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Enrolling your child at Kyneton High School

We welcome you to the Kyneton High School learning community.

Our Vision states that: At Kyneton High School we work in partnership to own our learning, engaging with the wider community and preparing students for their futures as responsible, successful adults. We strive for excellence, developing confidence and embracing diversity in a respectful, sustainable environment.

Students attending Kyneton High School are drawn from townships and rural areas right across the Macedon Ranges. Most students travel to and from school by bus. Kyneton High School has a population of approximately 500 students in Years 7 to 12 supported by a wonderfully dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff.

Our school is over 100 years old and we have a rich tradition of engaging with our local community. We work with surrounding primary schools in numerous joint projects aimed at enhancing student transition between the schools and into the community.

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Our Programs

Kyneton High School can offer your child a comprehensive academic curriculum from Years 7 to 12 culminating in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) subjects as well as a broad range of practical “hands-on” subjects delivered within a strong welfare network of Homegroup Teachers, Counselors and Support Staff. We also provide strong individual and program support for students with additional learning needs.

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Years 7 & 8

In Years 7 and 8 the School is organised into Teaching Teams that provide close monitoring of academic progress and social development, with a Homegroup Teacher as the first port of call for pastoral issues for the two year period. Students also have a range of other Welfare and Counseling Support Staff they can access should the need arise including Year Level Coordinators, the Student Welfare Counselor and our Friend of School/Chaplain, Father Ray Saggers.

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Years 9 & 10

In Year 9 there is a focus on expanding students’ academic options via an extensive array of elective subjects. Students also participate in a range of enhancement programs aimed at expanding their horizons via excursions to Melbourne, visiting speakers and school-based enrichment programs. In Year 10 students have access to a range of specialist subjects across the Key Learning Areas, particularly via VET. Students may also choose VCE subjects or an Applied Learning Program (a precursor to VCAL).

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Years 11 & 12

Kyneton Secondary School continues to enjoy great success in a host of curricula and co-curricula areas including the arts, science, technology and sport. We are proud of the fact that we provide students with a range of career pathways and get students where they want to go, whether that is university, TAFE courses, apprenticeships or into the work force.

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Important Information

It is very important that we have accurate family details in the event of an emergency.

Please ensure that details relating to your contact information together with the contact details of the other parent, in the event of split families, are kept up to date. For the purpose of recording an alternate family, the Alternate Family Information Form can be obtained from the General Office. Issues such as custody and access must be clearly spelt out.

It is also vital that we are made aware of any medical conditions that might impact on your son/daughter’s health. If there are extra medical conditions a Form can be obtained from the General Office to notify us of these.

Some families will be enrolling from Primary Schools where there is whole school student insurance. It is important that parents note that Kyneton High School does not have student insurance cover. Parents and Guardians are generally responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs. Most medical costs will be refundable by Medicare. If you are a member of an ambulance or health insurance fund, you may also be able to claim transport or other expenses from the fund.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood & Development does not hold accident insurance for school students. However, the Department is aware of two insurers, JUA Underwriting Agency Pty. Ltd. And Willis Australia Ltd., that provide accident insurance policies for students. These policies provide specific benefits for students who are injured in accidents for a reasonably low cost. Other insurers may also do so.

If your child is unwell or injured at school, we have qualified First Aid Trained Staff who will make every effort to ensure that your child is comfortable until you can arrange collection. We have a dedicated First-Aid person available throughout the school day. In the event of a serious accident and we are unable to contact you an ambulance will be called.

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The Future

The Staff and School Council at Kyneton High School are very much committed to improving learning outcomes for students within a friendly and positive learning environment.

Once again, welcome to Kyneton High School. I hope your time associated with the School will be a happy experience for you and your child. Please contact the School if any issue arises that you feel needs to be addressed. Either I or the Assistant Principals, Year Level Coordinators or Homegroup teachers will be very happy to assist.

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