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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs King's Words Lent 9

Hakuna Matata! Our Upper Junior Girls certainly didn’t need to have any worries as they took to the stage in spectacular style this week and blew us all away with their astounding and breathtaking performances! It really was a rollercoaster of emotions as we followed Simba’s life lessons. Each and every pupil played their part wonderfully, from the swaying grass, to the towering giraffes. Never have I been more proud to say that they are our Junior Girls! 

At Claires Court we set high expectations for our pupils in all that they do and we aim to provide them with opportunities that help them to grow and develop in every possible way both academically, creatively and socially. The girls always live up to our expectations but last night, I think it’s fair to say, they surpassed all expectations. While having a wonderful time working towards their breathtaking performances, the girls have developed their confidence and resilience through taking risks, stepping out of their comfort zone and working together creatively. All important life skills that I hope they take with them through school, work and life, along with happy memories of an unforgettable experience. Huge thanks again to Mrs Stevenson, Mr Laouira and the whole team for going above and beyond to prepare the girls for their parts.

Last night we had Mr and Mrs Perwaz taking photos of the show and Mr Carr recorded it all. The girls will bring home DVD order forms today. Please do follow us on our social media pages (Facebook and Twitter) and have a look for the post from The London West End stars of The Lion King. Our own stars have recorded a reply that has been shared today! 

It has been a very busy week as we have also had Science Week. The girls have been carrying out all sorts of investigations to develop their science skills and knowledge. We’ve had walking water, seasonal observation walks, planning investigations into tooth decay, predicting if it is possible to pierce a balloon with a skewer without popping it and modelling evolution (ask Year 6 about this!). Some classes will continue this work next week.

It seems somewhat ironic that I started my bulletin with the words ‘Hakuna Matata’ meaning no worries and I’m ending with these words from James Wilding, Academic Principal. At this worrying time, we thank you for your ongoing support in following the latest guidance to keep our community as healthy as can be.

"Whilst every week of school is busy, this time of year Claires Court is at its most active, and with every part of our antennae ever focussed on the education, health and care of our children and staff as the Covid-19 epidemic develops, I sense ‘a quiet, determined, responsible leadership in many different situations and contexts’ across our organisation. My quote is from Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College leaders, and it is so clearly evident at Claires Court. I write more in my blog today and there are regular updates on our website, but please be reassured that we are doing as much as we can humanly do to ensure the school is prepared for all the various contingencies, both current and in the future."

Have a happy and healthy weekend.

Mrs King

Merit Certificates: Eva Reception), Isabella H(Year 1), Ana (Year 2), Holly J (Year 3), Kim and Sienna (Year 4), Phoebe (Year 5) and The Whole of Year 6

Bunny Awards: Isabella M (Year 1) for playing nicely with her friends at break time and Mr Laouira(Year 6) for his kind and encouraging words given to Year 6 in the lead up to The Lion King.

House of the Week: St Therese

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