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

HTPD 12/10/18

12 October 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

In our assemblies this week, we’ve reached the part in Moses’ story when he decides to face his fears and, in spite of not feeling up to the task, he goes back to Egypt and asks Pharaoh to set the Israelites free from slavery. The children reflected that it’s easier to overcome fears when you’re well supported by friends and family, and when you know that what you’re doing is important. Moses put aside his own inadequacies for the good of those who needed him. He also knew that God was with him – we prayed that as we love others, we’d be able to find strength to be brave. This theme seemed to perfectly fit with World Mental Health Day on Wednesday. With increasing numbers of UK children identifying as having poor mental health and significant anxieties, we are determined to ensure that HTPD is a place where “it’s ok not to be ok”, and where there is support to enable children to “embrace the future with hope and confidence”.

Today’s Fluffy provides a place for children, and teachers (!) to really enjoy themselves. It’s been fantastic this week to see the passion and commitment that teachers have shown getting ready for the day. I do hope that your children tell you about everything that they’ve got up to, and that they’ve made new friends and tried out new activities too.

Next week, as you know, we finish for the half term break on Wednesday lunch time (12 noon at the infants and 12.15 at the juniors). This allows us as a staff time to reflect on the year so far; we are all looking forward to being together, strengthening the team, sharing top teaching tips, unpacking our vision and values, and making sure that HTPD continues to be the wonderful place that it is.

After the break, we come back to school ready to celebrate Harvest. This will take place during school assemblies on Wednesday 31st October at the juniors (8.50am) and Thursday 1st November at the infants (9am). Do come along and join us if you would like to. As well as our usual Harvest collection of food parcels (dried goods, tea, biscuits, pasta, tins of soup etc.) for Guildford Action, who provide food for our local foodbanks, we will this year be collecting money to send to supply fresh water to the people affected by the recent tsunami in Indonesia. Perhaps the children might like to raise some money to donate by doing some helpful jobs over the holiday. Thank you in advance for your generosity. It’s great to see the children wanting to make a difference.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this start to the school year and wish you all a happy and relaxing half term break when it begins next week!

With best wishes, Clare


Half term and Inset days
School finishes for the half term break on Wednesday 17 October (12.00 at the infants, and 12.15 at the juniors). We start back on Monday 29th October. 


Teacher-led club cancellations, 16 October
A reminder that Lego Club and Ping Pong & Puzzles Club are cancelled next Tuesday 16th.

HTPD Prayer Group, 16 October
Our inaugural prayer meeting for this term will be at Suzie Speed’s home at 8.00pm on Tuesday 16 October. Contact Suzie on 07780 677151 or suziespeed@gmail.com for more info and address. All are welcome.

Flu immunisation
The nasal flu immunisation will take place straight after half term on Monday 29 October.

Theo Merry, Beech Class, has lost his named grey school shorts, possibly missing since the Football Festival on Friday 21 September.
Jennelle Offei, Willow Class, has lost her named, red Nightingale t-shirt.
Jack Vincent, Hazel Class, has lost three Marks and Spencer jumpers, all with rainbow labels marked ‘Jack Linley Vincent’.

Menu: (week 3 beginning 15 October)
Mon: BBQ Chicken or Quorn with Rice; Fruit Crumble with Custard
Tue: Beef or Vegetable Taco with Rice & Peas; Marble Cake with Custard
Wed: No lunch – school closes 12.00.
Thu: Inset day
Fri: Inset day
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


Current Year 6
This is a reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools are now open. Please check the websites of local secondaries for dates and details of open days/evening so that you can arrange to attend them. On-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/apply-for-a-school-place If you require a hard copy, please e-mail schoolbooklets@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 1015.  Paper copies should be returned directly to Surrey County Council. The closing date for all applications for entry in September 2019 is Wednesday, 31st October 2018 and it is vital that you submit your application on or before this date.

We are looking to recruit a full time 1:1 Teaching Assistant to help a child in year 5. Please see the school website for more details.

Dates for your diary:
Monday, 15th October – Year 5 visit Hampton Court
Tuesday, 16th October – Flu Immunisation for Year 3
Wednesday, 17th October – School closes at 12.15 p.m. for Half Term
Thursday, 18th and Friday, 19th October – Closed for INSETs
Monday, 22nd to Friday, 26th October – School closed for Half Term
Monday, 29th October – School resumes at 8.40 a.m.

After school
Please remind your child that if you are not at your pre-arranged meeting place for some reason that they must come back to the school office so that we can contact you to double check going home arrangements.

After school clubs
Just a little reminder that most of the after school clubs finish at 4.15 pm. Children who are still waiting in the library will be taken to Clubs+ at 4.25 pm where we have playworkers to keep them safe. You will be charged for this via ParentPay.


A word about school sports kit: 
If your child has borrowed school sports kit for a match please can it be returned, washed and ready to wear as soon as possible.Do not hold on to it because you think your child might wear it again. We do not have an endless supply of kit and other children need to borrow kit for other fixtures. It is very sad for children who are looking forward to playing for a HT team only to find that there is no kit to wear because it has not been returned.
Many thanks for your support.

Guildford Primary Schools XC
Date: Tuesday 16th October
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts please
Venue: Send, Send Barns Lane, GU23 7BS

Year 6 A & B Netball v Queen Eleanor’s
Date: Tuesday 16th October
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts please
Venue: Send, Send Barns Lane, GU23 7BS

Sports Crew Training
Date: Thursday 18th October
Time: 9.00pm - 12.00pm 
Venue: Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP

Laura Sutton
HTPD Sports Co-ordinator
Follow us on Twitter: @HTPDSport

Help please!
Can we appeal to all the knitters amongst you for donations of any wool or needles you may be wanting to get rid of for Sue Miller’s knitting club please? Thank you!

Phoebe Kim (4E) has lost her purse (yellow chick pattern/round shape purse) from her book bag front pocket. The bag is usually on her Year 4 cloakroom peg. It also has her name on a tag inside the purse.

Week 3 - This lunch menu is also available on the website under the ‘Weekly News’ tab

FOPS News (Infant PTA)

Phil the Bag is back on Wednesday 7th November! This is our regular event to raise funds by donating your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, hats and household linen for charity. The heavier the bag, the more we raise. So if you should have a clear out over the half term then please save it for us. Please note that donated items are going to be re-used so should be in wearable condition.

School Disco, Saturday 10th November. This promises to be a fun filled event for the whole family with an open bar, glow sticks and tuck shop. Look out for the booking form in your child's book bag on Monday. Please book early and don't forget to ask for your favourite disco tune :) 

Save the date:
Tue 30th October - FOPS meeting @ 8pm staff room
Sat 10th November - SCHOOL DISCO (5.30 - 7.30 pm)
Sat 8th December - CHRISTMAS FAIR 
Sun 20th January 19 - Action Sunday
Sat 23rd March 19 - Bake & Stroll
Sat 11th May - new social event - more info to follow 

Social dates for your diary

Monday 12th November - 9am - Coffee Morning @ Rebecca's house (42 Pewley Way)  
Friday 23rd November - 8pm - Christmas Drinks @ Piper's House (5 Jenner Road) 

Year 1
Thursday 8th November - 9am - Coffee Morning @ Cafe Nero on North Street
Thursday 29th November - Christmas Night Out @ Long Bar (Harbour Hotel)

Year 2

Playground Sales for this term are as follows:
Friday 2nd November - Oak
Friday 9th November - Beech
Friday 16th November - Willow
Friday 23rd November - Hazel

Thank you to Cavender Estate Agents who have been supporting our fundraising events for a few years now. On top of that they will give our school £500 if you should complete a sale of your property through them and mention your connection to the school. Alternatively if you let your property through Cavender they will donate £250 when the tenancy commences.

HTSC (Junior PTA)

Thank you to everyone who came to Rogues on Wednesday to kick off our fundraising year. It was great to meet you and we look forward to a great year

The Class Reps should be in contact with you all soon to start the ball rolling on social events so look out for that. We still desperately need them in 4N and 6T and 6JW. You can share the role amongst a few of you - and it would be really good to have Y6 represented for all the great events that Y6 look forward to in their last few months at HT!

Good luck to all of you going to Bingo night - look forward to seeing the photos.

We have a Facebook Page so please come and follow us - Holy Trinity School PTA. We also have a new logo so you can clearly see what is from us and what is from school. Let us know what you think.

Bonfire Night is fast approaching - details and how to get tickets will be out in bags before half term. We will also need volunteers to help before, during and after. It is a really good fun event in the school calendar, raises lots of money but does need help to keep it going. We will be sending out a Sign Up list (that seems the easiest way for everyone). Please look out for it

Phil The Bag is returning to school after half term and wants to collect all of your unwanted textiles – adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, curtains, school uniform and bedding! The more we collect the more we raise!
You can bring your items in to HT and leave at the bottom of the ramps from drop-off on Monday 5th November until 9am on Wednesday 7thNovember after drop-off.

And before you know it Christmas will be upon us. The Christmas Fair is 30th November. So clear your diaries and come and have some fun, try your luck on the tombolas, pick up some stocking fillers, have a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie and raise lots of money for the school too!