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Principal's Bulletin - Friday 22 September

Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 22 September.

Principal's Bulletin

Friday 22 September 2023

It has been a busy week across the school, with the return of sporting fixtures, a trip to the Play Village for Year 1 and lots of behind-the-scenes preparation for our open event next Thursday.

Despite many bouts of rain and strong winds, our sporting fixtures kickstarted this week, beginning with opening matches of the Football National Cup for our U13 and U17 boys. The dry weather prevailed on Monday for our U17s, who hosted Royal Latin School. A slightly under par start for the boys, however they managed to bring it back to level, finishing the first half at 2-2. Despite a far improved performance in the second half, the game concluded 3-2 to their opponents. This marks the end of formal competition for these boys, many of whom started playing for the school in Year 7. It has been wonderful for our PE Team to witness their growth and passion for the sport over the years, and no doubt we will continue to see them at future friendly games!

Our U13 boys also faced strong competition on Wednesday, hosting Lincroft Academy. The first half concluded 1-1, and the boys came back motivated in the second half prepared to give it their all. Unfortunately, Lincroft added a further two goals taking the game to 5-2 but a 3rd goal for player Toby M saw him secure his hat-trick and end the game 5-3. A massive credit to the Year 8 boys who played in the unpleasant conditions last night and gave it their all from minute one to minute 70.

45 children from Year 5 and 6 successfully participated in the Bikeability Level 1 & 2 Cycle Training, hosted by ‘Outspoken! Training’ this week. The children had a great few days spent learning new skills to help them ride safely and build confidence on the roads. Well done to all who took part!  

Our theme for assemblies this week has been neurodiversity, kindly delivered by SEND lead Ms Sereno. Everyone in our community has a differently wired brain and their own unique way of thinking, interacting and experiencing the world. During our assemblies, we have discussed how neurodiversity is based on the concept that neurological variances should be recognised and respected just like any other human variation, such as gender, race or sexual orientation. Neurodiversity is about recognising that everyone's brain works differently and there is no 'standard' human brain. These differences are natural and wide-ranging, so it is important for students and staff in the CCS community to reflect on and respect such diversity and see them for the wonder that they are. If you would like to see what it is like for a young person to be neurodiverse and negotiating school life, please do check out the following video:

We currently have a number of vacancies live at the moment, including Teaching and Learning Support Assistants in both our primary and secondary phases, Pastoral Leader and teaching roles within our Business, Humanities and Science faculties. For more details on the positions available, please visit: Caroline Chisholm School | Tes Jobs

Wishing you all a lovely (and hopefully dry) weekend!

Warm regards,

David James

 Key Dates

Year 7 Open Evening – 2024/25 intake
Thursday 28 September

Less than a week to go now until we open our doors to prospective parents and carers of next years’ Year 7 intake. If you have not already booked, or know anyone who may be interested to learn more about our secondary phase, bookings can be made via the link below:

Flu vaccinations – Years 7-11
Tuesday 3 October

Annual Flu vaccinations will be available for all students in Year 7-11 on 3 October. If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccination, please submit your e-consent by clicking here before 9am on Thursday 28 September. 


Meet the Tutor Event – Years 7-13
Thursday 12 October

Save the date – more details to follow.



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