CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN
FROM THE HEAD'S DESK
Year 11 breathe a sigh of relief as the end of their Mock exams is in sight, an early reminder for the 28 February when we will meet to discuss results and how to approach the summer exams.
This Monday we have the Year 9 Parents evening, please be prompt for a 18.15 start where Mr Wilding will explain the option choices for the next two years. A huge thank you to Rudi Oppenheimer who worked with Year 9 on their Holocaust Day it was a great success. Year 11 Artists are visiting the Tate on Tuesday and good luck to the Year 9 and 10 boys who will be touring St Lucia, a marvellous opportunity for them, enjoy!
To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win. Ian Botham.
PTA AGM - 23 FEBRUARY 2017You are warmly invited to attend the AGM of the Claires Court PTA on 23 February. This is an opportunity for all to hear what activities the PTA creates throughout the year as well as the contributions it makes to enhance the school experience of the boys and girls. After the brief formalities, refreshments are available and the presentation of the PTA Award is made. All are encouraged to attend and understand the contribution the PTA makes to school life.
Whatever the weather…. As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.
Monday 6 February - Year 11 Final day of Mock Exams
Year 10 University Challenge
Year 9 GCSE Information Evening for Parents - From 6.15pm with a short talk from Mr J Wilding. Full information and 2017 GCSE Handbooks were posted out on Thursday 26 January.
Tuesday 7 February - Year 10 - Study Skills - invited pupils
Year 11 Art Trip to Tate Modern
Wednesday 8 February - Year 10 Study Skills - invited pupils
Thursday 9 February - St Lucia Cricket Tour Departs
Friday 10 February - Year 11 English Mock Exam
Monday 13 to Friday 17 - Half Term
Wednesday 22 February - Parents Ski-Trip Information evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm in the Senior Boys Dining Room.
Wednesday 22 March - Joint Senior Music Concert at our Senior Girls site, College Avenue from 6.30pm. A lot of ensembles will be playing as well as solo items from across the two sites. All will be welcome to attend.
Tuesday 28 February - Year 11 Parents Evening from 6.15pm
YEAR 11 Art Trip - Tuesday 7 February. To Tate Modern information has been emailed home.
YEAR 8 Art Trip - Tuesday 21 February. To Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford. Full details will be emailed very soon.
St LUCIA CRICKET TOUR - 9 - 18 February. Departure for this really amazing trip is imminent, please ensure both the medical and rule forms are returned to the office by the very latest Friday 3 February.
YEAR 7 Geography Trip - Monday 6 March. To Rushall Farm. Full details out shortly.
Year 10 GCSE Geography Trip - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March. To Margam Park Field Studies Centre in Port Talbot, an essential study period for our GCSE Geography pupils please could we request the £150 deposit to the schools office by Friday 27 January. A fully detailed sheet has been emailed home, hard copies available from the information rack in reception.
FROM THE OFFICE
We are trying to track down two tracksuits that have been lost in school. Both named – belonging to Toby Spicer and James Edwards – would you be kind enough to check laundry baskets etc – if found please hand in to the office. Thank you
Running from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February - Half Term - Booking line is now open. Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities, experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!
Word of the Week
This week's word is 'Ameliorate' Verb - to make or become better, more bearable or more satisfactory: improve.
Scientist of the Week
Bilal Khan (9D) for his excellent homework in all science subjects and Pouria Ghannad (10A) for his competitive spirit and determination and for beating Mr Ansell on Quizlet.
English Department - Reader of the Week
Year 7 - Maximus Chapman also the first 'Word Millionaire in 7A and Year 8 - Elliot Hodgson
MFL - Linguist of the Week
German - Year 9 - Tom Wakely & Year 11 - Elliot Merry.
Mathematicians of the Week
Year 7 - Max Doherty, Year 8 - William Edwards-Handley, Year 9 - Sam Applegarth and Year 10 - Ed Bennett.
Horrors of the Holocaust
The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. Read more here.