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February 2023

  • Physics Olympiad

    Published 28/02/23

    2023 has started with celebrations here at President Kennedy School with our Year 13 Physicists achieving success in one of the most challenging Physics competitions in the world - The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO). 

    The BPhO shows a profound depth of development and skill in Physics along with a determination to solve hard physics problems. 

    This paper is a challenge and is not an A Level replica. It is a very tall ladder of skill, ability and preparedness, which students climb until they grind to a halt.

    We are thrilled to announce the results of our Year 13 entries:

    Matthew Taylor achieved Silver. Ismail Rafique achieved Bronze I and Eren Geridonmez acheived Bronze II. Shifa Zaheer and Yusuf Kusum achieved Commendation. 

    Well done to all that took part! 

    Mr Green, Leader of KS5 Science

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  • Coventry Youth Speaks Competition

    Published 28/02/23

    Congratulations to our Year 12 Public Speaking team who claimed first place at the Coventry Youth Speaks competition beating 7 other Coventry schools. Esha Sandhu, Harman Aujla and Harveen Kaur debated the topic, "The jury system is fundamentally flawed in reaching a just verdict". Their 15 minute presentation was flawless throughout and had the audience at Sidney Stringer school transfixed. Well done girls and they can now look forward to the next round with confidence.
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  • Music Showcase

    Published 14/02/23

    On Tuesday night President Kennedy School held it's first Music Showcase since 2019. Students across all years showcased their talent; starting with a Year 7 Samba percussion piece, followed by a variety of modern pop classics including Nirvana and Amy Winehouse, to a jazz ensemble and classical pieces. All students have worked incredibly hard to get to this point - some had only started playing their chosen instruments at the beginning of the year! 

    The music department would like to thank every student and member of staff involved in the Music Showcase for their hard work and commitment. The event was received with rapturous applause, the performances were truly inspirational!
    A wonderful evening from our talented musicians. Thank you!                                                         

    Mr Channer, Leader of Music

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  • Safer Internet Day 2023 - Tuesday 7th February

    Published 06/02/23

    Safer Internet Day 2023

    Safer Internet Day 2023 is on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations. about life online’. 

    Top Tips for Parents and Carers

    This Safer Internet Day make space for….

    Make space for regular conversations about life online

    Talk openly and frequently about what you are doing online and encourage your child to do the same. Talk about the positive experiences you can have online, share what you have done when you have come across content you did not want to, and how you dealt with the situation.

    Make space for enjoying and exploring the online world together!

    Play games, watch videos, and express an interest in your child’s online life. Celebrate all the opportunities that technology has to offer and show them what a great space the internet can be when used responsibly.

    Make space for working as a family to agree expectations for going online

    Talk to your family about the role technology plays in your lives. Establish rules and expectations that encourage meaningful use of technology, in the same way you set boundaries in other areas of your children’s lives. It’s important to review these regularly and adapt them for each member of your family.

    Make space for learning about the apps, games and websites your child is using

    There are lots of tools and guides to support you with keeping your child safe on whatever apps, games and websites they are using. Research age ratings, privacy settings, and safety features (like the block and report button) so that you are best placed to help your child should anything go wrong.

    Make space for supporting and reassuring your child if things go wrong

    Remind your child they can talk to you about anything. If something goes wrong, listen and respond with reassurance and kindness and stay calm. Work with your child to find solutions to the problem, perhaps by using the block and report tools or seeking advice from school or organisations such as internetmatters.

    Mr R. Beattie

    Designated Safeguarding Lead

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February 2023