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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 21/09/18, by Amy Hewitt

    The reports I have had back from both the Year 7 Team Building Day at Cliveden and the Year 8 trip to Osmington Bay and Lulworth were all very positive (although very tiring!).

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 2

    Published 14/09/18, by Amy Hewitt

    The good news is we have completed our first week and the timetable works!

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 1

    Published 06/09/18, by Amy Hewitt

    A massive welcome to you all on the return to the new school year, especially to our new boys and staff.....

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 11

    Published 06/07/18, by Miranda Whetton

    The Arts department has been very busy this last week. Congratulations to all the boys in Years 7 and 8 who performed in their Drama and Music Festivals, they were both entertaining evenings with several excellent performances. Well done also to the boys who performed in the House Music competitions, please remind your sons to vote for their favourite.

    Congratulations to the U16 Quadruple Scull that raced in Nottingham last week to gain selection for the U16 Great Britain v France Regatta. They are also the youngest quad we have ever had qualify for the Fawley Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, they won their first round beating The Tideway Sculling School on Wednesday but lost to Henley Rowing Club on Thursday. Good luck in Paris.

    The Sailing Club have just returned from a successful outing at the British Schools Dinghy Finals, all our competitors enjoyed the trip.

    A reminder to follow the advice that has been given out for Activity week, the hot weather is set to continue so sun cream, drinking water and sun hats are all important.

    "I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 10

    Published 29/06/18, by Miranda Whetton

    Firstly a huge thank you to all the boys, parents and staff who attended the Fete last Saturday, the sun shone and a good time was had by all.

    Thank you to the Year 10 boys who stayed behind to help on Thursday, for our New Boys event, they have helped to ensure a very successful evening.

    Please help, the boys at present are leaving a lot of kit, books etc. around the site, if you could chase them to take better care of their goods it would help us. Any clothes that are named we will also get back to you.

    I am looking forward tonight to the Year 7 Drama/arts performance and next week to the Year 8 shows, I hope to see you there.

    And with Year 8 in mind!

    “If there really is such a thing as turning in one’s grave, Shakespeare must get a lot of exercise.” – George Orwell

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 9

    Published 22/06/18, by Miranda Whetton

    Summer has certainly taken hold and that has been reflected with the sporting activities. Well done to the U14 crews who won at Marlow Town, the athletes who performed so well at the National ISA Championships in Birmingham and the U12 cricketers who won their semi-final of the County Cup (all details in the sports results).

    I look forward to watching the Tug of War House competition at the Fete tomorrow, the weather looks very good so we are hoping for a great turn out, I hope to see you there. Good luck to all involved in the Sailing Championship next week at Itchenor and for the thespians performing in the Year 7 productions at the end of the week.

    It was great to see the Year 11 boys as they left for their day at Thorpe Park, for well earned rest and relaxation, the day was a great success.

    “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” 

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 8

    Published 15/06/18, by Miranda Whetton

    The Dining Room has certainly been busy this week during Food Awareness week and the new options seemed to be successful, I look forward to the feedback from the boys.

    Well done to the Year 10 Artists on the completion of their exam, the present Year 11 GCSE final art pieces are on display at Reception, please drop in if you have the chance, the work is excellent.

    Medieval Day was great success I enjoyed all the outfits but the Plague victim was exceptional. Good luck to the boys on Duke of Edinburgh this weekend and please remember the Fete next weekend, I hope to see you there.

    A reminder that today is Magna Carta Day!

    Magna Carta, which means 'The Great Charter', is one of the most important documents in history as it established the principle that everyone is subject to the law, even the king, and guarantees the rights of individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 7

    Published 08/06/18, by Miranda Whetton

    In my assemblies this week I have asked the boys to commit two hours of work towards making the Fete a great success, this could be in preparation, on the day or helping with clearing up; remember many hands make light work.

    Please check the sporting results that show how well the boys did at the London West ISA Athletics championship, well done to all involved and please check on the Cricket efforts of Messrs Chopra, Dempster, Hepworth and Stewart of Year 7, their bowling figures are amazing!

    A reminder that Healthy Eating week starts on Monday, the boys know that if they approve of any of the dishes they can be added to our regular menu.

    Good luck to the Year 10 Artists for their exam next week.

    "Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.”  Roy T Bennett – The Light in the Heart.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 6

    Published 25/05/18, by Miranda Whetton

    Year 10 Examination Result Cards have been sent home today by post.  I thank the boys who have sent me a Prefect Application, the standard is very pleasing.

    The Rowing Club is active today and on the weekend at the National Schools Regatta, all results can be seen on the regatta website, good luck to all involved.  Well done the J14 Quad for making the top twelve out of fifty four crews, I will be watching for their B Final result. 

    Selection for the ISA London West Athletics Championship is ongoing. The event is the first Wednesday back and parents are encouraged to attend. 

    Well done to the Year 10 boys who completed their Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition and good luck to the boys who set out today.

    A reminder that Year 7 have their Medieval Day on the first Friday back.

    Have a restful half term !

    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” Terry Pratchett, Diggers.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 5

    Published 18/05/18, by Miranda Whetton

    With the weekend focusing on a certain wedding and the FA cup, you can escape by supporting our Cricket fixtures on Saturday or watch our new rowers race at Maidenhead Junior Regatta, the weather promises to be very good for all the events.

    Over the weekend our Head of Maths Juliana Myers suffered a close family bereavement, presently she has family commitments that have kept her away from school, we have re-organised some Maths groups to ensure continuity of their education during this absence. Our thoughts are with Juliana and her family at this very difficult time.

    The exams for Years 7 to 10 are now completed and we look forward to our normal routines beginning next week.  My thanks to all who helped to ensure that the PTA Ball was a great success. The Year 11 Final Assembly was a brilliant send off for the boys, staff and parents, well done to all involved with making the evening work so well.

    "It's always too early to quit" Norman Vincent Peale.

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 4

    Published 11/05/18, by Miranda Whetton

    I hope everyone enjoyed the Early May Bank Holiday, I certainly enjoyed watching the boys race at Dorney on Saturday and Sunday, several great performances, well done to all involved.

    Year 10 have been working well at their summer examinations, they are completed now and it is the turn of Years 7, 8 and 9 next week. Good luck to all involved.

    Today is the last day before study leave for Year 11 as they start their final challenges, I 'm looking forward to the Final Assembly to wish them well.  I can remember their entry to Year 7 very well, time has passed very quickly so a thought: before you waste your time, remember that time is free but it is priceless and that time flies and you are the pilot!

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  • Mr Rayer's Words Summer 3

    Published 04/05/18, by Miranda Whetton

    The new GCSE PE moderation that was held at Altwood School was a success and congratulations to the boys who attended. Walking around the Art room on Thursday afternoon I was delighted by the standard of the work produced in the GCSE exam, the ideas and execution were outstanding, well done to all involved!

    The Year 7 Parents Evening was very positive and we all reflected on how quickly the year has gone. Year 10 are busy working through their exams and appear to be working well.

    Good luck to the rowers who will be racing at Dorney and Marlow this weekend, the weather promises to be warm, so hats, sunscreen and plenty of water will be required.

    I am looking forward to the Year 11 Final Assembly next Friday, before they start their study leave and wish all attending the PTA Ball a pleasant evening next Saturday.

    "It is by acts and not by ideas that people live." Anatole France

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