Newsletter Term 2 – Week 4

Important Dates

Tuesday May 24Stars Awards
Wednesday May 25Stage 6 Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday May 27Zone Cross Country
Year 9 Wellbeing Day
Monday May 30Year 10 Subject Selection Interviews
Tuesday May 31UNSW Science Competition
Wednesday June 1Year 10-11 Subject Selection Information Evening

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Congratulations to Year 7 & Year 9 students for their excellent conduct and positive approach in NAPLAN last week!

From the Principal

Careers in the Future

Last week I attended a meeting for principals at the University of Newcastle, Ourimbah Campus, in order to discuss the new strategic plans that the university is implementing to better provide for the careers of the future. Once again, I heard the phrases: ‘jobs not yet invented’, ‘many different jobs, not just one for life’ and ‘less jobs for unskilled people’. These might sound clichéd, but clichés are that for a reason – there is an element of truth in them. For example, we may think that there will always be jobs for bricklayers, but the robots that are already being developed will one day be able to take over such tasks and the need for qualified bricklayers will decrease dramatically.

The importance of knowledge, as linked to content, seems to be becoming superseded in importance by a more transferrable skillset linked to communication, creativity and entrepreneurship. Encouraging our students to think outside the box and take on the risk of trying new ways of thinking and doing are critical to preparing them for their future success. It is certainly on our agenda, as we revise and review our teaching programs and co-curricula activities.

Have your SAY!

Over the next few months, we will be phoning randomly selected parents (to keep the bias out of our survey) to ask some questions about parent participation in schooling and the P&C. We are very interested in your thoughts about how to increase parent/community voice, in a way that works for you.

If you are selected, please help us out, so that we can use this information to improve what we do.

Ms Anne Vine

From the Deputy Principal

With cooler weather approaching, students are asked to be prepared and have the correct school uniform. Uniform is an important aspect of developing and maintaining our core value of Unity. Our uniform shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 9 am. If you have any questions regarding uniform, please feel free to contact me.

A gentle reminder that students need to provide a satisfactory explanation for any absence within 7 days of the absence. This can be done through our app, a written note or a phone call. Ms Matthew and I are working hard on maintaining good attendance for all of our students.

Preparations are underway for students in Year 10 who need to make subject selections for their HSC. Interviews with members from our Transition Team will occur soon. As dates are finalised for all aspects of this process, students and parents will be notified.

Mr Scott White

Drama Night 2016

Congratulations on another great evening of dramatic excellence!

KMHS Drama Night 2016
Group photo from Kariong Mountains 2016 Drama Performance Night – where Year 9, 10 and 11 Drama students brought the house down with fantastic performances.


Nan Tien Temple

Year 12 Society and Culture students had a great time visiting the Buddhist temple on the South Coast. Thank you to Mrs Pallas and Mr Furey for providing such a great opportunity for our students.


Sydney Aquarium

Year 9 Marine Studies, Year 12 Biology and Year 12 Marine Studies had a great excursion to Sydney Aquarium. Thank you to all our students for a fabulous day.


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KMHS Wolves – Sporting Highlights

Dylan representing Australia the World Championships


The Para Team has successfully arrived in Duisburg! They’re ready to take on the rest of the world at the World Championships and the final ICF qualifier for the Paralympics. Racing takes place 17-18-19 May.

Good luck Dylan!!!
We are all wishing you the best over in Germany while you represent Australia in the World Championships.

U18 Central Coast Rugby Union


Congratulations to the under 18 Central Coast rugby union side – undefeated 2016 Country champions!

Well done Dan, Lachlan and Jesse (Year 12) on a brilliant weekend of rugby and their selection into the NSW Country U18 side. Very proud of you boys!!

U20s Rugby Union NSW Country Team


Congratulations to Dan in Year 12 on making the U20s Rugby Union NSW Country Team. A fantastic achievement for a very talented player. All the best Dan for your future games!!

Kariong Mountains High School P&C

Do you want to know more about your P&C? Just let us know and we can add you to our email list. For just $2 you can become a voting member. Send an email to (P&C treasurer). We would love to see some new faces.

Next P & C Meeting:

Monday, August 8, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. In the Library.
All parents and community members welcome.
IMPORTANT AGENDA ITEM: We will be discussing changes to the uniform.

2016 Trivia Night - Colour Your World