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

No 155

04 October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Thursday afternoon, twelve schools gathered together on Pewley Down for the first of the season’s cross country. What a wonderful occasion! Our runners showed their usual commitment and enthusiasm and it was just lovely to see so many other Guildford schools’ teams joining in the fun. All the children’s PE lessons are a really important part of the week; do talk to your children about this part of the curriculum. For many of them, it’s where they can show real talent in sports skills as well as team work, communication and resilience. Our vast numbers of sporting clubs are also successfully up and running! And last week, our brilliant Year 2 football team visited Aldro to compete in a tournament against lots of other seven year olds - we’re so proud of all the children’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Next week I’m excited to be talking to the children about a really important fundraiser we’re going to be working on this year. As our theme of this week says, I’m believing in the impossible, and praying for the campaign’s success! You may remember at the start of term I mentioned our Pitch2020 campaign to replace the junior school astro as it reaches the end of its life. We’re hoping that any young graphic designers and artists will be able to inspire us with their creativity – and will be inviting children to design a logo for the appeal. I’m sure they’ll tell you all about it, but do encourage them to join in!

I’ve sadly had a couple of times this week when our neighbours, and sometimes parents, have experienced grumpy car drivers around the school. Can I ask that we try to consider others, that we leave just that little bit more time to ensure we stay respectful and calm, and that we make sure pedestrians are safe on the paths around school. It’s also so important that the children see adults behaving well and living out our school values.

Finally, I need to just clarify one thing with you all. Please would you, and any other adults visiting or picking up / dropping off children at the start or end of the school day, not enter the children’s toilets. Obviously this would be a safeguarding concern. If you need our help with finding something, just ask and we can accompany you.

With best wishes, Clare

Thought of the week: “Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out,” Proverbs 16 v3 Believe in the impossible!


Road works in Pewley Way from Monday 7 October
Surrey Highways will be carrying out repairs on Pewley Way next week to replace a damaged section of concrete road. Work is scheduled to start on Monday 7 October for 3 days, from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Two way temporary traffic lights will be in operation. Why not walk or car pool to reduce congestion and support our Eco Schools?

HTPD Coffee Morning, Wednesday 9 October
Bridgit (Pewley Down) and Lucy (Holy Trinity), the Home/School Link Workers (HSLW) for HTPD warmly invite you to their coffee morning at Pewley next Wednesday 9 October from 9:00am to 10:00am. The morning will be an opportunity to:
· Meet Bridgit and Lucy and to understand more about the role of the HSLW
· Mix and mingle with other parents and carers
· Hear about their proposed 10 week Parenting Puzzle workshops
· Complete a questionnaire to help plan for your needs
· Enjoy coffee and cake If you are interested in coming, please either email bridgitb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk or lucyc@htpd.surrey.sch.uk. No one will be turned away if they just turn up on the day!


Fluffy Friday
Please return your completed Fluffy choice form by Monday 7 October.

School Photos, Friday 11 October
The school photographer will be visiting on Friday 11 October to take individual photographs of the children so please remember smart school uniform that day.

IQ Christmas Cards
Please look out (in your child’s book bag) for the beautiful Christmas card designs they have created. Unfortunately time has crept up on us this year and in order for the cards to be ready for early December, orders need to be sent to the school office by EARLY NEXT WEEK. Please try to get your orders together this weekend. Remember that for every purchase we will receive money for the school so why not ask grandparents if they would like some too?


  • Dhilan (Chestnut Class) lost his named trousers & polo shirt during swimming on Wednesday (and went home in his PE kit). Please check that your child has not taken them home in error.
  • Molly (Willow Class) has lost a small soft toy ‘red dog’ that has a green rubber ring attached.
  • Small blue rucksack with pink elephant design containing nappy changing kit.

MenuWeek 3 beginning Monday 7 October


Diary Dates
Tuesday 8 October - Visit to Marwell Zoo Year 3
Monday 14 October - Visit to Tower of London Year 5
Thursday 17 October - Tempest Photography Individual Photos Years 3–6
Friday 18 October - Fluffy Friday

School Trips Autumn 2019
Please log into www.parentpay.com the following trips, payment due now:
Year 3 Marwell Zoo 8th October 2019 £21.00
Year 4 Buster Farm 16th September 2019 £26.50
Swimming 3A & 4N £52.00
Year 5 Tower of London 14th October 2019 £22.50
Year 6 Wisley 20th September 2019

ParentPay is our preferred method of payment.

Mariyam in 5T has lost her Black Waterproof M&S jacket, please contact the office.

Menu Week 3 - available on the website.

Year 3 - Save the date!
The parents of year 3 children are warmly invited to drinks on the evening of Saturday 19th October. The year 3 class reps are setting up class ‘WhatsApp’ groups to keep you informed of class, social and HTSC news.

Venue and details to follow. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

From, Alice, Sophie and Victoria (class 3S reps), Jenny and Lucy (class 3A reps) and Gulsen (class 4N rep who is temporarily standing in for a 3C rep. If anyone is interested in being the 3C rep we would love to meet you and do please get in touch!)


The bad weather has determined to play its part in disrupting fixtures again this week. The poor Y5 netball teams must feel luck is not on their side as, for the second week in a row, their matches have been cancelled.

When the forecast is bad and it's tipping down then the chances are that sports clubs held outside after school cannot run. We would be grateful, if possible, you could pick up your child at 3.15pm. For those children not picked up, the member of staff running the club will take them to a classroom for indoor activites. 

Many thanks to all of the parents who have sent in Aldi Sports stickers. We have reached 50, only 250 to go....but we may double up with Pewley who are also collecting. Please keep bringing them in!

Next week we will be welcoming the RGS Young Leaders who will be helping out at Monday touch rugby club. If your child hasn't tried touch rugby now is the time to join in as we will have lots of help from the Young Leaders running fun skills and drills games.

We have another busy week of HT sport coming up. The Y5 and Y6 girls are at Priors Field on Wednesday afternoon at an inter-schools XC and the Y5 and Y6 football teams are away to Boxgrove on Thursday.

On Sunday Nick and I will be at Whitgift in Croydon to cheer on our biathletes who will be running and swimming in the Whitgift Biathlon.

All clubs are running next week.


Y5 & Y6 Girls XC
Date: Wednesday 9th October
Time: 12.00pm - 2.30pm - Parents to help with lifts to and from Priors Field
Venue: Priors Field, Priors Field Rd, Godalming GU7 2RH
Teacher: Laura

Y5 & Y6 Football v Boxgrove
Date: Thursday 10th October
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm - Parents to help with lifts to Boxgrove
Venue: Boxgrove Lane, GU1 2TD
Teacher: Nick

Whitgift Biathlon Qualifier
Date: Sunday 13th October
Time: All day
Venue: Whitgift School, Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT
Teacher: Nick & Laura


Hi All, for this week’s newsletter, we have a couple of things for you

Rugby 12th October from 8.45am
Next weekend is the first of our new FOPs events and we would love to see you, your families and friends there, eating your pre-ordered hot food.... A reminder that the link is here for pre-ordering and payment should be made at the school reception (either in person or through an honesty box with a labelled envelope).

If you are watching the match anyway, why not make it a social event and help support the schooling of our future rugby generations?


Dates for the diary:
8th October, 7.30pm - Committee Meeting at Rogues (we have the outside area reserved)
7th December - School Christmas Fair

Year 1 Socials:
5th December - Christmas Drinks (Kindly hosted by Cath & Rob Shrimplin)
15th November - Coffee morning (Kindly hosted by Catherine Cox)


  • Email us if you would like a copy of the meeting agenda and any pre-reads before next week's meeting.
  • If you are able to help out with coffees or clearing on the 12th October please do let us know.
  • Contact us, or the other members of the committee and our year reps if you are able to help out at the Christmas Fair, if you have ideas for eco-friendly activities (or stalls). It doesn't have to be on the day as we have a lot of pre-event bits to sort!
  • For those who would like to volunteer but would rather do this in the comfort of your own home/sofa, we could do with some assistance contacting local businesses for prizes and donations etc, please let us know if you can do this.

Have a good weekend all, Sam and Jo


Hi Everyone

Here’s our update for this week for you:

Class reps
We still need reps for all the Year 5 classes and for 3C. Please contact helen@thomasday.co.uk if you are willing to to help. Responsibilities include: arranging social events for your class/year group, helping HTSC with finding volunteers for events, promoting our events and organising teacher present collections at Xmas and at the end of the school year. You will not be expected to remind parents about school trips etc. – all the info is on the website, newsletter/JTLYK and school will send out a ParentMail when necessary. If we could find 2 volunteers per class that would be ideal.

Our first event is Bingo night on 12th October in the school hall from 6pm - 8pm. It is a really fun evening for the whole family of all ages and is hosted by the brilliant Jes Moon. Ticket price includes a fish and chip supper from Seafare and are available to order now – forms went home in bookbags last week.

If you are unable to give your time to helping fundraise at school but would still like to show your support, you can do so simply through your online shopping. If you shop through this link to support HTSC Holy Trinity School Community Guildford, you will earn us money each time you shop and it can make a huge difference at the end of the year.

Dates for your diary:
Weds 9th October – deadline for Bingo ticket orders
Sat 12th October from 6pm – 8pm Bingo night!
Mon 14th October 8pm @ Rogues - Bonfire Night and Christmas Fair planning meeting (everyone welcome to help plan our next 2 events)
Fri 8th November – Bonfire Night
Fri 29th November from 6pm – Christmas Fair If you have any questions, please email helen@thomasday.co.uk and I’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you again for all your support - have a happy weekend!
Kind regards, HTSC