Parent News

Spring Term 2020
Friday 3rd April 2020

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Today signifies the official end of the Spring Term, with two weeks Easter ‘holiday’ ahead of us, before we return to the home study scenario, for an indeterminate number of weeks. These really are extraordinary times so please endeavour to appreciate the seasonal festival as much as you can, whilst continuing to observe the Stay at Homelock-down.
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter; try not to eat too many chocolate eggs!

School Closure – Week 2

PROUD - Opportunity
We hope that families are settling into the routine of home study, balanced against work and time spent together. There are many things for us all to come to terms with, but there are also many positives to recognise from the enforced lockdown – spending time together, playing board games and relaxing. Take this special opportunity to reconnect as a family.
Useful advice and links can be found in the letter sent by Neil Gallagher, Exectutive Head this week.

Stay Active with Sport England

Last week, we highlighted the daily workouts that Joe Wicks is streaming live every morning on Youtube; this week we recommend you visit the Sport England website. They have recently launched their program to help keep everyone active this spring. Their ‘Stay In, Work Out’ website offers tips, advice and guidance on how to keep, or get active, in and around your home. There are a selection of online exercise platforms with on demand fitness content, which either provide free access or have teamed up with Sport England to offer extended trials, plus free video content and activities. There are even activities to exercise outside in the garden.
Join the Sport England movement and use #StayInWorkOut

Community is the new Buzz Word

PROUD - Unity
We are seeing daily reports on the news of unexpected acts of kindness and community spirit taking place around the country and the world. In the final week of school groups of Year 7, 8 and 9 students worked to support our PROUD ethos by writing letters to local elderly residents who are self-isolating. The students recognised that these are very difficult times for everyone, but especially those who live alone and unable to see their friends and relatives for a long period of time. Students included messages of encouragement, jokes and anecdotes about themselves to bring a smile to their faces. These letters have since been delivered to residents at Hanover Gardens, Holly Court and St Clements Court and we hope that our students have succeeded in passing on a little cheer during an otherwise very lonely time.
Community is the new Buzz Word
A number of residents have already replied, highlighting the immense joy and significance that they attached to receiving a letter. To help continue this community spirit we are launching the ‘CCHS PROUD Community’. We would love to hear what you and your family have been doing to help and bring cheer to others within our community; please write to us and/or send us a photo of your PROUD missions and we can share these in Parent News after the Easter break.
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Free School Meals Update

We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.
This is a scam email and not official, if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.
If you believe that your child may now be entitled to receive Free School Meals – please follow the link on our Parent Support webpage to apply.