News from Kennedy

Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19 Update: 10

Dear Parents/Guardians

This update is to inform families of Kennedy’s proposed structure of Term 2 2020 in response to the impact COVID-19 is having on the delivery of the curriculum and care of our students.

In making these changes, there are three aspects we have considered to ensure the sustainability of our Term 2 curriculum.

A Message of Hope from the College Chaplain

April 3rd, 2020

The Pastoral care team at Kennedy will be sharing short messages to our community in this space.

Here is a message of Hope from our College Chaplain.

Our Counsellors are available to parents and students, and can be contacted by email, direqt message, College phone.

March Memory Madness

Week 6 saw the return of the annual March Memory Madness, where students are encouraged to stretch themselves in a series of diverse, fun memory challenges.

From Monday to Thursday, students came into the Research and Study Centre before school to see if they could memorise ten items on the “Tray of the Day” – they then returned at Recess to list them accurately for a tasty reward and House Point.

Highschool Musical Highlights with Eloise Kurelic

High School Musical is an absolute blast. It is full of fun, nerves and excitement. We were well on the way to putting on a great show in Term 2 but unfortunately, it had to be postponed until next year. There was much disappointment amongst all the cast members but we all chose to stay positive.

Study and Organisation Tips for Parents

Recently, the Research and Study Centre and the school psychologist did a presentation to parents of Year 11 students giving some practical tips for supporting their child in Senior School. The aim was to inform, empower, encourage and support parents in this journey utilizing well researched and current information.

Problematic Video Gaming and Addiction

90% of children play computer games. 10% of them are addicted.
Generation Next  wrote a powerful article in regard to gaming and addiction. This video can also help parents and educators identify some of the signs and symptoms of gaming addiction. There are some key risk factors and this will help you learn ways to better prevent and manage problematic gaming.

Highlights of being in the Highschool Musical Production

The College production of High School Musical is coming along really well and it is so exciting to see choreography progressing well and scenes piecing the show together bit by bit.

Over the past few weeks, we have been splitting up and focusing on specific scenes that are relevant to the cliques our characters belong to.

Technologies Facilities Well Underway

Since Kennedy commenced in 2013, a master plan for the College campus has been implemented and has resulted in the development of outstanding facilities for our students. The redevelopment of our Technologies facilities is now well underway. These improvements will contribute to our changing curriculum to meet students’ future needs with a focus on STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). It is expected that these outstanding facilities will be completed by Term 4.

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Class of 2019 Graduation

An excellent year and formal schooling have come to an end for the outstanding group of young adults known as the Kennedy Baptist College graduating class of 2019.

Our final event was the Year 12 Graduation. It was an outstanding night of celebration for our students and their families.