Dear Parents and Visitors
These last two weeks we have enjoyed two successful parents' evenings for Years 11, 12 & 13. Positive and realistic conversations were had between parents, students and subject staff.
We have come to the end of our 2019 Year 7 assessment week, which actually was spread over three weeks. Ms Boggi had the very enjoyable task of telephoning the families of the successful candidates offering them their place at Canbury. It is very exciting seeing the new Year 7 for 2019 beginning to take shape.
Following half term, we have our 'Meet the Teachers' evening on 1st November 7.00 - 9.00pm. This is an opportunity for all our new parents in Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 to put a face to the names they have been hearing about for six weeks. It also enables parents to enjoy drinks and nibbles with staff and each other.
This school year we will be delivering the Duke of Edinburgh programme in a different manner to previously. We are employing the services of Ben Bullen and his team to enable our students to complete their Bronze and Silver DofE awards. There is going to be a information evening for Years 9 and 10 on the 31st January, 4.30 - 5.30 followed by the Year 9 parents’ evening. If you would like to know more about Ben please see www.benbullenadventures.co.uk If any Year 8 students and their parents would like to attend, they are most welcome. We are arranging a DofE taster day for Year 8 in the summer term to get them expedition ready!
Social media is everywhere and it seems we just can't avoid it. However whilst there are many positive opportunities to be had on social media, there can be pitfalls too. One such platform which has been brought to my attention is IMVU app. I would urge you to take a look at this site for yourself and decide if it is one you wish your child to be viewing or indeed partaking in. Please do take a moment to remind your child that what they see on a screen may be very different from reality and that we all need to be screen safe and aware at all times.
I hope everyone has a enjoyable half term break. We look forward to welcoming all our students back with us on Monday 29 October at 8.10am.
Students of the week
Carl in drama for some very believable work finding and acting out objects from the Imagination box.
Flora for some excellent work focusing and creating good physical characters with her “emotion mask” characters.
Well done to the whole of year 7 for a great Drama lesson this week and Carl particularly for his contributions to the class.
Year 7 historians all worked really well on their ‘History of Canbury School’ which took them around the building and school grounds looking for clues about the school’s past.
Harry L for some great work in Mathematics. Phoebe for an excellent piece of Mathematics homework.
Kiran and Shaaiyon for super accurate measurements for density calculations in Physics. Al = 2.7 g/cm3. Fe = 7.8 g/cm3 - just so..
Harry L, Harry A, Kiran and Lucas for coming up with some excellent and creative ideas for our Christmas show skit in our 15 minute “Think Tank” session.
Well done to Harry A in Music for realising he is better at notation than he thought he was!
Evie for some great work in Mathematics and also some extremely thoughtful and astute comments in English.
Victor for continued good contributions in English and Oskar for his best half term ever. Rhian for some first rate spoken answers in English.
Alex for fantastic work in music, improvising over a C major chord on the piano and picking it up quickly. Evie and Armani for working together so well on their C major improvisation.
Well done to Alex and Matt for two black belts this half term in Numeracy Ninjas in Mathematics and Louis and Pascal for one black belt.
Amy, Emily and Louis for scoring 90% or more in their fractions paper in Mathematics.
Joe for acheiving 85% on his Completemaths paper in Mathematics. This was the top mark by far. Well done Joe.
Congratulations to the whole of Year 10 Performing Arts group for their excellent work on Shakespeare this week, especially Rosie and Drew facing their fears and doing fantastic reading.
Ijaaz and Luca for scoring 100% on their practice paper in English.