Our merit scheme
- Written by Miss D Loveday
Jack attended and competed in the Kent Amateur Golf Championship on Friday 2 October2020, along with 59 other qualifiers. He was by far the youngest competitor, with only one other exception (a 15-year-old), they were all over 17 years old. A big achievement and credit to him to qualify for this prestigious event at such a young age.
It was not only a tough field of 60 of the best players from across Kent, but the weather conditions were seriously brutal, strong winds and heavy rain are far from perfect golfing conditions! Some players decided to drop out prior to the event and even on the day a few decided to give up during their round. Originally the event was set to be a double round, totalling 36 holes, however this was cut to one round, 18 holes, due to Storm Alex poor weather conditions having flooded the greens (see pic).
Jack started well considering, with 2 bogeys and a birdie. He battled well against the top selected talented players, all of which had lower handicaps than Jack - being off of 4. At just 12 years old, with the least experience and the highest handicap, Jack respectfully placed halfway in the final results table. He showed relentless determination, incredible effort and positive mindset to make the most of the opportunity. With such good qualities and characteristics, Jack is set to succeed in the future and looks forward to competing in many more events, with his aim to continue to reduce his handicap.
We have received information from our school bus operator Stagecoach and Kent County Council (KCC).
Students at Dane Court received some excellent GCSE results this morning.
Dane Court students are celebrating another very strong set of results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) across the Career-related and Diploma programmes.
Unbelievably it is already the end of the school year and Dane Court's student newspaper team from ‘Chatter’ have been working super hard from home & in some cases from school to bring you this bright summer edition. We hope you enjoy reading it!
We have filled this edition with some great examples of the art work & healthy meals produced by our students, news of delayed film releases & messages of support from DCGS staff. Our fantastic students have also been reporting on what they have been doing outside of school, how staff have tackled isolation & how the experience has been for them so far, from the very beginning to now! Mrs Jellet was interviewed remotely & ‘the’ sports day bandit still makes an appearance!!
If anyone new to Dane Court would like to join the chatter team when we return to school, or just come along to see what we get up to, they shall be very welcome. All students & staff from across the school are very welcome. If your strength isn’t writing, we always need people with an eye for detail & a hand at editing! It would be especially great to hear from you all!
Chatter would like to ask student's, staff, PTA and their families to remain safe & well during this interesting time. Look after yourselves & one another but most of all ensure you all have a relaxing, long rest over the holidays, remember to get creative for our competition. See you all when we return in September.
The Chatter team
During the week commencing 20 April 2020 Dane Court staff supported Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School (CCGS) in its truly amazing efforts to provide face shields (visors) for staff working on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19).