Canton Global Academy
Didn’t we have a wonderful time ? I refer, of course, to our Year of the Dog celebrations held on campus last Saturday 03 February. The Lion Dance was gymnastically spectacular, the students’ presentations were colourful, face changing [how did he do it ?] and the Magician [ably assisted by Mohammed !] astonished us, not to mention the craft stalls, the tea house, and the succulent Chinese food. And finally, The Grand Raffle with all those attractive prizes. All in all, a spectacular day ! Thanks are due to our school staff for all their hard work in the organisation and planning and to our many sponsors for their support and, in many cases, for their donation of prizes for the Grand Raffle. The photos accompanying this newsletter will hopefully bring back memories of the day.
In this, now, our last week before the Chinese New Year holiday, we have had staff meetings and a staff social during which various awards were given to members of staff for their significant contributions to CGA over the past half-year. Our adverts in The Times Educational Supplement have also borne fruit and we have been making offers to staff who will be joining us for the new Academic Year. Since we will be opening up a secondary section for students aged 11 and above we have already secured the services of Ron Hermann [English and Humanities] and Luke Greaves [Mathematics and Science] to join us w.e.f. 01 August. Even better news is that from 03 March we will be joined by Chelseigh Robinson who will teach Year 4 and who also will, from August, be our school Music teacher. We will be developing Music within the school from March onwards and showcasing students’ Music and Art in June, the final month of the school year.
Developments on campus continue. I am sure many of you will have seen the all-weather pitch is now being leveled and we are hoping for completion of this facility by late March. We are developing the STE[A]M* programme hopefully to start after Chinese New Year and a room on Floor 2 is being prepared for that. We will also be starting our Activities programme and you will have received letters about that earlier this week. [*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics]The holiday comes at a good time, allowing everyone to ‘re-charge’ their batteries in time for Marketing’s major student recruitment programme from March onwards and, as you can see from the calendar of future events, a very busy time for teachers and students alike. Thank you, one and all, for your continuing support of CGA and, if you are traveling over the coming weeks I wish you safe journeys. Meanwhile…..