Fame JR – Tickets Now on Sale!

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Show Times & Ticket Prices

Adults: £3.50 Students:£3.00

Wednesday 3rd Feb – 4:00pm (Special price for Years 7 & 8 £2.00)

Thursday 4th Feb – 7pm (Special price for Year 9 £2.00)

Friday 5th Feb – 7pm (Special price for Years 10 & 11 £2.00)

Saturday 6th Feb – 2:30pm & 6pm (Special price for Sixth Form £2.00)

Ticket Purchase

Lower school students can purchase tickets from Ms. Snow at Lunchtimes outside The Hub from Tuesday 26th January.

Upper school students, staff and parents can reserve tickets by emailing Mr.Dominé on de11@kingsburyhigh.org.uk. Afterwhich, students & staff can pay & collect the tickets directly from Mr. Dominé. Students can also pick up tickets on behalf of their parents.

The performance will take place in the Tyler’s Hall on the Bacon Lane site:

Kingsbury High School
Bacon Lane
Kingsbury
NW9 9AT

Conceived and Developed by David De Silva
Book José Fernandez
Lyrics Jacques Levy
Music Steve Margoshes
Title Song “FAME” written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore
Performances by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED given by a company of amateurs

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge!

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On Thursday 14th January 2016 Kingsbury High school hosted the Brent Regional final of the Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge!

1st place went to Navleen Sur Beltran. From St Gregory’s RC Science College
2nd place went to Jade Khan From Capital City Academy
3rd place went to Hassan Naima From Kingsbury High School

Congratulations to Kingsbury High School participants, Vinitha Vasantharajah and Hassan Naima.

Mayor of Brent, Councillor Lesley Jones MBE, tweeted:

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View photographs of the event by Tony Preece on Speakoutchallenge.com 

Mock Results Day 2016

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On Friday 15th January 2016 Year 11 students received their GCSE mock exam results in a results day simulation.

Students arrived to the school as normal, but were led to the hall to pick up envelopes containing their mock results; they then had some reflection time with their peers and with their form tutors; and attended an assembly with various presentations.

Assistant Headteacher, Christopher Dias, said “We hope the results day simulation will be a springboard to energise the students in the run up to their summer exams. A lot of planning and preparation went into making this a meaningful experience for our students so they get a sense of what to expect in August.”

Sainsbury’s Tour

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On the 8th of January 2016 17, Year 9 catering students, went on a tour of Sainsbury’s supermarket, Hyde Estate Road, West Hendon. The aim of the visit was to provide students with some industrial experience that would help to consolidate classroom learning, preparing them for their coursework and written exams.

On arrival students were welcomed by Deputy Shop Manager, Karen, who gave the students an insight into her job as well as talking about the day-to-day running of the store.

After a cheese tasting session, students were given a guided, behind the scenes, tour of Sainsbury’s storage units and were able to appreciate key temperatures in food safety. They saw some food processing machines and the products that are made with them. Karen was keen to answer questions about what Sainsbury’s is doing to demonstrate their commitment to recycling food and packaging materials. Other topics that were covered included fair trade produce sourcing (food mile) and staff training.

Awards Evening 2015

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On Wednesday 16th December 2015, former students were invited back to Kingsbury High School to attend an Awards Evening.

The evening was made up with a mixture of nostalgia, as alumni looked back at photographs of their time at Kingsbury High School; pride, as they collected their awards; entertainment, as they watched current students perform in a musical interlude; and reunion, as they were reunited with their old classmates.

Awards included Achievement in the Face of Adversity; the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the School; and Outstanding Public Service.

Gopi Vekaria, who left last year and is currently working as an apprentice at the school, won Most Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the School. Speaking about the evening, she said “It was a beautiful and inspirational evening and to be invited was an honour. It was lovely to see so many friends who came back from university and to catch up with them. What made my evening was receiving such a meaningful award and I am touched and humbled by how the staff have regarded my efforts and commitment. It has made me who I am today and I will be forever grateful. Thank you Kingsbury.”

Thanks to Bruce Viveash for the photography.

Spies, Lies and Disguises

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On the 15th December 2015 a special presentation event took place for Kingsbury High School students who embarked on the seemingly impossible task to write a novel within five days.

Over the October half term, eight Year 10 students worked with White Water Writer’s Camp to achieve their goal. After an intense week of brainstorming, storyboarding, character creating, writing and editing, using a complex system which is actually used to design computer software, they completed their novel.

At the presentation event students saw their published book, Spies, Lies and Disguises, for the first time. Their achievement was celebrated with an iced cake in the shape of an open book with each of their names adorned on it; Headteacher, Jeremy Waxman OBE, presented the students with a certificate and a gift wrapped copy of the novel; and signed copies were presented to the school’s Library Manager, Tracy Fildalgo, to be housed in the school libraries.

Vinitha Vasantharajah recalls her experiences of the project and says “I loved coming up with ideas and discussing the story as well as editing and drafting. It felt amazing when the book was completed. We worked as a great team, achieved a lot and were all happy with the result. I just wanted to keep on editing, drafting and writing. I did not want it to end because I was having so much fun.

“Receiving the book really made me question whether we wrote it. That’s how amazing it was and it was a wonderful opportunity for all of us.

“I fell in love with the story and product. It really helps you develop teamwork skills and be mature about deciding which idea was most suitable. The whole experience has inspired me and I would highly recommend it. It has given me great memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Kingsbury High School’s EAL Teacher, Agnieszka Owczarek, organised the event with White Water Writer’s Camp and said “All students, who participated in the writing workshop, have worked very hard in all sessions going beyond what was necessary and accomplishing their goal of writing their own novel in such a short period of time. They are very enthusiastic, inspiring and talented youngsters – a credit to Kingsbury High School and real role models for other students at our school.”

Congratulations to the following students: Asma Mohamed, Hassan Naima, Kassandra Chase, Luxshayan Balakumar, Sankeeth Balaraman, Tahmeenah Rahman, Vinitha Vasantharajah and Zubeyda Elmi.

Spies, Lies, and Disguises is available to buy on Amazon.

Extract from Spies, Lies and Disguises

Will let the curtain fall as he leapt back onto his single bed. His silky brown hair flopped to one side as he thought of his day. He could not help to wonder why they left him alone. And why the town looked like it had been frozen? Did time stop? No, that could not have happened, he thought.

Out of the blue, he heard a faint noise repeating itself. However curious he felt, Will did not look in its direction. First the man on the bench, a frozen-in-time village and now this? It – it had to be a trap.

He cleverly lifted himself up, and wrapped his hands around his face whilst he secretly looked at the direction of the noise. From the corner of his eyes, he noticed a faint red light fluctuating on his wall. He was being spied on from the inside of his room – that was why they had no reason to wait! But what could he do?