Dear Parents and Visitors
I'm delighted to bring you news that Show my Homework is now working, please encourage your child to log on using the login sheet they have received this week. There is also a login for parents and an app that you can download. All this information is contained within a letter sent home to parents and carers this week. If you have not received it please contact reception for a copy.
As we all know, Canbury students are busy in and out of school. So I was very impressed to hear about Year 10 student Rosie who within the last year has become a Police Cadet. Rosie took part in a Remembrance Day Service last Sunday, on the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice. Well done Rosie - what a credit you are to yourself, your family and Canbury too.
Mrs Rich paid an eagerly-awaited visit to Canbury this week, bringing baby Arthur to meet us all. As Headmistress I pulled rank and had one of the first cuddles. What a beautiful baby he is!
In other news we've had a wonderful day supporting BBC Children in Need today. I would like to thank everyone for ensuring our students arrived at school in suitable mufti. There was much excitement at lunchtime when we watched a duck race and drew prize winners from the special 'Duck Raffle'. Our photo shows Eugenia, Felix and Faysal drawing out the winners. Big thanks to Mrs Bowen who organised this fun and worthy event. We will bring you the total amount raised next week.
Finally, places for our Senior Welcome Morning for current Yr 5 and Yr 6 pupils interested in coming to Canbury in September 2019 and September 2020 are already being booked. Please contact our School Admissions Registrar, Ms L Boggi on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us on Wednesday 6th March 2019.
Students of the week
Anders for delivering a very informative talk in tutor time about his interest in making mini animation films.
All of year 7 for their fantastic attitude to collecting like terms in Algebra. Mrs Allen says you were ALL stupendous!
Zac for continual attendance at the KS3 art club (Tuesday lunch time!) and for being such a great helper in the art room and in lessons.
True for an amazing week overall, excellent effort, especially in Mathematics.
We have some fantastic outcomes emerging from the Year 8's Graphics projects. Phoebe, I would buy those shoes you designed and Lucas well done for experimenting with different media on your artist's waistcoat design.
Year 9, what a fantastic week of Art and Graphics. We started looking at the wonderful work of Tim Burton and some amazing outcomes are already underway. Truly impressive work from Oskar, Evie, Victor and Ellie - you excelled yourselves.
Some great work done in English last week using repetition, sentence fragments and rhetorical questions to create powerful internal monologues for the main character in the book we’re reading together in English, 'Face' by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Old friends reminisce
Sixth Form News
Read on for an up date from the Sixth Form, written by Margaux.....
Sixth Form at Canbury is very different this year with all seven of us fully plunged into a wide range of subjects, whether BTEC or other curriculum subjects. These are Art, Travel & Tourism, Children’s Play, Learning and Development, Business Studies and ICT. In addition we have PSHE and sports, and not forgetting work experience for Year 13s, and last but not least, a fair amount of individual study sessions.
All of the above are taking place everyday despite awaiting the arrival of our Sixth Form block. However this means we are able to interact with the other students of the school which always means more laughter and even more opportunities for friendships and of course hard work when needed.
School life in Sixth Form is studious, full of interesting discoveries and just like everything else in Canbury, it’s fun and extremely engaging both inside and out of lessons.
Today we are supporting the BBC's Children in Need charity the Canbury way, which means we all got to come in our home clothes on the condition of donating £2 to the charity. A school day with no uniform always feels slightly more relaxed and is always full of excitement, while still being full of our normal everyday lessons and routines.
Next Friday we are looking forward to a skills trip to London along with our peers from year 11 and two members of staff who are giving up their time to accompany us.
As always we will keep you updated
Your Canbury Sixth Form.