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From the Principal – 17 November 2022

Hi Folks.

With less than a month of school to go KCS is a hive of activity. Last week’s highlights included the Year 5 assembly and Early Years Orientation morning, both with a great parent turn out, our Remembrance Day Service and the Interschool Athletics Track competition. The annual Book Fair and Grandparents Day with its Antiques Roadshow focus has been a great success this week. Then we really count down with the End of Year Awards Assembly next week with a very special guest appearance, the Year 4 – 6 Learn to Swim program, Christmas Concerts, Leave Your Legacy and Year 6 Graduation, and all capped off by the Last Day Celebrations.

Please note that Dr Weaver has been absent this week due to having to return to New Zealand to attend to some important family matters. He will be back with us this coming week.

NAPLAN Moving to Term 1

NAPLAN is moving to mid-March in Term 1 from next year. Currently NAPLAN is held in May in Term 2, and parents get the results of the tests in September. As a result of the move, you as parents/carers are expected to get your child’s results in a single individual student report after the writing results are available, probably at the end of Term 2.

Thank you to the SCEA ICT Team who are working behind the scenes in ensuring KCS is ready for this new roll out.

2023 Budget

We would like to acknowledge the outstanding strategic and detailed work that has been undertaken by our new Business Manager, Ian Ludlow, and the Assistant Business Manager, David Wolfenden, in ensuring that the 2023 budget processes have come together well with final version being submitted at the end of last week.  

2023 School Improvement Plan

The staff and executive are currently reviewing progress made against this year’s planning with a view to having in place a draft SIP ready to hand to Mr Hunter when he takes over the reins as Principal in January. The key Learning and Teaching priorities will remain the roll out of our KCS Pedagogical Framework, the focus on Written Language, and introducing the SCEA Proficient standards for teachers.

Memory Verses

For the remainder of the year students are learning some final important sayings of Jesus, from his ‘Sermon on the Mount’ which has been the focus for three terms.

Our Generous God – Matthew 7: 7-8

    Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 

8        For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

The Best Foundations – Matthew 7: 24-25

24      Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 

25      The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

Kind regards
Dr Gregg Weaver