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  • Year 8 Parents/Options Evening, Thursday 27th February, 3.30-6.30pm Appointments to meet with teachers can be booked here: https://hdhs.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ from 9.00am on Friday 14th February until 9.00 am on Thursday 27th February. As well as the opportunity to meet with subject teachers to discuss progress, there will be 10 minute options presentations taking place in the raised seating area in K Block. Please make appointments to see subject teachers ...
  • Headteacher’s Stakeholder Surgeries In order to ensure good communication and co-operation the Headteacher would welcome any stakeholders in the community to drop into a surgery anytime between 9 and 11am on Friday 19th June 2020. No appointment will be required, but depending on uptake, these meetings may be limited to 10 minutes.
  • Football Writer Matt Oldfield visits HDHS Popular author Matt Oldfield ( writer of the ’Ultimate Football Heroes’ book series) visited HDHS on Wednesday 29th January and delivered an inspiring assembly to Year 7 and Year 8 sending a clear message about the importance of reading for pleasure and purpose. Matt also passed on some valuable tips to inspire some future writers. Students ...
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HDHS Vocabulary Curriculum

Every fortnight HDHS has a Root Word focus, where we embed the Root Word across the school via assemblies, tutorial and subject areas. Further details van be found here:  HDHS Whole School Root Word Curriculum 2019-2020 – 8 MB

From Monday 10th February our Root Word is EU- meaning “Well”

School Updates

 Monday 24th February is a Staff Training Day

Pupils return to school at the usual time on Tuesday 25th February.

Humanities Thought for the Week: W/B Tuesday 25th February 2020 (Week B)

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” Samuel Johnson (d. 1784)

24th February: Fairtrade Fortnight, 25th February: Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), 26th February: Start of Lent (Ash Wednesday), 29th February: Leap Year, 1st March: St David’s Day

Students have been informed that, for their own safety, they must cycle responsibly. Upon receipt of a signed contract, students will be issued with a permit allowing them to park their bikes at school. If this contract is broken by irresponsible riding, or a bike is parked at school without a permit, the school will ask parents to collect the bike or it will have to be left outside of the school.

A copy of the contract can be downloaded here:  HDHS-Responsible-Cycling-Contract.pdf – 37 KB

To assist students to ride responsibly, we are arranging for input at the next PSHE day for cyclists. Additionally, if there are personal difficulties in purchasing a cycling helmet, the school will help out with this. We are also looking into investing in better bike sheds for the students.

HDHS Expected Reads

Headteacher’s Welcome

Working, reading and learning together

HDHS is the proud learning environment of hard-working students and staff committed to serving the community of Harwich and Dovercourt.

As a part of the Sigma Trust family of schools, at Harwich & Dovercourt High School we strongly believe that no child will be left behind.  It is our shared vision that every student leaves us having worked, read and learned together and having taken every opportunity offered to be successful in their chosen pathway for life.  Opportunity affords choice. Choice affords a fulfilling adult life. It is out mission to maximise the potential for every student with the HDHS 7 year journey and empower them to reach their goals, whatever their starting points.

Every student is welcomed and unapologetically challenged to achieve their full potential and be the best possible version of themselves.
Strong, positive working relationships with parents, carers and other stakeholders are at the heart of our commitment to success of the young people, who will go on to lead our community.
I welcome your encouragement, support and belief as together we build real opportunities for our students’ futures.

Kate Finch

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