High School Artwork

Kindlehill High School has created Blank to express their creativity and individuality. Every student has created something unique and meaningful. They started with a run-down corridor which they had to paint and nail together to create this wonderful art gallery.

At the beginning of the term, the class went to an exhibition called ‘We Don’t Need A Map’ at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. It was created by many different indigenous people from Martu Country in Western Australia. After their visit they were inspired to create masterpieces.

Some examples…

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Newsletter 20th April 2015

A warm welcome back to school and the bounty of learning that is
planned for this term. We begin the term with science and art projects
throughout the school including museum in a box, stream
watch and bio-blitz at the lake, and the continuation of the seasonal
and dragonfly art projects with Leanne and Amy. Peace and
Reconciliation begins with the Anzac Centenary presentation by
High School on Thursday evening and a Peace Vigil on Friday. The
Community forums for Peace and Reconciliation begin in week 2,
with a presentation led by Chris Tobin on the Richmond Hill story
and the place of memorials in the context of reconciliation.

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Blue Mountains Peace Vigil Friday 24 April

A call to peace:

Blue Mountains Peace Vigil April 24thKatoomba

On April 24th we will be holding a Peace Vigil in Katoomba to pay our respect to peacemakers, mourn the devastating effects of war, and to kindle the fire of peace within our own community. Peace is an active process. It is not something in the future, but something we participate in now. It starts in our communities as we strive for justice for humanity and Mother Earth. This means respectful and honest acknowledgement of the history of place and country, beginning with recognition of the frontier wars and the continued struggle for sovereignty of the first nation peoples.

Program

Peace Memorial @ Civic Place 5:30: Opening with Jacinta Tobin. Words from Elspeth Hull and Sculptor Tom Coley. Followed by offerings of music from Andrew Stout, Lantern Tree, Simon Leo, The Fannigans, The Pacopezants and Bronwyn Kirkpatrick. During the music we will light lanterns and prepare to walk to the community gardens.

Carrying the Light of Hope and Peace leaving the Civic Place at 6:30: A lantern walk down to the Katoomba Community Garden. (BYO lantern or light). BYO lantern or come and make one on the 19th (details below).

Silence and Singing for Peace, Peace Memorial at 6:45: Shakuhachi Flute by Bronwyn Kirkpatrick and a moment of reflection, followed by community singing. If you would like to come and learn some songs we will have a song sharing session on the 19th (details below).

Soup, Stories and Song by the fire, 7pm onwards at the Katoomba community Gardens. BYO blanket, torch, chair, mug, spoon, stories and songs to share (please be aware there is no lighting in the garden).

Contact Sarah @ sarahs_not@hotmail.com or on 0422652830; lynn@kindlehill.nsw.edu.au

Misty mornings by the swamp

Class 2-3 Camp to Dunns Swamp

Class 2-3 ventured to Dunns Swamp in March to enjoy the last of the summer warmth. The days started early with a big breakfast, followed by plenty of swimming, bushwalks, stories, and a little down time each day to relax with a book or a drawing. The children form stronger friendships on camp, learn to care for their own equipment, and become stronger and more independent.

Bushwalking by the swamp

Bushwalking by the swamp

Swimming in cold water

Swimming in cold water

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Honeymoon Bay

Class 4-5 Honeymoon Bay

It must be hard being in class 4-5, enjoying a week-long camp at Honeymoon Bay. They have risen early each day to a huge breakfast followed by wildlife talks and walks, snorkeling with angel fish, jelly fish, wobbygongs, octopus, crabs, and sting rays! Food has been bountiful, and appetites ablaze! Sounds like heaven.

Kindlehill School's photo.
Kindlehill School's photo.
Kindlehill School's photo.

Teachers take on high school in fast-paced basketball match

Kindlehill students, from Kindy to year 9, gathered for the inaugural “Teachers vs High School” basketball match on Thursday 31 October 2013. All were surprised to see the enthusiasm and determination from both teams. The teachers may have come out with a few more points, but the defense strategies displayed by the high school team were unmatched.

It was difficult to identify a match favourite, with many of the spectators saying “I am going for the team who wins!”.

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Talk: Collaboration in our selfish times

Kindlehill and Blue Mountains Steiner School will host this inspiring talk on Wednesday 6 November at 7pm at the Kindlehill Performance Space, 8 Lake Street Wentworth Falls.

We are very pleased to announce our guest speakers:

Alan Whitehead (Princial founder and teacher at Lorien Novalis School, author, social commentator, consultant on Spiritual Science and Rudolf Steiner Education);

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Kindlehill Open Day, Saturday 2nd November 2013, 10am.

Kindlehill will hold its annual open day on Saturday 2nd November from 10am onwards. There will be open classrooms, wholefood cafe, fresh espresso coffee & chai, performances, activities, and plenty of opportunity to discuss the school with teachers and parents. Hope to see you there!!!

Romeo and Juliet by high school students

This was a bold and fast-paced production with so many memorable scenes performed by the year 8-9 class at Kindlehill. Director and drama teacher, Georgia Page, brought the best out of the student actors, to rousing acclaim from a packed audience in the school’s performance hall.

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Kindlehill hosts Japanese Students

Kindlehill hosted Japanese students for a week in July. The students traveled from Japan to experience the wonders of the Blue Mountains, and to learn about schooling life in Australia. There was plenty of opportunity for staff and students to mix with the visitors, and we even hosted a lovely Australian BBQ. The students visited all classes during school hours, and were hosted in the evenings by parents of Kindlehill. This allowed them to experience the life of an Australian school student, both in school time and at home.

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