Winter mental health support guide for young people
Written by Mr M Alderson
At this time of year, even if you are looking forward to the holiday season it is still important to take time to look after yourself. Sometimes, it can be hard to know where to go to get a little extra help and support to look after your own physical and mental health. The great news is, here in Kent there is lots of free support available to you, to help you stay well. This guide will help you to know what support is available and how to get help when you need it.
Chatter 24 - Winter 2022
Written by The Chatter Team
Dane Court's fantastic Chatter team have been working super hard to bring you this special festive edition of Chatter that we hope you will enjoy.
Bursting with many fantastic articles to read from students across the school, such as new staff interviews, the amazing fundraising events happening around the school & the year 8’s fantastic Christmas cakes! Our fantastic students have also been reporting on what they have been doing outside of school, reviewing shows, books & how to make delicious festive bakes.
Also in this edition there are details of what is happening in the library, Armistice Day celebrations and lots of helpful suggestions to survive the festive season along with a chance to win £15. Not forgetting our creative writing students and their fantastic stories & poems, featured in Chatter to enjoy with a warm hot chocolate or festive treat!!
If anyone would like to join the Chatter team when we return to school, or just come along and see what we get up to, we meet in the library on a Monday & Friday lunchtime or by emailing Mrs Cronin, Mrs Rogers or Mrs Finlay. Students from across the school community are welcome. It would be especially great to hear from you!
Chatter would like to wish all students, staff, the PTA and their families a safe & happy Christmas along with a healthy New Year. Enjoy yourselves but most of all ensure you all have a good well-earned rest over the holidays.
DCGS Chatter members have worked incredibly hard on creating this edition of the school newspaper for you, bringing you a variety of articles from members of the team across the school community in our tribute edition to Queen Elizabeth.
We have, as always, so many fangtastic articles within this edition. We hope you have as much fun reading it, as we have had putting this edition together for you. We have had reporters focusing on the various events that have been held across the school, a spooky short story & our competition poem winners, news on the amazing amount raised at the book fair and we have also have lots of interesting articles on Queen Elizabeth, including her IB learner profile and King Charles.
If anyone would like to join the Chatter team, we meet in the library twice a week at lunchtime, find out more details by emailing Mrs Cronin, Mrs Finlay, Mrs Roger or asking your mentor or head of year when we return. All students from across the school & staff are very welcome, if you aren't very good at writing, we always need a hand at new ideas editing, page design or you could create some art!
Chatter would like to wish all DCGS students, staff, the PTA and their families a safe & happy half term. The Chatter team would like you to all have a good well-earned rest over the holidays, so grab a warm autumn drink or a bowl of pumpkin soup and enjoy Chatter 23.
Most of our Year 13 DofE participants are in the final juncture of their Silver DofE award chasing up their assessor reports for their Volunteering, Physical and Skills activities which they have been pursuing over the past 12 months. Congratulations to the six participants out of 25, who have also completed their Bronze award in Summer 2022 and who will be receiving their award in March 2023 at our presentation evening (date to be confirmed). They are Febin D’Silva, Eloise Evans, Jacob Hyland, Joseph Sykes, Bethany Tebbutt-Ford and Ryan Vincent.
A whopping 37 year 12 students have now been enrolled on the Silver Duke of Edinburgh award program for 2022/2023 and we wish them well as they begin their quest to search for and embark upon their chosen Volunteering, Physical and Skills activities. They have all been set up in a Google classroom where all of their resources are posted including their training program. Regular weekly training begins in November and will continue until the practice and qualifying expeditions in the summer term. All students MUST ensure to get their 12-month sections started ASAP so that they are finished by this time next year and it does not interfere with IB mocks or other pressing deadlines.
Hardship help for families in Kent
Written by Mr M Alderson
Please follow the link to a Hardship Help guide. Directory of Support for families experiencing hardship is produced on behalf of the Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPG) to make it easier for you to get the right support, at the right time, and in the right way.
Exhibition Careers Fair 2022
Written by Mr C Pleasant
Thursday 29 September 2022 ADM Computing, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, On Architecture, Border Force, right through to Pfizer and Vattenfall Energy were present at our Exhibition Careers Fair 2022. Dane Court students had the opportunity to gather information, speak to employers and try out exhibition pieces as part of our careers fair. After a four year gap, the variety of local, national and international businesses, organisations, and higher education training providers who attended our careers fair yesterday, was broad and enlightening. They were able to give students insight into a variety of industry careers and opportunities open to them, and the pathways that will take them there. Dane Court would like to thank all exhibitors for their valuable time and Education Business Partnership Kent for arranging the event.
The 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. Read more...
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