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

HTPD 8/7/16

08 July 2016

Dear Parents,

Well, the Year 2 dinosaur museum lived up to my high expectations – what a stunning exhibition of creativity and excellence! All the children were so proud to be able to show their parents, younger visitors, and members of staff around the exhibits. It really reminded all of us of the importance of giving learning a real life application. Huge thanks to the children for their efforts, as well as to all the staff involved for theirs! This sort of event will hopefully remain in the children’s minds as a positive memory of their time at primary school.

Year 3 have also had a great day so far today and are now heading back to school for their sleep over. Let’s hope a day in the open air will have tired them out so that they do manage to sleep! Again, providing the children with the opportunity to spend a day in the outdoors with their friends will hopefully ensure they look back on school life fondly.

The next two weeks are going to be full of similar memory-makers, starting with Sports Day on Tuesday, an annual occasion in which all the children participate. Please do come along and join us, with the infants competing in the morning and the juniors in the afternoon. The following week we’ll be focusing on the Year 2 and Year 6 leavers at their leavers’ assemblies and services, as well as showing off all the children’s work at our Celebration Afternoon (Monday 18th).

Year 6 are looking forward to the Trinity Trek next Friday – another opportunity to mark the end of their time at the school. We’d really appreciate Y6 parent helpers to join in the day, especially once the children arrive at Bentley Copse to start cooking their food at around 4pm.

People keep asking me if we’re winding down for the summer holidays – and I reply with a light-hearted, “No, we’re winding up!”, but actually I wouldn’t have it any other way. Marking the end of the academic year is an important process; finishing well being a really positive way to move on to something new.

With best wishes, Clare

Celebration Afternoon, Monday 18 July 
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the children’s work in the classrooms on Monday 18 July.
Pewley Down: 1.15 to 2.15 pm
Holy Trinity: 2.15 to 3.15pm.
Please let your child’s teacher know when you are ready to go home.


Sports Day, Tuesday 12 July, 9.15 am
Please wait up on the field after drop-off; we aim to start at 9.15 am. Children will be sitting in their house groups and these areas will be clearly marked. Please stand at the outside edges of the field to watch your children. All children should come to school in their PE KIT (house T shirt, shorts and well-fitting trainers) on Tuesday. PE kits will be sent home before sports day. Please also ensure that your child has a water bottle and sun hat in school that day.

Chestnut Class packed lunch, Wednesday 13 July
A reminder that Chestnut Class will need to bring a packed lunch from home on Wednesday owing to the move-up morning.

Languages Afternoon Tea, Friday 15 July, 2.00pm
Are you or your children bi-lingual, multi-lingual or do you speak English as an additional language? We are celebrating the many languages of Pewley Down with our Afternoon Tea next Friday, and hope to bring together any parents that speak more than one language. Please join us for tea and biscuits and the opportunity to chat to old friends, meet new friends and talk to our staff. If you don’t speak another language but would like to meet and offer your friendship to our wide and varied school community, come along too and make some new Pewley friends. Everyone is welcome.

Golden Boot Challenge 
Well done to everyone for taking part in the Golden Boot challenge so enthusiastically this year. In the end it was very close but Beech Class were the absolute winners with the biggest improvement in green methods of travel. They received the Golden Boot trophy and stickers for all the children. Chestnut Class were runners up and received stickers.

Water Bottles 
Harrisons, our caterers, are donating water bottles to the school - one for each child. We are very keen that all children should have a water bottle in school every day, but please only bring these into school once they have been named.

Run to Rio update 
The updated total for week 11 is: 4945 miles.

May Rogers, Beech Class, has lost her named Nightingale house t-shirt which seems to have gone missing during ballet club.

Vacancy: Catering Assistant, Holy Trinity Guildford, September start
Harrison’s Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join our school catering team. The job includes assisting with the preparation of our fresh food offer and with serving customers, as well as with washing up and cleaning. The ideal candidate will not need any previous experience working in a busy catering environment, but must be able to work as part of a team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 10 hours per week, term time only.  If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to Paul at paul.thorne@harrisoncatering.co.uk.


Save the Date
Saturday 9th July Pewley Summer Festival
Thursday 14th July Year 1 & Year 2
Drinks at Kokomo from 19:30 pm onwards.
Friday 15th July Year R Party 8 pm onwards at 21 Pewley Bank.
Thursday 21st July FOPS Drinks at Kokomo 8pm onwards

Pewley Summer Festival
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for the first Pewley Summer Festival, to celebrate the end of a fantastic school year. This event is for the whole family, with an alfresco disco with bubbles on the school field. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music, treats from the tuck shop and refreshments at the bar. This is a great chance to wish the Year 2 families a fond farewell as they move to junior school.

Tickets request forms have been sent out in book bags, but are available from Ruth at the office. Submitted forms will be added to the guest list or tickets can be purchased on the door. We ask, if possible, that people walk to school, but if you need to travel by car please be considerate to our neighbourhood and park away from the school.

Class Reps for next year
We are looking for class reps for September. We really can't manage without them! The role involves putting together a contact list, arranging occasional coffee mornings and nights out, co-ordinating rotas for the fairs and being a link person between your class and FOPS. You don't have to host coffee mornings at your home - a coffee shop is just as good. It is also not necessary to attend every FOPS meeting. Over the course of your child's time at HTPD, 14 parents from your child's class will have to volunteer for this role, so please think about taking a turn if you haven't already. If you can send an email and arrange to meet friends for a coffee you have all the necessary skills! We are looking to both mums and dads, so if you would like to become a class rep or get involved in FOPS in any other way, please speak to Nicci, Jill or Susanne (smw555@hotmail.com).

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 11 July


Outstanding monies
With only 2 weeks till the end of term, we really need to get accounts settled please – there is a lot of money outstanding across the school which needs to be collected as soon as possible. Invoices will be sent out shortly for anyone owing money to the school, but as this is a very time consuming task, we would appreciate your support. Please could you help us by logging into ParentPay this weekend and settling everything that is outstanding. Clubs+ bills are up to 28/6/2016 and Breakfast bills are only up to 7/7/2016 so if you have used the provision after that, please add extra to cover your costs. Unfortunately ParentPay have been updating the system which means that we have not been able to update lunch and clubs use as frequently as we would have liked to this week. Thank you!
It's also helpful to make sure that you have enough credit on your child's lunch account. (Please note that we will refund any lunch accounts in credit at the end of the term, either by transferring the balance to a sibling or cheque).

Monday, 11th July
District Sports at The Spectrum - approximate finish time 5.00pm.
We will leave HT at 12.30 p.m. Collection is from The Spectrum. (Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP)

Tuesday, 12th July - Sports Day
HT will begin at 1.15pm. Come along and cheer your house on!


A massive thank you to everyone who helped at last week’s Summer Fair. The rain held off for most of the Fair and it was great to see the children having such a lovely time.
A special thanks also to Cavenders Sales & Lettings who sponsored our top raffle prize of an Ipad mini for the second year running and to Silverado for donating a brilliant £40 prize voucher.

A gentle reminder, if you haven’t already done so, to return your fun run sponsorship form and monies collected to either PD or HT receptions. The final deadline for returning these is Friday 15 July.

A huge thank you to all the class reps and HTSC Committee for all they have done this year, we have had some brilliant events and raised a fantastic amount of money for the school.

You will soon know which class your child is in next year and perhaps you might consider taking on the role of class rep next year? 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. If you would like to know more about what the role involves or volunteer your services, please contact Ros Vickerman jrvickerman@yahoo.co.uk or Carrie Witts carriewitts@gmail.com

We are also looking for parents to join the HTSC committee next year (including a new Co-chair and Secretary). Again, if this is something you would like to be involved with, please contact Ros or Carrie.

Traditionally Year 6 organise tea and cakes for the parents at the HT Sports day as part of the fundraising for the Year 6 leavers’ book and activities.

If you are able, please can you bake a cake or tray bake or similar and bring in on Tuesday. To give us an idea of how many cakes to expect, please can you let Caroline Swift know if you are planning on bringing one in caroline@swifts.me.uk

Please also contact Caroline if you are able to help on the day.

The last Thirsty Thursday of the year will be on Thursday 14 July at Rogues from 8pm. Why not come and join us to celebrate the end of another school year.

HTSC’s AGM will take place in the Chapel on Tuesday 13 September straight after the HT meet the team evening. We will be receiving this year’s accounts and electing the new Committee members for the next academic year

The SOUND OF MUSIC – Our very own Nathan Stock 3J will be performing on Friday and Saturday 8th and 9th July at St Catharine’s School Theatre, Bramley GU5 0DF www.mannaministers.co.uk Tickets cost £6 per person and are available at the door.

Lost: Anouk McCann (3C) has mislaid her blue PE shorts (named). Would you please check your bags to see if they have been picked up in error? Thank you.

Lost: Jonathan Giles (5N) has mislaid his navy PD bag containing a complete PE kit. If you have seen this bag please let the office know. Thank you.

Found: 1 pair of boys’ black trainer type shoes from Clarks. They have two velcro straps across the front and a size 12. Please come to the office to collect.

Found: A brown ‘across the body’ handbag. If you know someone who has lost such a handbag, please ask them to come into the office.

Junior Menu - Week 1- Please note school packed lunch service has now finished.

Vacancy: Catering Assistant Holy Trinity Guildford - September start. Harrison’s Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join our school catering team. This job includes assisting with the preparation of our fresh food offer and with serving customers, as well as with washing up and cleaning. The ideal candidate will not need any previous experience working in a busy catering environment, but must be able to work as part of a team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 10 hours per week, term time only.  If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to Paul at paul.thorne@harrisoncatering.co.uk.

Guitar/Ukulele Tuition:
Professional musician and songwriter, Keith Ryder, offers lessons in contemporary guitar and ukulele at Holy Trinity School and has spaces available for new pupils in September. Beginners are very welcome. Keith may be contacted on 01483 414874 or email keithryder@btconnect.com or mobile: 07958 534458

Summer FISH
(Fun in the School Holidays) is now open.  There will be 3 action packed weeks for 10 to 16 year olds at Kings College, Guildford from Monday 25 July to Friday 12 August, all at an affordable price. We also offer places for those with additional needs. Activities will include: a Military Assault Course, dance workshops, go karts, bubble football, quad biking, stone sculpture and more! Booking is through the Guildford Borough Council website on: www.guildford.gov.uk/fish. If you have any queries please contact Vicky 01483 444769 or by email leisureservices@guildford.gov.uk

For Sale
Trailgator (for attaching a child’s bike to an adult one, like a tag along), never used, £25. Contact George Speed, 07792 645978.