As we come to the conclusion of the first set of Public Examinations this week for three years, I am delighted to report that for the vast majority, the series has gone well. Covid has almost been kept at bay (just one victim at A level) and attendance has been spot on. If ever there was a team effort between school, student and home, it’s PUBLIC EXAM TIME, and I am delighted to celebrate with all that we are completing the 2022 series in fine fettle.
Summer Fete - tomorrow! Saturday 25 June from 12pm - 4pm
Please come along to the Junior Boys site tomorrow (Saturday) to our Summer Fete organised by the PTA. There will be bouncy castles, a silent disco, independent stall holders, stalls run by senior girls and boys, street food from Presto and Greeklicious, bungee trampolines, a bar serving Pimms …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!
ALL YEAR GROUPS
Lake Garda Sailing Trip, 29 October - 5 November
Please find the Lake Garda Sailing Trip letter taking place during the second week of October half term 2022 (29 October to 5 November). Places will be allocated on a first come / first served basis following completion of the online consent form and payment of £300 deposit via the Pay Portal by Thursday 30 June.
Essential Items for Sport in Hot Weather
Boys were reminded in Monday’s assembly that the following items are absolutely essential for all outdoor lessons in hot weather:
Claires Court sport cap
A water bottle
Thank you for your support in reminding your son to bring these items to school on his games afternoon days.
Blazer Free - from Monday 4 July
A reminder that from Monday 4 July for the last two weeks of term, Senior Boys go 'Blazer Free' meaning that blazers do not need to be worn to/from school. This gives parents the opportunity to get blazers laundered if they want to donate them to the PTA in advance of the Nearly New Uniform Sale on Saturday 9 July (details below).
PTA Nearly New Uniform Donations, 4 - 7 July
If you would like to donate any uniform, please drop this into school between 4 and 7 July. Please note we accept good condition items only (not socks) and blazers should be laundered. Please be aware that you will not receive any money for items donated, as all proceeds now go directly to the Seniors PTA.
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 schedule, due to our New Boys Evening.
Sports Day - Thursday Afternoon 7 July
Boys will need to wear a house colour t-shirt on Sports Day as follows:
Kelly - yellow
Ridgeway - green
Rowanhurst - red
St Lawrence - blue
Parents are invited to join us for the afternoon at the Little Marlow Athletics Track. A letter with further details and schedule will follow next week.
PTA Nearly New Uniform Sale, Saturday 9 July (9am - 11.30am)
The PTA will be holding a Nearly New Uniform Sale on Saturday 9 July from 9am to 11.30am. This will be in the Dining Room at Senior Boys and you will be able to drive into school and park on-site. Payment will be by card only and all proceeds will go to the Seniors PTA. We have a large collection of sports kit (cricket, rugby and football) including some equipment such as helmets, as well as school sweaters. Please feel free to bring your son with you to try items on if you wish.
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
Sets and Choices for Year 9
Please find shared the ‘B8 Parent Information for Choices and Sets in Year 9’ letter from Mr Wilding emailed home earlier this week.
CCF Enrolment - deadline 4 July
Year 8 boys are invited to enrol in the Combined Cadet Force now, ready for a September start. Please see the letter emailed home yesterday for further information, and complete the forms on the CCF Google Site and make payment via the Pay Portal by Monday 4 July to enrol.
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 - Friday 1 July
Meningococcal ACWY & Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio Booster immunisations will be taking place for Year 9s in school on Friday 1 July (see letter for further information). Thank you in advance for the completion of the consent form.
CCF Enrolment - deadline 4 July
Year 9 boys not currently participating in the Combined Cadet Force are invited to enrol now, ready for a September start. Please see the letter emailed home yesterday for further information, and complete the forms on the CCF Google Site and make payment via the Pay Portal by Monday 4 July to enrol.
YEAR 10 ONLY
Year 10 Mock Examinations - Monday 27 June to Monday 4 July inclusive
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.
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 11 ONLY
Year 11 Prom - Thursday 30 June
Congratulations to all Year 11 for the official completion of their GCSE examinations period covid free! We look forward to celebrating with them next week at the Year 11 Prom on Thursday 30 June at Grovefield House, Taplow Common Road, Burnham SL1 8LR, as well as those parents who signed up to join us for a welcome drink.
DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION (ALL YEAR GROUPS)
Historians of the Week
Year 7 Harry N
Year 8 Max S
Year 9 Humphrey B
Linguists of the week
Linguists of the week in Spanish for their brilliant CT3:
James B, Harry L, Spike S, Freddie L, Noah F-R, Danny J, Alex R-H, Caspar B, Harry V, Finley O’N, Gianpier A and Harry C.
Mathematicians of the week
Year 7 - Max B
Year 8 - Caspar B, Tom P and Sam B
Year 9 - Tommy B and Harri C
Year 10 - Finn K, Eddie H, Dylan B and Jake A
Scientists of the Week
Toby C (Year 7) for his excellent preparation for Common Task 3.
Max S and Gianpier A (Year 8) for excellent work during the crater experiment.
Ed S (Year 9) for his excellent attitude to learning in Chemistry.
Sam W and Anoop J (Year 10) for making excellent revision aids in preparation for the Physics end of Year Exam.
Luke R (Year 10) for his skills and love of mindmapping!
Eton College U14s 214-4 Claires Court U14A 82 Lost (County Cup - Semi-Final)
Claires Court U13A 172-6 Herschel GS U13s 131-9 Won (County Cup - Semi-Final)
Reddam House U14s 124-5 Claires Court U14A 128-1 Won
Claires Court U15s 130-7 Windsor Boys U15s 131-3 Lost
Claires Court U14A 197-2 Burnham GS U14s 73-9 Won
Claires Court U13A 117-7 John Hampden GS U13s 118-8 Lost
Claires Court U12A 157-6 Sir William Borlase's GS 128 Won
Saturday 25 June
U15A v Gordon's 9.30am (Valley End CC - GU24 8SN)
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)
U12A/13B v Gordon's 9.30am (Away - GU24 9PT)
Tuesday 28 June
U14A v Oratory 2.30pm (Away - RG8 0PJ)
U13A v Sir William Borlase's GS 2.30pm (Phoenix)
U12A v John Hampden GS 2.30pm (Boyne Hill CC)
Thursday 30 June
U13A v Reading Blue Coat 2.30pm (County Cup Final) (Away - RG4 6SU)
U12/13B v John Hampden GS 2.30pm (West Wycombe CC - HP14 3AP)
Wednesday 29 June - Year 7 Athletics County Championships 4.00pm-6.00pm (Bracknell Athletics Centre - RG12 7NN)
Friday 24 June - Henley Royal Regatta Qualifiers (Henley) J16-J18
Tuesday 28 June - Sunday 3rd July - Henley Royal Regatta (Henley) J16-J18
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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