Tuesday 13th March 2018
Students Shop for Library Books In London! Dear Parents and Carers,
On Wednesday 28th February, we went on a trip to Foyles in London. We managed to get the train through the snow and we arrived at Foyles on time. Mrs Ward, our school librarian, wanted us to look for new books to go in Library, which was fun because there were so many books to choose from! Everyone had a great time and we all got to pick a book for ourselves to keep and take home. Milli – 8MB We were lucky enough to be selected by The Siobhan Dowd Trust to be awarded £500 to spend on new books for our school library. With discounts, an additional generosity by the wonderful staff at Foyles, we were actually able to select books to the value of £700 to add to our growing library stock, for all students to enjoy. We were incredibly lucky to miss the worst of the bad weather. We are now just waiting for our delivery to arrive, as Foyles were kind enough to ship them to us free of charge. These new books will add to the 300 already added to our library, so far this school year. Mrs Ward— Librarian
Phone: 01256 868600
We were very pleased with your responses to our uniform survey, 145 responded and we’ve noticed that there is a definite mood for change. The next step will be to meet with SKOOLKIT, our uniform providers to look at options. Blazers look set to make a comeback as most people said that the uniform should be smarter and were in favour of blazers. Rest assured we will be mindful of the cost of changes to uniform. Our Local Authority Inspection in January and February went well with inspectors noting “Strong lessons on both sites”, “high expectations of students determined and responsive leadership”. Projected impact of the improvement we have made to the school suggests the school is well placed to achieve a ‘Good’ in its next Ofsted.
Mrs J.Aplin Headteacher
Student Fundraising Achievements! Interact Club Cranbourne Interact (Rotary) Group held a Bake Sale on 6th February and this picture shows Gemma Cripps, year 7, handing over the funds raised to Basingstoke Mencap.
10NB Fundraising for Basingstoke Homeless Shelter In the last three days of the Autumn term, 10NB decided to raise money for Basingstoke Homeless Shelter. Through a sterling effort in such a short time, the group succeeded in raising an impressive ÂŁ150. This was done through students organising a bake sale â€“ with cakes that several students baked themselves, as well as via contributions from students during PDL. We are currently debating which local charity we will fundraise for in the summer term.
Written By, Mr Bates
Year 11 Child Development Trip to Local Nursery On Monday 8th March, the year 11 Child Development class went on a trip to a local nursery, Victoria Pre-school, and they were amazing! They were a credit to the school and they really impressed the manager there. The students got an opportunity to see how a nursery is run and also observe young children, aged two to four, as they develop their gross and fine motor skills. They joined in with activities and were a big hit with the children! The trip was a success and offered valuable insight into the Early Years Foundation
Stage. We looked at aspects of Childcare such as; Safeguarding, how a young child makes progress and how progress is measured. The students were able to make a links between their coursework theory and what they observed at the nursery. The highlight of the trip was seeing the students interacting with the young children and seeing how happy they were to do so. It was a proud teacher moment!
Written By, Mrs McCoy
Community Spirit Thrives At Cranbourne! Written By, Ms Blair Community is a theme which is very precious to us here at Cranbourne. Our school contains many different communities, and we celebrate their diversity. We are lucky enough to have different ethnic, religious and cultural communities, as well as people from many different parts of Basingstoke, giving our school a fantastic mix of ideas and individuality. We also have very active groups like the LGBT+ community, represented by the Pride Youth Network (PYN) who show a positive attitude towards identity and diversity. In addition to this we have various sporting teams, musical groups and drama production casts and crews who demonstrate the powerful impact of teamwork on individuals and the whole school community. As the late MP Jo Cox said “We have far more in common than the things which divide us.” This is certainly true at Cranbourne and we embrace community spirit in a variety of ways. For example, we work closely with the Rotary Club of Basingstoke and Deane and have our own Cranbourne Interact (Young Rotarians) group that meets weekly to work on projects around the theme of charity and social justice. This group has been involved in the annual shoebox campaign, raised money for local charities through bake sales and is in the process of planting around the school site to spruce up the place and brighten the school site with a bit of colour. The whole school will be embracing the idea of community spirit on the next Suspended Timetable Day on Thursday 29th March.
Assemblies have already been held with all year groups exploring the power of the “Blitz Spirit” experienced by Londoners during WW2, encouraging that spirit and unity to be spread around the school. We will be holding activities throughout the day to celebrate the diversity and unity of our community. For example we plan to get everyone to take part in running a mile for Sport Relief, to be recharged with delicious foods from around the world, and to have an opportunity to take part in workshops and projects ranging from painting “Basingstones” to creating radio programmes about the school. If you have any great ideas you would like to share that might make the day the great celebration we want it to be, please let Ms Blair know, or ask your tutor to pass your idea on to her.
CBEC’s Interact Club!
CBEC's Interact Club is run on Tuesdays from 2.50pm to 4pm in A5. The club is open to all year groups and is about service over self (Trying to help those less fortunate than ourselves) while having fun! Activities the club has done includes; the shoebox appeal, food for the homeless, fundraising for Comic relief and Children in Need, helping out at a sports day for the disabled, collecting for Shelterbox etc. Interested? For more information please see Ms Blair.
Year 9 PARENTS’ EVENING WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 2018 5.00PM - 7.30PM Teachers2Parents We are very excited to introduce our new text messaging service, which we hope will make our links to parents even stronger! Please make sure the school has an up-to-date mobile number for you. If you haven't yet received a text message from Cranbourne, please contact the school to check we have the correct mobile number for you. **This only applies if your child is on CBEC Site**
Remember to “Spread Your Wings” by taking part in extra-curricular activities...
Catch Up Calendar What’s on in the weeks ahead!
14th - Intake Evening 15th - 17th - Year 8 Battlefields Trip 21st - Year 9 Parents’ Evening 26th - Deadline for Year 9 Options Forms to be handed in 26th - 28th - Dutch Exchange Trip 28th - Year 7 Parents’ Evening 29th Suspended Timetable Day 29th - Last Day of Term
16th - First Day of Term 18th - Year 8 Options Evening
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Contact CBEC Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College Wessex Close Basingstoke RG21 3NP
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Published on Mar 13, 2018