a good opportunity to say goodbye to them.

With best wishes, Richard


Fluffy Friday, 22 May

We will be collecting for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal on Fluffy Friday so, instead of collecting the usual £1 to cover the cost of materials, this time we are requesting a donation of £2 - all of which will be sent to the appeal.

PUPS+

Unfortunately, due to a lack of demand, we are not running PUPS+ during May half term. We will be running in the summer holidays from the 22nd July until the 14th August provided that we have sufficient bookings. To be viable, we need to have at least 10 children each day. The forms will be available on the website from Monday next week, but it would be great if we could have an early indication if you are interested. Please email Sam on pups@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk.

Goodbye
At the end of this week we will be saying goodbye to Irma who has worked at Pewley Down for five years as a learning support assistant, currently in Oak Class, as well as in the Breakfast Club. Although we will all miss Irma’s cheerful and hard-working support, we wish her the very best of luck at her new school in Bookham.

Golden Boot Challenge

This year we are again taking part in the Golden Boot Challenge which is designed to encourage children to try greener ways of coming to school, such as walking or scooting. Today is the ‘baseline day’ and children’s usual mode of travel has been recorded. We will then be asking the children how they come to school on Friday 5, 12, 19 and 26 June. If you do drive to school, please consider parking further away and then walking; this counts as ‘park and stride’. The class with the highest ‘green scores’ will be awarded with badges and the golden boot.

Recycle Challenge

This week Recycle Man has challenged Willow Class to use milk bottles (including soya or almond milk bottles) or tops to create something fun or useful. Please do not use glass bottles. Bring your creations into school on Thursday or Friday next week.

Year R Trip

Please ensure that you enclose your payment (£7.25) when you return the permission slip for the Year R trip to the Look Out Centre on 6 July.

FOPS

Glitter Ball – Saturday 6 June
The HTPD Glitter Ball is fast approaching and we are hoping to have a fabulous auction at the Ball and, if it is to be as successful as the last auction in 2014, we NEED YOUR HELP!

Are you able to donate a prize for the auction or are you a local business or know of a local business that might be able to help support the Ball? If so, please contact Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of what promises to be a wonderful event.

Summer Fair - Sunday 5 July

Our Summer Fair will be on 5 July from 12pm until 2pm. It is always a fun, family afternoon with games, music, food and lots more. Please put the date in your diaries.
If any parents or local businesses would like a stall at the fair, please contact Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com).

Year R Coffee Morning - Monday 18 May in Caffe Nero in HOUSE OF FRASER after drop off.

Year 2 Coffee Morning
- Monday 18 May after drop-off at Caffe Nero in NORTH STREET.


Football lost property
Please would parents whose children attend the Football Club check the lost property box in the Rainbow Room before the half-term holiday. Thank you.

Lost

George Hetherington, Hazel Class, has lost an olive green, John Lewis coat, age 5 years – un-named.

Super Hero Run on Sunday Louise (HTPD Web Admin and mum of Seb, 6SR) will be taking part in a run on Sunday dressed as Super Girl to raise money and awareness to help find a cure/treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which her youngest son, Leon, has. You can read her story and sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/SuperHeroLou/

May Half-Term Tennis camps – special offer
Did Andy Murray’s 1st Master Series win on a clay court last week inspire you to get on court?
Buy 3 Days - Get 1 Free worth £35 off our up-coming May 1/2 Term Tennis Camps at The Charterhouse Club & Feltonfleet School. Use discount code: MAYHT15_CH at checkout. Camps run over 4 days from 10am - 4pm. Every day is action packed with team games, tennis drills & matches. Score points for your team through the week and help them to become champions on the last day by competing in our Davis Cup tournament. Prizes are awarded through the week and friends are made along the way. Mini-Camp PLUS for the u10's also allows these players to development tennis specific skills by enjoying other sports on two afternoons and includes: Athletics, Football, Netball & Rounders.
www.premiertennis.co.uk, tel: 0845 475 1147.

OPEN MORNING at Rosamund Community Garden
, off Longdown Road, Pewley Downs GU4 8PP, on Thursday 28 May 2015, at 10.30 – 12.30
As it is the Year of the Soil we will look at living creatures in the soil, learn how to improve the soil, put seeds in the soil, manure the soil, story-telling etc. Please bring some lunch. We will provide the drinks. Also bring any gardening tools that kids can handle. Children have to be accompanied by an adult who is also responsible for them. Contact us via the website: www.rosamundgarden.org or phone Joanna on 078678 03871.

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Menu for week beginning Monday 18 May
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Margarita Sauce, Date Sponge & Custard
Tues: Chicken or Vegetable Paella; Semolina with Peach Sauce
Weds: Roast Pork or Leek & Pasta Bake, Roast Potatoes; Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Homemade Mixed Pepper Pizza; Apple Crumble & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Curry & Rice; Carrot Cake
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.

 

Junior 15/5/15

15 May 2015

Dear Parents,

We really do choose great venues for our school residential journeys. This week I visited Year 5 at Brenscombe Farm. We walked about 1km up from the centre and were right on top of the downs with views to Bournemouth in one direction, Swanage in another and Corfe Castle just ahead of us nestled in the valley.

I do think this is a great strength of the school and hope your children will be able to take part in such exciting visits in the future. I was thrilled to climb three hard parts of the Dancing Ledge cliffs and Clare managed to get to the top platform of the high ropes course – so you can see that it was all about getting on together and joining in.

At both schools we are looking at the ups and downs in the life of St Paul and linking that with recycling and caring for our environment. We took our main theme this week as being cheerful in adversity as Paul and Silas demonstrated in prison in Philippi. The children at Swanage certainly showed this in great measure when the heavens opened yesterday after two days of beautiful weather.

Most of you will know that for the last ten years we have had great European partners and colleagues. Next week we are taking a group of twelve children and three staff to Spain. This will be a good opportunity to say goodbye to them.

With best wishes, Richard

The school will be closed during the week commencing 25 May for Half Term. School resumes on Monday 1 June at 8.40am.

Before & After School
Please ensure that you pick your children up on time! Clubs Plus finishes at 6pm. May we also please remind you that if your children are dropped at school before 8.30am that they need to attend Breakfast Club.

PUPS+
Unfortunately, due to a lack of demand, we are not running PUPS+ during May half term. We will be running in the summer holidays from the 22nd July until the 14th August provided that we have sufficient bookings. To be viable, we need to have at least 10 children each day. The forms will be available on the website from Monday next week, but it would be great if we could have an early indication if you are interested. Please email Sam on pups@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

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

The HTPD Glitter Ball is fast approaching and we are hoping to have a fabulous auction at the Ball and if it is to be as successful as the last auction in 2014, we NEED YOUR HELP!

Are you able to donate a prize for the auction or are you a local business or know of a local business that might be able to help support the Ball if so please contact Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support of what promises to be a wonderful event.

Further Tickets on sale now
As expected we have had a huge response so it’s looking like it’s going to be another fantastic evening. Due to the larger venue & higher allocation of numbers, we still have tickets available, so if you are thinking of joining us, it’s not too late to get your ticket forms in to either HT or PD for the attention of Carrie Witts.

Please follow this link to the Ticket order form for the HTPD Summer Glitter Ball to be printed off and completed (paper copies available in Reception @ HT @ Pewley). Those who have already sent their forms in tickets will be sent home with children in 2 weeks time.

Summer Fair Friday 12th June 6-8pm
Our Summer Fair planning is well under way and we are going with a CIRCUS theme this year!

The Summer fair is a major fundraiser and we are looking for prizes. If you are able to provide a prize or 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.

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.

HT @ Home - extended
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.

Some lovely events are bubbling away in support of our efforts to raise £5,000 for an overhaul of student computers at HT. To reach our target, it would be wonderful to see more HT@Home events in the coming weeks and months. Please think about how you might be able to raise a little cash for this important venture - could you host a Pimms evening for your HT friends, or a dinner party, or a girl's pamper night? If you have any queries, or simply wish to chat through an idea, please contact nataliesavage@me.com.

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 mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773

Dates for the Diary
Summer Fair planning meeting – Wednesday20th May 9am HT staffroom
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June
Summer Fair – Friday 12th June 6-8pm

Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is looking for three teams of eight girls for the juvenile chorus for this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Open auditions will be held at the Theatre on Sunday, 5th July. Full details can be obtained from their website or gerry.tebbutt@btinternet.com

Super Hero Run on Sunday Louise (HTPD Web Admin and mum of Seb, 6SR) will be taking part in a run on Sunday dressed as Super Girl to raise money and awareness to help find a cure/treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which her youngest son, Leon, has. You can read her story and sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/SuperHeroLou/

The East Berkshire Cricket Coaching MAY HALF TERM Cricket Coaching Programme for boys and girls aged 8 to 15. The coaching is suitable for players who have had experience of playing cricket at school or club for a season, or who are starting, and will be instructed by Senior English Cricket Board coaches. The cost of a single 2 hour session is £35.00 or £30 per player if attending 2 or more sessions but numbers will be strictly limited to 5 in a group. For further assistance please call 0118 973 2079 or 07944 604310 or email ebcoaching@hotmail.com.

A Preview Exhibition showing pieces from artists Studios that will be open from 6 - 21 June across Surrey, will be held at Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey, from Monday 18 May 6-8pm until 4 June (weekdays only 10am - 5pm). Becca Clegg (Mum of Issie 3C) will be participating along with 34 other artists & makers www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk/home/visitors/open-studios/studios/?ven_number=130 & www.becart.co.uk for details.

Open Morning at Rosamund Community Garden off Longdown Road, Pewley Downs GU4 8PP on Thursday 28 May 2015 at 10.30-12.30.
As it is the year of the soil we will look at living creatures in the soil. Learn how to improve the soil, put seeds in the soil, manure the soil, story telling etc. Please bring some lunch. We will provide the drinks. Also bring any gardening tools that kids can handle. Children have to be accompanied by an adult who is also responsible for them. Contact us via the website: www.rosamundgarden.org or phone Joanna on 07867 803871.

Week 1

Infant 8/5/15

08 May 2015

Dear Parents,

Yesterday’s election nationally has proved a great surprise to everyone and confounded the pollsters. This was somewhat different from the HTPD election where the Green Party quickly gained a large number of supporters and worked hard to claim a clear victory. Many congratulations to Michael Kerr and his team. They and the other three candidates Abigail, Freya and Eliza did extremely well passionately concentrating on the important issues and speaking well to the Holy Trinity children and Year 2 at Pewley Down. Perhaps it was the green policy of scrapping SATS and OFSTED that swung it for them in the end.

You’ll be interested to know that my pilgrimage walk went well last weekend. The group started in Winchester Cathedral and walked to Farnham stopping for meals and sleeping in churches along the way. I suppose it would take about half an hour to drive from Winchester to Farnham, but think what you miss on the way if you zoom through at 75 miles an hour; the village shop in Ropley where they give their customers coffee, the crosses carved on the pillars of Bentley Church by fourteenth century pilgrims, the blaze of bluebells, wood anemones, cow parsley and yellow archangel in the woods around Upper Froyle, all of these are precious glimpses of Heaven in the moment which are only seen when we slow down and look and listen. I recommend pilgrimages to you all – Santiago de Compostela – here we come!

Three of our staff are moving on at the end of the academic year. Sheila is being promoted to a teaching role at Longacre School in Shamley Green, Cheryl, currently teaching in year 5, is relocating to London and has a job at the prestigious Belleville School in Roehampton and Jess is moving to Glasgow and will find a job once she is established there. Yesterday we appointed their three replacements: Jo Marsden – Jo is a parent and worked at PD and worked for us from time to time – she has worked over the years mainly in junior classes. Tom Everard and James Wyatt are both in their seventh year of teaching and working currently in year 6. Tom is coming to us from Pirbright School and James is working in Stratford, East London.

We wish our leaving staff all the very best and look forward to welcoming the new teachers.

With best wishes, Richard


Class Photos, Tuesday 12 May

Tempest Photography will be coming into school on Tuesday to take class photos. Please send children to school in winter uniform (including school sweatshirt or cardigan).

Fluffy Friday, 22 May

If you haven’t already done so, please complete and return your form with choices for Fluffy Friday by next Monday 11 May.

Recycle Challenge

This week Recycle Man has challenged Oak Class to use tins or cans (drinks cans, baked bean tins) to create something fun or useful. Please could children do this with a parent in case of any sharp edges. Bring your creations in on Thursday or Friday next week.

Year 2 swimming

A reminder that swimming fees are now due for this term. Please bring your payment to the office as soon as possible.

FOPS

Glitter Ball - Saturday 6 June 2015: There are still a few tickets left for our summer ball at the Mandolay Hotel on 6 June. It promises to be a fantastic night out, we would love to see you there.

Phil the Bag:
Thank you for your donations. We are pleased to announce this raised £108.40.

Summer Fair - Sunday 5 July

Our Summer Fair will be on 5 July from 12pm until 2pm. It is always a fun, family afternoon with games, music, food and lots more. Please put the date in your diaries.

If any parents or local businesses would like a stall at the fair, please contact Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com).

Year 2 Coffee Morning
, Monday 18 May after drop-off at Caffe Nero in North Street.

Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, Open Choir Practice, Thursday 14 May
Holy Trinity Church is having an open choir practice for boys and girls next Thursday 14th May from 6.30pm-7.30pm. This is an opportunity to find out about joining one of the finest church choirs in the south of England. Just turn up at the church on the evening! Further information please contact Martin Holford on mholford1966@gmail.com.

Seaside Extravaganza at the Spike on the Park
, Warren Road, Guildford, Sunday 19 July, 2-6pm
BBQ – Punch & Judy – Real Beach – Live Music – Victorian Tearoom – Donkey Rides – Plant Stall – Licensed Bar – Bouncy Castle – Ice Cream Van – Craft Stalls and more.
Volunteers needed – for more information and to buy tickets (£3.50 adult, £1.50 children) call 01483 598420. Charlotteville Jubilee Trust

For sale:
- LG Dishwasher (second hand) 3 in 1 Model LD-2161SH (silver) in good working condition. Urgent. Reason: Moving. £ 150 cash (offers accepted).
http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/113037307/dishwasher-lg-second-hand.html
- LG Inverter 7kg second hand washing machine (white with silver door), working perfectly, in very good condition. £150 (offers accepted).
http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/113037323/lg-washing-machine.html
- LG Dryer 7 kg Clothes Care (white) very good condition, working perfectly. £100 (offers accepted).
http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/113037335/lg-dryer-7-kg.html

Menu for week beginning Monday 11 May
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 & Fresh Fruit
Thurs: Yum Yum Chicken & Rice or Sweet Potato & Bean Pitta; Pear & 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 8/5/15

08 May 2015

Dear Parents,

Yesterday’s election nationally has proved a great surprise to everyone and confounded the pollsters. This was somewhat different from the HTPD election where the Green Party quickly gained a large number of supporters and worked hard to claim a clear victory. Many congratulations to Michael Kerr and his team. They and the other three candidates Abigail, Freya and Eliza did extremely well passionately concentrating on the important issues and speaking well to the Holy Trinity children and Year 2 at Pewley Down. Perhaps it was the green policy of scrapping SATS and OFSTED that swung it for them in the end.

You’ll be interested to know that my pilgrimage walk went well last weekend. The group started in Winchester Cathedral and walked to Farnham stopping for meals and sleeping in churches along the way. I suppose it would take about half an hour to drive from Winchester to Farnham, but think what you miss on the way if you zoom through at 75 miles an hour; the village shop in Ropley where they give their customers coffee, the crosses carved on the pillars of Bentley Church by fourteenth century pilgrims, the blaze of bluebells, wood anemones, cow parsley and yellow archangel in the woods around Upper Froyle, all of these are precious glimpses of Heaven in the moment which are only seen when we slow down and look and listen. I recommend pilgrimages to you all – Santiago de Compostela – here we come!

Three of our staff are moving on at the end of the academic year. Sheila is being promoted to a teaching role at Longacre School in Shamley Green, Cheryl, currently teaching in year 5, is relocating to London and has a job at the prestigious Belleville School in Roehampton and Jess is moving to Glasgow and will find a job once she is established there. Yesterday we appointed their three replacements: Jo Marsden – Jo is a parent and worked at PD and worked for us from time to time – she has worked over the years mainly in junior classes. Tom Everard and James Wyatt are both in their seventh year of teaching and working currently in year 6. Tom is coming to us from Pirbright School and James is working in Stratford, East London.

We wish our leaving staff all the very best and look forward to welcoming the new teachers.

With best wishes, Richard



Fluffy Friday is fast approaching and we need some help. We are hoping to run the 3 Peaks Challenge again, which is a walk across the Chantries, St Martha's and Newlands Corner (for ice cream stop!) and then back to school. We need 2 extra adults in order to have the necessary child: adult ratio. If 2 lovely people would like to join Louise Keiller (and 20 or so children) on a walk in the Surrey Hills on Friday 22nd May, please contact Louise on louisek@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk. Sorry - no dogs.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June 7pm – 1am
The HTPD Glitter Ball is fast approaching and we are hoping to have a fabulous auction at the Ball and if it is to be as successful as the last auction in 2014, we NEED YOUR HELP!

Are you able to donate a prize for the auction or are you a local business or know of a local business that might be able to help support the Ball if so please contact Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support of what promises to be a wonderful event.

Further Tickets on sale now
As expected we have had a huge response so it’s looking like it’s going to be another fantastic evening. Due to the larger venue & higher allocation of numbers, we still have tickets available, so if you are thinking of joining us, it’s not too late to get your ticket forms in to either HT or PD for the attention of Carrie Witts.

Please follow this link to the Ticket order form for the HTPD Summer Glitter Ball to be printed off and completed (paper copies available in Reception @ HT @ Pewley). Those who have already sent their forms in tickets will be sent home with children in 2 weeks time.

Summer Fair Friday 12th June 6-8pm

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

The Summer fair is a major fundraiser and we are looking for prizes. If you are able to provide a prize or 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.

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.

HT @ Home - extended

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.

Some lovely events are bubbling away in support of our efforts to raise £5,000 for an overhaul of student computers at HT. To reach our target, it would be wonderful to see more HT@Home events in the coming weeks and months. Please think about how you might be able to raise a little cash for this important venture - could you host a Pimms evening for your HT friends, or a dinner party, or a girl's pamper night? If you have any queries, or simply wish to chat through an idea, please contact nataliesavage@me.com.

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 mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773

Dates for the Diary
Summer Fair planning meeting – Wednesday20th May 9am HT staffroom
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June
Summer Fair – Friday 12th June 6-8pm


Holy Trinity Church Guildford is having an open choir practice for boys and girls on Thursday 14 May from 6.30-7.30pm. This is an opportunity to find out about joining one of the finest church choirs in the south of England. Just turn up at the church on the evening! Further information please contact Martin Holford on mholford1966@gmail.com. Parish Office: Holy Trinity & St Marys, 5 Trinity Churchyard, Guildford, GU1 3RR (01483 567716).

Lost:
Tom Dicomites in 3G has mislaid his black waterproof coat made by John Lewis. The coat is named and has a furry hood rim. If you see this coat would you please bring it to the office? Thank you.

For Sale
HT Family moving and would like to sell the following items. If interested please contact: Isabel.queirozcastro@gmail.com
• LG Dishwasher 3 in 1 Model LD-2161SH (silver) in good working condition. £ 150 cash (offers accepted) http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/113037307/dishwasher-lg-second-hand.html
• LG INVERTER WASHING MACHINE 7kg (white with silver door), working perfectly, in very good condition http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/113037323/lg-washing-machine.html
• LG DRYER 7 KG (white) very good condition, working perfectly http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/113037335/lg-dryer-7-kg.html

Week 3

Infant 1/5/15

01 May 2015

Dear Parents,

Being in my last term is, in some ways, a tricky situation. Everything becomes tightly focused and my personal targets need to be achievable and short term. I am working really hard to continue to make a difference to the children and whole school community. Here are some of the issues which I am addressing:

• Children’s handwriting - I believe that this could be better throughout the school and so we have started a handwriting revolution. This includes everyone being well aware of our handwriting style: cursive, all letters join except capitals and a particular form for f, x, z and s. Letters formed carefully always starting with lead-in strokes from the bottom of the line, numbers starting from the top. We will encourage some children in Year 2 to use a pen and more in Years 3 and 4. By Year 5 all children will be using handwriting pens and we will introduce fountain pens to Year 6.

• Introducing laptops for some children with particular needs.

• Working on stress reduction throughout the school community. Nationally, 64% of teachers have visited their GPs with stress or stress-related illnesses. I am passionate as head about making teaching an enjoyable and fulfilling job at HTPD. I am therefore, pleased that the stress levels are much lower than in most schools. This leads to happy teachers and in turn to children with an enjoyment of school and learning. I will be doing more work with staff on this area and attempt to enable them to achieve a good work/life balance.

Another of my targets this term is to help Clare put in place more elements of our Christian distinctiveness.For the rest of this term, please come to see me if you want to discuss any current issues, secondary schools or your child’s learning ,health and welfare. Please see Clare if you want to talk about any matters pertaining to your child’s future from next term onwards.

Have a great long weekend! I am going on a pilgrimage along the St. Swithuns Way - Winchester to Farnham.

With best wishes, Richard


Bank Holiday
Please remember that the school is closed next Monday 4 May for the May Day Bank Holiday. We hope the sun shines and that you enjoy a lovely time with your children.

Thank you
An enormous ‘thank you’ to Hana Simpson (Liam’s mum, Y2) and Skipton Building Society for all their hard work at the Wild Place last Saturday. Year 2 had a fantastic time on Tuesday exploring the new sensory garden, admiring the tidy paths and designing dinosaur habitats in the sunshine. Skipton Building Society have been extremely generous in supporting this project. They will be hosting another working party on Saturday 30 May with the added incentive of enjoying a barbeque afterwards. Please put the date in your diary as many hands make light work!

Perform Workshops

The children have been inspired by a visit from Emily of Perform Theatre Workshops this morning. Emily encouraged them to join in with her circus theme and they had lots of fun going on an adventure to save the Perform circus.

Election
We will be talking to the children about the General Election, and the Year 6 candidates are hoping to visit Year 2 and explain their election manifestos before the children get a chance to vote. We will let you know the result once the votes are counted.

Recycle Challenge
This week Recycle Man has challenged Beech Class to use plastic bottles to create something useful or beautiful as part of our assembly series this term. Please bring in your creations on Thursday or Friday next week.

Lost property
We have a quantity of un-named lost property, mainly from Year 2, on the benches near the lower entrance. Please re-claim any lost items.
 

FOPS

FOPS Meeting - Wednesday 6 May - The next FOPS meeting will be on Wednesday 6 May at 8pm in the staff room. All are welcome. We will be starting our planning for the Summer Fair so do come along if you are interested in getting involved.

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June, 7pm – 1am
…..Further Tickets on sale now
Thanks to everyone who sent their ticket request forms in for the ball. As expected we have had a huge response and have so far sold 200 tickets so it’s looking like it’s going to be another fantastic evening.
Due to the larger venue & higher allocation of numbers, we still have tickets available, so if you are thinking of joining us, it’s not too late to get your ticket forms in to either HT or PD for the attention of Carrie Witts.

Please follow this link to the Ticket order form for the HTPD Summer Glitter Ball to be printed off and completed (paper copies available in Reception @ HT @ Pewley).

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! Tickets are priced at £50/head.
Those who have already sent their forms in tickets will be sent home with children in 2/3 weeks time.



HTPD Prayer Group:
Our next meeting is on Friday 8th May at 9am at Emma Laporte's house. Contact emmalaporte@hotmail.com for details. All welcome!

Lost

Stefan Lawson-Foia, Oak Class, has lost his named dark blue GAP fleece, possibly taken home by another child by mistake.
Ethan Simoes, Oak Class, has lost his grey school shorts and shin pads - both are named.

Menu for week beginning Monday 4 May

Junior 1/5/15

01 May 2015

Dear Parents,

Being in my last term is, in some ways, a tricky situation. Everything becomes tightly focused and my personal targets need to be achievable and short term. I am working really hard to continue to make a difference to the children and whole school community. Here are some of the issues which I am addressing:

• Children’s handwriting - I believe that this could be better throughout the school and so we have started a handwriting revolution. This includes everyone being well aware of our handwriting style: cursive, all letters join except capitals and a particular form for f, x, z and s. Letters formed carefully always starting with lead-in strokes from the bottom of the line, numbers starting from the top. We will encourage some children in Year 2 to use a pen and more in Years 3 and 4. By Year 5 all children will be using handwriting pens and we will introduce fountain pens to Year 6.

• Introducing laptops for some children with particular needs.

• Working on stress reduction throughout the school community. Nationally, 64% of teachers have visited their GPs with stress or stress-related illnesses. I am passionate as head about making teaching an enjoyable and fulfilling job at HTPD. I am therefore, pleased that the stress levels are much lower than in most schools. This leads to happy teachers and in turn to children with an enjoyment of school and learning. I will be doing more work with staff on this area and attempt to enable them to achieve a good work/life balance.

Another of my targets this term is to help Clare put in place more elements of our Christian distinctiveness.For the rest of this term, please come to see me if you want to discuss any current issues, secondary schools or your child’s learning ,health and welfare. Please see Clare if you want to talk about any matters pertaining to your child’s future from next term onwards.

Have a great long weekend! I am going on a pilgrimage along the St. Swithuns Way - Winchester to Farnham.

With best wishes, Richard


May we remind parents that when we return on Tuesday 5 May, Tempest Photographers will be in school to take class photos. Please send your child into school in full winter school uniform - they should wear their white polo shirts but no summer dresses. Thank you.

We have been notified by Thames Water that they will be working in Pewley Way for approximately two weeks commencing on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Thames Water will be working from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm and on Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm. During this time temporary traffic lights will be in place and the bus stop at the junction of Pewley Way and Semaphore Road will be suspended during the duration of the work. Thames Water send their apologies for any inconvenience caused by this work.

HT@Home
Following last Friday's assembly, it has been great fun to hear what you and your children are planning to do in order to help fundraise for our new school computers. Thank you parents and carers for your support in helping to turn our children's fundraising ideas (from toy sale, garage sale, car wash and pizza night) into reality. We will keep this fundraising venture 'bubbling away' all Summer term. Any questions, please contact nataliesavage@me.com

Memory Study by Genevieve Waterhouse,
PhD Researcher, Department of Psychology, London South Bank University – May we ask those parents wishing their child to take part but who have not yet submitted their form, to please do so by next Tuesday, 5th May. Thank you.

Payments for residential trips:
The summer trips are just around the corner but quite a lot is still outstanding on payments – check how much you’ve paid on ParentPay. Thank you!

• The Year 5 Brenscombe trip is first up and the full £285 should have been paid by now.
• For the Year 6 Preston trip, of the total £348, £286 should have been paid by now and the final £62 is due by 25 May.
• The total for the Year 4 Bentley Copse trip is £65 payable now.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

HTPD Summer Ball – Saturday 6 June 7pm – 1am…..Further Tickets on sale now
Thanks to everyone who sent their ticket request forms in for the ball. As expected we have had a huge response and have so far sold 200 tickets so it’s looking like it’s going to be another fantastic evening.
Due to the larger venue & higher allocation of numbers, we still have tickets available, so if you are thinking of joining us, it’s not too late to get your ticket forms in to either HT or PD for the attention of Carrie Witts.

Please follow this link to the Ticket order form for the HTPD Summer Glitter Ball to be printed off and completed (paper copies available in Reception @ HT @ Pewley).
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! Tickets are priced at £50/head.
Those who have already sent their forms in tickets will be sent home with children in 2/3 weeks time.
Thirsty Thursday – Election night special – May 7th at Rogues from 8pm
It is Thirsty Thursday time again! Please come along and bring your friends to a special thirsty Thursday election night drinks at Rogues on Thursday May 7th from 8pm.

This is a drinks night for all year groups which is hosted by class reps so please do come along for a post (or pre!) vote drink or two.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

HT @ Home - extended

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.

Some lovely events are bubbling away in support of our efforts to raise £5,000 for an overhaul of student computers at HT. To reach our target, it would be wonderful to see more HT@Home events in the coming weeks and months. Please think about how you might be able to raise a little cash for this important venture - could you host a Pimms evening for your HT friends, or a dinner party, or a girl's pamper night? If you have any queries, or simply wish to chat through an idea, please contact nataliesavage@me.com.

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 mydonate.bt.com/events/htathome/208773

Dates for the Diary
Summer Fair planning meeting – Wednesday 6th May 9am HT staffroom
Thirsty Thursday – All year drinks night – Thursday 7th May at Rogues from 8pm
Summer Ball – Saturday 6th June
Summer Fair – Friday 12th June 6-8pm
 


Lost: A watch with a bright yellow strap, belonging to Thomas Edwards. Please contact the office if anyone has seen it.

Found: we have a ‘child’s retainer’ in the office which was left in the Dining Hall. Please ask your children to check that they have theirs. If not claimed this week, it will be disposed of. Thank you.

Found:
we have a set of JVC headphones in the office. If you think they may belong to you, please come and talk to us. Thank you.

Free to anyone who will collect

TP metal double swing frame with swing, trapeze and spinner.
TP slide also available but no frame.
Pine cabin bed with "store under" chest of drawers, shelves, cupboard and a pull-out desk. Definite signs of wear but sturdy, solid and great space saver.
Two sets of pine-look Homebase book cases. Good condition. Currently screwed on top of each other but can be separated.
Please contact Naomi on 07974 797055 or 07789 918762. Happy to email photos on request.


Week 2