Mrs Heywood's Words Summer 5
Friday was a day when we marked the point at which Year 11 came together as a cohort for the final time.
It was a day full of events including a review of the year, a barbecue, the traditional staff v Year 11 rounders match. During the Final Assembly we presented books to those that have distinguished themselves in a particular subject, as well as the customary heart necklace, funded by the PTA. It was ever a very emotional occasion but it was lovely to see staff, pupils and parents share tea together and celebrate their time at Claires Court Senior Girls. We shall be seeing many of them next year as they will be joining our Sixth Form. I would like to thank them all for all they have given and contributed to Claires Court Senior Girls.
The U13 netball squad achieved an impressive third place at the ISA National Netball Finals in York on Saturday. The girls demonstrated excellent teamwork, athleticism and determination throughout the day. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost to Ballard School (South)by one goal in the semi-finals, but then went on to win the third/fourth playoff against St James School (London North), meaning CC walked away with a bronze medal. The girls put in a sterling performance and conducted themselves superbly over the weekend. Congratulations to all the girls and their coaches Miss Guttridge and Mrs Bennett. It was a truly successful trip!
What an extravaganza the Summer Ball was at the weekend, a night to remember as guests were immersed into the decadence and glamour of the evening. An unforgettable occasion which included live music, a three-course meal, a troupe of colourful showgirls strutting their stuff and we were all dazzled by those well constructed Eiffel Towers that just about survived the event. A massive thank you to our PTA for all their incredible hard work in making the evening so special.
Rachael Williams gave us a thought provoking assembly on Mental Health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. It covered what mental health meant and reminded the girls that everyone will face challenges and difficulties throughout life.
I shall be checking in with the Year 10s on their Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition on Friday. The Award scheme is such a splendid opportunity to develop and deploy a huge range of skills and qualities, and not just in the expedition section. They also have to complete a period of community service, learn a new skill and develop their physical capabilities.
Pupils have been reminded that using such devices to make calls, text or make recordings without permission is against school rules. G7 and G8 pupils should hand them in at the beginning of the school day and collect them when the leave the school premises. G9 -11 pupils should keep their phones in a locker. If a phone is seen being used inappropriately or without permission it will be confiscated. If this happens on more than one occasion then the phone will need to be brought to the Senior Management Office and placed in a secure device ‘YONDR’ which they can get unlocked at the end of the day.
Please do not expect to be able to contact your daughter, or for her to make contact with you during school hours via her mobile phone or other device. This includes the sending of text messages between 08.45 and 16.00. The school office will ensure any necessary communication from you is passed to your daughter, and will also ensure that she can contact you during the school day should it be necessary.
That just leaves me to wish you all a lovely weekend.