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 pupils and I hope they are looking forward to next year and the sporting year ahead.
KHS celebrated two days where all the students and staff came together for the schools’ third Olympiad in its history. The Year 13 students had to organise an event for about 30 students as part of one of their modules, instead they turned to Ms Woodrow, wanting to organise an event for the whole school, over two days. They have worked hard to organise such a huge project. We are very proud of our student leaders and the work that they do for the School.
91 teams, all named after former members of staff, baked, made art, danced, completed team challenges, went on a treasure hunt, took part in quizzes and maths challenges, sang, performed, competed in relays, posed as a 50 for a drone and all ended up in the K sports hall for a big finale.
The KHS flag was handed over from the former head boy and head girl to the new student leadership team and all 1700 students sang the Kingsbury song they were taught during one of the sessions. Huge congratulations to all the students for organising this event and creating the legacy.
Watch the school singing here:
The 2017 art exhibition held in the TOLC on Wednesday 28 June showcased a diverse and eclectic range of work from our talented GCSE students, Year 12 and Year 13 A level Art and Btec students as well as AS and A level photography students.
Private viewings were held including our senior citizens who enjoyed seeing the work of the younger generation and how creative methods have evolved over the years.
Below is a link to a video to remember our ’50 up’ celebrations back in April.
Thank you to Ali for creating this nice piece of work capturing some further nostalgia.
5 years ago Mr Waxman was invited to a tea party at Roe Green School, which is part of the Kingsbury Schools Together community, by a group of Year 6 students. This was part of a school project of the students, where he got to meet future KHS students before they joined the school and he was given a handmade card as a thank you note.
Yesterday those students were surprised by Mr Waxman who invited them to a tea party in his office in return, alongside Roe Green’s headteacher Ms Loosemore. The students got to enjoy some refreshments and cake whilst catching up with their old and current headteachers, who thoroughly enjoyed hearing how far the pupils have come and their point of view on various topics. Much to the students’ amusement Mr Waxman still had their card.
At Kingsbury High School we understand the importance of mental well-being and in order to create all around happy young adolescents we mustn’t forget that it isn’t only academic success that leads to success and happiness, but it is the whole individual that needs to be understood and supported. Countless aspects in our day to day life may affect young minds, especially the recent news, pupils may be feeling scared and anxious about the world and having a safe, confidential space to talk, can feel very reassuring.
KHS is fortunate to have an accessible Counselling Service for all our students to talk to an independent, supportive professional about any difficulties in their lives.
Our Lead school counsellor Caron Zar is available from Monday to Thursday, we have a part time counsellor from an external service on Thursdays and Fridays and a Volunteer counsellor one day a week.
All Students can make a confidential appointment via their Year Leader and 6th Form students can email Caron directly email@example.com
School Counselling can help with:
- Feeling lonely, isolated or worried
- Stress & anxiety about school, exams, work
- Friendships, teachers or family relationships
- Body image & self-esteem
- Separation & divorce
- Bereavement & loss
- Feeling that there isn’t anyone to understand you
- Feeling you don’t want to worry people close to you