KINGYSPIRIT Newsletter ISSUE 5 | TERM 2 | WEEK 10 | 1 July 2024


End of Term 2


We are nearly at the end of another busy term -many thanks to all of our families who are working with us to maintain uniform expectations, in particular jumpers appropriate for school on our colder days. Uniform jackets or jumpers are ideal, and where this is not possible a plain, preferably dark sloppy joe worn under school shirts is acceptable.


Year 11 progress reports were made available via our parent portal on Friday 28 June.

Years 9 and 10 will become available on the last day of term, while Years 7 and 8 will be available early next term.


It has been an incredibly busy term, with so many curricular and extra curricular opportunities being provided for our students:

  • The outstanding STEM project learning days, generally conducted in conjunction with our partner primary schools – the most recent of which were last week, led by Mr Wiggins
  • The wonderful week long camps at Lake Keepit for Years 8, 9 and 10 coordinated by our Deputy Principals
  • The Sports Excellence Program, with morning coaching set to expand to Basketball next term, under the leadership of Mr Bassingthwaighte
  • Ongoing opportunities across a broad spectrum of representative Sport, coordinated by Mr Ella and Mr Hillard.
  • The outstanding Winter Collective student performance evenings coordinated by Mrs McPherson, Mr Holliday and the CAPA staff, set to go off this week.
  • Our celebration of NAIDOC week over the next few days, coordinated by Mr Matthias and the Aboriginal Education Team.
  • As part of a state wide Rotary initiative, short films produced by our students, exploring the issue of domestic violence. Thanks to Mrs Mann and Mr Holliday for their coordination.
  • Big Picture Exhibition Week, with students in Years 9, 10 and 11 showcasing their work on identified areas of interest, drawing on real world learning experiences. Many thanks to Mr Keevers, Mr Spry, Mrs Rodenberg and Mr Spring for their work with our Big Picture students.

The above is not a comprehensive list of everything that has happened at Kingscliff High School, but certainly represents a “highlights package” of the great things that can happen through the great relationships which exist among our students, between teachers and students, and the support we enjoy from our school community.

Term 3

Monday 22 July is a Staff Development Day, all students will return on Tuesday 23 July. Mr Borg will be the Relieving Principal for the first two weeks of Term 3.

Wishing all of our school community a safe and enjoyable week, and winter vacation to follow.


Ancient History

On Friday 21 June 2024, Year 12 Ancient History students travelled to Sydney for a study day at the University of Sydney.

Students were able to brush up on topics they've been studying, explore the university campus and marvel at the ancient artefacts in the Chau Chak Wing museum.

A very valuable day for all involved.

Elsa Dixon Aboriginal School Based Traineeship

Are you Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student in Year 10? Does a career in business or health interest you? The Elsa Dixon Aboriginal School Based Traineeship may be for you!!

1 day at Tafe and 1 day at a paid work placement per week, during year 11 & 12. For more info contact Estelle on 0409 356 662.

The “3X3 BALLERS CUP 2024” Basketball Competition

Round up your Team and SIGN UP for The “3X3 BALLERS CUP 2024” Basketball Competition at PCYC Tweed Heads on Sunday 7 July 2024 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm as we kick off NAIDOC Week.

Age categories;

Adults Male

Adults Female

U/16’s Male

U/16’s Female

U/14’s Male

U/12’s Male

Limited Spots!

$100 Per Team Entry Fee (Paid at PCYC Tweed Heads Reception)

Team Registration link below;

Create a Sportfix Account or Log into existing account.

Register your Team

Add your Team Members

This event is our kick-off event for NAIDOC Week and is supporting the “Nations of Origin” 14’s and 16’s Bundjalung Representative Basketball Program.

The Program aims to promote reconciliation across NSW and culminates in the Nations of Origin tournament in Sydney on 17 and 18 July, 2024.

For further event details or how yourself/organisation may be able to support this event please contact PCYC Tweed Heads on;

07 5599 1714

E-bikes are Growing in Popularity

In NSW, there are two types of permitted e-bikes:

1. A power-assisted pedal cycle

2. Electrically power-assisted cycle

Both of these come with certain rules. These rules are listed below

Please note, all petrol-powered bicycles are illegal on NSW roads and road-related areas like footpaths, shared paths, cycle ways and cycle paths.

Students are not permitted to ride petrol-powered bicycles or e-bikes that don't comply with legislative standards to and from school.

The Calves have Names!

Thank you to all who voted for the new calves names. The winning votes are in.... Ferdinand and Princess!

If these were your suggestions, come along to the Science department to collect your winnings.

Education Perfect Competition

The results are in for Semester 1, and the students with the most activities completed in each year group can collect their $20 voucher from the Science staffroom.


All Schools Touch Football Gala Day

Congratulations to the 11 students who represented Kingscliff High School as part of the 9/10 Boys Touch Football team, which took part in the All Schools Touch Football Gala Day on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

With a place at the state titles up for grabs, Kingscliff High School competed against 8 other schools playing 4 games throughout the day. Finishing with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses, Kingscliff High School finished in equal 4th position on the day. Well Done to all of the students involved, for competing with great enthusiasm, fairness and respect.


Young people are the future of wildlife conservation.

We're thrilled to be part of the Big Picture program at Kingscliff High School, which emphasises real-world learning.

Learning internship coordinator Ross Keevers and students Rachael, Macey, and Isla recently visited Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers President Jan Pilgrim, who also serves as the Small Mammals Coordinator.

With her extensive experience, Jan has a wealth of knowledge to share.

We were impressed by these students and look forward to welcoming more in the future to pass on knowledge and support Tweed Shire's future eco-warriors.


TERM 2 AND TERM 3 2024

We have a variety of exciting activities planned, so keep an eye on our school calendar for all the latest events. You can access our Calendar via the School’s website at:

**End of Term 2 for all students: Friday 5 July 2024**

**All students return to school for start of Term 3 on Tuesday 23 July 2024**

WEEK 10, TERM 2, 2024


First day of Term 3 for all students: Tuesday 23 July 2024

**End of Term 3 for all students: Friday 27 September 2024**

** Students return to school for start of Term 4 on Monday 14 October 2024**

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P&C Uniform Shop

The Uniform shop regular hours are Tuesdays and Fridays 8:00am – 10.30am. The price list and any additional information can be found here:

  • Payment at the P&C Uniform Shop is by cash, cheque, and EFTPOS.
  • The P&C Uniform Shop is located near our Science block on the left-hand side of the ramp.
  • For more information, you can contact the Uniform Shop. Email: or Phone: 02 6674 9762

Kingscliff P&C

P&C Uniform Shop Opening hours

Unfortunately due to staff absences the P&C Uniform Shop will be closed during Week 10 of Term 2 and Week 1 of Term 3.

If you need you need anything urgently, please contact the school during term time office hours 8:00am-3:30pm.

The P&C Uniform Shop will be open during the school holidays on Friday 19 July 2024 from 9:00am-12:00pm

From Term 3, Week 2 the regular opening hours will return back to 8:00am – 10:30am on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting from Tuesday 30 July 2024.

Information on the P&C Uniform Shop can be found on our website at:

P&C Meetings – Term 3

The Term 3 P&C Meetings are scheduled for:

Monday 19 August at 6pm

Monday 16 September at 6pm.

If you have any questions regarding the Kingscliff High School P&C, please do not hesitate to contact:

Administration Updates

Updating contact details – are your contact details up to date?

Sometimes we will need to contact you, including on the day that your child is absent if you haven’t notified the school with a reason for your child being away.

If your contact details are out of date or if you’re not sure, please contact the Front Office staff so we can update our records and can contact you quickly when we need to.

Please include parent/carers name, address, phone numbers, email address and emergency contact details. Please remember to contact the school if any of these details or your circumstances change.