Newsletter 2017 – Term 4, Week 6

Important Dates

Friday November 17Fishing: Marine Studies
Japanese Excursion
Wednesday November 22Year Assemblies
Thursday November 23Ourimbah Uni: Year 10+11
Lifting Aspirations Excursion
Friday November 24Theatre Sports
Brisbane Water Zone Sports Gala Day
V8 Supercars Excursion
Fishing: Marine Studies
Wednesday November 29KMHS Evening of Excellence – 5:30pm
Friday December 1Industry Breakfast
Mon Dec 5 – Fri Dec 8Gold Coast Excursion: Year 10
Cross Roads: Year 10

View and download PDF version of Newsletter here

From our Relieving Principal

Deputy Principal

This is another friendly reminder that the School Dentist will be visiting our school during the week commencing 27 November. Students from families eligible for Family Tax Benefit A will be examined for free. Ineligible families can receive the same service for $99 which includes oral examination, teeth clean and fluoride application. Students have been provided with information and consent forms. If our school has 30 or more students take up the offer, a draw for a $200 shopping voucher will take place. I encourage all families to make the most of this opportunity.

Year 9 NESA Trials

Students in Year 9 who did not meet the required level in NAPLAN in Reading, Writing or Numeracy will be undergoing a NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority) trial for Minimum Standards. It will take place during Week 7 of this term. Information will be forwarded to students in the near future.

Year 11 Reports

Last week I finished reading through the Year 11 reports and was very impressed for several reasons. Firstly, we have a large number of students who are very dedicated to their studies and clearly doing their best with a positive attitude. Secondly, the professionalism of our teachers shone through with their deep understanding of the students in their classes. It is important that students heed the advice of their teachers, set high goals and work hard to achieve them.

PBL Voucher Winners: Ozgur Emeli (7), Tayla Jackson (11)

Mr Scott White
Relieving Principal

HSIE Faculty Update

Busy times for the HSIE faculty, with Year 7 students nearing completion of their first semester studying Geography, our Year 8 History students are studying the ‘Polynesian Expansion Across the Pacific’ topic, with Year 9 and 10 Geography classes engaging with the ‘Sustainable Biomes’ and ‘Australia’s Global Links’ topics respectively. Our Year 9 History students have been learning about Australia’s involvement in World War I and World War II and Year 10 classes have been studying the Holocaust.

During what was the first implementation of the Polynesian topic at KMHS with our Year 8 classes, students have learned about the movement of people in canoes (Wakas) across the Pacific Ocean, the discovery of new islands, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Māori culture, traditional Polynesian tattooing, housing and society structures, Pacific Island food and Polynesian war dances – including the Māori Haka, Tongan Sipi Tau and Samoan Siva Tau.

Below are some pictures of our students’ interpretations of Polynesian canoes and actions shots of the war dances they choreographed and performed in class.

Mr Stephen Gibbs

War dance performed by year 8 students Action photo of war dance performed by Year 8 students
Polynesian canoes made from modern household materials
Year 8 student work on display – interpretations of Polynesian seafaring


Canteen News


The canteen has reached an all-time low on volunteer helpers.
We have approximately 560 students enrolled at our school and only 9 parent volunteers in the canteen.

Please, if you can help one day a month between 9.30-2.20 it would make a huge difference! Please call the school to be put in touch with Marie, our canteen manager, to book a volunteer day in the canteen. After you gain experience, Marie is happy to give out a job reference for future job prospects.

Due to the shortage of volunteers, the canteen has changed a few items on the menu to reduce the work load on staff in the canteen. Our prices have not changed.

See below for new changes and Term 4 menu.

Brekky & SnacksCustard cup – GONE
Hot cheese roll – GONE
Hot FoodMini pie replaced with mini sausage roll
Cheese Potato Bake – GONE
Ham and Cheese Potato Bake – GONE
Fried rice changed to order only
Monday SpecialsChicken burger patties changed from home made to bought crumbed
Works burgers changed to order only
Wednesday SpecialsChanged from a rotating special to Hot dogs
Thursday SpecialsBurritos – GONE

KMHS Canteen Menu – Term 4, 2017



Kariong Netball club advert