Parent News

Autumn Term 2019
Friday 13th September 2019

Sixth Form – Safe Driving Initiative

Sixth Form – Safe Driving InitiativeDuring their first week as sixth form students at CCHS, our new Year 12’s took part in the countywide ‘Roadster Event’, based around driving and road safety, as they are all fast approaching the legal driving age. The day helped to introduce students to the world of motoring and encouraged them to drive safely. Young drivers make up 1.5% of UK licence holders, but are involved in 10% of fatal and serious crashes where they are the driver. The Safer Essex Road Safety Partnership initiative is helping develop sixteen-year-old students across Essex into responsible, legal and safe drivers or passengers, as they start taking lessons or begin travelling with friends who are newly qualified drivers.
Sixth Form – Safe Driving Initiative Students engaged in various scenarios during a full day of activities, which included information on the four fatal reasons for road traffic collisions: drink/drug driving, mobile phones - texting and distraction, speeding, and not wearing a seatbelt. In addition, Essex Fire and Rescue delivered their ‘Driving with Grace’ campaign, to highlight the consequences of not driving safely and other workshops on risk and consequences and tyre choice and safety including the legalities about tread depth. The students found the whole event eye opening and some very important messages were firmly embedded as they prepare to start driving.

European Day of Languages

European Day of LanguagesThis year the annual European Day of Languages coincides with our annual open evening, on Thursday, 26th September. As part of this special day, our Modern Foreign Languages department are repeating last year’s successful baking competition.
This week they launched ‘The Great CCHS European Bake-Off’ and are asking students to bake a cake decorated with a European theme. The cakes will be displayed and tasted by parents, students and staff during the open evening, who will then vote for a winner.
Please could parents be aware of the following:
• Students should not bake too early, as the cake will go stale. Entries can only be brought to the MFL office on the morning of Thursday 26th September.
• Students need to write a list of the ingredients included in their cake, so that we are aware of any allergens.
The use of nuts in the bake must be avoided completely.

Do you play a Musical Instrument?

This Sunday, the Colne Valley Youth Orchestra are holding their annual Open Rehearsal day, for players of orchestral instruments, at the Sixth Form College in Colchester.
Do you play a Musical Instrument?
Musicians from across the Tendring and Colchester districts are invited to attend; main orchestra (Grade 5 approx.) 12 - 4pm, offering a free pizza lunch, with the Training Orchestra (grade 1+) joining them between 2-4pm. There are no auditions, this is an opportunity to play in a friendly youth orchestra. See www.cvyo.net for more information.