News & Dates

  • 19th June 2017

    Junior Concert – 21st June 2017

    On officially the longest and hottest day of the year, the EGH was packed full of parents, friends, families and staff to see over 200 pupils play and sing in this term’s wonderful Junior Concert.

    Despite the heat, everyone kept their cool (especially Mr Grimstead and members of Second Orchestra wearing sweatbands for their rendition of ‘Fame’ ) and performed brilliantly.

    The quality of instrumental playing and vocal sound was truly impressive, and we were very proud of all of our musicians. Congratulations to Junior Strings, Junior Percussion Ensemble, Second Orchestra, Second Band, Junior Brass Ensemble, Junior Clarinet Ensemble and Junior Chamber Choir and our thanks to all the musical directors and school staff who made the evening possible.

    Ski Sunday!

    Well done to the Owen’s ski teams who took part in the London Schools Ski Competition last weekend – braving the 32 degree temperatures for the hottest skiing they have ever done! All the students were fabulous producing good runs in all ages groups. The new year 7 and 8 teams were amazing competing in a very competitive category with older year 9 students. Our older teams are shown below receiving medals in the year 10 – 13 category!  Well done to all – Mrs Davighi and Mrs Wootton are very proud!

    Invitation to our Wind, Brass & Percussion and Orchestral Concerts!

    You are warmly invited to our Wind, Brass and Percussion Concert taking place on Tuesday 11th July 2017 and our Orchestral Concert taking place on Thursday 13th July.

    Please see Events for further details and booking information!

    Staff Vacancies!

    Please see Life VLE for vacancies for a KS3 Pastoral Manager and Laboratory Technician both required for September 2017.

  • 12th June 2017

    DAOS Artwork on display!

    We were delighted to exhibit some of our GCSE artwork, alongside other primary and secondary schools in the local area, at the annual Potters Bar Carnival last weekend .  There were many wonderful compliments about the standard of the artwork created by our GCSE students from the organisers, teachers and visitors.

    Many thanks to the students and Art Department for their help in organising our participation in this exhibition.

    Chamber Concert success!

    Many congratulations and thanks to all pupils who performed so brilliantly in Wednesday evening’s Chamber Concert, held in the Edward Guinness Hall.

    Owen’s Chamber Concerts always promise a rich and varied programme of music, on this occasion including JS Bach, Traditional Brazilian, Gershwin, Holst, Jerome Kern and Rachmaninov, with performances from individual pupils, duets, trios, quartets and more!

    There were accomplished performances from soloists (Isabel Jin, Jessica Vinson, Josh Gearing, Aidan Lee, Lily Wood, Dea Peshkepija, Alice Warburton, Gabriel Millard-Clothier, Louise Wise, Eleanor Davis) and from a selection of the schools’ many diverse ensembles (Piano Quartet, Year 10 Vocal Quartet, Trombone Ensemble, Year 7/8 String Quartet, Year 8 Six Hands Ensemble, Senior Brass Ensemble. Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, Advanced Flute Ensemble and Senior Saxophone Ensemble).

    Our thanks to everyone involved in the organisation and management of the concert (including Mr Wilson, Mrs Acosta, the Office Staff) and to all the Ensemble Directors (Mr Hunt, Ms Makepeace-Lott, Mr Bean, Mr Widden, Mr Kelly, Mr Niesyto, Ms Huneke and Mr Crossley).

    Help us win up to £5000 worth of book tokens for our School Library!

    National Book Tokens are giving away up to £5000 of National Book Tokens to one lucky School. The winner will also get £100 of National Book Tokens to spend on themselves!

    No purchase is necessary. The more people who enter the competition, the better our chances of winning! In order to enter, please go to www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools. You will need to provide some personal details including your email address. If you would prefer to unsubscribe from future mailings, this is easily done by scrolling down to the ‘unsubscribe’ button on the confirmation email and following the instructions once your entry has been submitted.

     

  • 5th June 2017

    Come and see our 2017 A Level Art Exhibition!

    Our Art Department are hosting an exhibition of A Level Artwork in our School Hall on Thursday 15th June 2017 between 5-7pm.

    We hope you will be able to come along and join us in celebrating the wonderful work of our young artists.

    You can view previous exhibitions including this year’s GCSE Artwork on the Art Department’s Curriculum page!

    OSA Summer Fete – all welcome!

    Message from The Owen’s School Association (OSA):

    ‘You will be pleased to know that plans are well underway for this year’s OSA Summer Fete.

    The OSA Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 8th July from 3-6pm and we looked forward to seeing as many people as possible there on the day.  Please could anyone who is interested in advertising to the school community or who wishes to take a stall contact the OSA Fete committee at Fete@theosa.org.uk

    Finally, and MOST importantly, come along on 8th July from 3pm onwards and bring all your friends.  It will be another fun filled afternoon!’

    Dame Alice Owen’s alumni collect their Gold DofE Award!

    12 past students and 2 current students collected their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards on Wednesday 24th May at Buckingham Palace. Prince Edward presented their Awards. Congratulations to Amish Jethwa, Jasmin  Ranu, Harry Anderson, Emma McIntyre, Sophie Wilson,  Adam Ashing, Hannah Marie Burkett, Eleanor Wright, Amari Korpal, Caitlin Creeley, Sophie Hallums, Emma Page, Alva Murphy and Sarah Fishwick.

    Miss Lord, Owen’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-ordinator also attended and said “I was proud to be there – students work really hard to achieve their award, juggling many activities as well as a challenging study programme in the Sixth Form”.

    Mrs English, Owen’s Alumni Relations Manager, who supports the Gold participants, said, “ Miss Lord takes over 130 students through the Bronze Level each year, with about 30 going on to Gold – they build on skills learnt on local expeditions in Year 10 to taking expeditions in Wild Country in Year 12.”  She believes it’s the week long Residential trip at Gold Level only, which, along with the 4/5 day expeditions, provide the best opportunities for students to get out of their comfort zones and develop as leaders and team players. She’d also like to thank the Herts Youth Connexions Team for their help, BXM Expeditions, Simply First Aid and all the parents – she says, “The Gold Award is a real team effort!”.

    Biology Photographic Competition 2017!

    Our Biology Department have launched their annual photographic competition.  This year’s theme is ‘The Hidden World’ and the closing date for entries is Monday 3rd July 2017. Prizes will be given to the Lower School and Upper School winners.

    Use your imagination to capture the hidden world of biology!