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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.

School Buses - 10 February - Half Term

Please be advised that all school buses will be leaving the College at 3.30pm for the half term break on Friday 10 February. They will resume normal services on Monday 20 February.

Mrs Sue Arpino
School Secretary

Lower School Parents’ Conference

A reminder that the Lower School Parents’ Conference is on Friday 10 February (3.30pm-6.00pm). Many thanks to those parents who have already booked appointments. We kindly request that all Lower School parents visit where 5-minute appointments with individual teachers can be booked and schedules created very easily. We look forward to welcoming you to this important event.

Mr Paul Jones
Assistant Head, Academic Studies

Year 9 - GCSE Subjects Fair

A reminder to Year 9 parents that the GCSE Subjects Fair is on Thursday 23 February (Sports Hall, 6.00pm-8.00pm). This is an opportunity for pupils and their parents to speak with all Heads of Department who will be available to offer subject information and to discuss pupils’ suitability for GCSE courses. All parents will have received a copy of the GCSE Options Guide and we would advise reading this with your sons in advance of the Subject Fair (the guide is also available here). Pupils will need to make their final GCSE subject choices shortly afterwards and further details will be sent in due course.

Mr Paul Jones
Assistant Head, Academic Studies

Oxford Tutorial College (GCSE Revision)

The Oxford Tutorial College will be delivering Easter Revision Courses in Maths, English and Science from Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April. The courses are run by experienced tutors, many of whom are also examiners. There are many flexible options available including full-day and half-day sessions and pupils will be given mock papers and assessments. If any pupils are interested in this opportunity, further information, including details of fees, can be found here.

Mr Paul Jones
Assistant Head, Academic Studies

Sports Dinner - Saturday 4 March

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the Sports Tour Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 4 March. There is an amazing line-up of guest speakers from the sporting world. Click here for ten great reasons to attend and go to to book.

Mrs Kirsty Jelowitz
Alumni and Events Officer

Boarding Videos Launched

We are delighted to share with you two videos we have launched this week!

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

Jungle Book Production

The opening evening of The Jungle Book was sensational, and a select number of tickets are still available for Friday evening and the Saturday matinee performance. Please click here to book your tickets.

Mrs Jenny Nunes
Head of Drama 

Winter Concert Photos Now Available For Purchase

Photos from the Winter Concert are now available to purchase via AS Photo Services’ website. The following link gives you direct access to the collection:

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Forthcoming Events

  • Lower School Parents' Conference: Friday 10 February, 3.30pm
  • GCSE Subject Fair for Year 9: Thursday 23 February, 6.00pm
  • Sports Tour Dinner: Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm
  • Year 10 Parents' Conference: Friday 10 March, 3.30pm
  • Spring Music Concert: Thursday 16 March, 7.00pm
  • Open Morning: Saturday 18 March, 9.30am
  • Boarders' All-In Weekend: Friday 17 - Sunday 19 March (compulsorary only for Friday 17 March)
  • Lunchtime Concert: Friday 24 March, 12.40pm
  • Music Soloists' Concert: Thursday 30 March
  • Year 12 Parents' Conference: Friday 28 April, 3.30pm

News from the College

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