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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, Principal As we move into December and as a school community, our thoughts begin to focus on those less fortunate. Our students are always very good at fund-raising and donating to charitable causes. In my blogs, I frequently praise their thoughtfulness and generosity in giving to their charities of choice. This season we are keeping close to home, beginning with the annual Shoe Box Appeal for the residents of Holly Court in Clacton. The boxes are filling up with all manner of items and treats, and the final push is under way to ensure we are able to fill a box for every resident; we hope to make the delivery prior to the end of the week.
For more years than I can remember, Clacton County High School has been the venue for the Christmas Day dinner. Local volunteers give up their time to cook and entertain the elderly people of Clacton, especially those who would otherwise spend the day alone. The local Rotary Club are the main organisers and this year we have decided to donate the proceeds from our non-uniform day on the last day of term, to this extremely worthwhile cause.
Also, the CCHS Choir have been invited to perform at the Clacton Golf Club on 13th December. The choir will be about 25 strong and Mr Austin has been busily practising with our students to ensure they will be in fine voice for the occasion. The choir will receive a donation for their performance and this too, will be added to the fund raising for the Christmas Day event. They will also be performing at other venues over the next couple of weeks.
Parents; I would like to thank you too, for your generosity in support of your children's efforts.
The GCSE Preparatory exams continue in the lead up to the Christmas break. Understandably, it is a very intense time for our Year 11 students, they are working hard in their interventions sessions prior to each examination. I know and appreciate that it is a very exciting time of year, but our expectations remain high, and we will be encouraging and supporting the Year 11's to keep their focus and to do the very best they can. Their efforts will almost certainly be rewarded and will stand them in good stead for the real GCSEs next summer. Again, as parents, your support is crucial to their success.
A big congratulation to our Under 13's girls' football team who played their 'socks' off last week in the Essex Cup tournament. Coached by Year 12 student, Laura, the girls played amazingly well to reach the final. Unfortunately, they were narrowly beaten in the final seconds of the game by a single goal, giving the ultimate triumph to Thurstable School. Despite their disappointment, the girls should be very pleased, they showed real resilience and determination. Well done girls, we are very proud of you.
Coming up this week: more girls' football, the Under 16's are off to Tabor College, the Brilliant Cub tutorials continue and we have our second REAL day of the academic year. The day will focus on providing important life-skills information, some thought-provoking workshops and other activities.
Please remember to take a look at our weekly newsletter; Parent News, also available on this website or via our school app.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

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