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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 3 December.


Shiplake College now offers a full institutional subscription, available free to all staff and pupils, of PressReader. This excellent application, accessible on all devices, allows full electronic access (including downloads) to over 5000 UK and international newspapers, supplements and magazines. It offers options such as personalised magazine building, text-to-speech and live translations. We anticipate this package will help greatly with our ongoing focus on literacy and 'reading for pleasure' at Shiplake. All pupils are having inductions this week on the new system. 

Dr Gareth Hughes
Deputy Headmaster, Academic

School Buses

Henley Late Night Christmas Shopping - Friday 2 December
Buses will be leaving College at the normal time of 6.15pm as diversions are in place through the Henley streets. Hopefully, there will be no delays.

Mrs Sue Arpino
School Secretary

Carol Service - 16 December 2016

Please find here important information and car parking map for the Christmas Carol Service on Friday 16 December.

Mr Neil Walne

January 2017 - Exam Timetable

Please find the January 2017 exam timetable here.

Dr Gareth Hughes
Deputy Head, Academic

Learn to Ski or Snowboard

Next term, as part of the activities programme, we are offering pupils (Years 9–13) the opportunity to learn to ski/snowboard or improve their current skills. Skiplex in Woodley can offer us 12x 1hour sessions on a Friday afternoon throughout the Spring Term. The total cost would be £205 per student (based on a group size of 14) which includes instruction and all equipment.

If you are interested in your son/daughter taking part and are happy for the cost to be added  to your school bill please can you let me know by Friday 9 December. Thank you.

More information about the venue can be found here

Mr Alex Hunt
Assistant Head, Co-curricular

Lunchtime Concert - Friday 2 December

This week’s lunchtime concert will feature Gabor Dornyei, who is currently nearing the end of a European tour. He is a professional drummer who regularly performs in and out of the UK, and who conducts master classes and clinics at the Musicians’ Institute in LA and BIMM, London. If you are in the area you are most welcome to attend (12.40pm in the Lecture Theatre).

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

Year 9 and Year 10 Barcelona Football Tour

A polite reminder that final payments (£250) are due tomorrow (Friday 2 December) for those signed up to the Year 9 and Year 10 Barcelona Football Tour. Any issues please do get in contact.

Mr Richard Ebbage
Master i/c Football

Parents of Year 9 and Year 10 Rowers

Monday 12 December, 7.30pm till 8.30pm, Lecture Theatre

Please join Mr Currie and coaches to learn about rowing for Year 9 and Year 10 boys next term. We will give you an overview of the rowing programme and what to expect as a parent in terms of how you can support your child and get involved in the social side of the Boat Club. This will be an ideal opportunity to ask any questions you may have about rowing at Shiplake College.

Mr David Currie
Director of Rowing

Open Mornings

In addition to our whole school Open Morning on Saturday 18 March, this is advance notice that our open mornings in the Autumn Term 2017 will take place on Saturday 30 September (Sixth Form only) and Saturday 14 October (Whole School). A reminder that all pupils in Years 9 and above are expected to attend these mornings (and Years 12 and 13 at the Sixth Form event).

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

Shiplake Christmas Cards and Merchandise

Parents, pupils and staff are invited to purchase Shiplake College Christmas cards (click here to view). They are available in packs of 10 (with envelopes) for just £6.50 each. Please click here to place your order. How about a Shiplake umbrella, cufflinks or lapel pin for a Christmas gift? Click here for further details and to complete the online booking form.

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

Forthcoming Events

  • Music Master Class: Friday 2 December, 12.40pm
  • College Carol Service: Friday 16 December
  • Shiplake Quiz Night: Saturday 28 January 2017
  • Sports Dinner: Saturday 4 March 2017

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