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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.

Prize Giving - 29 June 2017

The Headmaster, staff and pupils request the pleasure of your company at our annual Prize Giving ceremony on Thursday 29 June 2017.

As announced on our website today, our Guest of Honour this year is Jamie McDonald. Jamie is an adventurer, author and motivational speaker, whose slogan is ‘anyone can be a superhero.’ Jamie spent the first nine years of his life in and out of hospital with a rare spinal condition, known as syringomyelia, as well as a weak immune system and epilepsy. By the age of nine his symptoms started to ease, following months of treatment at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, and Jamie’s own efforts to be more active. Jamie has since turned his efforts to fundraising, and has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities worldwide, with his incredible athletic feats. We look forward to an inspiring and motivational address.

The programme for the day is as follows:

  • 10.45am: Arrival on Front Field; Guests are invited to take their seats in the Prize Giving marquee
  • 11.00am: Prize Giving and Speeches
  • 12.00pm: Canapé lunch and drinks reception on the Front Field
  • 2.00pm: Event ends

Parents and guardians are not required to RSVP for this event. We once again look forward to seeing the marquee full to capacity to celebrate another superb year at Shiplake College.

Mr Gregg Davies

Boat Club Fundraising Dinner at Leander

All parents, friends and families are welcome to attend the Boat Club Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 24 June, at the prestigious Leander Club, Henley. The event will being at 6.30pm with a Drinks Reception, before sitting down to a delicious three course meal at 7.30pm. Dress code for the evening is Regatta attire. Tickets are £65.00 each.

Please see the attached poster, and click here, for further information and to book your tickets.

Boat Club Supporters' Assocation 

National Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 

The school theme for next week is Mental Health. In assemblies and tutor meetings we will be exploring various aspects of this huge topic, especially recognising symptoms of stress and depression and ways of managing these. We will be using many of the excellent resources produced by The Mental Health Foundation and The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. All pupils will receive a card entitled '10 ways to look after your mental health.'

You may like to look at the links below to see the material we will be using:

Mr Nick Brown
Deputy Head Pastoral

Year 9 Induction Morning on 24 June

If your son will be moving into Year 9 in September, you will shortly receive an invitation for him to attend an Induction Morning along with our joining Year 9s on Saturday 24 June.

There will be a carousel of group activities and the event will be an excellent opportunity for boys to meet others joining their new House in Year 9 in September. Please look out for the email invitation and complete the RSVP.

Mrs Esther Pasmore

Semi-Acoustic Sessions

We look forward to seeing parents, friends and staff at an informal, mainly unplugged, gig tomorrow (Friday 5 May) from 8.00pm – 9.00pm in the Lecture Theatre.

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Film Night at Dolphin School

The Dolphin School in Hurst, is hosting a screening of inspirational film Demain, on Friday 5 May, from 7.00pm - 9.00pm (Facebook event here). The film follows community organisations around the world protecting their local environment and economy, and creating democratic ripples without the need for political systems or special funding. The inspirational film is suitable for children in Years 5 - 8 and upwards, and local families are warmly invited to attend. Pupils may find helpful and interesting links to subjects studied within the curriculum, such as Geography, Science and French.

For further information, or to reserve a space, please email Sarah at

Now Available - Shiplake Supporters’ Jackets

Please see attached a poster for details on supporters’ jackets, which are now available for parents and other members of the Shiplake community. Show off school pride in style, whether it is on the banks of the Thames or the side of the rugby pitch, netball court or football fields.

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