| ||Sixth Form Bulletin |
|Mrs Rogers' words summer week 8|
|‘Who knew there were so many symbols on clothing labels!’ Despite an extremely demanding two year programme of academic study, Year 13s have discovered there is still so much to learn! They have been back in school enjoying their...|
|From the Office|
|A message from the Executive Head|
Dear Parents and Guardians
Whilst our local neighbouring areas are battling the new Covid variant with surge testing, we are still actively reinforcing the crucial strategies to minimise the Covid risk and endeavour to keep your children safe and healthy. Thank you for your support of these measures, especially the Lateral Flow Testing for Seniors. All of these small steps enable us to provide the safest possible environment for our community.
Some lovely success stories have emerged this week - both Amber Hill and Ellie Rayer, two former pupils who went from Juniors through to Seniors with us at Claires Court have both been selected to represent Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics in their chosen sport. We are so proud of them, and you can read more about this story here.
In my communication yesterday, I outlined the school's response to the delayed easing of restrictions as directed by the Government. We are trying our best to remain agile to the guidelines which seem to change daily from the DfE, and I will write to you again next week to update you on any other adaptations that we are required to make.
I hope you have a lovely weekend
Executive Head Teacher
Parents are reminded that from 7 June we are no longer providing a fixed cost takeaway lunch menu and meals do not need to be booked in advance. The dining rooms are open for breakfast, breaks and lunches, and children may select from any of the available menu items. Food and drink is charged on a pay as you go basis via the till. There are age appropriate services and fixed costs for our younger years. You can top up your child’s dining account via the Parent Portal, where you can also see what has been bought. Should you have any queries regarding dining, please contact the Domestic Bursar, Stephen Rhodes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#Stay Connected 3.1
#Stay Connected 3.1 is now available for you. This edition has a new, simpler format to navigate the sections you need to get to quickly. Any Year 12 who is still not sure about which course to take at university will find many course webinars and meets to look at. There are various apprenticeship roles available too. Our features pages include cupcake recipes to celebrate Alzheimer’s cupcake day and a feature on Euro 2020.
Year 13 U101 sessions
Some Year 13s returned to school this week to take part in the U101 sessions. Subject teachers helped the students with more in depth study for their university courses, helping them prepare for university and teaching them life skills such as budgeting and staying healthy. The creative teachers and Mrs Rogers have been sharing great ideas for the legacy projects including a Recipe Book.
Alexander Devine - #Rocktheblue Thursday 24 June
Our local charity, Alexander Devine will be having a Blue themed week next week. As one of our Sixth Form charities, we will be helping this worthy cause. “Wear it Blue” on Thursday 24 June will be a day for students to wear something fun and blue for the day, for a minimum £2 donation to the charity. Jeans are allowed but only if the minimum £2 contribution is donated. Year 13 students attending the U101 courses may also take part in the fun! We can't wait for the photos!
Year 12 Higher Education Parent Forum - Wednesday 30 June 1.30pm- 2.15pm
The Higher Education Evening planned for Tuesday 22 June has now been moved to Wednesday 30 June from 1.30pm - 2.15pm. A letter will be sent to Year 12 parents next week with the meeting link. We hope to see you at the meet.
Success for our Claires Court Tennis Boys
Yesterday, our U18 boys tennis team beat Peter Symonds (a large sixth form school in Winchester) to progress through to the National Finals which take place Wed 7 July - Sat 10 July in Nottingham. The boys comfortably won 3 of the 4 singles and both doubles. The singles defeat was tremendously close and went to a tie break for the final set and was arguably the most exciting match of all. The competition has been a squad effort, with the following players all playing an important part in this achievement: C Barr (Year 12), Y Jenkins (Year 12), F McGarvey (Year 11), G Berto (Year 11), J Deaner (Year 9), R Watters (Year 9), H Cornhill (Year 7) & H Cartledge (Year 7). The strength and depth of the tennis is exceptional and we wish the boys the best of luck at the National Finals.
Further news tennis wise, the U13 and U15 boys and girls squads have all qualified for the knockout stages in September in their competitions and have their eyes firmly set on the Regional Round in October.
FoodShare - Volunteering Friday 25 June
Mrs Chalk will be taking some of our T101 students to Foodshare on Friday 25 June to give them the opportunity to see and experience for themselves how crucial the volunteer roles within Foodshare are. Should any of our Year 13s also wish to come along, please do let the Sixth Form office know ASAP. Mrs Chalk is very excited to show them around!
This will be a 'hands on' activity for them to have a go at all the different roles and responsibilities they could expect as a volunteer on a normal shift.
Donations are, of course, another crucial element to its success. There is currently a shortage of tinned meat donations so if you are able, please can you send in any such donations before Friday.
Lateral Flow tests
Year 13s who will be attending the following two events must have taken a Lateral Flow test and received a negative result for them to be able to attend the Farewell and Afternoon tea. This must be scanned and emailed to Mrs Hall on email@example.com by 4pm Wednesday 30 June.
Year 13 Farewell - Thursday 1 July
The Year 13 farewell will take place on Thursday 1 July, now moved to the Sixth Form Centre, and will run from 9.30am to 12noon. The theme for fancy dress is a ‘sporting’ theme and we will finish with a BBQ lunch at 11.30am. There will be fun, laughter, lots of reminiscing and no doubt a few tears, as we remember the last incredible two years with Year 13.
Sparkling Afternoon Tea - Friday 2 July 4pm - 6pm
Sparkling afternoon tea for Year 13 on Friday 2 July will be at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow. The dress code is smart (lounge suits and cocktail dresses) and please do not have a big lunch because the tea there is HUGE and wonderful! It will be our final opportunity to say goodbye.
Tuesday 10 August - A Level and BTEC results day
This is a reminder that results day for Sixth Form will be Tuesday 10 August. Your results will be emailed to your school email account during the course of the morning. From around 8.30am on the day, UCAS will have updated your status to show which university has accepted you, or whether you are unplaced. Mrs Rogers, Mr Hope and Mrs Hall will be in school on the day for you to call or email for advice and guidance and also to celebrate with you.
Rotary Bikeathon - Sunday 11 July
The Rotary Club Bikeathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday 11 July - this is one of the Rotary Club’s premier fund raising events of the year. Below is the link that takes you to the appropriate area on their website so you can register if you want to take part. www.maidenheadbikeathon.co.uk
Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to sign up for this, which offers three different routes to cater for every level of experience and fitness. There is a choice between 15, 35 and 62-mile routes which all start and finish at Maidenhead Office Park in Littlewick Green.
Preparing for Higher Education - Tuesday 22 June 3-6pm
The Southern Universities Network invites parents to this virtual event. This free special event will be held on Tuesday 22 June from 3-6pm.
Throughout their education, young people have decisions to make. Knowing how to help them as a parent can be difficult. With 16 live talks to choose from, this event will provide you with everything you need to support your son or daughter on their next steps to Higher Education. Alongside expert speakers from HE, the line-up features Baasit Siddiqui from Gogglebox, and writer and radio host, Natasha Devon. You can register for this here.
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