Parent News

Summer Term 2019
Friday 17th May 2019

Jack Petchey Speak Out Final

In March, we featured the annual Year 10 Jack Petchey Foundation Speak Out Challenge, when selected students spent a day learning how to speak publically. The special workshop taught them that body language, tone and facial expressions are just as important as the words you speak. After delivering their final speech, at the conclusion of the day, four students were chosen to continue their training, with one ultimately selected to represent the school in the East Essex final.
Jack Petchey Speak Out Final
Last week, Year 10 student Chloe delivered an inspiring speech entitled ‘World’s Greatest’ at the final, hosted this year at Clacton Coastal Academy, and attended by the top Speak Out students from schools across Colchester and Tendring. Chloe spoke passionately about the importance of resilience, especially when you are faced with obstacles such as disabilities and disadvantaged circumstances that can sometimes inhibit you from reaching personal goals.
Jack Petchey Speak Out Final
Chloe’s speech provoked emotional responses from the audience when she spoke about her own personal issues, which she has overcome through sheer determination to be ‘the best version of herself.’ Unfortunately, Chloe did not place but delivered a memorable performance. Congratulations Chloe, you should be as proud of yourself, as we all are at CCHS.

Year 11 Passport to the Prom

Since the start of the year, our exam students have had the opportunity to attend numerous revision sessions each week, to assist them with preparations for their important exams. At the end of last week, our Year 11 students attended their final assembly before the start of the written GCSE exams this week. Our Executive Headteacher, Mr Gallagher, was on hand to offer them a few words of wisdom before their exams and, more importantly, to draw the prizes for this year’s ‘Passport to the Prom’. The annual scheme acts as an incentive for students to attend as many revision sessions as possible, with the opportunity to win a number of prizes and ensure they are invited to their end of school prom in June.
Year 11 Passport to the Prom
Students who had attended over twenty-five sessions were entered into the draw with some great prizes on offer including prom tickets, prom dress hire, complementary prom hair styling - boys and girls, a gel manicure, professional prom photos and a lunch for two. Many thanks to all the local companies who have donated fantastic prizes this year, your support is greatly appreciated. Over 26 prizes were awarded with a special prize to Megan Humphrey who topped the leader board, having attended 72 revision sessions. The scheme continues over the coming weeks, to ensure students have the opportunity to boost their grades with extra revision and ensure they are eligible to buy their prom ticket!

Whitsun Half-Term

Next Friday, we finish the first half of the summer term.
The second half, heralds the conclusion of the main GCSE and A-Level exam period, along with numerous activities and trips to support students’ learning. At this important time of their lives, our upper school students should ensure they balance their time off with plenty of study-time included.
School finishes at 3.10pm on Friday 24th May and recommences after Whitsun on Monday 3rd June.