Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

BULLETIN NO 1 - AUTUMN TERM 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 9 September 2016

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

Welcome to the first bulletin of the year and it has been wonderful to see the school bursting with life and energy again. The cardboard boxes have been emptied, painters ladders removed and computers restored (well nearly).

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LEANNE BARLOW

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

We are only two days into the new term and already the girls have been hard at work producing many things to be proud of. In Reception, the girls have settled in well and were quick to discover the role play area.

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SHEENA WILDING

We have welcomed lots of new children into the three nursery rooms and are pleased to say how well they are settling in.

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Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

A record – best ever or steepest decline

START OF TERM

Monday 12 September - Thursday 15 September Junior & Senior Girls Study and sports trials only. No activities/normal bus timetable in operation

Monday 12 September - G7 Water Day

Wednesday 14 September - GR "My First Day at School" photograph for the local press

Thursday 15 September G7 Parental Talk 'Building Resilience' - CCSB Sports Hall 7pm

Monday 19 September All activities start

OTHER INFORMATION - please read

JEANS FOR GENES DAY - 23 September 2016

Please help us support this charity by wearing your jeans for the day with a £1 donation.


BOOKING AD HOC COACHES

If you wish to book an ad hoc coach this can now be done and paid for online here, 24 hours in advance.


MAGIC MAGNETS

So you can have our number somewhere really useful - these magnets will be posted home during next week - a present for your fridge!!


ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME AUTUMN TERM

All girls have received the details but please see here for Junior Girls and Senior Girls programme.


PARKING

A reminder please to all parents who park in the vicinity of our school to be respectful of our neighbours when dropping off and collecting your children. Can we particularly request that you do not park across or reverse into our neighbour's driveways or the entrance to Old College Gardens, as access is required at all times.


TEMPEST PHOTOS

G7 have had their school photo taken - if you wish to order this please return the form and payment to the office by Friday 16 September.


If parents still wish to order the whole school photo taken in the Summer Term please order direct from Tempest - click here for their website - the password is burgundy. A reference number is not required.

TRIPS

LETTERS GOING HOME

YEAR 8 Lulworth Cove Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 September final information sent home today by email.

YEAR 5 CCJB/JG Marchants Hill Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September final information with kit list and medical form to be returned by Wednesday 14 September.

JUNIOR GIRLS Gymnastics Squad Training (selected pupils) please note this starts Thursday 22 September reply slips due in asap please.


TRIPS UPDATE

SENIOR GIRLS MFL Trips to Bordeaux/Cologne/Salamanca final payment now due asap

PORTLAND SAILING TRIP OCTOBER HALF TERM Y7 - Y13 last call for consent and payment.

LIBRARY Girls’ Olympic Summer Reading Challenge

Don’t forget to send us your entry for the Reading Challenge! There is still time to send a photograph of yourself reading a book during the summer break to: library @clairescourt.net or bring your printed-out photographs into the Junior or Senior Library. Just include your name, class, location and the title of the book you read. (Please note this new email address).

Look out for the full display of all the reading pictures in the Atrium… and see which House has won the challenge!

LIBRARY Roald Dahl 100

We’re celebrating 100 years since the birth of one of the world’s greatest storytellers. It’s going to be more giant than James’s peach, more enormous than a crocodile and more marvellous than George’s medicine! Come to the Junior Library next week and take the 100 Challenge… can you write 100 words about a Roald Dahl story or character?!!

DRAMA

JUNIOR GIRLS

Tuesday 13 September - G3 LAMDA lessons start during lesson time with all girls having a session on public speaking to boost confidence/self-esteem. The girls will have structured lessons during the Autumn Term which leads to LAMDA examinations for those wishing to take the exam.


SENIOR GIRLS - The November Showcase

Wednesday 14 September - Calling ALL G10 & G11 please meet in The Chapel after school to discuss plans. Letters on the way home.

SPORT

Swim Goggles GR - G9 only

If you wish your daughter to wear goggles during her swimming lesson please complete this form and return to the School Office by Friday 16 September.


Junior Girls

GR - G6 will require their swim kit, PE/games kit and hockey kit.

Senior Girls

G7 - G9 will be swimming during their PE lessons so please remember swim kit. Hockey and netball kit are also required for games.


Barcelona Hockey Tour - letter should be going home this week for final payment.


Fixtures

Monday 12 September - G3-6 Netball & hockey taster session

Tuesday 13 September - G7 hockey taster session (5.10pm finish, girls can still catch the bus home) for new & existing players

Wednesday 14 September - U18 hockey match v LP, away, 1.15pm meet in atrium, 4.45pm return to school

Wednesday 14 September - G7 netball taster session (5.10pm finish, girls can still catch the bus home) for new & existing players

Thursday 15 September - GR-G7 tennis taster session, pick up at 5pm (or catch the bus home) for new and existing players

Saturday 17 September - U14 netball tournament, St Mary's 1.30pm start