March 2017

 

29th March - Hampshire Spring Games

Pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9 will take part in Boccia and New Age Kurling competitions at the Hampshire Spring Games.  The competition will take place in Portsmouth and students will be competing against schools from across the county.   We wish them luck!

 

 

23rd March - Abbey School Ian Wooldridge Memorial Cup

Our Key stage 3 football team attended Abbey School for the annual Ian Wooldridge Memorial Cup. We came a very close second last year losing out on penalties in the final, so the boys were extra motivated to look to improve on that this year. The boys played brilliantly through the group stages scoring twelve goals and not conceding. In the Semis the boys comfortably won four nil to take them into the final against the same opposition that defeated us last season. The Dove House team started excellently but despite all their pressure couldn’t find a goal in normal time. In a tense extra time Abby found the net and took the glory for the second year running. The Boys can be very proud of their performances through the whole day. Selecting a man of the match was extremely tough but the award goes to jack Summers for showing great determination

 

 

6th March - Trip to the Battlefields, Belgium

Two pupils were lucky to be able to take part in the Government’s First World War Centenary  programme (http://www.centenarybattlefieldtours.org/battlefield-tours/battlefield-tours-landing-page) with Mrs Read and Mr Dupont and pupils from 5 other schools across the country. 

Stephen Browne and Eddie O’Halloran-Price were chosen because of their love of History and WW1.  The trip started on Sunday 5th March in Kent with team building activities and a research task (two local soldiers who died and whose bodies were never found) both of whom lived within ½ a mile of the school. 

Days two and three involved visiting various sites in both Belgium and France from Ypres to The Somme area including memorials to allied soldiers, and cemeteries for the fallen on both sides of the conflict.  The trip allowed students (and staff) to consider the impact of the First World War then and now and challenged preconceptions.  It also encouraged thinking about the act of remembrance and it’s place in todays  society. 

On the last day all the pupils and staff had the chance to make a figurine as part of the Coming World Remember Me project (http://www.comingworldrememberme.be/en)

 

 

1st March - Athletics Competition

Dove House indoor athletics team headed down to Portsmouth to spend the day competing in an indoor athletics competition. Maximum effort was put into their running, jumping and throwing against some very strong opposition. The whole team represented the school perfectly and finished in a creditable 5th place. A massive well done to all those involved.

 

 

 

February 2017

 

27th February - Anvil Arts

On Tuesday 28th February the whole of Year 7 were incredibly brave and ventured onto the stage at The Anvil as they saw the culmination of their "The Navigator" project.  With our link with "Anvil Arts", Year 7 had been fortunate enough to participate in several Music workshops with professional musicians where they explored the silent movie "The Navigator".  

During the workshops, pupils contributed to the creation of the sound score for the film.  This included composing and singing songs relevant to the film, creating sound effects and reading lines in character.

All of this was recorded and a very clever musician then put it with the film so it ran as the sound score.  

On the evening at The Anvil, pupils and parents got to see the final result, alongside pupils providing additional "live" elements consisting of providing sound effects and the singing of songs which added to the narrative of the film.

The pupils were absolutely excellent throughout the whole project, both in their behaviour, creativity and dedication to the performance.  They were amazing!  

 

 

8th February - Valentines Disco

The School Council organised a school disco to raise money for additional benches around the school site and a plaque for Mr House, celebrating 30 years of dedication to the school.

We raised a total of £235.86

Thank you for additional donations and purchase of snacks at the event.

DJ Robbie Crazy – an ex pupil with his Roadies put on a brilliant set with all our favourite dance tunes.   

 

 

7th February - Internet Safety Day

Safer internet day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'be the change: unite for a better internet'

For further information please click on this link :  www.internetmatters.org

 

Selfie Shack (aimed at 11-14 Year olds) - https://videocentralhd.lgfl.org.uk/premium_watch.aspx?vid=Z3Krhhd7j9B4PJ

 

Ask before you watch (aimed at 5-7 Year olds) -  https://videocentralhd.lgfl.org.uk/premium_watch.aspx?vid=NJ6l4kCrb2mFNC

 

The bigger picture (aimed at 7-11 year olds) -   https://videocentralhd.lgfl.org.uk/premium_watch.aspx?vid=NWALBxvJtrFf23 

 

 https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/sid-2017-videos.aspx

 

 

 

January 2017 

 

Basketball Tournaments

One for KS3 and one for KS4.  Well done to all who competed.

 

 

Lego Tournament

Exciting being part of the Lego Tournament at the University of Portsmouth again this year.  Well done to Mrs Hedger and pupils for a successful day

 

 

 

December 2016 

 

Newsletter 2016

 

 

Non School Uniform Day

16th December 2016 - Non School uniform and our Christmas Disco!  Lots of dancing and fun!

 

 

Christmas Jumper Day

All looked brilliant in their many different Christmas Jumpers!  Fun had by pupils and all staff.

 

 

Year 8, 9, 10 Termly summary and Year 7 settling in Reports

All sent home today 16th December 2016.

 

 

Christmas Fayre

13th December 2016 -  Another successful evening.  Well done to Mrs Henty and team for organising and creating such beautiful decorations and gifts!

 

 

 

November 2016 

 

K1 Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning to be held at Junction 6, open to all parents of Year 9 and Year 11 pupils who attend Dove House School Academy.

This is an event to support, advise and offer help to parents to complete their K1 forms.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact the school on 01256 351555 or email the school at admin@dovehouse.hants.sch.uk

 

 

 

October 2016 

 

K1 Coffee Morning

 

Coffee Morning to be held at Junction 6, open to all parents of Year 9 and Year 11 pupils who attend Dove House School Academy.

This is an event to support, advise and offer help to parents to complete their K1 forms.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact the school on 01256 351555 or email the school at admin@dovehouse.hants.sch.uk

 

 

 

September 2016 

 

K1 Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning to be held at Junction 6, open to all parents of Year 9 and Year 11 pupils who attend Dove House School Academy.

This is an event to support, advise and offer help to parents to complete their K1 forms.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact the school on 01256 351555 or email the school at admin@dovehouse.hants.sch.uk

 

 

Dove House School Open Evening

Thursday 22nd September 6:30pm - 8pm

Great to see so many of you.  Anyone wishing to look at the school during the school day is more than welcome.  To book a visit please call:

01256 351555 or email admin@dovehouse.hants.sch.uk .

 

 

 

August 2016 

Exam Results!

 

We are delighted with the results for all Dove House students many of whom have surpassed all expectations. Students and staff have worked incredibly hard this year to achieve such fabulous results thus enabling them to have choice about where to go for their Post 16 provision including those who will become the very first cohort for the new Dove House Post 16 centre. Congratulations to all Year 11 students, they should all be very proud of their achievements.

 

 

 

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