Senior High Notes 7th June 2024

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Senior High Notes 7th June 2024

In my Senior assembly today, I shared a fascinating lesson from the humble goose, which beautifully illustrates the importance of community – something we cherish deeply here at Derby High. Just as geese fly in a V formation to achieve a 71% greater flying range than flying solo, our school thrives when we work together towards common goals. When one goose tires, another takes the lead, demonstrating the value of shared leadership and mutual support. Similarly, at Derby High, we rely on each other’s strengths, talents, and encouragement to excel. Geese honk to motivate their leaders, reminding us of the power of positive reinforcement and kindness, especially during challenging times. And when a goose is in trouble, others stay with it until it recovers, teaching us the importance of being there for one another through thick and thin. As we reflect on these lessons, let’s continue to foster the sense of belonging and community that makes Derby High such a special place. Just as John Donne, the poet, wisely noted, “No man is an island,” we too need each other to soar to our greatest heights.

This week our Year 10 and 12 students have been diligently completing their final examinations, demonstrating the culmination of their hard work and dedication throughout the academic year. Our Year 7, 8, and 9 students have received valuable feedback on their recent assessments, providing them with insights to further their learning journey.

This half term promises to be a whirlwind of activities and events. We eagerly anticipate welcoming parents and families to our upcoming end of term concert on Wednesday 26th June, where our talented students will showcase their musical prowess. Additionally, our annual Sports Day is just around the corner, on Friday 21st June, offering an exciting opportunity for friendly competition and school spirit. Further information will be sent to parents on Highpost.

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