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18/05/22

Day 3 of the GCSE exams…well done for what you have already achieved Yr 11s and ‘Good luck’ for today!! https://t.co/qFy0B2CjLE

13/05/22

The day has finally come to say farewell to our amazing year 11 students. It has been a pleasure to watch you grow into the wonderful young adults that you are today. You will be greatly missed! GOOD LUCK WITH ALL OF YOUR EXAMS!! https://t.co/qVlmCxYB9X

13/05/22

GCSE and A-level exams 2022: What you need to know... https://t.co/JySkwqv3qu

11/05/22

Aureus Year 9 Rounders team enjoyed an away fixture at Gillotts. They played several teams, losing three and winning two against Wallingford and Ickneild. We had some great hits against Ickneild from Charlotte, Zarah, Isabella, Morgan and Nandini. https://t.co/eybN2CPUYg

11/05/22

Now that the caterpillars have stored enough energy, they have climbed to the top of the cup and attached themselves to the underside of the lid. There they will hang in a "j" shape, moult one last time and harden into chrysalises. https://t.co/KnYC7Z2f4e

10/05/22

Our year 10 students were fortunate to have a guest speaker in school today; Lorraine Ousley gave them an introduction to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to gain hands-on experience while studying. https://t.co/VnkVaWg7af

06/05/22

The tents are up and there are plenty of smiling faces, all ready for the evening ahead! The Yr 9 DofE practice run is well underway! https://t.co/XfvE7FLIlZ

06/05/22

Students travelled to Trinity College, Oxford University to experience a lecture in a brand-new auditorium this was followed by question and answers from current university students. https://t.co/xeFpAcKGn5

06/05/22

This week, our Key stage 3 students enjoyed a day in Oxford seeing iconic sights and taking in the culture They experienced a private viewing of the Tutankhamen Exhibition and were then treated to a roof top tour, taking in the Oxford spires. https://t.co/Za4RN2KBrJ

06/05/22

This morning we waved goodbye & good luck to 54 of our Yr 9 DofE students. They will be camping out overnight; hopefully the temperature won't drop too much for them! https://t.co/sufEL7PF4p

03/05/22

We are currently studying caterpillars in Science and observing how they transform into butterflies. Over the next few weeks they will be growing up to 10 times their original size and then forming chrysalis. We will update you on their progress. https://t.co/7yTMv8C4MP

29/04/22

Our talented Yr 10 GCSE artists are currently doing studies of tea cups and tea pots as part of their Alice in Wonderland project. They have been using different media to create stunning observational drawings in their sketch books. https://t.co/x7kq6oaq6K

29/04/22

Mrs Bakers' Yr 9 science class have been busy dissecting and identifying the different parts of a sheep's heart. https://t.co/DURAZjBGvy

26/04/22

Adrian Griffiths CEO of Recycling Technology, joined us this morning, courtesy of the 'Speakers for Schools' programme and talked about his engineering career and how this is being used in the recycling business. He also touched on how important being an empathetic employer is. https://t.co/DYuMqs9L3X

09/04/22

Last Saturday, April 2nd, eight of our courageous and talented Aureus students performed at the Mayor's Ball at the Civic Hall. The students, not only have amazing talent, but they showed great maturity & respect at such an important event. They are true Aureus ambassadors! https://t.co/lhIxSVb84K

08/04/22

A special prize was given to Gabby in Yr11 . Gabby has had 100% attendance to all of our Tuesday/Wednesday Period 6 sessions, he was awarded a brand new laptop and headset kindly donated by ASDA. This is the third laptop we have gifted to our Year 11 students this academic year! https://t.co/jYttmdigLZ

08/04/22

Congratulations to all our worthy winners at this week's Celebration Assemblies! There were lots of amazing certificates and awards given out, including gift vouchers for those students that had the highest positive points, 100% attendance and were overall exemplary students. https://t.co/rLUxNG6UuP

07/04/22

Congratulations to our two star bakers: Isabella (Yr9) and Ellie (Yr7), who entered the Spring baking competition to design and decorate a spring themed cupcake. They did a fantastic job! https://t.co/MolKDyKWk6

01/04/22

Well done to our DofE students for making it through their first night of camping. Despite the cold weather, they are in good spirits and are ready for day 2! Well Done! https://t.co/YmZyVXi20m

01/04/22

We attended a session this week on 'The Camps; Spaces and Places of Nazi Persecution and Murder' with Helen McCord from UCL. https://t.co/JKbT1Cv5WN

Cyber Safety

Technology is a large part of children's lives at home and at school from an early age. At Aureus, our students have access to technology that they use in all areas of the curriculum including: interactive white boards, video walls, PCs and Google Chromebooks. We will educate our community on how to stay safe online throughout the year and across our curriculum.

Internet Safety

It is always good to be cautious while on the Internet. There are people in the cyber world who want to do harm to you or your computer. These are some good tips to keep in mind while you are surfing:

  • Be careful about what you put on the web.
  • It is on there forever and can be used to trace back to you at any time.
  • Keep track of who you interact with on the internet.
  • Some people may not be who they seem to be.
  • Know that privacy is just an illusion.
  • Even personal information on social networks can be easily recovered by anyone.
  • Do not open any links in emails or chat rooms that look suspicious or unfamiliar.
  • Never open any strange files that your computer may have downloaded from an email or a website.

Cyber Bullying

Whether it is posting public pictures, social statuses, or personal messages, cyber bullying takes many forms. The most popular cyber bullying tactics are:

  • Flaming
  • Harrassment
  • Denigration
  • Impersonation
  • Outing
  • Trickery
  • Exclusion
  • Cyber Stalking


Identity Theft

While there are many ways for your identity to get stolen, the easiest way to become a victim of identity theft is by sharing personal information over the Internet. If you are not careful, criminals could steal your identity by finding any of the following:

  • Bank details
  • Personal identification
  • Passwords

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. It is considered as academic dishonesty and a breach of ethics. Is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even exclusion depending on the extent of the breach.
Examples:

  • Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks.
  • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation.
  • Claiming someone else's work as your own.
  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit.
  • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit.
  • Having the majority of your work come from a specific source, whether you give credit or not.
  • Misplacing a citation in your work.

Computer Viruses

Always be careful when downloading files off of the internet and make sure you are downloading files from a trusted source. Viruses must be executed to have any effect on your computer, so there are a couple of file types that have no chance of containing a virus. These files are predominantly sound, image, and text file types.

Parental Support

If you would like to learn more about keeping your child safe online at home, please see the websites below:

BBC Own It A website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online.
Childnet A registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people.
Digizen This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.
National Online Safety Useful guides for social media apps and platforms.
NSPCC The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.
UK Safer Internet Centre UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.
Thinkuknow Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.  It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.


To report online abuse or if you are worried about how someone has been communicating online, please visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP)

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

If you have concerns regarding e-safety please follow this link:

www.oscb.org.uk/e-safety