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From the Office
Important - Headphones
Please ensure ALL pupils bring headphones with them to school each day as they will be needed in lessons.

A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians

I am becoming known as the Grinch! As the school prepares for its run towards the end of term, I find myself curtailing many of our Claires Court much-loved Christmas traditions, much to mine and everyone's dismay, due to Covid-19 safety restrictions in place from the Department for Education (DfE). However, we will celebrate Christmas and ensure our children do not miss out on some fun. We are also ensuring, such is the uncertainty of when a next lockdown might loom, that our children are working hard all the way up to 4pm on the last day of term (Wednesday 16 December). Lots of fun, yes. Lots of learning, yes!

Next week I’ll write to you about our provision for your children as we move into the Lent term. This will include alterations to timings of the end of day bus service, changes to the after school activities, and information on subject specific areas like Music and Sport. 

I will also be writing to you about university students returning home. We have a number of families who will be welcoming back their older sons and daughters from universities soon, with much delight and relief I am sure, and we will be supporting you in preventing the spread of the virus and following the guidance to keep everyone safe. 

One final reminder please - if anyone in your family bubble/household is waiting for the outcome of a Covid-19 test, you must all isolate until the results are sent through. The guidance can sometimes be misinterpreted and confusing, so I wanted to confirm this for the many of you who have asked. Thank you for your patience and for supporting us in our endeavours to remain as safe a school environment as we possibly can.

Have a lovely weekend.

Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

Saturday 21 November - Rugby
Again all sessions will be drop off and collection only, with no parent spectating currently permitted.

Maidenhead Rugby Club (SL6 1BN) 
  • Year 7 @ Maidenhead Rugby Club (on the 3G) 9.15am-10.30am
  • Year 9 @ Maidenhead Rugby Club (on the 3G) 9.15am-10.30am
Phoenix Rugby Club (SL6 0NS) 
  • Year 8 @ Phoenix Rugby Club 9.30am-10.45am 
Drop off and pick up from Phoenix Rugby Club car park.

Energy (Monster) drinks
Please be advised that boys are not to bring energy(monster) drinks into school, many thanks for your cooperation.

Lunch booking form w/c 30 November
Please complete this lunch booking form by 4pm Thursday 26 November to book your child’s lunch for the week commencing 30 November. Unfortunately forms completed after this date/time cannot be accepted, as our food order is placed then. You should receive email confirmation of form completion, if not please check your junk/spam folder. 

12 days of Christmas countdown competition
We are inviting our pupils, staff and parents to countdown to Christmas by helping us recreate the 12 days of Christmas. All you need to do is draw, craft, sculpt or act out one of the days. Entrants will be shortlisted with the winner for each day voted for across the Claires Court Facebook page throughout December and prizes up for grabs. 

The closing date is Monday 30 November and please send your entries to: Full details can be found here.

New campus appeal - thank you for your support
Thank you to so many of you who have supported our appeal by emailing the planning inspector; we are truly appreciative, and we’re optimistic the benefits of  our plans will be heard and your voice will make a difference. As ever we will keep you updated with the latest developments.

Trip letters
3-11 April 2021 Ski Trip 2021 Cancellation Letter

Linguists of the Week
Spanish linguists of the week in Year 11: William Paveley, Ayshmit Sethi and Maz Butt for their excellent performance on their Mock writing. 
Mathematicians of the Week
Congratulations to:
Year 8 - Alex Wood and Sam Baines 
Year 10 - Archie Luty, Louis Stewart and Ethan Kloppers
Year 11 - Max Doherty and Gio Berto

Scientists of the Week
Caspar Bose (Year 7) for only losing one mark on his common task
Teddy Sinclair, Jake Deaner, Luca Barnard (Year 9) for excellent research and writing about stem cells.

Book recommendation of the Week
Happy reading!

A day in the life of a Year 7 pupils at Claires Court Senior Boys 
A huge thank you to Year 7 Boys from Many Temple (film maker). On behalf of Derek, Debbie and myself, I would just like to say a massive thank you to you all for your help in making what I know will be an outstanding film about life in Year 7 at Senior Boys. In fact, I've probably got enough material for at least three films now and some of those action shots and!
You were all superb and such great fun to work with. Whether you were happy to be included in the background shots, at play, and at lessons; or whether you took a leap of faith and became presenters for the day, learning your lines so perfectly, and adding your own ideas and personality; or enthralled us with your words and stories about what you love most about Claires Court - you were all part of the "jigsaw" I talked about when I first met you, that is essential in making a good film.
You are such credits to your teachers and the school - we were all blown away by your confidence and your willingness to have a go at something entirely out of your comfort zones. You were amazing.
I can't wait to start editing next week and sharing some of that process with you - and of course making sure you all get to see the finished film(s) before the general public! Many thanks again and when you go on to be "super stars" as you inevitably will, do remember us!!
Get into the festive spirit with 12 days of Christmas countdown competitionGet into the festive spirit with 12 days of Christmas countdown competition

Claires Court is calling for the community to get in the Christmas spirit and catch those festival feels with a 12 days of Christmas competition.
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