Week ending 16th September

  • Our extra-curricular clubs, for the autumn term, have got off to a flying start. Please go to the school website to view our latest extra-curricular timetable.
  • You may be unaware that we invite parents and carers to participate too. You are invited to ‘drop in’ to the library after school on Thursday until 4pm: you are free to browse the shelves and chat with library staff about any reading queries you may have. In addition, the library has sets of books which can be loaned (multiple copies of the same book) which families can borrow should they like to have their own book club at home. You should come directly to the library and sign in with library staff; you must have your Chesterton student accompanying you. Refreshments are available too and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
  • If you, or your children, have any requests for any clubs we would love to hear from you. Please contact: laskham@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk
  • CCC’s Year 8 Rugby Club started their season off with a bang on Wednesday with an away match at Melbourn; co-captains Paolo Cicolecchia and Max Casciato led the double blue to a resounding 35-5 victory over their hosts. The boys played a wide open attacking game, passing the ball well and getting it out to the wing where Sully Din scampered for four tries. Oliver Forbes charged over the white paint for two tries and Euan Shanahan delivered one. Great tackling and rucking gave CCC command of the ball and the breakdown for most of the match.
  • Similar outstanding success for all of girls’ hockey teams who won all of their matches against St Mary’s. Great to see such a positive start to our sporting season.
  • Chesterton students, who are members of “Theatre Train Cambridge North”, will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, in a play called “How to Make a Hero”; we wish them every success.
  • This week we hosted our Year 11 “How to Help Your Child” evening. It was good to see so many parents present at this key point in their child’s life and we hoped too to be able to provide advice and guidance on how to survive this time as a parent! Information, which was covered on the evening, will be posted on the website.
  • Next week there are a few key dates for diaries: our PTA AGM on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the library; please do come along as it is a great way of getting to know the school and to be involved in school events. Fundraising for schools is incredibly important: you will no doubt be aware that the government’s fairer funding formula has been delayed and our income for the next few years is essentially static against a backdrop of rising costs. This is a very frugal time for state education, especially in Cambridgeshire which has been significantly underfunded for years, so please do participate in any fundraising for the school as it is incredibly valuable for our students.
  • Also next week we have two “How to Help Your Child” events on Thursday; one for Year 9 and one for Year 10. These are invaluable evenings where we share helpful information and advice. We would love to see you there.
  • By today, students will have been through their complete two week timetable; from lesson visits it is clear that students are settling in well to their new routines and classes. It is a good idea to ask your child to take a picture of their timetable using their iPad, so they always have a copy. Please do take time to get to know your child’s timetable and groups: you can use our “Groupings and Settings” policy as a guide if you are unsure what the group names mean. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Auffret, our Director of Curriculum, who will be pleased to help.

 

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