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

Junior Newsletter

24 February 2012

Dear Parents

During this week various classes throughout the school have made pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day.  Year 4 children represented the school in the traditional annual pancake race in Guildford High Street and their picture is on the front page of the Surrey Advertiser!

On the following day we marked Ash Wednesday where juniors had the option of receiving the Mark of the Cross on the back of their hands as a symbol of being sorry for the wrong in our lives and being thankful for God’s love and forgiveness.  This day marks the beginning of Lent when the church remembers Jesus’ time in the wilderness where he was tempted.  It’s a good time for thinking about ourselves and what is important.

Children at HTPD are very good at thinking in this way and excellent at being meditative.  Our weekly thoughtful class times really encourage the children to take time out to consider the big questions of life and its meaning.

Our hero this week was Eric Liddell, the champion Olympian of Paris, 1924.  This story was told in the film ‘Chariots of Fire’.  Liddell refused to bow to pressure to compete on a Sunday as it went against his desire to treat Sunday as a day of rest.  The children thought about what is important to them and what they would like to achieve.  Our Bible story this week was about Isaiah and his writings.  We linked this with what Eric Liddell preached about in Paris.  “Even young people tire and become exhausted, but those who honour God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles.  They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t faint”.  Great verses to take into Lent, whether we are attempting to give up chocolate once again or not.

With best wishes, Richard

Next Week

Parents evenings - Tuesday 28 Feb 6.00-8.30pm and Thurs 1st March 4.00-6.30pm
Geraldine will be running reading clinics alongside Parents' Evening for anyone wanting advice.
No orchestra today and next week will be moved to Wednesday instead.
No Lego or Board games clubs next week.

Snack at Break

Many of us feel the need to have a little snack by playtime. At Holy Trinity Pewley Down we want this to be healthy and with minimum wrapping. Therefore, fruit and vegetables are in but chocolate and crisps are out. We would really appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

Guildford Music Festival March 21st 2010

All children in the orchestra, recorder group and choir (Years 6 and 5) have been given an important letter re purchasing of tickets from G, Live for the music festival. The booking opens at 10am on Monday 20th February direct from GLive. Tickets will sell quickly so please don't leave it too late.


Phil the Bag  

A big thank you to everyone who cleared out their cupboards and brought in old clothes and shoes etc, we had a huge number of bags. We collected approximately a tonne. Thank you to all the children who helped loading the van.

Summer Fair

We are just beginning the planning for the summer fair; we still need a couple of people to get involved with co-ordinating the fair. Please contact us if you are able to help at htsc@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk.

Dates for the diary

Quiz night Friday 16th March at 8pm

Can you name the Captain of the Titanic? What is the highest mountain in Europe? Who won x-factor? Who directed Inception? Pit your wits against Michael Tame (Geraldine's husband) who has put together one of his famous quizzes and come and outsmart mightiest brains in Guildford, or just come along for a bit of fun, there are themes for everyone.
The format is bring your own food, and there will be a bar where you can buy beer, wine, soft drinks and nibbles. £5 a head, teams of 8 - invite your friends and family, tickets on sale in the office from Monday.

Year 4 Drinks - Thursday 8th March – The Albany from 8pm
Year 6 Drinks - Wednesday 14th March  - Rogues from 8pm
Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June


  • Caitlin Phelan’s PE kit (navy tracksuit/Keller t-shirt) has gone astray. If found please bring the items to the office.
  • Jack Jones 5R – Sweatshirt , please bring it to the office if found.
  • Ted Vorley's green school rucksack, with expensive contents, is missing.  Please bring it to the office if found.
  • Billy Jacobs 3G has lost an HT PE bag which is full of school uniform including his school shoes.  All named.  Last seen under the table in 3G when they changed for football this week.  Please could you check if your child has brought it home by mistake? 

Thank you for your continued support.

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What will you do at Easter? Are you looking for exciting things to do during the Easter holidays? The Guildford Holiday Fun programme is full of activities for children aged 5-13. Animal lovers can visit a vets’ surgery or see the small animals at Merrist Wood. If you’re looking forward to this summer’s sporting event, try our mini Olympics, or tennis, archery, fencing or climbing, amongst others. We have crafts and cooking, science at the University, even a trip to London. All this and much more in our programme which can be seen on our website http://sites.google.com/site/guildfordholidayfun/ or pick it up in the school office or in Guildford Library's children section. Booking night is Wednesday 7th March - don't miss it!

Understanding Boys, for parents and carers – a dynamic course to help understand our children’s behaviour and work towards enjoying happy times together. Wednesday 7th of March in Woking from 8pm till 10pm. Please contact Ali McClure for further details: alimcclure@hotmail.com  or 07974 855971.