CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

SENIOR BOYS

Bulletin 12 | Autumn Term 2014

Information correct as at Friday 5 December 3.00pm

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Saturday 6 December - Art on the Street - A reminder to members of the Samba Band that you will perform between 1300-1320 and duet and solo performance items from 1330 to 1440. All will play on the main stage by the Boy and the Boat statue.

Bronze Art Award Artistsschedules have been posted home. Year 8 Dramatists have had their schedules emailed home.


YEAR 8 INSTAGRAM LETTER – Accompanies this Bulletin.


Sports Notice - A reminder that if boys are not able to take part in games, then they should bring a note giving an explanation to their games teacher. They must also bring a coat, beanie hat and gloves as they will be expected to accompany their group to games.


Thursday 11 December - Christmas Jumper Day - Wear your best knitted christmas jumper with your usual school uniform.

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

Last Friday and Saturday evenings the Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Sixth Form produced a tremendous performance of "Oh What a Lovely War." Huge thanks and many congratulations go to all who were involved in the production.


As we move towards the end of term and our Carol Concerts I would remind the boys of our task to decorate two trees in St Luke's, the themes are 'Our Work with Charities' and 'Time Passing'. All should try to be involved to ensure a bumper effort. Thank you for all the donations in so far for the Passage and the Hampers and for those still to come.


This weekend why not come to Maidenhead Town centre to support our Artists, Musicians and Dramatists who are performing at Art on the Street.


How did it get so late so soon?

It's night before it's afternoon.

December is here before it's June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

FORTHCOMING DATES

Friday 5 December – Year 10 English controlled assessment

PTA Raffle – Winners will be announced in the Bulletin following the draw.

Saturday 6 December – Art on the Street – Maidenhead Town Centre

Monday 8 December – Year 10 English controlled assessment

Wednesday 10 December – Year 11 GCSE Mock Exams Finish

Thursday 11 December – Christmas Lunch

Friday 12 December – Early buses commence

Seniors Rugby/Hockey Dinner at Senior Boys site

Tuesday 16 December – Carol Services at St. Lukes Church, Maidenhead

12.00pm Years 7 to 9 Service

2.30pm Years 10 & 11 Service

Wednesday 17 December – Academic & Sports Assemblies – School Breaks at 12.25pm Buses

depart at 12.30pm

TRIPS

YEAR 11 HISTORY TRIP 13 to 16 February 2015 to BerlinThe 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.

YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY TRIP 27 to 29 March 2015 to Margam Park Field Studies CentreDetails of this trip have been distributed. The deposit of £100 to be paid by Friday 12 December. Thank you.

EMERGENCY CLOSURE GUIDANCE

The closure of one part or all of the School is a rare event, but as winter is now approaching and the weather is getting colder, we would like to remind parents that full guidance is available on the School website.

SnowFlow Cascades have already been sent home to all those who have returned their details. Parents are reminded to check the School website’s homepage for updated information during any period of bad weather.

FROM THE OFFICE

Red Ribbons - £100.00 was raised. Thank you to all the boys and staff who bought a ribbon to show their support for people living with AIDS.

Individual Photographs Years 8,9,10 &11 - These photographs have been delivered to school this week and should have made their way home via boy post to those families who ordered them. Any queries please contact Mrs Adams. Thank you.

Rugby Team Photographs - The Rugby Team Photographs for this Autumn term are on display in Reception and available to order. Order forms are available from Reception. Deadline for orders is Monday 15 December. (These orders will not be sent home until early in the Lent Term)

SnowPhone Cascade - The SnowPhone Cascade lists for each class have been emailed out to those parents who wished to be included on them. Please check your inbox – any queries, please contact Mrs Adams.

Found Property - We have several unclaimed items in the valuable lost property box.

1 x Samsung Mobile, 1 x HTC Mobile, 1 x ipod Please contact the office if you think you might be the owner.

Holiday Club Thursday 18 to Tuesday 23 December at our College Avenue site. Discounted rate ends Friday 5 December, so book today. Highlight calendars, programmes and booking forms can be found on our website Book now for Sports Club courses (Claires Court boys and girls in year 4 and above) Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 January 2015.

Annual Raffle Tickets – Please return these to the office, this will be drawn this evening.

CLAIRES COURT TAKES CHRISTMAS UP TO THE PASSAGE IN LONDON. The Passage helps homeless people in London. They welcome adult size clothes, particularly outer garments and footwear – please drop them in to Mrs Adams at Reception. Thank you.

Hampers – A reminder to bring your item in to school for the form group hamper. Items must be of a long life variety – tinned, packaged etc., These are distributed through Social Services and the Salvation Army and are much appreciated. Thank you.

TEACHER'S NOTES

Music - Letters to the Years 7-9 choir, about the Young Voices event in January have been handed out. Please return the slips as soon as possible - Spares are available from Mr Roach.

MENUS

The menus for next term are now online, but will be offered from Monday 15 December in line with the new Allergen legislation.

LATEST NEWS

WELL DONE

Congratulations to this weeks Mathematicians - Year 7 – Luke Scarborough, Year 8 – Tai Maddox, Year 9 Joe Stephens, Year 10 – Todd Muil & Year 11 Rory Kidd.

Linguists of the Week – German – Year 8 -Alec Getley & Year 10 - Oliver Crawley. Spanish – Year 7 Luke Perera , Year 9 James Cooper & Year 10 Harry Ould and Sam Murray. French – Year 10 Charlie Lane & Year 11 Robert White.