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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 - End of Term

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 

DT Summer Camp

Shiplake College has launched a DT Summer Camp to Inspire Tomorrow's Inventors!

Pupils will design and build a variety of different products making use of our well-equipped workshop under the guidance of our DT staff. All tasks will involve innovative take-home projects so the learning and fun and can continue at home. Learn skills in manufacture, Computer Aided Design, electronics, model-making and much, much more!

The camp is open to boys and girls, from any school, who are due to join Years 6 to 8 in September 2017. It will run from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August, taking place from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. The cost for the week is £200 per pupil and includes lunch. The camp is limited to just 10 pupils so book early to avoid disappointment. Places will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

Mr Alex Hunt
Head of Design & Technology

Message from Medical Wing

Public Health England has seen an increase in the number of cases of mumps in Oxfordshire in May particularly, in the student age population 16-23. The best way to protect you and your child from mumps is to make sure you and your child has received two MMR vaccinations. If you or your child has mumps: contact your GP to confirm diagnosis; stay away from school/work for five days after the onset of symptoms; wash your hands regularly using soap and water and use disposable tissues when coughing or sneezing. For more information please go to NHS choices:

Mrs Debbie Mundy
Senior Sister

Pupil Private Medical Scheme – AXA PPP Healthcare

Can I please draw your attention to the message sent yesterday (excluding this year's leavers) from the Bursar, Mr John Ralfs, regarding the above. If you need any further information or have any questions, please email or telephone 0118 940 5201. 

Mrs Rebecca Parker
PA to the Bursar

Post-Shiplake Options Programme

Parents and students in Year 12 are warmly invited to attend a Post-Shiplake Options presentation in the Great Hall on Wednesday 14 June starting at 6.30pm. Following drinks and canapés (served in the OVR from 6.00pm) there will be two presentations on the various options available to Shiplake College students beyond Year 13, as well as a thorough review of the university application process. Following on from these presentations Year 12 will be taken off timetable on Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June to research the various exciting opportunities open to them. I look forward to meeting all of you next Wednesday evening.

Further details of the Post-Shiplake Options Programme can be found here.

Mr Richard Curtis
Head of Sixth Form

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Final call for those interested in taking the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification here at College between 19–23 June for our Year 11 and 13 pupils. Information about the qualification can be found here.

The cost is £250 per person. If you would like your son/daughter to take part, or you have any questions, please let me know as soon as possible (

Mr Alex Hunt
Assistant Head Co-curricular

Riverside Communion Service

This takes place on Wednesday 14 June at 7.30pm and is an outside service by the river. As well as our College community, local parishes are invited to join us. Parents and families are most welcome to join us for this short service, which will be followed by refreshments.

Leavers' Service

This service will take place on Wednesday 28 June at 8.30am. All leavers and parents are warmly invited to this special service to mark the end of the leavers' time at Shiplake. Can I please remind you that this service is a day earlier this year and at a slightly earlier time. This is to accommodate the exam timetable this year. I do hope you are able to join us for this final service. 

Reverend Stephen Cousins

Start of Term Arrangements

Please click here for details regarding the staggered return for the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

Boat Club Fundraising Dinner

Unfortunately, we have decided to postpone the Boat Club dinner at Leander. We appreciate that it is a busy time of year and that there are many other events taking place. Keep an eye out for a new date in due course!

Boat Club Supporters' Association

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