On Wednesday we held our Higher Project Qualification Evening of Achievement. Throughout this academic year fifteen exceptionally hard working Year 9 students have been researching and creating a project investigating a topic of their choice everyday after school.
This evening was therefore of dual purpose, firstly to celebrate the hard work of students, and secondly to assess them as part of the presentation element of the HPQ. The students were passionate and informative in their delivery and were excited to share their findings from both primary and seconday research to parents, staff and their peers.
Small acts make a big difference… On the 6 June, 8B made a small difference to their school environment. Organised by Laura Mihaela Cretu (8B), the Form took part in the ” Clean the school project”, which consisted of 2 parts: become a more environmental – friendly person and take part in a litter pick in the playground in Tylers’.
By taking part in this, the students realised how much litter is carelessly dropped by people of all ages each day. They had fun, while they were helping the environment! Thank you to the best, most-caring form tutor Mr.Jenkins for being incredibly supportive towards the project and Ana Cretu, enthusiastic parent governor/volunteer in the school for originally sponsoring this idea!
This project doesn’t only have to relate to 8B… you can make a difference as well by caring for your environment! Don’t drop litter and put it in the bin. Our world can be helped by everyone. The planet is everyone’s home!
Year 13 students gathered for the last time at their Leavers’ Assembly on Friday 24 May. The 2 hour event featured a heart-felt goodbye from retiring Headteacher, Mr Waxman, who shared his history school report!
There was a thank you to all tutors and the Sixth Form team for their support, especially for processing over 150 UCAS reports. Some key sporting memories from Year 7 onwards were enjoyed by a packed study room and, finally, some tongue-in-cheek awards for students, carefully created by Ms Hollingworth, Mrs Mohan and Mrs Cox.
Year 13 then attended their final social event with bouncy castle, curry and live music! Heads down for exams now and then we will see you all again on 1 July for our Year 13 Evening of Celebration at which more serious awards are handed out to acknowledge the great things you do both in the classroom and outside.
The journey to the all London final at HSBC in Canary Wharf on Monday 3 June was a tough one: beating five top independent schools on the way to earn their place.
However, the competition at the next level was even tougher: facing teams that were mainly from top independent schools once again. St. Paul’s School (which, incidentally, previously won the European final); Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School; Emanuel School (Independent) and Channing School (Independent). To give you an idea of the level of competition one team sang their presentation in rhyme! The overall winners, who deserved their place, it has to be said, were Channing School but Kingsbury High School were a credible ‘runners up’ with an amazing accolade from a key YE judge and senior manager at HSBC. With the level of competition being so fierce, our team were amazing and deserve credit for getting so far.
Rutvi Shah, Vrinda Parekh, Sarah Shareef and Sanaa Kabir joined together to create Team Ecolife for this years National STEM competition 2019 following a activity on a Science Excel day in January. Kingsbury was one of eleven schools selected to make it through to the final from over 250.
Team Ecolife created an invention called the ALL-IN-ONE RECYCLER which reached the BP Ultimate Stem Challenge Finals. This took place on Monday the 13 May 2019. The idea was to create a machine that would be able to separate waste into sections using infrared scanners to scan the temperatures of each item to be sorted into categories.
Each member, contributed into presenting their ideas to a panel of expert judges from industry. Rutvi Shah 8B created an animation that showed how the invention would be like in everyday life. Vrinda Parekh 8B made the PowerPoint Presentation that was shown in the Finals. Sarah Shareef 8K presented the steps we took in making a prototype. We all created an amazing prototype showcasing their idea.
Mr Waxman who went to watch them in the final at the Science Museum commented that the girls ”competed well against students from independent and grammar schools.”
The Year 11 Evening of Achievement is designed to give us an opportunity to recognise the tremendous amount of effort and commitment our Year 11 students have applied to all aspects of school life over the past two years in the Examination Stage.
It was a very difficult job for the teachers to decide who to nominate from a Year group with so many diligent students, and Kingsbury High School is fortunate to have such well motivated, trustworthy and courteous students who manage to fulfil their potential. This is only made possible by the continued support of both parents and staff.
145 students were nominated by various faculties, with the awards reflecting the KHS values of PRIDE- Personal Excellence, Respect and Friendship, Inspiration, Determination and Courage and Equality. Musical entertainment was a vocal performance by Harshita Maru, Cody Pereira and Tia Valji, and the evening culminated with the presentation of the Headteacher’s Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for Student of the Year to Riya Shah, Amber Calleja and Dhanish Patel.
On Tuesday 14 May we held another Year 3 Family Festival at Kingsbury High School.
Over 200 pupils attended the event from Oliver Goldsmith, Fryent, Kingsbury Green & St. Robert Southwell schools. The children took part in a carousel of activities which aim to develop their fundamental movement skills of agility, balance & co-ordination.All of the activities were led by a group of forty Year 8 students who had previously completed the ‘Games Force Award in Sport Volunteering’ course which was organised by the School Sports Partnership.
This festival gave them an excellent opportunity to put those skills into practice and they did a fantastic job!