Dauntsey's Bulletin no. 68
Friday 30 June 2017
Head Master's Notices
I hope that the weather holds out this evening and that the Third Form enjoy their Ball at the Manor tonight.
This week, most of the Fifth Form returned for post-GCSE Life Skills courses. With such a wide-range of choices on offer, everyone seems to have enjoyed their week.
Sadly, the block fixture against Pangbourne has been cancelled, but there is boys' tennis against Bryanston. In addition, boys’ and girls' tennis teams will be taking part in our Internal Davis Cup, and I would like to wish the best of luck to our Lower Sixth pupils taking on the Brecons Challenge on Sunday.
The Summer Festival officially opens at 4.00pm on Monday, with the Summer Art Exhibition in the Art School opening at 5.30pm. I hope to see many of you there enjoying the great selection of events that our pupils and staff have organised.
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.
A reminder to all pupils to bring in some pocket money all of next week as there will be games stalls, ice creams , drinks etc. for purchase at the Summer Festival.
Amendment to the Diary for Bus departures on Thursday 6 July
Buses will depart at the usual time of 17:30 on Thursday 6 July, not at the earlier time of 16:30 as described in the Calendar. This is due to the Summer Festival events on the day.
Buses will still have the early departure time of 16:30 on Friday 7 July.
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 email@example.com
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
instrumental lessons and meet the Music Teachers
Friday 8 September
12:00- 1:30 in the Dining Hall
All music pupils to attend with their planners/timetables
The DSPA Bar, BBQ and café will be open throughout the festival in the NFU Mutual Marquee and on the Memorial Hall Quad. Afternoon food, drinks and fun will be run by pupils on the Romania Trip, Rugby Tour and Hockey Tour. Cash sales on the day and no pre bookings via the shop. Please support the Pupils and the DSPA.
To plan your meals & see what we have on offer please look at the menu HERE
NEW interesting Adverts on the DSPA Notice Board. Support the Dauntsey’s’ family, see the DSPA adverts.
If you wish to advertise then follow the link for the information and contacts.
Secretary for the DSPA required from September 2017.
The DSPA require a new secretary from September 2017 to join the dynamic & friendly DSPA Committee. The role does not entail a huge amount of your time, but does require you to attend the 4 meetings a year plus the AGM. If you are interested in this position then please do send a mail to Samantha Smith, the DSPA Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org who would enjoy meeting up and giving you an overview of the position.
Summer Exam Results
A level results will be published on Thursday 17 August and GCSE results will be published on Thursday 24 August. Results will be emailed to students’ School email accounts before 9:00am on the morning of results day.
Students should ensure that their password is updated before the end of term so that logging-on is not a problem. They should also ensure that there is enough space in the in-box of their school email account to accept the incoming email with exam results.
For information on exam remarks and the post-results services please download the relevant documents below. Please note that these documents will also be published in the Examinations Area of the School Intranet.
We will be showing the British & Irish Lions vs New Zealand matches at 08.30 on the next 2 Saturday’s. It will be shown in The Pavilion – Bacon sandwiches available!
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.
Please see the attached leaflet for further information.
Kitchen Essentials - a Professional Cookery Course for Sixth Formers
This 100 hour course will culminate in a
nationally and internationally recognised qualification. The Level 2 Award in
Culinary skills, validated by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality
(CTH), is widely recognised and would help gain employment in situations such
as a ski chalet, holiday villa, yacht crew or as a junior chef in a commercial
This course will run during the Autumn and Spring terms and is limited to a maximum of 10 pupils at a cost of £1,200. In the case of oversubscription, we will fairly allocate places by picking out of a hat!
Cooking Course for Years 4 and 5
Weekly sessions that are designed to cover
all the basic skills and at the end of it, as well as being able to cook
tasty and nutritious meals for themselves, pupils should be able to
produce a two course roast dinner for the family.
During the course they be will working with Peter Vaughan, an award winning chef who is a member of the highly respected Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.
This course will run during the Autumn and Spring terms including 2 Sundays at Vaughan’s Cookery School. The cost will be £195.
A letter to the relevant year groups will be going out at the start of the Autumn Term
Next Years' Nominated Charity
Does anyone have a connection to an overseas charity?
We are looking for a long-list of charities to present to the charity reps next year. We would welcome a couple more if anyone would like to get in touch.
Jane Hubbard - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie Watson email@example.com in the Careers Department
Please remember that Dauntsey's is on Twitter
Please follow us - Dauntsey's on Twitter
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
It has been the usual fun and games at The Manor for the end of the summer term. The boys and girls have enjoyed ‘tutor treats’, visits to senior boarding houses for our out-going Third Formers, and various sessions on the awesome Manor water slide!
This weekend is the last one of the year, especially poignant for our student and staff leavers. Mr and Mrs Hurst will be on duty and it should be a lovely weekend at The Manor, with a film and treat night on Saturday, followed by games and activities on the Sunday.
Next week is busy, with the Summer Festival on at school, but down at The Manor we will also have plenty going on, including the following highlights: The Manor Dash, The Manor Football Tournament, and The Manor Surprise Trip on the last Friday - lots to look forward to, as ever!
I would like to wish everyone a lovely summer break, and bright and successful futures, as Jo and I move on to pastures new...
Adam Hurst, House Master - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Impero: Online Safety
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