Infant 28/11/14

28 November 2014

Dear Parents,

I am thrilled to bits that Clare Brunet has been selected to be the next Executive Headteacher of HTPD. It was a very tough process for her and she came through with flying colours. However, I knew from when she decided to apply that she would be a great choice.

Clare really does have the skills to lead the wonderful, enthralling and multi-faceted organisation which is HTPD. She has a shining intellect which she uses to understand and process all the elements of young people’s education. Alongside this she is most definitely a people person who wants all children and staff to be successful and happy members of the HTPD family. She was a leading person in helping to form the precious values of the school and she will be true to these as well as developing a new vision which will lead the school into exciting new areas in the future. Clare is a committed Christian whose life and motivation is based upon her faith and so she will continue to promote the Good News of a life which gives a proper place to God in our school. Clare is particularly passionate about disadvantaged children and she will make this a big part of the focus.

These are all facets which I believe in and am so happy that school will be in her safe and skilful hands. In a few days I will have completed 25 years at Holy Trinity and I have loved, and continue to love the job. I thank God that someone has been appointed who shares that love, motivation and values.

The next two terms will give Clare and I the chance to work together to make for a smooth transition. Thank you so much for all your prayers and thoughts and support of this process. Thank you also for the great kindness and support you give to me. I know you will also give this to Clare.
With best wishes, Richard

Building work
Thank you for the patience you have shown coming into school whilst the building work takes place. We are expecting Beech Class to be moving upstairs on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Teacher-led clubs
Next week (1-5 December) will be the final week of this term’s teacher-led clubs (Binca, Construction, Film and Book Club).

Christmas Play, 4, 8, 9 and 10 December
Tickets for the Christmas play will come home in book bags on Monday. If you have not remembered to order tickets please contact the school office as soon as possible. We anticipate that the show will last just under an hour.

Goodbye
Thank you for all your support over the past 25 years. There have been many changes in that time, some good, some not so good, but the one constant has been the kids. I shall remember them fondly. Brian Terry.

Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club opens at 8.00 am and breakfast (including a healthy range of cereals, porridge, toast, muffins, fruit and fruit juice) is served between 8.00 and 8.20. Early Drop-Off runs from 8.25 to 8.40 and breakfast is not available at this time.

Dental Checks
Owing to staff illness, the dental checks scheduled for Monday 24th did not take place. We will let you know when we have a new date.

Primary Applications
If you have a child due to start school in September 2015 or a child in Year 2 transferring to junior school the deadline for applications is 15 January 2015. You will need to complete the Surrey County Council on-line application form: www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions. In addition, applicants to Reception year should complete the Pewley Down supplementary form and applicants for Year 3 the Holy Trinity supplementary form (available on the website or from the office) and return these to the relevant school office.
 

FOPS

Christmas Decoration Competition - deadline for entry 1 December 2014
We have already had lots of amazing tribal masks entered for the Christmas decoration competition. There is still time for your child to do one. All entries need to be handed into the School Office with your child's name and class on by Monday 1 December. We will be choosing one winner from each class and one overall winner.

Christmas Fair - 7 December 2014
Raffle - Raffle tickets will be coming home in your child's book bag today. The raffle is our biggest fundraiser and we would be really grateful if you could sell as many tickets as possible to friends, neighbours and family. However please do not allow your children to go door to door selling them as it is illegal for children to buy or sell raffle tickets. There is over £1,000 of prizes to be won, including £100 cash, a Leap Frog LeapPad and loads of great days out for the family . Please return all monies, completed counterfoils and unwanted tickets in the envelope provided to the School Office by 3pm on Friday 5 December. If you require more tickets they are available from the School Office.

Help on the Day - The stalls have been allocated across the year groups and your class reps will be asking you to sign up to help for a short time on the day. There are as many time slots as there are children in each year so please volunteer to help.

Weekend Setting Up- We will be decorating the School Hall and setting up for the Fair on Friday 5 December (7pm to 9pm) and Saturday 6 December (10am to midday and 2pm until 4pm). There are lots of jobs to do and we need help. Please come along an help for an hour or two if you are able to.

First Aid - Claire Hassan is kindly organising first aid cover for the fair on Sunday 7 December. If you are able to help, please email Claire – Claire-hassan@hotmail.co.uk

Peace Child DVD - order by 10 December 2014
So that you can sit back and enjoy the school Christmas production, Peace Child, and share the experience with family and friends over Christmas, we will be producing a DVD of the play which you can order for £8 a copy. £1.50 from the sale each DVD goes to the school. If you would like to order a copy please complete the order form and return it together with payment no later than Wednesday 10 December. The DVDs will be available to take home on the last day of term.


Lost: Holly Delves, Hazel, has lost her plain navy blue (named) cardigan.
Zaiyana Azam, Hazel, has lost two school cardigans – both named.
Found: A pair of pink Disney glasses, possibly belonging to someone who attended PUPS on Thursday.

Ballet Club: Parents are invited to the Ballet Club end-of-term show on Thursday 11 December, 3.30 pm.

Christingle Service: The whole family is invited to attend a Christingle Service held at Christ Church Guildford, Waterden Road, on Sunday 14 December, 4pm, in aid of The Children’s Society. This beautiful service is very suitable for families with young children, followed by a bring & share tea. All enquiries to the Parish Office 01483 567072 www.christchurchguildford.com

Festive 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 Christmas break. 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


Menu for week beginning Monday 1 December
Mon: Lamb & Bean Hash with Rice or Filled Jacket Potato, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower; Choc Orange Sponge Cake
Tues: Chicken & Bacon Stroganoff with Pasta or Vegetable Risotto, Sweetcorn, Green Beans; Golden Flake Tart
Weds: Roast Gammon & Gravy or Glamorgan meat-free Sausages, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli; Fruit Jelly
Thurs: BBQ Beefburger or Veggie Burgers, Bread Roll, Cucumber, Grated Carrot; Apple & Raspberry Crunch & Custard
Fri: Fish Fingers or Vegetable Lasagne, Chips, Peas, Baked Beans; Flapjack