from Damien Kearns, Principal
It is my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to you and I 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.
It's the tenth annual National Careers Week. Each day this week there will be a new activity for students to complete. Today's focus is 'Employability Skills'. Employers value key skills like teamwork, communication and problem solving but many graduates and school/college leavers lack these. Students can get ahead by understanding how to develop these skills while still at school/college so that they can make successful applications even when they are up against more experienced candidates. Task: research an employability skill required in one of jobs you researched in Monday's task, and come up with three ways you will develop that skill at school/college. https://successatschool.org/advice/employability-skills?goal=0_65c6d67e71-4f3cc2bc36-212044155&mc_cid=4f3cc2bc36&mc_eid=98f0909d00
It's the tenth annual National Careers Week. Each day this week there will be a new activity for students to complete. Today's focus is 'How to become....' The "How to become" section below is full of job profiles and other guides to help students explore different careers paths and the skills, qualifications and experience needed to get there, as well as what to expect from the profession when they do. Take away task: research three careers that you are interested in and develop a five-step plan on how you could start pursuing each of these career paths now. https://successatschool.org/advice/how-to-become?goal=0_65c6d67e71-4f3cc2bc36-212044155&mc_cid=4f3cc2bc36&mc_eid=98f0909d00
Nishkam pupils explored, our individual responsibilities to each other & to the entire world around us just as our sacred traditions have. It means we refuse to make excuses or blame others. It means this responsibility comes before we earn our privileges or rights. Pupils learnt that a worldwide charter was agreed in the 1990's by many world leaders coming together and combining efforts to agree nation state responsibilities to each other for the very first time in the document below. Please do spend five minutes in taking a look at this landmark achievement. The fundamental principles of Humanity in the Universal Declaration of human responsibilities #responsibility https://www.interactioncouncil.org/sites/default/files/udhr.pdf
National Careers Week 2021 It's National Careers Week 1-6 March and to celebrate 'the Parents guide to' have teamed up with NCW to create a free guide to help you understand your child's vocational options. Whether they're in Year 10 and starting to think about what they might like to do when their GCSEs are over, or whether they're 18 and making plans for adulthood, the guide will help you understand what choices your children have (if they don't want to stay in full-time education taking A levels or BTECs) and what action they can take to get them to the next stage. Follow the link below to download your free copy. https://www.theparentsguideto.co.uk/whats-next
Half-term is almost upon us, so well done to everyone for getting there. Whilst this information has been shared before, below is a reminder of what is already available to families as part of the city wide Early Help initiatives. ChatHealth Text Service – 07480635485 The school health texting service can provide confidential support for students aged 11 years and upwards. They will offer guidance to students around relationships, mental health, alcohol, bullying, self-harm, smoking, drugs and healthy eating. Virtual School Nurse Drop-in (Secondary-Age Students) The virtual school nurse drop-in is on offer to all secondary school age children. This service is not exclusive to the current situation and available all year round. It can be accessed every Tuesday and Thursday between 4.30-5.30pm. This can be accessed via the link: https://nhs.vc/BCHC/C-F/Schl-Nurse/Drop-In. Parenting Courses From the fantastic "From Birmingham with Love" Early Help offer which Anna Robinson promoted in our blog last week. They can be accessed by all Birmingham families via their postcode. They are free and can be accessed using the code COMMUNITY. The link to these can be found in the parenting support section https://mcusercontent.com/87a4faa015f2aa152cf0dbb89/files/ec8a9996-b183-42a9-9cb9-166d4effc6e3/BCP_Letter_to_Parents_Carers_Jan_21.pdf
This week pupils gain a deeper understanding of what it means to love everyone and see God's light in all creation. "Sing, and listen, and let your mind be filled with love. Your pain shall be sent far away, and peace shall come to your home." Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Fantastic start to our day with @nishkamschools Nishkam Primary in #Wolverhampton delivering with @rafyouthengage. Y5 are thriving with our #RAFMightyMinds challenges and such a lovely group. On to build/code rover bots next #STEM #KS2 #Workshop #STEMeducation @LEGO_Education https://t.co/6KfbcDmTfg
To all our pupils, teachers and families have a wonderful break and all the best to those moving on to chapters new and to all those back in the new academic year we will see our Nishkam family soon.
Happy Eid to all our Muslim families celebrating. Pupils understand how and why Muslims celebrate Eid. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King Jr
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