Time to think about buying your Christmas Tree?
This year we are selling non-drop Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees, from 3ft-8ft, to raise funds for the Rowing Club. Our aim is to raise enough to buy a Coxless Quad for the Senior Girls! Each tree is 15% less than the normal prices you would find in garden centres so to order, please go to http://schl.cc/dj or see further details here. You’ll be able to collect it on 3/4 December so it’ll be here in plenty of time before the big day.
Tree Planting - would you like to help?
We look forward to commencing the planting of our Jubilee Canopy trees in our fields this Saturday and for our next project; if any families would like to be involved in the expansion of our tree planting to create a 'Tiny Forest' there, I have opened up a specific slot for this on Saturday morning, 4 December. My grateful thanks to parent Simon Hawkins (Y12) who is volunteering his expert knowledge to ensure our trees successfully flourish into the longer term. - James Wilding
ALL YEAR GROUPS
Importance of reporting LFD test results
Thank you for your continued support in getting your daughter to Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test twice a week. Reporting her test results, whether positive, negative or void, is as important as taking the test itself, as reporting results helps understand the spread of the virus. LFD tests have been widely and successfully used to detect asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. A recent report has shown that the accuracy of LFD tests was more than 80% effective at detecting any level of COVID-19 infection and likely to be more than 90% effective at detecting the most infectious people at the point of testing. So please do continue!
Knife Crime Awareness - a message from Thames Valley Police
It is important that the police, schools and families work together to protect young people. We would like to encourage parents to be aware of the warning signs and talk to children about carrying weapons. The consequences of being found in possession of a knife are serious and long lasting, affecting education, employment and travel opportunities, but most crucially, life. Some young people carry weapons because they feel it will provide protection or increase the respect they are given by their friends, others carry for ‘friends’, but the sad fact is that they are more likely to become victims of serious violence. If you are concerned, please speak to them calmly and explain the risks and consequences. Further advice on talking to your child is available here.
Claires Court Juniors PTA Christmas Fair - Thursday 9 December
This is being held from 7-9pm at Junior Boys Sports Hall. Please pop the date in your diary and feel free to bring a friend with you! We'll be serving mince pies and mulled wine whilst you shop.
If anyone would like a stall at the fair, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints Christmas Market - Sunday 28 November
All Saints Church are holding their first Christmas market in their Church Quadrangle - please see information here.
Reporting Sickness/Medical Appointments/Requesting Holiday
Just a reminder to report sickness/medical appointments to email@example.com or telephone 01628 327500 (you can leave a voicemail outside of school hours and this will get picked up once the office is open). For holiday requests please put this in writing prior to any holiday being booked.
Religious Study Event
Year 7 Senior Girls have been learning about Sikhism in RS. Sikh’s try to treat everyone with respect and equality and one way they do this is by providing a free meal to anyone who wishes to join them. This is called the Langar. Year 7 did their own Langar for Lower Juniors and Upper Juniors led by their Lead Stewards Mia G (7A) and Arabella B (7B). The girls collected the required ingredients, baked and decorated the cakes and presented them in gift wrap. A big thank you to Mrs Irons in Food Technology, as without her help this project would not have been possible.
7B gave their kind gifts to Y's 4, 5, 6 on Tuesday 16 November
7A gave their kind gifts to Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 on Friday 19 November
YEAR 11 ONLY
Letter from Ofqual
Please find a letter from Ofqual to pupils that was published on 11 November. This has also been shared directly with the girls so they are aware of the changes, grading and contingency arrangements for GCSE’s in 2022.
Claires Court Outdoor Education Instructor, James Wragg, is embarking on a huge challenge this December to cycle 4,000km around the Great British coastline to raise money for World Land Trust. Battling through the coldest parts of the year, James said, “I could have done it in the summertime b...
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