Class 3/4 proudly presents………Rubi Con and the River of No Return

Rubi Con, a typical nine year old student, is about to go on the life changing adventure of a childhood. With Sun and Dial guiding his/her way, Rubi journeys through different epochs to solve various riddles and puzzles s/he discovers the importance of noble friends, making good dreaming, choosing the right choices, eating apples and having a laugh! The lands and peoples s/he meets include the smiling Children of the Sun from Ancient Persia, Manu Moon Man and his animal filled ship, the higher grounds of the Nordic Gods, the Roamin Numerals in their prime, and of course his/her friends from school. Come and enjoy the song and dance, music and movement, jokes and puns while gazing upon the gloriousness that is Class ¾.

S’haila

FESTIVE FAMILY DAY

The Open Day had a wonderful festive feeling, a celebration of community with our children and young people at the heart of it. So many people helped to make the day a success. We welcomed many visitors as well as enjoying time together as a school community

Vanuatu Class 9/10

Class 9/10 and I have just returned from a rich and wonderful experience on Pele Island in Vanuatu. It was primarily a glimpse into a very different world from our own; the Pacific Islanders are some of the most vulnerable and also resilient people in our part of the world. We stayed in a small village with a big heart. We came away feeling ourselves connected in a joyful way to a beautiful people, strong in their culture and whose generosity is the foundation of their community life. Lynn. To read about the students experiences please click here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4fd16fa15a7eac1a3e4e390cb/files/64985edf-a5bc-4a77-b2ae-e3afecec1356/zine_vanuatu.pdf

Open Day September 15th 10am – 2pm

Bees best buddies and streaming into spring are the themes of this year’s Open Day. Aunty Carol will give a welcome to country at 10am followed by exciting performances in the hall by every class from primary to high school. Families will then be directed to experience the students work in the various classrooms where a few more impromptu performances await you. We want to make sure all parents who are busy helping with stalls have a chance to see the students work. Only after this, will the entertainment tent, activities, craft stall, café and food stalls  be open for business! Open Day will be hive of activity, where we will welcome many visitors and extended family members.

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE – an engaging read

Here is a link to year 7 student, Yotam’s science assignment on Multiple Intelligences. What I liked about it was how he applied the theory in a practical way to his experience of learning at Kindlehill. You have to read through to the second part of the essay to read his examples. Thanks Yotam. Lynn​

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HISTORY ZINE – KINDLEHILL HIGH SCHOOL 2018

GALLERY OF CHANGE MAKERS

These collected writings are about people who inspired us as we researched their lives in our history lessons. Class 7/8 drew inspiration from Renaissance artists, scientists and inventors. Class 9/10 drew inspiration from the lives of Revolutionaries who called for liberty, equality and fraternity in the context of their own lives and inspired by the Enlightenment.

Some names you will recognise, Leonardo, Copernicus, Voltaire and Rousseau whose thinking and inventiveness are set into the great transformation that heralds our own modern ways of making sense of the world. Others will be less known but just as deserving of a legendary place in history such as female artist of the Renaissance, Sofonisba Anguissiola. In the gallery of revolutionaries is Sojourner Truth, born a slave, she was a tireless speaker for freedom and equality for African Americans and women in the late 1800s.  Also the Grimke sisters, peace activists, abolitionists and advocates of equality for women in the 1800s; and Mary Wollstonecraft, women’s right activist who is also mother of Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein and was known as the modern Prometheus at age 18!

Throughout this selection, I invite you to listen to the voices of our young people. When I read their work I hear their passion, their courage and commitment to human rights and dignity for all. These are voices of initiative of those who will forge paths as individuals and for the social good, into the future.

Finally, let me confess that as a teacher, marking works such as these is no slog for me. I dance with excitement and wings of hope stretch toward me. I am in this instance the most privileged person, listening in on the soul and spirit of these representatives of the young generation, as they take inspiration from the gallery of change makers from the past. Lynn.


Please click the link below to see more.

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Sharing Culture By Jasmine Porter, Year 9

On Pele Island, water is a precious substance. The women collect the water from wells linked to a natural underground water supply. I decided to help a lady named Do collect water for her family’s use. I also helped Anna draw some water for the bungalow we were staying in. We used it for washing and flushing the toilet. It was quite difficult to do but having the chance to fetch the water was awesome. To be able to experience the way the islanders live was beyond amazing.

Not only water, but food is very cherished on Pele. When Cyclone Pam came through Pele in 2015, it destroyed a lot of things including homes and gardens. Only the root crops such as manioc survived and was survival food for months after the cyclone. Now the coconut and banana trees have grown back and are ready for eating. We walked through Anna’s garden and found perfectly good coconuts on the ground. Like the people of Vanuatu on Pele, I carried a coconut on my head, well I tried to anyway. When I collected water and tried to carry a coconut on my head, it gave me a sense that theirs is an open culture, that they were ready to share with all.

From this experience on Pele, I’ve learnt that, a lot of the time, many people take food and water for granted. I don’t think some people realise how important food and water is. A lot of people waste a lot of food and water, but, the people on Pele don’t waste a drop of water or a spoonful of rice. In our society, we take and take all the time and we don’t really give anything back. By spending time on Pele, we were giving. By spending time with the children and living their way, we were also giving.  The exchange of gifts and culture, having their gifts in our embrace is a sign of gratitude for each other. “I+I=1= unity” we were told.

In the farewell ceremony, I gave a gift, from my own Aboriginal culture. To my host Anna, I gave a handwoven basket and two boomerangs made by my mum and stepdad. I was given a beautiful handwoven bag, made by Anna. It was important that we shared our cultures because I don’t get to do that often. Being able to share my culture with people from another culture was an amazing experience.

To read more about student’s experiences on their trip to Vanuatu, please click the following link:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4fd16fa15a7eac1a3e4e390cb/files/fe5fb0ca-cec4-43c2-86b9-dab257196b33/zine_vanuatu.docx

Spring Open Day 15th of September

Kindlehill has been a centre of growth and activity over the last year. Come and see what makes Kindlehill School such a special place. You can take a tour of the classrooms to chat with teachers and parents. There will be family friendly food, stalls, entertainment and activities for children. Kindlehill School heartily welcomes visitors to this special day. Kindlehill fairs are renowned as celebrations of the diverse and talented school community.

 

 

 

Truth With Passion – Year 9/10 Monologues

The students wrote and performed original monologues after examining a number of famous speeches and protest songs. settling on a cause, issue, or experience that they wanted to give voice to.

GUINNIE RANDALL – FAST CAR

Inspired by Tracy Champan’s song, Fast Car, Guinnie has looked at the experience of living with an alcoholic parent and has created a pieces with two voices: a daughter talking to her passed out father, and the addiction itself.

NISSA BRENNAN – WORD OF GOD

Nissa’s initial starting point was Alex the Astronaut’s song, Not Worth Hiding, and her piece became an exploration of what it might be like to be God, dealing with the myriad ideas and viewpoints people attach to religion. In this piece, God speaks to the angels.

OLIVIA WYLDE – THE ARRIVAL

Inspired by Shaun Tan’s book, The Arrival, Olivia has explored some of the experiences of refugees. This piece takes place in three phases and explores her character’s past, present and future. Olivia also wrote a beautiful song in response to this text.

JUSTIN DANIELS – ME WITH ADHD

Condemned to a lunchtime writing session, Justin put pen to paper and wrote like the wind, articulating and sharing his experience of growing up with ADHD.

BELLE ASHFORD – CONFUSED FREEDOM

Inspired by Lana Del Ray’s songs, Belle’s piece takes place in three phases and explores the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of one woman.

To read more please click the following link: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4fd16fa15a7eac1a3e4e390cb/files/c416b251-0450-4cfb-a339-808bbc0acf7f/Drama_Zine.pdf

 

Class 5/6 Snow Camp

We had a wonderful time on our snow trip. The students were determined and learnt VERY quickly. My heart was bursting with pride and joy throughout the week, not just at their skills but the genuine sense of friendship and helping out. They were polite and helpful to the public. They loved spending so much time with their classmates. We had a few performance nights after dinner which were really good and very funny ( they made me weep with laughter).

Pippita