CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN
FROM THE HEAD'S DESK
The good news is that it starts to get lighter and it will (eventually) get warmer! Welcome back to the new term, happy new year and I hope you all had a restful and happy holiday.
We have a full Saturday of Soccer fixtures tomorrow as always starting the term at full pace. Year 11 have their first iGCSE on Monday and we have the Year 9 Pantomimes next Friday (Oh no we don't !) good luck to all involved in these activities. On Wednesday we have the Post 16 pathways talk at the Senior Girls site starting at 18.30 this is aimed at Year 10 Parents and Pupils.
In my assembly last Wednesday I spoke about New Year resolutions and especially mentioned not wasting time and being polite, hopefully the boys will take these on board.
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.
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.“
Whatever the weather…. As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.
Monday 9 January - Year 11 igcse Mathematics Paper I
Activities & Late Buses Commence
Wednesday 11 January - Year 10 Parents & Pupils Post 16 Landscape Talk from 6.30pm at our Girls' site 1 College Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 6AW
Thursday 12 January - Year 11 Work Experience Talk
Friday 13 January - Year 9 Careers Talk with Helen Cole
Year 9 Pantomime from 5.00pm Refreshments. Curtain up at 5.30pm
Monday 16 January - Full After school Activities commence
Tuesday 17 January - Year 11 iGCSE Maths Paper II
Drugs Talk for all parents by Drugsfam, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at our Girls' site 1 College Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 6AW
FROM THE OFFICE
Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Award
For those who wish to start their DofE journey a letter has been emailed to all Year 10 students and is also available to view here along with more information about the award. We have four spaces on offer, please let us know by Monday 9 January.
Running from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February - Half Term - Booking line is now open. Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities, experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!
Christmas Jumper Day
We raised £122.05 for Save The Children. Thank you.
Building Resilience Material
The resources from the parental Building Resilience talk held in November are now all on the website.
"Red onion skins and New Year have much in common - they both peel away to reveal new vibrancy" Alex Morritt
Drum success for Ethan Bates (Year 10) Grade 1 Pass and Joe Stephens (Year 11) Grade 3 Pass.
Harry Bennett (Year 8) passed Grade 6 Clarinet with distinction and Grade 6 Saxophone with merit - both in the same session!
Well done to all these boys and to their teachers. Mr Roach