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St John's College School Bulletin - 17 October 2014
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New 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 the 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.

 

 

 

KG-F2

Byron House Harvest Festival – Thank You for Your Kind Donations

The children thoroughly enjoyed participating in our Service of Worship and the recipients of the food donations at Newmarket Food Bank were delighted with their gifts.  £40 was also raised to go to this term’s Chapel Charity, Children in Need – thank you very much.

 

 

 

F3-6

‘Love in a Box’ – Christmas Shoeboxes 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 – Come and see this year’s dress rehearsal

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

Saturday 18 Oct

 

 

F3-6

Rugby Boot and Trainer Swap, 9.30 – 11.00am, Sports Pavilion

The first St John’s Boot and Trainer Swap will take place today.  Please bring along any boots and trainers that do not fit any more (labelled with the size) and swap them for a pair that are the right size for your child.  You don’t need to bring in any money; just the boots/trainers that you would like to swap.  If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Nikki Taylor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 22 Oct

 

 

F3

F3 PA Coffee Morning – 8.30 – 10.00am, Bill’s on Green Street

All Form 3 parents are cordially invited to a coffee morning at Bill’s after drop-off today.  If you have any queries, please contact your PA Representative, Mrs Lucy Traynor.

 

 

 

T1-F2

Byron House Informal Lunchtime Concert, 1.00 – 1.30pm – BH Music Room AND BH Big Room

Owing to the number of children wishing to perform before half term, we are doing two concerts simultaneously in Byron House.  Please consult the list to see who is performing and in which room.  Please ensure that your child has their music and instrument with them in School today.

 

 

 

F1 & 2

No Byron House Football Club

There will be no Byron House Football Club today, as Mr Debenham is away from School.  If you would like your child to attend Waiters instead, please inform Mrs Nicci Martin as soon as possible.

Thursday 23 Oct

 

 

F3-6

Additional Senior House Informal Lunchtime Concert, 1.15 – 1.45pm

Owing to the number of children wishing to perform before half term, we have decided to add an extra Informal Lunchtime Concert.  Please consult the list to see if your child has been invited to perform and please ensure that your child has their music and instrument with them in School today.

 

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F4

F4 Drama Production – Don’t forget to reply to say you are attending.  Running time is now 1h15

If you have not yet told us how many of you are coming to the performance, you still have time to let us know via the online reply form.  Each play is currently running at around 20-25 minutes, which means that the overall running time will now be 1 hour 15 minutes, with no interval.

 

 

F4

F4 Drama Production – Final Arrangements, audience space reservation and teas request

In preparation for this year’s F4 Production of Love Against the Odds, we would ideally like all day children to either go home or to a friend’s house after school, ready to return at 6.15pm.  If this is not possible, please complete the online reply form to request tea.  If you would like to attend, please complete the same form to allow us to plan for the correct number of audience members.

Friday 24 Oct

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 1 Nov

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F1-6

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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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

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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

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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

NEW

 

F1-6

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 28 Nov

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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

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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

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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

NEW

 

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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School Minibus Requests

Please note that any requests regarding the School’s morning Minibus service should be addressed to the Facilities Manager, Mr Carl Maxwell.  Both minibuses are currently running at full capacity, but you may wish to contact Mr Maxwell to have your child’s name placed on a waiting list.

 

 

 

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Uniform Shop Update from the Bursar

Further to Mr Quinn’s meeting with Newplan solutions regarding the poor levels of stock, the company will remain our schoolwear supplier for the time being.  Mr Quinn has informed the company that we will review the situation at half term.  In the meantime, the regional manager has provided us with a list of recent stock orders, which you will find in Mr Quinn’s full message.

 

 

F5

The Jungle Book Rehearsal Schedule – Michaelmas 2014

Please consult the message to download the new rehearsal schedule for this term.  If you have any queries, please contact Mr Clarke.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

F6

Arts Award 2014-15 – An opportunity to work towards the Bronze Arts Award

A qualification which helps young people to develop their arts and leadership talents.  Please consult the message for further details and/or contact Mr Ashley Smith.

 

 

F4

Love Against the Odds Rehearsal Schedule – Michaelmas 2014

Please find attached a rehearsal schedule for the final Form 4 rehearsals leading up to the performance on 23 October.  The children should know all their lines by now so that they are as confident as possible for the performance.

 

 

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.

    
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