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Senior High Notes 29th April 2022

It was wonderful to welcome our students and staff back this week, filling the school with lovely chatter and laughter. In our Start of Term Assembly on Monday, Chaplain Jo talked about motivation and we reflected on the importance of dreaming big, setting goals and taking action. Dreams, whether big or small are really valuable as they help us to feel inspired and motivated, but it’s important to set smaller, manageable goals to help us move towards making our dreams a reality. Goals are all very well, but having them in our minds or on paper is not enough and it’s vital that we take actions if we are to move forward.

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Primary High Notes 29th April 2022

It was wonderful to welcome our pupils and staff back this week, filling the school with lovely chatter and laughter. In her assembly this week, Chaplain Jo and Freddie helped us think about the importance of dreaming big, setting goals and taking action. Our dreams, whether big or small are really valuable as they help us to feel inspired and motivated, but it’s important to set smaller, manageable goals to help us move towards making our dreams a reality. It’s also vital that we take actions if we are to move forward. The children shared some of their dreams and George talked about the goals he needs to set if he is to achieve his ambition to become an Olympic swimmer.

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Senior High Notes 1st April 2022

Energising, exciting, fabulous! This term has been absolutely wonderful as we have been able to get back to so many more of the normal school activities and events which have had to either be on hold or moved online over the last two years. With sports fixtures, concerts, productions, competitions for STEM, music, maths and so much more, our weekly celebration assemblies have been full to the brim.

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Primary High Notes 1st April 2022

Energising, exciting, fabulous! This term has been absolutely wonderful as we have been able to get back to so many more of the normal school activities and events which have had to either be on hold or moved online over the last two years. With sports fixtures, music and LAMDA awards and many more competitions, Mr Harper’s weekly celebration assemblies have been full to the brim.

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Senior High Notes 25th March 2022

This week, I have been doing one of my favourite tasks of the year - interviewing each of our L6 students to award prefect roles for the next 12 months. Accompanying me in this have been Mr Gallagher and our Sixth Form tutors, who know these students particularly well. We have all been so impressed by the confidence, enthusiasm and breadth of talent these students exhibited during their interviews.

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Primary High Notes 25th March 2022

Here at Derby High it is so true every Friday that we have had a very busy week. Our pupils astound me with all that they do alongside their studies. On Wednesday and Thursday this week, our Year 5 performed Hoodwinked - a fabulous show with great acting and singing and so many very funny moments. I was blown away by the incredible confidence these pupils showed on stage. Congratulations to all involved.

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Senior High Notes 18th March 2022

I feel as if every week I start my High Notes with ‘Another busy week’! But here at Derby High it is so true every week. Our students astound me with all that they do alongside their studies. Yesterday afternoon I was able to watch our Under 15 netball team play in the County final. Having won the City tournament earlier this term, they went into this tournament unbeaten and with high hopes. Some fabulous netball was played, with great defensive strength and impressive shooting leading the team to make it to the final, winning every match along the way. In the final they played Trent College, winning 13-3 and becoming County Champions. What was most impressive with this team was the excellent teamwork and commitment they showed. Well done!!

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Primary High Notes 18th march 2022

How often do we find ourselves saying ‘that’s impossible’ when trying to solve a puzzle or try something new. I have certainly been heard to say ‘that can’t be done’ when doing the latest wordle and nerdle! In my assembly on Wednesday morning, I set a challenge for four Year 6 volunteers. I gave them each an A3 piece of paper and asked them to cut their piece of paper so they can climb through it without tearing the paper. The hall fell silent as everyone watched to see if these four pupils could complete this task. Once their minute was up each of these volunteers came to the front to see if they were successful – 2 were and 2 weren’t.

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