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DJPA World Cup
On Friday DJPA held their very first World Cup, with each class representing their class county. Whether the children were part of the team on the pitch or the supporting team on the side lines great fun was had by all. Everyone did a fantastic job playing and supporting but a huge well done goes to out winners: Ireland, Cuba, Jamaica and New Zealand.
Victorian Day
Year 5 stepped back in time for their first day back at school today. To kick start their term 6 project 'changes' the children had a Victorian dress up day, made and wrote with their very own quills and took part in exercise drills as part of a Victorian style PE lesson.
Train to teach with TKAT
Do you have a degree? Do you want a rewarding career in teaching? Train to teach with TKAT.
A magical Visitor in Nursery
Nursery are learning all about the story "Beauty and the Beast" this week and was visited by a very special guest!
Share the Kindness Music Video
Hugz & Cuddlez and Recording Club have specially created for World Kindness Day 2017
(Monday 13th November)

A loving homage / parody / mash up of the amazing film "Love Actually"
Sharing Kindness with Newlands
Our Head Boy and Girl
Felix and Zara delivered one of our kindness exchange boxes to Newlands Head Girl, Charlotte and Head Boy, Kaydon.
Newlands had a special assembly where their children had a chance to watch Dame Janet’s Kindness week slideshow and listen to our Gratitune.

This is just the beginning of this years World Kindness Day activities, DJPA are proud to be championing child wellbeing and encouraging other schools in Thanet.
Year 5 Bounce Beyond
Yesterday afternoon (Nov 17th) Year 5 took part in a PE session with a bit of a difference. Ray and Karen from Bounce-Beyond joined us for the afternoon and gave the children a snapshot into the great work they do. Every child took part in a 15 minute fitness routine, on rebounders, combining PE, maths and a little competition. The children and adults alike thoroughly enjoyed their Bounce-Beyond experience and will all receive a certificate for their participation as well as prizes.
The New and Improved Woodland Walk
Over the Summer of 2017, a crew of incredibly smart and hardworking people put their time and effort in to revamping our Woodland Walk area on the Lower School site. The outcome is fantastic!

We now have several outdoor classrooms, a musical meadow, a fire pit, stimulating and engaging activities, a shelter for all weather and many habitats for different types of wildlife. We are so proud of what has been achieved and believe the children are going to love it too!
Year 6 Prom
The year 6 prom completely rocked! The children and staff all looked incredible and a great time was had by all!
Our very own superstar DJs Hugz & Cuddlez provided their own style of hip-hop-electropoprap to liven up the proceedings and even wrote a song especially for the evening.
Year 2 Trip to Dover Castle
On Tuesday 11th July, Year 2 took a trip to Dover Castle where they explored the tower and the grounds and took part in an interactive workshop where they travelled back in time! On their time-travelling quest the boys became "Knaves" and the girls became "Maids" and a few lucky children were crowned "King" or knighted to become "Sir". We even had a few Jesters!
National Schools Festival
On Tuesday, three children from Dame Janet had an experience of a lifetime performing Shakespeare’s political thriller, Julius Caesar.
The performance took place in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon Avon. It involved 81 children from 37 different schools. This was the culmination of three years’ work with schools that are part of the LPN.
The children had a wonderful time working alongside other schools, building relationships and exploring Shakespeare. Their performance was outstanding and
Year 6 Creed Camp
On Thursday 15th June, most of Year 6 journeyed to Bexon Lane Scout Camp near Sittingbourne to partake in Creed's Outdoor learning experience which involved activities such as Archery, Abseiling, Shelter-making, Low Ropes and Assault Course. Everyone involved had an amazing time (including the staff!)
Many thanks to Paul and his staff at Creed.
Den Day 2017
Last Friday 16th June we took part in "Den Day" alongside many schools in the country to raise money for the charity "Save The Children". Our students made their own dens to learn about the importance of shelter and in the process raised over £300! Well done everyone!!!
St John Defib Winners!
Last year we entered a competition with St John's Ambulance... We WON!!! Our prize was a defibrillator which will go in our community cabin and a first aid training session.
The St John's Ambulance 2017 prize draw is now open. It's open to any work place, and training for up to eight people is included too.

Enter now at:
Young Writers
Recently several of our children won a "Young Writers" competition to have pieces of their work published professionally in a book!
Well done everyone - incredible stuff!!!

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