Welcome to King Solomon High School!
We are a United Synagogue, orthodox Jewish school, who openly welcome students of all faiths and of no faith. At our heart, we are a Kehila- a community of learners who look out for and support each other. This idea is embodied in our ethos, which is embedded in all areas of school life and centred on three core pillars; learning, community and charity.
The world stands on three things:
Avodah- serving the community
Gemilut chassadim- acts of kindness
(Ethics of the Fathers 1:2)
Our motto encompasses the ethos and highlights our aim to develop every student as a rounded and grounded individual through a variety of learning and lived experiences, all infused with Jewish teachings and values. The King Solomon community experience shapes young people into informed, responsible and caring citizens.
If I am not for myself who will be for me?
If I am only for myself, who am I?
If not now, when?
(Ethics of the Fathers 1:14)
The Vision in SMSC – spiritual, moral, social and cultural development:
|At King Solomon we:||At King Solomon we:||At King Solomon we:||At King Solomon we:|
|Have a set of values and beliefs that inform our behaviour.||Can distinguish right from wrong.||Act responsibly in and outside school.||Appreciate our own religious or national culture and how it shapes our lives.|
|Have respect for ourselves and for others.||Are confident to act according to our beliefs.||Work well in a group, even if it is not with our friends.||Appreciate diversity and learn from and about others.|
|Have opportunities to reflect on big issues such as poverty, racism, sexism, greed and discrimination.||Feel empowered to express our views on ethical issues.||Reflect on our contribution to society.||Experience Jewish culture through school lessons, activities and programmes, which are open to all.|
|Appreciate truth, goodness, beauty and love.||Listen to others and respect their values.||Raise money for and donate money to charity.||Enjoy music, art and drama as an expression of important life values.|
|Recognise the holy in what we do and say and recognise holiness in others.||Give our time to help others.|
|Value our faith and respect the faiths of others.||Take on leadership roles in the community.|