The MFL department is very pleased to have conducted another successful trip to Valencia for the sixth consecutive year. Twenty-seven Alperton students from Year 7 to Year 10 have had the unique opportunity to travel abroad and enjoy 5 memorable days learning about the Spanish language and culture.
During the trip, the students took part in a number of adventurous activities including kayaking, swimming, tree climbing, and a fun splashing competition. The time spent in Valencia has helped the students develop their independence, confidence and their interest to learn more about Spanish culture.
The behaviour of the students was exemplary throughout their stay and was praised by all staff who worked with them at the centre. Most impressive was the way they supported and encouraged each other, especially during activities that some of them found challenging.
Once again this would not have been possible without the effort of the MFL team. Many thanks for their commitment and hard work in organising this amazing trip for our students. Looking forward to another great adventure next year.
On Friday 21st June, a number of ACS staff attended the TES Schools Awards ceremony 2019 to support our teacher Kobika Balasingam’s nomination for the ‘New Teacher of the Year’ award. The gala ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane and was hosted by the comedian Harry Hill.
It was a fabulous evening and all ACS staff that participated at the event really enjoyed the experience. A big thank you to everyone supporting Kobika during the ceremony and a special mention to Ms Warwick and Ms Sharma for their instrumental role in Kobika’s nomination.
The evening celebrates the commitment and innovation shown by all the teachers and support staff within the UK across 19 different categories. Ms Balasingham was honoured to be nominated for this award and to take part in the ceremony and said: “It was a privilege to share the evening with the winners and the nominees of the TES Awards. It is truly a remarkable job being a teacher and the evening was a cherishing lifetime moment.”01
Last week we had the great opportunity of meeting the author Fernando Reimers, who visited our school to talk to our students about his latest book “Filomena’s teachers”. Continue reading
Congratulations to our Race for Life Team 2019 who run 5km to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Continue reading
On Thursday 13 June, ten Alperton students attended the Pan London Youth Day at Alexandra Palace, north London, to learn about career opportunities with various organisations, including Metropolitan Police, the Armed Forces and the Fire Brigade. Continue reading
On Wednesday 5th June, our Maths teacher Ms Balasingam was invited to a TES awards reception at The Houses of Commons for an afternoon tea with MPs to celebrate her success of being nominated for the TES New Teacher of the Year award 2019. Continue reading
Last week we had the privilege of welcoming to our school the director Michael Attenborough CBE, who came to work with our students on a series of workshops based on Shakespeare’s life and work. Continue reading
We are very pleased to announce that Ms Balasingam has been shortlisted in the “New Teacher of the Year” category for the TES School Awards 2019. It is amazing to be nominated for the third consecutive year for an award by such a prestigious organisation. Continue reading
Well done to the U13 Girls cricket team who won the Brent McKinsey Cup cricket tournament for the third consecutive year.
It was a challenging match, but the girls played exceptionally well throughout the game. Congratulations to the entire team and looking forward to the Middlesex finals where the girls will be representing Brent.
On Tuesday 14 May, five musicians from the 50+ piece orchestra of Canada’s National Arts Centre visited our school and performed for our Year 8 students. The event was organised by the Artists in Residence charity with the aim to inform students about the opportunities of being a professional musician. Continue reading