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Canbury School Newsletter 15th March 2019. issue 154.

Dear Parents and Visitors

How on earth have we arrived at Friday again? The days roll into weeks and the weeks roll into months. Before we know it we'll be returning from our Easter break and looking towards the summer! So if December seems a long way back, you're not alone in thinking that. However I wanted to let you know that back then when we all enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers on the last day of term, we raised £91 for Save the Children.

Then last month with the Momentum smarties challenge we raised £252.61. We've yet to count the pennies from today's mufti day for Comic Relief but as soon as I find out I'll let you know. As ever my deepest thanks to Mrs Bowen, our tireless and smiling charities co-ordinator. You do a marvellous job! Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

'Red noses' - a study in still life by Year 10 student Rosie.

We had a most enjoyable and calm Parents' Evening for Years 12/13 on Wednesday. It seems like we've had a Sixth Form forever now. After the Easter break we will be introducing the UCAS application process. Anyone wishing to apply for university can now do so through our Sixth Form. Details will be sent home in due course.

After much consideration and from listening to feedback from parents and students, we have decided to stop using Show My Homework. Teachers will now be posting all homework on Google Classroom and you will be receiving email notifications regarding your child's homework from subject staff. Any queries should in the first instance be directed to your child's tutor.

Good luck to our Silver Duke of Edinburgh candidates who are off for their practice expedition this weekend. I see the weather isn't going to be especially kind. So I do hope they have packed all their waterproofs!

Have a great weekend Pascal, Rosie, Matt, Caitlin and Emily.

Kind regards

Ms Clancy

Head

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Students of the week

Year 7

Zaynab in Year 7 for overcoming her fears and finishing the week on a high especially in Performing Arts - what a beautiful voice behind that gorgeous smile of hers.

Year 8

Alannah for excellence in 30 Year 8 Mathematics topics in ixl.com.

Ain for excellence in 15 Year 8 Mathematics topics in ixl.com.

Year 9

Oskar for excellent focus and brilliant work in Mathematics.

Year 11

Felix for scoring 81% on a Mathematics past paper. Brilliant effort Felix, keep this up.

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News from the Canbury Laboratory......

No, Matthew and his class mates weren't dancing in the laboratory......Rather Year 8 students were engaging in different levels of exercise intensity, and then using the oximeters to monitor their pulse rate and blood saturation. So now you know.

Sports News

Canbury hockey players - what a long day.

It's been another busy week in the Sports Department. Mr Orchard gives us a round-up.

SSSSA Uni-hoc Tournament at Lingfield

Ten students from Years 7 & 8 made the long journey to St Pier’s School, Lingfield to take part in the annual uni-hoc tournament. Everybody had a busy, enjoyable day but Canbury struggled to score goals. The B Team drew with Freemantles B team 1-1. The Canbury students worked tirelessly.

In the knockout stages Canbury A only lost 0-2 to the eventual tournament winners.

All in all it was an excellent day which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. My thanks to Ms Ross, Ms Robinson and Ms Senanayake for all their support.

KS3 Football v Kensington Park School at Kingsmeadow

Canbury A v KPS, A drew 2-2, with goals from Alex and Evie.

Canbury A v KPS, A lost 1-2.

Canbury B v KPS, B lost 0-6, 0-4

The A Team played really well and were unlucky to lose the re-match game, but the B Team were on the whole overwhelmed by the visitors who were just that much bigger and stronger.

Inter House Swimming Gala Tuesday 19th March at Kingfisher Pool 11:00 - noon

Parents and spectators welcomed.

Inter House Cross Country Championships Wednesday 20th March Richmond Park 14:00 start

Rearranged from this week when we were advised to cancel on safety grounds. All students are expected to run or support their house. This is one of the big whole school sports events of the year - parents welcomed, weather conditions are predicted to be good.

Canbury artists rise to the challenge.

The Year 11 photography students have been super busy this week downloading, selecting and making initial edits from their Shoreditch photo shoot last week. Here are a few images so far.

Really thoughtful considered work, top clockwise, compositions by Eugenia, Ijaaz, Sonia and Felix.

Year 11 artists have also been busy producing work from their photographs, more to follow on that next week....when we will also showcase Caitlin's photograph from the visit.

Comic Relief - Canbury fundraising fun.

We have had a lovely day raising money for Comic Relief. During lunch time Year 10 student Rosie, who has already passed her GCSE photography exam, took a camera around school and got some candid shots. Well done Rosie. These photographs are fabulous! She also took some pictures doing assembly. It was an interesting one on sleep and what we can all do to get more of it. Ask your child if they can remember three top tips. Well done to Matthew in Year 8 who devised a script which was performed with aplomb by students and Mrs Mascari.

We love a charity fundraising day at Canbury, especially if we've had enough sleep the night before.

Interesting reading for all parents.

Please find below a link to an article published by Sendspeak.org about the ongoing debate around funding for SEND.

https://afc-document-portal.org.uk/getFile.aspx?fid=49498&nid=9019

From Canbury to Nepal.

We received this delightful update this week from the mother of a former Canbury student.

This is Tokuko Hashimoto, mother of Juliette Kay who graduated from your school a few years ago. She is now studying English Literature at the University of East Anglia.

Thanks to the solid academic foundation and the compassionate ethos she had the privilege to enjoy at Canbury, Juliette is now relishing her university life, being a co-coordinator of the feminist book club and a member of the pole dance club.

She is going to Nepal this August as a volunteer with the charity Challenges Abroad UK (FutureSense) to be working with the local children helping them explore and develop creativity. I would be grateful if you would be so kind as to contribute to her fundraising effort. All the donation will go to the charity organization via her page. For more information. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=JulietteKay&pageUrl=1

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Here’s wishing Canbury every success in the future.

Kind regards

Tokuko.

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