- 9th June 2022
GCSE and A Level Art Exhibitions
Thursday 9th June 5.00 – 7.00pm in the gym
- 27 May 2022
End of Half Term Newsletter Now Available!
Thanks to Olena Mankovska, our Parent volunteer Newsletter Editor, for pulling together all the articles which reflect another amazing half term at Owen’s! Please see our School Newsletters page!
Wishing you all a restful half term!
- 19th May 2022
Runners up in the Year 8 Maths Challenge Competition
The year 8 maths team (Vanshika, Tummala, Akshay, Andreas) had success at the Herts for Learning Maths Challenge last week, coming second overall in the competition. They were beaten by one point! They won their heat back in April and made it through to the final with 18 other schools. Overall 76 schools in Hertfordshire took part in the competition.
- 16th May 2022
Congratulations to Mabel who has been selected to swim at the British Summer Championships and English National championships this summer
Mabel swims with a small club called Anaconda, in Islington. Not only were many months of training missed owing to the various lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Anaconda did not regain access to its main training pool until January this year, almost 22 months after it closed for the first lockdown.
Mabel’s first competition after returning to full training, at the start of this year, was the Middlesex County Championships. Here she won a total of 11 medals, 6 gold and 5 silver: she medalled in all 4 strokes at 50m; in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly at 100m; in backstroke at 200m and in the individual medley events over 100m, 200m and 400m.
In order to be invited to compete at National level, swimmers have to record times in Level 1 Meets (in a 50m pool) during the Qualification Window, which this year was 11th March – 8th May. The London Region Summer Championships took place over the penultimate weekend of the window and Mabel saw further success here, winning gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke events, bronze in the 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley and coming 4th in the 100m freestyle. Times were more important than medals, however, and Mabel recorded times that have seen her invited to compete at the British Summer Championships in 4 events – 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and 50m freestyle – and at English Nationals in a further event, 100m freestyle. It is only the fastest 20 swimmers in each age group across England, Scotland and Wales that are invited to British Championships, after which each home country invites the fastest 20 swimmers, excluding those going to the British Championships, to take place in their Nationals.
British Summer Championships 2022 are taking place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, 22nd – 28th July. English Nationals are also being held at Ponds Forge this year, 5th – 9th August. Mabel’s dream is to make some finals and, ideally, win a medal. Watch this space!
- 15th May 2022
Royal Academy Young Artist Summer Show
Congratulations to Madeline in year 13, whose work has been selected from over 60,000 entries across the country, for the Royal Academy Young Artist Summer Show. The work will be online on July 19th , and on display at the Royal Academy from 19 July – 14 August.
- 4th May 2022
Winners of the Year 7 UKMT Maths Challenge
Following on from their recent success, the Year 7 Maths Team have gone on to win the finals of the Year 7 Maths Challenge, with a total of 206 points. Hannah, Ira, Ammiel and Joey took home the victory on the 4th May after winning the intense competition at Marriotts School, Stevenage. It was an incredible success and the whole team really enjoyed it.
The team were taken to the event by Mrs Bond and Mrs Lee, who remained on the site to witness the victory. The competition was extremely tough, and there were very lucky moments associated with their victory. However, with the combined use of their skills, they were able to achieve the following results:
Round 1 (General Maths): 60/60
Round 2 (Poster Round): 47/60
Round 3 (Estimation & Problem Solving): 39/60
Round 4 (General Maths): 60/60
“I found the competition very engaging and interesting; it was a great experience for us.” -Ammiel
“I found that it was a tough but enjoyable afternoon. This victory wouldn’t have been possible without every single one of us.” -Ira
“Nothing compares to that moment when they called out Dame Alice Owen’s School.” -Joey e
“The competition was an incredible experience for me and even though our minds were challenged, we finished triumphant.” -Hannah
- 17th April 2022
Dame Alice Owens year 8 twin sisters Aditi & Aayushi – U15/U13 Hertfordshire badminton stars
Aditi & Aayushi Dhelaria along with their team of total 5 girls and 5 boys are crowned as the U15 National county champion 2022 at the impressive Derby arena, Pride Park. A special thanks to the coaches for their support throughout the season.
The event see’s counties across England compete in regional groups during the season. Each match is the best of 20 games. The top 8 performing counties from the group stages then meet in the knockout finals. Herts had finished qualifying as number two seeds behind Berkshire both teams having won all 6 of their regional qualifying matches, Berkshire having slightly better games difference.
The finals took place on Saturday 17th April. Herts drew Nottinghamshire in the first round of eight. The Herts team were focused and able to find a high playing level early, rolling out comfortable 18-2 winners. In the semi-finals Herts played Surrey who had finished 5th in the group stages and again Herts produced a first-class performance for a straightforward 18-2 win.
Berkshire had a very close semi-final victory over Yorkshire, the score was 10-10, the decision went to points difference, Berkshire scrapping through by 4 points. So, the final was contested by the top two seeds. Herts had been magnificent all day and kept up their performance levels. After the boy’s and girl’s singles and mixed doubles games Herts had already secured the win by beating Berkshire in all to lead 12-0. The boy’s and girl’s doubles, although immaterial, were played in good spirit with Herts eventually taking the trophy with an extremely convincing 17-3 victory.
The following weekend, they steered their way to accomplish a full house in the U13 Hertfordshire restricted tournament held in Stevenage . Aditi won 3 golds in all categories- singles, mixed doubles, women’s doubles. Pairing up in the doubles category the twin sisters had a comfortable 21-0 win. Aayushi bagged the silver medals in the singles and mixed double categories.
Both Aditi & Aayushi are continuing to play tournaments most weekends organised by the Badminton England teams.
- 1st April 2022
End of Half Term Newsletter Now Available!
Thanks to our new Parent Volunteer Newsletter Editor, Olena Mankovska, for pulling together all the articles which reflect another amazing half term at Owen’s! Please see our School Newsletters page!
Wishing you all a restful holiday!
- 28th March 2022
U13 girls football team win County Wix TrophyOn Monday 28th March the under 13 Girls’ Football team (comprising girls from year 7 & 8) played against Beaumont School in the final of the County NASUWT Shield. This is the first time a girls football team from Owen’s has reached a county final in over a decade. The team took an early lead through Emilie and added two further goals in the first half from Ellie. Captain and player of the match Eva completed the scoring in the second half with a goal from a free kick just inside the opposition’s half to ensure that the game was out of Beaumont’s reach and crown the girls as County Champions.A superb achievement, well done girls!
TeamAmelia, Anika, Chantelle, Ellie, Eva (Captain), Freya, Emilie, Mia, Elina, Iyla and Ella
- 23rd March 2022
Youth Tour of Scotland Race
Tom Mead, travelled with the British Cycling eastern region team
to Perthshire earlier this month to compete against the best riders in
Britain in the Youth Tour of Scotland cycle race. Tom got a top 10 in the
individual prologue and he helped his team to 2nd in the team time trial,
coming away with 16th on general classification overall.