MUSIC SOIRÉE – “Life on the Beach” – Friday, 22 June 2018, 7.30pm start

I would like to invite you to our Music Soirée on Friday 22 June starting at 7.30 pm in the Main Hall at Upper School. This promises to be a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements of all our music students. During the course of the evening, we will be awarding a number of prizes to students for musical achievement and commitment during the past academic year.

 

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Professional Chef Michael Dutnall Visits Enfield Grammar

 

 

On Thursday 24th May Michael Dutnall, Executive Chef at the prestigious RAF Club (in Mayfair) visited Enfield Grammar School’s Food Department. During the session, students were able to view a cookery demonstration – providing them with an opportunity to learn specific skills towards their Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE.  The boys were then able apply the skills that they had learnt during the demonstration to prepare and cook their own dish, ‘Chicken Princess with Mushroom and Tarragon Veloute’. The boys were all very focussed and appreciative of the opportunity to learn tips and techniques from a professional chef.

We would like to thank Mr Dutnall for giving up his time in order to encourage new talent.

Mrs Broadley & Mrs Mittins.

General Data Protection Regulation Statement

The school collects, holds and uses a great deal of information about individuals, particularly pupils and adults connected with the school. Under the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), data about living individuals is known as personal data. The regulation puts in place numerous safeguards for the use of data about individuals.

Under the GDPR, the data protection principles set out the main responsibilities for organisations:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/principles/.

Enfield Grammar School has a statutory duty to comply with the requirements of the GDPR as it collects data about pupils and adults associated with the school for school business. The school is also required to produce a privacy notice explaining how information is collected and processed.

Information about your rights under GDPR can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

All of the information we hold on individuals follows the six key principles:

  1. Fair, lawful and transparent
  2. Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
  4. Accurate, and where necessary, kept up to date
  5. Kept in a form which permits identification for no longer than is necessary
  6. Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security

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Zdravko and Year Nine Band perform at Bush Hill Park Primary

Today the Year 9 band and Dravko performed at Bush Hill Park Primary School in front of a baying crowd of primary students across all year groups.  The sun shone, the music rocked and the reception of the staff, guests and students was amazing.

The event was part of a careers aspirations day arrange by our very own Governor, Paul Riddel, in his role as Chair of the Enfield Caribbean Association who do great work in and for our local community.

 

 

For Zdravko Danilov this was a homecoming gig and a chance to wow his former peers, which he did.  He opened the concert with piano renditions of All Of Me by John Legend (Ddravko’s own arrangement) and Fur Elise by Beethoven, as is his versatility!

The Year 9 band, consisting of Ahmed Ibrahim, Josh Emsley, Miles Barnett-John, Freddie Pickles and Ben Rebario, performed a full set – a truly remarkable feat for students of such a young age. The ability to turn up and perform with such professional attitudes and musical standard is testimony to the amazing work our peripatetic staff put in with the extra-curricular ensembles, producing serious top-class musicians.

 

I would like to thank Bush Hill Park Primary for hosting such an amazing day and hosting us so warmly and a special thank you to Paul for the great work he does for our boys and the local community.

We left the school with chants from the audience (and staff!) for a third set, living up to the mantra ‘Leave them wanting more… not less’.

ADT Department – Hawkwood Plant Nursery Trip

On Friday 4th May, a group of year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students visited the Organiclea Cooperative at Hawkwood Plant Nursery in Chingford.  The nursery is an organic plant nursery and food growing production site run by a dedicated team of growers and volunteers, encouraging more food growth in London.  The produce grown is sold through local market stalls and to community food projects.

During the visit, the students attended a growing workshop and discussed the importance of respecting and using land to grow food. They visited the extensive glasshouses, beehive area, fruit growing orchards, kitchen garden and were also able to sample some of the produce.  The students also completed a seed sowing exercise, planting some runner beans.

This trip, organised by the ADT Department, enabled the boys to gain an insight into the benefits of the school growing its own produce.  They were also able to understand how this links to other curriculum areas such as Science, Geography and Citizenship, enables them to gain life skills, makes them environmentally aware and also encourages good health and well-being.

Hawkwood Nursery: Plants and People

STEM Engineering competition at RAF Henlow

These boys went to compete in the STEM Engineering competition at RAF Henlow.

Lloyd Anthony

Fahd Khan

Ethan Dupoy

Bradley Ismali

They had to create a rocket car from scratch.
They came an excellent 3rd out of 12 teams and only missed out by a 10th of a second.
The were great ambassadors for the school and Yr 7

Well done boys.

A Poem by Tommy Emery

Year 7 boys were asked to present a fact file about Hinduism for their RE homework project; this could be done in a variety of media. Tommy Emery (with a little help from his mum) produced this brilliant poem. A very thoughtful and fact abundant piece indeed. Well done Tommy, you certainly have applied yourself with our school motto in mind.

Regards

Mr Khan

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Listen up, this is for you if you’re feeling stressed, life full of hassle, you’re sad and depressed

forget your xbox fixes, ain’t no instant karma, you need to get into the Sanatana Dharma.

Also known as Hinduism, the eternal way, this religion’s  amazing- hear what I say:

They got rituals, cosmology, textual resources,

a thousand gods and goddesses- it’s horses for courses-

Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva, Parvati,

not forgetting Brahma and Saraswati.

Lakshmi will shower you with treasures from above, Shiva will transform things, Parvati brings love.

Each of them is different, but they’re all the same – in the Ultimate Reality- Brahman is its name.

Okay. Once you’ve mastered all the deities,

Here come the Purusarthas to tell you ’bout the way it is:

Dharma- duty, artha- work

do what’s right and never shirk.

Kama – passion, moksha – freedom, karma- actions (you’re gonna need ’em)

Samsara – the cycle of rebirth

Yoga- the paths to walk on this earth.

The Bhagavad Gita says there’s bad and good in every single one of us -that’s understood.

But the 1.15 billion who call themselves Hindus practice eternal duties- let’s give them ‘their dues-

honesty, compassion, restraint and patience – come on, let’s try it- you know it makes sense!

 

 

UKMT Maths team challenge

On the 22nd of March the regional finals of the UKMT Maths team challenge took place at Pimlico academy.  The Challenge is a competition that gives students the opportunity to tackle a variety of engaging mathematical activities while developing teamwork and communication skills. The Enfield Grammar team was made up from  Adam Demou, Matthew Parker, Lewis Pummell and James Purnell.  The team performed admirably, gaining an impressive 30% increase in ranking compared to the previous year (even more impressively, the team had worked out this percentage increase for themselves).  They enjoyed themselves immensely and the whole team would like to take part again as they are sure they can do even better.