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INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCED

The Kilmore International School recently launched its exciting new Innovation Scholarship to enable students to demonstrate their creative thinking skills. The Innovation Scholarship is open to students in Year 5 to Year 10 in 2021.

To assist applicants in the development of their thinking, school Principal Mr Peter Cooper defines innovation as the “melding of two, or more, previously unrelated items to create a unique and useful item.  For example, the melding of a telephone, a camera, and a computer has led to today’s mobile phones”.

He added “Applicants are invited to draw on their interest, their passion, for two or more distinct areas in order to create a new item that could serve a genuine purpose, rather than pure fantasy.”

Applicants are not expected to physically produce such an item, but are expected to present their thought processes and line of thinking in developing this new item.

“This presentation could take the form of an essay, a movie, a poster, audiovisual presentation, a song, painting’ he said. ‘The submission format is not crucial as the interview panel is more interested in the applicant being able to explain their thinking, their successes and failures, as well as the reasons they have followed a particular path.”

Applications for the Innovation Scholarship close on Wednesday 26 August. All applicants for the scholarship will be required to sit The Kilmore International School entrance assessment on Saturday 29 August 2020, followed by a presentation of their Innovation Scholarship idea.

Further details regarding the scholarship and enrolments generally for Years 3-12 can be located on the school website at kilmore.vic.edu.au

 

Dear Community of TKIS,

You are cordially invited to remotely attend the International Baccalaureate Music Recital on Zoom.

Wednesday 3rd June
5.30 – 6.30 pm
Zooming live from the Green Room at TKIS.

Please connect using the following link and codes.

Topic: TKIS IB Recital #1
Time: Jun 3, 2020 05:30 PM Australia/Kilmore

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83004855437?pwd=WkRpMlhKcDFESXl5a2JrOGY4UkVwUT09
Meeting ID: 830 0485 5437
Password: LoveMusic

Your program for the evening can be viewed here: https://www.flipsnack.com/thekilmoreinternationalschool/ib-music-recital-program-semester-1-2020/full-view.html

 

Kind Regards,
Catherine Stringer,
Head of The Arts

 

 

TKIS MISSION CAMBODIA TRIP
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH CAMBODIAN KIDS FOUNDATION (CKF)

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.
http://www.cambodiankidsfoundation.org/ OR https://www.facebook.com/cambodiankidsfoundation

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.