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Sixth Form Prospectus 2017

Eloquent magazine - issue 1

Who are we following deep into the heart of the forest?
What demons or monstrous creatures stalk the trees?

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Last week saw the publication of the first edition of 'Eloquent', Dane Court's new creative writing themed magazine. The first edition, entitled 'By Candlelight', has been written and edited by a talented team of Year 12 students, with other submissions coming from students in Key Stage 4. With the pupils' continued hard work, the magazine will become a regular feature at the school.

The publication contains an extremely impressive breadth of styles of writing, ranging from crafted short stories and amusing book reviews to insightful political comment and analysis. The publication showcases the impressive literary skills of our pupils and is testament to their team work and organisation.
Most importantly, it's an extremely good read.

Read Eloquent magazine (all issues)

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Sports Day is on its way

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A message from Mr Wallace

Dear Parent/Guardian

Like most secondary schools, Dane Court has an annual Summer Sports Day. However, that is where the similarity ends. Our Sports Day actually takes place over one and a half days.
Athletic ‘Field Events’ take place during the morning of the first day, then Athletic ‘Track Events’ and Team Games run throughout the second day.
Although Sports Day is the largest ‘House’ competition of the year, and fiercely contested by all performers, it is also the only event where every student participates and plays their part.

We realise that some students do not enjoy athletics and so each year group has a ‘striking’ team game. Unlike the athletics where the competitions are single gender, the team game is a mixed gender activity. Year 7 play Rounders, Year 8 Stoolball, Year 9 Cricket and Year 10 Softball.
The success of the day is always due to the fantastic response from the students. Students have to organise themselves during Sports Day, making sure their form teams are organised and that they get to events on time. They are given a great deal of freedom during the ‘main’ day and I am never disappointed with their effort and behaviour which is always superb.
The sense of community is immense, with all staff involved in the smooth running of the day. Sports Day is my favourite day of the year because the whole school is taking part in one activity. And, of course, I’m just a little biased when it comes to sport!

All parents are welcome to watch some, or all, of Sports Day. The day is very informal. When you arrive please sign in at the main office. If you are not sure where to go to spectate ask any student/member of staff. We do not provide seating – feel free to bring a rug or folding seat.

The programme is shown below and can be downloaded here. We look forward to seeing many of you on the day.

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Friday 30 June 2017 - Pentathlon

Years 9 and 10 only
This will take place during Periods 1 to 4

 

Monday 3 July 2017 - Field

Order of events

 

10.55

11.25

11.55

12.25

 Long Jump

7 + 8 B

7 + 8 G

9 + 10 G

9 + 10 B

 Triple Jump

 9 + 10 B

 8 B

 

 

 Javelin

8 G

7 + 8 B

9 + 10 B

9 + 10 G

 Discus

9 + 10 G

9 + 10 B

7 + 8 G

7 + 8 B

 Shot Put

9 + 10 B

9 + 10 G

7 + 8 B

7 + 8 G

 Rounders Ball
 Throw

7G

 

 

 

High Jump - This competition will start at 8.50am for all competitors

 

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Team sports

Order of play

Time

Pitch 1

Pitch 2

Pitch 3

 10.15

B v D

H v N

S v T

10.55

T v B

D v H

N v S

11.35

T v D

B v N

H v S

12.15 to 12.55

 L U N C H

1.15

D v N

S v B

H v T

1.50

D v S

B v H

N v T

Track

Order of events

Time

Event

10.15

1500m
7G & 7B, 8G & 8B, 9B, 10B

10.55

100m
7G, 7B, 8G, 8B, 9G, 9B, 10G, 10B
6th Form Girls, 6th Form Boys

11.25

400m
8B, 9B, 10B

11.35

4 x 100m ‘B’ Relays
7G, 7B, 8G, 8B, 9G, 9B, 10G, 10B
Sixth Form, Mixed

12.15 to 12.55

L U N C H

1.15

300m
8G, 9G, 10G

1.25

200m
7G, 7B, 8G, 8B, 9G, 9B, 10G, 10B

2.00

800m
7G, 7B, 8G, 8B, 9G, 9B, 10G, 10B

2.30

4 x 100m ‘A’ Relays
7G, 7B, 8G, 8B, 9G, 9B, 10G, 10B

3.00

Staff v Yr12 Relay

3.10

PRESENTATIONS

*All timings are approximate

Music showcase concert

File 001 250pxVarious students came together to perform at the Music Showcase Concert on Friday 5 May at The Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs. There were a variety of different performances from classical to pop music from students in year 7 to year 13, and staff performances too. Evan Williams performed English Rose by Paul Weller and Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, which he had also performed as part of his GCSE Music Solo Performance. Our international students Ingrid Myrland Johansen and Johanna Steinvorth performed a Ukulele duet of Dream a Little Dream of Me by The Mamas and the Papas.

Other performances included a Saxophone solo by Reuben-James Gilbert who performed Tango and Charleston by T. Hold. Ukulele group performed with two guest singers, Isabelle Mcgee performing Riptide by Vance Joy and Jack Wilkinson performing I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book. Among the pianists performing were Joseph Chesters performing Wedding at Troldhaugen by Edward Grieg and Mabel Naisbitt performing Tarentella (from Minatures, Op. 53, No.6) by S. Maykapar.

Congratulations to all who performed! Our next event will be our Choir Tour to Disneyland Paris during half term. Also see the Jazz Band performing at Quex Park on Sunday 2nd July from 12pm onwards.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://danecourt.kent.sch.uk/?start=7#sigProId67107356c2

Boot fairs

school front 250pxThe Dane Court Grammar School Parents Association's monthly boot fairs usually take place at the school from 6:30am on the second Saturday of each month with breaks over winter and during the summer holiday.

There's no need for stallholders to book, just turn up at 6:00am. £7 for cars and £10 for vans. The boot fairs open to general public at 6:30am and refreshments are available.

This year's events are as follows:

  • Saturday 13 May 2017
  • Saturday 10 June 2017
  • Saturday 8 July 2017
  • No August Boot Fair
  • Saturday 9 September 2017
  • Saturday 14 October 2017 (weather permitting)

Check our calendar for more details.

Trip to Sevilla FC

IMG 7704 250pxOn the 8th of April, 22 students and 2 teachers boarded a coach and headed for Gatwick Airport. It was around 4 o'clock when we arrived at the airport but even being this early in the morning you could feel the buzz within the students. Before we boarded Mrs Sotiri and Mr Wallace gave each room a challenge sheet for the trip, including getting pictures of landmarks and answering general knowledge questions about Seville. We boarded the plane at around 6 o’clock and didn’t touch down in Spain until around 9 o’clock. When we got there we met our tour guide Juan.

After a short coach trip we got out and went sightseeing, we went to see a landmark square of painted ceramic tiles called Plaza de España. We all went for a canoe ride which was really fun. We then headed to our hotel called Abades. At around 5:30pm we left the hotel and headed for Sevilla’s stadium, Ramón Sánchen Pizjuán. We watched Sevilla V Deportivo, Sevilla won 4-2. The next morning we woke up early to get ready for breakfast and our first training session at Sevilla’s training ground. The sessions were really fun and the coaches were really nice. Later that day we had our first Spanish lesson with Carlos, it was really funny. On Monday we had the second of two training sessions and in the afternoon a tour of the city. During the coach trip back to the hotel we saw Real Betis’ stadium, Estadio Benito Villamarín (Sevilla’s rivals). In the evening we had a cooking class where we learned to cook paella, a traditional Spanish dish. On Tuesday we got ready to play an 11 a side game Vs a Sevilla youth team. They were really good but even though we lost, it was a great experience for us all. After the game we got to see the first team train for a little bit. In the afternoon we headed to Sevilla’s stadium once again for a stadium tour. It was extraordinary. We got to learn many different things to do with the club and its history. We also saw many things to do with the club including: the trophies won by the club(including the European trophy), the changing room facilities. We also got within touching distance of the pitch. On the final day we went to a shopping centre to buy souvenirs.

We headed for Sevilla airport and arrived at around 2:30pm, our flight left at around 4 o’clock and we arrived back in England at around 7 o’clock. We boarded our coach and set of home at around 7:30pm and arrived back in Thanet at about 9 o’clock. The trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://danecourt.kent.sch.uk/?start=7#sigProId28d78902c3

Year 13 leavers fancy dress 2017

MO1L4815 250pxToday we welcomed our annual gathering of year 13 students in fancy dress.
The event marks the end of their formal International Baccalaureate Diploma lessons and the start of study leave for most students.

Examination season starts in early May and we wish everyone involved the very best.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://danecourt.kent.sch.uk/?start=7#sigProId23a640b5d4

Choral Concert

ConcertMarch17 250pxCongratulations to all who performed as part of Our Choral Concert Evening on Tuesday 28 March 2016 at St. Peter’s Church, Broadstairs. The audience were treated to a feast of music with Solo Organ and Oboe as part of the evenings performances.

Many members of the Junior and Senior Choir joined the church choir to perform Vivaldi’s Gloria, with soloists Bridget Tizzard and Claire Troth. Thank you to everyone involved!

Please do come along to our next concert Music Showcase on Friday 5 May 2017 to support our musical learners. If you are a Dane Court student interested in performing at this event, please come and see Mrs Cooper or Mr Dunn.

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