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Kingsway Goes Cashless – Oct 21

7th October 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

We would like to inform you that as from Monday 1st November our school will be going cashless. This means that we will no longer be able to accept cash for school lunches or trips.

Payments for lunches and trips will need to be made through ParentPay or at any Pay Point enabled shop.

If you have not already set up your account or would like to order a Pay Point card, please email parentpay@kingswaypark.org. If you have forgotten your password, you can easily reset it on the ParentPay website by selecting ‘forgotten password’ in the log in section, this will send a password activation link to your email.

If you require any further information, then please contact me at the school.

Yours sincerely

Mrs V Smith
Deputy Director of Resources

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Posted by admin in October 2021

Students Produce Bilingual Drama – Oct 21

Students produce Bilingual Drama with Oldham Coliseum Theatre

A group of students from the Alpha department at Kingsway Park High School, have been working with Ben Cain, from Oldham Coliseum Theatre. From playing drama games to creating pieces of drama, students have been building up their confidence, communication and teamwork.

They worked towards a performance piece, devised by the students themselves. As the students speak English as a second language, it was decided to make much of the performance bilingual. Urdu, Italian, Spanish: several languages were spoken, as well as English, including translating what was said.

Through the sessions, students reflected on their past, as well as tell a story and reveal their ambitions for their future.

The performance took place in the school grounds, with a selected audience. This included Mr Rathore, the students Personal Tutor, who commented ‘’It was a very inspirational and proud moment for me as their personal tutor’’.

The students all enjoyed the experience and performed well. Ms.M Mead, Head of the Alpha Department, thought they did incredibly well and said it was very much a worthwhile project.

After the performance, students learnt about Oldham Coliseum Theatre, including all the different departments such as sound and costume department.

It is hoped that the partnership will continue through this academic year, including an extra- curricular club for the Alpha students.

Well done to the students and a huge thank you to Ben Cain and Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Students performing bilingual drama with Mr Rathore

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Little Amal visits Kingsway Park High School – Nov 21

Kingsway Park High School were privileged to welcome the child refugee ‘Little Amal’ on Tuesday as part of The Walk, an incredible theatrical undertaking led by artistic director Amir Nizar Zuabi.

'Little Amal'


A visit to Kingsway Park High School

Amal – which means ’Hope’ in Arabic – is a 3.5m tall puppet created by Good Chance in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company and represents child refugees everywhere. She set off on her 8000km walk on 27th July from Gaziantep in Turkey, visiting Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and France before arriving on our shores in October. During her journey she has met thousands of people, visited many places – and this week she found herself in Kingsway Park High School, Rochdale, where she was welcomed by the school and community and introduced to school life in the UK.

Little Amal adapted to school life with ease and joy, taking part in all the activities the students had worked so hard to prepare. As the guests gathered to welcome her, the curious little girl was busy looking behind the curtains and examining all the displays, but she soon found herself joining in with a Music lesson where she made sure her teacher let her have a go on the drum, and a Dance lesson where she learned the steps and joined the show with ease! After some breaktime games, Little Amal joined a language lesson, learning signs to help her communicate easily, and a PE lesson led by KPHS partner the Manchester United Foundation. She was presented with gifts by visitors from the International School of London and given blankets and cushions for a restful night before going on to her final event in Manchester.

Kingsway Park High School has a long history in welcoming children of all backgrounds and journeys and all at the event were touched by the (big) little girl who has come so far in search of her mother. Students told stories of their journeys before arriving in Rochdale to presenters of Blue Peter and were thrilled to be able to tell Little Amal “You are welcome here”.

Mrs J Langley, Headteacher of Kingsway Park High School, commented,

“Little Amal’s visit has meant so much to our school and this community because she represents the search for a home, a community and a sense of belonging that we work so hard to create for all our young people. We are in awe of the skill and ambition behind her journey and thrilled to have been a part of it.”

If you would like to donate to ‘Little Amal’ and ‘The Walk’, please visit https://www.walkwithamal.org/the-amal-fund/

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ACSEED Award

ACSEED Award

Kingsway Park High School is proud to have been accredited with the ACSEED award! This award recognises schools which are providing high quality emotional wellbeing and support. As an ACSEED accredited school, Kingsway Park High School invests in the provision and maintenance of emotional wellbeing support programmes. Kingsway Park has received this award due to implementing best practice towards emotional wellbeing support for our young people including; a safe and supportive environment in which students can seek support, early intervention for young people who may show signs of mental difficulties and work with outside agencies to provide the best support in the interests of our young people. We also work tirelessly to end the stigma around accessing mental health support. This is something that we feel passionate about and it is particularly important due to the difficulties of the last few years.

We are very proud to receive this award as it reflects our dedication to the emotional health and wellbeing of our young people.

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Visit By Brabners

Visit By Brabners

Five lawyers from leading North West commercial law firm Brabners visited a group of Year 10 Citizenship and RS classes to encourage more students to consider careers in the law.  The visitors are led by partner Helena Davies and include a mix of solicitors and trainee solicitors who shared their experiences of working in the law.  Brabners, with offices in Manchester, Leeds and Preston employing around 400 staff, is seeking to recruit lawyers from more diverse backgrounds as part of a corporate social responsibility drive.

 Mr L Davies, Teacher of Social Sciences, commented "The visit has been a great success in engaging Kingsway Park High School students to consider law and the professions generally.  Our students were a credit to the school and really put the Brabners team to the test with an array of challenging and thoughtful questions". A great morning was had by all!

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The Newcomer

Just before half term, a group of our INA students took part in a workshop with theatre director, actor and writer, Joyce Branagh. This was organised through Oldham Coliseum Theatre, with whom Kingsway Park High School have a close relationship and collaborated with several times.

The students discovered the story of Zofia, a nurse in Rochdale for nearly 40 years, who came to Oldham in 1952 after a difficult childhood in Poland.

Through games and discussions, the students explored the issues of what a community is and how Zofia may have felt moving to a new country as such a young child.

70 years later, the students, all originating from other countries, spoke of their own experiences of starting a new life in a new place. They explored positives and negatives; differences, surprises, how life is easier and perhaps how it is more difficult also.

‘Very pleasing’ was how the students praised school, appreciating their education and the help and support they have been given.

Well done to our students for being so enthusiastic.

Thank you to Joyce for working with our students, a big thank you to Ben Cain and Oldham Coliseum Theatre for taking a workshop with the students and for inviting us to take part in this interesting, relevant project.

 

The Newcomer

INA Students taking part in the workshop with actor and writer Joyce Branagh

The Newcomer

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Padlet – Nov 21

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Posted by admin in November 2021