Assemblies this week have returned to the theme of new beginnings and asked students to consider what drives people to want to take on new challenges and ways to become healthier and live better. Year 10 and Year 12 had presentations from the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation which we hope they found helpful.
We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Jumper Day in December raised £650 for Save the Children. Also, on the last day of term an own clothes day raised £1274. The students voted that this should be donated to Cancer Research. Thank you to all who donated. A special thank you also to those who donated to the Food Bank collection organised by Miss Hudson and 8YD.
The Student Leadership Council met on Monday to discuss upcoming charity events and ideas. They also considered what they would like money raised by the PSFA to be spent on. We’ll share the ideas and ask for your help in due course.
Bone Marrow appeal
Steven Christian, is a former student of Darrick Wood School who has battled illness for many years. Each time he has shown such strength and commitment to overcome every challenge that has come his way. We therefore want to do all we can to help him in his latest battle which was highlighted in the Bromley Times recently (https://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bone-marrow-appeal-to-readers-1-6466008). He needs a bone marrow donor and we have promised to help highlight this. All the information you need is in the Bromley Times article. Thank you in advance for taking the time read about this and if you can help in any way, even with just a financial donation, then thank you again!
Senior Prefects for 2020/21
As you may know, this year we brought forward the selection process for new prefects and Senior Prefects. Bringing this to earlier in the year has allowed our current serving prefects to be released from their duties and to focus on their examinations and university applications. It has also allowed our Year 12 students to begin the routine of prefect duties sooner. Before Christmas I had the pleasure of interviewing some delightful and very strong candidates for the post Head Boy/Girl.
I am now pleased to announce that the following appointments to the Senior Prefect team have been made with effect from January 2020:
Head Boy – Jacob Eyers
Head Girl – Lizzie Webb
Deputy Head Girls – Emily Bestwick, Daisy Price
Deputy Head Boys – Matthew Harding, Finnian Steel
They will be presented with their badges in assemblies soon. All prefects and senior prefects at the School have responsibility for upholding the School’s values through performing lunchtime duties, helping at school events and leading new initiatives that will leave a lasting legacy at the School. Pupils in the lower school must listen to and respect the prefects and if they do not, the prefects may issue litter patrols or inform members of staff. I would like to thank all our prefects for their hard work and commitment to Darrick Wood School.
Early close on Thursday, 13th February – please note that the School will close earlier on this day to facilitate a cross-Borough teacher training event. More information will be sent soon.
Dates for the diary
Thursday, 30th January, 5-8pm – Year 12 parents’ evening. Appointments will be made using Bromcom.
Wednesday, 5th February – KS4 Science evening for parents of Year 9 students – more information to follow.
Thursday, 13th February – Cross borough teacher training event. School will close early for students. More information to follow.
Monday, 17th to Friday 21st February – half term break
Thursday, 27th February – Year 8 parents’ evening, 5-8pm
Thursday, 5th March – Year 9 options evening, 5-8pm
Thursday, 12th March – Year 9 parents’ evening, 5-8pm