| ||Senior Boys Bulletin |
|Mr Wilding's Words Week 3|
|Across the school on Friday, we were able to celebrate the school’s 60th birthday with a suitably scrumptious cupcake for every child, young person and adult. 60 years is of course about a lifetime ago, but as I was one of the 19 boys sat in...|
|From the Office|
|Organisation and forgotten items|
We are still seeing a large number of forgotten items being dropped at school throughout the day. However, in the current covid climate we are concerned about the risk of items being passed from one person to another, and as such, need to minimise this. We therefore ask for your support in helping your son take responsibility for remembering all the items he needs for his school day. We are entering week four of the term and would hope that routines should now be established.
From next week, we will only accept ESSENTIAL items being dropped at school. Essential items include:
Chromebooks are not essential items. Your son has been told if he forgets his chromebook, he will receive an organisational default and will have to work with pen and paper for the day.
- Lunch, because there currently is no catering provision on site
- Sports equipment only if boys will be unable to participate without it
Water is not an essential item, as we have water fountains available at school.
If an essential item is forgotten, there will now be a box at the end of the drive for you to deposit the items. This will be emptied once a day at midday. Please ask your son to check at reception for items he has forgotten, as we cannot go looking for individual boys to pass these items on. There is no need to phone the office to say you have dropped off an item, but if you wish to confirm this then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not leave chromebooks in this box.
Wet weather change of clothes
On PE and Games days, please ensure your son brings with him a change of clothes in case of wet weather. This can either be additional sports clothing or indeed his uniform, but it is important he has dry clothes available if required. A towel may also be useful.
Head’s drop-in MEET
Mr Wilding will be holding an informal weekly drop-in MEET for parents every Monday morning from 9.30am to 10.00am. Please feel free to join him for a chat or to ask questions.
Please can we remind you that your son needs to bring his own headphones into school as part of his school equipment and they should be available in all lessons. This is especially vital if a teacher has to remote teach. By not doing so, it may cause significant disruption to the lesson. Please also make sure that Chromebooks are fully charged each night so boys do not have the misfortune of running out of charge during a lesson.
Boys in Years 7 to 10 have been given their individual school photograph to take home. Orders can either be returned to Mrs Tarr at reception or ordered yourself online.
Wednesday 30 September - Parent presentation B7 and new B8/B9
Year 7 parents and new Year 8 and 9 parents are invited to a virtual presentation on Wednesday 30 September at 6.00pm (MEET link), covering both pastoral care and academics at Claires Court Senior Boys.
Jeans for Genes Donations
Thank you to our Senior Boys for helping to raise £269.45 for this worthwhile charity.
Historians of the week
Vito Horvat (B7) for his very good understanding of what studying History is about.
Callum Potter (B8) for his excellent work on Henry VIII and the Church.
Oliver Ledgar (B10) for his Florence Nightingale task.
Jake Foster (B10) also for his Florence Nightingale work.
Mathematicians of the week
Congratulations go to Danny Joita (Year 7) and Luke Robinson (Year 9).
Scientists of the week
Max Moore (Year 8) for winning the Quizlet Live on chemical reactions three times!
Louis Young (Year 9) for his enthusiasm in lessons and for the excellent support he has given to his peers.
Ruben Goswell (Year 11) for excellent results on density questions.
Tom Hull (Year 11) for excellent results on Seneca tasks.
October Holiday Club survey
After our successful Holiday Club for four weeks during the summer holidays, we are considering, and would like your views, on what our offering should be during the two weeks of October half term. Please tell us your views by completing this short form by 8pm on Sunday 27 September.
A message from our Librarian
Claires Court Library Service now has access to Britannica School Online. Please see link to the letter here. This is an excellent online resource for all subjects and all ages. It is designed to be a research tool for pupils to carry out research independently at home or in school. Britannica School is an online platform provided by Encyclopaedia Britannica, a worldwide leader of fact-checked content. The platform provides safe content to support homework and research. Content types include articles, images (copyright cleared), videos, primary sources, ebooks (including 19th century GCSE texts) and journals as well as many links to free, safe and vetted educational websites. Access is available via the Library Services website.
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