Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:19
Patron Lord Adonis of Camden
Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:18
Patron - Lord Andrew Adonis of Camden
The KHA (formerly the Kingham Hill Old Boys Association, founded by the Founder's brother), is almost as old as the School itself. Historically we have been involved in organising events for ex-pupils and receiving and managing money donated by you, your families and friends of The Hill. Since 1986 donations have been managed by a legal charitable structure known as the Centenary Trust Fund (CTF) with the trustees appointed by the KHA Committee.
Last year the headmaster Nick Seward made the KHA Committee aware of the school's intention to begin managing all alumni communications, events and fundraising. This was described as something which should be within the remit of the school and that a new development officer would be appointed. Generally, this is becoming increasingly common across independent schools and colleges, and it does make sense in as much as more recent leavers have higher expectations of their alumni organisations, and increasingly these expectations are beyond that which can reasonably be met by a handful of volunteers in their spare time.
Monday, 13 May 2013 10:17
Keeping Alive Our Memories
As you may know I sit on the KHA committee both as an observer for School Days and as Vice-Chair of the KHA. In these very different roles I have been acutely aware of the KHS decision in relation to alumni affairs and closely involved with the KHA response to it.
Whilst School Days operates independently 'independence' does not mean isolation, together with some other benefits it allows prompt progress in a dynamic world. The School Days website has an established role in its own right but it also has an important function in communicating current news and the good work both organisations do, because of the value our community places on it. Without the direct support and collaboration of both KHS and the KHA School Days would not be able to offer quite as much.
Friday, 10 May 2013 09:40
Spring has well and truly arrived on the Hill as this new arrival is keenly displaying! As part of our Animal Club activities we run a weekly dog agility course. As a very rural school we have many staff members with dogs so on Monday afternoon staff lend us their dogs and then pupils and dogs alike proceed to attempt to complete the course. Some are more successful than others (!) but one enterprising little lamb decided to join in with impressive results! Here is a classic example of the old saying – 'you never know what you can do until you try'.
Dog agility is one of the most popular activities which we run here and makes up part of our ever expanding extra-curricular afternoon programme.
Monday, 06 May 2013 10:59
Following the success of the Hermitage Ensemble concert this May, Kingham Hill School is delighted to launch a new series of concerts called Music on the Hill. The next concert in the series is a vocal and piano recital with talented baritone Edwin Kaye and pianist Chris Collis, which takes place on Saturday 29th June at 7:30pm in the Chapel.
Friday, 26 April 2013 13:49
Tuesday 23rd of April is designated World Book Day by UNESCO, also being Shakespeare and Cervantes’ Birthdays. Kingham Hill celebrated with a WBD Chapel, dress up and two author events.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 14:42
Mrs P Mead writes to inform us of the death of her husband Denis Mead (KHS 1925-1931) in 2011.
Our heartfelt wishes go out to Mrs Mead.
If you knew Denis please drop us line or make a comment below.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:11
At the start of term at a boarding school it is essential to get the boys in the boarding house to gel. It often takes half a term before they are fully settled into a proper ‘team’. In the past we have had days out, trips, house singing competitions and house rugby.
Saturday, 27 April 2013 09:55
We are delighted to introduce the new version of the School Days newsletter. Not only do we have a new look but, much like the website, every significant alumni organisation is now actively contributing to it.
If you did not receive your copy by email you can view it online right now by > clicking here < or you can subscribe by clicking the Subscribe Here below. Being registered on School Days automatically subscribes you to our newsletter. For the PDF version please > click here <
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We hope you enjoy it!
Thursday, 25 April 2013 14:31
On Sunday 5 May 2013 at 7:30 pm, Kingham Hill School will welcome the Hermitage Ensemble from St Petersburg for a magnificent evening of Russian music. This is the second visit by the choir, whose first performance at Kingham Hill in 2012 attracted music lovers from across the region.
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