Whilst I was out of school at the Girls’ School Association conference on Monday, the students were treated to another Mr Wespieser assembly.
This time his focus was finding the fun in life. To complement that, Ms O’Clee set us all another challenge; to let people know you appreciate them. The art of practising gratitude is proven to greatly improve mental health and keeps our focus (in general) on how good things are.
Thank you very much to those who attended the Diamond Jubilee ball last Saturday, it was a wonderful event to celebrate 60 years of the school. Photos of the evening will be available through your table organiser and will be sent directly to them next week!
Summer Fête - next Saturday 25 June
Please come along to the Junior Boys site next Saturday to our Summer Fête organised by the PTA. There will be street food from Presto and Greeklicious, bungee trampolines, bouncy castles, silent disco, independent stallholders, a bar serving Pimms plus activities run by our Senior Boys and Girls…the list goes on!!
As it’s to raise money for the PTA, the entrance fee is £10 per family of four or five or £3 per person. Payment in advance is requested ideally please via the parent pay portal and if you do so, you will be entered into a draw to win lunch from one of the food vendors.
April 2023 - Ski Trip to Austria Current Y5’s to Year 6 - Year 13
Please find the initial letter for next year's Ski Trip to Austria, which will be taking place 1 - 8 April 2023. Deposits of £250 for skiers and £300 for snowboarders (no novices) should be paid via the Payment Portal by 12 noon Wednesday 24 June. Initially places are limited to 40 students in total. Please note: if your child does gain a place on the trip it will not be possible to refund the deposit if they then decide not to go on the holiday. FYI there will also be an Easter Rowing Training Camp to Hazewinkel (Year 9-13 rowers) taking place at the same time.
*REMINDER* Tempest Senior Girls Whole School Photograph
Have you ordered your school photo yet? Tempest has confirmed that the closing date for free delivery back to school is now Wednesday 22 June.
*REMINDER* Tuesday 5 July Sports Day/Early Buses
Senior Girls Sports Day - 1pm to 4pm (will end in time for those pupils catching school transport home).
Early buses in operation as per a Friday timetable due to the New Boys Evening being held at Senior Boys.
*REMINDER* Senior Girls Summer Production “Living the Dream”
Ticket sales are going fast so don’t forget to purchase yours for the production.
Please find information here and the google form for completion to confirm which night you would like to attend. Payment is via the Payment Portal.
*REMINDER* 11 July - Sports Award Evening Year 7 - 13 Senior Girls and Sixth Form Girls
Don’t forget to purchase your ticket to the Sports Award Evening being held on Monday 11 July. Cost per ticket per person is £15 and includes BBQ and pre dinner drink at 6pm. Please find the letter here which was emailed home recently and Google form to be completed so we know numbers for food.
Year 9 Only - Wanted: Old Crockery
Do you have any old plates that our Year 9 can use for their plate smashing stall at the Jubilee Summer Fete being held at Junior Boys on Saturday 25 June. Please ‘drop’ gently into the school office no later than Thursday 23 June. Thank you in advance.
Friday 1 July Year 9 Immunisations - Form Completion ASAP please
If you have not yet completed the form to either give or withhold consent to the Meningococcal ACWY & Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio Boost taking place in school on 1 July please do so at your earliest convenience using school code BK110153G. Please find further information here.
Year 10 Only
Year 10 Mock Examinations Week - w/c 27 June
The Year 10 Mock Examinations will take place week commencing 27 June up to and including Monday 4 July. Please find the summer exam timetable here.
Year 10 Mock Art Practical Exam Wednesday 6 July and Friday 8 July.
Sixth Form Taster Experience - Wednesday 6 July
Year 10 girls have been invited to attend a Sixth Form taster morning on Wednesday 6 July. They will attend taster lessons in their chosen subjects and have the opportunity to discuss the step up from GCSE to A Level/BTEC study with staff as well as meet with current Year 12 students. It will be an enriching and informative experience and we trust it will help the girls decide on a direction for the future.
Year 11 Only
Year 11 Prom - Thursday 30 June
If your daughter is attending the Year 11 Prom but does not yet have her ticket, please ask her to pick this up from the school office. Thank you.
Year 11 Thorpe Park - CANCELLED
Due to low numbers and the date not being convenient for various reasons we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this trip. Apologies especially to those who had already made payment for the trip, please bear with finance as they make arrangements for refunds to be processed.
A huge well done and thank you to the whole Claires Court community for raising a tremendous £10,059.45 for charitable causes from all the activities organised over Charity Week. Activities included Year 9’s cake sale, Year 7 and 8’s fancy dress sponsored walk, Year 7 Gir...
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