Get Into Teaching - Open Evening Thursday 16th January
Once again this year, Post 16 students proudly took to the streets of Holbrooks with Santa and his sleigh to raise money for Rotary, Myton Hospice, Air Ambulance and many other local charities.
In very low temperatures last Friday evening, thirty Post 16 students brought Christmas cheer to the local community and raised an outstanding £815.02!
Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and kept smiling throughout the cold evening. We are very proud of all of the students and we want to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts.
Mrs Wright, Leader of Psychology and
Progress Leader of Post 16
Last Wednesday, President Kennedy School students had the fantastic opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of school leaders from across the country at the SSAT Conference held at the ICC, Birmingham.
The students had been informed that their application to perform at the opening of this years conference had been successful
'...against a very strong and competitive process'. Their hard work and professionalism was greatly received by those who attended the conference.
Sarah Murphy – Project Manager for Student Input and the SSAT National Conference team said the following:
The SSAT National Conference is a flagship event bringing together school leaders and teachers from around the country to hear from inspirational speakers and share practice through practical workshops.
This year’s conference was a key milestone in SSAT’s campaign for deep social justice and brought together over 700 colleagues to celebrate and share the transformational work already happening in schools to remove barriers to learning; and go even deeper to collectively enact real societal change.
We were delighted to welcome students from President Kennedy School to open the conference with their highly impactful performance. The students conducted themselves with great professionalism and delivered a stunning piece of work. The piece that the students had created really captured the themes of the conference and, combined with the energy and dynamism they put into the performance, it was a fantastic way to begin the day and set the tone for the programme ahead.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the students, and the staff that supported them, for all their hard work.
Our annual Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch took place on Wednesday 11th December. Around fifty guests turned up and were treated to a full turkey dinner served by Year 9 and Post 16 students.
Our hosts for the day were Daniel Cobbett (Deputy Head Boy) and Frederico Romba-Martins.
Guests were entertained by our fabulous President Kennedy School singers who sang a selection of carols.
Lunch finished with a game of bingo and a prize raffle.
Everyone had a great time and hope to see them again next year.
Mr Finlayson, Leader of Enrichment
President Kennedy School has once again entered the 'Rotary Club Festival of Trees' competition with entries from Years 7, 8, and Post 16.
The theme of the trees this year were, 'Disney', 'Mindfulness', 'Diversity' and 'The Snowman'. The trees will be on display in Holy Trinity Church in the city centre over the festive period, along with many other trees from schools and businesses across Coventry.
The ideas for the trees came from our respective College Councils. The winning tree will be announced shortly after Christmas.
Mr Finlayson, Leader of Enrichment
Last week the Library staff entered two teams of Year 8 students in the West Midlands round of the 2019 Kids Lit’ Quiz.
The Kids' Lit Quiz is an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 - 13 years, with quizzes held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom Thailand, Nigeria, Indonesia and USA. The winning team from each heat competes in a National Final and the National champions then go on to compete in the World Final.
The quiz was founded by New Zealand quizmaster Wayne Mills, a University lecturer in Children’s Literature.
The students from Year 8 that took part were Zara Shah, Gracie Rolinson, Naeva Joby, Yulia Man, Katie Cottrell, Aaliyah Nawaz,
Simar Kaur and Eva Dhand, with Alisa Jaan and Elizabeth Pavlova as reserves.
Our teams competed against 18 other schools and did really well against some very tough competitors.
Both teams won prizes and Simar Kaur won an individual prize.
They all really enjoyed the experience.
Students, parents, teachers and members of the local community enjoyed a meal together to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of the the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
People from all walks of life came together and enjoyed 'Langar' (free kitchen) with people they perhaps wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to sit with. Langar is served daily in Gurdwaras around the world to anyone who wants a meal without discrimination. This ties in with the key teachings of Sikhism showing compassion to others, treating everybody equally regardless of race, status, religion or gender, seva (selfless service) and most importantly of oneness.
A truly amazing event. A big thank you to students, parents, teachers and the Langar Aid team. Without their help and support, this event would not have been possible or the success it was.
Ms Birdee & Mrs Sandhar, Year 8 Team
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