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Newsletter Term 2 – Week 6

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Important Dates

Monday June 6 & Tuesday June 7 Year 12 Excursion Marine studies, Food Technology, Hospitality: Sydney Fish Markets tour
Wednesday June 8 Immunisations
Thursday June 9 Year 12 History Study Day
Monday June 13 Public Holiday – Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday June 14 UNSW Writing Competition
Thursday June 16 Try a Skill Day
Saturday June 16 Trivia Night 6:30pm

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Traditions and Celebrations

Although we are in our 7th year, we are still young with respect to other schools. We are therefore, still in the process of developing our traditions and celebrations. The captains’ ceremony being held at the end of the term has become a tradition that celebrates the wonderful student leaders that we have in our school. Our captains are the voice of our school leadership team and this great group of students are already working together to increase their participation in school governance and decision making. As an example, we will be discussing changes to the senior girls’ skirt at the next P&C meeting – a partnership between our parent body and student leaders. You are welcome to attend this meeting and listen to the articulate arguments for change from our captains. It is also an opportunity to speak with students about their experiences and hopes and dreams for our school.

I will be taking long service leave from 1st June until 27th July. This is the first long break that I have taken in my teaching career and as well as some travel, I will be using this time to get revitalised and refreshed, and hence continue to be the best principal that I can, at Kariong Mountains High School.

In my absence, Scott White will take on the role of Principal and Lidia Jeffrey, will be relieving as Deputy Principal. I know that they, alongside Jacqui Matthew, will operate as a great leadership team and provide supportive strong leadership for our school community.

Ms Anne Vine, Principal

2016 School Captains and Principal KMHS principal and captains with Julie Bishop and Lucy Wicks

Our Students are Stars!

Congratulations to all 257 STARS recipients who received their award at a special assembly last Tuesday. This is a record number demonstrating an improving positive learning culture in our school. To be awarded a STARS certificate, students in Years 7 to 10 were nominated in at least four subjects, whereas our Seniors were nominated in at least three. Their positive attitude to learning will also be rewarded with improved results and outcomes. Many thanks to the large number of family members who were in attendance, to help celebrate these fine achievements.

The process of subject selection for our Year 10 students entering Year 11 in 2017 has begun. Last Friday, an interview panel discussed options with individual students providing advice on relevant subject selections and educational pathways. On Wednesday evening an information session for parents and caregivers was held to provide an explanation of requirements and assist further in the selection of subjects with individual subjects being represented. Student choice will be the driver of decisions in regard to the subjects that will be offered. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school.

Mr Scott White, Deputy Principal

Top Stories

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Our very own Paralympic Athlete!

Dylan Littlehales, 16, is on top of the world after qualifying for a spot on the Australian Paralympic Team. He is preparing for RIO, where he will be representing Australia at the 2016 Paralympic Games! Congratulations Dylan!


Dan Matthew with his trophy

Dan Wins Ian McPherson Medal

Congratulations to Dan Matthew from Kariong Mountains High & Gosford Rugby Club for winning the Ian McPherson Medal as player of the carnival!
The last time a Central Coast player won this medal was in 1999.


Toni playing the piano at the concertYouth in Performing Arts

Congratulations to Toni Wunsch from Year 11 who performed at the Youth In Performing Arts’ 25th Anniversary concert at Laycock St Theatre. Toni played outstandingly and was cheered on by fellow KMHS students.


Students preparing food in the kitchen

Year 8 Food Technology Assessment Task

Year 8 students created delicious meals for their food technology assessment task. Guest judges Mr Furey, Richard, Mr Hipwell and Mrs Miller, gave every dish a thumbs up!

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