Year 10 University 'learn with us' challenge.
Last Week, 5 students from Cantell visited Southampton University to take part in a Year 10 'learn with us' challenge. The group had been working hard since early February to design their own University. They had to consider marketing, layout, house style, logos, which course to offer and much more. Their University, named 'South Docks', was tailored towards helping students enter employment after university and also offered great opportunities for international students. The judges commented on groups picking up these issues as those faced by many universities today. After an outstanding presentation and all their dedicated work, the group came 1st out of a total of 13 different schools.
The following day, Mr Tench accompanied a second group of students to the University on another Yr 10 Challenge Day, this time in the category of Medicine, Health, Social and Human Sciences. The team came in as Runners Up. Second place was no mean feat against 15 other schools.
Many congratulations to Miss Clare, Mr Tench and the following students: Chloe Grant, Meeri-Ly Kurvitis, Gulab Rathore, Alex Diaper, Dominic Pearce, Ritesh Jethwar, Preet Tathgar, Aneela Deader, Katazyna Kybisz and Jacob Scott.
Cantell's Star Maths Student
Benjie Wang continues to surpass all expectations in his study of Maths. Earlier this year he secured an A* in A Level Mathematics and is currently working on his Statistics GCSE for which he is predicted an A*.
However his most incredible achievement has come this term after he qualified for the final round of the UKMT intermediate mathematics challenge. As one of the highest 500 scoring pupils in the preliminary rounds Benjie qualified for the final for the third time in a row. Although he has had success in this competition before, this year he achieved the unthinkable and along with only 6 other students in the whole of the United Kingdom scored a perfect 60 out of 60.
Thus confirming that he is one of the best Mathematicians of his age in the United Kingdom. Well done Benjie and we will follow your career in Mathematics with great interest and pride.
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Capita SIMS Update
We will be upgrading the Capita Hosted SIMS Learning Gateway platform to the SLG Spring 2013 release on Sunday 14th April 2013.
This therefore means that the Hosted Learning Gateway system will be unavailable from 12:00 on Sunday 14th April 2013 until 17:00 on Sunday 14th April 2013 to allow for this work to be carried out.
Cantell Spring Newsletter
Two different National competitions and two brilliant performances!
This weekend saw two Cantell students compete at a National Level. Friday (15th March) saw Jay MacWilliam compete in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Competition held in London. He had not only managed to be the top performing Year 9 boy in Cantell but also within Southampton City Schools.
He finished second in Hampshire and finished an impressive 45th out of 160 competitors nationally. Well rowed Jay!Saturday (16th March) saw Mahamed Mahamed compete in the English Schools Cross- Country Championships held in a very muddy Derby.
Mahamed was competing for Hampshire in the Intermediate Boys category where he finished a very impressive 39th out of 299 boys competing.
Mahamed was the first Hampshire Athlete home and competes in the same category next year! Keep on running Mahamed!
Kingswood Isle of Wight Trip
26 intrepid students from Years 7,8 and 9 had a great time on the Kingswood Isle of Wight residential trip, organised by the PE department. They took part in 18 different activities, including Quad Biking, Archery, Jacob's Ladder and Climbing. I think that I speak for us all however, when I say that the 3G swing was definitely the highlight!! Watch out for your chance to go to Kingswood next year - letters will be available soon!
Bike Equipment Sale
Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike
or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. they will be in the Hall at lunch time on Friday 19th April. Just come along to the sale with your money, have a browse, and buy what you want!
Sustrans will be selling things such as top quality lights and locks at up to 75% of the RRP, so come along to get some great bargains!
Maths Revision Papers
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Youth Peace Walk
March 11th 12 noon starting at the Peace Fountain in East Park A leisurely walk around places of worship in the city visiting a Gurdwara, Mosque, Synagogue, Quakers Fridns Hosue, Church and Vedic Remple as well hearing about the Baha's' and Buddhist faiths. More details
House Badminton Tournament
Thursday 7th March - 3.00pm - 4.30pm - Open to year 10, 11 and staff.
To enter staff and students need to register their name with me by 1.00pm Tuesday 6th March. There will be no on the day entries as the draw will be made prior to the tournament.
Upcoming Drama Trips
We have three exciting Drama trips coming up in the next few months. If you're interested in going please speak with Miss Phillips or Miss Jones.
1. Trip to the National Theatre, London (Wednesday 13th March 2013). The trip will include a back stage tour and a performance of "The Captain of Kopenick". This trip is £45 on a first come/ first served basis. Reply slips need to be brought back by Friday 1st March. See Miss Phillips for details and a letter.
2. A trip to Warner Brothers Studios, London to visit the Harry Potter sets (Saturday 21st April 2013). Open to all on a first come/ first served basis. Price: TBC. See Miss Phillips/ Miss Jones for details.
3. Year 10 Drama students have a free trip to Eastleigh- The Point Theatre (Friday 17th May 2013) to see a production of "Spring Awakening" by Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.
The schedule of work is as follows:
Works begin close to the eastern junction of Burgess Road and The Avenue, reducing Burgess Road to two lanes at that point. The works will then progress down Burgess Road towards the University.
From this date it is anticipated the works will require the closure of the parking bays on Burgess Road adjacent to the bank and post office.
Temporary traffic lights will be in use at the junction of Burgess Road and University Road from this date. The works will progress down University Road as far as the entrance to the Pay & Display car park, taking around two weeks.
From Monday 1 April:
There will be a short term closure of Violet Road outside Cantell School (over Easter), followed by roadworks without closure on Primrose Road.
Roadworks without closure on Honeysuckle Road and Dahlia Road.
Year 7 students have an exciting opportunity to develop their swimming ability during curriculum time. It is the first time swimming has been on the curriculum timetable at Cantell for many years.
This is an amazing opportunity for our Year 7 students who will undertake a 6 week programme of swimming lessons beginning in January. The swimming lessons will take place at The Quays swimming pool, which has outstanding facilities.
Year 7 students will be told by their PE teacher when their swimming lessons will begin and have already received a letter advising them what to bring to their lessons. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or download the swimming letter sent to all parents.
Our Stemnet students visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Students had a chance to explore some of the installations which included; setting coordinates on a virtual telescope to locate nebulae and distant stars. We were treated to a wonderful planetarium presentation that took us all on a journey beyond our Solar system and to the furthest reaches of the Milky Way. Students took part in a workshop focused on Maths in the Milky Way; we ended the trip with a group photo of our future cosmologists!
Cantell University Trip
Last Tuesday we took the AGT students in the photos to the University for a 'Future Cities' Design & Make activity day.
The students were excellent, so good in fact, that all 14 have been offered a 3 day residential course at the University.
Accessing your school gmail by phone
I am always surprised by how many emails I receive from students asking questions, sending me homework or sending me links to information. In order to further improve our communications the ICT staff have put together some simple instruction in how to set-up an apple device to receive emails directly. If someone would like to send me similar instructions for setting up email on your blackberry or android, I am happy to publish these in the next edition. House points on offer!
Using Google Apps on an iPhone
- Open the Settings application on the iPhone's home screen
- Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars
- Tap Add Account....
- Select Microsoft Exchange
- In the Email field, enter your full Gmail address.
- Leave the Domain field blank.
- Enter your full Google Apps email address as the Username.
- Enter your Google Apps password as the Password.
- Tap Next at the top of your screen. (Choose Cancel if the Unable to Verify Certificate dialog appears.)
- When the new Server field appears, enter m.google.com. Make sure username and password fields are filled in.
- Press Next at the top of your screen again
- Select the Google Apps services (Mail, Calendar, and Contacts) you want to sync
- Unless you want to delete all the existing Contacts and Calendars on your phone, select the Keep on my iPhone option when prompted. Press Save at the top of the screen
- This will also allow you to keep syncing with your computer via iTunes.
That's it! You can now access Google Apps from your iPhone. If you have Push enabled on the phone, synchronization starts automatically. You can also just open the Mail, Calendar or Contacts app and wait a few seconds to start a sync.
Cantell Photographer of the Year – Winner
A massive well done to all those students who entered. Kamal Farrah – Year 9 Chapel was the overall winner with a series of photos taken on his iPhone. Kamal stumbled upon a group of stunt riders performing tricks. Look out for the 2013/14 event in the Autumn Term.
A fantastic story! More students not being good, being outstanding…!
Following the 2nd Data Capture – January 2013, more students than ever before are being outstanding in all areas every day.
- Students with CTL Averages of 2 or better - now at 64%. Up 5%. In 2011 this was only 33%
- Outstanding behaviour: Students with Cooperation Averages of 2 or better - now at 79%. Up 3%.
- Students with Homework Averages of 2 or better - now at 42%. Up 6%. In the summer of 2012 this was only 27%.
In the Autumn Term many of you were kind enough to complete the Kirkland Rowell Survey. The response was terrific here is a summary.
Students gave the school and good overall performance score 68.4%.
63% said the school had improved over the last year.
Teaching quality received one of the highest scores from students and parents. Control of Bullying was given a good score.
School communication received a good score. This was an area for improvement in our previous survey. The improvement in this area is significant.
Opportunities in extra-curricular and the marking of pupils work are also areas of significant improvement.
The schools image in the local community was given a good score.
Cantell and Proud 77.7% of parents would recommend this school to another parent. This is a good score, almost outstanding.
Developing careers advice (see below), community spirit and promoting racial harmony are areas that you would like us to communicate more effectively on. Watch this space.
I would also like to share with you some of the comments from the Student Behaviour Poll. Thanks for you many comments.
“I have no problems with the school, my only problem was resolved quickly and I don’t try to stay off anymore” - Year 9 Student
“School has improved, there is an enjoyable environment and the teachers are nice” – Year 10 Student
“I like this school, I know everything now, and there is positive atmosphere in the school” – Year 9 Student
“I have had a great time at this school. My behaviour was bad in Year 7 but in Year 8 and 9 my behaviour has drastically improved” – Year 9 Student
“Thanks for the effort put towards improving the school. It has improved majorly over the years I have been here”- Year 10 Student
Epic Chess off
Cantell Staff Blind Football Match
I contacted NASA with regards to borrowing some space rocks as I had heard about them when I researched astrophysics many years ago. They eventually put me through to an organisation in the UK which works with NASA, and after three and a half years of waiting, we finally had the opportunity and privilege to borrow them.
We were fortunate enough to have the moon rocks and meteorites for a period of five days and were able to see pieces that were collected from space and ones that had landed on earth. It was great to see so many students and staff show interest and ask so many questions. It really was humbling to be able to hold pieces of the Universe that were billions of years old that had travelled vast distances. I’m sure that in the future, we will never have this opportunity again.
Cantell Student Bulletin
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Cantell Remembers Sir Patrick Moore
We are all deeply saddened at the death of our wonderful friend and patron, Sir Patrick Moore, earlier this week. We remember him with great fondness and deep respect. Patrick was a legend in his own lifetime, and continued to be an inspiration to our young people until the end.
Many of us have had the un- paralleled privilege of meeting Sir Patrick over the past 5 years, either when we visited him at his home in Selsey, or on that momentous occasion when he honoured us with an evening visit in 2009, here at Cantell. Patrick actively encouraged our students to ‘reach for the stars’, and actively helped many of them to fulfil their dream of visiting NASA.
We are humbled by his example and will miss him for a very long time to come. Our thoughts are with his close friends, colleagues and carers at this time. Thank you Patrick for all that you have given us. We WILL continue your legacy…
Year 11 Celebration Evening
Last week we celebrated our last year's leavers with an evening of music, memories and laughter. Our ex-students collected the work they put so much time and effort into and a certificate to recognise that effort. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening
Thank you so much to all who were involved in making last night's Key Stage 4 Information Evening such a great success.
I spoke to many students from all year groups and they found the evening extremely useful and informative. I also had very positive comments from a number of our guest exhibitors - some assumed the students had been primed in advance because they were asking such sensible questions - a real credit to the school. Thanks again!
158 Cantell Bus
The Cantell School bus will be taking a slightly different route to and from school whilst the road works are taking place in Bevios Valley.
In the mornings students will get on the bus AT TWO DIFFERENT STOPS
Opposite ST MARY’S SPORTS HALL (RSH Hospital)
AND SPRING CRESCENT BUS STOP on the main Portswood Road (Aldi)
This bus stop is located just after the row of small shops/restaurants.
On the way home from school
The Bus will stop at: SPRING CRESCENT BUS STOP (Aldi) and then turn right into Lodge Road, it will then continue along the avenue WITHOUT ANY STOPS before re-joining its route.
IT WILL THEN STOP at: ST MARYS SPORTS HALL (RSH Hospital) Before continuing on its route into town.
Over 90 Year 7 students had the opportunity to take part in a live webcast with the amazing American Author Jeff Kinney. Jeff is the author of the Wimpy Kid book series - combining writing with great cartoons.
Jeff talked to the students about his own school days, and how his own school days have inspired his writing about the Wimpy Kid. He also showed us how he draws his cartoon illustrations, using a tablet computer instead of a pencil and paper - it was really interesting!
Whilst they were watching, the students also wrote questions for Jeff, and Miss Sutton sent them to him by email. Some of the questions that we sent are below.
We hope to take part in lots more events like this, as we learnt a lot, and it was good fun too! Ms. Sutton
We at Cantell pride ourselves on our Anti Bullying Ethos, so when the opportunity came for our students to train as Anti Bullying Ambassadors we embraced the idea.
Mrs Ridout took 10 students to Upper Shirley High School where they met Alex Holmes who delivered an amazing event to inspire and give young people the knowledge and tools to become young Ambassadors. You can go on to you tube and follow this link to see examples of the amazing work Alex does this is his story Alex Holmes anti-bullying campaigner….my story.
Our students had an amazing day joining in with many other schools sharing ideas and getting involved in role play and confidence building workshops.
New Writing Club
HEAVEN EYES by David Almond
The cover of this book caught my eye on a visit to the library. It kept beckoning to me to pick it up.
So, finally I succumbed.
Whitegates is a children’s home. Some of the children that live there yearn to be free and crave adventure. January Carr and Erin Law are two yearning –to-be-free souls. They are kindred spirits, both having lost their mothers.
January secretly builds a raft to aid their escape. When the day of the great escape arrives both January and Erin are followed by another freedom seeking little spirit. Reluctantly the duo becomes a quartet because Mouse brings with him his pet mouse called Squeak.
They all set off with high hopes which are quickly dashed when the raft runs aground in the black silt of The Black Middens. Here they are rescued by Heaven Eyes and Grampa, on the banks of a run-down industrial estate.
Grampa is the caretaker of the industrial estate and Heaven Eyes was found in The Black Middens by him one dark night. There is a mystery surrounding how Heaven Eyes came to be in the Black Middens. A closely and fiercely guarded secret exists.
Here the adventure begins, perhaps not the one that was anticipated, but an adventure all the same. Questions arise that beg to be answered. Why does Grampa go treasure hunting in the dark night? What is he hoping to find?
Well the only way to find out is to read the book!
Unexpected things happen in the unlikeliest circumstances. Despair becomes hope. Similar experiences draw people together and friendship blossoms where you least expect it.
Everyone can identify with something in this book whether it is an emotion, a thought or an experience. If you delve a little deeper you will find many examples that embody the values we hold dear.
Year 7 House Introduction
Since the foundation of our House system, our Year 7 students are introduced to their respective houses with a celebratory assembly. This year was no different, A warm welcome to all our new house members.
Cantell was proud to host a number of local schools for a book fair, based around the Hattori Hachi book series, written by Jane Prowse. Cantell's Year 7 students took part in the book fair, which included a talk by Jane Prowse herself about the process of writing - which gave us lots of hints about how to write our own stories; a reading from Jane's first Hattori Hachi book "The Revenge of the Praying Mantis"; and the chance to get an autograph and bookmark from Jane. Some students even got chance to dress up as ninjas, and look at some of the ninja equipment that Jane had brought with her.
Before the book fair, students had taken part in a city wide competition to design an illustration for one of Jane Prowse's books. The winner was Joshua Bateman (7 Green), with his action packed illustration of the first chapter from the third Hattori Hachi book "The Curse of the Diamond Daggers". His well-deserved prize was an autographed copy of the book from Jane Prowse, who really liked the colour and atmosphere in his illustration.
Mercury Music Award
"Despite being the bookie's favourite, Joe Newman looked stunned as his band Alt-J landed this year's prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their debut An Awesome Wave"
Patrick Knox | Southampton Echo
To read more of the article click here
World Challenge Fundraiser
With the run up to Christmas everyone is feeling the pinch. The idea of donating money is even harder. I have a solution for how you can support World Challenge and not spend any extra cash.
If you use the link, register (for free) and then one of the supporting companies such as Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Argos and eBay. A percentage will be donated to our World Challenge Kenya expedition, up to 15%!
So if you are about to buy anything online, please use this link and register. It won't cost anything extra for you but will help us a lot.
Thank you for your continued support.
Telephone System Maintenance
Monday October 29th we are undergoing phone maintenance and our normal number is out of service. To contact the school please use 02380 559125 for that day. The normal number will be working again on Tuesday 30th.
Ready to take on a new challenge and earn house point? Well here is something that will help you find more challenges and bring home the points for your House!
Here is the invite to the Art Asia concert taking place at Bitterne Park School on 24th October
It would be great to see lots of Cantell faces there supporting our ex Year 11s!
We now have 12 table tennis tables under the canopy outside for students to use at breaks and lunchtimes.
KS3 days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and KS4 days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, there is also a Table Tennis club every Thursday after school.
No need to sign up, just turn up in your PE kit under the canopy if you wish to play.
Christmas Markets of Bruges
Friday 8th December - 45 GCSE French students will be travelling to the Christmas Markets of Bruges for the day - watch this space for a report of their visit! Trip now full!
Thursday 25th October - Y9 and Y10 French students are invited to watch a great French film - "The Well Digger's Daughter" at the Harbour Lights cinema. The trip will cost £1.60 per student, and letters are available from Miss Sutton.
Isle of Wight Residential Trip
Cantell is running a residential trip to the Isle of White in February 2013. The trip will take place between the 8th & 11th. It's an adventure weekend including high ropes, rock climbing, abseiling and much more! If you're interested speak with Miss Dodds or Miss Sutton, letters need to be in by 19th of October.
Capita will be performing maintenance on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2012. During this period SIMS Learning Gateway will be unavailable between 08:30-19:00:
Geography & History are currently working on controlled assessment in year 10 and 11, clinics for support and catch up operate on a Thursday and Friday. Philosophy and ethical debating run by Mr Bryant operates in HU1 at lunchtimes (except Tuesdays).
Cantell's Got Talent
Calling all Staff Members and Students! We want to see your tremendous talents! If you think you've got what it takes, make sure you come along to the auditions.
These are held Monday and Thursday Lunchtimes in the Drama Rooms.
We felt it in our fingers, we felt it in our toes...
Marti Pellow, most famously known as the lead singer of Wet, Wet, Wet, wowed our Key Stage 4 Drama students in his role as The Narrator in Blood Brothers at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.
Students were treated to a further vocal delight when Nikki Evans, X-Factor fame, brought the house down with her portrayal as Mrs Johnstone. Both singers were rewarded for their efforts with a standing ovation from the theatre audience! At a time when the play's messages resonate most, Blood Brothers closes this year in London's West End after a 24 year run.
World Challenge Car Wash
"Over the last 2 weeks, World Challenge students have been washing cars to fund next years challenge trip to Kenya.
After school the students have been cleaning hard to make the staff cars shine. We even fully waxed Mr Kutty's car, which took a little persuasion, but he was delighted with the work!
This will be an activity we continue throughout the year so keep those dirty motors coming!"
Cantell and Proud
A warm welcome back was the message from all our House Leaders in this week’s assemblies.
Excitement all round as we anticipate another close competition for the House Cup. Northam House, back on top in July, will take some beating.
Kingsland will certainly chase as they hold an early lead with the House Points.
Cantell visits NASA
Cantell at Space Centre
Space enthusiasts from Cantell enjoyed a two week trip to America, over the Easter break, visiting the Space Centres at Houston & Cape Kennedy. It was an amazing experience, inspired & organised by Ms Tolchard.
It has been great this week, to see in the news, that NASA's oldest & most travelled space shuttle, Discovery, arrive at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Virgina. More details & pictures from the trip to follow....
Just a quick badminton update...
Mikthad Rahman, Benjie Wang, Faisal Jamil, Dan Maund, Darren Zeng and Muhammad Baharim represented Cantell really well yesterday at Flemiing Park. It was commented how strong their game ethics were, how sportsmanlike they were and how fair they treated the other players.
Round One we did well winning some of the singles and doubles games but overall lost to the schools. Our students were very nervous and it showed. It was clear that some of the teams took badminton very seriously and they played exceptionally well, obviously used to the competition. Our students watched in awe at the player's talents! I could not believe that some of the players there were only 15!
Round two was much better where we beat all the schools very convincingly.
Overall we finished seventh out of ninth.
Mr. D. Warrington
U14’s Boys Basketball
An exciting game away to Woodlands saw the U14’s turn on the style and cruised to a commanding 60 – 4 points win. An impressive debut by Charles Mugabe (Itchen 3) who’s quick passing and dribbling opened the Woodlands defence on numerous occasions
Cantell picked up where they left off against Sholing Technology College and entertained a packed home venue. The support was greatly received and the boys immediately responded with some impressive passing and moving to create a 20 point lead at the end of the first quarter. Exceptional performances by Meron and Bawaan Kakabra sealed an 82 – 2 victory.
U16s Boys Basketball
Cantell travelled to Westgate School in Winchester and due to injury the starting five was changed with Mohammod stepping in to replace Kewin. The team worked incredibly hard to move the ball into space and score some very good baskets. Cantell were in the lead from the off with Mantas “scorer supreme” collecting rebounds and securing fantastic scoring opportunities.
The third quarter saw changes with Nedas replaced for Joel who came on to score his first basket for the team. Oscar was replaced with Shivam and this added a different dimension to the team, good movement from both Rubel and Zabi saw even more baskets being scored. Over all this was Cantell’s best Basketball performance of the season and a real reward for all the hard work they have put in over the last 4 months. We look forward to the New Year and our rival game against St Georges School 15.01.2013 to be played at Cantell, tip off for 3.30. 55-39 Cantell win.
Cantell were hosts to King Edward VI School, this was a game that Cantell knew would be a tough fixture however the team had some new plays to try out. Cantell led in the first quarter with successful baskets being scored from Nedas and Mantas. King Edward VI School are a tall team and once inside the key were able to win rebounds and successfully score easy points, which led to the team losing narrowly.
U16s Boys Basketball 06/11/2012
Cantell travelled to Mountbatten school for their first fixture of the Basketball season. Cantell worked well in the first quarter and the third producing great movement off the ball into space, but found it hard to score easy points. Unfortunately a well drilled Mountbatten side, who were National champions last year, won the fixture. Man of the Match went to Mantas who scored some great three pointers.
U16s Boys Basketball 13/11/2012
Cantell travelled to Wildern School for their second fixture of the Basketball season. Cantell knew that they had a good opportunity to win this game and wanted to put right the wrongs from last week’s performance. Cantell had high spirits in the first quarter, and good team work lead by Zabi and Nedas enabled Cantell to stay within reach of Wildern. A few changes to the team were rewarded by good baskets scored by Oscar and Neilas. This was a tight game where unfortunately a strong Wildern team, with some good club players, took the lead in the last quarter.
U16s Boys Basketball 20/11/2012
Cantell were hosts to Thornden for their third fixture into the Basketball season. Cantell had worked hard in training this week to develop their ability to screen, this was to be a great tool to use against Thornden. The first two quarters were a very even contest, some fantastic movement of the ball from both Neilas and Mantas enabling Cantell to score some great points. However Cantell were unable to challenge the lead due to the height advantage the Thornden players had.
U14’s Boys Basketball 22/11/12
Cantell played last year’s champions of the district this week. The boy’s played extremely well throughout causing the current champions some real problems. The boys are now becoming a really effective unit linking up well together to rip open teams on the counter, which they did throughout the game against Toynbee. Man of the Match went to Zia Samedi for his tireless defensive work.
U14’s Boys Badminton
Ismail Ahmed, Kenny Gatera, Naz Nosrati and Neamatullah Niazi represented Cantell at this week’s tournament. The boys discussed tactics on the bus on route to Redbridge - concentrating on service and going over the net drills that we have practised on Fridays.
The boys put their training into practise and sailed through their games with no real opposition. The boys were on a real high and when we had played Oasis Mayfield , I said "come on, let's find another school to beat" which was met with hoots of laughter. A brilliant afternoon of badminton and lots of fun for all the boys.
U14’s Boys Basketball
The U14’s played their first game of the season away to Chamberlayne Park on Thursday. The team took a commanding lead in the first quarter scoring 14 points without conceding a basket. Cantell played some very attractive basketball with plenty of passing and moving resulting in a great team performance, winning the game 39 points to 6.
Man of the Match went to Meran Kakabra for his excellent all round play.
Football Match Results
Cantell took an early lead through Jeremiah Dosunmu and looked good until USH equalised before half time. USH then scored 3 goals in 5 minutes midway through the second half, and a 5th with 5 minutes to go. Cantell pushed forward with Callum Fitzhorswell scoring a late consolation goal.
Cantell v’s Redbridge was an exciting game that ebbed and flowed, on a difficult windy pitch. Cantell took the lead through a great goal by Jack Callaway. This was a spirited performance in which the team led twice with the game finishing 3-3. Man of match Alex Ladkin.
Cantell’s runners have had a racing start to the year. Cantell have taken at least 40 runners to each race and have taken the other schools in the city by storm! The first four races of the season have now passed and Cantell are in medal contention in all age groups.
There have been many fantastic performances by all the year 7 runners. Year 8 and 9 athletes have continued to show unity and strength in what can be described as ‘hard fields’ of runners. Stand out performances by both the Intermediate girls and boys see them pushing for the top spot!
All runners need to watch this space for team selection for the city and county championships later this year…..
Keep on running!
House Sports Volleyball |
Year 7 Tournament
Thursday 13th September 2012
Player of the match
Team of the tournament
1st – Northam 60pts
2nd – Itchen 40pts
3rd – Kingsland 30pts
4th – Chapel 20pts
Year 7 Football
In their first league game away to Bitterne Park they won 8-3. It was a fantastic game with Liam Elliot scoring five goals, Ali Itemis two goals and Joshua Ball scoring the last goal.
MOM (man of the match) was voted by the team and went to Oliver Jenkins who played in Centre midfield and worked hard in supporting all of the goals scored!
All new year 7 players are welcome to training which is on Tuesdays after school.
Cantell Rugby Team | Sponsorship
Rugby has started at Cantell since September and has been growing ever since, both in success and in numbers. More recently the year 7 team competed in the Hampshire schools tournament, we managed to get into the plate final loosing out just to the Gregs school.
Our school was congratulated on their efforts and hard work as we are a newly formed team and were competing at a high standard.