Newsletter 23 – 6th March 2020

Dear Parents

Parent/teacher meetings Please remember to come to the parent/teacher meetings next week on Monday and Wednesday. You will have booked your appointments online. Each meeting will be 10 minutes long. If you wish for a longer meeting or you have a lot more to discuss, please feel free to ask your child’s teacher to make another appointment.

Holiday Dates These will be sent out with this newsletter and will be available under the Newsletter tab on the website. TD dates for next academic year are: Tuesday 1st September, Monday 4th January, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th June, and Friday 23rd July.

Exciting news for Bollywood Lovers Once a Month Adults Bolly-Fitness & Bhangra-Fusion Dance Classes will be held here at Holy Trinity in the hall. Suitable for all levels.  Monday 16th March 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm (Please arrive at 7.20pm for the registration); £10 per person – Pay at the door after registration.

Dance Teacher: Kalpesh Patel – https://www.facebook.com/Kalpesh.DanceTeacher – Mob 07903122860

Website: www.kzdance.co.uk. Please try to come in trainers & in comfortable clothes but not in jeans. Also bring a bottle of water and lots of energy with you. Limited spaces available. Confirm and book your places now by sending us your names if you have not already done so. You may share this with others.

Spring Recorder Concert To celebrate the achievements of our recorder players and to mark the last week of Mrs Jenkins’s time in our school, we will be holding an evening recorder concert on Tuesday 31st March at 5.00pm. All children who play recorder in school will be performing in ensemble. If your child takes recorder lessons, please note this date in your diary.  The concert will last a little over half an hour. If you would like to make a donation to a leaving gift for Mrs Jenkins, please do so at the office.

As the result of having the recorders perform at this concert, our summer concert will not be run in two parts as originally planned but will start at 5.00pm for everyone without an interval. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change.

New Recorder Lessons Our new recorder teacher will not be able to start teaching here until the new academic year (September 2020) due to circumstances beyond her control – we are sorry for the inconvenience caused. You will be asked to sign up for these lessons next term.

Transition Miss Nisbeck and I are continuing our work to support transition of children from Old School Nursery into our school in September. We go to the Old School Nursery and meet the children through the course of the year, and have planned activities to do with both settings together later in the year. Children from other nurseries will also be visited once places have been confirmed.

Collective Worship Our theme for this week was Finding Time for Silence and Reflection. Having quiet time is very important for mental health, whether one subscribes to a religious faith or not, and we always give children the chance to pause in their busy lives each day for this precious time. For people of faith, this is time which can be the opportunity for quiet prayer.    

Superstars Holiday Club Our very popular holiday club will be running in the first week of the Easter holidays Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April. Do sign up if you wish your child to attend this week of sports fun. 

Corona Virus We will continue to monitor the situation and will take advice from the authorities. We will inform you of any changes. At present, the advice is very clear – we are not to close schools without express permission from Public Health England or the Department for Education. Holy Trinity Governors have a policy of asking everyone who has visited a category 1 or a category 2 country to self-isolate from school for a fortnight after their return as part of our mitigation of risk for vulnerable members of our community. Please check on the Government website or at the school office for the Government’s guidance on this which is less rigorous. Phone: 0800 046 8687   Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk )
Monday 9th March and Wednesday 11th March Parent/teacher meetings Mon: 5.30pm – 8.00pm Wed: 3.10pm – 6.00pm
Tuesday 31st March Spring Recorder Concert – evening 5.00pm
Friday 3rd April Last day of term  
Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April Holiday club runs in school – Superstars booking https://www.super-stars.org.uk 8.45am – 3.30pm
Monday 20th April Everyone back to school  
Tuesday 19th May Music concert, performances by children taking lessons in school. 5.00pm Piano, choir, Brass, handbells, guitar and ukulele
Wednesday 20th May – Friday 22nd May Forest of Dean residential trip  
Friday 22nd May Last day of term  
Wednesday 3rd June Everyone back to school  
Monday 29th June TD day  
Tuesday 7th July Sports day 9.15am – 12.00pm
Wednesday 8th July and Thursday 9th July Years 3 and 4 summer performance  Weds: 5.30pm Thurs: 2pm
Tuesday 14th July Year 6 restaurant for all year 6 parents 1.30pm
Wednesday 15th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Monday 20th July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Monday 20th July Parents’ welcome meetings for each class after school  
Tuesday 21st July Last day of term  

Best wishes,

Mercedes Henning

We welcome and value your opinion. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact the Head teacher or Chair of Governors

PFA News

A big ‘Thank You’ to those who have volunteered to help with the following events. Without your offer of help, we would not have been able to run these this year:


– Mother’s Day flowers: Olivia Pottinger, Clare Plank, Abi Spear, Annabel Harris, Alice Colenso and Polly Doyle;


– Bake Off: Debi Bell-Hosking and Olivia Pottinger.


If anyone else would like to volunteer for these events, we would love to hear from you.


Ladies Night- Friday 27th March

Thank you to those who have bought their entry tickets and raffle tickets for this event already. If you haven’t purchased yours yet, you can pay by cash at school reception or contact the PFA if you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer. We now have some amazing raffle prizes on offer and a host of different stalls at the event. 


Have you signed up for EasyFunding yet? 

If you shop online, you can raise FREE donations for Holy Trinity School PFA. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use #easyfundraising to shop with them! So far our parents have raised an amazing £2836 through this online charity.  

Please sign up and support us: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htspfa/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=gs

To contact us you can email holytrinitypfa@gmail.com or join our Facebook page “Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA”  

Many thanks, Your PFA

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