No. 276 - 14 October
Dear Parents and Carers,
It’s been very inspiring this week to see the new 2022-23 PTA committees setting to work on their fund-raising plans for both schools. At Pewley, the Friends of Pewley School (FOPS) are ready for the children’s disco that’s happening tomorrow. And the inaugural meeting of the Holy Trinity School Community (HTSC) committee took place just last night, with great excitement and imaginative plans for both fun and fundraising afoot. As a school, we’re so very grateful to everyone who gets involved – and it’s exciting to see how the children’s experiences at HTPD can be enriched through such generosity and creativity! I’m looking forward to all the different events that have been planned. Do keep an eye on the calendar and get involved if you can. Hopefully we’ll be able to raise enough funds for new laptops at HT, and refurbishment of the Rainbow Room at Pewley; as well as ensuring that our libraries remain well stocked with new books, and making sure that no child misses out on opportunities due to financial hardship. It’s great to be part of such a resourceful and generous community!
Today’s Fluffy Friday is proving a success with over 25 different activities taking place across both sites. The children are very happy to be enjoying the whole day focused on something that they’ve chosen; they’re making new friends, trying out new things and working beyond their usual comfort zone! Even in Reception, our very youngest children have captured the spirit of Fluffy Friday with all sorts of activities on offer, inside and out. If you didn’t manage to send in £1, please do send it in next week, or make a payment on ParentPay so that we can afford to do this again next term. It’s always such a highlight! Thank you to all those parent volunteers who helped make it happen – and to the amazing staff team for their energy and enthusiasm!
Next week, school closes early on Wednesday (12.00 at Pewley, 12.15 at HT). The staff will be working hard together over the two and a half INSET days, building team together, thinking about how to be excellent communicators and learning some great strategies for teaching maths. After that, we’ll all be glad to relax into the half term break.
When we return, on Monday 31st October, we’ll be preparing for Harvest Festival. Our assembly story has reached the episode when Moses and the Israelites have to rely on God’s provision in the desert. It’s such a great story of thankfulness and community living and will provide a super context for us to think about all that we can be grateful for. We’d love the children to bring in harvest parcels to help us reflect on the earth’s bounty. We’ll send these to Guildford Food Bank as a way of looking after people who need our support. You might want to get ahead and collect some provisions from the list over the half term break; do take a look at the flyer if you’d like more information. We’ve been asked to collect any of the following items:
- Cereal/ Porridge
- Tinned meat
- Tinned soup
- Instant flavoured noodles
- Tinned fruit
- Spray clean
- Shower gel
Our Harvest Festivals will take place at Holy Trinity at 8.55am on Wednesday 2nd, and at Pewley, we’ll be celebrating on Thursday 3rd. On both occasions, we’ll be joined by Robert Cotton, Rector of
Holy Trinity Church. You’d be very welcome to join in too; it’s just an opportunity to join in with our usual assembly singing and prayers. If you’re in need of some joy and positivity, do come along!
Until then, have a super weekend, and a restful half term holiday when it arrives!
Thought of the week: Building faith. Who do you trust and why? Moses crossing the Red Sea – are you a leader or a follower?
Early Finish on Wednesday 19 October, PD at 12noon, HT at 12:15pm.
Harrison Catering are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the Pewley Down catering team. You will assist with the preparation of our fresh food offer and serving pupils as well as setting up and clearing down. The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team. Full training will be provided along with uniform. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary for working 16.25 hours per week, term time only. If you are interested and would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to Paul Thorne on email@example.com.
Creative Club (with Sarah) is cancelled next Tuesday 18 October.
Tempest Photo orders
Following the recent visit from Tempest Photography, your child should be coming home in the next day or so with their portrait proof and order form. To order photographs online, simply enter your image reference number and website access code (found on your original order form) at www.tempest-orders.co.uk. If you need assistance please contact Tempest - 01736 751555 (option 3). Alternatively, please return the order and payment envelope to the school office by Wednesday 19 October.
We have a bag of second hand Nightingale uniform in the office – bought at the ‘Meet the Team’ evening and left behind.
This week is all about the school disco tomorrow. We’ve been working hard to make sure the children have as much fun as possible as well as raising money for the school.
On the subject of fundraising, plans are being made to renovate the rainbow room, using the money raised from the summer fair. Thank you so much for continuing to support us at events, the money makes a huge difference.
Last weekend was Groundforce Day and a lovely group of parents and children helped tidy up the school grounds - hopefully you’ve noticed how much tidier it looks!
At Groundforce day, we cleaned the FOPS noticeboard. You will find the board to the left of the double doors into the school in the playground. We’ll be putting up news and photos, so please have a look when you’re next at Pewley.
That’s all for now!
Have a great weekend.
Sally and Eleanor
Year 7 Secondary Applications
This is a reminder to the parents and carers of Year 6 children that applications for secondary schools close on 31 October 2022. This It is vital that you submit your application on or before this date (we can see on the Surrey applications website that only 49 applications have been made so far).
Please note that on-line applications are preferred by SCC, and e-Admissions forms together with further information are available on their website. Should you require a hard copy, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0300 200 1015. Paper copies should be returned directly to Surrey County Council
Dates for the diary
- Tuesday 18 October – Pre Owned and Proud
- Wednesday 19 October – Early Finish PD 12:00 ; HT 12:15
- Wednesday 2 November – HT Harvest Assembly
- Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 November – HT Parents Evening, booking information to follow next week.
- Tuesday 18 October – Y6 Football Club cancelled due to a home match
Teacher-Led After School Clubs for the Second Half of Autumn Term
Please see the new Clubs List here and note the following changes:
- Tuesday Football Club will be for Year 5 after half term; will start from 15 November (1st week home match, 8th Parents Eve)
- Thursday Football Club will be for Year 3 after half term
With the increase in after-school sports fixtures we find our sports kits in poor shape and in need of an update. We would love to replace our old football kit and buy multiple kits for girls and boys so both teams can play wearing the kit, as well as increasing our netball kits and adding additional sizes and styles. If you would like to sponsor us or know a company that would be interested in sponsoring Holy Trinity Sports Teams, we would love to hear from you.
Holy Trinity fixtures and Clubs w/c 17/10/22 and 31/10/22
Monday 17 October - Y5 & Y6 are playing a hockey match v St Joseph's after school at Holy Trinity. All Y5's and Y6's who currently come to Mary's club on a Monday are invited to play in these matches. Approximate finish time 4.30pm. Please feel free to come and spectate.
Tuesday 18 October - Y6 Football Match v Burpham - HOME
The teams have been sent out on ParentMail. Please collect from school at 4.30pm. Y6 Football club is cancelled.
Tuesday 1 November - Y6 Football Match v QE - HOME
The teams will be sent out on ParentMail. Please collect from school at 4.30pm.
Wednesday 2 November - Y6 Netball Match v Tormead - AWAY
The teams will be sent out on ParentMail. Please collect from Tormead at 4.30pm.
Thursday 3 November - Y6 Guildford Primary Schools Football Tournament - AWAY
The teams will be sent out on ParentMail. Please collect from George Abbott school at 6.00pm.
Week 1 Menu for week beginning 17 October (Monday and Tuesday)
The revised Menus for after half term will be published next week.
New Year: New Team
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s HTSC Social and Committee Meeting. We had a fabulous turn out and lovely to meet so many enthusiastic parents. We also got to have a drink!
Firstly Clare Brunet thanked the outgoing Committee for their hard work and dedication during unprecedented times. Thank you to Helen Day (Chair), Tom Day (Treasurer) & Claudine Nel (secretary).
In their places we are pleased to announce that new parents were appointed yesterday:
- Ashley Givens (New Chair)
- Fabiana Saenz (Treasurer)
- And Paul Davis will take on the role of Events Treasurer
This Year’s fundraising efforts will be to fund new laptops for the children to increase their IT & Keyboard skills. We will also be encouraging everyone to donate to the Hardship Fund to enable every child attends all the trips and activities.
Save the Dates:
We can now confirm this Term’s Events:
Please put them in your diary: Everyone is welcome to attend.
- Thursday 3 November: Events Planning: The March Hare -8pm
- Wednesday 30 November: Wreath Making Evening for adults: School Hall -time TBC
- Friday 25 November: WINTER WONDERLAND (Main event): School – 5.30 – 7.30pm
ALL THESE EVENTS NEED VOLUNTEERS & PEOPLE TO ATTEND TO MAKE THEM A SUCCESS!
Year 6 Fundraising Events
This year again the Year 6 Fundraising Team will be running two Film Nights, before Christmas. These are held at school and the film will start straight after school, so no after school care is required.
- Friday 18th November: Film Night for Years 5 & 6
- Friday 18th November: Cake Sales for Years 3 & 4
- Friday 9th December: Film Night for Years 3 & 4
- Friday 9th December: Cake Sales for Years 3 & 4
- Cake Sales will be held in parallel to Film Nights
We still need Class Reps
|Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|3A Lizzie Armstrong||4A Charlotte Rode||5K Kornelia King||6D Tulsi Kapadia|
|3A Sarah Small||4A||5K Waiyee Poon Jones||6D Svenja Trettin|
|3AW Kate Ruthven||4EL Samantha Danso||5TH Moriam Bibi||6J Alex Reddy|
|3AW Andy McClave||4EL Vicki Detomaso||5TH Stephanie Maynard||6J|
|3AW Andrew McGregor||4N Rem Ben Giabe||5T||6S|
|3S Paul Davis||4N Sinead Woodfin||5T||6S|
|3S Susanna Davis|
Class Reps are a liaison between the teacher and the parents of their class, distributing information, and encouraging parent help for HTSC events & activities (organising volunteers), attending HTSC committee meetings, organising class/year group social events and coordinating gifts for teachers at Christmas/end of the year. 2 Class Reps per class is ideal.
If you would like to be a Class Rep and can fill a gap, or would like more information please contact the HTSC team or email email@example.com
Other ways to raise money for the HTSC:
Easyfundraising (Last year raised £1,600)
If you are shopping online, one way to support the school is through www.easyfundraising.co.uk and selecting HTSC Holy Trinity School Community as your cause. Over 4000 retailers are affiliated, and every purchase makes a difference.
Enjoy your weekend!
From the HTSC Team
Please find the link to the latest issue of the October half term issue of Primary Times.