Claires Court Bulletin



Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 16 September 2016



I think the theme of this week’s notes should be energy... beginning with the energy being released during the thunder and lightning produced as cold air met warm air over Maidenhead.

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

First full week completed! And what a busy week it has been.

The girls have enjoyed a range of learning experiences from learning the 3 Little Pigs Story from the wolf’s point of view in Year 2 to writing storm poetry (inspired by last night!) in Year 4.

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For our first full week and the topic of “Traditional rhymes and stories “the nursery classes have been talking about “The Enormous Turnip”, printing with turnips and other vegetables and acting out the story. They discovered how to make the colour orange by making the playdough.

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The Age of Reason v the Age of Enlightenment

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

Monday 19 September All activities start

Wednesday 21 September G8 HPV

Thursday 22 September Senior Girls/Sixth Form Speech Day @ Magnet Leisure Centre

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Court Circular 2015-16 arrives with families this Friday. As well as sharing news of the massive range of activity that takes place across the year, this issue also contains all the main sports events and tours as well as a Creative Corner. Shortly the online Sports Circular will also be available via the website and this will include all the team reports.

The material is not the work of the editor, but that of the pupils as well as the teaching and coaching staff and it is to them that thanks should be given for providing such a great range of material.

Whilst this issue is a bumper edition, the aim is for it to be fully inclusive so that all can enjoy and share in the activities in which pupils across all the sites have taken part. It is the culmination of a year’s work and we look forward to an equally busy and rewarding year in 2016-17.


Jeans for Genes Day - 23 September 2016

Please help us support this charity by wearing your jeans for the day with a £1 donation. No ripped fashion jeans/jean shorts/no strappy or midriff tops/no jewellery except for permitted earrings/hair as usual for school/sensible shoes to be worn.

Speech Day

If you have received an invitation to Speech Day, please let us know you will be attending so we can ensure a space is reserved for you.

Pupil Personal Effects Insurance and Pupil Accident Insurance

A reminder to parents that all pupils (with the exception of nursery pupils for Personal Effects Insurance) are covered by your school fees. Full details of the cover provided is available on the Letters and Notices Page (General) page of the School website


If you wish to book an ad hoc coach this can now be done and paid for online here 24 hours in advance. College Special bus will leave 5 minutes earlier from each stop as from Monday 19 September.


Can we please remind all parents to respect our School neighbours. Please refrain from obstructing any driveways. Can we also request that whilst you wait you switch off your engines.

Tempest Photo - G7 Individual Photos

Deadline for returning orders/payment is FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER.

Dining Room

Parents who asked for us to install Cashless Catering restrictions on their child’s account last year are reminded they are still in force until you give us the go ahead to make changes. Please do not hesitate in contacting the Domestic Bursar, Stephen Rhodes at

Following successful trials during Food Awareness week in June Parents will be happy to hear the dreaded break items of cookies, muffins, flapjacks have now finally disappeared from everyday breaks. We have introduced a variety of much healthier and some additional gluten free snacks.

School Nurse Request

A reminder about returning the forms for the G8 HPV injections taking place Wednesday 21.9.16

G4 Music Project

Date for your diary: Friday 30 September 8.45am-9.15am. We would like to invite all Year 4 parents in to discuss the music project.

Young Enterprise

Claires Court Young Enterprise teams look like they are heading for a bumper year. Forty eager Claires Court Year 12 students have already signed up for the new programme and their progression into the YE Company Programme proper will depend upon their performance before a Dragons Den team of Mr Bevis, Mr Giles, Mrs Rogers and Mrs Goyal on Tuesday 27th September. This year we are aiming to be YE SWiM Champions and who knows what could happen after that.

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Holiday Activities for October half-term now available to book online............ Click here



JUNIOR GIRLS G2 The Rye 21 September - reply slips by Monday 19 September.

SENIOR GIRLS G8-G11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - interim letter with medical form and rules by Friday 23 September. Balance payment due by return.


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

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.

Monday 26 September G6 Osmington Bay Information Morning 8.30am CCJB


Dear Parents,

A huge thank you to all our helpers, supporters and, of course, the children for helping to make our events so successful. Without the help and support of everyone involved we wouldn’t be able to continue so thank you very much.

However, we continue to need volunteers to run stalls, selling drinks etc, particularly at the upcoming Fireworks Night and Fright Night Disco. Please look out for the volunteer sheet which will be going up in the atrium soon. Even just sparing an hour can be helpful.


We are a small group of parents and teachers with the aim to raise funds for the benefit of the children at your school. You find out more about us and the roles we hold on the website.


We urgently need a Secretary to join the PTA to contribute to deciding how to spend funds raised, take the minutes at committee meetings (this is not as scary as it sounds!) and get involved with organising school events. For more information, please contact me on 07793 022828 or

Finally, I would like to thank the outgoing Chair of the CCGS PTA, Gail Wheeler, for all her hard work over the last few years. However, I’m delighted that she will still be very involved with the Masquerade Ball next year, which is our biggest fundraiser.

Anna Taylor-West


PS: Save the Date - Saturday 15 October - PTA Fireworks held at our Junior Boys site.



Lamda – G3 please bring an extract from a book you are reading for Tuesdays lesson

Junior Christmas Production

Tuesday 20 September – G3 to G6 auditions. Rehearsed pieces or girls can read from an extract with a partner.

Junior Drama Club

Girls are to wear their official drama blacks. Black leggings and a T Shirt will be allowed until October half term but then girls should be wearing the correct uniform.


November Show - Norden Farm

Everyone should have received a breakdown of the schedule - if not please see Mrs Warren ASAP.

Girls will need to provide white blouses, white ankle socks and jazz shoes in black for Rock around the clock number. School will invest in ribbons, the skirts and neck scarf.



Tuesday 20th - U14 Hockey v Newlands - 5pm start, pick up at 5.30pm from Braywick Astro

Friday 23rd - U16 Indoor Hockey v Beaconsfield High (away), 3.30pm meet, 4.15pm game starts, 5.30pm pick up from CCSG

Claires Court Horse Riding Team

Claires Court Horse Riding Team has had considerably success over the last number of years with many of our riders competing at a high level. The team relies on the huge support of committed parents and pupils. Unfortunately are previous parent volunteer Mrs Noone is unable to continue leading this activity for this academic year. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mrs Noone for her support.

We are presently enquiring if there are any parents within the Claires Court Community who are willingly to take on this responsibility or know of anybody else who may have the expertise to lead the team forward for the next academic year.

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