Bulletin 6| Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 12 February 4.00pm


A huge thank you to all who turned up to ensure that the Boat Club Race Night was a success, especially the coaches, parents and competitors who had earlier raced at Hampton (a very long day).

It was good to catch up on the progress of the Year 7 boys at their Parent's Evening, a very useful and informative night. The reports I have from the Year 10 Art trip to the Tate were that the boys were brilliant and the day has hugely improved their understanding of the subject.

We return to the GCSE Mocks, so Year 11 need to ensure they are prepared. If parents would also remind them to upload photographs onto their yearbook page I would be very grateful. A reminder that the PTA AGM is on Wednesday 24 February, I hope to see you there.

Image - In recognition of Einstein's Gravitational Wave Theory being proved correct

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Monday 15 to Friday 19 February - Half Term

Monday 22 February - Year 11 Mock Week

Year 10 Set 1 Biology Controlled Assessment Periods 5 & 6

Year 10 - Paul Hay - Cyber Talk Period 10

Wednesday 24 February - Year 8 Art Trip to the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums

PTA AGM at Junior Boys Sports Hall at 7.30pm A great opportunity to meet the PTA committees. All the PTA formalities followed by a cheese and wine tasting.

Thursday 25 February - Maths Feast at John Hampden Grammar School - 4 boys attending.

Saturday 27 February - ISA Cross Country Nationals at Princethorpe College

Monday 29 February - 3for3 Charity Week Commences

Year 10 University Challenge

Year 10A & B Paul Hay - Cyber Talk

Saturday 5 March - House Cross Country at our grounds at Phoenix full details will be released shortly.

Senior Boys' Music Concert

Monday 7 March at 6.15pm As usual there will be a variety of musical items featuring solo and ensemble items from across the years.

Refreshments will be served at 5.55pm. It may be advisable to enter the school site to park, once the coaches have left, usually about 5.45pm.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event. It is expected that all performers stay for the whole of the concert so that they can support the other 'acts'.

Mr Roach


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ART TRIP - YEAR 8 - WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY - to Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums - full details have been emailed home.

Geography Field Trip - Year 10 - Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March - to Margam Park - full information has been emailed home.

Sailing Trip - Years 7 to 13 - Portland, Dorset Thursday 7 to Friday 8 April

Sailing Courses which will be open to all Claires Court pupils. Two days of sailing and overnight with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, based at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. The accommodation is at RYA Portland House and the cost will be around £200. A full information sheet is available from Reception.

Hazewinkel Rowing Camp

Letters requesting balance payments and passports have been emailed home.

Language Trips - 23 to 27 October - French & Spanish trips open to years 9 and 10. German trip open to years 8, 9 and 10. Initial letter and booking form have been emailed home.


Due to some additional fixtures and requests from our opponents for changes to the published fixture list, here are the football fixtures for the week immediately after half term:

Tuesday 23 February U13A V Westgate (County Cup) (Phoenix) KO 3.10pm

Tuesday 23 February U12A & U12B V Sir William Borlase's GS (Phoenix) KO 4.15pm

Wednesday 24 February 1st XI, 2nd XI, 4th XI v Gordons (Away) KO 2.30pm

Wednesday 24 February 3rd XI v Gordons (Phoenix) KO 2.30pm

Wednesday 24 February 5th XI v Long Close (Away) KO 2.30pm

Wednesday 24 February U15A v Thorpe House (Phoenix) KO 2.30pm

Friday 26 February U15A v Blessed Hugh Faringdon (County Cup) (Away) KO 3.30pm

Saturday 27 February U15B v Salesian College (Frimley Lodge) KO 9.30am

Saturday 27 February U15A v Salesian College (Frimley Lodge) KO 10.45am

Saturday 27th February U14A & U14B v Salesian College (Phoenix) KO 10.30am

Saturday 27th February U13A & U13B v Salesian College (Phoenix) KO 9.30am

Saturday 27 February U12A & U12B v Salesian College (Away) KO 9.30am

All details will be kept up to date on the Claires Court sports section of the website.


Holiday Activities

Join Sports Club Multi-Sports days and try your hand at a variety of sports - Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 February - BOOK NOW!

For holiday club highlights, programmes and booking visit our website.


The PTA Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016

The marquee’s booked, the themes agreed, so put the date in your diary for the PTA adult social event of the year.... tickets will be on sale from 1 March.

PTA Easter Egg Hunt - 19 March

Join us for our Annual Easter Event with activities including Easter Egg Hunt, competitions, face painting and much more… Tickets Order Form


Mathmaticians of the Week - Year 7 - Seb Walker, Year 8 - James Milligan, Year 9 Ed Bennett and Year 10 Joe Stephen.

MFL - German Special Mention Year 7 - Felix Stevens and Year 11 - Chris Allen.