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TKIS Presents The Wizard of OZ 

It was magnificent! And looked like a lot of fun. A HUGE thank you to Lynda Allen.

Did you get to see the Wizard of OZ?

Thank you to Lynda Allen, the cast and the amazing crew that helped make this happen.

Well done to Lynda Allen and her team.

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

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IB Centre at The Kilmore International School
6:30-8.30pm

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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.

A KILMORE International student with a passion for geography has been selected to represent Australia at the 2017 International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) in Belgrade, Serbia.

Sugarloaf Creek resident and Year 12 student, Madeleine Lezon was chosen following her outstanding performance in Geography’s Big Week Out at North Stradbroke Island, Queensland last December.

The Geography Big Week Out is an intensive six-day residential program with challenging geographical activities, which focuses on fieldwork, spatial technologies and analytical skills.

Madeleine was one of 16 students selected to attend from more than 66,000 students who participated in the annual Geography Competition.

Madeleine and the rest of the Australian team, Christian Flynn from Canberra Grammar, Teale Lyon from St Mary’s Anglican Girls School in Perth and Isaac Tennant from St Peter’s College in Adelaide, will compete at the International Geography Olympiad from August 2 to 8, 2017.

The iGeo competition is a highly contested one-week challenge for the best 16 to 19-year-old geography students from all over the world.

The olympiad is an excellent opportunity to showcase the geographical skills and understandings of a country’s geography students, as well as a reward for student excellence.

All the costs of participating in the competitions are covered by the organisers, Australian Geography Teachers Association and the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, as well as competition supporters. Currently undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, Madeleine said the whole process is very exciting.

“I was not expecting it at all. I was very surprised when I got the email a month and a half ago saying I had been selected,” Madeleine said.

“I was very excited; I wasn’t expecting it all. There were 16 people and they were all very outgoing. I’m still excited; I’ve never been to Europe before.”

Madeleine is looking forward to travelling abroad and challenging herself while getting the opportunity to make connections with students from all over the world.

“I should hopefully get a seven for geography (for the IB). It will be great learning new skills and meeting new people,” Madeleine said explained the benefits of the trip on her future.

“I also hear it’s a good thing on your university resume, to have completed in an olympiad. I want to work in development and human rights so this is a great experience for me.”

Australian Geography Competition coordinator, Bernard Fitzpatrick said that the Australian and international competitions help enthuse students about geography as it’s important that young people want to study the subject.

“The structured way of understanding the world that geography gives us is vital if we are to develop innovative responses to issues such as climate change, food security, land degradation or population shifts, as well as contribute to economic development,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.

Madeleine thanked her family and The Kilmore International School, including teachers Mr Osborne, Mr Pharoah and Ms Santarossa for their support.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Awards Ceremony of 2017 (Victoria and Tasmania) was held in Deakin Edge Federation Square in Melbourne CBD last night. The Kilmore International School graduates have continued an impressive record of academic success. Some of TKIS high achievers, Lingzi CHEN, Rinrada SIRIMAHARAJ, Taylor O’BRIEN, Oliver PARSONS attended the ceremony and received their award certificates. TKIS Principal Mr. Andrew TAYLOR, IB Coordinator Dr.Judy RUTTER, School Careers Counsellor Elizabeth McCORMICK and Year 12 Coordinator Andrew PHAROAH also attended the ceremony to witness their glorious moment.

The Kilmore International School is celebrating another year of outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma results. The IB Diploma programme is conducted in over 3200 schools in more than 141 countries and provides the best opportunity for local and international students to enter universities worldwide. Although the students had to wait until 4 January for the results to be released, it was worth the wait!

Notably 48% of the Class of 2016 achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, and among them were three students who achieved a score of 43. One of these is School Captain and Dux of the Year, Ryan Tham who is planning to study Aeronautical Engineering in the UK or the USA. Local student Taylor O’Brien hopes to be a Veterinarian and Lynn Chen will combine her passion for Mathematics with Economics, also in the UK.

18% of the graduates received an ATAR over 98.00. The average IB score at TKIS was an ATAR of 93.45.

Students apply for a huge range of degrees based on the academic preparation received during the two-year IB programme. All prerequisite subjects for university can easily be studied. IB Diploma requires completion of a wide range of subjects; a minimum of two languages, mathematics, science, humanities and the option to take creative arts. A 4,000 research essay, extra-curricular activities (creativity, sport and community service) and the subject, Theory of Knowledge must also be undertaken.

The IB Diploma is recognised internationally and so all students have the chance to study overseas. Also as it is at an academic standard recognised by some institutions as the equivalent to first year university, TKIS graduates can receive credit for first year subjects at universities in Australia and overseas.

Already students have received offers to prestigious overseas universities such as Imperial College London, University College London, University of Durham, University of St Andrews, Hong Kong University, Hong Long University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University, ranked 2nd in South Korea. Others are awaiting outcomes for their applications to the USA, Japan and Oxbridge.

VTAC university offers for our International students have just been released and 55% of students have received a place at The University of Melbourne and 37% are going to Monash University, both Group of Eight universities. Courses range from Biomedicine to Commerce and Arts.

We are eagerly awaiting the release of offers for the local students on Wednesday 18 January!

TKIS enters the graduation season. On 24th November, TKIS held the Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2016 at Park Hyatt Melbourne. We are glad to welcome parents and guests from Melbourne, Victoria and overseas to share and witness the beginning of a new chapter for all students in Class of 2016.