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Mrs Kirby's Words Week 10
Mrs Kirby's Words Week 10
We created our very own Cinderella ball today. We made regal crowns and learnt to dance the waltz. Kindness was also a running theme through the week. We thought about the behaviour of the ugly sisters and the stepmother, how we may have...
Friday 11 DecemberChristmas Jumper DayAll Day
From the Office
A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians

With the school currently going through its appeal to build a new school, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you a picture that one of our parents sent to me this morning from the Junior Boys school driveway. A beautiful picture…and absolutely freezing! We will update you on any outcomes from the appeal process as soon as we hear anything. 

Thank you so much to the hundreds of you who have responded to our questionnaire regarding after school activities and school transport. If you’ve not yet had the chance to complete this form, please do so by 9pm on Sunday evening. Your feedback will help inform our plans and I will be able to confirm next week the arrangements for the Lent term. 

We are also inviting our peripatetic teachers back into school in January. It will be lovely to have the sound of musical instruments filling our hallways once again, and I know the Heads of Music are delighted at this prospect. 

We are hoping to be able to support our local Food Share, and I am aware some of you have already sent in items that will go to those in need this Christmas. We are currently establishing with our local charity groups if they are allowed to accept food parcels in light of the Covid-19 crisis - hopefully they can, and we will let you know next week. On the subject of food, I am pleased to say that all pupils will have the opportunity to have a traditional Christmas lunch this year (with crackers!) - electronic forms are included below:
I can also provisionally confirm we are intending to run a short holiday camp programme before Christmas, depending of course on any restrictions that tend to emerge overnight! We’ll share details shortly.

Have a lovely weekend, and please stay safe.

Best wishes

Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

12 days of Christmas countdown competition - Deadline for entries Monday 30 November
If you're thinking of something to do this weekend, how about reimagining the 12 days of Christmas by drawing, crafting, sculpting or acting your way through to Christmas. Entrants will be shortlisted with the winner for each day voted for across the Claires Court Facebook page throughout December and prizes up for grabs. 

The closing date is Monday 30 November and please send your entries to: Full details can be found here.

Lunch booking form - Nursery, Girls and Sixth Form 
(w/c 7 December, Christmas Lunch 10 or 11 December, and w/c 14 December)
Please find the final lunch booking form for the remainder of term, which also includes the booking for Christmas Lunch on: 
  • Thursday 10 December for Nursery, Junior Girls and Sixth Form
  • Friday 11 December for Senior Girls 
Please complete this form if you want to book lunches for the rest of term only, the rest of term and Christmas lunch, or just Christmas lunch, by 4pm Thursday 3 December. Unfortunately forms completed after this date/time cannot be accepted, as our food order is placed then. 

You should receive email confirmation of form completion, if not please check your junk/spam folder.

Please note, on the day when your child is NOT having their Christmas lunch, they will need to bring in a packed lunch, as there will be no other hot food provision that day.

As before, please complete one form for each child, but please be aware that there is a different form for Junior Boys and Senior Boys.

Christmas festivities diary
Friday 4 December - Pyjama day 
Help to raise money for Ronald McDonald House with a suggested donation of £2. Click here to visit the charity’s website to find out more information. 
Friday 11 December 
We will be filming the Nursery children singing Christmas songs and will be forwarding the film onto parents to see. Don’t forget that the children can wear a festive jumper into school on this day.
Monday 14 December - Nursery Christmas party
Children can wear their party clothes into school - we will provide the fun and excitement!
St Luke's Christmas tree trail 9 to 24 December
We are participating in the St Luke’s Christmas Tree Trail, so please do get involved and support this lovely initiative from St Luke’s Church. Vote for your favourite tree here.
Hand-designed Christmas cards tribute to Stanley SpencerHand-designed Christmas cards tribute to Stanley Spencer

Christmas cards designed by Claires Court Junior Boys for a competition run by Stanley Spencer Gallery have been launched by the Cookham-based gallery.
Get into the festive spirit with 12 days of Christmas countdown competition

Claires Court is calling for the community to get in the Christmas spirit and catch those festival feels with a 12 days of Christmas competition.
Get into the festive spirit with 12 days of Christmas countdown competition
1 College Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6AW
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