Parent News

Summer Term 2018
Friday 6th July 2018

Format of the School Day

From Monday, we will be trialling a new format to the school day for the final two weeks of term. The trial includes a staggered lunch break to help reduce congestion in our Clouds Restaurant.
School will still start at 8.45am and finish at 3.10pm. The day will now commence with Lesson 1, starting at 8.45am, in place of form time, which moves to later in the day. All students will follow the same lesson times although lunch break for Years 7, 8 and 9 students will now start and end at differing times to Years 10 and 11. If the trial is successful, the new format will be implemented for the start of the autumn term in September.

Year 7, 8 and 9
 
Year 10 and 11

08.45 - 10.00

Lesson 1

 

08.45 - 10.00

Lesson 1

10.00 - 10.20

Break 

 

10.00 - 10.20

Break 

10.20 - 11.35

Lesson 2

 

10.20 - 11.35

Lesson 2

11.35 - 11.40

Changeover

 

11.35 - 11.40

Changeover

11.40 - 12.55

Lesson 3

 

11.40 - 12.55

Lesson 3

 

12.55 - 13.35

Lunch 

 

12.55 - 13.00

Changeover

13.35 - 13.50

Form Time

 

13.00 - 13.15

Form Time

13.50 - 13.55

Changeover

 

13.15- 13.55

Lunch

 
13.55 - 15.10 Lesson 4   13.55 - 15.10 Lesson 4

Please note that, as with any other lesson, any student arriving late for lesson 1, after 8.45am, will receive a C2, in line with our Behaviour for Learning policy; after 8.50am, they will be issued with a C3 detention for the following day.
NB. On the final day of term, Friday 20th July, school will finish after Lesson 3, which will now be at 12:55pm.

Before the end of Term…..

STUDENT LOCKERS – EMPTY BEFORE NEXT FRIDAY Students need to be aware that their lockers must be emptied by Friday 13th July; locker keys must be returned to ATTENDANCE before next Friday, at the very latest. If keys are not returned, students will lose their key deposit. Any locker that is not cleared will be emptied over the summer and the contents bagged for collection in September. Uncollected bags will be disposed of.
BIKE LOCKS - Students who leave bike locks in the Bike Shed must remove these before the end of term. Any locks that remain will be removed over the summer and disposed of.

Top Scouting Award

Top Scouting AwardCongratulations to Year 11 student Emma, who recently collected a coveted Young Scouting Leader Award, at the Essex Scouts annual presentation in Chelmsford. It has taken Emma, who is a member of 5th Clacton scouts, almost two years to pass the ten modules and four missions as part of the award, including leading Scout and Explorer Scout meetings and activities. Congratulations Emma.

STEM Does Open Doors in Life

Former CCHS student and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fanatic, Hannah Clarke, was part of our initial Formula 24 racing team back in 2014. After leaving school, she began an apprenticeship with COMUS Engineering, based in Thorpe, who sponsored our original Formula 24 car. Hannah spent one day a week at Colchester Institute studying for her degree as an apprentice design engineer. Hannah has now passed enough of her course modules to be awarded half a degree and has recently accepted a job with COMUS, as a Mechanical Engineering Project Manager.
STEM Does Open Doors in Life
Alongside her apprenticeship, and following her F24 experience at CCHS, Hannah joined the Colchester Institute Shell Eco-Marathon team. In 2016, she headed up their telemetry team, before being promoted to driver in 2017. She has made her way up the ranks and now manages the team whose quest is to design and make the most efficient car that will travel the furthest. This week, more than 140 ultra-energy-efficient vehicles have been competing at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in the UK leg of this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Europe. Alongside her role as team manager, Hannah has been busy all week in another capacity. As a prominent young female engineer, she was recently invited to be an ambassador for the Shell Eco-Marathon, as part of the UK Government’s drive to entice more girls into engineering. She features in new adverts and this week has been undertaking media interviews and appearances for TV networks worldwide. Learn more about her success on the Shell UK YouTube channel.
STEM Does Open Doors in Life We take pride in all of our STEM related activities and the opportunities that we offer our students. Hannah’s story shows exactly how far-reaching our influence is upon the direction that our students take after school and what can be achieved through their efforts.

CCHS Dance Show – Monday 9th July

The CCHS Dance show takes place next Monday in the school hall starting at 6pm. The hour-long show will highlight the achievements of our talented Dance students this academic year. Tickets are now available online via this link, priced £3.