Lesley Smith Policy Director of Amazon UK Talk

Year 12 listened to the Policy Director of Amazon UK as part of the sixth form speaker programme. Lesley Smith outlined the broad spectrum of careers available at Amazon UK as well as Amazon’s amazing story from starting out in Jeff Bezoz’s garage selling computer books to a company valued at over 100 billion dollars selling 250 million items in Europe and over 500 million in the USA. Lesley also outlined her own career story to inspire everyone to work hard to achieve their goal. In the past, our Sixth Form Speaker Programme has included the CEO of Standard Chartered, the former Attorney General and member of Parliament, a surgeon, Chairman of the Royal Mail and a speaker from Google.

Year 10 Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge Final

After the recent Excel Day Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge workshops for all of Year 10, a school final was held to select students to represent KHS in the upcoming regional final.
The following Year 10 students participated:
Siraad Elmi, Bashra Mahamed, Yasmin Ball, Bhavni Joshi, Aryan Feda, Jineth Wijesinghe, Mohammad Afridi, Nooralhoda Tillaih, Lujein Idani
The students had to give a 3 minute speech without any notes, and the judges had a difficult task as they all spoke with great passion and emotion on a range of subjects.
Congratulations to all the speakers, in particular to Siraad and Yasmin who have been selected to go through to the Brent final in January. Thanks also to Kamran Shaheen, Katherine Evans and Tahia Jahan for judging the event.
Sandip Das

Emotional Conflict Workshop

Our lower school students had the opportunity to take part in an Emotional Conflict Workshop, run by Barnet Education Programme and sponsored by the British Transport Police.

The day was based on Emotional Conflict and how students can deal with this issue both in school and outside of school.

A number of activities took place in different rooms where students got to discuss the topic, become part of the workshop through play and learn how to best deal with the confrontation.

The workshop leaders complimented all of our students who were amazing and lovely to work with.

Family and Friends Concert

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.

Year 7 Woodrow House 2018

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.

Year 8 STEM workshop with Shell

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


Girls Active Club Night

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.