Claires Court Bulletin



Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 7 October 2016



Reading occupies my opening thoughts this week. Last year our Senior Girls Library team launched our Accelerated Reader Scheme, with the avowed desire to encourage more and wider reading.

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“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

From gooseberry tarts, red velvet cakes and rainforest layer shoe boxes to Mad Hatter hats, Stone Age settlements and poetry recitals , this week has seen a variety of creative, detailed and well-thought out homework pieces come in.

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Individual Photographs

The children will be having their photographs taken on Monday 17th October and if your child does not attend on Mondays you are more than welcome to come in and have the picture taken at 8.45am.

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Fireworks: an excellent metaphor for the business of Education in a rapidly changing world.

Dates for next week - please don't forget to look at our website for all information/dates

Monday 10 October - G6 Depart to Osmington Bay

Tuesday 11 October - GR to G5 only Parents' Evening 4pm - 7pm

Thursday 13 October - G7 Parents' Evening 6pm - 8pm/Osmington Bay trip returns

Saturday 15 October - Fireworks CCJB

Sunday 16 October - CCSG Rehearsal 'Night at the Movies' at CCSB 11am - 4pm

Monday 17 October - Nursery Individual Photos

On Tuesday 11 October there will be a photographer on site, we will be taking pictures for use in future publications and on the website. Where possible pupils should be in winter uniform please. Pictures will be used in line with our photographic permission and consent guidance.


Winter Uniform

Please note that winter uniform is to be worn after the October half term break.

Tempest Photo

Any orders/payments to be returned to the school office by Monday 17 October.

G11 Assessment 2016-2017

Year 11 - Organise your homework and revision more effectively using this month-by-month diary of assessments. GCSE Support Clinics start after half term - check the notice board and/or hub pages for details. Please see link here.

School Request

Medical Condition – if there is a change to your child’s medical information ie no longer asthmatic – please can you inform the school office so that a new medical form can be issued and our records amended. Any medication being brought into school needs to be accompanied by the Prescribed Medication Form which is available from the school office.

Loco Parentis – if parents are leaving their child in the responsibility of other family members/family friends during the school working week please inform the school office with names/contact numbers in case of an emergency.

Sickness – please inform the school office by 9.30am. You can leave a voicemail message outside of the school working day and the messages will be picked up.


The Senior Girls School Council team of Cami Price, Freya Ramsay and Zainab Salem will meet for the first time with the new elected Form and Vice - Form Captains on Monday 10th October. They will be representing the ideas, needs and concerns of the Senior Girls and taking forward any initiatives agreed by the council. Girls please approach your Senior Prefects around school as they are open to other people's ideas and they would love to meet you!

SG School Council meeting in F16 (English Room) Monday 10th October 1.20pm - 2.05pm - Light sandwich lunch will be provided.

7A Yasmin Paton & Heidi Golding

7B Scarlett Bennett & Mia Nairn

8A Anna Leigh & Seren Mehmet

8B Becca Ramsay & Ayla Meredith

9A Hannah Warman & Hannah Straw

9B Lauren Markwick & Ruby Sullivan

10A Shanel Paine-Jones & Georgia Carmichael

10B Louise Ditchfield & Amy Ingram

10C Cassie Halpin & Sophie Gordon

11A Amy Samber & Izzy van Vuuren

11B Kally Mudge & Charlotte Webster

11C Toni Dibley & Dom Wright

A Night at the Movies - presented by Claires Court

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November at Norden Farm

This year’s show is filled with song, dance, performance and music, from some of the world’s most famous and favourite cinema soundtracks. The programme includes The Great Escape, Pirates of the Caribbean, What a Wonderful World, Ghostbusters, Moon River and Stand By Me. Get your tickets now, from the Norden Farm online box office

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Would you like to win a voucher worth £50, towards Holiday Activities?

We want to be the best that we can be.........for a chance to win:

Please help us to improve, by completing your Holiday Activities feedback form. The deadline for submission of forms is Friday 14th October.

We also thought you should know that spaces are restricted for Half-term Holiday Activities. In order to avoid disappointment, please don't delay...

Click here for more information or here to book.




All year 3 girls have presented themselves on stage without their text and presented the first three lines of by heart - most impressive. Now they are looking at the next three lines in progressing their speeches for LAMDA - Good Luck.

Juniors Christmas Production

We are now in full swing of rehearsals, the opening sequence is looking mystical and stylized, please remember your scripts and a pencil in order to jot down any changes. Girls need to learn their lines over half term in preparation for full afternoon rehearsals.

Juniors Drama Clubs

Final reminder - all girls must have school drama blacks to participate in this activity.

Seniors November Production

Girls must bring in white ankle socks and black jazz shoes or black pumps for next Wednesday's rehearsal.

'Night at the Movies' Rehearsal @ Senior Boys School - Sunday 16 October 11am-4pm

Please bring a packed lunch and wear your drama blacks

TRIPS - copies of all trip letters can be found on our website


JUNIOR GIRLS G5 & G6 Netball Tour to Newquay Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 November - deposit asap please.

SENIOR GIRLS MFL Information letter requesting copy passport, medical & rules required by Friday 14 October.




Young Voices Wednesday 7 December G3 to G6 - consent slip and T shirt order by Friday 14 October/note tickets for parents on sale online now.

U10'S Netball Tournament Saturday 15 October - consent slip by Monday 10 October latest.


MFL Trips to Bordeaux/Cologne/Salamanca final information letter with copy passport, medical and rules to be returned Friday 14 October.

G8-G11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - medical form, rules and balance payment due asap.


Forthcoming Events

Saturday 15 October - PTA Fireworks held at our Junior Boys site.

Friday 18 November - Fright Night Disco for Juniors held at Girls site.

And one for the future .... Saturday 13 May - Annual Ball

Nearly New Sale

Tuesday 8 November - Second hand uniform sale, 3pm-5pm

Good quality second hand uniform is always needed. Here’s what you need to do.

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Saturday 8 October - U11 hockey

Tuesday 11 October - U12 A&B Hockey v Newlands A&B 4.30pm start at Braywick astro - 5.15pm pick up.

Tuesday 11 October - U15 Hockey v LVS 5pm start, 6pm return to school.

Wednesday 12 October - U18 Hockey v LVS, 2.30pm start at Braywick, return to school at 4pm

Wednesday 12 October - U9&10 Netball v The Abbey, away, 3.40pm leave, 6pm return to school

Wednesday 12 October - U15 netball RBWM tournament at Furze Platt, 4pm start, pick up from FP at approx 5.30pm

Thursday 13 October - U16 County Indoor Hockey Tournament, pick up from school at approx 4.30pm

Saturday 15 October - U13 hockey at St Mary's, 9am meet at St Mary's Ascot, 12pm pick up from St Mary's Ascot.


U13A Netball results for RBWM Tournament:

CCA v Newlands A - 1-0 loss

CCA v St Peters - 6-0 win

CCA v Holyport A - 4-2 win

CCA v Charters A - 2-2 draw

CCA v Dedworth A - 6-0 win

CCA v Charters B - 5-2 win

CCA v St Edwards - 1-0 win

The U13 A positioned 2nd out of 8 teams.

U13B Netball results for RBWM Tournament:

CCB v Newlands C 1-0 loss

CCB v Holyport B 0-0 draw

CCB v Dedworth B 3-1 win

CCB v St Edwards 4-1 win

CCB v Newlands B 1-1 draw

CCB v Furze Platt 2-2 draw

CCB v Altwood 1-1 draw

CCB v Charters C 2-1 loss

The U13 B positioned 5th out of 9 teams