Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

Bulletin No 12 - Autumn Term 2015

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 11 December 2015

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS


So we arrive at the final Bulletin of the term and as ever it is hard to believe that we have got here quite so quickly. Time flies if you are busy and we have certainly been that over the last 15 weeks and the final days are no exception.

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LEANNE BARLOW

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



Can you believe that this is the last Bulletin of the Autumn Term, and in fact 2015?! And what a term it has been! Every week, I have had the quote: “Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!” at the top of my news, as I truly believe this is our motto here at Claires Court. We all strive to drop every fear and learn from mistakes, ensuring that we continue to improve.


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SHEENA WILDING

It was a huge delight for us to see so many parents, grandparents and friends attending our Christmas production on Tuesday morning – evidence of a wonderfully supportive parent body. We have talked and learnt about “people who help us” this term and there is no doubt that the children have helped us to enjoy the build up to Christmas. We are enormously proud of every single one.

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Read our PRINCIPAL'S BLOG

Obituary to David Francis Wilding

END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS

ACTIVITY PROGRAMME/STUDY/EARLY BUSES

Activities and Study will end on Thursday 10 December and early buses are in operation on Monday 14 December/Tuesday 15 December.


MONDAY 14 DECEMBER

Nursery entertainment morning - all Nursery children are invited.


TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER

Junior Girls Y3-Y6 2.00pm Carol Service All Saints Church

Senior Girls Y7-Y9 9.30am Carol Service St Lukes Church

Senior Girls Y10 & Y11 11.00am Carol Service St Lukes Church


WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER - end of Autumn Term

Nursery and Lower Junior Girls (Reception to Y2) 'Carols Around The Tree' 11.15am in The Chapel

Nursery - full day as usual until 3.30pm

Junior Girls - Finish 12.00noon to 12.15pm

Senior Girls - Finish 12.15pm

Buses home will be operating

There is no After School Care available except for Nursery children who finish at 3.30pm

FORTHCOMING DATES


Wednesday 6 January 2016 - Start of Lent Term/Pre & After School Care commences/no study or activities/early buses from Wednesday 6 January - Friday 8 January

Saturday 9 January - Maidenhead Lions Swimarathon @ Magnet Leisure Centre 5.00pm

Monday 11 January - Study & Activities commence/Late buses start as normal

Tuesday 12 January - Lower & Upper Junior Girls Parents' Evening 4.00pm start

Thursday 14 January - Lower & Upper Junior Girls Class Photos

Friday 15 January - Senior Girls Y11 and Sixth Form Reports coming home/Senior Girls Y9 Injections Diptheria/Meningitis C

Wednesday 20 January - Ski Trip Information Evening 7.00pm @ Senior Boys

Saturday 23 January - ISA National Swimming Gala

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Wizard Video - Nursery and Junior Christmas Productions

Any order forms and payment are to be returned to the school office by Monday 14 December so we can arrange for delivery for the start of the new term in January.


Clothing Collection for The Passage

Please support the homeless by donating any clean adult clothing, footwear and other garments such as hats and gloves. Please bring items to your school office. Further information can be found on our website.


Burns Night Supper

The annual Burns Night Supper will take place on Saturday 30 January 2016 at Senior Boys. All funds raised will support our Touring Sports sides. Please see the flyer for further information on how to book tickets. Link to: Burns Night Flyer


Report/Grade Cards - Lower Juniors, Upper Juniors & Senior Girls to Y10

Please sign and return the Report Grade Card acknowledgement slip to your daughter's Form Tutor at the start of the new term.


School Nurse Request

A letter was recently sent out to all parents with pupils who are registered as asthmatic and have inhalers in school. Please could you return the form to the school (if not done so) stating if your child still uses an inhaler for asthma.


Parents Picking Up

The area directly outside the main doors from the atrium is not designated parking - please can parents not use this to stop and wait in their vehicles for their daughter to come out of school.


PTA

The PTA would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year and a big thanks to all parents and staff that have helped throughout this term.


Nearly New Uniform Sale

The next uniform sale will be on Tuesday 26 January - just enough time for you to sort through any outgrown blazers/skirts that you wish to sell.

St. Luke's Church Christmas Tree Festival

Come along to St. Luke’s Church, Maidenhead this weekend to see and smell over 50 beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Three of the trees have been decorated by pupils from Claires Court. Enjoy music, carols, refreshments and the Christmas fare.


Opening times

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 December 10am to 7pm.

Sunday 2.00pm to 6:00pm with a Christmas Tree Service to close the festival at 6pm

Entrance free
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Christmas Card Design

Winner of the Girls Christmas card is Laetitia. Well done to her for her fabulous design.

DRAMA NEWS

ISA Junior Girls Auditions

We are taking a group of Outstanding Actors to the ISA DRAMA Competition on Friday 4 March 2016.

Auditions are taking place at 4.00pm on Tuesday 12 January 2016 in the Chapel and the girls are asked to prepare a speech or monologue from memory. Castings will take place the following week and then those girls will be asked to learn their lines at home in order to use the rehearsal time effectively. Girls who do not make this round will work on pieces of text in preparation for an Assembly in March to which Parents will be invited to attend. This will be a piece of Drama and not a musical. The schedule will be extremely tight and girls must ensure they come to the club each week.


Save the Date

Y9, Y10 and Y11 Senior Girls - save the date Saturday 13th February 'Confusions' by Alan Ayckbourn at the Theatre Royal, Windsor - tickets £13.00 - more information to follow in January.

HOLIDAY CLUB

SOFT TOYS WANTED AT HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Please donate new or good condition soft toys and help Father Christmas fill a sack with gifts for children that are spending time in hospital over the holiday period. Any donations will be gratefully received to the Holiday Club foyer on the Junior/Senior Girls site from Thursday 17 December.

Father Christmas is visiting us on Monday 21 December, and spaces are still available at Holiday Club and Sports Club – visit www.clairescourt.com/holiday-activities for all booking forms, programmes and activity highlights.

TRIPS

Letters home this week:

Fridays in Lent term - Elite Gymnastics Training - consent slip on Mon 14 Dec

Sat 16 Jan 2016 - U10 Netball Tournament at Maltmans Green - consent slip on Mon 14 Dec


Trips Update

2-9 April - Ski Trip final payment overdue - asap - also please complete the Google form URGENT


Swimarathon - Saturday 9 January: If you have not returned the consent form/Lions Club details sheet please do so before the end of term next week.

SPORT

FIXTURES

6th Jan - U14 Netball

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