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02/03/24

When you get two lovely emails on the same weekend 🥰. At Aureus, the staff always put the students at the centre of what we do. pic.twitter.com/UKYB2nzSwd

01/03/24

This week’s update from Kirsty Rogers, Headteacher https://t.co/JYudP5fS9P pic.twitter.com/0lPJ8vVoNJ

01/03/24

Where will we find the Ox next? pic.twitter.com/IMsxVsnfz7

01/03/24

All the Friday feeling I need! Thanks to my great team for another good week! pic.twitter.com/JdIAPks6j0

29/02/24

Year 10 Intermediate Maths Challenge celebrations 🥰 🧮 pic.twitter.com/aRpInHrHjf

29/02/24

Aureus School is taking part!#LetGirlsPlay is a campaign to influence change, showing that football can & should be played by girls. It's bringing together a community who want to create independent, resilient young girls who'll be a force for good in all local communities. pic.twitter.com/XzrMmPhvVu

29/02/24

Our Ox has arrived. Suggestions of names very welcome pic.twitter.com/rB3F1o6r31

28/02/24

Almost 20% of children within are recognised as being disadvantaged. We support the opportunities of children within GLF Schools through funding directed in 3 areas: Projects, Programmes & People Awards.Make a donation to support our students https://t.co/fwTR4uiwD0 pic.twitter.com/MTGSSpIOOb

28/02/24

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28/02/24

The first of our Y5 Masterclasses, English, starts next Tuesday, 5th March.To book a place on any of our masterclasses, use this link: https://t.co/EzX6HrNFoW pic.twitter.com/0hsferQSbs

28/02/24

Our Y5 Dance Masterclasses takes place next Thursday, 7th March.To book a place on any of our Masterclasses, use this link: https://t.co/EzX6HrNFoW pic.twitter.com/o1Nlsqu27a

28/02/24

As a mathematician myself, it was an honour to present Josh the gold award for the intermediate Maths Challenge. Well done Josh, what an achievement pic.twitter.com/D9NjxbRKT1

28/02/24

⚽️ Sport Result ⚽️The year 10’s played a tough game against Wallingford School yesterday. There was some great passages of play as a team with good performances all over the pitch. Michael and Tyler both got on the score sheet but unfortunately we didn’t win the match pic.twitter.com/zXGSCx3E35

28/02/24

As a mathematician myself, it was an honour to present Josh the gold award for the intermediate Maths Challenge. Well done Josh, what an achievement pic.twitter.com/D9NjxbRKT1

28/02/24

Year 8 investigate the reactivity of metals when added to acid. What salt is formed when hydrochloride acid is used? pic.twitter.com/2vXPGQzDNR

28/02/24

Year 8 investigate the reactivity of metals when added to acid. What salt is formed when hydrochloride acid is used? pic.twitter.com/2vXPGQzDNR

28/02/24

Almost 20% of children within are recognised as being disadvantaged. We support the opportunities of children within GLF Schools through funding directed in 3 areas: Projects, Programmes & People Awards.Make a donation to support our students https://t.co/fwTR4uiwD0 pic.twitter.com/MTGSSpIOOb

27/02/24

Year 8 have been learning about gas pressure #physics pic.twitter.com/OHpzCq2uLN

27/02/24

Year 8 have been learning about gas pressure #physics pic.twitter.com/OHpzCq2uLN

23/02/24

Looking forward to celebrating with the students who participated in the Intermediate Maths Challenge next week. With some bronze, silver and gold certificates to hand out. pic.twitter.com/4xDvSM5ULU

Houses

Banksy Hawking Malala

The House System

Untitled design (80)Aureus School is split into three Houses, led by our Head of House: Miss Church. The names of each House were chosen by the students and were chosen for the different qualities that are encapsulated in that person and what it means to be part of Aureus. 

Our house system gives Aureus students the opportunity to play an active role and contribute to a community within and external to their school, allowing them to develop skills and talents and acknowledge their successes in a wide range of ways. 

Throughout the year we aim to get into the wider community for example our Carols at the local retirement homes and our Christmas card making competition with the cards then getting donated to the local establishments. We also raise money for charity through a range of different fundraising strategies. This year the students have voted for their chosen charities with Banksy's being Greyhound rescue, Hawking's is Down Syndrome Oxford and Malala have picked Autism Family Support. 

Our Houses are “vertical” in their structure which allows a student to have positive connections with those that are younger and older than themselves. Being in a House helps give a student a sense of belonging, in something bigger than their friendship groups or subject classes, but smaller than their whole school. This creates a community spirit as they work together and encompass our school values to get as many points as possible for their house.  

We encourage students to play an active role in the success of their House. Individual and team efforts are rewarded as well as participation. Students are expected to contribute to friendly inter-faculty competitions throughout the year in a way that allow them to be proud of their contributions. Faculties will put on house events which include Maths Challenges, Dance and Drama competitions and House sports week at the end of each term leading up to one of the highlights of the year, Sports Day!

Finally in Year 11 students have the possibility to become House Prefects where they can lead events and support in raising money for their house charity with the aim of lifting the House trophy at the end of year in the whole school assembly!

House Charities

House Charities (1)

House Charities (2)

Banksy

The faculty name Banksy comes from the artist Banksy and reflects the importance of being creative and challenging the different views of the world. 

Hawking

The faculty name Hawking is taken from the scientist Stephen Hawking who famously wrote ‘A Brief History in Time’. He represents the importance of knowledge and looking to the future. Overcoming physical and mental obstacles to be the best you can be.  

Malala

The faculty name Malala comes from the Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and shows the importance of showing resilience in the face of adversity. Striving for equality and showing the importance of education.