News & Dates

  • 15th January 2018

    Year 10 football team in last 16 of ESFA National Cup!

    Congratulations to Mr Dugan and the Year 10 football team who have reached the last 16 in the ESFA national cup. They defeated Marlings School from Stroud, Gloucestershire 5 -1 with Josh Gunter scoring a hat – trick and Matthew and Michael Craig scoring one goal each. The team will now face Carshalton Boys Sports College on Friday 26th January. Well done to everyone involved!

    Year 11 History Students visit the East End!

    This week, our Year 11 History students took part in an East End walking tour of London as part of their GCSE Crime and Punishment Module. 6 registered guides took 137 students around various sites relevant to the history of the East End which included material on poverty, policing and the notorious crimes of Jack the Ripper. Although a very chilly day for a two hour walk, the students reacted superbly to the guides with precise and searching questioning which was much appreciated. The guides certainly brought the atmosphere of late Victorian London to life and gave students a real sense of the dark and sometimes treacherous underbelly of the capital.

    Many thanks to the History department for organising this trip.

    Forthcoming Science Society Lectures!

    Our Science Department has organised the following lunchtime lectures this term.  Feel free to pop along to find out more on these exciting range of topics!

    Date Topic
    Thursday 18th January The Science in Building Design – Architecture, Engineering, Materials Science
    Lecturer – Thomas Aldridge
    Thursday
    5th February
    The Psychology and Neuroscience behind Pop Record Production
    Lecturer – Dr Catherine Loveday
    Friday
    2nd March
    Kidney Disease and Transplants
    Lecturer – Professor Alan Salama, University College London
    Monday
    12th March
    Is the Universe Geometric or Algebraic?
    Lecturer – Professor Minyong Kim, University of Oxford
    Thursday 15th March Genetic Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System (Motor Neurone Disease and Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease)
    Lecturer – Dr R.C. Roberts, Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  • 8th January 2018

    Gym and Dance Display 2018!

    Our P.E Department will be hosting their annual Gym and Dance Display on Tuesday 27th February 2018 and Wednesday 28th February 2018.

    Rehearsals for the group dances begin this week. Group pieces are open to all students who wish to take part; no previous dance experience is required. In addition, students are able to audition for their own dances on Tuesday 23rd January after school in the gym. Should students wish to audition their own piece, please sign up with Miss Martin in the P.E. department.

    Tickets will go on sale nearer to the performances!

    Result of the Parent Governor Election!

    We are delighted to announce that Mr David Burrowes and Mrs Sally Tanner have been elected as our two new Parent Governors. We would like to congratulate Mr Burrowes and Mrs Tanner on their appointment and thank all the parents who stood in the election.

  • 4th January 2018

    Donate to the OSA when shopping online!

    A message from the OSA (Owen’s School Association):

    “Did you know that whenever you buy anything online, you could be raising a free donation for Owens School Association? There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline, and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

    It’s really simple, all you have to do is:
    1. Join – Head to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/owensschoolassociation and sign up for free.
    2. Shop – Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
    3. Raise – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

    There are no catches or hidden charges and Owens School Association will be really grateful for your donations!

    Thank you for your support.

    The Owen’s School Association”

  • 11th December 2017

    10 DAOS students selected for National Youth Orchestra 2018!

    We are delighted to announce that 10 students from Dame Alice Owen’s have joined an elite group of musicians who have been selected to form part of the National Youth Orchestra in 2018. They were selected from more than 700 talented musicians!

    Congratulations to the following students on this fantastic achievement:

    Robin Day (1st violin), Jeremy Weinstein (1st violin), Louisa Ayerst (1st violin), Sabrina Davis (principal, 2nd violin), Kourosh Ahmadi (2nd violin), Gabriella Bavetta (2nd violin), Eleanor Davis (2nd violin), Alice Dadswell-O’Gorman (2nd violin), Sam Scheer (viola) and Sam Weinstein (string leader, cello).

    Year 12 student Robin Day, said “I feel it is my duty to inspire other young people and teenagers to get involved in classical music and to experience the pleasure I get from it on a daily basis.”

    Don’t miss our Winter Term Production of ‘Twelfth Night’!

    Rehearsals for ‘Twelfth Night’, by William Shakespeare, in an adaptation by our Head of Drama Miss E Govier and N Kiernan are in full swing!  This production features students from Years 10 to 13 many of whom are studying GCSE Drama and A Level Theatre Studies.

    Performances are this Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th December 2017 in the Main School Hall at 7.30pm.

    If you would like to attend a performance of Twelfth Night, tickets are priced at £7.00 and can be bought via Wisepay. Please see Events for further details!

    Invitation to our Nine Lessons and Carols Service!

     

    You are warmly invited to our Nine Lessons and Carol Service taking place on Monday 18th December 2017 at 7.30pm at St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Church, The Walk, Potters Bar.

    Please see Events for further details!

    Let’s Dance 2017!

    Our annual ‘Let’s Dance’ competition took place this week! Congratulations to Lucy McClean and Amber Kotey (Years 9 and 7) who won with a street dance. Year 8 student Isla Baillie came 2nd with a contemporary dance and Marlene Bucher and Isabelle young in year 7 who came 3rd with their contemporary dance. Very well done to all competitors involved.

    Miss Martin, Mr Dugan and Miss Choudhuri had the difficult task of judging the talented entries from years 7-9.

    Many thanks to Miss Martin who arranged the event for students and special thanks to Mr Dugan for not only judging but compering the event as well.