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Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 11
Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 11
With best wishes for the Easter break and we are all I'm sure looking forward to sunnier days and warmer temperatures on our return to school on Wednesday 18 April. 
Saturday 24 MarchPTA Easter Event!11:00am - 1:00pm
Monday 26 MarchY7-13 Commemoration Service2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday 27 MarchSchool Term EndsAll Day
Saturday 31 MarchSKI TRIPAll Day
Commemoration Service - Monday 26 March
The annual Commemoration Service for all Seniors and Sixth Form will take place at the Magnet Leisure Centre from 2.30 to 3.30pm.  Parents are invited to join pupils at this service.

Coaches - Last week of Term
Monday 26 March
Early buses in operation.  Monday fast route NOT operating.  
No Activities or Study.

Tuesday 27 March Early finish - coaches depart 12.30pm
No After School Activities/Study
Junior Girls - Pick up from 12noon from the Playground
Senior Girls - Pick up 12.15pm
Please note that the Nursery is open as usual and ASC (After School Care) is available for Nursery children only on the last day of the Lent Term.

Tuesday 27 March - End of Term Mailings
Senior Girls - G7 to G11 Grade Card plus summer exam information/letter from the Headteacher, Mrs Heywood.
Fee invoices will be emailed home on the 27 March
Wednesday 18 April - New Summer Term Commences
Winter uniform can still be worn up until the May half term holiday after which the summer uniform must be worn.

Thursday 26 April - G7 Parents Evening
Your daughter will be given the appointment sheet to enable them to make your timed appointments to see their subject teachers on the first day back of the new term on Wednesday 18 April.

Library News
Book Club News: Carnegie and Greenaway Book Awards
The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards have been announced!  Run by The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) the Carnegie Medal is awarded for an outstanding book for children and young people and the Kate Greenaway Medal is presented to an outstanding book in terms of illustration. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win', they are the gold standard in children's literature.

We will be shadowing both these book awards in Junior and Senior Book clubs next term, until the winner is announced in June. Girls will be asked to read all the shortlisted books, evaluate their favourites and finally vote for their own Medal winner. For more information see or come and see the shortlisted books in the Libraries. A great idea for a holiday read!

Book Club Shadowing Sessions:
Junior Book Club (Years 3&4): Tuesday lunch time
Junior Book Club (Years 5&6): Wednesday lunch time
Senior Book Club (Years 7-11): Tuesday lunch time

Holiday Reading? Find a Fantastic Female!
Looking for strong female role models in your reading? To celebrate International Women’s Day earlier this month, the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has chosen their favourite books for younger readers featuring independent girl characters. Download the free booklist here.

A list of books for older children focusing on women's history is also available, created to celebrate Women’s History Month. See here.

Summer term activities will remain open for online registration via the Activities Hub ( until 9.00am on Monday 26 March.

Closing registration prior to the end of term will enable staff to ensure any organisational matters for the activity groups can be resolved before the holiday.

Activities will begin on Monday 23 April 2018.

Any pupil travelling home on the bus must be signed up for an activity, study session or pre-prep after school care. Pupils not staying after school must register as “Going Home”, ensuring that our “after-hours” fire lists are correct.

If you have any queries, please direct them to rather than calling the school offices as this will avoid any delay.

Recycling Competition - get creative!
Following a request by our Pupil Voice representatives, new recycling bins will be placed in each classroom. To personalise them, we are running a competition asking girls to design a sticker to promote recycling.
More information and entry template here
Closing date Friday 20 April, so plenty of time over Easter to get creative!  The winners will be chosen by our Pupil Voice representatives.

Sports Team/G11 Group Class Photos - Tempest
G11 Group Class informal/formal and Sports Team photo orders have now arrived and the pictures are on display in the Atrium.  Order forms for the team sport pictures are in the School Office. The G11 informal/formal class photo order form has been given to the Form Tutor to hand out.  Deadline for returning your order/payment is Friday 20 April.

PTA News
Summer Ball - Moulin Rouge
Saturday 12 May 2018
A few tables left - here’s how to reserve your table >>>
Now taking bookings for tables of 6, 8, 10, 12, 14  
Also if you are only a small party we can now create joint tables.  Contact

Letters on the website this week
17 Apr G11 Art & Textiles Catch-Up Day

Easter Afternoon TeaEaster Afternoon Tea

The Senior Girls after-school food club treated parents, staff and fellow Senior Girls and Sixth Formers to a wonderful Easter-themed afternoon tea.
Charity Week In Photos

Last week was our infamous Charity Week, where we try to raise as much money as we can across the week for our chosen school charities, holding a range of weird and wonderful activities to raise funds.
Charity Week In Photos
GCSE Drama Performances GCSE Drama Performances

The Visiting GCSE Examiner was impressed with the four very different styles of Drama that were performed by our Year 11 GCSE Drama pupils:
TRIPS - Easter Final Information
Ski Trip, Courmayeur 31 March - 8 April 2018
If you’d like to see updates of the ski trip, please follow the @ccschoolsport account on Twitter.
31 March to 8 March - Ski Trip
Portland Sailing
16-17 April Y7-13 Portland Sailing Trip

1 College Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6AW
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