|Friday June 22||Primary and Secondary Cross Country|
|Monday June 25||Luna Park Excursion|
|Wednesday June 27||Stage 4 Parent Teacher Evening|
|Thursday June 28||Body Movement Excursion – Years 11 and 12|
|Friday June 29||Backup Cross Country|
|Monday July 2||Brisbane Water Zone Athletics|
|Tuesday July 3||Careers EXPO Years 10 and 12|
NAIDOC Day Celebrations
|Wednesday July 4||Stage 5 Parent Teacher Evening|
|Thursday July 5||Music Performance Evening|
From our Relieving Principal
Subject selections for 2019 are a priority at the moment for our Year 8 and 10 students. Last Wednesday we had an information session for both Stage 5 and 6 at the same time. Our faculties put up great displays and many staff were on hand to answer questions and provide advice. This was followed up on Friday with students individually discussing their plans with an interview panel to finalise their selections. Many thanks to all staff involved in this time consuming and complex process. With student choice and need driving our curriculum, we are endeavouring to meet the needs of all students as is feasibly possible.
Over the previous two Fridays we have had students assist our partner schools in officiating Football matches. Students from Years 9 to 11 refereed and ran lines for numerous fixtures in an example of the excellent cooperation we have as part of the Kariong Mountains Learning Group. Comments forwarded to me include:
“The kids you sent were great, very easy to get along with and knew what they were doing…They are a credit to your school.”
Thanks to Ryan Richards (9), Nathan Taylor (10), Alex Muscat (10), Nathan Holt (10), Jayden Baillie (10), Kyle Leo (10), Laura Jackson (11), Cameron Carr (11) and Tyler Fraser (11) for being fantastic ambassadors to our school.
Supported School Transport
Following is some information provided to our school that has been requested to be included in our newsletter:
- The Australian Government has released a discussion paper about ‘Supported School Transport and the National Disability Insurance Scheme’ on their website https://engage.dss.gov.au.
- As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out across Australia, this paper asks for your feedback on how supported school transport could work under the NDIS.
- This is your opportunity to have your say via a submission on how you would like to see supported school transport operate in our State. The consultation period will end on 20 July at 5:00pm.
- There will be some face-to-face consultations held throughout the state, full details will be updated on their website when they are available.
- For any further information about the discussion paper or submission you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Scott White
From the Deputy’s Desk
Too sick to go to school?
With the recent drop in temperature comes the dreaded increase in sneezes, coughs and runny noses in our classrooms. Influenza is spread from person-to-person through the coughing or sneezing of infected people. Any person with symptoms should remain at home until they are well. Following a few basic principles may help stop the spread of germs this cold and flu season.
Generally, if your child feels unwell, keep them home from school and consult a doctor.
- Practice good hygiene, including washing hands regularly and covering the nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Get a daily dose of fresh air and maintain physical exercise to strengthen the immune system
- Keep kids home if they display any cold or flu symptoms, or arrange a back-up plan if unable to get time off work
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
Bay to Bay Running Festival 2018
The Bay to Bay Running Festival was held on Sunday, 17 June. It involved a 12km Fun Run and 21km Half Marathon from the Woy Woy waterfront to the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford. Many of our students, ex-students and teachers were seen slogging it out on the relatively flat and fast course. The Bay to Bay is a charity fundraising event organised by the Terrigal Trotters. The charities for 2018 were Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), Camp Breakaway and Gosford and Wyong Emergency Departments. Well done to all competitors!
Year 7 Selective Class 2019
Fifty-one Year 6 students from five different primary schools sat the selective test last week, indicating a renewed interest in Kariong Mountains’ strong academic pathway for middle school learners.
All applicants will be notified by the end of the term of either a position in next year’s selective class or placement on the waiting list.
The student successful in securing the 2019 Selective Class Scholarship will be announced in the Week 10 school newsletter.
Mrs Jacqui Matthew
Educational and Management Leadership
PDHPE in Focus
Term 2 has been an action packed one for students in PDHPE. So many great opportunities for our students. Let’s have a look …
School Athletics Carnival
We started the term with our school’s athletics carnival and it was great to see so many students attending our carnival and the grandstands empty because all students were participating throughout the day. Thank you to Miss James for all her hard work organising a successful carnival.
Year 7 PDHPE and sport
Year 7 has just completed the much anticipated ‘Let’s Dance’ unit in PDHPE, where the students were able to showcase their talents in a range of social and partner dances. Enthusiasm grew every lesson as the students developed their dance skills and, most importantly, their confidence. The aim of this unit is to give the students the skills and confidence to participate in activities that may promote lifelong physical activity. It was fantastic to see the Year 7 students step out of their comfort zone and take on the challenge.
Year 7 has had a flying start to sport in 2018!! They have participated in numerous net & court, invasion and striking and fielding games. All students in Year 7 have displayed a high level of enthusiasm and engagement in all learning activities in PDHPE & Sport this semester.
Year 8 PDHPE and sport
Our students have been involved in a number of great units this year and they have all just commenced a fantastic Gymnastics Unit where they have already showcased amazing skills with partner balances and making formations as a class. Our classes are also demonstrating skills well above their age in our Invasion Games unit. It is great to see such enthusiasm and pride in all aspects from our wonderful Year 8 students.
Year 9 and Year 10 PASS
FIFA World Cup or KMHS World Cup… PASS students are currently competing for the countries in the KMHS World Cup. Watch the school Facebook page for updates and the final result. Students have also created some excellent nutrition products earlier this year in the Nutrition and Physical Activity unit. Students have had an excellent start to the year, displaying high levels of enthusiasm, participation and enjoyment in PASS.
Community and Family Studies
Year 11 has been completing a unit of work on Individuals and Groups and learning about power within groups, leadership styles and conflicts within groups. Year 12 is exploring the processes involved in becoming a parent and/or carer.
Year 9 and Year 10 Child Studies
Child studies students have been engaged in a unit of work on nutrition for children with a focus on the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, the consequences of sugar and how what a child eats, directly affects mood, learning, behaviour, retention and health. They have just finished completing a task where they designed a ‘healthy’ kids birthday party and brought in amazing sample foods.
Open Girls Rugby 7s
On Thursday 14th of June, our Open Girls Rugby team had a great gala day against 7 other schools from the Central Coast. Our girls showed incredible teamwork, support to each other and determination as they played each game. Thank you to Mr Hipwell for his first grade coaching. Our girls played so well they have been asked to represent at the next gala day on the 16th of August. Well done girls.
Year 11 SLR and Sport
Students are demonstrating amazing skills in regards to their Gymnastics and Fitness unit, applying their knowledge and skills at Flip Out and Central Coast Leagues Club each Tuesday and Friday.
Year 9 and 10 Outdoor Rec
Students have been actively engaged in a unit of camping and hiking, learning about the benefits to their health and wellbeing for being in the outdoors. Students are currently working on the safety considerations required when running a camping trip in preparation for a camping trip later in the year.
Subject Selection evening
Thank you to all our students and parents who dropped by to see what subjects we offer for Stage 5 and Stage 6. It is always an exciting time selecting subjects and we love seeing the enthusiasm shared by everyone in the number of opportunities offered our students in our KLA.