CLAIRES COURT BULLETIN

SENIOR BOYS

Bulletin 2| Lent Term 2017

Information correct as at Friday 13 January 2017 at 4.00pm

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

It was good to start the term with a full set of Saturday fixtures and the boys performed well across all ages. I hope we are able to play tomorrow, however, the forecast does not look helpful. Please ensure you check if the fixtures are playing.


Thursday evening the move to early buses went well and whilst in Maidenhead we only had a sleet shower the areas further away with heavier snow did benefit, thanks to all involved.


The Post 16 talk was well attended and next week DrugsFam are presenting (Tuesday 17 January at 19. 00 at our Girls' site), their last talks were very informative and hard hitting.


Good luck to the Year 9 boys in Panto Land tonight and the Year 11 who have their iGCSE Maths Paper 2 next week.


Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong. Peter McIntyre

Important Information

Bulletin Questionnaire

Thank you to everyone that has completed our Bulletin Questionnaire. If you haven’t done so, the form will be open for your feedback until 12 noon on Monday 16 January.


Campus Calumny


This week’s edition of the Maidenhead Advertiser reports on a meeting held on Tuesday evening last at Cox Green Community Centre to consider the Borough Local Plan. Together with my brother, I attended this meeting at the invitation of one of the Cox Green councillors. At the end of the meeting, there was discussion about our own proposals to create a new campus alongside our Junior Boys site. During the course of this, a local resident stated that he had received letters from parents alleging that the School would ‘pick on’ the pupils of any parent who voiced opposition to the move. As professional educators of long standing, my brother and I wish to categorically refute this slur. We have always welcomed an honest and open interchange of views and opinions with you, our parents, in all matters including these proposals. On occasion we may even agree to differ but whatever the outcome, this would never be visited upon those in our care. We hope shortly to be able to make an announcement about the scheme but if parents do have concerns about our proposals then please feel free to contact me, Hugh Wilding, at hsw@clairescourt.com

Emergency Closure Guidance

Whatever the weather…. As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.

DATES

Monday 16 January - Full After school Activities commence

Tuesday 17 January - Year 11 iGCSE Maths Paper II

Drugs Talk for all parents by Drugsfam, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at our Girls' site 1 College Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 6AW

Thursday 19 January - Years 9 & 10 Drugs Talks

Youth Speaks Competition from 6.30pm held at Senior Boys - Good Luck to our Speakers.

Saturday 21 January - ISA Swimming Gala

Berkshire Schools' Cross Country at Newbury Showground

Wednesday 25 January - Year 11 iGCSE English Exam

Years 10 & 11 Canada Rugby Tour Information Evening from 6.00pm

TRIPS

YEAR 10 Art Trip - Thursday 26 January. To tate Britain, full information has been has been emailed home. Please return payment and consent to the office by Friday 20 January.


Year 10 GCSE Geography Trip - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March.
To Margam Park Field Studies Centre in Port Talbot, an essential study period for our GCSE Geography pupils please could we request the £150 deposit to the schools office by Friday 27 January. A fully detailed sheet has been emailed home, hard copies available from the information rack in reception.
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Holiday Club

Running from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February - Half Term - Booking line is now open. Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities, experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!

Congratulations

Music Congratulations

Maz Butt of Year 7 passed his Grade 1 piano distinction. Well done to Maz and to his teacher Mr Brooks.

Please could Mr Roach correct the announcement concerning Harry Bennett in last week's bulletin. Harry gained distinction for both saxophone AND clarinet Grade 6. My mistake Harry!!


Scientist of the Week

Goes to Henry Wheeler for his excellent practical chemistry skills.


English Department - Reader of the Week

Jake Roberts 7A.


MFL - Linguist of the Week

German - Joe Ing 9D and Alec Getley 10C.


Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Josh Fisher (7D), Year 8 - Felix Stevens, Year 9 - Louis Turner, Year 10 - Joe Ryder and Year 11 - Harry Turner