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

Junior 30 March

30 March 2012

Dear Parents,

Wow another great week of weather and at Holy Trinity Pewley Down we have certainly made the most of it.  Lots of outside learning as well as some special events.

Rosie organised the combined service to celebrate Easter at Holy Trinity Church.  This is the only time in the year when the whole school meets together in church.  It is tremendous to see nearly six hundred children singing and participating.  The theme was the Ultimate Hero – Jesus who conquered death and can take our burdens of worry and guilt.

This morning we continued the theme with a joint assembly on the downs another really moving moment with all the children fully focused and engaged.

Easter is the time we celebrate new birth and this was poignantly shown in the march of Year 2 from Pewley Down to Holy Trinity.  They had made a giant cross and covered it with prayers and messages.  This was left with their partners in year 5 who carried it up to the Downs as the centre point for our assembly.  The Year 2 then completed the journey taking it back to Pewley.

I am so pleased that HTPD is an outdoor orientated school.  The National Trust is very concerned that the nation’s children do not get outside into nature enough.  This is not the case for our children where more than 60% walk to school, up to 40% of our lessons are held outdoors, the infants go to the Wild Place on a weekly basis and the juniors have many Fluffy activities on the Downs and walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside.

I do hope you have a great Easter Holiday and that you manage to get outside with your children!  Let’s hope as well as much needed rain we also have some more lovely days.

Look forward to seeing everyone back, normal time on Monday 16th April.

Best wishes, Richard

Summer 2012 Clubs

Please see website (click here). We have tried to offer variety of clubs across many areas and age groups. With the advanced recorders club, if any year 5 child enjoyed and thrived playing the clarinet,  please come and join the year 6 recorder players who will pass on the baton! We would really welcome any helpers for our cricket club which is always well attended.  Please could you let Henry know if you are interested.

Tag Rugby

We really enjoyed a lovely match vs. Queen Eleanor's to end our Spring term.  It was a well contested match with lots of play both ways and ended with a win for HT 17 -13.  Well done to all those involved.

Sainsburys & Tesco Vouchers

We are collecting these and there are collection boxes in reception. Please save them over the Easter holidays as they can be used for new school sports equipment. Please can you make sure that the vouchers are in school by the 20th of May. Thank you


We have advertised the vacancy for a Financial Manager in the Surrey Advertiser this week. If you are interested in this role, please email recruiting@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk for an application pack.

Payments for Brenscombe/Preston Montford

A little reminder that these are due. Thank you.

Packed school Lunches

We will be starting packed lunches at school from the 23rd of April. We will be offering various filled sandwiches; a drink; a biscuit or cake; a fruit or vegetable sticks. Please let the kitchen know in writing if you prefer your child to have a hot dinner. Thank you. 

Opportunity to audition to sing for the Queen on June 5th at St Paul's Cathedral.

Will Todd has written a new anthem which is being performed at the Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's Cathedral on June 5th live on TV in front of HRH the Queen. There is a nationwide search to form a children's choir of 10 -13 year olds. If your child would like to take part in the audition they need to apply via the website www.diamondchoir.co.uk, by mid day weds 4th April. There’s a couple of youtube films about it and it will be on newsround later this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuHYbG68feg, http://www.stpauls.co.uk/View-St-Pauls-Videos


Lunch Menu - see website

Opportunity for boy singers - Holy Trinity Church, Guildford will be holding an 'open' choir practice for potential new boys on Thursday 3rd May from 6.30 - 7.30pm. This is an opportunity for boys and parents to come along to find out more about belonging to this famous choir and for boys to take part.

After school Ballet club for girls aged 7 – 10, every Friday, starting on the 20th of April, 3:20pm to 4:20pm in the Hall. £60 for 10 weeks. To book a place please contact Kate Webster 07825368737 / kate@tiptoesandtutus.co.uk

Young Suzuki string players from Surrey and Belgium join forces to present a concert in aid of ‘Tom’s Trust’. Programme will include music by Bach, Shostakovitch, Brahms, Dvorak and Pachelbel. Tom ap Rhys Pryce, was Suzuki trained and won an exhibition to Marlborough College where he played in both the chamber and school orchestras.Tom was robbed and killed on 12th January 2006 as he walked home from Kensal Green underground station. Tom’s parents, his fiancĂ©e and Linklaters LLP have established a registered charity (in the form of a trust) as a lasting memorial to Tom, the aim of which is to provide opportunities to disadvantaged children and young people in London. To apply for tickets please phone The Menuhin Hall or go on-line. Saturday 14th April 2012 at 7pm. The Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ. TICKETS: £10 (under 16: £8). Please note the early start time of this performance Tickets sold on behalf of Tom’s Trust See www.tomstrust.com

An Easter-themed fancy dress family fun run and Easter Egg hunt is taking place at the Merry Harriers, Hambledon, on Sunday 8th April from 11am. It will be a four-mile circuit, featuring part of the Greensand Way - a 108 mile footpath that Claire Turner will be running later this year with 3 friends to raise money for the Tanzania 2012 expedition. All you'll need is good footwear, weather-appropriate clothing and optional Easter-themed fancy dress. Entry is by donation, and everyone is welcome to run or walk the trail. Afterwards all are invited to the Merry Harriers for refreshment from 12.30pm onwards, and there will be a raffle taking place to raise money for the Tanzania 2012 expedition – a joint Scout and Guide expedition taking 32 young people and 7 leaders to Itete, Tanzania, where they will be working on a much-needed medical centre. To confirm your place please email GreensandWay@gmail.com or just turn up on the day. For donations please visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/GreensandWay2012 and to keep up with the group’s training escapades, visit http://GreensandWay2012.blogspot.com/ or follow @GreensandWay on Twitter.

Jazz It Up Ceramics will be hosting a drop-in pottery painting parties at the New Contemporary Mummas and Beans coffee shop in Godamling (Queen Street on 11th April, from 11am -2pm all welcome… ages 0-99!! This is a fantastic chance to get creative and have some fun for a couple of hour. There will be an exciting range of pottery pieces to choose from easter goodies - plates - mugs - money boxes the list go on..Or if you can't make this date but still fancy getting creative why not give us a call an we can arrange a Hamper to bring the party to you. Any questions please call 07976 647507

The Parenting Puzzle – How to get the best out of family life. A 10 week evening programme this Summer term of discussion and support covering key parenting issues. The course has been run successfully at this and other local schools and is an encouragement for anyone involved in parenting. Wednesday evenings 7:00pm-9:00pm at St.Bede’s School - Starts 2nd May 2012 with a pre-course Taster session. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome, dads included! Contact: Alenka Miles 07726 148843; Tania Parslow 07790 457482. E-mails: alenkamiles@btinternet.com ; t.parslow@virgin.net