Enfield Grammar School is celebrating Chinese New Year. All students have the opportunity to experience a ‘Chinese New Year Exhibition’ in the Upper School Library. Exhibits included a Chinese dragon, opera masks, fans, New Year cards and red envelopes. Thanks to our catering staff, Chinese food will be served today (Tuesday 5th February 2019), at both the Upper School & Lower School. Their efforts are greatly appreciated by both the boys and the staff.
Year 10 MFL GCSE Revision Guides for the Grade 9-1 Course (starting in 2018 for exams in 2020)
As a Modern Foreign Languages Department we are highly committed to ensuring that our students are fully prepared for their GCSE exams. In order for them to achieve this, we advise that you purchase the CGP AQA Complete Revision and Practice as well as the CGP Exam Practice Workbook, at a reduced cost of £16 (RRP £35.70) for the French set and £14 (RRP £33.70) for the Spanish set, which will benefit the pupils by guaranteeing they will effectively access the information contained in them such as grammar tips, vocabulary
and exam skills:
We are delighted to announce that the Geography department will be running a trip to Iceland. The trip will be an unforgettable opportunity for students to experience Geography first-hand, supporting their classroom learning and bringing the subject to life.
The trip is being organised by specialist group tour operator Rayburn Tours who have been operating educational trips for schools since 1965. Rayburn Tours is ABTA bonded and ATOL protected, as well as being accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom and the School Travel Forum.
On 19th of June, the music department took forty students to watch a matinee performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
For many, this was the first opera they had ever attended and provided some enrichment to the curricular and extra-curricular provision here at Enfield Grammar.
There was a real buzz after the performance and the boys were talking through what they had seen all the way back to Enfield (in between world cup fever of course).
The department would like to thank the Opera House for providing such a great opportunity and to our two volunteer helpers, Mrs Hooke and Mrs Kocabali, for giving their time to support this amazing trip.
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:
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:
All of the information we hold on individuals follows the six key principles:
- Fair, lawful and transparent
- Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
- Accurate, and where necessary, kept up to date
- Kept in a form which permits identification for no longer than is necessary
- Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security
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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’.
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.
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!