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Junior - 6 January

06 January 2012

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year and welcome back for the spring term. I do hope you had a great Christmas, taking time to relax with your families.

Now we are back for the all important middle term. This is when children make most measurable progress during the year. So we do hope there is little time lost during this important term.

We are suffering under the difficulty at the juniors of having almost no internet or server connection. This means we are all thrown back on our own resources and it is quite a challenge. Luckily at the infants we are still connected so we upload this newsletter there.

On Tuesday I was working preparing the in-service training for staff the following day. Then we had a five hour power cut. Of course all my work was lost and I had to start again. It’s amazing how dependent we are on power and computer connection and how we are only aware of that when it’s not working.

It reminds me of the old Joni Mitchell song: “Big yellow Taxi” with the line – You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Maybe if we thought more about this we would cherish friends, family, freedom, health, employment and peace more.

The attitude of being thankful for these things is a great way to enter the New Year. I do hope that it’s a really good one for you and your family.

With Best Wishes
Richard Rowe

Reminder

There is a meeting on Monday 9th January at 7.45pm in the Holy Trinity School Hall to talk about the subject of Self Esteem and Child Participation in the school. Please come along if you would like to air your views on this subject. I have been so pleased to receive a good many emails and it would be great if we can all share together.

Administration

We would like to welcome Sue Telford to the Administration Team at Holy Trinity as the Afternoon Secretary. Charmaine Henry will now be the morning secretary.

Payments

Please would you help us process payments more easily by noting your child’s name on the back of any cheques that you send in together with their class name and what it refers to. Lunch cheques are to go to the kitchen for processing whilst all other cheques are processed in the office.

Clubs List

Please click here for a PDF list of this terms clubs. Please note Your Dance is now on a Monday and Drama is on a Thursday. There is no Art Club on a Monday. Clubs will start again the week beginning 9th January 2012.

YOUR Dance

If you are interested in attending you will need to let Adam know and complete the paperwork (available for download here).

Pick up of children

Please can children be collected from the playground after school (15h15) and not from the library. Thank you!

Music Lessons

Lessons with Kirsty Wtichell begin on 12th January, Piano with Lara Foot start on 9th January, Clarinet with Samantha Hadingham start on 9th, Trumpet with Gill Underwood on 9th, Violin with Leonie Anderson start on 10th, Piano with Lis Hobday-Uzzell on 11th, Cello lessons with Amanda Stratton start on 12th January.

HTPD Prayer Meeting

The next meeting is on Monday 16th January, 1pm at Emma Laporte’s house. Please come and enjoy lunch together, children welcome. Contact Emma for details 07947 712542.

Wey Valley Swimming Club

Is looking for new members. If you want to learn to swim, improve your technique or just get fit, come for a free try out on 14th January at Godalming Leisure Centre at 2.30 or 3pm. All information on their website www.wvsc.co.uk.

Curchods Dream House Art Competition

Curchods will keep all the pictures from the competition in their office for the month of January for those families who would like to collect their children’s' work.

Half Term Fun For All The Family!

Guildford Borough Council has produced some free information for families in Guildford. This includes details of playschemes, sports academies, arts and crafts, dance and drama workshops and countless other activities for children and young people to take part in during the February half term. www.guildford.gov.uk/holidayactivities