Parent News

Autumn Term 2019
Friday 27th September 2019

Summer of Opportunity

Summer of OpportunityIn July, one of our Year 10 students gave up the first few days of his summer holiday to undertake the second stage of a Smallpeice Trust Engineering course, this time at the University of Essex. Jonathan attended the first part of the residential course at Warwick University during the Easter holiday. He had an amazing time working with the Bloodhound Land Speed Record Team, Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin, following briefs, designing and building vehicle prototypes and completing various challenges, as well as getting a taste of University life staying on campus; he was even treated to a ride in the new Aston Martin prototype!
The Automotive Engineering course was one of the numerous opportunities offered to our students through our unique partnership with the Smallpeice Trust. This allows CCHS students to apply to attend various specialised STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering andMaths) courses and residentials.
https://sites.google.com/countyhigh.org.uk/careershub/homeDetails of these courses for all years, are updated frequently on the CCHS Careers Hub Microsite, which we recommend you visit regularly.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Success

Duke of Edinburgh Award SuccessWell done to Nathan in Year 10 who has recently been awarded his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award, which he completed as part of the activities undertaken with the Sea Cadets. He was presented with his certificate by Commander James Nesbit, Area Officer for London Area Sea Cadets during their Royal Naval Parade at the Clacton Sea Cadets’ TS Atherstone base. Well done Nathan!

Collaborative Fund Raising Project

Last academic year CCHS and the Rotary Club of Clacton Jubilee jointly raised £3905 for ‘Mary Meals’; a project that is sponsoring an early learning foundation school in Liberia. It costs just £13.90 to supply each of the 281 students with their only meal of the day for the whole year. The vitamin-enhanced porridge, which is sourced locally to ensure lower costs and help boost local trade, focuses on providing energy and the vitamins they are deficient of. Many of the students spend hours travelling to the school, and the prospect of having their only daily meal provided is a massive relief to both them and their family. Whilst there is still a huge amount of work to be done to get the other 60% of children in Liberia into education, it is through charities working together that get students into school and fed; something that maybe we sometimes take for granted in our society.
This week President, David Davies, and immediate Past President, Colin Parsons, thanked the CCHS community for the £1905 raised during the "Les Miserablés" and the "School of Rock" productions and for helping sponsor this very worthwhile charity in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Clacton Jubilee.
Collaborative Fund Raising Project

Visitors Report directly to Reception

We again need to reiterate the importance of parents, carers and visitors not wandering the school site. If you need to come into school, please only do so via the main drive from Walton Road – please do not walk through the back gate and walk around to reception – this is a student only entrance onto the school site.
All visitors to the school must report to reception and sign in. Anyone who is on the school site without displaying a visitors’ badge will be challenged and maybe asked to leave the site; further action may be taken if necessary.