6th February 2017

End of Half Term Newsletter now available!

Wishing everyone a restful half term break – many thanks to our parent volunteer, Ms Sara-Jane Mansfield, for editing our Newsletter.

Please see our School Newsletters page!

Shakespeare performed at DAOS!

Our English Department welcomed The Globe Players to the School last Friday for a performance to all Year 7 students. The production called ‘What You Will’ ties in with the Year 7 scheme of work for this half term and will help consolidate students’ learning during the unit.

This event is always a valuable experience for the students and encourages wider reading of Shakespeare’s other works. Thanks to Mrs Friel and the English department for organising this event and thanks also to accompanying teachers who supervised their class during the show.

Old Owenians Careers Talks Week 6-9th March 2017!

We’re really excited to confirm 16 more amazing alumni speakers for this year’s careers event for students during National Careers Week.  Letters have been sent to parents/staff this week with alumni biographies and we have a wide range of careers represented: Psychology, NHS, Art, Publishing, Retail, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, the Navy, Digital Post-Production, Law, Banking, Engineering (Structural and Electrical) and careers as a Surgeon, Vet and Geophysicist!

Please share alumni biographies (please view the PDF via our documents section to the right) with students and encourage them to sign up for as many talks as they like IMMEDIATELY AFTER HALF TERM – your support would be much appreciated.

Thank you, Carol Whiter (Careers Co-ordinator) and Mandy English (Alumni Relations Manager).

Invitation to our Gym and Dance Display!

You are warmly invited to attend this year’s Gym and Dance display entitled ‘Belle of the Ball – your moment to shine’  taking place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 and Thursday 2nd March 2017 in the Main Hall at 7.30pm.

Please see Events for further details.

Year 10 students reach ‘The Real Business Challenge’ regional final!

Year 10 Business students took part in the regional final of The Real Business Challenge held at the Oval cricket ground last week. They were tasked with designing a fundraising campaign for the Special Olympics Great Britain and had to pitch their idea to an esteemed group of judges, including the Vice President lawyer of Coca Cola.

The students performed magnificently on the day and can all be very proud of their efforts to have got so far in the competition. They were extremely unlucky not to win overall, but we will be back again next year to try again!

Well done to Zoe, Sophie, Mineli, Ruhee, Kalyani, Daniel, Viren & Miles.