| ||Junior Boys Bulletin |
|Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 11|
|So, as they say in the theatre, this is it! My last Heads’ Words to you in my role as Headteacher of the Junior Boys school.
Important stuff first - the boys. This week has been full of rehearsals, guitar assemblies, final sporting...|
|From the Office|
Rabbit winners this week go to all Year 1 boys for their outstanding behaviour on their trip to Windsor Castle and to all the EPSCA chess boys who followed the Golden Rules with pride whilst competing in Birmingham. Truly worthy winners.
END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS
Next week early buses only.
There will be no Activity or Study Clubs next week.
After School Care - available Monday to Thursday only (available for Nursery children only on the last day of term).
Last day of Summer Term - Friday 13 July
Junior Boys – School finishes at 12 noon.
Buses home are operating at the revised times to coincide with the early finish.
Extreme in 2018
We invite your son to pack a book on his Summer holiday and have a photo taken reading it. All photos will be displayed in the Library and there will be prizes for the most inventive, crazy and daring photograph! Full details here.
Autumn Term 2018
Term commences Thursday 6 September.
Breakfast Club, morning transfer buses, after school early transfer buses and After School Care will be operating Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September. Late transfer buses start Monday 10 September.
|News from the Sports Master|
This week feels like a long one as I am reporting on events that happened last week. Last Thursday pupils from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 travelled to Berkhamsted for a swimming gala. With a large number of our Year 6 pupils unable to attend I am extremely pleased to report that our team came home having finished in second place overall. Please see Mrs Whiteley’s words for a full report.
Sports Day on Friday was a huge success. Pupils, parents and teachers all coped with the heat well and it was a wonderful day of sport where our pupils really showed off their best selves. Please see the Sports Day report for all the details.
This week our U9A, B and C teams all played their last games of the season away to St John’s Beaumont. The U9A played extremely well and scored 150 to win by 30 runs.
On Wednesday the Year 6 held their annual Caribbean Cricket Tournament. With this large year group we held A and B tournaments. This was a fantastic afternoon where the pupils got to dress up in loud shirts, grass skirts to have fun competing for their house. It really was a brilliant way for the Pupils and parents to finish off their sporting time at Claires Court Junior Boys.
News from the Chess Master
It is not often I sit down to start writing my Chess words on Monday morning, but the good news poured in over the weekend. Congratulations again to all those Claires Court boys who won through to the Gigafinal. Teo Rybak, Samuel Tschiesche, Josh Sharma and Houning (Kida) Zhu all attended the Regional Final. Teo and Kida both won their sections with Kida scoring 6/6 and Teo 5.5/6. Kida also beat Westminster Under's Board 1 in the final round - a good omen for the EPSCA final! Josh Sharma finished joint 6th, just half a point off second place, and Samuel joined Josh in qualifying for the Challenger's competition! Very well done boys - we are really proud of you.
Some Claires Court boys will be attending Gigafinals further north over the coming weekends. The Terafinal (the final final!) will be held on Saturday 15 September.
EPSCA National Final
Our Under 9 chess team spent Tuesday and Wednesday of this week up in Birmingham playing in the English Primary Schools Chess Association final. They came up against the creme de la creme of UK chess and proved they could go toe-to-toe with them. There were some very tough matches, but the boys were able to be beat Hall School and Hab's, as well as pushing Westminster Under (the eventual winners) closer than any other opponent, finishing in fifth place: fifth place in the country... not bad at all!
Congratulations again to Houning (Kida) Zhu, Josh Sharma, Moksha Suriarachchi, Aaran Hitschmann, Kanishka Suriarachchi and Tom Avezbakiev. Every boy contributed, winning at least one game. Special congratulations go to Kida for scoring 6/7 on Board 1 (more than any other player in the tournament), beating Westminster's Board 1 for the second time in a week!
Thanks too go to all the parents who came along to support their sons and take some great pictures, and to Mr Tuck who also came along and to whom much credit for the success must be given.
3-4 Sept - current Y6-12 Sailing Course Portland
6-14 Apr 2019 - current Y4-12 Ski Trip to Italy