Organisation & Attendance

2021 Term Dates

TERM 1: Friday, January 29 – Thursday, April 1
January 27, 28 2021Staff Development Days
January 29, 2021Years 7, 11, 12 commence Term 1
February 1, 2021Years 8, 9 and 10 commence Term 1
TERM 2: Monday, April 19 – Friday, June 25
April 19, 2021Staff Development Day
TERM 3: Monday, July 12 – Friday, September 17
July 12, 2021Staff Development Day
TERM 4: Tuesday, October 5 – Friday, December 17
December 17, 2021School Development Day

Key Information

  • The school office is open from 8:15 am – 3:30 pm Monday to Friday on school days.
  • The uniform shop is located on the student side of the office. Opening times are 8:00 – 9:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Equipment lists for individual years are available to download from the parent resources page

Bell Times

BELL TIMES FOR ALL DAYS EXCLUDING WEDNESDAY
EventSTARTFINISH
Day Loan Laptop time8:35 am8:50 am
Check-in time8:50 am9:05 am
Period 19:05 am10:05 am
Period 210:05 am11:05 am
Break 111:05 am11:35 am
Period 311:35 am12:35 pm
Period 412:35 pm1:35 pm
Break 21:35 pm2:05 pm
Period 52:05 pm3:05 pm
Laptop return3:05 pm3:15 pm
BELL TIMES FOR WEDNESDAY
EventSTARTFINISH
Day Loan Laptop time8:35 am8:50 am
Period 18:50 am10:20 am
HUB10:20 am10:50 am
Assembly10:50 am11:05 am
Break 111:05 am11:35 am
Period 211:35 am1:05 pm
Break 21:05 pm1:35 pm
Period 31:35 pm3:05 pm
Laptop return3:05 pm3:15 pm

Attendance and Absences

Missing school means your son or daughter misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships.
Attendance is recorded each day. Parents or caregivers are responsible for ensuring their child attends school every day, including sports days unless:

  • your child has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
  • your child is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
  • your child is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
  • your child is sick, or has an infectious illness.

Students need to attend school regularly to meet the course requirements of the Record of School Achievement and Higher School Certificate.
If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the year advisor, principal or school counsellor.
If your child has to be absent from school for any reason including arriving late or leaving early, please provide an explanation to the school using the KMHS App, the parent portal, in writing or over the phone.

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

There are an increasing number of students interested in using their own devices at school. We encourage the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ option as it can streamline the connection between learning at school and learning at home. In 2021, the school is making changes to its access to technology in the classroom. Students are encouraged to BYOD in all years. Students unable to bring a device such as a laptop, Chromebook or Macbook will need to borrow a Chromebook from school for the day. The form to register for the Day Loan Laptop System is located on the Parent Resources page.

On our policies page you can access the current guide for parents and students interested in bringing a device to school. There is also a copy of the agreement and responsibilities students must follow if they chose to bring a device to school.

  KMHS Policies

Please feel free to contact the school if you have any queries in relation to BYOD.

School Plan 2018 – 2020

This document outlines the Kariong Mountains High School vision statement, context, planning process and strategic direction for the future:

KMHS School Plan 2018 – 2020