Archive for November, 2016

Years 7 & 8 North Essex Champions

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, Creative Arts And PE, Parent News, School News

HDHS had two sides in the North Essex Schools finals at Colchester Rugby Club with both the Year 7 & 8 sides dominating in the costal schools leagues making their way through to the finals. Year 7s were first in action with a match against Thurstable. Harwich dominated from the start and a rampaging run from Harley Cipov led to a Harwich try almost from the kick off. Harley then came provider as he again pushed forward and was able to set Lex Walls away for the first of his 3 tries. Further tries came from Sam Parker who made an excellent break down the left hand side of the field to score in the corner as Harwich continued to dominate. Ryan Birch was inspired in the middle of the park both steeling opposition ball and putting his team mates into space with good off loads. Final score HDHS 30 Thurstable 0.

Next game was against TTC. A strong performance from Harwich who were pushed by good counter rucking from Tendring. Harwich again started the game strongly with Walls scoring 2 quick tries through strong direct running in the middle of the park. Jack Clover provided a resilient display the front rower taking several big hits in efforts to purse the ball. Shae Shoedine showed his flair and strength powering his way through TTC to score HDHS next try. Walls then added his third to stretch the lead. With a few minutes left on the clock Thomas Stacey broke the TTC defensive line and accelerated through for a great solo try. Final score TTC 0 HDHS 25.

The final match saw Harwich face an undefeated side from St Helena, a superb contest with both sides refusing to give an inch. St Helena gained a good field position from dominating the breakdown and were first to score. HDHS pushed them back and great passing play from Kobé Ayling and captain Sam Parker stretched the St Helena defence making space for Lex Walls to score again. With the game poised little could be done to break the deadlock and the sides were forced to share the spoils at joint winners of the North Essex Championship.

HDHS 5 St Helena 5. Man of the match went to Jack Clover with runners up Kobé Ayling, Lex Walls, Ryan Birch and Shae Shoedine.

Harwich side
Jack Clover, Harley Cipov, Josh Reason, Ryan Dykes, Korbin Burdis, Sam Parker, Shae Shoedine, Thomas Stacey, Harvey Harris, Danyel Dobrin, Nathaniel Gardiner and Ryan Birch.

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ESU Mace debate

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, English And Media, Parent News, School News

Last night Miss Harding and Mr McCullough took 3 students to the Royal Hopsital School for the first round of the annual ESU Mace debate. Hannah Milne and Shannon Seed both participated, arguing the case that professional sports should not have salary caps. Louis Perkins also came along for the ride, offering moral support and speech writing help to both contestants.
Although we were not successful in this round, both girls held their own in a very tough competition and did the school and department proud! All students have put in a lot of time and effort into the debate and it was fantastic to see them excel and their confidence increase as they spoke.
Debate club runs in both ks3 and ks4. We have another competition coming up and need more students to take part.
Thank you finally to Lesley Baisden and Jo Green for coming to support the students and school!
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PSHE Day November 7th 2016

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

On Monday the school timetable was suspended for the first of 3 PSHE days this academic year.
Students worked in year groups on a range of topics lead by Faculties.

Year 7 spent the day looking at internet safety, Health and Anti- bullying.

Year 8 had a Democracy day were they found out what democracy was, types of government, party manifestos and political broadcasts. In the afternoon they then had to design their own political party manifesto.

Year 9 were involved in an Enterprise/careers day. Students had a presentation from Job Centre Plus, produced promotional material for the up and coming production of Hairspray, including a script for a Radio advert – winning script will be recorded for the School Radio and finally undertook a Dragons’ Den activity, working in teams of 4/5 to come up with an original idea/product to put to the Dragons, there was a prize for the group who had the most money invested after their presentation.

Year 10 had a day of Crime and Safety Awareness led by the “Prison, Me, No Way” team. Students had a carousel of activities including what life is really like in prison, this included being put in a prison cell, knife crime, arson, Electronic tagging, a street scene where acting was called for from some students and an authentic and at times emotional story from an ex offender. The school would like to thank sponsors (Tendring District Council Community Safety Department and Essex Police & Crime Commissioner) of this event for allowing it to take place for the first time at HDHS.

Year 11 had a varied day starting with, sadly, a test, the remainder of the day included a Romeo and Juliet workshop which included looking at relationships and roles in society as well as understanding the excerpts from an English point of view, revision strategies – modal maps, recall, memory and retrieval and finally Alan Maloney from Speaker for schools gave a presentation about what it is like to work in industry and what employers are looking for in their workers.

The next PSHE day is February 1st.

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The Smile Team

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

  • The newly formed Windsor learning community “Smile” team have taken part in their first project to make people smile
  • The team (put together from Years 7,8 and 9 tutor groups) aim to work and help people in our local Harwich and Dovercourt community as well as leading the drive on supporting our chosen charity “Essex Air Ambulance”
  • The focus this time was aimed further afield with students filling shoe boxes with gifts as part of “Operation Christmas child”
  • The students in Windsor Years 7,8 and 9 showed incredible empathy and generosity towards the young people in Africa bringing in a variety of gifts to fill the shoe boxes.
  • Starting off with 6 boxes the final amount that was donated by the amazing Windsor students was 21.
  • If you think the Windsor Smile team could help with local projects you are involved in please contact Paul Day at the Harwich and Dovercourt High School (paul.day@harwich.essex.sch.uk)

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Design a Christmas Card competition

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

Design a Christmas Card Competition

  1. Design your own original Christmas card.
  2. All designs to be no bigger than A4 size paper.
  3. Prizes include £10 vouchers and chocolate selection boxes.
  4. Designs to be handed into library by FRIDAY 9th December 2016.
  5. Please put your name and tutor group on the back of your entry.

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