DC Staff Update

20 March 2016

I'm grateful this week for...

All your hard work, enthusiasm and support this term with so much great learning, events and activities. As our Y13 students are preparing for the end of their formal schooling, our Y1s have been standing up to present their learning to their parents and peers.

Enjoy this final week and have a safe and well-deserved Easter holiday.

Big shout outs this week for...

Art Exhibition - to all the staff and students who made this such an outstanding success.
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Oliver Twist - hours and hours of effort put into directing, coaching, practices, rehearsals, costumes, set design, lighting, make-up, sound, backstage...
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INCAS Tests - for coordinating and supervising the 300 primary and secondary students on Saturday who sat these tests.
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Last day of Term

Last Day of Term Schedule

8.25-8.35 Learning teams

8.35-9.15 Class time (primary)/Block 1 (secondary)

9.15-9.50 Class time (primary)/Block 2 (secondary)

9.50-10.10 Recess

10.10-10.20 Return to class (primary)/learning team (secondary)

10.20-11.20 Assembly in Gym

11.20-12.00 Return to (class primary/learning team secondary) – empty lockers

12.00 End of classes - please do not release students prior to 12noon

ESF stakeholder survey

You should have all received a link to the ESF Stakeholder Survey. Can you please complete this as soon as possible as the survey closes at midnight next Thursday 24 March.


To Dion and Chungman on their wedding.

friday drinks

If you have not had an opportunity to complete the quick survey on Friday drinks, can you please click HERE to do so. The survey will close tomorrow.


We have advertised a Maternity Leave position in Music to cover Dionne when she has her baby. Applications for this will close on 8 April.

staff meeting

The whole school staff meeting that was cancelled on the 7 March, has now been re-scheduled for 3.30-4.30pm on Monday 11 April (the first day back after the Easter holidays).
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Discovery College has attained Athlete Friendly Education Centre accreditation from the World Academy of Sport. This is recognition for the flexibility and support given to students who compete at a high level in their sport. The accreditation commended DC for our commitment to sport, and also commitment to pastoral care and academic achievement for students. In any accreditation there are suggestions on how we can strengthen further opportunities for students with sporting aptitude and together with ESF we will be working on this. This accreditation allows us to offer some flexibility with the IB Diploma for elite athletes who may need support for intensive training and international competition. Many thanks to Lawrence, Jason Mck, Brian, Michelle M and Joe for their assistance with this.


A recent trampolining accident at an ESF school has left a female student with significant long term injuries and the need for 24 hour care. In reviewing the incident, ESF has made a decision to ban any trampolining for students. This includes the use of trampolines for PE purposes (excluding the mini tramps used in gymnastics), CCAs & ECAs, and any excursions to trampoline centres such as Rise or Bounce.

This week

Always a great finish to the term with our assembly on Thursday, including our annual House Battle of the Bands.
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