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Friday,17th July 2015

The Christs Chronicles


www.christs.richmond.sch.uk

Issue No. 29

Welcome to the new format


Christs Chronicles, which we will
be issuing weekly. Your feedback
would be most welcome. Please
email me at:
sgarrett@christs.richmond.sch.uk

Some important dates for your diary:


Thursday 3rd September

Back to school!

Remember to check
the School Bulletin for
more information.

Happy
Summer
Holidays!

Battle success!
Congratulations to the Year 8 Battle of the Books team who successfully took second place in
this borough competition against the rest of the Richmond secondary schools. Congratulations
to the RPA team who just beat us by 2.5 points! This is the first time that Christs has made the
top two, so we are thrilled and very proud of our students. The teams were lucky enough to be
presented with their prizes and certificates by Catherine Bruton (author of We Can Be Heroes &
I Predict A Riot) who also gave them an
inspiring and energetic talk about
becoming a writer. Cakes were also eaten!

The triumphant team members were:


Lucy Blitz, Holly Harvey, Leah
Howard, Izzie Lack, Lucas Lagadec,
Carolina Santilli, Julian Wiltsher &
Jack Woodward.

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye


to Mr. Greenwood who has been an
incredible servant to Christs School for forty
two years. I am sure that you join me in
thanking him for his dedication, hard work
and contribution to the education of
hundreds of young people who have passed
through our gates in that time. We wish him
well for a very long and happy retirement.

Helen Dixon

Important: Changes to the Timetable

Oxford University

Chocolate, Philosophy & Maths

From September 2015 we will be following a new timetable Ten Year 10 students attended a
Mathematical enrichment event at
as shown below.
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to arrive
promptly
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using Week Blue. Please ensure you check your child's diary
Ben Sparks took us on a whistle-stop tour
to support them in arriving to school with the correct
of some of the exciting bits in the history
equipment for their lessons.
of numbers.
The students found it inspirational,
funny, and informative. Mrs Morris and
Miss Stewart also joined in, thinking about
a simple, yet profound, question; where
do numbers come from?

We Need To Talk About Alice


This week our English & Drama Department, expertly directed by
Mr Miller, proudly put on a devised piece of immersive theatre
based on Alice in Wonderland. We Need to Talk About Alice
showed off the talents of Christs students from year 7 and
upwards. Mime, slapstick comedy, musical theatre and spoken
word came together and beautifully captured the essence of
Lewis Carrolls iconic book. It was an uplifting, anarchic and funfilled evening. Mrs Tarrant has clearly been hiding her talent under
a bushel! Thanks to Mr Miller, Mrs Brown, Mrs Hillier, Mrs Tarrant, all
the students and everyone involved for their hard work in bringing
this production to us.

Christs School Digital Library


Use the digital library to read over the summer - down load your e-books onto
your tablet, phone or laptop and read for free! Compatible devices:

Go to the school home page, select School Library and click on Christs Digital
Library link. If you dont know your login details please ask the Librarian.

Masterchef
Oxford University
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Richmond to students
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learning to mix non-alcoholic cocktails.
All the staff at Jamies made us feel really welcome and we learnt so much
about simple cooking with fresh ingredients.
Ms Conteh

Two Bespoke Sixth Form Days


We were delighted to take 3 sixth formers who want a career in either mechanical, electronic or
aeronautical engineering ona day to Portsmouth Naval Dockyard. The visit was organised for us
by a member of staff from BAE systems and comprised of being shown round by one of the
engineers who described the work at the docks, from design, to build and finally to scrap. We
were then taken on a tour of the Hunt-class minesweeper and shown the ship from an engineering
point of view, how to build in anti-shock devices, how to design a stainless kitchen that does not
have a magnetic signature, and overall how engines and systems are all maintained. It was
fascinating day and somewhat of a contrast to leave the docks via the Mary Rose museum and
HMS Victory.

Three sixth formers who are interested in taking up nursing/midwifery careers were taken on a
day of simulated learning in the community and clinical skills with 2nd year undergraduate nurses
from Kingston/St. Georges. Our students acted as Health Care Assistants, joining the nurses
going into mock-up flats and meeting patients involved in te role play. The task was to sort out
the priorities, carry out necessary care and then think about on going support for the three
different cases. In the afternoon their work was checked and they had to justify their decisions
and diagnoses. It was an interesting day for the sixth formers and gave them an insight into the
standards expected within nursing care.

Advanced Football Training Programme (Ages 7-14)


When:

4th/5th/6th August 2015


11th/12th/13th August 2015
18th/19th/20th August 2015

Time:

9am-3pm

Place:

Richmond-Upon-Thames College,
Egerton Road. Twickenham

20 per day
30 for two days
45 for all three days

Visit www.m8coaching.co.uk or call 020 84819700 to book your childs place.

Maths Challenge
Earlier this term 10 year 7 students competed in the UK Mathematics Challenge,
an annual nationwide competition in high level mathematics, where 3700 school
took part this year.
From our 10 students we were successful in winning 10 certificates - with 2
claiming Silver and 6 Bronze.
Many congratulations to all who
took part, and heres to next years
effort!
Mr Sam Bailey
Teacher of Mathematics

We Need To Talk About Alice in pictures University

Oxford University
Seventeen students spent the day at Oxford University on Friday 19th June.
The day was o and getting places at Oxford. It is clearly hard work but worth it, and the starting
point is getting great GCSEs. They also learnt that most degrees can lead to any career so the
advice is to apply for something you are really keen to study. We did a tour of the college and had
lunch in the grand dining hall. Following that, we walked to the famous Bodleian Library and did a
mini research session at the Pitt Rivers Museum. It was a great day with lots to learn.

Performing the Guard of Honour at Middlesex


Cricket led by captain Edward Sykes

Wheelchair Basketball with Richmond


Knights Basketball Club

Christs School girls rowers meet Sir Steve


Redgrave at the Kingston Regatta

This weeks Sports news in pictures!

Sunshine
Unwinding
Messing around
Making new friends
Enjoyment
Resting

Happiness
Outdoor life
Lazing around
Imagination
Daydreaming
Away from it all
Yes please!