Kennedy Transform Centre Update

Centre 32 is open for business. Even though our kids can’t attend in person we continue to deliver our objectives of Education for our Kids, and Pastoral Care for them and their families. How we do this is continually evolving due to COVID19 constraints.

Kennedy’s Annual Gratitude Week

The student council thought that participating in Kennedy's annual Gratitude Week would be a great way for staff and students to stay energised during the last week of Term 2.

Gratitude can be summarised as the quality of being thankful, recognising the value of the good things in our lives and showing appreciation for them through our actions.

Australian Education Awards 2021 Excellence Awardees

We are honoured to announce that  Kennedy has been selected as an Excellence Awardee for Secondary School of the Year - Non-Government in the Australian Education Awards 2021.

The selection is based on the following achievements in 2020:

Consistently high standards of teaching and learning
Academic and other achievements during the 2020 school year
Rigorous professional learning to improve teaching and curriculum delivery
Strong communication links with students, parents, teachers and the wider community
Effective management of facilities, finances and human resources
Demonstrated commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.

Kennedy Arts Cup 2021

On Wednesday 5 May, we held the annual Kennedy Arts Cup. After auditioning over 40 students, our finalists performed their pieces to an enthralled college audience. This event is a fantastic opportunity for our students who excel on the stage to showcase their talents for their peers and they certainly didn’t disappoint! All performances were outstanding in their own right, but we would like to acknowledge the place winners:

1st Place: Stephane Migui (Forrest, year 12) who impressed the audience as he  performed an original piece entitled “Love and Hate”.

2nd Place: Rachael Sanju, Nami Dickson & Arpitha Roy (King, year 11) who performed a beautiful rendition of “Creep” by Radiohead.

Spark a Change – let’s stop disrespect

We can all spark a powerful change – let’s stop disrespect at the start.

We know that violence against women is a serious issue, but what we often don’t realise is where the cycle can start – in childhood, with the acceptance of seemingly harmless words and actions that are founded in disrespect.

Sausage Sizzle to Raise Funds

On Friday 5 March we enjoyed a sausage sizzle lunch to raise funds for the James Crofts Hope Foundation. As there are several families in our College who have had to face the challenge of coping with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, we decided to help the James Crofts Hope Foundation raise funds for their support work.

High School Musical Production

We did it! After two years of planning, auditioning, rehearsing, social distancing and then, more rehearsing! Last week, Kennedy (finally) presented its production of High School Musical on Stage!

The audiences were very supportive: laughing at every joke, cheering for every backflip and definitely shedding a tear or two.

Kennedy Transform Centre Update

It has been a busy few weeks for the staff at the Kennedy Centre preparing for the return of the kids after 7 months. We have had to make lots of changes to our centres, purchasing new equipment to ensure our kids are safe and we meet government guidelines.