March 2, 2023  |  News

KHS Newsletter : 2 Mar 2023

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2nd March 2023

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We had the first of our whole of school sports events last week and we were fortunate to have such lovely weather to complement an excellent program.  I would like to thank our School and House Captains for their leadership on the day and encouragement of participation.  I would also like to acknowledge our Sports Coordinator, Mr Ryan Eddy, and the Health and PE staff for their planning and organisation. Kyneton High School always offers an inclusive program at these whole school events where students can enjoy a range of activities eg the competitive events which included swimming as well as chess (“Thought Sports”) as well as the novelty, fun events.

Over the past couple of weeks, the Student Leadership nominations and selection interviews have been happening.  Our School Captains have been working hard in this process and I am looking forward to finding out who our 2023 Student Leaders will be when they are announced at the end of this week.  In our next issue of the newsletter, we will have a special feature on our Student Leadership Team. 

This topic of representation brings me to my last item:

Declaration of Result of Poll – Election of parent member for Kyneton High School Council

One nomination was received by the closing date for nominations and there being one vacant parent member position to fill, it is declared that Joshua Ellis has duly been elected as a parent member of the Kyneton High School Council.

Ana Rees
Principal

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Year 7 BBQ

Hello everyone!

We hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day because we sure did. Our school unintentionally celebrated by hosting a Year 7 Family Information Night and BBQ, and we were thrilled to have so many families in attendance.

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Despite a minor hiccup or two, we’re happy to report that the start of the school year has been overwhelmingly positive. Our students have shown an impressive amount of energy and enthusiasm, and we’re excited to see them continue to grow and thrive throughout the year.

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our Year 7 Family Information Night and BBQ. We had a blast and we hope you did too. We’re looking forward to continuing to build our school community and making this year a fantastic one for our students.

Mr Turnbull

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Year 9 Media

The Year 9 Media class have been demonstrating excellence by, in groups, creating a new brand or product from scratch and learning how to market it to the right demographic.

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The students have created products such as hoodies, Google products, smart watches, footballs and “fancy” water. I’m very impressed with this class’s engagement and who knows, there are a few potential entrepreneurs!

Ms Frank

Year 9 Outdoor Ed

Year 9 Outdoor Ed took part in their first activity last Friday – Canoeing. It was a hot day but all had fun and learnt some practical water skills. See some photos of the day below.

Mr. Vine

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VCE Indonesian

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Last week, the VCE Indonesian (SL) students received a very special visit from Megan, an inspiring young woman who is passionate about learning languages. Megan graduated from Kyneton Secondary College, and continued her studies in Indonesian at Monash University. Her love of Indonesian language and culture led her to work for Koltiva, a global tech company that empowers farmers and business users in 27 countries to improve sustainable farming practices.

Megan’s dedication to her work and her studies has taken her all the way to Sciences Po University in Paris, where she is currently pursuing a major in International Management and Sustainability. Her company is sponsoring her studies, as they recognize the value of her skills and knowledge. We are grateful to Megan for taking time out of her busy schedule to inspire and motivate us. She is a shining example of what can be achieved with hard work and a passion for learning. Terima Kasih, Megan!

Kiky Amelia
Language Teacher (Indonesian)

Simply Cups


Kyneton High School has this week commenced participation in the Simply Cups cup recycling program. The program aims to increase the number of single-use coffee cups ending up in appropriate recycling facilities. 

One of the reasons paper cups, including coffee cups, cannot be recycled in kerbside recycling is because of their waterproof lining. Both plastic and plant-based linings cannot be recycled in traditional recycling.

​While we are also encouraging teachers and students to increase their use of reusable cups, three cup-recycling receptacles have been placed around the school (in the Boomerang teachers’ office, in the staff room and in the Senior Learning Centre). 

Only paper products should be placed in the receptacles, and cups need to be emptied of liquid.

Once cups are collected, we will take them to Sunbury 7-Eleven, who will transport them to a specialised manufacturing facility to turn into high-value products.

We hope that many cups can be recycled and KHS can continue in our journey to being a more environmentally conscious school. 

Jane Strickland

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Swimming Sports

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Our annual Swimming Sports carnival was held at Woodend swimming pool on Thursday the 23rd of February. Students set off from school and arrived at the pool around 9:40am. The day began quickly with our Year 12s completing a lap of honour in their costumes, followed by a jump in the pool to start the day.

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It was a warm one in Woodend so students were very eager to get in the pool. Our marshallers got our students ready for their events and we were off and running. Students showed great skills and ability in the pool and the admin table was inundated with handing out ribbons. A number of novelty events were held on the day including chess and games like limbo to get students involved.

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A whole school dance party erupted when the nut bush and macarena came on over the big speakers.

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At the end of the day the Year 12s organised a staff versus students relay race. Mr Brohm, Mr Romer, Mr Hill, Mr Turnbull, Ms Wallace, Ms Bone, Ms Strickland and Mr Andrea took to the pool to take on Year 12 teams. The teachers took the lead early with Ms (Flipper) Wallace flying through the water. The Year 12 team fought back hard but couldn’t keep up with Mr (Thorpey) Brohm who flew home to win for the teachers.

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While the whole school was watching, the admin team worked hard to finalise House points for the day. Lauriston was leading all day but unfortunately didn’t end up the winner. The chess scores calculated changed these results. I would like to congratulate all Campapse House Members on winning the 2023 Swimming House Carnival.

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A special mention needed for all staff who helped with the set up and pack up of this event, along with Ms Cox for running the BBQ. It was a fantastic day and all students looked to have enjoyed themselves. Looking forward to our Athletics Carnival.

Mr Eddy

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Interschool Sports

Cricket


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Video of the teams in action


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Our Intermediate cricket team has been training for weeks in preparation for interschool sports. These training sessions include testing out our freshly laid cricket pitch along with utilising the local cricket nets. We set off to Donnybrook on Thursday to verse our arch rival in Sacred Heart. We had been scheduled to play the one game, but this game was a 20/20 match so we were in for a long day.

Bryn Sawyer was appointed captain and elected to bowl first. Our Assistant coach Matt Black conducted our pre-game warm up and provided an award-winning speech to get the team pumped up.

Sacred Heart had a very good batting line up but we knuckled down to get some early wickets. In our second over we had a breakthrough with Aaliyah Terbeeke bowling a beauty and the batsman hit it up for a great catch by Klem Evans. We kept battling hard but the batting team kept putting runs on the board. Cooper Reed came into the line-up and got two wickets (1 caught by Klem Evans and a beauty through the stumps). Aaliyah Terbeeke then bowled another beauty which popped up for Tom Waterson to take the catch. Tom, feeling on a high, came into the bowling attack and bowled this amazing in swinger to bowl the batsman middle stump. Special mention to Sam Collard who was extremely close to taking a screamer of a catch. Sam bowled a good ball and dived across the pitch to catch it. Unfortunately, it just slipped out of his hands.

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Our 20 overs were up, we had a big score to catch (approx. 190). We unfortunately were bowled all out but we showed some good batting skills. Special mention to our skipper Bryn Sawyer who top scored on 19 runs and also smacked a nice 6 over the boundary.

Our bowling specialist was awarded to Aaliyah Terbeeke and Cooper Reed
Fielding award: Klem Evans
Batting award: Bryn Sawyer

The team showed great sportsmanship and compassion and despite the loss it was a fun enjoyable day.

Mr Eddy

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VHAP

At Kyneton High School, our Student Excellence Program supports our high-ability students to excel through ongoing extension in the classroom, as well as extra-curricular activities.

The Victorian High-Ability Program (VHAP) allows high-ability Year 7 and 8 students to participate in a 10-week virtual enrichment program in Maths and/or English.  Participants are government-selected but nominations from teachers, parents or students are also welcomed.  There is no cost to families. 
 Click here for more information and please contact us if you’re interested.

Emerging Sciences Victoria courses are for Year 9 and 10 students with interest and/or talent in STEM subjects.  Participants are self-referred or teacher-selected.  Choose from:

•            Bioinformatics

•            Astrophysics

•            Medical Physics

•            Alternative Energies

•            Nature & Beauty of Mathematics

•            Neuroscience

The courses are run by the John Monash School of Science.  They are heavily subsidised – the cost to each family is just $25.  Find more info here and let us know if you’re interested.

Throughout the year, high-ability students may also be invited to be part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series and supported to reach their potential with Individual Learning Plans and goal setting.

We look forward to keeping all of our students challenged and engaged!

Alex Ashley and Camille Price
Student Excellence Coordinators

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Library News

March the 2nd is

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To celebrate the good Doctor’s birthday we showed “The Lorax” today for the
!!!Surprise your eyes!!! lunchtime Library crowd.

The sound was slightly out of sync (grrrr… so annoying!) but everyone stuck with it until the bell so THANKYOU EVERONE for your tolerance!

!!!Surprise your eyes!!! happens every Thursday in the Library, featuring a different video from the Library’s collection. It’s part of the school-wide Co-curricular Activities program.

Stephen McDonald

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The Library has been buzzing with students since the new term started. We have had many new students enjoying the Library, as a place to meet with friends, play games and borrow books, and returning students using it for distance education, VHAP, private study and quiet reading.

Some English classes have been in to take part in Book Tastings, as a way to try a variety of books of different genres, and to borrow for their silent reading in class. Some of the feedback from these sessions has been great:

“I enjoyed reading different genres”

“I think it’s good to find new books to like”

“I liked it more than actual class”

“It was really good and interesting. I found interesting a couple of the books and think some other people will enjoy them”

”I liked seeing the types of genres”

Francesca


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Crammed with fascinating facts and all the core curriculum topics, this physics book will have you exam-ready in no time!

Book Review Team

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Our first Book Review Team get-together had some of our eager readers choosing from a wide variety of new books. Everyone left with a new book to enjoy and a chocolate cupcake! If any students are interested in joining us for first pick of new books, and to enjoy a homemade treat, keep a look out for announcements on Xuno.


More New Books

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A suspenseful and atmospheric horror perfect for younger fans of Stranger Things and Neil Gaiman, from New York Times bestselling author and the Decemberists’ lead singer/songwriter Colin Meloy.


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A book can take you there!

New Books

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With a topic on every page, this visual guide to the American Civil War tells the story of this war using simple explanations and stunning photographs.
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A novel in two acts – told eighteen years apart – gives
voice to both mother (Ayesha) and daughter (Mira) after an unplanned
teen pregnancy led Ayesha to place Mira up for adoption.
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Since the world fell sick with fantastical illnesses, sisters Payton and Ani have grown up in the hospital of King Jude’s. Payton wants to be a methic like her father, working on a cure for her mother’s sleeping fever. Ani, however, thinks the remedy for all illness might be found in the green wilderness beyond the hospital walls.
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Newton’s Third Law

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We went off to Wikipedia and looked up Newton’s Third Law
so you don’t have to:

To every action, there is always opposed an equal reaction; or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.

Year 10 Science harnessing Newton’s 3rd Law to build the longest possible balloon rocket line.

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Curious Chemistry

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Year 12s converting chemicals to charged current.

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School Notices

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It is very important that all students adhere to the road rules at all times.

It has been brought to the attention of the school that students are putting themselves in danger while crossing the roads coming to and upon leaving the school.

Students must use the crossing in Epping Street.

When crossing Ferguson Street please cross at the ‘Stop’ sign on the corner.

Do not cross between the buses.

DID YOU MISS OUT

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… on Columns 2022?

Don’t cry! There are still some copies left.

100 pages of glorious memories, celebrations, events, sports, a bazillion photos, random mayhem, and magnificent creativity!
The WHOLE YEAR squeezed into a big bright bouncy souvenir.
PLUS 10 sneaky intruder sharks.
Can you find them all???

$25 while stocks last!!!
Contact the school on
5421 1100 to secure a copy.

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE 2023 EXTRA SPECIAL CENTENARY YEARBOOK!!!
To avoid CRUSHING DISAPPOINTMENT remember you need to order and pay at the office ASAP.

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THE FACES OF KHS
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KHS – Useful Contacts In 2023

Year Level Leaders

Year 7James Shepherd-Turnbull
Year 8Geoff Comben
Year 9Dave Romer
Year 10Tim Rickwood
Year 11Rebecca Wallace
Year 12Emma Nelms
Year 7/8 Sub School LeaderCassie Gunter
Middle Years CareersKate Sims
VCE and Year 11/12 CareersRosemary White
Disability & InclusionCas Tardif

Learning Area Leaders

ArtsAlex Ashley
EnglishEmma Nelms
Melanie Bone
Health & P.E.Jodie Cox
HomegroupCaroline Sharpe
HumanitiesRosemary White
LanguagesGeoff Comben
Kiky Amelia
MathematicsAlex Pascoe
ScienceTeegan Swinden
TechnologiesAndrew Azzopardi

Home Group Staff

7AKris Ford
7BWilliam Mulvaney
7CJayden Andrea
7DAlex Frank
7EMolly Thomas
8AQuynh Ho
8BJulian Bedford
8CRyan Eddy
8DMelanie Bone
8ETeegan Swinden
8FCaroline Sharpe
9AJane Strickland
9BCamille Price
9CKatie Matthews
9DKyle McCabe
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Department Of Education Privacy Collection Notice

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Coming up…

Some dates for the diary

Monday 6th March – Friday 10th MarchVCE Checkpoint week
Year 11/12 Family interviews
Wednesday 8th March – Friday 10th MarchYear 7 camp
Monday 13th MarchLabour Day holiday
Wednesday 15th March – Friday 17th MarchYear 8 camp
Year 7&9 NAPLAN
Friday 17th MarchNational Close The Gap day
Monday 20th MarchYear 7&9 NAPLAN
Tuesday 21st March – Friday 24th MarchYear 7&9 NAPLAN catchups
Tuesday 21st MarchHarmony day
Monday 27th MarchYear 7&9 NAPLAN catchups
Tuesday 28th MarchMaths Learning Walks
Thursday 29th March VM & Applied – Grand Prix excursion
School council
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Kyneton FIDA

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The Kyneton FIDA side promotes fitness, friendship & belonging, developing life skills, confidence & improved health.  And we are on the look out for new players to join us for the 2023 Season!

So who can play?

A Player will be deemed as ELIGIBLE (E), for the purposes of participation in FIDA and the National Inclusion Carnival, if: i. the participant meets the Sport Inclusion Australia (SIA, formerly AUSRAPID) classification, or can provide evidence of this classification in the past.

• All new Players are encouraged to seek SIA classification upon registration.

A Player will be classified as ALLOWED (A) for the purposes of participation in the FIDA Football League, if: ii. the participant is declined for a SIA classification, and upon reviewing the evidence provided, FIDA determines the Player meets two (2) of the existing FIDA Player eligibility requirements:

• Attendance at a Specialist School.

• Attendance at a Mainstream School with funded Educational Support under the category of Intellectual Disability in the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) or similar.

• Proof of Disability Support Pension or NDIS registration under the category of Intellectual Disability.

• Registration with a Disability Service Provider under the category of Intellectual Disability

What is the age range?

Players under 14 are required to provide signed permission from their parents or caregivers, submitted to the FIDA Management, and may be required to meet with a member of the FIDA Executive Committee before they can play.  Players over 40 are required to provide a medical clearance.

The Spirit of the Game involves showing RESPECT for:

• Your opponents and their Team Officials

• Your own captain, Coaches, and Team

• The role of the Umpires

• Supporters and spectators OF ALL AGES

• The Game’s traditional values

To find out more about FIDA, visit fida.org.au

To find out more about Kyneton FIDA, visit Kyneton FIDA Football, First Game at Tigerland – YouTube and  FIDA game day on Vimeo

To register your interest to play for the mighty Tigers, please contact Debbie Fraumano
0403 343 705

kyneton@fida.org.au

We welcome all to come along and see what we are all about! 

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Enter Council’s art competition and help the environment

Council is inviting all school-aged and preschool-aged children to enter a competition aimed at helping raise awareness of the impact of single-use plastics on the environment. Participants are being asked to create their own unique artwork using upcycled, recycled or single-use plastic collected as litter, with examples including snack wrappers, coffee cups, straws, cotton buds, polystyrene and bread bag tags.

Winners will have their artwork displayed in the art exhibit at the Hanging Rock Reserve Discovery Centre and will also take home a worm farm or compost bin made from recycled plastic. The early learning centre or school from which the winners are from, will win a delivery of organic compost for their gardens. 

The competition closes 6 April. For information, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/singleuseplasticscomp


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Kyneton Tigers
Women’s Football

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Currently recruiting for the 2023 Season.
Please get in touch via email or phone
:
womensfootball@kynetonfnc.com
0439 642 192

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