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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 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 Admin

    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 Admin

    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 Admin

    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 Admin

    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 Admin

    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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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 7

    Published 09/06/17, by Admin

    Welcome back to the second half of the Summer term (even with the rain on Tuesday) as always we have had a busy week.

    Following the exams the boys have returned to a full academic timetable that will run until activity week. Please help us by ensuring they are organised and ready to work. 

    It was good to see that the Year 10 boys were active over half term working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards. Well done to all the competitors who competed at the ISA London West Athletics meeting, a long day with scores of good results.

    A big thank you to the Year 7 boys who were guides for the Open day last Tuesday, all our visitors were impressed by your confident and polite manner.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 6

    Published 26/05/17, by Admin

    The exams (except for Year 11) have ended along with the rain, so we have had a very pleasant week.  The boys should be bringing their exam scripts home to show you, please sign and ensure they are returned.

    Today we have excellent conditions for the National Schools Regatta, good luck to the boys who are racing, I look forward to seeing parents there.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 5

    Published 19/05/17, by Admin

    The boys will certainly be happy to see the end of this week as Years 7, 8 & 9 complete their Summer Examinations and we can return to a normal timetable.

    Good luck to Year 11, they have now begun their Study Leave and have the challenge of their GCSE exams ahead over the next month.  We had a very pleasant Final Assembly where awards and Yearbooks were handed out.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 4

    Published 12/05/17, by Admin

    We breathe a sigh of relief as the Year 10 finish their summer exams, however D Day has come for Year 11 who have begun their study leave and face the challenge of their final GCSE exams.

    Congratulations to the Year 10 boys who received their Prefect ties today, always a hard decision and to those who missed out I would say there will be another chance to gain this award so keep working towards that goal.

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