Last half term Year 8 students carried out a unit of work in cheerleading which is a new topic added to the curriculum. The students really engaged with the topic and produced a full cheerleading routine as a whole class. We are so pleased with their fantastic effort and achievement.
Throughout the half term students had to learn about the different lifts that were used in cheerleading and the health and safety surrounding those lifts; they learnt about the different arm actions used as well as looking at different formations and dynamics to make the routine look interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Students worked on their performance skills, making sure they showed good extension, control and timing in their movements. The students are a pleasure to teach and put in a lot of effort to create this routine and should be very proud of their performance.
We hope you enjoy the video!
Year 7: Caleb Potts, Frankie Finnerty, Emily Duffy, Kaelyn Cartwright
Year 8: Alex White, Isobel Bullock, Eva Parfitt
Year 9: Lucy Bowden, Mimi England, Jasmine Forbes-Greenhough, Catherine Fuller
Year 10: Elli Hawkins-Way, Jamie Bally, Hannah Sydenham
Year 11: Andrew Stephen, Liam Hayes, George Beer
The College is excited to announce it has been recognised for its musical excellence.
Awarded by Music Mark, which is supported by Arts Council England and the National Governors’ Association, it recognises the high quality of Music Education within the College and the importance given by the College to a broad, balanced education for all.
Chief Executive, Bridget Whyte, said “The Music Mark believes in the fundamental right to experience a high quality music education for all children and young people, in and out of their schools”
Supported by the local music service, staff and students were delighted to receive this recognition. Jon Waterworth, Raising Standards Leader for Expressive Arts said:”The award reflects the hard work by students, staff and all our partners to support music education and ensure that students gain the widest range of opportunities and experiences to develop their skills in, and love for, music.”
Tutors are asked to nominate a student who has shown care, consideration, effort or support through the college week. These students will receive a letter home to congratulate them and names will be shared on face-book and the college website. This will be attached to the students file and will be a recognition of being a positive member of the college community. With one student a week from each tutor group there is sure to be a chance for everyone!
Congratulations this week to:
|9HD||JASMINE FORBES GREENOUGH|
|10BB||JOE MORGAN ANSTEE|
Last year the college began a ‘Parents’ Forum’ and successfully held the first two evenings in September and again in November. The aim of these evenings is to provide opportunities for you to express your views to the Principal and other senior staff. The meetings are friendly and informal, with ample refreshments. This is different to the role of ‘Parent Governor’ but the ideas and suggestions made to the college will be fed back to the Governing Body.
As a college we are looking to make some exciting changes and are keen to engage with parents and carers collaboratively as we move forward. You can make a big difference to your child’s education by having your say in the progress and development of Dawlish Community College.
I would welcome any suggestions for future meetings, and would like to invite you to our next meeting on Wednesday 31st January at 6pm in the Drama Studio. If you would like to attend please contact the office email firstname.lastname@example.org identifying any particular areas you feel you would like to discuss.
It would be extremely positive if we had parent representation from all of our partner Primary schools across our catchment. I hope to see many of you on the evening of 31st January and look forward to working closely with you throughout 2018.
Dawlish Community College Open Week for will be held from Monday 24th September 2018 to Friday 28/09/2018 the college will be hosting coffee mornings and tours. Open Evening will be on Thursday 27th September 2018 starting at 6pm, were students and prospective parents can meet staff and take part in activities across the college
1. PPE (Pre Public Examinations)
PPE fortnight will run from Monday 8th – 19th January 2018 and will take place in the Quad Hall, dependent on subject area. A separate timetable will be issued for this.
2. GCSE examinations
The main exams will start on the 14th May. A separate timetable will be issued for this.
3. Reports evening
Year 11 parents evening is on Thursday 1st February 2018.
4. Year 11 Easter revision classes
The Easter revision classes will take place during the Easter holiday either week beginning 2nd or 9th April 2018. A number of subjects will be on offer, dates and times to be confirmed.
5. Year 11 Prom and Leavers Assembly
The Year 11 Leavers assembly will be on Wednesday 27th June 2018 in the Millennium Hall. Yearbooks, hoodies and prom tickets will be issued before the assembly. Parents and students are welcome to come to this event.
The Year 11 Prom will take place on Thursday 28th June 2018 at the Reed Hall Conference and Event Venue, Exeter University.
Please feel free to contact me if there are any others concerns or questions, at what is a really important time for all students involved.
Mrs E Wiseman