Cancer Research Charity Run 2019

On Thursday 28 March the Year 13 leaders organised a charity run for students in the Lower School  to raise money for Cancer Research.

Throughout the day the Year 7, 8 and 9 students took turns to run around the T Sport Fields.  We had fast runners, walkers, three legged races, backwards walkers, crutches and even a wheelchair amongst the students. This along with other Charity events organised by our Red Shirts raised an amazing £1041.60.

Well done everyone that supported this great cause.

Inclusive Festival

On Tuesday 26 March a group of our Year 13 students ran an inclusive festival as part of their assessment for their Sports Leaders UK level three course.

Pupils from The Village School worked in teams alongside KHS students from year 8 and they rotated around a variety of different activities including boccia, seated volleyball & bench hockey. 

A member of staff from The Village School, Oscar Ayyadi, commented:

“The session highlighted the ongoing partnership between TVS and KHS and gives TVS pupils valuable experience interacting with their mainstream peers. The teamwork, interaction and competitiveness shown by all pupils are key life skills that will help the students develop into adult life.”

2019 EAL Day

On Wednesday 20 March the English as an Additional Language Department held a special lunchtime event: EAL Day, which included cake sales, Learning another language and quizzes.

Students from Years 7,8 and 9 made and brought cakes from a wealth of countries such as, Romania, China, Syria, Pakistan, Egypt and Russia etc.

The atmosphere was one of togetherness and a sharing of cultures.

In addition, a number of students were on-hand to teach a variety of languages such as Urdu, Italian, Vietnamese, Sri-Lankan, Arabic and Pashto.

Quizzes reflecting our multicultural school were available together with live music accompanying the event, from Mr Windrich; it was a happy and vibrant few hours spent together.

It is important for students to be culturally aware. Learning about other cultures, languages, religions, and holidays aside from their own will help students learn that their classmates may be very different from them. Being culturally aware is a wonderful way to promote inclusion for all.

Celebrating Different Cultures and Diversity will help our students tremendously: developing their confidence, feeling proud about their culture and language and appreciating culture differences.

A big Thank-You to all involved both in front and behind the scenes together with those who visited and supported the event.

The EAL Department

Sixth Form Speaker Programme: David Dein MBE, former Vice-Chairman, Arsenal FC

Year 13 were treated to an outstanding hour-long talk with Q&A by David Dein MBE, former Vice-Chairman, Arsenal FC and Premier League Ambassador.

David was instrumental in setting up the entire Premier League which has become such a successful global phenomenon as well as being key to running Arsenal FC for many, many years. He appointed Arsene Wenger as well as many footballing superstars who joined Arsenal, though he tried to persuade Ronaldo to join, only to be outbid by Manchester United. The talk was not just about football: there were lessons about being the best you can be as well as the need to ‘stick your neck out’ by taking a risk in life. Students were also advised about how to be successful when interviewed.

David was delighted to have visited Kingsbury High School Sixth Form and was extremely impressed by the facilities and students.

David was joined by the New York Times sports reporter Tariq Panja who is a former KHS student. 

KHS success at City of London School Model United Nations 2019

20 Sixth Form students took part in the annual City of London School Model United Nations conference to compete against some of the best grammar and independent schools from in and around London.

We are delighted to inform you that Adnan Zahid from Year 12 won ‘Best Delegate’ award for his contribution on the Security Council where he ably represented the views of Russia with regards to the ongoing Syrian Civil war. In addition, Andrei, Jaival, Sahas and Ziad managed to persuade their committee to pass a number of clauses in the Eco Soc Committee. 

All the students represented the school with distinction and were pleasure to work with. It must be noted that the students were given a very short time to prepare and were exceptional in their efforts.

There was also an opening speech from Rosemary Thomas OBE who has worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for over 28 years covering a number of roles such as Ambassador to Belarus, Deputy Director for Eastern Europe, Head of the War Crimes and First secretary for Elimination. She gave an overview of her personal experiences in places like Afghanistan, along with her opinions and thoughts on working at the FCO and how the various roles she had covered were enriching, rewarding yet challenging. The students appreciated the insight she offered, and were better able to appreciate the role of a diplomat. 

World Book Day 2019

Today the students in the Lower School celebrated World Book Day in the school library.

Here, the library staff organised a number of activities where the students, could read, draw, play games, do quizzes, or share stories across the various tables.

The library was full of students who enjoyed themselves and each students that took part received book vouchers,  which they can use towards some new books.

‘KHS’s Got Talent’ final

The ‘KHS’s Got Talent’ final took place on Monday 4th March.

Fourteen acts from across all year groups performed to a packed audience of pupils from our local primary schools and senior citizens from the community. The judges for the final were Ms Eastmond, Ms Shovelton, Mr Froy and we were delighted to welcome back Emmavie; an ex-student of KHS who is now a successful singer, songwriter and producer to the judging panel. The show was expertly hosted by the headboy (Lucas Cochrane) .

It was really evident that a lot of hard work and dedication had gone into all of the acts – it was an absolute pleasure to watch them all perform. After some deliberation, the following acts took the awards –

Lower School Runner Up – Marta Beatrice—Year 7 Singing solo

Lower School Winner – Laura Cretu—Year 8 Martial arts performance

Upper School Runner Up – Khalid Siddiquee—Year 10 Singing solo

Upper School  Winner –  Jineth Fernando—Year 10 Singing & guitar solo

Overall winners – Abitha Naganathan, Ria Tanna, Muriel Gilbertson, Livya Mathialagan & Jumana El Sheikh Ali —Year 13 Group dance

After the competition, Emmavie stayed on for a Q & A session with all the performers and gave them advice regarding pursuing careers within the music and dance industry.