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Week 8, Term 4 – 2019 Newsletter

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Principal’s Report: I think I have mentioned this, in past years, that it is truly a privilege to be Principal of a school that does not just wait for change to be imposed, but leads that change in an effort to stay relevant and best meet the needs of our students….

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Deputy PrincipalFrom our Deputy (Years 8-12): A large number of students in Year 10 are looking forward to the annual trip to Queensland in Week 9. Students not attending the excursion are required at school on all days, except for Friday. Prior to then, a number of activities have been organised. This Friday, ‘Blue Datto’ visited the school
as part of the mandatory ‘Life Ready’ course…

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Mrs Matthew Deputy PrincipalFrom our Deputy (Year 7):
The transition from Year 6 into high school is in full swing with a number of programs currently underway, including a well attended parent information evening, JumpStart and Year Advisor visits of our partner schools…

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Newsletter QuizTry your luck in the Newsletter QUIZ.
All correct answers go in the draw to win a prize!

Winner and correct answers will be published in the next newsletter.

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student artworkCAPA: Visual Arts, Faculty News
See whats been happening in Visual Arts in 2019 … YEAR 9 has explored different worlds, creating Sea-Ramic clay sculptures & painting like the Hiedelburg artists of the 1890s on their 9×5 wood boards…

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group photo of music studentsCAPA: Music, Faculty News
It has been a busy year for KMHS music students: Year 8 has completed the mandatory Stage 4 course, where they learnt how to play a variety of instruments including the guitar, keyboard, drums and other percussion. They learnt about pop music, rock music and music for film, television and radio…

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Horror masks by Year 8 studentsEnglish: Faculty News 2019 has been another great year in the English and Drama faculty, with some excellent learning happening across classes in 7-12. The English faculty continues to engage changing pedagogies in the classroom and provide students opportunities to learn in diverse ways and apply these skills in contexts outside of the classroom…

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students watching a presentationHSIE: Faculty News
Year 8 HSIE students made ‘Polynesian Boats’ using materials they collected from the playground, combined with paddle-pop sticks, rubber bands etc.
The boats were then launched in the dam to see how sea-worthy they were …

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Polynesian boat makingMathematics: Faculty News
See photos and read student quotes about what the Mathematics faculty have been up to during 2019 …

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Ball sport on the ovalPDHPE: Faculty News
It has been a busy time for PDHPE and Sport in 2019. A major focus has been programming for the new PDHPE syllabus. Years 7 and 9 are studying the new course, Years 8 and 10 will be implemented in 2020…

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boys working on science projectScience: Faculty News
The Science faculty has very heavily embraced the new focus on building skills in our students to be able to design investigations, solve problems and draw conclusions in a variety of applications. This was evidenced in the recently published Year 10 Science VALID results showing above State average in all three areas of science skills…

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group of students in class roomSTEAM: Faculty News
This year, we implemented a new program centred on the development of future focused learning and the promotion of collaboration through group challenges. STEAM is composed of Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics. Each module aims to develop communication, critical thinking, teamwork and research skills…

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deck chairs on the grassTAS: Faculty News
Well, what another exciting year in the KMHS TAS faculty 2019 has been. We welcomed Mr Brasting who has joined KMHS from out west and the former pastry chef has bought a wealth of knowledge and experience into the faculty…

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Top Blokes group photoWellbeing at KMHS
We have seen many great achievements from our students and have watched them grow in leaps and bounds. Mr Hipwell has been working hard to support Years 10 and 11 students to reach the minimum standard tests and what a success this has been! We have seen about 75% pass their minimum standards tests, so far. We will continue to support students to attain minimum standards in 2020…

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Boys playing cards in the libraryLibrary Highlights
‘The library is an inviting space for everyone at any time they need: free periods, break, research and class time.’…

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stacks of books with kings and queensKMHS Library on Instagram: Follow and engage with KMHS Library on Instagram, where everyone can find a book to love:

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Community Notices: This issue includes adverts and information about Kariong Community Carols, Wiseberry Real Estate and WEP Student Exchange and Peninsula Community Centre.
NOTE: Current notices can also be accessed on the Community Notices page.

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