Hello, my name is Maya, and I’m one of the current School Captains here at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School! I am so grateful to have been chosen for this position as it allows me to not only develop a broad range of skills, but also to give back to this lovely institution. Sam and I are excited to be working alongside the School Officer Team to ensure that our amazing school community flourishes, supporting our students to develop into well-rounded, resilient and happy young adults! I’ve been a student here since Year 7 and can confidently assure you that the school provides you with a safe and secure learning environment, where you not only excel in the classroom but develop a sense of direction and purpose.
I am currently in sixth form studying English Literature, Psychology and Geography A-levels. On reflection, my A-Level choices may have had something to do with my passion for travel, and learning about new places, and cultures, and finding ways to express my own interpretation of the different environments and ways of living I observe and experience. I’m currently finalising my reflection on possible degree choices; the future can be exciting but also bewildering, and the careers team at Chis and Sid have been amazingly helpful and supportive in setting out possible pathways for me.
For me, one of the best things about our school is its rich array of extracurricular clubs and societies; I personally guarantee there is something here for everyone! I am a proud member of both 97 (a feminist and equality group) as well as CORE (Committee of Racial Equality) which organised and hosted the first ever Culture Day in 2022 and it was a huge success! Through my role as a writer for the school’s magazine ‘The Chronicle’, I was able to share the importance of Culture Day and the rationale underpinning it. Through discussion, debate, and celebration, these societies have allowed me to form new friendships outside of the classroom and has further fuelled my passion for a greater understanding of diverse cultures. Ultimately, I feel this makes me a more self-aware, respectful, global citizen.
I’ve loved my journey as a Chis and Sid student, and looking back on all the memories I’ve created whilst here makes me confident that you will be your happiest here! Also, please feel free to come up to me with any queries or questions you have and I’ll be more than happy to help!
I look forward to seeing you!
Hello, my name is Sam and I am one of the current School Captains at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School for 2023-2024. I am deeply honoured to have been selected to represent the school and I cannot wait for the opportunity to give back to the wonderful school community that warmly embraced me when I joined at the beginning of Year 12.
I am currently studying Mathematics, Physics and Geography A-levels, with the goal of becoming a commercial pilot in the future. The school’s extensive support network and careers team have allowed me to explore a wide range of further education options, which has reaffirmed my ambition for a career in the Aerospace industry.
Outside the classroom, I am extremely thankful for Chis and Sid’s exceptional offering of extracurricular activities and events. Being able to attend the physics trip to CERN in Switzerland was an indispensable experience as it helped me form bonds with my peers and develop greater academic understanding regarding wider scientific ideas and methods. I have also had the pleasure of volunteering at a variety of school events - in particular the open days for prospective parents and students - which has been a great opportunity to ameliorate my interpersonal and leadership skills.
These qualities and experiences that I have gained from my time here will continue to positively shape my future, and as a School Captain, I wish to continue to inspire these attributes to the rest of the school. Additionally, I would like to increase the frequency of transitional and induction events available to both present and new students, as they continue to progress to new stages in their education.
Me, Maya and the rest of the School Officer team would love to hear any proposals you have for the upcoming academic year, so please do not hesitate to get in contact with us!
All the best,
Welcome from the School Officer team at Chis and Sid! Over the upcoming academic year, our primary objective is to help bridge the gap between the students and staff, while also promoting our school's core values through the introduction of new school events, encompassing both sports and academics. Our team comprises of Sam and Maya (The School Captains), 12 House Captains and 11 Vice Captains, each with distinct responsibilities:
We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have for enhancing life at Chis and Sid, so please feel free to reach out! Best wishes for the forthcoming academic year.
The School Officer Team.
There are six houses at CSGS, and students are assigned to a House when they join the school in Year 7. Twelve students in our sixth form are nominated as House Captains each year, with two captains being assigned to each house.
The House Captains demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and encourage both endeavour and the development of character in members of their respective houses in KS3 and KS4. House Captains assist with the planning and delivery of house assemblies and leading and assisting at school events, such as open mornings / evenings and Sports Day. Our House Captains are proud to take a leading role in the day to day life of the school by encouraging engagement and participation among all year groups at CSGS.
The Charity Committee at CSGS consists of a diverse group of skilful students who organise various events to raise money for the charities on which they have chosen to focus..
Each year the Charity Committee decide which causes to support and raise money for.
Members thoroughly enjoy participating in the successful events they organise and execute.
|Valentine's Week events 2024
The Charity Committee working with the Young Enterprise Team organised a Valentine's table top sale offering eco-cards and long-stemmed roses, a non-uniform day and a screening of Gnomeo & Juliet, all of which were well supported. In total we raised £1182.57 during this week and this will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Registered charity no. 1080839.
|Read for Good 2023
|Students raised £307.50 through sponsorship to read for their pleasure. Completing their sponsored read enabled Read for Good to provide the magic of books and stories to children in hospital. Registered charity no. 1130309.
|Save the Children 2023
A total of £1294.50 was raised for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Appeal 2023. Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. In the UK and around the world, we make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning, so they can become who they want to be (charity no 213890).
|Poppy Appeal 2023
|A total of £423 was raised for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal in 2023. Contributions help support the Armed Forces community, past and present, charity no 219279.
|Movember - November 2023
|Movember activities raised £1782, with Students and Staff involved in ‘Growing a Mo’, hosting ‘Mo-ment’ bake sales and through ‘Move-for Movember’ activities. The funds raised were put towards both research and treatment in prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health support for those considering suicide [which has sadly become the leading cause of death for men under 50]. Movember UK (charity no 07275694)
|World Mental Health Day - 10th October 2023
|A total of £920 was raised for the benefit of the charity Young Mind Trust (charity no 1016968) during our Mental Health Awareness Week activities with included wearing yellow, a bake sale, mindful art, mindful sewing, crocheting and knitting and a Zen Den.
|Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal - February 2023
|A total of £2246.50 was raised from donations which will be transferred to the British Red Cross (charity no 220949) DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.
|Movember - November 2022
|Our Movember activities raised £1593, with Students and Staff involved in ‘Growing a Mo’, hosting ‘Mo-ment’ bake sales and through ‘Move-for Movember’ activities. The funds raised were put towards both research and treatment in prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health support for those considering suicide [which has sadly become the leading cause of death for men under 50]. Movember UK (charity no 07275694)