It’s been another busy and successful week at DHSB culminating in our final whole school assembly today when staff and students met together to take some time to celebrate and reflect on their year in school.
Tuesday saw our annual Sports Day at Brickfields which was a well-organised event enjoyed by the whole school.
Very well done to Priestley House who came first in the overall Sports Day house competition. The House Captains can be seen here collecting the Sports Day cup.
Two school records were broken this year.
Alex Sheridan set a new record for the U15 shot with a new distance of 14.30 (from 14.19). This was a record which has been held since 1970 by Gary Lovell, a former Plymouth Albion player who sadly passed away last year.
The U15 4 x 100m relay team also set a new record of 49.4 (from 49.9).
Well done to everyone who participated in the field and track events or supported their Houses during such a lovely day. There are a few extra images at the foot of this blog today from Alfie Carlisle and Charlie Sumpton.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our 3G all weather pitch Crowdfunder campaign by making a donation or sharing the link. We were delighted to reach our initial target of £40,000 this week.
With just two days to go (the campaign closes at 11.24 on 23 July) the site is still accepting donations towards our stretch target.
16 x 16 Reading
Mrs Steer has shared a new 16 x 16 reading list which has some additional suggestions for summer holiday reading.
Please click this link to see the recommendations and, if you’re in Years 7 – 11, check in with the Learning Commons staff in September to tell them about the books you have enjoyed during the break.
Our Sixth Form band received great news this week when they were selected (by local vote) to open the stage on day 1 at the MTV Presents festival on Plymouth Hoe next week.
New School Day
A reminder that we will have a new school day when we return to school in September. Here are the new times.
Morning registration 08:55 – 09:10
Period 1 09:10 – 10:10
Period 2 – 10:10 – 11:10
Break 1 11:10 – 11:35
Period 3 11:35 – 12:35
Period 4 12:35 – 13:35
Break 2 13:35 – 14:20
Period 5 14:20 – 15:20
End of school day 15:20
And finally, at this time of year we always have to say farewell to the staff members who are leaving us (pictured here). We wish them all well in their next adventures.
Friday 20 July – Final day of Summer term one (departures at 12.40 for students)
Thursday 16 August – A level results from 8.00am – 12.00pm in the Sixth Form Centre
Thursday 23 August – GCSE results from 8.00am in the Edgcumbe Theatre and enrolment in the Learning Commons until 12.30pm
Friday 31 August – deadline for 11+ registrations
Monday 4 September – Non pupil day
Tuesday 5 September – Non pupil day
Wednesday 6 September – First day of Autumn term one (Induction Day for Year 7 and Year 12)
Thursday 7 September – Whole school return