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Katherine High School Principal’s Update

ADFA Scholarship

It has been another busy term with many events and activities happening. Thank you to all the staff who have contributed to providing the many extracurricular activities over recent weeks. For Year 12 students the next few weeks will be very stressful, make sure you are organised and seek help if you feel that you are slipping behind. There are only a few weeks of classes left so keep focused. Success follows hard work. All the best to everyone for the remainder of the term. Anne White Principal

2012 ADFA Education Award Presentation

Year 12 students Matthew Bell and Harrison Dawes have both received awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement and leadership potential from ADFA. The award included both students receiving a laptop computer and a certificate; both boys have been offered positions with ADFA studying Aeronautical Engineering in Canberra in 2013. The awards were presented by Wing Commander Hinschen who arrived at the school by helicopter, landing on the school oval in front of the whole school population. Wing Commander Hinschen stated “to the best of the ADF’s knowledge, it is the first time that any school has had two recipients in the same year and that it is an amazing achievement by the boys.” Good luck to Matthew and Harrison in their future studies and careers with the ADFA.


Certificate 2 Sport & Recreation and Certificate 3 Fitness classes have been working hard on completing their course requirements. Congratulations to the students who have achieved qualifications.

School Ready

TERM 3, WEEK 5-6 AUGUST 31, 2012

Key Dates

School Ready girl’s class went Term 3 on a trip to Kintore Street Week 7 School as part of their SOSE • Outdoor Ed Camp Citizenship program with Miss Year 9 Wolkenberg. Miss Panifex’s Katherine class started their Small BusiGorge ness venture with their popcorn Mon - Wed store , which was a great sucSeptember 3-4 cess. Students who have been working hard were rewarded • SEN Excursion Kintore Street with a trip to the Wakakirri FesSports Day tival at Barunga on Friday 24th Thursday August.They participated in a September 6 range of workshops with stu• Whole School dents from across the region. Assembly Racheal Watson KHS Gym, AP Flexible Pathways 8:20am Middle Years Thursday Middle Years students conSeptember 6 tinue to settle down into their All Welcome! Semester 2 studies. All Middle Week 8 Years students should have • KFA Camp received their Assessment Gove Schedule for this semester. Mon - Fri Copies of Assessment SchedSeptember10-14 ules are available on the Kath- • Outdoor Ed erine High School Website. I Camp encourage all parents to read Stage 1 the Assessment Schedules Katherine and speak with their children Gorge and about where they are up to in Edith Falls completing work. Should you Tues - Thurs have any queries about your September child’s work and whether they 11 - 13 are meeting deadlines, please • Junior Rangers email their Classroom Teacher Tier 1 Girls John Sarev Low Level AP Middle Years Reserve Thursday Canberra/Melbourne September 6 21 students from Year 9 went Week 9 away to Canberra / Mel- • Junior Rangers bourne from July 27- August Tier 1 Girls 5. The trip was an amazing exNitmiluk perience with the highlight of Monday the trip being the day spent at September 17 the snow, playing on the to- • KHS School boggans, tubes and throwing Council many snowballs at each othMeeting er… and the teachers! Thanks KHS Conference to everyone for making it such Room a great experience. Wednesday Caroline Elliott September 20 Year 9 Coordinator 7:00 pm All Welcome

Knowledge, Honour, Success

School Contact Details • Anne White (Principal) (08) 8973 8200

• Jodie Locke (KHS Council Chairperson)

Maths Update

Week 6 was Maths Week at Katherine High. Every day there were Homegroup puzzles and lunchtime competitions. Participants were rewarded with iTunes vouchers and movie passes. Students who participated in a number of activities went into the draw tor the grand prize, an iPod touch. Classroom happenings: Mrs Barrington’s Year 7’s have been clinking glasses to find the algebraic patterns that appear when greeting people at a party. Ms Pannifex’s School Ready class have been setting up their own Small Business selling popcorn at recess time. Mr Dean’s Year 10 class have been firing rockets in their Trigonometry class. Commonwealth Bank Math Challenge: This is a free competition on the 4th and 5th September for all students in association with Mathletics. The focus of this competition is on Financial Maths and there are prizes to be won. David Purins Maths Faculty Senior

Turn It Up

Star Employee

Congratulations to Camille Allen, William Ashley and Justice Finch who won the Top 3 prizes in the Design a Poster Competition for the upcomming ‘Turn It Up’ event being held at KHS, September 6. Camille’s winning design on the back page, great job Camille!

Star Employee

Jenny lloyd This fortnights ‘Star Employee’ is awarded to Miss Jenny Lloyd for all her hard work. Great job Miss Lloyd.

The Katherine Prize

The Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre hosted the 37th Katherine Prize recently for the first time. It was lovely to see student work presented in the gallery space as it really showed off our talent here at Katherine High. The judge, Ms Janice McEwen, was extremely impressed with the quality of work and decided to award commendations to Dezlyn Coetzee, Daniel Cameron and Jake Mowatt. The winners received a trophy and a cheque kindly donated by Somerville. Singita Campion won the 1314 years category for her ‘Princess Parrot’ lino print, Ethan Grahek won the 15-16 yearrs category for his ‘Self Portrait’ lino print and Jospeh Meldrum won the 17-18 years category for his drawing of ‘Usain Bolt as a Cheetah’. Well done!

Cross Country

The annual Katherine High School Cross Country took place on the 17th of August. All students present on the day competed either as a serious competitor, in the running for age champion, or just for fun. Congratulations and thank you to all the students and staff for making it such a positive afternoon. Age Champions for 2012: Year 7: James Bell and Melanie Scorgie Year 8: Hayley Lye and Jess Budarick Year 9: Isaac Bell and Shanaya Frean Year 10: Ethan Grahek and Lauren Dawes Year 11: Bradley Lewis and Jessica Mulhall Year 12: Matthew Bell and Rebekah Morrison Freya Mason PE Coordinator

Katherine High School Community Notices Turn It Up!

Katherine Schools Performing Arts Event Thursday September 6, 2012 Katherine High School at 6:30pm On show: National Wakakirri Story-Dance, National Wakakirri Story-Film, School Band, School Dance Troupes, School Commercial Films. Saussage Sizzle available from 5:30 - 6:30pm This is a free event. Please contact Donna Bryant for more information -


Family Fun Day - National Child Potection Week Thursday September 6, 2012 3:00 - 6:00pm @ YMCA ‘Play your part’ - CHILD PROTECTION IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS!!! • Free BBQ • Jumping castle • Laser skirmish • AFL Workshop • Give aways • Ice blocks Blue Light Disco Saturday September 8, 2012 @ YMCA Junior’s (Uncer 12 years) 5:00 - 6:00pm Senior’s (13 years and over) 6:30 - 8:00pm • Free give aways • Dance competitions • Free entry • Prixes to be won Please contact Katherine YMCA for more

Katherine Regional Arts

Katherine Regional Arts will be hosting a range of events over the coming months and invite you to register your interest now. Paint and Esky Workshop: Saturday 8th September 10am – 3pm at Territory Craft. The eskies will be displayed at the Darwin Fridge Festival in October. BYO esky and they will be returned to owners after the event. Silk Painting Workshop: Saturday 8th Sept 10am – 3pm, in conjunction with the Paint an Esky to print fabrics that will be made into lanterns for display at the Darwin Fridge Festival and then retained by Katherine Regional Arts for decorating at future community events and festivals. All materials supplied. Mosaic Workshop: Sunday 9th Sept 10am – 3pm Free Community Mosaic Workshop with Darwin artist Janie Andrews to create mosaics for a mural to rejuvenate a public wall in Katherine. Limited places so please register early. Call 8971 0928 or email for details & registration form. ‘Katherine’s Got Talent’: Katherine Regional Arts will also be hosting a ‘Katherine ‘s Got Talent’ Competition in early October. Entertainers of any genre are invited to compete – If you can sing, dance, juggle, acrobats, hip hop or have any other amazing talent then register with us asap. Call 8971 0928 or email for details & registration form. Fire Twirling Workshop: September and a Free Community Fire Show with Psycus Pete, the Fire B Boyz and Tiwi Island Fire Twirlers. Date to be confirmed. Singing and Dancing Workshops: During the October School holidays Katherine Regional Arts will be hosting singing & dancing workshops. Call 8971 0928 or email for entry forms and details on all of the above events. Proudly Supported by Katherine Regional Community Bank ® Branch






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