Throughout the school year 2022/2023 we will be running a total of 10 international trips involving over 300 students visiting countries ranging from the USA, Canada, Denmark, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Morocco, Spain and Turkey. Each trip will have its own specific focus and outcome targets, but all will be underpinned by common values.
The month of October marked the celebration of Black History Month in the UK, with the focus point this year emphasizing on, “Action Not Words.” This recognizes that although it is important for us to remember events in the past, in order for things to change, we also need to look to the future.
Alexandra Park students have become the first students to not only have won for the first time in its history, both The Haringey Shield for Boys and The Haringey Shield for Girls in 2019, but continue to reign supreme by defending and repeating that amazing victory in 2022!
Our Sixth Form students once again demonstrated their ability to secure places on demanding courses at competitive universities throughout the country. The school maintained its impressive record of sending students to Oxford and Cambridge with at least half a dozen students beginning their studies there next term; reading a variety of courses including Classics, English, Music, Ancient History and Maths.
This week APS celebrated Sports Week. Students had the opportunity to participate in unconventional sports in their PE lessons ranging from ultimate frisbee to Dodgeball.
Staff had the opportunity to show off their sporting skills in staff vs staff football, staff vs staff tug of war and also staff vs students' netball.
It was a true privilege to watch our engineering pathways day unfold. The idea behind the day was to gather engineers from every stage of their careers and provide a shared space to allow free flowing conversation to inspire our next generation of STEM experts.
The Kepler telescope was first launched in March 2009 and spent 4 years collecting data from more than 150,000 stars. 4717 exoplanet candidates have been discovered from various solar systems. Our aim is to design an algorithm using Python to find exoplanets using raw data of light intensity from distant stars.
How does one judge a school? It seems a hot topic at the moment.
Surely not by its Year 7 students. At this stage, schools will not have had time to work their magic. Definitely not its Year 9. In fact especially not Year 9 with their concoction of hormones and swirling moods. Judge a school by the year groups that are reaching transition stages. Year 11, the almost finished article and Year 13, as they move onto pastures new. On both fronts, our students come up trumps.
We were extremely proud to partake in the award ceremony for the Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science and Technology. Over the past 2 years Mr Marshall, Mr Adams, Ms Harrold, Ms Pearl, Mr Hammond, and Joe Hart (industry VR expert) have been introducing Virtual Reality (VR) to Y10 and Y12 students.