Kariong Mountains High School has begun its history as a school committed to achieving excellence across all learning endeavours for both the foundation students and those to come in future years. At Kariong Mountains High School we have embedded our school’s motto ‘Unity Knowledge Respect’ into all facets of school life.
From the Principal
I am proud of the academic, social and co–curricular achievements of our students and the collaborative, reflective practice of school staff to initiate and support strategies aimed at achieving our school’s vision of developing students into respected and successful citizens of the twenty–first century.
A key initiative was the introduction of professional learning streams, which provided a collaborative learning environment for staff to develop and refine skills in areas such as formative assessment, future–focussed learning and using Google Classroom for effective teaching. These actions reinforce the commitment of our staff to undertake professional learning and critically reflect on their practice in order to provide the most relevant and quality learning experiences for our students. Additionally, the introduction of interest projects in Stage 4, sees our learning opportunities expand to include life–long activities that arise from the passion of staff and students and build general capabilities to enhance overall educational outcomes.
Students continued to represent the school in a range of endeavours that demonstrated their embodiment of our school values. Even though there were limited successes in school team sports, once again our students were commended for their positive attitude, sense of fair play and persistence. These qualities were also evident in our students who participated in Max Potential, music festivals and fundraising for bushfire support. Individual students represented at international, state and national level. These examples highlight just some of the successes and opportunities that have been available to students in 2019.
We have achieved much throughout 2019 and this report provides information on our school’s progress. I certify that the information in this report is the result of a rigorous school self–evaluation process and is a balanced and genuine account.
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