18th March 2022
On Wednesday the 9th of March the year 7’s went off the ADANAC in the Yarra Junction for camp! Students enjoyed three days of fun activities, which included Canoeing, Water slides, Archery, Hut building, Low ropes, Flying fox, Tread walls, Camp cooking, and Disc golf. The year 7’s loved getting to know one another better, with lots of new friends being made. Students relaxed in front of the campfire one night, after a small bush walk at night. On the second night students sat back and watched a movie in the theatre room.
Listen to some awesome reviews from some of the year 7 students themselves!
This year, the year 7 camp was one that no one is ever going to forget! We did archery, rope climbing, canoeing and more! The activity the majority of people enjoyed was probably the water trampoline. We did flips and all sorts of things off it. For the meals we had a wide range of food that included spaghetti bolognaise, toast, and chicken wraps. We slept in cabins with bunk beds, bedside tables, our own bathroom, and a storage spot for all our bags. The bus ride there took roughly three hours which gave us time to chat and get all amped up about camp. We stayed there for 2 nights. We wish we could have stayed longer but we had to get back home for the long weekend. It was still SUPER fun though.
– Ella F
Year 7 camp was a camp that I think was everyone’s favourite camp. There were so many fun things at camp such as, flying fox, Damper, water slide, canoeing, archery, water trampoline. We cooked Damper on a fire and we rapped them in foil and put them on a stick or you just put them in a fire. When you went down the water slide someone recorded your speed. My favourite activity was the zipline cause we went over a creek which was really fun to look at. I wish we got to stay longer. My favourite meal was Bolognese. I wish I could go again and I am sure everyone would like to go again.
The other week all the year sevens went on a camp to Adanac, Yarra Valley. The most exciting activity I did was the water slide. On the day we had beautiful weather and it was fun because I went 45 kilometers an hour. The fastest time was 55 kilometers. My favorite food was the chicken wraps which I enjoyed with salad. I also really enjoyed having the ice cream sundae on the last day which was a big win for everyone. The positives of camp was that everyone enjoyed it and everyone got to meet new people and I think that most of the people enjoyed all of the activities. It was great and I think that everyone enjoyed absolutely everything.
My overall feelings about how camp went was that it was different from all the other camps I have been to and wasn’t used to the cabins being INDOORS! My favorite activity/activities was canoeing and water tramp because I got to be launched into the air on the launch pad by one of the teachers, as well as the flying fox since I had a whole overview of most of the activities and got to wave at my friends while being in the air. My favorite meal was definitely pasta and meatballs, however I also really loved the ice cream sundae, It was the best. We were all very lucky that night. I learnt a lot of things on camp like how to cook damper and how to keep my balance on low ropes but something important I learnt was how to be patient and wait in turn for others as well as to look out for people and make sure they’re ok when they get hurt. Something that could be improved would be the flying fox – I would love if it was a bit longer in length and higher in the air to add more excitement to it but it was amazing either way 🙂
To me camp was ok, I didn’t like crashing on the mountain boarding but my favourite food was probably the chicken wraps despite what everyone said. I reckon camp could be improved by making the mountain boarding less painful to crash and only letting one person go in disc golf at a time, I didn’t enjoy getting hit in the head too much. My favourite activity had to be the water trampoline. Granted it was a little cold, but when Mr Bedford jumped on we all went so high. Overall camp was pretty ok.
– Callan M
For year 7 camp, we went to ADANAC in the Yara Junction, about two and a half hours away from Kyneton. We did so many fun activities, like mountain boarding, archery, low ropes, bush cooking, flying fox, water slide, disc golf, canoeing and aqua tramp. My favourite activity was the flying fox, because I zip lined so high in the air, that I felt like I was flying, so I went on it three times. I also really liked the aqua tramp, because I got launched off the end, and the waterslide, because I went so fast. My favourite food that was served on camp was the Ice cream Sundays, and the Cinnamon scrolls. I wasn’t too keen on the chicken or toast though, because the chicken was sort of slimy, and the toast was either burnt or just bread. I really enjoyed most of the meals we had, especially the desserts. I learnt some things about myself, as well as some new skills. I have discovered that I can actually be really brave when I try, and I have learnt how to mountain board. My only suggestion would be not giving us cookies at ten o’clock at night and then tell us to go to SLEEP. My overall feeling about camp, is pride. I am proud of myself for giving things a go, like the water slide, and mountain boarding. I had a really fun time at ADANAC and hope to go there again someday.
The activities in camp were amazing, camp cooking, water slide, archery and the zip-line. The cabins were nice and comfortable and I would recommend going to camp Adanac.
– Lachlan B
I think year 7 camp was great, the activities were fun and entertaining, and the food was good. It was great being in a cabin with my friends and playing gaga ball.
– Riley C
I enjoyed the flying fox and water trampoline, the teachers were very supportive of you participating in all of the activities. I learnt that I love taking risks and trying something new out!
I loved camp! I enjoyed hanging out with new people and hanging out with my classmates. I would definitely go back!
We went camping in Adanac for 3 days in the Yarra junction and it was a great experience! All of the activities were fun and I enjoyed them all! My favourite activity was the waterslide and aqua tramp! I loved getting in the water for a swim! It was a great experience and hope to do something like that again!
Look what they did to our kitchen!
The Year 9 Paddock to Plate students have transitioned smoothly into our new temporary classroom in the staffroom, as we eagerly wait for our new kitchens. Demolition of the old food rooms 34 and 35 has finally begun.
Continuing with our theme of fresh seasonal produce, the students made Donna Hay Fetta and Zucchini fritters. We served the fritters with chilli sauce and sour cream. They were delicious!Our next focus will be on planting some seasonal Autumn produce in the school garden and cooking up some more seasonal treats.
From the Food Team
Miss Dalley and Mrs Flynn
Division Swim Sports
The following students achieved places at the Swimming Sports held at the Sunbury Aquatic Centre on Friday March 11th, 2022.
Aaliyah Terbeeke – 3rd, Under 13 Freestyle
Lexie Stammers – 3rd, Under 14 Freestyle
Eli Jacobsson – 3rd, Under 15 Freestyle
Allegra Vanderkley – 3rd, Under 15 Backstroke; 3rd, Under 15 Breast Stroke: 4th, Under 15 Freestyle
Zoe Bespalov – 2nd, Under 17 Freestyle; 3rd, Under 17 Butterfly
Years 7, 8, 9 Homegroup Program
Introductory Newsletter Article for Parents, Guardians and our KHS Community
The purpose of our Homegroup Program is to provide a Positive Education foundation for our students. Professor Martin Seligman, one of the world’s leading researchers in positive psychology and human flourishing, suggests that wellbeing is cultivated by the presence in our lives of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, accomplishment and health. This framework is often referred to as ‘PERMAH’. This is achieved through lessons and activities that develop a healthy state of wellbeing in students.
Healthy Wellbeing: feeling optimism and hope for their futures, because they know that they are working towards becoming their best selves.
Following are brief explanations of lessons and activities used to achieve this purpose.
• PERMAH+ Wellbeing Learning Intention and Success Criteria – explaining what students are about to explore and learn in order to connect with and build upon what they already know.
• PERMAH+ There are six elements which are rotated through in order of our 6 Report Cycles.
• Wellbeing Activities – several of these are explored each week to support formative development of PERMAH+: Good Things, the Big 5, Mindfulness Time, Character Strength Weeks, Respectful Relationships, Wellbeing@School, Mindful Colouring In, Resilient Me: I am enough, Resourceful Me: I adapt, Attitudes of Life and Respectful Me: I share.
• CATs (Common Assessment Tasks) – one per cycle to for students to be summatively assessed upon their application, effort and success in developing individual aspects of the PERMAH+
• Parent Wellbeing – a weekly strategy to support parents to actively focus on their own wellbeing.
Watch this space for updates on what we’ve been doing in our Homegroup space. Our intention is for you to feel empowered to participate actively with your children and their teachers to make a positive difference to both our individual and collective wellbeing.
Caroline Sharpe : Homegroup Learning Area Leader
Jane Strickland – Learning Specialist (Assessment)
Benjamin Hill – Lead Teacher School Culture
Students in years 7 and 8 have started off their semester looking at the use of Tableaux, frozen action, showing the characters in given situations. This has involved practical workshops in the expressive skills of gesture, movement and facial expressions. The Junior Drama course has been designed to build student’s confidence, communication and collaboration skills in a range of practical workshops and activities. We are working towards creating a series of tableaux to show a well-known story.
Drama Club has started to meet on Mondays at lunchtime for those performers and crew members in our school community. Led by Performing Arts Captain, Lana Hughes, we meet like-minded peeps, play Drama games, create scenes and discuss local performance projects in the area. If you have a fondness for theatre or daring for the stage dramatic, come along to Drama Club in the Performing Arts Studio Monday lunchtimes.
Mrs Kerry Turpie
Year 7A conducted a measuring experiment to produce rainbow colours in test tubes!
Year 12 Physics
Don’t blink or you’ll miss it…
Here’s a VERY short video of a classic experiment where an overhanging mass causes the cart to accelerate along a bench. It helps prove Newton’s 2nd Law. The students are using our new motion sensor to capture the acceleration of the cart.
A quick refresher to help get us up to speed with Newtonian Physics:
Force = mass x acceleration
The time rate of change of the momentum of a body is equal in both magnitude and direction to the force imposed on it
Here is our Term 1 Week 8 update of all that’s happening at the moment in Student Leadership
The SLT would like to thank those students who took the time to show an expression of interest in nominating for Sports Captain for 2022.
The SLT have met and discussed all applications. All candidates will be contacted personally to discuss the outcomes as agreed upon by the SLT.
Watch this space for upcoming announcements re. Our new captains for Netball, AFL and Soccer and the team training times for these sports in the lead up for our upcoming interschool competitions in Term 2.
Sports Equipment for students
Did you know that you can borrow sporting equipment at break times?? The SLT would like to encourage students to come to the SLT Lounge and borrow sporting equipment for use at recess and/or lunchtime.
Just drop in to say hello and leave your name and year level with one of the SLT members in the lounge.
All equipment must be returned promptly to the SLT Lounge, once the first bell goes for the end of the break.
Rewards on MyMahi
Did you know you can redeem your MyMahi points for ‘rewards’ prizes? You can accumulate points on MyMahi for Co-Curriculum Participation, or, for demonstrating behaviours that reflect our school values of Respect, Diversity, Excellence and Sustainability.
To get this started, the SLT have nominated the following points levels to receive rewards:
5pts – Zooper Dooper 30pts – Subway voucher to the value of $5
All rewards can be redeemed at the SLT Lounge.
Harmony Day Monday March 21st 2022
The SLT will be leading the celebrations on Harmony Day this year.
Harmony week is about being inclusive, respectful and celebrating a sense of belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural background and differences
From the oldest indigenous culture of our first Australians to our newest arrivals from around the world, our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world! Let’s recognise and celebrate our cultural diversity together!
Some of the ways we have decided to celebrate and acknowledge this day are:
– Wear something orange added to your uniform on Monday 21/03 to receive MyMahi points for showing Respect for Diversity, and, a sweet treat!
The SLT are also designing a mini lesson for period 1 on Monday 21/03/22 so that we can all properly acknowledge the day.
|6 Students from year 9 had the chance to go to the School for Student Leadership and that was us…|
Ava Coleman, Caitlyn Merrall,
Jen Girvan, Leathan Coates,
Gabe Weller & Oliver Watt
|Our Community Learning Project (CLP)|
We are focusing on raising awareness for men’s mental health in the local community of Kyneton.
We are planning to run a fundraiser at the Kyneton District Soccer Club with a sausage sizzle and guest speakers from Black Dog Institute, and more.
| We also have sponsors with Bourkies Bakehouse, Redesdale Hotel, Daylesford Meat & Co + Chiropractic Life Kyneton and many more.|
The dates are to be decided, but we hope to see you there!!
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
Graduate Sean Gottschling, Civil and Dams Engineer, inspires students about a career in Engineering
Two weeks ago Kyneton High School welcomed back alum Sean Gottschling, class of 2014, to talk to students about his post school pathway and role working as a Civil and Dams Engineer.
Sean helped to unpack what an Engineer does and generally inspired young minds about a career in Engineering – including advocating for more females to step into this field of work.
Sean talked to three classes; Year 11 specialist maths, Year 10 Robotics and Year 7 STEAM, and bought along lots of photos, interactive maps and a laser scanner for the students to use, demonstrating how technology plays a part in his work.
Working for renewable energy producer Entura and Hydro Tasmania, Sean gets to travel across Tasmania and he shared some amazing scenic photos of dams, spillways, tunnels and weirs where he works – including the helicopters he occasionally needs to access his worksite!
We were all enthralled and it was lovely to watch young minds explode with the options and possibilities for this career pathway.
Sean, a very big THANK YOU for visiting your old school to share your knowledge and experience, and to hopefully inspire the next generation of Engineers. I hope you enjoyed catching up with some of your old teachers, as much as they enjoyed seeing you back on campus.
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 email@example.com 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
Last week Sean Gottshling, a KHS Alumni and dam engineer working for Hydro Tasmania, visited the school and talked to students, including myself, about his job. This is part of the alumni program, connecting past Kyneton High graduates working in various industries with current students. I don’t know exactly what I want to do for work; and going into the later years of schooling, the opportunity to hear what being an engineer involves on a day-to-day basis, the kind of environment they work in, and some of the ways to get there was really interesting. It helped me assess the kind of environment I want to spend my time in, what I want to be doing, and the various paths I can take to get there.
Olivia Hedge – Year 10
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New Bachelor of Data Science
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See the full newsletter below.
2 x brand new KHS size 12A dresses for sale. $65 ea ($72.95 from Noone). Never worn. Tags removed, but change of schooling before we even got to hem them. Please contact Carol on 0418 616 068.
2022 GAT Date And Changes
The GAT is changing
From 2023 we will be transitioning the VCE and VCAL to a new integrated senior secondary certificate. As part of the reform of the VCE and VCAL system, Victorian senior secondary students will this year have their literacy and numeracy skills measured against new standards in a reformed GAT.
The new standards will indicate whether students have demonstrated the literacy and numeracy skills typically expected of someone completing their secondary schooling – giving another indication of their readiness to move onto further education, training or employment.
The 2022 GAT will be held on Wednesday 7 September. The slightly later test date provides the time required to ensure the revised GAT is valid and reliable, and for teachers and students to understand the changes – with the test expected to return to its traditional June date from 2023.
Full details on the changes to the GAT can be found here.
School Privacy Collection Notice
Please take time to remind yourself of our schools collection notice (below).
from the archive
Kyneton High School
RAISED IN STATUS
The Education Department has decided to raise the status of the Kyneton High School from grade II to grade I, as from the commencement of the 1946 school year.
This will bring the Kyneton school into the same classification as that of the High Schools in the metropolitan and provincial cities.
It is anticipated that the erection of the new technical wings will be preceded with at an early date, and the free bus services in operation this year which have proved such a success, will be continued on a permanent basis, thus ensuring that the school will serve a district having a radius of approximately 20 miles. The attendance at the school over the past four years has been almost double.
Kyneton Guardian 1st September 1945
via Mal Closter
School buses in 1944
Some dates for the diary
|Friday 18th March||Anti violence & bullying day|
|Monday 21st March||Harmony day|
|Tuesday 22nd March to Friday 25th March||Year 10 camp|
|29th March to 1st April||Year 7 & 9 KNFC footy clinic|
|Thursday 31st March||School council|
|Friday 1st April||Student photos|
|Monday 4th April||Year 7 immunisations|
|Thursday 7th April||VCAL/Applied Grand Prix excursion|
|Friday 8th April||Athletics carnival|
End of term 1
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|Our local cricket club is continuing to fight for its life in response to the recently released Draft Masterplan, which sees community sport in the reserve ousted while tourists, concerts, extra carparks, car rallies, horse racing and craft fairs all get the go ahead.|
Local community involvement at Hanging Rock has been and will continue to be vitally important. It is local community which drives groups like Friends of Hanging Rock and has provided thousands of volunteer hours working on environmental projects within the park. It is the local community that volunteers for events, from the CFA at racing days to the many people required for crowd management at the concerts. It is local community businesses that welcome tourists and direct them to the Rock. It is local community that has advocated strongly for meaningful recognition of Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Every one of Hanging Rock Cricket Club’s members – from seven years old to seventy – is invested in the protection of that environment. Moreover, the broader cricket community is invested. Visiting teams love coming to the Rock. Many are already involved in other activities in the precinct. Some of the young people who play with Hanging Rock emblazoned on their cap will grow up to to be rangers, or join Landcare, or own a local business, or even just bring visitors there. All of them will have a lifelong connection to a remarkable part of Victoria.
If you’d like to see local community access to Hanging Rock maintained, if you don’t want to see the reserve developed exclusively for tourists and large scale events, please consider signing our petition.
WSET Education Co-ordinator
|The Macedon Ranges Netball Association is looking for umpires for our Junior Competition starting Saturday 19th March.|
All matches are played at our courts in New Gisborne. Matches are from 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, and 11:30am and are grades U9 – U17.
We are happy to have umpires of any level of experience. We pay $30 for C badge, $40 for B badge and we have a range of payments for our unbadged umpires. We are also looking for mentors to assist with our development program.
If you can help us out please contact Tracey – Administration Officer, MRNA (0409757338)
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
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