After the Easter break all bulletins will be sent by email unless a printed postal copy has been specifically requested.
The first Google Science Fair took place last Saturday at College led by James Wilding and supported by Mrs Selzer and Mrs Williams. 2012 Science Fair candidates will be able to make use of our knowledge and contacts to further their applications for prizes up to $50,000.
A further Fair is planned for the end of April.
Don't forget to complete the Parental Questionnaire — we really are interested in your views and constantly aspire to improve. You can also visit www.clairescourt.com and click via the link in the Notice Board on the right hand side.
Deadline for responses is Friday 9 March please. Feedback will be given in the Principals' End of Term Newsletter.
AS and A2 module results will be distributed at 12 noon on Thursday 8 March in the Sixth Form foyer area. We have delayed this time to ensure that Mrs Cremin has suffient time to complete progress sheets for each student to enclose with the results sheets. This means that you will be able to tell at a glance where you stand in terms of your final AS and A2 grades.
Year 12 students were surprised, and horrified in some cases, to discover that their final examinations start on Monday 14 May which is in just 8 school weeks. Language students have oral exams even before this date. Students should now be drawing up a serious revision timetable and putting all their efforts into achieving the best grades possible. Many universities are now asking to see AS grades as part of the application process so it is important not to leave all your efforts to Year 13 in the hope of taking re–sits!
To graduate as a sports leader you must hold both a current NGB Award and First Aid certificate.
At Claires Court Sports Hall (Ray Mill Road East). You will need to wear kit and bring drinks/snacks. Please bring in your £25 payment for this as soon as possible with the consent form.
To be held in the Chapel on The College site, Please return your slips promptly please. Ensure you dress suitably as you will be doing quite a lot of practical work.
Letters have gone to parents of all the students concerned and we would appreciate replies as soon as possible.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to use an academic library and to look for quality information on the student's chosen topic. Letters requesting permission have been sent home, although there is no charge for this trip.
This will be in the hall at College starting at 6.30pm. Please reply if you have not already done so.
The final payment for the field trip to North Wales is now due. Letters were sent home with the Bulletin last week to parents of students involved.
There is a Senior Music Concert at Claires Court in Ray Mill Road East on Wednesday 14th March starting at 4.15 with refreshments served from 4.00. As usual there will be a variety of music from across the years and involve solo and group items including members of Years 12/13.
Make sure you buy your tickets for this event. It's always great fun (and the chocolate is good!). A flyer accompanies this Bulletin so book now to be sure of your share of the eggs! As usual our Sixth Form students will be helping at this event.
Letters are enclosed with this Bulletin for all Year 12 students except those involved in Drama moderation. This is a valuable opportunity for all students to explore and research options available when moving on from Sixth Form. As well as University entrance there will also be information on Gap Year projects, employment opportunities and other courses. Please return permission slips and payment by 21 March.
Our Sixth Form Psychology students have the unique opportunity to hear Dr Philip Zimbardo, an eminent psychologist, speak about his work and experience. He will be examining how ordinary people do very bad things but also how they do very good things that qualify as heroic. Information is distributed with this Bulleting and reply slips and payments should be returned to School by Wednesday 21 March.
Letters are enclosed for Drama students for this trip to see Peter Shaffer's psychological thriller. The coach will be leaving at 6.30pm from Claires Court so there is time for students to attend both the Psychology lecture and the theatre. Please return slip and payment by 21 March.
For those students booked on this trip, a letter was been sent home with the Bulletin last week. It details the costs of extras as well as the opportunity for the School to purchase euros for pupils. Approximate travel times have been given and once all payments have been made, we will be issued with the full travel itinerary which we will immediately share with the party members.
We are arranging to have ‘Leavers Hoodies’ for our last year at school. If you would like to take part in this please bring in a cheque made payable to ‘School Leavers Company’ for £24.95. Mark the back of the cheque with your name and the name of the school ‘Claires Court Schools’. Please put this in an envelope with your name on it and hand it in to the Sixth Form office before 30 March 2012.
The booking form was sent home last week and tables are booking up fast! Tickets are £12.50 to include fish and chips. Register your team now by emailing email@example.com.
Bookings can be made via a dedicated ball email address firstname.lastname@example.org Please send your Payment through the school office to secure your booking.
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