CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

SENIOR BOYS

Bulletin 10 | Lent Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 20 March 2.00pm

IMPORTANT NOTICES

End of Term - The last day of this term is Tuesday 31 March, School will finish at 12.30pm with buses home departing shortly afterwards. There is an Academic Assembly at school followed by a Commemoration Service to be held at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead with the whole school walking to and from the Magnet.

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

As normal we have had a very hectic week. Firstly my congratulations go to Year 10 who have led 4 assemblies this week on the strengths and dangers of use of the internet and social media, a good lesson for all.


We have been active on the stage at the ISA Drama festival and our Music concert, all performers did incredibly well, with wide ranging performances from both our senior boys and girls.


It was good to see so many parents at our Cross Country event, a very bright (we would have seen the eclipse in those conditions) but cold morning, ideal for the runners.

The boys have also been active on the water, racing at the National Sculling and Rowing Heads.


I look forward to meeting Year 7 parents at their Evening next Wednesday as we report on the progress they have made.

FORTHCOMING DATES

Saturday 21 March - Drama and Academic Scholarships

Easter Egg Hunt at our Junior Boys site

Monday 23 March - Year 9 University Challenge

Tuesday 24 March - Year 9 BRE Science Trip

Year 10 English controlled assessment

Wednesday 25 March - Year 10 Maths Feast (Selected pupils)

Year 7 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Thursday 26 March - Year 10 English controlled assessment

Friday 27 March - Year 10 Geographry Trip Departs

Music/Choral Scholarships

Early Buses Commence

Sunday 29 March - Year 10 Geography Trip Returns

Monday 30 March - Rowing Education Evening commencing at 6.00pm in the Sports Hall

Tuesday 31 March - Academic Assembly and Commemoration Service.

End of Term buses depart at 12.30pm

Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 April - Year 11 Study Skills Day - by invitation only.

FUTURE EVENTS

EASTER GOLF - Tuesday 31 March

A golfing afternoon at Huntswood Golf Club in Burnham. This is open to pupils, parents, families and friends. Full information sheets have been given out via boy post. The cost is £20 per person which includes lunch and nine holes of golf closing with a prize giving ceremony.


BOAT CLUB ANNUAL DINNER - Saturday 9 May

This will be held at the Senior Boys site in the Sports Hall from 7.00pm. A 3-course dinner, Guest Speaker and special Auction, prices are £30 per pupil, £35 per adult or £110 per family (2 x adults & 2 x children) Tickets on sale now. Information sheet has been distributed, more copies available from Reception.

PTA SUMMER BALL

Saturday 13 June - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

We invite you to join us for this year’s PTA Summer Ball, 'An Arabian Night' being held in a stunning marquee at our Ridgeway site. Find out how to book your table of ten, tables are selling fast!

TRIPS

YEAR 9 SCIENCE TRIP Tuesday 24 March - Consent forms must be returned to the office as soon as possible. Thank you.


YEAR 10 MATHS FEAST Wednesday 25 March - A small team have been selected to represent Claires Court at this year's Maths Feast.


YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY TRIP Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March - to Margam Park Field Studies Centre - Please return medical and rule forms to the office as soon as possible


YEAR 10 HISTORY TRIP Friday 25 April - to Ypres. A full information sheet has been distributed to our Year 10 Historian's. Departing at 5.15am (sorry) from Maidenhead Rugby Club, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN and returning for midnight at the same place. The cost for this trip is £75 payable via the pay portal or by cheque (to 'Claires Court Schools Ltd') Consent forms now overdue.


U13 NORTH DEVON CRICKET TOUR Friday 22 to Monday 25 May. Letters have been posted home, the cost for this trip is £160 a deposit of £100 if you wish to attend must be with 'The Office' as soon as possible, payment via the pay portal or by cheque,

FROM THE TEACHING STAFF

Easter Holiday Year 11 GCSE Revision Sessions

Music 10, 14 & 16 April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Science 14 April 10.00am - 12.00pm

RS 15 April 10.00am - 2.30pm

French 15 April (time to be confirmed)

Maths 16 April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Business Studies 17 April 10.00am - 3.00pm

Drama days and times will be production specific.

Please bring plenty to eat and drink as there is no provision of food during the holiday times. Casual clothing may be worn.


Year 11 P.E. Compulsory Internal Moderation Monday 20 April 10.00am - 3.00pm Full information will be coming home shortly. Please arrive in Claires Court sports kit, and bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

FROM THE OFFICE

Sports Team Photographs - The Senior Boys Hockey Team and Football Team photographs have arrived and are on display in the Reception. If you would like to order prints, order forms are available from Reception. Deadline for orders is March 31.


Holiday Club – Tuesday 7 to Friday 17 April - For the Easter holidays Years 1 & 2 continue their science journey to the CREST STAR ‘Shipwreck Challenge Day’ and ‘Marbellous Marbles’ are also on offer. Kidz Club has a vast array of Frozen themed fun, as well as the chance to become ‘Mini Mariners’ and ‘Pond Dippers’. Kool kidz will havetheir own ‘Eggstravaganza’ day and the ever-popular Top Trumps Tournament. Xtra clubs for the older kool kidz include Cookery, Craft and Drama. Go to our website for further information www.clairescourt.com/holidayclub. Book before 27 March to receive a discounted rate.

Easter Sports Club has a Taster Day on Tuesday 7 April with Cricket Master Skills days running Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April at the Junior Boys site. Cricket Skills Development is also running on the Inset day after the holiday (Monday 20 April). Available to all Claires Court boys & girls in Years 4 and above. Go to www.clairescourt.com/sportsclub for programmes and booking.


Allergen Reminder

Please remember to use an allergen label for homemade cake/sweets etc. Stickers are available from the School Office or via the website. The rule of thumb is if it is already labelled i.e. shop bought the information is already there. It is solely for anything made from scratch or without a label.

Parental Questionnaire

If you haven't done so already please remember to complete our Parental Questionnaire. If you have more than one child, please complete a survey per child.


Thank you

WELL DONE

Mathematicians Of The Week - Year 7 - George Keylock, Year 8 - Luke Pierce, Year 9 - Callum Ewing, Year 10 - Will Davies and Year 11 - Rob West.


Music Examination Success - Congratulations to Kishan Clare (7C) who passed Grade 1 Piano with Merit. William Hall (9D) who passed Grade 4 Acoustic Guitar.

Thanks also to their teachers Mr Brooks (Piano) and Mr Higgs (Guitar).


Linguists of The Week - French - George Keylock German - Alex Dreischmeier Spanish - Harry Morris, Oliver Cadinouche, Ben Broadhead and Ben Forster.

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