Time to think about buying your Christmas Tree?
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. You’ll be able to collect it on 3/4 December so it’ll be here in plenty of time before the big day.
Tree Planting - would you like to help?
We look forward to commencing the planting of our Jubilee Canopy trees in our fields this Saturday and for our next project; if any families would like to be involved in the expansion of our tree planting to create a 'Tiny Forest' there, I have opened up a specific slot for this on Saturday morning, 4 December. My grateful thanks to parent Simon Hawkins (Y12) who is volunteering his expert knowledge to ensure our trees successfully flourish into the longer term. - James Wilding
ALL YEAR GROUPS
Importance of reporting LFD test results
Thank you for your continued support in getting your son to Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test twice a week. Reporting his test results, whether positive, negative or void, is as important as taking the test itself, as reporting results helps understand the spread of the virus. LFD tests have been widely and successfully used to detect asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. A recent report has shown that the accuracy of LFD tests was more than 80% effective at detecting any level of COVID-19 infection and likely to be more than 90% effective at detecting the most infectious people at the point of testing. So please do continue!
St Luke’s Christmas Tree Festival 3 - 5 December
This year the Christmas trees are back in the church (Norfolk Road, SL6 7AX) and the Senior Boys Christmas Tree is being decorated by the Tech department and Art Club. Please support this event by going along to see the trees, vote, and donate - all proceeds of voting going to the Thames Hospice. If you cannot make it in person, please visit the website instead, where you will be able to see the trees, and even vote and donate online too! Please see the poster for timings, with the closing service taking place at 6pm Sunday.
Knife Crime Awareness - a message from Thames Valley Police
It is important that the police, schools and families work together to protect young people. We would like to encourage parents to be aware of the warning signs and talk to children about carrying weapons. The consequences of being found in possession of a knife are serious and long lasting, affecting education, employment and travel opportunities, but most crucially, life. Some young people carry weapons because they feel it will provide protection or increase the respect they are given by their friends, others carry for ‘friends’, but the sad fact is that they are more likely to become victims of serious violence. If you are concerned, please speak to them calmly and explain the risks and consequences. Further advice on talking to your child is available here.
Claires Court Juniors PTA Christmas Fair - Thursday 9 December
This is being held from 7-9pm at Junior Boys Sports Hall. Please pop the date in your diary and feel free to bring a friend with you! We'll be serving mince pies and mulled wine whilst you shop. If anyone would like a stall at the fair, please email us on email@example.com
Letter from Ofqual
Please find a letter from Ofqual to pupils that was published on 11 November. This has also been shared directly with the boys so they are aware of the changes, grading and contingency arrangements for Summer 2022.
U15s v Salesian College Won 55 - 0
U14A v Salesian College Lost 10 - 25
U13s v Salesian College Lost 10 - 30
U12A v Salesian College Won 50 - 20
U12B v Salesian College Drawn 25 - 25
U13s v Forest Lost 25 - 50
1st XV v LVS Won 50 - 0 (County Cup Quarter-Final)
U15s v Mill Hill Lost 0 - 19 (National Vase - 3rd Round)
Berkshire Festival (Rugby)
U12A v Bohunt Drawn 15 - 15
U12A v Reading Blue Coat 'D' Won 35 - 0
U12A v Trinity Won 25 - 0 Group 1
U12A v Park House Drawn 15 - 15
U12A v St Bart's Won 20 - 15
U12A v Reading Blue Coat 'A' Won 20 - 5
U12A Team - Berkshire Festival Winners
U12B v Reading Blue Coat 'A' Lost 0 - 35
U12B v Forest 'B' Lost 5 - 35
U12B v Theale Green 'A' Lost 5 - 50 Group 6
U12B v Charters 'A' Drawn 10 - 10
U12B v Reading 'B' Won 25 - 15
U12B v Reading Blue Coat 'D' Won 30 - 10
Saturday 20 November
U14A v Windsor Boys & Gordon's (Triangular) (Away SL4 5EH ) 10.00am
Tuesday 23 November
U12A v Desborough (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 3.45pm
U12B v Desborough (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 3.45pm
U13s v Desborough (Away SL6 2QB) 3.00pm
Wednesday 24 November
1st XV v TBC
U16s v Leighton Park (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 2.30pm
U15s v Desborough (Away SL6 2QB) 3.00pm
Thursday 25 November
U14A v Desborough (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 3.45pm
Saturday 27 November
U12A v Grey Court (Away TW10 7HN) 10.00am
U12B v Grey Court (Away TW10 7HN) 10.00am
U13s v Grey Court (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 10.00am
U14A v Grey Court (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 10.00am
Sunday 28th November
ISA Swimming Nationals at Olympic Park
Historians of the Week
Year 7 - Euan S
Year 8 - Oli P-J
Linguists of the week Linguist of the week in German for outstanding results in Common Tasks
KS3: Caspar B, Noah F-R, Danny J, Freddie L, Ben O’N and Max S
KS4: Tom C, Cole D and Max S
Scientists of the Week
Jackson M (Year 7) for his excellent evaluation of the experiment on the effect of diluting acids.
Arun P (Year 9) for his excellent performance in the Biology CT1.
Thomas S and Oliver D-B (Year 9) for their excellent paired practical skills when testing for different nutrients.
Alex B (Year 10) for hard work in all three sciences.
Claires Court Outdoor Education Instructor, James Wragg, is embarking on a huge challenge this December to cycle 4,000km around the Great British coastline to raise money for World Land Trust. Battling through the coldest parts of the year, James said, “I could have done it in the summertime b...
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