Headteacher’s Blog – 11th June 2021
I hope you and your family enjoyed the sunshine over the half term break and have got your wall planners up ready for Euro 2020! As the sun has come out there is certainly a sense of summer at school, with after school activities coming back and students enjoying their social time in the warmer weather.
Lateral Flow Testing
You may have seen in the news that there remain concerns about the rise in the Delta variant of COVID (B. 1.617). It is therefore essential that students continue to test twice a week and report using the school links that are emailed out every Thursday and Sunday. If your child has symptoms please do not let them attend school and book a PCR test. Please report a positive PCR test by contacting main reception at school.
A positive start to the new phases
Students have come back to school with a very positive attitude and stepping up to their new year group, with all the students having ‘rolled up’ to their 2012/22 academic year, so Year 7 are 8 and so on. All students have had assemblies from their new Head of Phase and are receiving the support of their new phase team.
I want to thank the whole school community for the exceptional way in which students have adapted to the new mobile devices policy. As per the policy, phones, air pods, ear phones etc are literally not being seen or heard around school. Students seem to have welcomed the change, with calmer social and movement times and more social interaction. Teachers are reporting that students have been more focused and positive.
House Competition: Medicspot Face Mask Challenge:-
We had some great entries for the Medicspot Face Mask Challenge. The competition run by presenter Joe Tasker was to design a face mask using a printed template. Well done to everyone who took part. Here are some of our students’ designs:-
After school sport is back!
Just in time for the Euros, it was amazing to have a walk around the field on Tuesday and see the sports clubs back on. I watched some Year 8 (7) girls throw javelins, Year 9 (8) girls practising for the relay and the football trials for the Year 9 (8) boys football team; Mr Adams tells me we are going to have a great team this year! I can’t wait for the fixtures to start back up and the teams to be playing again. Come on Team Coleshill!
I hope you have a good weekend.
KS3 Students are invited to complete a facemask design challenge:
The power point goes over the competition for KS3 students, please be aware the deadline for this to be entered is the 31st May - students can upload their designs here: https://www.medicspot.co.uk/mask/enter.
They will need to download the design sheet attached.
Students can enter this competition themselves, but for extra spirit points please can they hand in their designs to Mrs Tongue once they have uploaded a picture to the competition
. Good luck!
Friday 30th April 2021 - Staff Training Day - School closed
Monday 3rd May 2021 - Bank Holiday
Tuesday 4th May 2021 - Return to School
Náboj International Mathematics Competition
On Friday 23rd April 2021, five Year 12 students from The Coleshill School took part in the international mathematics Náboj competition.
Náboj is an international fast-paced, problem solving maths competition for teams of five designed to promote mathematical ability, inventiveness, ingenuity and teamwork. The competition took two hours and students had to answer various mathematical questions which focused on working as a team and skills such as reasoning and problem solving.
The results for The Coleshill School students were as follows:-
1) The Coleshill School were placed 8/36 in the UK
2) The Coleshill School were placed 216/547 in the world
Miss Costa, Acting Joint Head of Mathematics at The Coleshill School commented: “We are so proud of our super-talented students. As mathematicians they worked together as a team and we are so thrilled with their performance. This is a fantastic achievement and well-deserved as they work so hard and all enjoy mathematics. I am so proud to be working with these students on their journey.”
CSW's Got Talent Competition! Entries to Miss Holland via Teams by Friday 11th June - winners will go on to represent North Solihull in the County finals!