Parent Bulletin 04.10.19

Parent Bulletin 04.10.19

This week

Thank you to all the students who helped make Open Evening another big success. It is their enthusiasm as guides and in Departments that demonstrates to prospective parents and their children the values we hold dear and the opportunities we provide as a school. There were two exceptional speeches from a Year 8 pupil (Thomas) and a Year 13 student (Olivia) that also made a significant contribution to the evening along with of course our fantastic staff. Judging by the numbers on the night and the many positive comments made, Darrick Wood will continue to be a very popular choice. Well done everyone.

Thursday was Tag der deutschen Einheit (German Unity Day). We flew the German flag to recognise and honour the significance of this to millions of Germans. Mr Wright, Head of German circulated a PowerPoint to Form Tutors to help our children learn about this significant world event along with the Youtube links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tdw29LduG4 (slightly entertaining cartoon depiction)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTGMn-wlWEA (good description of the history of the two countries of East and West Germany)

Sporting Achievements

We are always interested in hearing about any pupils who are achieving in sport outside of school, perhaps at county level upwards. Please let the PE Department know via a note in the planner or by email/letter.

Magic Night – last chance to get your tickets

The PSFA are holding their fantastic Magic Night again on Saturday, 12th October at 6.45pm. The South London Magic Society will perform close up table magic followed by a stage show.  There will be a licensed bar but you are welcome to bring along nibbles and some food. Tickets cost £7.50 but anyone who has not yet requested them should urgently email info@darrickwoodpsa.co.uk by the end of this weekend.

Dates for the diary

Monday, 7th October – PSFA AGM. 7pm Library.

Wednesday, 9th October – KS4 Information Evening – for parents of Years 10 and 11. See separate email.

Saturday, 12th October – PSFA Second-hand uniform sale 10am until 11.30am.

Saturday, 12th October – PSFA Magic Night.

Thursday, 17th October – Pathways 2019 from 6.30pm – careers and pathway options for Years 9 to 13. See details in last week’s Bulletin.

Monday, 21st October – Our first ever two week October half-term break.  We return on Monday, 4th November 2019.

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