I would like to extend our congratulations to our Year 12 students on the culmination of their secondary school years. They have reached this milestone through showing resilience, persistence and ability to stay the course. At their celebration day this week, we acknowledged with gratitude all the support that has enabled them to achieve the completion of Year 12. This includes the staff, especially Lizzie Trembath, Annette Brown, Rebecca Wallace, Kate Sims and Faye Zollia.
We wish all the Year 12 students well on their future pathways.
On a different but also positive note, the staggered return to school has seen a welcome shift back to face-to-face classroom learning and we couldn’t be happier! The news that we are returning to full-time onsite learning for all year levels two school days earlier, on Friday 22nd October, ends this week very optimistically. We hope that the continuing easing of restrictions will enable more of the normal end of year celebrations to be able to go ahead, even if in a modified format.
Ana Rees – Principal
Congratulations Year 12
on completing formal classes this week, good luck for the exams and AIM HIGH!
Thank you so very much to our 2021 Yr 12 Captains – Chloe Goodwin, Mason Wright and Jasmyn Davies!
You have provided us with terrific leadership this year and set a fine example for our students to aspire to.
The Class of 2021
Co-Curriculum House Sports
Co-curriculum sports and activities run across the week at KHS with something on for students to get involved in every recess and lunchtime.
As part of our Student Leadership led Co-Curriculum program, lunchtime House Sports kicked off with bang this week! 25 students from across years 7, 9, 11 and 12 were out at lunchtime for a 20 minute AFL game Tuesday this week. Many of the students wanted the Year 12s to get out amongst them as this was one of the last opportunities the Year 12s could participate with the end of their formal classes this week.
Students VS Staff Basketball Challenge!
Twenty-one Year 12 champions continued their reign and were superior on the day over the six not-quite-at-their-best staff.
It is hard to say whether any skill was on display, but the photographic evidence suggests numerous breaches of the rules.
Gallery of images from the lunchtime action:
I would like to Congratulate both Royce Sharp and Tayte Cottingham for representing Bendigo at the under 16’s Baseball State winter championship. Both showed great Leadership and were Respectful while representing the region and their communities while away in Sale this weekend.
8M’s Magnificent Microwave Mug Cakes
In the mood for chocolate cake? Try this recipe and you will have chocolate cake in less than two minutes………
1/3 cup SR Flour
1 tbsp cocoa
1 and 1/2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
Sift cocoa, flour and sugar into a small bowl. In a separate bowl whisk egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Spoon mixture into a large mug and microwave for 70-90 seconds. Enjoy!
Some serving suggestions from 8M
Meanwhile, freshly back onsite and into the kitchens,
the cooktops are firing up once more…
The Creative Cooking class was busy today making spaghetti with kangaroo meatballs!
They used indigenous spices in the mix, for example wattle seed.
They all loved the end product.
Year 7 Science: Rockin’ the Cosmos
During the last two weeks of term 3, the year 7 science students were remotely using the radio telescope at Tallarook.
Listening for whispers from the stars
The Tallarook radio telescope
Here is just a little of what they discovered!
The environmental data monitoring system tells what the wind speeds are. That way they know they aren’t going to break the radio telescope when we use it. The maximum wind speed was 5.8 so it was safe to use. The wind can’t be too strong as the radio telescope has to move around so it can find what you are looking for but if it is too windy it could break.
When using the dish, you must know what Azimuth and elevation is. Azimuth is the circular radius on flat ground and elevation is the height of which it is pointed. Once connected, you can use the teamviewer to set a time for viewing of the dish and see what you can learn.
Hamish & Will
Source visibility looks like a big chart down the side on the left. The bars in the chart are highlighted in colours. The ones that are light red mean that they are behind the horizon, the green means that they are visible and the red means they aren’t visible at all. To the right of the chart, there is a box which displays what you are seeing.
The colours represent the different amounts of hydrogen that is detected. White means that there is a lot and blue/black means that there is very little or none. In the picture, there are reds, oranges, and yellows. They are somewhere in between. With red having the most hydrogen and yellow having the least.
On behalf of all of the year 7 students and teachers at Kyneton High School, we would like to thank Ian Christie, Mark Gleeson and Stephen Gray from the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) for their time, efforts and enthusiasm in helping us learn how to operate the radio telescope and observe the features of the space. We have all learned a lot from this wonderful experience!
Year 11 Chemistry
The year 11 chemistry students are doing investigations into water quality.
Tess Gamble and Lauren Girvan are measuring changes to water quality when animals die and decompose in the water.
(Editor’s note: How’s that done, then? By a taste test, we presume.)
James Hardwick kindly supplied a sheep stomach and intestines for the girls to carry out their experiment.
|Tess and Lauren doing the science so you don’t have to!|
Student Leadership Team
Term 4 Week 3 Update
Hi KHS students and staff!
There has been a lot happening to catch up on since lockdown ended, here is an update of all that’s happening at the moment in Student Leadership:
Our meetings continue lunchtimes in the Student Leadership Lounge.
Updates re. our discussions and actions will now be posted on XUNO.
New sporting equipment has been purchased by the SLT for student borrowing.
This can happen everyday during recess and/or lunchtime from the SLT Lounge.
Starting from this week (Week 3):
Students can borrow equipment by providing their Student Card to one of the SLT in the lounge.
Our rule is: No Card, No Borrow.
Equipment to borrow: footballs, soccer balls, grid iron balls, basketballs, netball, volleyball.
The SLT have chosen to focus on our school value of ‘Diversity’ because sport brings all different people together. As such the new equipment is ‘rainbow coloured’ to emphasise this.
- We have a flagpole that is faulty, that is why our rainbow flag for diversity is not flying at the moment
- The SLT have responded to student requests and purchased new mirrors for both the male and female toilets.
Let’s show respect for ourselves, others and the environment by looking after our facilities.
As Term 3 was so disrupted with restrictions and lockdowns, later this Week 3 and into Week 4, there will be a staggered Semester 1 Awards Presentation and Photoshoot for students from Years 7-12 for:
– The Top 10 Academic Excellence students for Semester 1
– The Top 3 Co-Curriculum High Achievers for Semester 1
Last week Our School Captains have been speaking to Yr 11s to begin the Election process for next year.
Nominations will be open this week and next.
Soccer pitch and goals update
Many of you may have noticed one of the goals has been taken down for relocation.
The SLT have sought student input and how best to relocate the goals.
It has been decided that we should take advantage of the space on the oval and ensure we have a proper sized pitch.
We will keep the same length, but increase the width. That means we need to buy some ‘artificial grass’ for the cricket pitch.
This is good because then we can use the cricket pitch properly, but also the soccer pitch.
Also thanks to Bret (our Maintenance man) for fixing the AFL goal post so quickly!
SLT Wish List:
– Volleyball poles and nets for the grass area where the old Junior complex was
– Bench seats for basketball courts
– Grow vines on undercover area at back of school (Old Canteen area)
From the SLT with support from Mr Hill 🙂
School Captain Nominations for 2022 Now Open!!
TO ALL OUR AMAZING AND INCREDIBLE YEAR 11 STUDENTS!!!
WHO OF YOU IS GOING TO STAND UP & RISE TO THE CHALLENGE OF LEADING OUR SCHOOL IN 2022?
Being a School Captain is a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in their school and develop skills they may not ordinarily have the chance to. It can also be a huge advantage for future employment and TAFE / University course selection prospects.
Students who wish to nominate for School Captain are required to do the following:-
1. Carefully read the role description as part of the School Captain Nomination form (download below) & speak to current School Captains or Mr Hill for more info.
2. Complete the School Captain Nomination form addressing the Key Selection Criteria.
3. Ensure a Parent / Carer is supportive of your submission, they should sign the application.
4. After submissions close, be prepared to attend an interview to discuss your application and the expectations of being School Captain should you be successful.
5. There will be a School Captain Election Campaign!! Be prepared for this, you could even have a Campaign Team to assist you! You will need to have an election speech. So be prepared to set up an online presence and be prepared for an online election speech.
NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 27th of October– send to Mr Hill via XUNO
ELECTION DAY: To be announced.
Recess & Lunchtime Co-Curricular Activities Program returns from this week.
Check out the BIG LIST!
|What’s On?||Where & When?|
|Badminton Club with Mr Feng- for all interested students 7-12||This is ‘To Be Announced’, based on the closing of the KSAC Stadium at the moment|
|Book Review Team- for all interested students 7-12||Meets a few times per term. Day and time confirmed via XUNO the week prior to the meeting- approx. once per month with Francesca in The Library|
|Boxing Club and Gym Shed – for all interested students 7-12||Monday recess (Girls Only Gym) with Amanda and Ms Galea
Tuesday recess with Mr Hill & Mr Eddy
Wednesday recess with Mr Hill & Mr Merrett
Thursday recess with Mr Hill & Mr Oliveri
Friday recess with Mr Hill & Mr Merret
|Code Club – for all interested Yr 7 /8 students||Friday recess in B6 with Ms Nguyen and Mr Feng
All you need is a working laptop for some fun activities, no coding experience is needed
|Drama Club – for all interested students 7-12||Thursday lunch in the Performing Arts Studio (Old Canteen) with Lana Hughes (Yr 10 Captain) support from Ms Nelms & Miss Bone|
|Dungeons and Dragons – for all interested students 7-12||Extended group – Monday, Wednesday & Friday lunchtimes in B7 with Ms Daws
New group – Monday , Thursday and Friday lunchtimes in B8 with Matt
|!!!Surprise Your Eyes!!!||A mystery video every week from the KHS video collection
Wednesday lunchtime in the Library, hosted by Stephen
|Gaming Club – for all interested students 7-12||Mr Hill is looking for new students to become leaders of this club
Please see Mr Hill if you are interested or any questions
|House Captain’s Lunchtime Games – for all interested students 7-12||Tuesday lunch AFL on the Oval with Campaspe House Captains & Mr Hill
Wednesday lunch BASKETBALL on the Outside Courts with Lauriston House Captains & Mr Hill
Thursday lunch SOCCER on the Oval with Baynton House Captains & Mr Hill
Friday lunch JUNIOR AFL on the Oval with Coliban House Captains and Mr Hill
|Literature Club – for all interested students 7-12||Thursday recess in The Library with Ms Nelms|
|Pride Crew – for all interested students 7-12||Every second Monday lunch in B3 with Gareth|
|Student Leadership Team Meeting – for all School Captains, Year Level Captains, House Captains and all interested students 7-12||Every Monday lunch in Student Leadership Team Lounge with the School Captains and Mr Hill|
|Yr 9 Staff Vs Yr 9 Student Basketball Match- for interested Yr 9 students||Every Friday lunchtime on the outside courts with a mix of teachers|
Don’t forget to order your child’s copy of COLUMNS 2021 – The KHS Yearbook!
COLUMNS is the permanent glossy chronicle and souvenir of your child’s year at KHS.
It showcases the best of everything they did through the year.
Columns 2021 costs $25
If you ticked YES to Columns on the fee schedule at the start of the year but haven’t actually paid yet, it’s not too late! You have until the end of October.
Please organise payment through the Office on 5421 1100
The KHS Yearbook – 98 Years and Going Strong
See the video below for a quick trip through its dazzling history
SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE REFORM
Victoria is transforming the delivery of senior secondary education with the introduction of a single senior secondary certificate that will offer greater access to quality vocational and applied learning pathways for all students. The senior secondary education reforms aim to provide access to education and training that is relevant, engaging and that delivers in-demand skills for the future world of work, ensuring that students can access education that leads to employment.
Next year students will still be able to enrol in either the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). The following year, in 2023, VCAL students will be enrolled in the new VCE Vocational Specialisation or the new foundation pathways certificate which will be introduced to replace Foundation VCAL. The VCE Vocational Specialisation will be recognised internationally, be valued by employers and will build on the strengths of VCAL including providing:
- flexible timetables that allow students to study at school, TAFE and work
- opportunities to experience real-life workplaces
- subjects that will build students skills and prepare them for life after school
- greater access to high quality VET learning, either in school, a neighboring school or a local TAFE
Annette Brown | Pathways / Senior Years Administration
Robert Potter, Clinical Psychologist, Class of 2006
It was fantastic to chat recently with alum Robert Potter, class of ‘06, about his experiences working as a psychologist within a health-focussed role at Western Health.
Robert generously shared so much information reflecting on his university choices and pathway to becoming a psychologist, key skills for working in the psychology sector, work experiences that influenced him, and a typical day as a psychologist working in a hospital setting.
A big impact on Robert’s journey to becoming a psychologist were his experiences travelling and working in developing countries, and his volunteer work at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne.
“Things didn’t always go my way, particularly with my study pathway.
I took time off from studies when I couldn’t get into the course I wanted, and volunteered in areas such as the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and mental health sectors, to gain experience.
A really important lesson I learned through that experience was there are often different ways to achieve your goals, and it is worth taking the time and effort to get there in the end.
Additionally, it was an experience that taught me changing your plans, whether career, or study, or other life goals – is OK!”
Robert is passionate about helping people and it was motivating to hear how much he enjoys his work and role as a psychologist. Thank you Robert!
Slideshow: Robert Potter – Class of 2006
The KHS alumni program is run in conjunction with Ourschool, a not-for-profit service helping Victorian public high schools build thriving alumni networks.
Please contact Lucy King at email@example.com for more information.
To learn more about Ourschool, go to www.ourschool.net.au
The new uniform was introduced two years ago with a two-year transition. That means that THIS IS THE LAST YEAR that the old school uniform can be worn, and ALL STUDENTS must wear the new school uniform from the start of 2022. Students who have purchased old school uniform items during the first semester will not be able to wear these items in 2022. The old school uniform will not be on sale after the end of this semester.
This includes the option of wearing a plain black jacket which students were allowed to wear with the old school uniform because the supply of the old spray jacket had become unavailable. So, from next year, ONLY THE NEW SCHOOL JACKET OR BLAZER is allowed to be worn as outerwear.
Students in years 9 to 11 need to make sure that over the course of the next semester they make plans to phase in the new uniform. The uniform is available to be ordered online at this link:
or you can visit the Noone Bendigo Store at 21 Queen Street, Bendigo Vic 3550, Monday – Friday 9.00am-5.00pm or Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm
FROM THE ARCHIVES
CELEBRATING THE END OF THE HSC YEAR
Students the world over customarily carry out some sort of a stunt at the end of the school year and Higher School Certificate students (sixth form) at Kyneton High School were no exception this year.
A large group from the high school recently paraded about the town provoking a few laughs in the most outlandish clothes possible.
The Guardian photographer captured a few of the more strange looking outfits outside the Kyneton Post Office.
The “models” are (l to r) Jillian Don, Stephen Morrow, James Huxtable, Jo Aiello and Kieran Ogden.
Some of the costumes suffered badly from a punk influence with cow bells, whips, and even household pest strips appearing as accessories.
HSC students have been engaged in their final examinations over the past fortnight.
Kyneton Guardian 30th November 1979 (via Mal Closter)
And while we’re talking historical Kyneton, just look at THIS!
Freshly published by the Kyneton Historical Society, KYNETON FROM PAST TO PRESENT is a big, fascinating and copiously illustrated history of Kyneton and district by Ken McKimmie and Larina Strauch. Six years in production, it is now for sale from Aesop’s Attic ($55.00) and from the Historical Society itself.
|Wednesday October 27||VCAA Exams starting with English 9 am – 12.15 pm|
|Thursday October 28th||School Council|
|Friday October 29th||Exam: Biology 9 am – 11.45 am
Exam: Further Maths (1) 2 pm – 3.45 pm
|Monday November 1st||Exam: Psychology 9.am – 11.45 am
Exam: Further Maths (2) 2 pm – 3.45 pm
|Tuesday November 2nd||Melbourne Cup Day – PUPIL FREE DAY|
|Wednesday November 3rd||Kyneton Cup Public Holiday
Exam: Maths Methods (1) 9 am – 10.15 am
Exam: Business Management 3 pm – 5.15 pm
|Thursday November 4th||Exam: Hospitality Kitchen Ops 11.45 am – 1.30 pm
Exam: Maths Methods (2) 11.45 am – 2 pm
|Friday November 5th||Exam: Specialist Maths (1) 9 am – 11.15 am|
|Monday November 8th||Exam: Physical Education 11.45 am – 2 pm
Exam: Specialist Maths (2) 3 pm – 5.15 pm
Year 9/10 OED Camp
|Tuesday November 9th||Exam: Chemistry 9 am – 11.45 am
Exam: Health & Human Development 2 pm – 4.15 pm
Year 9/10 OED Camp
|Wednesday November 10th||Exam: Physics 9 am – 11.45 am
Year 9/10 OED Camp