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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 14 January.

Year 11 Parents’ Conference

The Year 11 Parents’ Conference is on Friday 20 January (Sports Hall, 3.30pm - 6.00pm) prior to the start of the next Exeat weekend. Following very successful trials, we are now using an online booking system in order to better manage the timing of our Parents’ Conferences. We kindly request that all Year 11 parents visit www.shiplake.parentseveningsystem.co.uk where 7-minute appointments with individual teachers can be booked and schedules created very easily. Full instructions can be viewed here and a video demonstration is available here. We respectfully ask that all parents make appointments in this way as it will no longer be possible to see teachers without an appointment. We do hope that you find this facility useful and please contact me should you encounter any problems.

Mr Paul Jones
Assistant Head, Academic Studies

School Buses - Exeat Weekend

Please be advised that all school buses will be leaving the College at 3.30pm on Friday 20 January for the exeat weekend.

Mrs Sue Arpino
School Secretary

Reminder - Year 12 and Year 13 Psychology Trip

This is a reminder to please return the completed forms to me for the Year 12 and Year 13 Psychology trip to London by this Friday 13 January. These forms were handed to pupils last Friday. 

Mr Richard Ebbage
Head of Psychology

Year 9 and Year 11 Pupils

The NHS nurses will be in school on Wednesday 22 February to vaccinate Year 9 pupils for Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Meningitis ACWY. Year 11 pupils will receive Meningitis ACWY only. Consent forms will be coming home with your son for you to sign and return. Please may we have the forms returned by Wednesday 25 January. Any pupil without a consent form will not be vaccinated. Thank you.

Mrs Debbie Mundy
Senior Sister 

Jungle Book - Junior Production

Tickets are selling fast for the Junior Production of ‘The Jungle Book’. The show will start at 7.30pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 1 February 
  • Thursday 2 February 
  • Friday 3 February 
  • Saturday 4 February 

https://shiplakecollege.wufoo.com/forms/junior-school-production-ticket-booking/

Mrs Jenny Nunes
Head of Drama

Note from the Music Department

Mr Western’s Drum and Percussion Group will start on Wednesday lunchtime in the Music Department. All students interested are welcome to join. No prior experience necessary.

Mr Richard Curran
Director of Music

House Art Exhibition - Saturday 14 January 

We are looking forward to welcoming parents, pupils and all friends of Shiplake College to the House Art Exhibition on Saturday 14 January, from 9.30am to 11.00am in the Great Hall. Please do come along to view the paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography that pupils and staff have entered to this competition.

Mrs Hema Gillings
Head of Art

Parents’ Association Chairperson Vacancy

An exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the Parents’ Association has arisen. The position of Chairperson has become vacant, as Dawn Greenaway steps down after a number of years. The role will see the chosen individual lead the PA to promote ‘fun, friendship and fundraising’, by creating and organising a variety of events to bring Shiplake parents together for socials and to raise funds for the College and other chosen charities. The Chair is ably supported by a driven and enthusiastic committee of parents from all different year groups. The role would suit someone who is motivated and eager to make a difference within the school. Meetings currently take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 8.00am. If you are interested in applying for this voluntary position, or have any questions, please email Dawn at dawn@dawnsgetaways.com

Forthcoming Events

  • Art Exhibition: Saturday 14 January, 9.30am - 11.00am
  • Lunchtime Concert: Friday 20 January, 12.40pm
  • Year 11 Parents' Conference: Friday 20 January, 3.30pm
  • Junior Drama Production: Wednesday 1 - Saturday 4 February
  • *UPDATED* Lower School Parents' Conference: Friday 10 February, 3.30pm
  • GCSE Subject Fair for Year 9: Thurday 23 February, 6.00pm
  • Sports Dinner: Saturday 4 March, 6.00pm
  • Year 10 Parents' Conference: Friday 10 March, 3.30pm
  • Music Concert: Thursday 16 March, 7.00pm
  • Open Morning: Saturday 18 March, 9.30am
  • Boarders' All-In Weekend: Friday 17 - Sunday 19 March
  • Lunchtime Concert: Friday 24 March, 12.40pm
  • Music Scholars' Concert: Thursday 30 March, 7.00pm
  • *UPDATED* Year 12 Parents' Conference: Friday 28 April, 3.30pm

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