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St John's College School Bulletin - 25 July 2014
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NB: The year groups shown below refer to next year's groupings.
 

 

 

 

 

 

New Notices

 

 

 

 

 

 

KG-T2

Pre-Prep Waiters 3.15–4.00pm  – Please sign up by Friday 29 August

Please complete the attached form if you would like to take advantage of the Pre-Prep Waiters facility.

 

 

F1-6 Day

F1-6 Waiters 4.20 – 5.20pm (incl. Late Collection Arrangements) – Please sign up by Friday 29 August

Please complete the attached form if you would like to take advantage of the Waiters facility for your F1-6 child. Consult the message for a reminder of late collection arrangements and charges. 

 

 

F1-6 Day

Day Boarding, 4.10 – 8.00pm – Please sign up by 9 September

Please complete the attached form if you would like to take advantage of the Day Boarding facility on a regular basis in the Michaelmas Term. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

Monday 8 Sep

NEW

 

F3

Informal Visit to Senior House, 2-4pm – a chance for you to meet your child’s tutor and for your child to see their classroom

All Form 3 Tutors will be in their Form rooms the afternoon of the day before term starts.  If you would like to pop in to meet your child’s tutor and if you think your child would find it reassuring, please come between 2 and 4pm.  There is no need to let us know in advance if you are coming.

Tuesday 9 Sep

 

 

KG, T1, F1, F3

At Homes & Meet the Tutors Michaelmas 2014  - Please consult the message to see the time of your year group’s meeting

A chance for you to meet your child’s class teacher, learn about the term ahead.  Please consult the message for timings.

Wednesday 10 Sep

 

KG – T2

Pre-Prep English Morning for KG and New Parents, 9.00am – 12.15pm)

You are invited to spend an informative and entertaining morning in the Big Room to learn about the development of your child’s reading skills in School.  Jaz Ampaw-Farr, an expert in synthetic phonics, will be on hand to discuss securing early reading and writing skills.  Marilyn Brocklehurst from the Norfolk Children’s Book Centre will also be attending to recommend reading material for you.

 

 

 

T2, F2, F4

At Homes & Meet the Tutors Michaelmas 2014  - Please consult the message to see the time of your year group’s meeting

A chance for you to meet your child’s class teacher, learn about the term ahead.  Please consult the message for timings.

Thursday 11 Sep

 

 

F5

Meet the Tutors Michaelmas 2014  - Please consult the message to see the time of your year group’s meeting

A chance for you to meet your child’s class teacher, learn about the term ahead.  Please consult the message for timings.

 

 

F6

F6 Parents’ Evening Michaelmas 2014 – 7.00pm

Parents of children in next year’s F6 are invited to a Parents’ Information Evening on Thursday 11 September at 7pm.  So we can gauge numbers, please complete the online reply form by Tuesday 9 September at the latest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Notices

 

 

All

Access to School

Please consult the message to see the new security code for Byron House and Senior House.

 

 

 

All

The King John Orchestra is looking for String and Brass Players for the new term

The KJO is an orchestra for parents and friends of schools in and around Cambridge.  They rehearse at Byron House on a Monday evening and are currently looking for new members, especially in the Strings and Brass section.  If you are interested, please go to their website, www.kingjohnorchestra.org.uk

 

 

F1-6

Extra-Curricular Activities Michaelmas 2014

Please consult the message to see the list of Extra-Curricular Activities for next term and to access an application form.  All application forms should be returned to School by Wednesday 27 August, at which point allocation of clubs will begin.

 

 

 

F3-6

Stationery for Senior House

Please consult the message to see the full list of stationery required for the start of the new academic year in Senior House.

 

 

 

All

Matthew Campbell’s Great Ouse Descent in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Matthew and his friend Isaac Molyneux will be canoeing the length of the Great Ouse from Over to Denver Sluice in Norfolk over three days in August.  They will be camping by the riverside.  If you feel you would like to support their cause, please visit their fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LizzyMolyneux

 

 

 

All

Next Year’s Parent Address Lists Published

Links to address lists for the next academic year.  Please contact the Byron House or Senior House Secretaries to inform us of your new address if you are moving, or to give consent to publish your email address and/or mobile telephone number.

 

 

 

T2-F6

Practice Makes Perfect – Some Tips for Successful Music Practice

Please consult the message to download a document containing some very useful tips for successful music practice over the Summer holidays.

 

 

F4

Michaelmas Term F4 Plays – Please click on the links to download your scripts, cast lists and rehearsal schedules

Form 4 will be performing three plays in October: The Great Flying Ship of Ivan the Impossible, The Lost Spear and The Five Swans.  Please consult the message to download the relevant script, cast list and rehearsal information for your child.

 

 

 

F5

The Jungle Book Script, Auditions and Rehearsals – Please download the script and schedule

Please click on the link to download a copy of the script and the rehearsal and audition schedule.  Please also let Mr Clarke know if you cannot make any of the rehearsals mentioned prior to casting the show at the beginning of the term.

 

 

F6

Macbeth Script – Please note that the first rehearsal will be 9.30am – 3.30pm Saturday 6 September

Please click on the link to download your copy of the script for Macbeth, which also contains some useful tips about learning and performing Shakespeare.  The first rehearsal back will be for all cast members who are able to come, on Saturday 6 September.

 

 

 

All

School Uniform Shop – Open As Usual in the Summer

Please note that the School Uniform Shop will continue its usual opening hours over the Summer holidays: Tuesday – Friday, 2.00 – 5.00pm.

 

 

 

F6

Shakespeare Schools Festival Production of Macbeth – Michaelmas 2014 – Important Rehearsal Dates and Cast List

Please consult the message for a guide to expected rehearsal dates and times for next term, as well as a cast list.

 

 

 

All

Michaelmas Term Harvest Competition – October 2014

Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning your entry for this year’s Harvest Competition, organised by the Eco Committee.  Please consult the message to see which class you would like to enter.  Entry forms will be sent to you in September and all entries will be judged in October, so you have plenty of time to decide! 

 

 

 

F3

Text Entry Skills Improvement using Typequick Online over the Summer

Form 2 children have been using Typequick to help them improve the speed and accuracy of their typing.  You can help your child learn at home, especially over the forthcoming Summer holidays, by accessing the online portal: http://www.typequick.co.uk/typequick-online.  Your child can then log on with their username and password.

Remember, little and often works best!

  
  
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