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Mr Spanswick's Words Lent 1
Mr Spanswick's Words Lent 1
Happy New Year!! I hope you were all able to to enjoy a peaceful Christmas break, and seeing the boys tearing around the playground yesterday, it would seem they have had a very good rest and have lots of energy to burn! The Lent Term, while...
Friday 05 JanuaryHouse Winners Treat4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 06 JanuaryChess Tournament9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday 06 JanuaryLions Club Swimarathon3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 09 JanuaryB6 Greek Battle2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 09 JanuaryB5 Onward Schooling Information Evening5:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 11 JanuaryBR - 6 Parents Evening6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday 16 JanuaryBR - 6 Parents Evening4:00pm - 7:00pm
From the Office
Rabbit winners this week are Freddie Duff and Casper Bose for following our Golden Rules impeccably last term and continued on the first day this term. Well done boys!
Donations at Christmas
Thank you for all your kind donations to our chosen charity The Link Foundation. With your generosity we raised a total of £593.45 through cash and Tesco donations towards providing families, who live in poverty in the local area, an opportunity to enjoy a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. We also raised £165 by wearing our Christmas jumpers on the last day of term donating to Save the Children. Thank you, as always, for your tremendous support.

Contacting the Office       
Please ensure you are aware of our contact details. Please save to your device and also check your junk/spam folder for any stray emails.
Office Tel No:             01628 327400
Emails: Office            juniorboys@clairescourt.com
Mrs Henley                rah@clairescourt.net
Mrs Cox                     cic@clairescourt.net

Scholarship Reminder
Applications for the 2018 scholarships for pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 12, close next Friday 12 January.  More details on our website. Scholarships are available to current and new pupils so please tell your friends.
Our New Campus
You will no doubt have seen in this week’s press and on our website that the planning application for our new campus was submitted at the very end of last year.  We will of course share more information with you over the coming weeks and months, but in the meantime click on the news article below and visit the website pages for the latest details.
Claires Court Submit Plans for a New CampusClaires Court Submit Plans for a New Campus

**PRESS RELEASE ** On Friday 22 December 2017, Claires Court submitted a planning application for a new school campus at Cannon Lane, adjacent to Claires Court’s current site for Junior Boys at Ridgeway. The proposal will enable the...
HO... HO... Ho...liday Club Fun!

The magic of the Christmas season was certainly captured at Holiday Club this week. Children built snowmen, played winter sport activities and had a special visit from Elsa!
HO... HO... Ho...liday Club Fun!
Juniors Christmas Carol ServiceJuniors Christmas Carol Service

Our festive pupils in Years 3 to 6 performed their Carol Service at All Saints Church just before the end of term. There were readings, hymns, choirs and solo performances.
News from the Sports Master
Firstly I would like to say a huge welcome back to all parents and pupils. We as staff are all looking forward to the football season ahead and fixture cards will be given out to the pupils and should be arriving home shortly. Fixture details can also be found on the school's website. An email has also been sent home to parents of pupils in Year 3-6 highlighting the Saturday fixtures that are coming up this term.
I also would like to remind all parents that Football Association rules dictate that all players must wear shin pads, and that these shin pads must be covered by socks. Therefore, please ensure that your son always has a pair of named shin pads for all Games lessons and matches. This is applicable to only Years 2-6 and not Reception and Year 1.
We look forward to welcoming parents on the side lines to support the school throughout this term.
News from the Chess Master
Happy New Year and welcome back to all our chess players!

The CCJB Autumn term tournament
Very well done to all the boys (and girls) who took part in our Autumn term tournament. In spite of the snow and the early finish, the tournament was well attended and I was delighted to see so many taking part in competitive chess for the first time.
The competition was, as usual, very close with some prizes being decided on the tie-break system. The results as follows:
U11 Winner (and overall winner) - Teo Rybak
U11 Runner up - Sam Jeffery
U9 Winner - Josh Sharma
U9 Runner up - Houning (Kida) Zhu
The Year medals were awarded to the following boys:
Y6 Nayan Popat
Y5 Samuel Tschiesche 
Y4 Aaran Hitschmann
Y3 Ethan Olikara
Y2 Tom Avezbakiev
My thanks go to all those who helped the tournament run so smoothly - Mr Dennis, Mrs Goford, Mrs Bintcliffe, Miss Hurter and Mr Hugh Wilding (as well as Mrs Cox in the office!).
Josh Sharma and Houning (Kida) Zhu at the London Junior Championship
Over the festive period, Josh and Kida were in London playing in the Nationals. Competing over three days in the U12 Minor section, Josh, the youngest in the section, came 10th out of 62 competitors scoring 6 out of 9. Kida finished 47th out of 91 in the U12 Major and 17th out of 115 in the U10 Major, remaining unbeaten with 5/7. This is an excellent achievement by both boys who are still U9 and playing against older opposition. We are very proud of the boys and the work they have put in: a fine reward for their efforts!
Chess this term...
The first round of the Delancey Chess Competition will be running next term at CCJB, where the boys will have a chance to qualify for the County Megafinal. Matches will take place at break-times on Wednesday.
Claires Court boys have a good track-record in this competition so I look forward to a large up-take. An entry form with a tear-off reply slip is available from the Chess noticeboard.
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com
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