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St John's College School Bulletin - 24 October 2014
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New Notices

 

 

All

Order Charity Christmas Cards Designed by Your Child

All KG-F4 pupils (and volunteers in F5 & 6) have been busy designing Christmas cards, which are to be printed and available to order.  A sample of your child’s card will be sent back in their school bag on Tuesday 4 November.  The deadline for ordering your cards is Friday 14 November.  Profits will go to the Humanitas charity, which aims to provide healthcare, education and a family to children across the world.      

 

 

 

All

Uniform Shop Closed over Half Term

Please note that the Uniform Shop will be closed over Half Term, 27-31 October, and will re-open as usual on Tuesday 4 November.

 

 

 

All

Payment of School Fees – Cheques will no longer be accepted from January 2015

As of January 2015, we will no longer accept payment of school fees via cheque.  Payment by Direct Debit, Bank Transfer, Credit Card or UK Debit Card is available instead.  Please contact the Finance Office if you have any queries or would like to set up a Direct Debit.

 

 

 

F1-6

Reminder: No Outdoor Sports Clubs After Half Term

Due to the lack of light, all outdoor extra-curricular sports clubs will cease after Half Term.  Please consult the message to see the full list of clubs affected.

 

 

 

KG-F2

Landscaping Work at Byron House Michaelmas 2014

Work to landscape what is currently the staff car park area at Byron House will start over Half Term.  As a result, you will no longer be able to access the School via the passageway or cut through Cockcroft Place.  You will still be able to use the bike store and access to the school will now only be via the main gate next to Kindergarten. Work is expected to be completed by the end of term.

 

 

F1

F1 Production of The Bumblesnouts Save the World – Script, Cast List and Costume Ideas

Please click on the link to see a list of costume ideas, your child’s script and a list of cast members.  If you have any queries about your child’s costume, please speak to Mrs Goodall.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

Saturday 1 Nov

 

 

F4-6

Wearable Electronics Family Workshop at Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Miss Kohler would like to draw your attention to a Wearable Electronics Workshop taking place at Cambridge University Department of Engineering (1 & 8 November 2014).  The tasks are quite fiddly and would suit older children and their families.  If you are interested, please consult the message for further details, including contact details for the Department.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 5 Nov

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REMINDER: Book Your Tickets for the Parents’ Association Annual Fireworks Evening, 7.30pm

Gates open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start for this event.  If you would like to attend, please complete the attached ticket application form and return it to either Catherine Jones or Nicci Martin, along with a cheque payable to St John’s College School PA by Monday 4 November.

Thursday 6 Nov

 

 

F3

Haileybury Trench Trail Visit, 12.20 – 5.00pm

As part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, Haileybury School has created a Trench Trail in their grounds in order to recreate the experiences of the time.  Mr Harding has secured two slots for us; one today and one on 11 December.  Please consult the message to see which session your child will be attending.

Friday 7 Nov

 

 

F1

Roman Day – Ideas for Costumes

Form 1 will be having a Roman Day today.  The children are invited to dress up as Romans for the day.  Please consult the message for costume ideas.  If you would like to help with the day, please contact your child’s Class Teacher.

Saturday 8 Nov

 

 

F4-6

Wearable Electronics Family Workshop at Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Miss Kohler would like to draw your attention to a Wearable Electronics Workshop taking place at Cambridge University Department of Engineering.  The tasks are quite fiddly and would suit older children and their families.  If you are interested, please consult the message for further details, including contact details for the Department.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 10 Nov

NEW

F2-6

Piano and Chamber Music Evening, 6.30pm -  Senior House Song School

Please consult the list to see who has been invited to perform.  Pupils should convene at the Music School in Senior House by 6.20pm, ready for a prompt start at 6.30pm. Please complete the online reply form by Thursday 6 November to confirm whether or not you would like to attend. 

Tuesday 11 Nov

NEW

 

F3-6

Remembrance Day Key Rings Designed by F5 Pupils – please bring in £1 to purchase a key ring and support the Poppy Fund

F5 pupils have been working in a design enterprise team to design and manufacture key rings they would like to sell in aid of the Poppy Fund today.  There are 9 different designs to choose from and they have manufactured enough key rings for each child in Senior House to be able to buy one.  The cost a key ring will be £1, which will be donated to the Poppy Fund. 

 

NEW

T2-F4

Recorder Evening, 6.30pm -  Senior House Song School

Please consult the list to see who has been invited to perform.  Pupils should convene at the Music School in Senior House by 6.20pm, ready for a prompt start at 6.30pm. Please complete the online reply form by Thursday 6 November to confirm whether or not you would like to attend. 

Wednesday 12 Nov

NEW

 

T1-F2

Byron House Informal Lunchtime Concert, 1.00 – 1.30pm

A reminder regarding instruments and music for performers; please consult the list to see if your child has been invited to perform. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 26 Nov

NEW

 

F1

PA Wine Tasting and Get-Together – 7.30pm, Cambridge Wine Merchants

Form 1 parents are invited to a wine tasting session at Cambridge Wine Merchants, from 7.30 – 9.30pm.  Tickets will cost £17, which will include wine and nibbles.  Please contact your PA Rep, Mrs Kate Beaton, as soon as possible if you would like to attend, as places are limited.

Thursday 27 Nov

NEW

 

T1

PA Christmas Drinks – The Anchor

T1 parents are warmly invited to start the Christmas season with drinks at The Anchor.  The cost will be £10 per head, to include aperitif and nibbles.  Further food and drink may be ordered at the bar if wished. Please let your PA representative, Mrs Laura Robson Brown know as soon as possible whether you would like to attend. 

Friday 28 Nov

  

T1

T1 Production of The Little Fir Tree – Script, Cast List and Costume Ideas – 2:00pm

Please click on the link to see a list of costume ideas, your child’s script and a list of cast members.  Any help learning lines and cues you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated!  If you wish to attend this performance, please complete the online reply form by Wednesday 26 November.

Saturday 29 Nov

 

 

F5 & 6

Boys

Day Trip to Leicester Tigers – 8.15am – 6.30pm

If your son would like to take part, please email Mr Glitherow as soon as possible.  The cost of the trip will be £40 and will include a coaching session, tour, tickets to see Leicester Tigers v Wasps and minibus travel.  If demand exceeds supply, a waiting list will be in operation.  If your son signs up for the trip. Is subsequently unable to attend and we are unable to find a replacement, you will still be charged the full cost of the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10 Dec

 

KG

KG Production of The Grumpy Sheep – Script, Cast List and Costume Ideas – 11:00am

Please click on the link to see a list of costume ideas, your child’s script and a list of cast members.  Any help learning lines and cues you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions, please contact Mr Clarke or the Drama Assistant, Robin Horgan.  If you wish to attend this performance, please complete the online reply form by Friday 5 December.

Thursday 11 Dec

 

 

F3

Haileybury Trench Trail Visit, 12.20 – 5.00pm

As part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, Haileybury School has created a Trench Trail in their grounds in order to recreate the experiences of the time.  Today’s is the second of two slots which Mr Harding has secured for us.  Please consult the message to see which session your child will be attending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Notices

 

 

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Preventing the spread of infectious Illnesses

We are approaching the time of year when we see an increase in illnesses caused by viruses such as norovirus, rhinovirus, seasonal ‘flu and rotavirus.  Please encourage good hygiene habits at home to help avoid the spread of these illnesses.  It is important to remember to observe the 48-hour rule with vomiting and/or diarrhoea – no attendance at school until 48 hours have passed since the last episode of vomiting/diarrhoea.

 

 

 

KG-F2

Mary’s Meals Backpack Project 2014

Byron House will be supporting a new charity this year, Mary’s Meals.  Their Backpack project asks you to fill a backpack with basic educational materials to send to children receiving Mary’s Meals.  These children have normally suffered war, poverty, famine or natural disaster and their families are unable to afford even the most basic educational equipment.  For further information about the charity and their Backpack Project, please visit their website,    http://www.marysmeals.org.uk/what-you-can-do/backpack-project/

If you would like to contribute, please ensure that your backpack is in the Big Room no later than Monday 10 November. 

 

 

 

F3-6

Love in a Box 2014

We will again be supporting Mustard Seed Mission’s Love in a Box Appeal.  For further information about the appeal, the kinds of things you can put in your shoeboxes and the work the charity do, please visit their website, www.msrm.org.uk.  Any shoeboxes ready to go should be brought to Room 5 during the week after Half Term, as the charity be coming to collect them on Friday 7 November.  They should be clearly labelled, be wrapped in Christmas paper and have an envelope containing £3 just inside the lid (to cover the cost of transport). If you have any questions, please contact Dr Maxwell.      

 

 

 

F5

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015

Anyone in Form 5 who is interested in taking part in next year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival performance should come along to an informal performance of the current F6 SSF play, to see what this would entail.  Mr Clarke will have more information available on the night regarding the commitment this would involve.  If you would like to attend, please let Mr Clarke know by email so that we can make sure we have the correct amount of seating available for you.   

 

 

 

F6

Shakespeare Schools Festival Tickets now available by telephone only from the Mumford Theatre Box Office

We have been allocated 60 tickets for the performance night.  In order to ensure that every member of the cast has a member of their family in the audience, please limit yourself to booking a maximum of two tickets.  The theatre may release further tickets closer to the time.  If you find you do not require one or both of your tickets at any point, please let Mr Clarke know.               

    
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