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Junior 15 June 2012

15 June 2012

Dear Parents

It’s been a great week for trips and journeys this week. In fact only Year 2 and Year 5 have not been out!

Our Reception went to see ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’ at GLive and have followed it up with lots of great activities.

At the other end of the school Year 6 have been away for the week at Preston Montford in Shropshire. This involved studying the history and geography of this area, which was the cradle of industrialisation.

All of these visits add so much to our children’s education as do all the experiences you do with them. We used to talk about ‘making memories’ when our children were young. We continue to do so even though they are now adults!

There are always two types of benefits to these trips. The first is the actual focus and secondly all the added benefits for the children which are the side effects. These included such things as courage; in taking part in the first place, socialisation with friends and other peers, dealing with difficulties in a safe situation. A good example of this is Year 4 who were faced with a very wet night when they were camping out at Shere. Rising to challenges which seem very hard is another benefit. Years 3 certainly rose to the occasion today and coped with strong winds and wet weather and yet were able to continue with their programme at Newlands Corner.

Year 1 went further a field this week with a great visit to Painshill Park.

All in all the children have been outstanding both in their behaviour and in their ability to cope with new situations. Thank you so much for your continued support of school journeys.

We will be sad to lose Thabo Metcalfe as a teacher at the end of term. Thabo trained with us and has had two excellent years in Year 2. He and his family are off to Cambodia, where Thabo will work in an International School.

With best wishes

Closure at End of Term
Many parents have requested an earlier finish in order to attend the Olympic Torch event. We will therefore finish at 1200 at the Infant School and 1215 at the Junior School on Friday 20th July. There will not be school dinners.

Mufti on Monday 18th June
Please wear mufti and bring in your contributions for the Summer Fair (see HTSC News below).

There will be a year 3 Introduction to Netball club running on Tuesdays after school 3.15 - 4.30pm between now and the end of term.  It is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing lots of budding players.

For our special Olympic celebration of sport we have decided this year to involve all of our children in completing a pentathlon. The five events will be a sprint, a ball throw, a long jump, a vertical jump and a long distance run. Both of the runs will be timed and the throw and the jumps will be measured and awarded points. The idea is to encourage all of our children to have a go at and enjoy a variety of athletic events and do their own personal best. The cumulative score will be calculated for each child and everyone will receive a congratulations certificate with a record of their points. There will be medals for the top three girls and boys in each year group and which will be awarded at our celebration evening. Please could you help the children to make sure they bring their PE kit into school, thank you,

Olympic Torch Celebrations
If you have any spare tickets for this event please let the office know.

Family Softball Event
Tuesday 10th July - pitch off at 6.30pm. Mums & Dads, Boys & Girls, come & join us on Tuesday 10th July for an evening of softball here at Holy Trinity School. We are teaming up with the UKYBA to host this family event -no previous experience needed - just the need to have Fun!  Please register your players via email to: Richard@ukyba.co.uk


Summer Fair - Friday 22nd June
Please put the date in your diary and come and enjoy an evening of fun, games, shopping, food, drink and live music by Sax Accord!!  Children will be able to enter the HT Pentathlon with lots of great prizes.
Raffle tickets should have come home except for Year 6 where they will be coming home on Monday - please sell as many as you can.   All stubs to be returned by 21st June to the office so they can be included in the draw – or bring along on the night.  

The rotas for the stalls are coming together however all years still need extra help so please volunteer your services to your Class Reps to help on a stall on the night.

Mufti on Monday 18th June - Donation Day for the fair

The boxes for the donations are now in the forum (at the bottom of the ramp) – please fill them up with any of the following:

  • Bottles – Any type of bottles for the bottle tombola from champagne to tomato ketchup! 
  • Jolly Jars or Bags – decorated jars or bags filled with small toys/sweets.
  • Unopened good quality gifts and toys
  • Farmers Market Goodies – Please bring in on the day plants, cakes, jams, fudge, home grown vegetables, bread etc etc.

Next HTSC Meeting – Tuesday 19th June, 8pm Staff Room – all welcome.

Lost and Found:
All Year 5's and their parents please check their clarinet numbers. Joshua Pomeroy had his clarinet at the front of the class and it has been picked up by accident. The number is 130. If everyone could please check their numbers they may find they have 2 at home.

Menu - Week 1

George Abbot Summer Ball
As you may know, George Abbot PTA is holding its first Summer Ball on Friday 29th June in aid of the astro pitch to be built at the school. Although the pitch will have a 3G artificial grass surface which is ideal for football, the pitch will also be used for hockey and an existing hockey club, Surrey Spartans, who currently use Surrey Sports Park, want to set up a junior section of the club at the school. This pitch would enable hockey to be taught at George Abbot for the first time. This pitch will therefore benefit all future George Abbot pupils and the wider community including those who belong to football teams like Guildford Saints and Burpham Juniors. We would like to encourage some more future parents to come along and enjoy a fantastic evening at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking (Coaches provided). This is also a great opportunity to meet some new parents and have lots of fun! Details of the event are given in the flyer which is available from the reception desk, the deadline has been extended to Friday 22nd June.

Team Keiller (Louise, Emma (Y4) and Katie (Walnut)) will be running the Tesco 5k Race for Life in Stoke Park this Sunday in aid of Cancer Research in memory of Louise's sister and the girls' lovely Auntie Fi. Please sponsor us if you can. Thank you. www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/louisekeiller. Thank you, Louise Keiller.
Going for Gold- Olympic-themed Holiday Club for 5-11yr olds at Christ Church, Guildford GU1 2AZ. Get to know God through crazy games, creative crafts, lots of silly fun, drama and a live band. Wed 25-Sun 29 July, 9.30am-1.30pm, £10 per child, booking line opens on Monday 18th June.  Please call Louise on 01483 301927. Becky Ruckert, Children and families' Minister, Christ Church, Guildford.  www.christchurchguildford.com  07403 326948/ 01483 455198

As part of Surrey Artists’ Open Studios, Becca Clegg (Mum of Issie in YrR & Georgia in Yr4) will be opening her house & studio on Friday 15, Sunday 17, Tuesday 19, Friday 22, Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June from 11am – 5pm displaying abstract & semi- abstract paintings from the past year at 8 Sells Close, St Luke’s Park, Guildford GU1 3JY. Phone 01483 870127 / 07796 780042 or e-mail becca.clegg@ntlworld.com for more details or just drop in. Prices from £15 - £300, sizes from 30cm square to 80cm square. Cards also available.

RASASC (Guildford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) has been given a voucher for a Family Ticket for Spectrum Leisure Pool (peak or off-peak) to be used by 30 June 2012. Value £19.50. If anyone could use it and would be willing to buy it from us please ring 01483 452900 or email admin@rasasc-guildford.org. The money will go to help rape victims in Surrey.

Don’t be bored this summer
Are you looking for exciting things to do during the summer holidays? The Guildford Holiday Fun programme is full of activities for children aged 5-13. Journey through space with the Astrodome; practise bushcraft; enjoy a trip on the river. Try football, ice-skating, diving, cycling and even go-karting. Crafts, cooking, golf, science – all this and much more in our programme which can be seen on our website http://sites.google.com/site/guildfordholidayfun/ or pick up a paper copy in the school office or in Guildford Library's children’s section. Booking night is Tuesday 26th June - don't miss it!

For Sale:
- Two micro scooters £35 each and teenage boys bike £50 - all in good condition. Please call Sally on 07966 411961.
- Red 'Out n About' Nipper 360 3 wheeler pushchair - nearly new - £100. Please call Katharine on 01483 578760.