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Principal’s Welcome to KMHS

Welcome to Kariong Mountains High School – An exciting new school on the coast situated in the Mt Penang Parklands. Our purpose is to challenge students to reach their full potential, having the skills necessary to be respected and successful citizens in an ever changing society.

We are committed to providing a quality education for your child and answering any questions you have regarding the school or your child’s education.

Bioscience in focus

The school has a specialised focus in biosciences/technology and has formed close links with industry and tertiary institutions to make us an exemplar in this area. A selective class operates from Year 7 and students admitted to this class will be accelerated in science. All students study units in the focus areas during their Stage 4 curriculum (for example, forensics, horticulture, exercise and sport science) and then have opportunities to undertake VET courses and Stage 5/6 electives if there is an interest in continuing study in this field.

A Broad Curriculum in a Stimulating Learning Environment

A broad curriculum operates and students talented in the arts, humanities and applied studies are able to undertake a range of curriculum electives as well as participate in enrichment and competition activities. As well, a comprehensive sports program and co-curricula activities are available to support students in developing whole person skills.

We offer a broad range of innovative programs that cater for individual learning styles to ensure that each child has the opportunity to be a successful learner. Academic classes operate in each year and the Learning Support Team works with staff to support students whose abilities range from being gifted and talented to those needing remedial support. We believe that students who are provided with a stimulating learning environment, focused on their needs, are more likely to be successful.

We are a welcoming and friendly school, working in close partnership with parents and the wider community. Parents are encouraged to be active participants in school activities and to have valued input into their child’s education.

Unity, Knowledge, Respect

I am a passionate advocate of public education and in particular Kariong Mountains High School. Our school strives to be one that values diversity, recognises and celebrates our Aboriginal heritage and prepares students for taking on the challenges of living in twenty-first century Australia. Effective welfare and learning support programs have been developed to ensure that students feel safe, are respected and respect the rights of others, thus creating a learning environment that encourages students to strive for excellence and act in accord with our motto values: ‘unity knowledge respect’.

The Kariong Mountains Community waited a long time and worked hard to have this school built. This is a school of which we can be proud, with a passionate and committed staff who work in unity with the community to produce future citizens who think critically, have compassion for others and can take on the challenges that will lead to a better society.

Anne Vine
BSc DipEd MSc MEd MACEL
Principal