Dauntsey's Bulletin no. 66

Friday 16 June 2017

Head Master's Notices   

The Third Form have proved to be a superb group at Moonrakers Camp in Aberdovey; they have been involved with sailing, kayaking, rock climbing and more, and took part in an expedition where they walked over 20km and spent a night, in the wilderness, under canvas. I really enjoyed my visit, not just because of the glorious weather, but also because this week provides some of the challenges and opportunities that I feel a first-class education is all about. I hope that they are enjoying their last day before heading back to Wiltshire tomorrow.

The sun is going to continue to shine for our First and Second Form Manorites who are heading to Rockley Point in Poole this weekend for water-sports and beach games.

Tomorrow sees fixtures against Clifton College, Warminster, and Wellington College, and our Boys’ and Girls’ Athletes will be at the South West Championships. Best of luck to all of you.

I do hope that you all have an enjoyable weekend; time to fire up that barbecue!

Whole School Notices and Reminders

Summer Festival 2017
Monday 3 July - Thursday 6 July

This years' Summer Festival is taking place from Monday 3 July - Thursday 6 July, and will include a excellent selection of events to come and see. This includes our Summer Art Exhibition, as well as Drama, Music, Dance, Sports and Academic events. Tickets are selling out fast for some events, so please book early to ensure your place.

The full programme and booking details for each event can be viewed here.

Silent Auction

In July 2017 we are taking 20 girls to Malaysia to play hockey, and 26 boys to Australia to play rugby. As part of our fundraising efforts we have compiled some fantastic lots to bid on as a Silent Auction; from a 6 Magnum Case of Quality Bordeaux Red Wine to a 5% Racehorse Syndicate Share!

Please follow the link to view our full brochure of lots and gain access to the bidding page. Good Luck!

Art Notices

Art in Motion: the Car, Knowledge and Design
Save the Date and Join the Competition!
Saturday 16th September 13:00 - 15:00: The Gallery at Dauntsey’s

This exhibition will include a display of classic cars, vehicle designs from the Royal College of Art, sculpture by Angela Palmer and photography by Iain Kemp.

If you have a car that you think might be of interest, that you are willing to exhibit on that day, please contact Victoria Rose - Director of Art v.rose@dauntseys.org

This event is in collaboration with Messums Gallery and Classic Car Safe.
Exhibition open: 16 September - 7 October 2017. The classic cars will only be on display on Saturday 16 September.

To support the event, we are running an Art Car competition open to all pupils at Dauntsey’s School. Since 1975 BMW has commissioned 17 Art Cars. These cars, created by a host of renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Jeff Koons, transformed cars into canvas, putting Art in Motion. Using the M6GT3 template students will be asked to create their own BMW Art Car. Submissions must be delivered to the Art School by 16:00 Wednesday 5 July 2017. Entries will be judged by Johnny Messum from Messums Gallery and Professor Dale Harrow, Head of Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art. Ten finalists will be selected and asked to transpose their 2D designs onto a 3D model. One finalist will then be chosen and their car design will be exhibited at Messums Gallery Wiltshire.

The competition brief will be published to students on Monday 19 June 2017.

The Gallery at Dauntsey’s 2017 Summer Exhibition
Opening Night: Monday 3 July 17:30-20:30
Thereafter 10:00-20:30 daily until 16.30 Saturday 8 July

A collaborative exhibition celebrating creative talent and success. Featuring the work of the GCSE and A Level students.

Music School Notices

An Evening of Midsummer Music on the Plain

Chitterne village is hosting a concert in All Saints and St Mary’s Church together with Dauntsey’s Choral Society and students on Friday 23 June.

18:30: Garden Reception at The Grange, Chitterne

19:30: Concert at Chitterne All Saints’ & St. Mary’s Church

Tickets: £10.00 (Payable in advance)

For tickets: Please send a SAE, the number of tickets required, and a cheque made payable to Chitterne Church Account, to Murray Kent, Hunters Yard, Chitterne Farm, Warminster BA12 0LQ. Alternatively, you can pay by cash to be delivered by hand to the above address.

All proceeds in aid of Chitterne All Saints’ & St Mary’s Church Fabric Fund

Choral Clerk Singing Auditions
23 and 29 June, 2017 at 14:00 in The Old Hall

Sign-up sheets are now on the noticeboard in the music department

Festival of Table Tennis
Friday June 23 2017

Parents and pupils are cordially invited to an evening of table tennis in the Sports Hall on Friday June 23 from 19:00 to 22:00. This is an informal social occasion, with a light buffet and cold drinks and the opportunity to play a few games of table tennis on the seven tables available. I know that some of you are keen players, so it would be good to see you.  
Please send a quick email to nevema@dauntseys.org if you would like to come.
Regards, Mark Neve

End Of Year Celebration for Fourth Form Parents
Ice Cream Party, "Kaffee Und Kuchen"
Thursday 22 June 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00

At The Rowdey Cow Farm Cafe
6 Dunkirk Hill, Rowde, Devizes, SN10 2BQ. Tel: 01380 829666

DSPA Notices

Second Form Tapas Evening
Thursday 22 June
The 3 Daggers at 19:30

RSVP to Simone Davis Wilmot at davissimone@hotmail.com

First Form Coffee

Friday 23 June
From 11:00 at Woodborough Garden Centre near Pewsey

RSVP to Kate Smail at katesmail@btinternet.com

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.

Volunteers needed to help the DSPA run the Bar, BBQ and café throughout the summer festival.

Help and enjoy meeting another parents. Short one and two hour shifts available or longer periods if you can. To help us please can you fill in the form here. The DSPA will be based in the NFU Mutual Marquee where music in the NFU tent will be happening, so you can enjoy the different musical events while you work.


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.

Vaughan's Cookery School

Intensive Professional Cookery Qualification

Vaughan's Kitchen are currently recruiting for their Summer Intensive Course, which will run from 21 August to 8 September. This course is suitable for our Upper Sixth leavers, and will provide a qualification for gap year jobs such as working in a ski chalet, holiday villa or yacht crew etc. It also would gain you the knowledge and skills for further employment in the catering industry.

After Christmas Vaughan's will run another less intensive course on Mondays for 12 weeks. 

Please see the attached leaflet for further information.

Model United Nations

Nineteen pupils from the current Third to Lower Sixth Forms are starting their preparations for the trip to the Model United Nations conference in The Hague, which takes place over three days in November. The pupils have been assigned to committees and their task over the next few months is to learn as much as possible about the views of Mali and Turkey (our allocated countries) on the issues which are to be debated in the various committees.

Of particular interest will be the contributions of Polly Maton & Georgina Henwood, who are representing Turkey on the Advisory Panel on Kurdistan and Natasha Whitrow & Sasha Broadhead who are representing Mali on the 1967 Historical Security Council discussing the Arab-Israeli & Vietnam wars.

For anyone who is interested in the conference and the topics covered, please visit www.munish.nl.


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.

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/

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

The Manor First and Second Form have enjoyed a quiet week with all of the Third Form away on their Moonrakers trip – the weather has been kind, so the Third Form have had a great time in Wales, and the younger cohort have enjoyed getting the water slide, snacks and House all to themselves back at home.

This weekend, as the Third Form return, the First and Second Form go on their trip to Rockley Point for a few days of sailing, raft building, crabbing, paddle-boarding, wind-surfing, and many more fun activities. It will be a great trip and I am sure all of the pupils and staff involved will enjoy the break!

Next week, the Second Form can look forward to their trip to Head for Heights on Tuesday, the water slide will no doubt be out most afternoons/evenings, and the last group of Third Form ‘dinner guests for the Hursts’ will enjoy a meal with their Houseparents.

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

A Reminder for Forbes Third Form Parents

Please could you ensure that Pizza Express RSVPs are back in to me before the meal on Monday.
Many thanks, Liz Gardiner.

Lower School Ski Trip Reminder

Deposits (£75) are now due for the 2018 Lower School Ski Trip in March next year. Currently open to next year’s Second and Third form. 

Please contact Mr Butterworth on t.butterworth@dauntseys.org for more information

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.

Scott House Third Form BBQ and Rounders Match
Wednesday 21 June at 17:30

Please find attached further information and reply slip for the Scott House Third Form BBQ and Rounders Match. Many thanks.

Third Form Summer Ball
Friday 30 June
18:30 - 21:30 at the Manor

Please see the attached letter for details about the Third Form Summer Ball.

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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