CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

SENIOR BOYS

Bulletin 4| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 30 September 2016 at 4.00pm

Important Notices

Parking - Please note that this week street notices have been erected in The Pagoda (the road opposite the school entrance) advising that this area is a Permit Holders only parking area.


Saturday 15 October - Fireworks & Halloween Spectacular to be held at our Junior Boys site. Tickets for this event are now available via the Parent Pay Portal http://schl.cc/2x


Fireworks Music Compilation Competition

Details of this competition have been emailed home, to the boys. The task is to create a compilation of music/songs to accompany the fireworks display. The Winner will have their compilation played and receive a £25 itune voucher.

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

Monday started with Year 7 helping the Modern Foreign Language Department take their European Day of Languages Assembly, it proved to be very entertaining and they received a much deserved round of applause. I hope to see the Year 7 parents at their first Evening next Wednesday.


Thank you to Paul Hay for giving a talk to parents about issues relating to cyber safety, and to those parents who attended. Paul provides a number of useful resources for parents on his website. A digital copy of the Digital Parenting magazine that he handed out can be found here.


One piece of practical advice that was mentioned during the evening was that parents invest in a good old fashioned alarm clock for their children. This solves their apparent "need" to have a phone / device in their room overnight as an alarm clock, and thus has the added benefit of taking away the temptation to check their phones when they should be getting a good night's sleep!


I am delighted that more boys are cycling to school, however I have had a number of reports of boys not wearing their helmets and using their phones when cycling, please help me to ensure the boys are safe on the roads.


The harder I work, the luckier I become. Terry Pratchett

DATES

Monday 3 October - Years 8 to 11 Individual Photographs

School Council Meeting

MFL Trips Information Meeting for those attending this years Language Trips more detail in the Trips section

Tuesday 4 October

ISA London West Art Competition

Wednesday 5 October - Year 7 Parents Evening from 6.15pm - Letters have been posted home.

Friday 7 October - ISA Junior Golf Open at Huntswood Golf Course

Saturday 8 October - Sponsored Row (using ergo's) and Splash Regatta at Maidenhead Rowing Club from 2.00pm to 7.00pm. Parents will be most welcome BBQ from 5.30pm

Wednesday 12 October - Year 8 Parents Evening from 6.15pm - Further information will be sent next week.


You can find out more about our PTAs and the great work they do on our website

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A Night at The Movies

A Night at the Movies - presented by Claires Court

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November at Norden Farm

This year’s show is filled with song, dance, performance and music, from some of the world’s most famous and favourite cinema soundtracks. The programme includes The Great Escape, Pirates of the Caribbean, What a Wonderful World, Ghostbusters, Moon River and Stand By Me. Get your tickets now, from the Norden Farm online box office


TRIPS

Language Trips - French/German & Spanish

Parent Information Evening Monday 3 October at our Girls site (1 College Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 6AW) from 6.00pm


Rowing Trips

The Wimbleball Training Camp is now full.

The Longridge Training Camp is still open - an information sheet can be found via our website. A hard copy is also available from Reception.

FROM THE OFFICE

Jeans for Genes Collection - We raised £313.06. Thank you for your donations.


Pupil Personal Effects Insurance and Pupil Accident Insurance

A reminder to parents that all pupils (with the exception of nursery pupils for Personal Effects Insurance) are covered by your school fees. Full details of the cover provided is available on the Letters and Notices Page (General) page of the School website


The Common Cold

It's that time of year when sore throats and runny noses are common. Please, when sending your children to school ensure they are dosed up with appropriate medication and sufficient tissues to the day!! Thank you School Nurse


Lost Property

Please would you ensure that all your sons clothing and footwear is named. That way we have a chance of returning it to the owner.


Holiday Activities

Holiday Activities for October half-term now available to book online............ Click here

Congratulations

Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Oliver Gandy, Year 8 - Freddie Ridout, Year 9 - James Milligan, Year 10 - Leo Bangs and Year 11 - Max Williamson.


MFL linguist of the week

French - Year 7 - Ayshmit Sethi and Year 10 - Joe Ryder.