King Edward VI School
November Bulletin 25th November, 2011
School Christmas Lunch Pupils who do not usually have school lunches but would like a Christmas lunch on the last day of term are able to purchase a ticket (£3.20) from the accounts office from 2nd December Deadline for the sale of tickets is 9th December
LAST DAY OF TERM The last day of term will end at our usual time of 3.55pm.
THERE WILL BE NO LATE BUSES
Monday 12th December at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church St Mary’s Street, Southampton
SCHOOL LUNCH REMINDER The deadline for changes to school lunch arrangements is:
The service is followed by mulled wine & mince pies
Wednesday 30th December It will not be possible to meet requests that arrive after the deadline
KES Adult Choir Rehearsal Dates Please email email@example.com giving pupil name, tutor group and the change intended
Rehearsal dates for the Christmas Carol Service on Monday 12th December are as follows:
No action is required if arrangements are to continue as at present
Monday 28th & Wednesday 30th November & Monday 5th December all at 7.30 - 8.30pm in the Music Department
Any request using the dinners@kes email address will have their request acknowledged
There will be a massed rehearsal for all adult and pupil choirs in the School Hall on
Postponed First & Second Year Disco
Thursday 8th December at 7.30 - 8.30pm
will now be held on
There are still some spaces for singers, so if you are interested, please contact Mrs Priscilla Cook Tickets on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Friday 25th November
Morrisby Psychometric Testing for all Fourth Year Pupils
Parents’ Childnet Talk Internet Safety Seminar for Parents Tuesday 10th January 2012
Many of you will be aware that HMC Schools frequently offer Morrisby Testing to students in their pre-GCSE years. Following several years of conducting the Morrisby Test on an opt-in basis the decision was taken last year for the whole of the Fourth Year to take the test. This trial proved both popular and successful and we intend to provide the same opportunity this year.
You are invited to attend the Know IT All seminar presented by Childnet International. This is a very informative presentation which will give you an insight on how your child uses online and mobile technologies and the pitfalls and risks that can be associated with it.
The test is intended to provide detailed profiles of your child’s aptitudes, learning styles and problem solving abilities and provide useful information for detailed careers guidance. The test takes 3 hours and is booked for the morning of Thursday 5th January. A feedback interview will be provided later in the term.
Please see End of Term Bulletin for more information Young Enterprise presents: Professionally printed, luxury KES greeting cards, designed by Zen Young Enterprise will be on sale soon. Cards will feature seasonal photographs taken around the school including pupils and staff. £5 for a pack of 10.
Please contact Mrs Mandley on email@example.com for more information. Communication
Enquiries in the first instance should be addressed to Mrs Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with the name and tutor group of your child.
Under normal circumstances parents may expect a response to communication within 3 working days during term time. Parents are asked to understand that staff are very busy and are not always in a position to respond immediately, though obviously any urgent matters will be prioritised.
During School holidays, issues that require urgent attention should be directed to the Main Office or to email@example.com.
CO M I JU NG ST SO £5 ON
KES Luxury Tea Towels *Flux is a Young Enterprise company
Christmas Stalls 5th to 9th December selling Christmas hats, ties, candy canes and the KES Charities Calendar
Friday 3rd February 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
CHARITIES COMMISSION 7th December South Africa Team will be selling Christmas themed cakes
Italy - Easter 2013
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The Classics department is organising an exciting educational tour of Rome and the Bay of Naples. The trip will run from the 2nd to the 9th April during the Easter holidays of 2013.
Le Havre Exchange Home leg: Friday 23rd to Monday 26th March Away leg: Friday 13th to Monday 16th April
We will spend two days in Rome, visiting the Forum, Palatine, Colosseum, Pantheon and other sites and will have an afternoon excursion to the ancient port of Ostia where students can explore independently. We shall then travel to Sorrento via Cumae, the seat of the oracle and Apollo. Day visits will include Pompeii, Vesuvius, Herculaneum, the roman villa of Oplontis and the volcanic site of Solfatara.
Information Evening 7pm on 1st March in the Hospitality Suite Paris in the Spring Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th April Information Evening 7.30pm on 13th March In the Dobson Theatre
Travel to and from Italy will be by air and we shall travel around the sites by coach.
Angers Sixth Form Exchange The French group will arrive on Friday 2nd March and will depart Friday 9th March
The tour is open to all students at a cost of £815 which can be paid in instalments over the coming months. In order to reserve a place on this trip for your son or daughter please would you pay the nonrefundable deposit of £200 by Friday 16th December. Please click here for more information.
Normandy Second Year Visit 5th – 8th July
2011 KES PANTOMIME
ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES
Wednesday 30th Nov - Friday 2nd Dec 7.30pm King Edward VI School Wilton Road, Southampton £6 - £8 Free onlineClick booking here at to kes.hants.sch.uk book your tickets 3
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Tuesday 29th Nov
Lower Sixth Parents’ Evening
Wednesday 30th Nov
School Production ‘Ali Baba’ starts: finishes 2nd Dec
Thursday 1st Dec
Big Band performing at Romsey Abbey
Monday 5th Dec
Charity Christmas stalls week
Tuesday 6th Dec
Fourth Year Parents’ Evening
Friday 9th Dec
Closing date for 11+ and 13+ applications
Monday 12th Dec
Carol Service - St Mary’s Church - 7.30pm
Friday 16th Dec
Term Ends KESSOC DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Look out for more information about the
Quiz Evening KESSOC Lecture
King Edward VI Burns Night Celebration on Saturday 28th January 7.30-12 midnight in aid of the Goedgedacht Trust in the End of Term Bulletin
Please note: A more comprehensive calendar, which is updated and reviewed regularly, is available on our website at http:// www.kes.hants.sch .uk/calendar
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All children at King Edward’s have, as a matter of principle, equal access to the school’s curriculum, notwithstanding any disability or identified learning difficulties.
Please click here for information regarding the support KES can offer.
Message from the Medical Room . . . . Would all parents who have not yet returned the new Homely Remedies form to the Main Office please do so as soon as possible.
Are your children interested in Politics? Economics? International affairs? Public Speaking?
Click here to access a copy of the form. German A Level Study Weekend There is an opportunity for Sixth Form German students to visit Lovaton for a languages study weekend. This will be a wonderful occasion for students to take part in a revision weekend in readiness for their AS or A2 examinations in May and enjoy a fun weekend with their peers whilst improving their language skills!
Model United Nations is a new club which is just getting started at KES. It is particularly aimed at First to Third Years, although all pupils are welcome. It is a debating club where pupils represent the views of their chosen country. So if your child would like to practise their public speaking skills in a fun environment and would like the opportunity to attend MUN conferences at other schools, please encourage them to come along to H2 on Mondays at 13.30.
We will leave during the afternoon of Friday 16th March and return on Sunday 18th before 6.30pm. Please email Mrs Parkyn on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. 4