This week's mailing is:
- To parents of current Second Year – Third Year Parents Social Event (at the start of next term)
- To parents of Third Year boys currently studying French – French Exchange 2014-2015
- To parents of boys on the Barcelona Music Tour – Final Tour Letter 8
U6th Valedictory Reports
These have now been uploaded to the parent portal. They comprise comments from tutors and housemasters only.
Lower School Exams
Results sheets for the Lower School exams have been published to the parent portal. These results will be republished on the end of term report which will be posted to the portal by Saturday 5 July.
Abingdon launches First World War online archive
On 28 June 1914, one hundred years ago tomorrow, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in Sarajevo; the event led directly to the outbreak of the First World War thirty-seven days later. To mark the centenary of the war, in which 75 members of the Abingdon community died, the School has launched a website of its First World War archive collection. You can now search the pages of the wartime editions of The Abingdonian, see letters and photographs of the dead sent in by their families, turn the pages of the hand-amended Roll of Service and see for yourselves the impact of the war on this very small school, which in September 1914 only had 75 pupils.
Residential Trips Information 2014-15
Attached is a table of the residential trips for 2014-15 to assist parents' planning. The document will be on the website as “Trips Information”, under the 'Calendar & Events' tab.
Tennis Coaching next academic year
Tennis coaching will take place on the school courts throughout the Michelmas and Lent terms at the following times. If your son would like to take lessons then pupils will sign up through the Other Half choices system in September with their tutors. £5 will be added to the school bill for every session they attend.
- Lower School – Mon 12:30 – 1:30 & Thu 12:15 – 1:15 (Lower School free taster session)
- Third Year – Mon 4:00 – 5:00 & Fri 1:30 – 2:30
- Fourth Year – Mon 1:30 – 2:30, Tue 4:00 – 5:00 & Thu 4:00 – 5:00
- Fifth Year – Tue 1:30 – 2:30 & Thu 1:15 – 2:00
- Sixth form – Tue 12:30 – 1:30
- Fri 4 – 5pm – All years (Tennis 1st VIII squad) – no cost
There is also a Saturday morning matchplay session from 9 – 11 am.