Dear Parents and Visitors
As I write this week's newsletter, I can see out of my office window the LAMDA students spread throughout the playground rehearsing their individual pieces. Outside my office, I can hear Mr Spillard delivering his karate class and I know there are several Year 11s still in school taking advantage of the extra revision clinics with subject staff. It gives me such pleasure seeing our students embracing all the opportunities available to them at Canbury. However the best aspect of this moment for me is listening to their laughter - sheer joy.
I often say here at Canbury we have extraordinary students doing extraordinary things, and yet another example of those words in action is illustrated beautifully by Cate in Year 9. Having decided to have her long hair cut rather shorter, she decided to donate her glossy tresses to a charity which makes wigs for children and young people.
"When I decided I wanted to cut my hair, I immediately knew I wanted to donate it. I don’t need it anymore, but there’s a lot of children and young adults who might. Many people lose their hair when they have cancer treatment or from certain illnesses or diseases, and for a child this must be so hard to go through," said Cate.
On Wednesday our Walking Club finally took place. Mrs Branney and I, joined by Shaaiyon, Emily, Alannah, Ain, Ottilie, Ellie and Jack walked to the absolutely beautiful Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. Mrs Branney charged ahead and we got there in seven minutes - you can tell she does DoFE! Once there, it really was an awe and wonder moment as we walked through the azaleas. We did stop on a bench to enjoy Alannah's birthday muffins which she brought for us to enjoy.
What Canbury means to me
It's been about making friends in life and trying new things. Canbury helps me concentrate and even if I get cross sometimes, I have learned how to calm down and to stay calm. I love to have help from my LSAs. They are there by my side all the time.
Caitlin. Year 10.
Students of the week
Ottilie for her speedy, high quality work in English.
All Year 7 historians for a brilliant lesson on the Black Death!
Harry for his detailed drawing in graphics.
True for his "incredibly" detailed Thor drawing. Says Mrs Rich: "what a good choice to use the step by step guide".
Some fantastic work in Drama this morning especially Oskar H showcasing his directorial skills.
AMAZING drawings from Drew this week in both Art and Graphics. What a talented young lady.
Ijaaz and Dean for coming up with their own business ideas in Business Studies.
Eugenia, Caitlin and Luca for getting stuck in with the drawing and photography tasks while out on the visit to Brighton for Art.
All year 11 artists who worked to the best of their abilities in the 10 hour exam this week.
We are now in the last eight weeks of the school year but that does not mean we are not going to be busy...quite the opposite!
We have weeks filled with exams, work experience, trips, summer parties, celebrations, sports events and many more occasions.
We have now almost finished our first year of BTECs for Child Development and Travel & Tourism. It’s been eight months of course work, case studies, exams and new experiences for us both as we’ve undertaken these courses. For our latest assignment in child development Oscar and I became journalists as we wrote newspaper articles about how to empower children.
We have our summer exams starting in just ten days and we also have a week of work experience to look forward to at the end of June. This should help us to solidify and reinforce what we’ve been learning throughout the school year.
Next week we are going to be finalising our coursework to then get ahead and start our Upper Sixth course for our BTECs.
Our weekly work experience at Park Hill is almost at its end but we are enjoying our last few sessions as much as we can.
Mathematics and English are going well with our exams for those at the start of June.
As always we will keep you updated.
Oscar and Margaux, your Canbury Sixth Formers.
Travel & Tourism
Most of the students have worked hard on revision this week. Good luck for the BTEC test on Monday.
A visitor could have been forgiven for thinking Canbury had slipped back to the Victorian days today, had they caught sight of Ms Clancy throwing a bin full of rubbish at her Year 7 students in the playground.
But never fear. In a bid to create memorable teaching environments, the Headmistress decided to teach the topic "What makes you, you?" outside of the box.