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

HTPD 26/4/19

26 April 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s been just great seeing the whole school at work this week. I hope you all felt glad to be back after a relaxing Easter break! What a fantastic school community - all determined to live life to the full! Our whole staff spent a really productive INSET day, working in teams to evaluate how well we’re doing at living out our school vision, “Learn to Live”, as well as developing our exciting curriculum and the Reception team heading out and about visiting another Surrey school to glean some great ideas! It reminded me of how enthusiastic all our teachers and support staff are – they are so determined to be lifelong learners!

That proved a perfect springboard for the first week back where our assembly theme looked beyond Easter to Pentecost when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, turning from timid, nervous friends of Jesus to be the emboldened messengers who established the early church. It reminded us all about being passionate and enthusiastic; just right for the first day of term!

This term in our assemblies, we’re learning about the life of the Apostle Paul as he takes the good news of Jesus’ love beyond the confines of Jerusalem out into the rest of the world. Each week, the children will hear tales of shipwreck, imprisonment and persecution as Paul bravely stands up for what he believes in. Running alongside, there is a focus on the natural world with a tree species helping us to make links to the theme each week and Recycle Man helping us to think about our caring for our beautiful planet! Do take a look at the assembly slides each week if you’d like to.

Keep a close eye on the JTLYK pages too this term – there are so many events in the diary already and we are keen that you can take part in some of them too. We always love to have parents help out on Fluffy Friday which this term is on May 24th. Do let your child’s class teacher know if you can join us for some or all of the day; if you’d like to lead an activity with a small group get in touch with Helen (helenp@htpd.surrey.sch.uk). It’s always great to have a wide range of different activities on offer.

Lots of the children have been enjoying the outdoors already this term. Year 4 certainly made the most of our beautiful environment, visiting the bluebells in the Chantries and “seeing heaven in the moment”. If you haven’t made it there yet this season, maybe take a stroll this weekend before they’re passed their best. It will certainly give you cause to be positive!

With best wishes,

Thought of the week: It’s rubbish…being negative. How can you be more enthusiastic?


With the better weather, think about walking to and from school, or maybe parking up slightly further away. This will reduce congestion and pollution around the school sites. Please make sure that you park respectfully too, without blocking our local residents’ driveways. Even blocking access for a short time can cause unnecessary inconvenience and stress. One of our neighbours was recently unable to get to a seriously ill relative due to a car parked across their entrance. Please think about other people, even when you’re in a rush.

Admissions 2019 reminder – Year R and Year 3
If you are applying for a place in Year R or Year 3 for September 2019 you must accept (or decline) the place offered by Tuesday 30 April.


Teacher-led clubs start next week commencing Monday 29 April. Cooking Group 1 will start on Tuesday 30 April. Boogie Pumps, French, Computer Xplorers and French clubs are also starting next week.

Class photographs
Order forms for class photographs are coming home in book bags today. Orders should be returned to the school office by next Friday 3 May.

Lost Property
This is the last chance to have a look through the lost property on the table at the lower entrance before it goes off to Phil the Bag next Friday 3 May.

Lucia Barbosa, Hazel Class, has lost her pale blue wellies (with ice cream design and handles).

Menu: (Week 1 beginning 29 April)
Mon: Spaghetti with Bolognese or Vegetable Sauce; Flapjack
Tues: Thai Chicken or Mild Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice; Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Wed: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Roasted Vegetable Tart; Jelly
Thu: Sausage or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Rice Pudding
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Reminder to Year 5 Parents Brenscombe Farm Trip 2019, should have been paid off in full by now, please speak urgently to Clare or Flora.

Reminder to Year 6 Parents Preston Montford 2019, payments are due in now, please log into ParentPay and settle any balance owing.

Sporting Fixtures:

Y4 Football Festival
Date: Thursday 2nd May
Time: 1pm - 4pm - Parents to help with lifts there and back, we will leave school at 12pm
Venue: Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Leisure Complex, Waterside Dr, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG
Teacher: Paul

Guildford Primary Schools Swimming Gala
Date: Saturday 4th May
Time: Doors open at 6pm
Venue: Spectrum (we will meet at 5.50pm)
Approximate finish time: 8.30pm
Teacher: Nick

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

School Clubs – Summer Term
The new timetable for Summer Term is now available on the website.

Teacher Led Clubs will begin week commencing 29th April 2019 - please check the Summer Clubs list for details.

External Clubs will start on different dates. If you require further information please contact the provider.

Sharp Shots – spaces still available! A weekly photo club with different photographic skills. Please click on the link below for more details: https://sharpshotsphotoclub.co.uk/holy-trinity-primary-school/

Ballet will start back on Thursday the 2nd from 4.20 till 5.20 and Friday the 3rd of May from 3.20 till 4.20 and will run for 10 lessons as per usual. Please find attached the ballet flyer with all the information:

Week 1 – This lunch menu is also available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab - soon.


Welcome back! The Summer term is here, and it’s an exciting but busy one! Keep an eye on the newsletter and your year group WhatsApp groups for upcoming dates and events. 
We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are well rested for the new term ahead. 
FOPS Team x
FOPS notice board
Please keep an eye on the FOPS notice board (next to the ramp downstairs) for any new events or news. The selling and service section is ready to go (cards are £1 for a month or free if the item is free can be found in office), so if you have something to sell let us know!
HTPD Fun Run
Remember to sign up for the 2019 HTPD fun run on Sunday May 19th at Sutherland Memorial Park.  Applications need to be in by the 12th April to guarantee a T-Shirt for the children.
To register please complete the online application form: https://goo.gl/forms/68i2VVUhJj2FQFRA2 for each applicant.  To help reduce the admin requirements for the team and to use less paper we request you complete the online form if possible. Paper copies are available at the school receptions if needed.
Further details are on http://www.holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk/The-School/Parents/PTA/HTPD-Fun-Run-2019.aspx
We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you on the day!!!
Year 2 Reminder 
Log-in details for the Y2 leavers book have gone home in book bags or can be found on the FOPS noticeboard. Please use these to create a profile for your child as soon as you can. Ana and Kayleigh can then get on with editing and putting it together in time for the printing deadline which is fast approaching. Please contact one of them if you are unsure of what to do.
Phil the Bag – Phil the bag returns on the 3rd of May so look out for more information closer to the time and start collecting your unwanted textiles!
Reminder – The Summer Fair is Saturday 6th July so please save this date in your diaries!
EASYFUNDRAISING - Thank-you to those signing up for this! Just remember to click through the website before you make a purchase and continue earning free money for the school. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
Social Dates for you Diaries

Friday 12th July - 8pm - End of School Year Drinks @ TBC

Year 1
Thursday 2nd May – Coffee Morning @Cafe Nero on North Street
Thursday 23rd May – Drinks Night @ TBC


Welcome back. Last term of fundraising - so please give it one final push for the year!

There’s a meeting in the staff room on Friday after drop off to talk about any ideas for the school fair! If you can’t ever make the evening sessions this might work better for you. We really appreciate everyone who turns up and we love hearing your ideas!!

There’s the Sainsbury’s scheme which is one of the easiest ways to raise money for the school while just doing your normal shop. Details are on the ParentMail from this week, and in the flyers last term, but do please get in touch if you need help setting it up. It really is free money for the school.

Phil The Bag is back next week, so if you’ve had a Spring clear out over Easter, we’ll take what we can!

You can leave your unwanted items at the bottom of the internal ramps at HT from Monday 29 April until 9am on Friday 3 May.

Phil the Bag no longer provides bags to fill, so please use ordinary bin liners. The more bags we collect, the more money we raise. The school receives 35 pence for every kilo we manage to collect, that’s £350 per tonne - so every item of clothing counts!

Please note that Phil the Bag does not accept blankets, duvets, bric-a-brac, pillows, sleeping bags, rugs, carpet, offcuts of fabric, any WET items, tent canvas, soft toys and no ripped or stained clothing. Please also bear in mind that the clothing is for re-use so should be in a wearable condition.

Smarties Challenge - please rerun any Smarties tubes by Monday, filled with whatever coins or notes you can. It’s all going towards iPads for the class rooms.

There’s still time time to enter the Fun Run too. So please do. It’s going to be a great day for the whole family. Sunday 19th May at Sutherland Park

Hope to see you all on Friday.

Surrey Arts would like to invite all young musicians to come along and try out some of the local ensembles at their open evening on Wednesday 1st May. All rehearsals take place at Tillingbourne school and the open rehearsal and first term is free. Expert tutors will be on hand to help, just bring along your instrument! For more information, please contact Alison Harding - Alison.harding@surreycc.gov.uk . Flyer attached for more details:

The Charity SMEF
is running a drawing competition, for the local communities called ‘I live in Surrey’. The aim is to encourage children aged between 7 and 14 to go out in their beautiful County and express their experience by drawing/painting/etc. A4 size pictures. Please visit their website for additional details: www.smef.org.uk/SMEFOneWorld