Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

Bulletin No7 - Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 26 February 2016

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

When I arrived in school this morning I was greeted by the fantastic news that our Year 8 Hockey Team had achieved an amazing 3rd place at the Under 13 County Hockey Tournaments. Beating schools such as Charters, Holyport Manor, Danes Hill, Pangbourne, Waingels Copse in the pool round we the lost to Lambrook 1-0 in the semi and faced Abbey School for 3/4 th play off. A spirited 0-0 and saw us clinch 3rd place overall - well done Year 8 and 7!


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LEANNE BARLOW

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


We have started back with a bang! Reception, Year 4 and Year 2 have been out on trips; we have had netball and hockey fixtures including Yasmin in Year 6 playing for the U13 Hockey team in the county tournament where the girls were placed 3rd. A fantastic achievement! And if you thought this week was busy, just wait until next week! 3for3 charity week starts next week and the girls have chosen, via School Council, to support the following 3 charities:

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SHEENA WILDING

Spring has arrived so imagine our delight when Harry’s Mummy brought in 4 three week old lambs for the morning on Monday for the children to observe and cuddle. A pen was created in our garden area, thanks to our maintenance staff, and the lambs were free to run around when not in the arms of children and staff. What a wonderful learning opportunity for the children and we cannot thank Ms Vincent enough for doing this for us and for telling the children so much.

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FORTHCOMING DATES

Saturday 27 February - National X Country Championships

Monday 29 February - 3for3 Charity Week / G&N PTA AGM 6.30pm CCSG

Tuesday 1 March - CCJG Reception-Y4 Music Concert 2.00pm / CCSG Y9 Parents' Evening 6.00pm

Wednesday 2 March - CCSG Y7 Geography Trip to Rushall Farm / CCJG Resilience Talk 6.45pm/7.00pm start

Thursday 3 March - CCSG Y8 Ashmolean & Pitt Rivers Museums / CCSG Music Concert 7.00pm

Friday 4 March - Reception Girls 'Mother's Day Breakfast' / ISA Drama Festival

Saturday 5 March - G8 to 11 U14/16/18 ISA National Netball Finals

IMPORTANT NOTICES - please read

Friday 4 March - Mother's Day Breakfast 9.00am - CCGR

Mums don't forget to put the date in your diary!


Mars Chocolate Recall

Would parents please be mindful of the recent Mars Chocolate UK recall with 3for3 next week. You can refer to the Foods Standards Agency here for further details.


Show Jumping - Good Luck Girls!

Good Luck to the following girls Lily Arnold, Hannah Hickson, Emily Richardson-Scarfe, Charlotte Webster and Velvet Noone who are competing for the Claires Court Riding Team on the 5th March in the Inter-Schools Show Jumping Competition at the Berkshire College of Agriculture.

PTA NEWS

Saturday 19 March - Easter Egg Hunt

We've already sold lots of tickets for our Easter Event, so if you haven't got yours yet don't forget to get your forms back in. Can we ask that if you pay for your tickets (Tickets Order Form) in the pay portal that you also return the ticket order slip to your school office. This also applies to the Egg Drop Competition so your entry can be registered.

We are also thrilled to have already received lots excellent entries for Willy Wonka's sweet drawing competition and we've heard lots of you have already constructed your egg drop entries. Don't forget to get these into your school office by Friday 11 March for initial judging.

Large quantities of chocolate has been purchased, bouncy castles are booked and we have put in an order for sunshine so look forward to seeing you all at 12.30pm on Saturday 19 March!


Nearly New Uniform Sales

Tuesday 15 March 3pm-5pm CCSG Dining Room

Saturday 25 June Summer Fete - CCJB

We accept uniform throughout the year please drop at the Claires Court Girls School Office. If donated just mark on the bag, or if you wish to sell clothes please find the information and forms on the PTA page.


Monday 29 February - PTA AGM - 6.30pm CCSG The Chapel

SAVE THE DATE

PTA Summer Ball - 14 May 2016

Reserve your tickets now for ‘The Great Gatsby’ Ball send your table reservations to pta.ccgs@gmail.com. More details found here.

LIBRARY NEWS

There’ll be ‘3 for 3’ in the Libraries too next week… three authors over three days!

Next Thursday 3rd March will see the biggest celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland, as schools take part in World Book Day activities and events. Claires Court Girls will be hosting three different authors to talk about books, writing and how reading transformed their lives…

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DRAMA NEWS

ISA DRAMA FESTIVAL Hurst Lodge, Ascot - Friday 4 March Letters have gone home this week - reply slips to be returned by Monday 29 February. Parents are invited to come along and watch their daughter's performance.

Junior Girls - black pumps or black jazz shoes/full drama blacks/packed lunch.

Senior Girls - full drama blacks.

FINAL SCHEDULE FOR ISA REHEARSALS

Junior Girls

Tuesday 1 March - 3pm to 5pm 'run through' in the Chapel

Thursday 3 March - 1.30pm to 3.45pm dress rehearsal in the Chapel (including packing up of costumes)

Senior Girls

Wednesday 2 March - 2.15pm to 4.00pm dress rehearsal


LAMDA - Letters have been sent home regarding the examinations. Reply slips to be returned to Mrs Warren by Friday 18 March.

Tuesday 1 March - Junior Girls session cancelled re ISA rehearsals.

Tuesday 8 March - Next LAMDA session - girls should be word perfect.

Monday 25/Tuesday 26 April - Individual rehearsals in the Chapel (class teachers will be informed of the times).

Wednesday 27/Thursday 28 April - LAMDA examinations.


SENIOR GIRLS SUMMER PRODUCTION

Wednesday 2 March - Auditions in the Chapel 4pm

The Senior Girls are invited to enter a competition to create a poster for the Summer Production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Entries to be on A4 paper size with name and form on the back. Closing date for returning your design is Monday 6 June.

MUSIC NEWS

Tuesday 1 March 2pm: Reception - Year 4 concert. All girls from Reception to Year 4 will be involved in a concert showcasing songs they have learnt in lessons and includes solo items and group performances. Please join us for a fun afternoon of music making. Further details to follow.
Thursday 3 March 7pm: Senior Spring Concert. Students in Years 7-13 will be involved in an evening concert starring solo and group items, ensemble, choirs and Rock School. Please join us for refreshments from 6.30pm. Further details to follow.



Tuesday 8 March 7pm: Joint Junior Girls and Junior Boys concert. Held at the Junior Boys site, this is our biannual concert involving both schools. Please join us for an evening of music making involving all girls in Years 5-6 and choir members in Years 3-4. An invitation has been sent home to all those involved.

TRIPS

LETTERS HOME

Wednesday 2 March - Y7 Rushall Farm - consent slip urgent Monday 29 February

Thursday 3 March - Y8 Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers - consent slip Monday 29 February

Friday 4 March - Y3-6 and Y10/11 - ISA Drama Festival - consent slip Monday 29 February

Tuesday 8 March - Y11 - Heroines in Science - consent slip Tuesday 1 March

Wednesday 16 March - Y7 Faraday Challenge - consent slip Wednesday 9 March

Thursday 17 March - Y7/8 Big Bang Show - consent slip Wednesday 9 March

Monday 24 - Friday 28 October - Y8-11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - consent slip Friday 18 March


CHASING

MFL trips to Bordeaux, Cologne and Salamanca - consent slip and deposit please by Friday 4 March. Further details of what we will get up to are available from your teacher or have a look at previous years' videos via the link on the on the hub.

SPORT

FIXTURES

Monday 29 February

U11A&B Hockey v Marist - 4pm start at Braywick Astro

Tuesday 1 March

U14 & U16 Hockey v Charters away - 4pm meet in the Atrium and pick up from school at 6.15pm

Wednesday 2 March

U12 Netball - 3.30pm meet/U18 netball v Leighton Park - 1.30pm meet in the Atrium and pick up from school at 4pm

Saturday 5 March

ISA U14 Netball tournament - letter has been handed out with all information


RESULTS

U12a Hockey v Charters 6-0 win

U12a Hockey v Marist 5-0 win

U12b Hockey v Charters 2-0 win

U12b Hockey v Marist 0-2 loss

U15 Hockey v Newlands 4-0 win

U15 Hockey v Marist 0-2 loss

U13 County Hockey tournament - 3rd place

U11a Hockey v Highfield 1-3 loss

U11b Hockey v Highfield

U11 County Hockey Tournament - 2nd group stage

U8a Hockey Highfield 2-8 loss

U8b Hockey v Highfield 2-2 draw

U10a Netball v Godstowe 7-3 win

U10b Netball v Godstowe 1-3 loss