Parent News

Autumn Term 2018
Friday 2nd November 2018

First World War Remembrance

Next week sees the national commemoration of the hundred-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, culminating in services around the country next weekend. To acknowledge and understand the sacrifices made at home and on the battlefields a hundred years ago, there are several events planned in school next week, including:
CCHS Peace PartyTuesday 6th November
CCHS Peace Party
Main Hall – 5.00-6.30pm

The event will include performances and poetry, in remembrance. All donations will add to the CCHS Poppy Appeal collection, made on behalf of the Royal British Legion. Please indicate your intention to join us for this celebration by completing the form online HERE.
Refreshments will be provided.

Friday 9th November
Students from uniformed brigades are permitted to wear uniform in school, e.g. cadets, scouts and guides.
At 11.00am, we will hold a 2-minute silence.
Year 8 History students will be laying a CCHS Poppy Wreath, at the Clacton War Memorial, ahead of the remembrance service on Sunday 11th.

First World War History Project

In addition, our CCHS History department are still on the lookout for any connections that students and their families have to World War 1, to feature on our special PROUD wall; people with different contributions to WWI, who students/staff wish to remember and acknowledge.
If you have any personal connections to the war, i.e. people who fought or worked in munitions, this could be family, friends of the family or indeed a local person, please let us know. Their actions need not to have been heroic; we are interested in all aspects of people’s lives during wartime. To share your story, email in, or students can bring their story into school, for the attention of our history department. It would be fantastic if we could have an accompanying photo of the person in question.

Inclusion Ambassadors Teach Staff

Having helped a number of our Year 7 students settle into life at CCHS, our Inclusion Ambassadors are now helping staff understand their needs. Supported by the Inclusion Hub team, they recently led an after school training session for all our teaching staff, focusing on the needs of our SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) students. The ambassadors spoke about their own individual needs and how staff can further support the needs of our SEND students within their lessons, through highlighting what they find helpful.
Inclusion Ambassadors Teach Staff
The teacher feedback from the evening was fantastic – they commented on the professionalism of the ambassadors and the confidence they demonstrated in delivering their sessions. Well done team!

Sea Cadets Parade for Trafalgar Day

Year 9 twin sisters, Jane and Elizabeth Hammond, recently joined hundreds of other cadets in London to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, in the Sea Cadets’ national Trafalgar Day Parade, a tradition going back over 100 years. On the 21st October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar in southwest Spain, losing his life at the height of his most famous victory.
Sea Cadets Parade for Trafalgar Day
The talented musicians are members of Clacton’s Troopship Atherstone Sea Cadet Corp. Their love of music has resulted in their selection to the London Eastern District Sea Cadet Band and subsequently, to the National Massed Band of the Sea Cadets. The girls spent two days rehearsing in Portsmouth at HMS Excellent, before leading the Trafalgar Day Parade as part of the Sea Cadet Massed Band, marching from Horse Guards Parade to Trafalgar Square, before returning down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, after the parade.
Sea Cadets Parade for Trafalgar Day
This was the second time that the twins have led the national parade as part of the massed band. They will be playing again with the Sea Cadet band in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, in London on the 10th November, as well as performing the night before at the London Baltic Exchange.

Next Week’s Events

Year 11 Mock Exams – continue until 23rd Nov.
The full timetable is available on our exams webpage.

Monday 5th to Friday 9th November
• Year 10 Firebreak Course at Clacton Fire Station

Monday 5th November
• Under 16 Girls Football Enhancement Tournament
@ Colchester United - 8.45am to 1.00pm
• Year 9 Boys Football - Essex Cup Round 1
@ Home against Thurstable - 3pm Kick-off

Tuesday 6th November
• North East Essex Schools Cross Country
@ Colchester Rugby Club – 8.45am to 12.30pm
• Year 8 Boys Football - Essex Cup Round 1 Away
@ Philip Morant - 3.30pm Kick-off.
• Year 7 Interform PE Competition – 3.20pm to 4.15pm
• Remembrance Peace Party – School Hall
5.00pm to 6.30pm – Everyone welcome
(Please see the article above left)

Wednesday 7th November
• Parent/Student meeting for CCHS Ski Trip, April 2019
– School Hall 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Thursday 8th November
• Taster Day for Sixth Form - Year 11 off timetable