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Thursday 14th September 2017
We are only a week in to Year 7 and life at DGS, and I could not be more proud of how well the girls have settled in. It has been a pleasure to drop in to their Student Guidance Time and lessons, and see just how focussed the girls are. I am stopped on a daily basis by other members of staff saying how lovely the year group are and that they are a pleasure to teach.
My drop-ins this week have been English, Science, and Art, alongside teaching a lot of Y7 PE and some PD. The girls have really impressed me with their excellent attitude to learning and their confidence when sharing answers and feeding back to the class. During Student Guidance Time it has been lovely to see girls reading notices from the School Bulletin in front of the rest of the class, organising their tutor group roles, nominating a Form Captain and ensuring their tutor boards are up to date. Keep it up!
A special mention must go to the following students; Ella Hale, Summer Hawkins, Jessica Mallows, Bethany Wright and Molly Rasmussen, who, on their second day, were being interviewed for our Twitter page about their first impressions of DGS. Well done, girls! If you haven't had chance to follow DGS Twitter, you can do so by clicking here. It is a great way to find out what the students are doing.
The girls will be bringing home letters inviting you to our Parents Information Evening, which is being held on 28th September from 6.30 until 7.30 in Cockcroft Hall. If you cannot make it, all of the information will go on to the Y7 area of the website.
I hope to meet as many of you as possible on 28th.
Mrs C Fisher
Head of Year 7
Thursday 21st September
It has been another busy week for Year 7 at DGS. I think they are finally finding their way around the school site and there seems to be a lot less of them looking at the map in their planners.
Jackie and I have had the pleasure of dropping in to lots of lessons this week and have been really impressed by their work ethic. There is a real buzz when we go in to lessons and I am extremely proud of how well each of them has settled in. I have attached some photos so that you can see what girls have been doing in their lessons this week
All clubs are now up and running and it has been brilliant to hear how many clubs the girls are attending. I am sure that we set a new record with the 80 students at Trampolining club last night, and I expect similar numbers to Netball tonight. New clubs are added during the term so please keep checking the timetable on the school website. If students haven't yet joined a club they still can, very few of the clubs require you to sign up in advance.
This week I have signed off quite a few sections on the Leadership Ladder and it is great to have students ask to lead parts of my lessons so that they can work towards their Bronze Award. I have no doubt that Bronze Award badges will be coming home in the very near future ready to be stitched on to blazers.
Keep up the good work girls!