No one could have foreseen the partnership that would develop when Kingsbury High School agreed to temporarily host The Village School while Grove Park and Hay Lane Schools were demolished and rebuilt as one new school. The Village School (TVS) now proudly stands facing Stag Lane and has opened as the largest school with children with special needs in the country.
A pop-up gallery featuring student’s artwork has been set up in the upper school library.
The display will showcase pieces from BTEC and A level Art & Design courses and will be rotated periodically.
Currently on display in the upper school library is, Year 13 student, Khusali Pindolia’s coursework piece based on the seven deadly sins. She says “My work was largely inspired by Art Nouveau and elements of it can be seen in my work.”
“Hi Year 11’s!! Good luck for your exams! As a former KHS student I know exactly how you are feeling. Just remember all the hard work you put in now will pay off in the future. Don’t get too stressed and take regular breaks when revising, and think of the relief you will feel once you are done! GCSE’s are a great stepping stone to avenues you may want to take later on so just do your very best.” 🙂
Optometrist, Leaving Year 2002
“I look back and think GCSE’s were probably the most easiest examinations that I’ve ever had to do, if only I saw it this way when I was sitting them. I’m telling you now that all you need to do is put those hours of revision in, don’t leave it last minute! I remember when I was doing my GCSE’s, there was a lot of pressure and competition around me but I chose to just focus on my work as no one else’s grades would do anything for me. I ended up with excellent GCSE’s but that was due to going to those extra revision classes, revising, listening to my teachers and staying away from the sun (Why do we have exams in summer?!) Don’t stress, just focus! Remember, that laziness pays of NOW, but hard work will pay off LATER.”
Founder of Wishful Smiles Charity
“When I was studying for my A levels, I recorded all the things I needed to revise and listened to it in my sleep. Years later I trained as a hypnotherapist and discovered that recording myself was a very good thing to do, as our subconscious mind takes information in even as we drift off to sleep, and sleep helps move all the short term memory
to long term. Making sure you plan revision and exercise between revision times, can also help the brain hold the information.
Don’t panic, use mindfulness and relaxation to help you cope better.
I am currently seeing A level and degree level students in Oxford for stress management for exams and if any pupils would like to have a copy of my CD then they are most welcome to download it from Soundcloud.”
BA(Hons) DHP CBT(Hyp) SFBT(Hyp) SFBTSUP(Hyp) AccHypSup MNCH(Reg) CNHC(Reg) AfSFH
Solution Focused Hypnotherapist
“Hope all goes well and you get the results you hope for. These are important exams but remember they’re not the only important things in life so try to keep them in perspective. It works out in the end.”
Wendy Figueira (Groves)
Left Kingsbury High School in 1981 and is now a head teacher in small village primary school. Married for 30 years to someone she met at Kingsbury High.
Kingsbury High School’s Young Enterprise team, Evalesco, triumphed once again at the Young Enterprise West London Final, held at the University of West London on Wednesday 14th May 2014. They were awarded ‘best overall company’ by a panel of judges from the business and academic communities.
It was a very tense final but Evalesco were successful, beating teams from schools in Harrow, Hillingdon, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham including North London Collegiate, Vyners School, Featherstone High School, Bishopshalt School and Latymer Upper School.
Evalesco were commended on their well written company report, marketing, passion, teamwork, and attractive and informative trade stand, for which they also won the award ‘best trade stand’.
Kingsbury High School’s Headteacher, Jeremy Waxman, said “I am so glad that I was there for the moment that the team found out that they won. It was priceless.”
Their success follows a string of accolades, including ‘good sales and excellent team work’ and ‘best performance of the day’ at their Christmas trade stand in Harrow; ‘best trade stand’ when they launched their tea at Brent Cross Shopping Centre; and ‘best company in Brent’ and ‘most innovative product’ at the area final held at Brent Civic Centre.
Evalesco are the first company in the UK to produce original blends of Blueberry with Tulsi & Aloe Vera Tea and Orange Blossom & Ginger Tea.
Managing Director Evalesco, Zoe Yerolemou, said “I am so proud of everyone in the team and of all the hard work they have contributed along this journey. Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is a success. We are that success.”
Evalesco will go on to represent the school at the London finals at Citibank in June.
Kingsbury High School students achieved a first at the Model United Nations conference at John Warner School, Hoddesdon (Herts) in February: winning the most distinguished delegation award – i.e. ‘the best team in the competition’. The Kingsbury team triumphed over teams from state secondary schools, grammar schools and local independent schools (e.g. Haileybury). There were around 60 teams in the conference.
On Friday 2nd May 2014, fifteen Year 9 students gained glimpses of Kingsbury’s past and possible futures when they visited Cambridge University. The students received an informative and interesting tour of Jesus College from the Outreach Officer for Brent, Jenny Jenyon, and then headed to Selwyn College, where they were generously hosted by the Head of Admissions at the university, Dr Mike Sewell, and two of our former students: Harshadha Balasubramanian, reading Human, Social and Political Sciences at Selwyn; and Holly Smith, reading Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Murray Edwards College. Not only were the students afforded a wonderful free lunch of several courses in Selwyn College Hall but also treated to a tour led by Harshadha, Holly and two friends, undergraduates in Classics and Law. The students were given a great deal of information about university life and the Cambridge approach to studies, together with a look inside a college room and some inspiring insights into rowing (both Harshadha and Holly are keen members of college boat clubs) and college music.