News from Kennedy

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.

Project Ocean

Year 8 students Amie Hugo and Ava Webb will be coordinating a Beach Clean-Up Day in collaboration with Clean Up Australia. The Beach Clean-Up Day has been organised as part of a project for the Genius Hour Program students are engaged in as part of their English Extension course at Kennedy.

Exciting Morning with Australian Children’s Laureate and Author – Morris Gleitzman

It was an exciting morning on Wednesday 11 September as the Year 7 and 8 students had the privilege of hearing from Morris Gleitzman, 2019 Australian Children’s laureate and author of more than 40 children's books.

In Wednesday's student-led presentation by Caitlin Minorgan, Hannah Bradley and Tyler Elliott, students learned that Mr Gleitzman started writing at the age of 11, his books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humorous and unexpected ways.

“A Giant Leap for Mankind!”

In these first few weeks of Term 3, the Research and Study Centre is celebrating man landing on the moon 50 years ago with displays of memorabilia and books. Interactive augmented reality posters allow students to experience unique lunar and planetary perspectives through a freely downloadable app on their device or phone.