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

Junior 22 June 2012

22 June 2012

Dear Parents

A really great part of my job is the variety that each day brings. Today started with an inspection of the long jump pit at Holy Trinity to make sure it was safe for all the Pewley Down children. It was, so I was able to briefly join the staff breakfast before Assembly. Assembly is always a high point of the day in both schools. This week we have been thinking about our talents and why we should use them. Children had written in to us about their own talents and how they can be used. This was all based around our theme of Joseph. This week featured his organisational skill in saving and rationing during the famine in Egypt.

Another change of gear saw me head off to a headteachers’ meeting of five local school heads at George Abbot. We had been called together to discuss the best way to help and support local schools which get into difficulty. There is a really close relationship between local schools and their headteachers’ as we work together to bring the best education to the children of our area.

Back to school for an hour long meeting with our new bursar, Lesley. I enjoy spending money, but not the real nitty gritty of accounting for each penny, which is why we employ experts. We have a budget approaching £2 million and employ about a hundred people, so it is quite a job.

At lunch time I was sorting in-service training for the rest of the term, as well as phoning several parents.

After lunch a high point was working with some year three children, including listening to some excellent readers from 3G and looking at some geography work from 3S. It is just great to see children making real and measurable progress.

And now it’s a really happy Friday afternoon in school. Parents working towards tonight’s fair, children working hard in so many ways always being encouraged and led by our committed staff.

So another great day, no dramas or problems, just solid good quality learning, caring and living together in our sharing community. I feel humbled and proud to be able to work for and lead such a great school.

With best wishes

School is closed on Friday 29th June and Monday 2nd July.

Sports Week
Next week is National School Sports week and we have some great taster activities arranged for the children.  Please ensure your child has their PE kit at school all week.

Mufti Day
There will be a Mufti Day on Tuesday 26th June in aid of the Pewley Summer Fair on Sunday, 8th July.

Year 3
Year 3 will be spending the day at the Infant School on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th, please drop off at Pewley from 0840 (see letter for details).

No Netball on Monday
There will be a tag rugby practice instead.

School cups and trophies
We have reached that time of year again when we need to collect in the cups and trophies that were awarded last year. We hope you have enjoyed looking after them. Please could you hand them in to the school office so that we can get them ready for this year's recipients, thanks?
School kit
Please can you make sure that all school sports kit is returned to school?

Tag Rugby
Congratulations to the year 6 team who have progressed to the Regional Tag Rugby Finals in Reigate next week.
Congratulations to the year 6 cricket team who won the County Kwik Cricket Tournament and progress to the Regional Finals in Regent Park on July 4th.
Both teams have shown tremendous teamwork and tenacity.

We require a Kitchen Assistant in the Pewley Down Kitchen for 2 hours (12h00 till 14h00) every day starting asap! Training will be given as required by our friendly team in the Kitchen.  Please contact Bev Reed (bevr@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk or ring 01483 539033) if you are interested or know someone who is interested.


Please 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 this week, please make sure you return your ticket stubs so they can be included in the draw this evening.

There will be NO PARKING at school, so please walk if possible. If you do have to drive please park considerately.

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Wanted: Do you have a bike sitting in your shed unused and you are willing to sell? We are looking for a second hand girls or boys teenage bike (or possibly even small adult), 26" wheels, preferably 21 gears or more. Please contact Dawn on 01483 566013.  Thank you.