Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

Bulletin 8 - Autumn Term 2015

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 13 November 2015

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

This week Mr Bevis talks about………...


The number 52

Wandering the West End and GCSE Drama

Year 10

School Council

Act of Remembrance

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LEANNE BARLOW

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

This week’s theme has very much been “Remembrance” . At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the whole School stood still to remember the men and women who have lost their lives or been affected by war.

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SHEENA WILDING

The topic on health workers was greatly enhanced when Mrs Miller, Ava’s mother, came in to talk to us about her work as a nurse and midwife so a very big thank you goes to her and Ava who dressed up and helped her Mummy. Read the news article here. The children learned about the baby clinics, looked at X-rays and extended their language with tricky words such as stethoscopes and syringes. The nursery children have loved this week with its focus on festivals of light for which we have made divas out of clay, paint, glitter, sequins and tea lights to celebrate Diwali

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Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

21st Century Learning – “Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.”

IMPORTANT NOTICES

PTA

Junior Disco - Friday 13 November

Tickets are SOLD OUT and will not be available to buy on the door.


Junior Girls - Christmas Cards

You should have received a sample of your child's artwork for Christmas cards. If you wish to place an order, please return the form with payment, by cheque, no later than end of school on Monday 16 November. Any orders after this date cannot be accepted. If you do not wish to order, you can keep the card as it does not need to be returned.


Start the day the healthy way

Did you know we offer breakfast at College Avenue? So, if you are in a hurry in the morning, Girls and Sixth Formers can take advantage of a continental style breakfast. There’s a choice of Croissants, Cereals, Porridge, Yogurts, Fruit, Pain au Raisin, Pain au Chocolat ranging from 30p to £1.20.


Christmas Lunch Orders

It seems a long way off, but we are already planning the School Christmas Lunch. For the first time, you will be asked to order online. Watch out for an email next week.


School to Parent Contact by Text

We will shortly be introducing a new text/email system to improve our communication with parents. Initial testing will take place next week. An email will be sent home before testing, as it is important we know if any of the test messages are not being received.


Junior/Nursery Christmas Production

A reminder to parents about our forthcoming Christmas productions so that dates can be put in diaries:

Wednesday 2 December - 6.30pm Upper Junior Girls Y3 to Y6

Thursday 3 December - 2.30pm All Junior girls Reception to Y6 Girls

Tuesday 8 December - 9.00am Nursery and Lower Junior Girls (Reception to Y2)

FORTHCOMING DATES

Tuesday 24 November -Building Resilience in Adolescence evening at Senior Girls 7pm to 8.30pm

Thursday 26 November - Sixth Form Open Evening 6.30pm

DRAMA NEWS

Wandering the West End - Thank you and well done to everyone who participated in the joint production last weekend

GCSE DRAMA

The girls performed their devised improvisation on Wednesday and received fantastic reviews - well done girls some really moving moments

JUNIORS

Congratulations to Amalie Tschiesche in Year 6 who has won the poster competition for this year’s Christmas production of 'Christmas is Forever'

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

LIBRARY

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: http://worldbookday.com/wobod/ Closing date: 1 Dec 2015.

Travelling Book Fair

Don’t Forget Next Week…..Travelling Book Fair: 18 & 19 November 2015!

On Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November 2015 the Senior and Junior Girls School will be hosting the Travelling Book Fair in the Senior Library. All students will bring home a letter on Friday 13 inviting you to visit the Fair, and explaining the safe and easy payment options available on the web site: www.travellingbooks.co.uk. This includes an excellent facility to purchase pre-paid book vouchers which may be redeemed at the Fair, or pay for books online, in advance. As well as a good range of books, we will also have stationery items to purchase. Come and start your Christmas shopping with us – every sale provides commission for free books for our Libraries!

HOLIDAY CLUB

We’re now taking bookings for Christmas at Claires Court Holiday Activities.

Join Holiday Club from Thursday 17 to Wednesday 23 December at College Avenue/Junior Girls site for five days of themed activities for the festive season - including cookery, games, crafts, fun and challenges... as well as a special visitor and Xtra for older children!

Sports Club are at the Junior Boys/Cannon Lane site on Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 December where you can work on skills and join tournaments with 2 days of Football. Go to www.clairescourt.com/holiday-activities for booking forms, programmes and more activity highlights.

TRIPS

TRIPS UPDATE

Saturday 14 November - GU11 Netball Tournament at Godstowe School

Monday 16 November - Year 11 Imperial War Museum. If you haven't returned your consent slip/payment please send it with your daughter on Monday to ensure she can go on the trip

Saturday 21 November - G9 to 11 Blood Brothers - consent & payment by Wed 18 November

Tuesday 24 November - Y7 Natural History Museum - consent by Tues 17 November


LETTERS GOING HOME TODAY

Saturday 9 January 2016 - Junior & Senior Girls Swimarathon at Magnet Leisure Centre. Consent slip to be returned by Friday 20 November 2015

SPORT

FIXTURES

Tuesday 17 November

U13 a and b Hockey vs LVS @ Braywick

Wednesday 18 November

U16 Hockey vs Beaconsfield High School @ Braywick

U14 a and b Netball vs Cox Green, Furze Platt and Charters @ Furze Platt

Friday 20 November

ISA London West Swimming Y4-13 @ Aldershot Garrison


ISA SWIMMING Friday 20 November

Those girls that have been selected for this event have been given a letter with a reply slip - can these be returned to Miss Cox by Wednesday 18 November. Please arrive at 6.25am (school tracksuit to be worn) at school. A packed lunch & drink are required, along with snacks, £1 for the lockers, swim kit, towel and flip flops for use around the pool. We aim to return for 2.30pm so the girls will also need their books for afternoon lessons.

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