CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

Senior Boys

IMPORTANT NOTICES

LATE BUSES AND FULL ACTIVITIES COMMENCE MONDAY 13 JANUARY

Welcome

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Make sure you check with your son's bag as the Achievements Brochure will be sent home to each family this Friday by 'pupil post'. We hope you enjoy reading it and sharing in our pupils' successes!

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

Happy New Year and welcome to the new term. We have started almost to time, however the flooding of Widbrook Common and the surrounding areas has led to later starts in the day than expected. I spoke with the boys of the high level of activity that goes on this term and that to meet the challenge we will need to be organised and flexible, as the weather in particular at this time of year, can be capricious.


I hope the boys have read their reports and are challenged by the targets given to them and motivated to achieve these.


Year 11 will receive their reports next week and I look forward to meeting parents on 20 January. This is a very important time for this year group and they need to fully focus on their challenges.


Lastly, Mr Blakeley today at assembly, told of the need to embrace the opportunities the boys have at this school, no one wants to be dull!


John Rayer

FORTHCOMING DATES

Many Apologies – Please note that there is a Year 9 Options Evening on Tuesday 4 March – this was missed from the dates for diary.

Monday 13 January – Year 9 Careers & GCSE Options talk during the morning (For Pupils)

Tuesday 14 January – Ski Trip Information Evening 7.00pm at Senior Boys

Wednesday 15 January – Year 11 iGCSE English Exam 1.00pm to 4.00pm. For those pupils who are allowed extra time the exam will end at 4.45pm

Thursday 16 January - Open Morning from 9.30am – 12.00 noon (11.30am Nursery) All three sites.

Friday 17 January – Year 11 Reports go home

Saturday 18 January – ISANet Google Apps for Edu-training 10.00am to 4.00pm at Senior Boys

Monday 20 January – Year 11 Parents Evening 6.15pm

TRIPS

Monday 20 January - Year 11 PE trip to Intech Science Centre In Winchester. Please return the slip and enclose payment.

Thursday 23 January – Year 9 English trip to see War Horse at New London Theatre. Full details have been distributed. Full school uniform to be worn and a packed lunch needed for this award-winning production. £30 paid via our on-line payment or cheque payable to “Claires Court Schools Limited” by Friday 17 January.


TRIPS *Letters coming home today

*Tues 28 January - Year 11 Art Trip To Tate Modern Payment and consent are due by Friday 17 January.

*Mon 3 Feb - Year 10 Art Trip To Tate Britain Payment and consent are due by Friday 24 January.

*Feb 14 - Year 11 History Trip To Berlin Final information/medical/rules have been sent home. Forms to be returned to School by Friday 24 January.


Trips letters can be found here

FUTURE EVENTS

Saturday 25 January 2014 Burns Night– Book you tickets on line.To be held at our Junior Boys site at Ridgeway, enjoy all the Burns Night traditions including the Addressing of the Haggis, Band, Dinner, Auction and Dinner Games. A really excellent evening.

Friday 7 March - PTA Quiz Night - Full details out soon.

Saturday 10 May - The PTA Ball at The Crowne Plaza in Marlow – Details out soon.

NOTES AND TO DO LIST

Rugby Team Photographs - The Rugby Team photographs for all teams from the Autumn Term 2013 are on display in the Reception and are available to order. Order forms available from the office. Deadline for orders is Friday 17 January.

SLIPS TO RETURN

Scholarship Deadlines (11+, 12+ & 13+) – Monday 20 January is the latest we are able to receive your Supporting Scholarship applications and Monday 27 January for the Academic Scholarship. Art information will be sent out on application with the deadline for Art Portfolios to be with us by Friday 24 January. Timings for all Scholarships will be sent out in two weeks.

Year 11 who wish to continue into our Sixth Form please return your Subject Selection sheets by Friday 14 February and Scholarship forms by Friday 14 March, to the Registrar.

WELL DONE

Music Exam Successes

Thomas May passed Grade 5 Flute

William Davies passed Grade 3 Trumpet with Merit

Thomas Wright Passed Grade 5 Theory

FOR SENIOR BOYS SPORT FIXTURES AND RESULTS...

Our sports fixtures and results will be moving to a dedicated site, where you can check and download the information for your child's team only. Click on the button.

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