Parents’ Carol Evening Tuesday 13th December 2016

Christmas TreeThe service takes place in the School Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. and is a mixture of readings and Christmas music both traditional and modern. Every year the event features a Christingle procession with students carrying the traditional decorated oranges.

After the formal part of the event , drinks and mince pies are served whilst the band plays to entertain you. A veritable treat!

The event finishes at 9p.m..Admission is free and there will be a collection, at the end of the evening, for local good causes.

North Kesteven School introduces Neil Wilkinson-McKie as its new Head Teacher

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“It is coming to the end of my second week as Head Teacher at North Kesteven School and I can honestly say that is a privilege to work here. The staff and students are a real asset to the school and community. Students are full of excitement and enjoyment about school and learning. They are very positive about their education and tell me about how they take full advantage of the opportunities that are made available through the hard work and dedication of the staff at the school. The staff are clearly second to none! We are very fortunate to have the expertise that exists in the school and I am very grateful to everyone for the warm welcome I have received.  I would also like to thank parents for their warm welcome, I look forward to getting to know many of you well. There is a vast array of activity going on at North Kesteven making full use of the world class facilities that we have.  If you would like more information about what is going on please do not hesitate to get in touch.”

Staying on the subject of school this year’s North Kesteven School production is ‘High School Musical’. East High is brimming with the championship winning Jocks and Cheerleaders, the Brainiac and the Thespians. High School Musical is a modern day adaptation of the classic love story of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ featuring fast paced dance routines and sing-a-long songs. This musical is a hit with all ages as we see Troy and Gabriella from opposing sides of High School  social circles brought together, yet held apart by their rival factions.  With over a hundred students involved in the cast it is a fitting scale for the school’s return to the Terry O’Toole Theatre following the recent renovation works. Come along to this year’s production to show that, ‘We Are All In This Together!’ Show dates are; Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th December. Tickets are available now and can be purchased from the Terry O’Toole Theatre Box Office.

Year 5 Students Visit NKS

13669484 1128447727178021 2015082505694349336 o 1We were delighted to welcome hundreds of local Year 5 students to North Kesteven School just before the Summer holiday.  They spent time with us taking part in various activities, exploring our fantastic facilities and meeting our staff and other students.

Lots of departments laid on special activities.  Our History department taught the students about the trenches in World War One while our Science Department hosted their very popular 'Bones Day' where the youngsters had the chance to excavate bones, undertake research and lots more! 

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

Education Award Winners!

Education AwardsMr Crouch and Miss Mates submitted nominations for three students and one member of staff for the 2016 Lincolnshire Education Awards.

The talent of our nominees shone through as all four were shortlisted and we were all invited to attend the ceremony on Monday 4th July.

The North Kesteven School team occupied two tables at the event and we enjoyed receiving goodie bags along with a two course dinner, celebrating the achievement of our nominees with their families.
We are delighted to inform you that our students and member of staff were awarded the following : -

Keele Markland  Year 9 – Achieving through Adversity
Owen Tyas Year 13 – Highly commended in Young Performer category
Maddison Bulleyment Year 13 – Runner up in Young Performer category and highly commended in the Magna Carta Judges Award.
Mr Walters, Head of PE – Runner up for Secondary School Teacher of the year.

It was a wonderful evening celebrating inspirational young people, teaching assistants and teachers from across the county. We were honoured to be there and thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Geography Expedition to Blencathra

BlencathraA large group of eager Year 10 Geography students enjoyed a week in the beautiful English Lake District in July.

They had the opportunity to explore the coastline, the fells and the hills whilst undertaking geographical surveys and carefully recording their results.

Thanks to the Geography Department for organising such a beneficial experience for our students. 

Charity Day 2016

Charity Day Grace 4Our Student Leadership Team once again organised a fantastic end of term for us on the 20th July.

The aim of these exciting and fun end of term events is to raise money for charity.  Students and staff were invited to come in non uniform and donate £1.  From lunch time onwards the school community was off timetable and enjoyed lots of entertainment including; Eskimoo, a photo booth, Lincoln Owl Rescue, ice cream, a giant deckchair, sumo suits, a virtual games helmet and lots more.  NKS raised more than £1,150 pounds which will be shared between two charities selected by Mr Connor, Breast Cancer Research and the RNIB.