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

Junior 9/11/12

09 November 2012

Dear Parents,

Several parents have spoken to me about the letter requesting funds for the school. I am really sorry that some of you were upset by the tone and content of the letter. We had based it on a letter sent out from one of the secondary schools and on reflection I can see that it wasn’t our style. I do understand that education is supposed to be free and that parents are already very generous. Please accept this apology. We have covered the cost of the basic chapel/hall through capital grants and savings. The extras, including links to the school, flooring and seating are highly desirable, but even without these we will be able to use the new building by February.

On a different subject our residential conference was very successful. This is always a time where we work together to ensure that we all share the same vision. This is the key to a united school, where everyone is playing their part. We specifically looked at the writing process and learnt and shared ways to enable our boys to become as successful writers as our girls. Another theme was the need to treat children as individuals who have personal learning styles and multiple intelligences. I am confident that as a result of this in-service children will be inspired to achieve at an even higher level.

With best wishes, Richard

Dates for the diary:
Monday, 12th November - Tudor Day at RGS for 5H
Tuesday 13th – School Photographs – Year 3 and 4
Wednesday 14th Year 6 Night Out – 8.30pm The Albany – hope to see you there!
Friday 16th – Mufti for Christmas Fair Donations

Annual Bonfire & Fireworks – Tonight
We hope you are able to join us tonight. Gates open at 6pm, there will be a BBQ and refreshments available, the bonfire will be lit around 7pm with a fantastic firework display at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the gate – adults £5 and children £2.50. Please note as usual parking is very limited, please use the lower playground only and park considerately particularly on surrounding roads, if possible please walk to reduce congestion. The school will be closed in the evening so no access to classrooms etc. Thank you to those who have volunteered their services tonight.

Home School Link Worker
We are very sorry to be saying ‘goodbye’ to Sam Allan who has done a wonderful job as home school link worker at Holy Trinity Pewley Down for the last three years.  Sam is now leaving to set up her own business and we wish her every success. The home school link worker role will be taken on by Lucy Cray who was previously at Shawfield Primary School in Ash. Lucy will be working at the infant and junior sites and may be contacted by email:  lucyc@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk or phone: 07525 324070. 

MUFTI, Friday 16 November
As part of next week’s mufti Year 6 has asked that we support Blue Peter Children in Need Go Pyjamas! If your child (Year3-6) wishes to come in Pyjamas the Year 6 will be collecting their donation on Friday morning. This is in addition to bringing in goods for the Christmas Fair.

Board Games
We would love to have a few new games for our successful club. If you have any games that are complete but no longer being used we could give them a good home. Email geraldinet@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk

Book Fair
We will be holding a Book Fair during the week beginning Monday 19th November. It will be on before and after school and during the parent consultation evenings. Book fairs form a valuable part of our book funding so please come and have a browse.

We have a vacancy in the kitchen for a Catering Assistant. Catering experience essential, 20 hours a week. Please ring Gill on 443884.

Rainbow Trust Cake Sale
Well done to Petra Todd and her friends in 4J who raised a total of £42 for the Rainbow Trust by organising the Big Hour Cake Sale before half term. Over 240 cakes were baked, decorated and eaten in aid of the charity who support children with life threatening or terminal illnesses. Thank you to all those children who brought in their money and ate the cakes. After doing some sums 4J reckon that more than 70 children haven't yet paid their 25p. If your child had a Rainbow Trust IOU sticker it would be brilliant if they would bring their money in on Monday. Thank you.


Future Events
Wednesday 14th November - HTSC Meeting - 8pm Staff Room

Christmas Fair 23rd November
Everyone should have received their Christmas fair pack this week, if not please check book bags. Next Friday 16th November is mufti for the children and donation day for the fair. This year we need:

  • Bottles
  • Unopened gifts and new toys
  • Jolly jars or bags
  • Crackers made from the template
  • Chocolate
  • Hamper items

Your year reps will be looking for people to help on the stalls, please look out for the Parentmail and  volunteer if you can. We also need help on the day of the fair, again if you are able to help please let your year rep know when the Parentmail comes out.


Christmas Shopping with Easyfundraising
You can raise money for the school when you shop online (and not just at Christmas!) For full details and to sign up visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htscguildford


Poppy Isaacs (4J) has lost her grey woolly (named) hat on Wednesday in the hall. If you have picked it up by mistake, please return to the office. Thanks
Yashar Suley (4J) lost a blue Addidas jumper on Fluffy Friday, please return to the office if found.

For Sale:
Sylvanian Families Grand Hotel, complete with furniture for all rooms, loads of accessories, plus 25 figures and car.  All in excellent condition, great Christmas present!  Hotel and furniture £120, figures and car £50 or £150 for everything. Please contact Sara 0783 3732453.

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