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A Heads Up for Parents A concerned parent contacted the school regarding a new App she found on her child’s device. The app is called “BitLife”. This app had previously been unknown to the school however on investigation seems to be one parents need to both be aware and wary of. It is highly recommended parents are active supervisors of their children’s online activities and devices. Please find below information about the app. Is BitLife - Life Simulator safe for my kids? BitLife – Life Simulator is a text simulation gaming app that allows users to make choices that will impact how the life of the character you are playing turns out. This app is only available for iOS devices and can be downloaded from the App Store for free. The BitLife app features both in-app purchases and advertisements. It is rated for users 17 years of age and older.   This app is not

Congratulations and thank you to Year 10 Drama and their performance of King Hit on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Year 10 has worked tirelessly all term to cast, rehearse and perform their production of King Hit to students in Year 9 English, who have studied the play. Their outstanding commitment throughout the term culminated in a riveting production that hit home on the importance of de-escalating violent situations. The play examines violence amongst young people when alcohol and partying are involved through the perspective of the perpetrators, victims, witnesses and bystanders. The play offers young people a valuable lesson on reckless and abusive behaviour. Congratulations Year 10 Drama on an outstanding performance – well done!

Success! The Kingscliff High School Human Powered Vehicle Team successfully completed the 24hr Fraser Coast Technology Challenge. It was a mammoth effort for both students and staff. The team achieved 9th in the Junior Boys Division out of 18 teams. There were 131 HPV’s in the race with plenty of amazing crashes and fast vehicles. The KHS team stepped up to the challenge avoiding all the crashes. With no training at all the students completed some very long rides. Billy Currie and Cedric Weder both completed 1hr 45min stints on more than one occasion during the night time. The race did not come without challenges. Teamwork was critical with a couple of minor repairs, carrying the bike back to the pits. Tanja Skorka’s maturity and thinking got us over the line when the chain snapped at 23hrs and 30min. She pulled up just

If you have not yet completed this survey and would like to, please do so online before the closing date Friday 25 October 2019. This survey can be completed online by entering the following url: http://nsw.tellthemfromme.com/king19 Thank you to those who have already completed this survey online. We really appreciate the feedback as feedback and constructive criticism will always make us stronger. We will communicate the results once they are in.

WAVE Reports for all Year 7 to 12 students for the END of Term 3 2019 have been posted on the Sentral Parent Portal for you to access and read. We value safety, tolerance, respect, integrity, resilience and honesty. This report is to inform you of the student's performance for the period against these values. Our Parent Portal is located at. http://portal.kingscliff.nsw.edu.au/ This electronic space will be used to provide parents with up to date information regarding the school as well as a portal to access relevant information on your child. If this is your first time using the Sentral Parent Portal please visit this address to register your account: https://www.kingscliff.nsw.edu.au/parent-portal/ Once registered you can input the Family key given to you to view your children. If you haven’t received a family key please contact the school.

This Australian Reading Hour, encourage your child to discover or rekindle their love of a good book. Take the time to learn, escape and relax on Thursday 19 September and read for one hour. Reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea. Take the Book Swap Challenge We all have favourite books that we come back to again and again. To help celebrate Reading Hour take our Book Swap Challenge. We want students, teachers, staff and parents to try reading something new on the day. To get involved, simply pair up with someone and swap your favourite books. Take a photo and tag it with #ReadingHour so we can see how you got involved. Find out more Visit the Australian Reading Hour website for more information.