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Weekly Words from Mr Rayer

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with comments from Mr Rayer about the week gone by. Read below recent messages from the Head's desk.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 7

    Published 20/10/17, by Miranda Whetton

    Half term already, I hope all pupils, parents and staff have a restful holiday, my thoughts are also with our School Nurse who has travelled to Nepal to help Action Aid rebuild schools in the Himalayas.

    A huge thanks to all who were involved in the Fireworks Extravaganza, the event was a huge success and this comes from the preparation before the event and the work of volunteers on the evening and the following day.  I trust the Year 10 Parents Evening went well, unfortunately I was unable to attend due to a knee operation,

    I look forward to seeing the Rowing Parents at the Sponsored Row and Boat Naming on Saturday 21 October, all are welcome.

    We have trips going to Hamburg, Grenada, Normandy, Portsmouth (Sailing), Wimbleball (Rowing), Iceland (Geography), and Longridge (Rowing), a very busy Half Term that promises a great variety of experience for the boys.

    First week back Year 9 are to visit the Black Country Museum on Wednesday and I thank in advance all the boys who will help us on Thursday at the Open Evening Event.

    The Half Term grade cards will be posted home in the holiday.  With attitude to learning in mind.

    Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.  Og Mandino

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 6

    Published 13/10/17, by Miranda Whetton

    The weather forecast for tomorrow is good and I hope to see you at The Fireworks Extravaganza, I know it will be better than the event in Holyport.

    I am very disappointed that I have to share the news with you that Mr Moran has handed his resignation in with immediate effect, this is due to Ill Health and we wish him a speedy recovery and hope that he will be able to return to work. We have Mr Aggar taking on his Junior Science and Mr Greenstreet covering his older groups whilst we look for a suitable replacement.

    It was good to meet with the Year 7 parents this week where we had a very positive meeting, I hope to be at the Year 10 next week to discuss the boy's progress.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 5

    Published 06/10/17, by Miranda Whetton

    Congratulations to Matthew Allen who was awarded first place at the ISA London West Art Competition for his, “My World” sketchbook.

    On Saturday, congratulations to all the sides who played against Reading School a clean sweep, I was with the U16 who played extremely well, unfortunately one of our boys broke his collarbone in the first minute which was the only negative, I wish him a swift recovery.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 4

    Published 29/09/17, by Miranda Whetton

    It is good to see our Year 8 back after their trip to Osmington Bay and Lulworth Cove, the boys (and staff) were tired but all have been positive in their feedback.

    My thanks to the boys who helped with the International Foreign Language Day Assembly on Monday, a good start to the week and to Mr Wespieser who entertained us on National Poetry Day, the boys have a competition to enter, please encourage them to write a poem on Freedom.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 3

    Published 22/09/17, by Miranda Whetton

    My thanks to the Year 11 Boys who ran the Jeans for Genes assembly yesterday, they were very professional even if it is worrying to find out that I share 50% of my genes with Leeks.

    A very good set of Results versus Gordon's on the weekend ,well done to all involved.

    The Year 7 Team Building Day proved to be a great success as was the Year 11 Academic Mentoring, my thanks to all involved.

    Year 8 are preparing for their Geography/ Team building trip to Lulworth /Osmington Bay, it promises to be a challenging three days.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 2

    Published 15/09/17, by Miranda Whetton

    It is always good to complete the first week successfully and I thank my Academic and Administrative Staff for helping to ensure such a smooth start.

    Today, Friday 15 September, in conjunction with the National Trust at Cliveden, we created a unique educational experience for our Year 7 pupils. The two banks of the River at Cliveden were once connected by a small chain ferry, which last operated in 1956. Today, with the support of the Maidenhead Sea Cadets, the ferry was temporarily reopened by the Claires Court Outdoor Education Department, carrying our pupils across the River Thames.  Other activities during the day included soldier history tales in the WWI war cemetery , creative art in the Long Garden, ‘visiteering’ with the Trust’s gardeners and team building together up and around the water garden and maze. We hope the boys and girls have enjoyed meeting up, learning more about each other, making friends and winning points for their Houses.

    I wish all teams good luck tomorrow against Gordon's school.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 1

    Published 08/09/17, by Miranda Whetton

    A huge welcome back to school as we face the challenges of the term as ever there are many and they are varied.

    We have started the year running with very good reports from the Sailing Camp in Portland and the various Pre-Season Rugby Training Sessions, it was excellent to see the numbers involved and the positive approach from the boys.

    Year 7 had a very successful induction day and I look forward to seeing both Parents and Boys at the Rugby Club this weekend.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 12

    Published 14/07/17, by Katy Sugden

    As the boys dry out from their various activities and hopefully catch up on their sleep I would like to commend both them and their staff who through the week have achieved an incredible amount, behaviour and effort from all was excellent.  Well done!

    I wish the staff who are leaving, Mrs Price (a well earned retirement), Mr Jenvy (moving into the Leisure industry), Mr Ansell (moving to teach in Australia) and Mr Conroy (taking on a new teaching appointment), the very best of luck in their new careers we will miss them all.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 11

    Published 07/07/17, by Katy Sugden

    I firstly have to mention the Fawley Challenge Cup, from an indifferent start to the season our Quad raced the fastest ever time for a Claires Court crew only to be pipped by Windsor boys in the final of Henley Royal Regatta, it was a magnificent effort and the boys should remember this in years to come with a great deal of pride.

    Unfortunately due to the illness of key players we had to cancel the Year 8 Drama show, never a simple decision to make, however we do believe in performing well. The Year 7 Drama/Music production was a great success and I thank the boys and staff for all their hard work.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 10

    Published 30/06/17, by Katy Sugden

    A huge thanks to all who helped at the School Fete, boys,  parents and staff. It was very pleasing that a number of our visitors and guests mentioned how polite and helpful the senior boys were, well done!

    My thanks also to the performers and helpers at the New Boys Evening again your example was superb and you helped ensure a very successful evening.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 9

    Published 23/06/17, by Katy Sugden

    Meet our new Head Boy, Matthew Allen and Deputies, Nav, Alfie, Max, Josh and Rhys.

    Congratulations to all our competitors who raced last Monday at the ISA in Birmingham there were several excellent performances, please check the Cricket results but I have to mention William Dempster who scored 120 and hit a 6 to win the County Semi Final, very well done.

    I have reinforced the importance of our academic studies and the boys know that we are working hard all the way until Activity week.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 8

    Published 16/06/17, by Katy Sugden

    The good weather has returned so please check the results section for all the Cricket scores.

    Examination Result cards are being sent home today, Mrs Selzer has contacted any boys we have concerns for and please remember this is a one off exam, their Year grade released with their Summer report may well be different.

    A busy week for the athletes with the National ISA on Monday and Sports Day on the Friday along with the cricket, rowing and sailing events, please ensure the boys talk with their coaches.

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