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Canbury School Newsletter 28th June 2019. issue 165

Dear Parents and Visitors

We have had a call from the company helping put together the school trip to Greece in October (14th-18th). If your child is going on this trip we MUST have a photocopy of their passport page with reception by next Wednesday 3rd July. This is a requirement from the company and I apologise for the short notice. It will make things very difficult for us, and you, if we do not get everyone's details in before we finish school next Friday.

I must say, it's been a busy busy week here, even though Year 11 students are now enjoying their well-deserved post-GCSEs summer break, and Year 10 have all been out on work experience. Talking of Year 10 work experience, here's a photograph of our lovely Emily who has been busy assisting the office of the Wandsworth Conservatives and MP Justine Greening this week.

A fabulous ambassador for Canbury - look at that smile.

Mrs Littler and I shared a most wonderful afternoon tea with Oscar and Margaux this week. We sipped tea, ate sandwiches, sampled delicious dainty cakes and reminisced over the last seven years that these two delightful young people have spent at Canbury. We wish them both well as they take their next steps and remember both of you, you are always welcome here. Once a Canbury family member always part of the Canbury clan. We always love to hear your news and how you're getting on.

It's a hard life but we had to just get on with it.

So, next week is the final one of this term and academic year. How did that happen? I simply can't wait for the annual Canbury Garden Party, which takes place on Wednesday from 6-9pm, with a mass clear-up from 9-9.30pm. The weather looks promising. Dress is casual. Your ticket gives you your first drink and your meal. There is then a cash bar. Please bring money for raffle tickets too, as we have some lovely items to be won. Last year's raffle raised money for Duke of Edinburgh equipment and items for the Performing Arts Department. So thank you. This year's raffle will raise money for garden furniture and playground games. Arrangements for the week are as follows:

Monday - normal lessons.

Tuesday - Sports Day - students may arrive in their sports kit to school. Normal lessons will be held during P1/2/3/4 for KS4/5. For KS3 it will be normal lessons P1/2, with onsite activities (in lieu of their usual PE lesson) during P3/4. Let's hope the weather is just right for an afternoon of sporting activity.

Wednesday - normal lessons. Students must take home their books and all perishable items (such as old bananas, mouldy sandwiches, discarded drinks bottles etc ) from their lockers.

Wednesday evening - Canbury Garden Party.

Thursday - activity day to Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventure. This is a mufti day but this privilege comes with conditions: no strappy tops, bare mid drifts, rude slogan clothing, short shorts, revealing necklines. No open-toed sandals or flip flops, please ensure trainers or other sensible footwear is worn. Please also ensure your child is sun-protection covered, from creams and hats, to bringing lots of water. Anyone arriving at school not adhering to these simple rules will be staying at school with me. Their lovely inappropriate clothes will get rather dirty as they help clean out the school for summer.

Friday - Prize Giving at school. House activities during the morning. All students should be in school uniform. Prize Giving begins at 11am, with drinks to follow at 12 noon in the garden

Kind regards

Ms Clancy

Head

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Students of the week

Year 7

Carl for some outstanding fielding in our cricket lesson this week. He took three catches in a game, including one one handed catch!

Carl, again, for excellent verbal contributions in Spanish.

Ross for demonstrating resilience in Spanish.

Kyrell for focus in Spanish.

Year 8

Kiran for some excellent self-reflection in PSHE.

Matthew, Harry A, Shaaiyon, Ottilie and Alannah for finding some excellent videos for our research into 'Why We Have Seasons', and the 'Phases of the Moon'.

Harry L for excellent progress shown in Spanish.

Shaaiyon for determination in translation and wonderful comic timing in Spanish on Thursday.

Year 9

Harry B for very good focus and revision in Spanish.

Evie and Sebastian for great resilience shown in Spanish this week

Sports Day is next Tuesday 2nd July - read on for all you need to know.

Almost all the information you need to know about sports day.....
KS5 enjoyed some fast-paced Volleyball in the glorious sunshine this week.

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Which zone are you in?

Year 7 students put together and presented this week's Friday afternoon assembly. Our photograph shows a smaller Canbury cohort (well Year 11 are now relaxing and Year 10 are on work experience) learning all about the Zones of Regulation.

Hands up if you know what The Zones of Regulation is all about. Here's a hint - are you in blue, green, yellow or red right now?

What's that you say? "Zones of Regulation? What are these?" Well, ask your child at dinner tonight and see if they were listening!

Lucas, Phoebe, Alannah and Mrs Bowen enjoyed a celebratory get together this morning to mark the end of their social skills sessions. They were joined by visitor Lauren.

House Award News

Jack - 150 HP - Achiever blue badge.

Zac - 150 HP - Achiever blue badge.

Adam - 100 HP - Gold star badge.

Rhian - 45 HP - Purple star badge.

Get on your bike and ride!

Free bikeability training is available for all Canbury students, courtesy of Transport for London and Royal Borough of Kingston. The poster below gives all information. However, should you book your child on a course and then cancel less than two days before the session, there is a £10 administration charge.

Helmet, sun cream, bike - get out into that fresh air this summer.

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