Parent Bulletin 03.05.19

Parent Bulletin 03.05.19

This week Year 10 completed their summer examinations this week. They did very well practising some of the routines and following the rules required for public examinations next year whilst sitting papers consisting of GCSE questions. Next week it is the turn of Year 9 to complete examinations in their core subjects. Help needed The PSFA were so successful at their last sale, they are now in need of more second hand uniform. Any uniform that still looks good can…

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Parent Bulletin 26.04.19

Parent Bulletin 26.04.19

Latest news 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…

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Parent Bulletin 05.04.19

Parent Bulletin 05.04.19

Achievement Assemblies All week in assemblies we have been recognising the achievements of our students. Awards were given for subjects and for House Points. These ceremonies close with a final presentation of Head Teacher’s Awards for those who have excelled in one way or another over the past term. Senior Prefects This week was also the week where we interviewed candidates for the role of Head Boy and Head Girl. Candidates need to first be elected as Prefects. They then…

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Parent Bulletin 29.03.19

Parent Bulletin 29.03.19

Latest news In this bulletin last week we reported on the success of DWSAudio. Here you will find an increasing range of interesting podcasts created by our students with help from Mr Chappell (Head of Media) and our Media Technician, Mr Utton. This week, we are proud to announce that two of our plays were entered for the 2019 International Radio Drama Festival and One of our exercise books is missing was placed first by the jury for the short…

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Darrick Wood School Wins Radio Drama Award

Darrick Wood School Wins Radio Drama Award

Staff and students at Darrick Wood School in Orpington are celebrating after winning an international radio drama award for one of their extra-curricular media projects. In January 2018 the school set up an audio blog to post weekly content including audio plays, short stories, original music and podcasts recorded by its pupils. Two of their plays were included in the UK International Radio Drama Festival that was held in Canterbury last week (18th-22nd March). Now in its fifth year, the…

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Parent Bulletin 22.03.19

Parent Bulletin 22.03.19

Latest news Students from all year groups participated in large numbers in a thoroughly enjoyable and high quality Spring Concert on Thursday. The programme was varied and entertaining and very much indicated the impact of hard work by students and staff in rehearsals over recent weeks. Music is going from strength to strength at the School. There are lots of opportunities to get involved so please encourage your child to join one of the many clubs that are organised or…

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Key Stage 3 Awards

Key Stage 3 Awards

With monthly Pupil of the Month awards, termly achievement assemblies, our House Points system in Class Charts and other awards given out by individual teachers, we believe it is vital to acknowledge in as many ways as possible the hard work of our pupils. We are always looking for new ways to do this and recently the Head Teacher met with the top three pupils in Years 7 to 9 in terms of attainment and progress  They were awarded Bronze,…

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UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019

UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019

DWS Audio is proud to announce that two of our audio plays have been included in the UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019. One of Our Exercise Books is Missing and Free Fall will be showcased on Thursday 21st March at Café Nero in Canterbury, the venue for this year’s festival. The plays will also be available online via the radio drama festival website, where you can listen and vote for your favourite play. Mr Chappell

Parent Bulletin 15.03.19

Parent Bulletin 15.03.19

Latest news The weather has tested us over past week. The Year 8 playground had to be shut due to a tree that was in danger of falling into the playground from the surrounding woods. This has now been made safe and Year 8 were back in their playground this morning. Thank you to parents of pupils in Year 9 for another very well attended parents’ evening. The Year 9 options process if very much underway. This afternoon an email…

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Parent Bulletin 08.03.19

Parent Bulletin 08.03.19

Latest news There was an excellent turn-out to the Year 9 Options Evening on Thursday. The link to make selections will be sent towards the end of next week. Thursday was also World Book Day. Pupils were invited to participate in a number of quizzes, games, competitions and events around the School – including a lunchtime Book Bar! Each pupil has been given a World Book Day token to spend on a book of their choosing – please do encourage…

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