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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Heywood's Words Summer 1

It has been a week of welcoming new pupils, staff and pupils back to school - no doubt enhanced by the fantastic warm weather enjoyed by us all over the last couple of days. 

We were delighted to hear that our netball squads had a successful few days out in France being crowned the most successful school overall at the various tournaments and bringing home trophies in abundance. Our skiers enjoyed amazing conditions in La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy and our rowers and sailors took up the opportunity to enhance their skills at their pre season camps.

          

It’s been a very busy start to the term, Year 10 historians were up at the crack of dawn this morning for their trip to Ypres. Such a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to experience the impact of World War 1. As always I am so grateful to staff who take pupils on such trips, both during term time and holidays, to provide such rich educational experiences.

Open Morning today for prospective parents and their daughters saw over 40 guests have the opportunity to see us at work, in lessons, both teachers and pupils working together.

Next week is LAMDA week, as both Senior and Junior Girls rehearse and then perform their individual pieces. The work that is undertaken via the LAMDA speech and drama awards has many benefits. It builds in verse and prose performance, increases  knowledge of literature and develops communication skills - indeed skills for life!

Our tennis squads have had their first run out of the season on Thursday in a friendly against St Mary's Ascot. We wish them the best of luck at Bisham Abbey on Wednesday in the Tennis National Championships Qualifiers.  

As the external exam season fast approaches we would especially like to wish the Year 11 and 13 students the best of luck for their summer examination.

We are delighted that the Year 11 have an opportunity to celebrate the end of the year at the inaugural ‘Year 11 Prom’. Thank you to Mrs New and Mrs Turner for volunteering to support the Ball Committee and getting this off the ground. We know that the girls will all dress to impress and tickets are now on sale! (please see information included in this bulletin)   

Next week as part of the PSHEE programme Year 7-10 will be working on their study skills in preparation for their internal end of year examinations just before half term. They are receiving advice and support from their subject teacher reinforced by work on studies skills session to enable them to give of their best.

So a busy and rewarding start to term, have a lovely weekend.

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