Good afternoon CHS Parents

 

This week kicked off with adrenaline pumping through the Form Three and Form Four football team as they played Hampden Gurney.  Mr Taiwo has commented:

 

‘Despite not winning this time, our football team managed to score 3 fantastic goals. Our goals came from Luca and Charlie.  We may have lost the match however we definitely WON when it came to commitment on the pitch, putting into practice tactics we have worked on in training and representing CHS with pride. Your boys and girls should be very proud of themselves. 

 

Special mention to the captain for the day Christina who fought tirelessly on the pitch and bossed the game from the middle of the field, Ivan who made some tremendous saves, the 2 goal hero Luca and Charlie who was voted player of the match by his peers.’

 

Maths Update Friday 11 March 2022

This past week has seen Form Six engrossed in the latest Sumdog Maths extravaganza. This online competition was open to schools in the borough with students answering a swathe of Maths questions during seven days of exciting challenges. For the fourth time this academic year, Form Six has ended up as Champions. A scintillating team performance from all eight students. A huge well done to Adiel who topped the leader board with 991 points, ahead of Ibrahim and Hannah. There are many more competitions on the way for this brilliant team of Mathematicians.

Meanwhile, two other incredible Mathematicians have soared to new heights in a recent national tournament. Having top scored for the school in this year’s Primary Maths Challenge, Alexandra (Form Six) and Riddhi (Form Five) were fast-tracked into the prestigious bonus round for their age group. This entailed a brain-baffling series of problem solving puzzles to compute online, alongside a few hundred of the top Maths geniuses around the UK. When the final scores came in Riddhi scored a fabulous 19 out of 25 and Alexandra just one ahead with twenty – or 80%. The competition organisers have demarked a total of either 19 or 20 as a silver medal standard. Both of these superb pupils will be receiving their certificates and other competition prizes in due course. Well done on what is an astonishing achievement.

Poetry Recital

Wow, what an amazing afternoon of poetry recitals!  All the children across the school delivered the most wonderful verses, from Spike Milligan to Benjamin Zephaniah.  We were both moved and entertained with the variety and content of the poetry chosen by our senior pupils.

On this note, we would also like to congratulate Riddhi from Form Five who has been awarded a Distinction at LAMDA in Speaking Verse and Prose Grade 3.  Well done Riddhi!

 

Next week

We are very much looking forward to having a Posy making workshop on Tuesday for the Junior One children and I’m sure parents will witness their beautiful work at the end of the day.

 

Open Morning – 25 March 8.30am-11.30am

We are delighted that the restrictions around Covid have now been lifted and we are able to host our annual Open Morning at CHS.  Being mindful that a number of our families have not yet experienced this super event, we would like to explain its purpose and what to expect:

The objective of this day is for the children to take ownership of showing you their work.  They will be your tour guides on this morning and they will be taking you around the school to future classes and to meet new teachers.  The opportunity of joining in a chorus or singing a solo with Dr Ashworth in the basement is rarely missed and our Open Days are never complete without sending you off with a cake or something delicious.  Please expect to be with your child in school and anticipate that the visit will take roughly an hour.  Children will remain the responsibility of their parents during this Open Morning and may leave once the visit has been completed.  Ordinarily we would not have timed entry for Open Morning.  However, as we continue to have cases of Covid 19 within our school community, we have elected this year to allocate a number of time slots for entry into each classroom to prevent overcrowding.  We will be in touch next week with a reminder on how to book time in your child’s classroom.  This does not restrict you from visiting other forms along your journey through the school.  However, we would ask you to remember not to overcrowd any one space.

 

Gold Stars this week go to:

 

Junior One: Klara for excellent number work this week

Form One: Mila for really neat, well presented work all week

Form Two: Emeer for being sensible, kind and hard working all week

Form Three: Charlie for giving 110% all week!

Form Four: ​Kola – for working quickly on his shape monster

Form Five: Riddhi and Olimpia for their brilliant poetry recitals

Form Six: Katherine for her outstanding confident recital 

 

Best wishes for a lovely weekend