KWS Prep School Fortnightly Bulletin

17 October 2018
Issue Fifteen
A Message from the Principal
A Message from the Head of Prep School
A message from our Chaplains
Wellbeing
Message from the Head of Teaching and Learning
Prep Performing Arts Press
Prep Sports News
Notices
Upcoming Events
Kinross Wolaroi School
(02) 6392 0300
59-67 Bathurst Road
Orange, New South Wales, 2800
AU

A Message from
the Principal

A warm welcome back to Term 4. Another busy term ahead commencing with camps and activities and for our Year 12’s HSC Examinations.

Term 3 finished with an outstanding Year 12 Graduation Ceremony and Ball, events marking the formal conclusion of their journey at Kinross Wolaroi. Our Guest Speaker for the occasion, the world-renowned avionics systems engineer, Mr Warwick Holmes shared the inspirational story of his journey, one marked by determination, perseverance and self-belief. Lessons for us all radiate from his words as we go about our individual journeys in life. Our Year 12’s should feel very proud, of the spirited and respectful manner in which they approached their final weeks of their schooling.

Our Year 12’s now prepare for their final hurdle, their HSC examinations commencing with the English paper on Thursday morning 18th October. I was delighted to see so many of them busily engaged in Study Camp at School over the final week of the holiday period. Over 80 students worked with staff and collaborated with their colleagues. Thank you to all our staff who have been working with our senior students over the break to ensure our Year 12’s are well prepared for the challenge ahead.

Holiday Activities

Many students and staff were involved in a number of activities over the break. During the first week our Pedal Prix team competed in the University of South Australia Australian HPV Super Series. We competed in two Human Powered Vehicles each operated by pedal power. The race is a continuous 24 hour event that sees the drivers behind the wheel rotating each hour. KWS performed very well in the highly contested event that saw 207 teams from around the country compete.

34 of our Year 9 and 10 French students also ventured to Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia where they attended language classes that saw them totally immersed in the French Language. Time was also available to explore and enjoy the cultural aspects of this Pacific nation and to practice their French in the local shops and markets. 

I have received a great deal of positive feedback complimenting the behaviour and good grace shown by our students during both these tours. Both in Adelaide and Noumea we were superbly represented by our young KWS ambassadors.

Many were also involved in Cricket, Equestrian events in Tamworth and interstate, and over 100 students participated in Rowing Camp during the second week of the break. Clearly for all these activities to take place many staff generously give of their holiday time for the benefit of our students. A sincere thank you to them for going ‘above and beyond’ to ensure we can provide an outstanding rich and diverse educational experience for your children.

 

Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA)

At the recent ABSA annual conference Kinross Wolaroi School was acknowledged for excellence in the areas of Indigenous Education and The Regional Engagement Enterprise (TREE). The Australian Boarding Schools made an Inaugural award for excellence in Indigenous Education and Boarding this year and I am very proud to see that Kinross Wolaroi won this award. This recognition is testament to the outstanding work of our Indigenous Co-ordinator Mr Anthony Begg and our Director of Boarding Mr Matthew Curran.

Our TREE Program is also gaining wide recognition as an innovative and inspiring educational initiative and as such a photo of our boarding students engaging in the program is featured on the front cover of the ABSA magazine. Well done to our TREE team for their dynamic and visionary work in establishing this national leading educational program.

Staffing Changes

Mrs Suellen Young will act as 2IC Science while Mrs Catherine Litchfield undertakes her Kinross Wolaroi Foundation Fellowship that sees her in Europe during Term 4 undertaking research into Best Practice Teaching and Learning.

In the Prep School, Mrs Nicole Caro will covering Mrs Richelle Coote while she takes Maternity Leave and Mrs Katie O’Dea will be acting as the Preparatory Teacher Librarian during Term 4. My thanks to these staff for their willingness to assist this term.

 

Wishing you all a fabulous and productive term.

 

Dr Andrew Parry
Principal

A Message from the
Head of Prep School

A warm welcome back to our final term for 2018 

It is only a short time but the students, staff and yourselves will be involved in a great number of events showcasing and celebrating the students’ achievements throughout the year.On Friday November 2 Grandparents Day will be held with the children performing a number of items and then “showing off” their classroom. This is always a day the students look forward to and a special day to appreciate the help grandparents or special family friends give.

The following day is our Prep School Open Day. Every classroom is open and a number of activities, performances and challenges are there for you to watch, listen or be involved.

Open Day is a compulsory event for our students. Food and drinks will be available for purchase courtesy of our hard working Parents and Friends Association and of course coffee and cake will be available.

Our Year 6 students will be attending the School Council dinner on Wednesday October 31 where they have the opportunity to meet and chat to the members of our Council.

The Year 6 Farewell this year is on Monday evening November 19 and this will be attended by our Year 5 and 6 students.

Along with our Sports Assembly with special guest Jason Belmonte (ex-student and World Champion Ten-Pin bowler), Performing Arts assembly as well as the end of year achievement assemblies makes for a busy and productive term.

I look forward to catching up with you over the term.

Last term our Year 5 students wrote letters to farming communities across our region offering support during the present drought. Some wrote to families they knew while others wrote to the Cabonne, Lachlan and Condobolin Councils for distribution.

Cabonne and Lachlan councils have sent lovely letters of thanks back to our students. Forbes council is putting many of the letters on their Facebook page so the community can read and know others are thinking of them.

Well done to our Year 5 students.

Mrs Coote has taken maternity leave and Mrs Caro, who is well-known to all the students, will be teaching Year 1. With Mrs Caro taking on these duties Mrs Katie O’Dea will step into the Prep Librarian position for Term 4.

We also have Mr Bryce Ostini on a teaching practicum with Mrs Charlton’s year 6 class for 5 weeks.  We look forward to their enthusiasm and expertise over the term.

Enjoy your week.

 

Mr Rob McLean

Head of the Preparatory School

A message from our Chaplains

A reflection for our incumbent Prefects and Leaders

Courage, obedience and fear are cousins. Learn to live harmoniously with them.

This Sunday’s readings come at a time when we are about to induct the new Prefects and Leaders of Kinross Wolaroi School for the coming year. What we read in the Letter to the Hebrews (5: 5-9) and in Mark’s Gospel (10: 35-45) are powerful messages about what it is to be a true leader.

The letter to the Hebrews was in fact a sermon, not a letter. It was written sometime in the last third of the first century, around the same time as the Gospels. In this particular passage, we read the writer’s reflections on Jesus’ suffering before his arrest which inevitably led to his crucifixion.

The writer recounts that Jesus “offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to him who was able to save him from death”. This took place at the Mount of Olives after the last supper. Jesus prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” In Luke’s Gospel, it is said that an angel came to strengthen him, and Jesus, “in agony, prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground”.

Those who are not familiar with the complete story of Jesus’ life and death, might be inclined to interpret Jesus’ prayer and perspiration as a lack of courage and of fear. There is no doubt that Jesus was afraid and he did want to escape what is ahead of him. Imagine yourself in the position of knowing that you were going to be betrayed, arrested, accused, tortured, humiliated and crucified while also knowing that you had done no wrong. But in this fear and desire to escape, Jesus showed extraordinary courage. Remember that he did not avoid his destiny but followed through with the cross to fulfil God’s plan. Courage is not the lack of fear, but doing what is needed in spite of fear.

Jesus’ submission to the will of God is an act of courage and obedience. The writer states that “though he was a Son, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered” (v. 8).  We are surprised to see that Jesus “learned obedience.”  Wasn’t he always obedient?

To refer to the Gospel of Luke again, we are given a glimpse of Jesus as a boy, going with Mary and Joseph to Jerusalem, where he separated himself from Mary and Joseph to amaze the teachers in the temple with his understanding.  Mary and Joseph went a day’s journey before they realized that he was missing and then they had to make the journey back to the city, worrying all the way if they would find him.

When they found Jesus, Mary asked, “Son, why have you treated us this way? Your father and I were anxiously looking for you” and Jesus cheekily replied, “Didn’t you know that I would be in my Father’s house?” It is said that from then “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and men” (Luke 2:42-52). So from the beginning, Jesus had a sense of destiny but he had to grow in obedience.

Even though Jesus prayed that the Father might remove the cup of suffering from him, he did so knowing that the Father would not and could not do that without aborting the very purpose of Jesus’ incarnation. As much as Jesus sought to avoid the suffering and the cross, he was obedient and did what was required despite his fear. In the words of Paul, in his letter to the Philippians, Jesus “emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross” (2:7-8). 

It is this same courage that is put before the disciples in Mark 10: “whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” To be disciples, to change our environment, is to be courageous despite ourselves. Courage, obedience and fear are cousins.

I pray that the incoming Prefects and Leaders reflect upon the message of this week’s readings because true leaders live harmoniously with courage, obedience and fear. To transcend fear of being the voice of justice and to act in the interest of the other are the purest qualities of a true leader. It is a tough gig. May the example of Jesus be their inspiration and strength.

 

Phil Worrad
Chaplain

Wellbeing

Leadership plays an important role in every aspect of a student’s life

Leadership plays an important role in every aspect of a student’s life. Students go through many stages in life for where they need leadership skills. In modern world, students are facing many changes: career challenges, employment problems and rapidly evolving technology. Leadership skills enable students to accept challenges and solve problems. Student leadership at KWS is driven by service to others which is a value highly respected in our whole school community. Students are encouraged to reflect on the School motto – Knowledge, Friendship, Integrity. Formal leadership roles carry significant responsibility and students who accept these roles make a commitment to be fully involved in the positive life of the School and to adhere to high expectations in their actions and interactions.

During Term 3 in the Senior School, the process of electing many of our formal leadership team has occurred: the Prefect Team, SRC Leaders, Cadet Leaders, Music Captains, Boarding and Tutor House Leaders. During Term 4, Summer Sport Captains will be elected and currently our Year 10 students are undergoing Peer Support training with Peer Support Leaders being elected after this.  However, leadership has nothing to do with a badge or a title, but everything to do with what our students can do to inspire change and add value. You do not need a badge to be a leader at KWS – many upstanding students who do not fill leadership positions also uphold the School’s core motto. Being a positive role model, upholding the School’s values, positively influencing and enabling others, and initiating change are the driving forces for our student leaders.

One of the most disconcerting phrases in todays’ rapidly changing world is “we’ve always done it this way”.  As educators, it is important to always look for opportunities for improvement. This year the Wellbeing Team made the decision to discontinue the appointment of badged Vice-Captain Positions in Tutor Houses. This decision was made as the Team felt that the focus should be on developing every student in the Year 12 Tutor group as a Leader. Traditionally each Tutor House has had a male and female Captain, but this year one of the Tutor Houses will have two female House Captains. The two elected students were the standout candidates, selected by both the students and teaching cohort. I look forward to working not only with the elected leaders but with all students to develop leadership skills as they move into adulthood.

 

Mrs Emma Bylsma 
Head of Wellbeing

Message from the Head
of Teaching and Learning

Our goal at KWS?
Growing ‘Grit Savvy’ Students

 

Good old Aesop left a number of Fables in his wake – one of my favourites is the ‘Hare and the Tortoise’ – you remember the one: The hare, confident in his own abilities to outrun all other creatures, ridicules the poor slow moving tortoise. Sick and tired of the hare’s arrogance, the tortoise challenges him to a race. The race begins and the hare leaves the tortoise far behind. Midway through the race, the hare decides he has time to take a nap. The tortoise, just keeps plodding along, never stopping to rest. When the hare awakes, he finds that the tortoise, who has been steadily and relentlessly crawling along, has actually arrived at the finish line before him. Many believe the moral of the tale to be:

Slow and steady wins the race.

However, like many of his fables, the lesson Aesop seeks to teach us is perhaps a little more ambiguous. There are two alternative interpretations, which I favour.

Success depends on using your talents, not just having them

Or

Perseverance beats speed.

As educators, our ultimate goal is to help our students to achieve success – to achieve their potential and to equip them with the skills to continue to strive for success and self-actualisation after school. Our goal is to nurture lifelong learners. Back in 2008, Angela Duckworth, American Academic, Psychologist and Author, delivered a TED Talk about the importance of passion and perseverance in achieving success. Throughout her numerous studies of individuals’ achievements across a variety of different social, professional and academic contexts, Duckworth found that ultimately success was determined by one thing. She discovered that it wasn’t intelligence or IQ; it wasn’t even talent. It was, what she called ‘Grit’. She defined grit as:

’…passion and perseverance for very long term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future day in, day out. Not just for the week, not just for the month but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.’

A decade later and we still have a lot to learn from Duckworth’s findings. Over two thousand years ago, Aesop presented this same idea through the tortoise’s victory – his perseverance ensured his success.

This idea is not rocket science but it is well worth revisiting. If our students are to succeed, they need to be resilient and recognise that success is a result of hard work and effort – it has to be ardently sought for. It is not as a result of ‘luck’ or ‘fixed ability’.

 

Success is not a given – for anyone - no matter how talented. Success happens when mistakes are made and transformed into learning opportunities. Success happens when we are brave enough to try something, knowing we may well fail.

Do we talk about this often enough? What is more helpful in preparing our students? Rescuing them from challenges or teaching them how to face them?

Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard.[1]

For many students, who have always felt like the metaphorical tortoise, the knowledge that hard work and perseverance can indeed outdo the ‘talented’ hare, is motivating. In an ATAR and assessment driven educational landscape, it is so tempting for our students to look for short-cuts to success but the truth is – there is no such thing.

It is so important that our students realise this. Grit Savvy students recognise that simply turning up to class and listening to what the teacher says, is not enough. Grit savvy students realise that learning is a very active process that requires them to fully engage. It is not something that is ‘done to them’ and it is not something that simply happens. It must involve them demonstrating long term effort and perseverance. Talent alone will not get them through.

Grit savvy students:

  • Ask questions
  • Actively seek feedback; act upon feedback and use this feedback to identify their next learning steps
  • Recognise that learning outcomes are a result of effort and hard work as opposed to luck or fixed abilities and therefore persist when the learning becomes challenging
  • Do not give up
  • See mistakes and failures as valuable learning opportunities.

Knowing how to learn and how to be successful in their learning; recognising the importance of taking ownership of their learning; being active in the process, will be every bit as important to our students as the curriculum content. Our students need to know that struggling is part of the learning process – it is not something to be feared or shied away from.

James Nottingham’s[2] analogy of the ‘Learning Pit’ is one of the best visual examples of this idea.

[3] For learning to happen, students need to experience a sense of struggle. If students are able to jump over the ‘pit’, without experiencing struggle or the need for effort and perseverance, it is unlikely that any real learning is happening! Growing ‘Grit savvy’ students is a real focus at KWS.

No grit: no pearl!

 

Mrs Serena Lewis 
Head of Teaching and Learning

 

[1] Kevin Durant – Basketball Player - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Durant

[2] https://www.jamesnottingham.co.uk/about-james/

[3]https://www.google.com.au/search?biw=800&bih=379&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=PNjFW5nKMsWw9QOu5724AQ&q=learning+pit+james+nottingham&oq=learning+pit+james+nottingham&gs_l=img.3..0i7i30k1.6392.8314.0.8390.13.11.0.0.0.0.344.1693.0j2j4j1.7.0....0...1c.1.64.img..11.2.455...0i7i5i30k1.0.siYOMJ-NYwc#imgrc=4tcPBzw9kndCmM:

Prep Performing Arts Press

Dates for the Diary

Friday 2 November – Grandparents Day

Saturday 3 November – Prep Open Day

Tuesday 14 November – Performing Arts Assembly

Tuesday 4 December – Celebration Assembly

Co-curricular

All ensembles will resume as normal this week. Please be punctual to all rehearsals as many ensembles have performances to prepare for this term.

Prep Open Day

Some of our ensembles may be asked to play at the upcoming Open Day. Mrs Sinclair and directors will be in touch over the next few weeks with each ensemble to clarify if they are involved.

Koristers

Mrs Edwards has uploaded some photos from Madame Butterfly onto the Performing Arts page on Frog. Please enjoy having a look at these. She also has a number of nice individual photos of some of the students in their costumes and has sent the link to her dropbox account via email.

Please note an important performance date for Koristers in Term 4:

Tuesday 4th December: KWS Carols Service, 6.30pm.

Koristers have a very important role to play in this service and lots of music to learn, so full and punctual attendance at rehearsals over the coming weeks – starting from next Monday, 22 Oct – would be very much appreciated.

 

Mrs K Sinclair
Prep Music Co-ordinator

Prep Sports News

Summer Sport

All Summer Sport information and a copy of the bulletin can be found on FROG (Prep Sport / Summer Sport tab). No copies have been emailed home. Additionally, information can be found on the Sports noticeboard in the undercover area.

Training in Term 4 commences THIS Wednesday 17 October. 3.30-5.00pm. Students must bring equipment needed for their designated sport, hat, afternoon tea, water.

No student may wait to be collected in front of Pre-Prep. The designated supervised pick up areas only are: Kiss & Go at the Prep School. Students may not wait unsupervised as they will be moved to the Kiss & Go zone.

U11 Cricket matches start Thursday afternoon 18 October at 4.30pm. An information letter and roster has been given to the students. U12-U13 Cricket starts Saturday 20 October. All players must be registered with NSW Cricket before they play. Unregistered students may not take the field.

https://playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=4119

Parents are asked to sign up to TEAM APP. All the latest information and wet weather changes will be pushed out through this app. As most parents already have an account set up, go to FIND A TEAM and look up the following groups.

For Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football: KWS Prep Summer Sport

For Triathlon: KWS Prep Triathlon

For Cricket: KWS Prep Cricket

Football Shirts

Students do not need to return their Football shirts this year UNLESS they have a number on the back. Playing shirts can be used for the 2019 season. Please hand all numbered shirts back to Mrs Sharpe if you have not done so already.

Sports Assembly

The date for the Sports Assembly has changed to 6 November. We are having Jason Belmonte as our guest speaker. Jason is both an ex-student of KWS and is currently world no 1 Ten-pin bowler. He is also known for being one of the first bowlers to gain media attention for using the two handed "shovel" style to deliver his shot. He has numerous YouTube clips demonstrating both his style AND amazing trick shots. Well worth investigating.

Sport Dates for the Diary

17 October: Summer Sport training commences 3.30-5.00pm

18 October: Round 1 U11 Cricket

20 October: Round 1 U12 & U13 Cricket

6 November: Prep Sports Assembly - please note NEW date

19-21 November: K-2 Swimming Program

21 November: K-2 Swim Carnival 1.30pm

 

Mrs Louise Barrett

KWS Prep Sport & PE Co-ordinator

Notices

Dates for your Diary

18 Oct – U11s Cricket starts
19 Oct – Kindergarten Pyjama Day
20 Oct – U12s Cricket starts
23 Oct – Assembly 3R
30 Oct – Assembly 3S
31 Oct – Year 6 Council Dinner
2 Nov  - Grandparents Day
3 Nov – Prep Open Day
5 Nov – Year 5 excursion
6 Nov – 2018 Sport Assembly
8 Nov – SRC Gala Afternoon
13 Nov – 2018 Performing Arts Assembly
13 Nov – Band Concert
15 Nov – 2019 New Students Orientation Day
19 Nov – Assembly – T4 House Awards
19 Nov – Year 6 Farewell
19 – 21 Nov – K-2 Swim school
21 Nov – K-2 Swimming carnival
26 – 30 Nov – Outdoor Education Week
4 Dec – Celebration Assembly
4 Dec – Prep School year finished
5 Dec – Speech Day
Gail Kennewell

SRC News

The SRC will hold a Gala afternoon involving a walk-a-thon for their final event and fundraiser for 2018. The walk-a-thon will support the charity ‘Let’s Make Better’. The Walk-a-thon will take place at school on Thursday 8th November. The children will be involved in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the afternoon in their Peer Support Groups. All activities will be organised by the SRC members and House Captains. To participate in this Gala afternoon each child is asked to donate a non- perishable food item to support the local charity, ‘Let’s Make Better’. Please deliver all no- perishable food items to the old undercover area where an SRC member will collect your goods. A tally of all food items donated will collected and House points awarded. The SRC look forward to sharing more information about this event and awarding House points. More information will follow in the next bulletin.

Rebecca Essex
Prep School SRC Co-ordinator

Best Shot in the West

Thank you to the wonderful audience at the performance of Best Shot in the West for their kind donations during Woman, over $90 was collected and will be donated to charity.
Romko Hordynsky

Help needed for Prep Open Day

P & F will be running a BBQ to cater on Open Day - Saturday November 3. If you can spare an hour of your time to assist either cooking or selling drinks between 10 am and 12:30pm it would be greatly appreciated. Please email to [email protected]
Siobhain Harvey

P&F - Review of IT Services and Systems

We are seeking parent input as we undertake a review of IT services and systems at KWS

NetStrategy will attend the first 45 minutes of the next P&F meeting to undertake Q&A with parents who wish to give feedback on the current review of KWS IT services and systems.
All welcome - Wolaroi Boardroom 24th October 7pm.

Siobhain Harvey

KWS Shop News

Summer Uniforms

Please be reminded that girls summer uniforms are to be worn in Term 4 (starting from 16 October). 

Summer uniform for girls includes Summer Blouse, Summer Tunic, White Socks, Straw Hat, Criss Cross Tie (Year 11-12 only), Summer A-Line Dress (Prep Girls only). For more information please contact Gail or Sharron in the Shop.

Clothing Pool

Any current school uniform items of no longer use, can be delivered to the KWS Shop to be sold on your behalf. Items need to be in good condition are of current designs and are washed or dry cleaned. With the up and coming School Orientation Day and seasonal uniform changes there is now the opportunity to have your items processed quickly.

Second Hand Blazer

The KWS Shop is seeking a size 20 or 22 second hand Prep KWS Grey Blazer.

If you have one available, please contact the school shop for more details.

Sharron Ryan
KWS Shop Assistant

Volunteers for HSC Disability Provisions

The Student Academic Services team are on a desperate search for a bank of volunteers to use for Year 12 HSC Disability Provisions in Term 4. Volunteers are required to act as readers for a number of our Year 12 students. If you are available (or know someone who might be available) to assist between 18 October and 9 November, please contact Tina Moshkanbaryans ([email protected]) at your earliest convenience.

Please note: Working with Children Check required (free for voluntary work); current Year 12 parents cannot act as readers

Tina Moshkanbaryans

Australian National Field Days

Kinross Wolaroi School will be an exhibitor at The Australian National Field Days from Thursday the 25 through to Saturday the 27 of October.

This year our focus will be The Regional Engagement Enterprise (TREE) and how our students are ‘Rethinking Learning’. The focus of TREE is to provide our students with contextual, cross-curricular, community based learning experiences. Within TREE, our students learn outside the confines of conventional classrooms,  so come along and have a look at what our students have been up too.

We will be at site K30, so feel free to come and say hello. If you have any friends or family that are interested in learning more about KWS, we would love to meet them!

DPI at the Field Days

Are you heading to the Australian National Field Days at Borenore 25-27 October?

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is excited to be the feature exhibitor this year and invites families to drop by our DPI Education Hub.

DPI will have lots of engaging hands-on activities, including the opportunity to:

  • Experience a new DPI virtual reality experience of beef, sheep, egg and dairy enterprises
  • Learn about DPI’s research projects on display and chat to the researchers
  • Explore the exhibits with the Biosecurity Warrior Passport to collect stamps and learn about your role in biosecurity
  • Discover upclose weeds and pests through microscopes and touch table
  • Give the Biosecurity Warrior a high-five who’ll make appearances throughout the day
  • Track ‘Fang’ the feral cat through his aMazing adventure
  • Plus lots more!

When: DPI Education Hub will be open from 8.30am to 5.00pm from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 October 2018

Where: DPI’s Feature Exhibit & Pavilion, Site C1-5 @ Australian National Field Days, BorenoreFor more information on ANFD visit www.anfd.com.au

 

Be a FoodFighter in Orange!

OzHarvest is one of Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,000 charities supporting people in need across the country. The incredible story of OzHarvest Founder and CEO Ronni Kahn is the focus of a film; ‘Food Fighter'. The film follows Ronni for 2.5 years on her mission to tackle food waste and feed those in need, both in Australia and abroad. Food Fighter is a powerful insight into what it takes to positively disrupt and be a change-maker for good. On behalf of FoodCare Orange; the local agency helping address the issue of Food Insecurity in Orange NSW, we are hosting a screening of Food Fighter in Orange on Monday 29th October at 6.30pm at the Odeon5 cinema.  

You are invited to join the screening. You can see the trailer and book tickets at:

https://fan-force.com/screenings/food-fighter-odeon-cinemas-5/

After the screening there will be a short Q&A session to discuss the issues raised in the film and what we can do about it in our community.

Go on, be a FoodFighter!

Upcoming Events

Grandparents Day and Prep Open Day

Grandparents Day and Prep Open Day are fast approaching. Information has been emailed to parents with details for both of these events.

In regards to Grandparents Day we still have a large number that have yet to reply with the closing date being this Friday 19 October. It is imperative that we have details for every child for the day ie if they are going home or staying at school after the concert and to catering for morning tea for our special visitors. Please use this link (just once for your family).

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=qf1XNW73ykKX2B47cJO8vVFa55r5z0dLl6O9LsNBngFUNkFDOVVQNTY2WkYwNDJPVFFZSzJVTFdSMy4u

Please contact the Prep Office for any further assistance in regards to either of the events.

Gail Kennewell

Prep Open Day

 

Spring Soiree

 

Parent Lecture Series - Paul Dillon

Parent Lecture Series – Paul Dillon

Monday 22 October 2018

6.00-8.00pm in the DPA Chapel

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research Training Australia (DARTA), he has been contracted by many organisations to give regular updates on current drug trends within the community. He continues to work with many school communities across the country to ensure they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education

Bookings to be made via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/WCTF

Year 9-11 Visual Arts & Year 9-12 Textiles Exhibition

 

KWS Prep School Fortnightly Bulletin
Parent Lecture Series - Paul Dillon.pdf
Spring Soiree Invitation (for web).pdf
Uniting Vac care booking form October 2018.pdf
Uniting Vac Care program October 2018.pdf