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

Junior 17/10/14

17 October 2014

Dear Parents

I have just been revising the Home-School Agreement Document with Emma Laporte who is one of our Parent Governors. I will hope to send out the revised document for you to see after half term. I like the document not because it is a binding legal contract, but because it is a series of values and beliefs to which we all sign up.

A big part of the agreement is that we do our best to work in partnership with each other. To that end I am asking you to spend a few minutes with your child filling in the One Page Profile which is available here or in hard copy from either of the school offices. At Pewley Down parents have already been asked to do this in hard copy form, but are also able to do it electronically if you have not yet completed the hard copy.

The form needs your child’s name and a photo. Then there are three questions to complete with your child:

1. What is important to me?
2. What do people like about me and what do I like about myself?
3. How best to support me?

When you have completed the form please send it to hts@holytrinity.surrey.sch.uk or info@pewleydown.surrey.sch.uk. We hope that this information will really help us meet the needs of your child even more.

We hope you will enjoy this time of chatting these things through with your child; this will form part of our discussions with you in parents’ evenings after half term.

With best wishes, Richard

Please remember school closes at 1200 on Wednesday 22 October for INSET days and Half Term –

We return to school on Monday 3 November


Outstanding amounts payable: It would be great if we could end the half term with accounts settled. Could I ask you to please check your balances on ParentPay for services you use and trips and pay outstanding amounts. We will send home invoices early next week with your children if you have any balances outstanding – but it would be great to pre-empt the need for invoicing. It’s all on ParentPay!! We were pleased with the large number of parents who took advantage of the termly and annual discount for lunch credits. But balances on other services (Clubs) or trips are still payable. Thanks very much, Lesley

Clubs Plus would be grateful for any board games which you might be able to donate. 

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal – a leaflet giving guidance on filling a shoe box for children overseas in very difficult living situations has been sent home. This year the boxes from the Guildford area will be going to Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. The deadline for returning boxes to school is Friday 14th November. A special assembly with a member of the Guildford Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box Team takes place on Monday 3rd November. Thank you for your support.


This year Holy Trinity School Community are being kindly sponsored by Cavenders – a local Sales & Lettings Agent.

They have also agreed the following, so if you are thinking of selling or renting your property, why not give them a call?

As a parent of a child at either Holy Trinity or Pewley Down School, we will;

  • Give your child’s school £250 if you sell your property through us.

  • Give your child’s school £100 if you own a property that you rent through us.

If you are thinking of Letting or Selling your property, Please contact us on 01483 457728 or info@cavenders.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.

Bonfire Night – Friday 7th November - sponsored by Cavenders Sales & Lettings
Early Bird Discounted Tickets for Bonfire Night will go on sale on Monday look out for the Parentmail.
Thanks to everyone who has already volunteered to help, we still need more help please.
• Bonfire Building Friday daytime 4 dads have volunteered so far - a couple more would be great
• Setting up From 4pm 5 people
• Entrance Gate From 6pm 16 helpers required - 4 people per half hour
• BBQ From 5pm 20 helpers required - 5 people per half hour
• Serving food From 6pm 16 helpers required - 4 people per half hour
• Serving drinks From 6pm 8 helpers required - 2 people per half hour
• Saturday Morning Clearup From 930am for approx 1hour.
If you can help for half an hour on the night with any of the above, please contact Carrie Witts, carriewitts@gmail.com

Northbrook Wrapping
You should all have received your Northbrook Christmas Gift Wrap Brochure. Order your gift wrap before the Half Term Holiday and each order will receive a free roll of wrapping paper. Please send your orders into the HT office by Wed 22nd October. Our school will receive cash back for every item sold. If we all order just a couple of items we would raise significant funds for our school. Any queries or if you did not receive a brochure please contact Cherrie Gluyas cherrygluey@yahoo.com

Class Lists
Unfortunately the class lists have been delayed due to the volume of updates, the school are hoping to issue them to us shortly they will then be issued via Parentmail.

Dates for the Diary
Year 3 Drinks – 23rd October at Rogues
Bonfire Night - Friday 7th November
Christmas Fair - Friday 28th November
Year 3 Xmas Drinks – 5th December details tbc
There will be an ALL YEARS drinks night on the third Thursday of each month starting in November. Please join us on Thursday November 13 at 8pm at Rogues!

Lost: Felix Johnson in 3J has lost a blue lightweight coat with a grey lining from GAP. If you know where it might be, please come to the office. Thank you.

Lost: Amy Woodhouse, 4J, has lost her Nightingale fleece. It is named. Would you have a look to see that you have the correct one please? Thank you.

Louise Crow-Arnold (Seb’s mum 6SR and HTPD Web Admin) is taking part in The Great South Run on 26 October to raise money and awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as her son, Leon, was diagnosed earlier in the year. You can read her story and sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/LouiseGSR. Thanks.

St. Saviour's Church Light Party - a night to remember for young families looking for an alternative to halloween celebrations! Friday 31st October, 4.30-6.30pm at St. Saviour's Church, Woodbridge Road. The event is free, please can you let the Church Office know if you are coming, for catering purposes. Telephone 01483 455 333. All welcome!

There is a Christian Musical production called Scroogical the Musical, An Autumn Carol. It’s in St Catherine’s School theatre, Bramley at 6.30pm on 30th and 31st October (great to have something good to go to on Halloween!). Tickets (£5) can be booked through the website www.mannaministries.org.uk

Week 2