Welcome all to our second newsletter of the year in our new format. We hope you like it.
It has been a busy start to the year with our Open Season. We have welcomed a record number of Year 6 students and their families to our Open Mornings and Open Evening. The message is certainly getting out there and there is a real buzz of excitement about Deptford Green! Wehope to be full on first choice in September 2023 and to have a waiting list for the first time in many years. Thank you to all of our DG community. We certainly could not have moved the school on so well without all of your continued support.
The Year 11 information evening was well attended and parents were able to hear from the Head of English and Maths on ways to further support their child with their exam preparation and Mr Callaghan shared our excellent revision development offer.
This week we welcomed Year 7 parents to our Meet the Tutor event and I was delighted to see so many of you there. I know that lots of our Year 7's are very excited about the upcoming residential trip to Marchant's Hill. Let's see who is the muddiest at the end of the weekend! Watch this space for the evidence...
This week sees the launch of our rich offer and opportunities to celebrate Black History Month. As you will see from our poster later in the newsletter and its link to our website, we have a diverse range of activities both within and outside of the curriculum.
We do hope to see many of you at the Cultural Evening event on October 20th.
We want every child in Lewisham to live within walking distance of a play space.
Our new Play Strategy sets out our ambitions for the future of play in Lewisham - informed by over 900 residents and consultation with children and parents. https://t.co/Vk86WJBdbJ
Y7 Spanish students improving their oracy and their togetherness in Spanish by playing Speaking Snakes & Ladders #modernlanguages #learnspanish #exploredreamdiscover #lewisham #deptfod #ofstedgood https://t.co/Y2pHCUsjOo
Y11 had an amazing day out this week at the National Army Museum @NAM_London. Fantastic workshop on medicine in #WWI and fun exploring the galleries #historytrip #exploredreamdiscover #deptford #lewisham #ofstedgood https://t.co/tYyoFuZUng
Our year 11's went through a rigorous selection process to be elected and they were all amazing! Eight of them were elected - sadly Campbell was away when we took this photo. Watch out in a later edition to see what they say about their individual roles. These are excellent DG students who have always been involved in school life and given of their free time to help our school community. Congratulations to all of them for their successful and well-deserved selection!
YEAR 11 NEWS AND INFORMATION
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YEAR 11 OUT FOR THE DAY FOR TASTER SESSIONS AT POST 16+ PROVIDERS
On Thursday the whole of the Year 11 cohort were out getting a day in local colleges & sixth forms having taster classes in the subject of their choice. The response back from the external providers was so positive and students had a great day out with lots of ideas for their future choices. The thinking behind this day was to give our Y11 students a chance to experience the environment and a subject they may or may not have tried before.
Well done Y11 and all staff involved on a fantastic day out.
YEAR 11 INFORMATION EVENING: A REAL SUCCESS
On the evening of Thursday 29th October following on from a successful day out at various colleges for Post 16+ taster sessions, their parents & carers joined our Y11 students and Mr Conway (HOY), Mr Allen (SLT) and Ms Nembhard (Careers Coordinator), who took them through various key information about this 'all important' GCSE final year. Mr Callaghan also presented on revision strategies and the Heads of English and Maths presented too.
Thank you to all staff involved and to all parents/carers and students for coming and engaging in the process so well!
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES ON OFFER AT DEPTFORD GREEN
Mr Watts is holding this film club for all you film buffs and potential film professionals!
MR CONWAY & MR WALKER OFFER FOOTBALL COACHING WITH JF SKILL SCHOOL EVERY SATURDAY MORNING FOR Y7 -Y9
GET INTO DANCE!
'Step Into Dance' has started. All ages welcome. Tuesday 3.15pm-4.15pm in the Drama Studios
We have an amazing dance instructor and full programme of classes, performances and visits planned. All dance classes are free. Come along and dance away!
STUDENTS, PARENTS/CARERS & STAFF: PLEASE ENTER OUR COMPETITIONS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH! WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE UNTIL 17TH OCTOBER SO GET CREATING AND WRITING! PLEASE...
As we enter into Black History Month, Into Film allows us to explore Black History and Experiences.
CLICK HERE to explore their website and all the amazing work they do.
Ms Andrew- Cummings (far left) who is now Lead Learning Support Assistant for the Resource Base. Not only has she demonstrated that she is more than perfect for the role, it is clear that she is destined to become an excellent teacher of History; we are lucky to have her!
SOME OTHER ACTIVITIES & OPPORTUNITIES WE THINK YOU'LL LIKE!
TAKE A LOOK AT THESE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE MIDI MUSIC COMPANY...
Midi music on Watson Street, just around the corner from school, offers SO MANY excellent opportunities if your child is into music! CLICK HERE for more information
NEW WRITING COMPETITION: Is there something you want to say?
Why not get in touch and enter our writing competition for budding journalists? At the Daniel Phelan Trust.
All you have to do is write about something that is happening in your world in no more than 1000 words. We don’t want just your opinion. We want to hear the other side of the story – or as many sides that you can find. Give us some facts and figures to back up what you are saying and talk to others. If you want to enter, email your entries to Ms Nembhard: email@example.com
"Through our work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, we have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges." - The Prince of Wales
Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroyfamilies and end lives. Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services. For more information CLICK HERE
Black History Month 2022 from Young Minds...
October is Black History Month, a time dedicated to learning about Black British achievements and contributions to the UK’s history and culture. We feel it is also important to highlight the injustices and oppression faced by Black young people, which have a huge impact on mental health. Black young people are more likely to struggle with their mental health and face more barriers to accessing the right support. We won’t stand for this.
At YoungMinds, we’re on a mission to make sure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. Through our End The Wait campaign, we’re we’re urging the government to recognise and address the injustices that Black young people face through its promised ten year mental health plan. We need the government to re-commit to this plan and for it to include commitments such as: a national network of Early Support Hubs (which are more likely to be used by Black young people than other services) and making it a requirement for schools to co-produce their behaviour policies with young people, including Black young people. We believe that these changes would go some way to improving the mental health experiences of Black young people in this country. But we also recognise that these commitments can only go so far and deeper change is needed to tackle the racism and discrimination that is built into our society.