Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin 7 - Autumn Term 2015

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 6 November 2015



In Assembly this week we have been looking at the idea of change and the Autumn we have been experiencing has given us a glorious backdrop to that notion. I also used it to recall a song that was perhaps the anthem of my youth, Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changin...”.

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

Please let me start off by apologising for the shortness of my words this week but I am currently on the Hockey/Rugby Tour in Cornwall! I trust you all had a wonderful half term and are now ready for the ever-busy Christmas (Yes, Christmas!) half of the Autumn Term!

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The Nursery and Transition children have loved the topic on firefighters and have had enormous fun putting out a “flaming” board (chalk flame pictures not real fire!) in the playground using squirt bottles filled with water! Lots of fireworks pictures and rockets have been created and they have talked about safety issues. Fire stations have been set up in the rooms with lots of imaginative role play developing.

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Educating the heart...



With a week to go until the Fright Night Junior Disco tickets have been selling incredibly fast. Please do not leave it to the last minute as it looks as though we will be sold out by the Friday 13th. Please also do not forget to return your raffle tickets with payment - although tickets will be available on the night. Anybody who is available to help out on the stalls and clear up please let us know -

The Junior and Nursery girls have been working hard on producing their own Christmas cards. Next week your daughter should be bringing home a sample of their design with an order form for you to purchase if you wish. A truly unique Christmas greeting from your family. Mr Bevis will choose one card which will be used as the official school Christmas Card and a prize will be awarded to the winner.

The PTA will be serving the Drinks and Nibbles at this year’s Lower and Upper Juniors Christmas Performances and if you can please help with serving drinks and nibbles on Thursday 3 December please let Gail Wheeler know. The Performance starts at 2.00pm with a quick interval at 2.30pm, then refreshments will be served again at 3.45pm after the Upper Juniors Performance.

LOST - please check the name in your daughter's blazer. A Year 6 girl has mislaid hers that is clearly named.

GRADE CARDS Y7 - Y10 - are coming home today with your daughter.

SPORTS CIRCULAR - The latest edition will be coming home today with the eldest sibling.

PARKING - Please do not park in the coach bay or on the double yellow lines at any time. The coach bay is a DROP AND GO only.

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Senior Girls Open Afternoon Pre-Register Here >>>

Tuesday 10 November 3.45pm - 5.30pm with Head's talk at 3.45pm



If your child is asthmatic and uses an inhaler please can parents ensure they supply a named and in date one to the School so it is readily available should the need arise. Please write on the medical form about the usage of inhalers for your child. Thank you.


Flu nasal sprays for Year 1 and Year 2 girls are taking place on Monday 9 November at 9.30am.

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Fri 6/Sat 7 Nov Senior School 'Wandering the West End' at The Desborough Suite 7pm

Sun 8 Nov Y5/Y6 Joint Hockey & Rugby Tour to Cornwall returns

Tues 10 Nov Senior Girls Open Afternoon 3.45pm

Wed 11 Nov Y10 Parents' Evening 6.00pm

Wed 11 Nov 8.30am Nursery Photos

Thus 12 Nov Year 2 Stubbings War Memorial

Sat 14 Nov Claires Court Boat Club Cheese & Wine Evening

Tues 24 Nov - Building Resilience in Adolescence

Thursday 26 November

Advance notice for our Y11 parents to put the date in their diaries.


Tickets available on the door for both nights

Friday Night

Cast to be in the Town Hall for 6.30pm Vocal Warm ups on Stage

7.30pm Performance

Students to be collected at 9.45pm from the Town Hall.

Saturday Night

Cast to be in the Town Hall for 6.30pm Vocal Warm ups on Stage

7.30pm Performance (please book tickets)

Students to be collected at 9.45pm from the Town Hall.


Rehearsals going well - keep going through the Script and preparing individual costumes

YEAR 11 GCSE Devised Performance Chapel

Wednesday 11 November 4.00pm - Please come and see the year 11's hard work this term in Drama (students are welcome to watch year 9 upwards suitability).

Tea and coffee will be served.

Expected time of completion 5.30pm


Saturday 21 November 4.00pm Theatre Royal Windsor - letters will be going out early next week for girls in Year 9 and GCSE Drama groups.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY - Wear your poppy with pride

We are now selling poppies and other 'goodies' that the girls may like to purchase in support of the British Legion Poppy Day.


The Scholarship programme for 2016 entry has now been released >>>


The World Book Day Award is back! Thanks, once again, to co-sponsor and bestselling author of the Middle School series, James Patterson, there is up to £25,000 worth of books up for grabs! Simply answer this question… (as imaginatively as possible!) WHERE DOES YOUR READING TAKE YOU?

You can Create a poster, mural or display… Write a song, a rap, a news article or a poem… Make a model, a video or a book… or even Perform a song, a play or a dance! Whatever you like! Come to Junior and Senior Book Clubs for ideas or see the website for entry details: Closing date: 1 Dec 2015.



Thursday 12 November - Year 2 St James The Less Church - Stubbings. Consent slip by Monday 9 November.

Monday 16 November - Year 1 The Sounding Arch, Maidenhead Bridge. Consent slip by Thursday 12 November.

Monday 16 November - Year 11 Imperial War Museum. Consent slip & payment by Thursday 12 November.



Wednesday 11 November

U18 Hockey VS Reading Blue Coats (H) @ Braywick Astro

U15 A&B RBWM Netball League @ Furze Platt School

Friday 13 November

U13 Indoor Hockey vs Holme Grange @ Wellington College


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