Parent News

Summer Term 2018
Friday 13th July 2018

Last Week of Term

There is now only one week until we finish the summer term and the 2017-2018 academic year concludes.
As we are following the trial timetable, school will finish at 12.55pm next Friday after Lesson 3, signifying the start of the summer holiday. As is tradition, the last day of term will be a non-uniform day in aid of charity; we recommend a £1 donation for the privilege of not wearing school uniform for the day. This term we are raising money to help donations to the Clacton Soup Run, a service, run by volunteers, that provides hot food each evening in town, to the homeless and less fortunate in our area.

Top Students Rewarded

Last week, the top thirty students, with the highest number of achievement points, from Years 7 and 8 were rewarded with a special trip to the Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. They spent the day as guests of the Transformation Trust, an education charity dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to young people across the country. The students took part in the Powering Transformation Workshop, supported by Dell, which gave the students the chance to utilise the latest Dell Technology, in a collaborative problem-solving challenge. The students identified a local social issue and came up with a technological solution to help solve it. Great engagement and teamwork throughout the day, ended with some inspiring and powerful presentations by the students.
Top Students Rewarded
Our winning team is now up against the top teams from other schools, with the hope of winning the most up to date Dell tablets. As part of the day, the students had the opportunity to tour the Anglia Ruskin campus, getting a feel for what it is like to attend university. Representatives for the University and the Transformation Trust, commented on the fantastic energy and enthusiasm displayed by our students.

Lockers Need to be Emptied Please

Students need to be aware that their lockers should now be empty and their locker keys returned to ATTENDANCE. Please could parents ensure that their child has done this; if not, then lockers need to be cleared by Wednesday 18th at the very latest. Both locker keys need to be returned to receive a refund of their full deposit; the return of only a single key results in a partial refund.
Any locker that is not cleared, will be emptied over the summer holiday and contents bagged for disposal.
Students’ Bike locks also need to be removed from the school bike shed before the end of term.

Tendring Youth Awards 2018

The third annual Tendring Youth Awards took place last week at the Princes Theatre and we were delighted to have four students and one member of staff shortlisted in three of the eight categories. Congratulations to Year 12 student Bethan, who won the Arts Award, and to Lynn Nash, our 6th form Academic Key Worker, who was nominated in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category. In the Learning Achievement Award, all three finalists were CCHS students – Year 10 students Laurelin and Peter along with Year 12 student Emma – who was announced as the overall winner for her dedication, positive attitude and willingness to help others whilst refusing to allow difficulties, faced throughout her life, to stand in the way of her academic achievement.
Tendring Youth Awards 2018
This annual awards evening highlights how many amazing young people there are in our local area, who achieve and do so much in the community. Other CCHS students also picked up awards as part of voluntary groups and some contributed to the success of the evening, gracing the stage with song and dance. The standard was extremely high this year and they were all well-deserving finalists.

Year 11 into Sixth Form

Just a few days after the excitement of the Year 11 Prom, we welcomed back those students who plan to join the CCHS Sixth Form in September. They spent the week as fledgling Year 12 students, completing numerous activities as part of Freshers’ Week. The week began with a special motivational talk by Kamal Hyman, from ‘Aim a Little Higher’, and continued with taster lessons in all of the subjects offered at AS and A2 Level, to allow students to reaffirm their subject choices and to make a start on their Extended Project Qualification or Employability for Life, which all sixth form students undertake. They now await their GCSE results, on the 23rd August, followed by their admission interviews before they start Year 12 in September.
Year 11 into Sixth Form