Ninestiles isn’t just a school. It is a community. A community which believes in the core values of respect, commitment and achievement. We are a supportive community which strives to better you as a student but also as an individual. Ninestiles aims to not only academically enrich students, but to culturally enrich them and to transform them into young, respectable members of society.
At Ninestiles, we are challenged by our high pitched curriculum, which many students find helpful as it enables them to perform their level best in both lessons and examinations. We are also provided with a plethora of subjects to ensure we are offered the chance to excel in our interests. Many students find this advantageous as it allows them to advance in the subjects they are most passionate about. Furthermore, these subjects are all taught by incredible teachers, who want to get students the best grades possible.
As a rights respecting school, we work with UNICEF to ensure that pupils are provided with a safe environment in which they can thrive and better themselves in. Ninestiles, as a community, also cares for pupils’ wellbeing, which is why Student welfare is always open to aid students in their time of need.
At Ninestiles, students not only excel in academics but in extracurricular activities as well. Therefore, there are a vast variety of after school clubs, ranging from both physical and mental activities. This ensures that pupils will be given the choice to develop their skills in almost every possible aspect. Pupils are also offered chances to further their knowledge through the form of trips. During my time at Ninestiles, I have been on trips to France, Spain and Switzerland. These trips are both enjoyable and enriching, as students can learn about different cultures and gain an insight as to how their learning is implemented into reality. The opportunities to achieve both in and out of the classroom here are phenomenal.
As a community, we believe that every voice should be heard, and to ensure this we have organised many opportunities for students to express their opinions. For example, we have a suggestion box in which students can anonymously leave suggestions; pupils can become a HAL representative to help to further develop our healthy active lifestyles in school; and students can become a part of the student union to express their opinions on school as a whole. At Ninestiles we listen to opinions and act on them, this year we have developed a new break and lunch system which provides students with a much more spacious environment.
My favourite quality of Ninestiles is our unity through diversity, and I believe our fusion of nationalities, ethnicities and religions is what projects us from the rest. Through our celebration of diversity, students learn to respect themselves and the community they are part of, and therefore learn to champion the core values of respect, commitment and achievement.
All in all, whilst we achieve academically, we also enjoy our time at Ninestiles; building lasting friendships, incredible memories and being prepared to succeed in our next part of life.
Aswin Kumar, Head Boy 2019-2020