Canbury School Newsletter 5th November 2021. ISSUE 248

Dear Families, Friends, Students and Staff

We have had a busy return to school this week reflecting the brisker temperatures. Here we are in November already with Christmas approaching. We hope that you have noted the date of the MAD Winter Festival in your diaries: 25th November, from 6.30-8pm.

Of course, November also ushers in Movember, in which men grow moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as men’s mental health, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer - the most common type of cancer in 15-39 year olds. Mr McGregor and Mr Temple led the assembly today, on this subject, sporting their own moustaches, whilst other male members of staff supported with styles such as The Wisp and The Trucker.

Last night we hosted the Meet the Teachers evening for the parents of new Canbrians and enjoyed a most convivial evening getting to know one another a little better.

We are looking forward to future festive events this half term, but always with the caveat that we must remain vigilant with all of our COVID-safe protocols including taking regular LFTs at home.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and efforts to keep safe.

With best wishes,

Carolyn Yates


Students of the week

Year 7

Rory for his resilience and perseverance with spreadsheet formulas in ICT.

Well done to Francesca who, despite missing the lesson when the class worked on the Spanish reading assessment, managed to squeeze in her reading and writing assessments all in one go. Very well done!

Evan for excellent effort shown in cross country.

Bethany for learning her lines really well over the half term in Drama.

Evan, Rory, Bethany and Lloyd for their hard work and application of BIDMAS to a range of problems this week.

Year 8

All students for working so diligently in a Graphics cover lesson.

Reenie for doing what’s difficult and showing flexibility. Well done!

Logan for his continued enthusiasm in ICT.

Reenie and Matthew for excellent effort in cross country

Matthew for line learning as Hook in 'Peter Pan' in his Drama lesson.

William, Alex and Sam S for the hard work they have shown on Dr Frost Maths this week.

English students for completing their essays on Octavia Spencer as a positive black role model in contemporary Hollywood.

Year 9

Layla for her consistent effort in ICT.

Another mention to Layla for showing a warm welcome to Katya when she came into school for a trial this week.

Freddie, Thomas and Louis for excellent effort in cross country.

Thomas, Layla and Angus for all scoring over 150 points on Dr Frost Maths this week.

Great focus in rehearsal today and all present had learnt their MAD lines! Mr Batten says "bravo!"

Year 10

ICT Star of the week is Adam for good work across the board, well done.

Zac, Carl and Flora for their great scores on Dr Frost Maths this week.

Year 11

Well done to Harry A and Matthew for completing extra Spanish homework over the half term period.

Shaaiyon for going above and beyond when completing his half-term photography work. Well done!

Matthew, Shaaiyon, Larry, Kiran, Otti and Harry A for their excellent solutions of problems involving trigonometry and Pythagoras in 3 dimensions.

Emilia for the mature way she has settled back into Canbury life. It’s lovely to see you back.

Phoebe, Ain, Alannah and Emilia for the improvements made on the recent Maths past IGCSE exam questions task.

Year 12

Seb and Rhian for making an excellent start on their new BTEC Sport assignments.

Year 13

Joe for his excellent solutions of problems involving trigonometry and Pythagoras in 3 dimensions.

Emily for her determined approach to algebraic proof.

James for working diligently on his BTEC Sport assignments.

Joe for making an excellent start on his new BTEC Sport assignment. We'll give you the day off tomorrow Joe to celebrate your 18th Birthday though! Many happy returns from us all.

Sports round-up.

We’ve started new activities this half-term in Games with the return of cross country and also badminton for KS3 and non contact rugby for KS4/5.

Students dusted off their running shoes to complete the course around Isabella Plantation, with stand out performances coming from Lloyd in KS3 and Joe in KS4/5.

KS3 students whizz around Isabella Plantation - and what a fabulous autumnal afternoon it was for it.

In rugby students looked at handling the rugby ball and in badminton we covered how to hold the racket and tap, push and whip shots. All in all, a cracking start to the "run-up to Christmas" half-term. Keep it up everyone!

House awards and News

Campbell House Captain, Harry B, hosted a tasty lunch-time pizza pit-stop today in the Hall. Campbell won the House Cup back in July, so there were lots of very happy Campbells tucking in. Noble and Johnson - you know what you need to do if you want pizza next time!

In the HP stakes, congratulations to:

Francesa - Bronze star - 30HP.

Ross - Silver/Blue Achiever - 150HP.

And finally....

Save the date - you won't want to miss this evening. After its absence last year, we're delighted to be bringing it back in 2021.
  • If you are interested in doing some online touch typing learning, please let ICT teacher, Mrs Burt, know via lburt@canburyschool.co.uk. Thank you.
  • We've had a message from the South West London Clinical Commissioning Group about walk in and bookable covid vaccination opportunities. For those aged 18 and over your second dose must be eight weeks or more after your first. A single dose of the vaccine is being offered to 16 and 17-year-olds. Those aged 12-15 can now get their vaccination at community vaccination centres across South West London. The rules regarding walk-ins to clinics and pharmacies and bookable appointments vary according to age. So you are invited to take a look at this link if you live in any of the following boroughs (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton or Wandsworth) to see which approach to take: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/where-can-you-get-vaccinated/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/