Dear Families, Friends, Students and Staff
Welcome back to the last term of this academic year. And what an academic year it's turning out to be. I am once again proud beyond words (but I will give it a try) of the way everyone has conducted themselves this week. There is certainly renewed optimism that new life and brighter days for us all lie just ahead. Like the buds on Alannah's beautiful photograph above, slowly we are coming out of this. And look how much we have learned about ourselves in the process?
I was delighted to welcome in-coming Headmistress Ms Yates to school on Tuesday. We got to hear her initial thoughts and perceptions of Canbury and she spent time trying to meet as many staff as possible. You will be delighted to hear it was a super positive day and staff were very impressed with her. I feel very happy to be handing over my reins to Ms Yates - exciting times ahead for all. We are aiming to have Ms Yates join us again this term to spend time with the students.
We had a wonderful 'back to school' alfesco assembly on Wednesday morning. The sun was shining and it's been joyful to see the students being able to mix, socially distanced of course, between the key stages again. This 'mixing of the generations' is one of the many things about Canbury which make it so unique, so I am glad we can do it again. A special mention to Ain, Victor and Emilia as their return to Canbury was delayed until this term. And an official welcome to Ethan in Year 7 and Isabella and Hannah in Year 9. It feels like we are all one big happy family again.
Talking of happy families, Mr Barnes and his wife welcomed baby Florence into their nest over the Easter holidays. Florence looks an absolute peach, if her photograph is anything to go by! Huge congratulations to Mr Barnes, such happy news. Her photograph below is not to be mistaken with the one of my grand-daughter Felicity who enjoyed a two hour nap on me during the holidays. Before you know it Mr Barnes you will be where I am!
In more mundane news, lateral flow tests have gone out to all families again. If you haven't received your quota, please do get in touch with reception.
Enjoy the weekend and see everyone bright and early Monday morning for another week of learning back at Canbury.
Well done to Sam T, Matthew, Alex, William, Sam S, Liz, Ethan, Brendan, Logan and Morgan for the excellent results in their recent Mathematics tests.
Alex for great observations with acids and alkalis in Science.
Excellent participation in Spanish from Thomas (Manuel), Karim, Angus, Freddie (Carlos) and Layla describing our ideal houses. Señora Porter said she is so impressed with Freddie’s knowledge of houses she thinks he should be an estate agent!
Excellent work on ratios in Mathematics by Olivia M, Ollie, Thomas, Chloe and Angus.
Excellent recall and application of the facts involving interior and exterior angles of polygons by Adam, Zac, Hannah and Orlanda.
Fabulous work in Spanish from Matthew, Ain, Harry and Larry on their GCSE general conversation questions in preparation for the speaking tests. We had detailed and accurate answers from everyone. Well done!
Excellent presentation of simultaneous equation solutions by all the Year 10 Mathematicians.
Great effort from Seb and Harry in GCSE Spanish writing as they work independently producing their own answers. Well done!
Mrs Rich set her Year 10 photography students a great task over the Easter holidays, which was to take photographs from all kind of perspectives. Here are a selection, with one of Alannah's (something delicate) adorning the top of the Newsletter this week.
Lunchtime, after school clubs and our annual activity day are all back on the menu. What will you choose?
A list went home this week with information about the resumption, at long last, of lunch time and after school clubs. Hooray! Do discuss at home, and then students please tell your form tutor what you wish to sign up for. Clubs to start on Monday.
A google form was also sent out asking for your child's preference for activity day which we are also delighted to announce the return of. This year, on Monday 28th June students will have the choice of a visit to Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventures. Please do indicate your child's choice and return to school by Monday. If neither appeals your child will be required to stay at home that day.
Families with an in date Merlin annual pass are asked to please let Mrs Rich know as soon as possible. Thank you. Here's to a great fun day out, which we all deserve after the last year we have all been through.