Canbury School Newsletter 6th NOVEMBER 2020. issue 217

Dear Parents, Students and Staff

Well here we are at Friday afternoon again. I've no idea how we got here, but we did! Well done to everyone who has come back after what was a much needed two week break for us all. We have just FIVE weeks to go until the end of this first term. Canbury, you continue to amaze and inspire me.

As usual we will mart Armistice Day this Wednesday 11th November at 11am in the playground. It's so disappointing not to have poppies here on sale in school in aid of the Royal British Legion this year. Do feel free to send your child to school with a poppy sourced elsewhere.

Next Friday we will be fundraising for BBC Children in Need, which now more than ever, like the Royal British Legion, needs our support. Come to school in anything Children in Need suitable, your children know the score about mufti. Charity prefects Otti, Felix and Mrs Rich will be glad to relieve everyone of their £2 donation for the privilege.

Mocks for Year 11 students take place the week of Monday 23rd November. GCSE students have had a presentation from Mr Bourgi on JCQ exam etiquette and the information has also been sent to them all.

Last night should have been our "Meet the staff" evening for new parents. What a shame we had to postpone. On a similar theme the Newsletter is very sparse at the moment - an indicator of how much extra we do when we are not under the present restrictions. Roll on the good times to come back!

Kind regards

Ms Clancy


Students of the week

Year 8

Excellent effort from all when learning their Spanish verbs this week but particular mention to Angus for being the Spanish verb king. Keep up the good work!

Evia for an excellent effort in cross country on Monday.

Year 10

Well done Spanish students for completing your first GCSE speaking practice this week.

Ain for saying something positive about Spanish in her written work this week. Some more of this, please!

Shaaiyon for an excellent effort in cross country, running two laps of the Isabella Plantation course, totalling more than 4km.

Year 11

Rhian for an excellent effort in cross country, running two laps of the Isabella Plantation course, totalling more than 4km.

Year 12

Bailey for excellent work in his BTECs in Children's Play, Learning and Development and Art. He has really got his head down and on with it this week. Well done that man.

Let the music play!

Sports round up

The first week back after half-term has seen the start of our cross country season at Canbury. We were lucky to have great weather on Monday and Wednesday for our trips to Richmond Park, and all the students put in a fantastic effort in running the course.

On Monday Anders was the fastest boy in KS3 with a time of 10:04 and Jessica was the fastest girl with a time of 10:28. For KS4/5 Emily ran the fastest time two lap time in 26:06.

Unfortunately the new national lockdown measures have had a big impact on our Games’ curriculum plans for this half- term. We will however be endeavouring to still take all students off-site for an outdoor run during their usual cross country session.

Giving you plenty of notice that we will be collecting for the Kingston Food Bank.....

Just a quick note that we will be accepting donations for our local foodbank, the Kingston branch, run by the Trussell Fund.

We are going to be accepting donations at school on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November. The items that the foodbank are particularly looking for at the moment include:

Tinned meat + fish

Tinned fruit


Pasta sauce

Rice pudding + custard

Steam puddings


Long life milk

Fruit juice + squash


If you do have an intolerance or dietary requirement (almond milk, gluten free puddings) and you have any spare food that meet the foodbank's requirements then please do send them in too.

The link to their website is here https://kingston.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ so you can always see for yourself what you can donate.

Thank you very much in advance, and we look forward to receiving your donations to go to the most vulnerable in our community.

Otti, Felix and Mrs Rich.

Pizza Parlour times for Johnson

Roll up for your spice of pizza next week as below. Do still bring your own lunch as usual,. or you may be a bit hungry still!

KS3 - Wednesday 11th November lunchtime in the hall.

KS4 -Thursday 12th November lunchtime in the hall.

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Created with an image by Jayne Burton - "Poppy fields near Bristol"