CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

SENIOR BOYS

Bulletin 10| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 25 November 2016 at 4.00pm

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

I received a comment from a visiting PE Teacher who (although his team lost) thanked me for the attitude of the boys, staff and parents both during and after the game as he felt we played to the true values of the sport. Well done all!


The St Lucia Curry Evening proved to be a great event both fun and an excellent team building event. The Sixth Form Open Evening again proved to be a enlightening and positive event, it was nice to see so many parents there.


I hope the boys came home and mentioned the STEM assembly on Thursday, sonic fire, dry ice and making ice cream (the drink that was chilled was apple juice not cider) all very entertaining (and educational).


A quick mention of the Resilience Talk on Tuesday, a worthwhile event to attend.


"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful".

DATES

Saturday 26 November - Academic/Music & Drama Scholarships

Tuesday 28 November - Years 10 & 11 Parental Emotional Resilience Talk at Senior Boys Sports Hall from 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 1 December - World Aids Day

Open Morning Junior & Nursery 9.30 - 11.30

Tuesday 6 December - Year 11 Mock Art GCSE Exam Day I

Thursday 8 December - Year 11 Mock Art GCSE Exam Day II

School Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 9 December - David Course Memorial Cup Rugby Match 1st XV at MRFC 3.00pm ko

Whatever the weather….

As the weather gets colder, may we take this chance to remind our parents of the School’s Emergency Closure Guidance in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - Thursday 8 December

Help support Save The Children charity by donating £1.00 to wear your Christmas Jumper to school on this day.

Christmas Lunch Reminder

This year our Christmas lunch will be served at Senior Boys on Thursday 8 December.


REMINDER: If your child does not wish to have Christmas lunch, or has a dietary requirement please complete this form by 30 November indicating your child’s requirements. The menu can be viewed on the school website.

COPAS TURKEYS OFFER

Order online using code ‘CCS16’ to earn the School PTA £5. Anyone collecting their turkeys that they ordered on this offer will be able to go and say hello to a couple of Santa’s helpers and have their picture taken too. As well as meeting the reindeer there will be many other treats including wine tasting, cooking and carving demonstrations, a choir and Father Christmas himself.

From Teaching Staff

YEAR 7 MFL - CONGRATULATIONS!

All boys in Year 7 have just completed the first cycle of the 3 languages taught by the MFL Department. We have been delighted by the high levels of enthusiasm, participation and enjoyment shown by all the boys we have been teaching since September. We are very sorry to see you go, but we wish you luck with the next language you will learn. Keep up those high standards!

Bien fait!

Gute Arbeit!

Bien hecho!

Madame Stratton / Frau Denton / Sr. Perez

FROM THE OFFICE

Christmas Hampers

A reminder to bring your item in to school for the Form Group hamper. Items must be of a long life variety - tinned, packaged etc., These are distributed through Social Services and are much appreciated. Thank you.


Rugby and Biathalon Team Photographs

We have received the proofs of the U12, U13, U14 and U15 Rugby Team photographs for this term, and also the Biathalon Team photograph. These are on display in the reception and are available to order. Order forms are available from the office. Deadline for orders is 8 December. Please note that the orders will not be delivered to school until after Christmas.


A Note from our School Nurse

Immunisation Forms have been posted home today to Years 9 and 11. Your prompt return of these important forms would be very much appreciated.

If your son is sick or has diarrhea please do not bring him in to school, keep him at home for 48 hours.


Lost Kit Bag

We are searching for a CC kit bag and kit belonging to Alistair Jesseman. If you have picked it up by accident please hand in to the school office. Lost Splashtop

We are searching for a green rowing splash top (kagool jacket) lost in school this week, belonging to Nathan Flynn (jacket is named inside), please do return to the office if found. Thank you.

Congratulations

Music Exam Success

Harry Bennett (Year 8 ) has just been accepted to play in the National Children's Woodwind Orchestra. Well done Harry, a great opportunity for you to develop your ensemble playing.

Harry also entered Marlow festival and won the 12 years and under Recital category receiving distinction and a gold medal. He also won the Harland Cup for the most promising woodwind soloist aged 12-15 years. More silverware to polish!!

Great news - Adrian Roach


Scientist of the Week

Navkaran Basra (Year 10) and Matthew Allen (Year 10) - who both achieved a fantastic 100% in their chemistry Common Task.


MFL linguist of the Week

French - Year 7 Barnaby Howe - excellent observation of sound/spelling patterns. Year 9 Hadley Matthews - great listening performance in recent assessment and Year 11 Alex Samber - effort in preparation towards his Controlled Assessment.


Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Raphael Seigner, Year 8 - Tok Charles, Year 9 - Bilal Khan, Year 10 - Kento Nakai and Year 11 - Teo Gaster.


English Department - Readers of the Week

Year 7 - Pavneet Batra and Year 8 - Govind Basra

Tennis Regional Finals

The boys finished fourth overall but given their age the boys played superbly and we look forward to watching them progress and are certain of them making the U13 Regional Round next year. Full report here >>>

Mayor's Reception for Borough Rowers

Recognising the achievements of young rowers within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2016, the Mayor, Cllr Sayonara Luxton, held an evening reception at Maidenhead Town Hall on Monday, 21 November. Read more here.