Bulletin 5| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 7 October 2016 at 4.00pm

Important Notices

Saturday 15 October - Fireworks & Halloween Spectacular to be held at our Junior Boys site. Tickets for this event are now available via the Parent Pay Portal

Assistance with The Fireworks

Are you able to help out at our Fireworks & Halloween Spectacular on Saturday 15 October to be held at the Junior Boys School ?? Help with setting up, serving food or clearing up afterwards – Please let Tina Webster know if you could help at any point from 3.30pm to 9.45pm.

Fireworks Music Compilation Competition

Details of this competition have been emailed home, to the boys. The task is to create a compilation of music/songs to accompany the fireworks display. The Winner will have their compilation played and receive a £25 itune voucher.


All the rugby sides have started the season really well, however I would like to give a special mention to the U16's, who beat Reading School 10 - 7 in a very good game. Normally the Year 11 boys represent the 1st and 2nd XV s so this may be the only time this year that they play as a year group, very well played.

The Year 7 Parents Evening was a great success and it was pleasing to meet and listen to the feedback of a year group who have settled in very well.

My thanks to the Year 8 boys who were guides for the Junior boys, a message from Mr Spanswick who had feedback from our visitors,"the tour guides were honest and full of humour", very well done.

The Sponsored Row is this Saturday and I will be there to help and witness the new Boat Naming, all are welcome. I look forward to meeting the Year 8 Parents on Wednesday and for a big turnout for the Fireworks a week Saturday.

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


Saturday 8 October - Sponsored Row (using ergo's) and Splash Regatta at Maidenhead Rowing Club from 2.00pm to 7.00pm. Parents will be most welcome BBQ from 5.30pm

Tuesday 11 October - Year 7 Cyber Safety Talk

Wednesday 12 October - ISA London West Biathlon at Hurst Lodge

Year 8 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Thursday 13 October - Year 11 David Hyner Talk

Friday 14 October - ISA Senior Golf Open at Bramshaw Golf Club, New Forest

Saturday 15 October - Halloween & Fireworks Spectacular at our Junior Boys site (SL6 4QQ)

On Tuesday 11 October there will be a photographer on site. We will be taking pictures for use in future publications and on the website. Where possible pupils should be in winter uniform please. Pictures will be used in line with our photographic permission and consent guidance.

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Fireworks: an excellent metaphor for the business of Education in a rapidly changing world.

A Night at The Movies

A Night at the Movies - presented by Claires Court

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November at Norden Farm

This year’s show is filled with song, dance, performance and music, from some of the world’s most famous and favourite cinema soundtracks. The programme includes The Great Escape, Pirates of the Caribbean, What a Wonderful World, Ghostbusters, Moon River and Stand By Me. Get your tickets now, from the Norden Farm online box office


Language Trips - French/German & Spanish

Final information, medical, rule and passport forms/requests have been emailed home.

Rowing Trips to Wimbleball & Longridge

Final information and requests for information have been handed out.

It is most helpful if the information requested is returned in a timely manner to the office.


Individual Photographs

Years 8-11 will have brought home their order forms this week for their new school photograph. If you would like to order prints , would you be kind enough to return your order form to the office by Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Year 7 – The orders that we have received for the Year 7 Photographs have been sent to the photographer, we are expecting the photographs to be back soon, hopefully before half term. When received, these will be sent home via boy post.

The Common Cold

It's that time of year when sore throats and runny noses are common. Please, when sending your children to school ensure they are dosed up with appropriate medication and sufficient tissues to the day!! Thank you School Nurse

Lost Property

Lost Paper White Kindle, it is in a red case. It was in a blue folder with some English books. Lost last term belonging to Jake Wincomb. If found please return to School Reception. Thank you.

Holiday Activities

Holiday Activities for October half-term now available to book online............ Click here


Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Maz Butt, Year 8 - Sebastian Walker, Year 10 - Mateusz Tarkowski and Year 11 - Joe Stephen.

MFL linguist of the week

Spanish - Year 7 - William Paveley and Year 10 - Ravin Bahia.