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From the Principal – 2 June 2022

Hi Folks.

I am sure that, like the staff, you are all looking forward to the long weekend. As you will all know, starting next week, Tabatha Grubb is going to be Acting Principal through until 12th August as I cover for Mr Beacham’s Principal Long Service Leave at Southern Hills Christian College. I will be in a couple times each week to see how things are going, attend RAVEs and Assemblies and meet with staff and parents. Tabatha is looking forward to taking the lead, continuing to build community and ensuring each and every student is flourishing in their learning.

Staff PD Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow looks as though it is going to be a most productive day for the staff of KCS as they undertake a range of PD sessions and strategic tasks. Dr Perso is joining us tomorrow morning to launch the newly produced Professional Support and Accountability Framework for Support Staff. Dr Weaver is running a workshop on “Toward more collaborative learning”, Mrs Grubb is running a session with the Education Assistants about Developmental Language Disorder, and Mrs Rimmer is overseeing a session about OHS. There will also be time for cluster meetings and working on Semester 1 reports.

Writers Festival

This week many of our classes have been involved in the Mini Writers Festival. One of the highlights was a brilliant session on Visual Literacy / Visual Poetry with Aboriginal author Kirli Saunders, that fitted in so well with the National Reconciliation Week Theme 2022 of “Be Brave – Make Change.”

Successful Grants Enhancing Learning

SCIENCE. Our School is one of 266 schools in Australia to receive a grant from the Australian Science Teachers Association to hold an event during the 2022 National Science Week (13 – 21 August).  The $500.00 grant will go toward the STEM showcase being held on the evening of Tuesday 16th August. Those who attended last year had a wonderful evening with their kids.

ORIENTEERING & SKIPPING. As announced a few weeks back, we have received $2,200 for the delivery of orienteering and the Jump Rope for Heart programs. We are really looking forward to the special Orienteering Day coming up in the last week of the term.

A further application is currently with Sporting Australia for the delivery of a Table Tennis program and equipment for Term 3.

SCEA Head Office & Board visits

The termly visit by Head Office personnel went well this week. Meetings covered HR matters, ICT planning, Progress on our School Improvement Plan, and the school’s finances. This day, along with the hosting of the SCEA Board last week ensures that real accountability and encouragement in what we are doing for the Lord and our wonderful community. The current Board members are:

Mr Robert Edkins – Board Chair
Mr Craig Clark – Board Vice-Chair & parent of KCS
Mrs Shelley Forbes
Mr Stephen McAlpine
Mr Jeff Miller
Mr Don Warner
Mrs Charlene Woodbine
Mr Graeme Cross (ex officio)

2021 Annual Report and Financial Audit

If you are interested, a copy of the 2021 Annual report is available to read on the school’s website. Click Here to view.

Bible Memory Verses

This term we have started looking at special passages from what is commonly know as The Sermon on the Mount, the most comprehensive single message of Jesus’ teaching on life and ethics for those who chose to follow him. Over the last six weeks the children have been getting to know what are known as The Beatitudes. For the remainder of the term, they will learn about Shining for Jesus taken from Matthew 5:14-16.

14   You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 
15   Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 
16   In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Dr Gregg Weaver