6th May 2022
The Curse Of The Mummy’s Tomb
During Humanities in Term one, 7A and 7B learnt about the culture and ways of living in Ancient Egypt. We made models at home of Ancient Egyptian Artefacts. They ranged from pyramids to detailed replicas of hunting weapons. They were all amazing. Later in the term, we mummified oranges and each other to learn about the process of mummification. We often finished off the lessons with Walk Like an Egyptian in Just Dance. We all learnt so many new things!
Xanthe Tardif and Kayla Tremayne – 7B
Mt. Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service
School Captains Layla McShane and Thea Kingston demonstrated our school value of respect this morning upholding our tradition of supporting the Mt. Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service. Both students read the Poem of Peace and laid a wreath on behalf of our school.
Video: Layla and Thea reading
Our school values captains from Yr 11; Excellence Captain Connor McKee and Diversity Captain Zoe Bespalov, demonstrated terrific respect by upholding our tradition of supporting the Kyneton Anzac Day Service at the Cenotaph this morning. The students read the Ode and laid a wreath representing our school.
Paddock To Plate
Try our feel-good French Toast recipe!
6 slices of brioche bread
40 grams butter
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Chop the strawberries and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
- Whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a shallow bowl
- Warm frypan on medium heat. Grease with melted butter
- Dip the brioche bread in the egg mix and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Serve with strawberries, maple syrup and ice-cream. Bon Appetit!
The Food Team
Miss Dalley and Mrs Flynn
Students at Year 7 level are starting to learn about mixtures. As a fun way to start the topic we completed an investigation on Bubbleology! Students had to determine which of the three independent variables of glycerol, water and dishwasher liquid was going to give them the strongest and largest bubble. We have had many attempts for the largest bubble, with inter-home group competition along the way.
Nellie from 7B did a great job of blowing a bubble with a diameter of 41cm!!
Student Leadership Upcoming Event:
Family Fun Day Fundraiser
Year 11 Classical Studies Archaeological Dig
In Area of Study 2: Myth and Archaeology, the Yr 11 Classical Studies Students have been applying their understanding of the archaeological method outside the classroom. By participating in a class competition whereby student teams:
- Prepare a dig site by burying artefacts at three different strata (layers)
- Apply the archaeological method to a dig site prepared by one of the other teams. They do this by laying a grid over their site, then carefully stripping and excavating their site. Then once they find an artefact, they collect, identify, preserve and document their finds.
Much fun was had in this process. Once complete the students reconvened in the classroom to analyse their results. The winning team was the one that could correctly find the most artefacts that were buried at their site and correctly identify the artefacts location within the strata.
The winning team was made up of Arabella Taylor, Rhiannon Winchester, Georgia Ricci and Tess Langman and they thoroughly enjoyed receiving their prize of Subway vouchers for their efforts.
Year 11 VCAL PDS Projects
The purpose of the VCAL Personal Development Skills is to develop student knowledge, skills and attributes that lead to self-development and community engagement.
This semester all students in Mr Hill’s VCAL class have chosen projects that reflect their interests & passions, and capitalises upon their skills. Here are some examples of the projects undertaken and in progress at the moment.
One group of Yr 11s have decided to offer to KHS staff a car cleaning service.
- Outside clean- includes a wash and chamois dry- $10
- Inside clean- includes vacuum and detailing- $20
- Combo deal- $25
All monies raised are going toward supporting another group of Yr 11 VCAL PDS students whose project is to fix up our school cricket pitch. This has included re-concreting and patching up our existing cricket pitch, so that we can purchase artificial turf, which this group pf students will permanently lay on top of our existing pitch.
Prior to our old Home-Eco building being demolished, another group of students salvaged several bench seats to be refurbished and relocated for student amenity along the basketball courts and in other selected locations around the school. These students have strenuously dug up, sanded and are in the process of removing old wooden legs and replacing/ reattaching with steel legs that have been re-purposed from old pieces of outdoor play equipment. Once this stage is complete these students will give the bench seats a fresh coat of paint and identify where they will locate the new seating. This will then require them to dig in these seats and re-concrete them in. Interestingly these are the same group of students that led the removal and re-concreting in of our Soccer and AFL goals posts.
It is with great pride that I support these students in their teams pursuing their chosen projects. They take great pride in their work as individuals and teams as they demonstrate their prowess in their existing skill set. Such work reflects our school values of Excellence and Sustainability. Whether it is in detailing a car, using a chamois to polish a car, concreting using a trowel or fixing up recycled bench seats, these students demonstrate that successful application of learning has many guises.
Strong Stomach Science
8L Science have been learning about the different Body Systems. They completed a heart dissection to help them discover how the heart works to pump blood. The students were amazed to see how the left and right sides work differently to pump blood.
The Science Team : Ms Chapman, Ms Quynh, Ms Plowman & Ms Austin
Rockin’ The Rooks
Recess on Mondays with
Mr. Rickwood & Mr. Turnbull
Book Review Team
Several times a term we have a get-together for students who love to read, where they can access our new books before they go on the shelves. They can borrow any of the books that appeal to them, and in return we ask that they write a very short review to publicise the books to other students. As a bonus there is always some home-made cake to share! If your child loves to read we would love to see them in the Library for this activity. It is advertised on Xuno, and is usually on at lunchtime on a Thursday, so please encourage your kids to attend.
!!!Surprise your Eyes!!!
Each Wednesday lunchtime we run an interesting, intriguing, or just plain silly video to entertain students while they eat lunch. This is a great opportunity for students to relax together, and watch something they have probably never seen before!
This term the Craft Club will be meeting in the Library at Recess on Thursdays, for students to meet together to work on any craft projects they have in progress. This could be knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, or papercrafts. We have a huge pile of Mollie Makes magazines, and a lovely collection of new craft books to look through for inspiration.
SOME OF THE OTHER NEW BOOKS FRESHLY ARRIVED IN MAY
Co-Curricular Program Club Captains
This year we have diversified and distributed the Student Leadership roles across a number of areas.
One such area is our very successful Recess and Lunchtime Co-Curriculum Activities, Clubs and Sports. Whilst teacher mentors facilitate the wide range of opportunities we offer our students, it is the work of individual students day in day out, week after week, consistently helping the organisation and running of these Co-Curricular offerings that enables our successs in this area.
One such example is the long running and hugely successful KHS Dungeons and Dragons Club.
KHS Co-Curricular Activities Schedule
|MONDAY||RECESS||Boxing Club |
|All interested students 7-12||Gym Shed||Mr Merret|
|Chess Club||All interested students 7-12||B7||Mr Rickwood|
|LUNCH||AFL Match||All interested students 7-12||Oval||House Captains|
Jason C. Year 11
Maverick K. Year 9
|Book Review Team||All interested students 7-12||Library||Francesca|
|Drama Club||All interested students 7-12||Performing |
Year 11 Performing Arts Captain
|Gaming Club||All interested students 7-12||B8||Staff TBA|
Year 12 Gaming Club Captains
Zoe P. & Aris A.
|Magic The Gathering|
|All interested students 7-12||B8||Ms Matthews|
|All interested students 7-12||B3||Gareth|
|Volleyball||All interested students 7-12||Grass area between Oval & our School Kitchen Garden||Year 12 School Vice Captain |
Year 12 House Captain
|TUESDAY||RECESS|| Boxing Club |
| All interested |
|Gym Shed||Mr Hill|
|Literature Club||All interested |
|LUNCH||PC Building Club||All interested |
|Dungeons and Dragons Club||Main Group 1||B7||Ms Daws|
|Dungeons and Dragons Club||Main Group 2||B8||Ms Matthews|
|Singing Club / Choir||All interested |
|Soccer Match||All interested |
|Oval||Year 12 House Captains|
Adi & Charli
|Table Tennis||All interested |
|WEDNESDAY||RECESS|| Boxing Club |
| All interested |
|Gym Shed||Mr Oliveri|
|LUNCH||AFL Match||All interested |
|Oval|| House Captains|
Jason C. Yr 11
Maverik K. Yr 9
|Craft||All interested |
|Dungeons and Dragons Club||Year 7||B7|| Year 11 D&D Club Captains |
Zoe P, Liam G.
& Liam McK.
|THURSDAY||RECESS|| Boxing Club |
| All interested |
|Gym Shed||Mr Ryan|
|LUNCH|| Dungeons and |
|Main Group 1||B7||Ms Daws|
|Dungeons and Dragons Club||Main Group 2||B8||Ms Matthews|
|Girls Only Gym|| All interested female students |
|Gym Shed|| Ms Smith|
Year 12 House
Captain Elise P.
|Student Leadership Team Meeting|| Year Level Captains|
Events & Promotions Captains
|SLT Lounge|| Year 12 |
| !!!Surprise Your Eyes!!!|
|All interested students 7-12||Library||Stephen|
|FRIDAY||RECESS||Boxing Club |
|All interested |
|Gym Shed||Mr Feng|
|LUNCH|| Dungeons and |
|Year 7||B7|| Year 11 D&D Club |
Captains Zoe P. Liam G. and
|Marimba Ensemble||All interested students 7-12||Instrumental Music |
| Andy Rigby & |
Sue Morris Woodwind Teacher
|Netball Match||All interested students 7-12||Netball Court on Bus Loop|| Year 12 School Captain Thea|
Year 12 House Captain Tahlia
|Staff vs. Year 10 students Basketball Match||Year 10 students||KSAC Stadium||Mr Swan and an all-star lineup of other KHS Staff|
From Lucy King – Alumni Coordinator
Year 10 Work Experience
We have an exciting alumni session coming up, with a panel of 4 ex-graduates (alumni) talking to the Year 10 cohort in preparation for their work experience placements.
The 4 alumni will talk about their recollections of doing work experience in year 10 and how the experience benefitted them, discussing areas such as; the roles and tasks completed on placement, what they learnt about the workforce, new skills and personal developments gained, things they found challenging, expectations from employers – and how students can make the most of completing a work experience placement.
Alumni will also share their post-school pathway and journey to their current jobs or studies during the session.
(Class of 2013)
Pastry Chef at the Vegie Bar in Fitzroy
(Class of 2010)
Police Sergeant working in the Public Order Response Team
(Class of 2017)
Studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science, La Trobe University
(Class of 2013)
Electrician, Prison Officer involved in training staff at Corrections Victoria, and volunteer Fire Fighter at the CFA.
You can follow these stories and more about the alumni program on the alumni Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KynetonHighSchoolAlumni
If you’re an alumni of Kyneton High School (an ex-student) and would like to be involved in the alumni program, please contact Lucy King at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The alumni program is run in conjunction with Ourschool, a not-for-profit service helping Victorian public high schools build thriving alumni networks.
To learn more about Ourschool, go to www.ourschool.net.au
Careers Bits & Pieces
from Ms Trembath – Careers Co-ordinator
Year 9 Morrisby online quizzes and questions
The beginning of the Morrisby career advice program begins for all Year 9 students on the 6-10th of June. Parents and carers should check XUNO for permission forms. Students will have an individualised report created for them and a chance to meet with an independent careers advisor. The online quizzes are the part of a process where students will learn about what skills and abilities they could bring to a job as. They will find out about what jobs match their abilities, interests and personality, and the subjects they need for those jobs.
Year 10 Work Experience
Thank you to all families and students that have organised placements. The work experience week is from the 6-10th of June. Students need to return signed forms to school asap. There are also two compulsory OHS modules (safe@work) that we’ll be completing in preparation for work experience in Term 2.
La Trobe Aspire & VU Guarantee Programs
La Trobe Early Admissions Program ‘Aspire’ opens on the 26th of April. We strongly encourage all Year 12 students interested in university study (even if you’re unsure about where you might like to go) to consider this program. More information can be found on this link which includes details about information webinars held next week and in May.
You can also register for updates on Victoria University’s VU guaranteed program here:
This is available for Year 11 and 12 VCAL and VCE students.
In Compass Career News for May 13th:
- Victorian Careers Show 2022
- Dates to Diarise in Term 2
- Reminder: Victorian Careers Show 2022
- Reminder: Victorian Law Week 2022
- REMINDER: University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
- News from Federation University
- The Real-life Law & Order: Career in Criminal Justice Webinar
- New Bachelor of Sustainable Food Systems
- Cyber Security Courses at Victoria University
- News from RMIT University
- Bachelor of Business: Social Impact Major
- Diploma of Visual Arts
- Fashion Textiles and Sustainable Innovations
- Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) at Swinburne University
- Civil Engineering Degrees in Victoria in 2022
- Mechanical Engineering Degrees in Victoria in 2022
- Snapshot of La Trobe University in 2022
See the full newsletter below.
It has been great to see most of our students supporting the implementation of the new uniform.
During this term, there have been some extended uniform passes granted due to uniform supply chain and some other issues. I would like to remind all students and families that these passes will be expiring at the end of this term. I have contacted Noone – the uniform supplier – who have informed me that they now have most items available and are in the process of filling and sending out the few back orders that are still on standby. Therefore, it is our expectation that all students will be in correct uniform by the start of Term 2. Please find the KHS Dress Code and Uniform Items documents below.
- Shoes must be all black, all enclosed and all leather (or non-animal leather). Trainers are fine as long as they are all black and all leather. Ankle boots such as Doc Martens and Blundstones are fine as long as they are all black and all leather. These should not be higher than ankle height. See the pictures in the document for more details and sample images.
- Sport shorts, track pants and polos may only be worn during practical PE classes. If the student has practical PE in period 1 they may wear the sports uniform to school for the P1 class and then change into academic wear for remainder of classes. Students cannot wear sports shorts/trackies with their academic uniform.
- The rugby top and soft shell jacket can be worn with both the academic and sports uniforms.
- Any non-uniform extra layers worn for warmth (e.g. undershirts) must not be seen over the uniform. No hoodies!
- If wearing long sleeves under a short sleeve top for extra warmth, wear a jumper or jacket on top.
- Accessories like hats, beanies and ties must be from the approved uniform items.
- All uniform items may be worn by students of any gender – there is no ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ uniform.
- All uniform items can be worn year round – there is no ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ uniform, though we encourage students to dress appropriately for the weather.
WHERE TO BUY
Uniform items can be purchased from directly from Noone’s Bendigo store, or online.
Noone Bendigo Store : 21 Queen Street, Bendigo, Vic. 3550
Phone : 03 7018 4199 Email: email@example.com
As of April 1st, Noone advises they do not have every item in every size, so we would advise calling the store to check before heading to Bendigo.
Trading Hours : Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm; Saturday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm. Closed Sunday & public holidays.
Online Store : https://www.noone.com.au/school/kyneton-high-school/shop
If you are facing hardship, please contact Cheryl in the office to discuss options (5421 1100).
VARIATIONS TO UNIFORM
If there is a medical, religious or cultural reason why your child might need to wear a long-term variation of the approved uniform, then you need to write to Ana Rees, the Principal, on firstname.lastname@example.org requesting approval for variation. Those who have already had confirmation of Ana’s approval in writing don’t need to apply again next term.
If there is a short-term reason why your child is out of uniform, for example the correct item has become damaged and requires a period of time to repair/replace it, then please give your child a note to take to the General Office prior to the first bell of the day and they will be issued a uniform pass. From next term these will not be issued for more than a week at a time.
Call For Volunteers
We are looking for new volunteers for the Turning Pages program at KHS to work with Year 7 students one-to-one on their literacy skills.
Turning Pages is a fantastic program designed for non-teachers to help anyone to improve their reading and spelling – it’s so structured that there is no planning or making anything up – once you’re trained you just open the book and teach what’s on the page.
You only need a couple of hours a week (more if you like!) on days and times to suit you.
On-going support is provided by Jackie Nieuwenhuizen – trainer and co-ordinator for Turning Pages.
If you are interested please contact the office on 5421 1100 or email@example.com
School Privacy Collection Notice
Please take time to remind yourself of our schools collection notice (below).
Some dates for the diary
|Monday 9th May||Year 8 swimming starts|
|Tuesday 10th May to |
Friday 14th May
|Yr 7 & 9 Naplan|
|Monday 16th May to|
Friday 20th May
|Yr 7 & 9 Naplan catchups|
|Tuesday 17th May||IDAHOBIT day|
|Monday 23rd May||Education Week starts|
|Tuesday 24th May||Girls AFL – All levels|
|Wednesday 25th May||VCAL – Year 11 Success Strategies|
Year 10 – Shape Your Destiny & MTBI
Year 7 Parents Seminar – 6 pm.
|Thursday 26th May||Intermediate sports|
Soccer, AFL (boys) Netball
Year 10 Tomorrow Bound excursion
I am writing to let you know that Study Club, an initiative by Squishy Minnie Bookstore,
Kyneton Community House, and the Victorian Government, is starting up again next term.
Study Club is open to all high school age students from the Macedon Rangers. It will be run
at Squishy Minnie on Thursdays from 3:45pm to 6pm starting May 5th during term times.
Study Club is a place for young people to do their homework or study. They are invited to do
their own thing or work together. It is an opportunity to find a quiet place to study, to get
extra help, share skills, strategies, and ideas or simply access the internet.
Also starting in term two, Kyneton Community House, with the support of the Victorian
Government, is running Folio Cub. It is open to all year 10 and VCE students from the
Macedon Rangers. It will be run at KCH’s new location, 35 High Street, Kyneton, on Tuesdays
from 3:45-6pm, starting May 10th, also during term times.
Folio Club is a place where young people have an opportunity to work on their art folio.
They will have access to some art materials and the internet. They can share skills, and
bounce ideas off each other. We aim to provide students with opportunities to visit galleries
and have local artists drop in and discuss their practice.
In term two, Study Club and Folio Club will be facilitated by me, Jacquilyne Smith. I am a
retired teacher and a local to the Kyneton Community. I have a bachelor’s degree in Fine
Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. I have also studied English Literature,
Archaeology, Sociology and Film Studies at the Australian National University. I have taught
Art (7-12), Humanities, Textiles, and Literacy at Kurunjang Secondary College and Kyneton
High School. I am now a practicing artist.
The Country LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Program, a program of Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health, is currently delivering the Rainbow-active project, with support from Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Healthy Heart of Victoria Project. Rainbow-active has a vision for all active recreation clubs, sports clubs and fitness organisations to better connect with the LGBTIQA+ community and provide safe inclusive spaces for everybody.
That’s why we are offering the opportunity for LGBTIQA+ people living in the Macedon Ranges to ‘come and try’ what we have on offer…FOR FREE!
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rainbowactivecomeandtry
- Boxing/Combat – Tuesday 26 April 11:00am at Gisborne Fitness Centre Gisborne: A Cardio workout learning basic boxing and combat techniques.
- Spin – Friday 29 April 1:00pm at Kyneton Sports & Aquatic Centre Kyneton: Interval training in seated and standing positions on a spin bike.
- Akari Yoga – Saturday 30 April 11:30am at 59 Mollison St, Kyneton: A gentle introduction to Akari Yoga.
- Personal Training – Saturday 30 April 10:30am, 11:00am or 11.30am at Eclipse Gym 22/24 Jennings St, Kyneton: A 30min one on one introduction to personal training.
- Spin – Wednesday 4 May 10.30am Gisborne Fitness Centre Gisborne: Interval training in seated and standing positions on a spin bike.
- Boxing – Thursday 5 May 11:00am Gisborne Fitness Centre Gisborne: Self-paced cardio workout learning basic boxing technique.
- Sh’Bam Virtual Fitness class – Saturday May 7 1:00pm Kyneton Sports & Aquatic Centre Kyneton: Fun dance routines and great music. No dance experience required.
- Personal Training – Saturday 7 May 10:30am, 11:00am or 11:30am at Eclipse Gym 22/24 Jennings St, Kyneton: A 30min one on one introduction to personal training.
- Go Ju Kensha Karate – Tuesday 10 May 6:00pm – 7.30pm Kyneton Community House 34 Mollison St, Kyneton: A fun introduction to movement, mindfulness and breathing in a martial arts context.
- Bushwalking – Saturday 14 May 9.20am for a 9.30am start. Meeting point Chewton outdoor pool carpark, near the corner of Main Road and North St, Chewton: A 5km bushwalk at a gentle pace, will go ahead if there is light drizzle and should conclude around 11.30am.
A number of the providers of these sessions have recently completed LGBTIQA+ Inclusion training with Proud 2 Play and are keen to set the standard. For those that are yet to complete the training, that will occur over the coming weeks.
Registration is easy and the sessions are free.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rainbowactivecomeandtry
For further information E: Belinda.firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Leadership Opportunities
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Youth Services is launching a remodelled Youth Ambassadors Program in 2022. It is a great leadership opportunity for young people in the shire to expand their skills, be a voice for young people and have projects they care about made into a reality. Below is some information about the Youth Ambassadors Program. More information is available on the website at www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/leadership
YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM 2022
The Youth Ambassadors Program is a youth leadership initiative that amplifies the voices of young people, and supports projects that young people are passionate about. The program helps young people to realise their leadership potential by building their leadership skills and peer to peer and community connections. Young people aged 15-25 who live, work or study in the Macedon Ranges are eligible to participate in the program.
In 2020/21 we reviewed and remodelled our Youth Ambassador program to ensure the activities it offers are relevant, and useful for young People in the Shire. In 2022, there are two main ways young people can participate in the Youth Ambassadors program: GREEN MEANS GO and LEADERS IN THE LOOP.
GREEN MEANS GO
Got a passion project you want to get started, or one you want to keep go, go, going? GREEN MEANS GO gives dollars and project support to young people looking to do just that.
• Supports young people in pursuing projects they are passionate about
• Offers financial support of up to $1000 for selected projects
• Offers worker time and skills support through a series of project ‘cluster’ workshops
• Participants can apply by pitching their projects through our Green Means Go ‘Pitch’ Portal
LEADERS IN THE LOOP
Know what young people want and want to tell us? LEADERS IN THE LOOP gives young people a seat and a say at the Council and community consultation table.
• Supports young leaders by bringing them into consultation and decision making loops
• Enables young leaders to feedback directly to decision makers in the community
• Offers remuneration to young leaders for their time and input, into consultations
• Participants can apply by registering their interest through the Leaders in the Loop portal
Applications are now open for Green Means Go and Leaders in the Loop: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/leadership