Dixons Kings Academy Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... 20 May 2016

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At Dixons Kings, we live by our core values. Integrity is always doing the right thing and keeping true to your moral principles. Diligence is the necessity of giving attention to detail in order to avoid error and overcome obstacles. Finally, Civility is about showing everyone consideration and respect. Our appreciations newsletter celebrates the members of our academy family who exhibit these values and climb the mountain to success. We also champion the family members who, during their climb, have shown themselves to be unique, ambitious and creative.
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The Climb... Events at DKA

DKA students at the Birmingham Mosaic Network Enterprise Bootcamp - with Melody Hussaini

10 students from Year 9 had the opportunity to attend a business bootcamp led by Melody Hussaini former contestant on BBC Apprentice. The students had a really enjoyable time and learnt a huge amount about setting up and running a successful social enterprise. Melody was a really engaging and inspirational speaker and helped the students develop the knowledge to be able to effectively plan and implement business ideas. The train journey was extremely busy but students had a really fun time and some of them even made the most of the spare time and did some reading!

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DKA Music - Some of our talented drummers as they practice during form time - Diligence!

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Here are two of our Year 8 guitarists!

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Our current Student Leadership Team Members interviewing for the next Student Leadership Team!

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Bradford Literature Festival! Author Naomi Foyle delivers assemblies for Year 7-10 as part of the Bradford Literature Festival.

Family Members of the Week!

Year 7

Rayees Adam 7.6 – Excellent effort shown in RE lessons every week being one of the first to complete tasks aiming to be a trailblazer every lesson.

Iqra Razaq 7.4 – Always displays 100% effort and goes above and beyond.

Year 8

Hamza Shaukat 8OX4

For always showing diligence in all the things he does.

Halima Mahmood 8Cam1

Always showing diligence in English and Maths, and being incredibly dedicated towards her work.

Year 9

Abu Sufyan Mohammed - for diligence in lessons and on trip to Birmingham. Reading on the journey back

Year 10

Saif Nasir – diligence

Samiya Akhtar – diligence

Year 11

All Year 11 for their continued Integrity, Diligence and Civility

Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

Miss Wattenbach for being a very helpful and supportive member of staff.

Mohammed Sakab – Working exceptionally hard with all year 10 students in order to prepare them for their exams

Abeer Shah - Helping all year 10 and year 11 Biology students with revision and taking part in after school and weekend classes to support the students

Shubana Khan – Helping to prepare Biologists by giving up all her free time to support them

Mozamil Hussain – Made exceptional progress with his year 11 Science class and supporting them with exam preparation

Fatima Ali – Helping to prepare the year 10 students for their Science exams.

Karen Sangha for sharing resources for revision.

Janet Thompson for her support and expert knowledge in the Wednesday library sessions. Without her we would not be able to do the kind of creative work that we are doing.

Mrs Boutrig – for all her hard work and diligence preparing for the appeals and organisation of the year 7 new intake information evening

Miss Labella, Miss Boutonnet, Miss Evans and Miss Adeniji for running revision sessions for Year 11 over the past couple of weeks.

Miss Bowley for her organisation in arranging extracurricular activities for students.

Thank you to Miss Evans, Mr Miley and Mr Duggan for covering me so I could support Year 11s with their exam.

Thank you to Mr Box for all your support with the Year 11's and motivating them to succeed in their GCSEs.

Thank you to Mrs Parmar, Mrs Mir, Miss Bowley, Mr Russell, Miss Bland, Mr Rafiq, Mr M Hussain and Mr Khan for allowing me to take students out of their normal lesson to help prepare them for the exam.


RE Stars of the Week - Miss Khan

Year 7:

Isna Rehman- for always working diligently in the lesson and having exemplary book presentation

Year 8:

Hamza Butt, Adnan Mahmood and Armaan Khan- for showing very good revision skills getting the highest marks in the quiz

Year 9:

Huma Mahmood- for producing excellent detailed revision notes ahead of the assessment. Thank you for always working very hard!

Year 10:

Bashir Ahmed- for working very hard in lessons and coming in his own time to complete DIRT that was challenging, well done!

Year 11:

Well done to all students who attended after school revision sessions ahead of the exams! I am very impressed with Riyah Khan, Abdullah Hayat and Hasan Ali for attempting past paper questions and asking for them to be marked to receive feedback in order to improve.

MFL Stars of the Week!

Shafiur Rehman, Sulaimaan Salim, Tauseef Suleman, (y10) – diligence shown in controlled assessment preparation - Miss Hickey

Zarar Masood (Y7) - constant diligence shown in class and using really complex language in his writing. - Miss Boutonnet

ICT Stars of the Week!

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Science Stars of the Week!

Year 10

Zainab Javed - working diligently during the Science revision sessions

Rahath Farid – Sharing revision techniques with other students

Sarah Salsbury – Excellent progress in physics, unit 2

Mohammed Ahmed – Excellent progress in Physics unit 3

Parents Information

Year 9 Parents Evening

Please note that the Year 9 Parents’ Evening date has changed and will now take place on Tuesday 24 May 2016. As informed in our letter of 22 April.

Parent Pay

Please ensure your child's parent pay account is sufficiently topped up. Thank you

Term Dates

2016 Term 5 Monday 11 April to Friday 27 May 2016

Holiday - Saturday 28 May to to Sunday 5 June

2016 Term 6 Monday 6 June to Friday 22 July 2016

Holiday - Saturday 23 July onwards

Family Dining

We are very proud that our year 7 students dine together every day. Family dining gives students a chance to demonstrate integrity, diligence and civility while eating together with their tutors. They serve each other; clean up together and get a chance to talk about their journey up the mountain of success!

Two Claps on Three!

To show our appreciation, we give our family members 'two claps on three'. Here are year 7 demonstrating it!