Life is so busy, fun and eventful at Colchester High School that it’s hard to keep track of everything that’s going on. It might be a day trip or a sports fixture, a theatrical performance or a prize-giving ceremony, a fund-raising event or an art competition.
Like most schools, we have a newsletter, a school magazine (Royal Blue) and this section of the website to bring you all of our latest news, but we have also gone one step further by setting up the Colchester High School News Team. This is a team of boys and girls in Years 3 to 11, who act as our newshounds, identifying stories at a weekly meeting, arranging and conducting interviews, and writing up reports and press releases.
Many of the stories you can see below have been generated by our News Team. It’s another example of the creative ways we are always looking for to stretch, inspire and educate our children.
Colchester School News
July 21, 2017
As we all know the start of the Summer Holidays is a time of great celebration but can also test both parents and teenage children with how to fill their time. Mr May of our English Department has kindly compiled the following book lists for our Senior School pupils which will hopefully open up new worlds, enrich their lives or inspire them to try something new. In reviewing the lists
July 7, 2017
As I write my final blog of the academic year, I sit and reflect upon recent busy weeks – has this week been any less busy? There have not been pupils out on trips, and the normal timetable has been reverted to however, still plenty of activities worthy of a mention. On Monday morning the hall held the exhibits from last Friday’s art exhibition so
July 7, 2017
Results are back from LAMDA exams and they were great! Congratulations goes to Angharad – Grade 7 Pass with Merit and Amber – Grade 7 Pass with Merit, who both will be awarded also 14 UCAS points. Congratulations also go to Esmee – Grade 5 Pass with Merit, Bryn – Grade 3 Pass with Distinction and Kara Grade 3 Pass with Distinction.
July 7, 2017
The Junior Department has felt rather empty this week due to the residential PGL trip taking place with a large number of Year 5 and 6 children off enjoying themselves, with Ms Banks, Mrs Hazell, Mr Jamieson and Miss Wiggins making sure that everything runs smoothly. I am sure that when they all return on Friday there will be many happy memories brought back to
July 4, 2017
At the start of the day we came to school feeling keen and exited for the journey ahead of us. After a two and a half hour journey we picked up our luggage and placed it in a hut because our rooms were not ready yet. While we were waiting for our rooms to be free we played two games with our PGL groupie –
July 3, 2017
The school has been a hive of activity over the past fortnight. We enjoyed Year 5H’s class assembly last week which shared lots of information about the children’s learning throughout the year, presented in a series of amusing sketches which the children had prepared. The acting and team work shown was super to see. The whole school Summer Concert last week presented an excellent array
July 3, 2017
It is not often that I am refused entry to a classroom but that is in fact what I met with when I went to the upstairs laboratory on Wednesday afternoon. I expected to see some excellent pupil engagement, but instead I met with tape across the door – ‘Crime Scene DO NOT ENTER’. In actual fact the room inside had been set up as
June 23, 2017
Parents and guardians may not be aware that this week was Refugee Week. Refugee Week is acknowledged across the United Kingdom and comprises educational events and activities, as well artistic and cultural events which serve to celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. Furthermore, events and activities are designed to promote a greater understanding of why people feel the need to leave home and
June 16, 2017
Absolutely no question about having been blessed with good weather this week, and I know this was the weather Mr Dowson was hoping for, given that Senior Sports Day was scheduled for Wednesday. Junior and Prep Sports Day have also taken place this week, and naturally I am pleased that they benefited from equally good weather. The competitive atmosphere within House pens was the best