Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 1 - LENT TERM 2017

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 6 January 2017

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

Welcome back to all of you, Happy New Year and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break.


We have a very busy term ahead of us with some GCSE exams for Year 11 plus their mock exams and a host of trips and events including our eagerly awaited biennial Dance Show...
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LEANNE BARLOW

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


Happy New Year!

Welcome back to a new year and a new term. We have been full of New Year’s Resolutions since returning back on Wednesday including: “being kinder to my brother”... Read more >>>

SHEENA WILDING

We wish everybody a very happy and healthy 2017 from all of us in the Nursery Department.


It has been a lovely start to the year with children coming in with smiling faces and full of chatter about their holidays and new toys... Read more >>>

Announcement

After six years of service as Headteacher of Claires Court Nursery, Girls and Sixth Form, Paul Bevis has decided to move on from his work at the School at the end of this current academic year in July 2017. Paul has made an immense contribution to the School during his time with us, including the development of the Claires Court Essentials approach to teaching and learning.

Read more (link to website)


The Principals wish to thank Paul on behalf of all the pupils, parents and staff of the School for his enthusiasm, commitment, hard work and above all interest in the development of every child in his care during his time in leadership at Claires Court, and he will be leaving the school very well placed for the future.


We are now actively working to prepare appropriately for his succession with effect from September 2017 and expect to confirm arrangements later this term.


Paul Bevis said, “This was not a decision made lightly. There is no doubt, that what will be six years in my role, will have been the most fulfilling, energising and enjoyable time of my professional career. Each morning it is a joy to greet pupils and students as they enter school, and to share with them their triumphs and tribulations. I am surrounded by colleagues who work unstintingly, creatively and with a huge amount of care for the pupils and students in our school. However having spent 43 years marching to the drum of the school day and annual school terms it is time to take more control of my time and have the flexibility to undertake projects and work more of my own choosing.“

Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

Structural change – aren’t you sick of it?

START OF NEW LENT TERM 2017

Monday 9 January - G11 iGCSE Maths Paper 1/Late buses/study/activities commence

Tuesday 10 January - JG Parents Evening

Wednesday 11 January - G9 Immunisations/G10 Post 16 Landscape Evening 6.30pm

Friday 13 January - G6 Senior Girls Experience Day/G11 Reports coming home

Emergency Closure Guidance

As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.

OTHER INFORMATION

Tetanus, Diphtheria & Meningitis Vaccinations - Wednesday 11 January 2017

Just a reminder about returning your response regarding the vaccination letters for G9-G11.


Music

All music lessons and activities begin next week, including Year 4 project lessons.

Wednesday 25th January- 5.30pm: Singing Concert. Girls learning with Mrs Barter and Mrs Foster will be taking part in a singing concert held in the Main Hall. All parents and friends are welcome to attend. A letter with further information will be going home shortly to those involved.


Drama

Summer Production ‘We will rock you’ - read through on Wednesday after school

Junior Girls Drama

Lamda sessions start next week for girls in year 3-6

Reminder - ISA competition rehearsals (by selection) Friday lunchtimes in The Chapel

REPORTING ABSENCE - CALLING THE SCHOOL

Please check you have the right number in your phone


Nursery, Girls & Sixth Form

If your daughter/son is unwell please telephone the School Office on 01628 411480 by 9.30am on each day of the sickness (you can leave a voicemail message if 'out of hours' and this will be picked up) and then follow up with a letter as they return to school. For medical appointments please send a note into the class teacher prior to appointment where possible notwithstanding emergencies then a telephone call will suffice. Thank you for your co-operation - it does save us a lot of time chasing up absences.


PLEASE NOTE: The registrar's’ number as listed on the website should only be used for admissions/ moving up enquiries.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM BOOKINGS OPEN

Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities – from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February. Experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!

TRIPS

LETTERS GOING HOME

G10 Geography to Margam Park Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March 2017 - consent slip and deposit by Friday 27 January


TRIPS UPDATE

SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 Final installment due now - please make your payment if you have not already done so

G10 & G11 Rigoletto at the ENO 28 February - last call for consent and payment by Wednesday 11 January

G9 Bucks New University Friday 13 January - consent slip required by Monday 9 January


Trips letters are available on the website

SPORT

FIXTURES

Wednesday 11 January - RBWM U15 Netball Tournament 4.15-5.30pm @ Furze Platt School. Parents to collect from Furze Platt.

Thursday 12 January - G7 A & B Hockey v Charters & Marist, away at Charters School. Pick up from school at 6pm approx.