KINGYSPIRIT Newsletter ISSUE 2 | TERM 2 | WEEK 4 | 20 May 2024


Lake Keepit Camps

Lots of great stories and photos from the Year 9 camp last week. Many thanks to Mrs Rosser and her team for providing this amazing experience for our kids. Mr Matthias is taking Year 10 this week – I hope the weather will be kind to them.

Pinnacle Program 2025

Applications close this Friday, 24 May – please contact Mrs O’Keeffe during school hours if there are any concerns around this. Other dates in the process to keep in mind;

  • Wednesday 12 June at 6:00pm – Selection assessments held at Kingscliff High School
  • Thursday 13 June and Friday 14 June – Student interviews at Kingscliff High School.


As we edge closer to the completion of our school build project, I would like to thank Mr Matthias and members of our Aboriginal community for their time liaising with our builders and landscape architects to finalise the completion of landscaping first developed during two community consultation evenings approximately 18 months ago.

Along with plantings of grasses, shrubs and trees indigenous to our local area, the design features murals which draw on dreamtime stories shared by local elders Aunty Jackie McDonald and Uncle Frank Krasna. I look forward to enjoying the end result.

Half Yearly Exams

Years 9 and 10 should be preparing for exams coming up next week, beginning Monday 27 May, and in Week 6 beginning Monday 3 June.


Our next meeting is this evening from 6:00pm. All are welcome, either in person in our front Meeting Room, or via Teams.

Wishing all of our school community a great week.


The Junior Science Olympiad (JSO) is a staged enrichment program designed to motivate and challenge Years 7 to 10 students who have a passion for science.

An exciting part of the program is the JSO Exam held once a year in June, which is open to all Australian students in Years 7 to 10.

The JSO Exam is a fantastic way to challenge students in a range of science topics, such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth and environmental science, and physics.

The exams are held in mid-June. Registrations are now open! See your Science teacher or Mrs O'Keeffe in the Science Faculty.

2025 Year 7 Pinnacle Program Applications

The last day for 2025 KHS Pinnacle Program applications is Friday 24 May 2024. The application form and further Information can be found on the Kingscliff High School website -

Applicants will complete a selection assessment to be held at Kingscliff High School at 6:00pm on Wednesday 12 June 2024 (Term 2, Week 7). Applicants will then be interviewed on Thursday 13 June 2024 or Friday 14 June 2024. (Term 2, Week 7).

Please contact the school if you have any questions.

White Card Course

Attention Year 9-12 students

White Card Course Week 7 Tuesday 11 June 2024

If you would like to do a White Card course please come and put your name down in the PDHPE staffroom. Only 20 spots available.

The White Card course is a requirement to work in the Construction Industry, it will cover the basic WHS knowledge required prior to commencing work tasks within any of the building sectors.

The State Wind Band

The State Wind Band provides an opportunity for high potential and gifted music students in NSW public schools to perform in a state ensemble under the direction of professional conductors. The band will perform repertoire chosen to challenge and extend students' musical skills.

Applications close on 10 May 2024.

Please head to for more information and an application form.

Year 8 School Camp

Year 8 Camp, Day 1

After a big day of travel on Monday 6 May, Year 8 have kicked off camp with a beautiful sunny day filled with fun activities. As you can see there was a lot of mud and smiles! Students were having a ball and looked forward to more fun activities!

Year 8 Camp, Day 2

Year 8 Camp, Day 3 - Final Day of Activities

Year 9 School Camp

Year 9 Camp, Day 1

Year 9 camp started with a bang.... mud runs, water slides, bike rides, fishing and cooking damper!

The kids have been amazing and we couldn't be more proud. They've been well mannered, beautifully behaved and have had a can do attitude (even when it's cold)

Year 9 Camp, Day 2

Year 9 Camp, Day 3 - Final Day


U15 NSW Australian Football Team

Congratulations to Macey France who was selected in the U15 New South Wales Combined High Schools Australian Football Team.

This is a fantastic result for Macey who received the North Coast MVP medal as well.

Macey will travel to Albury to compete in the NSW all schools carnival in June.

NSW CHS Carnival

Kingscliff High School had outstanding representation at the NSW CHS carnival in Broken Hill recently. All boys played exceptional. Well done Emile Halliday, Beau Halliday, Tom Childs, Pat Edwards, Riley Johnson, Slater Clarke and Ethan McDonald.

AFL Umpiring Introduction Course

Any student who plays AFL or is interested in umpiring are invited to attend an AFL umpiring introduction course run for AFL Queensland. The course will be held in the Library on Wednesday 29/5/24. Interested students must register their name with Mr Ella by Friday 24/5/24.

The structure of the course is:

Session 1: field umpiring in rooms (theory) teaching rules of the game, positioning, signals and umpiring expectations

Session 2: field umping on the oval (practical) teaching positioning, training drills, running plans, how to work around the ground, umpiring simulation.

Session 3: Boundary umpiring start in the rooms and move onto the oval, positioning, how to throw a ball in, signals, where to aim and communication with goal umpires.

Session 4: Goal umpiring start in the rooms and move onto the oval, teaching positioning, flag waving, signals and communication with field umpires and boundary umpires.

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TERM 2 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:

  • Every Tuesday 7 May-25 June: 7UP group - REALskills
  • Every Wednesday from 8 May-26 June: Kingy High Hip Hop Program – Contact Clary Golder
  • Every Wednesday from 8 May-26 June: Fit for Life PCYC Program (Year 8) – Contact Clary Golder
  • Every Thursday from 9 May-20 June: YES TAFE at Kingscliff TAFE – Contact: Mr Haddon
  • Every Monday from 13 May-17 June: The Buttery AoD program Year 10 – Contact the Student Support Officer
  • 20-24 May: Year 10 Lake Keepit Camp – Contact Mr Matthias
  • 20 May: P&C Meeting 6pm
  • 21 May, 28 May, 4 June: Rotary Film Project - Years 9&10
  • 22 May: Year 7/8 Boys & Girls Touch Carnival at Saunders Oval, Ballina – Contact Mr Ella, Mr Malcolmson or Mr Stringfellow
  • 24 May: Cut-off date for applications for the Year 7 2025 Pinnacle Program – Contact: Mrs O’Keeffe
  • 24 May: FNC Cross Country Bryon High School – Contact Mr Ella / Mr Hillard
  • 24 May: Fast Five Netball at Ballina Outdoor Courts - Years 11&12 – Contact: Ms Fitzhugh
  • 24 May: Year 7 Humanities - Tweed Shire Council Sustainable Water Project - Project Planning Day – Contact Mr Wiggins
  • 25 May (Saturday): QLD Pedal Prix at Nerang (Human powered vehicle racing)- Year 10 Engineering group – Contact Mr Wiggins
  • 29 May: Stage 5 Assessment: 100hr Food Tech prac – Contact Mrs Taylor
  • 27 May-31 May: Year 8 & 10 Half Yearly Exams (27 May - 31 May)
  • 27 May: Year 9 Science Half-Yearly Exam - Period 2 & Period 4 – Contact: Mrs O’Keeffe
  • 27 May: Year 10 Science Half-Yearly Exam - Period 1 & Period 2 - Contact: Mrs O’Keeffe
  • 27 May: NRL Schools: Country Cup – For further information, contact Mr Ella
  • 27 May: AFL Umpiring Course at KHS - For further information, contact Mr Ella
  • 27 May-3 June: National Reconciliation Week
  • 29 May & 26 June: Coastal Academy of STEM Excellence - STEM Excellence Program – Contact Mr Wiggins
  • 30 May: Big Picture - Bunnings site tour
  • 31 May: Yuli day @ Cudgen PS with Gold Coast Titans Rugby League clinic – for further information contact: Mr Matthias

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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

**Reminder to all Parents/Carers**

On behalf of the Kingscliff High School P&C President, we would like to remind all Parents/Carers that they are invited to attend the P&C Meeting, this evening, Monday 20 May 2024 at 6:00pm.

This will be held in the Meeting Rooms in the Front Office of Kingscliff High School.

If you are unable to attend in person, there is the option to join the meeting online, via the link below. This meeting can be easily accessed by clicking where it says ‘Join the meeting now’ under the Microsoft Teams meeting heading below. This link will be accessible from 6:00pm, this evening, Monday 20 May 2024.

We look forward to meeting all parents/carers either in person or via the online meeting.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!


Microsoft Teams Need help?

Join the meeting now

Meeting ID: 497 825 881 296

Passcode: rTHzAy

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.