Let The Book Fair Begin

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Library each break and lunch time from Monday 20th January to Thursday 23rd January 2014.  There will be a large selection of top fiction and non-fiction books plus posters and novelty stationery available to buy at great prices.

Year 7 students have produced posters to advertise the Fair and we have selected the five most fabulous entries.  Those students have each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Fair.  There are lots of  competitions to win great prizes including The Hunger Games,  Spirit Animals and Thorpe Park/The Dungeons prizes, plus we will be giving away ticket vouchers for free entry to Thorpe Park or The Dungeons.

We hope to make this year’s fair as successful as last years!

Fabulous Christmas Fun

It has been a fabulous week of fantastic fundraising here at Kineton with a whole string of special events organised by the Sixth Form running at break and lunchtimes.

The Christmas Carol Service at St Peters was enjoyed by all and included our own ‘ Strictly’ version of the Nativity.

Lessons have continued amongst all the fun but the excitement has been building.  Today sees ‘The Charity Show’ performed to the Houses before we wish all on their way to a Merry Christmas.

We will confirm how much has been raised for the Sixth Form charities after Christmas.

Have fun over the holidays but remember those of you that have exams in January get your heads down after the festivities have finished.

Winterball Wonders

Kineton sixth formers organised an amazing Winter Ball for Kineton High School students to attend on Friday 22nd November at Ettington Chase Hotel as part of a school project and to raise money for charity.

The team of four girls set their sights on organising a larger event than most for their Business A Level.

Megan Brown said: “The ball was a big success, everyone had a brilliant time and it went without a hitch! The team, Hayley Spencer, Katie Harris, Poppy Tutcher and I, worked really hard to make a perfect winter wonderland and I’m proud of the result.”

Over 100 tickets sold for the black-tie event and the profits, which are still growing and are set to be in excess of £300, are going to be added to the school’s fundraising which takes place as part of the annual Charity Week. All of the money rasied will be shared between three local charities – Warwickshire Air Ambulance, Myton Hospice, Shakespeare Hospice and the DEC Philippines Appeal.

Julia Morris, Head teacher at Kineton High School said: “I am very proud of the ambition and enterprise shown by these Sixth Form students in organising a Winter Ball. This is a large undertaking and they have shown superb understanding of the proactivity required and the processes involved in Events management. Well done.”


Sri Lankan Visitors

In the last week of November Kineton High School was visited by 15 students and 2 staff from Sanghamitta College in Galle, Sri Lanka.  Kineton has been working with Sanghamitta College since 2006 and the visit is the latest in a programme of exchange experiences. Kineton High School holds the British Council International Award and works to provide its students with an international curriculum that will allow them to grow into global citizens.

Our Sri Lankan guests had a busy week attending lessons, working on projects and cooking traditional Sri Lankan food. They also had trips to see sights including Warwick Castle and Stratford upon Avon and a special evening introducing them to our celebration of Christmas.

They collaborated together with Kineton students on projects for the international award looking at topics including child labour, banking systems, climates and natural disasters.

Our visitors are pictured here kitted out against the cold, a real shock after the warm and humid Sri Lankan climate, in their Kineton Sweatshirts with Mrs Julia Morris, Headteacher, centre.

Before leaving the UK they spent a couple of days in London. The next group of Kineton students will be visiting Sri Lanka in February 2014.

Hockey News

Lots of great hockey played this week some in appalling weather conditions.  Well done to all of the girls!  The U16 team played fabulous hockey to beat Shipston 11 – 0 and we didn’t even have a goal keeper!  The U14s have played 2 matches this week winning against Shipston last night 3-2 with goals from Polly (2) and Beth (1).  A  photo of the team can be seen here.  On Tuesday they played Myton but despite some impressive hockey they lost 3 – 0 – we look forward to a rematch in the Spring.  On Tuesday the Years 8s also beat Sibford 2 – 0 but the Year 7s lost.  A busy week with lots of talent on show.