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Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 8
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...
Friday 15 JuneY4 Chembakolli Day 9:00am - 3:30pm
Monday 18 JuneB6 Parents Evening4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday 19 JuneSilly Sock/Tie DayAll Day
Wednesday 20 JuneTravelling Book FairAll Day
Wednesday 20 JuneBR-4 Parents Evening4:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 21 JuneB5 Parents Evening4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 23 JunePTA Summer Fete12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 27 JuneB4 Trip to Woolley Firs9:15am - 2:45pm
Thursday 28 JuneB3-6 Swimming Gala Berkhamsted4:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 29 JuneArt Exhibition in MezzAll Day
Friday 29 JuneJB Sports DayAll Day
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.
Early Buses
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.
Sports Day
This year’s Sports Day will be held on Friday 29 June and the schedule for the day is planned as follows:
  • 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
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.

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.
Just a reminder that we have Claires Court Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages, and now a School App, which showcase our latest school news and achievements. Follow us today for exciting updates on everything Claires Court!
Devon Cricket TourDevon Cricket Tour

Well done to the Junior Boys U11A cricket team who played Blundell’s, Newton Tracey Cricket Club and Braunton Cricket Club during their recent tour to Devon. Please see the results from each game below:
Junior Boys Swimming Gala

Plenty of splashing and stroke perfection was on show when all the Junior Boys competed in their Swimming Galas recently. The Reception gala consisted of three twenty minutes demonstration lessons in the boys ability groups so the parents could see...
Junior Boys Swimming Gala
ISA London West Athletics ChampionshipsISA London West Athletics Championships

Last Wednesday saw 14 Junior Boys athletes from Year 4-6 travel to Eton to compete in the ISA London West Athletics Championships. This is a huge event  for the pupils, that Claires Court facilitate.
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
Chess Alfresco
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.
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com
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