Year 7 Residential Quinta Trip to Amersham

 

The Year 7 residential Quinta trip to Amersham is part of the school’s traditions to introduce the new students to the school and their new friends. Over the last two weeks the Year 7s visited Quinta on either a day trip or a three day residential. They participated in team building activities with the main aim being to promote the school’s ethos of ‘PRIDE’ and School’s motto, ‘Spectemur Agendo’- “being judged by our actions”. Some of the activities included team challenges, archery and bushcraft to name a few. We also taught life skills to those who could not swim or ride a bike. The students behaved immaculately and participated in all activities demonstrating skills such as team work and communication.

Young Writers success for KHS

The Young Writers Association held the ‘Busta Rhyme’ competition which is run in order to encourage children to read, write and enjoy poetry and creative writing. The students’ task was to create a poem based on absolutely anything. All KHS students that entered have been published into the ‘Busta Rhyme’ poetry book. They beat almost 25,000 other students who entered and managed to get their poems published.

The students came to the library to receive their copies of the book and celebrate their suc

cess last Friday.

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning. ” (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)

KHS is excited to announce that this year’s school product is Peter Pan!
Over the last two weeks we were holding a number of workshops and auditions to launch the production. The auditions for the cast had an amazing turn out with over 60 students performing on stage for the chance of a main role. The Schools’ expressive art department is thrilled to have so many talented students at Kingsbury High School and it was great to see them shine. The audition panel had a great time and really enjoyed the evening.
Special thank you to the Six Formers for their help and the staff that attended and supported the evening. Congratulations to all the students involved in the production, we are excited to work with you all and make this our best show yet.
Save the date, the show dates are 12th March 2018 to the 17th March 2018.

A visit from Nichola Cochrane, an international hockey athlete

As a Hub School for the TeamUp Campaign, Kingsbury High received a visit from an international hockey athlete on Monday 18th September. Nichola Cochrane is a goalkeeper for Scotland and has recently become a member of the Women’s GB Hockey squad.
Nichola led a practical lesson for some of our aspiring year 8 & 9 girls and then had a Q & A session after school for all of our current teams where she spoke about her hockey journey and life as an international athlete.
TeamUp is trying to promote the Women’s Hockey World Cup which is taking place in London in July 2018. For information on tickets please go to –

http://fih.ch/events/world-cup/world-cup-2018/hockey-world-cup-london-2018-w/

This opportunity came through our continued involvement with the Kingsbury School Sports Partnership.

Sports Day 2017

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.

Year 8 Graduation

On Tuesday 11th July, Year 8 students graduated from the foundation stage of a two year programme entitled the ‘Kingsbury Curriculum’. As part of this curriculum, a series of experiences, called the ‘Kingsbury Guarantee’, were offered to students to allow them to explore their talents and abilities. Students completed extended homework projects and community work, organised events and took part in residential activities.
On the evening of the graduation guests were invited to view a short film with clips showing scenes and photos from the various projects in the Tyler’s Hall followed by the graduation ceremony.

The Co-Headteachers opened the ceremony welcoming parents, family, friends and carers to the school. Then the Head Boy and Head Girl hosted the ceremony introducing the form tutors who announced the students and their grades. The Year 8 students arrived on stage from a red carpet, to receive their graduation gift bags and, shortly afterwards, their framed graduation certificate.

Guests were treated to three performances from our exceptionally talented students, Khalid and Lujein and their touching performance of Hallelujah, Xane (Miles) and his thoughtful poet and finally our energetic dancers Ruxandra, Ariana, Denisa and Bianca.
The evening culminated in the unveiling of the 2017 honours board in the Tylers Hall. Jay Parekh and Abhishna Yogarajan.received the trophies for the most highly praised boy and girl graduates.