Junior Boys Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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MR RICHARDS' WORDS LENT 3
MR RICHARDS' WORDS LENT 3
Pupils and colleagues continue to amaze me at Junior Boys. Passion, personality and partnerships are words that leap out to me. One boy elevated a buoyant mood by dropping in unannounced because he just wanted to get the following off his...
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Friday 24 JanuaryPTA Junior Movie Night4:15pm - 6:15pm
Friday 24 January5M Form Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Saturday 25 JanuaryBerkshire Junior Chess Congress in SH11:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 25 JanuaryAcademic Scholarship All Day
Tuesday 28 JanuaryY5 Onward Schooling Information Evening5:15pm - 6:45pm
Wednesday 29 JanuaryY3 Children's Concert @ Guildford9:15am - 1:00pm
Thursday 30 JanuaryOpen Morning All Sites9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 31 JanuarySports Scholarships 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 31 January2S Form Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Friday 31 January2W Form Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Saturday 01 FebruaryArt, Drama, IT & Music ScholarshipsAll Day
Wednesday 05 FebruaryB3-6 House Poetry Heats9:00am - 9:30am
Thursday 06 FebruaryParents' & SLT Coffee9:00am - 9:30am
Friday 07 FebruaryY4-6 Young Voices Concert12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday 07 FebruaryPTA AGM9:00am - 10:00am
FROM THE OFFICE
Five Star Award
We had a visit earlier this week from the RBWM Food Safety and Hygiene Officer and we are happy to report that our catering team have been awarded five stars - the highest mark! This is a rating we have had for the last 12 years.

House Poetry
Following the success of last year’s Poetry Competition, we are once again inviting the boys in Years 2 to 6, to put their speaking, memory and performance skills to the test and enjoy sharing a poem they have practised, whilst accumulating points for their house. 

On Monday in assembly, Mrs Vine will speak to the boys about what is required of them and further details will be sent home through the boys’ homework diaries. 

The finals of the Poetry competition will take place on Friday 14 February and letters will be sent to the boys’ parents once they have been selected.

Once again, we look forward to giving the boys the opportunity to display their hidden creative talents, with a fun competitive twist.

Work of the Week - Monday 20 - Friday 24 January
Please click on the following link for a list of children who have been selected for the outstanding work they have produced this week. Their work will be displayed for one week from today, please do come and have a look. Reception to Year 2’s ‘Work of the Week Display Board’ can be found in the link way of the early years area and Year 3 to Year 4’s ‘Work of the Week Display Board’ can be found inside the back door.

Year 5 Onward Schooling Information Evening - Tuesday 28 January
Year 5 Parents of both Junior Boys and Junior Girls are invited to this talk being held in The Chapel, College Avenue, SL6 6AW - Mr James Wilding, Mr Dean Richards and Mrs Lindsay King will be in attendance.

Open morning Thursday 30 January
All our schools are hosting open mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am on Thursday 30 January, which is the perfect way to get an insight for the next step on the educational ladder. 

If your son or daughter is preparing to move from Nursery to Junior, Junior to Senior, or Senior to Sixth Form, please visit us for a coffee and tour. 
Book your visit now by clicking here. 

Please share our open events with friends and family too.

Young Voices 2020 Concert Tickets
If you have booked tickets for this year’s concert at Wembley Arena on Friday 7 February, these are coming home with your son tonight.  Please do check their bag over the weekend!

Annual General Meeting of the Claires Court PTA
Join us on Friday 7 February from 9am to hear from our Pupils Voice how they benefit from the donations they receive from the PTA, as well as their review of the PTA year. 

Those present will be invited to elect the main board and committees. This is a great opportunity to meet those who work within the PTA to support the School.  If you would like to join one of the committees, please contact your school office who will share your details.

May Bank Holiday
Please note the early May Bank Holiday this year has moved to Friday 8 May (not Monday 4 May) commemorating VE Day.

Vacancy: PTA Treasurer
The main purpose of this role is to support the PTA with key events throughout the year, by approving expenditure, raising cheques, organising floats and collecting cash raised, and to produce the accounts for the Main Board. This is a part time role, requiring approximately 4 hours a week, including support at school events. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application by 12pm Monday 3rd February 2020 to clairescourthr@clairescourt.com outlining their reasons for applying and how their previous experience complements the role.
SPORTS FIXTURES AND RESULTS
Junior Boys swim team raises 1500 for charityJunior Boys swim team raises 1500 for charity

Earlier this month, a team of eight Junior Boys participated at the Lions Club of Maidenhead annual swimarathon, raising up to £1500 for charity.
A roarsome morning at Junior Boys

Learning was brought to life this week as Year 1 pupils came face to face with a dinosaur during an interactive workshop run by Teach Rex.
A roarsome morning at Junior Boys
News from the Sports Master
This week's fixtures have got underway for Year 4 to 6. Year 4 travelled to Oratory Prep School for a triangular fixture with St John’s Beaumont. This gave all of our Year 4 pupils a fantastic afternoon with plenty of competitive experience and there were some fantastic results with the U9A remaining unbeaten through the afternoon.

The U11 teams took on The Beacon at home on Wednesday with the U11C and D teams recording convincing wins 6-3 and 7-2 respectively. I don’t often comment on individual pupils, however, Seb von Schmidt deserves a special mention as he scored a David Beckham-esque wonder goal from behind the halfway line as he helped his side to victory. 

Our U10 teams will play The Beacon on Friday afternoon.

Next weeks fixtures - 
Tue 28 Jan       U9ABCDE v Chesham Prep - Home
Wed 29 Jan     U11ABCDE v Chesham Prep - Home
Fri 31 Jan          U10ABC v Chesham Prep - Away
Sat 1 Feb          U9AB  St Bernard’s Tournament - Away

News from the Chess Master
Delancey Chess starts first break on Monday 27 January. The draw has been made and is on the Chess noticeboard. Please get to the dining room on time!
 
Trips
Letters sent home this week
Wednesday 29 January - Y3 Children’s Concert Guildford
Friday 7 February - Y4-6 Young Voices Concert Final Letter
16-20 March - Y6 Osmington Bay
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