Canbury School Newsletter 2nd October 2020. issue 214

Dear Parents, Students and Staff

I get to this stage on a Friday afternoon and I simply do not know where the week has gone! But gone it has and now we have the weekend to look forward to.

Everyone is back into the swing of things and that makes me immensely happy. What also made me happy this week was the finished product of our new virtual school tour video. Whilst nothing can compensate for the real thing, Ms Boggi has done a stunning job and I would like to thank her most heartily for it. It's simply wonderful, not least because it shows the true spirit of Canbury, with a wonky Duke of Edinburgh display board and a drooping letter above the Spanish room! I simply love it.

Next Thursday sees our first parents' evening of this academic year, and it's going to be virtual! Year 11 parents and carers please look out for an email giving you the opportunity to book your slots. Please bear with us on the night - we will all be finding our way.

Today we said farewell to Mrs Freeman, who has been with us four years and who we will miss enormously. She has been a welcoming face on the desk and a most efficent receptionist and we wish her the very best in her next adventures.

Farewell Mrs Freeman, we'll miss you.

Kind regards

Ms Clancy


Students of the week

Year 7

Reenie and Elizabeth for thoughtful responses in PSHE.

William for his 100% result in the nouns and verbs test in English.

Morgan for an excellent troll drawing in Creative Club.

Logan for excellent participation in well-being and joining yoga.

Elizabeth for great research on 'Badger' in Drama.

Sam T and Brendan for fantastic work in their graphics lesson - see below.

Here's Sam finishing off (top) and work from Brendan (below).

Year 8

Freddie for sound high jump technique.

Chloe for showing fantastic determination and grit by running 800m without stopping!

Evia, Ollie & Jessica for running hard and beating their previous 800m time.

Year 9

Great Spanish film reviews from Zac, Anders, Peter, Orlanda, Ross, Flora, Kyrell and Adam.

Congratulations to Ross who passed his grade 5 violin theory examination. "I enjoyed studying music theory over the summer. I'm very glad that I passed the exam, and this will allow me to progress to the next violin and piano grades," he said.

Orlanda and Ross for sound high jump technique.

Kyrell for excellent reading of his joke book with Mrs Burke. Here they are having a laugh - literally.

I say I say, what's the best thing to put into pies? Your teeth. Boom boom!

Year 10

Well done to Harry, Larry and Matthew for their hotel booking in Spanish this week. It is just a shame that we can’t actually go there yet!

Dreaming of a summer holiday! Matthew books his Spanish trip through "Porter's Travel".

Shaaiyon for running the 800m in under 4 minutes!

Emilia for excellent work on her BTEC Sport assignment.

Lucas for making great progress in his BTEC Sport assignment on Sports Leadership.

Harry A and Matthew for taking a hat trick of wickets in our cricket lesson.

Harry A for such good English homework and the fact that he is working so hard.

Year 11

Ellie for completing her BTEC Sport assignment on the adaptations of the body to exercise.

Year 12

Matt for independent work on his BTEC Sport assignment on careers in the sports industry.

Year 10 have been exploring the camera setting on the DSLR camera and also composition. Top left, clockwise we have work from: Emilia, Harry L, Jack, Shaaiyon and Otti.

Sports round up

After multiple checks of the weather forecast from PE staff, we thankfully had three great Games sessions of tennis and athletics this week. The KS3 students were working on their groundstrokes in tennis and in athletics we covered 800m, shot put and high jump. Stand out performances in tennis came from Carl and Matthew. In athletics Shaaiyon ran an excellent 800m and Kiran, Luca, Evie and James impressed in their 15 minute running challenge. Keep it up everyone!

KS3 and 4 get into the swing of things.

Well-being display - get snapping Canbury students!

If you're handy with a camera, this next challenge is a perfect one for you! Ms Chorazyczewska is changing one of the well-being display boards and YOU could be the student whose photographs adorn it!

We all know that our well-being can be fostered and developed in a myriad of different ways:

Noticing the here and now

Caring for yourself


Being active

Challenging yourself

Connecting with others

So you could for example choose the themes of ‘Noticing the here and now’ and ‘Challenging Yourself’ and take photographs which illustrate these ways of helping our well-being. Perhaps tomorrow you'll go for a run, and stop off for a refreshing glass of squash at the end, or you'll walk the dog or go around to your granny's house and wave at her from the front door. Maybe you will attempt a sports challenge that you've so far failed to master, or you'll do a job at home which helps someone else. All of these situations could be photographed to make the point.

All submitted work will be judged by Mrs Rich and Ms Chorazyczewska. You have until 16th October to submit your work (email your photos to: pchorazyczewska@canburyschool.co.uk and prich@canburyschool.co.uk )

The winning photographs will be used for display around the school. In addition you will be rewarded with House Points for entering.

Get snapping!

Year 8s working in wire this week - making responses to Picasso's line drawings. Says Mrs Smith: "All were amazing!"
Stretching out the stress - lunchtime yoga is always a hit with our students.

House News: Awards and competition results

We had great fun with the spaghetti and marshmallow towers competition with KS3 on Tuesday. Next Tuesday, 6th October, it's the turn of KS4, 1pm in the Art toom (albeit virtually). The KS3 results saw Morgan (Y7) coming first, Chloe (Y8) 2nd and Matthew T and Reenie (both Y7) joint third. Well done tower builders!

Liz - Blue Star 15 House Points

Logan - Blue Star 15 House Points

Morgan - Green Star 30 House Points

Zac - Green Star 30 House Points

Logan - Green Star 30 House Points

Alex G - Green Star 30 House Points

Reenie - Purple Star 45 House Points

Morgan - Purple Star 45 House Points

Matthew T - Bronze 60 House Points

Morgan - Bronze 60 House Points

Matthew T - Silver 75 House Points

Chloe - Blue Achiever - 150 House Points

Flora - Red Achiever - 250 House Points

A reminder to all students about what was said in assembly today - you should now see your House Captain to let them know you have achieved your next badge or certificate. House Captains are, left to right: Noble - Matthew A, Johnson - Louis and Campbell - Harry B.
The 6th formers enjoying a good old Kahoot quiz. Mrs Smith says she's looking forward to Felix hosting next week's quiz (and giving everyone else a chance of winning!)

Go Jasmina's Dad, go!

We wish Jasmina's dad the very best of luck as he runs the virtual London marathon this coming Sunday. Sadly the real thing was cancelled this year because of you-know-what, but thousands of people are running their own marathons this weekend instead. Jasmina's dad is running for the Alzheimer’s Society, which you can read about here: https://virtualweightlossclinic.co.uk/

To sponsor him, go here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Raj.R.Patel