Partner School, Dover College: A View from the Close

Dover College: A View from the Close

November has certainly been a very exciting month for Bright World's Partner school, Dover College!

Granville League Hockey Tournament

On 19th November, girls 1st XI competed in the Granville league hockey tournament. They drew 0-0 against Kings Rochester and St Lawrence and won against St Edmund’s and Ashford School, both 1-0. Winning the tournament with 8 points, St Edmunds came second with 7 points. Both goals coming from Chloe Caskie. The girls played with great enthusiasm and commitment, working hard as a team and attacking with confidence. This is the first year that Caroline, Franzi, Martha and Leonie have ever played hockey, with this being Leonie’s first ever game of hockey!

Stand out performances from Macy Hadler, Cordy Gaskin, Marta Broseta-Castelos, Molly Allen and Martha Wiesenbart.

The team who played yesterday were, Sydney Vanderhoeven-Palmer (captain), Cordy Gaskin (vice-captain), Katie Brewin (GK), Chloe Caskie, Marta Broseta-Castelos, Caroline Koeneke, Leonie Ofner, Franziska Dorflinger, Martha Wiesenbart, Macy Hadler, Molly Allen, Morgan Richards and Laura Symmonds-Howard.

Charity Committee

To begin their fundraising, Dover College are holding a raffle on the run up to Christmas, and this will be drawn at their Christmas Fayre on Friday 4th December. All the money raised from their raffle will go towards their fundraising target for Ronald McDonald House.

The committee are currently trying to gather prizes for the raffle for example beauty vouchers, a free meal, trips and other experiences. Dover College are appealing to the community in the hope that they might be willing to donate suitable prizes. The more exciting the prizes the more money they can raise to reach their fundraising target. Any donations of prizes will be gratefully received by the Charity Committee by 27th November. Thank you so much in advance and support.

If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Charity Committee at Dover College by email:

Thank you in advance for your time and help.

Shoe boxes

A huge thank you to all the Dover College community who participated in Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. A record number of 248 shoeboxes were collected this year, and are now on the way to be processed, transported and delivered around Christmas to children around the world who are struggling to overcome the effects of poverty, disease, famine, or war.

Over the coming weeks leading up to Christmas the Charity Committee would like to challenge everyone to think about the gifts that we can give to others, rather than how much we can receive ourselves. Let’s look to experience the joy of giving, rather than receiving, and as Mother Teresa once said, “Do small things, with great love.”

FODC Uniform Sale and Christmas Fair

Uniform flash sale Friday 27 November

From 0830 – 1830, there will be 50% on all second hand clothes and up to 20% off new uniform.

FODC Christmas Fair

This wonderful event will take place on Friday 4 December between 1630 – 1800 in Refectory.

School House Kitchen

Following on from last week’s VFTC, work has commenced on the fitting out of the new kitchen for the School House and also on Duckworth House. We will keep you updated of progress.

Sarah Kennett

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Kennet has been appointed Head of Science, and will be starting at the College on the 1st December. Sarah relocated to Kent in September to get married on 13 October 2015, having previously been Head of Science at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School in Reigate, Surrey. Prior to this she worked at Skinners Kent Academy in Tunbridge Wells, where she was Head of Faculty of Science and PE.

A vibrant, exciting teacher and an experienced leader, Mrs Kennett will be a great addition to the College community, and will be taking over Mr. Came’s classes when he retires at the end of this term, providing a handover to ensure that she is fully up and running. Dover College looks forward to welcoming her in December.

For further information on this school, or if you are interested in learning more about placement and uk guardianship, please get in touch with Director of Sales & Marketing, Charlotte Hamson, call 01273 835745 or enquire online.

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