Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 5
Congratulations to the U16 Hockey Squad who have qualified for the South Region Hockey Finals in November.
Last Saturday as part of their GCSE course Year 10 & 11 pupils watched Charlotte Keatley’s ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. The main themes of the play are relationships and motherhood and it is also about how the different generations break free from their parents' traditions and culture.
We had our first Open Morning of the year on Friday and we were delighted to welcome nearly forty visitors who came to see us at work. Next Thursday we are holding our Senior Girls Open Afternoon for prospective parents and their daughters. As ever, guests will have the opportunity to see us at work, in lessons, teachers and pupils working together. Activities and buses are running as normal. We are expecting to be really busy so I am afraid that there are going to be some traffic and parking challenges and I would ask for your patience and courtesy.
In assembly on Tuesday, Mr Wespieser led the way with his inspiring contribution to National Poetry Day, by reciting his poem about ‘Words can change the world'. We are hoping the girls will follow suit and write a poem about change, that can be entered into the Claires Court School National Poetry Day Writing Competition.
Next Tuesday is the first scheduled meeting of the Pupil Voice Council. The Council is becoming a powerful voice of the pupil body and last year drove some significant changes, including mats, bean bags and tennis rackets to use outside in the summer, a shortened dinner queue by getting G7 & 8 in first sitting with staff to encourage a family approach to food, more recycling bins around the site and everyone gets to sit on a chair or bench in the main assembly.
The Council is made up of the elected Form Captains and Vice Captains. They have received their badges in assembly presented by Mrs Ruddick (Assistant Head Pastoral) and were congratulated for taking on the challenge of leadership.
The PTA held its first committee meeting of the year this week and we are constantly grateful to Anna Taylor-West and her team, and their next challenge is the PTA Fireworks on the 13 October … tickets are on sale now - more information here. The PTA also run an excellent nearly new uniform service and we have our first sale on Tuesday 9 October. As well as raising funds, the sales also provide a wide range of high quality nearly new school uniform. Our PTA Committee member in charge of that superb operation is Ann Jesseman and she can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a lovely weekend!