Our first Music concert of the Year was a highly successful Friends and Family Concert held on Thursday 11th October. We had a range of performances from soloists which included among other instruments piano, guitar, dhol and vocals followed by great excitement in the room when a band also stepped up onto the stage for their first ever performance. The quality of all of the performances was outstanding, our best Friends and Family Concert to date.
Please join us on Thursday 13th December for the Winter Concert.
Over the last two weeks, the Year 7 students visited Woodrow House in Amersham either for a three day residential or day trip during our Excel Day.
The reason behind having two Excel Days close to each other is to allow both halves of Year 7 to visit Woodrow House and enjoy the experience whilst getting to know their peers.
The students took part in a variety of team building activities with the aim of promoting the school’s ‘PRIDE’ ethos through outdoor activities, team building challenges and work specifically designed to create coherent teams. Students develop qualities and skills which can help them move forward positively in all areas of school life.
30 Students from Year 8 were selected to participate in an Engineering workshop in association with Shell on Tuesday 25 September 2018 .
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) based workshop provided every student with the opportunity to create a mini electric car and understand the principles of Engineering. Additionally, the sessions was also packed with careers information and inspirational films, as well as the prospect of working with engineer’s within industry.
Each workshop was:
- Facilitated by an Engineer & STEM expert
- An opportunity to explore concepts in physics, technology and engineering
- Careers information linked to Engineering
- All students will be supported with all equipment required, including mini electric cars
On Wednesday 12 September we had our first ‘Girls Active’ extra-curricular club night at KHS.
Students in Year 5 & 6 from Oliver Goldsmith, Kingsbury Green, Fryent & Roe Green primary schools came to the Upper School site to take part in various sporting activities such as football, netball & cricket.
We have a team of ‘Girls Active’ leaders in Year 6 who worked together to promote the club in their schools by leading assemblies and making posters to advertise it.
The activities were then led by their mentors – a mixture of our Year 10 and 13 students. The club is running every Wednesday until the 10 October and there will be a variety of activities for to the girls to try each week.
Year 12 started with an inspiring talk from a former student who now works as Head of Events for the largest event management company in Europe. His tips were: be nice and polite (employers want this); work hard at getting the grades (it will be needed to get you an interview); and learn your craft (if you have an interest or career in mind).
Then students chose their extra-curricular opportunities followed by talking with alumni about careers. Year 12 enjoyed the leadership training along with registering with Unifrog to research university courses and Pathways CTM for career opportunities and apprenticeships.
KHS Sixth Form sixth form achieved 61% A*-B in 2018 so our A level results were outstanding for the 3rd year running. Biology and Chemistry achieved over 70% A*-B which the medical students were pleased to know. Our Sixth Form is rated in the top 10% nationally: so students have joined a successful centre. We welcomed over thirty new students to the Sixth Form from other centres which has significantly increased from 2017. Over 60% of Year 11 enrolled with us and nearly all of our top students at GCSE decided to stay with us. With four students securing Oxbridge places and three off to Medical school, students were assured they can get top grades at KHS as well as experience an amazing extra-curricular package.
Enjoy Year 12 everyone.
2018 – OUTSTANDING A Level results again this year 61% achieving A*-B. Interviews for EXTERNAL APPLICANTS into Year 12 on WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER at 11.00AM. We are enrolling suitably qualified students into Year 12. Complete the application form featured online. Bring in your GCSE results slips. Arrive at Reception on the Princes Avenue site. We have an outstanding sixth form experience, fantastic results and excellent progression to top universities. Join us in September.
On Wednesday 18th July, a group of forty Year 8 Accelerated Readers (AR) were invited to their Awards Ceremony to celebrate their fantastic achievement in reading. Collectively, during this academic year, our students have read 1 696 155 words and they have passed 330 quizzes. Also, according to the student voice survey, they have developed a real passion for reading and they feel more confident about their reading skills.
Well done to all AR students!!!!
A big thank you to Marcia Vernon and Tracey Fidalgo for running and supporting inspiring reading sessions and all members of staff who have assisted us during this academic year.