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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 believ
e 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


Tempest Photography
Please note that all photograph orders MUST be handed in by the end of school on Monday. NO LATE ORDERS can be accepted.

Outstanding amounts payable: It would be great if we could end the term with accounts settled. Could I ask you to please check your balances on ParentPay for services you use and trips and pay outstanding amounts. We will send home invoices next week with your children if you have any balances outstanding – but it would be great to pre-empt the need for invoicing. It’s all on ParentPay!! Thanks very much, Lesley

Christmas Production
The afternoon performance will begin at 1.30pm. In the evening, the bar will open at 6.30pm and the performances will begin at 7pm. The play should not last any longer than one hour.

Drop off times as follows:
Please drop your children off between 6.30-6.45pm to the Year 5 area.
Pick up after the play (approx. 8pm) will be from the following:
Year 3 – 5H
Year 4 – 4J
Year 5 – 5C
Year 6 – 6M

Netball
Congratulations to the year 6 girls who won the Guildford Schools Indoor netball Tournament last Friday at Spectrum. It was a lovely event with a great atmosphere and a bonus to play in the warmth!
Well done also to the Year 5&6 girls who played two matches at St. Thomas's and won 10-3 and 14 -2 despite the fact that we could barely see the ball at the end of play.
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Football
The Year 5 football team had a great match at St. Thomas's this week aided and abetted by the rain and the mud. It was a tight game and they eventually won 3-2, well done to everyone involved.

Modern Schools Biathlon
Good luck to Ayla Darcy, Joe Fuller and Hebe Poole who travel to Solihul tomorrow morning to compete in the biathlon competition. Having qualified in the Southern Schools Biathlon they now go on to compete in the Nationals.

Congratulations to Sophie Jones who was a pupil here from 2009-13 she has won the British Figure Skating Championship for under 14s, even though she is only 12. Her brother, Matthew, and aunt Olcay are part of our HTPD family. We look forward to hearing of further successes.
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Exchange Opportunity
There is an excellent opportunity to host a child from a new partner school in France. Host families are also warmly invited to arrange a return visit if they wish to. The school is in Lyon and the children are pretty fluent in English. I have met the organiser and feel confident to support this venture. If you are interested please read the ParentMail entitled French Student. There will also be a meeting with the French organiser on Thursday 11 December at 5pm. The school is the Ecole Bilingual de Savoie (www.ombrosa.com).

HTPD Prayer Group are meeting on Tuesday 2nd December at 1.30pm at Elaine Fitzwater’s house, for prayer and cake! All welcome! Contact Emma Laporte for details emmalaporte@hotmail.com.
 

Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) PTA News

Christmas Fair
We look forward to seeing you all tonight at the fair. Please walk if possible, if you do have to drive, please park in the lower playground. Access is via the playground doors. Thank you to everyone who has helped and who is helping tonight. Don’t forget your raffle tickets and money to spend!

Christmas Play
We are looking for people to help serve drinks at the Christmas Play. The kids are to be dropped off at 6.30pm and the play starts at 7pm, so it will only be a half an hour slot. There is no interval this year so it will be the only opportunity to serve drinks. If you are able to help with set up a bit earlier that would be great too. Please contact Caroline Swift caroline@swifts.me.uk.

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.

Northbrook
HTSC has teamed up with Northbrook Fundraising to bring you a fabulous selection of high quality wrapping paper, stationery and small gifts at great value prices including the popular Wonders of Learning Books (now reduced to £4.99) and the lovely Little Blossom range both of which would make ideal stocking fillers.

When you buy any item from Northbrook, HTSC will receive 22% cash back. Northbrook has some fantastic products, for example they have a pack of 9 sheets of high quality Christmas papers for just £3.50 as well as 3 wine or gift bags also at £3.50. When you buy just one of these we receive 77p! This is a great deal for you and provides extra funds for us. If we all bought just a couple of items we could raise a significant amount of money. When you buy on-line, there is no p & p charge and the goods are sent to your home address within 4 days of ordering. Also each order over £15 placed before 25th December will receive 1 free roll of wrapping paper of your choice. So please click on Northbrook / Holy Trinity School and start shopping!

Lost:
Amy Woodhouse in 4J lost her brand new Nightingale fleece (red) before Half Term. It is named. If you have it or know of its whereabouts, please come to the office. Thank you.
Ted Kitcat in 5H has lost a Clarkes’ black shoe (left foot), size 2. Please check your bags! Thank you.


Art class with Elena Andreeva - We have a place at our Art class "Drawing, Painting, Composition”, starting the new series or sessions at our art class start on the 31st of November. The art class runs on Mondays at HT 3.30-5pm (90 min sessions). The cost is £110 for 10 sessions. If you want your child to attend the course, please contact Elena at 01483 560385.

Amazing Art Club: Engaging, Creating, Inspiring! Come along and have fun making things in this arts and crafts club. Learn how to paint and draw using a range of materials and techniques; hear about the amazing stories behind different artists' work and more with inspiring artist Sophie Artemis Pitt www.sophieartemispitt.com. See website for gallery of children's work from Watts Gallery, Painshill, Lightbox Museum and now Holy Trinity! Sophie has 2 sons and loves making books and painting (work collected by the Tate Gallery and the V&A Museum) in her studio in Guildford. Tuesday 13th January 2015 3.15 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. (no class 17th February because of Half Term). Last class Tuesday 24th March 2015. £140 for 10 x 2 hour workshops. All materials included in the price. For more details or to book your place please contact Sophie on 07855 622303 or email: sophieartemispitt@gmail.com. Maximum 10 spaces so book early!

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