Students in Y8 and 9 produced a series of posters inspired by the Safer Internet Day February 2021, with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. Safer Internet Day 2021 was celebrated in the UK with the theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.
View the posters here.
Many thanks to Miss Thomas for coordinating this interesting activity and supporting students in their IT lockdown learning.
Please watch Rabbi C.Cohen's assembly address for students on the King David Campus.
May this Tu Bishvat bring everyone health and happiness. Chag Sameach
Image from Makor Marin
There is only one rule for this simple to enter competition with a great prize of a complete kit to build your own real working camera, plus have a tree planted in your name in Israel: Just take a photograph related to Tu Bishvat
To qualify for entry to the competition, your Tu Bishvat photograph must be emailed to email@example.com by 5.30pm on Tuesday 2nd February 2021. Please include your name, age and school.
Here are some examples received.
For more information please download this flyer.
Theme: Be the Light in the Darkness.
King David High School Campus united with faith groups sharing vital thoughts for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. Please watch the video below from Rabbi Rickman, honouring the occasion with special contributions from faith leaders today.
Young Activists Keep Past Stories Alive as Manchester Jewish Museum Marks Holocaust Memorial Day (Full Press Release)
This January Manchester Jewish Museum’s third Trailblazer sees nine young people aged 16-18 become Creative Activists to create powerful acts of sharing and connection as they explore and share stories to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, inspired by real life stories past and present.
Responding to this years’ Holocaust Memorial Day theme, ‘Being a light in the darkness’, the nine activists from King David High School, Crumpsall, have been uncovering stories from the Museum’s own extensive archives, their own family histories and from speaking to Cheetham Hill residents about their own experiences and responses to Holocaust Memorial Day.
Putting his time and energy to good use is Year 8 Ben Pinkus. In addition to his Core PE lessons, he is cycling 4 miles a day in January to raise money for the FED. A fantastic amount is being raised for a local cause. We are very proud of Ben and wish him every success.
To support Be, see his JustGiving Page by click here.
We are very excited to invite all Yavneh girls together with their Mothers to a Pre- Tu Bishvat event. Please can you email me at your earliest convenience to confirm that you will be joining us so that we know the number of attendees for the watermelon carving.
FYI Halperns are selling watermelons at £1.99 so you should be able to purchase it there or at your local supermarket. You will need -
We're sure you've seen the building work on the 'top pitch' area of the school campus. The old house is coming down and new foundations being laid. So, here's a sneak peak of the new Yavneh Girls Building that will hopefully be in place for 2021-22. We'll post more photos as the building work progresses.
The YYHS Open Evening has been delayed [at the request of parents] due to isolation of Year 6 Boys at BJPS and we will try to rearrange another evening in early November 2020.
For further information please contact the main office.
Have you see the KDHS [main school] Open Day film? Check it out here.
We are delighted to confirm that the Y6 Entrance Exam date has been confirmed: Monday 11th January 2021. The Assessment Examination does not affect admission to the school. It is used primarily to assess the suitability of applicants to the various classes and streams within the School.
Past paper assessment and examination support can be found here.
Please also see the video presentation from the 'virtual open evening'. If you have any further questions or queries, please call the main school office 0161-740-7248 and/or use this online form.
Virtual and F2F presentations
Monday 19th October – a ‘virtual’ tour and presentation about the life of the school will be available on the school website
Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd October – F2F meetings for parents & pupils who want it. Due to COVID restrictions, the F2F sessions will be held in the Main School Hall [to ensure adequate social distancing] and have to be pre-booked via the school office on 0161 740 7248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A remote Zoom session will be offered to parents who want it.
YAVNEH YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL
Wednesday 21st October @ 19:00
The YYHS Open Evening has been delayed [at the request of parents] due to isolation of Year 6 Boys at BJPS and we will try to rearrange another evening in early November.
Wednesday 21st October @ 20:00
F2F meeting in the Main School Library [to ensure adequate social distancing]
Anyone attending F2F meetings must wear a mask.
Download your school newsletter, KD Chronicles. Come and meet the new Y13 leadership team, read reactions to 'Learning with Masks' and more.
If you would like to join the team please contact the editor, Maayan Werner.
Your child’s timetable is now available to view on Edulink [Year 7 children will also have already received a printed copy].
As you know, we have asked that, contrary to normal guidelines, any pupils who feel even slightly unwell [cough, cold etc] do not to come into to school. We have also reminded parents that any pupils who have returned from countries where the UK government has imposed quarantine regulations, must remain at home for the duration of the quarantine period.
As we mentioned in our various communications, 85 classrooms have been equipped with cameras and microphones so that, pupils who are unable to come into school because they are unwell or isolating, will be able to follow lessons from home. Lessons will be delivered as per the school timetable [they will not be recorded for ‘later’ viewing]
If your child is not coming into school, please notify the school office [via email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org ] as soon as possible – ideally the evening before but latest by 08:30 on the morning. The office will notify class teachers who will then activate the Webcam system in the classroom so that pupils can follow their lessons in ‘real time’ as per their timetable.
We have attached a guide on how to access Teams / on-line lessons for your information*
* Year 7 pupils will be given their school email address / password on Tuesday. Should your child be unable to come to school on Tuesday, please contact Harvey Marks email@example.com and he will be able to give you login details remotely.
RE: Back to school
We hope you are having an enjoyable break.
The government has mandated that everyone has to go back to school but has assigned the responsibility for health & safety to us. Government is keen to get everyone back to school and is therefore downplaying the risks involved [which may explain why they advise against masks at school]. I would have preferred them to be more candid and say that re-opening of schools inevitably carries a risk [children can be carriers] but that not opening them carries an even greater risk to children’s education and to the economy as a whole. That is why we have had to work hard on measures to mitigate the risk.
Please find attached a ‘summary’ of the things the school is doing in preparation for its re-opening. Needless to say, everything will be kept under constant review and if we find that the virus abates or that testing programmes become available [for schools] or that a vaccine is found, then of course we will adapt accordingly.
We are looking forward to having everyone back at school.
Stay safe and stay well.
The KING DAVID HIGH SCHOOL
Yavneh Yeshiva High School
Please see our provisional plan of action for reopening school in September. We are calling it ‘provisional’ because there could be changes in the government’s guidelines.
As you are aware, government guidance [and our ideal] is for all children to return to school in September and to operate as normally as possible. However, pupil and staff safety is the school’s responsibility and if the school feels that the risk is too great [eg, if there is a spike in COVID cases in the area], we will reduce class sizes and operate a ‘rota’ system, with some pupils attending at school and some following lessons remotely from home. As you will see from the plan, the school has equipped classrooms with webcams and microphones so that, should a rota system be necessary, live lessons will be transmitted as they take place.
I hope you all have an enjoyable summer break.
Stay safe and stay well.
Please find attached the Headteacher's Report for the Summer Term 2020.
Holiday homework is on the website: www.kdhs.org.uk/pupils
Wishing you all a safe, healthy and restful summer break
What began as a Jewish knowledge competition for secondary schools has led to the creation of a new online course covering Jewish practice, values, history and Israel.
Beat the Clock is the brainchild of Rabbi Jonny, a senior Jewish studies teacher at the King David High School in Manchester.
Congratulations Rabbi Goodman.
Read more on the Jewish Chronicle website.
News and information from the KDHS Campus