Dauntsey's Bulletin no. 62

Friday 12 May 2017

Head Master's Notices   

I am delighted to report that our Open Morning last Saturday was very well attended, and as always the stars of the show were our current pupils. The Third Form showed our visitors around and were widely praised for being polite, honest, charming and very good company.

Public Examinations have continued to take place in school, and I know that everyone is working hard, including those lower down the school who have internal exams in the next few weeks.

In addition to wishing all of our sports teams the best of luck this weekend, I also hope that our Confirmation candidates enjoy a happy time at their service in Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday evening.

I would also like to wish Dauntsey's equestrian teams good luck at Stonar ISODE this weekend.

Whole School Notices and Reminders

Charity Update from Scott House

The winners of our raffle are as follows:
Chocolate hampers:
Seb Parry – Third Form Manor
Oscar Palmer – Fourth Form Farmer
Josie Banovic – Third Form Forbes
Mufti for a tutor group:
Mr Paul Gordon won and his Manor tutees will get to wear mufti
Afternoon Tea Treat:
Juliet Willman Manor First form – and her class
Head Master for the day:
Ellie Evans Scott First form (details to be arranged).

 A huge thank you from Gillian Ward and the Scotties. Total raised was £280 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Team Photos Spring Term 2017

Team photos for the Spring Term are now available on the Intranet to view and request copies.

Please follow the link to view the images, you will need to input your Intranet username and password. Many thanks

Equestrian News

Wishing all the riders competing at Stonar ISODE this weekend the very best
of luck.


Work Experience

The school is always very keen to hear from parents who may be able to offer work experience/shadowing opportunities or who are aware of work experience programs in the organisation they work for. The pupils gain a huge amount from the process and, in our experience, those involved on the employer side also find the process most worthwhile.
Placement duration tends to be between two and five days and arranging them is far simpler than many anticipate. If you would like to know more then do please contact either James O’Hanlon j.ohanlon@dauntseys.org or Carrie Watson c.watson@dauntseys.org in the Careers Department

Engineering Work Experience
10-14 July

Now in its third year; Dauntsey’s pupils will have the opportunity to undertake a week of work experience at MOD Lyneham. Primarily aimed at potential engineers (16 years old and above), the week will give an overview of helicopter, wheeled and armoured vehicle maintenance training. It will encompass classroom, hangar and outdoor activities. The week should provide a valuable insight to working life outside the school environment. Limited to 10 places.
Please contact Mr James O’Hanlon, Dauntsey’s career advisor.

For Parents of Lower Sixth pupils
Higher Education & Post Dauntsey’s Planning Conference
10 June 2017

Parents of pupils in the Lower Sixth will be given an insight into the options available to pupils on leaving school. University, both UK and abroad, Apprenticeships and Gap years will all be covered, as will the UCAS timetable.

University Open Days.

Many institutions hold Open Days in the summer term and for many of these it is perfectly acceptable to simply turn up on the day. However, pre booking for some is advised especially if you wish to access some of the lectures on offer. Individual University websites are the best source of information but a useful central list can be found at https://www.opendays.com/

Music School Notices

Music and BBQ
Tuesday 16 May
18:30 at The Manor

A wide variety of performances by the pupils of the Lower School

Leavers' Recital
Friday 19 May
19:30 in the Old Hall

DSPA Notices

DSPA Sports and Social
Saturday 13 May (Cancelled)
Please do support the event now to be held on Saturday 10 June

Tennis, Table Tennis, walking and swimming have been arranged. We hope that many parents will attend and enjoy meeting new parents or meeting up with old friends either over a cup of tea or coffee of playing a sport socially . If you would like to attend or take part then do please complete the form here. 

DSPA hosted Headmaster Question Time
Thursday 18 May
19:00 in the Pavilion.

Still time to attend and with drinks and substantial food after the event, so no need to worry about eating beforehand. The DSPA will be hosting this event starting at 1900 in the Sports pavilion. Questions you would like to ask? This is a great opportunity to find out more about the school and / or listen to other questions posed. It is amazing what the school has to offer and great for the parents to hear and ask first hand. In order for us to plan and cater please can you complete the form in the link here.

Third Form Parents Event
Parents Bring a Dish Evening
Friday 30 June
19:00 - 21:30 in the Cricket Pavilion

Come along to the next Third Form DSPA Event, Parents Bring a Dish Evening in The Cricket Pavilion. This event is on the same evening of the Third Form Manor Ball, and parents can come along after they have had a drink with the pupils at the Manor!
RSVP please to assist with planning here.


Support the Dauntsey’s’ family, see the DSPA adverts. We have new adverts up right now.
If you wish to advertise then follow the link for the information and contacts.

Please remember that Dauntsey's is on Twitter
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We are 'tweeting' about a broad selection of activities and this is a great way to keep in touch with what is going on at School on a daily basis.

Our official Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/DauntseysSchool/

Please do 'like' and 'follow' our page as it will be a friendly place to communicate and share information, activities, news, and events. Many thanks.

Lower School Notices and Reminders

Manor Matters

As the sun has finally come out, the Manor boys and girls have had a great week, heading out to play in the woods, the stream, or just to go for a walk, a run, or play a friendly game of football or touch rugby! Hopefully this warm weather will continue and we will be able to get the infamous water slide out, and start having our suppers outside at the picnic tables.

The Manor general knowledge team also emerged victorious in the Lower School Competition, gaining valuable points in the Rendell Trophy. Well done to Max, Tabby, Josh, Grace, Georgina and Alex for their efforts!

The Manor Charity Duck Race takes place this evening in the stream in the woods!

This weekend sees the Manor Marathon take place, with around 20 boys and girls cycling back to The Manor from Bath and around 10 running a 10km route back to the House, where participants, staff and families will enjoy a bbq and other refreshments – good luck to all pupils, parents and staff taking part!

Adam Hurst, House Master - a.hurst@dauntseys.org

HPV Immunisations

The Immunisation team will be visiting school on Monday 15 May to carry out the 2nd round of HPV for Second form girls.
This is also a catch up session for those girls that missed the session as out on a trip in October 16.

Second Form Trip
Head 4 Heights
Tuesday 20 June

Please read the attached letter for further details about this Second Form Trip, and attendance confirmation details. Many thanks.

Summer Rugby Camp
16 - 18 August

Please see the attached flyer for details about a Summer Rugby Camp that will be held at Dauntsey's from 16-18 August.

Dauntsey's Summer Hockey Camp
21 - 23 August

Please see attached flyer for details about a Summer Hockey Camp at Dauntsey's from 21 - 23 August. To book your spot, please visit our booking page here.

Impero: Online Safety

Through comprehensive online safety monitoring, Dauntsey's School is complying with the recent changes to the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance

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