• HT Christmas Fair Donations Day - Friday 24 Nov - Mufti for HT

Infant 26/9/14

26 September 2014

A message from the Governors:

Dear Parents and Carers,
At the governors' meeting last Monday, a timetable and list of actions were agreed in order to start the process of appointing a new headteacher for when Richard retires. One of the key points agreed was the need to keep parents and carers informed, and ensure that they had an opportunity to put forward their views. The governors are therefore holding a meeting to provide information on the appointment process and seek parents'/carers' views, and all parents/carers are very welcome to attend. In order to accommodate as many parents and carers as possible, two identical meetings will be held on:
Tuesday 30th September at 9am in Pewley Down hall and
Wednesday 1st October at 7.45pm in Holy Trinity Year 6 area.
Parents and carers from either school are welcome to attend whichever meeting is most convenient for them.
At the meetings we will explain the process of appointing a new headteacher and also seek parents'/carers' views on what qualities they consider to be important in the new head of Holy Trinity Pewley Down School.
HTPD Governing Body

Assembly
We were very pleased to have a visit from a Fire Safety Officer in assembly today. She spoke to the children about what the Fire Service does to keep us safe and also gave us some sensible tips. See if your children can remember what she said

House Assembly

We had our first house assembly on Wednesday and the Year R children were welcomed into their new houses where they found out about their house hero and met their Year 1 and 2 house buddies. They also heard about two exciting house events that are taking place during this half term:

The first event is house netball/benchball which will take place next week. The children will participate in throwing, catching and shooting activities and will earn points for their teams. We will announce the winning house in assembly.

The second event is our house poetry event. The children have been invited to learn a poem that they can recite by heart to their house friends. If your child would like to join in and speak in front of a group of about 40 children please help them to find and learn a poem of their choosing. The recitals will take place on Thursday 10th October. The poem doesn't need to be long or difficult; the main aim of the event to encourage the children to develop further their love of poetry and it will be a jolly and friendly affair. The children can learn their poem by heart or they can read their poem if they don't feel ready to learn it all.

Uniform Shop
The uniform shop will no longer be open on a Wednesday morning. If you require school uniform please come to the school office and complete an order form. Your order will be ready to collect within 24 hours, stock permitting. We are still looking for someone to take over school uniform orders. For more information please contact the school office or Sarah Williams (slswilliams@googlemail.com).

Lost

Max Lewis (Walnut) has lost his named red fleece – last seen Thursday afternoon in the Rainbow Rm.

Menu for week beginning Monday 29 September

FOPS

Family School Disco - 18 October 2014 - Tickets Now On Sale: Tickets for the Family Disco on Saturday 18 October are now on sale (Family tickets £10; Child tickets £2; Adult tickets £4). Look out for a letter in your child's book bag. Doors open at 5.45pm and our special guest, Hannah from Boogie Pumps, will get us dancing at 6pm. There will be a bar serving soft drinks, beer and wine and a tuck shop too. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis so return your form and payment to the School Office as soon as possible.

IQ Christmas Cards:
You may not have noticed but it's almost Christmas! The children in Years R and 1 have designed Christmas cards this week which you will find in their book bags. Year 2 children have been given a blank template to create their own design at home. The cards are very good quality and raise a significant amount of money for the school. If you would like to order cards and/or wrapping paper with your child's design, please complete the form and return it to the School Office with payment by 10 October 2014. Please contact Liz van Eykenhof (lizz_arnold@hotmail.com) if you have any questions about the Christmas cards.

Northbrook Wrapping Paper:
You will also be receiving a Northbrook Wrapping Paper leaflet in your child's book bag this week. The wrapping paper is great value and always very popular. Why not cross another job off the Christmas list and order your wrapping paper before half term? The school receives commission on every order. Please contact Cherrie Gluyas (cherrygluey@yahoo.com) if you have any questions.

Christmas Fair - 7 December 2014:
The Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 7 December from 12pm to 2pm. Please put the date in your diaries! We have already started the preparations. Isabel Castro has kindly volunteered to co-ordinate the search for raffle prizes. She is looking for a small team of people to approach local businesses for prizes. If you are willing to get involved with this or if you know of a local business that might be prepared to donate a prize, please contact Isabel.

Easyfundraising.com:
Would you like to raise funds for the school every time you shop online? Shop with over 2,700 well known retailers, including Amazon, Tesco, Argos and many more - every time you shop, you’ll earn a donation for our school PTA at no additional cost to you. And the more of us who use it, the more we’ll raise – if 100 parents were to sign up, we could generate over £3,000 in one year alone. It’s really simple to do - just visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fopd/?t=PTA-UK-lo and follow the simple steps to sign up. It’s completely free and can raise vital funds for the school.

Toy Donations for PUPS:
The children at PUPS would really like a few more toys to keep them entertained after school. If you have any of the following in good condition which you would be able to donate, please let Emily Bourke know (emilybourke@msn.com): lovely story books, toy cars, Lego, train set, construction, Playdoh tools, cushions & blankets, dressing up clothes, jigsaw puzzles, Top Trumps, Jenga.

Year 2 coffee morning – Change of day
– we will be meeting up for coffee on Monday 6th October after drop off at Café Nero on North Street, and not the Tuesday as previously planned, as the original date clashes with the children visiting the farmers’ market.

Playground cake sale, Friday 3 October hosted by Walnut class.
Please come and buy some cakes after school in the playground (weather permitting) or in the hall.

Phoenix Trading: Next week a mini brochure from Phoenix Trading will be coming home in your child’s book bag. FOPS will receive 15% commission on any orders placed by 13 October. Now is your chance to get a head start on Christmas, as well as stock up on birthday and general cards.

Guildford Society Mum’s Group, Thursday 9 October, 9.45-10.45am, G Live: Please come and join our Guildford Society coffee morning at G Live for Mums to raise concerns within the Borough. Guildford Society is one big voice that gets heard, it’s up to you to tell us what’s important to you to improve our town for our children growing up here. Free to attend. All Mums and their children welcome. gsocsocial@gmail.com

Junior 26/9/14

26 September 2014

A message from the Governors:
Dear Parents and Carers,
At the governors' meeting on Monday, a timetable and list of actions were agreed in order to start the process of appointing a new headteacher for when Richard retires. One of the key points agreed was the need to keep parents and carers informed, and ensure that they had an opportunity to put forward their views. The governors are therefore holding a meeting to provide information on the appointment process and seek parents'/carers' views, and all parents/carers are very welcome to attend. In order to accommodate as many parents and carers as possible, two identical meetings will be held on:
• Tuesday 30th September at 9am in Pewley Down hall and
• Wednesday 1st October at 7.45pm in Holy Trinity Year 6 area.
Parents and carers from either school are welcome to attend whichever meeting is most convenient for them.
At the meetings we will explain the process of appointing a new headteacher and also seek parents'/carers' views on what qualities they consider to be important in the new head of Holy Trinity Pewley Down School.
HTPD Governing Body

For all parents of Year 6 students – may we remind you that the deadline for secondary applications is the 31st October. Parents need to complete and submit the application online or on paper by 31 October 2014. This is in half term so it's suggested that you submit your application by 24th October 2014. Please refer them to the SCC website – the link is: http://new.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/apply-for-a-school-place?content=3922

All parents – if you ordered the Spelling Rules book, we are expecting delivery in the 2nd week in October – the publishers have run out of stock!

Healthy Snacks – Please ensure that you child brings in a healthy snack for break time. We have spoken to the children today not to bring in salty or sugary snacks, for example, crisps, biscuits and sweets. We need your help to ensure your children are safe and healthy.

Secondary School Open Morning/Evening – Dunottar School Thursday 16th October at 10.15am and Guildford County School Thursday 9th October from 6 – 8.30pm

Is your child eligible for free school meals? Please register by the October census for the funding
Please contact the school office if there is any possibility that your child is eligible to receive free school meals or if you would like advice about this scheme and help in making an application. Free school meal registration brings significant funding for the school from the government to support your child’s education in many ways, through the Pupil Premium scheme and other budget funding factors (£5,643 per child for those on the October census). Registering for free school meals is of course entirely confidential. Speak to Lesley or email finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Even if you do not wish to take up the free school dinner, or your child is receiving free infant meals, there are nevertheless educational benefits for your child if you are registered for free school meals. This needs to be registered immediately as we have to send returns on October 1st.

Threadworms
We have had a case of threadworms in school, for advice and information please follow this see the NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/Threadworms/Pages/Introduction.aspx. Please ensure your child is following good handwashing practice at home and school.

Uniform at HT
Uniform can be ordered at any time during the year by completing an order form (download from website) and handing into reception along with a cheque, which is preferable to cash. Cheques should be made out to HTSC Uniform (the PTA runs this so unfortunately not payable on ParentPay). Once your order is processed it will be given to your child’s teacher for them to bring home. We are experiencing a much greater demand than usual so our stocks are very low – please be patient your order will be with you ASAP. No cheques are cashed until your order is complete. Could I please ask you to complete the form in full with house and correct size? It is possible to exchange goods but they must be unworn and unnamed – please try to keep this to a minimum as it just creates extra work. Smaller sizes can be purchased from Pewley Down and larger sizes can be ordered especially.

PTA - HTSC News

Bingo Night - Saturday 18th October
Come and have some family fun on Saturday 18th October from 6pm – 8pm. A fish and chip supper, and a soft drinks bar will be available on the night. All ages are welcome. Back by popular demand, Jes Moon will be our caller and host for the evening. Tickets will go on sale next week
Please look out for the Northbrook Christmas Gift Wrap Brochure that we will be coming home in book bags. Order your gift wrap before the Half Term Holiday. Please send your orders into the HT office by 17th October. Our school will receive cash back for every item sold. If we all order just a couple of items we would raise significant funds for our school. Any queries or if you did not receive a brochure please contact Cherrie Gluyas cherrygluey@yahoo.com

Years 5 & 6 cake sale - Friday 10th October
Please send in cakes/biscuits, things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc. No nuts please. The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. Each cake costs 25p so we suggest you send your child in with 50p - £1.00. We need helpers on the day, from 1:15 to set up and then sell the cakes, if there are any cakes left over we sell them after school. Offers of help to Lesley Wood, Lesley@revalia.co.uk

Class Lists
Unfortunately the class lists have been delayed due to the volume of updates, I am hoping to get them shortly and will issue them straight away.

Dates for the Diary
Year 5 - Drinks - Tuesday 30th September at Rogues from 8pm
Year 4 - Drinks - Thursday 2nd October at Rogues from 8pm
Years 5 & 6 cake sale - Friday 10th October
Bonfire Night - Friday 7th November
Christmas Fair - Friday 28th November

Lost/Found

  • a pair of girls’ black Clarks’ shoes (with inner soles) in the office. If you think they might belong to you please come and have a look. If not, they will be disposed of on Friday.
  • a pair of brown spectacles ‘Boots Raptor Brown 130’ which were left in the playground this week. Again, if you think the spectacles could be yours, please come and see us.


Relaxed Events at The Electric Theatre - performances are open to everyone but the environment will be specifically adapted to suit the needs of families with children who have autism, sensory, behavioural and communication needs or learning disabilities.
Gill Paddington, Parks and Leisure Services Tel: 01483 444698 www.guildford.gov.uk Follow us on Twitter @GuildfordBC

Free Family Fun Day on this Sunday 28 September at Christ Church Waterden Road. Come to church at 10am for a special service, or join us from around 11.30am for free refreshments, including a BBQ from 12, plus free crafts & children’s activities, including a bouncy castle and face painting etc. There will also be a book stall. The festivities continue until around 2.30pm, so do drop in with your families, all most welcome.

Beautiful Children's Tipis For Sale! - Tugu Tipis are hand crafted kids tipis made from bamboo and unique Indonesian and African batik fabrics. Available to pick up from the Guildford area, please visit www.facebook.com/tugutipis to find out more!

Week 2

Infant 19/9/14

19 September 2014

Dear Parents,

Last week it was Meet the Teacher and I hope you were able to come along. It is so important to get to know this person who will be spending 7 hours a day, 5 days a week and 38 weeks a year with your child. It is up to parents and teachers alike to forge a good working relationship with each other for the child to continue to make good progress within a happy and caring environment. The environment for learning is so important and we often talk about the ‘feeling tone’ within a classroom at any particular time. I think I have now visited all 18 class bases whilst they were in session and I am pleased to report the tone was positive in all of them.

At the meeting for all the staff I stated my thoughts about the three conditions which enable children to gain the very most from their school experience: The first is that the children are enfolded in love. They are unique, special, cared for and valued. Secondly that in what we say and do we strive to build up and not to put down. The vast majority of our children are bright, confident and have a high level of self-esteem, and this enables them to succeed. The third condition is that we seek for children to reach their personal best in all aspects of their work and other activities. You can and do play a huge part in the whole process. It is clearly the school’s responsibility to teach grammar, tables and the zones within the Amazonian Rain forest. It is for you to support, encourage and practise. We do also hope many of you will volunteer to help within the school. Both sites desperately need helpers in many areas and you will be welcomed with open arms. Remember the games makers from the 2012 Olympics and their enormous contribution towards making the games a success, well the same is true for school. You can make a real difference.We now try to offer many activities for their lasting value and those which involve parent helpers are right up there at the top of the list.

We are sad that Hannah who is a teacher in year 2 will be leaving us for Australia at the end of term. This will be a prolonged stay for her and we wish her all the best – she has made a great contribution to the school. We will be appointing a new teacher in October. The job is advertised on the school website and Eteach.

Thank you for your help.
With best wishes, Richard

A message from the Governors:
Dear Parents and Carers,
At the governors' meeting on Monday, a timetable and list of actions were agreed in order to start the process of appointing a new headteacher for when Richard retires. One of the key points agreed was the need to keep parents and carers informed, and ensure that they had an opportunity to put forward their views. The governors are therefore holding a meeting to provide information on the appointment process and seek parents'/carers' views, and all parents/carers are very welcome to attend. In order to accommodate as many parents and carers as possible, two identical meetings will be held on:
Tuesday 30th September at 9am in Pewley Down hall and
Wednesday 1st October at 7.45pm in Holy Trinity Year 6 area.
Parents and carers from either school are welcome to attend whichever meeting is most convenient for them.
At the meetings we will explain the process of appointing a new headteacher and also seek parents'/carers' views on what qualities they consider to be important in the new head of Holy Trinity Pewley Down School.
HTPD Governing Body

School Photos, Tuesday 23 September:
The school photographer will be coming in to take individual photos of the children on Tuesday, so please remember smart school uniform that day.

Assembly: Thank you to the parents who have volunteered for our Friday assemblies so far, but we are still looking for: Police Officer (3/10), Doctor (10/10), Lifeboat man/rescue service (17/10), Soldier (7/11), Referee (14/11), Vicar (28/11), (Astronomer 5/12). Please contact Clare (clareb@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk) if you or a relative has one of thse jobs and would be able to visit us on a Friday at 10.00 am for assembly.

Is your child eligible for free school meals?

As you know all infant school children are now entitled to a free school lunch regardless of income. However we still need to know which children meet the ‘normal’ benefit criteria for free school meals (Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance etc) as this brings significant funding for the school from the government. This funding supports your child’s education in many ways, through the Pupil Premium scheme and other budget funding factors (£5,643 per child for those on the October census). Please contact the school office for more information on which benefits qualify and the evidence we need to see. This information is of course entirely confidential. Speak to Jane or Ruth in the school office or email info@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk. We need to have this information as soon as possible and definitely by October 1st to receive the funding for this academic year.

FOPS

FOPS Meeting - 24 September 2014: The first FOPS meeting of the year will be held on 24 September2014 at 8pm in the staff room. All parents, carers and teachers are automatically members of FOPS and all are very welcome at the meeting. Please come along and help us plan events for the Christmas term.

Save the Date - Family School Disco - 18 October 2014
: Back by popular demand, FOPS will be hosting a Family School Disco on Saturday 18 October from 5.45pm to 8pm in the School Hall. This will be great fun for all the family. Ticket application forms will come home in your child's book bag the end of September.

IQ Christmas Cards - Co-ordinator Needed!:
Do you have a few hours spare this half term to co-ordinate a small fundraising project? We would like to run the IQ Christmas Card scheme again this year which raised over £400 for the school last year. This offers parents the chance to buy packs of Christmas cards with their child's design on. If you could help with this one, please speak to Emily, Nicci or Jill.

Year 2 coffee morning:
Advance notice that we will be meeting up for coffee on Tuesday 7th October after drop off at Café Nero on North Street. Hope to see you there!


Wild Place: With the beautiful weather continuing we would like to make as much use of the Wild Place as possible but can only go if we have sufficient parent helpers. If you are able to help, please sign up on the sheets outside the classrooms or talk to your child’s teacher. Due to a change in safeguarding policies, please could you also sign in when you arrive, even though you are going off-site. Many thanks.

Newsletter: This is the last week for paper copies of the newsletter. From next Friday the newsletter will only be available on the website and we will also send out a ParentMail reminder. Please let the office know if you do require a paper copy.

Uniform Shop
: We are looking for someone to take over the running of the school uniform shop (currently 8.45 – 9.00 am on Wednesdays). If you might be interested but would like to find out more please contact the school office or email Sarah William (slswilliams@googlemail.com). We are very grateful to Sarah (Zac’s mum in Oak Class) who has organised school uniform sales for us over the last year.

Lost:
• Vana Tsitsonis, Willow Class, has lost a named Keller sweatshirt. This may have been taken home in error as Sian has an un-named Keller sweatshirt in the classroom.
• Ethan Simoes, Oak Class, has lost his Nightingale sweatshirt.

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Menu for week beginning Monday 22 September
Mon: Lamb & Bean Hash & Rice or Filled Jacket Potato, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower; Chocolate & Orange Cake
Tues: Chicken & Bacon Stroganoff & 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: Homemade BBQ Beefburger or Veggie Burger, Bread Roll, Cucumber, Grated Carrot; Apple & Raspberry Crunch
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Vegetable Lasagne, Peas, Baked Beans; Flapjack
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Pewley Down Mini-Tennis and New October Half-Term Camp:
Premier Tennis would like to thank all of those who had shown interest in joining the Pewley Down Mini-Tennis Club. These sessions are now full but all HTPD children who were unable to join these sessions will be offered a free trial membership at Merrow LTC. There are still a few remaining spaces on the academy sessions. Parents can sign up and book at merrowtennis.co.uk

New for 2014! Half-term Mini-Camp PLUS at Charterhouse
. These new 5-day tennis camps for 5-10yr now offer two afternoons of additional sports to focus on skill development and include: Football, Athletics, Netball and Rounders. All HTPD friends and families have a special early-bird discount of £30 by using the code: HTPEWLEY30 when booking. For more information please visit premiertennis.co.uk/product/camps

Surrey Hills Chamber Choir is
an award winning local choir, looking for new singers in all parts, especially sopranos. Music reading is not vital, but an ability to hold a part in mixed harmony and memorise music is a gift! Two Pewley mums are already long standing members and have enjoyed fantastic experiences as part of the choir. So if you're looking for a new outlet for your vocal talents, why not give it a go? We rehearse on Wednesday nights at the URC in Guildford. See http://surreyhills-choirs.co.uk/

 

Junior 19/9/14

19 September 2014

Dear Parents

Last week it was Meet the Teacher and I hope you were able to come along. It is so important to get to know this person who will be spending 7 hours a day, 5 days and 38 weeks a year with your child. It is up to parents and teachers alike to forge a good working relationship with each other for the child to continue to make good progress within a happy and caring environment. The environment for learning is so important and we often talk about the ‘feeling tone’ within a classroom at any particular time. I think I have now visited all 18 class bases whilst they were in session and I am pleased to report the tone was positive in all of them.

At the meeting for all the staff I stated my thoughts about the three conditions which enable children to gain the very most from their school experience:

The first is that the children are enfolded in love. They are unique, special, cared for and valued. Secondly that in what we say and do we strive to build up and not to put down. The vast majority of our children are bright, confident and have a high level of self-esteem, and this enables them to succeed. The third condition is that we seek for children to reach their personal best in all aspects of their work and other activities.

You can and do play a huge part in the whole process. It is clearly the school's responsibility to teach grammar, tables and the zones within the Amazonian Rain forest. It is for you to support, encourage and practise. We do also hope many of you will volunteer to help within the school. Both sites desperately need helpers in many areas and you will be welcomed with open arms. Remember the games makers from the 2012 Olympics and their enormous contribution towards making the games a success, well the same is true for school. You can make a real difference.

We now try to offer many activities for their lasting value and those which involve parent helpers are right up there at the top of the list.

We are sad that Hannah who is a teacher in year 2 will be leaving us for Australia at the end of term. This will be a prolonged stay for her and we wish her all the best – she has made a great contribution to the school. We will be appointing a new teacher in October. The job is advertised on the school website and Eteach.

Thank you for your help.
With best wishes, Richard


A message from the Governors:

Dear Parents and Carers

At the governors' meeting on Monday, a timetable and list of actions were agreed in order to start the process of appointing a new headteacher for when Richard retires. One of the key points agreed was the need to keep parents and carers informed, and ensure that they had an opportunity to put forward their views.

The governors are therefore holding a meeting to provide information on the appointment process and seek parents'/carers' views, and all parents/carers are very welcome to attend. In order to accommodate as many parents and carers as possible, two identical meetings will be held on: Tuesday 30th September at 9am in Pewley Down hall and Wednesday 1st October at 7.45pm in Holy Trinity Year 6 area.

Parents and carers from either school are welcome to attend whichever meeting is most convenient for them.

At the meetings we will explain the process of appointing a new headteacher and also seek parents'/carers' views on what qualities they consider to be important in the new head of Holy Trinity Pewley Down School.


Is your child eligible for free school meals?
Please register by the October census for the funding
Please contact the school office if there is any possibility that your child is eligible to receive free school meals or if you would like advice about this scheme and help in making an application. Free school meal registration brings significant funding for the school from the government to support your child’s education in many ways, through the Pupil Premium scheme and other budget funding factors (£5,643 per child for those on the October census). Registering for free school meals is of course entirely confidential. Speak to Lesley or email finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Even if you do not wish to take up the free school dinner, or your child is receiving free infant meals, there are nevertheless educational benefits for your child if you are registered for free school meals. This needs to be registered immediately as we have to send returns on October 1st.

Please note that Lucy Cray has a new mobile telephone number should you wish to contact her – 07500 663277.

HTPD Prayer Group Launch
– is on Thursday, 25th September, 8-9.15 p.m. in HT’s Chapel. All welcome! Contact Emma Laporte if you would like more information – emmalaporte@hotmail.com

Year 6 Coffee Morning - Friday 26th September after drop off - 9/9.15am at Nero's North Street

PTA - HTSC News

PTA/HTSC Committee and Class Reps:
This year's committee members are:
Co Chairs - Caroline Swift & Carrie Witts
Treasurer - Ant Isaacs
Secretary - Sue Anderson

Many thanks to all those who have volunteered to be class reps this year. The class reps are as follows:
3C Jane Rosie, Jess Callanan, Melissa Stonehouse, Dawn Westlake, Becca Clegg
3J Fiona Mercer, Nicci Holliday
4J Sue Anderson, Elaine Fitzwater, Karlie Thomas
4JN Gunilla Hartman, Katarina Gross
4S Jo Burne, Ros Vickerman
5H Lucy Miguda, Sharon Craigie
5N Kelly Smithson, Tori Burke
6A Naomi Brewer, Rebecca Clift    
6M Sarah Wynde, Rebecca Newenham
6SR Sara Waterfield, Suzanne Clifton, Hilary Carvell

We still need reps for 3G and 5C and ideally 1 more for 6A, if you are able to help please contact Caroline Swift, caroline@swifts.me.uk

PTA/HTSC Meeting - 24 September 2014: The first PTA/HTSC meeting of the year will be held on 24 September2014 after drop off in the staff room, we will start about time to allow for Pewley drop. All parents, carers and teachers are automatically members of HTSC and all are very welcome at the meeting. Please come along and help us plan events for the year.

Class Lists
Unfortunately the class lists have been delayed due to the volume of updates, I am hoping to get them shortly and will issue them straight away.

Dates for the Diary

PTA/HTSC Meeting - Wednesday 24th September in the staff room after drop off
Year 5 - Drinks - Tuesday 30th September at Rogues from 8pm
Year 4 - Drinks - Thursday 2nd October at Rogues from 8pm
Bonfire Night - Friday 7th November
Christmas Fair - Friday 28th November

Week 1

Infant 12/9/14

12 September 2014

To parents and all associated with Holy Trinity Pewley Down School

I have received this week a letter from Richard Rowe announcing his retirement from the school after 25 years as head teacher, with effect from the end of this academic year. By next summer, Richard will also have completed 42 years’ service as a teacher within Surrey. Now is not the time for farewell speeches – we will do that in full in July. But I cannot let this moment pass without acknowledging publicly how much this neighbourhood of Guildford owes to Richard. He is a man of exceptional talent: a visionary leader, a brilliant educator, a man who is always worth listening to, and a charismatic leader who loves to draw out the talents of those he is with. It has been a delight and a privilege to know Richard for so long, and to have benefitted from his immense skill and friendship over many years.

The governors are meeting on Monday 15th September to set in motion the processes that will lead to a new appointment. We will be wanting to listen carefully to parents, children, staff and the community, about what is required to continue the excellence of this school and to take us forward into the next phase of our life together. We will be in touch with you all soon and look forward to your involvement soon. Please be ready to celebrate Richard in July 2015.

Best wishes
Robert Cotton
Chair of Governors


Year R:
We look forward to seeing Year R parents at
• the Information Evening on Phonics & Reading, Tuesday 16 September, 7.00pm, and
• the Picnic, Friday 19 September 1.15pm

Assembly:
This term’s assembly series is based on the bible story of Moses journeying through the wilderness. As part of the theme, we would like the children to meet a range of people who help us on our journey through life. If you or a relative has one of the following jobs and you would be free to visit on a Friday at 10am for assembly, please let us know (clareb@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk):
Traffic warden (19/9), Police officer (26/9), Fire office (3/10), Doctor (10/10), Lifeboat man/ rescue service (17/7), Soldier (7/11), Referee (14/11), Physio (21/11), Vicar (28/11), Astronomer (5/11)
Thanks in anticipation!

School lunches: A reminder that we do need one week’s notice if you want to change from school lunches to a packed lunch (or vice versa). This is to allow enough time for the kitchen to adjust their ordering. Many thanks.

Newsletter:
The newsletter is available on the school website on Friday afternoons and we send out a ParentMail reminder as well. For the first few weeks of term we are also producing paper copies. If you do not have access to the internet please let the office know and we will continue to provide a paper copy.

Lost:
Max Lewis, Walnut Class, has lost a green Sistema water bottle (named).

Ballet Club: There are still spaces in Ballet Club, Thursdays 3-4pm in the hall. If you are interested in booking a place, please contact Kate Webster kate@tiptoesandtutus.co.uk or 07825 368737.

Yoga Club for years 1 & 2:
If your child would like to take part in the Yoga Club this term please look out for the separate letter coming home in book bags today. Yoga is on Wednesdays and will start next week, 17 September.

Swimming Club:
A reminder, for those children involved in the Swimming Club, that it starts tonight, Friday 12th. If you cannot attend please let Jan know direct.

Pewley Down Mini-Tennis Club
– starts Tuesday 16 September: Due to popular demand, Premier Tennis are proud to continue the PDTC for Years 1 and 2 for this half-term only. Players of all abilities are welcome. To register interest, please email james.auckland@premiertennis.co.uk. Tuesdays - 3.15-4.15pm. 6 Week programme from 16 Sept – 21 Oct. Playground (indoor back-up in Rainbow room).
 

FOPS

FOPS Committee and Class Reps: The FOPS AGM was very well attended on Tuesday evening. This year's committee members are:
Co-Chairs - Emily Bourke, Nicci Holliday & Jill Morgan
Treasurer - Sarah Bird
Secretary - Sam Ingham

Many thanks to all those who have volunteered to be class reps this year. The class reps are as follows:
Walnut - Lucy Dolling & Helen Day
Chestnut - Susanne Birkett, Niki Covington & Vanessa Taylor
Beech - Stephanie Henley
Oak - Isabel Castro, Steph Devers & Sharon Turton
Willow - Cat Allan, Nicci Holliday & Layla Johnson
Hazel - Linda Britain & Davina McAleely
It would be great to have another rep for Beech class. Please speak to Stephanie if you are able to help out.

A huge thanks to all those who did a great job as class reps last year.

FOPS Meeting - 24 September 2014:
The first FOPS meeting of the year will be held on 24 September2014 at 8pm in the staff room. All parents, carers and teachers are automatically members of FOPS and all are very welcome at the meeting. Please come along and help us plan events for the Christmas term.

Save the Date - Family School Disco - 18 October 2014:
Back by popular demand, FOPS will be hosting a Family School Disco on Saturday 18 October from 5.45pm to 8pm in the School Hall. This will be great fun for all the family. Ticket application forms will come home in your child's book bag the end of September.

IQ Christmas Cards - Co-ordinator Needed!
: Do you have a few hours spare this half term to co-ordinate a small fundraising project? We would like to run the IQ Christmas Card scheme again this year which raised over £400 for the school last year. This offers parents the chance to buy packs of Christmas cards with their child's design on. If you could help with this one, please speak to Emily, Nicci or Jill.

Playground Cake Sale Dates - Autumn Term:
The Autumn term is here again, which means Friday afternoons see the return of our ever-popular playground cake sales. As usual each class gets the chance to show off their baking (or buying) skills by selling cakes at pick up. The list of dates is below, please check out the date for your class and get involved. Last year our cake and lolly sales raised an amazing £724 for the school - and the children got to enjoy an regular extra end of week treat too!
Walnut: 3rd Oct; Chestnut:10th Oct, Beech: children's cake sale 17th Oct, Oak: 7th Nov,
Hazel: 21st Nov, Willow: 28th Nov

Year R Coffee Morning, 15 September

Further to the leaflet you would have received in your children’s book bag, a coffee morning will be held on Monday 15 September, after drop-off till 10h30.
Linda Britain (Nicole’s mum) will be hosting Hazel parents at her home (linda.britain@btinternet.com or 07866 186975 for further details) and Cat Allan (Joshie’s mum) will be hosting Willow parents (catrionaallan@yahoo.co.uk or 07817 085366).

Menu

Need a good home
Grey Maclaren Quest pushchair with raincover, Britax black Hi-Liner Booster seat (with high back) and Britax Cosy Tot Car seat Universal 0-13 kg with Isofix. Grey, beige check cover. It would be greatly appreciated if you made a donation to school for any of the items. Please contact Sari on 07808 986640.

Junior 12/9/14

12 September 2014

To parents and all associated with Holy Trinity Pewley Down School

I have received this week a letter from Richard Rowe announcing his retirement from the school after 25 years as head teacher, with effect from the end of this academic year. By next summer, Richard will also have completed 42 years’ service as a teacher within Surrey. Now is not the time for farewell speeches – we will do that in full in July. But I cannot let this moment pass without acknowledging publicly how much this neighbourhood of Guildford owes to Richard. He is a man of exceptional talent: a visionary leader, a brilliant educator, a man who is always worth listening to, and a charismatic leader who loves to draw out the talents of those he is with. It has been a delight and a privilege to know Richard for so long, and to have benefitted from his immense skill and friendship over many years.

The governors are meeting on Monday 15th September to set in motion the processes that will lead to a new appointment. We will be wanting to listen carefully to parents, children, staff and the community, about what is required to continue the excellence of this school and to take us forward into the next phase of our life together. We will be in touch with you all soon and look forward to your involvement soon. Please be ready to celebrate Richard in July 2015.

Best wishes
Robert Cotton
Chair of Governors

Week Commencing 15 September:
Monday 15 – Year 6 visit RHS Wisley
Monday 15 – 5C visit to RGS

Parking & Unofficial One Way – Addison Road
The Governors are very concerned and have asked us to draw your attention to parking in the area surrounding the school. Please would you park courteously and safely around the school entrance, this includes not parking on the yellow zig-zags and double yellow lines and having respect for our neighbours’ access. These measures are in place to protect our children. We also do try to operate an unofficial one-way system to ease congestion and speed up the process both in the morning and afternoon. The school should be approached from Pewley Way and then you should pass along Addison Road. We appreciate your support in this matter.

ParentPay
Once again we would like to encourage everyone to please activate your ParentPay account for all school payments, if you haven’t already done so. We can forward you a copy of your activation details if necessary. If you have any queries or if you have difficulties doing online card payments, then please contact me (Lesley in the finance office finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk).

For those who have paid for the whole term or whole year lunches at the discount prices, after 26 September, we will uprate your payments to the full basic meal price.

Regular afterschool club users (Clubs Plus and Breakfast Club) should please keep their accounts in credit. Credit is only used when clubs are taken. All users should pay their outstanding balances at least monthly. We won’t be invoicing clubs anymore, so please set your FREE email ‘low balance alerts’ via the communications tab on your ParentPay account. Thanks a lot!

Year 5 Hampton Court trip payment
The letter re this trip didn’t say so (!!), but we would much prefer you to pay for the trip on ParentPay rather than with cheques. But please do send the consent form back into school. This is true for all upcoming school trips and payable activities.

Paying extra on school trips towards the hardship fund
At last night’s ‘meet the team’ gatherings, it was suggested that ParentPay should be set up so that extra could be added for the big trip payments as donations towards those who might find it difficult to meet the costs. However, it is impractical to set the total payable for the trips higher than the actual cost total, otherwise everyone’s balance outstanding just looks too large, which rather defeats the object. So there will be a ‘trip top-up’ item on ParentPay which anyone can choose and pay whatever they would like as extra. Of course, the best way to donate to the school – which includes the hardship fund – is by gift-aided giving, which brings the school an extra 25p in every £1. You can do this on the BTDonate giving website, or by standing order to the school – forms on the Donations page of the school website. Thanks very much.

For those who find the big trip costs too much, please speak to Richard, the class teacher or Lesley in confidence. There are funds for these purposes and no-one should feel excluded from this experience for financial reasons. Such assistance is entirely confidential.

School Clubs
There will be a choir session for all on Tuesday lunchtimes with Alison from 12.30 - 1pm in the music room. In addition, Alison will be running a Making a Meal of it club for year 6 children supported by our Change4Life project focusing on healthy eating. There will be a maximum number of 16 places which will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Alison directly to book your place. All clubs can also be viewed here.

Dangerous Book Club
THIS CLUB IS NOW FULL, if you have not already mailed me about wanting a place, please do not send your child along, as I can only take 10 at a time. If you are interested in your child doing DBC, which is mainly science activities using books to follow instructions, I will be keeping a waiting list and swap groups over next term. All other Library Clubs (Chess, Creative Writing, Board Games, Lego and Myths) are available to all on a turn up and go basis.

Year 5 and 6 Parents
We are recommending that the children own a good quality dictionary and thesaurus. We have found that dictionaries marketed at junior schools are not sufficiently advanced for our children's needs, and consequently we are offering copies of the "Paperback Oxford Dictionary" and the companion Thesaurus at 7.99 each, and will be available until the end of next week. Payment can be made using Parentpay, or by cash/cheque. These books will see the children through their secondary school years. I am also taking orders for the CPG Spelling Rules book at £2.00 each.

PTA - HTSC News

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM and especially to those who signed up to get involved this year. We will be in touch with those people that volunteered over the next week or so.

We are planning to hold a family event in October either a Bingo Night or Family quiz so please look out for information on this.

Class Lists
Unfortunately the class lists have been delayed due to the volume of updates. We hope to be able to issue them early next week.

Dates for the Diary
Year 4 - Coffee - Wednesday 17th September after drop off - 9/9.15am at Nero's North Street
PTA/HTSC Meeting - Wednesday 24th September in the staff room after drop off
Year 4 - Drinks - Thursday 2nd October at Rogues from 8pm
Bonfire Night - Friday 7th November
Christmas Fair - Friday 28th November

The Guildford Saints Girls Football Club are looking for new members! Girls in years 3 and 4 and years 6 and 7, regardless of ability, are invited to come and try it out. Training is on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in Burpham and matches take place on a Sunday. For more information contact Sue Anderson on 07453 966 073.

For Sale Second hand 1/2 size cello for sale for £110 o.n.o. Two years old. Collect from Merrow. If interested please contact Siewli on 07946 522 943 or email siewlikok@gmail.com.

Week 3

Infant 5/9/14

05 September 2014

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! Great excitement this week in both schools as children returned or started for the first time. A real thrill was seeing the new reception children arrive for the first time. It was smiles all the way and one little boy told his teacher, “I enjoyed that so much please can I come tomorrow?” It was just the same at the junior site with children appearing to be ready for anything and quickly settling in. Today the new year 3 children have a day in the woods (the Chantries) with their year 6 buddies having a picnic, playing outdoor games and building dens. I expect your children are still excited and tired after their first few days. A little girl at Pewley told me first thing in the morning all that she intended to do in school that day. Her parents sent me a photo of the same girl after the first morning – thumb in and falling asleep in her father’s arms. It’s a tiring business – school.

At the beginning of a new school year it may be a good time to re appraise your career and vocation. Have you ever considered being a teacher? It is a really great job! Shaping young people’s lives, great variety each day, opportunities to be creative, and much more. I can honestly say that I have loved my teaching career and am looking forward to continue working in Teacher Training after I finish here next summer. A good few years ago I helped set up the Surrey ITT programme which has now become the Surrey South Farnham SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). Helen and I continue to work for this organization with Bec, Gillian R and Clare B helping with lecturing the students. This programme is for Primary and Special Education. George Abbot also run a programme for Primary which Ginnie and Julia (our two Senior Leaders in Education) are helping to set up, as well as a well established secondary programme.

I would be really pleased to chat to anyone interested in making this career change. Entry requirements are a degree and passes in English, Maths and Science at GCSE. These are one year school based training schemes. There could be a possibility of training at either of our sites.

Ian Hollingsworth, who was my head when I was Deputy at Northmead, runs the SSF course. He will be holding a seminar to give information at Holy Trinity School on Tuesday 7th October 5-6.30 and at the Holiday Inn Saturday 11th October 10 – 11.30 and 12 – 1.30. Have a think and give me a call.
With best wishes, Richard


Meet the Team evening, Tuesday 9 September, 7.00pm
: We look forward to seeing you all at the ‘Meet the Team’ evening next Tuesday. This is an opportunity to meet the teaching staff and find out what your child will be doing in the year ahead. Please go straight to your child’s classroom on arrival. This will be followed by the FOPS AGM at 8.00pm in the hall.

Information Evening on Phonics & Reading, Tuesday 16 September, 7.00pm
: This evening is for parents of children in Year R.

Packed Lunches: Just a reminder to parents that we are a nut-free school so please ensure, if your child does bring a packed lunch to school, that all the ingredients are nut-free. Also, because we emphasise healthy living we would ask that lunch boxes do not contain sweets.

Sainsburys vouchers: All the lovely vouchers you saved for us last term have been turned into brilliant resources for our school, which we have gratefully received. We have lots of new cooking equipment so we can cook in larger groups and more frequently. We also have some new playground equipment (including hoops, ropes, bats and balls) which the children have already started to use in the front playground, keeping them stimulated and active at playtimes. We also have 4 new scooters for use in the Rainbow room to replace some broken ones and a few trowels to use in our outdoor areas. Thank you all so much - it really makes a difference to what experiences we can offer your children.

PE - Extra budget: We have bought some new PE equipment with some of the money we have been given to help promote health and fitness: football goals for the field, netball/basketball goals for the front playground, storage boxes for the playground toys, an athletics kit, a cat ladder to add to our gym equipment and a variety of balls, ball bags,swimming hats and some jump sacks! We are very excited to have such amazing resources to use. The children will be having opportunities to use this equipment as soon as we have it.

Change4life club: Irma Patel, one of our teaching assistants, will be running our new Change4life club this term. This club aims to promote a healthy lifestyle for everybody. Some children will get a chance to try different sports using the special bags of equipment that we can borrow from the scheme, practise some of the skills we learn, think about how to be fit and healthy including eating healthily. It will run during school time on a Monday afternoon, by invitation for some children in years 1 and 2. Different children will be chosen each term.

We will be talking to the children about the new equipment and especially making sure that they know how to look after these excellent new resources. We would very much value your support in this to ensure that playground equipment is only used in school time and not before or after school.

FOPS

Class Representatives: Your class reps this year are as follows. Huge thanks to those who have kindly volunteered to do this.
Beech: Stephanie Henley
Oak: Steph Devers
Willow: Cat Allan, Nicci Holliday & Layla Johnson
Hazel: Linda Britain & Davina McAleely
Your class reps will be getting in touch soon with class contact lists. If you haven't done so already, please could you provide them with your contact details if you would like to be included on the class contact list.
If you have a child in Year 1 please consider stepping up to join Steph and Stephanie as class reps. Many hands make light work.

WANTED!! YEAR 2 CLASS REPS!!: We do not have any class reps for Chestnut or Walnut classes. Year 2 is an exciting year with lots of things to plan and organise. Without class reps it will not be possible to hold the special events which Year 2 children have enjoyed in previous years. We already have volunteers to work on a yearbook for the children. If you have a child in Year 2, please consider putting your name forward for this important role.

Notice of PTA Annual General Meeting:
The Annual General Meeting of the school PTA, called the Friends of Pewley Down School ("FOPS"), will be held on 9 September at 8pm in the School Hall after your Meet the Team meetings. All parents, carers, teachers and staff are automatically members of FOPS and are very welcome. At the AGM we will present the Chairman's and Treasurer's Report and elect the Committee for the 2014-15 school year. The meeting is quite short and there will be refreshments so please come along if you are able to.

If you are interested in getting involved with PTA activities, there will be a sheet for you to express your interest at the AGM. There are lots of roles, big and small, all of which contribute to a school community both socially and financially. For example, perhaps you could organise a social event, help on the school fair committee, find raffle prizes, organise gardening parties for the Wild Place or make hot chocolate for the Bedtime Story?

We are still looking for a volunteer to chair the PTA this year. If you would like to find out what this involves please speak to Emily Bourke (emilybourke@msn.com) (who feels she has hogged the limelight for too long now and should allow someone else this excellent opportunity!!)

We are looking forward to an exciting year of events and fundraising. FOPS meetings are notified in advance in the newsletter so watch this space for details of the first FOPS meeting.

Coffee Morning for Year R parents, Monday 15 September after drop-off. Further details to follow.

 

Junior 5/9/14

05 September 2014

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! Great excitement this week in both schools as children returned or started for the first time. A real thrill was seeing the new reception children arrive for the first time. It was smiles all the way and one little boy told his teacher, “I enjoyed that so much please can I come tomorrow?” It was just the same at the junior site with children appearing to be ready for anything and quickly settling in.

Today the new year 3 children have a day in the woods (the Chantries) with their year 6 buddies having a picnic, playing outdoor games and building dens. I expect your children are still excited and tired after their first few days. A little girl at Pewley told me first thing in the morning all that she intended to do in school that day. Her parents sent me a photo of the same girl after the first morning – thumb in and falling asleep in her father’s arms. It’s a tiring business – school.

At the beginning of a new school year it may be a good time to re appraise your career and vocation. Have you ever considered being a teacher? It is a really great job! Shaping young people’s lives, great variety each day, opportunities to be creative, and much more. I can honestly say that I have loved my teaching career and am looking forward to continue working in Teacher Training after I finish here next summer. A good few years ago I helped set up the Surrey ITT programme which has now become the Surrey South Farnham SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). Helen and I continue to work for this organization with Bec, Gillian R and Clare B helping with lecturing the students. This programme is for Primary and Special Education. George Abbot also run a programme for Primary which Ginnie and Julia (our two Senior Leaders in Education) are helping to set up, as well as a well established secondary programme.

I would be really pleased to chat to anyone interested in making this career change. Entry requirements are a degree and passes in English, Maths and Science at GCSE. These are one year school based training schemes. There could be a possibility of training at either of our sites.

Ian Hollingsworth, who was my head when I was Deputy at Northmead, runs the SSF course. He will be holding a seminar to give information at Holy Trinity School on Tuesday 7th October 5-6.30 and at the Holiday Inn Saturday 11th October 10 – 11.30 and 12 – 1.30. Have a think and give me a call.

With best wishes, Richard

Diary for Week Commencing 8 September:

Wednesday 10th – Swimming lessons start for Years 3 and 4
Thursday 11th  – Curriculum Evening Meet the Team at 7.00pm in the Chapel Year 3 to 6
Monday 15th – Year 6 visit RHS Wisley

Curriculum Evening – Thursday, 11th September 2014 at 7pm at the Chapel
We will start the evening at the chapel and then you will be able to meet the team at your year group area. If you would like to get in touch with your child’s class teacher via email, please see the list of emails below. We look forward to seeing you all next Thursday.
3C clairec@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
3G ginnieg@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
3J j-jb@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
4J juliag@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
4S sheilam@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
4JN jessican@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
5H heatherh@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
5N nickw@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
5C cherylb@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
6M maryb@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
6SR sarahd@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk, rebeccap@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk
6A alisont@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Clubs
Various outside based clubs begin this week, but there will be no Board Games or Dangerous Book Club in the library.

ParentPay and prices
From now all payable school events will be on ParentPay – lunch credits, Clubs Plus and Breakfast Club and trips and payable activities. We would like to encourage everyone to use this method of payment – the ParentPay website is secure and it is the most efficient method for the school. By the end of last term, the vast majority of parents had activated their accounts and we would like to appeal to the rest of you – and all our new parents – to do likewise. Of course, if you have difficulties doing online card payments, then please contact me (Lesley in the finance office finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk).

The basic lunch price has gone up this term to £2.40 per meal, but we are offering discounts for whole year and whole term purchases. The amounts payable take account of year group days out. See the table of prices on the payments page of the website.

Whichever option you choose, please do keep your lunch account in credit. You can set up free email low balance reminders on the communication tab of your account.

Clubs Plus session costs are as before (see Clubs page of the website), but Breakfast Club has increased to £3.50 (with food). Please set email low balance reminders for these items too if you use them and pay at least monthly. Do contact me with any queries or difficulties. Thanks, Lesley

Position available
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant within the Federation to work with a child on a one-to-one basis. The position is part-time (approx 10hrs per week) and Speech and Language support experience would be preferred. If you are interested and would like further information please contact Debbie Chadwick by email as soon as possible at debbiec@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk.
 

PTA - HTSC News

Welcome back, we have a busy term ahead, with the two big events this term being Bonfire night and the Christmas Fair.

We are still looking for class reps in all years, if you are interested or want more information please contact Caroline Swift (caroline@swifts.me.uk). Being a class rep is a great way to support the school and if you are new to the school it is an excellent way to meet new people.

Alternatively if you would like to take on a role on the PTA committee please get in touch as there are a number of roles available including co-chair and vice chair. Please email/speak to Caroline Swift (caroline@swifts.me.uk) if you are considering any of these roles - happy to answer any questions - and there is loads of info available in the HTSC files to help!

New class lists will be distributed in the next few days.

Year 3 - Coffee Morning - Friday 12th September - after drop off in the Chapel

We will be holding a coffee morning for all Year 3 parents/carers in the Chapel on Friday next week. Please do come along it is a great opportunity to meet other parents and find out what events are coming up this year.

Dates for the Diary
HTSC AGM - Thursday 11th September 7pm in the Chapel
Year 3 - Coffee Morning in the school Chapel - Friday 12th September after drop off
Bonfire Night - Friday 7th November
Christmas Fair - Friday 28th November

Art Class with Elena Andreeva We are starting our sessions on the 15th of September.Children learn drawing, painting, composition and work from life and from imagination. The club runs at holy Trinity school on Mondays 3.30-5pm. There are places at the moment, if you want your child to enrol please contact Elena on 01483 560385. The cost of the 10 sessions block is £110.

Looking for something to do on Wednesday evenings? A new term of Interact at Christ Church, Waterden Road, Guildford starts this Wednesday, 10th September and runs till Wednesday 10th December (half term 30th October). Interact is open to school years 3-6 and sessions are on Wednesdays from 6.30-8.00pm. Come along and join in with a church group full of fun, games, craft and cookery activities - brilliant value at 50p per session. This term we also have some fun socials starting with film night, including popcorn and pizza, on Wednesday 17th September: why not come along with a friend? For more information contact Michael Tame (Geraldine’s husband) michael@christchurchguildford.com.

Week 2