| ||Senior Boys Bulletin |
|Mr Wilding's words Autumn week 6|
|Thank you to our Year 9, everyone of whom acted so splendidly as our tour guides on Open Morning last Friday. Whilst we had to cap our visitor numbers for this event, and even create a new one due to huge demand, unofficially a few more visited on...|
|From the Office|
|Claires Court Jubilee Tree Canopy Unveiled|
We are delighted to have launched our new initiative to celebrate both our School Diamond Jubilee and HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year. Remember the deadline for purchasing a legacy tree, with your family name on it, is Monday 18 October and we have almost reached our one hundred tree capacity. Please take a look at how you can get involved in this exciting project in our news story here.
Menus & Dining
After half term we will be moving to a two weekly cycle for menus due to the supply chain issues we are experiencing. Please also be aware that the menus may need to change without notice due to these issues. Thank you for your understanding.
ALL YEAR GROUPS
Happy Half Term to all!
Grade Cards will be emailed home during half term, and will also be available on the Report Portal. Please ensure your son continues Lateral Flow Testing twice weekly throughout the half term, reporting results via the GOV.UK website, and prior to his return to school on Monday 1 November. Thank you.
Flu Immunisations & Covid-19 Vaccinations
For those that missed the deadline to consent for Flu and/or Covid-19, please see the process to follow now from NHS Berkshire School-aged Immunisations Team:
Any parents wishing to consent for the flu will need to wait until 24 hours after the session when the school consents will be reopened. They will then need to complete a form using the original information sent from the school (electronic consent form school code BK110153B) and wait for the link to be emailed to them to book into one of our catch up clinics.
Any parents that have missed the deadline to consent for Covid will need to wait until further national guidance is released as we currently do not have any planned catch up clinics for the Covid vaccination.
The Big Ask…and The Big Answer
Earlier this year, The Children’s Commissioner asked all children in England to complete a survey, to show the true voice of this generation. The results are in and The Children’s Commissioner would like to say thank you. Over half a million children responded, the largest survey of its kind in history, and at a landmark moment for young people growing up in this country.
Children were united – they told us they want to get back to school, to get on, and do well. To have fulfilling lives. Children cared deeply about their family, their communities, their wellbeing and are an ambitious, excited generation. They want to make a contribution to a better world, a greener world, rooted in fairness of opportunity for everyone. Please read more here.
Combined Cadet Force Uniform
After half term, all boys participating in the CCF programme are permitted to come to school wearing their CCF uniform.
YEAR 7 ONLY
Year 7 Parents Evening - Tuesday 16 November
The Year 7 boys will be very excited to show you their new school and as such invite you to see their classrooms and meet their teachers on Tuesday 16 November. Light refreshments will be available in the Dining Room.
YEAR 10 ONLY
Year 10 Parents Evening - 6pm Wednesday 10 November
Year 10 parents and boys are invited into school on Wednesday 10 November. The evening will start at 6pm with a talk from Mr Wilding and Mr Young in the Sports Hall. You will then have the opportunity to speak to teachers in their classrooms. Light refreshments will be available in the Dining Room. Please do not drive into school prior to 5.45pm, after which time the coaches will have safely departed the site.
YEAR 11 ONLY
Exam Arrangements Rules and Regulations Booklet
Please find the Exam Arrangements Rules and Regulations Booklet that has been emailed directly to Year 11 boys from Mrs Carr the Exams Manager.
Year 11 Parents Evening - 6pm, Thursday 14 October
Thank you to those who attended last night's Parents Evenings, we hope you found it beneficial and please find the slides from the evening.
IGCSE English Exam Monday 1 November
A reminder that boys in sets 3 and 4 English, will be taking their IGCSE English Language exam on the morning they return to school after half term, Monday 1 November.
Sixth Form Open Event - Tuesday 9 November 5.30-7.30pm
This is a chance to talk to the A Level subject teachers about the subjects your son may be interested in, to meet our Head of Sixth Form and to see the Sixth Form facilities. Please complete the Sixth Form Event Booking Form emailed from the Registrar's Office earlier this week and we look forward to meeting you then!
ISA Art 2021
Please see the results here for the Claires Court Juniors and Seniors in the ISA Art Competition held on Tuesday 5 October.
Well done to all boys involved in the following rugby fixtures:
U14A/B v Holyport College Won 40 - 10
U13A v Aylesbury GS U13B Won 65 - 5
U12A v Aylesbury GS Won 30 - 10
U12B v Aylesbury GS Won 40 - 20
U14A v St Joseph's College Won 45 - 0 (County Cup 1st Round)
1st XV v The Downs School Won 31 - 5 (County Cup 1st Round)
U16s v Windsor Boys Won 48 - 0
U14A/B v Burnham GS Won 45 - 5
U13A v Burnham GS Won 40 - 5
Claires Court took two teams to the Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships at Oxford last weekend. With 47 teams, it's Britain's largest team racing event for young sailors. Despite a dead-calm first day with no races, more than 230 races were run on Sunday.
Team racing rookies, Team Green (Sam B & Ollie P, Jude A and Georgie H / Tori J) were taught some harsh lessons by the much more experienced teams, and though they sailed strong, were robbed at the finishing line on more than one occasion and finished in 16th position overall.
Team Red (Sam W & Jonny P, Elicia M & Ollie L, Jonathan R & Alistair J) performed fantastically well throughout the event, losing out on just two races (and they were very close). Sadly they found themselves in a complicated multi-way tie-break situation which, when finally broken, left them in 8th place. One single extra point earned in any of the races they'd sailed would have seen them in the final four and the playoffs with an optimistic shot for a podium finish.
Despite this, they should be applauded for an outstanding achievement all round.
An honourable mention must go to Haydn S who volunteered to lend a hand when another team lost crew last week due to illness. Despite sailing a boat he'd never been in with a team he didn't know, he gave it his all for them knowing that that's just what sailors do.
Wednesday 3 November
1st XV v ACS Cobham (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 2.30pm
U16s v Forest (Away RG41 5NE) 2.30pm
U15A v Reading Blue Coat (Away RG4 6SU) (County Cup 1st Round) 2.30pm
Saturday 6 November
U12-U15 Training 10.00am-11.30am
Saturday 6 November
J15 - J18 Henley Long Distance Sculls (@ Henley)
%u200BSaturday 13 November
J16 - J18 Fours Head Of The River (Tideway)
23 - 24 October - Topper Team Racing at Cardiff Bay
Saturday 13 November - BSDRA Keelboat Racing
Friday 5 November 10am-3pm
ISA London West Swimming Finals (all age groups) (Surrey Sports Park GU2 7AD)
Historians of the Week
Congratulations to our two Historians of the week from KS2, Toby C (Year 7) and Sebastian VS (Year 8).
Linguists of the week
Linguist of the week in German for great results in vocabulary tests:
KS3 : Caspar B, Oscar M, Noah FR, Danny J, Freddie L and Max S
KS4: Anoop J, Lewis M and Louis S
Mathematicians of the Week
Tom H and Tom F (Year 7)
Callum S (Year 8)
Jake S (Year 9) and Jonah S (Year 11).
Scientists of the Week
Charlie G (Year 7) for excellent work using microscopes.
Tommy B (Year 9) for building an excellently insulated house.
Monty F (Year 10) for rising from the ashes to top of the group in the Chemistry CT1.
Bryn D (Year 10) for an excellent piece of homework.
Oliver L (Year 11) for his outstanding Biology Mock performance.
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