• School finishes on Wednesday 17 October (12 at PD, 12.15 at HT). We start back on Monday 29 October

Junior 15/11/13

15 November 2013

Dear Parents,

This afternoon I had an extended phone call with Matthew Haynes who is our attached HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector). His call was to monitor our progress against the Ofsted judgement at Holy Trinity. He has taken into account our full results for last year. He was generally very pleased with our overall progress as well as the progress made by special groups. We continue to hope Ofsted will return again next autumn and reverse their previous decision.

Pewley Down have their parents’ evenings next week. I do hope that this is a really useful exchange of views. In this first term we hope to have the opportunity to find out more about what makes your child tick! A child’s progress is so dependent on a strong parental partnership and we hope that these meeting will help to cement these relationships. Today our year two are having their visit to St Paul’s cathedral as part of their topic on the Fire of London. What a great day for those views of London from the top of the dome!

We had a good Maths evening at Pewley before half term even though it was England’s qualifier for the world cup! In the event both were successful and I managed to see the recording without finding out the result of the match!

This Thursday it is the Junior’s turn for the Maths evening. We are aware it is the switching on of the Christmas lights in Guildford at 7pm so we do hope parents will be able to join us at 7.45pm. The meeting is scheduled to just over an hour. It should be a great opportunity to find out the what, why and how of your child’s maths journey.

With best wishes, Richard


Monday 18 November – 5H to RGS
Thursday 21 November - Maths Evening 7.45pm at HT. Due to the Christmas Lights being turned on in town, we will be starting our Maths Evening later than the previously published time, now beginning at 7.45pm. Please do come along.

Friday 22 November - Christmas Fluffy & Christmas Fair Donations (see below) We do not do lots of different activities off site for our Christmas Fluffy. Children work in year groups and will spend some time doing Christmas activities and practising for the play.

DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal
Instead of the usual £1 donation towards the Fluffy costs, we have decided to donate the £1 to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal. Please bring your £1 on Friday.

Lunch Today
Unfortunately due to a problem in the kitchen we were unable to provide hot food, the children had sandwiches.

Christmas Production
We need:
• Help to create a few simple Nativity costumes
• Fabric suitable for the above
• Silky, colourful lining material
Please contact Sheila at school if you can help…. We would be ‘everso’ grateful! Further details will follow regarding costumes which will be very simple this year, but every child will need a Santa Hat for the school production! Thank you for your support.

Donation Forms
Please return your forms, duly completed, as soon as possible please. Thank you.

Tempest Photography
Completed orders should be returned in the envelope provided with cheques made payable to Tempest Photography by the 20 November for delivery by Christmas.

Christmas Puddings
There is still time to order You can still order Christmas Puddings, please download and complete an order form. The winner of competition was Lateisha Wright in Year 4.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
Extended until Tuesday 19 November What a great cause, giving children in Kyrgyzstan and the Ukraine, a gift of love they will never forget. If you would like to fill a shoebox there is still time as the collection date has been extended until Tuesday 19 November. Thank you so much for your much-valued support.

A plea from Henry If you have a bookcase spare please would you donate to 5H?

The next HSLW Coffee and Cake Morning will be on Monday 18 November at 9.30am We are pleased to invite Mark Matthews, founder of the Sunflower Trust in Guildford. Mark will talk about the wonderful work that they do at the trust. The Sunflower Trust provides therapy for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, developmental delays and many other challenges. If you would like to know more about the work of the Sunflower Trust, please follow the link www.sunflowertrust.com. We hope that you can join us and look forward to seeing you! Paula and Lucy.

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Dates for the diary
PTA (HTSC) Meeting - Tuesday 19 November 8pm
Mufti & Donation Day for the fair – Friday 22 November
Year 6 Drinks - Thursday 28 November - The Boatman from 8pm
Christmas Fair - Friday 29 November

Christmas Fair Friday 29 November
Everyone should have received their Christmas fair pack this week, if not please check book bags. Next Friday 22 November (please note change from paperwork sent home this week) is mufti for the children and donation day for the fair. This year we need:
• Bottles
• Unopened gifts and new toys
• Jolly jars or bags
• Crackers made from the template
• Chocolate
• Hamper items
Your year reps will be looking for people to help on the stalls, please look out for the Parentmail and volunteer if you can. We also need help on the day of the fair, again if you are able to help please let your year rep know when the Parentmail comes out.
We are also looking for volunteers to help out in Santa's grotto this year. We need some Dads who could be Father Christmas during the fair, costume will be provided. If you are able to help please contact caroline@swifts.me.uk

Christmas Decoration Competition
As in previous years we would like the children to help make decorations for the school for the forthcoming festive season and, in particular, for the school play and Christmas Fair. Please would you ask your child(ren) to design and make Stars, think glitz and glitter - the more creative, the better! The stars need to be big, bold and colourful as they will be displayed around the school - ideally A3 size or larger. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries so make sure they are clearly labeled. Please bring all your decorations into school by Monday 25 November at the latest.

Christmas Shopping with Easyfundraising
You can raise money for the school when you shop online (and not just at Christmas!) For full details and to sign up visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htscguildford Easy fundraising is an entirely free service that allows people to shop directly at their favourite store via the links on the easyfundraising.org.uk website and earn a cash back donation to their school cause once a purchase is made. Donated earnings can be anywhere up to 15%, depending on the retailer and the product that was purchased. There are thousands of stores that are already participating with leading high street brands such as Amazon, WH Smith, M&S etc making it one of the most effortless fundraising ideas for schools.

It's very simple - once you've registered, simply shop with retailers, and the system then makes a note of your purchase, you generate cashback from the retailer, and EasyFundraising then pass this donation on your behalf to HT. That's it! No hassle for you, they do all the hard work while you shop as you normally would.

The 'Find & Remind' toolbar helps you get more donations! It's easy to raise more with the Find & Remind toolbar. It tells you when a donation is available when you're shopping online. People who have downloaded it raise 5 times more as they never miss out on valuable donations! There are also no annoying ads to deal with!
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Lost: 
Angelina Hay in 3C has mislaid her blue PE bag. If you find it please bring it to the office. Thank you.
Archie Jones in 4S is missing a navy sweatshirt (name on collar) and a navy Holy Trinity cagoule, also named. Please check your uniform just in case. Thank you.

The Parish of Wonersh and Blackheath Women’s Group is holding a Christmas Evening on Thursday 21 November, 7.30 - 10.00pm at Lawnsmead Hall, Wonersh. The Fair is not for profit, but to help local businesses, mainly mums, in the area to sell their products. Mulled wine, a mince pie and stalls galore, as well as the chance to book in for some pampering in the Beauty Room! Free entry. For queries please visit wonershwomen@gmail.com

There is a Craft Afternoon being organised in aid of Daniel Pretty, a 5 year old local boy who has cerebral palsy. He has the opportunity to get a pioneering operation in America which will enable him to walk. However his parents, friends and family need to raise the £55,000 as the operation is not available on the NHS. The craft afternoon will be a fun, interactive, afternoon for all ages. We will be teaching crafts such as embroidery, card making and Christmas decoration making, so it is an opportunity to learn a new hobby and meet some new people from the local area. The entry is free but there will be a small fee for the crafts and refreshments will be on sale. All of the money raised will go straight towards the fund for Daniel’s operation. It will be held at the Spike Community Centre, Warren Road, Guildford, GU1 3JH, on Sunday 1 December from 1-5pm.

Week 2 -coming soon