Good Luck and Farewell
Today is the final day of lessons for the Upper Sixth, as they start their exam leave in preparation for A Levels.
In today’s Bulletin I want to pay tribute to these outstanding young men and women. Through a pandemic which has disrupted and rocked society and our school, they have shown the resolve and determination to thrive despite all, and (equally importantly) have been true leaders to the rest of the School community. To be a Sixth Former at a school such as ours is both a privilege and a responsibility. It is the crowning moment of your school career; as your academic, co-curricular and social life reaches its pinnacle. It is a new and different experience from lower down the School, when your relationship with your teachers deepens and changes as you begin your journey to life after school. But with these new opportunities come new responsibilities: the responsibility to be a role model - to be the person towards whom others aspire. The responsibility to encourage and inspire younger pupils. Our current Upper Sixth, whether formally recognised as student leaders or not, have embraced that responsibility and committed to it with gusto and pride. Our school has been a richer place for their engagement, enthusiasm and compassion.
On Wednesday the farewell celebrations began, with the annual Sixth Form Sports Day. An opportunity for all to participate at Wellington in serious athletics events from the 100m sprint through to the egg and spoon race! It was a fabulous chance to celebrate this glorious year group and to wish them well in the coming weeks. In June, the Leavers’ celebrations will formally mark their departure, but for now they travel onwards with our best wishes and our gratitude. And on this, I know I speak for their younger peers, as much as for myself and my colleagues.
Sixth Form Sports Day: The Results
- Charlotte set a new school record in the triple jump
- Victrix Ludorum for Lead Female Performers: Charlotte and Claudia
- Victor Ludorum for Lead Male Performers: Will and Harry
Overall House Results:
All the athletic scores counted on the day, will count towards the whole school Sports Day in June.
Whole School Notices
King Edward's Partnership with Hampshire Cricket and The Ageas Bowl
King Edward's, together with Stroud, have renewed the partnership with Hampshire Cricket and The Ageas Bowl, retaining the titles of Official Schools Partner of Hampshire Cricket and Official Supporter of The Ageas Bowl.
To read more about the partnership and for what it means for our students, click here.
To celebrate, we are running a competition on Instagram, giving away four tickets to 'el clasicoast' on Saturday 4 June at The Ageas Bowl. Head over to our Instagram page to enter.
Sailing and Paddleboarding Discounted Courses
Sailing and Paddleboarding clubs have been popular this term. SWAC are running discounted courses for KES students over the half term. Details can be found here.
Jazz Concert - Tuesday 21 June
The KES Jazz Concert will be taking place on Tuesday 21 June at 7.00 pm in the Dobson Theatre. The performance will feature the Big Band and The Swing Band accompanied by top notch professional musicians who work with the likes of Rag'n'Bone Man, Ibibio Sound Machine and more. Music students will be able to show off their sharpened improvisation skills after having an afternoon of workshops with these incredible professional musicians as part of the KES Arts Festival. Tickets can be purchased here.
Parents should be reminded, that if their child has had any sickness bugs they should be kept out of school for 48 hours post sickness.
First Year Notices
PSHE Day - Friday 27 May
As part of our PSHE programme, all First Year pupils will follow a carousel of activities on Friday 27 May. For more information on the day and the topics covered, please read this letter from Dr Dean and Mrs Henderson.
Junior Science Trip: Winchester Science Museum
First Year students will be attending Winchester Science Centre on Thursday 9 June. For full information about the trip, read this letter from Mrs Collinson.
Second and Third Year Notices
No notices this week
Fourth Year Notices
RS GCSE - Thursday 26 May
The RS GCSE short-course exam takes place in the afternoon of Thursday 26 May. In order to help pupils prepare, the morning lessons will be given over to supervised revision time. Pupils should attend their timetabled lessons as normal, but should bring their RS revision to work on instead of their normal subjects. For the small number of pupils who take the full-course RS GCSE and are not sitting the exam this year, alternative arrangements for the day will be made for them by the RS Department.
Isaac Physics - Free Masterclasses
The isaacphysics.org team are offering free masterclasses for the following topics: Motion Graphics, Acceleration and Force, and Momentum. These intensive workshops delivered via Zoom would be excellent to help in preparation for upcoming end of year examinations. Follow this link for more information.
Fifth Year Notices
Please read this letter from the Bursar with regards to book returns. Please note, for Fifth Year students the deadline to return school text books is Thursday 23 June.
Isaac Physics - Free Masterclasses
The isaacphysics.org team are offering free masterclasses for the following topics: Motion Graphics, Acceleration and Force, and Momentum. These intensive workshops delivered via Zoom would be excellent to help in preparation for upcoming IGCSE examinations. Follow this link for more information.
Lower Sixth Notices
No notices this week
Upper Sixth Notices
The Leavers' Booklet is a comprehensive booklet containing vital information regarding A Level Results Day, the post-results clinic and advice on Higher Education choices. Parents should read this detailed letter, for more information and access to the Leavers' Booklet 2022.
Please read this letter from the Bursar with regards to book returns. Please note, for Upper Sixth students the deadline to return any school text books is Tuesday 28 June.