• Place available in Year 3 for Sept - email bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

HTPD 29/4/16

29 April 2016

Dear parents,

I’ve had a chance this week to admire the beautiful work being produced across the school. Several children have shown me their excellent poems, biographies, letters and stories, and proudly explained what they had done to make their writing such high quality. It’s great to see how much progress the children are making – the displays up around both schools are also stunning so do take time to have a look!

We are keen to make sure you feel confident in how teachers help children to move their learning forward. To that end we have planned an evening meeting later in May (7pm, Tuesday May 17th) so that we can explain our assessment approach. It will take place in the Chapel at the junior school and is for parents from all year groups, although will probably be most relevant for parents with children in Years 1 – 5.

The children at the infants are doing well on the “Run to Rio” clocking up the miles – it’s great to have a goal! It was also lovely to see some of our youngest children in the school taking part in their first inter-school athletics event and I was delighted to hear about the success of our Year 6 tag rugby team, being awarded the “Fair Play” Award at the county finals for demonstrating the best attitude throughout the tournament. Meanwhile, the numbers of children taking part in extracurricular clubs is astonishing! Thank you to all of our teachers for running so many activities, and to the children for contributing so enthusiastically to our whole school ethos of learning beyond the classroom. It makes HTPD such a vibrant community!

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend.
With best wishes, Clare

Admissions 2016 – Year R and Year 3
The deadline for accepting or declining offers of places for Year R or Year 3 for this September is next Tuesday 3 May.


Sainsbury’s Active Kids
This is the last week that Sainsbury’s will be offering the Active Kids vouchers. Please bring in any vouchers that you may still have at home - the collection box is just outside the hall near the school office.

Waitrose green tokens
The Waitrose Guildford store has accepted us as one of their local fundraising groups for May. This means that every time you shop in Waitrose you can put a green disc in the appropriate container and we will then receive a proportion of £1000 at the end of the month. We are planning to put the money towards the outdoor music classroom.

CowParade, the world’s largest public art event, is coming to Surrey.  Primary schools have been offered the chance to get involved with calf-sized versions called Mini Moos.  Kokomo, the new cocktail bar in Guildford, has very kindly sponsored a Mini Moo for Pewley Down.  It will be decorated by the children in Year R and, at the end of the summer, it will be auctioned off to raise funds for the School. It will be unveiled, for all parents to see, at Kokomo (located opposite the Yvonne Arnaud theatre www.kokomobars.co.uk/#about-us) on 9 June from 7.30pm.  We hope that all mums, dads and staff can join us and have a really good night supporting this fun fundraiser for school. If you would like to find out more about CowParade Surrey visit www.cowparadesurrey.com

Run to Rio update
The updated total for week 2 is 703 miles.

Lola Cannings, Hazel Class, has lost a navy quilted jacket with floral trim around collar (named Lola as well as Saskia). Missing for about a week.
Eliza Andrews’, Beech Class, pink ballet shoes are missing, possibly taken home by another child by mistake.

Menu - week commencing 2 May


Save the Date
Friday 6th May Oak Class Cake Sale
Friday 13th May Beech Class Cake Sale
Friday 20th May Year 2 Coffee Morning after drop off at Café Nero, House of Fraser
Willow Class Cake Sale
Friday 27th May Hazel Class Cake Sale
Sunday 12th June Summer Fair
Saturday 9th July Summer Disco
Thursday 14th July Year 2 Celebration Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Bake n Stroll on Saturday, which was a great success and fun for all the family. Congratulations to our winning bakers; Kids Isla Morgan, Evie & Grace McClung and Charlotte Craigie, Dad’s Delicacies Neil Craigie and Mum’s Masterpiece Charlotte Houghton and everyone that entered their delicious treats. A big thank you to our Judge, Helen from Kalm Kitchen, who sampled all the entries. The winning Dino Egg Designs were from Oliver Preston, Amber Grundy and Millie Jones. All your brilliant support raised £300.

Thank you to the Preston and Byrne families that built composts in the year 1 gardens.

Well done to everyone that delivered the 200 kg of textiles for Phil the Bag, which raised £70.

There has been a tremendous response to the release of ticket sales for the Maytime Party. Tickets are still available from the school office. If you are able to help with the raffle through possible donation contacts or organisation, please contact Nicci nicciholliday2012@gmail.com.

Finally, preparations for the Year 2 Leavers book are underway. If you have any really good photos taken on school trips or activities over the last 3 years, please send them to pewleyleavers2016@gmail.com.


Lost: Sofija Hagelina (4JW) has mislaid her Mandela PE kit, including shin pads and mouthguard. All items are named. If you know of their whereabouts, please let the office know. Thank you.

Found: Has your child lost a watch recently? We have had a number of watches handed in recently so please do check with the office if you are missing one.

Menu - Week 1


Tickets are now on sale and so far we have had a great response. Please be aware numbers are limited so if you are thinking of joining us for what is going to be a great night, please get your requests in to HT or PD receptions ASAP.

Ticket price is £30 per head to include: BBQ, Welcome drink, DJ and of course dancing until Midnight!

To get your tickets send cash or cheque confirming how many tickets you require (and any special dietary requirements) in to either HT or PD Reception from 8.40 am on Monday 25 April. Please make cheques payable to HTSC. Tickets usually sell out on the day so get your requests in early!

We are looking for a volunteer or two to take on the job of asking for raffle donations for a raffle at the Maytime bash. If you think this is something you could help with or you have a prize you could donate, please contact Ros Vickerman (jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk) or Carrie Witts (carriewitts@gmail.com).

We will be holding a kick-off planning meeting on Tuesday 24th May in the HT staff room after drop off – Hope to see you there .

Thirsty Thursday - 5 May (8pm Rogues)
Summer Fair – Friday 1 July

Parents, does your son enjoy singing? Holy Trinity’s famous Boys’ Church Choir is looking for new members. There will be an open choir practice for interested boys on Thursday,12th May 6.30 – 7.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford. Please just turn up!

Calling all Guildford Orienteers! Would you like an opportunity to join in an event at The Chantries on 11th May after school (5.00 – 7.30pm) to celebrate the 1st World Orienteering Day? The cost is £4 for adults and £1 for juniors. There is also a Surrey Schools and Youth Orienteering Festival on Monday, 27th June at Norbury Park, Leatherhead between 4.00 and 6.30 p.m. For further details of this and the taster event, please visit www.guilfordorienteers.co.uk or email fixtures@guildfordorienteers.co.uk.

Parents, are you looking for a Spanish au-pair? A friend of a Holy Trinity family is coming to the UK and would like a role within a family. If you would like more information, please call Ana on 07408 809005 or email anademadariaga@gmail.com