Dear Parents and Visitors
How can it possibly be Friday again?! But it is. And its almost the end of this half term too! It's been another fast-paced week here at Canbury, with Parents' Evening on Thursday as well as the Duke of Edinburgh information meeting beforehand. Whilst Bronze is compulsory here at Canbury for the Year 9s, Silver is 'optional'. I do however hope that as many Year 10s as possible take up the Silver opportunity - I cannot understand why you wouldn't.
The hall was as silent as anything at 1.35pm today when we heard from Hari from Blesma, the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives. They also send their members out to speak to young people about overcoming adversity and becoming resilient.
We bid farewell to LSA Mrs Rabson this week, who left us on Tuesday following 15 years here, for pastures new down on the south coast. We wish her the very best in her retirement. What a brilliant time to head to the sea - just in time for the Spring! Thank you for all your hard work here Mrs Rabson (pictured above with Jessica and Chloe) .
A polite reminder to please ensure your child's Oyster card is kept fully topped up. We've had a number of incidents lately when our students have been denied access to the bus because their Oyster cards couldn't cover the cost of the journey. Apparently, the driver is within his rights to refuse the children entry on the bus if their cards do not work. Needless to say, I had steam coming out of my ears and expressed my HUGE concern to some 'Customer Service' representative on the telephone. Otti in Yr 9 and I are going to stage a protest outside Fulwell Bus garage.
Students of the week
Angus for his excellent contributions to class discussions in Mathematics.
Layla for her welcome and support to the trial student in puzzles and games club at lunchtime on Wednesday.
Freddie for insightful comments in well being.
Fantastic dancing by Year 7 in their Drama lesson today - even Ms Clancy joined in . . .
Flora for her excellent, reflective writing on ‘The boy at the back of the class’ in literacy.
Zac for his excellent effort and positive start to Statistics.
Adam, Ross, Carl, Connor, Kyrell and Flora for excellent, focused work in well being.
Anders for already knowing 95% of his lines in Drama for the forthcoming “Holiday Cottage”performance. Way to go Anders!
Connor for excellent work on co-ordinates.
Flora for brilliant focused work across all subjects this week.
Otti, Larry, Harry, Matthew, and Shaaiyon for their excellent effort and positive start to Statistics.
Harry A, Ain and Matthew for their active participation during the talk from PC Evans on Social Media in PSHE.
Evie for her support of other students.
Max, Evie and Louis for their excellent effort and positive start to Statistics.
Rhian for her hard work and focus on the recent Mathematics test.
Harry B for his hard work in Functional Skills English and interesting chat in 1:1 session.
Alex for his focused work across lessons.
Amy for her positive approach to Mathematics and determination to develop a greater understanding of vector geometry.
Emily for her continued hard work in Mathematics.
Rosie for excellent solutions in Mathematics.
Luca and Jasmina for their continued application and hard work in Mathematics.
Express Friday Club for autistic teens - NEW CLUB
Express Friday Club is a supportive and inclusive group for teens aged 13+ which aims to foster connection, communication and interaction through structured games and creative ways to express ourselves.
Spaces have become available for the club, which runs during term time in Tolworth from 5.15-6pm.
Benefits of small group meetings include:
Increase of social interaction skills
Enjoyment and fun
Helping to feel comfortable and at ease with others
Finding ways to effectively communicate
Express Friday Club will be run by Ali on Fridays 5.15pm-6.00pm at Express CIC during term time. The club will be for teenagers aged 13+.
We have spaces for some new members to join
To sign up fill out a referral form - http://www.expresscic.org.uk/uploads/2/3/7/6/23765745/express_groups__referral_form.docx
and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the member of staff
Woop woop. It's that bit of the newsletter where we throw caution to the wind and try and find out something new about a member of the Canbury family. This week we take five minutes out with Birthday Girl Mrs Davies, our new(ish) receptionist who joined us in November. In just ten questions we finds out how she likes to torment her daughters, loves to dress up and how you wouldn't catch her going anywhere NEAR a bungee rope.