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Prep School Playing Fields

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents,

The second half of term has resumed with purpose and vigour, inspired perhaps by the spirit of the Winter Olympics, which was the theme of our assembly on Monday. Pupils in our A Block are preparing for their mock Common Entrance exams, with Spanish oral assessments being completed this week. In other subjects children have been studying the effects of forces in Physics and learning about the use of primary and secondary sources in History. It has been pleasing to celebrate a number of 13+ senior school awards in Music and Sport in assembly this week, with several more A Block pupils having recently achieved awards which will also be shared in upcoming assemblies. Likewise there has been an impressive number of pupil ‘pluses’ earned across the curriculum.

Beyond the classroom many of our pupils are representing the school in football, hockey and netball fixtures and on Saturday our 1st XI football team host the Oxford and Bermondsey Under 13A Club - a fixture with a longstanding school tradition. After the match, all the players will enjoy sitting down to a well-deserved match tea.

On a similar food-related theme, Mr Palmer and his catering team have been introducing some changes to our lunchtime menu this week, with a salmon lunch option proving especially popular. Before Saturday’s fixtures and match-team teas, there is a Spectrum talk on Friday evening delivered by Amy Parker. She will kindly explain about the work of AfriKids, a charity which provides education and supports community projects for children and families in Ghana. Meanwhile, on Saturday morning, the children from E Block will be perform their “play in a day.” The first week back is rounded off by a boarders’ Sunday morning service at which Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, Headmaster of Stowe will be coming to preach.

I am sure you will join me in wishing all the pupils sitting 13+ Scholarship and mock exams this half-term all the best in their endeavours. Although sometimes children and their parents might feel like this is a stressful phase, where they are ‘sprinting for the line,’ it has been explained to the pupils that a comparison with the current Winter Olympics is perhaps more appropriate. Just like Olympians, it takes our pupils many hours of hard work to reach the exciting point of being able to demonstrate their skills to others under testing conditions. This in itself is an achievement from which they can draw confidence. Finally, of course, just like the Olympic and Paralympic athletes, the children can be assured of a whole team of enthusiastic supporters at home and in school, cheering them on, celebrating their efforts and achievements along the way.

With all best wishes,

Crispin Hyde-Dunn

NOTICES

Raising Awareness for the Felix Project

On Sunday, 4 March  Ma Dawes and her son Tommy (OD) are running in the "Big Half" to raise awareness about the Felix Project. Felix Byam-Shaw tragically died from meningitis only a year after leaving the Dragon in 2014. Felix was a compassionate boy who had a heart for disadvantaged people. His parents, Jane and Justin, have set up the Felix Project which collects good quality food from suppliers and delivers it to charities to enable vulnerable people to have food. Ma Dawes has set up a JustGiving page. Any support, either in London at the event or financially would be very much appreciated.

More Fun with Dragon Polo Club

The Dragon Polo Club will be taking part in their first ever friendly tournament this coming Sunday, 25 February, 3:00pm at Holbrook Farm. Three Dragon teams will practice their skills against three Summer Field teams. This will be valuable practice, sharpening their talents for the 4 March when SUPA Arena Polo National Championships will be played at Rugby Polo Club. Everyone welcome! For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

22.02.2018 Dragon Polo

OYSCA - Oxford Youth Strength and Conditioning Academy Athletic Development Camps

These camps are designed to teach aspiring athletes to move correctly, efficiently and safely. They show athletes how to fuel themselves with the correct nutrition, and instil a mindset for happy, positive and successful lives and sporting careers.

The camps are run over 2-3 days and are open to both boys and girls from any sport, age 9 years and up. The camps are based at the prestigious Oxford University Rugby club and the Roger Bannister running track at Iffley road and cover:

· Fundamental movements (running, crawling, jumping, landing and throwing)
· Breathing, flexibility and mobility
· Sprinting technique and agility
· Working on visualisation and a positive mindset within in the game and life
· Sport specific catching, passing, throwing and kicking
· Nutritional awareness and recovery strategies (breakfast options, smoothies, juices and flapjacks)
· Weight training and body weight training (U’15’s+)
· Talks from England and premiership players, on how to become a successful athlete

Dates:
· February half-term (2 day) 12-13 and 15-16
· April Easter (3 day) 2-4 and 9-11
· May half-term (2 day) 28-29 and 31-1 
· Summer (3 day) 30 July - 1 August and 6-8 August
· October half-term (2 day) 22-23 and 25-26

Cost: 3 days £130, 2 days £86 and 1 day £50.
For all enquries please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

22.02.2018 OYSCA Flyer 2 

@dragons4rhinos Invite Your Likes!

Rhinos could be extinct in the wild by 2025. A group of Dragons hoping to raise awareness about rhino conservation have shared memes, images and video @dragons4rhinos.

Please support them by liking, re-tweeting and following the twitter feed. Also, they would be thrilled if we could break the £3,000 barrier of money raised for the C Block swim, which was in aid of Rhinos Without Borders.

22.02.2018 Dragons4rhinos

EVENTS 

Invitation – Arduus ad Solem: Dragon Community Networking – ‘Exciting Opportunities in Technology Today’

Monday, 19 March 2018, 6:30pm

Booking is still open for our Dragon Community Technology networking evening, on Monday, 19 March 2018, at Method London. Our networking events are fun, informal gatherings which bring together the wider Dragon Community through industry sectors. Our speaker line-up will be announced next week. Book tickets now. We would be delighted to see you there.

SAVE THE DATE – Mothers’ Breakfast

Saturday, 12 May 2018, from 8:15am

Please save the date for our second Mothers’ Breakfast by the River. Booking will open nearer the time.

SAVE THE DATE – Old Dragon Reunion

Monday, 21 May 2018, 6:30pm

If you have any Old Dragons - aged 18 and over, or know other Dragon families with older children - please let them know that we will be holding an OD Reunion for all OD age groups (aged over 18) at Stationers’ Hall in London on Monday, 21 May, from 6:30pm. Further details will follow, and booking will open nearer the time.

SAVE THE DATE – 100 year Remembrance Weekend – Service and Lunch

Sunday, 11 November 2018, from 10:30pm, Dragon School

We will be holding an anniversary memorial service on Sunday, 11 November 2018 for the Dragon Community to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent. Following the service we will be holding a special anniversary lunch for ODs and Dragon families who have served, or currently serve, in the forces. We will also welcome all Dragon families who had relatives who fought in the war, as well as families of former Dragon staff or ODs who were at the Dragon between 1914 and 1918. Please note that the lunch will be only for those aged 18 and over. More details will follow, and booking will open nearer the time. For any questions or to suggest names of those we may have lost contact with, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OD Representative.

PRE-PREP NEWS

What Does it Take to Build an F1 Car?

Year 3 were thoroughly mesmerised on Tuesday morning when Joshie's father David talked to the children about the people and processes involved in building a racing car: from the 100 people who work on the design, to the 50,000 drawings used in production, to over 200 people who put together the 70,000 individual parts for a car that will only last 2 weeks. The children were inspired to think about how they will create their own cars during DT WOW day, and how they will need to show attention to detail, perseverance, determination and team-work.

22.02.2018 F1 Car

PREP NEWS

Swanbourne Chase

Just before half-term, 40 Dragons took on the mighty Swanbourne Chase; a course considered by many Dragons tougher than Malvern! Very muddy in patches and hills that seem to go on forever, this was not an easy challenge.

The U11 boys were first out of the gates and were brave in their obvious attitude to compete well. Monty, an U10 demonstrated what a huge talent he is, running at the front for the majority of the race. He was 2nd home, with Nathaniel not far behind in 8th out of 80 runners. Julian and another U10, Charles completed the scoring runners.

Not long after, the U11 Girls took to the course and they too ran courageously towards the front. Ava, an U9, was first Dragon home, just missing out on a medal in 4th place with Tilly and Araminta close behind in 7th and 8th. However, the most impressive feat from these U11 girls (many performing against girls a year or 2 older) was that all 9 of them were home by 23rd place out of 70 runners.
The Senior boys worked tirelessly when it was their turn and packed together superbly, led home by Harry in 9th place. Alex, an U12, was close behind in 12th place.

Lastly, the Senior girls ran off spiritedly. Clover ‘enjoyed’ a close fought battle with the leading runner from Spratton, but true to form, emerged victorious for the 3rd year running. Fenella, Amelia and Beatrice all ran with determination to finish in the top 10.

After the runners had been suitably rewarded for their endeavours with hot dogs and doughnuts, the presentations took place. The children had indeed run well and everyone was keeping fingers crossed when the announcements were made. The U11 Girls and boys came extremely close to victory, both securing 2nd place with the girls only 4 points away. The Senior boys also came ‘oh-so-close’ with a 4th place overall, only a handful of points again behind the 1st placed school. The senior girls however did manage to finish on top emerging victorious for the 3rd year in a row….

Overall, a fantastic afternoon’s racing with many encouraging performances heading towards the Chandlings event this week and Malvern just 3 weeks away. Well done to all the runners.

22.02.2018 Swanbourne

Rowing Championships

On Sunday, 4 February, the Sculling squad competed at the southern England indoor rowing competition in Abingdon. The team consisting of Isobel, Romilly, James, Colin, Freddie, Maggie, Duncan, Alexander, Theo and Alexander competed against schools and clubs in timed challenges. A big congratulations to Isobel who placed 4th in her division, missing out on Bronze by only one meter, and to Maggie who placed 3rd in her division, taking home the Bronze. Well done to all who competed.

 22.02.2018 Sculling

BOARDING HOUSE NEWS

Bowden’s International Evening

Last night Bowden’s House celebrated the many nationalities which make up our multi-cultural boarding house. From Switzerland to Kuwait, China and Australia we had an amazing 28 nationalities represented in the room. This was followed by a few boys doing presentations which they had put together about their countries. We had posters, traditional outfits, traditional food and PowerPoint presentations. This evening brought us all together and the boys educated one another about their countries and cultures. It was a chance to understand and appreciate one another more deeply as a house community, and the boys all showed true Dragon values of kindness, courage and respect throughout the evening.

22.02.218 Bowdens  

SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

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Diary Reminders

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Friday, 23 February 2018

6:45pm: Spectrum: Talk by Amy Parker, CEO of 'Afri Kids'

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Sculling: Avon Spring Head
11:00am: E Block Plays (in the Lynam Hall)

Sunday, 25 February 2018

10:00am: The Second Sunday in Lent; Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, Headmaster of Stowe School

Monday, 26 February 2018

A Block Exam Week

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

9:15am: Group of selected D Block children to visit St Catherine's College (with Blackbird Academy pupils)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

5:00pm: ABRSM Theory Exams

Thursday, 01 March 2018

World Book Day (Donate a Book)
2:00pm: Demosthenes Public Speaking Competition (for four selected B & C Block pupils)

Friday, 02 March 2018

5:00pm: Governors' Meeting
6:45pm: Spectrum: Jane Byam Shaw to talk about Hedgehogs

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Poetry Event with Allie Esiri

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents,

As half-term approaches, it has been a busy final few days at school.

In the Pre-Prep, children in Year 1 have been developing their skills of addition and in doing so have enjoyed being allowed to write (albeit in removable ink) on the School desks - see our twitter page for a photograph.

Meanwhile Year 3 have been using Lego to construct some innovative and ecologically friendly ‘wheel-free’ transport for the future. On Wednesday there was a popular visit from the author Allie Esiri who read from her anthology of poems. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience of hearing a variety of poems read out aloud and Allie very kindly signed some books for the children.

Among the Upper School pupils this week, we have been delighted to celebrate some richly deserved 13+ Academic and Sports Awards. I look forward to sharing even more A Block pupil 13+ achievements immediately after half-term.

There have been a host of sports fixtures played in netball, football and hockey this week, with some prolific scoring highlighted in assembly. Four of our Middle School pupils performed exceptionally well in the recent National Real Tennis tournament hosted at the Oratory School.

Elsewhere, among the other activities pursued enthusiastically by our pupils, our Anthropology club goes from strength to strength and its members were further inspired by a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum. No doubt our budding anthropologists will also be talking about the fascinating re-creation of the face of ‘Cheddar Man’ from 10,000-year old DNA which has been in the news this week.

May I wish you all a restful half-term break, whether you are staying close to home or travelling further afield, and I look forward to seeing you and your children when term resumes.

With all best wishes,

Crispin Hyde-Dunn

NOTICES

Internet Safety

Please can we draw your attention to the 'Internet Matters' website. They are working in partnership with EE to support parents keeping children safe online. With half term starting at the end of this week, they offer simple and practical advice on how to keep children as safe as possible. 

Additional Netball Fixture

Please can parents note that in addition to the already published fixture v Headington School on Monday, 19 February, the 10B team will also be playing. Please can parents notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance if their daughter cannot play. 

Oxford Junior Rowing Course

The OJRC is a non-residential 5 day summer course designed for 12-18 year olds (plus a 2 day course for 10-11 year olds) which focuses not only on rowing but also introduces course members to crucial life skills including communication, leadership, and time management. They will be running courses on the following dates:

5 Day Course 12 - 18 year olds
30 July – 3 August
6 August – 10 August.

2 Day course for 10 - 11 year olds
2 and 3 August
9 and 10 August

If you would like to find out more please contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

08.02.2018 OJRC 

Donate a Book Day

We would be very grateful if all pupils would take a look at their book shelves over half-term and choose a book or two (or more!) which they have enjoyed and which they think another child of their age might also enjoy. Mr. Gill will send the donated books to children and schools who are not as fortunate as we are. This year, Donate A Book Day has been arranged to coincide with World Book Day, Thursday 1 March, but we are happy to receive donations before and after the day. Please bring them to the Prep School Library. Thank you very much.

Summer Revision Courses with Dr Norton

There are places available on the summer revision courses with Dr Norton in July and August 2018. Each course is limited to 10 pupils who are intending to sit scholarship exams for their senior school in 2019 and pupils who are sitting Common Entrance in 2019. Dates and details on courses’ contents can be found by clicking here. You can register your interest byThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

16.11.2017 Easter Revision

EVENTS 

Invitation – Arduus ad Solem: Dragon Community Networking – ‘Exciting Opportunities in Technology Today’

Monday, 19 March 2018, 6:30pm

Booking is now open for our sixth Dragon Community networking evening, on Monday 19 March 2018, at Method London. Our networking events are fun, informal gatherings which bring together the wider Dragon Community through industry sectors. Further details, including our speaker line up, will be announced in the next couple of weeks. Book tickets now. We would be delighted to see you.

SAVE THE DATE – Mothers’ Breakfast

Saturday, 12 May 2018, from 8:15am

Please save the date for our second Mothers’ Breakfast by the River. Invitations will follow in due course, and booking will open nearer the time.

SAVE THE DATE – Old Dragon Reunion

Monday, 21 May 2018, 6:30pm

If you know Old Dragons aged 18 please let them know that we will be holding an OD Reunion for all OD age groups (aged over 18) at Stationers’ Hall in London on Monday, 21 May, from 6:30pm. Further details will follow, and booking will open nearer the time.

SAVE THE DATE – 100 year Remembrance Weekend – Service and Lunch

Sunday, 11 November 2018, from 10:30pm, Dragon School

We will be holding an anniversary memorial service on Sunday, 11 November 2018 for the Dragon Community to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent. Following the service we will be holding a special anniversary lunch for ODs and Dragon families who have served, or currently serve, in the forces. We will also welcome all Dragon families who had relatives who fought in the war, as well as families of former Dragon staff or ODs who were at the Dragon between 1914 and 1918. Please note that the lunch will be for only those aged 18 and over. More details will follow, and booking will open nearer the time. For any queries, or to suggest names of those we may have lost contact with, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OD Representative.

PRE-PREP NEWS

Outdoor Learning

Year 2 children braved the elements on Wednesday for their termly Outdoor Learning Day. The nature of our topic ‘Take One Totem Pole’ lent itself perfectly to working outdoors and the children enjoyed a morning of painting totem poles and constructing native North American houses from natural materials including sticks, moss and feathers. The children worked in small groups and were assigned roles including architect, builder, resource manager and peacemaker and proved themselves to have excellent communication and design skills. The afternoon was spent at St Edwards Fields trying out lacrosse and a forgotten sport called double ball, before assembling for a pow wow and traditional dance. Great fun was had by all despite the variety of weather including sunshine, rain and even hail, proving that there really is no such things as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.

08.02.2018 Outdoor learning Yr 2

The winter sun was welcomed by Year 3, as they spent Friday making memorable learning experiences in their outdoor classrooms. The children explored fractions of objects, music - through whole body movement and tempo - played French boules and finished their fun-packed day with Games in the afternoon. Throughout, the children demonstrated their Dragon Values and showed increased team work, cooperation and curiosity in their learning.

 08.02.2018 Outdoor learning Yr 3

PREP NEWS

Poetry Event

On Wednesday, Allie Esiri visited the Prep School, leading classes and signing books throughout the day. Allie has enjoyed a delight in poetry since childhood and is the editor of two of the English department's favourite poetry books: A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year (Macmillan). From the Owl and the Pussycat to the Charge of the Light Brigade, from blank verse to haiku, Allie shared a great variety of poems, the children discovering for themselves the types of poetry they enjoy.

08.02.2018 Poetry Event2

Not so Creepy Crawly

Last Saturday, E Block had a visit from a friendly tarantula called Lizzie. Her friend the corn snake was unable to visit as it was shedding its skin.

The children learned some amazing facts from Victor, Lizzie’s handler, such as her diet, habitat and climate preferences. They also held Lizzie and some even had her crawling up their arms!

A big thank you to Victor and Lizzie for an informative and exciting visit which dispelled arachnid fears for most.

08.02.2018 Not so Creepy Crawly

Voting for Philanthropy

Voting is underway across the School today, Thursday, to choose which charities will benefit from the funds raised by the Dragon Sale. In assembly Mr Overend explained the importance of philanthropy, ‘love for humanity’, and in form time the children learned about the work of specific local, national and international charities, before casting their votes to select this year’s beneficiaries.

For more on the Dragon's approach to philanthropy, read the article 'Educating for Global Competence'.

08.02.2018 voting for philanthropy

Shrunken Heads

Mummies, totem poles, rifles, robes and – of course – shrunken heads were among the endless variety of extraordinary exhibits that captivated the Anthropology activity on its visit to the Pitt Rivers last Thursday; an Oxford museum sui generis, much beloved of Dragons.

08.02.2018 shrunken heads

IAPS Swimming

Last Friday, the Dragon hosted eight schools for the IAPS qualifiers. Boys and Girls swim teams from A-D Block competed with the aim to qualify for the national final, to be held at the Olympic swimming pool in London.

The swimmers produced many outstanding performances, posting times that put Dragons in a strong position to qualify, both for individual and relay events.

All swimmers competing for the team produced performance above themselves; a true example of discipline, courage, and respect.

08.02.2018 IAPS

National Schools Real Tennis Doubles U13

A very good day was had by all on Sunday, from their opening match, when the two Dragon pairs played each other.

Three of the Dragons were giving away two years of age to their opposition; Max was giving a year away. All four tried hard, were very well mannered, and both won and lost with equal good grace.

Max and Freddie improved enormously as the day went on. They have played relatively little real tennis, yet they competed in a tournament and did well.

Merlin and Henry ground it out, played some really good tennis, and managed to get to the tournament final, where they lost to a very experienced pair from Christ Church Cathedral, School, 5 games to 2. Merlin served consistently well, and Henry made the opposition play a lot more balls than they would have probably liked!

With thanks to Mike S-C for finding the players and Katie, James, Lucy and Zac for supporting.

08.02.2018 Nation Schools Real Tennis Doubles U13

Visit to the Oxford Synagogue

Earlier in the term a group of A and B Block children visited the Jewish synagogue in Jericho where we were introduced to many aspects of the faith including its newly constructed Ark which holds Torah Scrolls. We learnt about the Jewish people and their worship, and we were told that the Synagogue is not just a place of worship, but a place of study and a meeting place for the community. 

Dragon Music Success

Dragon Musician Daniel (B Block) has had a successful weekend at the Oxford Music Festival this week. He came first in both the 13 years and under Descant Solo Class and Treble Solo Class. He also entered the 15 years and under Recorder Recital Class playing amongst others the Sammartini Concerto for Recorder and Strings. We have recently heard that based on this performance he has been awarded the Sybil Whitman Cup. Well done Daniel.

Rangoli Patterns

After learning in FPE (faith, philosophy and ethics) about Hindus welcoming the goddess Lakshmi with beautiful rangoli patterns, D Block took their chalks outside and created their own rangoli patterns. Despite the cold they worked together to produce some vivid and colourful creations.

08.02.2018 Rangoli 

BOARDING HOUSE NEWS

Wilson’s International Evening

Last week the Wilsons held an International Evening. Some boys showed great courage in talking to the house about the countries that they are from and the gourmet delights that they had bought, whilst the others respectively listened and asked questions. The boys then tucked into treats such as Guernsey Gosh, Bratwurst Sausages, Vegemite Sandwiches, Anpan pastries, S’mores, Pretzels, Iberico ham and typical Pakistani biscuits. The boys all had a great time and are now getting excited about their sushi making evening in a couple of weeks.

08.02.2017 Wilsons International

Stringers’ Pasta Making

This weekend we have been making Spaghetti Bolognaise. Ma and Sir got all the ingredients ready and we mixed everything together with our hands. Then Sir got his pasta making machine and we made pasta by putting the rolled dough through the machine and holding the middle of the pasta, before flouring it and putting it on the tray that would be put in the pot. Afterwards, we watched a movie and had a great time.
By Halyna, Boarder

 08.02.2018 Stringers Pasta 

SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

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Diary Reminders

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Friday, 9 February 2018

11:15am: C Block Greek Plays (in the Forum)
12:15pm: HALF TERM begins for Middle School &E Block (until evening of Sunday 18 February)
12:30pm: HALF TERM begins for Upper School (until evening of Sunday 18 February)

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Dragon Ski Trip Departs for Davos, Switzerland (return on Sunday 18 February)

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Netball v St Hugh's

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents,

Last Thursday and Friday we enjoyed two wonderful performances of High School Musical. With a cast drawn from pupils in our Upper School (A and B Block), it was a really colourful and enjoyable production, no doubt several future stars of the stage are in the making.

Turning attention to our playing fields, this term our sports fixtures focus upon netball, football and boys’ hockey. In all three team games, the children have enjoyed some impressive results, including many sharp shooters scoring hat-tricks. In addition this week, several of our pupils have been involved in swimming and judo competitions.

Remaining with Sport, sadly for us, Emily Hatcher will be leaving the Dragon at the end of the academic year as she relocates to Kent. Emily has contributed enormously to our sports provision and in due course we look forward to thanking Emily formally for all that she has done for the Dragon. Before then I will be sharing with you, in the near future, news of Emily’s successor in our Sports Department, to ensure continuity of provision.

In lessons, for our older pupils there have been unit tests in Geography, reviewing both physical and political topics, whilst in Music the children have been analysing the ways in which musical scores are used in film to communicate emotion and meaning. The girls and boys in the Pre-Prep have continued to focus on environmental issues, expanding their understanding of how resources can be recycled. Reception have also enjoyed engaging with nature on a muddy ‘welly walk’ whilst Year 1 have been inspired by a visit to the Pitt Rivers museum.

Remarkably, February is almost upon us, and for the first time since the shortest day in late December, I have noticed the nights beginning to become a little lighter. With Spring just around the corner, the children and Staff now look forward to a well-earned exeat weekend, before progress resumes, with typical Dragon energy, next week.

With all best wishes,

Crispin Hyde-Dunn

NOTICES

Marlborough Triathlon

A reminder that the deadline to register teams for the Marlborough triathlon is this Saturday 27 January. Open to children from Year 3 to Year 8, this fundraising event is on Sunday 20 May. Full details can be found here and this video gives a good flavour of the event. Due to high demand, a limited number of teams are selected at random. All teams will be notified if they have been successful or not in the week following the above deadline. Please register for the ballot by clicking here.

Changes to Netball Fixtures

The U10 netball matches v Pinewood (U10A, B and Linton/Norham) will be on Wednesday 7 February, not Wednesday 28 February as stated in the calendar.

On Wednesday 21 February, all girls in B Block will be needed to play the U12 matches against Bromsgrove (all 5 teams are playing). Please can you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance if your daughter will not be available to play.

School Coats Reminder

Quite rightly this term, many of the the girls and boys have been coming to school wearing coats, hats, gloves and scarves. In assembly this morning, they were reminded that they each have a peg in their classrooms where they can hang these and where they will be able to pick them up again at the end of the school day. On our compact campus, it is not expected that they would wear them during the school day. In cold weather the children should also be wearing school jumpers to keep warm.

The children were also reminded that coats should be dark blue or black and should not have large logos on them.

As always, we appreciate your continued support in these matters.

Pyrenean Adventure

This Summer, we will be heading back to the Pyrenees Mountains for a week of adventure; staying in the village of St Pé de Bigorre in the Pyrenean foothills, exploring the forests and mountains surrounding the Gave de Pau. Staying at a lower level than previous trips, we will also have the opportunity to try white-water rafting and caving in the local area. The trip is suitable for children in D Block and above, and is physically demanding: daily walks can extend up to 20km and beyond, including significant ascent, so prospective adventurers must be robust enough to tackle the challenge. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Smaug Abroad website for more information, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

25.01.2018 Pyrenees 

EVENTS 

Invitation – Arduus ad Solem: Dragon Community Networking – Technology Start Ups

Please join us for our sixth Dragon Community networking evening, on Monday 19 March, 2018 at 6:30pm, at Method Industry London. Our networking events are fun and informal gatherings which bring together the wider Dragon Community. Click here to read more about previous networking evenings. To book tickets for this event please click here. Further details, including our speaker line up, will be announced shortly. We look forward to seeing you.

PRE-PREP NEWS

Reception Welly Walk

Reception started Week 3 with a Welly Walk to St Edwards fields. It was very soggy underfoot and there was much excitement as we made our way through the mud and puddles to the small wood to the north of the playing fields. Once there, we sat on mats, munched on BunBreak snacks and listened to Ma Mullineux as she read the wonderful story of Where the Wild Things Are. As the sun came out from behind the clouds, the children re-enacted the story; setting sail in their boats to another land, meeting the stomping Wild Things with their terrible teeth and terrible claws, taming them to become King of the land, joining in a wild rumpus, swinging from trees and stomping on the ground and, finally, realising that home is the best place to be.

25.01.18 Reception Welly walk 

PREP NEWS

High School Musical

Last week, over 50 members of the Upper School took to the stage for High School Musical. High octane singing and dancing was accompanied by some moments of reflection and poignant acting, the pupils should be incredibly proud of what they achieved.

If you would like to see some photographs from last week’s performance please click here

25.01.2018 HSM 

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Diary Reminders

For all sports fixtures and the full calendar of events, please see the main School Calendar.

Friday, 26 January 2018

12:15pm WEEKEND EXEAT begins for Middle School & E Block (until evening of Sunday, 28 January)
12:30pm WEEKEND EXEAT begins for Upper School (until evening of Sunday, 28 January)

Saturday, 27 January 2018

IAPS Girls Judo Championships, High Wycombe

Monday, 29 January 2018

LAMDA Exams (throughout the day)

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

LAMDA Exams (throughout the day)
8:30am: Astrodome - A Block will learn all about the stars in this interactive mobile planetarium.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

LAMDA Exams (throughout the day)

Thursday, 1 February 2018

3:00pm: Anthropology Activity trip to the Pitt Rivers Museum (return by 4:30pm)

Friday, 2 February 2018

3:00pm: GPC Meeting
6:45pm: Middle School Variety Show (in the Lynam Hall) N.B. this performance is for Middle School children and their parents only
6:45pm: Spectrum for Upper School: Paul Mahoney - 'Out of Chaos'

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01.02.2018 Main photo

'Explorer Dome' Event for D Block

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents,

On return from Exeat, our Prep assembly focus has been good manners and showing appreciation to others. We also learned about customs and forms of courtesy in other parts of the world, and strengthened our global perspective by watching a short pupil film on our New York school exchange trip.

Pupils in D and A Block were treated to an extraordinary celestial experience as they entered the inflatable “Explorer Dome” which took them on journeys to far off planets, stars, nebulae and black holes.

Returning to earth and inspired by Oliver Jeffers’ story, “Here we are,” the children in Year 2 have been thinking about how to look after our environment, while Year 3 have been sharpening their scientific skills of observation as they learn about light and make their own pin hole cameras.

With feet planted firmly on the ground there were some keenly contested football and hockey matches against St. John’s Beaumont and Abingdon School respectively, while girls in C Block produced some brilliant displays in the inter-form netball competition. There were also highly impressive individual medal winning successes for two Dragon girls (see seperate article) at the recent national Judo championships in High Wycombe.

Looking ahead to tomorrow evening, the girls and boys from Middle School (D and C Block) will be taking to the stage in their Variety Show and on Saturday the children from E Block will be hosting an Open Morning for their parents together with a Charity Challenge.

Finally our A Block pupils continue apace with their 13+ exam and scholarship preparations. Their teachers have been most impressed with their sustained focus and application whilst continuing to pursue a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

With all best wishes,

Crispin Hyde-Dunn

NOTICES

FUNomuscia Family Concert

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra are hosting FUNomusica Family Concert in February and March. To watch a video about the concerts please click here.

01.02.2018 Funomusica 

Athletics and Tennis Easter Training Camp, Mallorca 4-10 April 2018

The camp is open to A, B and C Block. Athletic training will take place at the modern Calvia track with Jaume Mulet, one of the best athletics coaches in Spain; the tennis instruction will be provided by professionals from the Guillermo Vilas Tennis Academy in Palma, with four children per court per instructor.

Please visit Smaug Abroad website  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

01.02.2018 Mallorca 

Young Art Oxford 2018

Any Dragons looking for a half-term project may like to enter Young Art Oxford 2018, an annual art competition open to all Oxfordshire children from any year between Reception and Year 9. Young Art Oxford is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring artists to have their work judged by well-known professionals and artists and exhibit at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum. All money raised goes to Cancer Research UK.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Journeys’ and guidance is available here. The deadline for submitting entries is 20 February 2018. All pictures should be delivered to the Art department by Monday, 19 February and accompanied by a £2 entry fee.

 01.02.2018 YAO

Latin and French Easter Term Courses

Dr Peter Norton, ex-Head of Classics and French teacher at the Dragon, is running an Easter revision course in Latin and French near Toulouse, France, for pupils who are intending to sit Scholarship exams for their senior school in 2018 (Eton or Winchester entrance). All details are on the Smaug Abroad website or contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

16.11.2017 Easter Revision

EVENTS 

Invitation – Arduus ad Solem: Dragon Community Networking – ‘Exciting Opportunities in Technology Today’

Please join us for our sixth Dragon Community networking evening, on Monday 19 March, 2018 at 6:30pm, at Method Industry London. Our networking events are fun and informal gatherings which bring together the wider Dragon Community. Click here to read more about previous networking evenings. To book tickets for this event please click here. Further details, including our speaker line up, will be announced shortly. We look forward to seeing you.

PRE-PREP NEWS

Totem Pole Trip

Year 3 had a superb experience exploring the Haida Tribe and Totem Poles in their visit to Pitt Rivers Museum last week. They relished the opportunity to handle and investigate an amazing array of Haida objects, including a Dance Cloak fashioned from puffin beaks, wild goat's wool, pure wool, deer hooves and cedar bark. They were intrigued to learn about the lives of the Raven and Eagle tribes and their Potlatch celebrations featuring striking masks, handmade musical instruments and memorable food. The children returned inspired and enthusiastic to continue their investigations into Native North American life.

Last week Year 1 also visited the Pitt Rivers Museum to learn more about the Haida Totem Pole as part of their topic Take One Totem Pole. After spending some time wandering around the museum looking at the strange and wonderful exhibits, they had the opportunity to draw this amazing pole and understand more about the story behind it. This visit has helped the children create their own family totem pole back at school.

01.02.2018 Yr 3 Pitt Rivers  

PREP NEWS

Success for Dragon Judo Girls

The annual girls’ National Judo Championships was hosted at High Wycombe Judo Centre last Saturday.

Representing the Dragon were Anisiya (C Block) and Catherine (D Block). It was Catherine’s first outing for a Judo competition, and she fought tirelessly through the rounds. She won enough contests to secure her place in the final of her weight category, which resulted in a well-deserved Silver Medal. For Anisiya, this was her second year at the same competition and she was absolutely delighted as she fought through and won in the final of her weight section. Anisiya was the proud recipient of her first ever Gold Medal for Judo. Well done to both the girls.

01.02.2018 Judo

Dragons on Tour

Excitement is really starting to build in preparation for the Idris Choir tour to Devon. The children have a fantastic few days ahead of them in the first week of the Easter holidays. There will be highlights such as a backstage visit to Exeter Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey, Kents Cavern, an Otter Sanctuary and fossil hunting on the beach at Lyme Regis. On top of all that there will, of course, be some wonderful music-making in some beautiful settings, not least whilst staying at the impressive Dartington Hall.

Dragon School Food Committee

This term, the School Food Committee has been involved in discussions about introducing some new dishes onto the menu including wholegrain rice, wholegrain pasta and salmon. They have enjoyed tasting a number of dishes and have learned about their health benefits.

Milly writes, “Wholemeal rice and pasta are good for the digestion and the heart, and much healthier than white rice and pasta. We tried plain rice, rice with sweet and sour sauce and with chilli. The pasta we tasted was served plain, with pesto and feta, tomato sauce and bolognese. We rated each one on a survey. Salmon is one of those foods you either love or hate! Oily fish contains Omega 3 which is good for concentration (definitely need that!) We tried salmon covered in a mild salsa and a sweet chilli sauce. Both were absolutely delicious and will hopefully be on the menu soon.”

The children have enjoyed voting for their favourite dishes and look forward to seeing them on the menu after half-term.

01.02.2018 Food Committee 

SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

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Diary Reminders

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Friday, 2 February 2018

3:00pm: GPC Meeting
6:45pm: Middle School Variety Show (in the Lynam Hall) N.B. this performance is for Middle School children and their parents only
6:45pm: Spectrum for Upper School: Paul Mahoney - 'Out of Chaos'

Saturday, 3 February 2018

E Block Open Morning & Charity Challenge

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Sculling: South of England Indoor Rowing
10:00am: The Second Sunday before Lent; Mrs Julia Hodgson, Director of Admissions, Marlborough College
6:00pm: C Block Parents' Evening (in the Forum & Lynam Hall)

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

3:00pm: Sports Photographs to be taken

Thursday, 8 February 2018

4:30pm: Informal Concert (in the Music School)

Friday, 9 February 2018

11:15am: C Block Greek Plays (in the Forum)
12:15pm: HALF TERM begins for Middle School &E Block (until evening of Sunday 18 February)
12:30pm: HALF TERM begins for Upper School (until evening of Sunday 18 February)

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Dragon Ski Trip Departs for Davos, Switzerland (return on Sunday 18 February)

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U13A & U13B Rugby Team: 2017 and 1952

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents,

During this penultimate week of term, there has been an impressive and sustained level of focus in lessons. Pupils in our B Block have been testing themselves on their Latin vocabulary, while pupils in C Block have been engaging in ethical questions including the distinction between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ in their Faith, Philosophy and Ethics lessons. Our senior pupils in A Block are concentrating upon their recent practice exam performances and the subject topics they need to prioritise as they continue their preparations for their forthcoming 13+ exams.

On the sports field, girls’ hockey has now given way to netball and boys’ rugby to hockey and football. Taking this opportunity to look back at the past few weeks, it has been a truly remarkable season, with our Under 13A girls’ hockey and Under 13A and Under 13B boys’ rugby teams all remaining unbeaten and indeed winning every game. As well as recognising this tremendous achievement of the players, I should also like to thank the coaching Staff on guiding the teams through such an extraordinary season.

There is now an air of expectancy as we arrive at Advent and look forward to Christmas. Here at school a fine standing Christmas tree adorns the Forum and has certainly caught the attention of the children. On Tuesday afternoon, Lynam Hall resonated to the sound of pupil voices from Years 2 and 3 as we enjoyed a Nativity concert of readings and carols. At the time of writing I look forward to Lower, Middle and Senior School concerts to come, an aspiring Music Scholars concert on Friday and the Boarders’ ‘Christmas Miscellany’ on Sunday evening. Beyond this we have the Dragon Christmas Sale on the final day of term which promises to be a truly spectacular whole school occasion. Naturally, with all these popular school events to anticipate, we particularly value your ongoing care, patience and understanding with parking arrangements. At this especially busy time of year, I will also be reminding the pupils again about road safety and the care needed around the pedestrian crossing.

On a final note for this week, I have been reading through the children’s end of term reports, which certainly serve as a timely reminder of just how much our young “Dragons” achieve across the whole curriculum. Not only are there some excellent individual achievements to reflect upon, but indeed all the children deserve recognition for the way in which they have embraced the challenge of a new academic year with what I now recognise as customary ‘Dragon’ enthusiasm and energy.

With all best wishes,

Crispin Hyde-Dunn

NOTICES

High School Musical

Members of the Upper School are performing High School Musical on Thursday, 18 and Friday, 19 January, 2018 at 6:45pm in the Lynam Hall. Seat reservations are required for these performances and if you wish to attend they can be arranged by contactingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please reserve your seats by Monday, 15 January, 2018 in order to avoid disappointment. This is likely to be a very popular production and so there will be a limit of five seats per family, per performance.

Please also note the following…
• Dragons in the audience must be wearing their ‘B’ Suit
• No photography or video/DVDs of any kind are permitted
• All performers will be given supper at school but I am afraid there can be no similar arrangement for day children in the audience.

Athletics and Tennis Easter Training Camp, Mallorca 4-10 April, 2018

The camp is open to A, B and C Block. The Athletic training will take place at the modern Calvia track with Jaume Mulet, one of the best athletics coaches in Spain; the tennis instruction will be provided by professionals from the Guillermo Vilas Tennis Academy in Palma, with four children per court per instructor.

For further information please visit Smaug Abroad website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

07.12.2017 Easter Camp

EVENTS

 07.12.2017 invitation

Invitation: New Parents’ Welcome Drinks – Saturday, 20 January 2018 at 12:30pm

Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn invites all New Parents with children who have joined in A-D Block since September 2017, for welcome drinks at the school on Saturday, 20 January 2018 - from 12:30pm in the Dining Room. Parents who were unable to make the E Block Drinks held earlier this term are also welcome to attend. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend, with full names and any dietary requests. We apologise that we are unable to provide any childcare during this time, and are sorry for any inconvenience. We hope you will be able to join us. 

DRAGON SALE NEWS

Audio CD

This short video clip is a second taster of what you can hear on the audio Dragon Book Of Verse read by Old Dragons, who generously donated their time to the Sale. This wonderful poetry book and audio CD are being sold only at the Dragon Sale. Watch out for the final clip next week.

Shhh! The Silent Auction is now Online!

The Dragon Sale’s best kept secret is now out – the 2017 Silent Auction’s online bidding is officially open and active with amazing prizes this year! You can start bidding today, or take a peek, by simply clicking here.

Raffle – One Week to Go!

Top prize – Apple Watch 3 GPS & Cellular! Simply click here to order online today with a chance to win one of the amazing prizes.

Children’s Event at the MCLT – Limited

If your child you would like to attend the exciting Jay Jay Burridge event at 11:25 in the MCLT (Michael Cowen Lecture Theatre) please fill in the form here. Once sold out this form will stop accepting responses.

Dragon Juice is Available to Pre-order

Start preparing for Xmas early by pre-ordering and collecting your Dragon Juice by the 15 December. Order forms are available from Ma Bird at the Prep or Ma Gilgrass at Pre-Prep or the Eco group will also be selling the juice at the Prep on Wednesday, 13 December.

30.11.2017 Dragon Juice

Second Hand Bike & Scooter Stall: Final Call

Gratefully receiving at the Bardwell Road school entrance between 7:45am and 8:30am on Saturday, 9 December. We will also collect at the Pre-Prep school gates at 4:45pm on Monday, 11 December.

Can’t make drop offs, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wreaths Pre-Sale

Available at both the Prep and Pre-Prep on Tuesday, 12 and Wednesday, 13 December during school pick-up.

Café Dragon Coffee Pre-sale Now

Artisan coffee ground by Dragons and hand roasted in Oxford. If you would like to reserve some bags prior to the Sale email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the quantity you require. Just £7.00 per 250g bag either ground or as beans.

07.12.2017 Dragon Cafe

Bottles Need for Tombola

Drop off with Ma Bird at the Prep or Ma Gilgrass at Pre-Prep.

Further Information

For further information on the how to bid in the Silent Auction, the Raffle and Café Dragon Coffee please click here.

PRE-PREP NEW

Storytelling

We have been learning about Patience this week and thinking about how we can develop our Growth Mindset. Usually we would share a story as part of our assembly, but this week we had a very special storyteller in! Jack from Year Two retold his fable The Cheetah and the Ostrich. The whole school was inspired by his creative storytelling which reminded us of the mottos ‘never give up’ and ‘always try your best!’ Thank You, Jack. We look forward to hearing more from this talented young author very soon. 

07.12.2017 Story Telling

PREP NEWS

Rugby Triumph

Last weekend, the U13A & U13B Rugby sides finished their seasons Invictus, having both won all of their matches (both played 11, won 11). This is the first “double” since 2006 when the then 1st and 2nd XVs went the term unbeaten. The meeting with the 1952 side who were also unbeaten was undoubtedly an inspiring experience and special occasion for the squad. The As results in particular have been most impressive and they have beaten every opponent by a considerable margin, only conceding a remarkable 2 tries in the process.

These achievements added to the perfect season of the girls 1st VII hockey. The huge volume of matches played at all levels throughout the term means that this has been the most successful Christmas Term for Sport in recent memory.

07.12.2017 rugby triumph

School Choir

The Dragon School Choir excelled itself last Wednesday with its first concert of the Christmas season at the SJE Arts Centre. Sharing the concert with the Oxford Silver Band (an adult group) our singers easily held their own and thrilled the appreciative audience with popular Christmas classics such as The Snowman and a lovely three-part gospel arrangement of Silent Night. The evening raised an impressive £2,000 for Muscular Dystrophy and we have been invited to return next year. 

Oxstem Lecture

Last Thursday, Dr Michael Stein, CEO of Oxstem, came to talk to A Block about stem cell research and what Oxstem are doing currently. Dr Stein is a medical entrepreneur who studied biochemistry and is a medical doctor. He graduated at Cape town university (1988) and at Oxford where he received a doctorate in Immunology.

Oxstem is a private organization created by ex-Oxford professors and graduates. It aims to provide stem cell treatment for a reasonable price to medically disabled people.  

Bagpipers

Our Dragon bagpipers have enjoyed success last Sunday when they took part in the annual Independent Schools Bagpipe Competition at Radley College. In every instance our pupils were competing against much older children yet holding their own impressively.

In the Beginners Chanter Competition Seb came third and Lulu came second (the first place going to a much older player). Caspar did especially well, coming second in the Under 15 competition. Well done to all who took part!

BOARDING NEWS

12 Days of Kindness

Charlbury have taken on a '12 days of kindness' Christmas challenge reflecting one of the key Dragon values, 'kindness'. For each of the first 12 days of December they are being given a daily kindness challenge. They will need to go out of their way to perform the given act of kindness for each day to others in house and around school. The boy who is seen and heard to make the most effort over the course of the 12 days, will be awarded Charlbury's very own, Kindness elf!

07.12.2017 12 Days of Kindness

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Moving On

Jane Pendry, Head of Development, announces that she is leaving the Dragon on Saturday, 16 December 2017, the day of the Dragon Sale. “I have very much enjoyed working in this warm and unique community and getting to know so many of you. It is now time to move on to pastures new. It has been wonderful to meet so many interesting parents, Old Dragons and, of course, children, since I joined the School in March 2014.” Jane hopes to say goodbye to parents, children and staff that she knows on that Saturday.

SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

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Diary Reminders

For all sports fixtures and the full calendar of events, please see the main School Calendar.

Friday, 8 December 2017

6:45pm: Spectrum: Aspiring Music Scholars' Concert

Saturday, 9 December 2017

In School Weekend

11:30am: E Block Concert (in the Lynam Hall)

Sunday, 10 December 2017

In School Weekend

7:00pm: Christmas Miscellany in the Lynam Hall (Boarders only)

Monday, 11 December 2017

3:15pm: Upper School Concert (in the Lynam Hall)

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

6:45pm: Christmas Concert for Pre-Select Ensembles (in the Lynam Hall)

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

12:00pm: Middle School Christmas Lunch

1:30pm: Upper School Christmas Lunch

Thursday, 14 December 2017

11:30am: E Block Christmas Lunch

Friday, 15 December 2017

Choir Rehearsals for the Carol Service during the morning at St Andrew's Church

12:15pm: SCHOOL DAY ENDS for Middle School & E Block Day Children

12:30pm: SCHOOL DAY ENDS for Upper School Day Children

6:00pm: Dragon Carol Service (at St Andrew's Church, Linton Road)

7:30pm: Boarders' House Suppers

Saturday, 16 December

9:30am: Dragon Sale

Term ends after The Sale

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