| ||Junior Boys Bulletin |
|Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 8|
| I have just about recovered from the cricket tour last weekend! Spending hours and hours by the sea watching cricket, outdoor activities and the odd table tennis game is much more tiring than you may think! Congratulations go to all of our...|
|From the Office|
Rabbit winners this week are Jake Hyslop and Ethan Olikara. Both Jake and Ethan are boys who put a great emphasis on following the Golden Rules and this was never more apparent than this week where they have been helpful to others, kind to their friends, and supportive to staff. Both boys should be very proud of their efforts and they deserve much credit for their endeavours.
Parent Teacher Evenings
Many activities have been cancelled next week due to Parent Teacher evenings. After School Care will be available for all year groups on these evenings until 5pm.
Monday 18 June all activities are cancelled. However, boys remaining for after school care will have a choice of a sport activity or a non sporting activity.
Wednesday 20 June all activities are cancelled. However, boys remaining for after school care will have a choice of a sport activity or a non sporting activity.
On Thursday 21 June the following activities will not take place - Archery and Gardening. All other activities should be available as usual.
Silly Sock/Tie Day - Tuesday 19 June
We ask that parents donate a bottle which can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic for our Summer Fete Bottle Tombola. In return the boys can wear their most outrageous socks and/or ties. We ask that all bottles are taken directly to the dining hall at drop off, our Year 1 parents will be there to accept donations.
Travelling Book Fair - Wednesday 20 June
Boys will have a chance to buy during the day but there will be an opportunity to buy after school as well. The popular ‘3 Books for the Price of 2’ scheme will be on offer again and a brochure has been sent home with your son this week. More details here
There will be a photographer working with the Marketing department across the school sites on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June. If you wish to change/or withdraw your consent for taking your child’s image or find out more please email the Marketing Department.
Great British Summer Fete - Saturday 23 June
Have you purchased your tickets? Our fete is next weekend - with activities for all the family. Information on our fete has been emailed home to parents. Further details are available on our website. Tickets can be purchased via the payment portal or by returning the form to the School Office.
On Thursday 28 June the buses from Junior Boys will run as per our usual Friday timings. The reason for this is that our Senior Boys are holding their new intake evening and the coaches need to depart by 4.35pm.
This year’s Sports Day will be held on Friday 29 June and the schedule for the day is planned as follows:
All pupils will need to arrive at school in their PE kit. No School uniform will be needed on the day. All pupils will require a packed lunch.
- 9.15am – 10.30am Reception and Year 1
- 11.00am – 12.30pm Years 2 and 3
- 1.15pm – 4.00pm Years 4, 5 and 6
Home to School Coaches from September 2018
Emails have been sent home this week in asking you to confirm arrangements for our current users. If you are considering using the coach service next year, spaces are available and we always welcome new users on all our routes. Further information can be found on the coach services section of our website.
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|News from the Sports Master|
Last weekend was an incredibly busy one with our U10A&B teams on Cricket Tour on the South Coast in Weymouth and our U11A team on tour in North Devon in Croyde Bay. Both tours were a huge success with some fantastic results and some standout performances. The boys who travelled were superbly well behaved and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the weekend and above all were fantastic sporting ambassadors for the school. You will be able to read more about the tours in reports from Mr Denton and Mr Goddard.
The boys who did not travel on tour, travelled instead down the road to Longridge to take part in a day of outward bound activities. The activities included dragon boating, rock climbing, laser tag, trebuchet building, giant swing, jacob's, ladder and creat stacking . After the day of activities the pupils returned to school for an overnight camp with Mr L%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200B%u200Beuzinger entertaining everyone around the campfire with a goodnight story. On Saturday the pupils finished off with a diamond cricket competition.
This week sadly the U9 did not travel to Chesham Prep for their arrange fixtures as the bus travelling to school to pick them up got caught underneath a bridge! The U10A,B&C and the U11A,B&C teams all played OPS this week. Against this tough opposition the U10B&C teams both had the best results with some excellent victories. However, there were some standout individual performances in the U11 teams.
Sports Day is on Friday 29 June – details in the main part of the bulletin.
News from the Chess Master
As I have said before, the stereotype of the typical chess player is that of a pasty-faced eccentric with acute heliophobia. This is unfair as it is only partially true. The weather has been kind to us this week so on Monday we were able to take the sets outside, find a patch of shade and play some games. The boys appeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly much to the chagrin of the occasional ant. The photos in the gallery tell the rest but seem to suggest a new chess dress code: cricket whites or viking costumes... something for the ECF to seriously consider I'd say!
Recognition from Downing Street
As you will have seen from Mr Spanswick's Head's Words, we have received a letter from our Prime Minister congratulating the school on reaching the EPSCA national final and wishing us all the best. Very well done again boys!
Lessons with Mr Tuck from September
Mr Jonathan Tuck who has helped train all our team players, as well as many England players, has some spaces for lessons from September. Lessons will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Sign up forms are available from the chess noticeboard.
Summer Term Tournament
Our termly tournament will be held on Monday 9 July between 1:30pm and 6:00pm and is open to all boys in Years 2 and above. An entry form can be accessed here for printing or a hard copy can be taken from the Chess noticeboard. Entry is £1.