Thank you to parents of students in Years 10 and 11 who attended our information evening on Wednesday. The information booklets that were given out are now on our website and can also be downloaded here.
We still have some copies of the other booklets written by Tim Foot that are £1 each and will make them available at the Year 10 and Year 11 parents’ evenings next term. In the meantime, they can be purchased from Pupil Reception if your child brings the correct money in.
Parents in other year groups may appreciate a reminder that the parent area on our website has information on what each year group are learning. This can be helpful as the year progresses and in particular in the lead up to examinations.
As mentioned in previous bulletins we are aware of the poor quality of the new student planners and are making plans to replace them urgently. We will write with more information once this is confirmed.
All students and parents should now be able to access the Bromcom portals. Parents of students in Year 13 will be the first to access an online booking system for the Year 13 Parents’ Evening. We hope to send details next week. To communicate effectively we do need to ensure the email address we have for you is accurate and still used. Please let the Office know if there are any changes or you are not receiving emails we send. These will come from the firstname.lastname@example.org address or from our ‘groupcall’ system.
Proofs from the Photo Session in September should have come home with your child this week. We hear from some parents that these never reach home. Please ask your child about them.
There is an additional photo day scheduled for Tuesday, 15th October as below:
10.00am – 12.00noon Catch up for those who missed last month’s photo sessions
12.15pm – 3.10pm Y11 individual and Form photos
Lunch time & after school Sibling photos
Pathways Careers evening
Parents/carers of students in Years 9 to 13 are invited to attend the School’s Pathways evening with their son/daughter. The evening runs from 6.30pm to 8.00pm in the Main Hall and Dining Hall with a wide range of providers for Post-16 and Post-18 pathways. Further information has been sent home this week in an email.
Dates for the Diary
Saturday, 12th October – PSFA Secondhand uniform sale 10am until 11.30am – in the Dining Hall.
Saturday, 12th October – PSFA Magic Night. Don’t forget to check out other events on the PSFA website ( http://www.darrickwoodpsa.co.uk/) and get involved in helping raise funds for your child’s school.
Thursday, 17th October – Pathways 2019 from 6.30pm – careers and pathway options for Years 9 to 13.
Monday, 21st October – Two week October half-term break. We return on Monday, 4th November 2019.