Weekly Bulletin 15/09/2017

Fundraising for Jigsaw Trust

Last academic year, as part of our community links program, 3 Year 10 students visited Jigsaw Trust. Jigsaw’s main focus is a school for children with profound autism, but the organisation has gone on to expand into adult support and care. The Duke of Kent School students who visited the site were moved and inspired by the staff and students at the school and chose to support them through their annual fundraising initiative. In the last half of the summer term they held informative assemblies, went on sponsored walks, sold wrist bands, organised a mufti day, sold refreshments and cakes on sports day and generally motivated the school to get behind Jigsaw’s cause. In doing so they raised a whopping £1323 for Jigsaw.

The staff and pupils at Jigsaw were genuinely taken aback by the enthusiasm, organisation and level of understanding and generosity that Duke of Kent School parents and students displayed. They will be sending us a list of equipment that they need, so that our pupils can decide what the money they have raised is spent on.

Special thanks goes to Josie M, Lexi B and Austin R for the time and effort they put into organising fundraising activities.

We are continuing to maintain our link with Jigsaw through a number of initiatives including, teacher training, student visits and a shared photography project,with Jigsaw students, taking place next week at the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Mr Watson

A few match reports from this week

Netball: U14 v. St. Edmund's

Tuesday afternoon saw the U14s play their first netball match of the season against St Edmund's School. The girls got off to a flying start with Blue R (GA) scoring off their first centre pass. Team morale was high, their passing and interceptions were fast and accurate and the score line sat at 4-1 to Duke of Kent School after the first quarter. Jasmine B (WA/WD) and Fleur B (C) provided strength and stability across centre court throughout the match with some quick interceptions and accurate feeds into the circle to the shooters. Hannah D worked hard on her defending turning over as many balls that came her way. Right up until the final whistle, the girls put on a superb performance whether playing in or out of position and kept possession of the ball and transferring every opportunity into a goal with fantastic shooting from both Sophie D (GS) and Blue R (GA). The final score was 9-3 to Duke of Kent School. A fantastic start to the season girls, well done!

Miss Jones

Netball: U16 v. St. Edmund's

Tuesday afternoon was our very first match of the season, the girls played well, with everyone working hard to get back into the rhythm of playing together as a team again.

During the first quarter we got off to a good start and were leading 4-3. However our opposition, St. Edmund's, fought their way back up and were giving us quite the run for our money! By the end of the first half they were leading 8-5.

Throughout the game, there were some particularly great interceptions from Ava H in defence, warding off all attackers. Josie M as centre, our very much deserved girl of the game skillfully worked the ball down the court to the shooters along with Tyla W our wonderful WA.

It was neck and neck by the final quarter, tension running high and Duke of Kent School managed to hold on at the end with a final score of 13-12. Congratulations girls, a great start to the season.

Lexi B, Year 11

Netball: U13 A v. St. Edmund's and Pennthorpe (Triangular)

Duke of Kent School's U13A Netball team got off to a flying start to the year, securing two wins this Wednesday. St. Edmund's and Pennthorpe travelled to Duke of Kent School to play Netball in a triangular competition. This involved the three schools playing each other in 20 minute matches. The afternoon started with Duke of Kent School taking on Pennthorpe, it was a nail bitting match with some fantastic movement from both teams. Duke of Kent School managed to turn over Pennthorpe's centre pass to give them a chance to attack and score. The final score was 7-5 to Duke of Kent School. The girls were straight back on for their match against St. Edmund's, they put in a great performance and used their ability to change direction and dodge away from their opponents to give them some great opportunities to score. The shooters were on brilliant form and Duke of Kent School won 13-4. Well done to all the girls involved, they showed some fantastic skills and great sportsmanship throughout both matches!

Miss Vickers

Netball: U15 v. Farlington

On Wednesday our U15’s played Farlington away. The girls were eager to start and focused on scoring goals to get an early lead. Both teams gave everything and the score line was close after the first quarter at 4 – 3 to Farlington. In the second quarter Farlington’s GD was fast to put pressure on our mid court players but Jasmine B (WD) and Issy P (GD) matched this when the ball was fed down into Farlington’s attacking half. At half time the score was 6 all. After a strategic talk to Issy P and Hannah D (GK) about zoning and blocking out their shooters we were able to stop any goals being scored in the third quarter and Duke of Kent School scored 5 goals including a triumphant midair shot from Anna D before going out of court (GS), every player and umpire on court applauded the goal, it was truly spectacular! In the final quarter Duke of Kent School came into their own making fluid passes and moving into space without crowding the court. The final score was 14 – 8 to Duke of Kent School. Great game girls, especially against such a strong opposition. Here’s to the beginning of a great season.

Miss Vernon

Netball: U12 A v. Farlington

A picture of our U12 A Netball team after a close game against Farlington. Following a hard fought final quarter the final score was 16 - 12 to Farlington. 

Miss Jones

Football: U11 v. Belmont

On Tuesday our U11 football team travelled down to take part in the Lancing College annual six a side football tournament. We were placed in a very tough group against Westbourne House, Great Walstead, Solefield and Belmont. In the group stage we managed to pick up one well fought victory over Belmont, with Archie L scoring. Toby T also demonstrated a great defensive display at the back. Following the group stage we were through to the plate quarter final to play Ashtead. Leo H scored from close range following a great run and cross from Rufus B. We were unable to keep Ashtead from scoring the equaliser and the game went to penalties. After the whole team scored a penalty we were in sudden death and unfortunately lost the game. The boys showed great effort and determination in all matches and should be proud of the performance.

Mr Burwood

Football: U14 v. St. Edmund's

The U14s travelled to St. Edmund's, Hindhead, for their first game of the season. Things started brightly with Sam I hitting the post within the first 5 minutes before he managed to score our first goal of the campaign. Vincent T scored the second showing good strength holding off the defender before blasting it through the goalkeeper. Unfortunately our talisman Alex W had to come off through injury but the team played with good structure and pressure throughout the half thanks to Oscar B-A and Ben G. Duke of Kent School continued applying pressure on the St Edmund's goal into the second half with Harry B scoring 2 goals before Scott N rounded things off with Duke of Kent School’s 5th goal. The team played well showing good composure on the ball and it was good for Dan J to get a clean sheet on debut.

Mr Green

Community News

Mrs Caroline Nicholson and her husband Andrew are pleased to announce the happy arrival of their daughter, Elsie Amanda Nicholson.  She was born on 17th August at 4:48pm weighing 8lbs 14. Both Mum, Dad and Elsie are well and enjoying their time together as a new family. 

Mrs Green

Thank You PADoK

This summer PADoK very kindly agreed to fund the purchase of some new equipment for our playground. I ordered some blocks, planks and ramps from a company called Community Playthings. All of their resources are hand made and made to last. This type of resource is brilliant for children because it encourages imagination, planning and working as a group. Here are a couple of photos from this week. The children used the ramps and planks to enhance their play with cars, but they also created a plane and a warship. Many of the children got involved with the warship, each coming up with a specification such as helicopter pad, Range Rover garage, invisibility shield and guns.
I am sure that they will become a much loved resource in the playground.

Mrs Ragless

Pre-Prep Stars of the Week

Nursery: Isabella B for being very kind and helpful towards the new children.

Reception: Hope N for settling seamlessly into Reception and for her daily effort in phonics and letter formation.

Year 1: William T for settling in well and making a great start in year 1.

Year 2: Johnny E for enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and effort in his work.

Mrs Green

E-Safety Tips

As a result of high profile attacks on sites like LinkedIn and Equifax, millions of customers face having their data plastered all over the internet. When companies suffer a security breach and lose customer data, it is probably a good idea to change your passwords if you were a member of that site. But what most people tend to do is use the same password for multiple sites. After all, there are so many places to remember details for its a bit like having a different key for every door of your house. However, if one of your passwords is stolen then there is a good chance then that the attacker then gains access to your other accounts you use that same password for.

This week we look at some solutions for the multiple password memory problem by storing them in a password manager, instead of in your head. By setting up one password for your manager, you can then store all of your passwords inside and keep them secure with very strong encryption. Whenever you need to get a password for a website you just go into the program and get the right password. Keepass is completely free, although it isn't the most appealing program to look at and is only accessible from your computer. More premium examples would be DashLane or 1password, which let you access the passwords on multiple devices, or store passwords for all your family members, but usually require a payment for advanced fuses.

There are loads of options available, so I would definitely recommend looking around for the one that is best for you.

Next week we will conclude our look at passwords by going over some important password rules.

Here are some useful links for you.





Thanks for reading!

Mr Win-Pe

PADoK News

On Friday 29th September PADoK is holding a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Please join us in the Meetings Room off Old Hall between 8:45am to 10:45am to help raise money for this brilliant charity. All are very welcome, we hope to see lots of you there!


PADoK Presents...

The Accidentals starring our very own Mr. Nick Rye.

Tickets are now on sale - email padok@dokschool.org to reserve yours.


PADoK Meeting

Monday 18th September - 8.30am in the Meeting Room.

All welcome - please come along if you'd like to be involved with planning any of our events.