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Shiplake College - Weekly Bulletin

Dear Parents

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


Despite previous bulletin messages and conversations with a large number of pupils, we are becoming increasingly frustrated by some of the haircuts our pupils are having. Please support us in our attempts to have all pupils looking smart and to ensure that none have extreme haircuts. A number continue to have very well defined “steps”. In layman’s terms, no one should have closely shaved sides and floppy hair on top!

Here, once again, is the relevant section from our Uniform Guide.

Boys’ hair must be kept short (well off the shirt collar), clean and neat. Fringes must not fall across the eyes. Hair must not be shorter than a ‘number 3’ grade and extremes of fashion and colouring are unacceptable. Boys should be clean-shaven; sideburns should not be worn lower than the bottom of the earlobe. The Headmaster will authorise House staff to take pupils to a Barber/Hairdresser locally if these rules are not adhered to.

Please do not be surprised to hear from your child’s Housemaster/Mistress if they return after half term with anything deemed to contradict the guidelines above.

Mr Nick Brown
Deputy Head, Pastoral

Winter Concert - Weekend Rehearsal

There will be a weekend rehearsal for the following ensembles on Saturday 19 November:

Camerata: 9.00am – 9.45am
First Eight: 9.45am – 10.30am

Rare Groove: 10.30am – 11.15am
Opus (orchestra): 11.15am – 12.00pm
Big Band: 12.00pm – 12.45pm

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Visiting Musician

The Music Department is delighted to confirm that Hungarian Drummer Gabor Dornyei will be visiting Shiplake College, as part of his tour, to conduct a clinic on Friday 2 December to an excited audience of GCSE, A Level and BTEC pupils. Gabor is a seasoned workshop and master class leader who has had residencies in BIMM, ICMP in London and several Music colleges in the US.

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Lunchtime Concert

The next lunchtime Concert in the series will take place on Friday 4 November (first Friday back after half-term) and will feature Jack Underwood, Michael Scanlon, Charlie Thomas and our new drum teacher, Dan Western. Do drop in if you are available.

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

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

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 - Gifts at Christmas Fayre

Please find attached a poster regarding the Christmas Fayre and some fab present ideas available from the Shiplake Boat Club, including 'limited edition' Shiplake oars! The perfect gift for the 'what do I buy him', man/son in your life. They will sell out really quickly, so please contact Anne Caldeira directly if you wish to pre-order. Please see details on the poster.

Shiplake College Boat Club Supporters' Association

SCBCSA - Christmas Turkeys

Copas Traditional Turkeys produce unrivalled free range, game hung turkeys. Parents, and any person affiliated with Shiplake, are warmly invited to log on to and purchase their Christmas turkey. For every turkey order received online, using the unique code 'shiplake', Copas will donate £5.00 towards the Boat Club Supporters' Association. Please see the attached flyer on why to choose a Copas turkey and poster!

Shiplake College Boat Club Supporters' Association

SCBCSA - Christmas Puddings

Please see flyer and attached details on how to order a Christmas Plum Pudding or an Ultimate Chocolate Pudding and support the Boat Club Supporters' Association at the same time!  

Shiplake College Boat Club Supporters' Association

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