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CCHS Newsletter 41 - 6th December 2021
Weekly Message from Mr Harding, Executive Head Teacher
We have two weeks remaining of the autumn term and, as is traditional, our exam groups have started their mock process.  Whilst it's not ideal to have these just before Christmas we do know from the previous years that grades acquired during any mock exam process may well be helpful in assessing grades next year.  Whilst we have been told that there will be exams next year, and that is the assumption that we have been working on, the pandemic has taught us to have a Plan B (and C, D and E) just in case.  So I would urge all of our exam groups to put as much effort into the upcoming exams as possible and then look forward to a (hopefully) relaxing Christmas.
We have been directed by the government to reintroduce masks in school communal areas, corridors etc. Whilst it's not ideal I would urge all parents to ensure their children are aware of the reason for the return of masks and to make sure they have a mask each and every morning. 

 
Mr Harding
Executive Headteacher
Codsall High Federation of Schools
Reminder of Covid Rules
Following Government guidance issued over the weekend, ALL staff and students from Year 7 and above (unless exempt) must now wear masks in all indoor social areas and corridors.

Parents of Year 9 students who are exempt from wearing masks should contact the school on
office@cc-hs.com so that we can update our mask exemption list and issue those students with a mask exemption card.

A message has being sent out to parents.  
At present there are no further updates.
Upcoming Events
Monday 6th December                       - Year 11 Mock exams begin
Friday 17th December                      - Year 11 Mock exams end
Friday 17th December                      - Christmas Jumper/Outfit Day
Friday  17th December                     - End of Autumn term
Tuesday 4th January                        - School re-opens to students
Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th January    - Food Tech exams (Y11 & 10K)

 
REMINDER - Each Wednesday and Sunday - Student and staff home Lateral Flow Tests - please continue to do these and submit results through the school  website
Christmas Jumper/Outfit Day
We are holding a Christmas themed own clothes day on the last day of term.  We are asking students to wear something Christmas related.  This could be a Christmas jumper or a suitably festive outfit, t-shirt etc.  A £1 donation will be payable via ParentPay.  The donations will be split between the 4 House Charities.
Visit to Warner Bros Studios
Last week a group of 34 year 12 and 13 Business students were lucky enough to visit Warner Bros Studios in London to see the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour.  Students participated in a Movie Marketing workshop where they looked at the Marketing and Promotional Mix for a variety of movies and then students got to create their own mix for a movie of their choice.  They then got to explore the studio, and with all the Christmas decorations up and on display it got everyone in the festive spirit!! 
A very enjoyable day had by all! 
Rugby Round-Up

Y9 Rugby fixture vs.King Edwards High, Lichfield

On 2nd December the Year 9 rugby team took on King Edwards High School from Lichfield in their first rugby game of the year.   For some of the boys it was their first game of rugby ever.

For their first game on the new CCHS rugby pitch the Year 9 boys played a very strong King Edwards team in the Staffordshire Schools Cup.  Although they lost, the lads showed incredible determination, resilience and sportsmanship throughout.  The  most important thing was that the lads absolutely loved it.

They will be playing again on 14th December, away at 
Queen Mary's, Walsall.

 
Pre-Loved Football Boots
Do you have any pre-loved football boots that are no longer needed?
The PE department would be delighted to take them off your hands.
We are gratefully accepting boots with studs, blades or astro. boots.
They will be used for students who forget their own football boots.         

Students can bring them in to the PE department.

 
Many thanks
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Year 11 Maths Skills - Practice, Perfect, Perform
Year 11 - Practice, Perfect, Perform
  • Want to boost your grade?
  • Want to master the fundamental skills that will help you achieve your target grade?
  • Want to do less last minute revision?
Then do the weekly Practice, Perfect, Perform homework tasks!!
 

Set every Wednesday on MathsWatch (these are optional).

By completing the weekly tasks you will notice that by practising the key skills, you will perfect your maths, ready to perform in your GCSE.

The questions come with a really helpful video explanation, so you can do them independently.

Each task complete = 1 achievement point (and a step closer to an amazing grade).

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/         
(see your Maths teacher if you need help logging in).

WIN Aladdin Theatre Tickets in aid of Compton Care
In addition, Discovery House have two tickets to raffle off for the matinee performance of Aladdin at the Dormston Theatre, Sedgley on Saturday 18th December in aid of Compton Care.

To be in with a chance of winning please log in to our JustGiving page (link below) donate £2 and state your child’s full First name, Surname initial and tutor group.  Mrs Nicklin will then contact you through Edulink with your raffle ticket numbers. 
The winner will be revealed on Friday 10th December. 
Thank you for your support.


http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cchsdiscoveryhouse2021-22

 
Staff Commendations
Students that have been nominated for extra praise by teaching staff and will receive extra Achievement points for their Head of Year/ Senior Leadership Team nomination which can be seen on EduLink. 
The students nominated this week are as follows:  

 
      Kyron O'C-W               Luke R                 Maya E
      Nell R                          Ruby E                 Izzy H         
      Violet F-J                     Issy P                  Tilly B
      Venice L-K                   Faith W               Tia B
      Freddie S                    Tyler C                 Grace C 
      Cameron B                  Amber V              Alice C       
      Sebastian S                 Ethan D              Lucy M
      Ibrahim K                     Luke P                Izzy C           

       Jeremy R                      Winnie B             Milo B    
        Phoebe P                     Cayden W
On-Line Reading Platform
Invisible Boys
by Holden Sheppard
Suitable for:  All year groups at CCHS
The link for ePlatform is: 
 https://cchs.eplatform.co/
User name and passwords can be obtained from English teachers.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
If you would like us to share a community event with others in a future newsletter, please contact the school with details email: office@cc-hs.com
Have your circumstances changed recently?

Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and you can save yourself time and money.

Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.

The phone number for the free school entitlement checking service team has changed.  Should you need to contact them regarding any claims queries, their number is now 0300 111 8007 option 3, then option 2


https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Apply-online.aspx
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