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Mr Richards' Words Autumn 13
Mr Richards' Words Autumn 13
The final full week of term has been and gone in a frenzy of festive fun. Our Christmas collection of creativity commenced with a concert in the Sports Hall on Monday. Musicians young and old, experienced or just beginning, all showcased their many...
Friday 14 DecemberBR-2 Nativity10:30am - 11:30am
Friday 14 DecemberPTA Christmas Fayre2:00pm - 4:15pm
Monday 17 DecemberB3-6 Rehearsal for Carol Service9:30am - 11:30am
Monday 17 DecemberB2-6 Chess Tournament1:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 18 DecemberSenior end of term carol services St Lukes9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday 18 DecemberY3-4 Carol Service10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday 18 DecemberY5-6 Carol Service2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 19 DecemberSchool Term EndsAll Day
A few reminders for next week:
Change to the lunch menu – we will now be serving Meatballs in a Tomato and Basil Sauce.
Chess Tournament - 2pm-6pm
Change to the lunch menu – we will now be serving Breaded Chicken Goujons.
Years 3 and 4 Carol Service at All Saints Church – 10am-11am
Years 5 and 6 Carol Service at All Saints Church – 2.30pm-3.30pm – boys may be taken home direct from church. Letter sent home.
Last day of term. End of the school day – 12 noon
There are no After School Activities this week.
On Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 the early link bus at 4pm is in operation to the Girls School then onto Senior Boys for onward travel. The late link bus at 5pm will run to the Girls School only for the option of collection or Extended Care at College Avenue.
On Wednesday 19 December the end of school day is at 12 noon. The link bus will depart Junior Boys at that time.

Thank you for all your kind donations. The Brett Foundation and Baby Bank have been overwhelmed by the number of coats, hats and scarves our School community has collected. 
A Hundred Coats Donated To The Brett FoundationA Hundred Coats Donated To The Brett Foundation

Thank you to pupils and parents for the kind donations of approximately 100 winter coats, hats and scarves for local charity, The Brett Foundation, which supports the homeless and families living in poverty.
Posting Letters To Santa

Reception boys and girls recently embarked on a magical walk to the post box having written their letters to Santa.
Posting Letters To Santa
Over 600 Raised During Mufti Charity DayOver 600 Raised During Mufti Charity Day

Two pupils, Dylan and Jake, recently asked if the Junior Boys school community would support them in raising money for two charities close to their hearts; Friends of The Holy Cross Hospital and the Art Fund.
News from the Sports Master
As all competitive fixtures against other schools finished last week, everyone’s attention turned to the House rugby tournaments. This year we saw a record number of parents come and support Year 3-6. Due to the numbers in Year 3 & 5, each Year group played two separate tournaments and Year 4 & 6 played just the one tournament. Through the course of the Tuesday and Wednesday each year group displayed superb teamwork, skills and healthy competition. It was particularly interesting to see in the Year 5 B Tournaments that Fawley & Windsor could not be separated, both teams achieved the same number of points, had the same points difference, scored the same number of tries and drew in their head to head match. I personally think it was some of the best set of House matches I have ever seen. The results are as follows-

Year 3 Yellow Tournament
1st - Fawley
2nd - Windsor
3rd - Dorney
4th - Cliveden

Year 3 Green Tournament
1st - Windsor
2nd - Cliveden
3rd - Dorney
4th - Fawley

Year 4 Tournament
1st - Cliveden
2nd - Fawley
3rd - Dorney
4th - Windsor

Year 5 A Tournament
1st - Fawley
2nd - Cliveden
3rd - Dorney
4th - Windsor

Year 5 B Tournament
1st - Fawley and Windsor
2nd - Dorney
3rd -  Cliveden

Year 6 Tournament
1st - Dorney
2nd - Fawley
3rd - Cliveden
4th - Windsor

After all the totals were added up from each year group that meant the overall House Rugby results were:

House Rugby Championships
1st - Fawley
2nd - Dorney and Cliveden
3rd - Windsor

News from the Chess Master
My last chess words of 2018 are comprised of a few reminders and some thanks.
Firstly, today (Friday 14 December) is the deadline for entry into the Year 2-6 tournament on Monday (2pm - 6pm). This is so the boys' names can be entered into the electronic draw. Please note the event finishes at 6pm and so boys will need to be collected from Junior Boys as they would have missed the late link bus option.
We will be running a tuck shop, so boys may wish to bring a little money or a snack with them.
My thanks go to all those who have helped support chess at CCJB during 2018. It has been a highly successful year for the school simply because so many people step up to make it so. Mr Dennis, Mrs Goford and Mr Tuck head the list, followed by our PTA. However, the final thanks of the year is left to you and your son, without whom all this would all be pointless.
Merry Christmas to all our chess players and, without wanting to sound too cheesy, to all a good knight!

Trip Letters
Year 5-13 Ski Trip - 6-14 April 2019. Last instalment due by 31 December.  Please ensure you have paid all instalments by 31 December. EHIC by return please.
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
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