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

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