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No. 232 - 22 March

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week, our assembly theme has been looking at whether we need “stuff” to feel rich. I was so encouraged that from the youngest to the oldest children, there is an understanding that the best things in life aren’t bought with money. So many children were able to explain that they feel rich when they’re loved, when they experience joy, when they spend time with their family and when they notice the beauty of the world around them. It was great to be reminded of this important fact of life! And we’ve all enjoyed living our school value of “seeing Heaven in the moment”.

Two events this week brought me great joy – the first was the annual Guildford Primary Music Festival at GLive. We were thrilled to be taking so many of the junior school to take part and I want to thank them all! The orchestra played so well and showcased some amazing musical expertise. They played a range of pieces, but my favourite was an impressive arrangement of a shark-themed medley, arranged and conducted by our very own Lilja Helgadottir. It took the audience through a whole range of emotions from terror to hilarity as we moved from Jaws to Baby Shark! It was great fun. This was followed by an exuberant and polished performance from a 300-strong choir with children coming from eleven different schools. What a delight to see their smiling faces and to be so impacted by their enthusiastic singing. It’ll be an event that I will miss hugely next year – it was real gold!

And then, just yesterday it was the final Y5 and Y6 cross-county run of the season which took place on Pewley Downs. It was excellent to see so many children out in the Spring sunshine being cheered on by their loyal family fan clubs! With Holy Trinity winning the trophy for the boys and the girls combined scores, we had plenty to smile about. Again, real gold.

As we arrive at the final week of the Spring Term, I have an update from our chairs of governors:

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you are aware, governors have been working on recruitment of a new headteacher for the school for September following Clare's departure in July.

We are pleased to say that several applications were received for the post, and four have been shortlisted to attend interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

We will be announcing the outcome of the interviews as soon as we can. In the meantime, we wish you and your families a very Happy Easter.

Deborah & Helen

If you would like to join me in praying for this important moment in the school’s future, please do ask God for His guidance and wisdom. I’m trusting Him to spotlight the right person – it really is the best job in the world and it would be so good to know that the baton will pass to the right person!

Also next week, we’ll be celebrating Easter and the end of another successful term. Feel free to join us at Holy Trinity Church for a whole school service. We’ll be walking down at 9.15 on Wednesday – do let your child’s classteacher know if you can help out.

Remember that we finish for the Easter break at 1.30pm PD/ 1.45pm HT next Thursday 28th and we return for the summer term on Monday 15th April. We’ll publish a short newsletter next Thursday with any final notices before we break up for the holidays.

For those of you that are quizzing this weekend, good luck! Thanks to HTSC and FOPS for what promises to be two super events; I’m afraid I won’t be there but I know the staff team is looking forward to the competition!

With much love,


Promise of the week: “Trust God and He will supply your every need,” Phil 4 v19. The rich man face to face with Jesus: do you worship your possessions?

Whole School

If your child attends after-school clubs, check the notices below by clicking on the junior or infant section.


Easter Service, Wednesday 27 March

We will need some extra parent helpers to walk the children to and from the church on Wednesday. Please let your child’s teacher or the school office know if you are able to help. We will be leaving at 9.15am to walk down to the church and returning at 10.30am.

End of term, Thursday 28 March

Don’t forget that we finish at 1.30pm next Thursday.

Scooters needed

If you have a scooter which your child has outgrown (suitable for infant children) we would love to have it for the Pewley play area.

Menu: week 1 beginning 25 March.


Dates for the Diary

  • Monday 25 March – Y4 Science Exhibition 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 26 March – Easter Gardens
  • Wednesday 27 March – Author Mo O'Hara visit for comic workshop Y5 and Y6  
  • Thursday 28 March – Early finish 1:30pm PD; 1:45pm HT

Easter Garden Tuesday 26 March

Bring natural materials to create the Easter story in a miniature garden, working together with friends. Please see the attached instructions for details.

Clubs Finished/Cancelled week beginning 25 March

The following clubs are finished for this term:

  • Monday – Beginners’ Chess
  • Tuesday – Advanced Chess
  • Wednesday – Y3 Almost Science

Summer Term Clubs – please follow this link to the clubs list for the first half of the Summer Term. Registration for limited availability clubs will be live on Monday 25 March at 6pm. Please see the ParentMail sent out yesterday for detailed information.


Week 1 menu for week beginning 25 MarchImportant notice: On Thursday 28 March, the menu will be changed to Fish Fingers (Friday menu).

Children who normally have school lunch on Fridays, but bring a packed lunch on Thursdays, will be able to have the Friday Fish school lunch next Thursday 28 March

Sports Fixtures Update for week beginning 25 March 

Tuesday 26 March

  • New Age Kurling at Leatherhead Leisure Centre - AM. The team has been sent out on ParentMail.
  • Y4 Netball Tournament at St Joseph's. The teams have been sent out on ParentMail.


HTPD Quiz and Curry nights

Hooray! It’s Quiz and Curry time! We can’t wait to see lots of you tonight and tomorrow night at Christ Church, Waterden Road. 

  • For those coming to the HT quiz tonight, doors open at 7pm.
  • For those coming to the PD quiz on Saturday, doors open at 7.30pm.

Don’t forget to bring cash or card for the bar. There will be a good selection of both alcoholic and soft drinks. 

Upcoming events:

Pewley Down Bunny Hop - Thursday 28 March

The children at Pewley will be taking part in a Sponsored Bunny Hop on the last day of term. This will take place in school and more details will be sent via parentmail. If your child has some bunny ears they are welcome to bring them in!

Pewley Down Bake & Stroll - Sunday 12 May, afternoon. More details to follow!

HTPD Whole School Fun Run - Saturday 8 June, from 1pm, Shalford Park

All the details on the ParentMail that was sent this week!

Book your tickets here -


Flyers attached below:

Easter Eggstravaganza at Shere Village Hall on Saturday 23 March.

Pop Up Café at St Mary’s Church Wednesday 3 April.

Surrey County Council are looking for “Feet First Walking Instructors” - This role is ideal for anybody looking for a term-time onlyflexible role that fits around school drop-off and pick-up times. Details can be found on the SCC website.