The last week or so has been extremely hectic. By my count it has included: Primary Sports Awards Assembly; LAMDA examinations; ABRSM Examinations; Keys Stage 3 Super Learning Day, Secondary Leavers’ Assembly; Year 8 and 9 Drama Performances; Early Years Awards Assembly; Key Stage 1 Awards Assembly; Years 3 and 4 Awards Assembly and Years 5 and 6 Awards Assembly. I must say all of the various assemblies have been really positive and encouraging experiences and my thanks to all who worked to organize them so efficiently. Today we will have secondary Academic Awards Assembly to close the term and I am sure it will be no different.
Super Learning Day
I am very grateful to Miss Walker and Mr. Garbett for this exciting innovation. It was great to see students grappling with problems that really stretched their ability to think logically, laterally and creatively. In addition, I could see important lessons about leadership and teamwork being learned. We plan to have more of these next year and I hope parents see them as further evidence of our commitment to be innovative in our approach to learning and teaching and to stretch all of our students, including the most able, so that they maximize their academic potential.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teaching staff for all their hard work to support and challenge your children this year. Anyone who was at any of the Awards Assemblies cannot fail to have been struck by the obvious care and commitment that teachers at KISU show to their students. I would especially like to thank the two Heads of School- Mr. Garbett and Ms. Payne- for their support, counsel and tremendous hard work over the course of the year. It is not easy to adapt immediately when new leadership comes along but they have made my job as easy as they possibly could have and I am very grateful to them both.
KISU has enormous potential. It is full of self-confident, well-behaved, inquisitive and open-minded young people who like their school and are willing to take risks and try new things in their learning. It is also blessed with a very experienced and highly qualified teaching staff and wonderful educational facilities. Over the course of this past academic year we have put in place all of the building blocks that were needed for our launch pad and, with your continued support, next year we are going to see this place really fly!