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

Junior 16/11/12

16 November 2012

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to be a happy learning community at Holy Trinity Pewley Down. For two hundred years we have been a centre for Christian education in Central/South Guildford and now we are firmly established in the Holy Trinity Ward/Charlotteville area. We strive to be good partners in the community; we do this through providing first-class education as well as being part of the local community and church activity. Last Friday’s bonfire night celebration is a great example of school and community having fun together, as well as raising a lot of money for the school through our excellent parent organisations.

We also have various responsibilities to the area and are well aware that there are certain tensions of living near a school. There is the inevitable noise and bustle particularly at the start and end of the school day. Increased traffic and parking difficulties add to the problems. To this end, please consider parking further out and letting your children walk the last mile or so into school. Please be particularly thoughtful about parking at busy times. This is obviously worse during the building works.

Thank you so much for all that you do to make the school the warm and friendly place it is. Parents are universally positive and helpful. Thank you for your part in making this school community such a happy place to learn and work.

With best wishes, Richard

Dates for the diary:
Monday, 19th - Tudor Day at RGS for 5H
Tuesday, 20th - 6.00 - 8.30 p.m. - Parents’ Evening
Thursday, 22nd - 4.00 – 6.30 p.m. - Parents’ Evening
Friday 23rd – Fluffy Friday
Book Fair
As Geraldine will be running this Fair, it has been necessary to cancel all Library After School Clubs.  This affects: Dangerous Book Club on Monday, 19th November, Board Games on Tuesday, 20th November and Creative Writing on Thursday, 22nd November.  Lego and Horrible Histories will run as normal.

In addition all Tuesday and Thursday clubs will be cancelled because of the parent consultations.

Fluffy Friday
Next Friday will be an in-house fluffy and the children will be preparing for the Christmas production and decorating their classrooms, please bring £1 for materials and wear mufti.

Operation Christmas Child
Don’t forget that the deadline for bringing in filled shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse appeal is Monday 26 November.

Sponsorship Opportunity
Would you or your company like to sponsor a programme for the Christmas Play? In order to maximise our charitable giving this Christmas we have 6 opportunities to raise the profile of your company and contribute to our chosen charity The Halow Project. We are suggesting a donation of £50-£100 for our 4 evening performances and £25-£50 for our 2 afternoon performances. For more details please contact Sheila Manson via the school office 539033. In the words of Charles Dickens ‘Keep Christmas Well’!

What a great couple of weeks of netball we have had with both the year 5 and 6 teams playing. Year 6 secured a win against St. Joseph's with a tight match 6-5. The year 5's played against Queen Eleanor's achieving two wins, 10-0 and 6-4 and Rydes Hill with a win 6-3 and a loss 0-10. Finally the Year 5 team played in the Guildford High School Tournament where they gained an extremely creditable 7th place out of 16 teams, with three wins, a draw and 3 losses. The standard of play was extremely high and the team played fantastically well together.

Cross Country
Congratulations to all involved Cross country. Well done to our cross-country boys and girls teams in our first run of the season. Everyone had a good run and four of our boys came in the top ten and four of our girls in the top 20 with Aoife Russell Moore achieving second place despite a wrong turn!

The boys have enjoyed two football fixtures this week against Queen Eleanor's and St. Thomas's. Great to see so many children out there enjoying their sport! Year 5 at QE won 4-0 and drew 0-0, and on Thursday at HT year 6 lost 6-1 and year 5 lost 3-2 to a very strong St. Thomas’.

Request for Car Seat
Do you have a car seat suitable for a 1 year old that can be used for our Comenius visitors for 1 week from 10 December 2012? If so, please contact the office. Thank you.


HT Fireworks and Bonfire
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Bonfire night such a success.  We had another great evening and escaped the rain.

Christmas Fair – 23rd November 6-8pm

A Great Opportunity to come and do your Christmas shopping, meet your friends and get into the festive spirit. There will be lots of stalls with the ever popular Raffle, Tombola, Jolly Jars and much more.

Thanks to everyone who has donated already, please keep donations coming all through next week. We need:

• Bottles – for the bottle tombola from champagne to tomato ketchup.
• Unopened gifts for adults, girls or boys and any new, unwanted toys
• Jolly Jars or Jolly Bags– decorated jars or bags filled with small toys/sweets.
• Crackers – made from the template supplied filled with small toys/sweets.
• Chocolate – Anything chocolaty for the chocolate tombola.
• Christmas Goodies / Cakes: Please donate any cakes, fudge, jams etc on the day

Raffle Tickets: If you want to improve your chances of winning the top prize of an Apple iPad mini, you can obtain further raffle tickets from the school office. All stubs to be returned by 22nd November.

Request for used ice cream tubs to be used for money floats at the Christmas fair, please leave at the office thanks.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help so far, we really do appreciate it. We still need more help, if you are able to help set up on the day of the fair or on the stalls during the fair please contact caroline@swifts.me.uk.

Christmas Puddings: It’s not too late to order your Christmas Puddings. Download order form.

Dazzling Decorations – Make them this Weekend!
We will be decorating the school next week in time for the Christmas Fair using all the wonderful things that the children are bringing in – we already have coins, credit cards, cheques, currency signs (£, $, €)! The theme is ‘glitzy money’ but let your imaginations go wild and remember to think big and bold and colourful. Use any materials that you like - paper, fabric, papier mache etc and have lots of fun making them. Every single decoration will be displayed around the school and there are prizes to be won!  Please bring your decorations in by Thursday, 22 November at the latest.  We can't wait to see your lovely creations!

Dates for the diary
• Year 3 coffee morning venue tbc - Friday 7th Dec
• Year 3 drinks venue tbc - Tuesday 18th Dec
• Year 4 drinks at the Keep, Castle Street - Tuesday 18 December


Cassia Taylor (5A) is looking for a pair of named navy blue M&S joggers (lost before half term)
Seb Shenton (3MG) – 2 x Navy Keller sweat shirts
Renee La Touche (3S) – Pink O’Neill Ski jacket
Joseph Williams (3G) – Shin pads (blue and white), mouth guard and socks they were all in a small carrier bag, lost on Wednesday 7th Nov.
Neya Pawan (4N) – brand new Shackleton fleece (not named)

Waterstones Event
Oliver Jeffers children’s book illustrator will be at Waterstones on Saturday 24th November.

Design Your Favourite Celebrity’s House – Christmas Art Competition – Plenty of Waterstones Prizes! Following the great success of last year, Curchods Estate Agents in Guildford are delighted to launch again an Art Competition exclusively to pupils at Holy Trinity School.  This year, the theme will be to design a Dream House for a favourite celebrity.  All entries will be displayed in Curchods’ shop window during the Christmas period and there will be generous prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th places.  Look out for the posters around school and a Parentmail next week, providing all the info on how to enter.

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