News & Dates

  • 15th October 2018

    Author, Susin Neilsen, visits DAOS!

    Many thanks to our School Librarian, Mrs Compton, for this report:

    “Year 8 students having English on Thursday 11th October 2018 were delighted to have a visit from award winning Canadian author Susin Nielsen, who came to talk about her latest book “No Fixed Address”.  Susin spoke about her background, her career as a writer and her books. She enthralled Year 8 by reading the opening chapter of her new book, “No Fixed Address”, which is a really gripping and funny story about a boy who is having a very difficult time as he and his mother are actually living in a van, hence the intriguing title. Susin has a special talent for bringing humour into difficult situations which makes her books really appealing to so many readers.

    We were thrilled that the representative of Andersen Press, who accompanied Susin, was so impressed with Mrs Dorling’s special handmade display poster that they tweeted about it, and included a photograph with the tweet.

    Thanks to local independent bookseller Brenda Parkhouse for enabling the visit.”

  • 8th October 2018

    DAOS Golf Success at the Morkill Cup!

    Many thanks to Mr Meekin for this report:

    “8 budding DAOS golfers were lucky enough to take part in the Morkill Cup held at Potters Bar Golf Club last week.

    The winning team of Harry Dewberry, Ashay Dhingra, Jonathan Boscott, Tom Ranger, Alfie Reynolds, Brendan Brunton, Tom Liddamore and Maisie O’Shea played played some fantastic golf to beat a very strong Aldenham team to win the Morkill Cup.

    Many thanks to the The Worshipful Company of Brewers and Potter Bar Golf Club for their continued support of the event.”

    OSA Autumn Quiz – tickets now available!

    This year’s OSA (Owen’s School Association) Autumn Quiz is being held on Saturday 17th November 2018 from 7.30pm.

    The quiz nights are very popular and the aim is to make the evening a fun way to raise some money for the school and for you to meet other Owen’s parents whether you’re a quiz newcomer or regular quiz goer. You can book as a team or let us put you together with other parents of the same year/form group. Food is included and the bar will be will stocked as usual. Tickets are £15 each for adults and £6 each for 6th form students.

    All funds raised go to support your School so please do make every effort to come along for a fun evening!

    ** Please book your tickets now on **

    Staff Vacancies!

    We currently have a vacancy for a SEN Teaching Assistant. Please see our Vacancies page for full details about the post and an application pack.

  • 1st October 2018

    Gothic Horror comes to DAOS!

    Year 9 students enjoyed a morning of Gothic Horror on Tuesday, welcoming Rupert Mason from Redheart Theatre Company for his annual retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s  ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ and ‘The Red Room’ by H.G. Wells.  Students were rapt with his atmospheric performance, brought alive with a soundscape and lighting to fully immerse them in the experience.

    A superb Q&A session followed with probing questions asked by many students in an effort to understand the techniques behind such wonderful writing.

    Psychology Lunchtime Lecture!


    Do come along to Lab 5 on Friday 5th October 2018 for a psychology lunchtime lecture on Women’s Mental Health delivered by Sergio A. Silverio.

    DAOS take part in the Arkley Senior Golf Challenge!

    Many thanks to Mr Meekin for this report:

    Last week we had two teams taking part in the Arkley Senior Golf Challenge at Arkley Golf Club. Competing against students from all Key Stages we had a fantastic result with Brendan Brunton (Y8), Alfie Reynolds (Y8) and Maisie O’Shea (Y9) finishing first overall!

    Our other team comprising of Year 9 students; Victor Blaikley-Gomez, Alistair Clews, Tom Liddamore and Jonathan Boscott also played some excellent golf and worked brilliantly together as a team. Well done to all!

    Michaelmas Day remembered!

    Many thanks to Old Owenians, Valarie Cross (nee Stubbs) and Pamela Mansi (nee Stubbs), two of the four sisters who attended Owen’s from 1943-55, who once again sent us these beautiful flowers along with this note:

    ‘Michaelmas Day, 29th September, was always celebrated as the School Birthday at Owen’s Girls School. Happy Birthday everyone!’

  • 24th September 2018

    Invitation from the OSA!

    All parents/carers of Year 7 students and new Year 12 students are warmly invited to attend a Cheese and Wine Reception this Thursday from 7.30pm in the Main Hall.

    Please come along as it is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet fellow new parents, members of the OSA (Owen’s School Association), our Headteacher, Mrs Nemko and many of the form tutors!

    You can find out more about the OSA by visiting their website:

    Staff Vacancies!

    We currently have the following vacancies available. Please see our Vacancies page for full details about the post and an application pack.

    • Head of Geography
    • Teacher of Physics
    • Teacher of Food and Textiles
  • 17th September 2018

    DAOS take part in National Skiing Championships!

    Many thanks to Mrs Wootton for this report:

    ‘We entered 4 teams this year in the ESSKIA National Skiing Championships held last Sunday.  The students skied really well and mostly achieved personal bests.  The under 16 Boys came a close 5th and might qualify for the National finals next month (Arthur Bucher, Rhys Skene, Henry Chandler, Ben Roberts) . The Under 14 Girls and Under 19 Boys came 6th and 7th respectively.

    It was Evie Wootton and Carys Skene’s first competition and they showed big promise skiing their runs.  The fastest skiers on the day this time were Daniel Heymoz in year 12 for the boys and Marlene Bucher in year 8 for the girls.

    We were very grateful to parents who helped out – without this help the competition couldn’t take place!’