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9 March 2018

A big thank you is due to our Information, Advice and Guidance Coordinator, Ms Moreton, who brought National Careers Week to a close with a programme of 26 external speakers this morning.

You’ll be able to read more in her IAG Blog next week – available at this link.

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Junior Maths Challenge Team

We are very proud of our Junior Maths Challenge Team who took second place at the regional finals this week. Ms Cunningham supports the team and was very pleased with their achievement.

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Students of the Week

I enjoyed my Friday ‘Lunch with the Head’ today with the students who have been nominated as Students of the Week during the last half term.

Mackenzie Tuckwell 8S for being a marvellous ambassador for the school

Noah Crump 7C for his involvement in the theatre productions at the Theatre Royal

Cameron Williams 9E for his dedication and outstanding achievements in swimming. A real inspiration!

Tahmid Ahmad 6KES for his outstanding commitment to prefect duties and stepping up when needed

Jack Adams 6EH for his leadership and commitment to the school indoor rowing team

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Fundraising – Amnesty International

Flo McKenzie 6JD has sent me a short report from the DHSB Amnesty International Group.

She said, “Members of the group collectively planned and carried out a coffee morning selling cake, coffee, clothes, toys and household items as well as doing a raffle at The Institute in Kingsand last week. They raised just over £320. There is another event planned for over 16s only at the Underground music venue with some bands from the school such as The Native, to raise more for Amnesty International. This is planned with the DHSG Amnesty youth group as we’ve decided to work together as much as possible.”

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Alumni News

Congratulations to Dave King who made it into the semi-finals at the World Championships last weekend.

We are all very proud of his performance.

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Ten Tors Training

On a weekend that most schools and organisations decided to cancel their training, Mr Ames and Mr Clifford amended the routes and plans to enable the training walk to take place.

Mr Clifford said, “Training in these conditions make us stronger and more determined to succeed as both individuals and as teams”.

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Sports Update


Tobias Leung 11E has been selected to represent England in the U17 Six Nations Tournament, which will be held over Easter. Tobias is the only boy from the South West and altogether only eight boys are selected from counties across England.

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Well done to our swimming team who competed at the Devonport Royal Swimming Association gala held at the Plymouth Life Centre.

The team didn’t finish in the top three but competed well and enjoyed the competition.

Mr Carpenter would like to thank a parent, Mrs Williams, who helped to coordinate the event.

Mrs Williams said, “I was impressed with how well the team worked together and it was great to the see the school being represented in swimming against other teams such as Plymouth College who have a strong swimming programme”.


Congratulations to our Year 11 team who won the Plymouth Cup semi-final 7 – 0 against Lipson Academy.

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Well done to our U15s who finished as West Devon 7s runners up and qualified for the Devon finals next week.

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However, it was a tough day for the U14s who were beaten by a strong Kelly College side in the semi-final.

Mr Orkney was happy to report that the U16 team took the title at the win the Plymouth College Invitational 7s by beating Plymouth College, Exeter School and Ivybridge in the final.

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Unfortunately the U16 team was knocked out of the national basketball cup after a very close and competitive game.

Mr Anderson said. “I am so proud of this team. They played so well tonight. It could have gone either way”.


It was a good day of competition at the County Hockey Finals. The A team finished as runners up losing on penalty strokes in the final to West Buckland.

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The B team also played very well.

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Future Events

Wednesday 14 March – PTFA meeting


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