Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 10 - LENT TERM 2017

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 17 March 2017

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

Well most of our break and lunchtimes this week has been taken up with frantic activity for 3 For 3 week. So we have been taking part in summer fete like challenges, consuming mocktails, over indulging on cake and sweets, disco dancing, karaoke and much more. The week culminates in our Inter-House music competition on Friday afternoon - always a keenly contested and enlivening occasion Read more >>>

LEANNE BARLOW

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

This week has been full of fundraising activities for 3 for 3 week! The girls have organised and led their own activities, ending with many prizes being awarded this morning in assembly. We have had Welly Throwing, Sponges being thrown at Miss Barrett (!), Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar competition, Obstacle Courses, Car Washes, Hair Styling and Pyjama Day today… to name but a few. Read more >>>

SHEENA WILDING

The nursery classes have had a busy week both indoors and out and have had enormous fun discovering hundreds of tadpoles in our pond as well as several newts. They have been investigating shapes with curves and have made clay hearts, self-portraits, bubble wrap and other media prints and have constructed using associated toys. Fine motor skills have been developed using threading activities such as placing pasta tubes on chenille stems
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SUMMER TERM ACTIVITIES

ONLINE BOOKING OPENS MONDAY 20 MARCH

Summer term activities will be open for online registration via the Activities Hub from Monday 20 March until 5pm on Wednesday 29 March (last day of term).


You can preview the activity options online over this weekend.


Any pupil travelling home on the bus must be signed up for an activity, study or pre-prep after school care. Pupils not staying after school should register as “No Activity”, helping us to ensure that our “after-hours” fire lists are correct.


An email with more details will come home early next week. If you have any queries, please email our activities co-ordinator rather than calling the school offices as this will avoid any delay.

OTHER INFORMATION

Red Nose Day - Friday 24 March

Junior Girls - Mufti Day with a £1.00 fine to wear non uniform in support of Red Nose Day.

Senior Girls - to be in normal school uniform (not mufti) but can wear (over the top of their blouse) the official Red Nose T Shirt (TK Maxx), the Glasses (Specsavers) and, of course, the Red Nose (Sainsbury's).


END OF TERM

Monday 27 March - No After School Activities/Study - early buses in operation/ASC available

Tuesday 28 March - No After School Activities/Study - early buses in operation/ASC available

Wednesday 29 March - Early finish and early buses:

Junior Girls - 12.00noon

Senior Girls - 12.15noon

Please note that the Nursery is open as usual and ASC (After School Care) is available for Nursery children only on the last day of Lent Term.


Reminder of the start date of New Summer Term

Wednesday 19 April - the winter uniform can still be worn up until the May half term holiday after which the summer uniform must be worn.


Before School Care 7.30am

When using the BSC parents must take their children into the room and ensure that they register them so that the staff are aware they are there. Thank you.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

SEE HOW MUCH FUN OUR MINI GROUP HAD IN FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
(Nursery & Transition age) Click here

Spaces still available for all ages for Easter holidays. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Monday 3 – Thursday 13 April 2017 (Weekdays only). Go to Claires Court website for details

LIBRARY NEWS

Book Club News: Carnegie and Greenaway Book Awards

The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards have been announced! Run by The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) the Carnegie Medal is awarded for an outstanding book for children and young people and the Kate Greenaway Medal is presented to an outstanding book in terms of illustration. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win', they are the gold standard in children's literature.

We will be shadowing both these book awards in Junior and Senior Book clubs until the winner is announced in June. Girls will be asked to read all the shortlisted books, evaluate their favourites and finally vote for their own Medal winner. For more information see here or come and see the shortlisted titles in the Libraries. A great idea for an Easter break read!

Book Club Shadowing sessions:

Junior Book Club (Years 3&4): Tuesday lunch time

Junior Book Club (Years 5&6): Wednesday lunch time

Senior Book Club (Years 7-11): Tuesday lunch time

DRAMA

Tuesday 21 March

There is no LAMDA club for G4, G5, G6 on Tuesday

Friday 24 March

ISA Drama Competition - Hurst Lodge, Ascot (letters have gone home to those girls involved)

Monday 27 March

Year 10 and 11 Theatre Trip to Norden Farm to see the A Level performances - meet at 6pm in the foyer and arrange collection at 8pm

On another note: "Well done to the G11 Drama students on Thursday's GCSE Drama Moderation" - Mrs Warren

Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

Excellent achievement and Cognitive dissonance…

PTA News

Easter Egg Event - Saturday 18 March - CCJB

Tickets can be bought at the door but does not guarantee any food or a chocolate egg.


Masquerade Ball -13 May 2017

Please remember payments for reserved tables must be made by 24th March to secure your booking. We are currently at our maximum of 400 guests, so tables will be released to those on the waiting list if payment is not made. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email pta.ccgs@gmail.com


Next Uniform Sale - Monday 19 June

Please find the link to the labels and 'Seller Form' for your items to be sold.

MUSIC EVENTS - Save the Dates!

Wednesday 22nd March 6.30pm - Senior Concert: The Senior Concert this term is being held joint with the Senior Boys. It is being held on the College Avenue site. A letter has gone home to parents whose children are involved.

TRIPS

LETTERS GOING HOME

G8 Civil War History Day - Friday 24 March - letter emailed home.

G8-G10 MFL Trip Germany, France & Spain - October half term 2017 - booking form and deposit by Friday 24 March.

G10 History Trip to Ypres Friday 21 to Saturday 22 April - balance payment/medical form and rules required by Friday 24 March.