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

Junior 9/5/14

09 May 2014

Dear Parents,

The death of Leeds’ teacher Ann Maguire has been a huge shock to everyone. I am sure it has touched the hearts of children, parents and teachers alike. It was particularly poignant to me as I am also sixty one and have been a teacher for forty years. This tragedy of such a beloved and excellent teacher got me thinking of my great teachers; people who made a real difference.

There was Jean Raper who was my Year 2 teacher at Busbridge School. She was young, pretty, always smiled and was so kind. She so sensitively told us of the death of one of my friends following a heart operation and gave me stamps for my collection. Then there was Mervyn Webb, my Geography teacher at Godalming Grammar School. I was now in Yr8 and thought homework and hard work was for others. Mr Webb always insisted on the highest standards and kept me on the straight and narrow – even if he did have a quick cigarette in the middle of the lesson. The third was Martin Hyman – Olympic 400 metre runner and my Biology teacher. He was quirky, funny and made subject live, so that I couldn’t wait for the next lesson. Our exercise books sometimes came back with a beer stain as he favoured marking in the pub! He was my inspiration to be a teacher, as Mr Webb was my inspiration to study Geography at university and Mrs Raper for choosing primary.

It is my hope that children at Holy Trinity Pewley Doen will be similarly loved, cajoled and inspired. I believe we have a staff who do just that.

With best wishes, Richard

Forthcoming events for May:
Monday, 12th May: SATs Week Year 6
Monday, 12th May: Year 3 visit St. Martha’s Church
Tuesday, 13th May: Year 5 begin residential trip to Brenscombe Farm
Friday, 16th May: Year 6 to meet at Guildford Lido at 9.45am
Tuesday, 20th May: Year group photos at Holy Trinity by Tempest Year 3, 4 and 5 only
Friday, 23rd May: Fluffy Friday
Friday, 23rd May: School closes for Half Term
Monday, 2nd June: Summer Term resumes at 8.40am.

– We are so grateful to HTSC and Fops for their donation of a second set of iPads to Holy Trinity and a set to Pewley Down

Parent Focus Group
– This will take place on Monday 12 May. The changed time is now 7pm. We would warmly welcome your views on homework, questionnaires and marking.

- If your child stays for after school clubs+ please do not give them money for ice creams as this makes them late for registration at the beginning of the session.

Fluffy Friday
– for our next Fluffy, some children are going to make giant origami. Does anyone have any huge pieces of paper we could use, e.g. old posters, blueprints or paper carpet underlay? Thank you, Stef.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers
– Thank you for all the vouchers you have given so far. Active Kids vouchers are only available when you shop at Sainsbury's until Tuesday, 20th May so please keep collecting!


Congratulations to our year 6 netballers who rounded off a fantastic season of netball at the County High 5 Tournament this week. Having won their group, they progressed into the semi-finals where they lost to the eventual winners. They finished up with bronze medals. Third out of over 60 teams from across Surrey is a great achievement.

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Summer Fair
The Summer fair planning is underway. As usual we are looking for prizes for the raffle and the 'bag a bargain' stall. If you are able to provide a prize, contribute towards the main prize or know of any businesses that may be able to donate something please do let us know at caroline@swifts.me.uk.

Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

Don't forget to get you child to try on the sample hoodies between Monday 12th May and Tuesday 20th May. Final date for cheques and orders is Wednesday 21st May. See separate Parentmail for more info. If you have any queries re the hoodies please contact Carrie Witts carriewitts@gmail.com

Dates for the Diary

PTA (HTSC) Meeting - Thursday 12th June
Phil the Bag - 16th - 19th June
Summer Fair Friday 4th July

An HTPD family is seeking a 4/5 bedroom house
for a long term let. Please contact Sue on 07453 966073 if you know of any properties becoming available soon. Thank you.

The 2014 cricket season starts here
......If you want to be the future Alistair Cook or Sachin Tendulkar, the Merrow CC is for you. Running sides at all age groups from U8, Merrow is a club that thrives on its young players. Small enough to care, yet part of the Surrey Championship. Training is on Saturday mornings from 9.30am to 11am for all boys and girls under 12. For details contact Dan on 07812 762417 or email: daniel.r.taylor@dhl.com

Guildford Cricket Festival 20– 23 July. This year’s Guildford Cricket Festival will be held in July between Surrey CCC and Kent CCC and will be a 4-day county championship match from Sunday, 20th to Wednesday 23rd July (11am - 6.30pm approx.) at Woodbridge Road. Surrey CCC has been kind enough to provide free tickets for the local schools in the Guildford area on each of the 4 days. Each school, if they so wish, could have up to 15 tickets for each day’s play although it would be the responsibility of the school to look after their own children. If you would like to take up this offer please contact the school office by Friday 9 May.

G Live Parent Ambassador Programme
We are looking for a local parent from your school who would be interested in developing the relationship between G Live and the school community by becoming a Parent Ambassador. This is a voluntary role and involves no more than a couple of hours a month at hours to suit. No specific experience is required. Ambassadors simply need to be enthusiastic about the arts and good at coordinating partnerships and developing networks. Ambassadors will receive complimentary tickets for selected family shows at G Live. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity or require further information please do not hesitate to contact, Lee-Anne Gough on lgough@glive.co.uk

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