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King Edward VI School

January Bulletin 25th January, 2013

Procedure for if your child is ill and unable to attend school

SCHOOL LUNCH REMINDER The deadline for changes to School lunch arrangements for the Summer Term is:

To enable us to be sure of the whereabouts and safety of our students it is important that you contact the Main Office (02380 704561 or by email as soon as possible, preferably by 8.30am, if your child is ill or is going to be late.

Wednesday 13th March

It will not be possible to meet requests that arrive after the deadline Please email giving pupil name, tutor group and the change intended

If the illness is on-going please contact the Main Office on each day that your child is absent.

No action is required if arrangements are to continue as at present

We would also be grateful if you would reinforce the need for your child to report to the Main Office if they arrive late to School.

Parents of Fifth, Lower and Upper Sixth pupils should refer to a recent email regarding reduction in lunch charges due to leave of absence

Leave of Absence Summer 2013

Any request using the dinners@kes email address will have their request acknowledged

FOURTH YEAR No study leave. GCSE Religious Studies examination on morning of Monday 13th May.

TIMETABLE CHANGES Due to INSET Days and Bank Holidays it is inevitable that your son/daughter will miss some lessons more than others. With this in mind we do our best to re-address this situation by swapping timetables from time to time. Please note that: Monday 4th February - Monday week A timetable Tuesday 5th February - resume week B timetable Thursday 14th February - Friday A timetable

FIFTH YEAR Leave of Absence begins on Friday 3rd May at 4.00pm. LOWER SIXTH Leave of Absence begins on Friday 10th May at 4.00pm. Return to lessons on Monday 10th June. Students in the Lower Sixth taking the C3 Mathematics module have study leave from 1pm to 3.55pm on Wednesday 12th June.

Summer Camp Cyclothon 2013

UPPER SIXTH Leave of Absence begins on Friday 24th May at 4.00pm. Students in the Upper Sixth taking the S2 Mathematics module have study leave from 1pm to 3.55pm on Thursday 23rd May.

Following the success of last year’s Rowathon, the Summer Camp team have challenged the School to cycle for 24 hours non-stop. Commencing at 1.30pm on Wednesday 13th February, members of staff will start this exciting and highly anticipated event. This year the event is being supported by Wattbike who will be providing two of the three bikes that will be placed in the Crush Hall. The event is open to pupils and staff and all cyclists will be expected to cycle for twenty minutes. The event will be open to all years, with Sixth Form cycling through the night.

Fifth Year Book Collection: Thursday 20th June at 8.40am Upper Sixth Book Collection & Leavers’ Assembly: Thursday 27th June at 8.40am

We wish all those taking part the best of luck. 1

OBNO Shop (Outgrown But Not Outworn)

Tout ce qui est français 2013!

The OBNO Shop (next to the School Shop) has a great deal of good quality second-hand uniform and sports equipment for sale. Opening Hours: Wed 1-2pm and Fri 4-5pm Please email: for more information

Le Havre Exchange Away leg: Friday 5th to Monday 8th April Home leg: Friday 24th to Monday 27th May Information Evening 7pm on 14th March in the Hospitality Suite Angers Sixth Form Exchange The French group will arrive on Friday 8th March and will depart Friday 15th March

Friday 8th March at 7.30pm in the School Hall for parents and friends Teams of 8 The cost is £12.50 per head with supper included Click Quiz for more information and booking form If paying by KESpay, a booking form also needs to be completed and handed in to the Main Office.

Normandy Second Year Visit 4th – 7th July

For more details about any of these trips please click here

Target 2.0 Bank of England Competition

Espaňa 2013

A group of four Upper Sixth economists have qualified for the South East Area Final of the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 Competition. They have to take on the role of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee in assessing the current state of the UK economy in relation to the 2.0% inflation target set by the Government. The competition consists of a presentation to a panel of judges from the Bank, in which the team has to recommend what should be done to the Bank’s interest rate and its quantitative easing programme. Following their presentation they have to field questions from the judges. This is a prestigious national competition and the team would like your assistance in preparing their presentation. To aid them in analysing the current economic climate they would appreciate your help by completing our short consumer survey s/823NRFG and business surveys

Sixth Form Salamanca Lessons and Homestay programme 14th Feb - 20th Feb Sixth Form Spanish Debating Competition Hampton School Tues 12th March Third and Fourth Year Andalucia 28th March - 2nd April Parents’ Information Evening Tuesday 5th March at 8pm in the Dobson Theatre First and Second Year Catalonia 24th - 28th May Parents’ Information Evening Wednesday 8th May at 7pm in the Dobson Theatre

For further information please contact

We thank you, in advance, for your time and responses. Higher Education Evening Tuesday 12th February 7pm in The Dobson Theatre

HPV Vaccinations Please note that the third and final HPV vaccination for Second Year girls will now be on Wednesday 6th March. This has been brought forward from the 1st May.

This Information Evening is designed to help Lower Sixth parents understand current procedures for applications to universities. More than 98% of our students leave us to go to university and we will begin our Higher Education Programme with our current Lower Sixth students at the beginning of February.

Open Instrumental Lesson Week During the week of 4th – 8th February, parents are warmly invited to come to the School and attend their child’s instrumental lesson. This will be a good opportunity to see the lesson in action and discuss instrumental progress with the teacher. Parents are asked to contact the instrumental teacher in advance if they would like to attend and to sign in at the Main Office on arrival.

If you are a parent of a student in the Lower Sixth, please follow this link to access our information regarding preparation for University applications and our Higher Education programme. 2

Goedgedacht Project

Music Events

Each year a party of Sixth Formers travel to South Africa to work with the Goedgedacht Project which runs several projects aimed at improving the lives of rural children and youth. The trip involves working with a project known as Path out of Poverty where local school children can receive a hot meal and after school activities which over the years KES has helped to fund.

The Big Band will be performing a concert of Glenn Miller tunes for the residents of Sunrise Residential Home on Friday February 8th. A swinging time and a good old reminisce is sure to be had by all. On 11th February there will be an AS and A2 recital evening in the Music Recital Room starting at 7.30pm

As part of a series of fundraising events the team has organised a textile collection and are asking for your unwanted clean textiles. The textiles can be sent into school with your son or daughter in ordinary supermarket plastic bags from Tuesday 5th to Tuesday 12th February. Acceptable textiles include adults’ and children’s clothes, hats, belts, soft toys and curtains. We cannot accept dirty or wet clothing, off cuts of material or carpets, rugs, bedding, duvets or pillows.

KES singers will join with Twyford Prep School in the Music Recital Room on 9th March at 7.30pm for a performance of Zimbe. Our ever popular Spring Concert takes place on 13th March in the Main Hall. More information will available in next month’s Bulletin.

We hope you will support us with this fundraising initiative.

Challenge 13

KETA Transport Temporary Bus Passes

This year Dr Sinnett-Jones is planning to complete 13 physical challenges in order to help raise money for charity. The challenges range from muddy 10km runs, completing her first marathon, attempting a triathlon, kayaking non-stop from Devizes to Westminster (125miles) to running 100 miles across the Cotswold countryside over four days. Her final challenge will be to run the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon in October which is a 250km race across the desert in a week.

Pupils wishing to obtain a temporary bus pass to enable them to travel on a different route must arrange this through Mr Goldie, giving at least 48 hours’ notice. He can be emailed on Temporary passes will only be available on buses where there is spare capacity.

Higher Education Programme

The aim of Challenge13 is to not only raise money for charity but to also encourage other people to get involved in challenging themselves.

All Lower Sixth students will have received an email recently providing them with a link to the online publication: Higher Education Programme 2013. Students should access this information in order to support their research into the next stage of their career.





Information on the venture and on fundraising/ sponsorship can be found at or contact Dr Sinnett-Jones on for more details. Adult Choir rehearsals for Thanksgiving at Winchester Cathedral Wednesday 20th March 2.15pm


There will be a Sixth Form directed play: Just The Three of Us by Simon Gray performed in the Robert Twigg Studio on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February, starting at 7.30pm.

We will be singing: And The Glory of the Lord by Handel, The Ground by Ola Gjeilo and a new commission by Dr Leaman. Rehearsals will be held in the Music Department on Thursday 10th and Monday 18th March at 7.30 – 8.30pm

The play is a stylish mix of the comic and the macabre and should provide an entertaining evening.

All singers will need to attend the massed rehearsal with the pupil choir in the Cathedral before the service from 12.30 - 2pm.

Tickets will be available soon. As there is limited seating in this venue entry will be by ticket only for these performances.

New singers should contact Mrs Freemantle, Director of Music on for further details. 3

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 26th Jan

Admissions Examination

Tuesday 29th Jan

Staff & Parent Prayer Meeting: 1pm in M1

Wednesday 6th Feb

Fifth Year Parents’ Evening

Tuesday 7th Feb

Sports Team Photographs

Monday 11th Feb

AS & A2 Music Recital Evening

Wednesday 13th Feb

School play ‘Just the Three of Us’ - finishes 14th Feb

Friday 15th Feb



Monday 13 Feb

Please click here to access a more comprehensive calendar, which is updated and reviewed regularly

Half Term: return to school 25th Feb

Thanksgiving 2013 Thanksgiving this year will take place at Winchester Cathedral on Wednesday 20 th March. With a change from previous years we will be operating the KETA homeward buses from Winchester so there may be changes to arrival times at bus stops at the end of the day. Pupils who need to get back to School will have transport provided. There will be no late buses on this day and no after school activities. If you are happy for your son/daughter to make their own way home from the Cathedral you must let us know by emailing stating your son/daughter’s name and tutor group by 4pm on Tuesday 19th March. The King Edward’s Society are appealing for a volunteer to co-ordinate the hospitality section of Kessoc.

Burns Supper and Ceilidh Saturday 2nd February, 2013

The task involves co-ordinating a team of helpers to cover refreshment duties for School events and Parents’ Evenings.

The South Africa team will be hosting this annual event in support of the Goedgedacht Trust.

If you would like to know more about this role please contact either Marion Capper on or Petra Sansome on

Tickets are available to purchase via KESpay at £25 per person. This is a black tie event.


Battle of the Bands

A number of non-teaching staff vacancies have arisen this term. We are recruiting for: Head of Operations Learning Resources Manager Assistant Network Manager (Stroud) School Nurse Administrator/Receptionist.

Tuesday 29th January sees the first KES Battle of the Bands competition take place in the Dobson Theatre at 7pm. Thirteen bands/artists will be competing against each other to be awarded the title of “Best Band/Artist” which will be decided by a panel of professional musicians. Tickets are free and available from main reception with any donations given on the door going towards the Summer Camp project. Refreshments will be on sale and raffle tickets will be available to buy on the night.

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please click here for more details. 4

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