Save the Date for our Diamond Ball!
Please save the date for our PTA organised, sparkling Diamond Ball to be held on Saturday 11 June. Further details will be available soon along with early bird tickets too.
Buy your Christmas Trees from us
This year we are selling non-drop Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees, from 3ft-8ft, to raise funds for the Rowing Club. Our aim is to raise enough to buy a Coxless Quad for the Senior Girls! Each tree is 15% less than the normal prices you would find in garden centres so to order, please go to http://schl.cc/dj or see further details here.
ALL YEAR GROUPS
Unfortunately we are having to remind boys frequently about wearing their face masks and are still giving out many disposable face masks. Please may we ask you to discuss with your son the importance of bringing in his own reusable mask and wearing it to reduce the risk of Covid and keep everyone safe and in school.
LFT and PCR Testing
A reminder to continue Lateral Flow Testing twice weekly and report results via the GOV.UK website. Also please note, LFTs are for asymptomatic testing only, so if your son is displaying any of three main covid symptoms (temperature, cough or loss of smell), they must take a PCR test and should not come into school until you have received the results. Please inform the school of PCR test results once received.
Catering - w/c 15 November
We will thankfully be resuming normal catering services from next week, Monday 15 November. Boys wearing face masks will be permitted into the servery for breakfast, break time snacks and lunches, which no longer will need to be booked, although access will be restricted to year group bubbles.
YEAR 7 ONLY
Year 7 Workshare - Tuesday 16 November
Year 7 parents (and boys) are invited into school on Tuesday 16 November from 6pm to informally meet the teachers and look around classrooms. To permit this event to go ahead and reduce risk, we do need to ask that you please wear face masks and respect social distancing. If one classroom looks busy, please move onto another one and return to it later. Parking will be available, but please do not drive into school prior to 5.45pm, after which time the school coaches will have safely departed the site. Light refreshments will be available in the Dining Room.
YEAR 10 ONLY
Year 10 Teacher Appointments - Wednesday 17 / Thursday 18 November
Please find the presentation slides and a recording of the Virtual Information evening on 10 November. SchoolCloud is now open for bookings and will close at 10pm Monday, so all appointments will need to be made by then. Please find the following two user guides to help with the video appointments:
Alex RH (Year 8) has passed his Grade 3 Piano exam with merit. Well done Alex!
Sports Results Tennis - U15 Boys Tennis Regional Cup Final
A fiercely fought semi-final match against Reeds School saw Claires Court narrowly miss out on a spot in the final. We are immensely proud of our boys, Jake D, Joe B, Harry Ca, Harry Co & Danny J. Please find a full write up and photos from this event on the Schools Sports webpage.
1st XV v Halliford Lost 18 - 31
U16s v Halliford Lost 5 - 17
U12A v Sir William Borlase's GS Won 60 - 20
U12B v Sir William Borlase's GS Won 45 - 40
Swimming - ISA London West Finals
Joshua NB (Year 7) 3rd Place 50m butterfly
Toby W (Year 7) 1st Place 50m freestyle
Toby C (Year 7) 4th Place 50m backstroke
Nate K (Year 7) 4th Place 50m breaststroke
Callum P (Year 9) 5th Place 100m freestyle
Nathan P (Years 11-13) 1st Place 100m freestyle
Joshua NB, Toby W, Toby C & Nate K (Year 7) 2nd Place 50m freestyle relay
Rugby Saturday 13 November
U15A v Salesian College (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 9.30am
U14A v Salesian College (Salesian College Sports Grounds GU14 6LH) 9.30am
U13A v Salesian College (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 9.30am
U12A & U12B v Salesian College (Salesian College Sports Grounds GU14 6LH) 9.30am
Tuesday 16 November
U13A v Forest (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 2.45pm
Wednesday 17 November
1st XV v LVS (Maidenhead Rugby Club) (County Cup 2nd Round) 2.30pm
U16s v ACS Cobham (Away KT11 1BL) 2.30pm
U15s v Mill Hill (Phoenix) (National Vase 3rd Round) 2.30pm
Thursday 18 November
U12A & U12B Berkshire Festival (All Day) (Reading Blue Coat RG4 6SU)
Friday 19 November
U16 ISA Rugby Sevens Tournament (Shelford RFC, Cambridge CB22 5JJ) 11.00am - 3.40pm
Saturday 20 November
U15A v Windsor Boys (Phoenix) County Cup 2nd Round 10am
U14A v Windsor Boys (Phoenix) 10am
U14B v Windsor Boys (Away SL4 5EH) 10am
Sailing - Saturday 13 November
BSDRA Keelboat Racing
Historians of the Week
Year 7 - Akhil V
Year 10 - Theo B
Linguists of the week
Linguist of the week in French:
KS3 David B, Euan S, Will G, Max M, Harry W, William D and Seb S
KS4 Joe F and Charlie B
Mathematicians of the Week
Jack L and Ismail K (Year 7), Danny J (Year 8), Zarar B and Jonny J (Year 10) and Finn M (Year 11).
Scientists of the Week
Leo K (Year 9) for great work starting to build the 3D printer in STEM club
Dylan B (Year 10) for his excellent work on cell microscopy
Fraser S (Year 10) for his excellent Core Practical on osmosis - both his practical skills and write up
Daniel G (Year 11) for winning the crossword competition
A report written by Mrs Payne, Outdoor Education Coordinator
After numerous failed attempts over the past year, this weekend, the RYA and the Eric Twiname Trust were finally able to host the country's biggest team racing event for young sailors, the iconic Eric Twiname Youth & Junior...
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