Dear Families, Friends, Students and Staff
Students and staff have settled back into the rhythm of the new year. The clear blue skies and crisp weather have added to the sense of a fresh start and brisk business. Around the school there is a renewed focus and determination around learning. Our older students are busy revising for mocks that start on the 24th January and some of our sixth formers have completed public exams this week.
We were pleased to welcome prospective Canbrians to school for two days this week. They enjoyed their lessons and familiarising themselves with the School. Many thanks to the Year 7 students who ‘showed them the ropes’ and made them welcome.
Today the Options video is being sent out for Year 9 students and families to view and consider; this will be followed by the Year 9 Parents’ Evening on the 10th February. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or require advice on any aspect of the Options process. Wth Year 9 still in mind, the DTP & Men ACW vaccinations are now confirmed for 19th January.
We enjoyed our first House assembly today, delivered by Johnson’s House Captain, Louis Clarkson, who told us about the inspiration for the House name - Amy Johnson. We heard about the bravery, intelligence and resourcefulness of the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia. Her flying career began in 1928 and her hobby soon became an all-consuming determination to prove that women could be as competent as men in a hitherto male dominated field.
As January is traditionally a time for new resolutions, we also talked about setting ourselves goals and challenges that are achievable and sustainable throughout the year. So, whether those goals be academic, personal or social, we all would benefit from reviewing last year and thinking about one thing to work on in the new year ahead of us.
Students of the week
Bethany for giving a wonderful warm welcome back and asking how Mrs Rich's day had been.
Rory for being super organised in ICT and joining in from home - excellent work, well done.
Theo for active participation during on-line lessons and being helpful to others.
Lloyd, Bethany, Evan and Francesca for continued excellent work in Geography this week!
Lloyd and Rory for getting the most points on Dr Frost Maths this week.
It was lovely to see Theo joining in with the Spanish lesson this week.
Everyone in Spanish for excellent timetables in Spanish with beautiful illustrations to go alongside their lessons.
History star of the week is Brendan for his excellent and insightful comments on the Elizabethan Religious Settlement.
Reenie and Elizabeth for their super-polite and hard-working start to the new term in ICT.
Sam S, Brendan, Reenie and Elizabeth for their outstanding attitude and showing great teamship skills in Wellbeing! Well done!
Elizabeth for getting the most points on Dr Frost Maths this week.
Freddie for being our in-house technician in ICT, and with a special mention to Miss Knivett for her very well-remembered hardware and software knowledge :)
Rose for excellent English Language homework. Well done Rose.
Thomas for managing to nutmeg Mr Temple in Games this week!
Louis for his effort in reaching his personal goal this term.
Layla for her progress in reaching personal goals. Well done!
Ollie for getting the most points on Dr Frost Maths this week.
The whole of Mrs Burke’s English class for their excellent analysis of an extract from ‘Dark Christmas’ by Jeanette Winterson. Excellent work.
Ross for getting the most points on Dr Frost Maths this week
Excellent effort from Carl, Adam, Zac, Orlanda and Ross in Spanish this week when tackling the difficult topic of verbs
Orlanda for her impressive start to our algorithm work in ICT.
Well done to Jack doing his Travel and Tourism BTEc exam this week!
Phoebe and Shaaiyon for getting the most points on Dr Frost Maths this week.
Great preparation from Ain, Harry, Larry and Matthew for their Spanish listening and speaking exams which are taking place next week. Good luck to you all!
Harry for growing his independence in his 1:1 sessions.
Armani for her enthusiastic start back in ICT.
Well done to all the Year 13s for doing their BTEC exams this week.
Artist Armani going from strength to strength
We are constantly delighted by the gifts and skills Canbury students have. We couldn't resist showcasing these two pieces of work done by Year 12 student Armani. Out-standing work Armani. Really outstanding.
Shaaiyon takes the bleep test glory!
It’s been another action packed week in PE & Games. Wednesday saw the first Games lesson of the term for KS4 & 5 with football, badminton and zumba & yoga the option blocks for students. We are lucky to have Julia, a qualified dance and yoga instructor from Synergy taking the zumba and dance classes. Students were thoroughly de-stressed and relaxed from the session, so much so Armani needed to be woken at the end!
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