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Welcome to the DESS Family

 

We would like to welcome Mrs Fazal’s baby girl Noor to the DESS family, she was born on Monday 1st June, weighing a healthy 3.125kg.  Mother and baby are doing well.

 

 

 

 

Competition Winner!

Back in February, many of our DESS students entered the COBIS & Discovery Education Coding International competitionWe are thrilled to announce that Tanish in FS2 Orangehas been awarded 3rd place in the 5-6 year category, winning himself a $100 Amazon voucher!  

He designed an app called, ‘Life in the Garden”, which shows a habitat, featuring the creatures who live there and the things that they eat!  The judges’ feedback was as follows: 

  • Demonstrates a wide range of coding skills, techniques and understanding 
  • Creative use of events and inputs combined in a complementary way 
  • Clear, clean and organised code 

Well done Tanish, the DESS community are so proud of your achievements!  

Some of the main benefits of learning to code for children include:

  • Computational thinking 
  • Problem-solving skills/ algorithmic thinking 
  • Preparing children to be future-ready 
  • Learning how to anticipate and deal with problems/perseverance 

If you would like to use Discovery Education Coding to develop your child’s coding skills this half term, please get in touch with Mrs. Harrow via Mrs Jaqui Thurley (dessparentrelations@dessc.sch.aeso that your child can be set up with a login.  


Sporting ECAs

It was fantastic to see over 200 DESS children join the first week of KS2 Sporting ECAs which took place “Live” on Webex. 
 
We hope that the children enjoyed the first session and look forward to many more students joining us over the next 3 weeks of the Sporting ECA program. 
 
These ECAs take place at 2.30pm each school day and more details can be found by clicking here 
 

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