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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 details regarding Saturday 5 November.

School Buses - Important Information

Please be aware that all school buses will be leaving the College at 3.30pm on Thursday 15 December, after the whole school Christmas lunch.

Mrs Sue Arpino
School Secretary

Year 12 - Safe Drive Stay Alive Trip

On Monday 7 November all Year 12 are booked to attend a Safe Drive Stay Alive event at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading.

Last year in the Thames Valley and in Hampshire, an average of four young people per week were killed or seriously injured on our roads. Young drivers are much more likely to be involved in a crash, often due to inexperience and a lack of knowledge of the risks. Safe Drive Stay Alive is produced by a road safety partnership including Thames Valley and Hampshire Police, local councils and emergency services. The campaign is aimed at new and pre-drivers in an emotive and hard-hitting way, influencing behaviour and attitude on the roads. It is supposed to be a very thought-provoking and informative event.

Costs are covered by the Oxfordshire County Council and the College.

Mr Alex Hunt
Assistant Head, Co-curricular

Year 12 and Year 13 - Business Studies Trip to Cadbury World

Please see attached letter

Lunchtime Concert

The Lunchtime Concert this Friday (12.40pm - 1.10pm) will feature Jack Underwood, Michael Scanlon, Charlie Thomas and our new drum teacher, Dan Western, who will be promoting our latest activity, the Percussion Ensemble. Do drop in if you are available.

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Winter Concert Weekend Rehearsals

There will be weekend rehearsal for the following ensembles on the following dates:

Saturday 12 November:

Camerata: 10.00am – 11.00am
Rare Groove: 11.00am – 12 noon

Saturday 19 November:

Camerata: 9.00am – 9.45am
First Eight: 9.45am – 10.30am
Rare Groove: 10.30am – 11.15am
Opus (orchestra): 11.15am – 12 noon
Big Band: 12 noon – 12.45pm

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Shiplake College Christmas Fayre

Is just around the corner...

Saturday 12 November 2016, 10.00am to 2.30pm in the Sports Hall. Sample delicious mince pies and mulled wine while you get your Christmas shopping underway at the 45+ stalls. Bring the children along to visit Santa at his Grotto! See attached flyer.

Festive Drinks and Charity Auction 

The Shiplake College Festive Drinks and Canapés Evening, in association with the Business BTEC Students Charity Auction, takes place on Saturday 3 Decembe, from 7.00pm - 10.00pm. Tickets are £12.50 each. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialise with other Shiplake parents, whilst supporting the BTEC students as they host an auction  to raise money for Sue Ryder and the Reading Drop-In Centre, as part of their coursework.

Please click on the following link to purchase your tickets:

Mrs Kirsty Jelowitz
Alumni and Events Officer

Shiplake College Remembrance Service

Sunday 13 November at 10.45am in the Great Hall

Parents and their families are most welcome to join us at this important Service. Our guest speaker is Mr Peter Butterworth from Combat Stress, a charity supporting service personnel who have been mentally and physically affected by the traumas of war/conflicts. All are most welcome.

Reverend Stephen Cousins

Second Hand Uniform Sale

The Shiplake Parents' Association invites you to send in your items for sale or donation now for the second hand uniform sale on Saturday 12 November. 

All proceeds from sales of donated uniform go directly 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 donations of blazers, black crested jumpers and ‘new-design’ sports kit items (introduced in September 2014). All items must be clean and in good condition. Please send any donations into Reception by Friday 11 November. The sale itself takes place on Saturday 12 November at the Christmas Fayre in the Sports Hall from 10.00am - 2.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Shiplake College Parents' Association

Senior Production Tickets Available

The Drama Department have been working tirelessly on the upcoming Senior Production, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The production will take place from Wednesday 16 November to Saturday 19 November 2016. Tickets are £5.00 for adults and free for children aged under 18. Tickets are now available to buy here. Tickets normally sell out very fast, so do not hesitate to book your place to see the powerfully engaging hit show!

Mrs Jenny Nunes
Head of Drama

SCBCSA - Reminders

Shiplake College Boat Club Supporters' Association

Shiplake Primary School Christmas Fair

Please see attached

Forthcoming Events 

Latest News from Shiplake

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