|Mr Leuzinger's Words Lent 7|
|Wow! What a week we have had! Firstly Mr Spanswick has been unwell since half term and Mrs Nott unfortunately broke her ankle on Wednesday evening, so you’re left with me. We wish them both speedy recoveries.
|From the Office|
Our Rabbit winners this week are Akash Rudrapatna and Oliver Raison. Akash was really lovely in encouraging his fellow team mates during a football game when the direction of the goals was very much against us. Oliver was superb in looking after a new boy undertaking a taster day this week. Oliver looked after him, helped him get organised and find things, made a special effort to sit with him at lunchtime and was a real gentleman. What more could we ask from our boys? So many do this week in week out. These are only two who came to my attention.
World Book Day
Every year, the world gets together to celebrate the joy of reading on World Book Day and here at CCJB, we are no different. Every boy should have now received a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can be redeemed in all good bookshops for one of the specially published books or off any other book in the bookshop. The library will be decorated and fun activities held during library lessons and library club all next week.
Boys and girls in Years 5 and 6 will be meeting children's author Helen Dennis on Thursday 1 March at the College site as part of these celebrations. They are travelling by coach at 1.30pm and will be back by 3.50pm. More details have been sent to parents already.
Happy reading everyone!
Boys have been given the Scholastic Book Club magazine this week. Should you wish to place an order please return the order form and payment by Friday 2 March. Please note that we cannot accept cash but remember, World Book Day Tokens can be used.
End of Day Parking Collection
We are aware that our car parks can get very congested at the end of the day, particularly when we have matches or additional activities taking place on our site. The queues on the drive and car parks do clear quite quickly, so parents are kindly asked to be patient and not to drive onto any of our fields, particularly in this bad weather.
ISI Inspection Report
An email was sent home early this week following on from the School’s Regulatory Compliance inspection last month, informing all that Claires Court fully met all the required standards. View the full article and report
Please ensure all class photo orders are returned to the office by Monday 26 February.
Change to Lunch Menu
Fishcakes offered on Menu Week 1 have been replaced with Haddock fillets.
Please Sponsor Mr Denton
Mr Denton in our Sports Department is training hard as he is running the London Marathon this year and raising money for Meningitis research. Please find out more here and help him in his cause.
|News from the Sports Master|
Unfortunately all the U9 fixtures were cancelled this week due to waterlogged pitches at Chesham Prep. So I know they will all be very eager to play when we host both Davenies and Gayhurst next Tuesday.
On Wednesday this week both the U10s & U11s were both in action. The U10A-E teams travelled to Caldicott. The U10A team were unlucky not to come away with a win as Caldicott equalised in the last few minutes to draw 2-2. This was an excellent turnaround as we had lost 3-0 to the Caldicott team the week before half term at the St John’s Beaumont tournament. The U10B also played extremely well to draw 2-2. The U10D team had the best result of the day with a hard fought 2-1 win.
The U11s travelled to Berkhamsted where they took on both Berkhamsted and Chesham Prep. The U11A had a tough afternoon. While the U11B didn’t concede a goal however, they didn’t score one either and drew both their matches 0-0. The U11C had an excellent afternoon beating both Chesham Prep and Berkhamsted 5-0 and 1-0 respectively. The U11D continued their unbeaten run beating Chesham Prep 5-0 and drawing with Berkhamsted 1-1.
This week the U9s and U10s have had their team photos and the U11s will have theirs on Monday. Please can all Year 6 pupils ensure they have full and clean kit with them on Monday.
This week’s Team of the Week consists of:
News from the Chess Master
Mrs Sullivan and I were delighted to see the progress being made by some of our younger chess players on Monday. For all the work we do on tactics and theory there is no real substitute for simply playing chess and learning from mistakes. Keep up the good work boys!
Maidenhead Junior Chess Congress - Friday 13 April
Claires Court Junior Boys will once again be hosting the Maidenhead Junior Chess Congress. Get your entry forms here and send to Roger Brugge at 16 Wootton Way Maidenhead Berks SL6 4QU. Entry forms are also available on the school Chess noticeboard.