Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 4 - AUTUMN TERM 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 30 September 2016

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

This has been a busy week for Year 11s as they have joined their parents in ‘Planning the Future’ meetings with form tutors.

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LEANNE BARLOW

“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

This week we enjoyed a wonderful Harvest Festival where we were all impressed by the each class’s fantastic performances.

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SHEENA WILDING

What a busy time we had on Open Morning this Tuesday and your children were stars. They managed so well with lots of visitors in their classrooms and were “more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations” which is one of the PSE self-confidence and awareness statements in the EYFS.

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Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

Education in the Age of Entitlement – part 2.

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The Salvation Army came to collect the Nursery and Junior Girls Harvest boxes today and are very grateful to everyone for contributing.

Dates for next week - please don't forget to look at our website for all information/dates

Monday 3 October - MFL Parents Information Evening 6pm - 7.00pm CCSG

Tuesday 4 October - Individual School Photos (blazers please)

Tuesday 4 October - GR to G6 Parents' Evening

Wednesday 5 October - G6 Parents' Invitation Morning

Thursday 6 October - G6 only Parents' Evening

OTHER INFORMATION - please read

Senior Girls Breakfast Event

Year 6 girls and their parents are invited to a breakfast morning at Senior Girls on Wednesday 5 October. Any girls whose parents cannot attend will continue lessons as normal. If you have not responded, please email marketing@clairescourt.com by the end of today.


Cyber Safety Talk

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!


Monday 3 October - MFL Information Evening

A reminder that this starts at 6pm at CCSG - please enter via the Atrium entrance where you will be met and directed to the appropriate room


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


Coaches

If you wish to book an ad hoc coach this can now be done and paid for online here 24 hours in advance.


Parking

Can we please remind all parents to respect our School neighbours. Please refrain from obstructing any driveways. Can we also request that whilst you wait you switch off your engines.


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


Flu Spray

A letter has gone home via pupil post to girls in G1, G2 and G3

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

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

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

TRIPS

LETTERS GOING HOME

JUNIOR GIRLS

U10'S Netball Tournament Saturday 15 October - consent slip by Monday 3 October.

Young Voices Wednesday 7 December G3 to G6 - consent slip and T shirt order by Friday 14 October/note tickets for parents on sale online from Tuesday 4 October.

Hampton Court Palace Monday 10 October Year 4 - consent slip by Wednesday 7 October.


TRIPS UPDATE

SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 - REMINDER SEPTEMBER PAYMENT OVERDUE.

JUNIOR GIRLS

G6 Osmington Bay 10-13 October - consent slip & medical form by Monday 3 October latest.

SENIOR GIRLS

MFL Trips to Bordeaux/Cologne/Salamanca final payment now due asap.

G8-G11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - medical form, rules and balance payment due asap.

LIBRARY

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day, the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical, takes place on Thursday 6 October.

The theme this year is ‘messages’ so look out for our display of message poems soon… In the meantime, download the free, official National Poetry Day anthology, full of wonderful message poems, both old and new.

PTA NEWS

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 15 October - PTA Fireworks held at our Junior Boys site.

Friday 18 November - Fright Night Disco for Juniors held at Girls site.

And one for the future .... Saturday 13 May - Annual Ball


Nearly New Sale

Tuesday 8 November - Second hand uniform sale, 3pm-5pm

Good quality second hand uniform is always needed. Here’s what you need to do.

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DRAMA

JUNIOR GIRLS

G3 LAMDA – all girls now have the Monologue for Entry level Acting LAMDA qualification and have been asked to try and learn the first three lines in preparation for next week’s session.

G3-G6 Christmas Production - all parts have been issued, please be reminded that extra scenes will be added for girls in crowd scene roles. Costumes will need to be supplied as per the letter, for those characters not listed - this is a traditional Dickens performance and costumes are to be of the Victorian era. Any questions regarding the show are to be put forward to the form tutor in the first instance.

Junior Drama Clubs Reminder - drama blacks are required for these sessions as we are doing a lot of floor work and physical expression. Please ensure your daughter has the correct uniform for Drama.


SENIOR GIRLS

November Show G10 & G11 - all costumes are in for 'Rock around the Clock' can parents please take in the waistband if required.

Rehearsal Reminder - Sunday 16 October 11.00am - 4.00pm at CCSB

GCSE DRAMA

Groups/G10/G11 LAMDA groups Theatre Trip

Save the Date: Saturday 19 November - Pride and Prejudice Theatre Royal Windsor 4.00pm

SPORT

FIXTURES

Monday 3 October - U11 Hockey

Tuesday 4 October - U14 hockey v St Marys A&B leave school at 3.30pm, pick up from school at approx 6.15pm

Wednesday 5 October - U16 county hockey tournament, leave school at 9.15am, pick up from school at approx 5.45pm

Wednesday 5 October - U13 netball tournament

Thursday 6 October - U11 & U10 netball

Saturday 8 October - U11 hockey