Week 2 of the Summer term and the sun is beginning to chase the clouds away! Activities have started and the sound of shouting (in a good way!) from the classrooms in Taskmaster or the patter of running outside is always a pleasant sound and reminder that summer really is here!
Since the start of term, and for the next week or so we have planned welcomes for a number of mothers and their children entering the school after two months as refugees from the war in Ukraine. They have had a terrible time since leaving their country as refugees two months ago, many directly from the war zones we now see on the news broadcasts from the front line in Kiev and Odessa. They leave behind not just their homes, professions and businesses completely devastated, but also their parents, husbands, brothers, sons and brothers who are on the front line in the military, or too old to make the journey west.
For the moment, effectively there is nothing more we can do other than create a warm and welcoming home for the children, build opportunities for familiarisation around their supporting families here, and understand more how best to support some very proud and fiercely independent people who have lost everything material that we take for granted.
Thank goodness for the internet, as our images and stories from Claires Court are able to reach those back home; as one father wrote to me this morning (Thursday) “ I like the way Claires Court cares about pupils and being M's father I am always willing to support my family whenever it's possible. Please kindly keep me updated when I can help.”
Diamond Ball on 11 June - tickets!
With just 5 weeks to go before the first parent school ball in a couple of years, we’d love to see as many of our parent community as possible there! There are a few tables left and as we have said before, it doesn't matter if you don’t have a fixed group of parent friends, you are welcome to join an Icebreaker table where you’ll meet other parents.
Tickets are just £85 for the evening which includes a three-course meal, live band, silent auction, dancing and lots of fun. To book, or to ask any questions, please email Anna from the PTA on email@example.com
Junior Girls Notices
Reception Junior Girls - Monday 16 May - Bus Journey to Maidenhead Library. Please see attached a letter here which was emailed home yesterday.
All Year Groups
Wednesday 11 May - Whole School Photo 1.30pm. Please can you ensure that your daughter wears her summer school uniform and to include blazers and that hair is tied back for the photo.
Sports Fixtures/Team Lists - a reminder that all the girls fixtures/results are available to view on our website here. For team lists you will need to use the code which has been emailed home to you earlier this week.
Reminder - Please report any sickness absence/medical appointments via the school office on 01628 327500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 9.30am - thank you.
Please note all our School privacy notices can be found here. Please ensure you keep you and your child's information up to date. You can login to the report portal to change any details or alternatively, please contact your school office.