CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN
Parking - Please park with due consideration and care for all other road users. Thank you.
Cyclists - If you are cycling to school please ensure that you wear a helmet.
FROM THE HEAD'S DESK
During assembly on Monday part of the focus was on the recent events in France, looking at the terrible results of extremism and how we can work together to educate individuals so that this is not repeated. My thanks go to the Year 10 Historians, who on Thursday, led an assembly on the truce during World War 1 where supposed enemies came together in friendship and collaboration, a good lesson in troubled times.
Year 11 have had their reports issued today and I look forward to seeing parents on Tuesday as we plan the final parts of the boys GCSE journey.
Good luck to the U14s in their County Cup final today and commiserations to the U15s who lost to a well disciplined Royal Latin School in the Daily Mail Competition on Wednesday.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali
Friday 16 January Year 11 Full Reports Released
Cricket Club Quiz Night from 7.00pm in the Sports Hall
Saturday 17 January Berkshire Schools Cross Country at Newbury Showground
Monday 19 January Year 10 Set 1 Maths - Statistics Controlled Assessment
Tuesday 20 January Talk on Drugs for Years 9 & 10
Year 11 IGCSE English Exam
Year 11 Parents Evening from 6.15pm
Thursday 22 January 4X4 Schools Challenge STEM Trip
Parent Drugs Awareness Talk 7.00pm to 8.00pm at The
College Avenue site (SL6 6AW)
Friday 23 January Year 10 Set 1 Maths - Statistics Controlled Assessment
Monday 26 January Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment
Year 11 Spotlight on Sixth Form 7.00pm to 8.30pm at Girls site (1 College Avenue, SL6 6AW)
RBWM Achievement Awards from 5.30pm
Tuesday 27 January O2 Choir Performance
Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment
Year 10 plus Parents Looking Boyond Talk 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Girls site
BURNS NIGHT Saturday 24 January 2015 – Unfortunately due to numbers being low this event will not be taking place this year.
YEAR 8 ENGLISH TRIP Thursday 29 January 2015 to see ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ A full information sheet will be out in due course. There is no cost for this trip but please return the consent forms to the office. This trip will not connect with buses.
Year 11 HISTORY TRIP 13 to 16 February 2015 to Berlin – The interim payment of £200 is now due, a reminder letter has already been distributed.
U15 CRICKET TOUR 13 to 21 February 2015 – A reminder that the fourth and final instalment of £600 is now due. Cheques payable to ‘Claires Court Schools Limited’ Thank you.
Hazewinkel Rowing Training Camp – 6 to 11/12 April 2015 - if anyone who has not signed up is interested please see Chris Clark/Tom Jost as soon as possible.
FROM THE TEACHING STAFF
IMPORTANT NOTICES FROM THE MFL DEPT:
YEAR 11 LINGUISTS - "HOW TO REVISE FOR MFL" - On Thursday 22 January, all Year 11 linguists will attend a short talk in the sports hall, during the first part of their language lesson. This will be delivered by the MFL team with the aim of equipping the boys with effective revision techniques which they can then put into practice.
GCSE MFL REVISION CLINICS - Boys are reminded that there are lunchtime revision sessions available to you - please see your language teacher for details. If you need some support or guidance on how to revise/prepare for Controlled Assessments, please make use of this valuable opportunity. Your final exams in reading and listening are not far away: French - 12 May, German - 3 June, Spanish - 15 May.
Make it your New Year resolution to attend these and start your revision early!
FROM THE OFFICE
Cashless Catering - Canteen Purchases - A new button, ‘Show Canteen Purchases’, has been added to Cashless Catering system. This enables you to see the last thirty days of your child’s dining room transactions .
Medical Information: Please be advised that should your child be absent from school with sickness/diarrhoea, he should not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. Our school has adhered to these School Health Regulations for many years as it is important to stop the spread of any bacterial infection. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. School Nurse
Music Exam Congratulations Cameron Kramer-Brown (Year 9) Grade 3 Guitar. (Apologies to Cameron as I reported the wrong grade last week)
Mathematicians Of The Week - Year 7 - George Keylock, Year 8 - Raamie FalckAwad, Year 9 - Jamie MacDonald, Year 10 - Tom Stalker and Year 11 - Jonny Crossley.
Linguists of The Week - Spanish - Kerem Bartlett, Joseph Havers, Jake Jenkins, Henry Durrant, Alex McDougle, Todd Lindley and Kieran Grey.
French - Bilal Khan, Luke Perrera
German - Harman Tawana and Josh McKee
Starry Eyed Learners
Our Junior Boys and Girls have been stargazing >>>
The Great Greek Battle
Year 6 have been at war, but who won the battle? >>>
'Splashulations' to our Marathon Swimmers
Claires Court support the Lions Club Swimarathon >>>