Archive for May, 2015

Fete to raise money for Nepal

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

On Saturday 13th June 2015 the Bridging course students are arranging a Fete to raise money for Nepal. The Fete will be taking place 12pm-4pm on the field behind the Grange. There will be a range of stalls e.g. Bouncy Castles, Face painting, Refreshments, Tombolas, White Elephant etc. Please come and support this worthy cause.

Indoor Football Tournament

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

The indoor football tournament raising money for The British Heart Foundation started Wednesday 13th May.

Skadoosh won 3 – 1 against Banta Squad and Cookes Boys beat Banta Squad 2-0. There will be matches played every lunchtime up until next week.

There were many spectators watching the games and cheering on our students. The winning team will play against a staff team.

Outward Bound Residential Trip

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

Members of staff from the Harwich and Dovercourt High School were delighted to be able to run a five day residential trip to Howtown in the Lake District as part of a course run by the Outward Bound Trust Educational Experience.

The course was led by qualified instructors so students were able to take part in a range of activities including Gorge walking, high rope, canoeing, raft building and an overnight camping expedition on the mountains of the Lake District.

The course also aims to help raise aspirations for the future partially achieved through increasing self-confidence through physical and mental challenges. Also to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and others in the unique and natural environment.

Please see our website gallery for images from the trip.

 

Reading Cloud – Volunteers Needed

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

Would you like to be part of a group trying out a new social media & library website? If so please register your interest by coming to the library or emailing the library manager at Andrew.Dace@harwich.org.uk, by Friday 22nd May.The Reading Cloud allows pupils to:
Create their own online identity with an avatar
Add friends and chat to them about books that interest them
Video or write book reviews
Recommend books and resources to other users
Blog about their favourite books and authors
Search, reserve or download resources
Enjoy a wide range of publisher and author digital media.
Add their own books and resources in ‘My Home Library’
Access the Reading Cloud through mobile devices

Prestigious Jack Petchey Speak Out competition

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

We had a fantastic result as a school on Friday night when Emily Carman claimed second place in the prestigious Jack Petchey Speak Out competition that was held at the Philip Morant School. Emily did us all proud. It cannot be underestimated how difficult it was to stand up on a stage in front of an audience that included teachers, parents, family members, students and the Lord Mayor of Colchester. Not only did Emily participate but she dominated the stage and captivated the entire room like the star that she is. Numerous teachers from other schools complimented Emily and our school. I was extremely proud of Emily and of our school. Please spare two minutes to listen to Emily’s speech. Moments like this are what teaching is about and why we do what we do.

http://www.speakoutchallenge.com/emily-carman-2nd-jack-petcheys-speak-out-challenge-east-essex-regional-final/