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St John's College School Bulletin - 21 November 2014
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New Notices

 

 

F4-6

Confirmation Classes 2015 – Invitation to children aged 10+

If you would like your child to be confirmed as part of the Church of England next year, please let Dr Maxwell know. The minimum age permitted by the Diocese for Confirmation is 10 years old, but you may feel that your child is not ready for such a commitment until later on.  We will need to know whether your child would like to be confirmed by the end of this term.

 

 

F5 & 6

Lent Term Art Club Clarification – there is no charge for this club

Contrary to what has been published in the Extra-Curricular Activities List for next term, Mr McComb would like to confirm that there will be no charge for the F5 & 6 Thursday Art Club.  An updated version of the application form and activities list is attached.      

 

 

F3 - 6

There is a possibility of a trip to Wembley Arena on Sunday 25 January 2015 to watch the National Indoor Hockey Championships, including the senior men’s and women’s club finals. Please complete the online reply form by Friday 5 December to register your interest, so that Mrs Taylor can gauge numbers.  The cost is estimated to be between £25-30 and the trip is open to all children in Forms 3-6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

Friday 21 Nov

 

 

F1

Visit to Fitzwilliam Museum – 9.30am – 2pm

The children will be studying the theme of ‘The Sea’ via impressionist paintings to link to their creative writing and artwork at School.  Please ensure your child has his/her blazer and blue school coat in school today.  If travel sickness medication is required, please ensure that your child has had the required dose before school and inform a member of staff.     

 

 

 

F3-6

Senior House Informal Lunchtime Concert, 1.15 – 1.45pm

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

 

 

 

KG

PA Christmas Drinks – The Cambridge Brew House, 7.30pm - late

You are cordially invited to Christmas drinks at the Cambridge Brew House from 7.30pm.  A private room with its own bar has been reserved for us.  Food and drink can be ordered on the night and there is no cover charge.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 24 Nov

 

F1-6

Online Safety Evening for Parents – Drama Studio, 7pm

You are invited to a talk regarding your child’s online safety.  If you would like to attend, please complete the online reply form by Friday 21 November.

Wednesday 26 Nov

 

 

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

 

 

All

PA Charity Christmas Shopping Trip to Bicester Village – 8.30am – 3.55pm

Following last year’s successful shopping trip, we would like to invite you to join us again for a trip to Bicester Village.  The cost of the trip will be £15, £3 of which will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Homemade brownies and a glass of wine will be provided for the return trip!  Please contact Mrs Carolyn Padulli if you have any queries.

 

 

 

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

NEW

 

F3-6

Senior House Informal Lunchtime Concert, 1.15 – 1.45pm

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

T2

T2 Victorian Christmas Day

The T2s will be having a Victorian Christmas Day with ‘History Off The Page’ and we would like to invite them to dress up in simple costumes for the day.  Please consult the message for a list of simple ideas.

 

 

F4

Victorian Christmas Fayre, 4.15 – 6.00pm

The children will be holding their annual Victorian Christmas Fayre after School today.  Ideas for costumes can be found by clicking on the link in the message.  We would also be grateful if you could have a look through your cupboards for any items to be sold at the Fayre.  A full list of suggested items can be found in the message.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 1 Dec

NEW

 

F3-6

Senior House Informal Lunchtime Concert, 1.15 – 1.45pm

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

Tuesday 2 Dec

NEW

 

All

Seasonal Music on the Piazza, Senior House – 1.15 – 1.45pm

All parents are cordially invited to an outdoor performance of seasonal music by our brass ensembles, Big Band and Jazz Ensemble.  If the weather is poor, we will relocate to Hinsley Hall. 

Wednesday 3 Dec

 

 

All

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party – Donations of Presents Welcome

If you would like to donate a present for this year’s Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party, please wrap it in festive wrapping paper and mark it either ‘m’ for a male or ‘f’ for a female.  All wrapped presents should be left in either Mrs O’Sullivan’s or Mrs White’s office on Tuesday 2 December.  Please consult the message for gift ideas. 

Friday 5 Dec

 

F5

PA Christmas Lunch – The Rupert Brooke, Grantchester, 12.30pm

You are cordially invited to Christmas Lunch at The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester.  The cost is £23.50 for two courses and £30.00 for three courses.  If you would like to attend, please hand a £10 cash deposit to either Mrs Lucy White or Mrs Carolyn Padulli. 

Saturday 6 Dec

 

F6

Christmas Service Readers’ Rehearsal, 8.15am

Please ensure all readers are assembled on North Drive at 8.15am, ready to go over to the College Chapel.  The rehearsal will finish at 12pm and is the one rehearsal Mr Jones will have in the Chapel with the microphones, so it is essential that everyone is there!  Come with a book (no electronic devices, please) and wearing warm clothing. If you would like your child to go into town after the rehearsal, please email your permission to Mr Clarke in advance.  Please note we will not accept permission from parents on behalf of another family’s child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 9 Dec

NEW

 

F1-3

Service in Preparation for Christmas – College Chapel, 2.15pm

This year’s Christmas Carol Services will take place on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 December. Children in Forms 1-3 will attend the service today and are expected to wear full school uniform. Pupils can be collected at either 3.35pm from the College Chapel or at 4.10pm from school. For children not attending, school will end at normal time.

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.

 

NEW

 

F4-6

Service in Preparation for Christmas – College Chapel, 2.15pm

This year’s Christmas Carol Services will take place on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 December. Children in Forms 4-6 will attend the service today and are expected to wear full school uniform. Pupils can be collected at either 3.35pm from the College Chapel or at 4.10pm from school. For children not attending, school will end at normal time.

Thursday 11 Dec

NEW

 

KG-F2

Byron House Christmas Lunch and Entertainment – All BH children to be collected at 3:45pm

The children will be treated to Christmas lunch, entertainment and a pantomime, starting at 11.45am today.  The festivities will finish at 3.45pm and we ask that all Byron House children are collected from school at this time.  If you are unable to collect your child, please let us know.

 

 

 

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.

Sunday 14 Dec

 

 

All

Prime Brass Family Christmas Concert, West Road Concert Hall, 3.30 & 5.30pm

Prime Brass will be doing two concerts this afternoon aimed at families, especially children.  This year’s concert will have a ‘Frozen’ theme.  Please consult the message for further details and ticket prices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue 22 & Wed 23 Dec

 

 

T2-F6

The Cambridge Singing School Christmas Course for Children Aged 7-13

The course, based at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, will be a chance for children to learn to sing beautiful Christmas music as well as to improve their vocal technique and knowledge of music theory.  There will be a mini concert at the end of each day.  For further information, please consult the attached flyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Notices

 

 

All

Christmas Tree Decoration Competition 2014

Please make a lovely, colourful decoration for our Christmas Trees.  The best one will win a prize!  Minimum entry is £1, and all entry fees will go towards this term’s Chapel Charity, Children in Need.  All entries to be handed in between 24 November and 1 December.

 

 

All

REMINDER: Traffic Disruption on Grange Road – December 2014 – April 2015

We have had notice from UK Power Networks that they will be laying new cable all the way down Grange Road from Robinson College, past the School and up to Storeys Way.  The works will start outside Robinson College on 1 December and are likely to last until April 2015.

 

 

All

REMINDER: 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.

 

 

KG

Sign-up for Optional KG Wednesday Afternoons Lent 2015

In order to help us plan activities and prepare next term’s bills, please complete the attached survey if you would like your child to stay at school on Wednesday afternoons until 3.15pm

 

 

KG-F2

Sign-up for Byron House Michaelmas Parent Meetings – Sheets available at Reception

This year’s Michaelmas Parent Meetings will take place on 3,4, 8 and 10 December.  Please sign up for a meeting with your child’s class teacher at Reception and then fill in the attached Parent Review Sheet and return it to us as soon as possible and before your meeting.

 

 

KGW, T2V,2S,

4H

Cambridge University Science Education Research Project – January 2015 – Reply to opt out

The classes listed have been selected to take part in a Cambridge University research project investigating how young children think in Science, specifically in Chemistry.  If you do not want your child to take part, please complete the form in the attached letter and return it to Mr Igglesden as soon as possible.

 

 

 

F1 & 2

New Extra-Curricular Club Lent 2015 – Cross Country

Mrs White will be starting a Cross Country Club next term, taking place on the School Field after School on a Wednesday until 5.00pm.  As it will be dark, participants will be required to have their own head torches, along with a spare battery.  If your child would like to take part, please send a brief email to Nicci Martin.

 

 

 

F1 & 2

New Extra-Curricular Club Lent 2015 – Knitting

Mrs Quartermaine will be starting a Knitting Club next term, taking place on a Wednesday after school until 5.15pm.  If your child would like to take part, please send a brief email to Nicci Martin.

 

 

 

All

The Great St John’s Bake-Off Competition in Aid of Children in Need

Towards the end of the term, we will be holding a Great St John’s Bake-Off Competition in aid of this term’s Chapel Charity.  Entry will be £2 per cake.  With further details to follow, now is the time to start planning your spectacular cakes! Please remember, we are a NUT-FREE SCHOOL!

 

 

F4-6

Transform Living with Teenagers – A course for parents with children aged 11+

Parenting People will be hosting a 5-week course for parents with children aged 11+ here at St John’s College School starting in January.  If you would like to take part, please consult the attached flyer for further information and contact details.

 

 

F1-6

Sign-up for Extra-Curricular Activities Lent 2015 – Deadline 21 Nov

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 Friday 21 November, at which point allocation of clubs will begin.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

    
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