Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 11 - FINAL BULLETIN OF THE LENT TERM 2017

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 24 March 2017

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.


I am sure the classical scholars amongst you will have recognised that quote from Plato... but if not.. no matter, because Wednesday night’s audience would have understood exactly what he meant. The Senior Girls and Boys Spring Concert was an absolute affirmation of our philosophy of keeping the creative and performing arts as an essential part of the life of our community. It was a marvellous celebration of superb musicianship, exuberant creativity and bright showmanship. By acclamation one of our best ever and I was delighted to see more than 20% of the senior girls school taking part with such elan. Read more >>>

LEANNE BARLOW

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


Well that term flew by! So much has been happened this term and it is always important to reflect on the many achievements. I asked each teacher to reflect on their highlights of term which you can read below along with some pictures. Read more >>>

SHEENA WILDING

Transition and nursery children have started talking and learning about Easter. They have been cutting out and printing related things as well as starting their Easter baskets, cards, bonnets and enjoying a range of related stories. I feel sure the hunts for eggs will be enormous fun and have a feeling that the Easter Bunny is planning a visit. If it’s anything like last year he left muddy footprints throughout the Transition room but was forgiven when lots of eggs were found in the garden! Read more >>>

SUMMER TERM ACTIVITIES

ONLINE BOOKING

Summer term activities are open for online registration via the Activities Hub until 5pm on Wednesday 29 March (last day of term).


Any pupil travelling home on the bus must be signed up for an activity, study or pre-prep after school care. Pupils not staying after school should register as “No Activity”, helping us to ensure that our “after-hours” fire lists are correct.


If you have any queries, please email our activities co-ordinator rather than calling the school offices as this will avoid any delay.

OTHER INFORMATION

COMMEMORATION SERVICE

Our annual Commemoration Service for all Senior and Sixth Form pupils will take place on Tuesday 28 March at 2.30 pm at the Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead. Parents are more than welcome to attend.


END OF TERM

Monday 27 March - No After School Activities/Study - early buses in operation/ASC available

Tuesday 28 March - No After School Activities/Study - early buses in operation/ASC available

Wednesday 29 March - Early finish and early buses:

Junior Girls - 12.00noon

Senior Girls - 12.15noon

Please note that the Nursery is open as usual and ASC (After School Care) is available for Nursery children only on the last day of Lent Term.


Wednesday 29 March - End of Term Mailing

Nursery/Transition - letter only from the Head of Nursery, Mrs Wilding.

Junior Girls - there is no Grade Card or Report but will be a short letter from the Headteacher.

Senior Girls G7-G11 Grade Cards plus summer exam information/short letter from Headteacher.

Fee invoices will be emailed home on the 29 March.


Parent Questionnaire

Our annual parental questionnaire will be emailed to all parents on Monday. Your views are important to us, please take this opportunity to provide us with feedback.


Absences/Medical Appointments/Holiday Requests

Sickness: Please remember to telephone the office before 9.30am if your child is unwell.

Medical Appointments: Should always be put in writing prior to the Form Tutor/Class Teacher (notwithstanding emergency appointments and then a telephone call will suffice but please follow up with a letter).

Holiday Requests: Any request for holiday must always be in writing to the Form Tutor/Class Teacher in advance to the holiday dates.


Before School Care 7.30am

When using the BSC parents must take their children into the room and ensure that they register them so that the staff are aware they are there. Thank you.


Wednesday 19 April - New Summer Term Commences

Winter uniform can still be worn up until the May half term holiday after which the summer uniform must be worn.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

SPORT XTRA FUN @ CCJB

We have a few spaces left for all budding sports stars (Yr 3 and above) during the Easter holidays:
CRICKET Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 April

Get a headstart for the cricket season!! Dust off the cobwebs and come and have fun!
Mini matches and drills in batting, bowling and fielding, all provided by qualified coaches.

ATHLETICS Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 April

Learn and/or develop your skills in track & field events.
Triathlon awards will be given on Competition day, with each child having selected one run, one jump and one throw event to take part in.

CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES ARE WELCOME!!

Go to Claires Court website for details

DRAMA NEWS

Monday 27 March G10/G11 Drama Students - Theatre Trip to Norden Farm to see the A Level performances:

6pm - Meet at Norden Farm (please arrange to be collected from Norden Farm at 8pm)

Tuesday 28 March JG Lamda Rehearsals G3-G6 - last session before exam week.

LIBRARY NEWS

Take the Library with you!

There’s no need to be far from a good book this holiday. 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. Pupils just need their five digit school number to log in and either download a book or read it online. 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 the generous support of the Claires Court PTA.

Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

“If we are victorious in one more battle … we shall be utterly ruined.”

PTA News

Masquerade Ball - 13 May 2017

Please remember payments for reserved tables must be made by 24th March to secure your booking. We are currently at our maximum of 400 guests, so tables will be released to those on the waiting list if payment is not made. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email pta.ccgs@gmail.com


Next Uniform Sale - Monday 19 June

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

TRIPS

LETTERS GOING HOME

SKI - Senior Girls Final letter with itinerary, medical form and rules by Monday 27 March


TRIPS REMINDER

G8-G10 MFL Trip Germany, France & Spain - October half term 2017 - Last chance to sign up by Monday 27 March.

G10 History Trip to Ypres Friday 21 to Saturday 22 April - A reminder for balance payment/medical form and rules required by Monday 27 March latest.