End of term looms!
This will be our final newsletter for Term 2,
so when you’ve read through to the end,
switch off your device and
go and have a holiday.
Cheers from KHS!
At the end of what has been an interesting term –
– both rewarding and challenging at times, I would like to extend my thanks to everyone in our school community for their support in making Kyneton High School such a vibrant and exciting place to learn.
This term our Years 7 and 8 students participated in wellbeing sessions facilitated by Headspace, Year 8 had Teen Mental Health First Aid training, Years 7 and 9 completed the NAPLAN tests, Year 9s had their Morrisby tests, Years 11 and 12 students had their Debutante Ball, Pride Crew students participated in IDAHOBIT community events, Year 10 students had a week of Work Experience in a wide variety of work places, Y12 VCAL students planned and completed their camp, we all went into lockdown for seven days and into remote learning for five of them, and this week our Y9/10 performance students presented their original play.
Throughout the term our House Captains and Student Leadership Team have organised House Sports events which have seen such a pleasing level of participation at lunchtime. Our other recess and lunchtime activities are also flourishing. These include: Dungeons and Dragons Club, Gaming Club, Book Review Team, Boxing Club and Gym Shed and Marimba Workshops. All of this demonstrates a community spirit and energy that builds a positive, resilient foundation for our learners to thrive.
I extend my best wishes to all our students, families and staff for a safe and relaxing term break.
Ana Rees – Principal
Yr 9/10 Performance:
IVY AND THE WASTELAND
Congratulations to all the cast & crew – and Director Emma Nelms!
Some scenes from the show:
The recording of the show is now being edited, and will be made available to the cast & family members after the holidays.
GAT RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY 29TH JULY
Please note that the General Achievement Test (GAT) has been rescheduled by the VCAA to Thursday 29th July, commencing at 10.00am. The GAT is compulsory for all students completing a Year 12 VCE subject or scored VCE VET subject. Students have been advised regarding the change of date. We ask that parent/carers of students sitting the GAT please be aware of this change of date and ensure that students are prepared for sitting this exam (a good breakfast and ensure that they are at school by 9.30am).
Senior Years Team
CAMPS, SPORTS AND EXCURSIONS FUND APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
The CSEF helps eligible families to cover the costs of school strips, camps and sporting activities. Families with a valid means-tested concession card such as a Veterans Affairs Gold cArd, Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, as well as temporary foster parents, are eligible to apply. There is also a special consideration category for asylum seeker and refugee families.
Schools now have until 13 August to submit CSEF applications.
See the link below for further information on submitting an application:
The new uniform was introduced two years ago with a two-year transition. That means that THIS IS THE LAST YEAR that the old school uniform can be worn, and ALL STUDENTS must wear the new school uniform from the start of 2022. Students who have purchased old school uniform items during the first semester will not be able to wear these items in 2022. The old school uniform will not be on sale after the end of this semester.
This includes the option of wearing a plain black jacket which students were allowed to wear with the old school uniform because the supply of the old spray jacket had become unavailable. So, from next year, ONLY THE NEW SCHOOL JACKET OR BLAZER is allowed to be worn as outerwear.
Students in years 9 to 11 need to make sure that over the course of the next semester they make plans to phase in the new uniform. The uniform is available to be ordered online at this link:
or you can visit the Noone Bendigo Store at 21 Queen Street, Bendigo Vic 3550, Monday – Friday 9.00am-5.00pm or Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Here are a mix of yr 8s and yr 10s looking good in the regular and sports uniforms.
And yes . . . “Kids just wanna have fun” 😉
What’s On In The Library?
– your chance for literary fame and glory
Lane Cove Literary Awards 2021
This award is for writers over the age of 16, and offers three prizes – the Short Story Prize, the Memoir Prize, and the Poetry Prize. Entry fee is $15, and entries close on Thursday 19 August , 2021. More details can be found at http://www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/Community/Library/Pages/LaneCoveLiteraryAward.aspx
2021 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers
This is a short story competition for school children, divided into age groups, and with word limits up 2500 words. More details can be found on the website https://fawnsw.org.au/2021-hilarie-lindsay-young-writers/
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
The Dorothea Mackellar Award is Australia’s largest and oldest poetry competition for school children. The closing date is 30th June. Find out more details on the website https://fawnsw.org.au/dorothea-mackellar-poetry-awards-2/
The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers
This competition is open for secondary school children across Australia, and entries can be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Entries close 12th August, 2021. Find out more on the website https://expressmedia.org.au/programs/hachette-australia-prize/
Book Review Team
Our next get-together will be the first Thursday of Term 3. Meet in the Library at the start of lunchtime to look through some of our new books, borrow your next great read, and have something tasty to eat. Anybody who loves reading and would like the chance to be the first to read our new books is welcome to come along. All we ask is that you write a very short book review and give the book a rating, so that other students can find a book to read that has been recommended by fellow readers. This way you are helping to promote the wonderful collection we have at KHS Library!
THE SPORTS SUPPLEMENT
CROQUET IN KYNETON
– a grand old tradition –
Croquet was first played in Kyneton in 1866 and the Kyneton Croquet Club is the oldest club in Victoria.
Croquet is a sport that can be played for life and is the only sport where males and females compete on completely equal terms.
The Club plays on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The lawns are set up at 1:00pm and play starts as soon as people are ready to play. New players of all ages and abilities are welcome. The Club will provide coaching.
If there are a few students interested in coming during the school holidays, we’ll try and organise a junior tournament for them.
For more details contact Graham Smith 0411 707 358 firstname.lastname@example.org: or Sue Chivers 0422 008 914 email@example.com
Lunchtime fun with House Captains!
This year the House Captains have enabled some fabulous fun and participation from our students running lunchtime House Sporting competitions.
Running from Tuesday through to Friday lunchtimes, each of our four houses and their respective captains run a lunchtime sporting activity.
Sports running this year have been capture the flag, dodgeball, basketball, netball, soccer, futsal and AFL.
This has been a fabulous initiative from our Student Leadership Team and has really supported the House Captains to elevate their role in 2021!
From the archives
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The final football match for the Rowe shield for football was played at Castlemaine yesterday between Kyneton (premiers of the Southern division) and Bendigo (premiers of the Northern division). The game was keenly contested one, and the local boys were only defeated by five points. Mr. J. James umpired the match and Mr. A. L. Dawkins (sports master) accompanied the team. The final scores were –
Bendigo 5 goals 12 behinds.
Kyneton 4 goals 13 behinds.
Ex-Students’ Book Case
The Honour Roll and book case presented to the school by the ex-students of the Kyneton High School has been completed by Mr. E. C. Turner to the design of Mr. T. J. Levick and is a magnificent piece of work, which will form a welcome addition to the school equipment. The unveiling ceremony will be performed at an early date.
The Kyneton High School has the distinction of being the first High School in Victoria to install a wireless set. It is anticipated that the whole of the apparatus, which has been purchased and which forms a thoroughly up-to-date plant, capable of receiving messages over a distance of 500 miles will be installed this week. The students are evincing great interest in the preparations and are looking forward to being able to pick up messages from the distant parts of Australia within a short time. Each midday the school will receive a message announcing the fall of the time ball, so that all clocks may be regulated by correct time.
Kyneton Guardian – 16th August 1923
(via Mal Closter – thanks Mr C!)
Nominations open for Council’s 2021 Youth Awards
Do you know a young person aged 12–25 years doing amazing things in our community?
Tell us about the inspiring young people in your life by nominating them for Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s annual Youth Awards, which celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements of young people in the shire.
Nominations are now open and can be for any young person, or group of young people, aged 12–25 years who lives, works or attends school in the Macedon Ranges.
Willpower: young people who show real character and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity
Good deeds: young people who give their time and energy to activities that support the wellbeing of another individual, group or community.
Pure imagination: young people pursuing their passion for creativity through the arts.
Nicely played: young people kicking recreational and physical activity goals.
Skilling it: young people excelling in a mentorship program, workplace or business.
Well aware: young people who shine a light on important issues/social causes, and raise awareness in the community.
Submit a nomination online at mrsc.vic.gov.au/youthawards or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations close on 11.59pm on Sunday 8 August.
Winners will be announced and celebrated at a special event on Wednesday 15 September at Kyneton Town Hall.
For more information, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/youthawards or email email@example.com.
Employment opportunity : Alumni Co-ordinator
The school is looking for a friendly & energetic person to co-ordinate the KHS Alumni program.
Click below for the full position descripton (PDF file)
|Thursday June 24th||School council|
|Monday June 28th||School holidays. Please don’t come to school.|
|Monday July 12th||Term 3 starts. Please come to school!|
Parenting Ideas blog
Why first borns rule the roost
by Michael Grose
Why is it that children can share the same gene pool, experience similar parenting yet be so different? Birth order is a vital factor in determining our personality and the life we lead. It is perhaps the most emphatic, yet least understood factor. When you look at your children (and others) through the lens of birth order you can gain a real understanding of the difference between people.
In this article, you can find out some of the fascinating insights from the popular book Why first borns rule the world and last borns want to change it.
There is no school for a while now, but still plenty of things happening around town…
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Last chance to register for Kid X Plus!