School will finish at 12.40pm on Friday 16th December 2016. The Spring term begins on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at normal time.
Friday will be our annual Christmas Jumper Day where students can wear their Christmas jumpers to support a national charity. Please bring in £1 donations. If you do not have a Christmas jumper, try and make an ordinary one a little bit festive with a splash of tinsel! There is no need to wear school uniform, providing pupils are wearing a festive jumper. All money raised will be donated to Save the Children. If you have any questions, please speak to Mrs Gibbs.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year on 3rd January.
Wishing parents, carers, pupils and staff a very Merry Christmas!
Macmillan Coffee Morning took place in the Food Technology rooms on Friday 30th September 2016. This was a fundraising event supported by Mrs Katabalwa, Mrs Essery and children of all years who helped supervise the event. There were many cakes that were made throughout the morning and visitors were able to eat these cakes through the day. Pupils did a raffle and they had many prizes and entries throughout the school. They raised a fantastic amount of over £600. There were three slot sessions that lasted an hour long. The Macmillan coffee morning happened all over Britain and the money that was raised will go to research into Cancer. Everybody who went had a fantastic time and really enjoyed themselves. Hopefully next year they can raise even more money.
By Christopher Austin Y9 and Ben Trigg Y8
On Friday 30th September 2016, we will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at King Edward VI High School. We would like to invite both parents and pupils to attend our fundraising event and support us in helping this national charity.
We will be selling tickets at £2.50 and this will entitle you to a drink and a sweet treat to enjoy in our Food Studies department. In addition, a Year 10 tutor group will be running a raffle and selling tickets to support the event.
If you would like to attend please complete the reply slip with your ticket money and send to the main office as soon as possible. Tickets will be issued to your son/daughter before the event. Please specify the time slot within which you would like to attend and we can ensure your child is able to be released from class to meet you on the morning.
If you are unable to attend but your child would like to come with a friend, they are more than welcome to buy tickets to join in too (parental attendance is not compulsory).
Please complete the reply slip and return to the office with correct payment by Wednesday 28th September. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Four students in Year 10 have been raising money and supplies for a local homeless charity, whilst also raising awareness of their important work.
Daniel Preece, Kyle Edge, Liam Smith and Shaun Johnson, all studying BTEC Work Skills, organised a car wash and a food collection for the House of Bread, a local homeless charity based in Stafford.
Staff at school paid for the cars to be washed, whilst staff and students brought in food donations to support the work that the charity does for those in need.
Students presented the donations to the charity at the end of term in a visit to the charity's offices at Staffordshire Technology Park. The charity thanked the students at King Edward VI High School for their support; "Thank you all....Wonderful work".
According to their website, "House of Bread was first established in September 2010 as an outreach project run by Churches Together in the UK. It provides a safe environment for those in need to come together and share a meal, make new friends and be amongst people who care without judging them. House of Bread also provides a network of support, provides clothing, food bags and toiletries and has close links with other supporting agencies in Staffordshire."
The news comes on top of ongoing fundraising organised by Head Girl, Fran Bishop, Head Boy, Brandon McEleny and Sixth Former Georgie Rowe who have helped raise £235 for House of Bread over the past 10 months through various events including raffles held at Parents' Evenings.
Headteacher, Mr Christey, praised all the students on raising awareness of a local charity. "Kyle, Dan, Shaun, Liam and the Sixth Form should be congratulated for their commitment to local charity projects and supporting the work of others. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all involved for giving up their time for such a worthwhile cause".
Year 10 students have been very busy this term with fundraising for local charities. As well as raising money for the local House of Bread homeless charity, some Year 10s have been baking to raise money for another worthy cause, Hedgehog and Garden Bird Rescue. Lewis Turner, Aiden Levison and Courtney Clemson, with the assistance of Mrs Essery, Mrs Holt and Year 11s, baked dozens of cakes and sold raffle tickets to raise money to help local wildlife. Their efforts raised £150 for Hedgehog and Garden Bird Rescue. The raffle prize was won by Mrs Wilson who won a beautifully-baked cake by our in-school food technician, Mrs Essery.
The students and the charity thanked everyone for their support in raising so much money. Headteacher, Mr Christey, added "Well done everyone. You managed to raise a great deal of money in such a short space of time. Your efforts are very much appreciated by the charity and by your school. Well done!"
A school Easter Egg Hunt, organised by Mrs Eaton, has raised £48.50 for the NSPCC. The event, which sent students on a hunt around the school grounds for clues, helped raise money for charity, as part of a series of events organised by Leader of Expressive Arts, Mrs Eaton, who is building up to taking part in the London Marathon on 24th April.
Mrs Eaton thanked students for taking part in the hunt and for helping raise funds for the important work of the children's charity, the NSPCC.
During lunchtime on Thursday 24th March, there will be an Easter egg hunt to raise money for charity, starting in the Music Room at 1pm.
It is £1 to enter, and the first clue will be given by Mrs Eaton at 1pm. Each clue is a riddle that will need to be solved in order to find the location of the hidden Easter egg.
All money raised will go to the NSPCC - a charity that Mrs Eaton is running the London Marathon for this year!
For more details please speak to Mrs Eaton or e-mail email@example.com and get hunting!
Students and staff at King Edward VI High School have raised £165.40 after taking part in a day of events at school for Sport Relief. The events, organised by PE teacher Miss Cotton, saw pupils taking part in a sponsored bounceathon and a "Great KEVI Bake Off". Miss Cotton said she was "very impressed by the level of support and enthusiasm for the events" and thanked all students for taking part and for their excellent baking. Efforts at the school have contributed to an incredible total of £56,984,007 raised by events across the UK for the national charity. Of all the money raised by the public through Sport Relief, 50% is used to make a difference right here in the UK, and 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest communities.
Miss Cotton said, "Well done to everyone who took part in Sports Relief on Friday. We raised £165.40 through the bounceathon and also the cake sale. Anyone who took part in the bounceathon will get one achievement point and anyone who baked cakes for the sale will get two achievement points. Well done everyone!"
Headteacher, Mr Christey, added, "Yet again King Edward's has shown what incredibly generous students and active citizens it has here. The pupils' involvement in local community events demonstrates what well-rounded pupils we have at this school. Thank you and well done to all who participated and were part of making these important events such a success".
Pupils and staff at King Edward VI High School have been celebrating World Book Day in a special way this year with events in the school library and a school-wide fancy dress day.
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
Pupils and staff were asked to dress up as their favourite book character all day whilst going to normal lessons. Students at the school certainly went to town with costumes ranging from books such as Harry Potter to 101 Dalmatians, The Hunger Games and even comic book heroes such as Spiderman.
Organiser and English teacher, Miss Lambe, thanked everyone for their support and to staff and students who each donated £1 to the Readathon charity as the annual Readathon Challenge launches next week.
Activities were held in the school library including games and competitions and the English Department judged which costumes were the most impressive.
Interviews, footage and further details will be available on the new KEVI TV channel which launches soon.
It's Readathon time again where all Year 7 and 8 will spend two weeks reading for sponsorship as well as boosting their own literacy skills.
Students may read anything (fiction/ non fiction books, newspapers, magazines etc) as long as it is age and content appropriate. They can read as much as they like at home and during allocated times at school but must remember to record everything they have read on their given Readathon cards, as they will use these to evidence reading and collect any sponsorship money later on.
Students will be given time to read their books at the beginning of each lesson for two weeks from 7th March to 18th March. Students will also be reading during all registration times as part of the Accelerated Reader programme and this can contribute towards their Readathon sponsorship also.
All money raised for Readathon goes towards helping support severely sick children and we hope to raise as much as possible again this year for extremely worthwhile causes.
For more information, speak to Miss Lambe or visit www.readathon.org.