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Issue 32 12th October 2009
- MESSAGE FROM TH E HEADT EACH ER -
Ambassadors To Be Proud Of !
Our annual Open Evening was held last Wednesday and was a great success. The School looked fantastic and the
atmosphere was vibrant. We were delighted to note that the evaluations completed by parents were 100% positive.
In particular, they praised our Year 11, 12 and 13 tour guides who were great ambassadors for the school and talked
about our school and their achievements with great pride and enthusiasm. Being involved in such an event gives
students the opportunity to develop their leadership and communication skills.
It was a very special evening that reinforced to me just how proud and privileged I am to be the Headteacher of such
a wonderful school. I would like to publicly thank our staff who worked so hard to prepare for this evening.
“The course’s main aim was to encourage students to choose a
STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) in
Mr J Connolly University and I think the course did this pretty well.” Khushboo
TALENTED Gifted & Talented
Co-ordinator “I thought it was a valuable experience. It was very enlightening
and helped me decide what I would like to study in the future.”
At Canons High School we believe in the ethos of Jannani
personalised education and that every student
should be able to access the curriculum in order to “The Imperial College trip was awesome! I didn’t think it would
be that good with all the science involved, but it was great.”
achieve to the best of their abilities.
This includes our Gifted and Talented learners. Much is said
about the extra support provided for students with learning “The lessons were interesting and living in halls like a student
difficulties, but equally important is the provision and extra was really fun. Evening activities were entertaining and I made a
support for students who excel at either a single or multiple lot of new friends and would love to go again.” Stephanie
subjects. Every year we use many methods to identify our gifted
and talented learners including test data, data from previous
schools and, most importantly, teacher assessment. Each
department will identify the students that are G&T for their
subject area and a register is generated. When a student is
added to our G&T register their parents or carers are obviously
informed in writing.
Once we have identified the G&T students we aim to ensure
their provision of education is such that they are able to achieve
highly by providing challenge in lessons as well as other
activities. There are many master classes and projects that are
aimed at the G&T learners that happen both in and out of
Harrow. Examples of these activities include sporting fixtures
where our best athletes compete at the highest level and
residential visits to major educational establishments, like the
one our Triple Science Students undertook recently at Imperial
College, London. Their comments on this 3 day residential trip
confirm how rewarding and interesting this visit was. Our party of G&T students at Imperial College, London.
Photographers Gallery Visit
Students setting out on their chosen GCSE Art
course this term benefited from a visit to the
Photographers Gallery in London’s Oxford Street
during the summer.
Students were very fortunate to be given a special talk and
tour of “The Photographic Object” exhibition, where they were
encouraged to discuss and answer some challenging questions
about the work on show, by artists such as Gerard Richter and
Catherine Yass. It was a great introduction to all of the
offer and I am
hoping that the
of Languages students can take
these ideas away
with them to
- Friday 25th September - inspire their future
In recognition of the exciting diversity of cultures Ms N.Gadd
and languages represented at Canons, students Head of Art
were encouraged to think about these differences
in their lessons on this special day.
Getting close up.
The Modern Languages Department quizzed students on their
knowledge of different languages, flags, landmarks and people
from around the world. Students in Year 10 also got to sample
some typical French cheeses – Brie, Emmental, Fromage du The special
Chêvre, and Port Salut. All students were also given the private tour
opportunity to enter the European and talk was
Day of Languages quiz at lunchtime. extremely
I can now announce that the enlightening.
winners of this completion are Alice
Ghenea, 10WW and Aditi Wala,
10AB. Well done to both of you.
Art explained !
Ms J Grindrod
Head of Modern Languages
28 Sept - 2 Oct Canons are continuing their series
8JC/8CH - 99.2% To allow us to get this new service up and of one hour e-safety workshops
running as soon as possible, please can for parents.
5th - 9th Oct all parents & carers ensure they have The last workshop is on
8AD - 98.3% returned their completed forms or Tue 13th Oct, starting at 5:00 pm
request a new one.
Just turn up and find out about how
Well Done! Thank you to all those who
have done so already to keep safe on the internet.
- DATES FOR YOUR DIARY -
Tue 13th Oct - ‘e-safety’ Workshop for Parents - 5.00 to 6.00 pm
Wed 14th Oct - ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ cookery club - 12.40 pm for students only.
Wed 14th Oct - Open Evening for Year 11’s.
Fri 23rd Oct - Staff Training Day - SCHOOL CLOSED