Claires Court Bulletin
NURSERY AND GIRLS
“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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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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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
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
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.
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.
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 6pmEntrance free
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.
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.
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
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.
6th Jan - U14 Netball
Girls visited St Mark's nursing home >>>
Year 3 went back 2,000 Years and became Celts & Romans >>>