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Shiplake College - Weekly Bulletin

Dear Parents

Please see below this week's notices from the College. 

Saturday Arrangements

Please click here for this Saturday's arrangements.

Summer Concert Rehearsal Schedule 

Please find attached the rehearsal schedule for Monday 26 June 2017. We look forward to welcoming members of the Shiplake community to the concert at 7.00pm on Monday!

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Tea and Cake at Henley Royal Regatta

All parents and friends of the College are invited to join us at the the Shiplake gazebo, located at Henley Cricket Club, for tea and cake during Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday 28 June, from 4.00pm (in line with the break in racing). Hopefully this will be soon after or before the time that the Shiplake 1st VIII (and any other crews that qualify) will be racing! No rsvp necessary, just come along!

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

Attending Henley Royal Regatta

Parents, staff and pupils visiting Henley Royal Regatta next week should be aware of the attached letter, released by the Regatta organisers regarding heightened security measures being put in place.

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

School Buses - September 2017 - Reminder

If you would like your son/daughter to continue to travel by school bus from September, can you please complete a new Bus Application Form as soon as possible to secure their place on the bus. Please also find the Bus Travel Information Booklet here. Please be advised that there has been a slight increase in charges for all bus routes from September.

Mrs Sue Arpino
School Secretary

School Buses - End of Term - Reminder

Please be advised that due to House parties, all school buses will be leaving the College at 7.00pm on Wednesday 28 June (instead of 6.15pm).  

On the morning of Thursday 29 June, buses will run as normal - arriving at the College for 8.00am, but there will be no buses leaving the College at 6.15pm that day.

Mrs Sue Arpino
School Secretary 

Shiplake Dog Show

Pre-registration for the Shiplake Dog Show on Saturday 9 September is now open! Click here to complete the form and enter one or more of the following classes:

  • Most Handsome Dog
  • Prettiest Bitch
  • Best Trick
  • Dog Most Like Its Owner
  • Waggiest Tail

Registration will be possible on the day but pre-registration would be much appreciated to help plan for expected numbers and efficiency!

The Headmaster warmly invites you and all the family to come along for this fun day for the whole Shiplake community, including pupils, parents, staff, Old Vikings and other friends of the College. The event will start at 12.00pm, following the morning’s rugby fixtures and training, with a barbecue and a cake stall on hand for refuelling! The dog show starts at 12.30pm, and will be followed by the increasingly popular touch rugby tournament at 2.00pm (please contact if you wish to enter a team). There will be a 80ft inflatable obstacle course for the younger attendees and a beer tent for the older ones!

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

Year 10 - CCF - September

As part of the ongoing appraisal and improvement of our co-curricular programme, we have decided to make CCF compulsory for Year 10, starting in September 2017. It will run on Tuesday afternoons between 3.10pm–4.30pm. The rationale behind this is that we wish to ensure all our pupils have plenty of meaningful content to put into Personal Statements or CVs by the time they reach Year 13. It is hoped that, by experiencing what CCF has to offer in Year 10, many of our boys will remain involved throughout their time at Shiplake. Those who do not find CCF to their liking can at least say they have given it a try for a year and will have benefitted from what it has offered.

The year group will be split into three equal-sized groups and will spend a third of the academic year with each of the three sections: Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army. During this time, they will be classed as CCF recruits and will be introduced to elements of each section’s syllabuses. There will be emphasis on discipline, teamwork, leadership and learning a variety of new skills; hopefully there will be a large amount of fun to be had too! Cadet recruits will be taught basic drill and be expected to dress correctly in the service dress that will be loaned to the owner; however, they will be required to buy a pair of boots of their own.

It is hoped that, by the end of Year 10, the cadets will have been given a good introduction to what the CCF has to offer. They will then be able to choose if they wish to continue CCF in Year 11 and select one section to join.

Mr Alex Hunt
Assistant Head Co-curricular

Summer Reading

It's the summer and you are off on holiday around the world!

Your mission this holiday is to read anything (in-flight magazine, normal magazine, newspaper or a book). Now the cool bit - take a selfie or get your family to take a photo of you reading. Make sure you and the book/magazine are in the picture.

Encourage your son or daughter to upload the picture here using their Shiplake account for the Thinking Space Google Classroom. All entries will be put in a lucky draw and a selection used for a Thinking Space display.

Happy Reading!

Mrs Sally Bayley
Thinking Space Manager

Second Hand Uniform Sale

A reminder about the second hand uniform sale, which is predominantly for parents of pupils joining in September, on Saturday 24 June (11.30am to 12.45pm in the Sports Hall). We would be grateful if parents are able to send in any items they no longer require to Reception tomorrow. All proceeds from sales go to the PA; if you wish to receive 50% of the sale price, please securely attach the labels to each garment (a safety pin is ideal). Any items without paperwork will be deemed as a donation. We can accept blazers, black crested jumpers and ‘new-design’ sports kit items (introduced in September 2014). All items must be clean and in good condition.

Shiplake College Parents' Association

Summer Art Exhibition

We look forward to welcoming members of the Shiplake community to our Private View on Saturday 24 June. Please join us in the Great Hall between 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Art Department

House Booklets

Please click below for the 2017-2018 House booklets:

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