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

Junior 10/7/15

10 July 2015

Dear Parents

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church and during the eighteenth century rode his horse around the country bringing the good news of Jesus to towns and villages.His brother Charles wrote thousands of hymns many of which are still sung, perhaps the most well-known being “Hark the herald angels sing”. The interesting thing is that every single day their mother Sussanna prayed that her children would make a difference to the world. God answered her prayer and not only were many people brought into the family of faith but the whole country was said to have changed to a fairer, kinder and more generous place.

It’s a good prayer to pray for ourselves and for our children. I would like to highlight one of our children who is determined to make a difference. Sebastian is in class 6SR, he has an older brother Josh, at George Abbot and a younger brother Leon who goes to Send Infant School. Their mother Louise works in our admin department and is responsible for our great website. Leon has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is a degenerating disease where muscles weaken and disability increases. There is currently no cure.

As soon as Sebastian became aware of his brother’s illness he has been working tirelessly to help. He has organised several fund raisers at school and suggested that we give other money raised by our charity giving, to the Duchenne Charity which seeks a cure for the dreadful disease or ways to slow it down. The charity is called ‘Harrison’s Fund’. Sebastian has organised a cake sale and a film night and raised a large amount of money. Josh has done similar things at George Abbot. So like the Wesleys, we have two brothers who are seeking to make a difference, not just for Leon but for everyone with Duchennes – we are so proud of them. See today’s Surrey Advertiser page 5.

Over past twenty five years that has been my prayer too. I thought it would be right to base the philosophy of the school around St. Paul’s list of fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The other facet was that everyone who was a part of the school should work as a united team. When I ripped up the rules on the first day, I was asked how we would now keep “them” down. I replied there was no us and them – only us!! Of course I and all of us have not always lived up to those high ideals but I was thrilled that our most recent Ofsted inspection called the School “extraordinary” and praised the team spirit and the fact that the values were lived out in practice.

Now what are we all going to do to make a difference to our world from now on.

With best wishes, Richard

Dates for your diary
Monday 13th July: Open Afternoon 1.30pm at PD and 2.15pm at HT
Tuesday 14th July: Sports Day at HT 1pm
Wednesday 15th July: Celebration Picnic, on the Downs at 12.30, followed by tea in the Chapel from 2.15pm
Monday 20th July: Church Service at 1.45pm
Tuesday 21st July: Summer Holidays at 1.45pm

Teacher-led school clubs finished today. Judo and Boogie Pumps will have their final sessions next week. If you are unsure if your activity or music lessons have finished, please contact the organiser directly. The final session of Clubs Plus will be on Monday 20th July.

Zeroing in!
As of this morning amounts outstanding on school accounts totals £7,241. This is down considerably from a week or so ago, but….it’s still a long way from zero! A lot of this is made up of small amounts on individual accounts, but it all adds up. Please help us to reach our goal……which is a big fat zero! Pay anything owing and add credit on lunch and clubs to the term end. From Monday, there are 6 more lunch days, so add £14.40 if your child eats in. Thanks a lot!! If you have any queries, please contact Lesley and Flora – finance@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk.

Year 6 reminder: We need your help!
Please can year 6 parents support us by bringing in cake donations for sports day next week (Tues 14th July). Please bring in your donations on the day and leave them at the bottom of the ramp. Please note the cakes and refreshments being sold are for parents and not the children, so preference for donations are whole cakes / sponges which we can slice, tray bakes, or grown up cupcakes would be lovely too! Thank you!

Sports Day
We are looking forward to our Sports Day on Tuesday 14th July. We will start promptly at 1pm and finish at normal school time. We look forward to seeing supporters there. Please could you make sure the children have their school sports kit with them including their house tops and they bring their drinks bottles with them thanks.

Following the success of our women’s National team in the World Cup held in Canada we would like to get more girls playing football in Surrey. Vicky, from the FA will be running some free coaching sessions. These sessions would be perfect for girls who want to develop their football ability and also want to have fun with their friends through playing football.
29th July 2015
5th August 2015
12th August 2015
19th August 2015
All sessions will be from 11.00am – 12.30pm at Horseshoe Lane West, Merrow, Guildford, GU1 2SX
Booking a place: Groups are limited to 32 places each so we recommend booking your place early by contacting me Vicky.elcome@thefa.com.

Pop Lacrosse
Building on the great pop lacrosse sessions we did at Holy Trinity this year, Hannah is running a pop lacrosse camp for years 4-6 on the 29th July from 10.30am-1.30pm which will involve a few hours of fun focusing on some skills and a mini-tournament. Please book at the SSP www.surreysportspark.co.uk

School Sports Kit
Please can you check that all of our lovely kit is returned to school so that we can audit it and prepare for next year.


A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out this year whether it was by coming along to events, helping to organise events or being a class rep or part of the HTSC committee. We have had a very successful year raising about £20,000 for the school and organising some fantastic events which have been well supported.

A big thank you to Cavenders –a local Sales & Lettings Agent – they have kindly sponsored our big events this year donating our top prizes or giving a significant donation towards the event.

If you are thinking of Letting or Selling your property, Please contact Cavenders on 01483 457728 or info@cavenders.co.uk to discuss how they can help you.

Another big thank you goes to Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Guildford who have supported us for the last few years.

Class Representatives & HTSC Committee - next academic year
A huge thank you to Ant Isaacs our treasurer for the last few years, Ant has decided to stand down this year so we are looking for a new treasurer.

Treasurer - The role would suit someone with a good financial background possibly an accountant but this is not essential. They do need to be pretty comfortable with accounting, keep records and be well organised. They also need to be able to commit the time required.
Main areas:
Managing the cash for the PTA (banking and payments) - they would be the signatory
Directly support the three main events Bonfire, Christmas and Summer Fair
Prepare the year end accounts
Keep a track of the profits and cash flow over the academic year
Support Sainsbury's voucher team

Class Reps - You will soon know which class your child is in next year, perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year?

There are usually two reps per class who provide the vital link between the class & the PTA. The support from this team of volunteers is particularly important when it comes to organising our main events, as the PTA really wouldn’t function without them. We always love to see new faces & hear new ideas, as we know there are new parents coming in, who were involved in their previous school PTA. It is also a great way to find out about the school, how it works and meet other parents. In each Year Group, we aim to have 6 Class Reps - ideally at least 2 per class. The Class Reps in each Year Group work together as a team sharing the Class Rep responsibilities & organising socials for each Year Group as a whole.

If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Caroline Swift, caroline@swifts.me.uk or Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com

Year 4 Coffee morning - Friday 17th July
Viv Edwards has kindly offered to host an end of term coffee morning at her house (54 Pewley Way) on Friday 17th July. So if you fancy a final summer cuppa and a chat with your fellow Year 4 parents, come along to Viv's next Friday straight after drop off.

James's red sleeping bag cover got lost from the Year 3 sleepover night! It is named Ben Gluyas and has Danny Simunovic at the bottom of the cover.

Holiday Club : SPACE 2105 Wednesday 29 July - Sunday 2 August
Just a few places left!! Christ Church in Waterden Road, is looking forward to welcoming over 100 local children in Reception to Year 6 at our annual Holiday Club. Five days of amazing fun, with drama, music, games and crafts and only £10 per child, 10am-1.30pm. Hurry over to www.christchurchguildford.com to find out more and register and pay on line. Enquiries to Louise Kenyon 01483 301927.

Summer FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) 2015 - FISH (Fun In the School Holidays) is a Council run not for profit activity play scheme for 10 to 16 year olds in Guildford. Have a go at; paintballing, horse riding, roller disco, Japanese drumming, judo, trampolining, tag archery, PlayRangers, Thorpe Park, giant inflatables, snow sports, wakeboarding and so much more!
Dates: Monday 27 July to Friday 14 August Booking: NOW OPEN! Please book online at www.guildford.gov.uk/fish (Please note that payment will be taken at the time of booking). Contact: 01483 444769 / leisureservices@guildford.gov.uk

Week 2