Principals Blog 2016
I am always in awe of not just the wonderful achievements of our students but also their sense of community and pride in our school. Recently our student leaders accompanied by Ms Vidler and Mr Klein represented us at the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Hornsby and Roseville. Our Student Representative Council have also organised a special day to fundraise for one of our ex Year 12 students - Rhys who is fighting Ewings Carcinoma. Our school community does not end at our front gates. On Friday 25th November students will be permitted to wear mufti as long as it is blue. Friends of Rhys will perform at the assembly and ice creams will be available at lunch time.
There has also been a request for a slight addition to our uniform- tailored shorts for girls during the summer months. This request was taken to the P&C and met with agreement. I will work with the students and members of our community to examine the possibility.
Ku-ring-gai HS has a focus of embedding a Culture of Thinking across our school. Our professional learning in this area has been exciting and challenging as teachers put into practice new skills in encouraging students to deeper thinking. Congratulations to our Action Research Team who have explored questions such as “How can I better engage students in their learning”. Over the last twelve months our teachers have given many nights to their professional learning and weekend workshops.
Also a big well done to Ms Davis in the library and the teachers involved in encouraging students in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Wonderful results!
Lauren Begg - Premier’s Reading Challenge Medal
Seanna Harrison - Platinum Certificate
Logan Smee - Gold Certificate
India Weddin - Gold Certificate.
Congratulations and good luck to Abigail Thornley and Sarah Playford. They will be competing in the Australian Cheerleading Nationals in QLD. Last week both girls competed in another National competition and won the right to compete in Hawaii next year.