Almost 240 Year 12s started the sixth form on Monday 9 September. Record number of external students joined the Sixth Form this year.
Year 12 enjoyed a carousel of sessions including advice from former Head Girl, Sara Dehvari, studying History at the University of Cambridge about how to be successful in the Sixth Form, along with a team building exercise, freshers fair to sign up for opportunities and an opportunity to meet more alumni to get advice about options at university and some careers.
Year 12 also signed up for Unifrog, a website to help with university and apprenticeships options as well as Pathways CTM, a company who provide a range of opportunities to meet top companies throughout the year during which students find out about career options.
Last night, we ended a fantastic year in KHS sport with the
Sport Awards. Students and parents came to celebrate the students’ achievements
and wrap up what was a very busy term including a vast variety of celebrations,
showcasing how talented our students are.
We had the great honour of being joined by Montell Douglas, a British sportswoman, sprinter and former British record holder for the 100
metres at 11.05 seconds in 2017, as well as competing in bobsleigh, becoming part of the Great Britain women’s two-woman
bobsleigh team. She shared her way to success with the audience during a
truly inspirational talk and we can’t thank her enough for joining us last
We would especially like to
celebrate the following students who became sport personalities of the year: Alisha
Devshi, Rami Melikechi, Avni Hirani, Johann Pereira, Triya Halai, Federico
Carlini Radazzo, Siraad Elmi, Denis Pomparau, Kria Varsani, Daniella Kenga Bila,
Muskan Soni, Mohamad Al- Khafaji and Devesh Kerai.
It is the one day of the
year where everyone gets together, students and staff gather together in the
Lower School for the Sports Day.
There were some fiercely
competitive events that took place and several school sports day records fell!
Despite the levels of determination all the competitors showed great
sportsmanship and the hordes of spectators for each event helped create
fantastic atmospheres that spurred the competitors on. What was most enjoyable
to see was that everyone attended participated in one way or another and it
seemed that everyone enjoyed themselves. The day really was a credit to the students
and I hope they are looking forward to next year and the sporting year ahead.
A big thank you to all staff who helped in the build up to
sports day, and a bigger thank you to all the staff that were helping on sports
day, be it running an event, leading a form group, general patrol, water
station, scorers or a behind the scene role.
It has been a very busy two
weeks for Year 12 students, who have been participating in a number of workshop
and programmes, preparing them for life after KHS. As previously reported they took part in employability
days, UCAS evening, university visits and their busy schedule ended with a very
enjoyable team-building day, where students were asked to rise to the challenge
of a series of physical, sporting and mental challenges, and did so with
We are already looking ahead to next year’s programme, having
been inspired by the quality of the guidance and advice delivered by external
providers and seeking, as ever, to build upon what we are able to offer
in-house for our students.
Thanks to the Sixth Form Management Team for putting the
arrangements in place and the many teachers over the two weeks who gave their
time to support the students in these activities.
Last night was our Evening of Achievement and we celebrated 167 year 7 and 9 students achievements. The awards were given out for Personal excellence in subjects, a high number of credits, highest A2L and attendance and lastly personal PRIDE across the school.
Congratulations to all the students for all their hard work and efforts.
The event was photographed by our Year 12 photography students Mukim Mahfuzh, Shamil Bhuttoo and Binisha Varsani.
night we welcomed parents, carers and friends to the lower school to celebrate
the Year 8 Graduation. The Hall was packed with an excited and proud audience.
It has been 9 years since we introduced our new curriculum for Years 7 and 8 and
the students at this evening’s graduation were the seventh year group to reach
the end of our Foundation Stage. We came up with the idea of a new curriculum
that concluded with a graduation ceremony in order to give a real sense of
purpose to the
early years at KHS. The students were graded in relation to their attendance, punctuality, attitude to learning, progress, extended homework projects, rewards, Unifrog Competencies and the Kingsbury Guarantee.
Mr Thomas revealed our new ‘Graduate with Distinction’ board featuring the most students’ names to date. The visitors got treated to two performances by our incredibly talented Year 8 students, Laura Cretu did a reading followed by Acshayaa Kumar;s version of Demi Lovato’s Warrior.
climax of the ceremony was the announcement of the most highly honoured boy
graduate, Johann Pereira, and the most highly honoured girl graduate, Laura
Cretu, each of whom received a special glass trophy.
The Sixth Form’s clear focus
this half-term has been on preparing Year 12 students for UCAS, apprenticeships
and careers beyond Kingsbury High School.
One of the events was a varied and interesting Employability
Day. The Employability Day gave every student the chance to test their
leadership skills (provided by Montium), develop confidence for interviews and
work through assessment centre activities. Former students came in to talk
about gap years, clinical specialism, helping children with heart problems at
the Evelina Children Hospital in London, HR and being a senior mechanical engineer
at McLaren. Thank you to our alumni and organisations for contributing to a
stimulating and enriching day for our current Sixth Form students.