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Canbury School Newsletter 21st June 2019. issue 164

Dear Parents and Visitors

Now, just look at that smiling young man at the top of this week's newsletter. Enormous, heart-felt congratulations to our Oscar P, who brought back a gold medal from the London Youth Games ParaGames at Mile End track this week.

Oscar came 1st in the 200m sprint and 4th in the 100m. He was the sole competitor for Kingston in this category so even more well done - it was win or bust! Mr Orchard accompanied Oscar on the day and I'm told our boy was given a huge amount of support from stadium spectators.

Job done! Oscar and Mr Orchard - proud as punch.

To top it all off, the Canbury duo were interviewed by the Nike camera crew who had been filming all day. "Oscar spoke very well and both Kingston and Canbury can be very proud of the sentiments he expressed," said Mr Orchard.

Well the exam season is over! Very well done to Years 7 through to 10, who in the main, conducted themselves impeccably during their exams this week.

Good luck to all Year 10 students who are going out on a week's work experience next week. We have an amazing array of opportunities for our students, from work in parliamentary affairs, retail, hospitality and sport, to photography and education. Amazing stuff. I know our students will be the very best they can be and will be amazing ambassadors for Canbury. We look forward to hearing their stories when they return.

Finally, we are also looking forward to our Senior Welcome Morning next Wednesday when Y5 and Y6 students will once again join us. They will spend the morning doing sessions in PE, Science, Geography, Spanish and Mathematics, as well as joining in at break time and staying for lunch, before heading off. Meeting up with their new friends is all part of the settling in process before they join Canbury. It will be a lovely morning.

Kind regards

Ms Clancy

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Students of the week

Anders for his continuous kindness to Yr 6 Freddie.

Year 8

Harry A, Larry, Shaaiyon, Matthew, Kiran, Otti and Ain for great attitude and approach in their listening and reading exam on Wednesday.

Year 9

Evie, Armani, Seb, Harry B and Aansh for focus and very good attitude and approach to Spanish exams on Wednesday and Thursday.

Max for a GCSE grade 4 in his 'Complete Mathematics' last week.

Year 10

Amy for some excellent board work demonstrating how to solve Mathematics exam questions

Canbury cricketers give it their best.

As if picking up a gold medal at the London Youth Games wasn't enough for Oscar P this week, he also captained a Canbury Cricket squad to 3rd place in the SSSSA KWIK Cricket tournament.

Canbury started strongly with two comfortable wins in our first two matches. Our third group game, against Wandle Valley, was a decider to see who would progress to the gold medal match. It was a close fought game, unfortunately due to some excellent fielding Wandle Valley narrowly won.

Team work is dream work - Canbury cricketers.

We therefore qualified for the 3rd & 4th place play-off game. Mr Orchard reports that Canbury saved their best performance for last, comfortably beating St Philips A Team by 19 runs. News from the day included Kiran batting excellently (one of the Surrey coaches watching remarked that a cover drive he hit was “the best shot I’ve seen all day”), Otti hitting a 6 and Max taking a superb catch on the last ball.

All in all it was a fantastic day where the students represented the school in a very positive manner.

Cricket squad: Oscar P (capt), Shiroxley, Max A, Ellie, Rhian, Alex W, Aansh, Otti & Kiran.

Treading the boards treat in store.

We have a West End workshop for performing arts students on Wednesday 3rd July. It starts at 10am here in school for one hour and will be run by performer Gemma Maclean.

Job done!

Congratulations to all the students completing the Level 2 Travel and Tourism course, who handed in their final assignments this week! Woo hoo. Something to cross off your "to do" list.

Canbury mathematicians show their skills

Mrs Allen extends her congratulations to the following Canbury mathematicians who have been busy on Ixl Mathematics and have reached the following milestones:

Year 7

Carl - 20 skills.

Flora - 15 skills.

Year 8

Jack - 5000 questions.

Phoebe - 4,500 questions.

Alannah - 40 skills.

Year 9

Alex - 75 skills

Harry - 25 skills.

Ellie - 5 skills and has spent 30 hours practising

Year 10

Matt W - 30 skills.

Alexander - 25 skills.

Emily - 20 skills.

Well done to you all. Remember, this is not a comparison table, you are all working at your hardest and have all done really well.

Calling all Year 11 students - Mrs Allen says please bring your text books back into school! Thank you.

However........breaking news from the Mathematics room is that all calculators are MISSING. If you have borrowed one please bring it back. "We should have at least four, yet all I have is a lone lid," says a very sad Mrs Allen.

House News

Many thanks to Mrs Veacock and Mr Bourgi who organised a well-attended and very funny House Challenge this week. Contenders had to build the tallest structures using only raw dried spaghetti and marshmallows. In the end Noble pulled through to win, beating Campbell, who had it all going for them, until Anders and Aansh decided that eating the marshmallows would be a very good idea.

Easy does it - House competition at Canbury.

Teams:

1st, Noble - Zac, Matthew A and Ain.

2nd, Campbell - Anders, Sebastian, Aansh and Victor.

3rd, Johnson - Kyrell, Carl and Armani.

Fun in the sun? Don't mind if I do!

We've had a message from 'Fun in the Sun' Summer Sports for Children and Young People with Social Communication Needs

‘Fun in the Sun’ is organised by Action-attainment (A-a) and run by Brentford FC CST (BFC CST) for ages ranging from 5-25 with activities including ball sports, cycling proficiency, kayaking and paddle boards.

The organisation recognises that some young people need a bit more support, smaller groups and understanding coaches to get started with sport.

Siblings are welcome to join activities and parallel parent information sessions are run at events to build community links for families.

Applications are invited asap and before the 12 July 2019 when places are formally allocated. Take a look at www.actionattainment.com or call 0208 392 9946.

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