Bulletin 12| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 9 December 2016 at 4.00pm

Important Information

A Note from our School Nurse

Urgent Response - Immunisation Forms have been posted home to Years 9 and 11 please return these to 'Reception' as soon as possible. If your son is sick or has diarrhea please do not bring him in to school, keep him at home for 48 hours.


If your son is unwell please telephone the School Office on 01628 411470 by 9.30am on each day of the sickness (you can leave a voicemail message if 'out of hours' and this will be picked up) and then follow up with a letter as they return to school. For medical appointments please send a note into the class teacher prior to appointment where possible notwithstanding emergencies then a telephone call will suffice.

Thank you for your co-operation - it does save us a lot of time chasing up absences.

PLEASE NOTE: The registrar's’ number as listed on the website should only be used for admissions/ moving up enquiries.


Well done to the Under 12 A and B Rugby teams, they have both been unbeaten in their fixtures this season, indeed the A side are rated (on their results) as the top side in the country. I also need to mention the 2nd XV that has a number of Year 11 players they beat Forest on Wednesday to win their league, a great result.

The standard of the work that has come from the GCSE Art Mock Exam was amazing and promises good results in the Summer.

We have our Carol Services this Tuesday at St Luke's, Years 7, 8 and 9 at 09.30 and Years 10 and 11 at 10.30, all are welcome.

I wish you all a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year.

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. Edna Ferber

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Friday 9 December - Years 11, 12 & 13 Rugby Annual Dinner at Senior Boys from 7.30pm

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December - Senior Boys Sports Hall - Collection base for the Lions Club Christmas Food Hampers

Monday 12 December - Year 11 University Challenge

Early Buses Commence

Tuesday 13 December - Carol Services at St Lukes Church, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead SL6 7AX. Years 7 to 9 Service from 9.30am. Years 10 to 13 Service from 10.50am

Parents are welcome at the Church.

Wednesday 14 December - Academic & Sports Assemblies

School Breaks for Christmas Holiday Pupils may be collected from 12.30pm

Thursday 15 December - Year 11 Study Skills Day by invitation

Friday 16 December - Year 11 Study Skills Day by invitation

Happy Christmas & New Year

Wednesday 4 January - Term Commences

Monday 9 January - Year 11 igcse Mathematics Paper I

Activities & Late Buses Commence

Wednesday 11 January - Year 10 Parents & Pupils Post 16 Landscape Talk

Friday 13 January - Year 9 Pantomime from 5.00pm


BBC News: Wales Pisa results: ‘Little will be learned’


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.


Lent Term Activities Programme

The Activities Hub is now open for registrations for Lent Term activities -

This site enables both parents and students access to the activities site, please ensure you sign up by Wednesday 14 December. Thank you.

Christmas Hampers

Thank you for your kind donations to our festive hampers.

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Award

For those who wish to start their DofE journey a letter has been emailed to all Year 10 students and is also available to view here along with more information about the award. Spaces are limited and replies are required by 14 December, please note that this is separate to the evening activity sign-up.

Building Resilience Material

The resources from the parental Building Resilience talk held in November are now all on the website.

Charity Clothing Donations

This year, we welcome donations of clean clothing, which are to be used locally within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to support those who are sleeping rough or are homeless. Please drop bags of any clothing you wish to donate to one of the three school offices. Many thanks for your generosity.

Holiday Activities

A full and exciting programme of festive fun is now available for the Christmas break. Monday 19 to Friday 23 December - to include crafts, textiles, cookery, football, winter olympics, pantomime, games and a special visit from Mr S Claus.. click here to find out more.

Lost Property

We are trying to track down a kit bag belonging to Harry Anyon Year 7 (initials HJA) – if spotted please hand in to the office, thank you.

The annual office 'best of' christmas cracker jokes. Taken from the crackers at christmas lunch on Thursday.

Q. Why are police Officers so strong? A. Because they hold up traffic

Q. What do you call a cat in the desert? A. Sandy Claws

Q. What do you call a girl with a frog on her head? A. Lilly!

Q. What do you call a dog with a bunch of daisies on its head? A. A collie-flower

Q. What do you serve but never eat? A. A tennis ball


Scientist of the Week

Jaco Overturf Year 8 for his superb attitude and hard work in science lessons and to Donald Holliday Year 11 for identifying the most compounds correctly in a chemistry competition.

MFL linguist of the Week

Spanish - Year 9 - Jake Ward and Year 10 - Charlie Boucher.

English Department - Readers of the Week

Year 7 - Maximus Chapman and Year 8 - Aidan Rhodes.