New Year 12s start the Sixth Form

Almost 240 Year 12s started the sixth form on Monday 9 September. Record number of external students joined the Sixth Form this year.

Year 12 enjoyed a carousel of sessions including advice from former Head Girl, Sara Dehvari, studying History at the University of Cambridge about how to be successful in the Sixth Form, along with a team building exercise, freshers fair to sign up for opportunities and an opportunity to meet more alumni to get advice about options at university and some careers.

Year 12 also signed up for Unifrog, a website to help with university and apprenticeships options as well as Pathways CTM, a company who provide a range of opportunities to meet top companies throughout the year during which students find out about career options.

Sport Awards 2019

Last night, we ended a fantastic year in KHS sport with the Sport Awards. Students and parents came to celebrate the students’ achievements and wrap up what was a very busy term including a vast variety of celebrations, showcasing how talented our students are.

We had the great honour of being joined by Montell Douglas, a British sportswoman, sprinter and former British record holder for the 100 metres at 11.05 seconds in 2017, as well as competing in bobsleigh, becoming part of the Great Britain women’s two-woman bobsleigh team. She shared her way to success with the audience during a truly inspirational talk and we can’t thank her enough for joining us last night.

We would especially like to celebrate the following students who became sport personalities of the year: Alisha Devshi, Rami Melikechi, Avni Hirani, Johann Pereira, Triya Halai, Federico Carlini Radazzo, Siraad Elmi, Denis Pomparau, Kria Varsani, Daniella Kenga Bila, Muskan Soni, Mohamad Al- Khafaji and Devesh Kerai.

Sports Day 2019

It is the one day of the year where everyone gets together, students and staff gather together in the Lower School for the Sports Day.

There were some fiercely competitive events that took place and several school sports day records fell! Despite the levels of determination all the competitors showed great sportsmanship and the hordes of spectators for each event helped create fantastic atmospheres that spurred the competitors on. What was most enjoyable to see was that everyone attended participated in one way or another and it seemed that everyone enjoyed themselves. The day really was a credit to the students and I hope they are looking forward to next year and the sporting year ahead.

A big thank you to all staff who helped in the build up to sports day, and a bigger thank you to all the staff that were helping on sports day, be it running an event, leading a form group, general patrol, water station, scorers or a behind the scene role.

Sixth Form Team Building Day

It has been a very busy two weeks for Year 12 students, who have been participating in a number of workshop and programmes, preparing them for life after KHS.  As previously reported they took part in employability days, UCAS evening, university visits and their busy schedule ended with a very enjoyable team-building day, where students were asked to rise to the challenge of a series of physical, sporting and mental challenges, and did so with distinction.

We are already looking ahead to next year’s programme, having been inspired by the quality of the guidance and advice delivered by external providers and seeking, as ever, to build upon what we are able to offer in-house for our students.

Thanks to the Sixth Form Management Team for putting the arrangements in place and the many teachers over the two weeks who gave their time to support the students in these activities.

Year 7 and 9 Evening of Achievement

Last night was our Evening of Achievement and we celebrated 167 year 7 and 9 students achievements. The awards were given out for Personal excellence in subjects, a high number of credits, highest A2L and attendance and lastly personal PRIDE across the school.

Congratulations to all the students for all their hard work and efforts.

The event was photographed by our Year 12 photography students Mukim Mahfuzh, Shamil Bhuttoo and Binisha Varsani.

Year 8 Graduation 2019

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.