Archived News for November 2013

Excellent result at National Swimming Championships
November 26, 2013
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Girls PE/Deputy Head of Faculty
Chancellor's Junior Boys swimming team (David Shipman, Ben Harrison, James Blount and James Woodward) produced an outstanding result on Saturday at the National Secondary Schools Team Championships at Crystal Palace.

In their heat they qualified in 3rd making through to the finals.

They performed fantastically well and finished 4th out of 16 finalists and top placing state school. This is an amazing achievement and means they are the 4th fastest freestyle team in the country. They were also awarded the Lis Hartley Bowl in recognition of being the most improved team from the divisional qualifying round.

Well done boys, an amazing achievement and you should all be really proud.

Further details will be in the next school newsletter.
Children In Need
November 25, 2013
By Chancellor's Sixth Form
Friday 15th November witnessed a variety of activities taking place to support the raising of funds for Children In Need.

The PE department organised a sponsored run around the field for students and the Sixth Form dressed up, collected money and energetically got involved in baking cakes and organising a Cake Sale. There was also the 'Where's Wally '? The competition was very popular among year 7 and 8 students.
Year 12 Oxford University visit
November 25, 2013
By Miss S. Zeal, Deputy Head of Sixth Form
On Monday 11th November a handful of lucky Year 12 students were able to visit Oxford University.

Despite the rain a very productive day was had by all. We were able to visit Balliol College which is celebrating its 750th anniversary this year. We were impressed with the grandeur of the college and were lucky enough to have a guided tour from a current Oxford University student. The admissions process was explained to us fully and all of our questions were answered.

Lunch was eaten in the Great Hall and we admired the numerous portraits dating back to the 14th century. Later on in the afternoon we also had the opportunity to see some of the other colleges, which are dotted all over the city.

It was a lovely day to experience University life at Oxford.
Chancellor's Charity Days
November 21, 2013
By Rifat Alam, Sixth Form student
Pink Day - On Friday 25th October Chancellor's School engaged in raising money for Wear it Pink Day.

This included everyone from year 7 to 11 wearing one item of pink along with their school uniform and the sixth form wearing their own clothes with a piece of clothing that is pink with a small donation to a great cause.

There was also a cake sale that took place at break time which everyone got involved and bought a lot of cakes! We like to thank everyone that got involved and donated money to the charity.

Children in Need - On Friday 15th November Chancellor's School participated in raising money for the Children in Need charity.

This included the Sixth Formers dressing up in fancy dress costumes that ranged from animals, cartoon characters, super heroes and many more. There was even a Mr Whitelock fancy dress!

This day always proves to be a success with various events being held throughout the day. There was a cake sale at break time, a Where's Wally competition, a fun run for year 7 and year 8 where they were able to run in onesies and a waxing show. The waxing show included brave boys from years 12 and year 13 having their legs, chests and even their armpits waxed!!

A lot of money was raised and we hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and we like to thank everyone who made a contribution to the charity and the people who made the day such a success.
National Swimming Team Championships Sat 23rd November
November 21, 2013
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Girls PE/Deputy Head of Faculty
Good luck to Ben Harrison, David Shipman, Anthony Smith, James Blount and James Woodward who will be representing Chancellor's School in the National finals of the secondary schools relay championships at Crystal Palace this Saturday 23rd November.

The boys have qualified in both the medley and freestyle race. We wish them the best of luck!!
Football and rugby practices postponed until further notice
November 20, 2013
By Mr D Welch, Head of Physical Education and Sport
Boys football and rugby practices for all year groups have been postponed until further notice due to pitch conditions and lack of light after school.

We will aim to resume all practices in the new year and will keep students and parents informed.

Mike Mullen Visit to PE Change Team
November 20, 2013
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Girls PE/Deputy Head of Faculty
Mike Mullen, a world champion BMX athlete visited Chancellor's PE Change team as part of our involvement with the Sky Living for Sport Project.

Our change team will be working closing with the PE department and Mike Mullen to develop their own skills as performers and leaders but also provide opportunities for other students to get involved in PE and Sport.

In one of the games Mike delivered to the team was the 'MOBOT' game, a school in Milton Keynes held the title prior to this visit, however, Chancellor's beat their score sitting top of the table! Well done team!

Mike will be revisiting in the spring to see the Change Team's progress and what they have achieved so far.

We would like to thank Mike for his time and for delivering an excellent workshop.

Children In Need Fun Run
November 19, 2013
By Mrs L. Moore, Head of Girls PE/Deputy Head of Faculty
Well done to all students that participated in the Fun Run on Friday 15th November 2013.

There was a variety of different fancy dress outfits and lots of onesies! It was fantastic to see so many year 7 and 8 students join year 3 and year 4 students from Little Heath Primary School to complete the run/dance/walk/three legged race!

Congratulations goes to the PE Change Team who organised the event raising a total of £376.30 on the Fun Run. An excellent amount of money that will go to good use for children in need.

Well done.
Internet Payment Issue
November 13, 2013
By Mr D Kravcuk, IT Support Manager
We have been informed by Tucasi, our provider of the online payment services, that there are currently issues with WorldPay service.
This means that:

  • Affected payments will not show on the parents online account.

  • Some payments to the cashless/smartcards system may not have been updated.

  • Our cashless/smartcards system may not have up to date payments.

We have been assured that WorldPay is urgently working on a resolution to this.

We are also working on getting some of the recent missing smartcard purchases back into your on-line accounts.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Chancellor's Year 8 Halloween Party
November 08, 2013
By Rifat Alam, Sixth Form Student
On Friday 25th October 2013 the year 8 students attended the much anticipated Halloween party organised by the sixth formers.

The hall was transformed into a scary room haunted by witches, ghosts and vampires who started to arrive from 6:30pm. There was food and drink for sale where music was played throughout the night and the scary students danced until the evening came to a close. The stage was mainly occupied by sixth formers dancing away with the teachers.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves as it was a great way to celebrate Halloween for both the year 8s and sixth formers and it was a fantastic end to the half term.
Thank you to all the year 8s who came and made the night such a success and thank you to everyone who helped out.
Mid Herts District Cross Country 2013
November 04, 2013
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Girls PE
This years Mid Herts District Cross Country Championships are being held on Wednesday 13th November 2013 at Queenswood School. Team selection will take place this week during PE lessons where all students will complete two inter house cross country runs. Further details will be provided at the end of this week.
Chancellor's Netball Success
November 04, 2013
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Girls PE
Our 8a and 8b netball teams continued on their winning streak today with both teams beating Goffs School.

Due to our year 8 success this year, we organised a friendly against Goffs school. Goffs have an exceptionally strong team too making for a very tense game. However, our girls went on to win, 8a 22-9 with player's player Olivia Bacon and 8b winning 11-8 with player's player Renee Theophani. A great result girls, well done!