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Inspirational Israel

An inspirational Israel tour, the prize in last summer's WIZO Commitment Awards, has given Kisharon's winners new insights into supporting disadvantaged
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Story telling for all

Sensory opportunities play an important role in education at Kisharon School where Nina Martinez from the charity Bag Books presented interactive reading sessions for pupils from all classes.

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Healthy Living at Tuffkid

Tuffkid Nursery has become sugar free nursery and is now part of the Mayor of London’s Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) project to champion the development of healthy children.

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Two by two…

Noah’s Ark came to Tuffkid Nursery when learning disability specialists, Animal World Shop, were invited to start early years’ learning at the beginning of the academic term.

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Disability World: New start for disability this Rosh Hashanah

The time offered for reflection at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur should be used to think about people with disabilities, says Melinda Jones, in The Times of Israel.

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Top marks for Tuffkid

Tuffkid Nursery won a five star environmental health rating after an unannounced visit by a Barnet Council inspector.

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House of Lords book launch

Daniel Yefet and Shammai Rotenberg attended a reception to launch four new Books Beyond Words – which they helped to create – at the House of Lords.

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Kisharon remembers on Yom Hashoah

A Kisharon School pupil lit a yellow candle on Yom Hashoah this week in memory of two-year-old Rudika Blaustien, of Budapest who perished at Auschwitz.

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Children learn to prepare for Pesach at Tuffkid

Age is no barrier when it comes to Pesach cleaning at Tuffkid Nursery. Children took turns at duster duty, and tackled floors with a toy vacuum cleaner.

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Lessons for teachers

The focus on this year’s inset day at Kisharon School was exploring techniques used to help pupils with limited verbal communication and understanding.

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Building work to begin in May for new school

Plans are underway for building work to start at on the new Kisharon School in May. The former head office in Parson Street will be transformed into a cutting edge school for children with learning disabilities.

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Computers – in easy steps

Students on Kisharon’s vocational skills course are taking their first steps to becoming computer literate.

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Vocational skills course instils confidence and achievement

Finding work is essential for people with learning disabilities. Kisharon has launched a vocational skills course to instil confidence and a sense of achievement, giving young adults the right tools for the workplace.

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Tuffkid’s £100,000 play area unveiled

Tuffkid Nursery has unveiled its £100,000 new play area, an enchanted wonderland that is enthralling children and parents alike.

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New garden for Tuffkid Nursery

A full refurbishment is taking place this summer at Tuffkid Nursery with a creative new garden, made possible by the Wolfson Jewish School Fund and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.

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Elections at school

Pupils from Kisharon School have been voting to elect new representatives to their school council.

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Children brush up on dental care

Open wide…dentist Jeremy Kaufman taught children how to care properly for their teeth when he visited Tuffkid Nursery this week.

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Flower power at Shavuos

Children at Tuffkid gave each other flowers for Shavuos after buying them from the florist’s in the nursery playground.

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General Election – feeling valued in society

People supported by Kisharon will be at the polls for the general election on June 8 and many feel passionate about politics.

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Welcoming in the spring

The special bracha Birkat Ha’llanot was recited – with support from Clive Rosenfeld – on the first sighting of blossom on a fruit tree in the garden at Leeside Crescent.

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Making learning fun at Tuffkid

A broad range of activities brought Pesach and the seder to life for children at Tuffkid Nursery.

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What it means to have Down’s Syndrome, by Micah

Micah Samuels, who has Down’s Syndrome, told his peers at Kisharon School all about the condition on World Down Syndrome Day.

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Learning about disability

Youth members from Hampstead Garden Suburb shul worked with adults supported by Kisharon on Sunday to produce a Tu B’Shvat poster in a Kisharon disability awareness programme.

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Yummiest lesson of all

Buying doughnuts for Chanukah? Children at Tuffkid Nursery made their own!

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A classical education!

With Handel’s glorious Water Music in the background, Tuffkid Nursery children let their emotional responses to the music guide the blue and white paint through their fingers and onto the paper.

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Help Kisharon win a £9k grant

Kisharon is in the running for a £9k grant for music therapy at Kisharon School – but we need you to vote!

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The gift of music

A Skoog is an electronic musical instrument that allows everyone to make music regardless of age or ability. It is designed primarily for special needs education and music therapy.

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Bev says…please send in your views

In between the many celebrations over the past weeks, our design team has been hard at work completing and submitting the planning application for Kisharon’s new school.

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A fond farewell

Kisharon is organising a farewell party for its four Israeli volunteers this Monday, August 15.

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Have your say

Kisharon invites you to see the plans for our new school in Parson Street.

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Outstanding Ofsted report for Tuffkid

Tuffkid nursery has been given an across the board ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors – for the second time.

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HCC@Kisharon wins accolade

Kisharon’s further education college, HCC@Kisharon, has been highly commended in the Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards 2016.

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More student places at HCC@Kisharon

Ten extra places will be available for students to learn life skills at Hackney College from September this year.

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Gamliel makes fine progress

Kisharon School pupil, Gamliel Morgenstein has spoken his first word.

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HCC@Kisharon on Awards Shortlist

HCC@Kisharon has been shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement (TES) award.  The specialist provision, which opened in September 2014, is in the running for a prize in the Contribution to the Local Community category of the TES Further Education awards.

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Hasmonean boys lend a hand at Kisharon School

Four teenage boys from Hasmonean High School have been lending a hand to special needs pupils at Kisharon School as the volunteering component of their JLGB-organised Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards. Their weekly visits were organised by JLGB’s eVOLve team.

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Kisharon film wins an award

‘Through My Eyes’ the innovative Kisharon film first shown at the annual dinner in July has won a Gold EVCOM Clarion Award.

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Learning centre opened by MP

Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Work and Pensions Secretary, was “very impressed”  when he inaugurated Kisharon’s further education facility in Stamford Hill on Monday.

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Yoni and Sam taste the Big Apple

  Yoni Lev had a fantastic Chanukah holiday with his sister Malka Levinson in Brooklyn – with Support Worker Sam Farleigh by his side every step of the way. Petrona
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Extra time for Tuffkid

There’s more time for play at Tuffkid Nursery with the start of new afternoon opening. The nursery is now open until 2.45 – two hours later than before – for four days a
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Pirkei Avos
“The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G-d, and deeds of kindness.” Kisharon looks at the person not the disability, teaching Torah, Middos and Mitzvot embracing and cherishing everybody’s special talent and bringing out the best in them.