The arrival of Summer Dress in school reminds us that the weather has decided to behave and support the school (and country’s) outdoor season. Parents know just how hard the CC Sports departments work, with athletics, rowing and sailing all currently participating in regional and national championships.
Thank you very much to all that attended the Diamond Jubilee ball last Saturday, it was a wonderful event to celebrate 60 years of the school. Photos of the evening will be available through your table organiser and will be sent directly to them next week!
Summer Fête - next Saturday 25 June
Please come along to the Junior Boys site next Saturday to our Summer Fête organised by the PTA. There will be street food from Presto and Greeklicious, bungee trampolines, bouncy castles, silent disco, independent stallholders, a bar serving Pimms plus activities run by our Senior Boys and Girls…the list goes on!!
As it’s to raise money for the PTA, the entrance fee is £10 per family of four or five or £3 per person. Payment in advance is requested ideally please via the parent pay portal and if you do so, you will be entered into a draw to win lunch from one of the food vendors.
We look forward to seeing you there!
From the Senior Boys Office
ALL YEAR GROUPS
Tempest Whole School Photograph - order by 21 June for free delivery
2023 Ski Trip to Austria - deadline for deposits 12 noon Wednesday 24 June
Please find the initial letter for next year's Ski Trip to Austria, which will be taking place 1 - 8 April 2023. Deposits of £250 for skiers and £300 for snowboarders (no novices) should be paid via the Payment Portal by 12 noon Wednesday 24 June. FYI there will also be an Easter Rowing Training Camp to Hazewinkel (Year 9-13 rowers) taking place at the same time.
REMINDER No Activities/Study & Early Buses - Tuesday 5 July
There will be no after school activities or study on Tuesday 5 July and early buses will be in operation departing Senior Boys as per a Friday due to our New Boys Evening.
Sports Day - Thursday AFTERNOON 7 July
Boys will be signing up for the events they wish to participate in at Sports Day during House Assembly on Wednesday 22 June. On the actual day of Sports Day, boys will need to wear a t-shirt in the colour of their house (Kelly - yellow, Ridgeway - green, Rowanhurst - red, St Lawrence - blue).
YEAR 7 ONLY
An Invitation to the Year 7 Drama and Music Festival - 5pm Friday 8 July
On Friday 8 July we have the Year 7 Drama and Music Festival, starting at 5pm in the Main Hall at Senior Boys, finishing around 6.30pm. Please join us for refreshments from 4.45pm, bringing friends and family, as all four Year 7 Form groups will be competing with their original pieces of theatre - two Victorian Melodramas and two Commedia dell'Arte performances - all framed by some talented musicians who will play before, during and after. Everyone in the Year is involved in the shows, so please come and show your support. Be prepared for an evening of ridiculous comedy and entertainment!
YEAR 8 ONLY
Year 9 Creative Arts and PE Choices - deadline TODAY 17 JUNE
If we had not yet had these choices for your son, you would have received a reminder email yesterday and we would be very grateful if you could please complete this form as soon as possible to choose three out of four subjects from Art, Drama, Music and PE for next academic year in Year 9.
An Invitation to the Year 8 Drama and Music Festival - 5pm Monday 11 July
On Monday 11 July we have the Year 8 Drama and Music Festival, starting at 5pm in the Main Hall at Senior Boys, finishing around 6.30pm. Please join us for refreshments from 4.45pm, bringing friends and family, as all four Year 8 Form groups will be competing with their original pieces of theatre - retelling Shakespeare stories in 15 minutes or less - all framed by some talented musicians who will play before, during and after. Everyone in the Year is involved in the shows, so please come and show your support. Be prepared for an evening of drama, comedy and entertainment!
YEAR 9 ONLY
Year 9 Immunisations - Form Completion ASAP please
If you have not yet completed the form to either give or withhold consent to the Meningococcal ACWY & Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio Booster immunisations taking place in school on 1 July please do so at your earliest convenience using school code BK110153B.
Shout Out to Mr Cripps’ Year 9 English Class
Mr. Cripps would like to congratulate his Year 9 class for being absolutely superb this week as they embark on their iGCSE which they will be taking next year.
YEAR 10 ONLY
Year 10 Mock Examinations - Monday 27 June to Monday 4 July inclusive
The Year 10 Mock Examinations will take place week commencing 27 June upto and including Monday 4 July. A copy of the timetable which has been shared with pupils can be found here.
Sixth Form Taster Experience - Thursday 7 July
Year 10 boys have been invited to attend a Sixth Form taster morning on Thursday 7 July. They will attend taster lessons in their chosen subjects and have the opportunity to discuss the step up from GCSE to A Level/BTEC study with staff as well as meet with current Year 12 students. It will be an enriching and informative experience and we trust it will help the boys decide on a direction for the future.
Year 10 Mock Art Practical Exam Tuesday 5 - Wednesday 6 July
Year 10 Artist will be doing their mock Art practical exam on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 July.
YEAR 11 ONLY
Year 11 Prom - Thursday 30 June
If your son is attending the Year 11 Prom but does not yet have his ticket, please ask him to pick this up from Mrs Tarr at reception. Thank you.
YEAR 11 Thorpe Park CANCELLED
Due to low numbers and the date not being convenient for various reasons we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this trip. Apologies especially to those who had already made payment for the trip, please bear with finance as they make arrangements for refunds to be processed.
DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION (ALL YEAR GROUPS)
Historians of the Week
Year 7 - Akhil V
Year 8 - Casper B
Year 9 - Will G
Linguists of the week
Linguist of the week in German for great CT3:
Daniel P, Alex R-H, Caspar B, Noah F-R, Evin S, Max Sk, Alex B, Luca B, Tom F and Freddie L.
Mathematicians of the week
Year 7 - Fin P, Seb C, Josh L and Monty E
Year 8 - Andrii P, Joshua C, James J, Kamran H and Tom H
Year 9 - Charlie O, Andy K and Luca B
Year 10 - Henry R, Tom W and Eli F
Scientists of the Week
Will B (Year 7) for an amazing improvement from Common Task 1 to Common Task 2.
Tom H (Year 8) for his excellent result in CT3.
Will S (Year 9) for an excellent rendition of the electromagnetic spectrum song.
Josh S (Year 9) for excellent effort in Chemistry lessons this week on the topic of electrolysis.
Charlie P (Year 10) for winning three rounds of Quizlet during revision lessons.
Charlie L (Year 10) for excellent effort and focus during revision in Chemistry.
Claires Court U14A 122-8 Windsor Boys U14s 34 Won
LVS U15s 107-4 Claires Court U15s 93-7 Lost
Claires Court U13A 172-1 LVS U13s 39 Won
Claires Court U12A 145-8 LVS U12s 145-5 Tied
John Hampden GS U14s 116-6 Claires Court U14A 117-2 Won
Claires Court U13A 132-4 Shiplake College U13A 127-4 Won
Claires Court U12A 114-5 Shiplake College U12A 116-5 Lost
Claires Court U13B 106-8 Shiplake College U13B 59 Won
Claires Court U15s 177-3 Burnham GS U15s 134-9 Won
Saturday 18 June
U14A v Reddam House 9.30am (Phoenix)
Wednesday 22 June
U15A v Pangbourne College 2.15pm (Away - RG8 8LA)
Thursday 23 June
U14A v Burnham GS 2.30pm (Phoenix)
U13A v John Hampden GS 2.30pm (West Wycombe CC - HP14 3AP)
U12A v Sir William Borlase's GS 2.30pm (Marlow Sports Club - SL7 2AE)
Saturday 25 June
U15s v Gordon's 9.30am (Away - GU24 9PT)
U14A v Gordon's 9.30am (Phoenix)
U13A v Gordon's 9.30am (Boyne Hill CC)
U12A v Gordon's 9.30am (Away - GU24 9PT)
U12/13B v Gordon's 9.30am (Away - GU24 9PT)
Saturday 18 June Marlow International Regatta (Dorney Lake) J14 - J18
Sunday 19 June Thames Valley Park Regatta (Reading) J14 - J18
Friday 24 June Henley Royal Regatta Qualifiers (Henley) J16-J18
Saturday 18 June BSDRA Hoad Shield (Bough Beech SC)
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 June RYA BYS Junior Championships
A huge well done and thank you to the whole Claires Court community for raising a tremendous £10,059.45 for charitable causes from all the activities organised over Charity Week. Activities included Year 9’s cake sale, Year 7 and 8’s fancy dress sponsored walk, Year 7 Gir...
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