Girls Active Innovation Project

Students in Year 7 & 9 are currently receiving swimming lessons at Wembley Leisure Centre as part of the ‘Girls Active Innovation’ Project. Three girls in Year 9 are inspiring their younger peers, who are also unable to swim, by facing their fears and showing a ‘growth mindset’ approach to learning.

Girls Active Innovation is a pilot programme which has been set up by the Youth Sports Trust to try and identify and deliver new approaches to increasing girls’ involvement and participation in PE, school sport, physical activity and leadership.

Our association with Kingsbury School Sports Partnership has allowed us to be one of the first schools to deliver this exciting project.

‘ I’ve come to England in Year 6, so I didn’t have any swimming lessons. It was very important for me to learn this life saving skill. Us three Year 9s, held a meeting with some 7 girls who were also unable to swim. We wanted to be the best role model to them, so although we were a little scared at the beginning, we inspired the Year 7 girls to swim with us.’ (Valentina Gah, Year 9)

Mr Waxman’s Tea Party

5 years ago Mr Waxman was invited to a tea party at Roe Green School, which is part of the Kingsbury Schools Together community, by a group of Year 6 students. This was part of a school project of the students, where he got to meet future KHS students before they joined the school and he was given a handmade card as a thank you note.

Yesterday those students were surprised by Mr Waxman who invited them to a tea party in his office in return, alongside Roe Green’s headteacher Ms Loosemore. The students got to enjoy some refreshments and cake whilst catching up with their old and current headteachers, who thoroughly enjoyed hearing how far the pupils have come and their point of view on various topics. Much to the students’ amusement Mr Waxman still had their card.

Are you worried about a teenager?

At Kingsbury High School we understand the importance of mental well-being and in order to create all around happy young adolescents we mustn’t forget that it isn’t only academic success that leads to success and happiness, but it is the whole individual that needs to be understood and supported. Countless aspects in our day to day life may affect young minds, especially the recent news, pupils may be feeling scared and anxious about the world and having a safe, confidential space to talk, can feel very reassuring.

KHS is fortunate to have an accessible Counselling Service for all our students to talk to an independent, supportive professional about any difficulties in their lives.

Our Lead school counsellor Caron Zar is available from Monday to Thursday, we have a part time counsellor from an external service on Thursdays and Fridays and a Volunteer counsellor one day a week.

All Students can make a confidential appointment via their Year Leader and 6th Form students can email Caron directly cz@kingsburyhigh.org.uk

School Counselling can help with:

  • Feeling lonely, isolated or worried
  • Stress & anxiety about school, exams, work
  • Friendships, teachers or family relationships
  • Depression
  • Body image & self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Self-harming
  • Separation & divorce
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Bullying
  • Anger
  • Feeling that there isn’t anyone to understand you
  • Feeling you don’t want to worry people close to you

Final Sixth Form Assembly

On the 26 May the Sixth Form students attended their last assembly at Kingsbury High School. It is tradition that staff create a dedicated assembly filled with surprises for all the students, which leaves the pupils to walk away with a smile on their face when reflecting on their time they had in the school. It is an emotional event, as it brings back memories from all the years students’ spend in the school, but it is also a celebration of their efforts and hard work put into their studies.

After the assembly the students and staff move onto further celebration with the Sixth Form BBQ. Here the students get one last chance to relax and enjoy their friends’ and teachers’ company before the final revisions of their important A Level Examinations start.

We wish all the students all the best for their exams and their future and we hope that their will become part of our extensive Alumni Network so we can continue to celebrate their successes.

Proposed New Multi-Sport Facility Update

We need your help now so that we can provide a new high-quality multi-sport facility for our students at Kingsbury High School.
As you will recall, we wrote to you in April last year regarding our unique opportunity to provide a new multi-sport facility through our partnership with Powerleague. The multi-sport facility would provide: one 11-a-side hybrid football / hockey pitch; one multi use games area (MUGA) pitch; four standard 5-a-side pitches; two cricket nets; and a programme of refurbishment for our existing facilities.
We would like to thank you for all the support that we have received so far as it makes a huge difference in helping us to deliver these facilities, but we do need to ask for your help again.
Our planning application is currently going through the normal planning process at Brent Council and a second consultation on these proposals is being carried out until Tuesday 30th May. The reasons for this second consultation are because the relevant planning officer at the Council has changed and our development team has submitted additional technical information, as requested by the Council.
It is crucial that your voice is heard again as part of this consultation, so that we can show Brent Council how important this new facility would be for Kingsbury High School. Your backing is vital in helping us to achieve permission for these fantastic new facilities.
Please show your support in one of the following ways before Tuesday 30th May:
• Visit https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/planning-and-building-control/planning-and-building-control-searches/, click on ‘Search planning applications now’ and enter the application reference number 16/0994 (which is unique to this application). There is a tab labelled View / Make Comments where, after a simple registration process, you will be able to leave a comment.
• Email planandbuild@brent.gov.uk but please make sure to use the reference number 16/0994.
• Write a letter to the case officer, Terry Natt, at Brent Council, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ, making sure to quote the reference number 16/0994.

Every supportive comment, email and letter helps us to move one step closer to our aim of delivering these high-quality sporting facilities for our students. Some of the points that you may want to consider referring to include:
• The proposed site is often waterlogged and practically unusable between November and March each year, preventing delivery of the desired range and quality of teaching.
• The need for new sports facilities to enhance the existing sports curriculum and improve the extra-curricular offer for pupils.
• We have aspired for many years to construct artificial turf pitches for year-round use but have been unable to independently finance the investment.
• Pupils have to travel off-site for lessons, reducing the teaching time available and incurring additional costs for the school.
• There would be significant knock-on benefits for other schools in the local area through the Kingsbury High School School Sports Partnership.
• The facilities would offer significant benefits for the local community through a Community User Agreement which would allow free use of the facilities for local community groups at specified times.
We thank you very much for your ongoing support.