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From the Principal – 14 September 2022

What a term! Packed with quality learning programs and experiences inside and outside the classroom. The sensational Production is on this evening and tomorrow evening. It is not too late to get your tickets for tomorrow’s performance as there are a few spares if you look online now.

Though the school will be closed next Thursday 22nd September due to the National Day of Mourning for our late sovereign, we are fully operational next Friday when we look forward to seeing you all at the Edu-Dance concert followed by ice creams after school on Friday 23rd September, the last day of Term.

Encouraging Enrolments

The school continues to enjoy encouraging enrolments and levels of enquiry. Again, this week there are five tours and interviews, and at this stage we have seven new students commencing in Term 4 across a range of levels. Thank you for spreading the word about the school and all it offers, especially to those with children who are three before end of June next year.

Mid-Autumn Festival Chinese Assembly (Years 1 – 6)

Thank you to Mrs Chen and all the students who participated in last week’s special assembly. Everything was a swirl of colour as children danced, spoke and wrote, celebrating the Chinese language and cultural festivity. And the moon cakes provided for the staff were simply delicious.

Year 4 Camp

Next Monday and Tuesday our Year 4 students are off for their first school camp at the Swan Valley Adventure Camp. The lineup of activities looks exhilarating, and it promises to be a most memorable time for all.

Sports Grants for Term 4

Over the course of the last two years our HPE teacher and Sports Coordinator, Mr Williams, has secured nearly $15,000 in funding toward a rich and diverse range of activities, coaching and resources for the benefit of your children. Gymnastics, Orienteering, Table Tennis, Jump Rope, Footy, softball and more. For next term he has gained a further $2,500 for the delivery of Athletics and Rugby League.

Library Developments

Improvements to the school library are part of our learning focus for this year, with a special focus on updating our non-fiction collection. This continues to involve careful culling of outdated material and replacement with new books aligned to the curriculum and student interest. Our wonderful librarian, Mrs M is extra excited as new shelving arrives and is installed next week. This means that for the last week of term, the library will be closed for lessons and lunchtime sessions.

Professional Support and Accountability

It has been particularly special for Mrs Grubb and me over the last few weeks as we observe our colleagues teaching and spend time with them discussing their practice and professional learning plans. From thorough planning to engaging and rigorous lessons through to effective assessment, each is embedding our “Gradual Release” model in thoughtful and creative ways. Click Here for a brief explanation of our learning model. The quality of teaching at KCS is pronounced. Well done team!

Walk the Wall

It was a pleasure for the school to once again host and support the Walk the Wall charity event. The was a great atmosphere on the day and the performance by some of our students certainly added to the day. Despite the rainy and windy weather, 85 walkers registered and at this stage nearly $12,000 donated.

First up in Term 4

Two key events happen in the life of the school in the first fortnight back in Term 4.

  • sees the Year 6 students along with Mrs Nancarrow, Mrs Jones and Dr Weaver on camp in Albany. If it’s anything like the last two years camps down south, it is going to be a week packed with a wide variety of adventures, good food, great accommodation and lasting memories.
  • sees the Athletics Carnival taking place right here on our oval. Plenty of parent helpers have already volunteered (but there is room for more), we will have a professionally marked running track, new gazebos, the bleachers will be full of cheering parents, and of course our new toilet block will be available. Can’t wait!

Community Survey Report

Please be looking out for the results of the community survey conducted mid-term in the special Newsletter delivered in the second week of the upcoming term break.

Kind regards
Dr Gregg Weaver