First Day of School

By Sarah Edwards (Head of Curriculum, Early Years) The big day has arrived. Some mourn it, some rejoice in it. Either way it is the start of a new season in your child’s life. As we prepare ourselves and our children emotionally and mentally it will suddenly dawn on...

Relationships!! Relationships!! Relationships!!

Students learn best when they feel safe, supported and encouraged to ‘be themselves’.  At CCC, we believe that each child is wonderfully and uniquely made for a purpose.  Our role as educators is to encourage them to strive to be their best in their...

Play is not a dirty word!

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein  For many years ‘play’ in school contexts has been a dirty word.  “There is too much to get done to let them play” has been the sentiment of some teachers for a few years now.  Play is not a dirty word!  Many...

What’s Happening to my teenager? Part 1- Physical Changes

Physical changes are the most noticeable in young adolescents. There can be significant differences in height, weight and physical maturity between the sexes. Within a year 8 cohort there may be a 6-8year span in physical development. Uneven bone and muscle growth can...

Middle Schooling at CCC

At CCC we acknowledge the tremendous variations in both the timing and rate of growth​ between individuals within a cohort. We understand that the changes our students are undergoing will impact upon their learning and well-being so we are exploring classroom...

Many Parts Make a Whole

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle Tania Comerford, Personal Growth Support at CCC, recently shared in a Parenting Workshop, ‘Building Blocks to a Healthy Mind’, an acronym from Peter Janetski – BEING. Human...