Dear Parents and Visitors
Welcome back to this next half term at Canbury. We've already started planning our Christmas week events! Make sure you buy your Christmas jumpers early.
This week we had ISI Inspector and retired Headmistress Mrs Sue Manser in school for three days observing the teaching and learning taking place in the school. Her visit was part of our staff review system; in addition it was also good practice for our next ISI Quality of Education Inspection due towards the end of next year. Mrs Manser departed saying that the Canbury students were the most polite children she had encountered for a long time. Well done Canbury!
On Thursday evening we held our Meet the Teachers evening for parents of new students to the school. We had excellent attendance and it was especially nice for parents to be able to chat to each other and staff in a relaxed, social atmosphere.
Congratulations to the winners of our house pumpkin carving competition, which caused great merriment and was an opportunity for much artistic work on Halloween. The picture above shows the creations (left to right) of the eventual winners:
1st Evie R (Johnson)
2nd - Olivia B and Alannah O (Noble)
3rd - Jack E ( Campbell).
Well done everyone, further details below.
Apologies to those of you who didn't receive the newsletter link at the end of the last half term. We had a few gremlins in the system, but we hope these are sorted now. If you do wish to catch up on that edition, do pop across to the school website, newsletter page, where you will be able to access it.
Students of the week
Zac for outstanding expressive reading aloud in English.
Flora and Anders for clear and confident reading aloud.
Adam and Ross for their excellent effort in Cross Country.
Shaaiyon for getting a black belt on Numeracy Ninjas.
Lucas and Phoebe for expressive reading in English.
Lucas and Kiran for their excellent effort in Cross Country.
Alex W for carefully prepared writing in English.
Ellie for her excellent effort in Cross Country.
Cate for getting 56/57 on her fractions, decimals and percentages paper.
Joe H for re-doing his fractions 4 operations with fractions paper and getting 100% on the second go.
Jasmina scored 100% on her straight lines KESH Mathematics paper.
Geographers for all their hard work in lessons this week. James, Faysal, Luca and Dean.
All of 11A for their hard work and determination with factorising in Mathematics this week.
Eugenia and Caitlin for excellent work in Travel and Tourism.
Then on Thursday, Year 11 appeared to start playing ball in the Science laboratory, as opposed to the gym. Our photos below show students doing some heavy lifting (work) to determine how much power they used to lift the masses (2kg, 6kg or 9 kg) twenty times from the floor to shoulder height - and very enthusiastically they did it too.
Year 7 worked very well in their Geography lesson, locating European countries on a map and then learning the capital cities of European countries. Adam did especially well, even knowing that the capital of Slovakia is Bratislava!
Travel and Tourism
Year 11s have continued to work on their brochure for European holiday destinations, where they have to describe the touristic features of either Paris or Barcelona. Business studies teacher Mrs Hurrell reports that she has been especially impressed with Eugenia and Caitlin, who are doing brochures on Paris and Barcelona respectively.
Writes Mr Barnes: "An excellent effort from all at Key Stage 3 Cross Country on Thursday this week. Despite challenging (muddy!) conditions everyone participated excellently, with stand out performances from Lucas and Kiran. Lucas completed a lap of the Isabella plantation course in 9 minutes 30 seconds and Kiran ran sub 11 minutes."
The Canbury School app has landed......
We have now launched our very own app. The app links to our Twitter feed and Whole School calendar bringing you all the updated news and events at the touch of a button! It will hold information such as term dates and uniform links and will be used to send instant "alerts" to parents if there are urgent messages such as snow days, late arrivals from trips etc to inform you of.
There is also a survey on the app that we would like you to complete over the next few weeks, telling us what you think of it and any improvements or additional tabs you would like to see.
To download the app:
Go to your App or Google Play Stores and search for "Piota Schools"
Download Piota Schools app
Once downloaded, search for "Canbury School"
Once you are in the Canbury App area, there will be an alert already in there for you that tells you what to do in the first instance to ensure you are signed up for the relevant alerts etc.
Please ensure you sign up using the email address or mobile phone number that the school has on our database.
The app will not replace parent emails and letters home, this is an additional tool to help keep you all updated.
We look forward to receiving your feedback.