Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 9 - LENT TERM 2017

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 10 March 2017

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

Young people are in turn frustrating and inspiring, which I am sure you as parents are fully aware! Over the last couple of weeks the School Council has managed the process by which we select our 3for3 charity. At a full meeting Form Captains gave their form group’s nominations which was then whittled down - some were national charities or had no link with our local area, or indeed were on the verge of closing down, so did not make the shortlist. Read more >>>

LEANNE BARLOW

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

In assembly this morning, I asked the girls: “What have we enjoyed this week?” The list was huge! Reception’s Bug Hunt, Year 1’s Houses and Homes Walk, ISA Hockey, U10A Netball Match vs The Magnets, two Spring Concerts, International Women’s Day plus it was also Career’s Week! Read more >>>

SHEENA WILDING

The nursery children have enjoyed the topic on “shapes with curves”, enjoyed their movement sessions using scarves to create circles, used chalk and shaving foam to draw curves and have played with lots of curved objects such as cylinders and spheres, developing their language accordingly. Read more >>>

OTHER INFORMATION

'3 for 3' Charity Week Monday 13 - Friday 17 March

The girls will need small amounts of cash 10p - £1.00 to participate. If you are home baking cakes (and thank you) for the cake sales please can you ensure that the allergy labels accompany them - you can find the label here. We also have some blue allergy labels in the school office.


Sports Team Photos - Wednesday 15 March (for girls who regularly compete and represent the school)

Remember to bring in your 'Team Kit' for the photos. Also taking place will be the G6 and G11 whole class photos.


ABRSM - Friday 17 March

Music exams taking place.


School Uniform

Due to our inclement weather the girls can continue to wear their Winter uniform after the Easter break up until May half term after which the Summer uniform is compulsory.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

EASTER HOLIDAY PLACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR MINIS, MIDS & KOOLS AND FOR OUR OLDER CHILDREN: KOOL XTRA & SPORT XTRA
Monday 3 – Thursday 13 April 2017 (Weekdays only)
We have a fantastic range of fun sessions planned, in our Spring into Nature and Easter Eggstravaganza themed weeks!
Also on offer: Easter Crafts and Cookery, Warhammer, Cricket, Athletics, Rollerskiing, Welly Throwing – something for everyone!

See website for details

DRAMA

GCSE Drama Moderation

Thursday 16 March 2pm - parents are welcome to come and watch - refreshments available from 1.30pm in the Chapel.

ISA Drama Competition

Date confirmed is Friday 24 March - a letter will be sent with the arrangements - parents are welcome to attend the competition.

Year 10 and 11 Theatre Trip to Norden Farm - Monday 27 March

To see the A Level performances - meet at 6pm in the foyer and arrange collection at 8pm.

LIBRARY

World Book Day: Year 7 Download Day

As part of our celebrations for World Book Day this month, we are inviting Year 7 pupils to bring in a digital device from home on which to download an ebook from the Claires Court digital library collection. This may be a phone, tablet or e-reader - any device the girls would choose on which to read their ebook.

7A Download Day: Monday 13 March
7B Download Day: Tuesday 14 March

The rules for electronic devices in school will still apply. All devices must be handed in to form tutors during morning registration and will be collected by library staff in time for the lesson.

Ebooks are available for loan at all times via the library database, ‘Access-It’ which can be found on the Library Services page on the Claires Court Hub. This ensures access to school Library Services is extended beyond the school day and into the school holidays! Most of these ebooks were purchased with donations by the College PTA.

PTA News

PTA Ball - 13 May 2017

The Masquerade Ball tables are now all reserved! If you have reserved a table and do not think you will be using it, please release it so that other parents can attend. If you haven't reserved a table yet, please contact pta.ccgs@gmail.com as there is now a waiting list.

Thank you so much for supporting this event.

Anna Taylor-West

CCGS PTA Chair


Easter Event - Saturday 18 March CCJB

Our Annual Easter Event is being held on Saturday 18 March between 12-2pm. This year the theme is Alice in Wonderland. As well as the Easter trail, where you answer the clues to win a chocolate prize, there is a competition to make a hat for the Mad Hatter. More information can be found here.


Next Uniform Sale - Monday 19 June

Please find the link to the labels and 'Seller Form' for your items to be sold.

MUSIC EVENTS - Save the Dates!

Wednesday 22nd March 6.30pm - Senior Concert: The Senior Concert this term is being held joint with the Senior Boys. It is being held on the College Avenue site. Please save the date. Further details to follow.

TRIPS

LETTERS GOING HOME

G7 & G8 Big Bang Fair Birmingham Thursday 16 March - consent slip by Monday 13 March

GR-G2 Waddesdon Manor - Wednesday 15 March - reply slip with photo consent by Tuesday 14 March


TRIPS UPDATE

G5 & G6 Trip to Wembley Stadium Women's FA Cup Final - Saturday 13 May - consent slip by Friday 24 March.

GCSE Geography Margam Park 16 - 19 March - last call for balance payment and medical and rules by Monday 13 March

G10 History Trip to Ypres Friday 21 to Saturday 22 April - consent and deposit by Monday 13 March - urgent!

G10 & G11 Geography Trip to Iceland 31 October - 3 November - last chance to go - consent and deposit by Monday 13 March!

Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

Parking Technology instead of giving up Chocolate for Lent

SPORT FIXTURES/EVENTS

Saturday 11 March

U14 & U18 ISA Netball Championships

Monday 13 March

U9 & U10 Football @ Braywick

U18 Tennis @ Bisham

Tuesday 14 March

U16 Hockey @ Braywick

Wednesday 15 March

U10 Netball Tournament @ Bishopsgate

U11 Netball Tournament

U12 Netball @ Furze Platt

U18A Netball @ Home

U18B Netball @ Holyport

Thursday 16 March

U12A & B Hockey @ Braywick

Friday 17 March

U8 & U9 Netball @ Bishopsgate