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Weekly Words from Mr Giles

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with a round-up by Mr Giles and the team about the week gone by.  Read below recent messages from the Head's desk.

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  • Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 7

    Published 20/10/17, by Kim Hall

    A very big thank you to all the students who volunteered to help with car park duty at the fireworks last weekend. They were a huge help and also looked great in their hi-viz jackets!  The Sixth Form have been working hard over this half term and now deserve some holiday time. A number of Year 12s have said how quickly the time has gone as they have been “having fun”.

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 6

    Published 13/10/17, by Kim Hall

    Dr Joe Organ from Brasenose College, Oxford, visited us on Tuesday. He spoke to a group of prospective Oxbridge applicants from Year 12 about university life at Oxford and Cambridge and the application process. Our students are always inspired to “Aim Higher” and Dr Organ did some myth-busting with the students about the truths of studying at Oxford and Cambridge and also about the challenges that students face, including the 3-step process of application, testing and interview.

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 5

    Published 06/10/17, by Kim Hall

    Year 12 had a very successful Parents' Evening yesterday. Feedback was very positive, showing that the Year 12 students have had a very productive first few weeks to the year. Year 13 continue to work on their UCAS applications. They must hand in a hard copy of their Personal Statement to their tutor as early as possible next week. Applications must be completed by 6 November.

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 4

    Published 29/09/17, by Kim Hall

    Will Davies and Alex Raeburn-James, seen here with Mr Giles, were competing in the ISA National Sailing championships at the Queen Mother Reservoir in Datchet this week. Will did excellently and was awarded the cup as ISA National Sailing champion for his race in the single handed laser. You can read more on this here.

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 3

    Published 22/09/17, by Kim Hall

    Our Heads of School, Camilla Slais and Todd Muil, did an amazing job of hosting the 2017 Speech Day. They also found time to put together an excellent eight minute video of school life which perfectly showed the many activities that take place across the sites. Our Guest of Honour, Lord James O’Shaunessy, himself an alumnus of Claires Court, was very ably introduced by Year 13, Todd Lindley. Todd had previously met Lord O’Shaunessy at the House of Lords when Todd collected his ISA prize for his outstanding academic achievements at GCSE.

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 2

    Published 15/09/17, by Kim Hall

    After a successful first “e-week”, students are enjoying a full programme of activities, including training for Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Rowing and Gym inductions. Preparations are also under way for the Drama performance in November at Norden Farm. 

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 1

    Published 08/09/17, by Kim Hall

    We have been very pleased with the way the students have settled into Sixth Form life.

    Year 12 have clearly benefitted from the Study Skills workshops they attended on Wednesday, and have made an impressive start to their studies. They have already grasped our mission statement to 'Aim high, believe in yourself and make a difference'.

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  • Heads of Sixth Form Summer 12

    Published 14/07/17, by Kim Hall

    It has been a jam packed week full of informative, beneficial and future building mini lectures and activities, culminating in a great day at Summerleaze Lake. Reports and reflections have gone out to parents. Have a great summer.

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  • Heads of Sixth Form - Summer 11

    Published 07/07/17, by Kim Hall

    In assembly today we saw some impressive 60 second presentations by the prospective student leaders who had to complete application forms and have interviews for their roles. Next week students and staff will be able to cast their votes.

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  • Heads of Sixth Form Summer 10

    Published 30/06/17, by Kim Hall

    It was a lovely night at the Sixth Form Prom, last night - a great combination of Year 13,  Year 12 and staff enjoying themselves together as can be seen from the photos. 

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Summer 9

    Published 23/06/17, by Kim Hall

    Year 13 are coming to the end of their exams which have gone well. Over 150 people attended the private view of the Art & Photography Exhibition and the feedback has been phenomenal.

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  • The Heads of Sixth Form Summer 8

    Published 16/06/17, by Kim Hall

    A big welcome back to Year 12. Today, students listened to an assembly by Mr Giles and Mrs Rogers about the challenges of the step up to study in Year 13. We hope you found the shared presentations from Tuesday of use. 

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