Please use this link to read the Head Teacher's report up to Spring 2020.
An amazing Careers Evening for students and parents to chat one-to-one with a variety of professionals, about career ambitions, gain an understanding of what different jobs entail and the skills needed to be successful in today’s world of work. Professionals came from Media, Police, Army, Management Accountancy, Finance, Social Work, Journalism, Engineering, Graphic Design, Optics, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Universities, Actuarial Services, and many more......
Many thanks to the Careers team, Mrs.Mulgrew and Mrs.Burton, for all the hard work and preparation for this key event for Years 10 to 13.
Whilst life carries on as normal and the chances of Coronavirus affecting us are minimal, we would like to bring to your attention the government’s guidance on the simple precautions we can take to minimise the risk of this virus spreading.
This is a useful precaution to take against all viruses but especially against the Coronavirus because it tends to live on hard surfaces for much longer than most viruses and this is one of the reasons it spreads so easily and so quickly. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
(ii) That pupils avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
(iii) That pupils avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell
If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
Further information is available on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.
With all the precautions government, schools, parents and pupils are taking, we hope we will not be affected by this [or any] virus.
Best wishes – Joshua Rowe
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 160 countries worldwide.
From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.
Please see the work of Y7, 8 and 9 below.
Year 7 Gallery
Year 8 Gallery
Year 9 Gallery
Yavneh Boys and parents enjoyed a Super Sunday of tephilliah, breakfast and learning with Rabbi Zilberman, Rav Mizrachi in Manchester.
OFSTED - COURT ORDER
We are pleased to report the following Court Order relating to the recent Ofsted report and the legal proceedings which followed:
· The inspection report published on 18 June 2019 and Ofsted’s covering letter of 5 June 2019 be quashed;
· The “inadequate” rating be quashed and the previous “outstanding” rating be reinstated until a further re-inspection is carried out; and
· Ofsted is to pay the School’s reasonable costs incurred in relation to the claim
So pleased for our outstanding pupils and outstanding teachers.
Joshua Rowe, Chair of Governors.
Sivan Rahav Meir, famous in Israel as a journalist and prime time television news reporter, came to KDHS to talk about her life in the media, journalism and television. She spoke about her wishes for Jewish youth and the future.
Monday 1st July 2019 Shalva and Yehudit Hadari took part in a debating competition at Huddersfield Grammar School.
They won their group of 4 and then narrowly lost the final to Hedmonwick Grammar School, placing 2nd out of 8 teams overall. Yehudit also won the prize for best speaker in the competition.
51 enthusiastic Year 5 pupils from KD Primary came along to an interactive Maths Problem Solving session in the High School.
Many thanks to Mrs.Gruber and Mrs.Howarth (Primary) and to Mrs.Goldberg, Mrs.Spindler and Mr.Vincent (High School) for organising a rewarding joint session.
Lucie Wolfenden (Y12) organised charity netball matches in aid of the Papyrus UK charity.
The first match took place today (Friday 7th) during lunchtime with 30 girls from years 7, 8 and 9. The second is taking place on Friday (14th) during lunchtime for Year 10, 12 and staff. Each participant has made a donated to take part.
Well done Lucie, Miss Barker and all the participants.
Photographs by Dallas Taylor in Y7.
Today King David High School was awarded 'Advanced Partnership School' teacher training status from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)for their PGCE training provision. This follows a quality assurance visit by the university, where the school impressed MMU across all areas of the inspection.
This achievement is in no small part due to the hard work and professionalism of our subject mentors who are a credit to our school and who give large amounts of their time to provide outstanding training and support.
As part of the Y9 Israel Tour, students have been visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and the holiest site in Jweish life, the Kotel. They are having an amazing week together bonding, volunteering and learning about the State of Israel. Many thanks to Rabbi C.Cohen and Mr.Cheetham for leading this experience.
We are proud to announce the introduction of the KD Campus Allotment which will stimulate and engage student discussion and concern for the living planet, ethical resourcing, climate change and wellbeing.
Students across the campus - from Nursery to High School - will be responsible for the maintenance, development, planning and care of the allotment, and are encouraged to volunteer time and support. They will growing herbs, flowers, planting fruit trees and vegetable beds.
We are looking for parent sponsorship, experience and resourcing to enhance development of this campus-wide project. Many thanks to Mrs.Selby, Miss.Longley and Mr.Cheetham for spearheading this initiative with the KD pupil team.
We wish safe travels and excellent adventures to all the students and staff embarking on the Y9 Israel Tour led by Mr.Cheetham and rabbi Cohen. We look forward to hearing about your stories and experiences when you return.
This term our Year 9 students studying Spanish have been exchanging emails with students from the IES Salvador de Madariaga school in La Coruña, Galicia.They have also recorded and uploaded videos onto a blog to introduce themselves to their penpals.
On Wednesday 15th May, the group had their first live video conference with the students in Spain.
The session enabled the students from both schools to converse in Spanish and English. It was a great opportunity for students to develop their Spanish language skills, to learn about the culture of Spain, to form friendships abroad and improve their confidence in spoken Spanish.
Many thanks to all students involved. It was a great success.
Magic Moments delivered an emotional and thought provoking assembly for Yom Hazikaron. The talented Israeli group shared memories of individual soldiers and the impact their untimely deaths had on their families and wider society. Students lit candles in their memories.
Yesterday saw the culmination of the Yavneh girls Brachot campaign this term, in memory of Sarah Goldman. Each year group had to accumulate as many Brachot as possible. This was all recorded on a chart in the Yavneh hall. The girls have all been really enthusiastic and one could hear lots of Brachot bring recited as you passed their classrooms. The winning class was year Ten, who will be treated to a meal in a restaurant after Pesach.
Bogrot (former students who have just returned from Seminary in Israel led discussion groups. We completed this term with a Brachot party which was enjoyed by all.
nThis event was organised by Mrs Hoffner.
Yavneh girls held their own Israeli mock elections today. The Likud party were firmly in the lead with Shas in second place.
This was organised by Mrs.Hoffner with help from Year 10 who hosted the polling station and Year 8 who prepared the ballot cards.
Mr Roth addressed students in year 9 about the important work of Keren Malki. Malki Roth was tragically murdered by a suicide bomber in 2001 aged just 15. During the Shiva the family discussed how they would memorialise her. Keren Malki the Malki Foundation provides material and financial help to families with special needs children. Their help is available to all citizens of the State of Israel in all areas of the country. Keren Malki is this year’s chosen charity. Students were invigorated after the talk and discussed ways that their groups could raise even more money to help the foundation with its vital work.
In preparation for Pesach, Yavneh Boys held a father son learning session. The morning began with Tephillah which was run by different boys. A tasty breakfast was served much to the delight of all. Soon after, fathers and sons sat together to study source material on the centrality of questions in Jewish tradition. Rabbi Rickman gave a summary talk which was followed by Rabbi Cohen.
The morning concluded with a final message from Rabbi Rickman. Students reported that it was very special having time to learn Torah together with their fathers. Parents left uplifted and looking forward to further opportunities to sit and learn with their sons.
Rabbi Rickman informed parents that the school will be providing thought provoking material to help with Seder night via the school Parsha Webpage.
A weekly parasha (torah portion) sheet is now available for download. Written with the students in mind, it is ideal for discussion at home, across the Friday night dinner table and study. We hope you enjoy.
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