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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, Principal Writing the blog gives me the opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the amazing things that happen in school that often go beyond the fantastic teaching and learning that I see every day.
On Thursday, 1st November at the Princes Theatre our PE Department, for the second year running, were named as the Tendring Educational Establishment of the Year. Last year, the accolade was shared with another school, this year the strength of the department and how its influence extends into the community, was theirs alone. Also at this ceremony, there were two other awards; one for our Sports Leaders programme and the other celebrated the success of our Year 8 Boys Athletics team.
The Sports Leaders are a selected group of students, not just talented sports girls and boys, but those who work hard, show commitment and an eagerness to support others. These students not only help at events in school but go out into the community to assist at other schools supporting students often less fortunate than themselves. To get a flavour of what they do please follow this LINK; we are very proud of the boys and girls. Likewise, we are equally proud of our 2016-7 Year 8 Boys who acquitted themselves extremely well and were recognised for their record breaking athletics year.
Yesterday, I was informed by Mrs Vieira, that our STEM group of Technology girls, have been selected as finalists by the Tech Girls Challenge 2017 and invited to an awards ceremony on 6th December at Imperial College in London. This event presents awards in a range of categories including Best Presentation Award, Technical Skills Award, Award for Creativity, Award for Innovation, School Winners Award and we are very excited to find out the outcome. I will, of course, let you know how they fair in due course.
Recently, I have had quite a few students come along with letters, asking for my permission to do some form of work outside of school. Usually, it is for paper rounds or artistic performances and I admire students' organisation and work ethic, but this time I was presented with forms to sign for work at a local care home for the elderly. The students, again both boys and girls, explained to me that they go into the home to sit with and chat to the residents, many of which suffer with dementia. One student said that he had been along for a trial and had thoroughly enjoyed the experience, enthusiastically explaining that research showed how interaction with younger generations had such a positive impact on the health and well-being of elderly people. He added that the lady he had spent time with told him that he had 'made her day'. He was really pleased about this and, along with the others, were looking forward to keeping the residents company and providing a very important stimulus for them; an extremely rewarding experience for all.
Generosity and empathy for others is embedded into the CCHS ethos and spirit. Our students really get involved with charitable causes. 'Think Pink' was the focus of our last fund raising efforts, but coming up for this term, is the annual Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. This has recently been launched by Mr Sean Duffy and the 'cry' for help has gone out to all form groups. Each year we endeavour to fill as many shoe size boxes as possible with non-perishable items such as tins of food, chocolates, cosmetics, socks, scarves and treats, which are delivered just prior to the Christmas holidays to the elderly residents of Holly Court in Clacton. Students and their parents always respond so positively to this appeal and all contributions are very gratefully received by the residents.
Next week is extremely busy; Year 7 and 8 inter-form indoor athletics, a young referees course, rugby and netball finals, the Brilliant Club tutorials continue, there is a CCHS Sixth From Taster Day combined with visits for some students to Otley College and Colchester Institute, a Dance Association event and on Monday the launch of national Anti-Bullying Week.
Full reports and photos of many of the exciting events appear each week in Parent News available to view on our Parent News webpage.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

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    BREAK - 10.20am - 10.40am
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    Please contact the School on the first day of your child's illness and each day after, as long as the absence continues. (Telephone the Student Absence Line before 9.00am - 01255 424266.) Following any period of absence written confirmation must be supplied to the Attendance Office detailing the reasons for the absence, signed by the student's parent/carer. This is in addition to the notification by phone during the absence.

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    In addtion, Students should not be driven into and dropped off in, or collected from, the school car park.
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