Year 7 KEEP Lunchtime Market Day

The Year 7 Kennedy Enrichment and Extension Program students in Humanities have been learning about running a small business. They put their theory into practice by holding a Market Day and selling food for the entire College during lunch time.

The students approached the stalls like a real-life business and carried out a lot of planning and coordination to bring Market Day to life.

Is Your Child Suffering From Wingitus?

This is a chronic condition which affects teenagers around exam time. During this time, you may have a quiet study area available, have made sure your child has less chores so they can have more time to prepare for exams, and even offered rewards for improved results, but wingitus can be all pervasive!

It’s a condition where when you ask how the study is going, the response is “I’ll be fine, I’ll just wing it!” Here are some tried and true remedies to this condition:

Use a study planner – to plan when study is going to take place.

Japan Study Tour 2019

Shrines, sashimi, shinkansen and sticky rice. How do you make sure 19 students know how to eat with chopsticks? Take them on a whirlwind cultural tour of Japan!

Coordinated by Nicole Robins; Timothy Jiow, Cynthia Edward and Sarah Harris accompanied 19 Year 10 and 11 students on the tour, stopping in many places including Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Osaka (one of the food capitals of the world). We dove into understanding cultural parts of Japan visiting the Shinto shrines, temples, gardens and both Nijo and Osaka Castles; as well as experiencing more modern culture at Universal Studios and dinner with karaoke.

Alleviate Exam Stress

Is there a mild feeling of panic in the air at your home? Is your child looking a little bleary, mumbling about study, feeling guilty for not doing enough and yet the exams are weeks away? Sounds like a case of examitius!

Here’s how to alleviate it:

Plan – have a planner in a prominent place which your child fills in so they and you know when they should be studying and when they should be relaxing!
Screen time - negotiate with them on screen time – when and how much, how to reinforce the times away from the screen – what do they think is reasonable?
Balance – build it in – yes there needs to be study, but there also needs to be relaxation, sport, hanging out with family and friends, church and plenty of time for sleep!
Encourage reading – when is the last time you read a good book? Practice it at home and encourage your children to read.

Outstanding NAPLAN Results

Recently the National CEO of Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) contacted Principal Mark Ashby to advise that ACARA has identified Kennedy Baptist College as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in reading and/or numeracy achievement, as measured by NAPLAN. It was acknowledged that improvement in student literacy and/or numeracy of this magnitude, as measured by NAPLAN, is significant and worthy of highlighting.

Easter Services at Kennedy

Being a faith based Christian College there is no more important time of year than Easter.

At our recent Easter Services, we had an opportunity to share together and reinforce the Christian Easter message through dance, drama and music. Each year we have a different approach to our services and this year was a collaboration between Kennedy Baptist College and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.