30 Nov 2018


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Lower 6th parents and boys: Presentation on UK University Applications, Tuesday 12 March, 7-7.30pm, Amey Theatre

All Lower Sixth boys and their parents/guardians are invited to a presentation on the UK university applications process at 7pm on the evening of Tuesday 12 March 2019. This presentation forms an integral part of the Lower Sixth Parents' evening.

During the presentation Mrs Caroline Taylor (Assistant Upper Master, Universities) will give an overview of the process, highlighting what is expected of each applicant, detailing key dates and deadlines, outlining what is required for the personal statement and providing insight into how to choose subjects and universities. Mrs Taylor and the Universities Team will also be available throughout Parents' Evening to answer any questions you may have about the process.

All Parents: Career Reps Needed for Abingdon Careers Convention, Friday 15 March 2019, Abingdon School

From the Head of Career Guidance: I am still looking for parent volunteers in several key career areas for the upcoming Abingdon Independent Schools’ Careers Convention in March.  If you work in one of these career areas, and can volunteer as a career representative at the event (6:00pm-9:30pm), I would love to hear from you: 

Aviation (Commercial), Business (Operations), Charities and NGOs, Engineering (Aeronautical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Nuclear), Environment/Conservation/Wildlife, Fire and Emergency Services, Foreign Affairs, Government (Civil/Public Services), Journalism and News Media, Music, Planning (Town/Urban/Landscape), Press and Public Relations, Product/Industrial Design, Project Management (General), Publishing and Writing, Radio/TV/Film/Video, Textiles/Clothing/Apparel

Please email [email protected] or register your interest online. Thank you!  Michael Triff, Head of Career Guidance

Music Notices

Christmas Concerts on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 December, Amey Theatre, 7pm – Parents are warmly encouraged to apply for Christmas Concert tickets which are now selling fast. We perform on two evenings next week in order to accommodate everyone. The concert will include some marvellous works including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 3, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 and Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto, first movement. The following ensembles will be performing – 1st Year, Gospel and Joint Chamber Choirs, First Wind and Big Bands, Chamber, Second and First Orchestras. Please remember to book your tickets in advance and arrive in good time, as there can be a queue! 

Lent Term's Music Calendar – for advance planning

Ruby Wax – How to be Human: The Manual – Tuesday 8 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Join successful comedian, TV writer and performer, Ruby Wax, as she talks about her latest book How to be Human at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon on Tuesday 8 January.
This book is about how to be human. Why we haven't figured this out by now, I do not know.

Tickets are £22.50 and include a copy of How to be Human and a glass of wine or soft drink on the night. Copies of Ruby's previous book, Frazzled, will be available for sale at a discounted price. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start.  

Food menu for the coming week – Week 3