A very good morning to you all – and welcome to this final assembly of Term 1, on the last school day of 2020.
What a year it has been.
How could I possibly bring the term to a close and speak to you about anything other than the virus-shaped elephant in the room: our unbidden houseguest, COVID19, always a gatecrasher, which has long, long since outstayed its welcome.… Read more
As a child, I did what I imagine many children do at Christmas or during similar festivals that come to represent an opportunity for magic in their lives. I invented traditions.
Tradition is a marvelous technology for intensifying experience and, as I loved Christmas and the many well-established traditions that already associated with Christmas, I believed that the best thing to do was add still more.
Creative Year 4s have been working on projects to improve play-times for their fellow students.
The children have been busy constructing new play items and structures as part of a Design Thinking Unit of Inquiry.
Over recent weeks the students of Years 4G and 4L have conducted research among the upper school, distributing surveys and analysing feedback about how to improve break times.… Read more
Year 7s have been developing their teamwork and communication skills through our groundbreaking Human Technologies curriculum.
They have been working together to build shelters, showing creativity, learning how to solve problems, showing perseverance and entering into a flow of high engagement.
Year 9 students have been exploring the key themes in Patrick Ness’ novel ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ through Lego®Serious Play®
Director of Creativity Phil Morgan ran the session with students of English.
Students built and explained models related to the themes of ‘coming of age’, ‘language and communication’ and ‘rules and order’.
Leadership, planning and social skills are being boosted in Year 4 with weekly student led lessons.
Every week students in Y4L have the opportunity to take ownership over a lesson and teach the class something they have been learning or are interested in.… Read more
Year 12 students are behind a new recycling scheme at ICHK.
A group are working on the ‘Precious Plastic Workplace’ as part of their CAS projects.
The students are behind a plan to invest in machinery, which will help with our goal as a school to reduce and recycle plastic waste.… Read more
Creative Year 4 students designed a fun filled treasure hunt around school for younger students.
A group of students in Y4G prepared a complex activity for children in Year 1.
They made clues, clay models to seek out, treasure maps, certificates and a treasure box.