Newsletter Term 1 Week 8

Important Dates

Tuesday March 29Year 12 half yearly exams
Wednesday March 30Athletics Carnival
Thursday March 31Practical day for Major Works
Friday April 1Year 12 half yearly exams

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From the Principal

The School Excellence Framework captures substantial data about school targets and achievements. In the area of attendance, the school sits in the ‘Sustaining and Growing’ band, with an upward trend in improving the overall rate of 87%. This figure includes the small number of students with chronic attendance concerns and skews it down, but, unfortunately, there is also another small group of students whose attendance is below expectations. Whilst attendance at school is compulsory until the age of 17 (or until a student has completed Year 10 and then goes into a training course, employment or a trade), we want students and their families to value education for its own sake and see the importance of having excellent attendance patterns.

The importance of attending school

When students are consistently absent or late for no justifiable reason, then they are missing important learning experiences. Just 5 days a term adds up to missing one whole term over 2 years. As you can see, this is quite significant.

In an effort to support students who have poor attendance, Kariong Mountains High School will be adding to its current monitoring processes by having initial interviews with students who have less than 85% attendance. The purpose of these interviews will be to determine if there are any strategies that can be put into place to help improve attendance. If a continuing poor pattern of attendance persists, parents/carers will be asked to attend a meeting to work with the school in turning a poor habit into a successful learning one.

Sporting success

Congratulations to our sporting teams who have been moving through the rounds, displaying excellent sportsmanship and fair play, as well as achieving success in their initial games. We wish them all the best in future competition. Thank you to the coaches for volunteering their time to make these events possible.

Ms Anne Vine

Music on Quad

Friday Break 2 at KMHS has been transformed! Live music from our talented musicians can be heard on the quad and beyond, as the sound waves move across the school. Our musicians have sung, played guitar and keyboards, performed solo or in duos. These performances have been supported by the awesome work of
a very dedicated sound crew.

A big shout out goes to Mr Kane Burns as coordinator of Music on Quad:

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Our P&C does a fantastic job

We had our AGM on Monday March 14 with the following positions being filled:

President – Therese Tults Vice President – Nicole Littlehales Vice President – Jacqui Matthew
Secretary – Sandra Carnevale Treasurer – Sharon Partridge Correspondence Secretary – Carolyn Brierley

P & C AGM meeting

It’s safe now to come to P&C – you won’t get a job!

Next P & C Meeting: Monday, May 9 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. In the Library. All parents and community members welcome.

  • P&C Meetings for the year:
  • April – no meeting due to school holidays
  • June – no meeting due to Queen’s Birthday
  • July – no meeting due to school holidays
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 5 – Christmas Dinner

UNIFORM DONATIONS NEEDED

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