Dear Parents and Visitors
Many thanks to all those who supported in any way the bring and buy cake sale held here last Friday for the Born too Soon charity which supports the work of the Neonatal Unit at Kingston Hospital. Your superb efforts raised £86.03, which Mrs Bowen will see wings its way to the charity. My thanks as ever to Mrs Bowen and the charity prefects who work so tirelessly for these good causes.
Talking of good causes, today we waved off a troop of (mostly) happy students, teachers, parents, dogs and one wheelchair as they set off for the annual Canbury School sponsored walk.
Once Mrs Allen's dog has stopped vomiting up grass, and Mr Orchard had done a final roll call, the walkers set off in the bright sunshine on a beautifully scenic ten mile stroll to Ham House and back. The photos below give you an idea of how lucky they were with the weather.
Tonight we will enjoy our annual Year 11 leavers do at the Kingston Lodge Hotel. It's always a lovely event and as I type I am thinking about what a special time this is for our students and their parents, as we gather to both look back and forward.
I hope everyone enjoys the forth-coming half term break. Whilst most of us will get to relax, I know the Year 11 students are focused on the GCSE prize. Do take a break, but also get that revision done. You know it will be worth it in the end.
I look forward to welcoming everyone back to school for the last five weeks of this school year (how did that happen?!) on Monday 3rd June at 8.10am.
Students of the week
Zac for purposeful self-development in English.
Flora for her reading progress in English.
Flora for a massive improvement in her times tables. She is now three times faster than at the beginning of the year.
Anders has also made a fantastic improvement and is now twice as fast.
The one to beat though is Adam who is answering each question on average in 1.5 seconds and that includes writing it down.
All Year 7 for their excellent and enthusiastic work in history this week on Medieval village and town life. Some really knowledgeable contributions were made to the class discussion.
Zac for outstanding work in Spanish class on Thursday.
All of Year 8 for the way they managed double Mathematics on a very hot day this week.
Alex, Armani, Max, Seb, Harry and Aansh for excellent work on Spanish translating and vocabulary in class on Thursday.
Ben for excellent work in Physics.
The Year 10 drama crew for doggedly getting on with what needs doing - Cate, Rosie and Matt.
Pascal for great attitude and approach in Spanish lesson.
Mr Natt’s English group for being so focused but fun throughout the year.