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03/04/20

Our Aureus School Homily during this national emergency. https://t.co/l8TOJUIw4h

03/04/20

The next edition of our termly newsletter, The Aureus Chronicles, has now been published. Click here to read it and for details on how to sign-up if you haven't already: https://t.co/peyDbQJ5gc

03/04/20

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03/04/20

This stunning piece of acrylic artwork was created by Year 9 student Kyra, as a birthday card for her Dad, so beautiful that he decided to frame it. Well done Kyra! https://t.co/7G9ShW0Pph

03/04/20

There will be some new faculty challenges after the Easter break, but why not keep going with these ones throughout the holiday! We are sure parents and carers will appreciate the extra help 😀 https://t.co/Gntrlhl7Dq

03/04/20

Please enjoy this last video of the Spring term by Ms Saul, Mr Morris and Mrs Powell, where they announce the Faculty winner! https://t.co/B3CmIuwHbx

03/04/20

Some more great photos being sent in of our students hard at work this morning, fantastic to see everyone, well done! https://t.co/7iGy9TLmdP

02/04/20

Congratulations to our Hawking Faculty for achieving the most positive points this Spring term 🥳 Remember you can still earn points whilst working at home. Can Malala or Banksy take the lead for the Summer term? https://t.co/eYQ6myRUFr

02/04/20

As children are spending more time online at the moment, it is important to keep them safe. This website has some very useful advice, tools and resources for parents and carers - https://t.co/azNytLvFoc

02/04/20

Students have been busy taking part in the faculty challenge's this week to earn points for our Spring Term awards. We will announce the winning faculty later on today https://t.co/HgMTGYjvLt

02/04/20

Fantastic to see some more photos of our students carrying out their and taking part in some PE activities too! Thank you Chloe, Excellence and Grace for sharing, keep it up! https://t.co/7LAGETIyF0

01/04/20

Year 7 have been challenging themselves with the 'Go further' activity in French this week, writing a stanza in the style of the French Easter poem they are studying by Norette Mertens. Some lovely poems here by Caleb, Ben and Alisha, well done! https://t.co/VXUd4omU5b

01/04/20

This April why not take part in these 30 actions which aim to help us look after ourselves during this challenging time. We would love for you to share with us how you get on! https://t.co/hPDXr14iuD

01/04/20

A very well done to Charlotte and George for taking part in the faculty challenge; not only cooking up a feast for your family, but earning some faculty points too! These look delicious and beautifully presented 😋 https://t.co/Y7yM5cSsdR

01/04/20

Mr Morris, Mrs Powell and Ms Saul would like to share a message to all this morning: https://t.co/kC9DJtw5wP https://t.co/ODMf20zSgE

01/04/20

This month our value is 'Empathy'. Are you empathetic? Can you think of ways to strengthen and improve your own empathy? https://t.co/Nzwh3MiGGa

31/03/20

Miss Costar has a message this morning for G3: https://t.co/6aaOsZ3mYn

30/03/20

It's great to see our students working so hard at home. Here is Dan, Sam and Dylan getting stuck in to their work https://t.co/279EtUa7o4

30/03/20

Wow what an impressive piece of work Natalie, well done! https://t.co/zhXlSO07VE

30/03/20

Here is a message for R2 from Mrs Bainbrigge: https://t.co/ENMGpmNmmt

Posted on: 29/03/2018

Celebrating 200 days at Aureus School

Students and staff at the new Didcot secondary school headed towards the end of term with celebrations marking a major milestone since first opening in September.

The Aureus School held an afternoon of special events yesterday (Tuesday, March 27) to mark 200 days since it opened its doors for the first time. Tours and afternoon tea allowed guests to take a look at the new facilities enjoyed by both the school and the wider community. An original celebration planned to mark the school’s first 100 days had to be postponed due to snow in December.

“We have all been looking forward to our official opening and everyone has worked really hard to contribute to our history which is very much in the making! Our Aureus community are very proud of our school, and everything we have achieved in our first two terms. The students who lead the opening ceremony embody everything we stand for as educators. The feedback from our guests was overwhelmingly positive as they recognised our vision, our values and our forward-thinking approach,” said Executive Headteacher Hannah Wilson.

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Among the 120 invited guests was William Darley, a local resident who found the Aureus gold coins the school is named after, with his metal detector.

The Mayor of Didcot Jackie Billington, councillors Nick Hards and Reg White and the Chief Executive Officer of GLF Schools, Jon Chaloner, also took part in the celebrations.

Aureus School student council members Natalie Orpin, Malik Bendardaf, Edward Smith, Oli Alison, Sameera Jeetun, Lillie Martin and Harry James also gave speeches about their ‘Magic Moments’ at ‘Glorious Aureus’ during the event.

The school opened with its first intake of Year 7 students and will continue to grow in numbers each year with 240 expected in 2018. It was commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council and has been designated a STEM school (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) but has become a STEAM school to reflect that the Arts at the Heart of their culture and ethos. Since opening the school has already engaged in a number of collaborative partnerships with local artists to create installations for the impressive building.

“We believe that the arts are an integral part of the holistic development of the whole child,” said Ms Wilson, who added that Tuesday’s guests had been impressed by the school.

The Thrive and Sensory Rooms were officially opened as part of the opening ceremony by Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of the Values based Education movement.

Dr Hawkes, a former Oxfordshire Headteacher commented: “I was so moved to be there and to experience the energy and creativity that you have established at Aureus.  I am proud to name it as an example of how the profession can develop a values-based school”.

The school, a member of the multi-academy GLF Trust, has an artist in residence, a community art gallery, art therapy room and holds termly creativity days and weekly STEAM careers assemblies. The school’s values- led culture and ethos includes a ‘family dining’ experience for students.

“Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership, values-based education and a wellbeing programme that develops mindfulness strategies,” said Ms Wilson, who is also executive head teacher of the new Aureus Primary School which is due to open for pupils in September.

Sent on behalf of Aureus School and Barking Dog Media. For more information contact barkingdogmedia@gmail.com, @barkingdogmedia www.barkingmedia.co.uk  or call 07754 271086. 

View the article on Oxfordshire Guardian here

Click here to view our photos from the event