Later on in the evening we held our re-scheduled Year 7 parents’ evening. Once again a very enjoyable evening discussing our students’ progress to date was had by all.
Finally, may I take this opportunity to remind Year 11 students and their parents that there are weekly GCSE clinics in every subject at Canbury School. It would be very beneficial for all our Year 11 to utilise this resource now and in the lead up to their GCSE examinations.
What Canbury means to me
Canbury is an opportunity to do well in life and it is a place where all teachers attend to your every need, no matter how hard it may be. In addition to that they have a brilliant range of choices in sports from kayaking to football.
Alexander Yr 9
Students of the week
Matthew for exceptional expressive reading in English.
Harry L for coming top in the History test on the Normans and Ottilie and Matthew who were just behind him.
Matthew, Ottilie and Harry L who did very well in their Mathematics test.
Sebastian W for his positive attitude towards doing the History test he missed.
Lucas for extending his experiment in Chemistry.
Shaaiyon and Harry A for an excellent attitude in Music, great team work, and producing some great work together.
Oskar for some good work in Mathematics.
ART: a HUGE well done to all the year 8 Art class for the fabulous screen prints they have produced. They have been looking at landscapes and cityscapes. Every member of the class has a print displayed in the frames in the school corridor. Check them out! They look AMAZING.
Armani for fabulous effort and progress in PE.
Caitlin for excellent effort and enthusiasm during badminton.
Armani for her stamina and positivity during badminton.
Caitlin for writing an excellent Rap in Music and contributing brilliantly.
Emily and Drew for brilliantly executed demonstrations of how to solve a circle problem.
Cate for perseverance and maintaining good humour, in the face of a recalcitrant set of compasses.
Cate and Emily for their effort on hill repetitions work in PE.
Joe and James for the quality of their work in PE - also on 'the hill'.
James and Emily for working on some great characters and an exciting scenario in Drama.
Koji for excellent performance in his Mathematics test.
Ijaaz for outstanding progress in Biology.
Luqmaan for excellent performance in the History test on the Treaty of Versailles.
Breaking news from Harry and Ruslan:
"We are happy to announce the tuck shop after the students have been requesting it for many years. In addition to sweets, chocolates and crisps the tuck shop will also stock stationery that the students require. The tuck shop will be open at break times on Mondays and Fridays, stating from Monday 12th March. Please remember to bring your money."
Well done to Year 10 Spanish students (Dean, Felix, Faysal, Jasmina and Koji) who, together, have accumulated 354, 544 points on ‘memrise’ over the first three weeks of this half term. That shows great commitment to independent study!
Year 7 Spanish students have been busy designing their dream houses (La casa de mis sueños) this week.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
The silver group have now started the planning for their practice three day journey in April. The team worked well together this week organising their walking routes and meals. They will spend the next two weeks completing their planning.
World Book Day
We are delighted to bring you news of our re-scheduled world book day which was held on Thursday after the beast from the east threw our plans up in the snowy air.
The only complaint to be had from the whole exercise was that it was simply too short. In other words, students and staff embraced the ethos of sharing their favourite books with each other and came together in a mini festival of books of our own.
As you can see from the pictures, everyone had something to say, and something to share. We learned that Ms Clancy's favourite book of all time is Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier.
Finally, we have free £1.00 official World Book Day 2018 book tokens to give to our students to encourage them to exchange for the World Book Day 2018 £1 token collection or put towards a more expensive book of their own choice. Pop along to see Mrs Bowen if you didn't get yours.
It's been another busy sporting week at Canbury.
The inter house swimming gala on Wednesday produced somes races which were the closest we have seen in a decade! However the undefeated Alexander B was beaten by Clapham swimmer Emily who pipped him to the post in the sprint 25m freestyle and again in the 50m free. When we watched Emily swim we were impressed - but at the same time reminded of those swimmers who still hold the school records in some case as far back as 2003!
Eventually after a string of wins Emily lost out to Alexander who had elected to skip the 50m back in order to give himself a better chance in the 100m free. Noble were too strong for the others - although Johnston were easy winners in the 5x25m relay…See the results graph below for a more in-depth analysis.
SSSSA KS4 Football Tournament Round 4
The B Team, despite being strengthened by the remaining A Team players struggled against some rather strong teams. The won their first match and lost three but played in good spirits. This tournament has been a great opportunity for us - and hopefully it will run again next year.
SSSSA KS3 Football Tournament Round 4
Both A & B Teams too a bit of a tumble - having found themselves at the top of the Premiership and the League - both teams lost more than they won. Despite this the B Team still had a great afternoon - the games they lost were by just the one goal.
The A Team had a very different story, but we all know you can't win them all. Many of the goals we scored were indeed sublime and were a joy to watch - some of the opposition goalkeeping was all that stopped the duo of Nick & Joe…
On Monday we are off to the re-arranged SSSSA Unihoc. Letters and emails have been sent out to all those who need them.