Dear Parents and Visitors
We had a delightful and busy morning on Wednesday with the first of this year's Senior Welcome Mornings. Nearly 20 Year 5 and 6 pupils came to Canbury. Science, Drama, History and Art were just some of the highlights and there was a lot of appreciative "ooohing" and "aaahhhhing" as they got to grips with the bunsen burner in the Canbury Laboratory. Some of the young visitors already know they will be joining us in September, and others were prospective 2019/2020 students.
Next Wednesday is Parents' Evening for Year 12/13. Please do let Mr Natt know you will be attending.
Well done to all those staff and students (not to mention parental taxis!) who battled the truly atrocious traffic this morning to get into school. I hear there will be further traffic disruption over the next few weeks so I would urge you to take a look at http://public.londonworks.gov.uk to see where the hot spots are going to be.
All that remains is for me to wish you all a lovely relaxing weekend, ahead of the Canbury show beginning again next Monday morning at 8.10am.
Students of the week
Adam for achieving excellence in 20 Mathematics skills in ixl.
Zac for achieving excellence in 15 Mathematics skills in ixl.
Zac for learning to be patient with himself in Music and mastering new chords on the ukulele.
Kyrell for good focus in Music and leading the chord changes so clearly.
Shaaiyon for achieving excellence in 35 Mathematics skills on ixl.
Alannah and Phoebe for achieving excellence in 30 Mathematics skills on ixl.
Ain for achieving excellence in 10 Mathematics skills on ixl.
Ottilie for achieving excellence in 20 Mathematics skills on ixl.
Alex for achieving excellence in 60 Mathematics skills on ixl.
Alex again, for his focus in Music and picking up the bass part on the ukulele.
Evie for great ideas and participation in Drama.
Emily and Matthew for great creative sentences in Spanish.
Louis for a big improvement in punctuality and being very helpful in Chemistry with a fellow student.
Eugenia for her engagement in Mathematics.
Ijaaz for 70% on HCF and LCM in Mathematics.
Caitlin for her outstanding work in speech and language therapy regarding active listening!
While the rest of Year 8 were at the football tournament, Alannah, Phoebe, Harry A, Harry L, and Matthew had a tournament of their own. They played Mathematics Magic, a game of strategy and skill to get the highest score, using only the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiply and divide), while blocking their opponents' chances of getting a good score.
The winning score was 423 from Matthew and Phoebe. Well played everyone. Good sportsmanship and communication all round.
On Tuesday KS3 participated in their swimming time trials, which was a practice run before the Inter-House swimming gala on the 19th of this month. There were excellent performances all round, with lots of students achieving new personal bests. Matthew in Year 8 stood out in particular, improving all three of his previous times, and shaving 11 seconds off his previous best in 50 m freestyle - well done Matthew!
KS4 SSSSA Football Tournament at Goals:
Out of students in Year 10 and the 6th form, Canbury managed to enter two teams into the competition. Both teams performed excellently, with our ‘A’ team drawing one of their match and then winning the rest. Our ‘B’ team started very well, winning their first two games and then unfortunately losing the next three. All in all the students had a great time and represented Canbury in an exemplary manner.
KS4/5 football squad: L-R, top row: Chris, James B, Joe, Alex, Miles, Ben. L-R, bottom row: Pascal, Rosie, Margaux.
KS3 SSSSA Football Tournament at Goals, Wimbledon
The 'A' Team captained by Shiroxley played in the Championship Division and had a series of close, exciting matches. Match results lost v Sunnydown 0-1, won v Philip Southcote 2-1 (goals Alex W, Shiroxley), lost v Bensham Manor 1-2 (goal Evie), lost v Sunnydown 0-1, won v Philip Southcote 2-1 (goals Evie, Alex W). I was impressed by the efforts and excellent team spirit of the team, with 'Most Valued Player' going to Evie. The 'B' Team captained by Jack E had a couple of very close games, then lost heavily before finishing with a loss. Results 0-1, 1-2, 0-5, 0-2.
12 March - SSSSA Unihoc Tournament KS3 St. Pier’s, Lingfield, 11am - 2pm.
13 Mar Inter House Cross Country ALL Richmond Park, 2pm - 3.30pm.
14 Mar Football v KPS A/B KS3 Kingsmeadow, 2pm - 3pm.
19 Mar Inter-House Swimming GALA KS3 Kingfisher Pool, 11am - 12 noon.
20 Mar Football v KPS A/B KS4 Kingsmeadow, 2pm - 3pm.
The football 3-sided mini tournament on Tuesday was a popular event for Canbury students with many coming along to participate and support their house. The atmosphere during the event was amazing to watch, with lots of students on the sideline cheering for their house as their peers gave their full efforts during every match. After four 5-minute matches, the final came down to Johnson team 2 vs Noble team 2. It was a very intense match and the students worked amazingly hard in their teams to win for their house. In the final minute, Johnson scored the one and only goal of the match and won the competition for their house.