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Calling all Medical Professionals – Please Can You Help?

Medical School Interview Practice Session on Wednesday 17th January 4 – 7 pm

Our Medical Society has been extremely well attended by our aspiring medical students since the introduction of the Society last year. We have received great support from our OA community and a sincere thank you to everyone who has returned to the School to give thought provoking and insightful talks about the role of a doctor, vet or the commercial side of medicine. The talks will continue on an ongoing basis.

On January 17th, we are planning an Interview Practice Session for our students who are starting to interview for their university places and we would very much appreciate the support of any parents too. We plan to follow the multiple mini interview structure below.

The session will start at 4 pm and if you can help for the whole or part of the session then please contact Alison Cox by the end of term 15th December. It would also be useful if you would advise of any particular area of expertise within the structure below.

Thank you.

Thought for the Week – 27.11.17

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense”

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1867 – 1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called “the best all-time work of American architecture”. His creative period spanned more than 70 years.

Wright was the pioneer of what came to be called the Prairie School movement of architecture and he also developed the concept of the Usonian home in Broadacre City, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. In addition to his houses, Wright designed original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums and other structures. He often designed interior elements for these buildings as well, including furniture and stained glass. Wright wrote 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. Wright was recognised in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time”.



The Quick and Easy Step-By-Step AGS Raffle Guide

Good news. If you haven’t bought any AGS Xmas Raffle tickets yet then you still have time. You can win some AMAZING PRIZES and help support your son. Simply follow our Quick and Easy Step-By-Step AGS Raffle Guide.

The Quick and Easy Step-By-Step AGS Raffle Guide.

  1. Dig the Xmas Raffle tickets out of your son’s bag, they’ve been there for the last three weeks. Or you can get some more from the school office.
  2. Fill in the raffle tickets with your name and contact details.
  3. Get your son to hand them in to the school office.
  4. Discover that your son has forgotten to hand them in so repeat step 3 until the 7th of December.
  5. Hand them in yourself.

The money the PTA raises from the Xmas Raffle is vital.  So, if your son has used a computer at school, takes part in a sport, has used the sports changing rooms, has played or composed in the music rooms, is on the tech team, is into drama, or has taken maths, science, languages, classics or geography then they will have benefited from PTA funding.  So please help us by buying as many tickets as you can.  Buy one, buy ten, buy fifteen, it really doesn’t matter but please buy some.

Thanks so much for all your wonderful support and generosity.


Thought for the Week – 20.11.17

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude”

JOHN C. MAXWELL (b.1947)

John Calvin Maxwell (born 1947) is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List.

AGS PTA Art & Craft Fair

Don’t forget Saturday 18th November is the date of the AGS Art Fair and Christmas Market.  And what’s more, entry is completely free for everyone.
Seventy artists and crafters from across Buckinghamshire will be showing and selling their work at the AGS between 10.30am and 3.30pm.  Our Art Café will be ready with delicious bakes and tempting treats.  And there will be some amazing craft and artisan demonstrations including pottery and stonemasonry.
So, come along with the whole family for a truly brilliant event.  You’ll get yourself organised for Christmas and help raise vital funds for AGS.
Thanks so much.