Mrs Emma Wilks Mr Chris Deeks
Interim Co-Principal Interim Co-Principal
It is our pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to you and we hope that you will find all the necessary information that you require about our school and our unique approach to education. The High School opened in September 2012 and we have now reached the stage in our development where we have 550 pupils in years 7-11. Our sixth form largely comprises our own students, though we do also benefit from students joining our sixth form from other schools. In total, therefore, we have approximately 660 pupils that benefit from our virtues-led approach to education that nurtures both the minds and hearts of our pupils.
The Nishkam Passport virtues are an extremely precious gift expressed through our faith traditions. Understanding and learning to practise these virtues provides us with a toolkit for navigating through life. There will be inevitable mistakes we make along the way. However, these become golden opportunities to learn lessons from and remember to forgive ourselves as well as all those we have felt might have wronged us – just as God forgives us!
This week pupils commemorate Siri Guru Gobind Singh ji, the 10th Sikh Guru and father of the Khalsa with amrit sanchar. We remember his example of all that is righteous, never letting go of virtue, even in the face of extreme circumstances.
As part of the Nishkam curriculum, pupils learn about the three golden threads. This week pupils consider Peace/collaboration vs blame/conflict/war.
Happy New Year to all our Nishkam Family, may God bless all with light, love, health, happiness and eternal optimism.
This month Sikhs across the world reflect on the sacrifices made by the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Merry Christmas to all pupils, parents and staff celebrating today. Today is a reminder of little things that bring others happiness. For Christians, it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus.