We asked some of the staff, “What did you do over the Easter holidays?”

EUROPEAN STUDENT CONVENTION – Mark Golamhossen                            

I volunteer my time each year to be one of the chief adjudicators at ESC. While there I run a team that covers all of the academic events. We make sure that all the events are run properly with an emphasis on the spiritual and character development of the students. ESC is one of the most rewarding experiences I have with great students, teachers and organisers all working together to make Christ known, one child at a time. The evening rallies were inspirational and it was powerful to see past students preaching.

Beccy Judson                        WORD ALIVE – Beccy Judson

I went to Word Alive 2015 in Butlins, Prestatyn.  I was there as a steward, part of the team of helpers.  I loved being able to help people in so many ways.  I learned so much and listened to some sound Christian teachings. Two particular highlights, out of so many, were worshiping Him with about 1200 others in the evenings and then the interview with George Verwer, founder of OM, during one of the evening meetings. He told us that even after 60 years of being a Christian, temptations are still there daily and that we need to keep trusting in His forgiveness and love for us. It was wonderful to meet up with old friends, and make new ones, as well as have times wonderful fellowship, food and fun.

SOUTH AFRICA – Anne Kellar                      Anne Kellar  

I was so excited to return to S. Africa over the Easter holidays. We had lived there previously and cared for disadvantaged children in our home.

What a joy to see our precious boys again! They had all grown, but the bonds were still there, and we were soon talking together about the “Good Old Days.”  Nearly all the boys are doing well – following the Lord Jesus, and are studying or have jobs. They have developed into well rounded and happy individuals. It was humbling to receive gifts from them as they said, “Thank You.”

One of the boys graduated as a doctor while we were there, another is a pastor, and another is working as a journalist on S. African television. I remember them as little boys, and am so proud and amazed at their progress. God has been so faithful.

While we were in Durban some xenophobic attacks broke out. It was a frightening time; we ended up having to shelter two boys from Uganda. Their lives were in danger, and they were traumatized by the events. We read Psalm 91 together and sang, “In the Name of Jesus, We have the Victory.” The fear left and we were filled with the joy and confidence of the Lord. We proved together that God was with us.

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Former Student Abigail Irozuru Jumps PB to become British Champion

Congratulations Abigail!  Former King of Kings School student, Abigail Irozuru, took the Sainsbury’s British Indoor Champion title in long jump this weekend, after jumping a personal best. She made it look very easy. We are very excited that Abigail will be coming in to visit the students at King of Kings in the next couple of weeks.  We look forward to seeing her and to celebrating with her. Abigail is a really exciting athlete and, more than that, a really well-rounded, intelligent, lovely, young woman.

Abigail also has become the 3rd all-time best UK indoor long jumper, with a jump of 6.73m, qualifying for next month’s European Indoor Championships in Prague. We continue to follow her career with great anticipation.

Abigail said, “I love the support that the school has given me and the impact of my teaching there – not just formal education, but also great spiritual and ethical grounding!”

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Sports Day 2014

Sports Day was great and it was so much fun to share it with many friends.  The day was lovely, sunny and warm from the moment we went to the track with all of our school all the way to the end of the day.  We met up with and shared the day with Covenant Christian School as well as homeschoolers, both local and from far away (the Lake District). It was great to have so many children caring for each other from both schools, cheering the runners on, even to the last stragglers!  We had loads of races, serious (some fast run 100m, 400m etc.) and fun (sack, egg and spoon and three legged races).  The day ended with a medal ceremony and sweets.  Many of the children who won shared their sweets with those who didn’t have any.  Many parents were also there cheering the children along.

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Christian Education Conference – Educating for Eternity: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

King of Kings School’s 3rd Educating for Eternity Conference was on Saturday 21st June. Venue: Heaton Moor Evangelical Church

Matt HollowayWorship: Matt Holloway, former Christian school student, now homeschool parent. He blessed us with his enthusiasm, humility and skill, welcoming everyone to worship.

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First speaker: Mark Golamhossen spoke on the title, ‘Does God have Grandchildren?’  Mark discussed people’s individual responsibility to accept Jesus for themselves and, therefore, the need for discipleship.  He talked about being persuasive in your evangelism and not assuming that it doesn’t affect the children, or that they will naturally drift into Christianity.

The feedback for Matt and Mark was very positive.  People felt that the worship had prepared their hearts for the rest of the day and that Mark was interesting, informative and challenging.

We invited Pascale Lord to share a testimony, whose children attended Christian school before God led her to homeschool.  Pascale was followed by Christine Lewis, who was talking about her experience of meeting her husband and how she could see the effects of Christian education very clearly and positively in her husband.  She spoke about how broad and strong his education was.

cream cakes!

kitchen kindness

We had a break with cakes.  We enjoyed the hospitality and the time that people had to share with each other.

Beth Green

After the break we welcomed Dr Beth Green, who had chosen the topic ‘Against the Flow’.  Beth spoke beautifully on the topic.  People felt she was ‘informative, thought-provoking and relevant’. Beth was followed by the two Christian schools who had sent representatives, Covenant and King of Kings.  Head Teachers, Roger Slack and Brenda Lewis, reported on their schools at the moment.  Mrs Lewis mentioned the current newspaper coverage and adversity and John Lewis, her son, who had that week appeared on Newsnight, debating with Jeremy Paxman, defending Christian Education and the ACE curriculum particularly.

Lunch was a great time to share again and was served very kindly by various teachers and parents from King of Kings.  We started the afternoon session with a song from David Balogun, a former King of Kings student, MOBO Award nominated Gospel singer.  David recently won an award for ‘Best music video of the year’.

Dr LewisPhilip Lewis followed David with his talk.  Philip Lewis had offered at 10 pm the night before to step in, in place of Nigel Steele, the billed speaker, who had suddenly been taken ill.  Nigel was too sick to travel up from Gloucester, but his prayers were with us.  Nigel is well again, praise God, and was very interested to hear how the conference had gone.  Dr Lewis spoke (as if he’d been preparing for quite some time) on the title of this year’s conference, ‘As for me and my house: we will serve the Lord.’  This is a verse that has been up in the hallway of his house for many years and a verse by which he has lived.  He spoke about the pressing need for Christian education and for us to communicate with the pastors on this and to persuade them. This was followed by the testimony of a new student.

We finished with a question panel.  The questions mainly focused on people’s frustrations with trying to get people involved or in not seeing enough done to promote Christian Education, and what especially bothered them was the apathy of the churches and church leaders.  This was the theme of many questions and suggestions in the feedback forms.  It was exciting that people were on the same page. 

It was all a great encouragement.  Many people attended the conference and made it a great day.

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Loving Your Muslim Neighbour

Ben Jeffery for website reduced sizeThis Spring Term the Chapel focus was on Loving Your Muslim Neighbour.  We invited Ben Jeffery from Interserve to come and speak to us for a month.

We looked at preconceptions and how to understand that all people are loved by God and how he wants us to do the same.  We looked at cultures, similarities and differences and demographics.

This was followed by a visit from some former missionaries to the Middle East, who spoke of their work and their friendships and life with people from all backgrounds.  The children spent a lot of time having fun, but it was also a very memorable, interesting and intelligent discussion time.

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ESC 2014

Len and 24 7 team 2014Another great year spent with the ESC students this year.  We were proud to have the students representing King of Kings.  Their behaviour was commended several times by other attendees and they also came away with a medal each.  We are already making great and extravagant plans for next year and the events we will be entering.

Photo of the young volunteers of the 24/7 team appears by kind permission of Len Stolyarchuk.

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Walk Through the Bible

walkthrough-01We have been delighted to welcome in Tom King to do Walk Through the Bible with the children from Infants to Seniors. Last term he taught the children the Old Testament in a fun, interactive session. The children learn the order and relevance of the stories of the Bible, so they can better understand the message of the Bible.

This term we have been learning the New Testament story and it is very popular with the children. They love to act out the scenes, learn the signs and the words that help them to remember the order of the stories from the Bible. We want them to have a thorough grounding in the knowledge, so that they can grow in understanding and wisdom.

Find out more for yourselves at Bible Explorer www.Bible.org.uk

This is one of the ways in which we aim to teach the children to have a solid understanding of what the Good News truly is. Apologetics continues from here. The older seniors are encouraged to become involved in apologetics events outside of school, added to the sessions taught in school. We are great fans of the work of AIM (Apologetics in Manchester) and many staff and some families attend the bi-monthly sessions.

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School news and Achievements 2012-2013

Praise God for this school year. We look back and thank him for guiding us and being with us throughout the year.

news13-01It has been a year of babies this year. Mr and Mrs Golamhossen were blessed with Theodore’s birth in March and there have been many other babies in families throughout the school. We praise God for all these precious births and rejoice with all the newly growing families.

As usual we have enjoyed seeing the great improvement in students throughout the school. There have been 2 sets of ABCs classes as children graduated from the Preschool, passing the Reading Readiness Test and progressing forwards. The ABCs classes in turn have worked really well and lots of children have passed their Post Test (gaining 100% as they are tested on their ability to read) and joined and swelled the Infants Learning Centre.

As a product of this wonderful growth, the very solid readers have joined the Main Learning Centre, where all of them have settled inl and are working phenomenally well. We are really proud of their work rate and really pleased with their maturity and great reading.

news13-02John Lewis is marrying Laura Andrade from Vineyard Christian School (using ACE like us!) in Mallorca in August 2013. Laura is studying art in Bristol and John works for a prize-winning company in Swindon. His job involves trouble shooting for business solutions and computer systems and he was head-hunted by his successful Christian millionaire businessman boss whilst serving God working at Maranatha Christian School in Swindon. He is a cell group leader in his church. John was the guest speaker at the King of Kings School 2013 Summer Banquet. He was inspiring, encouraging and impressive.

Seven of our former students and graduates attended the Summer Banquet and we were delighted to see them and fellowship with them. They included Micah Davidson fresh from his first year at university, reading English at Liverpool.

Karan has departed for Japan for her year abroad studying Japanese. She has gained her preferred place at a prestigious university in Tokyo and has continued her amazing progress by gaining firsts for her second year work.

news13-03Octavia Lewis has completed her degree in Music at St. John’s College, Durham University and graduated with a high 2:1 with firsts in several modules. She won college colours in conducting, badminton and football. She has been spending her free time working for Maranatha School in Swindon (as a volunteer) and Christian Education Europe (as an employee). She is applying for a master’s degree in New Zealand to study Korean Music, for ‘tent making’.

We’ve enjoyed some great trips this year including one to York (including the Yorvik Viking Centre), Museum of Science and Industry, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, and 2 lots of A Honour Roll go-carting. There were also the yearly trips to Crucial Crew and European Student Convention (where our students were successful and earned medals, but more importantly, showed great character.)

We had a really successful and enjoyable Sports Day. We were able to open it up to local Christian homeschoolers. Have a look at the photos on the walls around school!

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Testimonies – New Feature!

Renata Phillips:
“I’m a qualified nursery nurse based in an NHS nursery as an agency nursery nurse. As a student at King of Kings school I enjoyed my time spent there with the one to one and help from the teachers. School for me was a challenge as I didn’t go to school as much, but as I started at King of Kings things began to look brighter for me. I learnt to read and write and to grow closer to God. I started there with nothing, but as I started to trust God in every situation he brought me out on the other side.”

David Balogun:
“My experience at The King of Kings School was more than just curriculum education; it was education of the total man. A place of love, growth and hope are just a snippet of my school memories.”

John Lewis:
“King of Kings School prepared me for success, both at university and in business. More importantly, it strengthened my heart for a lifestyle of serving the Lord Himself.”

David Nwator: 
“Some of my fondest memories are still of my time at King of Kings School. The school and its staff provided me with a place to excel not only academically but across the board. Much of the opportunity I’ve been afforded in life can be attributed to my experience here. This is a fact I’m exceptionally grateful for.”

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European Student Convention 2013

Student Convention at Millfield, April 2013

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euro13-02The students had a great and successful time at ESC this year. They prepared for many events, including a puppet show, sports of various sorts, singing, draughts, and Bible memory. We were really proud of them for their good presentation and their impeccable behaviour. They were great ambassadors for the school. Mr Golamhossen ran the academic events as usual, but without Mrs Golamhossen this year as the birth of their 3rd child, Theodore, was in March. Mrs Lewis and Miss Judson also attended as judges.

euro13-03Our students came away with bronze medals in Bible memorization for learning a complete book of the Bible. This year they learned 2 John off by heart. They have grander plans for longer books now they have got the taste for it. One student also won a bronze medal in long jump. We are very pleased with their achievements in this European competition.

Each year the seniors join the staff for a week at the European Student Convention (top medalists are able to compete in the International Student Convention in America). We compete in many events which come under the categories of academics, art, music, platform and sports.

euro13-04It is an opportunity for them to meet with larger numbers of Christian children, perfect their skills, introduce themselves to new challenges, compete against a wide spectrum of abilities from all over Europe, attend evening rallies and, most importantly, meet with God. We use this opportunity to hone skills and improve confidence and strengthen character.

The King of Kings School have been very successful in various areas of ESC, including winning the European and International title for the PACE Bowl General Knowledge competition. euro13-05We have also picked up a significant number of other medals in the events we have entered. The school is closed during ESC (Easter holiday).

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