Writes Mr Barnes: "On Wednesday our Key Stage 4 boys participated in the second SSSSA football tournament of the year. Out of the five games our A team played, they won two (scoring 10 goals in those games!), drew two and lost one. Our B team had a tough afternoon but they never gave up and were competitive in all of their matches. Overall the boys had a great afternoon and did themselves, and the school, proud."
KS4 football squad: Joe H (capt), Chris S, Miles J, James B, Pascal Mc, Oscar P, Felix P, Faysal H, Ben H, Alex B.
KS3 at Surrey Inclusive Schools Football Tournament
Writes Mr Orchard: "The B team played really well - but came up against two strong teams in League 2 and lost 0-3, 0-4 to them. However, they were not disheartened - and then had a super 1-1 draw and a narrow 0-1 loss.
KS3 'B' team: Shaaiyon, Jack (capt), Harry, Ross, Adam, True, Kyrell.
The A Team lost three matches 0-1, 0-1, 1-2 - so all very close indeed. However the A Team lead by captain Shiroxley beat The Wandle School 3-1 and also had two draws 1-1 with Woodfield and 2-2 with St Phillips. I was very impressed with all members of the A Team who played without a sub until the last game...
KS3 'A' team: Oskar, Alex, Shiroxley (capt), Lucas, Kiran.
In other sports news, our resident mermaid Caitlin has been awarded the Kingston Borough Disability Sports Achiever Award this year. Way to go Caitlin! Although Caitlin received her award from Mr Orchard, also in attendance on the night was GB sculler Charles Cousins, who raced in the men's quad in the London 2012 Olympic final.
Then on Monday Caitlin attended the ISA London West Swimming competition, where she won her 50m para freestyle race, meaning she will be competing in the ISA National Finals next Saturday at the LAC, the Olympic Pool. She was supported by Elena, her LSA. Caitlin will be training at the Olympic pool on Sunday to prepare for the race next week. Good luck Caitlin!
Apparently you can email ISA and send a message cheering Caitlin on. Your message will appear on the large screens at the LAC during the races. Do pop across to the ISA website should you wish to do so.
As you can see from the accompanying pictures, a very entertaining house event took place this week on a very rainy Tuesday lunchtime. Thanks must go to Miss Ross, who devised and put on the event, with help from a number of staff.
Miss Ross writes: "Noble, Campbell and Johnson competed in a house code breaking event involving solving riddles, popping balloons, unscrambling words, plunging their faces in cream to dig out lollies and eating doughnuts off a string. The students worked in small groups within their house to complete various different challenges, each of which earned them a number. Once the first team had collected all four numbers they would use them to unlock a padlock and redeem the PRIZE!!
After Joe devoured a doughnut faster than I thought was humanly possible, his team (Rhian, Kyrell and Carl) broke the code and won the competition for Johnson. Campbell was very close behind in second place with Margaux and Flora frantically trying to put the numbers back in order to break the code. Thanks to all the students who got involved in this event, it was great to see the amazing house spirit, teamwork and most importantly fun, had by all!
Meet the member of staff
In which we meet a member of staff of the Canbury family. This week it's the turn of English teacher Mr Natt, who claims he won't be on the naughty list this Christmas and who would be found on a desert island leafing through the songs and sonets of John Donne. Read on.......
If you were allowed only one book to keep forever - just one - what would it be?
The Songs and Sonets of John Donne.
Best thing about working at Canbury?
Knowing the students so well.
Kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Being supported in our tribunal case against the local authority to help get our autistic son into the right school. We were supported pro bono by an organisation in North London who specialised in taking on autism tribunal cases. I do not believe they still exist.
When you were a little boy, what job did you hope to do when you grew up?
When's young? For a while I wanted to be a scientist. I thought I would teach from age six or seven. I've always wanted to write.
Three things on your bucket list?
I don't have a bucket list. A bucket?
What would you tell your 12 year old self?
It's okay; you're not turning into a fish.