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Principal's Bulletin - Friday 30 June

Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 30 June.

Principal's Bulletin

Friday 30 June 2023

It’s been yet another busy week throughout the school. Our Year 7-10 students all took part in Sports Day, brilliantly organised by our PE Department. Before I reveal this year’s winners, I am pleased to update you on some other events that have taken place this week.

Over the weekend, 14 members of our CCS Cadets took part in a parade in Northampton Town centre to commemorate Armed Forces Day. The group marched behind both of their colours for the first time and were the largest contingent of only two schools representing the Army cadets. Our cadets did a sterling job; they were well turned-out and marched smartly, giving a salute as we passed the daisy outside the Guildhall. After the event, they received congratulations for a job well done and for representing the Armed Forces in Northampton.

On Thursday morning, our highest SMART star achievers (three from each primary class) were invited into school, along with their family members, to enjoy a special breakfast and celebrate their child’s hard work and commitment to learning, along with all other winners. It was lovely to see all the families together enjoying this special occasion. Well done to you all and thank you to our House Team for organising.

Secondary Sports Day 2023 provided two days of fun sporting activities; Wednesday for Year 7 and 8 and Thursday for Year 9 and 10. Stations were set up for all students to enjoy a mixture of both traditional and exciting new challenges, including the 400m race, long jump, vortex throwing, speed bounce and lots more! Competing in their house teams, students worked to score the most points, adding to their house’s final score. Wednesday saw wins for Sydney in both Year 7 and 8! Perth was crowned the winners for Year 9 and Brisbane secured the win for Year 10.

The overall scores for Sports Day are:

  1. Sydney - 1978 points
  2. Melbourne - 1850 points
  3. Brisbane - 1821 points
  4. Perth - 1758 points

Huge congratulations to overall winners Sydney! Well done to all students who took part, you showed fantastic examples of working as a team and cheering on your peers. A big thank you to our wonderful CCS Friends for providing drinks and orange slices to keep students hydrated and their energy high, and also to our Year 10 and 11 volunteers and Year 12 Sports Leaders – without your support this event would not have been possible, and we are incredibly grateful.

Finally, our Art department have been working hard behind the scenes to create a brand-new hub on our website for all things art! Showcasing recent student work, an artist of the month feature and recent news within the faculty. Please do take a look via the link below and be sure to keep checking regularly to stay updated.

Lots more to look forward to next week, with Transition Day on Monday. I am looking forward to meeting all our new Foundation Stage and Year 7 children, who will get to explore CCS and meet some of their teachers in readiness for September! For our existing primary children in Year R-5, they will get to enjoy a day with their new teacher for next year.

I wish you all a lovely weekend and our Year 11 students a fantastic evening at their prom tonight.

Warm regards,

David James

 Key Dates

KS3 Census 2 reports release
Friday 30 June

The Key Stage 3 Census 2 Performance and Behaviour Reports are now live for parents and can be accessed via the “documents” tab on Edulink.

Transition Day & Parents Information Evening

Monday 3 July

Our new Foundation Stage and Year 7 children will join us on Monday for transition day. There will also be an Information Evening for all Year 7 parents and carers 5:30-7pm on the day.

Space Centre trip – Year 5-9
Tuesday 4 July

We are looking forward to taking students in Years 5-9 who took part in our Science Fair earlier this year to the Space Centre in Leicester.

Industrial action
Wednesday 5 and Friday 7 July

Subject to any resolution, the NEU are due to take industrial action on Wednesday 5 July and

Friday 7 July 2023. If strike action goes ahead, we will be closed to all year groups, except for children in Years 1 and 5.


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