Over half term some of our Year 12 students and Miss Blackburn were on an exchange trip to Yangzhou High School, in the Jiangsu province of China. As well as spending time with their host families, students were able to take part in a wide range of activities at the school. They also shared information about their lives in England, including the delights of the English breakfast, with their Chinese classmates. The school day ends at 9pm in China!
Staff have been working on Improvement Planning in their CPD session. The plenary task - to present a summary of their subject or area Development Plan in under 30 seconds - was certainly a challenge. First prize went to Computing for an excellent 32 second attempt.
Students' success in Essex Young Poet of the Year
Four CCHSG students, selected from over 600 entries, were invited to attend the Essex Young Poet of the Year prize ceremony on Saturday, 8 October at Chelmsford's Cramphorn Theatre. Congratulations to Grace Puckey, Molly Papps, Alex Webster-Hirst and Daisy Thomas who were our prize winners.
CCHSG has recently been designated as the Lead School in the Colchester Teacher Training Consortium (CTTC) which comprises 14 secondary and 40 primary schools.
CCHSG is delighted to announce that the Secretary of State has approved its joint application to establish a new school in the Northern Growth Area of Colchester.
The bid was made in partnership with two other successful, local schools: The Gilberd School and Manningtree High School.
On 1st July, Ozzadeh from Year 7 was one of the 108 finalists to compete in the Final of the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee Competition at the Anglia Ruskin University. She won the National Final for French.