Parent News

Summer Term 2018
Friday 20th July 2018

End of Year Colour Run

End of Year Colour Run
Students from across the school, joined by number of our staff, had the opportunity to round off a fantastic year of fun events with another Colour Run around the school field.
End of Year Colour Run
The sunny weather set the scene for a great afternoon as the students enjoyed getting covered in powder-paint as they ran, jogged and walked around the course. It was a great way for the students and staff to let their hair down and finish the year on a high with another fantastic event organised by our PE department.
End of Year Colour Run

Whole School Careers Focus

As part of the wider education of our students, the recent whole school Careers Day formed part of our REAL (Religious, Ethical & Life-Long Learning) programme. Students focused their thoughts towards their future plans and the subjects that they would need to study in order to follow their ideal career path. Along with lessons identifying their skills and qualities, the students looked at their hobbies and interests to help them build up a record of their abilities. Many of these skills and qualities are transferable and can be developed in the world of work.
Whole School Careers Focus
Exhibitors included many local businesses and representatives from the RAF. Communication was key during the Careers Fair, attended by all the students throughout the day and it was great to see them so engaged. Their Careers Day booklet required them to ask questions of the exhibitors and to record the information from those they spoke to; all of this led to them asking some brilliant and very mature questions. The feedback from the exhibitors was very encouraging, with many already requesting to attend next year. The special morning focused on careers, also included a session for the students to further explore their dream job and careers, through the use of a special online package called ‘Kudos’. To follow up the work done last week, we want to encourage students to use this tool at home with their parents, to help them further investigate possible future careers and give them an idea of what jobs would match their strengths and interests. There is a link button to ‘Kudos’ on the vertical button bar of the school website homepage – the information given to them on the day included their login details.

* Important Information by Post *

Today we are sending a number of important documents and letters to parents of all our students, which you should receive early next week. Please take time to read all of the documents posted to you and complete the enclosed Use of Photo/Image/Media Permission form (some year groups will have already completed these). The form has a number of sections and we ask that you complete all sections to avoid us having to contact you again to finish incomplete forms.
As part of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we need to update the information each year.
Please return the form by post or deliver direct to the school reception in September.

Next Academic Year

Term start dates – Remember that your son or daughter will be moving up to the next year group in September!

Results Days A-Level 16th August - 9am to 12 noon
  GCSE 23rd August - 9am to 12 noon
Year 7 Start Term Tuesday 4th September
Year 8 -11
Start Term

Wednesday 5th September
8.45am Students go to their Form Room to collect their new timetable.
Year 12 23rd August
Enrolment Interviews in Clouds
  Tuesday 4th September
8.45am – Assembly Common Room
9.00-10.20 – Mentoring Session
10.20-11.40 – AM session - Break/Fire Drill/Mentors
11.50-12.20 – Lunch
12.30-3.10pm – PM session
  Wednesday 5th September
Road Safety Day
- Details announced during Tuesday's Mentor Session
  Thursday 6th September
- Full Timetable
Year 13 16th August
A Level Results & Interviews
  Tuesday 4th September
9.00am Assembly – Common Room
9.45-10.20 – AM session/Study Time
10.20-11.40 – AM session/Break/Fire Drill/Mentors
11.40-12.20 – Lunch
12.20-3.10pm – PM session
  Wednesday 5th September
Full Timetable
Additional dates for the Autumn Term:
Thu 27th Sept School Finishes after Lesson 3
(Due to our annual Open Evening)
Mon 22nd –
Fri 26th October
Half Term Holiday
Fri 21st December End of Term

The Term Dates are also available to download HERE.

Sigma Challenge Day

Last week, a group of our top Year 10 English students attended a series of writing workshops at The Stanway School, to help challenge thinking and encourage their creativity. They were joined by groups of students from across the Sigma schools, and together they enjoyed lively debates to help their non-fiction writing, as well as developing their imagination to improve creative writing skills. A successful day was had by all, and students produced some great pieces of work. Well done Team CCHS!

Success at the Tendring Show 2018

Success at the Tendring Show 2018
Staff and students at Clacton County High School have been celebrating the amazing success this year at the annual Tendring Show. It started back in June, when a number of students collected awards for their poster designs including Rosie Low, who had her poster chosen as the winning design and appeared on the front of every show programme.
Success at the Tendring Show 2018
The success continued at the show last weekend when our display, in the education tent, won first prize for linking, “Education is Magic at CCHS’ with the theme of this year’s show. Hundreds of visitors came to our stand and members of staff spent all day promoting how the school helps embed community values within our curriculum.

Inclusion Ambassadors

We are pleased to introduce our four inclusion ambassadors, who have been busy supporting our primary students, as part of their induction to CCHS. These Year 9 and Year 10 students, have helped support those younger students who have additional needs, by discussing their experiences of CCHS and how they have overcome the challenges they face with the support that the school has in place. The ambassadors led sessions with students, went through a typical school timetable and used a map of the school to help the Year 6 students familiarise themselves with the building. They were on hand to answer any worries or questions the primary students had and to provide reassurance about the changes they face as they move to secondary school.
Inclusion Ambassadors

CCHS Annual Sports Awards Evening

CCHS Annual Sports Awards EveningLast week, our PE department held their annual CCHS Sports Award Evening, to celebrate the achievements of our students who have excelled in extra-curricular activities this school year. Senior Vice-Principal, Chris Taylor, and Chair of Governors, Steve McGrath, presented over a hundred awards to students to celebrate their exceptional achievement and performance throughout the year. These spanned across numerous sports, from football, rugby and swimming through to netball, rounders and athletics. Awards were also presented to a number of our Year 11 students, who have represented the school as members of our sports teams, throughout their five years at CCHS. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the overall Sports Winner from each Year group. Congratulations to Year 7 winners Harry and Kezia, Year 8 winners Jack and Ella, Year 9 winners Alfie and Mia, Year 10 winners Jack and Elise, along with our Year 11 Sports Personalities Taylor and Harry, voted for by students across the school.

Faculty Awards Evening

In conjunction with the Annual Sports Awards evening, our Vocational & Fitness and Production & Design Faculties held a joint awards evening to celebrate the magnificent achievements of students in their subjects across the year groups.
Faculty Awards Evening
The award evening included an exhibition of some of the art and design work produced by students and included the Art and Design Awards, sponsored for a seventh year by the Rotary Club of Clacton on Sea. This year they were joined by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Clacton Jubilee, the first joint venture by both of Clacton’s Rotary Clubs.
Faculty Awards Evening
Certificates for ‘Outstanding Work, effort and dedication throughout their course’, were awarded to the top performers in Business, Dance, Drama, Photography, Art and other Technology subjects, for GCSE and A2 Level students. The two Rotary Clubs donated generous prizes which were presented to the winning students by Colin Parsons: President of The Rotary Club of Clacton Jubilee and Steve Grimwood: President Elect of the Rotary Club of Clacton on Sea.

Congratulations to the winners: Business - Emma and Lisa; Media - Jack; Art - Alex and Sofia; Textiles - Emily and Samantha; Product Design - Morgan and Nathan; Food - Chloe and Elliott; Photography - Maia and Rianna; Production Arts - Fred and Leila; Music - Emma and Amber; Drama - Fleur and Lily-Peg and Dance - Harry and Chloe.

Top Readers Rewarded

Top Readers RewardedThis week, we celebrated the wonderful achievements of a number of our top readers; Troy, Tina, Jamie and Lucy received certificates from Librarians, Mrs Beales and Miss Shandley, for their excellent reading efforts. They are all regular attendees of the library and between them they have read over 800 books throughout the academic year. There are numerous other students who have read hundreds and hundreds of books between them; unfortunately, there are far too many to mention individually, so can we congratulate them all collectively.

School’s Out for Summer……

On behalf of the Governors and all the Staff at Clacton County High, we wish you a very enjoyable hot and sunny summer break. Please stay safe. - Don’t forget in the sun (and we hope we are going to get even more!) ‘SLIP, SLOP, SLAP’ - SLIP on a T-Shirt, SLOP on sun cream and SLAP on a hat. See you all on the 4th or 5th September!