The Pre- Prep Parents ‘Bring and Share’ Supper is tonight 7.30pm for 8.00pm in the Dining Hall. All pre-prep parents warmly welcome.
Many thanks to Year 5 & 6 parents for your support of our ‘Future Destinations’ evening last Monday. Senior school registrars and staff all said what a very lovely group of parents you are. I certainly echo that! I am always willing to give advice about future schools individually: if there are particular aspects of your son’s applications for senior school you would like to discuss at any point in the process, please do fix an appointment via Mrs McCusker in the School Office.
Open Morning for prospective parents is tomorrow 29th September 10.00am – 12.00 noon. Do encourage friends and colleagues who may be interested to visit us. There’s no need to book and families may join us for all or any part of the morning. Saturday Morning Music pupils attend the morning as usual to act as guides and continue with their music and I know a number of others to have volunteered to be guides. Please would parents drop them off at 9.45am and collect them at 12 noon. School Uniform should be worn. My thanks to parents, too, who are helping with teas and coffees.
The NCS Parents’ Association AGM is on Monday, 1st October at 7.30pm in the School Hall. Please do come along to hear about events planned for the year and do speak to your class reps if you have any issues you would like to raise. The current Chair, Daisy East, has signalled her intention to step down and we have a plan to revise the structure of officers and committee which we will discuss with parents at the meeting.
A reminder that Year 7 Parents’ Evening is on Wednesday 3rd October 6.00pm – 8.00pm in the Sports Hall. All those who teach Year 7 will be present, including Mr Hardy-Lenik as form tutor. I shall also be available to discuss any matters arising with parents. There is no need to arrive on the dot of 6.00pm, but I would ask you not to arrive not later than 7.00pm to ensure you can get round to all teachers.
With school pre-tests in mind, Mrs Showell-Rogers is offering some Learning Enrichment additional preparation sessions for Year 7 over the next two weeks. Next week she will focus on multiple choice comprehension and the following week there will be a focus on descriptive writing, which will take place in the activities period in the LE room. Choristers will be able to participate in the Wednesday session. There is also the option of two after-school sessions, focused on Mathematics, on Thursdays 4th and 11th October from 4.00 - 4.45pm. Your son is welcome to register his interest on the sign-up sheet in the Year 7 classroom.
The NCSPA Quiz Night is on Friday 5th October, 7.00 for 7.30pm. Professors Chris Timmel & Stuart Mackenzie have kindly agreed to be our inimitable quizmasters again and there will be a delicious curry supper. Tickets (£10) are on sale in the School Office. So, do put the date in your diary and be in touch with form reps to arrange year group tables. It’s all enormous fun. The teachers’ table is already shaping up to be a formidable force!
The first Evensong of University Term is also on Friday 5th October in New College Chapel at 6.15pm. We wish the choristers well for the start of their singing term. NCS families are always welcome to College services which are at 6.15pm Monday – Saturday (but no service on Wednesdays) and 5.45pm on Sundays.
All boys and teachers new to NCS this term will be formally admitted to the School (in Latin!) by the Warden of New College, Mr Miles Young, at our Beginning of Year Service in New College Chapel on Wednesday, 10th October at 10.00am. New College Choristers will lead the service. Parents, relatives and friends are warmly welcome: please put this very special occasion in your calendars. There will be coffee/tea after the service for visitors in the Undercroft.
Tuck Shop. The ‘healthy eating’ tuck shop has been enthusiastically received after its launch this week. If you would like your son to buy a healthy snack at morning break, please send him with a small amount of pocket money (items are typically 20p and 50p).
With good wishes to all NCS families,
Saturday, 29 September 2018
10.00 Open Morning
Monday, 1 October 2018
14.15 U13 A,B,C&D Football vs Thorngrove, Away
16.00 U8-U11 X Country vs Dragon, Away
19.30 NCS Parents’ Association AGM, School Hall
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
12.05 Meeting for probationer choristers, Chapel
14.15 U11 A&B Football vs Sibford, Home
15.45 U9A Rugby vs Kitebrook, Home
15.45 U9B Tag vs Kitebrook, Home
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
10.00 School Service, New College Chapel. Speaker: The Revd Dr William Lamb, Vicar of the University Church. Coffee in the Undercroft afterwards for parents and visitors
14.30 Eco Committee Meeting, Yr 5 Classroom
14.30 U13 A Football vs Summer Fields, Home
14.30 U13 B & C Football vs Summer Fields, Away
18.00 Yr 7 Parents' Evening, Sports Hall
Friday, 5 October 2018
14.00 U9 A-C Football vs Summer Fields, Away
14.00 U8 A-C Football vs Summer Fields, Home
18.15 First Evensong , New College Chapel
19.30 Curry & Quiz Night, Sports Hall
Saturday, 6 October 2018
9.00 U13A IAPS 6-aside Football Tournament at Summer Fields
Sunday, 7 October 2018
Start of University Term
17.45 Chorister Surplicing. Tea beforehand at 3.30pm
Monday, 8 October 2018
13.45 U13 Football Housematches, Home
16.00 U12&13 X Country vs Dragon, Away
18.15 Old Boys’ Committee Meeting, HM Study
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
14.00 U11 A&B Football vs Cokethorpe, Away
14.00 U11 C&D Football vs Cokethorpe, Home
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
10.00 Beginning of Year Service, New College Chapel. Speaker: The Warden. Coffee in the Undercroft afterwards for parents and visitors
13.00 U9 A&B Rugby vs St Hugh's, Away
14.00 U13A Football vs Cothill & Lambrook, Away
14.00 U13B Football vs Cothill & Lambrook, Away
Thursday, 11 October 2018
15.30 U11 A&B Rugby vs MCS, Away
15.30 U10 A&B Rugby vs MCS, Away
Friday, 12 October 2018
14.00 U9 A&B Football vs Cokethorpe, Away
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Abingdon pre-test (Year 7 for September 2020 entry)
14.30 NC Choir: Memorial Service for Professor Sir Roger Elliott