Bulletin 2 | Lent Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 16 January 1.00pm


Football Shirts - Our suppliers Hawkinsport have advised that these will not be available until half term. If you have a spare shirt or one your son has outgrown please could you let the sports department borrow or re-sell these for you.

Parking - Please park with due consideration and care for all other road users. Thank you.

Cyclists - If you are cycling to school please ensure that you wear a helmet.


During assembly on Monday part of the focus was on the recent events in France, looking at the terrible results of extremism and how we can work together to educate individuals so that this is not repeated. My thanks go to the Year 10 Historians, who on Thursday, led an assembly on the truce during World War 1 where supposed enemies came together in friendship and collaboration, a good lesson in troubled times.

Year 11 have had their reports issued today and I look forward to seeing parents on Tuesday as we plan the final parts of the boys GCSE journey.

Good luck to the U14s in their County Cup final today and commiserations to the U15s who lost to a well disciplined Royal Latin School in the Daily Mail Competition on Wednesday.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali


Friday 16 January Year 11 Full Reports Released

Cricket Club Quiz Night from 7.00pm in the Sports Hall

Saturday 17 January Berkshire Schools Cross Country at Newbury Showground

Monday 19 January Year 10 Set 1 Maths - Statistics Controlled Assessment

Tuesday 20 January Talk on Drugs for Years 9 & 10

Year 11 IGCSE English Exam

Year 11 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Thursday 22 January 4X4 Schools Challenge STEM Trip

Parent Drugs Awareness Talk 7.00pm to 8.00pm at The

College Avenue site (SL6 6AW)

Friday 23 January Year 10 Set 1 Maths - Statistics Controlled Assessment

Monday 26 January Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment

Year 11 Spotlight on Sixth Form 7.00pm to 8.30pm at Girls site (1 College Avenue, SL6 6AW)

RBWM Achievement Awards from 5.30pm

Tuesday 27 January O2 Choir Performance

Year 11 Business Studies Controlled Assessment

Year 10 plus Parents Looking Boyond Talk 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Girls site


BURNS NIGHT Saturday 24 January 2015 – Unfortunately due to numbers being low this event will not be taking place this year.


YEAR 8 ENGLISH TRIP Thursday 29 January 2015 to see ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ A full information sheet will be out in due course. There is no cost for this trip but please return the consent forms to the office. This trip will not connect with buses.

Year 11 HISTORY TRIP 13 to 16 February 2015 to Berlin – The interim payment of £200 is now due, a reminder letter has already been distributed.

U15 CRICKET TOUR 13 to 21 February 2015A reminder that the fourth and final instalment of £600 is now due. Cheques payable to ‘Claires Court Schools Limited’ Thank you.

Hazewinkel Rowing Training Camp – 6 to 11/12 April 2015 - if anyone who has not signed up is interested please see Chris Clark/Tom Jost as soon as possible.



YEAR 11 LINGUISTS - "HOW TO REVISE FOR MFL" - On Thursday 22 January, all Year 11 linguists will attend a short talk in the sports hall, during the first part of their language lesson. This will be delivered by the MFL team with the aim of equipping the boys with effective revision techniques which they can then put into practice.

GCSE MFL REVISION CLINICS - Boys are reminded that there are lunchtime revision sessions available to you - please see your language teacher for details. If you need some support or guidance on how to revise/prepare for Controlled Assessments, please make use of this valuable opportunity. Your final exams in reading and listening are not far away: French - 12 May, German - 3 June, Spanish - 15 May.

Make it your New Year resolution to attend these and start your revision early!


Cashless Catering - Canteen Purchases - A new button, ‘Show Canteen Purchases’, has been added to Cashless Catering system. This enables you to see the last thirty days of your child’s dining room transactions .

Medical Information: Please be advised that should your child be absent from school with sickness/diarrhoea, he should not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. Our school has adhered to these School Health Regulations for many years as it is important to stop the spread of any bacterial infection. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. School Nurse


Music Exam Congratulations Cameron Kramer-Brown (Year 9) Grade 3 Guitar. (Apologies to Cameron as I reported the wrong grade last week)

Mr Roach

Mathematicians Of The Week - Year 7 - George Keylock, Year 8 - Raamie FalckAwad, Year 9 - Jamie MacDonald, Year 10 - Tom Stalker and Year 11 - Jonny Crossley.

Linguists of The Week - Spanish - Kerem Bartlett, Joseph Havers, Jake Jenkins, Henry Durrant, Alex McDougle, Todd Lindley and Kieran Grey.

French - Bilal Khan, Luke Perrera

German - Harman Tawana and Josh McKee