|Friday November 17||Fishing: Marine Studies|
|Wednesday November 22||Year Assemblies|
|Thursday November 23||Ourimbah Uni: Year 10+11|
Lifting Aspirations Excursion
|Friday November 24||Theatre Sports|
Brisbane Water Zone Sports Gala Day
V8 Supercars Excursion
Fishing: Marine Studies
|Wednesday November 29||KMHS Evening of Excellence – 5:30pm|
|Friday December 1||Industry Breakfast|
|Mon Dec 5 – Fri Dec 8||Gold Coast Excursion: Year 10|
Cross Roads: Year 10
From our Relieving 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.
Mr Scott White
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
SOS HELP PLEASE!!!
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 & Snacks||Custard cup – GONE|
Hot cheese roll – GONE
|Hot Food||Mini pie replaced with mini sausage roll|
Cheese Potato Bake – GONE
Ham and Cheese Potato Bake – GONE
Fried rice changed to order only
|Monday Specials||Chicken burger patties changed from home made to bought crumbed|
Works burgers changed to order only
|Wednesday Specials||Changed from a rotating special to Hot dogs|
|Thursday Specials||Burritos – GONE|