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  • Dover Castle visit

    On Thursday 16th November, 60 year 9 students visited the wartime tunnels at Dover Castle.  Having studied the evacuation of the Dunkirk beaches in 1940 (nicknamed Operation Dynamo) during their history lesson, these students had the opportunity to see the location where the evacuation was planned, as well as investigating the castle keep and the links between Dover and our current history GCSE.  Year 9 students Becca Dore and Ava Hodgson kindly wrote out their experiences:

    ‘Sixty year 9 students took a trip to Dover Castle as part of our history curriculum. We are currently studying Operation Dynamo and the rescue of British troops from Dunkirk which occurred in 1940.  Dover Castle has a long history, dating back before William the Conqueror, who took control of the site in 1066.  We explored the underground tunnels which expand under the castle for a total of over 3 miles. Our tour guide, Steve, led us to one of the oldest casements in which we were shown projected presentations of the dates and specifics of Dunkirk.  These were fun and unique as well as educational.  We also enjoyed the intimidating voice-over messages which added humour to the tour.  We could see many names and numbers carved into the stone walls which are at least 200 years old.  In addition to this, we looked at the Anglo-Saxon church and Roman lighthouse which are at the site.  We found this fascinating because you could see where the stone had worn away since it was built nearly two thousand years ago.  Lastly, we looked inside Dover Castle keep which included Henry II’s bedroom, the kitchen and its facilities and many spiral staircases.  The top of the castle was beautiful, overlooking the White Cliffs of Dover, and we could catch a glimpse of France.  Overall the trip was both entertaining and educational.  We enjoyed learning more about the evacuation of Dunkirk and Dover’s long history.  A huge thank you to all the teachers who made it enjoyable!

  • Christmas jumper day Friday 15 December

    Dear Parent / Carer

    We are delighted to let you know that we will be holding a MUFTI day on Friday 15 December 2017. We will be raising money for the Save the Children Christmas Jumper appeal which supports children in poverty across the world. On the day each student will have the choice of wearing a Christmas jumper or, if they prefer, appropriate mufti clothing. As normal on these days there should be no dyed hair or fancy dress (beyond the option of Christmas Jumpers).   Students and staff choosing to wear non-school uniform are asked to make a donation of £1. Those students who have timetabled PE lessons on this day are required to bring in their normal PE kit which they will be expected to wear during their lesson as usual.

    As well as our Christmas jumper day we are also carrying on the Durrington tradition of form classes making Christmas hampers. This year the charities we are supporting (WCHP and Worthing Foodbank) work with those in our community who are most needy providing essential items such as toiletries and basic foods items. If you are able to make a donation (via your son/daughter) this would be very much appreciated.

    We are one team, one school and one community and together we want to make a real difference to others this Christmas.

    Yours sincerely

     

    Mrs S Dedman
    Company Leader Roddick

     

  • An invitation to our Performing Arts Christmas Celebration

    Dear Parent/Carer

    A Christmas Celebration

    I am delighted to invite you to Durrington High School’s annual ‘Performing Arts Christmas Celebration’ on Thursday 14 December in the main hall at 6:30pm.

    There will be a range of fantastic ensembles to celebrate this special time of year, including Junior and Senior Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Drama Classwork and Year 10 Christmas Compositions. This is an opportunity to see the students performing and therefore I would appreciate your full support in making this evening successful.

    Tickets are £3.00 each and available from Ms Isham. Please return the reply slip to main reception with cheque/cash enclosed and tickets will be issued to your child.

    Yours sincerely

     

    Ms E Isham
    Director of Performing Arts

     

    Reply slip

    Performing Arts Christmas Celebration –Thursday 14 December 2017
    (Please return to Ms  Isham via main reception)

     

    Name: ……………………………………. (Parent/Carer )

    Student Name:……………………………………………

    Tutor Group  ……………….

    (Tickets will be issued through your child)                                       

    Please can I have ………………….. ticket(s) for the Performing Arts Christmas Celebration on the 14 December 2017.

    I have enclosed £……………….. cheque/cash.

  • DHS annual carol service

    Dear Parents / Carers, Staff and Governors

    Carol Service – St. Andrew’s Church, Tarring – Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 18:30 Our annual Carol Service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Tarring on Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 18:30.

    We would like to invite you to join with us in celebrating Christmas, our place in the local community and the talents of our students.

    In order that we have some idea of numbers, we will be issuing tickets. Please fill in the return slip attached. We hope to fill the church!

    I look forward to seeing you there.

    Yours sincerely

    Mr P Kelly Assistant Headteacher ” Reply slip: Carol Service – St. Andrew’s Church, Tarring –Tuesday 12 December 2017 (Please return to Mr P Kelly via reception)

    Name: ……………………………………. (Parent / Carer / Staff or Governor)

    Student Name:…………………………….. Tutor Group ……………….

    (Tickets may be issued through your child)

    Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………….

    Please may I have ………………….. ticket(s) for the Carol Service on the 12 December 2017.

    Please ensure reply slips are returned ASAP as tickets are issued on a first come first served basis.

     

  • Durrington High Fundraisers Christmas Raffle

    Top prize Zeppelin Wireless Speaker worth £500, kindly donated by Bowers & Wilkins.

    Other prizes

    • Grand Hotel spa treatment
    • Morrison £10 voucher
    • Hilton afternoon tea
    • David Lloyd family pass
    • South Down bike vouchers
    • Richard John vouchers
    • £20 Veranda voucher
    • Flip Out family pass
    • Out of Bounds bowling pass
    • Pavilion Café Bar vouchers

    With thanks to all the business support and contributions.

    Tickets just 50p each, available from school reception.

    Draw takes place on Friday 15th December 2017.

    Proceeds to Durrington High Fundraiser Charity no 1142861

  • End of term arrangements – Wednesday 20 December 2017

    Dear Parent / Carer

    End of term arrangements – Wednesday 20 December 2017

    It has been another busy and successful term here at Durrington High School. The last day of the autumn term is Wednesday 20 December and the school will close early with students being dismissed at 12.15pm.

    As always, I would like to thank you for your on-going support. We look forward to seeing students back at school on Thursday 4 January 2018 at 8.40am.

    I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of forthcoming INSET days which will take place during the spring term:

    Monday 29 January 2018 – year 11 in school

    Tuesday 30 January 2018

    Wednesday 7 March 2018 – year 11 in school

    We wish you a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and a happy New Year.

    Yours sincerely

     

    Miss J Squires
    Deputy Headteacher

     

  • The DHS Tough Team Challenge

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  • How to secure your first job as a teacher event

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  • Parent Ambassador Programme

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  • Year 11 – Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

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  • Year 7 – Tough Team Challenge Monday 27 November 2017

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  • Ex Year 11 Presentation Evening – 30th November 2017

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  • Chestnut Tree House donation

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  • Music taster sessions – Tuesday 28th November

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  • Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evening – Tuesday 28 November 2017

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  • DHS sports report 13th November 2017

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  • DHS Stand Tall project

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  • Year 11 mock exam support evening – presentation and resources

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  • INSET day – Friday 24th November 2017

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  • Link to Hope

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  • DHS sports report 6th November 2017

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  • DHS sports report 30th October 2017

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  • Year 7 Parent/Carer and Form Tutors’ Evening – Thursday 2 November 2017

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  • DHS sports report 16th October 2017

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  • SSAT leading edge innovation grant

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  • Year 11 Parent / Carer Mock Exam Support Evening – Tuesday 7 November

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  • Year 10 GCSE Support Evening – presentations and resources

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  • Get into teaching

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  • DHFr indoor table top sale

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  • Pole to Pole challenge – update

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  • DHS sports report 9th October 2017

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  • Durrington High School Open Evening: Thursday 5 October 2017 – 6pm – 8pm

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  • DHS sports report 2 October 2017

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  • Response to National Funding Formula Announcement – September 2017

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  • Year 10 parents’ GCSE support evening

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  • DHS challenge – Pole to Pole

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  • Open Evening for prospective parents – Thursday 5 October

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  • Year 11 Careers Fair – Monday 25 September 6pm to 8pm

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  • Parent/Carer Support Evening – supporting your child during year 7

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  • Year 7 Teambuilding Activities

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  • Absence reporting

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    absence@durring.com

  • 14th Year of Academic Success

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  • Arrangements for the start of the Autumn Term 2017

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  • OFSTED visit report – 26 March

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  • 2017 Grade Boundaries

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  • Welcome to Year 7

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  • Welcome to our new school year!

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  • Determination is a key part of school life. Without hard work and determination, you will not achieve. But DHS has helped me through the years to become focused and determined, helping me to push myself to my peak potential.