Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

Bulletin 10 | Summer Term 2014

Information correct as at Friday 4 July 3pm

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE END OF TERM

The School term ends at 12 noon on Friday 11 July (buses depart at 12.15pm).

and the Nursery closes at the end of the day on Tuesday 15 July.

Pre-School Care will operate as usual until 15 July.

After-School Care will operate on Friday 11 July for Nursery children only.

After-School Care will operate as normal from Thursday 4 September.


PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE EARLY BUSES ONLY NEXT WEEK

AND NO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (other than Junior Ballet)


The end of term Bulletin will contain all the information for the beginning of term,

so please make sure you see your copy!

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

At the finale of the School production ‘Alice the Musical’, I said I felt sorry for those who get up in the mornings and face their day with a glum expression. I, on the other hand, have the privilege to come into my job and work with such great people - pupils and staff.


Sports Days were a great exhibition of athletic talent and grit, superbly organised by Miss Cox (Senior) and Miss Hudson (Junior), along with the PE team. Huge thanks to Mrs Warren and Miss Goodsell for serving up the surreal delights of the musical version of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Wonderful acting, singing and dancing, wonderfully enhanced by the wizardry of our technical team lead by Mr Morgan. I do believe that our School production has gone beyond an audience simply made up of parents of the performers - it is a production that stands upon its own merit and should be seen by all.

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LEANNE BARLOW

Winding down….? No we are certainly not!


Our Sports Day this week was a triumph! Each and every girl tried their very best in their event and with great success. We saw records broken, determined efforts and super collaboration!

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SHEENA WILDING

What amazing children we have in the Nursery Department!! .......read more >>>

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Summer Holiday Reading Challenge 2014

They say reading takes you on the best journeys… so let us share yours! Once again, we are encouraging all students to take part in our Summer Reading Challenge. All girls have been given a pre-printed Reading Postcard in their House colour with the name and address of the School printed on the front. Just remember to take the postcard away with you this summer and write on the back which book you are reading… and where! Post it back to the Library and next term we will create a display of all the postcards we receive. There will be prizes for every student who returns their postcard and a House Point prize for the House that returns the most postcards… so start reading!

Looking for ideas for what to read this summer?

Why not join in with your local Library’s reading challenge? The theme this year is ‘Mythical Maze’ and it starts in all libraries on 12 July. Just read 6 books and receive a prize for each one!) See http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

WELL DONE! PUPIL NEWS

Well done to all our pupils who took part in their various Sports Days. It's been a hot week but they have risen to the occasion and tried their very hardest! And as for the Senior Girls Summer Production of ‘Alice the Musical’ - the girls were fantastic!! See the photos and links below.

FORTHCOMING DATES

Mon 7 – Thurs 10 July Senior Activity Week

Tues 8 July – LAMDA Exams

Tues 8 July – (Year 11) New Year 12 Induction Smart business dress, please ladies!

Tues 8 July (Year 11 parents) New Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening 7pm

Wed 9 July – Junior Prize Giving 1.30pm in the School Hall We look forward to our parents joining us in celebration of the successes of our School Year. Please return the slip at the end of this Bulletin if you have not already done so.

Thurs 10 July – New Transition Pupils Evening 6.30pm Parents of Nursery children transferring to Transition in the Autumn Term have been invited to view Transition and meet the staff.

Thurs 10 July – Farewell to Jeff Watkins! 2.30 – 5pm at Junior Boys

Fri 11 July - End of School Term

Mon 14 July - Nursery Fun Day All Nursery children are invited for the morning even if it is not their usual day.

Tues 15 July - Nursery End of Term - full day

ADVANCE DATES!

Thurs 21 August - GCSE results day

Your GCSE results will be available for collection from 9.15am. If you are unable to collect the results in person, they will be posted home on the same day. Please use the School front door, by the School Office. A letter will be included in your end of term mailing with further details.

Fri 21 August - Advice session with Helen Coles

Helen Cole will be available from 8am - 10am for any Year 11 pupils and parents seeking advice following their GCSE results.

FUTURE EVENTS

Spaces still available for Sports Club and Holiday Club, including NEW ‘Xtra’ Clubs running this Summer Holiday… book TODAY (Fri 4th) to get the discounted rate! More information on courses and activities can be found at www.clairescourt.com/holidayactivities.

NEWS AND EVENTS

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TRIPS

Letters are here (* = sent home this week)

Nothing this week!!

NOTES AND REMINDERS

NUTS! Although we ran an item in last week’s Bulletin, we are sorry to have to report that more have been found this week!! Please can we therefore remind you that it is a Claires Court policy that nuts should not be brought on to any site. We would like to remind you that we have children and adults on site who can experience severe reactions if they come into contact with nuts. Thank you.

Trips: final payment and passport copies for all MFL trips in October half term to be sent to Allison Hasyildirim asap.

Library: Book returns - with the end of term approaching, please remember to return your library books to the Senior and Junior Libraries as soon as possible. An ‘Amnesty Box’ will be available in the Atrium outside the Library.

SPORT

RESULTS: see the Sports website

Wed 9 July - Y8 Team Tennis v St Mary's.

TEAR -OFF SLIP FOR JUNIOR PRIZE GIVING

Please return this slip to your Form Teacher.



JUNIOR PRIZE GIVING Wednesday 9 July

(please note no tickets will be issued)



Name of pupil: ………………………………………………………….. Form: ……….



Please reserve us ……….. seats for Prize Giving.


Signature of Parent: ........................................................ Date: ............