Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 5
Year 8 enjoyed more than the fantastic views down on the beach at Barton-on-Sea on Tuesday, plenty of space to explore; prevailing winds; rain showers and an excellent place to study coastal erosion.
In Geography, the girls and boys have been learning about the natural processes which occur along the coastline e.g. erosion and transportation; how erosional and depositional features are formed and why it is important to protect our coastlines. There will be follow up work in lessons based on the field trip, including a display for the department.
Our first Open Morning of the year proved to be extremely successful last Friday and we were delighted to welcome over fifty visitors who came to see us at work. It was lovely to hear after the tours how impressed they were with the confidence, honesty and openness of our pupils and how much our ability to offer a broad educational experience alongside excellence both academically and in the wider curriculum resonated with them. I must congratulate our Year 8 guides for doing a splendid job in talking about their school.
In assembly on Monday, Mr Wespieser led the way with his contribution to National Poetry Day, by reciting his poem about ‘Truth’ and ‘Being True To Yourself’. We hope the girls were inspired by his words and will write a poem that can be entered into the Claires Court School National Poetry Day Writing Competition.
The PTA had another extremely successful second-hand uniform sale this week and many thanks to Therese McShea and Sophie Jones for all their hard work organising the event.
Thank you to all parents who attended the 'Key Stage 4 Evening' on Tuesday. We hope you found the presentations to be a useful guide as to how to best support your child through the GCSE process.
Next week on Thursday, we look forward to seeing Year 7 pupils and parents at the Parents Evening/Work Share.
Next Friday 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 picnic tables for a new eating area for the Senior Girls; inclusion of an after school football club which started this September and their input into the redesigning of the PSHEE programme. 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 congratulated for taking on the challenge of leadership.
Tickets are selling fast and please don’t forget to book your tickets for the popular and exciting Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 12 October.