September 16, 2022  |  News

KHS Newsletter : 16 September 2022

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16th September 2022

What have been your highlights this term?

For some it will easily be the KHS Y10 Rock Band float at the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival parade last weekend.  Playing AC/DC, with a highland piper alongside, on a wagon festooned with daffodil-yellow balloons, it was a delightful sensory experience!  Well done to band members Leathan, Ben, Iain, Jet and to piper Ross Cornell.

Congratulations also to Monica and Maddy for winning in the printmaking and drawing categories of the Rotary Youth Art Award at the festival.  Continuing the arts theme, this week we also held the Music Soiree with an excellent audience turnout to enjoy and celebrate our students’ performances.

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As we come to the end of Term 3 and reflect on all that has happened, we are grateful to our amazing staff, both teachers and education support, for their commitment and effort to enable such a vibrant and productive term. Not only have they worked hard to plan, implement, and support engaging learning programs; our staff have also shown great commitment to our co-curricular program, volunteering hours of their own time to run these activities. 

Whilst we encourage everyone to have a restful holiday break, our Year 12 teachers will continue working to run practice exams for our Unit 3/4 students, and our Year 12 VCAL students will have Literacy and PDS coursework days. Thanks to all those involved for your effort and persistence.

We thank our parents and carers for the support you have given to our students and to staff this term.  Your support is vital in our shared purpose: to see our students thriving.  I wish our students and staff a safe and restful holiday break and look forward to welcoming you, refreshed and energised, at the beginning of next term.

Ana Rees – Principal

Daffodil Parade

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Now up and running again for the first time since 2019 (Pre-COVID), KHS secured their spot in The Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival Parade in it’s 50th year, with the best float ever!

We also had a walking group of dedicated teachers and students demonstrating great pride on our school accompanying the float – as Kyneton High we wish to continue our long standing tradition of giving out daffodils to the adoring crowds creating a sea of yellow!

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Kyneton High demonstrates our value of sustainability by maintaining this tradition as it is something unique and we are the only ones to give out daffodils in the parade!

Our Kyneton High School Year 10 Rock Band were rockin’ it out ACDC style in the parade! With our very own Ross Cornell supporting them on bagpipes to really bring it home!

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Video: Rockin’ the daffodils.
Careful – this is LOUD!

Also we would like to continue this tradition in honour of Gus Walta, an outstanding community member who used to encourage the students to come down and pick flowers from his place in order to give out to people as a gesture of doing good in the world and bringing a smile to the face of someone you don’t know.
RIP Gus.

Ben Hill

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Photography: Mark Hughes, Ben Hill

Year 12 VCAL Twilight Market

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Rotary Youth Art Awards

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Well done to senior school students who entered their excellent art works in the Rotary Youth Art Awards as part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival this year. This exhibition was much frequented and there was much positive feedback on works shown.

A special congratulations to Maddy Rowe and Monica O’Toole who won the drawing and printmaking categories respectively.

Alex Ashley

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Melbourne Writer’s Festival

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Report by Amy Falkai, VCE Literature

Last week, the Year 11 Literature class, plus a few future literature students, caught an 8 am train to the city to attend the Melbourne Writers Festival Schools Program. The program consisted of four authors speaking for 45 minutes each, to tell us about the books they’ve written, their writing process and any other questions asked by the audience. 

The event was held in the Capitol Theatre, a stunning historical venue initially opened in the 1920s, designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin. Under threat of demolition, the theatre was recently refurbished by RMIT, allowing its beauty and historic legacy to live on. The theatre’s claim to fame is the ceiling in its main auditorium, resembling a crystalline cavern, the geometric patterns are home to thousands of LED lights, which cycled through the rainbow during the event. 

The first speaker was Rhiannon Wilde, a YA author whose most recent novel, Where You Left Us, was published at the end of this August, and tells a gothic mystery surrounding two sisters investigating the disappearance of their aunt and healing their relationship in the process. The book was written while Wilde was staying in the town she grew up in during the 2020 lockdowns, and as such tackles themes of identity in relation to family. Wilde also revealed her solution to every author’s struggles when writing characters of a different age group – Wilde’s teenaged sister reads her manuscripts to keep the characters relevant and realistic sounding! 

After Rhiannon Wilde, we met Vannessa Len, author of Only a Monster, a genre-bending urban fantasy about time travelling monsters, in a version of London where the villains are not as blatantly evil as usual. Len told us about her experience growing up with Chinese-Malaysian and Maltese heritage, rarely seeing characters that looked like her in the stories she read, and the archaic (now-defunct) unspoken rule of entertainment that any character coded as anything other than the ‘norm’ must be villainous in nature. With these experiences in mind, and a circle of author friends, Len set about writing the book that she wanted to read growing up, and then published Only a Monster just this February, and has already begun work on the sequel to this thrilling trilogy.

We then took a short coffee break and returned to the stunning venue for the final two authors- Tobias Madden and C.S. Pacat. 

Tobias Madden spoke about his past of working in the theatre industry, where he met his husband and worked on countless productions, including Cats, Guys and Dolls and Singin’ in the Rain. This background would go on to influence his second novel, published in this August, Take a Bow Noah Mitchell, a romantic comedy about a Ballarat-based teen joining a theatre production under false pretences – he’s trying to form a real life connection with someone he’s only known online, but the other boy doesn’t know this… Though I am yet to read it, one can only imagine the zany antics that will ensue in the light toned heartwarmer. 

The final author of the day was C.S. Pacat, renowned for writing the Fence graphic novel series along with the dark fantasy Captive Prince trilogy, a tone Pacat would continue to implement with her 2021 novel Dark Rise, a thrilling, dark drama about the heroes and villains of a long-forgotten magical world being resurrected in the modern day. 

After hearing the authors speak, we all got the chance to buy their most recent book and get it signed in the Capitol’s salon, a stunning and luxurious yellow-toned upstairs area of the theatre. Each author was extremely fun to talk to, genuine, and down-to-earth – it didn’t feel like meeting a celebrity, it felt like making new, like-minded friends.

A wonderful piece of advice from each author was to write the books that we wanted to see in the world, along with to work on the scenes we most wanted to write if we got stuck while writing scenes in order. As a young writer myself, I left the program feeling optimistic and validated in my writing styles. 

The whole literature class highly recommends this program, it was fun, engaging and extremely educational, for both writers and readers alike. 

After the Festival, we spent a couple of relaxing hours exploring the State Library and the CBD as a whole, bonding with each other and enjoying the sunshine. 

Many thanks to Ms Rantall, Mrs Nelms and Ms Price for this wonderful day out, it was truly something special! 

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Year 10 Foods

The Year 10 Food class has been very busy this term. In the last two classes we have made Hamburgers with the lot and Stir-fried beef with beans and rice. Some students liked a lot of chilli and some none at all, so we had to make some serious compromises!

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We have also been continuing to volunteer at the Kyneton Community House lunch every Wednesday.  Each week two students attend Good Food at the community house. Students help to prepare and serve two courses of healthy food and wait on tables. This has been a great opportunity to learn some new skills and also assist the community.

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Mmmmmm…. Daffyburgers
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This week we prepared catering for the Music soiree. Every student was allocated a job, so our preparation was organised and ran very smoothly. Well done class and thank you for your efforts this term. 

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Yuuuuuum!

Miss Dalley
Food Teacher

Celebrating Excellence

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Wei Chang, Henry Coleman, Samson Briscomb
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Outstanding Attitude & Effort

Jadah Koh, Sofie Wattie-Scholes, Allegra Vanderkley
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Tyreese Symons, Zoe Patros, Riley Lee
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Gemma Reed, Charlie Cannon
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Rahni Wilson, Kayla Tremayne, Lachlan Bloomer
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Bradley Wright, Emma Thompson
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Zoe Bespalov, Monica O’Toole
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Zyth Tipay, Eden Levi, Luna Robert
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The Big Science Comp

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Four of our year 8 students, Samson Briscomb, Dash Cannon, Freya Allen and Wei Chang participated in the Big Science Competition, which is a 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing science knowledge, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable (and interesting)! Congratulations to Samson Briscomb who received a High Distinction in the competition, which is awarded to the top 5% of students.

Year 9 Horticulture

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Rakey McRakeface warding the crows off the school daffs.

Check out our amazing scarecrow which was a part of the Kyneton Daffodil festival’s scarecrow competition.

Eloise, Jola and Ella shown with broccoli harvested from our schools community garden.

We also have productive chickens laying lots of eggs.

Staff have been purchasing items with money going to support the Horticulture program.

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Track And Field

On Wednesday 31st August, 14 students went to Epping to compete in the Northern Metropolitan Secondary track and field finals. The students were very competitive against very tough competition, coming away with 3 firsts, 7 seconds and 4 thirds.

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Year 8 Clean Team

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8L worked hard last week cleaning up the yard and having pride in their school campus.
Go team!

Allied Health Webinar

On Thursday 8th September, as part of the career’s promotion at Kyneton High School, 22 students from year 9 to year 11 attended a webinar presenting information on career pathways in allied health. The session was presented by BNLLEN (Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning and Employment Network) and Austin Health, and a panel of professionals working in allied health roles.

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The students watched short videos made by young practitioners in the fields of speech pathology, physiotherapy, radiography, social work and sleep science. A big part of the session was to helping students understand the type of roles and professions that fall within the allied health category. The session was an interactive and students voted and answered questions about their potential interest in a career in allied health.

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Students reported that the session was “helpful to see many different areas of allied health and how they got into their positions” and “it was so interesting to see into so many different areas like speech pathology and radiotherapy”. Great interest was shown and the students noted that the session was “very informative about pathways into allied health careers” and “really eye-opening”. Others students said that the session “provided valuable information of pathways that we can access” and “was very informative in the different allied health areas.”  

Big thanks to Anna Flynn and the health services class for hosting the students who elected to attend the session.

Jane Strickland

We Would Really Hate You To Miss…

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Dear Families

Our Baked Goods Stall at the Twilight Market is putting a shout out for cakes, slices, cookies or cupcakes.

All donations can be dropped off to the office from 8.30-4 on Friday 7th October .
Please provide a list of ingredients.

Thank you so much for your contribution to our school fundraiser.

Claire Dalley, Food Teacher

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Spectacular Return!

After spending a week at John Cain Arena, the Victorian State School Spectacular has now concluded for 2022. Running three full show runs, two of which had the public watching. Even though it’s an annual event, this was the first performance in arena since 2019. There were no injuries and no major problems.

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In December a 2-hour special will be broadcast on Channel Seven. Auditions and applications of interest for 2023 Spectacular open in October.

Lana Hughes

Classics Incursion

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Both Year 11 and Year 12 Classical Studies students were recently involved in an interactive and fun hands on workshop/ incursion with The Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne. https://www.ancienthoplitikon.com

The Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne are a group of people who specialise in Ancient Classical and Hellenistic Greek re-enactment. The group’s focus is to study, replicate and perform with military and civilian equipment from the period of 600-100 BC.

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The focus for the incursion was Ancient Greek history and re-enactment, including an overview on legacy and achievements, political, social, mythology/faith systems, slavery, philosophy, trade, warfare. static displays of panoply, artifacts and numismatics. We re-enacted Hoplitodromos (hoplite race) where students raced/ran with helmet and shield 400m.

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Students were also involved in combat training with safety weapons, swords and spears. Much fun and learning was had by all! 😊

Ben Hill

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Here are the range of students responses and feedback post-incursion:

I.S- Engaging, interesting and a whole heap of fun. Super relaxed with zero pressure 

AF- Everyone was polite, nobody took things too seriously, sword fighting is a surprisingly good stress reliever

AT- Very fun, lots of cool artefacts and activities. 

RG- Really good, showed a bit more than the materials given would show about the equipment as doing is different than seeing, the presentation of the artefacts, weaponry, artwork on the shields and electrum coins was all very good. 

Had a great time, bit more of a workout than I was ready for, but the guys that organised it were great, and it was fun to see the warfare tactics we’d learnt about in action. Even just getting to see the actual weapons and artifacts like coins up close was really interesting. Next time they come down, I will fight Athanacious mano e mano. J.G-B

TK – Much fun, excellent training, I wish to spear fight Nick, and I got to sword fight people. Very good, very educational, very interesting display of items, coins, swords, helmets and the armour. Really fun, definitely would do it again.

B.S- great variety of both weapons and other historical artefacts. Swords, javelins, coins and shields were all very interesting insights to the history of ancient Greece. 

GR- It was good to get out of the classroom and explore different strategies and techniques used in ancient Greece. 

TL- it was good, cool costumes too

R.H-  It was good to get to see artefacts and practise with weapons on my enemies- bahahaahahahaaaaa!

H.B One of the hoplites agreed with me over Mr Hill, 5 stars would recommend to a friend.

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Oh, And Did We Mention…

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Year 11 Biology

This week in Year 11 Biology, we have been revising reproductive strategies in different organisms. We completed a conference style activity where we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproduction. Students were very engaged and enjoyed sharing the cognitive load when revising for the test.

Ms Swinden

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Ms Swinden adds (possibly not intended for publication!) :
“My students were being amazing this morning (as always) so thought I would take a photo and share 😊”

Year 11 VCAL

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Mr Rickwood, Gareth and the 11 VCAL Literacy class walked to the botanical gardens on Monday morning to complete some reflective writing on their journey so far this year. The students took time to be away from all distractions, to be out in nature and focus on expressing themselves.

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Expressing ourselves with our emotional-support bucket.

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“Bucky” – the 11 VCAL emotional-support bucket
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From Lucy King – Alumni Co-ordinator

Alumni session – Leddra Grierson and Paisley Irvine

Yr 11 VCE English Literature

Several weeks back our Yr 11 VCE English Literature students had a chance to see where the subject could take them, thanks to two passionate wordsmiths from the class of ’17, who came back to share their stories.

Leddra Grierson a self-confessed “ferocious reader” studied a BA in Creative Writing, is currently studying a Masters in Teaching, and has penned an inaugural novel – with the dream to be a published author.

Whilst Paisley Irvine completed a 4-year Screenwriting degree at the VCA, leading to a role as a freelance Writer, Narrative Designer and Editor for a Melbourne-based film production company, to most recently working as an Online Content Producer.

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Leddra and Paisley shared advice on how to develop creative writing skills, the importance of editing work and working collaboratively, time management techniques, and transitioning from school to university.

Paisley advised to “read as much as you can, in as many styles and genres as possible” whilst Leddra advocated for joining a book club or writers’ group to share ideas and get feedback.  “During the BA Creative Writing course I learnt to critically analyse my work and workshop my own work with other people, which has been a valuable skill for development.”

Students enjoyed hearing about work in industry, talking about university life and answering questions about life after school.

We’re very lucky at Kyneton High School to have generous and dedicated alumni, willing to come back to school to talk to current students.

A very big THANK YOU Leddra and Paisley for being excellent positive role models for our current students. Good luck with your future pursuits and please do keep in touch.

Alumni Spotlight : Breanna Fox

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I’m delighted to be sharing a new Alumni Spotlight for Breanna Fox, class of 2020, who has possibly been the most enthusiastic and passionate ex-graduate I’ve spoken with! Her positivity about her time at school was really beautiful to hear!


“I loved my time at school, I had amazing teachers who gave me so much help and support. My healthcare role and passion all came from my time at Kyneton High”.


Breanna studied VCAL and took a TAFE route after school. Here’s her post-school story, from ‘Then’ to ‘Now’:


Favourite school memory: Having lots of friends who I’m still in touch with now, a great community and amazing supportive teachers! A shout out to Kate Sims and Kate Rantall, who were particularly supportive and helpful teachers during Yr 11 and 12.

Subjects studied: VCAL Health Services, Hospitality, Literacy and Numeracy – I was also working 2 days a week at RM Begg in Hospitality whilst completing VCAL.


After school: I studied a Certificate IV in Aged Care as I couldn’t get into studying Nursing due to COVID. However, it was during my studies that I became passionate about working in aged care and with elderly people.


Now: I’m studying a Diploma of Nursing at Holmesglen TAFE, whilst also working 1 day a week as a Disability Support Worker.


Future goals: My future goal is to study a Bachelor of Nursing and to work with dementia patients.


Thanks for sharing your story and for being such a fantastic role model and advocate for Kyneton High School Breanna! Wishing you all the best with your studies and please do keep in touch.

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1915 – 2022

A Tribute

Kyneton High School’s oldest ex-student Mavis Arkinstall has died.

Mavis had reached the most venerable age of 107 at the time of her death earlier this month.

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Above: Mavis in 1924
Photo courtesy Graham Arkinstall

It is astonishing to grasp the reality that she first enrolled at Kyneton High School a full 98 years ago, when she was signed into the KHS Piper Street School Register in 1924 as Mavis Serpell at the tender age of 9.

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Above: The Piper Street School in the 1920s

Below: The KHS Student Register
Mavis enrolled as Student 736

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She made her mark at the school early on, featuring in one of the very earliest school magazines as Captain of Form E2 when she was just 12.

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Above: Page from the 1927 KHS Magazine

When the school relocated to the then brand-new buildings in Epping Street, Mavis relocated with it and went on to three more years at the new High School. She left school mid-way through Form 6 in 1931 to work as dental assistant/nurse for her father Frank Serpell.

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Above: from the 1931 Yearbook
Intermediate Certificate Awardee – 1930 Exams

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Advertisement from the 1930 KHS Yearbook

The Serpell family was very well represented at Kyneton High School, with siblings Sylvia, Noel, Frank, John and Max following Mavis through school.

Mavis married Harry Arkinstall in 1942, and their children Ann, Ian and Graham all did their high schooling at KHS in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Above: From the 1964 yearbook
An Arkinstall front & centre!

Mavis maintained a keen and active connection to her old school and its community. She was Secretary of the KHS Ladies’ Auxiliary for five years from 1960; this body was a powerful advocate for the school and its students, and oversaw a multitude of projects in support of the school.

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Above: From the 1963 yearbook

These included copious fundraising events, the provision of prizes, awards and scholarships, and the establishment of the very first cafeteria in KHS. Later, in 1968 and 1969, Mavis served on the School Advisory Board, and made history as the first woman to be invited to join the Board.

With thanks to Graham Arkinstall for his assistance with our tribute to his mother –
the magnificent Mavis.

In Case You Missed It Earlier

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Careers And Pathways

All students in Year 12 VCAL or doing a VCAL subject should check XUNO messages or news items for the September holiday exam and coursework timetable. 

Ms Trembath

Items in this edition of Career News include – 

  • Deakin University Campus Tours
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies at ACU
  • Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation
  • Elite Student Performer Schemes at Monash University
    • Elite Student Performer Entry Scheme
    • Elite Student Performer Support Scheme
  • Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Entry Scheme at the University of Melbourne
  • Arts Degrees in Victoria in 2022
  • Global And International Studies Degrees in Victoria in 2022
  • Snapshot of the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2022
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Building Program

Here you go thrillseekers! An up-close peek inside the new STE(A)M building. The upstairs structure is taking shape and by the look of it they might even have some of the roof on when we get back from holidays.

For some nifty indoor hazard evasion, have a look at this video by intrepid dronester Kevin Tootell.

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KHS Co-Curricular Activities Schedule

Recess Activities:

MONDAY
RECESS
TUESDAY
RECESS
WEDNESDAY
RECESS
THURSDAY
RECESS
FRIDAY
RECESS
Boxing Club and Gym
w/ Mr Hill / Mr Merret &
Boxing Club Captains:
Yr 12 Tyreese Simons
Yr 11 Angus Spear
& Gym Captains:
Yr 11 Luke Masko
Yr 10 Cameron Egan
Boxing Club and Gym
w/ Mr Hill &
Boxing Club Captains:
Yr 12 Tyreese Simons
Yr 11 Angus Spear
& Gym Captains:
Yr 11 Luke Masko
Yr 10 Cameron Egan
Boxing Club and Gym
w/ Mr Hill / Mr Oliveri &
Boxing Club Captains:
Yr 12 Tyreese Simons
Yr 11 Angus Spear
& Gym Captains:
Yr 11 Luke Masko
Yr 10 Cameron Egan
Boxing Club and Gym
w/ Mr Hill / Mr Eddy &
Boxing Club Captains:
Yr 12 Tyreese Simons
Yr 11 Angus Spear
& Gym Captains:
Yr 11 Luke Masko
Yr 10 Cameron Egan
Boxing Club and Gym 
w/ Mr Hill &
Boxing Club Captains:
Yr 12 Tyreese Simons
Yr 11 Angus Spear
& Gym Captains:
Yr 11 Luke Masko
Yr 10 Cameron Egan
Chess Club in B7
w/ Mr Rickwood / Mr Shepherd
& Yr 11 Chess Club Captain
Jackson Guy-Baker
Year 8 Basketball Training
KSAC Stadium
w/ Mr Eddy / Mr Merrett
Mindful Mondays in Library
w/ Andrea our Nurse
Literature Club in SL3
w/ Ms Nelms
Craft Club in LIbrary
w/ Ms Sharpe
Ms Matthews &
Francesca our Librarian

Lunchtime Activities:

MONDAY
LUNCHTIME
TUESDAY
LUNCHTIME
WEDNESDAY
LUNCHTIME
THURSDAY
LUNCHTIME
FRIDAY
LUNCHTIME
Drama Club in Performing Arts Studio 
w/ Mrs Turpie &
Performing Arts Captain Lana Hughes Yr 11
PC Building Club in B3
w/ Tom
Dungeons and Dragons for Year 7s in B7
w/ D&D Club Captains:
Zoe Patros Yr 12
Liam Gilbert Yr 11
Liam McKee Yr 9
SLT Meeting in LoungeDungeons and Dragons for Year 7s in B7
w/ D&D Club Captains:
Zoe Patros Yr 12 
Liam Gilbert Yr 11
Liam McKee Yr 9
Gaming Club in B8 
w/ Gaming Club Captain
Zoe Patros Yr 12
Dungeons and Dragons
Main Group 1 in B7
w/ Ms Daws &
Club Captains
Girls Only Gym 
w/ Liz &
Yr 12 House Captain
Elyse Putyra
Dungeons and Dragons
Main Group 1 in B7
w/ Ms Daws &
Club Captains
Staff Vs. Yr 10 Students Basketball Match in KSAC
w/ Mr Swan &
an All Star line up of other KHS Staff
Magic the Gathering
Card Game in B8 
w/ MAT
Dungeons and Dragons
Main Group 2 in B8
w/ MAT and Club Captains
!!!Surprise your eyes!!!
Mystery video in the Library
w/ Stephen
Dungeons and Dragons
Main Group 2 in B8
w/ MAT & 
Club Captains
Magic the Gathering
Card Game in B8 
w/ MAT
Pride Crew (fortnightly) in B3 
w/ Gareth
Table Tennis Club in Hall
 w/ Ms Nguyen
Book Club in Library
w/ Francesca our LIbrarian
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At this point it’s not possible to pretend that
you didn’t know about the Twilight Market.

So you’ve got NO EXCUSE!

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SEE YOU THERE!

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Smoking And Vaping

Information from the Department of Education

Parents, carers, schools, and community all play an important role in protecting children and young people from, and educating them about, the harmful effects of smoking and vaping.

Research from the Royal Children’s Hospital shows many parents and carers are not aware of the harmful effects or how their views about smoking and vaping can impact the likelihood of a young person taking up smoking or vaping.

The Department of Education and Training has collated resources to help you learn more about the health risks of smoking and vaping, and some suggestions about how to talk to your child about vaping, and where to get support.

This includes a video from experts at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne with tips for parents for starting a conversation with teenagers about vaping.

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KHS Yearbook 2022

We would hate to alarm you…

…but if you ticked “YES” to your family receiving the KHS Yearbook this year and haven’t paid yet, we’re at the stage of finalising copy numbers for the printers. Please don’t miss out! Front up to the School Office with your $25 if you haven’t already – time is running out fast.

2022 will be the 99th year of the KHS Yearbook.
Don’t miss out on your piece of KHS history!

Cost of the 2022 Yearbook: $25

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It’s all about the columns…

Please have a look at our short video promo for Columns 2022. It’s a dazzling dive though the pages of KHS history, and we hope you’ll agree your family won’t want to miss out on your glossy souvenir of the year at KHS.

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Coming up…

Some dates for the diary

Friday 16th SeptemberParent opinion survey closes
End of Term – 2.30 pm finish
Monday 26th September to
Friday 30th September
Year 12 practise exams
Monday 3rd OctoberBack to skool
Wednesday 5th OctoberYear 10 Tomorrow Man & Woman
Thursday 6th OctoberYear 11 chemistry excursion
Friday 7th OctoberVCAL Twilight Market
(You haven’t forgotten, have you???)
Tuesday 11th OctoberYear 8 Live4Life celebration
Thursday 13th OctoberYear 7 immunisations
Friday 14th OctoberYear 7/8 dance concert
Wednesday 19th OctoberYear 12 celebration day
Year 12 VCAL last day
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Macedon Ranges Storm Recovery Program

Anyone who was in the Macedon Ranges on June 9th, 2021, will remember the severe storm that caused widespread damage throughout big chunks of Victoria. The Macedon Ranges was heavily impacted with countless trees down, damage to properties and no power, phone or internet service for an extended period of time. Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health acknowledge the shocking nature of this event and would like to give young people the opportunity to share their experience of the storm and its aftermath. We feel it is important that what people went through is remembered and we will be putting together a video of mini-interviews so young people’s experiences are acknowledged and documented. If you are interested telling your story, please speak to a parent or guardian and contact Kylie from the Storm Recovery Program on 0491 089 598 or kylie.richardson@scchc.org by Friday 23rd September. A gift card will be provided to thank you for your time.

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Study Club is an initiative by Squishy Minnie Bookstore, Kyneton Community House,
and the Victorian Government. It is open to all high school age students from the
Macedon Ranges.

It is held at Squishy Minnie on Thursdays from 3:45pm to 6pm 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.

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