Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 8 - LENT TERM 2017

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 3 March 2017

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

There were shouts of excitement and joy emanating from the Chapel on Thursday afternoon - our latest drama workshop or PSHEE programme? No IGCSE results for Maths and English were in and we are delighted with the grades achieved. Resulting from the GCSE exams taken in January 78% of Year 11 have their English qualification, with 38% at A* or A, and 73% have their Maths, with a pleasing number of the highest grades. Inevitably there are some pupils who were disappointed with their results but we can see the great progress Read more >>>

LEANNE BARLOW

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



World Book Day! Well…. What can I say? What a magnificent effort everyone made to dress up and engage with their favourite character from their favourite book. From Mary Poppins to Matilda, everyone looked fantastic and I was so pleased to see so many of the girls “up-cycling” clothing and possessions which they already owned. As well as all of the fun they had in class, Lower Juniors were visited by Maisie Mouse Read more >>>

SHEENA WILDING

Busy busy week! Tuesday saw the children all happily tucking in to pancakes and learning about Shrove Tuesday. Wednesday was St David’s Day and the nursery classes were busy creating pictures daffodils using shapes to celebrate this. On Thursday the children enjoyed their “World Book Day” experience of dressing up in their favourite book character costume and looked amazing. Thank you so much for sending in books to accompany the costumes which they really enjoyed listening to Read more >>>

OTHER INFORMATION

Red Nose Day

We are selling the Red Noses as from Monday 6 March - please tell your daughter to come into the School Office to 'pick' their nose £1.00 each.


Wizard Dance Show DVD - Don't forget to order!

Last call for orders to be received into the office is Monday 6 March


Open Morning - Tuesday 7 March

All three school sites - 9.30am to 11.30am


Senior Girls - G11 GCSE Drama Assessment - Thursday 16 March 2.00pm

Parents welcome to watch their daughter's performance taking place in The Chapel.


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

Various activities such as 'Guess how many sweets in the jar, cake sales and donut eating competition' will be taking place during the above week to raise monies for charity - the girls will need small amounts of cash 10p - £1.00 to participate. Thanking you in advance and we will let you know how much we raise and which charities will benefit.


ISA Drama Groups

We are still awaiting confirmation of the competition date (Friday 24 or Saturday 25 March) and will advise parents as soon as possible.


Wizard DVD - Dance Show - Don't forget to order

We are holding the date open for orders to be received into the office until Monday 6

March.


Rowers Received the PTA Award

At the PTA AGM, the achievements were recognised of the quad who won the Fawley Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.


School Uniform

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

PTA News - Save the Dates

PTA Ball - 13 May 2017

Tickets now on sale! This popular event sells out quick so make sure you purchase your tickets now. All the information you need 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.


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.

MUSIC EVENTS - Save the Dates!

Tuesday 7 March 2pm - GR to G3 Concert: All girls in Reception to Year 3 will be performing. Refreshments will be served from 1.30pm.

Thursday 9 March 2pm - G4 to G6 Concert: Thursday 9 March 2pm. All girls in Year 4-6 will be performing. Refreshments will be served from 1.30pm.

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

G1 'House Walk' Wednesday 8 March - consent slip by Tuesday 7 March.

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 - final payment, medical form and rules by Monday 6 March.

G10 Textiles V & A Tuesday 14 March - consent slip by Wednesday 8 March.


TRIPS UPDATE

G10 History Trip to Ypres Friday 21 to Saturday 22 April - consent and deposit by Monday 6 March - urgent!

G10 & G11 Geography Trip to Iceland 31 October - 3 November - last chance to go - consent and deposit by Monday 6 March!

Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

Parking Technology instead of giving up Chocolate for Lent

SPORT please look on our website for all information

Fixtures/Events

Saturday 4 March - ISA National Cross Country

Monday 6 March U11 & U13 ISA Hockey Tournament @ Wellington College

Tuesday 7 March U14 & U16 Hockey @ Braywick

Wednesday 8 March U10A Netball vs The Magnet @ The Magnet Leisure Centre

Wednesday 8 March U18A Netball @ Leighton Park

Wednesday 8 March U18B Netball vs Leighton Park (home game)

Wednesday 8 March U13 Netball @ Furze Platt

Saturday 11 March U14 & U18 ISA Netball Championships