CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

Senior Boys

IMPORTANT NOTICES

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO YEAR 11 LINGUISTS - Please make sure you are reviewing your topic vocabulary on a weekly basis now as part of your ongoing revision schedule. Language exams are usually early and take place around mid-May! The following websites are especially helpful: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and www.languagesonline.org.uk (this is very useful for help with grammar and tenses). The purchase of a good GCSE revision guide is recommended eg CGP. If you need support with preparing your Controlled Assessment tasks, please come and speak to your language teacher who will be happy to help.

French (Mrs Stratton's groups) - revision/coursework clinic is available to students EACH THURSDAY at the following times: 8.00am -8.30 am, lunchtime and 4.00pm-4.30 pm

Merci / Gracias / Danke, Mrs Stratton

Year 11 Full Reports – Issued today will be coming home with your son.

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

This week has seen our transport links under extreme pressure from flooding, accidents and breakdowns. All links have always connected, although some have been late, and I hope to see the levels of water go down and normal service resumed next week.


In the news a Telford family have been fined £1000 for taking their holiday in the last week of September. A Department of Education spokesman said "Poor attendance at school can have a hugely damaging effect, regular attenders are four times more likely to achieve". Whilst I may not agree with the fine, I certainly agree that regular attenders will do far better and would remind parents that any holiday absence in term time will be marked as unauthorized.


I look forward to meeting with Year 11 parents on Monday, a very important time in your son's education.


John Rayer

FORTHCOMING DATES

Many Apologies – Please note that there is a Year 9 Options Evening on Tuesday 4 March – this was missed from the dates for diary.

Saturday 18 January – ISANet Google Apps for Edu-training 10.00am to 4.00pm at Senior Boys

Monday 20 January – Year 11 PE trip to Intech Science Centre In Winchester

Monday 20 January - Year 11 Parents Evening 6.15pm

Thursday 23 January – Year 9 trip to see War Horse at The New London Theatre – will not connect with buses.

Saturday 25 January – Burns Night – Tickets are still available contact Miranda Whetton Tel: 01628 411470 for availability or any other information.

Monday 27 January – Spotlight on Sixth Form Evening 7.00pm for all Year 11 Pupils

Tuesday 28 January – Youth Achievement Awards, Magnet Leisure Centre 6.45pm

Thursday 30 January – Youth Speaks Competition from 6.15pm

Friday 31 January – Sports Scholarships pm Years 6 to 8

Saturday 1 February – Academic Scholarships 9.00am. Arts Scholarships to be advised.

TRIPS

Tues 28 January - Year 11 Art Trip To Tate Modern Payment and consents are now overdue.

Mon 3 Feb - Year 10 Art Trip To Tate Britain Payment and consents are due by Friday 24 January.

Feb 14 - Year 11 History Trip To Berlin Final information/medical/rules have been sent home. IMPORTANT! PASSPORT COPY DUE BY WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY. Forms to be returned to School by Friday 24 January.

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 March – Year 10 Geography Trip to Margam ParkFinal payment of £120 is due by Friday 24 January.


Trips letters are here

FUTURE EVENTS

Friday 7 March - PTA Quiz Night - Register your team now.

Do you have what it takes to be our Quizmaster for the evening? If so, please get in touch on PTABookings@gmail.com.

Saturday 15 March – The Boat Club Race Night Full information coming out shortly.

Saturday 10 May - The PTA Ball Crowne Plaza, Marlow, It's time to get your tables of 12 organised! Invitations will be sent out mid-February and we're guaranteed to sell out fast!

HOLIDAY CLUB

Monday 17 to Friday 21 February – Holiday Club at College Avenue **Book now for discounted rate**

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 February – Sports Club at Cannon Lane **Book now for discounted rate**

NOTES AND TO DO LIST

SWIM KIDZ LESSONS

Swim Kidz team are offering families the opportunity to trial for FREE one of their lessons held in our swimming pool. Sessions operate for 'parent and child', school age children swimming towards the National Plan for Teaching Swimming and Rookie Lifeguard programme. Most sessions are offered at both weekday and weekends. They also offer Aquabumpz, a safe workout for pre and post-natal Mums! Call 01189 836130 or 07825 955533, alternatively email sharky@swimkidz.co.uk

SLIPS TO RETURN

Scholarship Deadlines (11+, 12+ & 13+) –

Monday 20 January for Supporting Scholarship applications

Monday 27 January for the Academic Scholarship.

Art information will be sent out on application with the deadline for Art Portfolios is Friday 24 January. Timings for all Scholarships will be sent out later next week.


Year 11 who wish to continue into our Sixth Form please return your Subject Selection sheets by Friday 14 February and Scholarship forms by Friday 14 March, to the Registrar.

DITTY OF THE WEEK

Re-instated due to popular demand

“Perhaps people may forget what you did, and they may forget what you said,

but they will never, ever forget how you made them feel”

FOR SENIOR BOYS SPORT FIXTURES AND RESULTS...

Our sports fixtures and results are on a dedicated site, where you can check and download the information for your child's team only. Click on the button.

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