Dear Parents and Visitors
What an extraordinary end to the week. Never have I watched so many weather reports in my life! No headteacher wants to close their school for any reason so making the 'Snow Day' decision was extremely difficult. Thank you to all those parents who contacted me following my snow emails to say “right decision". It was very much appreciated.
However before our snowdays, we did have great fun at Canbury. We had a whole school snowball fight in the playground at the end of the school day on Tuesday, as you can see in the picture above. This was followed by KS3 PE lessons on Wednesday being held in Richmond Park.
Learning Objective: Students to perfect their snowball throwing technique.
Balance - improved core.
Siberian weather endurance.
Key Words: DUCK!
Thank you very much to Mr Orchard and Miss Ross for holding their PE lessons in the park.
Unfortunately, several events had to be cancelled. The KS3 Unihoc tournament, inter-school netball and football fixtures, World Book Day and the Year 7 Parents’ Evening. All of these events will be rescheduled beginning with World Book Day on Thursday in the English classroom from 1 - 1.30pm and the Year 7 Parents’ Evening later the same day.
After school on Tuesday I attended the London West Independent Schools Association Headteachers meeting at the American Community School (ACS) Egham in Surrey. We listened to two presentations on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Fraud & Cyber-Fraud Awareness. These are both very important topics. We have been working on our GDPR for almost a year now to enable us to be compliant in May. Our GDPR policy, procedures and new parental permissions documentation will be forwarded to parents in April.
Looking forward to next week, we have our House Swimming Gala at Kingsfisher Leisure Centre on Tuesday. Parents are very welcome to attend and cheer on our Houses - Campbell, Noble and Johnson.
On Wednesday we are holding our Year 5 and 6 Senior Welcome Morning. Our new Year 7s for September 2018 and prospective Year 7s for 2019, will spend the morning enjoying taster lessons in Spanish, Mathematics, English and Art. They will get to know us and each other all in preparation for their transition to Canbury. If your child is on the waiting list for this event, Ms Boggi our Admissions Registrar will email you if there is a cancellation.
Canbury School will resume as normal on Monday and I sincerely hope we do not see significant snowfall during term time again for several years! Needless to say, our photographs this week are very much snow-led!