Mrs Kirby's Words Autumn 3
Big Girl, Little Girl.
One of the very successful initiatives we have at CCJG, is our Big Girl, Little Girl set up. Each Reception pupil has a ‘Big Girl’ in Year 6 (or 2 or 3!) to share her first year of school journey with. Throughout the year, the girls take part in activities together, go on trips and learn from each other. The girls love it and we are excited to see these relationships blossom over the next few months. Their first collaboration will be at Harvest Festival on 3 October.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending our Senior and Sixth Form Speech Day. Seeing so many pupils rewarded for their achievements as well as performances and speeches from ex-junior pupils was heart-warming. Mrs Stephanie Rogers (Head of Sixth Form) made a point of speaking to those pupils who hadn’t won a prize this year. She used Michaelangelo’s quote to encourage them that there was still time to achieve your goals and that teachers were here to support and help discover their talent: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
With only one week left, I am feeling quite sad about leaving these amazing girls who have settled into their new classes so beautifully. But, we still have lots to look forward to next week, including: Year 3’s trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum, Hockey and Netball Fixtures, and our first Open Morning next Friday, which gives us the opportunity to show off the pupils’ work and the excellent displays all around the school.
*A message about Horse Riding*
Calling all equestrians!
Did you know you can ride for your school? If your son or daughter rides, has a horse or pony they can compete and would be interested in riding for Claires Court on a team or as an individual please email Serena Hickson email@example.com for more information. Open to girls and boys of all ages.
Please see a link to the NSEA website so they can see what competitions are run and read a little bit more about it. https://www.nsea.org.uk/
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Merit Certificates: Charlie (Reception), Lydia (Year 1), Clodagh (Year 2), Holly S (Year 3), Josie (Year 4), Casey (Year 5) and Rose (Year 6) PE: Evie, Charlotte L, Erin & Aylin.
Bunny Awards: Florie (Year 1) for going above and beyond to be a good friend to a new pupil, and Evie (Year 4) for amazing improvement in her attitude towards making mistakes.
Head Girl & Deputy Head Girl Kindness Awards:
Lower Juniors: Aria Aspinall
Upper Juniors: Florence McArdle
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