Newsletter 2018 – Term 1, Week 8

Important Dates

Tuesday March 20 –
Thursday March 22
Practice NAPLAN
Thursday March 22YIPA Auditions
Tuesday March 27Brainstorm
Years 7 + 8 Wellbeing
Wednesday March 28Sydney North Swimming Carnival
Thursday March 29Groove in the Moovement Studio Festival (Year 8 Music)
Friday March 30Good Friday
Monday April 2Easter Monday
Tuesday April 3 – Friday April 13Year 12 Half Yearly EXAMS

View and download PDF version of Newsletter here

From our Principal

Please pass on the following information to any parents you know, who currently have children in Year 6, and who may be interested in our selective class program for 2019.

Selective Class

Application to enrol in the Kariong Mountains High School’s Year 7 selective class for 2019 opens in May. The selective class is for academic and motivated students who thrive in a creative and rigorous learning environment and who have a positive and persistent approach to their studies.

As students are able to move to higher order thinking more quickly, there are increased opportunities to engage in deeper and more reflective learning, as can be experienced through more time on project based learning and extension activities than in other classes.

Additionally, and importantly, developing the skills of collaboration, creativity and critical thinking are provided in the curriculum.

As Kariong Mountains High School specialises in bioscience and technology, students in the selective stream are accelerated in science and complete a Preliminary Science course at the end of Year 10.

An additional advantage of being in the selective stream at Kariong Mountains High School is that we maintain small class sizes in the senior years in subject areas such as Physics and Extension courses. Your child is not competing for class teacher time against up to 24 students, but is getting specialist support in a class that could have less than 10 students. Our results for the HSC, with students from this class, continue to be high with most students achieving their goals.

Is your child a motivated, high achiever? Do you want a supportive, but challenging learning environment in which they can continue to grow? Then, this is the right place and right school for your child.

The email to obtain an information package is Please note, a minimum academic standard applies to entry into this class.

Ms Anne Vine

From the Deputy’s Desk

Deputy Principal

Parents and caregivers of students who have had changes to their home address, phone numbers, emergency contact etc. are asked to check these on the Sentral portal. If updates are required please contact the school so we have this important information available.
Yes, this is a repeat from last week and another gentle reminder.

Following is this fortnight’s excerpt from our Student Welfare and Discipline Policy:

Core Rules for Students

KMHS has developed a set of ‘Core Rules’ based on the nine core values of NSW public schools. These are integrity, excellence, respect, responsibility, cooperation, participation, care, fairness and democracy.

At KMHS students are expected to:

  • attend school every day and attend all classes unless legally excused
  • arrive at lessons on time and be prepared to participate in learning
  • strive for the highest standards in learning
  • maintain a neat appearance and comply with the school’s uniform policy
  • resolve conflict respectfully, calmly and fairly
  • behave in a safe, considerate and responsible manner; this includes travel to and from school
  • be respectful at all times and cooperate with teacher instructions and learning activities
  • treat all members of the school community with dignity and respect
  • take care of their own property, the school’s and others
  • keep the school grounds tidy at all times
  • not be violent or bring weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco into our school
  • not harass, bully or interfere with the safety of others or engage in any illegal or anti-social behaviour of any kind.

Mr Scott White
Deputy Principal

NRMA Safer Driving School – Earn 20 Logbook Credits

NRMA Safer Driving School will go to your school and conduct this course either during school or after school hours.

Module 1 – Theory
Learners will be influenced through meaningful peer group discussion to adopt safer driving behavours.

Module 2 – Practical
Learner drivers will put their learnings from Module 1 into practice, in a car with a trainer.

Safer Driver Course Costs: $140

Image source: NRMA website

Find out more at:
NRMA – Safer Drivers Course

House Points Score as of Wednesday 14 March 2018

As part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning focus, a house points system has been implemented at Kariong Mountain High School. Teachers allocate positive entries on Sentral for student behaviour, attitude to learning and anything positive that students are observed doing in the classroom and around the school. Points have also been allocated for the swimming carnival final result and age champions.

At the end of the year, the house with the most points will participate in a rewards day. Throughout the year, two students who have achieved a positive are randomly selected and awarded a canteen voucher. An update of the house points score will be updated each newsletter from this point forward.

We encourage our students to be positive at all times, to achieve their best and follow the motto of
Unity, Knowledge and Respect.


Entertainment Book Flyer

Welcome to the P&C Executive 2018

  • President – Beth Schuman
  • Vice President – Teresa Hattley
  • Vice President – Tracy McNamara
  • Secretary – Sharon Partridge
  • Treasurer – Sara Cutting
Next P&C Meeting: Term 2 – May 14 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm In the Library

All parents and community members are welcome to our P&C meetings
Meetings are held 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Library

Future P&C Meeting Dates:
May 14, August 13, November 12, December 3 (Christmas Dinner),
February 11 2019, AGM: March 11 2019


Please donate your second hand uniforms to the school. We particularly need skirts and sport uniforms. Just drop them off to the office any time between 8:15 am and 3:30 pm. Thank You!

Canteen News

Below is the canteen ‘lift-out’ from our PDF newsletter, with handy access to the current menu, this fortnight’s roster, specials and the volunteer slip:

KMHS Canteen News Term 1 – Week 8


3km family fun run and 6km somersby scamper

Free Music Lesson voucher

KMHS is registered for the Coles Sports for Schools program. You can support your school by collecting vouchers and placing them in the collection boxes at the front office.