Letter of Congratulations from the Minister of State for Education

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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, PrincipalIn my previous blog I reported that we had another week of football finals ahead and I have to report that again it was a very mixed bag of results.  Unfortunately, our Year 7 boys and Year 7 girls both lost in their finals, but fought hard against some very good opposition.  However, the U14 girls were triumphant coming out 8-0 winners against Philip Morant School.  Congratulations to the U14 girls and commiserations to the lower school teams;  thank you to all the students for representing our school so enthusiastically and valiantly.  Additionally, a huge thank you to Miss Townsend, Miss Moss and Mr Swindin for organising and accompanying 30 Year 7, 8 & 9 students to the ladies FA cup final at Wembley on Saturday, 13th May; an excellent match and a great experience for everyone who went on the trip.
On Monday, 15th May, Mr Coffey and Mr Blanes took our Brilliant Club students to Cambridge University for their graduation ceremony.  This is the first year we have been involved in this initiative and it has proved to be a 'brilliant' and aspirational opportunity for the students involved.  Congratulations to the 'graduates' and many thanks to Mr Coffey and Mr Blanes for organising and supporting the students and accompanying them on the university visits.
On Wednesday 18th May, Miss Binnington from our MFL department, took 4 Year 7 students to the finals of the Association for Language Learning, 'Have Your Say' competition. There were schools from all over the Essex and the East Anglian region competing to take home the awards. The students, Harrison Smith, Richie Choat, Emily-Jane Booth and Adrianna Piechocka all worked really hard and came home with first prize.  Richie and Harrison were commended for their excellent Spanish accents and Miss Binnington was full of praise, not only for their language skills and confidence, but how all 4 of the students conducted themselves throughout the competition.  Well done to all the students and thank you to their MFL teachers.
The next few weeks are the busiest of all in the examinations schedule.  Year 11 and Sixth Form will undoubtedly be feeling the pressure and as parents you will also be sharing the weight of their tension. I know and understand this, as I am personally sharing the experience with you.  All we can do is offer our support and understanding, provide the space and time for independent quiet study and give our children the encouragement and self-belief that they can achieve their potential.  During half term, our dedicated teaching staff are running a series of revision sessions, some are even giving up their weekends!  Students will have already received personal invitations and I would like to ask for your support in encouraging your son/daughter to attend these sessions and make the most of their teachers' expertise and the opportunity of important revision and exam technique practice.
Good luck to all those involved in exams this week, also coming up this week; athletics at Harwich, orienteering in Castle Park, Sports Leaders assisting with sports day at Shorefields School and a Year 7 & 8 trip to 'Make the Future Live' at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

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    Public Exams - Summer 2017

    Comprehensive information is available on our Exams Page for students who are taking public exams this summer. Exam timetables are also available for download.
    Year 11 parents can download a Revision Timetable and the GCSE/BTEC Exams Booklet 2017 - detailing all the exam information. Please ensure that your son/daughter is fully aware of the times of their exams as well as the revision sessions they need to attend.

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    CCHS Events

    Friday 26th May
    Science Club - Make the Future Live Trip
    @ Queen Elizabeth Park, London

    Friday 26th May
    Half-Term
    School Finishes @ 3.10pm after Period 5.

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    CCHS Events

    Tuesday 30th May
    A-Level Chemistry Revision
    9am - 12noon. Room D1
    Mrs Watson

    Tuesday 30th May
    GCSE Maths Revision
    10am - 3pm. Rooms B7 & B8
    Mr Pascall

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    CCHS Events

    Tuesday 30th May
    A-Level Psychology Revision
    10am - 1pm. Room B11
    Mr Coffey

    Tuesday 30th May
    CCHS Summer Musical Rehearsals
    10am - 4pm.

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    CCHS Events

    Wednesday 31st May
    AS Level Biology Revision
    10am - 12noon. Room D6
    Miss Perrins

    Wednesday 31st May
    A-Level Science Revision
    9am to 12noon. Room D13
    Mr Norgate

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    CCHS Events

    Thursday 1st June
    AS Maths Revision
    10am - 1pm. Room B9
    Mr Ridgewell

    Thursday 1st June
    GCSE Maths Revision
    10am - 1pm. Room B8
    Mr Pascall

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    CCHS Events

    Thurs & Fri 1st/2nd June
    FA Junior Coaching Course
    9am to 5pm
    Miss Townsend

    Friday 2nd June
    GCSE Maths Revision
    10am - 3pm. Room B19
    Miss Perrins

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    CCHS Events

    Friday 2nd June
    GCSE Physics Revision
    10am to 12.30pm
    Miss Pettit

    Sunday 4th June
    GCSE History Revision
    10am - 2pm. Room G13/G16
    Miss Allen

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