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Today I Remembered You
TODAY I REMEMBERED YOU
Last November the Spanish department promoted a new initiative in our school in order to foster empathy and solidarity with those who need it. This project was called “Today I remembered you”. The story of this campaign started in Córdoba three years ago when a group of mums wanted to write letters to children who were hospitalized and were going to spend Christmas time far from their homes and families because of their illnesses. Thanks to social networks and by word of mouth this initiative became very popular among Andalusian and then among the rest of Spain.
At present, this academic year, King’s College wanted to take part in this activity and all children in Primary proposed to write their own letters to hospitalized children. These letters were going to be sent to La Paz Hospital both for children and their families, who also needed words of encouragement and hope messages. Our pupils were so excited about writing their letters that even many of them included in the envelope their own handmade presents, christmas cards and best wishes for the recipients.
It was such a successful event due to our children’s enthusiasm and work to do their best in order to make so many children happy. The Spanish department would like to thank all our students for their cooperation and being so sensitive with their fellows. We will carry out “Today I remembered you” again.
- Miss Algar and Miss García
Police Internet Safety Talk - Bullying and Cyberbullying
Police Internet Safety Talks- Bullying and Cyberbullying (Organized by Pedro García-SD)
Alcobendas police visited our school on the 17st, 18nd and 19th December. This provided us a fantastic opportunity to participate with the Police in very important topics as cyberbullying, grooming, bullying, social media and risks of internet.
In king’s College we believe that the Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world.
However that access can also pose hazards. For example, an 8-year-old might do an online search for "Lego." But with just one missed keystroke, the word "Legs" is entered instead, and the child may be directed to a slew of websites with a focus on legs — some of which may contain pornographic material.
That's why it's important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.
One of our goals at King's College has been to provide students with the ability to learn wherever they are, using the technology and make their learning experience authentic. Presentations such as this are essential to maintaining the online security of our students as they use online tools to support their learning wherever they may be.
Police working with schools results in a wealth of benefits for the police, for schools, their teachers and pupils, and for the wider school community.
It was really good to see pupils listen so well and participate with the Police in class discussions. This visit will be an annual fixture next academic year.
Carols by Candlelight was a huge success!
Carols by Candlelight
On 18th December King’s College School celebrated the festive season with the traditional Carols by Candlelight Christmas Service. After months of rehearsals, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles and readers from Primary and Secondary came together to put on this amazing show. Students from every year group also worked to decorate the hall and shared their Christmas wishes. Under a ceiling of snowflakes, the audience enjoyed renditions of Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, Somewhere In My Memory, Mozart flute quartet and the traditional hymns. During collections, we were able to raise a significant amount of money for the musical charity, Coro Safari. Mince pies and mulled wine were enjoyed by all at the end.
A huge thank you to those that made this evening possible, with particular thanks to Miss Morris and Miss Jeffery, for all their hard work. Here are some photos of this great evening.
COBIS Maths Challenge
Cobis Pastoral Conference
Earlier this month 3 of our teachers visited the British School of Bucharest to attend the COBIS Pastoral Conference “Wellbeing in the Digital Age.” Learning from experts in fields such mental health, self esteem and online safety, the talks and workshops enabled reflection and strategy planning to continue our drive to nurture student, staff and parent wellbeing in our everyday work. #wellbeing #selfesteemteam #mentalhealthmatters
The Duke of Edinburgh award
The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, (or iDEA), aims to equip people with digital and enterprise skills.
Inspired by The Duke of Edinburgh Award, iDEA helps young people learn how to make, create, build and shine in the digital world.
Learners take part in a series of challenges in order to win awards. For every new skill mastered, iDEA learners are awarded a digital badge. Each badge carries a number of points. When participants earn enough points, they are awarded the Bronze, Silver or Gold Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award.
There are badges which can help you learn how to be safe online, be creative, learn digital skills or even find out more about enterprise
Operacíon Niño de la Navidad
Visit from three times president of Kirbati in the Pacific, Dr Anote Tong
Christmas Fair Friday 14th of December
Carols by Candlelight
Secondary Head Teachers in La Moraleja
King's College La Moraleja was proud to welcome all of the Heads of Secondary from this King's Group this week. The purpose of the meeting was to share best practice amongst the schools and to begin work on a King's Learner Profile. The visit also provided an opportunity for the school to show off its new building and for our student leaders to network with staff from other schools
Year 1 found a spaceship in their classroom!
On Monday 5th November, the Year 1 children came into school to find a spaceship had crash landed in the classroom! We did some investigating around the class and found lots of photographs of famous astronauts, and pictures of planets. We read books that we found scattered around and watched videos that had been put on the iPads. We explored some bright blue slime and built rockets from Lego based on some images which we found on a table and we also discovered some sparkly Space dust! After some time, we came to the conclusion that this must mean our new topic for this term will be “ZOOM!”: a topic based on Space. We´ve been told the police and special scientists are still investigating the spaceship crash landing and they will let us know if they find anything out or hear anything about aliens on Earth!
Year 1 Superhero Day
At the end of October, Year 1 enjoyed a fabulous Superhero Day where children and adults came to school in costumes! There was a wide variety of heroic icons represented - from courageous characters such a Spiderman and Batman, to the everyday vocational heroes like doctors, nurses and Police. Throughout the day, children enjoyed a range of activities including a “Superhero Training Camp” as well as team building and problem solving challenges.
All proceeds on the day went towards Cruz Roja.
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION AND OPERATION WALLACEA FUNDRAISER
Bebras Computing Challenge
The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organised in 50 countries and is designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. It runs online every November for two weeks. In 2017 over 140,000 students took part in the UK alone!
The competition is open to all students from the Year 2 upwards. The top achieving students in the four oldest age groups will be invited to attend a final round in the new year. This will take place in Hertford College and the Computer labs at Oxford University. The top 10% of students in these age groups will also be invited to enter the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge in March.
Year 9 GCSE options evening 7th of November
- An introduction given by Nigel Fossey
- An overview of all subjects
- Meeting subject teachers and Head of Departments
- The opportunity to ask questions