Claires Court Bulletin
FROM THE HEADS OF SIXTH FORM
Moving on from the examinations, the students have been involved in several activities this week including a Maths trip, music concert, Young Enterprise trade fair at Windsor, Sports Leaders refereeing the Junior Boys football tournament and fund raising activities.
We look forward to seeing Year 12 parents with the students next Thursday evening.
As it is National Careers Week next week do have a look at the several excellent opportunities outlined below.
FANCY DRESS FUN RUN FOR 3FOR3
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT 3FOR3
DONUT EATING COMPETITION
Evidence-based education – The performance of children in Independent Schools places them 2 years ahead of their state school peers.
Mon 7 Mar - National Careers Week
Mon 7 Mar - BTEC Fancy Dress Fun Run for charity 3.30 - 5.00pm
Mon 7 Mar - Senior Music Concert
Thurs 10 Mar - Year 12 Parents Evening 6pm
Fri 11 Mar - Trip to Royal Holloway University Library (4 students only)
Fri 11 Mar - A2 Media Studies mock exam 2pm HM4
Mon 14 Mar - National Science Week
Mon 14 Mar - Year 12 to UCAS Higher Education Exhibition Guildford
Wed 16 Mar - AS Media Studies mock exam 2pm HM4
Thurs 17 Mar - Year 13 Parents Evening 6pm
MOVING HOLOCAUST ASSEMBLY
MATHS INSPIRATION TALK
On Monday over thirty Year 12 and 13 mathematicians had the opportunity to travel to Reading Hexagon to hear three fascinating talks by inspiring mathematicians. One (Hannah Fry) told us how all types of human and animal behaviour (including match making, crowd movements and starling murmurations) can be modelled, predicted and copied by mathematical equations. Another, an architectural engineer demonstrated some of the maths and aesthetics of building arches and roofs at football and olympic stadiums and the third Rob Eastaway demonstrated how probability can help us make big lifetime decisions and improve our chances at gambling! As the date was 29th February we were also treated to many important facts of leap years too! All in all it was an interesting and inspiring morning.
MUSIC CONCERT AT SENIOR GIRLS
We say 'best wishes and good luck' to some of our boys who will be joining with Senior Boys on Monday evening for their concert.
UCAS HIGHER EDUCATION EXHIBITION
Year 12 students have registered to attend the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on Monday 14 March. A coach will transport students to and from this event where they will be able to explore the entry requirements to courses of interest. Even students who are currently not sure about going to university should attend, as it will help them to clarify their ideas about further or higher education. Students should ensure they have printed their entry ticket out and bring it into school with them. Anyone having a problem with this should speak to Mrs Rogers as a matter of urgency.
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
At The Aspire Centre, 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough SL1 4TU
On 16 March 2016 9.30am-1pm.
This half day event aims to encourage and motivate young women to become engineers and pursue STEM careers. With apprentices and other associates from Mars Chocolate UK there on the day to present to the students and offer advice on how to succeed in the industry, attendees will have a brilliant opportunity to learn first-hand about life as an engineer with one of the world’s most famous brand names. Our students can find out about the apprenticeship and graduate options available and have their say about how to inspire women to get into engineering and other STEM roles.
Student's should book direct - via Fiona Jones firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01753 530146
The International Conference Centres for Young Leaders (ICCYL) is inviting UK pupils, aged 13 to 17, to join its 2016 Easter and summer programmes. This UK organisation has brought students together since 2013 to inspire their learning and engagement in the challenges facing a changing world. All three UK conferences take a project-based approach to learning which enhances skills in communication, research, team working and leadership through practical and enjoyable activities. Over the two-week programme students can participate in workshops, group discussions, project visits and debates while at the same time developing a team project on one of our three conference topics: climate change, emerging leadership or safe and sustainable mobility. Students have valued the opportunity to meet and work alongside their peers from around the world while also hearing from leading organisations including Oxfam, The University of Oxford and Climate Outreach.
Bookings are now being taken for the following dates:
· 21 - 31 March (St Edwards School, Oxford) Easter promotion applies
· 11 - 21 July (University of Reading, Reading)
· 25 July - 4 Aug (Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames)
More information on ICCYL can be found at: http://www.iccyl.com/”
CISCO APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Denis Savostiyanov, Engineering Manager at Cisco, came to speak to our students just before half term and inspired them to think about careers in STEM related areas and engineering. He has invited our students to apply for work experience with him at Cisco this summer which will be beneficial in itself and also enhance their CV and applications for university and/or apprenticeships or employment.
Cisco are also offering students the opportunity to apply for apprenticeships with them. Below is some of the information Cisco have sent us and anyone interested should speak to Mrs Rogers who will supply more details.
'We bet that you, along with billions of people everywhere, use the internet every day without really thinking about what makes it tick. Whether you’re streaming music, blogging, chatting to friends, sharing cat videos or perhaps even applying for jobs, Cisco powers the technology that connects you to the world. Why not consider joining us?
As a Cisco Apprentice you’ll be part of a team that cares about its customers, has a lot of fun, and even takes part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. There are now more mobile devices than every human being on the planet!'
BUSINESS STUDIES DROP-IN SESSIONS - Change of day and time
PTA SUMMER BALL - 14 May 2016
Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016
We now have reservations for well over 400 people for the annual ball, quite amazing! If you have reserved a table you have until 1st April to pay. If you would still like a table please let us know and we can add you to the waiting list email@example.com
The U18 netball team lost to Leighton Park 15 - 28. Moyin Forsythe was player of the match.All football matches were cancelled at the very last minute which was very disappointing for our teams.