18th August 2023
Year 7 Science
This cycle in Science 7E is studying renewable energy. We conducted an experiment to make a solar powered oven that could melt chocolate.
Because of the weather and the materials, we were unsuccessful but some people were able to warm up their chocolate.
Charli & Sofhia
This year Kyneton High School is competing in the annual Energy Breakthrough. Each year in November thousands of Primary and Secondary students together with their parents, teachers and support crews gather in Maryborough in regional Victoria for the Energy Breakthrough. The main event of the Energy Breakthrough is a 24 hour Endurance race where students compete as a team to drive a 3-wheeled recumbent vehicle, also known as a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) and race against other secondary colleges. Students also make presentations about sustainability, global warming, health and fitness, team selection, construction and training. As an introduction to the program KHS’s HPV Racing team will consist of both female and male students from Years 9 to 12, along with the valued support of teachers and parents, school leadership and support staff.
Click the link to see what it’s all about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T20blm5z9TM
For those interested, write your name on the Expression of Interest post in the SLC. More details to come about the various roles and team expectations.
We are also seeking local families and businesses to support our KHS Racing team and school program to ensure the continued provision of the program that enhances student engagement, connectivity and learning. In order to develop a high standard of performance and stay in line with technological advances, we are seeking monetary sponsors or businesses who can assist with the provision of goods and materials such as safety equipment, uniforms, printing, and assistance with construction of vehicle and camping.
If you are interested or have any queries, feel free to contact Miss DeMoel via email at email@example.com, or students can find her in the Maths office in the SLC outside of class times.
Year 10 Digital Imaging
Petri Dish Poetry
Year 9/10 Robotics
Year 9/10 Robotics have recently completed some work with mBots. These small robots have a microprocessor along with two servo motors connected to wheels and a range of sensors (including ultrasonic proximity and line tracking sensors).
Students wrote code which helped the mBots to navigate a walled maze and also to follow complex tape tracks.
The final task of this cycle was for students to build battle bots (armoured and with “weapons”!) which had to push their opponent outside of the black tape marked battle arena (aka. the big table).
The winners were Year 9 students Tahj Shanahan and Aaron Canning with their bot “????” (Russian for “crab”) – congratulations to them and for all other students for their wonderful creations and coding!
Video: The dance of the mBots
Show ‘N’ Shine
On Friday the 28th of July, Mr Hill’s year 12 VCAL PDS class ran the community event of the year! The 2023 Kyneton High School Show N’ Shine: a car, bike, 4WD show exhibiting local car enthusiasts.
The weather was great despite the rain the previous evening. Many people young and old enjoyed gathering around the firepit and keeping warm.
We were so impressed and very thankful for the support of our local community coming out and supporting our efforts.
The group ran a coffee and hot drink stall, sausage sizzle, and sold soft drinks, everyone that bought one of these items enjoyed it. Thank you to Ms. Dalley, Mr. Oliveri, Anne-Maree & Ms. Matthews for helping cook the BBQ. Also, thank you to Maddy & Alex from Gareth’s VCAL class for supporting us by making and serving hot drinks.
Overall, the event was a success raising $1,400 to go towards the purchase of the school mascot costume. A huge shout out and thanks to our very generous sponsors, Kyneton Bursons for donating a $300 car care bucket, Kyneton Donkey for the voucher & Kyneton Pizza and Wine Club that also donated a voucher.
1st prize – Burson car care bucket – went to one of the WW2 Army Jeeps
2nd prize -Donkey gift voucher went to Liam Paul (80 Series Landcruiser)
3rd prize – Pizza and Wine club voucher went to Luke Dam (2023 Gran Turismo Trike)
Wood raffle – Winner was a family from Romsey.
We also had one of our students Josh Perkins organise to bring a 24hr Daytona RX8 Race car as a showpiece for the night.
Photos: Ben Hill & Ana Rees
Last but not least a huge thank you to Year 11 Royce Sharp who had organised the CFA to bring light towers and a CFA car/truck and trailer full of first aid supplies to support and shine a light on us all!
See you next year for the 2024 KHS Show N’ Shine! But next time we’ll fine tune a few things to make it even better and will look to hold it during daylight savings!
Year 7 Basketball
Year 7 Basketballers had a great day out in Broadmeadows. The boys and girl’s teams competed hard across the day. Unfortunately, the boy’s teams lost all matches, but they were very close. The girls team won their first game which was a great achievement. Unfortunately, they couldn’t take home the chocolates for the rest of the day. Aiden Stevens and Nate Boyer were given best on for the boys while Charli Zanussi was best on for the girls.
Video : Year 7
Our Intermediate Boys and Girls competed at the Inter school basketball event in Broadmeadows on Wednesday the 19th of July.
The boys played our arch-rival Sacred Heart first up and battled hard. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the chocolates. They regrouped for their next two games and got two wins in a row against Elevation and Wallan. The boys showed brilliant teamwork skills and grew as a team as the day went on. Klem Evans and Angus Hoyne were dominant under the ring, getting rebounds and scoring buckets. Cooper Reed and Ethan Azzopardi were moving the ball well and setting up our offence. No one could stop Matt Black from the 3-point line though, scoring 4×3 pointers in a row.
The girls started hot, beating Sacred Heart, and increasing confidence levels. They went on to play Elevation college, Elevation were no match and they beat them 52-2. The girls were in a brilliant position to make the final now, all they had to do was beat Wallan. The Wallan game was neck and neck and down to the wire. Unfortunately, they couldn’t hold on, just going down by a couple of points in the final minute. Jaz Young and Ella Jefferey were dominant across the day
Thanks to Mr Brohm and Ms Swinden for their assistance in training and on the day.
Video : Intermediate
Year 8 Netball
The Year 8 Girls netball team had the opportunity to play Regionals on Monday. The team consisted of Ella, Gemma, Imogen, Kayla, Montana, Ruby, Saqqara, Taylah, To’Ivao and Ophelia.
They fought courageously against Preston in the first game and only just lost. Second game they played against a very tough school in Melbourne Girls College, they managed to play with high spirits and were able to develop tough contest skills, but they were too strong in the end.
They played their last game against Macleod, only just losing by one goal after coming back from being 5 down. This is a massive achievement for our team who has trained hard for weeks in preparation for this event. They are determined to be back next year for their revenge. 3,2,1 Go Kyneton High!
Regional AFL Women’s
The KHS intermediate AFLW team played in the regional finals on the 17th of July. We may have not won any of the three games we played, but our improvement was good from the first time we stepped onto that footy ground to the last minute of our last game. We stepped up as a team and played together like never before.
The whole day was full of sportsmanship, courage, and teamwork. The talent and work ethic everyone brought today was incredible. Even though the oval wasn’t the best we still managed to get through it and put on our best show.
Results: 27-0; 31-0; 14-3
Best players: Hailey B., Monty C., Alice B.
Accompanied by Mr Eddy, Mr Brohm, Ms Wallace, Ms Ford and Ms Nardella, we set off at 8 a.m. on the 10th of August and headed off to Epping for the Divisional Athletics event. We had 38 students attend this event with 60 students qualifying overall.
As soon as we arrived it was go go go with student’s events happening within minutes. Our students represented KHS with pride and passion. They competed hard across the day, and we walked away with a number of ribbons.
It is a massive achievement for students to go through to the next round, and an even bigger achievement with students winning their events and going through to the regional athletics event on the 30th of August. I’m excited to see how our students go on the bigger stage. Well done team!
Video : Athletics
Massive congratulations to Angus Hoyne, who won the best and fairest for Kyneton Tigers Under 15 A football team during the week in the Riddell District Football League. We are super proud of your efforts. Keep up the hard work and dedication!!
This week we are celebrating Book Week in the Library. The theme for this year is Read, Grow, Inspire, and we have transformed one of the pillars into a tree to represent the ‘Grow’ part of the theme.
There will be a ‘match the staff member with their favourite childhood book’ display for students to have some fun with, and we will have plenty of inspiring books on display to encourage students to read and borrow.
Another idea we have is to start a Seed Library using seeds collected by our school community. If you are a gardener and save seeds at the end of the growing season please consider donating some to our collection. Hopefully we can encourage lots of students to become involved in gardening by providing a variety of seeds!
Gil can’t change the past, but can he learn from it in time to return home and save his family from the biggest inferno ever known?
Dirt Town delves under the surface, where no one can hide. With emotional depth and sensitivity, this stunning debut shows us how much each person matters in a community that is at once falling apart and coming together.
These are some of the shortlisted books for the Book of the Year Awards and we have these titles in our Library ready for students to borrow.
We will also have some craft happening with students able to make some paper flowers.
12-year-old Freya’s life has been rattled. Her dad has taken up a new job in Broome, her mum’s new job has uprooted them to Abbotsford, and life as she knew it in Eltham is no more. Freya is basketball-obsessed, and desperately missing her home team.
Temora and the Wordsnatcher is a literary children’s story; a portal fantasy work, featuring characters from multiple backgrounds and a protagonist who does not conform to societal standards of beauty, and who wishes to push against the constructs of what it means to be “feminine”.
No. 3 : The Melbourne Police Strike
Remembered as “The Day Melbourne Went Mad”, police went on strike in October 1923 over longstanding workplace grievances. Pandemonium ensued.
Getting ready to rumble. In natty ties.
The very first edition of the KHS Magazine!
100 years later, we’re gearing up to produce a special Centenary Edition,
celebrating 100 Years of telling our own story –
100 Years of Only About Us!!
If you have already shelled out your $25, relax.
Your piece of history is assured.
If you haven’t, don’t relax!
Get up and walk/run/trot/ride/drive/fly to
the KHS Office with $25.
Or if you’d rather not get up, payment can be made via BPAY,
or by card over the phone on the usual number : 5421 1100.
KHS Artists : It’s Time To Strut Your Stuff!
A call for all talented artists at KHS who are over 16!! I encourage you to enter your work in the Kyneton Daffodil Festival’s Visual Art and Photography exhibition. Great prizes are awarded to winners!
Please see any KHS art teachers for any support with the presentation required or your work.
Entry fees are $10 – the closing date for registration is Sunday 20th August at 5pm.
See https://www.kynetondaffodilandartsfestival.com.au/artandphotographyprizeentry/ for more details.
Attention all Year 11 students and families
The ordering for the first round of Year 12 2024 Uniforms is now open!
Thank you very much to those Year 11 students who were in the design team and responded to their peers’ feedback in design of these garments. They have produced some terrific looking uniform items for next year!
1. Orders can be placed through this link:
2. All advice re. sizing, input for student nicknames on their garments and payments for these, can be made through the Reform Clothing link above.
3. BTW: samples for sizing for students to try on are now available in the Student Leadership Lounge. These can accessed to try on during recess and lunchtimes.
4. Reform Clothing have provided the deadline for this, our first round of orders, to be in by
Tuesday 29th August
in order for students to receive their uniform by mid November, ready for the start of the students ‘stepping up’ to Year 12 for their two weeks of Begin 2024. Therefore we have a window of 5 weeks for this first round of orders.
5. Any families that can’t make this first deadline will have to wait until we do the re-order in Term 1 2024. This 2nd round of orders usually occurs in the first few weeks of Term 1, for students then to receive their garments by end of Term 1 / start of Term 2.
For further information, please contact Mr. Benjamin Hill
(Student Leadership Team Teacher Liaison) via XUNO.
Co-Curricular Clubs & Activities
Keep up to date with our Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities!
Some additions to the schedule below for Term 3 include:
A. The Student Leadership Lounge is open 5 days a week at both recess/ lunch for any students who wish to:
– borrow sporting equipment to use at break times
-heat up their food
– redeem MyMahi points
B. Study/ Homework Club is on every Tuesday lunch in B4, led by some of our Senior students, for all interested students.
C. Our Sustainability Captains are dedicating Wednesday recess in the SLT Lounge to all things sustainability for all interested students.
KHS – Useful Contacts In 2023
Year Level Leaders
|Year 7||James Shepherd-Turnbull|
|Year 8||Geoff Comben|
|Year 9||Dave Romer|
|Year 10||Tim Rickwood|
|Year 11||Rebecca Wallace|
|Year 12||Emma Nelms|
|Year 7/8 Sub School Leader||Cassie Gunter|
|Middle Years Careers||Kate Sims|
|VCE and Year 11/12 Careers||Rosemary White|
|Disability & Inclusion||Cas Tardif|
Learning Area Leaders
|Health & P.E.||Jodie Cox|
Home Group Staff
Some dates for the diary
|Friday 18th August||National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence|
|Monday 21st August||Sport: Year 8 basketball|
|Tuesday 22nd August||Equine therapy|
|Wednesday 23rd August||Wellbeing fitness program|
|Friday 25th August||Wear It Purple Day|
|Wednesday 30th August – Friday 1st September||Year 9 OED & Year 10 REC sailing camp|
|Monday 4th September||House spelling bee and current events|
|Tuesday 5th September||Year 10 Holocaust Museum excursion|
|Wednesday 6th September||Wellbeing fitness program|
|Thursday 7th September||Indigenous Literacy Day|
|Friday 8th September||Year 8 Indonesian Gamelan incursion|
|Wednesday 13th September||Spring Music Soiree 5pm|
|Thursday 14th September||R U OK day|
Year 11 chemistry excursion
|Friday 15th September||End of Term 3 – 2.30 finish|
|Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September||Year 12 practice exams|
|Monday 2nd October||Term 4 begins|
Is being performed by Kyneton Theatre Company (KTC) at the Bluestone Theatre in Hutton Street, Kyneton over August and September. It should be a lot of fun!!
I would greatly appreciate if you could help promote The Wiz, being performed by Kyneton Theatre Company (KTC) in your school newsletters over August and September. It should be a lot of fun!!
School bookings are also possible.
HEY SCONE LOVERS!!!
My CWA branch is running a Fathers Day weekend scone sale. MMMM SCONES!!!
PRE-ORDER on the link provided below and pickup from the KHS staff carpark on Saturday 2nd of September
There will be some jams available for purchase on the day.
Employment Opportunity for KHS Students
The Kyneton Sports and Aquatic Centre will soon be recruiting for Lifeguards over summer, and we are always looking for Learn to Swim Instructors. This could suit some KHS students after school. We can possibly assist with funding of their courses as well.
For more information contact the KTSAC manager Luke Harrison
Calling all musicians and music fans!
The MRYIM (Macedon Ranges Youth In Music) stage is back at the Woodend Bowling Club. The stage is an opportunity for young artists / soloists and bands to perform in front of a supportive audience. Starts at 7pm followed by a jam (so bring your instruments and voices)!
Friday, September 1st – from 7pm – email firstname.lastname@example.org to nab a performance slot.