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Week Beginning 3rd February 2020

Christopher Short
Christopher Short (30 posts) Principal View Profile

Dear DCIS Parents,

I would like to thank you for your support last week and for being vigilant and understanding with regards to the current 2019-nCoV virus situation.

On a lighter note, I would also like to thank Ms Hughes and Mr Liperis who arranged a wonderful House Dance Day for our Primary students. The energy and atmosphere on campus were fantastic and the action on the dance floor showed what our school is all about - a truly inclusive and supportive environment where every student gets the opportunity to shine. Primary parents should ask their children to share the choreography with them, for those who are brave enough, do share your family dancing with us in a video! Find the music here. During the Secondary Enquiry themed House Day the students enjoyed a range of enquiry based plenaries and activities during lesson time, such as a question matrix, gallery walk and collaborative reflection tasks.

The Secondary disco took place last Friday and was a great success. Thank you DCA for arranging this event. Year 2 enjoyed running Charity Shops last week and did not only show some fantastic maths skills, but also managed to raise $400 for the Red Cross and their work in Australia and Indonesia. Well done!

The Secondary team is still looking for Work Experience Placements for the Year 10 students. If you, or anyone you know, are able to support this event, please complete this form: Work Placement.

We look forward to welcome parents of children who are part of our English as an Additional Language programme to the EAL workshop that will take place tomorrow, 4th February, 8.45am in Cooper Hall. Elevate Education are joining us on Wednesday to conduct their much appreciated Ace Your Exams workshop for students Year 11. The Parent Teacher Conferences for Years 11 and 13 and the Secondary (Individual Learning Plan) ILP Meetings will also take place on Wednesday. 

Our Primary Head of ICT and Computing, Ms Cornes will run this year's Safer Internet Day, that takes place Tuesday 11th February. Ms Cornes and the ICT team are introducing the children to the concept Digital Citizenship. In class, the activities include discussions, videos, quizzes etc.Based upon some recent discussions with your children, we have attached some material we found useful below. Please continue the discussion about safe use of the internet at home. 

Finally, I would like to thank all of you who completed our Parent Satisfaction Survey. We managed to reach our target and our students might be slightly more excited than I was to hear that I will be taking guitar lessons with Mr Fernandez to be able to perform On the Spot and in the Primary assemblies.