Year 9 options 2023
- Published: Friday, 13 January 2023 10:39
- Written by Mr M Alderson
We were very pleased to receive this letter recognising the quality of our modern foreign languages provision, from the Minister of State for Schools. Language learning is central to our broad, challenging and international curriculum.
"In an increasingly globalised economy, it has never been more important for our pupils to be taught modern foreign languages. Languages help young people understand culture and societies beyond our own and they help widen career opportunities.
I would like to congratulate your staff and pupils for their hard work and success."
Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP
Minister of State for Schools
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.
We look forward to seeing you in 2023.
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.