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CCHS Newsletter 39 - 22nd November 2021
Weekly Message from Mr Harding, Executive Head Teacher

We had the CoVid vaccination team in school this week and whilst we were well set u,p the late arrival of the vaccine on site combined with a lower than expected number of vaccinators meant that just over half of the children who wanted to be vaccinated actually were. We have yet to be told what will happen next by the vaccination team.  We are simply a venue and have nothing to do with the vaccination programme.  I'm very grateful to the staff involved in the logistics of sorting the venue out and addressing parental queries - it's not been an easy job!
Finally for this week, could I remind students to keep doing their lateral flow tests twice a week and, just as importantly, log their results, even when negative?  The data is very useful for being able to track the spread of CoVid across the district.

 
Mr Harding
Executive Headteacher
Codsall High Federation of Schools
Upcoming Events
Tuesday 23rd November           - 4-7pm - Year 10 Parents' Evening

Wednesday 24th November     - 6-7pm - FA Virtual Open Evening (catch-up)

Friday 26th November /            - Football Academy
Friday 3rd December                  Taster Days


 
REMINDER - Each Wednesday and Sunday - Student and staff home Lateral Flow Tests - please continue to do these and submit results through the school  website

Over the last few weeks we have been holding a series of 'Girls on Board' assemblies for Y10 girls.  This approach empowers adolescent girls to resolve their friendship issues for themselves.  Girls are encouraged to reflect on their own roles and behaviours within their friendship groups by engaging in teacher-led, non-judgmental sessions which will be called when there is conflict between girls, predominantly within their own year group.  The approach also highlights that there is a clear difference between friendship turbulence (as difficult as they can be) and bullying.  

To support these assemblies there is a parent guide, which is an approach to help girls aged 8 to 18 navigate any friendship problems they may come up against.  You may wish to discuss some of the key terms featured in the parent guide with your daughter and how the dynamics of different sized friendship groups can impact on how they feel in school.  There are also some useful strategies for parents to read when navigating your daughter's friendship issues in school.

The parent guide to 'Girls on Board' can be found on the link to the 'Girls on Board' website where you can read more:

 

https://www.girlsonboard.co.uk

Children in Need 2021
A massive THANK YOU you to all the students and staff who took part and contributed to our Children In Need fundraising this year by making a donation to our  own clothes day last Friday.
 
So far we have raised £442.50 from lower school student donations.
Anyone still wishing to make a donation can do so using our Children in Need giving page up to 3rd December via this link:
 
https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=5735
 
Thank you again for your support of this very commendable cause.
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Autumn Term 2 - Altruism Cup
ENDEAVOUR HOUSE FUND RAISER           

To raise money for their House charity,  The Kiyan Prince Foundation,
Mrs Barker and Endeavour are asking for donations to honour the special people in your hearts or in your memories by dedicating a light to them on the Tree of Light.  The tree will be in our main reception area and will be lit on Friday 3rd December.
If you wish to make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page:
 

There will also be a Sponge the Teacher event to be held on Friday 26th November.  Students should go to the tennis courts at lunch time with their money, which will be collected on the gate.  (50p per go).


The Kiyan Prince FoundationKiyan Prince was 15-years-old when he was fatally stabbed in London in 2006.  He played for the Queens Park Rangers youth football team and was described as "a prodigious footballing talent" and "an outstanding and upstanding boy".  QPR renamed their Loftus Road Stadium in 2019 to honour Kiyan and the stadium is now called The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.   Thanks to Kiyan's father Mark, the Kiyan Prince Foundation was set up and works to end violent destructive poor mindsets within children, young people and offenders by empowering the, raising awareness, educating, training, inspiring, motivating and creating a forum for change.  They do this through motivational talks, one-to-one and group mentoring sessions, bootcamp, boxing and fitness sessions, educational workshops, events, employment and training opportunities.
WIN Aladdin Theatre Tickets in aid of Compton Care
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.


https://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:  

 
      Seth W               Ruth C             Aimee B              Emily F  
       Alfie B                 Alfie C-R          Jade C                Harry F
      Charlotte B         Alfie D              Erin M                 Oliver L
      Elliot B               Reena D          Venice L-K          Tia B
      Isaac G              Henry H           Safa M                Denzel M
      Robbie P           Tyiese M          Savannah W       Nikaya B-B
      Ryan S              Rio P                Alice C                Jessica E
      Marcus G          Tyler M             Phoebe P            Jayden P
      Amy R               Liam S             Ruby W

 
On-Line Reading Platform
Fragments of The Lost
by Megan Miranda
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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