Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre Trip

14th September 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 7 Rewards Trip to Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre

We are exploring the possibility of offering the Year 7 students a residential trip to The Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre in Snowdonia. This is an exciting opportunity and is dependent on student’s attendance and behaviour in and around the College.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in various activities such as Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Orienteering and Rock Climbing incorporated with team building activities with fully qualified instructors.

We have provisionally booked the trip on Monday 12th February until Wednesday 14th February or Wednesday 14th February until Friday 16th February 2018. The itinerary for the stay will be confirmed if we have viable numbers for the trip.

The cost for the 3 day/2 night trip will be £154 which includes;

  • Return transport from Denton Community College to Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre
  • Full board accommodation
  • Programme of activities with instruction, supervision and equipment included
  • Varied evening entertainment programme

To take part in this opportunity we require

  • A non-refundable deposit of £20 by Friday 20th October 2017
  • Final balance of £134 payable by Friday 26th January 2018

(Payments can be made in instalments)

If you require any further information please visit the website www.outwardbound.org.uk/centres/aberdovey

Please return the attached permission slip and £20 deposit to Mrs Faverzani in Homebase 7 in a sealed envelope stating the students name and form by Friday 20th October 2017.

Cheques should be made payable to Denton Community College with your child’s name and form written on the back.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Whitehead                                 Miss R Jefferson

Head of Year 7                                   Teacher of PE

Hand on Heart

14th September 2017

Dear Parent/Carer


The Year 7 students have chosen to raise funds for the Hand On Heart Charity. Hand on Heart are a dedicated charity to help create awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in the young and to help fund defibrillators for schools. Hand on Heart have kindly funded an additional defibrillator for the college.  We have been given the opportunity to get involved in a very special fundraising event to help raise funds to allow the charity to continue to support families and individuals and we hope that the students can get behind this event to help and support it.


As a charity that is committed to keeping children safe and prevent the deaths of 12 young people who die of sudden cardiac rest each week in the UK, we have been given the wonderful opportunity to hold a sponsored ‘Jump’ at Jump Depot in aid of Hand on Heart.

  • The Event – Sponsored Jump!
  • Details – We are looking for just 35 students to undertake a sponsored jump.
  • There is no fee to ‘jump’ all we ask is that every student agrees to raise a minimum amount of just £21.50* to take part which will include entry and jumping socks! (* this amount must be received prior to the event date).
  • The event will take place on Sunday 1st October at 5pm till 6pm.
  • Venue: Jump Depot Limited UK, Mossley Road, Ashton under Lyne OL6 6NQ

Students will need to make contact with Hand on Heart and they will then confirm all details with you accordingly. Please contact Lesley Groome (Fundraising Coordinator) on enquiries@handonheart.org or contact number: 0845 071 0822.

Yours sincerely


Mrs Hayley Duffy

Director of Community Learning 

Year 7 Pastoral Evening

8th September 2017


Dear Parent/Carer,


We would like to invite you to a short meeting with your son / daughter’s Form Tutor to see how they have settled into life at Denton Community College and to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.


The Year 7 Pastoral Evening is open to all Year 7 Parents/Carers and will take place in the Theatre. The evening will be held on Thursday 21st September 2017, beginning at 4:00pm and ending at 6.30pm. You will be allocated a 5 minute appointment within the half hour options the letter.


As with all appointment systems, timing rarely runs as precisely as everyone would wish, but we hope that by keeping to the time arranged the evening will run smoothly and to everyone’s benefit.


Please could you return the reply slip on the letter to your child’s Form Tutor as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Claire Evans

Assistant Headteacher

link to letter:
Year 7 Pastoral Evening letter Sept 2017

Maya in Year 7

Maya in Year 7 has auditioned and successfully been chosen to represent England in the Dance World Cup in Germany later this year. She will be performing in the Children Classical Solo section. Well done Maya, we are really proud of this amazing achievement.


‘Well-being Week’ – Get Involved!

activeMarch 23 – 27 is ‘Well-being Week’ for students and staff.  There will be many exciting activities and drop-in sessions taking place throughout the week to raise the profile of ‘well-being’ and mental health.


For further details see the time-table here or on the notice boards in your form rooms.  We hope everyone will get involved and try something new!


Year 7 & 8 Netball

Last night our Year 7 & 8 netball team (made up of 2 Year 8 students and 5 Year 7 students) played in the Year 8 Tameside Netball Tournament at Alder. They finished 3rd overall losing games against St Thomas More and St Damian’s but beating Hyde, Alder, Astley and Mossley Hollins.

The girls were a credit to the college. Their performance, commitment and determination was outstanding especially to say they were playing in a tournament above their age group. Congratulations girls and good luck as they now move into the Tameside Netball Cup competition against St Thomas More and St Damians.

Year 7 & 8 Lunchtime Club

Are you in Year 7 or 8?

With effect from Tuesday the 23rd of September, Mrs Lynch and Mrs Forster-Ali will be holding a lunchtime club in the CSI for Year 7 and 8 students only. Students can bring their sandwiches to the CSI to eat but no hot food. Get yourself there for some fun activities!