Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

FINAL BULLETIN (No 12) FOR AUTUMN TERM 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 9 December 2016

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

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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LEANNE BARLOW

“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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SHEENA WILDING

Reminders

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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Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

BBC News: Wales Pisa results: ‘Little will be learned’

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.

CHRISTMAS PRODUCTIONS

Last day for sending in your order form for the Nursery and Junior Girls Christmas productions is Wednesday 14 December. Don't forget - a great keepsake for you and your child.

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.


Building Resilience

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:-

Resilience Talk

Note to accompany slides

What is Mindfulness

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.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

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

MUSIC NEWS

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

TRIPS UPDATE

SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 There are now three spaces available - please contact Mrs Hasyildirim asap on amh@clairecourt.com

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

SPORT

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