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From the Principal – December 2019

As we approach the last two weeks of term, it feels appropriate to reflect on the year gone by.

We have had another great year which included many momentous events, memorable activities and a variety of fantastic experiences which have enhanced the learning for all the children in the school. It’s been another year marked by engagement, learning and growth.

The popular African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” sends a very clear message: the whole community has an essential role to play in the growth and development of young people. Research tells us that the success of each child is enhanced when there are good partnerships between school and home as we recognise the value of the strength of the relationships which underpin good outcomes in each child’s educational journey. We are proud of each student and the growth that each one has made over the course of the year - whether the growth is academic, social, emotional, spiritual or physical.

2019 has held a number of wonderful experiences that have built into our students:

  • 35th Anniversary Celebration: 35 years of impacting the lives of children and families within the hills’ community
  • The Arts: Edu-dance, Aladdin Trouble show, Performing Arts Workshop, SCEAVision, XFactor, Book Week, and musical performances
  • Sport: Chess Club, Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Netball, and WACSSA Interschool events
  • Academic: WOW days and Finales, Lego Robotics, Reading Night, Fashion Parade, and Languages Week
  • Camps: Year 5 Point Peron camp and Year 6 eastern states trip
  • Special Events: Book Fair, Mothers / Fathers and Grandparents days, and Fathering Project fun activities

I would like to acknowledge and thank our staff for their deep commitment, passion and advocacy for the children in their classrooms. They have given much over the year and have gone the extra mile for the school at every opportunity. I know the staff are extremely proud to be working within the broader KCS community.

We have to say goodbye to some staff this year. We are sad to be saying farewell to Mr Bailey. We wish him every success in his new school, and we look forward to hearing about his next adventure. We are also saying farewell to Mr Butcher. We wish him well and thank him for all he has brought to the school. In addition, we will be farewelling Mrs Burne for the first semester off as she eagerly awaits the arrival of her second child. We wish her all the best as she prepares for her new blessing.

I look forward to seeing you at our Christmas celebration on Friday evening where we will come together for our final whole school event of this year. Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening.

Michelle Cockrell