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Message from Mr Nicholson re. Monday 5th NovemberMessage from Mr Nicholson re. Monday 5th November02/11/2018 12:41:22application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/News Stories/Message from Mr Nicholson re. Mon 5th Nov.pdf
Statement from the Headteacher - PLEASE READStatement from the Headteacher - PLEASE READ01/11/2018 15:03:22application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/News Stories/Statement from The Headteacher - PLEASE READ.pdf
Next Steps Evening - 1st NovemberNext Steps Evening - 1st November17/10/2018 12:08:26application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/gillingham 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 clewis@gillingham-dorset.co.uk </div><div> </div><div>C Custard & N Hann</div><div>Heads of Design</div><div><br></div>05/10/2018 14:31:30News Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=45
Newsletter 1 - September/October 2018Newsletter 1 - September/October 201804/10/2018 12:19:56application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/News 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 Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=44
Pip Utton - Shakespeare - Tuesday 30th October, 7:30pmPip Utton - Shakespeare - Tuesday 30th October, 7:30pm19/09/2018 09:51:38application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/PipUtton-Shakespeare.pdf
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 shann@gillingham-dorset.co.uk.</div>17/09/2018 13:29:29News Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=43
Gillingham School Prospectus 2018Gillingham School Prospectus 201813/09/2018 11:39:15application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/Gillingham School Prospectus 2018.pdf
Welcome Back Letter 2018 from Paul NicholsonWelcome Back Letter 2018 from Paul Nicholson07/09/2018 14:10:14application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/Letters/Welcome Back 2018 PN.pdf
Newsletter 10 - July 2018Newsletter 10 - July 201824/07/2018 12:44:37application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/News Stories/July 2018.pdf
Year 11 Careers & Employment Support from Ansbury GuidanceYear 11 Careers & Employment Support from Ansbury Guidance19/07/2018 11:40:42application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/YR11_ecard.pdf
SPORTS DAY - Swimming Gala Results SPORTS DAY - Swimming Gala Results <div>Only 2 points separating first and second place...</div><div>Many thanks to all the swimmers yesterday! Great effort!</div><div>Good luck to everyone competing today!</div><div>Mr Yeo</div><div>Head of Physical Education</div>17/07/2018 09:07:17News Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=42
Sports Day News Sports Day News <p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;">The first results are in! <br>Archery took place this week with Hurley winning overall. They shall be added into the grand total on Tuesday.</p><div class="text_exposed_show" style="display:inline;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">Lots of activities taking place next week -<br>Swimming will be happening on Monday lunchtime at <a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/riversmeetgillingham/?fref=mentions" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=249688615141903&extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" style="color:#365899;cursor:pointer;text-decoration-line:none;font-family:inherit;">RiversMeet</a>(12:45pm meet at the Scout Hut). <br>The remaining activities - mountain biking, athletics, climbing, tug of war, tennis, handball, rounders and table tennis will take place on Tuesday.</p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">Please ensure your child is prepared for the day - lots of water, suncream and a hat required as the forecast is to remain warm.</p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">Head of Physical Education<br>Gillingham School</p></div>12/07/2018 11:00:43News Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=41
Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 29th NovemberSixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 29th November10/07/2018 13:44:09News Bulletinhttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=40
Wednesday 18th July - Ex-Student Event for Current Sixth Formers Wednesday 18th July - Ex-Student Event for Current Sixth Formers <p style="margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="_5mfr _47e3" style="line-height:0;vertical-align:middle;margin:0px 1px;font-family:inherit;"></span> </p><div class="text_exposed_show" style="display:inline;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><div>&#128104;‍&#127891;Calling all ex-students who are currently studying at university or who have just graduated...&#128105;‍&#127891;</div><div><br></div><div>On 18th July, Gillingham School has its annual event involving ex-students coming into school to talk to Year 12 about their experiences. The idea is to help us in supporting our current Year 12s as they begin the UCAS application process.</div><div><br></div><div>It will be an informal afternoon on Wednesday 18th July - chatting to small groups of sixth formers who are interested in the subject you study/studied and/or university and about your experience of university life.</div><div><br></div><div>If you are able to attend, you will be providing invaluable help for our Year 12s as they face an important period of decision making. Staff also welcome the opportunity to meet our leavers and catch up on your news. There will be lunch provided in the Sixth Form Canteen from 1pm.</div><div><br></div><div>Please could you email jmccarthy@gillingham-dorset.co.uk if you are interested in this opportunity.</div></div>05/07/2018 08:25:47News Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=39
Sunday 1st July - Old Boys Cricket MatchSunday 1st July - Old Boys Cricket Match<p>Sunday 1st July sees the third annual Old Boys Cricket Match, starting at 2pm on the front field.</p><p>With the Masters winning the last two years, the Old Boys are keen to stake their claim on the coveted Robin Hussey Trophy. Spectators and families are welcome to attend.</p><p>Thanks</p><div><p>Mr Yeo</p></div><br>20/06/2018 08:43:43News Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=38
Dorset Libraries Summer Reading Challenge Dorset Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 15/06/2018 14:03:28application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/News Stories/Poster - Free skills update for young people - Abbey - DLS Summer Reading Challenge (1) 2018.pdf
Newsletter 8 - June 2018Newsletter 8 - June 201813/06/2018 09:22:59application/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/News Stories/June2018Website.pdf
BBC Proms Inspire National Composition Competition BBC Proms Inspire National Composition Competition <p style="margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;">Year 12 A Level Music student David Simkins has composed his own piece, ‘Victory,’ and submitted it for the BBC Proms Inspire National Composition Competition. <span class="_5mfr _47e3" style="line-height:0;vertical-align:middle;margin:0px 1px;font-family:inherit;"><img class="img" role="presentation" src="https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/f1f/1/16/1f3b6.png" width="16" height="16" alt="" style="vertical-align:-3px;margin:5px;" /><span class="_7oe" style="display:inline-block;font-size:0px;width:0px;font-family:inherit;">&#127926;</span></span></p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;">BBC Inspire is a brilliant scheme which invites young composers (aged 12-18) to get involved, no matter what genre of music, in composition and music-making.</p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;">As well as the annual competition, they run workshop days and masterclasses.</p><div class="text_exposed_show" style="display:inline;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">We wish David every success in the competition and congratulate him for his efforts in submitting his piece.</p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">You can listen to David's piece here: <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https://bit.ly/2y0cbab&h=ATM82rKVEZGTOG9Z7AxsSc8XL_dgiZTegBpJwYO-_ObK4ViY5kKipygaQ3iIHPGM0LbTZt6PpA35pSSJ-jX_TcrI46ebzvRWIPKkgthNIntSqtzXD0MQs2fPuaiIou-5iS8r1g0" target="_blank" data-ft="{"tn":"-U"}" rel="noopener nofollow" data-lynx-mode="asynclazy" style="color:#365899;cursor:pointer;text-decoration-line:none;font-family:inherit;">https://bit.ly/2y0cbab</a></p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">Liam Carey <br>Head of Music</p></div>11/06/2018 12:28:53News Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=37