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

HTPD 15/7/16

15 July 2016

Dear Parents,

It was great to see so many of you able to join in our Sports Day festivities earlier in the week with every child from Reception to Year 6 showing off their athletic prowess to the cheering crowds. Despite the rain, there were smiling faces all round and I loved seeing the sense of pride the children felt in belonging to the different house teams. That same sense of pride, but this time in their school, was also clear at District Sports where the HTPD team won all four year group competitions and the overall trophy too! Huge congratulations to the children who took part as well as thanks to Laura, Nick and the sports teachers for organising such a successful week of sport!

Today the infants have been celebrating the end of their magnificent Run to Rio, having clocked up enough miles to run all the way to Brazil! It’s been such a super initiative, and the children are definitely fitter and have increased their stamina as a result. That same determination is also being shown by the Year 6 who are right now walking the ten miles to Shere and then to Bentley Copse where they’ll be cooking up their supper – the Trinity Trek is a great achievement and a really lovely way to enjoy time together before heading off on summer holidays at the end of next week.

It’s not just about sport though, and the music recital at the infants this morning was an impressive showcase of talent. I know you’ll also enjoy the Celebration Afternoon on Monday – do try to pop in and look through the work that the children will want to show you (1.15 at the infants, 2pm at the juniors; Year 6 will also be exhibiting their work in the Chapel). They have all worked really hard this year across the whole breadth of the curriculum and it’s great to have an audience with whom to share and talk through their achievements. Feel free too to visit your child’s new classroom and meet their new teacher; that’s an important part of finishing one year well and starting the next in a positive and confident way.

Our assembly theme this week was a concluding summary on how to be happy by being loving. Knowing that every one of us is unique, talented in different ways, and wonderfully made is part of showing how treasured and loved each individual really is.

With best wishes

Term ends next Friday 22 July: 1.30pm at Pewley Down; 1.45pm at Holy Trinity.

Autumn term starts on Tuesday 6 September (Years 1-6) and Wednesday 7 September (Year R)

Celebration Afternoon, Monday 18 July
Don’t forget the Celebration Afternoon on Monday when everyone is invited to come and look at the children’s hard work this term.
Pewley Down: 1.15 to 2.15pm.
Holy Trinity: 2.00 to 3.15pm
Please let your child’s teacher know when you are ready to go home.

Outstanding payments
An urgent reminder to settle any outstanding invoices for PUPS, Clubs+, Breakfast Club, swimming and lunches (at the juniors) before the end of term next week.

To avoid confusion, please note that ParentPay and ParentMail are two separate systems and payments may be made by ParentPay at Holy Trinity only at the moment.  We hope to install ParentPay at Pewley Down for the new financial year or earlier if possible.


Run to Rio Celebration
We are delighted to announce that the final total for Run to Rio is 5,862 miles (more than the 5,700 needed). We celebrated with a Carnival this morning including a procession with flags, medal ceremony, salsa and more. Each child has been told how many miles they have run individually and medals were awarded to the top three boys and girls in each class. Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic achievement.

Year 2 Leavers’ Assembly, Thursday 21 July, 9.30am
All Year 2 parents are invited to attend our Leavers’ Assembly in the hall on Thursday morning. We expect the assembly to last about 45 minutes.

Year 2 will also be attending the service at Holy Trinity Church at 1.45pm on Wednesday 20th, with the children from the juniors. If you would be able to help walk the children down to the church after lunch please speak to one of the Year 2 teachers.

Library books
Please have a look round at home and return any school library or reading books before the end of term.

Infant Menu for week beginning Monday 18 July
Mon: Pasta with Salmon or Lentil Sauce; Lemon Cake
Tues: Beef or Veggie Burger & Tomato Relish; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Weds: Fish Fingers & Chips or Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake ; Chocolate Cake
Thurs: Sausage or Quorn Sausage Volcano, Mashed Potato; Jam Tart
Fri: Party Picnic (packed lunch) with Flapjack
Available daily: A selection of seasonal vegetables, salads and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Save the Date
Friday 15th July           Year R Party 8 pm onwards at 21 Pewley Bank.
Thursday 21st July       ALL WELCOME !!!!! FOPS Drinks at Kokomo 8pm onwards

Pewley Summer Festival
Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the Pewley Summer Festival to celebrate the end of a fantastic school year.

Many Hands Make Light Work
If anyone is free on Wednesday evening, can you help a group of parents make superhero reading capes in preparation for Year 1 classes in September. You don’t have to be an ace sewer, as there are a few different tasks. Please contact Susanne smw555@hotmail.com if you are able to help.

Class Reps for next year
Thank you to those of you who have offered to be class reps for September, but we still have several places to fill.

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 or your current class rep.


Dates for the Diary
Monday, 18th July: Celebration Afternoon. Year 6’s Exhibition in the Chapel
Tuesday, 19th July: Year 6 Leavers’ Service at St. Mary’s Church 10.00 a.m. and Year 3 Tea party in the Chapel
Wednesday, 20th July: Whole School Leavers’ Service at Holy Trinity Church 1.45 p.m.
Thursday, 21st July: Leavers’ BBQ and Disco 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.Friday, 22nd July: End of Term. School closes at 1.45 p.m.

No sports fixtures this week.

LOST - Eliana Taylor 3A is missing 3 cardigans at the moment, all navy blue V neck from M&S. Two are named Eliana Taylor in a label sewn in at the neck and have disappeared this half term. The other has been missing since earlier in the year - it is also named at the neck but it is possible that it has one of her sisters' names in, Alexia or Cassia Taylor. Please check and see if your child has brought the wrong cardigan home by mistake, or if you see one lying around please return it to the office. Thank you

LOST – Felix Johnson 4JM has lost a Nightingale Jumper. It is named and please bring it to school if you have picked it up by mistake. Thank you

Menu - Week 2 - coming soon


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.

Now that you know which class your child is in 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.


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

A huge thanks to Cavender Sales & Lettings who have kindly sponsored our big events for a second year running, donating our top prizes or giving a significant donation towards the event.
As well as sponsoring our major events, Cavender Sales & Lettings will donate £150 to the school if you decide to rent your property through them or if you sell a property through them, they will donate £500. So, if you are thinking about either, please get in contact with them on 01483 457728. www.cavenders.co.uk

Vacancy: We are looking for a full time Manager or Deputy Manager for Clubs+ starting in September. The hours would be from 3.00 - 6.00 pm. There are more details on the school website, but please feel free to email Bev on recruiting@htpd.surrey.sch.uk for more details or download PDF here.

Vacancy: Catering Assistant Pewley Down 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 20 - 30 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 Fun for all the Family!
Stuck for things for the children to do during the holidays? ….Well help is here! Guildford Borough Council has put together lots of helpful information to keep everyone entertained during the summer break; playschemes, sports academies, arts & crafts, youth groups, family days out and much more! Just visit our website: www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities

Vacancy: Schools Services Co-ordinator within the Education Team at the Guildford Diocese. It is a term time position, for more information please follow the link: http://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/about/vacancies/schools-services-co-ordinator