You might have heard that TKIS runs a school trip to Cambodia every second year.

But do you know that:

  •  We travel with a registered and successful NGO (non-government organisation) and staff comprising volunteers from all over the world as well as local Khmer people who love their country?
  • CKF is a local family based in Woodend? They started their work in Cambodia after one family holiday that opened their eyes to the beautiful people and their troubled lives
  • All money raised is used to fund projects set up by the locals and supported by the organisation? That’s 100% of your money being used in a way you can trust
  • In 2011, TKIS travelled to Soksan village and our fundraising efforts helped CKF buy the land to build the country’s FIRST FREE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL?
  • The Soksan International School runs the IB programs from Primary school and into Secondary? This will help to develop global-minded, intelligent and compassionate young people to lead the country onto a better future.
  • The first 5 trips saw our students teach in all classrooms, visit the temples and attractions of Cambodia, work in the Community Garden, build Reading Rooms that are still in use, help in the village Medical Centre, and develop educational programs to target real life issues in the village (such as safety for children and combating child abduction)? These programs are still implemented today, with updated curriculum

    In January 2020, TKIS will be travelling again to Cambodia to check on their progress and help with the different projects? A group of 15 students from years 8-12 will be guided by 3 adults to contribute their time and love to CKF projects.

What do you do with this information?

Don’t throw it away!
Think about participating in a future Mission:Cambodia (Mishcam)! Talk to your friends and your family. Look up CKF and make your own decision about what they do and how you feel about it.
People who travel with CKF are well looked after from the moment they land until the time they tearfully say goodbye. They make life-long friends and connect strongly with the children of this village. They come away feeling they are part of an important mission: to make a difference in the developing world and to improve the lives of future generations. OR

The Kilmore International School Community,

Year 4 is about to take part in a brand new money class, called ‘The Jam Jar Project’.

It has been created by Scott Pape, author of The Barefoot Investor (one of the bestselling Australian books in history).

The program is free, not-for-profit, and independent of any financial institution or vested interests.

Research shows that money behaviours (good or bad) are set by as young as age seven, so this course is designed to set your child up with good money skills that will last them a lifetime.

The Jam Jar Project is a six lesson, whole-class project:

Students will hold a ‘Toy Frenzy’ on Tuesday 13th August where they bring in 1–3 good quality, unwanted books or toys from home, and sell them at a lunchtime class stall (which they set up and work at) to the rest of the school. Along with the Toy Frenzy our year 4 students will be running a Bake Sale, to which all members of the school population will be invited to purchase. To support this Bake Sale we are asking for each student to bring along some baked goods to be sold. These do not need to be home-made. Cupcakes, doughnuts, biscuits etc. from the supermarket will be gratefully received.

Please remember that all students are invited to purchase from our Toy Frenzy and Bake Sale! Older students may like to think of younger siblings, cousins etc. when visiting the Toy Frenzy and are encouraged to make purchases as gifts for others. Not only will you be supporting positive money education in our Year 4 students, you will also be passing on the valuable lesson that fun things don’t have to be new!

Following the sale, students will divide the takings from the Toy Frenzy and Bake Sale into three class jam jars. Each jar teaches students a critical money management behavior:

The ‘Splurge’ jar teaches them it’s okay to enjoy some of the fruits of their hard work.

The ‘Smile’ jar teaches delayed gratification and the importance of saving up for something they want.

The ‘Give’ jar teaches the joy of giving.

At the end of the course, parents and caregivers will be invited to a ‘graduation celebration’ for the Jam Jar Project.

Thank you for your support in our endeavour!

Jen Ling
Year 4 Classroom Teacher
The Kilmore International School

There will be no Tutorials/CAS or Period 7 held on these dates:

Tuesday 6 August – Staff Meeting
Tuesday 27 August – Staff Meeting
Wednesday 28 August – Parent/Teacher Interviews – ALL SESSIONS of supervised study/Tutorials, CAS and Period 7 CANCELLED!
Thursday 26 September – Term 3 concludes (Yr 11-12) – All sessions of Supervised Study/Tutorials, CAS or Period 7 cancelled
Monday 7 October – Staff Meeting
Tuesday 12 November – Staff Meeting
Thursday 21 November – Year 12 Graduation – All sessions of Supervised Study/Tutorials, CAS or Period 7 cancelled

Due to this the TKIS bus services will be departing the School at 3.30pm.

If you do not use the bus service, please make alternative arrangements for your child/ren to be collected at 3.30pm on these days.

Hosted by the University of Melbourne
• Learn from a NASA astronaut, NASA leaders and expert scientists to
launch your ideas into space!
• Work in groups to develop a science experiment to be tested in micro-gravity
• The winning team will have their project launched and tested by astronauts
aboard the International Space Station!
• Learn about a range of exciting STEM career paths
• Develop leadership, teamwork, problem solving and public speaking skills
• Meet like-minded friends and mentors
• A full 5 day program at the University of Melbourne


TKIS Presents The Wizard of OZ 

It was magnificent! And looked like a lot of fun. A HUGE thank you and well done to Lynda Allen and her team.

Did you get to see the Wizard of OZ?

Director / Executive Producer: Lynda Allen
Director’s Assistants: Jo Treanor, Georgie Garner, Julie Daniells, Robyn Mumberson, Sandi McNamara, & Jen Ling
Sets and Props: Robert Wallace, Robyn Mumberson, Jo Treanor, Kelly Woo, Kate Rider, Caitlyn Wagner
Stage Managers: Robyn Mumberson, Farris Luo, Jai Bryant & David Poppa
Choreography: Lynda Allen, Georgie Garner, Rain Szczur, Sean Kim & Rachel Lee
Orchestra: Catherine Stringer, Pauline Hong, Chelsea Lin, Wan Nivatongs, Max Davies, Kim Wang, James Zhang & Eve Simner
Lights, Sound & Effects: Paul Szczur, Jen Ling, Leo Halford-Molinaro, Bridgette Davies, Yilin Li, Bradley Beaton & Daniel Gower-Hall
Backstage: Stella Bowcott, Olivia Exell, Simar Aujla, Sanjiev Meetinay, Jen He, Crystal Li, Rosie Song, Lily Yuan, Diana Li & Linda Liu
Hair and Make-up: Georgie Garner, Georgia Fletcher, Eve Simner, Mia Judd, Anastasia Minter, Tiffany Lamb, Emily Grattan, Anna Zheng, Olivia Crocker, Anika Edmonds, Mayrion Ngu, Jaimie Ryan, & Ania Mazur
Costumes: Jo Treanor, Jenny Treanor & Sandi McNamara as well as the cast
Photography: Sandi McNamara
Music & Staging: Paul Szczur, Jo Treanor & Jen Ling
Front of House: Aliyah Laffan & Montana Daniells
Master of Ceremonies: Eve Simner

Would you like …

To understand your teen?

Help with managing their emotions?

Help in preventing behaviour problems?

Help your teen to deal with conflict?

You are not ALONE!!

Tuning into teens is a FREE five-week evidence based Emotion Coaching program developed through the Melbourne University’s Mindful Centre that aims to give you helpful ways of teaching your teen the skills of life.

Starts Wednesday 22 May 2019
IB Centre at The Kilmore International School

Please call reception to book a seat ph: 5782 2211

Out of 15 applicants 2 of our students were chosen by a panel to represent TKIS at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.  TKIS was the only school to have 2 students chosen, with one of our students, Mansimer, carrying the torch on Legacy Day.

The Shrine of Remembrance Young Ambassador program provides an opportunity for young people currently in year 8 and 9 to participate in programs and commemorative events at the Shrine.

The Young Ambassadors key role is to act as leaders and representatives of future generations at the Shrine. They encourage their peers and other young people in their communities to gain a greater understanding of the importance of remembering and honouring Australia’s service community and military history. Young Ambassadors are appointed for a twelve month period from December each year.

We are so proud of our students, Manismer and Macklin, for proudly representing our school and your involvement in the Young Ambassadors Legacy Commemoration.