KHS Welcome New Principal
In Term 4, 2013 Dr Mark Carter ended an illustrious, 12 year principalship after promotion as the new Director of the Holroyd schools network. One legacy of his visionary leadership will be the establishment of the Killara Schools Partnership (KSP). This innovative approach to government sector education initiated the removal of the traditional silo approach to learning institutions. Challenging antiquated paradigms and brokering the collaboration of local government schools led to the establishment of what is now a highly valued learning community. The Principals and teachers of LEPS, Lindfield PS, Roseville PS, Beaumont Road PS, Killara PS, Gordon East PS and KHS now build their annual school plans around the structures underpinned by the alliance. We thank Dr Carter for his years of supporting LEPS and know that his wisdom and KSP experiences are now being transposed into western Sydney.
Congratulations and welcome to Jane Dennett, the recently appointed new Principal to KHS. Having previously been a highly acclaimed Head Teacher at KHS and then an excellent Deputy Principal at Pennant Hills, Mrs Dennett comes to KHS with all the hallmarks of an outstanding educational leader.
Mrs Dennett last week showcased to the KSP Principals the facilities that KHS now boasts, having just opened its new building and grounds development. A complete commercial standard kitchen for food technology, new industrial arts classrooms and a tiered amphitheatre all feature in the school's recent upgrade.
Killara High School Challenge & SRC Conferencing
On Monday, 26 July 2010, 16 Year 3 students were selected to attend an annual G&T enrichment day at Killara High School. Along with other local primary school students, they experienced History, Science, Art and Technology lessons under the guidance of faculty specialists and some outstanding Year 10 students. Some of the highly engaging activities included: creating 3D artwork, clay modelling of ancient Egyptian treasures and using the lab to perform experiments.
Our Stage 3 SRC were involved in the third video conference link-up with KHS, Killara PS and Lindfield PS on Wednesday 28 July. The students listened and asked questions of four Year 11 students who had just returned from a Duke of Edinburgh Award trip to Cambodia and learnt of the subsequent charity work and awareness raising they have initiated.
Our local High School continues to provide LEPS with a strong linkages program.