Claires Court Bulletin
NURSERY AND GIRLS
NEWS FROM THE HEADS
“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”
Welcome back to the summer term! The sun has been seen and everyone has come back with a spring in their step! We have many exciting topics to learn about, trips to enjoy and events to celebrate.
I'd like to take this opportunity to give information on a couple of things.
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Monday 18 April - Late Buses and Activities commence/Boat Club Rowing Education Evening at CCSB Sports Hall 6.30pm
Tuesday 19 April - G8 HPV2 Vaccinations
Thursday 21 April - Open Morning 9.30am-11.30am
Friday 22/Saturday 23 April - Ypres Trip
Monday 25 April - G7 Parents' Evening 6.00pm-8.00pm
The sports team photographs are now on display for the girls to see and the order form is available to collect from the school office. The G6/G11 fun/formal class photo order form has been given to the respective classes. The deadline for returning your order/payment to the school office is Friday 22 April as Tempest will be collecting on Monday 25 April.
Boat Club Dinner - Saturday 7 May
Tickets are available for the Annual Claires Court Schools Boat Club Dinner which will be at the Senior Boys Sports Hall from 7.00pm to 11.00pm This Black Tie or Henley Attire Dinner is a great event. Guest Speaker will be Tom Aggar GB Paralympic Champion and four-times World Champion. Tickets £35 per adult, £30 per student and Family Ticket £115 (2 adults and 2 children). Booking Form
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As we return to school for the summer term our PTA committee are focused on the upcoming Summer Fete on 25 June. This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported.
This year we will be asking the girls and boys to design our poster for the event. Not only will the winner see their design all over the school in the run up to the event, but they will receive a framed copy and a voucher.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to take a stall at this year’s event please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for a number of raffle prizes. If you are able to contribute something please contact me at the same address. Your support, as always, is much appreciated.
Nearly New Uniform Sale - Summer Fete 25 June
SAVE THE DATE
Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016
Deadline for payment has passed and the booking forms should have been received by each table leader by end of today. These forms must be returned by Friday 29 April so we can provide the caterers with dietary/allergy information. If you need any further information please the PTA directly on email@example.com
Senior Book Club: Carnegie Reading Group
Our new reading group began their Carnegie Shadowing activities this week; reading and discussing the eight shortlisted novels for this year’s Carnegie Medal book award. We meet for ‘books and biscuits’ at lunch time in the Senior Library on Wednesdays, so come along and find out more…
Junior Book Club: Greenaway Reading Groups
Girls in Years 3-6 will have the opportunity to read and review all the shortlisted picture books nominated for this year’s Greenaway Medal, the most prestigious award for an illustrated book for children.
Years 3 & 4: Tuesday lunch time
Years 5 & 6: Wednesday lunch time
Year 6 Bucket List… Books to read before you go!
Attention Year 6! Your very own reading challenge is about to begin! How many books from the ‘Bucket List’ can you read before you leave the Junior Girls School in July? All the books are available in the Junior Library and suitable for all interests and abilities. There’s even a special Bucket Bookmark prize for every book you read…how many can you collect?!
Monday 18 April - G11 Drama Moderation Day
Monday 25/Tuesday 26 April - LAMDA rehearsals
Wednesday 27/Thursday 28 April - LAMDA examinations
Hockey Tour to Barcelona Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October - last chance to return reply slip by Friday 22 April
LETTERS GOING HOME
Junior Girls After School Activity Letters (Ballet/Judo/Sailing) - consent slip and payment by Monday 18 April
Ypres - letter with final itinerary information has been sent home by email
G1 Flower Walk - Wednesday 20 April - consent slip by Tuesday 19 April
G8 Arts Award - Wednesday 27 April - trip to An Inspector Calls - reply slip by Friday 22 April
G9 Lexmark - Tuesday 19 April - consent slip by Monday 18 April
Friday 22 April ISA Festival of Sport
Selected girls have been given a letter - reply slips be handed into Miss Hudson no later than Thursday 21 April
Wednesday 20 April - G7 'A' Team Netball v Newlands Away tbc
An extremely convincing 12-0 win against Edgbarrow School. Congratulation to Jemma, Isabelle M, Anna and Isabelle P
A Book Tree
Thank to the PTA, Jnr Girls have a new book tree >>>
Drama Students win
SF Students win two awards at the ISA National Festival >>>
What did Holiday Activities get up to?