Last 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.
The 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.