Claires Court Bulletin
NURSERY AND GIRLS
NEWS FROM THE HEADS
Teachers always get extended Christmas celebrations... even before they get the chance to begin thinking about their own family events. For the last two weeks they have been asking their tutor groups to bring in gifts for local families who are in less fortunate circumstances, and we have been absolutely blown away by your generosity. The Salvation Army arrived at 11.00am this morning and took away boxes and boxes of gifts - thank you so much, you will be making a huge difference to so many families.
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“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”
Another term passes by, and wow what a busy term it has been. (I know I say it every term…!) The girls have achieved so much in the classroom and experienced so much outside of the classroom, including: ISA Swimming, Young Voices at the Royal Albert Hall, Christmas Tree Decorating at St Luke's, Hampton Court, Living Rainforest, Stubbings Memorial, residential trips to Marchant’s Hill & Osmington Bay, Netball Tour to Newquay, Pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Maidenhead and Me Art Competition, Christmas Productions, and not to mention numerous netball and hockey matches.
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Monday 12th December - The Nursery Christmas entertainment morning to which all Nursery children are invited to attend even if they do not usually come on a Monday. The children may wear party clothes for the occasion. The PTA is very kindly funding a children’s entertainer called Jay.
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END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS
ACTIVITY PROGRAMME/STUDY/EARLY BUSES
Activities and Study ended on Thursday 8 December (Living Tennis will be on as per the schedule) and early buses are in operation on Monday 12 December/Tuesday 13 December
MONDAY 12 DECEMBER
Nursery party morning - all Nursery children are invited
TUESDAY 13 DECEMBER
Junior Girls Y3-Y6 2.30pm Carol Service All Saints Church
Senior Girls Y7-Y9 9.30am Carol Service St Lukes Church
Senior Girls Y10-Y13 10.50am Carol Service St Lukes Church
WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER - end of Autumn Term
Nursery and Lower Junior Girls (Reception to Y2) 'Carols Around The Tree' 11.15am in The Chapel - parents are invited
Nursery - normal sessions
Junior Girls - Finish 12.00noon
Senior Girls - Finish 12.15pm
Buses home are in operation
If you are collecting from CCJB first then your daughter will be supervised until 12.30pm
There is no After School Care available except for Nursery children who finish at 3.30pm
START OF NEW TERM - Wednesday 4 January 2017
There will be no activities or study during the first week back Wednesday 4 January - Friday 6 January 2017 and early buses are in operation. After School Care will be available.
Copas Turkey Offer
Order online using code ‘CCS16’ to earn the School PTA £5. Anyone collecting their turkeys that they ordered on this offer will be able to go and say hello to a couple of Santa’s helpers and have their picture taken too. As well as meeting the reindeer there will be many other treats including wine tasting, cooking and carving demonstrations, a choir and Father Christmas himself.
OTHER INFORMATION - please read
Lent Term Activities Programme
The Activities Hub is now open for registrations for Lent Term activities -http://activities.clairescourt.net
Students and parents should be accessing this site to sign up for the next terms activities by Wednesday 14 December - confirmation of choices will be emailed before the start of term.
Clothing Donation Request
This year, we welcome donations of clean clothing, which are to be used locally within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to support those who are sleeping rough or are homeless. Please drop bags of any clothing you wish to donate to one of the 3 school offices. Many thanks for your generosity.
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Meningitis Vaccinations - Wednesday 11 January 2017
The vaccination letters have gone out to G9-G11 please could you return your response before the end of term.
Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Award
For those who wish to start their DofE journey a letter has been emailed to all Year 10 students and is also available to view at www.outdooreducation.clairescourt.net/home/dofe along with more information about the award.
Spaces are limited and replies are required by 14 December, please note that this is separate to the evening activity sign-up.
Following on from the recent Building Resilience evening for the Y10 & Y11 pupils please find the links here for documents/slides which you may find of interest:-
REPORTING ABSENCE - CALLING THE SCHOOL
Please check you have the right number in your phone
Nursery, Girls & Sixth Form
If your daughter/son is unwell please telephone the School Office on 01628 411480 by 9.30am on each day of the sickness (you can leave a voicemail message if 'out of hours' and this will be picked up) and then follow up with a letter as they return to school. For medical appointments please send a note into the class teacher prior to appointment where possible notwithstanding emergencies then a telephone call will suffice. Thank you for your co-operation - it does save us a lot of time chasing up absences.
PLEASE NOTE: The registrar's’ number as listed on the website should only be used for admissions/ moving up enquiries.
A Christmas Cracker Full of Fun
Monday 19 to Friday 23 December
All the fun of the festive season, with Christmas games, activities, pantomime,
Sing-a-longs, Winter Olympics and a visit from Santa Claus.
Or, why not try one of our Xtra days?
Christmas crafts, cookery and football all on offer……….something for everyone
BOOK BY THE END OF FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER
TO GUARANTEE A PLACE
Junior Choir at the Royal Albert Hall: If parents wish to purchase a DVD of the whole event they can do so via this link: http://www.pembrokeshirevideo.co.uk/clic-sargent/
Carol services: Junior and Senior Ensembles will be playing at their respective carol services on Tuesday. Please can girls remember their instruments for rehearsals Monday and performances on Tuesday.
TRIPS - copies of all trip letters can be found on our website
SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 There are now three spaces available - please contact Mrs Hasyildirim asap on firstname.lastname@example.org
G10 & G11 Rigoletto at the ENO 28 February - last call for consent and payment by Monday 12 December
Y10/Y11 Geography Trip to Iceland - 31 October to 3 November 2017 - last chance consent slip by Monday 12 December
FIXTURES - remember to look at our website also
Tuesday 13 December 2016
U14 Hockey at Braywick Astro - pick up at 5.30pm from Braywick
Thursday 5 January 2017
U12 Hockey - LVS Ascot away