|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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details can be found here.
Senior Open Mornings - Thursday 3 December
Families considering secondary school options for their sons and daughters are invited to Claires Court’s virtual open events. The online events, taking place at 9.30am on Thursday December 3, with Senior Head teachers James Wilding and Steve Richards are for families to ask questions and find out more about the educational journey and life at Claires Court.
The virtual open events can be booked 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:
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.
- Thursday 10 December for Nursery, Junior Girls and Sixth Form
- Friday 11 December for Senior Girls
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 & Senior Boys.
Flu vaccinations - Monday 7 December GR to G6
The Flu Immunisations will take place on Monday 7 December for those who have given consent. Thank you.
Christmas festivities diary
Christmas music videos
Following our letter earlier this week, please send your child's musical performance in landscape, to Mrs Stevenson at email@example.com by Friday 4 December. Don't forget the Christmas jumper!
Carol service Years 3 to 6
Our much loved joint Carol Service between the Junior Girls and Junior Boys will also be different this year. We will be recording the Christmas songs next week and would ask that you encourage your children to learn their Christmas songs. All repertoire has been placed in their Music Google Classroom ready for practising at home. We look forward to sharing the performances with you towards the end of term.
Friday 11 December - Christmas jumper day £1 donation
Wear your festive jumper into school for ‘Save the Children’ Charity with a £1 donation to be given to the class teacher.
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.