Claires Court Bulletin
FROM THE HEADS OF SIXTH FORM
The Sixth Form have been working hard over this half term and now deserve some holiday time. This is the perfect time to catch up on subject notes, tidy folders and consolidate learning for Year 12, and for Year 13 to ensure that all sections of their UCAS applications are completed. Autumn half term Grade Cards for all Sixth Form students will be posted today and should be received very soon. After the holidays, we will be resuming our collection for Foodshare and in particular would welcome contributions of tinned meat and fish and jars of cooking sauces. We wish you all a very restful break.
“Should the last one out switch off the lights?”…another parable of modern times.
Fri 21 Oct - Half term begins at 4pm
Mon 7 Nov - Return to school
Tues 8 Nov - Yr 13 mock interviews with Jane Marshall
Tues 8 Nov - Yr 12 Start your EPQ. 3.40pm HB1
Tues 8 Nov - Talks by Gill Aspel to all Photography students 3.30pm HM4
Thurs 10 Nov - Art trip to the Courtauld & National Galleries
Fri 11 & Sat 12 Nov - A Night at the Movies, Norden Farm
Tues 15 Nov - Yr 13 to Safe Drive, Stay Alive at Wycombe Swan
Thurs 17 Nov - Yr 12 Post 18 Options Evening 6-7pm
Wed 14 Dec - Sixth Form Christmas Party at Magnolia Park, Hughenden Valley
Thurs 9 Feb 2017 - Heathrow Jobs & Careers Fair, Sofitel Hotel, T5, Heathrow
Communicating with the Sixth Form Office
Please can you contact the Sixth Form Administrator, Kim Hall, on firstname.lastname@example.org for student absences, and send any forms and letters to the Sixth Form office. The office number for contacting the Sixth form is 01628 411489. Thank you for your help with this.
Windsor Festival Winners visit to Windsor Castle
After the prize giving the students were given a private tour of the Royal Library. Highlights of the exhibition for Joseph and Georgina included the Annie Leibovitz portrait of the queen taken in 2007. The photograph was taken next to an open window, with the only light being that emanating from the window, leading to an interesting and naturalistic feel. Also shown was the Dorothy Wilding portrait of the young queen, the image currently used on stamps. Niamh was excited to see the newly restored Audubon book of American birds (1827-1838), the largest book in the Royal collection measuring some 1.5 by 1m contrasted with a book dating back to the 1600s measuring a mere 2cm by 1cm. Also on display were the Da Vinci drawing 'A bust of a man in profile', several other Da Vinci and Holbein drawings and an early manuscript of Mozart's written when he was 11 years old complete with corrections by his father Leopold. It was a super day for all concerned.
Annual Fireworks - Saturday 15 October 5.30pm-9pm
A Night at the Movies - presented by Claires Court
Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November at Norden Farm
Sixth Form Social Club - Please bring your subs to the Sixth Form office
the Christmas Party on Wednesday 14 December at Magnolia Park, Hugenden Valley and next summer's Prom. We are now collecting subs for these events and the cost is a very reasonable £45. Please can we ask you to send in a cheque for £45 to the Sixth Form office. Cheques should be made payable to Claires Court Sixth Form Social Club. Please do not pay online as it will go into the wrong account. Many thanks.
Electronic Entry and Exit
GUEST SPEAKER - Danielle Pilcher
Danielle Pilcher from Double First came to speak to a large group of Year 12s about university and careers. She introduced them to the website "TalkingPro" which allows students to search for a university or career of their choice, then be able to access information from many professionals from that sector to see how they got into their career, see the pros and cons and to enable them to make more informed choices. The website can be found at http://www.talkingpro.co.uk/.
Claires Court hoped to continue their winning ways after coming up against strong local grammar school, John Hampden this Wednesday at Braywick, the ground Claires Court are yet to be beaten at this year. This was the first time the two sides had played each other at first team level for 5 years, so there was a lot on the line!
The visitors were the first to score after consistent phase play in Claires Court's 22 finally led to a close quarters try after 10 minutes. It didn't get any easier for Claires Court after being forced down to 14 men not long after the try. However, the character of this years Claires Court side was superbly illustrated in the remaining 50 minutes.
Two tries from Owain Griffiths in the first-half gave Claires Court a 10-7 lead going into the half-time break. Strong defensive work from debutant Mason Scott in the centre and 1st team veteran Toby Yate helped keep the spirit high in the Claires Court camp.
The second-half started off the same way as the first ended. Tries from Connor Thomas, Mason Scott, Hamish Smart and a third for Owain Griffiths, meant the team would leave Braywick 32-14 winners. Honourable mentions for scrum-half, Kieran Grey, showing great breakdown work causing turnover after turnover for the home side, and number 8 on the day, Teo Gaster, who was a continuous thorn in the John Hampden defensive line.
Owain Griffiths, Rugby Captain
Date for the Future: Thurs 9 February 2017 - Heathrow Jobs & Careers Fair
Places can be booked by calling 01823 362800. More information is available at www.heathrowjobsandcareersfair.co.uk.