20th October 2023
(says Emma Nelms, Year 12 Co-Ordinator)
“…my advice to you as you leave us and move into the big, bad world of adulthood is – eat KFC in moderation, don’t throw grenades and beware the brain eating zombies!!! And enjoy yourselves, be kind to one another and above all, have integrity.
“And know that you will be missed, I simply cannot fathom what this school will be like without your good natures and your smiling faces. I will miss you beyond measure.”
From her speech to the farewell assembly on Wednesday
Student Leadership Project
Year 11 students Ava Coleman, Jen Girvan and Leathan Coates attended the School for Student Leadership in 2021 and completed their Community Learning Project in 2022. They ran a Family Fun Day at the Kyneton Rangers Soccer Club to raise awareness and funds for Men’s Mental Health.
The students have been waiting to identify a local charity that supports men’s mental health and have chosen to donate the $4000 they raised to HALT. They will be presenting their donation to HALT at a men’s health workshop at Kyneton Chiropractic, next Wednesday 25/10 at 630pm.
See the flyer below.
Get To Know Your Grower
For most of the year the Year 11 VCE-VM class have been engaging with Get To Know Your Grower, which is a program funded by VicHealth and organised by Sunbury Cobaw Community Health and the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group.
The first week the students learnt how to make Fried Rice and the second week they tackled Rice Paper Parcels. The class have really enjoyed participating in a practical activity and have slightly complained about the lack of meat, but have produced some incredible looking meals.
We are truly thankful for VicHealth, Sunbury Cobaw Community Health and the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group for an amazing opportunity for our students.
Through GTKYG, the Year 11s have been participating in cooking classes facilitated by Expert Eats. The purpose of these cooking classes is to learn about healthy eating habits by including more vegetables in meals, and cooking skills.
KHS HPV Racing Team
The new KHS HPV Racing Team has started to preparing for the main event later this term.
Female and male students from Years 9 to 11 have been working together with Miss DeMoel during their lunch breaks to learn more about the trike; the structure, the mechanics, and how to ride it. They have been working hard to clean it and prepare it to ensure it is ready for the next stage to development, the new fairing. Students have also had the chance to have a ride and learn how to manoeuvre it correctly.
The team is also seeking sponsorship from businesses and families to help establish the KHS Racing team. If you are or know someone who may be interested in supporting this amazing opportunity, please contact Miss DeMoel on firstname.lastname@example.org
Day And Night
Charli Zanussi of 7E shows us where the sun goes at night!
Soul Sonics Workshop
On Monday 9th of October, 20 musically-oriented, high-ability Kyneton High School students had the opportunity to participate in the Soul Sonics masterclass. This 3-hour workshop, accessed through the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series, enabled students to explore contemporary sound recording and production techniques.
They collaborated in small groups to explore and record found sounds (sounds found in the environment around them) and then creatively applied production techniques using professional-grade equipment to develop a number of music samples. Students are commended for their enthusiasm and creativity. The presenter Jason Holmes was very impressed with the calibre of work.
The Year 10s spent their last day of Term 3 utilising skills learnt in PE class for the KHS Golf Day. Year 10 students had been learning the process of golf over a three-week period. Starting with the key fundamentals of swinging a golf club, to chipping and putting. Students were encouraged to dress up in their ‘best golf attire’ and participate on the day. We had many students go to great heights and develop costumes. Ella Jeffrey won our ‘Best Dressed’ award for developing the Happy Gilmore Subway look. Ella hand made her Subway t-shirt and played the Happy Gilmore role perfectly. Harrison Kenton-Barnes won our other ‘Best Dressed’ award for dressing up like he was from the 1930s. These students dressing up made our day more enjoyable.
We finished the day off with some awards to acknowledge student participation. These were as follows:
Longest Drive Award: Joel Turner & Sarsha Stanley
Worst Golfer Award: Matthew Black
Best Dressed Award: Harrison Kenton-Barnes (1930s golf attire)
Best Dressed Award: Ella Jeffrey (Happy Gilmore attire – Subway)
On Par Award: Marley Horden-Reddin
We were lucky enough to have some volunteers from the Kyneton Golf Club who helped run the day out. The students started off with some driving, chipping, and putting practice. This then led into playing a 6-hole par 3 round in groups of 4-6, allowing students to show off their skills they had learnt over the last couple of weeks. Finishing off the day with the longest drive and putting competition which allowed students to finish the day on a high. The golf club also put on a BBQ for students which was a great addition to an already good day.
Jack Denton set off for State athletics on Monday the 16th of November. Jack had won his Divisional event in High Jump, jumping 1.65 meters and qualified for state finals. This state final was held at Albert Park and had over 900 competitors. Jack competed against 8 other students from around the state. He competed hard and finished 4th overall. This is a massive achievement, and we are super proud of his efforts. Well done, Jack!
Year 10 Mock Interviews
Students in Year 10 Careers have undertaken some mock interviews with the help of the Central Ranges LLEN and members of the Kyneton Rotary Club. Students had to submit a resume and application letter for a mock job and then undertake an interview. As a school we are really appreciative of the help from Kyneton Rotary and the Central Ranges LLEN.
Student feedback on the interviews
The Addams Family
The Performing Arts Creative Team at Gisborne Secondary College in collaborating with Kyneton High School are very pleased to announce the 2024 Production of ‘The Addams Family’
PRODUCTION DATES – August 8-17 2024
REHEARSALS – Monday and Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm at GSC (commencing 2024). Not all students will be required both days. A calendar/roster will be provided. TRANSPORT OPTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED DEPENDING ON NUMBERS FROM KHS
AUDITIONS – TERM 4 WEEK 4 – Days and times TBC. You’ll be required to sing a song of your own choice to demonstrate your suitability for a lead or supporting role. Please have a backing track (from YouTube) ready for the audition. If needed, call-backs will happen in the following week.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ARE ALSO BEING TAKEN FOR BACKSTAGE CREW/TECH CREW/ENSEMBLE and PARENT COMMITTEE.
STAY INFORMED – Please check you xuno messages for more information regarding audition times, rehearsals and transport options
Interested students/ parents should message/ email:
KHS Performing Arts teacher: Alex Scott email@example.com
Gisborne Secondary College Production Manager: Mrs Skeen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see/download full information below:
World Monologue Games
The global spotlight is once again on the world of acting as World Monologue Games, the largest and most prestigious event of its kind, makes its triumphant return for a highly anticipated fourth season.
Undeterred by the disruptions that have rocked the industry, Lana submitted an entry to World Monologue Games, often hailed by the media as the Olympics for Actors. In a spirited competition spanning six distinct categories, thousands of international performers strive to secure their place on the podium.
Lana will be performing a captivating monologue exploring a budding astronaut’s journey after the academy and their aspirations for the future. Reflecting on the experience, Lana added, “I grew so much as an actor, learning to write and perform the piece. I was the actor and director. I would rewatch takes to see what offers worked and weren’t so captivating. Overall, I am super happy with my performance, highlighting how with hard work dreams can come true”.
The Regional Finals will be broadcast via livestream throughout October 2023. During this riveting showcase, performers will vie for cash prizes and the prestige of landing on the podium at November’s Global Finals.
Join the world in witnessing this unparalleled event: https://worldmonologuegames.com/watch
Congratulations to Adelaide Jones of Year 8. Your winning artwork will be on the cover of the KHS Magazine Centenary Edition!
Many thanks to all students who entered; you made it a real competition!
KHS YEARBOOK CENTENARY EDITION
If you haven’t already paid for the Yearbook this year and would like to, you have one week left! Contact the school office to order a copy.
The last day for orders is FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER.
We can only print copies for families who have paid by that date.
Payment can be made via BPAY or by card on 5421 1100
This term students from Years 9 to 12 have put their hands up to be part of KHS’s first ever team and have started learning about the Energy Breakthrough and what this amazing program involves. Fear not though, expressions of interest are still open. If you think you might want to be part of this program, complete the survey on Xuno sent out by Miss DeMoel earlier this term.
The team is also seeking support and sponsorship from businesses and families to help establish the KHS Racing team. Sponsorship could be services, goods and materials or monetary donations.
As part of the sponsorship your family/business names and logos will be printed and placed on the vehicle, as well as mentioned during the design and presentation section of the program.
Click the link for a brief explanation of the program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQv0AAV5rqk
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.
Some dates for the diary
|Tuesday 24th October||VCAA exam period starts|
Exams: VCE English 9.00 am.
|Thursday 26th October||Exams: VCE PE 11.45 am.|
VCE Literature 3.00 pm.
|Friday 27th October||Last day for KHS Yearbook orders|
Exams: VCE Biology 9.00 am.
VCE Further Maths 1 2.00 pm.
|Monday 30th October||Exams: VCE Psychology 9.00 am.|
VCE Further Maths 2 2.00 pm.
Year 11 revision
|Tuesday 31st October||Exams: VET Hospitality 9.00 am.|
Year 11 revision
|Wednesday 1st November||Exams: VCE Maths methods 1 9.00 am.|
VCE BusMan 3.00 pm.
Year 11 revision
|Thursday 2nd November||Exams: VCE Art 9.00 am.|
VCE Maths methods 2 11.45 am.
Year 11 revision
|Friday 3rd November||Exams: VCE Spec. maths 1 9.00 am.|
VCE HHD 11.45 am.
Year 11 revision
|Monday 6th November||Exams: VCE Spec maths 2 11.45 am.|
Year 10 & 11 revision
|Tuesday 7th November||Melbourne Cup day|
|Wednesday 8th November||Kyneton Cup public holiday|
Exams: VCE Chemistry 9.00 am.
VCE Classical studies, Legal studies 2.00 pm.
|Thursday 9th November||Exams: VCE Physics 9.00 am.|
Year 11 exams: English
Year 10 revision
|Friday 10th November||Exams: VET Sport & Rec 9.00 am.|
Year 11 exams
Year 10 revision
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.
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