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Kingscliff High School is proud to present our annual showcase of talent in the creative and performing arts at Kingscliff High School. All of our students’ hard work and dedication have culminated in an outstanding production. As we couldn’t bring you to the show this year, we are bringing the show to you. The performances are a credit to the skills, dedication and hard work of our students in the subjects of Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama. Your dedication, enthusiasm and skills were tremendous and we at CAPA are incredible proud of your efforts. A big thank you to our Gaff Crew – their diligence behind the scenes means that our soon to be released showcase is run by students, for students! We would also like to thank our amazing cinematographer and former student Molly Phillips from Molly Phillips Cinematography and Photography who has worked hard filming

WAVE Reports for all Year 7 to 11 students for the second half of Term 4 2020 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.

We would like to wish all of our school community a safe and relaxing festive season and summer holiday period to follow. The last day of school for students this year will be Wednesday 16 December 2020. Our school will be closed on Thursday 17 December 2020 and Friday 18 December 2020. School recommences for Years 7, 11 and 12 on Friday 29 January 2021, and for Years 8, 9 and 10 on Monday 1 February 2021. All new enrolments will commence on Tuesday 2 February 2021. Our uniform shop opening hours over the holidays can be found here as well as a price list. Our Year 6 into Year 7 information can be found here. This includes a basic equipment list. Our Year 8 equipment list can be found here.  

Some members of our school community may recall initial proposals to bring Yondr pouches into Kingscliff High School this year.  Based on strong advice from our SRC and School Captains, this initiative was put on hold to allow for school community consultation in which our student leaders played a key role.  As a result, an alternative approach to managing mobile phones in our school will be trialled during Term 1, 2021, starting from Week 3: The trial will apply to all students from Year 7 to Year 12. Mobile phones are to be switched off and out of sight during class time and breaks between class. Students will be able to access their phones during Recess and Lunch. If a student has their phone ‘on and out’ during or between classes, the first instance will result in a suspension warning

Last week students from Year 7 were hard at work filming their CAPA collaborative project of Grease the Musical! At the beginning of Term 3, students embarked on a new collaborative project for Year 7 by working on a component of our mini production of the musical Grease. Students elected to work in a subject they were interested in and have worked hard all of Semester 2 in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts to create their own student musical. This is a production that was developed by students to showcase their own talents. Visual Arts students explored Pop Art and developed the set design and props for each of the different scenes. Dance students choreographed and performed dances representative of the genre and time. Music students learnt the songs to perform live. Drama students developed the script and the characters. All

Last week staff and students were working hard to bring you Ignite, our annual showcase of talent in the creative and performing arts at Kingscliff High School. As we couldn’t bring you to the show this year, we are bringing the show to you! Stay tuned to the Kingscliff High School Facebook page and website to watch our filmed performances from Dance, Music, Drama and our exhibition of student work in Visual Arts. The performances are a credit to the skills, dedication and hard work of our students and we wanted to ensure that you could enjoy their performances as much as we have! A big thank you to our Gaff Crew – their diligence behind the scenes means that our soon to be released showcase is run by students, for students! A big thank-you to freelance photographer and filmmaker and former Kingscliff

Don’t forget to tune in to our final Facebook Livestream for the year, this coming Tuesday from 6:00pm to 6:45 pm. You will hear about the key measures in our new Strategic Improvement Plan, developed after a comprehensive process of working through the latest research on teaching and learning, evaluation of school data and community consultation.

It is with great regret that, this year, we will have to comply with COVID-19 safety regulations and not have what has become our traditional Formal Academic Evening for students who have achieved academic excellence in Years 7 to 10. Instead, we will hold daytime Assemblies for Years 9 and 10 on Thursday 10 December followed by Years 7 and 8 on Friday 11 December, during which students will be acknowledged for their academic and sporting achievements this year.  Due to the disruption caused by the ‘learning from home’ period during Terms 1 and 2, it has not been possible to consistently rank student achievement across all of our courses, leaving us with no alternative but step away from our traditional acknowledgement of a “Top Ten’ academic achievers in each year group. Unfortunately, we will also not be able to invite parents