8 Jul 2022

WEEKLY MAILING

Message from the Headmaster

 


UPPER SCHOOL

  • A Level Results Day Thursday 18 August
    • Students and parents will be welcome on site from 8.00am for students to pick up results in person from the ground floor of Beech Court (Sixth Form Centre). NB: Parents are not allowed to pick up results without the student’s permission.
      • ● For those not able to come into School, results will be available on My Abingdon from 8.00am. There is no telephone results service available at School.
        ● For those coming into School, there will be tea, coffee etc available in the Jekyll Garden (opposite the Sixth Form Centre).
        ● Several senior members of staff will be in attendance in person, including the Headmaster, Mr Windsor, and the Deputy Head Academic, Mr May.
        ● Housemasters may be in attendance but, if not, they will be available via email/Zoom.
        ● Heads of Department may also be in attendance in person but not necessarily so.
        ● Results envelopes that have not been collected by midday will be sent to home addresses in the post.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • GCSE Results Day Thursday 25 August
    • Students and parents will be welcome on site from 8.00am for students to pick up results in person from the ground floor of Beech Court (Sixth Form Centre). NB: Parents are not allowed to pick up results without the student’s permission.
      • ● For those not able to come into School, results will be available on My Abingdon from 8.00am. There is no telephone results service available at School.
        ● For those coming into School, there will be tea, coffee etc available in the Jekyll Garden (opposite the Sixth Form Centre).
        ● Several senior members of staff will be in attendance in person, including the Headmaster, Mr Windsor.  The Deputy Head Academic, Mr May, will be available via Zoom.
        ● Housemasters may be in attendance but, if not, they will be available via email/Zoom.
        ● Heads of Department may also be in attendance in person but not necessarily so.
        ● Results envelopes that have not been collected by midday will be sent to home addresses in the post.
  • For parents of 3rd year pupils opting to take IGCSE History, here is a list of films books and websites they can access over the summer in preparation for September.  Any pupil who writes a full book review of one of the books, having read it, will be rewarded in September.  Enjoy!  Mr Knowland
    • Russia reading list (first module in September) is here.
    • Germany reading list (second module from January) is here.

WHOLE SCHOOL

  • Term Dates and Key Dates. Students will be given a hard copy of the calendar at the start of term if they wish, but, for information for new parents, there is an online calendar which is kept regularly up to date.  It is available from the front page of the website under ‘What’s On’ then ‘Calendar’. In addition, there is a Term and Key dates page. This page highlights events such as social evenings and parents’ evenings for next term.
  • Second Hand Uniform Shop (SUS).  SUS will be open on Monday 5 September (induction day) between 9am and 4pm.  Thereafter it will be open every Wednesday (12.30-1.30pm) and Saturday (11am-12pm) during term time.  Dates and times are available here.  When visiting the shop, please park at Faringdon Lodge Reception.  The postcode for this is OX14 1BQ.
  • Summer Reading Challenge – from Dr Gardner and Mr Coolin. If you’re looking to encourage reading over the summer, why not take advantage of the reading lists offered by the English Department and the Library? Divided between Lower School, Third Year, Fourth & Fifth Year and Sixth Form, each list features ten great books. The English Department and the Library are also inviting all pupils to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. The challenge is to read between four and eight books, ideally across four or eight literary genres respectively. Instructions and a reading record form are attached here. Please do encourage your child to take part and to use the relevant reading list for inspiration. At the start of the Michaelmas term, your child can hand in their form to their English teacher to receive a chocolate prize. The most committed reader in each year group will also receive a more substantial prize!
  • Music events: 
    • Next Term’s Music Calendar.  Please use this link to view next term’s Michaelmas Music calendar. We have a full calendar of musical events and the summer is a good opportunity to pencil in some events to your diaries. We will be pleased to welcome you to our music events next term.
    • Joint Choral Society – Haydn’s Creation on Friday 18 November – calling all parents and friends! Next term we are running rehearsals on Wednesdays 6-7pm for parents to join to sing in our big concert in the Amey Theatre. Please let us know if you would like to join the students from Abingdon, SHSK and Headington, alongside pupils from the OX14 Partnership. [email protected]uk
    • See other upcoming Music events.
  • OX14 Learning Partnership Upcoming Events.
  • News from the week
  • School calendar
  • Weekly mailing archive.
  • Box Office:
    • Royal Opera House 22-23 Live Cinema Season: We are delighted to welcome you back to the Amey Theatre for the 22-23 Royal Opera House’s biggest live cinema season, and we hope you will be thrilled with the line-up we have in store for you over the coming months. To be enjoyed with family and friends in the heart of Abingdon, click here to book your tickets online now.
    • Musical Youth Company of Oxford Presents: Something’s Coming – Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July at 7:30pm: Come and enjoy an evening of musical theatre gems as MYCO perform songs from Sondheim to Schwartz in their summer concert at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon. Performances are on the evenings of Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July and tickets are now available from MYCO’s Box Office.
    • Stagecoach Summer School Wednesday 3 – Friday 12 August: Stagecoach Abingdon, Wallingford and Didcot will be running various holiday workshops at the Amey Theatre this summer. Open for all ages between 4 – 18, there is something for everyone. Check out our website for more details!
    • See other upcoming Box Office events
  • We look forward to school beginning for all pupils on Tuesday 6 September.  The timetable will be an A week.  Best wishes for the holiday. The next weekly mailing will be on Friday 2 September.