Claires Court Bulletin



Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 25 November 2016



From rock to classical, solos to ensembles, along with both of our choirs there was huge diversity on show. We were uplifted by high quality performances of well known pieces by the great composers and songwriters, but even more so by those who wrote and presented their own work.

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

It seems Christmas has crept in early here at Claires Court what with the Christmas Production drawing ever closer, plus we now have Santa Cams in Lower Juniors so it’s best behaviour all round!

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Please send in your child’s costume as soon as you have it organised.

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Dates to remember - please don't forget to look on our website for all information/dates

Monday 28 November - Information Evening for NEW Nursery Parents 7.00pm

Tuesday 29 November - Y10 & Y11 Building Resilience - CCSB

Wednesday 30 November - Information Evening for NEW Transition Parents 6.30pm/G3 to G6 Evening Christmas Production 'Ebenezer'

Thursday 1 December - Open Morning for Nursery & Junior Girls School only/GR to G6 Matinee Production JG Christmas Production 'Hey Ewe' and 'Ebenezer'

Tuesday 6 December - Lower JG/Nursery Christmas Production

Wednesday 7 December - G3 to G6 Junior Choir at Young Voices Xmas Concert

Thursday 8 December - GR to G6 Trip to Windsor Christmas Panto

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - Friday 9 December (Nursery, Girls & Sixth Form)

Help support Save The Children charity by donating £1.00 to wear your Christmas Jumper to school on this day.

Whatever the weather….

As the weather gets colder, may we take this chance to remind our parents of the School’s Emergency Closure Guidance in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.

Copas Turkey Offer

Order online using code ‘CCS16’ to earn the School PTA £5. Anyone collecting their turkeys that they ordered on this offer will be able to go and say hello to a couple of Santa’s helpers and have their picture taken too. As well as meeting the reindeer there will be many other treats including wine tasting, cooking and carving demonstrations, a choir and Father Christmas himself.


CHRISTMAS HAMPERS - 21 November to 5 December

Please continue to send in your contributions for our Christmas Hamper collection and thank you to those who have donated so far. See below for the following requests for each division:

Nursery - Biscuits

Lower Juniors – Fruit Cakes

Upper Junior - Toiletries/Non-alcoholic beverages including tea/coffee

Years 7 & 8 - Luxury Items

Years 9 & 10 - Tin Food/Preserves

Year 11 - Novelty Items


This year our Christmas lunch will be served to Transition, Junior, Senior Girls and Sixth Form on Friday 9 December.

REMINDER: If your child does not wish to have Christmas lunch, or has a dietary requirement please complete this form by 30 November. The menu can be viewed on the school website.

Year 10 & Year 11 Building Resilience Evening - Tuesday 29 November - An insight into adolescence 2016

If you wish to attend please email the office by Monday 28 November.


The Breakfast Club is available in the School Dining Hall from 8.15am until registration Monday to Friday - a variety of items are on sale from croissants/pain au chocolate/fruit and yoghurt.


A Year 8 girl would love to be reunited with her 'Jose' Guitar in a black case. The actual guitar has a green circle on it. Please hand into the school office if found.

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A full & exciting programme of festive fun is now available for the Christmas break

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd December

There is something for everyone – from crafts to textiles, cookery to football, winter Olympics to pantomime, games, singing, and a special visit from Mr S Claus……...

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Thank you to all who took part in the recent Jeans for Genes day on Friday 23 September 2016 - we managed to raise a total of £1039.69 across all three schools. A great achievement.


See David Walliams and Jeff Kinney LIVE!

Bestselling authors David Walliams and Jeff Kinney are coming together for the first time EVER in the UK for a LIVE Christmas spectacular at Indigo at the O2 on Thursday 1st December at 6pm. Expect laughter, fun and festive treats, plus there will be a chance for you to ask David and Jeff your burning questions . . . Don’t miss this awesome pair in action in this one-off special Christmas event! Book tickets here.

Travelling Book Fair

A huge thank you to all those who started their Christmas shopping at the book fair this week! The fair was a great success and raised a healthy commission for our Libraries. Student Reading Panel members will help decide how the money will be spent, so watch this space for Panel meeting dates…



Monday 28 November

Technical Rehearsal 9.30am

Full dress rehearsal 1.30pm – girls to have their costumes in school

Tuesday 29 November

Dress rehearsal 1.30pm

Wednesday 30 November – Performance 1 6.30pm

Company Call 5.45pm on stage for vocal warm up

Thursday 1 December – Performance 2 – 1.30pm

GR-G2 followed by G3-G6

Thursday 8/Friday 9 December – ISA Junior Girls auditions at lunch time – The Chapel


G3 have until January to learn the entire speech

G4–G6 Letters will be coming home before the end of the Autumn Term


No Directors Club Wednesday due to Junior Production

TRIPS - copies of all trip letters can be found on our website


G3-G6 Young Voices Wednesday 7 December - final information.


SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 Reminder that November payment overdue!!

G10 & G11 Rigoletto at the ENO 28 February - consent and payment by Friday 2 December

CERN Geneva G11 - 6th Form July 2017 - last call for the deposit and consent slip by Monday 28 November


Friday 9 December - Christmas Fair & Nearly New Uniform Sale at Junior Boys. Great shopping gifts with a cosy Christmas market and lots of mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas carols and a raffle. Please contact us if you would like to be part of it or have a stall



Monday 28 November

U10A&B Hockey v Pipers Corner, 3.55pm meet in the Atrium.

Tuesday 29 November

U13A&B Hockey v LVS, 4pm meet in the Atrium.

U15 ISA Netball

Wed 30 November

U18 Hockey v Gordons, away, 1.15pm meet in the Atrium.

Friday 2 December

U13 Indoor hockey match v Holme Grange, away, 4pm meet in the Atrium