Claires Court Bulletin

SIXTH FORM

FROM THE HEADS OF SIXTH FORM

Dear Parents,

This week we have been looking outwards into the community and thinking about the impact we can make to help other people. The Lions Club Swimarathon sponsor money is due in urgently so we are asking students who still owe sponsor money to bring it in on Monday. Following the assembly on Foodshare we will be inviting Sue Brett in to the Sixth Form to talk to already interested students about the practical help they can provide here in Maidenhead.

Year 12 students should be continuing to use Higher Ideas and Jed to explore career opportunities in preparation for our research into university courses.


Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers

FOODSHARE MAIDENHEAD

Sue Brett from Foodshare Maidenhead came in to talk to the students at assembly this morning. It was humbling for students to hear how many people in this affluent area are homeless and hungry and how many families are so close to poverty that the smallest event means that they do not have enough money to buy food for their children. Sue was delighted to recieve the cheque for £200 which the Lions Club passed on to Foodshare in recognition for the help of our Sixth Form students and staff in helping to pack and carry food hampers at Christmas.

NOTE-TAKING WORKSHOP

On Thursday 4 February from 1.20-2.05pm Mr Giles and Mrs Rogers will be running a session on 'Note Taking' in HM4. This is a very timely intervention workshop as students should be knuckling down to revision for their Mock Exams already and making good notes is essential to effective revision. Everyone is welcome!

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FORTHCOMING DATES

Sat 30 Jan - Burns Night Supper - SOLD OUT

Wed 3 Feb - Open Morning 9.30 - 11.30am

Wed 3 Feb - Young Enterprise Business Plan Awards 5pm Town Hall, Maidenhead

Feb 4 Feb - Note-taking workshop 1.30pm

Sat 6 Feb - Young Enterprise Trade Fair Slough

Sat 6 Feb - CC Boat Club Race Night - see flyer

Mon 8 Feb - A2 Drama Moderation 6pm Norden Farm Arts Centre

Thurs 11 Feb - CC Talent Show

Fri 12 Feb - CC Orchestra Day

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Feb - HALF TERM

Mon 22 Feb - Mock GCE exams begin

BUSINESS STUDIES DROP-IN SESSIONS

These sessions are open to all students who would like specific help with their studies. Come along any Wednesday lunchtime from 1.00 - 1.30pm with your questions ready. Starts on Wednesday 3 February in HM2.

QT TOP UNIVERSITIES STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Sunday 6 March - Of interest to any who are potentially interested in studying abroad at one of the world's best universities.
The event will feature seminars by Fulbright about studying in the USA. Attending universities include Imperial, UCL, Kings, ESSEC and Melbourne. The event takes place at the QE2 building opposite Parliament. Students generally attend independently or with their parents.

The event is completely free for students and parents to attend.
Students can find out full details and register free of charge at: www.topuniversities.com/loud

EMERGENCY CLOSURE

At this time of year, the weather is not always predictable, and bad weather can often affect the daily routine. Please refer to the updated Emergency Closure Guidance for full information. A reminder that initial contact will be via text message and supporting email from the School. Please ensure you keep your contact details up-to-date at this time.

SPORT

The U18A netball team had their first win of the season on Wednesday, defeating Leighton Park 30 - 9. More details on the sports website.

The 1st XI football team lost this week to Leighton Park, 3 - 0, however the 2nd team were able to even the odds by defeating them 2 - 1. Both the 3rd and 4th team matches were cancelled due to the rain and sodden pitches.

BURNS NIGHT SUPPER - event now SOLD OUT

BOAT CLUB DINNER

Come and support the Boat Club at their annual Regatta Race Night. For further information on how to buy tickets, sponsor a boat or race, please see here