Canbury School Newsletter 10th January 2020. issue 180

Dear Parents and Visitors

Happy new year, indeed happy new decade to the Canbury School family. It seems Christmas whizzed past in a flash and before I knew it, staff were back in an extremely cold school hall on Monday all wrapped up as if we were still out and about having fun in the park. In short, the boiler had breathed its last over the break and so we bravely battled on with our INSET day whilst a marvellous band of plumbers swooped in to rip out the old and install the new.

When I say it was cold, I mean it really was very cold.

From freezing cold buildings to sunnier climes - next week is your very last chance to let us know if your child is interested in going on the Tenerife Trip in October. Please email responses to reception on reception@canburyschool.co.uk by Monday. We will be asking for deposits of £200 to be paid on the 17th of January 2020 to secure a place, and for the travel company to secure flights. We will also need your child's full name as it appears on their passport and their age at the time of travel.

Two important dates for some parents and carers are coming up later this month. On Thursday 16th (next Thursday) we have Year 9 options evening from 6-8pm. Students and parents should attend. Then on Thursday 23rd January it's Year 11 Parents Evening, from 5-7pm.

Following feedback from parents, students and staff, we have decided to re-launch Show My Homework, the online tool for keeping track of your child's homework. The plan is to be up and running with it by the end of the month. More details to follow but I just thought you would like to know.

Year 11 students embark on their mock GCSE examinations next week starting first thing on Monday. Yr 11 students, please ensure that you have all your equipment in a clear pencil case/see through bag; bottled water must have the label removed and no mobile phones or watches will be allowed in the examination room. Good luck with your final revision this weekend.

Kind regards

Ms Clancy


Students of the week

Year 7

Reader of the week goes to Angus - stunning progress with his individual reading book.

Vocal acrobat of the week goes to Ollie B - fantastic voices when reading aloud for English.

Freddie, Thomas, OIivia, Chloe and Angus for their superb effort simplifying algebraic expressions in Mathematics lessons this week.

Year 8

All of Year 8 for the superb approach to expressions involving indices during Mathematics lessons this week.

Flora for her excellent work in IXL English.

Reader of the week in English goes to Kyrell for quickly polishing off a new book and recommending it to Ms Dar.

Year 9

Otti and Jack for helping escort our senior citizens back to their home in the rain after the Christmas tea party.

Otti, Alannah, Ain, Matthew, Emilia, Lucas, Larry, Shaaiyon and Harry A for their positive discussions on questionnaires in Mathematics today.

Year 10

Evie for her help escorting our senior citizens home after their Christmas trip to Canbury.

Rhian for excellent Mathematics work in her Studies Skills session

Harry B for taking an active part in games at lunchtime.

Harry B, Rhian and Victor for their singing work in Drama.

Year 11

Rosie for her very helpful and supportive presence at the Christmas ice skating trip.

Emily, another of those who helped escort our senior citizen Christmas guests back home.

James for great focus during revision sessions and again, for an extraordinarily good piece of creative writing in English, submitted at the end of last term.

Year 13

Congratulations to Chris who passed his English Reading exam with 95%. Fantastic!


What better way to dance off all those Christmas mince pies and chocolates by taking part in a dance session?!

House Awards

Green star 30hps - Seb

Purple star 45hps - Layla

Bronze star 60hps - Layla, Thomas, Freddie

Silver star 75hps - Layla

Gold/Green achiever award 200hps - Flora

Sports timetable for this half term

Calling all parents and carers in Year 9: Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) coffee morning.

The Achieving for Children PfA SEND Team will be hosting coffee mornings, in the February half term, to give parents, carers and young people (with an EHCP in Year 9 and above) the chance to meet with those involved in the transition to adulthood. You will have the chance to meet and talk to:

Education, health and care plan co-ordinators

14-25 team (vocational pathways, Way2Work, careers advice)

Participations officer

The preparing for adulthood educational psychologist

Kingston's event will take place on 17 February from 10am-12pm, at the Star Centre (King Charles Cres, Surbiton KT5 8SU). Booking via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-for-adulthood-coffee-morning-kingston-tickets-83781758495

Richmond's event will take place on 20 February from 10am-12pm, at Twickenham Training Centre (53 Grimwood Rd, Twickenham TW1 1BY). Booking via:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-for-adulthood-coffee-morning-richmond-tickets-83780538847

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