Archive for September 2015

 
 

DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY

As part of our PSHE, British Values and Citizenship curriculum, we are holding a Disability Awareness Day next Tuesday, 22nd September.

Two members of staff from the charity Enable Me, Chris Jay and Seb Trezise, will be leading a variety of activities including discussions and debates, designing logos and participating in Boccia, a sport similar to bowls played by athletes with severe physical disabilities.

Enable Me was launched in 2005 and recruits and trains disabled volunteers to visit schools to raise disability awareness and to educate and inspire young people to change any negative attitudes. The theory is that by enabling disabled people to communicate and tell their own stories, a positive message will ripple out across the school and into the wider community.

I am certain that our children will be both moved and inspired by the days events and expect that they will want to discuss them with you.

If you would like to find out more about the charity their web site is: http://enablemeproject.org.uk

Victoria Hampton

Assistant Principal

CHS News  9th September 2015

A very warm welcome to our new and returning pupils as we look forward to a happy and productive term. Dates of Christmas Plays and the Carol Concert as well as other events are on the Term Calendar.

Music Lessons

There were over 80 music lessons to fit into the academic timetable last year so achieving a workable arrangement, especially at the beginning of the academic year, is a challenge. We will notify parents about the lessons as soon as possible but, in the meanwhile, would appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

Guitar Club

As parents will remember from the Summer Concert, we had some star guitar performances thanks to their teacher Miss Brooke and we would like to encourage a new generation of players with the introduction of an after school Guitar Club on Monday afternoons. Please e-mail the school office asap if you would like more information.

 

New Language Teacher & SENDCO

As we mentioned in our end of summer term e-news, we have a new support teacher joining us this term, Miss Joanna Urbanek, BA Hons (Roehampton), PGCE (KCL), Specific Learning Difficulties OCR Programme (UCL), Diploma in French (Redbridge). Miss Urbanek’s background as a language teacher and her SEN qualifications make her a valuable addition to the CHS staff team. She will be teaching French through the school and will also become our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator) and provide support both in the classroom and for pupils. If additional individual support is required then this can be provided in school as an extra. Our new SEND policy is available via the CHS website.

 

 

Other Staff News

This term, many CHS staff have taken on new or additional roles which includes Miss Arthur joining Miss Pack and Miss Hayward on the Junior One floor and Miss Pluskowska joining Miss Rollins in Form Two. As well as her background as a classroom assistant, Miss Arthur also trained as a paediatric nurse which will make her a valuable member of the J1 team. Miss Pluskowska, meanwhile, will be able to put her language degree to good use in Form Two. The full CHS staff list is on our website.

 

In her role as the new whole school IT Coordinator, it will be Miss Rollins’ responsibility to remind parents of just how important it is to make every effort to ensure our children are kept safe and, just like our teaching staff, the children from Form One upwards will be asked to sign an undertaking to use the internet responsibly. Form teachers will go through the wording on the form with the children who will be asked to sign it and then take it home for parents to countersign and return it to school. For further information, please see Acceptable Use Policy (IT & Computing) via the CHS website.

Mr Bruce will also be back this term to support the boys preparing for the January exams and take games with the junior form groups.

 

New Menu

Following consultation with a local nutritionist and after trialing a number of new recipes last term, we have designed a new lunch menu, which follows a three-week rotation with seasonal changes (and not forgetting the very popular traditional Christmas Lunch in December).

 

Please view the menu on the CHS website.