Dauntsey's Bulletin no. 70

Friday 8 September 2017

Head Master's Notices   

It is very good to be back and open again after what I hope was a very good summer for all of you. There are lots of new faces here at school; we are welcoming 161 new pupils, 70 of which have joined our boarding community.

Whilst many are beginning their school journey with us, we are also delighted that 96% of 140 applicants from last year secured their University places, and although they have left school grounds, they have now joined our active community of Old Dauntseians.

I hope that everyone, pupils and staff settle quickly and easily and I look forward to seeing you at school events over the course of the year. The first Mercers’ Lecture is next week on Thursday 14 September, when Alex Thompson will kick off this year’s programme. Please see details below.  

A weekly bulletin will be circulated to all parents every Friday and I hope that you continue to find it helpful to have all school notices and reminders in one place. We will be sending out a letter next week with a commentary on summer exam results and activities, and do please keep an eye on our website too for regular news stories.

Whole School Notices and Reminders

Mercers' Lectures - Autumn Term 2017
Alex Thomson
14 September 2017
19:30 in the Memorial Hall

Alex Thomson is a major talent in International yacht racing. He competes in the high-speed, extreme IMOCA 60 class and has been sponsored by HUGO BOSS since 2003. In January 2017, he finished the Vendee Globe in 2nd place, being the fastest Britain to sail single handed, non-stop, around the globe.

All welcome. Entry is free but please book online here

Art Notices

Art History Lecture
Monday 11 September 2017
The William Dauntsey Room at 19:30

Tricha Passes – New York City before the First World War: Ashcan Realism and the Changing Metropolis
All welcome
RSVP: v.rose@dauntseys.wilts.sch.uk

Art in Motion: the Car, Knowledge and Design
Private View Invitation
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, photography by Iain Kemp and student work from the Art Car competition.

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.

Music School Notices

Scholars/Exhibitioners’ Opera Night
Wednesday 20 September

For this year’s Music Scholars’ Night we are planning to take a trip to see a live stream from the royal opera house to a local cinema.
The opera is Mozart’s Magic Flute.
The cost is around £17 per head and will be added to the school bill. Food will be provided.
30 spaces are available. Please email Mrs Davey (d.davey@dauntseys.org) if you would like a ticket. We leave school at 17:00 and return around 23:00 after the performance finishes.

Music Scholars' Solo Recital Evenings

The first two solo recital evenings of the season are almost upon us:
Thursday 20 September at 19:30 in the Old Hall
Wednesday 27 September at 19:30 in the Old Hall

All music scholars and music award holders are expected to perform at these events. Sign up sheets will be displayed in the Music Department this week. Once you have added your name, please see Mr Irving to book rehearsal time.

The following two recitals are available to all musicians in the school as well as the scholars.
Tuesday 3 October at 19:30 in the Old Hall
Tuesday 10 October at 19:30 in the Old Hall


Ballet Classes start on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 September.

Letters are available to collect from houses or please email Emily Wilkins for information: e.wilkins@dauntseys.org

Many thanks.

Inter-House Cross Country Competition
Friday 29 September

Please read the attached letter with further details about the Inter-House Cross Country Competition. Of particular note is the last race of the day which is our traditional parents and staff race.

DSPA Notices

Lower Sixth Parents Tea / Coffee Event

The Dauntsey’s School Parents Association – DSPA, warmly invite Lower Sixth parents to a tea / coffee event this Sunday the 10 September 2017 at 10:00 in The School Pavilion.

At this event we would like to welcome the new Lower Sixth parents to Dauntsey’s and to introduce the DSPA and hope existing Lower Sixth parents will join us too.

As this is at the start of the Sixth form Activity Day, we hope that the timings work for most families.

We look forward to meeting you and hope that many of you are able to attend.

Please do not hesitate to contact us dspacontact@gmail.com

Vaughan's Cookery School

Kitchen Essentials - a Professional Cookery Course for Sixth Formers

This 90 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 kitchen.
This course 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 £225.

Responses are required by Tuesday 12 September
Please read the following letters for further information:
Professional Kitchen Essentials for Sixth Formers 
Cooking Course for Years 4 and 5

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

We were delighted to welcome 41 new Manorites to the boarding community this week and everyone is looking forward to a busy weekend filled with fun activities – these will include mug painting, cookie baking and building a zip wire in the Manor woods!

Please do follow us on Twitter @ManorDauntseys to keep up to date with our action-packed weekend!

Lower School Funfair and BBQ
Friday 15 September, 17:30 - 20:00

Please find attached information for the Lower School Funfair and BBQ 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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