Parent Bulletin 09.11.18

Parent Bulletin 09.11.18

This week

  • In assemblies, all year groups this week paid tribute to those who lost their lives in World War 1 and in wars and conflicts ever since. The assemblies were led by Mr Heath who shared the story of Royal Marine, Oliver Augustin, who lost his life serving in Afghanistan. Years before, Mr Heath had taught this young man at another school and coached him to play rugby. The story illustrated that even on the centenary of the end of World War 1, war and conflict continues to affect so many lives. The usual silence was observed, broken only by the Last Post as the assemblies came to an end. Many pupils have bought poppies throughout the last few weeks and we are hopeful to have raised a large amount for the Poppy Appeal.
  • It was great to welcome so many of our own pupils as well as large numbers of pupils from other schools to our Sixth Form 2019 Open Evening on Thursday. Applications are now live on our website.
  • It was a shorter than usual week for pupils but staff enjoyed a day of professional development related to Special Educational Needs provision. This will enable our staff to meet the needs of all of our children even better.

Coming up

  • Year 13 parents’ evening is on Thursday, 15th November, 5-8pm.
  • Year 11 mock examinations extend over the two weeks beginning Monday, 26th November.
  • Tickets are on sale now for the School Production ‘Les Miserables’. Please see our website for details on how to purchase tickets.
  • Remember – tickets for the PSFA Christmas Ball are on sale now. Visit http://www.darrickwoodpsa.co.uk/ for details.
  • Tickets are also still on sale for the Year 7 end of term Christmas Party to be held at the School on the evening of Friday, 7th December. The ticket price is now £6.00 per ticket and £7.00 per ticket on the evening.
  • 10th December is a Professional Development Day for staff. Pupils do not attend.
  • Our annual Carol Service is being arranged for Tuesday, 18th December at 7pm. More information nearer the time.
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