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Years 7 and 8 win Kent Sports Hall Athletics

PHOTO 2019 02 06 07 51 07 250pxThis week our year 7 girls team, year 7 boys team, year 8 girls team, and year 8 boys team attended the finals of the Kent sports hall athletics competition up at Medway Leisure Centre.

After some tough competition from schools all around the county who had won their distinct event the results for us were amazing, even beating the silvers we achieved last year:

Year 7 girls came 6th out of 14 teams
Year 7 boys - 1st
Year 8 girls - 1st
Year 8 boys - 1st.

Well done to all pupils involved, what an achievement.

A message regarding possible school closures

broadstairs snow 200pxIf at all possible the school will try to stay open in order to make sure that students are able to continue with their lessons and learning. In the very rare event of the school needing to close we will inform the following websites so parents can check for information:

The following Kent County Council website provides a live search facility and the opportunity to register for email and text alerts:
http://www.kentclosures.co.uk/
Detailed instructions for using the service are included below.

We will post messages to our Twitter account;
https://twitter.com/danecourtGS

and Facebook page;
http://www.facebook.com/danecourt

Parents can also listen for announcements on the following radio stations:

  • BBC Radio Kent (104.2 FM & 774 AM or listen live on-line)
  • Heart FM (103.1 & 102.8 FM)
  • KMFM Radio (96.4 & 106.8 FM)

Should the school need to close once the school day has started we will contact parents by telephone and will only release students once we have had confirmation from a parent or guardian. It would be helpful if parents could ensure they are contactable by phone if it looks likely that we may have to close.


To receive notifications, you should register for alerts

  • Visit www.kentclosures.co.uk and click the ‘Register for Alerts’ button on the left side of the screen.
  • Fill in your
    • first name
    • surname
    • house number
    • postcode
    • email address
    • password
    • re-type password
  • Tick the appropriate box to accept the "Terms and Conditions of use".
  • Then click Register

Once you have registered, you need to tell the system which school(s) you want to receive alerts from.

Visit www.kentclosures.co.uk and click the ‘Alerts Login’ button on the left side of the screen.
Fill in your

  • email address
  • password

Then click ‘sign in’

Register to Receive Alerts from your Choice of School

Under ‘Add a School’

  • Using the drop down menu, choose the town or village nearest to the school you want to receive alerts from, the drop down menu
  • Using the next drop down menu, choose the school
  • Click on ‘add school to alerts’
  • You can add as many schools as you wish.

You should now receive an email if there is a status change reported by your chosen schools

SMS Service

The SMS service is no longer being offered as an option.  Any parents with outstanding credit will still continue to receive alerts, but no new requests for SMS alerts will be accepted.  All alerts are by email.

A message to parents of year 11 students

Dear parents/guardians of year 11
boars head 54x64pxThe GCSE examination timetables have been issued to students this week, please keep these in a safe place to enable you to support your child through these examinations.
Whilst the timetables have now been finalised the qualification regulators, JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) and government departments responsible for education have prepared and agreed information for schools in the event of examinations being seriously disrupted. This jointly agreed information will ensure consistency of response in the event of major disruption to the examination system affecting a number of different candidates and examination centres.

JCQ has designated Wednesday 26 June 2019 as a 'contingency day' for examinations.
This means that students should be available up until 27 June 2019, in case the contingency day has to be used.
Please bear this in mind when booking any holidays this summer.

Kind regards
Nic Aherne
Examinations Officer

DCGS Chatter Edition 6 - Christmas

Chatter6 250pxChristmas Chatter is almost here and although September seems a long time ago, we are all already one third of the school year down! 

The Chatterers have been so keen to help you all celebrate Christmas that they have created this edition in just over a week. Filled with festive fun, the Y8 Christmas cake competition, cracking jokes, Christmas history, a quiz to see if you are 'naughty' or 'nice', seasonal stories, competitions to win prizes and much, much, much more. So hurry onto the link to get your copy now!
Thanks to everyone who have supported us, particularly our sponsors the Parent's Association, and we wish you all an amazing 2019.

The Chatter Team

  pdf Chatter 6 - Christmas (1.95 MB)

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