Dear Parents and Visitors
There was a buzz of excitement towards the end of this half term as our candidates for the 2018/9 Prefect roles delivered their speeches to the whole school yesterday morning. Dean, Eugenia, Faysal, Felix and Ijazz were fabulous. Their reasons for wanting to be the Prefect role they had applied for were sincere and they all had fantastic ideas for the future for Canbury. The student body listened intently. Voting online began shortly thereafter thanks to Mr Orchard. Votes have been counted and Prefect offer letters are going to each of the candidates during half term. I will present our new Prefect Team for 2018/9 to you in the next newsletter.
Last night we held our Leavers' Evening at the Kingston Lodge Hotel. It was a truly special evening allowing students, parents and staff to acknowledge and thank everyone's contribution towards enabling our Year 11 to be so successful - academically, socially and emotionally. The last time we will see them all together again will be at our Prize Giving Ceremony on 6th July. A huge thank you goes to Ms Boggi who arranged the whole evening for us.
This morning students, staff, parents, brothers, dogs and a wheelchair departed from Canbury for our annual sponsored walk in Richmond Park in aid of our school charity this year, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. I know there have been some serious sums of money raised by individuals so hopefully we will perhaps break last year's total amount. Thank you to all the staff who have walked with the students today. It would not be possible to hold this event without their enthusiasm and support. A special thank you to Mr Orchard who organises this whole event from start to finish.
"Following our success this year we will be heading off to Sheffield on the 26th and 27th of this month to complete in the play-off finals and the winners of that competition will be the ultimate Division 2 champions," he wrote.
Caitlin came back from her swimming competition in Kosovo, where she competed on behalf of the USA, with a much heavier suitcase than she took out. The weight of the following medals must have been considerable -
- Gold medal in 50m breaststroke,
- Bronze in 50m backstroke
- Bronze from a relay event she entered with two young men from Romania and a lady swimmer from Ireland.
To top it all she was interviewed by a reporter from Kosovo TV and came home very excited, to say the least.
This week we smashed the 100,000 questions mark on ixl.com. Well done everyone. How many more can we get by the end of the term?
In addition, HUGE congratulations to the Year 7 Mathematics class who have been awarded a certificate by IXL for "excellent performance on 400 year 7 Mathematics skills". Says Mrs Allen: "They have beaten the 250 set by last year's Year 7 students. They are the top performers."
Mr Scaldwell took a trip down Memory Lane this week with his Year 9 class who he helped investigate the velocity of a trolley going down the ramp.