News Stories and Newsletters

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*IMPORTANT* Year 11 Exam Information *IMPORTANT* Year 11 Exam Information <div>Attached is the ‘Information for Candidates’ for the summer exams – please ensure you read these regulations carefully. Anything you are unsure of, please e-mail, come across to the exams office or ask your tutor.</div><div><br></div><div>Please note: </div><div>The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 26 June 2019 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland -</div><div><br></div><div>The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.</div><div><br></div><div>Although no exams at present are timetabled on this day, candidates must remain available until Wednesday 26 June 2019 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.</div><div><br></div><div>EXAMS OFFICE</div><div><br></div>19/03/2019 13:41:13News Post
Exciting Music Tour News!Exciting Music Tour News!<div>Music Tour</div><div>Black Forest, Germany</div><div>4th – 11th July 2020</div><div><br></div><div>Open to all members of GYJO, Concert Band and Orchestra.</div><div>Please collect a letter from Mr Carey.</div><div><br></div>15/03/2019 10:15:52News Post
The Ian Murray Memorial Football MatchThe Ian Murray Memorial Football Match<div>Tickets to the Ian Murray Memorial Match</div><div>are now available. Tickets are £3 for adults,</div><div>£2 for children and under 5s don’t need a</div><div>ticket and go free.</div><div><br></div><div>Tickets are available from the Library,</div><div>Reception, Mr Harris in the PE Office and Mr</div><div>Stuart in Science. The event is taking place</div><div>on FRIDAY 29th MARCH at Gillingham</div><div>Football Club with a kick-off at 5pm.</div><div><br></div><div>All proceeds will go towards the Gillingham</div><div>School Media Fund which was created in Mr</div><div>Murray’s memory.</div><div><br></div><div>There will be hot food, a raffle, a bar and soft</div><div>drinks available on the day.</div><div><br></div><div>Come and watch your teachers attempt to</div><div>play football for a fantastic cause as well as</div><div>getting ‘nutmegged’ by Mr Harris and Mr</div><div>Stone! </div><div><br></div>08/03/2019 13:57:02News Post
English Revision Weekly SessionsEnglish Revision Weekly Sessions<div>The English department will be running weekly sessions revising Anthology poems on Thursday lunchtimes at 12.50pm in H11.</div><div><br></div><div>These sessions will be open to anyone and will focus on comparing poems.</div><div><br></div><div>Timetable:</div><div>14th March</div><div>Nature: Death of a Naturalist Vs Hawk Roosting</div><div><br></div><div>21st March         </div><div>Time: Afternoons Vs As Imperceptibly As Grief</div><div><br></div><div>28th March         </div><div> Power: Hawk Roosting Vs Ozymandias</div><div><br></div><div>4th April    </div><div>Place:  London Vs Living Space</div><div><br></div><div>25th April </div><div>Change: The Prelude and To Autumn</div><div><br></div>08/03/2019 12:13:55News Post
Newsletter 5 - February/March 2019Newsletter 5 - February/March 201907/03/2019 12:01:45application/pdf Document Stories/February March Newsletter 2019.pdf
School ClosureSchool Closure<p>Gillingham School will be closed tomorrow, Friday 1st February, due to snow and ice tomorrow. Dorset CC and Wiltshire Transport have cancelled all buses due to the Amber Weather Warning issued today.​</p>31/01/2019 15:14:12News Post
Newsletter 4 - January 2019Newsletter 4 - January 201931/01/2019 09:33:32application/pdf Document Stories/January 2019.pdf
Tickets to Legally Blonde are on sale from the School Library!Tickets to Legally Blonde are on sale from the School Library!<p>​Tickets to the whole school production of Legally Blonde can be bought from the School Library or by calling the school box office,  01747 833844.</p><p>Main Hall </p><p>Thursday 7th - 7:30pm</p><p>Friday 8th - 7:30pm</p><p>Saturday 9th - 2:00pm and 7:30pm </p><p>Tickets are £9 for adults, £6 for children and £26 for a family of four.</p>23/01/2019 14:33:24News Post
Phantom of the Opera - Minima - Thursday 14th FebruaryPhantom of the Opera - Minima - Thursday 14th February20/01/2019 22:13:18application/pdf Document
Newsletter 3 - December 2018 Newsletter 3 - December 2018 21/12/2018 12:23:23application/pdf Document Stories/December 2018 Online.pdf
Newsletter 2 - November 2018 Newsletter 2 - November 2018 23/11/2018 10:51:19application/pdf Document Stories/November 2018.pdf
Next Steps Evening - 1st NovemberNext Steps Evening - 1st November17/10/2018 12:08:26application/pdf Document and shaftesbury news (002).pdf
Important Design & Technology Info for Parents Important Design & Technology Info for Parents <div><br></div><div>Dear Parents/Guardians,</div><div> </div><div>Many of you will be unaware that the Design & Technology Department has not had running hot water for the last three weeks due to the boiler breaking down.  Obviously, this has impacted the food department heavily, and staff have worked tirelessly to try to ensure that as many practical lessons go ahead as possible.  Sadly, we have just been informed that we are unlikely to have hot water for a further two weeks, minimum.</div><div> </div><div>As such, we are going to be reducing the number of practical lessons that students will be carrying out over the next few weeks.  We will be prioritising Year 11 and A Level essential practical lessons, and cancelling planned lessons from years 7-10.  The exception to this is for recipes that students have already done the preparation for in a previous lesson (such as making pastry ready for cutting the following lesson). </div><div> </div><div>Many thanks for your cooperation at this time.  Any enquiries can be directed to Mrs Lewis at </div><div> </div><div>C Custard & N Hann</div><div>Heads of Design</div><div><br></div>05/10/2018 14:31:30News Post
Newsletter 1 - September/October 2018Newsletter 1 - September/October 201804/10/2018 12:19:56application/pdf Document Stories/September2018.pdf
Would you like a FREE instrument loan for the year?Would you like a FREE instrument loan for the year?<div>We would love to get more students playing the following instruments and so Dorset Music Service are kindly offering us a free loan for this academic year of any of the following:</div><div>Oboe, viola, tenor horn, double bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, euphonium, and piccolo.</div><div>If you would be interested in taking up this fantastic offer then please come and have a chat with me or your class Music teacher.</div><div><br></div><div>The school also has a bassoon, trombone, and a French horn waiting to loan out for free. For example, if you already read the bass clef from playing the piano then why not consider starting the bassoon to expand your musical horizons and playing opportunities. Again, please come and have a chat with me or your class teacher if you want to find out more.</div><div><br></div><div>Mr Carey</div><div>Head of Music</div>04/10/2018 08:53:38News Post
Pip Utton - Shakespeare - Tuesday 30th October, 7:30pmPip Utton - Shakespeare - Tuesday 30th October, 7:30pm19/09/2018 09:51:38application/pdf Document
UCAS Information *IMPORTANT*UCAS Information *IMPORTANT*<div>Our Year 13 students are currently busy attending open days and working on their UCAS applications.</div><div><br></div><div>Internal deadlines are the 30th September for those wishing to apply to Oxbridge or for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary, 30th November for all other applications.</div><div><br></div><div>Any students who have left Gillingham School, but wish to apply to university through us this year, need to contact Mrs Hann - UCAS Coordinator, as soon possible on</div>17/09/2018 13:29:29News Post
Gillingham School Prospectus 2018Gillingham School Prospectus 201813/09/2018 11:39:15application/pdf Document School Prospectus 2018.pdf
Welcome Back Letter 2018 from Paul NicholsonWelcome Back Letter 2018 from Paul Nicholson07/09/2018 14:10:14application/pdf Document Back 2018 PN.pdf
Newsletter 10 - July 2018Newsletter 10 - July 201824/07/2018 12:44:37application/pdf Document Stories/July 2018.pdf