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04/10/22

Are you curious about Aureus? If you aren’t able to attend an Open Morning then come along on Saturday, October 15th to see behind the scenes at Aureus. Tours are 9-10am & 10-11:00am Book your visit with us now: https://t.co/Cp6cR9Nmga https://t.co/jFn7anayOe

26/09/22

Today Museum of Natural History's HOPE project visited some of our Year 7 and 9 students to learn how to be entomologists. A very exceptional day of practical learning about those of which are all around us! https://t.co/nktSNWazrP

22/09/22

Curious about Aureus? It’s our Year 5/6 Open Evening this evening. We’d love to see you. No need to book. https://t.co/GQrYGuvZjA

22/09/22

Open evening is happening from 5pm to 7pm today. No need to book just come along. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. Our new catering company will be here so you can see what happens in our new hub. https://t.co/GQrYGuvZjA

08/09/22

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled. We thank her for her service. Our school will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families & staff.

08/09/22

Monday marked the start of a new school year for our lovely Year 7s. In just a few short days, they have settled into the Aureus way of life and there have been plenty of smiling faces positive comments. https://t.co/oMP8qX5VZ6

08/09/22

Our Yr 6 Open Events are fast approaching! Use the following link to sign up: www.aureus https://t.co/frnljwzDgq https://t.co/TaW1yEYiqK

06/09/22

Today, our brand new year 7s have been discovering what art means to them with Miss Robins. https://t.co/uQRsmBimfl

06/09/22

Tomorrow we will be hosting an Information Evening for our KS3 parents from 5-6pm and an Exam Information evening for our KS4 parents from 6:30-7pm. We look forward to seeing you there. https://t.co/6IL6k5eT56

25/08/22

We are set up in the Assembly Hall ready to hand out results at 9 am - 10 am. of our Class of 2022 https://t.co/CM97naMmpB

24/08/22

We are looking forward to seeing the Class of 2022 tomorrow from 9 am - 10 am in the assembly hall for their ✉️ We are proud of all students for the and they have shown during their GCSE years. See you in the morning.

10/08/22

Yr 6 Open Events: September & October 2022 Thursday 22 September: 5-7pm Monday 10 October: 9-10:15am Monday 17 October: 9-10.15am Please visit our website for further details: https://t.co/RqEFqx1J17https://t.co/6Kt1BY71es

19/07/22

They loved the whole trip but especially the Eiffel Tower and Disney

16/07/22

The view from Platform 2 - spectacular https://t.co/eeKv4Xlddg

16/07/22

At the Eiffel Tower https://t.co/WgAKQ8WIJE

15/07/22

Some of the students in Year 9 looked at 'numeracy in art' for STEAM day and took inspiration from the artist Jasper Johns.  Using different media they created some really stunning number art, that will be compiled together to create one amazing piece for the Maths corridor. https://t.co/Yn5XjfVK4U

15/07/22

As part of this week's STEAM day, some of the Year 9 students made puppets in Drama and used green screen technology to bring them to life. Mrs McAuliffe, our head of drama, was so impressed with the quality of the puppets and the effort that was put in by all the students. https://t.co/Nw8qHHO1cs

07/07/22

This heart dissection was done alongside Miss Mackenwells who used her expertise as a vet to explain the workings. https://t.co/gZiW5nwf0b

06/07/22

Our first live awards event at Aureus. A great turnout, some amazing awards given out and lots of clapping and cheering to celebrate years 7-10. Well done to everyone who received an award tonight. https://t.co/LuNBFoz8MK

Posted on: 19/10/2021

Nicki Thornton relaunches our library

Nicki Thornton opening our libraryWe were delighted to have welcomed Nicki Thornton, an international bestselling children’s author known as the ‘Queen of magical crime’, come to visit us at Aureus.

Nicki not only read to students, she also talked to them about how to become a writer and  reopened our library, which has recently been restocked and reorganised. We have invested significantly in the library in terms of updating the books so that the newest titles are available to the community. Mrs Liptrot, our new librarian, is available to support students with their reading.

Nicki is the author of popular novels for young children including The Bad Luck Lighthouse and The Cut Throat Cafe.

Her debut novel, The Last Chance Hotel, won The Times Children’s Fiction Competition and the Ealing Junior Book Award and was translated into fifteen languages.

Her most recent novel for children, The Howling Hag Mystery, was made best book of the month by Waterstones.

Nicki, who lives in Oxfordshire, led a book talk with Year 7 and 8 students during her visit, and said: “One of the best gifts you can give any child is access to a library and the chance to become inquisitive about books and develop a love of reading. 

'It's an absolute honour to be asked to officially open the library at Aureus and meet a knowledgeable librarian ready to take every step to nurture an enthusiasm about reading books for pleasure in all the students.”

She added: “It was also wonderful to get the chance to talk to children about my love of reading and how that led to my own writing journey. 

“It's a school full of enthusiastic and smart students and I hope they will all make the most of their wonderful library.”

Mrs Murcutt, Lead Practitioner for English at Aureus, helped arrange the visit.

She is a regular visitor to the bookshop in Abingdon which Nicki used to run, and had stayed in contact with the author.

She said: “It was fantastic to welcome Nicki into our school. 

“The students were incredibly enthusiastic during her talk and had a plethora of questions to ask at the end of her session. 

“We are so excited to have reopened our library for our school community to enjoy, and to have had such a successful author cut the official ribbon.”