Dear Parents and Visitors
My sincere thanks to EVERYONE who worked to make Open Morning such a success last Saturday. We had the most amazing turn out, with record breaking numbers of families being given the full tour, with bells on. Staff and students turned up bright-eyed and bushy tailed on a weekend morning and absolutely rolled out the red carpet for our visitors. Thanks must go to those parents who also ferried their charges to and from Canbury. We have had heart-warming feedback from many of our visitors, even the lady seen here having a flaming good time (sorry) in the Science laboratory! In addition, one of our newest recruits in Y7 was heard to announce as they headed off for home "that was the best Saturday morning ever!".
If you'd popped into school today you would have got a surprise, as we are not all in business wear and school uniform, but are instead in our jeans, as we raise money for Genetic Disorders UK. Thank you to those who sent the suggested £2 donation to enable them to study in their denim. All money raised - and we are still counting the pennies - will go to this national charity which supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
I must say, it's amazing how dressing smart makes you work smart. All the more reason to wear your Canbury uniform with pride! However it was great fun at lunchtime watching students and teachers competing in the three legged race (see above). Mrs Branney also led on a thought-provoking assembly about how crucial medical research into genetic disorders is. I think we all learned something new today.
Students of the week
Well done to Zac for logging onto Parallel.org for Mathematics.
The whole of Year 7 did really well in Music this week, learning notation, and writing out their own rhythmic phrases. Well done!
Well done to Matthew for logging onto Parallel.org for Mathematics.
Shaaiyon has achieved his black belt in Numeracy Ninjas.
Kiran for sustained effort in English.
Alex for excellent effort in his Physics homework and lessons.
Armani and Shiroxley for attaining their black belt in Numeracy Ninjas.
Victor for excellent contributions to English - particularly his role play.
Very well done to Josh and James who recently both scored 91% in their end of unit Mathematics assessment.
Matthew for an excellent score on his end of unit Mathematics paper.
Drew for her concerted effort in lessons this week.
Emily for careful, thoughtful work in English.
Jasmina for getting 91% on her probability paper in Mathematics.
Eugenia for coming to Mathematics Clinic two weeks running. That's dedication Eugenia. You will reap the reward!
Luca, Sonia and Felix for contributions to English discussion.
Year 11 have achieved excellence in five Year 11 skills on ixl. As a school we have answered 10,000 questions on ixl.com since the beginning of the academic year and completed more than 65 hours outside of lessons. That is an awesome start to the school year. Keep it up!
Our Year 7 students have now received their chosen books - a generous gift from BookBuzz, a scheme designed to promote books and readings within school. Year 8 are also part of the scheme and have also each received a book.
It’s National Poetry Day next week. Canbury will be marking the day on Friday 5th October with a lunchtime session of retro-fridge magnet poetry. “Retro” (writes Mr Natt) because the activity won’t use the expensive magnet sets but will be a low tech cut and paste activity with pre-printed word banks.
1pm Friday in the English Room - all welcome.
(Year) 7 go camping.......
Year 7 students had a marvellous couple of days and one night under the stars on their residential trip to High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre. The setting in 56 acres of woodland on Box Hill, near Dorking, in the tranquil Surrey Hills 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' was simply perfect.
Our students were fabulous ambassadors for Canbury, throwing themselves into the activities with aplomb. A special shout out must go to young Flora, who climbed 11, that's 11, crates unaided and on her own. She was fearless, and most impressive!