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

No 164

20 December 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you so much for your Christmas greetings and gifts to the staff team; we’re all so appreciative and grateful to you for your kindness. I know you’ll want to join me in thanking the whole staff team for another fantastic term. They are all so committed to making the school the very best it can be and are ready for a well-deserved rest! I hope that your children feel proud of all that they’ve achieved this term. Thank you also for your generosity in contributing to this year’s Besom Hamper collection; we were delighted to be able to send off 18 luxury hampers bursting with Christmas treats earlier in the week, knowing that they’ll be making several Guildford families feel really cared for.

Across all the year groups, we’ve enjoyed celebrating the message of God’s love at Christmas during this last week of term. Thank you to Year 1 who led our Christmas carol service for the infants – it was just lovely. And also to our amazing dancers, thoughtful pray-ers and dramatic poetry readers who helped inspire the junior school at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday afternoon. The singing at both services was so enthusiastic this year and made me feel so proud of the team that is HTPD!

With the end of term finally here, I hope that you and your children have a wonderful, peaceful and happy holiday! The children start back for the Spring Term on Tuesday 7th January with the staff working together during the day before to plan for an exciting 2020! Until then, Happy Christmas to you all!

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: “Be wise. Those who find me, find life!” Proverbs 8 v35. Immanuel – God with us!

Whole School

The spring term starts on Tuesday 7 January.

Thank you – for your generous donations following the infant and junior Christmas plays. After expenses we have raised a total of £1315 for Surrey Mental Health Fund.

Part-time vacancy
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated After Schools Club Deputy to assist with leading our thriving extended school provision on 2 afternoons (Thursdays and Fridays) between 3.00 and 6.00 pm (6 hours per week) at our Junior Site reporting to the Manager After Schools Club. Ideally we would like a teacher who is looking for a change or new challenge or an experienced Playworker (Level 3 qualified with at least a year’s experience) to plan interesting activities, provide a range of activities daily including outdoor play and opportunities to relax or do homework.

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who recently attended Clare's safeguarding briefings. Bev has emailed all of you during the week to either confirm that we have your details on the school single central register or with instructions of how to apply for a DBS through the school. If you have any queries, please do contact her on bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk


Upcoming Dates in January
Monday 6th - INSET Day (4)
Tuesday 7th- Start of Term
Wednesday 15th - 3C & 4E Swimming starts
Monday 20th - Y5 Visit to Neasden Temple

Cancelled clubs w/c 7th January
Tuesday 7th Jan - Year 6 Netball
Friday 10th Jan - Year 6 Netball
All other clubs are running as normal.

Burns & Webber Gingerbread House Competition
Congratulations to following:
1st Prize – Emili M and Isabella H - 6S
2nd Prize – Laura Petrela 4A
3rd Prize - Yoyo, Joshie and Nassia 5S
4th Prize – Ben Perry 6S
5th Prize – George Clubley 4E
6th Prize – Alex Chester 3A
Please collect your prizes from Burns & Webber in the town centre.

Menu - Week 2 commencing 7 January.

HT Sport first two weeks of term week from Laura S

Sportshall Competition 
There will be a practice for those taking part as follows:
Y3&4 - Wednesday 8th Jan after school until 4.15pm
Y5&6 - Friday 10th Jan after school until 4.15pm.

Y5 & Y6 Sportshall
Date: Monday 13th January
Time: Coach leaving school at 8.45am and returning at 11.45am.
Venue: Spectrum
Teacher: Nick & Laura

Y5 Netball v QE
Date: Tuesday 14th January
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Queen Eleanor's, Queen Eleanors Rd, GU2 7SD
Teacher: JJ

Y3 & Y4 Sportshall
Date: Thursday 16th January
Time: Coach leaving school at 12.00pm and returning at 3.00pm.
Venue: Spectrum
Teacher: Nick & Laura


Menu for week beginning Monday 6 January
Mon: INSET day – school closed
Tues: Thai Chicken or Mild Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice; Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
Weds: Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes & Gravy or Roasted Vegetable Tart; Jelly
Thurs: Sausage or Vegetarian Sausage with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Fresh Fruit Salad
Fri: Fish Fingers & Chips or Homemade Pizza; Rice Pudding
Available daily: Selection of seasonal vegetables, salads, jacket potato and bread. Yoghurt, milk and fresh fruit.


It’s a short and sweet note this week and full of thank yous to everyone who volunteered before, during and after the Christmas Fair to help make it such a huge success. It was such a success that we are still counting coins so will update in the New Year with a total of how much we made.

Have a great break and if you, friends or family are away over Christmas please do remember to keep your leftover coins and bring them into the school for us to use towards school facilities.

Dates for the diary next term:
School Disco - 1st Feb
Year 2 Evening Social - 31st Jan, venue tbc

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year
Sam and Jo