Dear Parents and Visitors
Welcome back after what I hope was a relaxing and refreshing half term break for everyone. We are certainly back into the swing of things here at Canbury. Today the school building seems oddly quiet - year 10 and 11 students are out on another Geography field trip with three members of staff. It’s astonishing how empty the school feels with just a few of our happy family missing.
People often ask me “what’s a normal day at Canbury?” My answer is always the same - there is no normal day. Indeed the picture above, of Matthew and Mrs Boggi tap dancing out of school on a Friday afternoon recently, makes that point so much better than I could in words.
It has been interesting watching Warboys Approach being resurfaced today with all those enormous machines. As I write this, the school building is actually vibrating! Thank you to all our parents for dropping off and going quickly today - especially with such short notice from the council.
Apparently, we are expecting a large volume of snow to come our way on Tuesday (if we are lucky, or unlucky, depending on your personal preference). We always aim to stay open in the event of snow and, in any case, to minimise disruption for students and parents/guardians. The School will maintain safe access on the School site as far as is reasonably practicable. However, if there is an overnight snowfall on Monday, I will liaise with the Site Manager and decide whether to open the School, bearing in mind the following:
· Is it safe for staff to get into school?
· Will sufficient staff be able to get into school?
· Is it safe for students to be in school?
· Is the heating running properly?
If a decision to close the school is made, the school will communicate to parents directly via email by 6.30am, followed by the School’s Twitter account, Facebook page, and answerphone. Our website will be updated regularly.
My sincere apologies to Drew. In the last edition of the School newsletter, I mistakenly attributed the art work below to Emily. Sorry Drew - I hope you have forgiven me. I have included Drew's lovely artwork again to set the record straight.
Canbury graffiti artists - move over Banksy.....
This was done by Drew - why of course it was. Sorry for the incorrect attribution last edition!
Finally, you may remember I mentioned a safeguarding assembly we held on the last day before half term. I promised I would share Mrs Rich's presentation, which I think you may find of interest. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. In addition today we had a very interesting and I hope helpful presentation from Mrs Rich about resilience. This is another area which I think deserves our attention. We will therefore be sending you information about both of these issues today and I hope you find it useful. Feel free to go over these presentations with your young people as you see fit.
What Canbury means to me
Canbury School is good for me to improve my behaviour. We succeed in everything to progress to all the subjects. This really helps me to study for my life. It’s close to Richmond park and on Thursdays we go there to Isabella Plantation to do some exercise around the park called cross country. The first time we went there was a pleasurable time out there for me and I just really enjoyed it there. We did it in PE. It was very awesome and we’ve lots of sports such as kayaking, football, basketball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, racing or running and all kinds of sports. The teachers who do lots of sports are Mr Orchard and Mrs Lewis. I really enjoy these lessons.
I like my classmates and they are friendly. I like the quiet environment inside and outside. My friends are calm and quiet. Canbury means to give me a lot of homework, also I like the children doing charity work. They will give you six subjects a day from Monday to Friday. The teachers are helpful if you are stuck on something. In Canbury School we have school clubs that are lunch clubs and we do after school clubs in the afternoon. There are many homework clubs in school that are really fun, and there is karate club on Friday, We do homework clubs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and we have as many clubs as you want to go to.
Shaaiyon - Year 7.
Students of the week
Ain for real progress on drawing graphs.
Kiran for a great games session and an excellent rap in Music.
Matthew A and Harry L for fabulous raps in Music.
Alannah and Jack E for excellent guidebooks for our 1:4.
Otillie for making brilliant suggestions for our circuits and measuring in Physics.
Ottilie, again, for her adept control of official sounding language.
Matthew A, Alannah and Ain for their expressive reading aloud.
Armani, Caitlin P, Victor and Harry B for some great attitudes (and lots of progress!) in badminton on Thursday afternoon.
Alex J, Caitlin P, Ellie, Harry B and Shiroxley for their accurate and expressive reading.
Pascal for great construction work in Mathematics.
Emily C- well done! For the consistent performance and positive attitude you have achieved to working so hard in all lessons.
Cate - excellent! For your positive role as a team leader with your class peers within group activities.
Cate, in a second appearance, for her ready answers and constant effort.
Emily C for her steady paced and accurate work -- in IXL English especially.
Koji, in the first of two appearances this week, for his increasing speed and accuracy in English.
Well done to Dean, Felix & Koji on the completion of another unit for iTQ
Jack C for 91% on his Keshmaths Pie Charts paper. Harry C for 83% on Algebraic Fractions. Alex Archer for 100% on simultaneous equations!
A round of applause to year 11 for their thoughtful and thought-provoking orals in English.
Lottie, Christopher and Armiya, for exceptional results in their functional skills/entry level Mathematics practise papers.