We welcomed back students and staff this week and hope they had a good rest over the Easter break, ready for what is always a busy term. We somehow managed to dodge the rain for the Year 13 and Year 11 photographs on Wednesday and it remained dry for the annual staff photo also. The serious matter of preparation for public examinations now begins and the internal examination season begins next week with Year 10 and then examinations in core subjects for Year 9.
The Geography trip to Iceland was again a big success and the School’s first trip to China lived up to expectations. Apart from seeing all the usual tourist attractions such as the Great Wall, the party also spent 3 days in our partner school, Nanya in Hunan Province, spending time with Chinese students and enjoying the very warm welcome. It will no doubt have been an experience of a lifetime. They returned with gifts from Nanya, including a vase from the Beijing Olympics and an amazing painting which we will put on display.
Thank you to parents of Year 7 who attended parents’ evening this week and to parents of Year 12 who attended the Higher Education evening. We hope you found these helpful.
Year 7 End of Year Foam Party
This is due to be held at the School on Friday, 28th June 7-9pm. Tickets went on sale at the Year 7 parents’ evening and proved very popular. They will continue to be on sale in school. Further information about this will be communicated shortly.
A revised policy for communications with parents has been established and is now available to view in the policies area of our website (https://www.darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk/Policies.aspx). We hope you find this ensures a more consistent and effective approach to communications.
Dates for the diary
Year 10 examinations – week beginning 29th April.
Year 9 core examinations – week beginning 6th May (although not the Monday as this is Bank Holiday).
Public examinations start – week beginning 13th May.
Year 13 Leavers’ Ball – 24th May
Half term break – week beginning 27th May.
Bromley Libraries are offering young people aged 14-18 the chance to volunteer to help children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Anyone interested should contact their local library or email firstname.lastname@example.org