Dear Parents and Visitors
Huge thanks to all our amazing students who turned up at school last Saturday morning to showcase the very best of Canbury. We had a wonderful morning showing our visitors around and getting to know potential new families. Thanks too to my staff who were in even earlier and stayed even later. What a show we put on!
I always say that bringing up young people is about so much more than the sum of their academic achievements. What good is a string of fabulous grades, if you cannot have a one to one conversation with someone or notice when your friend, or indeed a stranger, is in need of a helping hand? That's why this week I want to give a special mention to Rosie in Year 11 who has been the kindest soul about school this week. Whether helping younger students pack their bags, gently corralling them into a classroom or just sitting and spending a few minutes listening to someone, she has been popping up all over the place. Random acts of kindness bring untold joy to people. Keep up the good work Rosie!
I'm looking forward to our annual Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning which takes place next Friday here in school. From 8.15 to 9.15 we'll be hosting parents in the hall. Then at break and if there's some left (!) lunchtime, we'll be selling cakes to students and staff. So please, grab your pinny and get baking, or pop into the shops and pick up a cake and let's make money for a great cause and have some fun doing it. Please remember, we are a nut free school. Do let reception know if you will be popping in on Friday, that way we'll make sure to save some of the cakes for you!
Students of the week
Olivia M and Chloe for their support of each other and teamwork in Mathematics.
Evia for her vocabulary knowledge that saw her as supreme champion in “Four Corners” during English.
Kyrell for fantastic focus in the wellbeing lesson.
Peter for his effort and focus in a reading comprehension task.
Zac for his excellent result in the second Parallel Mathematics Challenge.
Anders and Ross for their hard work on IXL Mathematics.
Peter for his effort in Spanish.
Anders for his very detailed poster in Spanish about his holidays.
Phoebe for improved independent writing. Well done Phoebe.
Well done to Ain, Alannah, Lauren and Otti for some excellent extension work in History on the significance of an individual or event of their choice from 1750 - 1900.
Congratulations to Alannah and Phoebe who have been promoted to the top group in swimming by the instructors down at Kingfisher.
Matthew for his excellent result in the second Parallel Mathematics Challenge.
Phoebe for her hard work on IXL Mathematics.
Rhian for improved extended writing.
The Year 10 historians for an excellent start to GCSE History.
Rhian for her perseverance in Mathematics.
Emily for her hard work on the probability assessment in Mathematics.
Well done to Chris for his excellent work in the Sixth Form block and being helpful to Ms Littler in his role as Sixth Form ‘Task Force’.
Look out for 'My Maths' details coming home in a school bag soon......
We have just purchased 'My Maths' (www.mymaths.co.uk) for all the students to use for revision and to reinforce their understanding. It is an excellent platform for catching up missed work. Please look out for the letters students will be bringing home with their personal log in details.
This week Year 11 Physics and Biology were busy doing practical experiments.
Year 11 Biology have been investigating respiration in living organisms. On Wednesday they looked at the amount of oxygen used by maggots at different temperatures. There were different reactions to the maggots; some thought they were disgusting but others thought they were great! Meanwhile in Physics students were investigating electrical circuits and their effects on light sources. The students were tuning in from all different places to be involved.
Blue star for 15hps - Aansh
Green star for 30hps - Aansh
Silver/blue achiever award for 150hps - Flora
Gold/green achiever award for 200hps - Anders
Talking of awards.....
Rosie in Year 11 has set up a new initiative which we hope takes off. Each week students can nominate fellow students to be students of the week. There can be more than one. You will find the blue voting box on the front office desk beside the printer. Votes will be collected each Thursday lunch time by Rosie. Students need to write the full name of the person they are voting for and why they think they should be nominated. The student(s) will then be recognised for their good deeds in the newsletter and their name read out by Ms Clancy in assembly. If we have too many, we may have to re-think how we do it! In the meantime, get voting.
Year 7 residential trip.....
....went off splendidly. Despite pretty atrocious weather, our wonderful enthusiastic Year 7s spent a soggy night under the stars in the capable hands of Mrs Branney, Mrs Bowen and Mr McGregor. Archery, high wires, swing ropes, bush fires - you name it, they tried it. Our intrepid campers returned exhausted but happy.