Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 3 - AUTUMN TERM 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 23 September 2016

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

Well the view on the what was the memorable event of the week will doubtless depend upon your viewpoint... for Year 8 it may have been receiving their HPV-1 immunisations, for the school generally the chance to wear one’s own clothes for Jeans for Genes, and for many others Speech Day.

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LEANNE BARLOW

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

This week Reception have been on a number walk around the School combining orientation and number recognition in a very creative way!

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SHEENA WILDING

The nursery children have used face masks to act out the story of the “Little Red Hen”, explored wheat and flour and ate bread, used play dough to create loaves for their role play and have been learning the related song.

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Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

The Age of Reason v the Age of Enlightenment

Dates for next week - please don't forget to look at our website for all information/dates

Monday 26 September - G6 Osmington Bay Information Meeting at CCJB 8.40am

Tuesday 27 September - Open Morning 9.30am - 11.30am

Wednesday 28 September - CCJG Harvest Festival 2.45pm/CCSG Cyber Talk at CCSB 7.00pm

Thursday 29 September - G10 GCSE Info Evening at CCSG 6.30pm

Friday 30 September - G4 Parents re Music Project 8.45am - 9.15am 'Elgar Music Room'

Monday 3 October - MFL Parents Information Evening 6pm - 7.00pm CCSG

OTHER INFORMATION - please read

GR - G6 Harvest Festival

A letter has been emailed home inviting our Junior girls parents to next week's Harvest Festival and we would welcome any non-perishable items to be given to the class teacher in time for the harvest festival. All donations will be given to the local Maidenhead 'Salvation Army'. Thanking you in advance.


G4 Instrumental Project

Please can you return the reply slip regarding this by Monday 26 September. A letter has been emailed home.


G11 Academic Program Mailshot Prefect and Senior Prefects - extra privilege

Head Girl/Deputies/School Council Prefects: Please note that it will be a THURSDAY lunchtime that the girls will be allowed to walk up to the local Tesco Express to purchase food.

Other Senior Prefects: To be supervised by HOY Mrs Heywood and also Mrs Ruddick but on a FRIDAY lunchtime.


Pupil Personal Effects Insurance and Pupil Accident Insurance

A reminder to parents that all pupils (with the exception of nursery pupils for Personal Effects Insurance) are covered by your school fees. Full details of the cover provided is available on the Letters and Notices Page (General) page of the School website


Coaches

If you wish to book an ad hoc coach this can now be done and paid for online here 24 hours in advance.


Parking

Can we please remind all parents to respect our School neighbours. Please refrain from obstructing any driveways. Can we also request that whilst you wait you switch off your engines.

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Holiday Activities for October half-term now available to book online............ Click here

TRIPS

LETTERS GOING HOME

JUNIOR GIRLS

G6 Osmington Bay 10-13 October - consent slip & medical form by Wednesday 28 September. Parents info meeting Monday 26 September 8.40am at Claires Court Junior Boys.

G5 & G6 Netball Tour to Newquay 10-13 November - confirmation of interest slip by Monday 26 September.


SENIOR GIRLS

G8-G11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - interim letter with medical form and rules by Friday 23 September. Balance payment due by return.


TRIPS UPDATE

SENIOR GIRLS

MFL Trips to Bordeaux/Cologne/Salamanca final payment now due asap.

G8-G11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - interim letter with medical form and rules and balance payment due asap.

PORTLAND SAILING TRIP OCTOBER HALF TERM Y7 - Y13 last call for consent and payment.

LIBRARY

Junior and Senior Book Clubs

Let's get reading!!

Junior and Senior Book Clubs have all started so come along and see what we’ll be reading this term.

Senior Girls: 'Books and Biscuits': Tuesdays 1.30-2pm

Junior Girls: Y3&4: Tuesdays 12.45-1.15pm; Y5&6 Wednesdays 12.30-1.00pm

Lower Junior Story Time: Mondays 12.45-1.00pm

DRAMA

JUNIOR GIRLS

Year 3 LAMDA - girls have been asked to relate to their favourite book character in preparation for the next session.

Juniors Christmas Show

Auditions went well this week; making presenting learnt speeches is only a week - fabulous! Casting of the play will take place on Tuesday. Letter to follow next week.


SENIOR GIRLS

November Show Please can girls provide their own white frilly ankle socks, white blouse and black jazz shoes.

PTA NEWS

Save the Dates

Saturday 15 October - PTA Fireworks held at our Junior Boys site.

Friday 18 November - Fright Night Disco for Juniors held at Girls site.

And one for the future .... Saturday 13 May - Annual Ball


You can find out more about our PTAs and the great work they do on our website.


Girls only

Tuesday 8 November - Second hand uniform sale, 3pm-5pm

Good quality second hand uniform is always needed. Here’s what you need to do.

SPORT

FIXTURES

Tuesday 27 September

U13 A & B Hockey v Newlands (4.30pm), pick up from Braywick at 5pm or girls will be taken back to school so you can catch the bus home or be collected from there at 5.10pm

Wednesday 28 September

U16 Hockey v Reddam House, 1.45pm meet, match starts at Braywick at 2.30pm. Return to school at 4pm

U15 Tennis v Thornden School (Regional play-off), 2.30pm start at Bisham Abbey

G9 RBWM Netball Tournament, tournament starts at 4pm, pick up from Furze Platt at approx 5.15/30pm

U11 Netball at Kidwells Park