9 January 2015

Many congratulations to Alex Waterhouse on being offered a place at the prestigious Dartmouth College in the USA.
Alex will be taking up his course at the private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire next year. His application was supported by the Sutton Trust US Programme.

Alex is a wonderful example of what can be achieved if you are consistently committed over time and possessive of an entrepreneurial spirit.

He has a huge adventure ahead in the USA and also continues to represent his country having been re-selected for the GB Junior Lead and Boulder teams.

He is an inspiration to us all.

150109 Alex Waterhouse

Sports News

Rugby is resurgent at DHSB.

We have a host of players spotted and selected for regional teams. Our Year 8 and Year 9 squads have reached the semi-finals of the county competition too.

Well done to Kristian Davis 8N who has been selected for the Cornwall and England Development Programme.

150109 Kristian Davis Blog

Our football teams are also enjoying success with the Year 10 team through to the final 16 of the English Schools competition following a closely fought match against Ashton Park School in Bristol on Tuesday.

We are the Real Madrid of South West football. Consistent success over time, talented players and great management. Heading for another silver-laden season.

150109 Year 10 Football

Defibrillator Training

Pictured are Jonathan Christie and Nathan Leung completing the final stage of our defibrillation course with our first aid trainer and assessor, Mr Tippett.

150109 De-fib

Information for Parents

All school letters and documents are now available on our Parent and Student website page.

Parents can also keep up to date with their son’s attendance and behaviour information by using the Class Charts facility.

eSafety

This week our Year 7 students had an eSafety assembly considering how they communicate on-line via social media and how to safeguard themselves to ensure that they don’t access inappropriate content and protect their identity.

This has also been followed up in their tutorial lessons this week with their tutors.

If you would like help setting parental controls on your home broadband then please access the links below. If you are with any other internet service provider please look at their website for details on how to set up the controls.

BT

Virgin Media

Sky

Finally please remember to access our eSafety page where we also have a copy of the recent presentation for parents by Ken Corish.

Recruitment

I will be leaving DHSB at the end of this academic year to take on new challenges as the Principal and CEO of the British School in the Netherlands. We are therefore seeking an outstanding candidate to lead our school from September 2015.

This post presents an exciting opportunity for a colleague with experience of senior leadership, high level communication skills and an understanding of and commitment to education.

Potential candidates are welcome to contact us, in confidence, and we will warmly welcome informal visits and conversations.

To register your interest please contact my PA, Sarah Nicholson, at sarah.nicholson@dhsb.org, 01752 208787 or 07715 303656.

Our full advert will go live next week.

We are also recruiting for a Teacher of Mathematics and the closing date for this post is Wednesday 28 January 2015.

And finally

We are staging ‘Bugsy Malone’ from 4 – 6 February 2015. Tickets are available either by using your WisePay account or by returning this order form.

Bugsy Malone Tickets

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Pictured is our 2014 production ‘Guys and Dolls’