SCHOOL NEWS

Woodrow 2021

If King's can't go to Woodrow, Woodrow can come to King's! This year, instead of the usual Years 5 & 6 residential trip to Woodrow, the pupils were still able to have lots of fun. For two gloriously sunny days, Woodrow came to King's where the children enjoyed lots of fun in the sun. Then they went to Woodrow for two days - and enjoyed lots of fun in the wet and mud!

Bag2School collection June 2021

Thank you to all who contributed to the Bag2School fund-raising initiative. As a result of the bags of second-hand clothes collected, we were sent a cheque for £81.00. Great result all round - saving the environment and adding a few pounds towards the school's general fund.

Foundation Class Easter Art 2021

A beautiful Easter banner created by the Foundation Class with their new rainbow sponge paints. A collective project declaring the wonderful message -

Jesus is alive!

King's Art at COVID-19

vaccination centre 2021

One of our parents, who is a nurse and is working at a vaccination centre in Luton, invited the Primary Art Club to paint pictures to brighten up the hall where people waited for their jabs. We are grateful to all the many volunteers who have been working so tirelessly to vaccinate the Nation against the coronavirus. Thank you.

Treats from Spire Hospital December 2020

Each year the older Primary pupils are invited to walk along to Spire Hospital to sing carols with the patients and staff. Sadly, this did not happen this year due to COVID-19. However, instead of us blessing the hospital, they blessed us with boxes of Malteser chocolate reindeer for all the pupils in the school. Yum yum!

Christmas card 2020

Each year some of our Primary pupils enter the Harpenden Town Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition. This fabulously decorated collage of a Christmas tree, created by one of our Foundation Class pupils, was photographed and used to make The King's School Christmas Card 2020. As we were unable to host our Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party this year, we were able to send them all this card, bringing a little cheer and assuring them of our thoughts and prayers.

Bake-off Christmas 2020

Well done to everyone who entered Mrs Farahat’s Cookies and Gingerbread competition. There were some fantastic entries and it was very hard for our judges to pick the winners. See how beautifully imaginative this Christmas tree is - this one wasn't even a winner! The standard was extremely high and we are proud of all the amazing entries. We hope they tasted as good as they looked! Brilliant - well done to everyone who took part.

Visit to the Headteacher's office November 2020

Foundation class visited Mr Reeves' office during their Space topic to check out the Lego space shuttle on his desk.

JULY 2020 - Mr Clive Case retires as Principal

After nearly 21 and a half years as Principal of The King's School and Highfield Preschool, Mr Clive Case stepped down from this position and passed the baton of leadership onto Mr Andy Reeves, our new Headteacher. COVID-19 social distancing restrictions prevented us from having the planned gatherings to thank and honour Mr Case for his service to the school (we still await those celebrations!). However, the staff were able to gather together for a picnic on his last day - all seated 2 metres apart! We have not lost him completely as he still teaches RS, Geography and PSHE in the Secondary School. Thank you Mr Case for the godly and humble way you have led and built the school.

Last Whole School Assembly as Principal - on Zoom! Videos and photos charting Mr Case's time as Principal, and songs and tributes from the school.

The photobook gift with messages from pupils and parents.

Staff picnic - socially distanced!

Sandra and Clive Case. Mrs Case continues as Manager of Highfield Preschool, and Mr Case remains at The King's School teaching RS, Geography & PSHE to the Secondary School.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Goodbye Mrs James

July 2020

After many years working at The

King's School, our Secondary

SENCo, Mrs Lynne James, retired in

July 2020. Mrs James was invaluable in supporting our pupils who needed extra help in their learning, and leading her team of SEN Assistants to ensure that all our pupils received the support necessary for their academic development. Thank you Mrs James. Mrs Jane Judson has taken her place as SENCo for the whole school.

Instrumental Concert February 2020

We enjoyed our annual Instrumental Concert on Thursday 13th February with pupils of all ages participating and entertaining their parents and classmates with a wide range of music. The event was rounded off with a performance by our new Djembe Group, during which the audience participated with much enthusiasm! Well done to all who entertained us, and to their music teachers who prepared them for the concert.

Life Skills Day February 2020

Secondary pupils enjoyed a day off timetable on Thursday 13th February, as we invited a number of guests into school to inform and challenge our pupils on a number of important topics. Sessions included managing your money, careers talks from professionals, how to respond in an emergency, making the most of your talents, teamwork and living as a responsible citizen in the UK. Pupils enjoyed a visit from a local policeman, informing them about a whole variety of aspects of law & order. We were also blessed to have a visit from a lady from Rwanda, who shared her story with each year group, a challenging message of forgiveness. Thank you to all who gave up their time to make the day possible.

Nativity Play December 2019

From poetry to drama, recorders to violins, hearty singing to drumming, woodcutter and his trees, glockenspiels and clarinet, an imposing emperor to the curious sheep, the Primary School really celebrated the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ as a baby, yet as our Saviour too.

Well done Secondary School pupils 2018-19!

Well done to all Secondary pupils who received awards at the Awards Evening, particularly to our 2018/19 Year 11s on your GCSE results.

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The Wind in the Willows 2018

The Primary presentation of Wind in the Willows was enjoyed by family & friends on 29 & 30 June 2018. Performances were on the school veranda in beautifully sunny & warm weather. The perfect setting for such a production.