CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

SENIOR BOYS

Bulletin 3 | Lent Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 23 January 1.00pm

IMPORTANT NOTICES

ALL SATURDAY 24 JANUARY MATCHES ARE CANCELLED - DUE TO FROZEN GROUNDS.


Parking - Please park with due consideration and care for all other road users. Thank you.

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

"Without exception both the senior boys and senior girls received us with great warmth and were so respectful and well behaved". I know Elizabeth Burton Phillips from DrugFam will be happy that I share her impression of our pupils with you. If you were unable to attend the parents presentation I would advise you to read her book 'Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid?', it is very worthwhile.


My thanks to the Year 10 Drama group whose performance on ethical trading issues at Thursday's Assembly was outstanding. The Year 11 Parents Evening proved to be a very useful evening as the boys prepare for their final push to the GCSE exams in the Summer (not forgetting the Mocks after Half Term).


Lastly a big thank you to Mr Buckle and his team of parents who have worked so hard to raise funds for the upcoming Cricket Tour to South Africa, even The Rt Hon Theresa May MP sent her congratulations through (see copy of letter above right).

FORTHCOMING DATES

Monday 26 January Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment

Year 11 Spotlight on Sixth Form 7.00pm to 8.30pm at Girls site (1 College Avenue, SL6 6AW)

RBWM Achievement Awards from 7.00pm

Tuesday 27 January O2 Choir Performance

Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment

Year 10 plus Parents Looking Beyond Talk 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Girls site

Wednesday 28 January Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment

Thursday 29 January Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment

Year 8 English Trip to see 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' - depart at 12.00 midday and return for approximately 7.30pm Will not connect with buses.

Monday 2 February Year 10 Art Trip - Tate Britain - Information has been emailed home.

Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment

Tuesday 3 February Year 10 English Controlled Assessment

Year 9 GCSE Options Evening commencing 6.15pm


The Young Voices event is on Tuesday! Letters have gone out regarding pick up information' though at the time of writing a lot of forms have not been returned regarding pick up plans. We leave school at 10.00am and return Senior Girls late in the evening, please ensure they have plenty to eat. Please go over the words before the Tuesday!! Any queries contact Mr Roach as soon as possible.


Thursday 5 February Rotary Youth Speaks Competition from 6.00pm at Senior Boys

FUTURE EVENTS

BOAT CLUB REGATTA RACE NIGHT Saturday 28 February - A full information sheet has been out - a great evening entertainment with a fish and chip supper (vegetarian option available) and cash bar. £11 per person, tickets available from the office.


BURNS NIGHT Saturday 24 January 2015 – Unfortunately due to numbers being low this event will not be taking place this year.

TRIPS

YEAR 10 ART TRIP Monday 2 February to Tate Britain departing 9.00am return for 5.00pm. School uniform to be worn, bring a packed lunch and drawing materials. The cost for this trip is £12.00 payable on line/cash or cheque please return the consent slip as soon as possible. Thank you.


BRONZE ARTS AWARD TRIP - Years 8 & 9 - Friday 6 February - to Norden Farm Theatre to see 'Light' - a full infomation sheet has been emailed home.


YEAR 11 ART & TEXTILES TRIP Tuesday 10 February to Tate Modern departing 9.00am return for 4.30pm (traffic dependent). School uniform to be worn, bring a packed lunch and drawing materials. The cost for this trip is £11 payable on line/cash or cheque please return the consent slip as soon as possible. Thank you.


YEAR 11 HISTORY TRIP 13 to 16 February 2015 to Berlin - Final trip details will be sent out shortly.


U15 CRICKET TOUR 13 to 21 February 2015Final trip details will be sent out shortly.


U16 FOOTBALL TOUR 13 to 16 February - Final trip details will be sent out shortly.


YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY TRIP Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March - to Margam Park Field Studies Centre - Balance payment of £110 due by Friday 13 February. Cheques payable to 'Claires Court Schools Limited' please or on-line. Information on the full programme and kit list will be available shortly.


HAZEWINKEL ROWING TRAINING CAMP – 6 to 11/12 April 2015 - if anyone who has not signed up is interested please see Chris Clark/Tom Jost as soon as possible.

FROM THE TEACHING STAFF

IMPORTANT NOTICES FROM THE MFL DEPT:

Year 11 GCSE pupils of French/German and Spanish: On Thursday afternoon all Year 11 linguists were given a short presentation on how to revise effectively for GCSE MFL. The boys will be issued with a hard copy of the presentation by their language teacher. Please discuss the contents of this with your son, as they should be actively engaged in revision activities at home. There are now 16 weeks until the first language examinations (French and Spanish) and therefore effective revision is vital to success in the final examinations. Mrs Stratton - Head of MFL


YEAR 11 GCSE ARTISTS - Extra Art Workshops on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 February 10.00am to 1.00pm - Full details of these workshops run by Miss Ackland-Snow have been distributed - its not too late to book on to one or both days.

FROM THE OFFICE

Cashless Catering - Canteen Purchases - A new button, ‘Show Canteen Purchases’, has been added to Cashless Catering system. This enables you to see the last thirty days of your child’s dining room transactions .


Found Property - We have two mobile phones that have been handed in to Reception a Samsung and a HTC. Could one of them belong to you? In addition we have acquired a fishing rod during the holidays – not sure where this has popped up from – it is in a green case with ‘Crivit Outdoor’ written on it.


Lost Property - We are searching for a mobile phone – possibly lost in school on Wednesday 14 January - Sony Ericsson grey in colour, if found please hand in to office. Thank you


Holiday Club Monday 16 to Friday 20 February - Investigating Science, (‘Journey to the Crest Star’ for years 1 & 2), Highland Games and Andy Goldsworthy inspired Nature Murals. You can book from 8.00am to 6.00pm and enjoy a hot lunch when booked in advance.

Sports ClubFootball and Rugby Skills development for all boys and girls in year 3 and above. More details of this and our other great holiday club ‘highlights’ can be found on our website www.clairescourt.com/holidayactivities.

WELL DONE

Mathematicians Of The Week - Year 7 - Kabir Bhalla, Year 8 - Luke Pierce, Year 9 Nic Goslar, Year 10 Todd Muil and Year 11 - Louis Tatlow.

Linguists of The Week - Spanish: Joshua Foy, Edward Bennett, Harry Morris, Joshua Miller-Hall & Hadley Thomas. French: Henry Wadsworth & Luke Perrera. German: Elliot Merry & James Roach

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