Newsletter 17 – 25th January 2019

Dear Parents

 Southern Pro Musica in Southampton On Thursday 31st January, next week, we shall be taking all our children to the Central Hall, Southampton where they will enjoy a wonderful feast of orchestral music designed for children. You can see more about this by clicking on this link:

We ask that all children are sent to school by 8.20am with a packed lunch on this day as we shall not be at school for our usual lunch programme. They will be given biscuits and a drink in the mid-morning. Please ensure that your child has their water bottle at school on that day as well.

Visits this week  Children in Sarum class had a visit to the Urchfont Dental Practice to embed further their understanding of the importance of dental hygiene. Stonehenge class had a visit from a dentist as well and learnt about eating correctly as well as regular brushing. They all received packs with tooth brushing equipment and snacks that will not damage their teeth. Our thanks to the dental team at Urchfont who have provided this outreach so generously.

Stonehenge class also had a medical doctor visit them and were very interested in the equipment and finding out about the work a doctor does. We are very grateful for this outreach as well.

And the whole school had a visit from a police officer and, in their classes, children heard about the work police do, and the older children received information on cyber bullying and substance abuse. The police car caused much excitement! Again, our thanks to the police for their work with our children.

Pilgrimage Day On Tuesday 19th March, we shall take all the children to Edington Priory Church for our annual Pilgrimage Day, this year centred on Easter. Children will be given the chance to reflect on themes such as friendship and loneliness, walking alongside each other through difficult times, celebrating together and hopes and dreams. The morning’s activity is delivered through short workshops. If any of our volunteers would like to accompany this trip, please let us know at the office.

TD Dates for the academic year 2019-2020

Monday 2nd September 2019

Monday 1st June 2020

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Monday 29th June 2020

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Mental Health  It is becoming increasingly clear that we all need to take care of our mental health in the same way that we maintain our physical health. We have introduced the children to “Ten Habits for Good Mental Health” and are encouraging them to make these part of their daily life. These are:

  1. Ask for help if you feel anxious, depressed, angry, or worried about anything.
  2. Talk about your feelings. (Can you control your reaction to them so that they are manageable?)
  3. Spend time in reflection, quiet time or meditation, focusing on the present moment only.
  4. Eat well – plenty of vegetables and fruit.
  5. Spend time everyday doing things that you enjoy.
  6. Keep in touch with people you like.
  7. Stay active – go for a walk or kick a ball or jump on a trampoline.
  8. Do something you are good at.
  9. Actively reach out and care for others.
  10. Be proud of your being

Flu vaccinations There are still some opportunities to attend various clinics to get this vaccination for your child. There is one on 15th February in Devizes. For more information about that date and others in the area please ring 0333 2341125.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www.
Thursday 31st January Classical Music Concert in Southampton – please bring a packed lunch In school by 8.20am

Back at school by 2pm

Friday 15th February Last day of term
Monday 25th February Everyone back to school
Monday 11th March Parent teacher meetings 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 13th March Parent teacher meetings 3.10pm – 6.00pm
Tuesday 19th March Pilgrimage Day – please bring a packed lunch
Friday 5th April Last day of term
Monday 8th – Friday 12th April Holiday Club, Superstars
Tuesday 23rd April Everyone back to school
Tuesday 21st May Music Concert for children taking music lessons in school 5.00pm
Wednesday 22nd May – Friday 24th May Residential trip to Forest of Dean, Years 5 and 6
Friday 24th May Last day of term
Monday 3rd June and Tuesday 4th June TD days
Wednesday 5th June Everyone back to school

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

How to get involved – The PFA is run purely for the benefit of the children of Holy Trinity School. All our fundraising goes towards providing additional equipment and activities for the children at school. Any involvement from parents, carers and friends of Holy Trinity, however big or small, is very much welcomed.

A date for our next meeting is Wednesday 30th January at 9am in school – please do join us if you can – we love to hear new ideas and suggestions!

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