CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN
Year 11 GCSE Music Extra - Mr Roach has handed out a letter to Year 11 GCSE Music students about coming into school in the Easter holidays to complete composition and performance work. Mr Roach has given a choice of 4 days! All reply slips to be returned please.
3for3 Charity Week commences Monday 17 March – watch out for our special fund-raising events during that week The charities that we support are The Alexander Devine Cancer Trust, The Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) and Kids in Sport.
FROM THE HEAD'S DESK
As Year 11 start their Mock Examinations, we have received their IGCSE English Language results that are very pleasing. 12 A* s so well done to those individuals. Thank you to the boys who led assembly for me on Monday, reminding the school of our 3 for 3 Charity week and the ways that we can raise money.
On Monday I travelled to Rushall Farm with Year 7 and was delighted with their engagement and behaviour; however, I have had to speak with them about the 'prank' of removing items from bags and hiding books etc. from each other. This is causing angst for those affected by this and time wasting for the staff. The boys are clear that it must stop immediately.
It is a busy time for ISA competitions, we have brought home medals from the Cross Country and U14 Hockey and have the U16 and U14 Seven a side rugby tournaments next week. Good luck to them and to the Scullers racing on Friday at the National Sculling Head.
It was pleasing to see so many Year 9 parents on Tuesday for a very productive Options Evening. Most questions were answered meaning that provisional choices can now be made.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Friday 7 March – Year 11 GCSE Mock Exams until Friday 14 March
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 March – Sailing Team Racing Event – University of London – The London Duck being held at Welsh Harp Reservoir, Wembley.
Tuesday 11 March – Year 8 History Trip to National Army Museum
Wednesday 12 March – ISA U16 Rugby 7’s at Maidenhead Rugby Club
Thursday 13 March - Years 7 & 8 (Selected pupils) Big Bang Science Fair at Birmingham
Friday 14 March – U14 & U15 Football & Hockey Team Photographs – Clean Kit a Must
National Junior Sculling Head at Dorney
Saturday 15 March – House Cross Country at Claires Court & Phoenix ground (SL6 0NS)
Boat Club Race Night at Senior Boys
Monday 17 March – Year 7 Study Skills. Music Concert in the Sports Hall starting at 6.00pm – There will be a variety of music with solo and group items from across the years – refreshments from 5.45pm All Welcome.
With so many trips taking place it would be most helpful if we could receive timely returns of all forms and monies. When paying via our pay portal please ensure that any relative paperwork makes its way to the office. Thank you.
Tuesday 11 March – Year 8 boys and girls History Trip to National Army Museum – consents now overdue.
Monday 24 March – Year 9 Geography/Biology Trip to Amersham Field Centre – Please return consent slip by Friday 14 March.
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 March – Year 10 Geography Trip to Margam Park – Medical forms are outstanding.
Monday 7 to Saturday 12 April – Rowing Training Camp at Hazewinkel – Final payment now overdue.
Friday 25 April – Year 10 History Trip to Ypres. Payment and consent slips now overdue.
Saturday 12 to Saturday 19 April 2014 – Ski-Trip Extras sheet now overdue.
October Half Term Language Trips to Normandy (Years 9 & 10), Hamburg (Years 8, 9 & 10)and Sevilla (Years 9 & 10) – We are still accepting deposits for these trips.
Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014 – Years 9-13 Sailing Trip – Sailing the English Channel – Information has been distributed.
February 2015 South Africa U15 Cricket Tour – Deposits and consents due by today.
This week James Wilding casts his eye over the football tournament run by Claires Court pupils and staff....
Friday 7 March, Quiz Night - We look forward to our biggest ever Quiz Night tonight with 23 quiz teams competing! Will the teachers win or will the parents finally beat them?
Saturday 15 March - PTA Easter Egg Hunt, at Junior Boys, tickets now on sale via the office.
Saturday 15 March – The Boat Club Race Night – More information
Wednesday 2 April – Easter Golf Day from 12.30pm at Hedsor Golf Club £20 each open to all pupils and families – friends are welcome – places are limited. See Mr O’Reilly or email email@example.com for further information.
Holiday Club + Art & Craft Club and Drama Club Monday 7 to Thursday 17 April at our Girls site. Sports Club at Junior Boys is joining in with various activities running Tue, Wed and Thu of both weeks. Visit our website for more information.
Saturday 10 May - Claires Court Hollywood Ball, It's been a fantastic response for our Ball with just a remaining tables for this fabulous event. Reserve your table asap to avoid disappointment.
NOTES AND TO DO LIST
Year 9 GCSE Option Preliminary Choices – Please return these by Monday 10 March.
Year 11 Interviews for those who wish to continue into our Sixth Form are now underway, Mr Buckle has details of these. Scholarship Forms are due by Friday 14 March.
Lost Property - We are still searching for some lost sports kit items, belonging to Henry Wheeler and James Lambert which have gone astray in school(all named). It would be much appreciated if parents could check laundry baskets/ kit bags etc. We are also searching for one black slip-on school shoe (approx. size 6,) someone went home after sport yesterday (year 7 and 8 ) wearing a pair of shoes that look the same but in fact are not a pair! (One lonely right shoe is awaiting collection at reception) please check you have a matching pair!!
Lost Kit Bag We are also searching for a full kit bag belonging to Sam Nash, all help to find this would be really appreciated. Thank you
Labels on Kit – It would be most helpful if all clothing, bags and pencil cases could be labelled. Each Claires Court Kit Bag has a plastic pocket with a piece of paper accessed from inside the bag – please put your son’s name on this – much quicker to see who it belongs too.
Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers - we are collecting if you would like to send these through to the office.
Whoever said nothing is impossible, never tried slamming a revolving door.
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