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.

The Year 11s and study camp students all turned up at school bright and early on the 19th of September. Ready to pack our things on the bus and head to Howqua for our CAS camp, when we arrived we were welcomed by the friendly camp staff.

Last night was an excellent concert given to a packed house!

Thank you so much for hard work and outstanding training of our young musicians.

Our year 11 IB students demonstrated that they are well on the way to successful final recitals next year.

Our ensembles all played with artistry, musicality, strength and confidence: highly commendable given that this was their debut!


Best photoYesterday, our year 9 & 10 boys soccer team participated in the Hume Region finals in Shepparton and WON!!! The team has now qualified to play in the STATE finals. They will be the first team to represent TKIS at this level.

Match 1: Drew with Catholic College Wodonga (0 : 0)
Match 2: Won against Myrtleford College (2 : 0).
Match 3: Won against Cobram Secondary College (3 : 1).

Well done boys – a truly fantastic result!

On Tuesday the 26th of April, students in years 7 – 12 competed at the Meadowglen Athletics Track in Epping in the track and field interschool sports.

The following students placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd:



Khalid Massoud: 3rd place – 400m sprint, 2nd place – 800m sprint

Taryn Furletti: 1st place – triple jump, 2nd place – long jump



Yanick McGreggor: 1st place – Javelin

Hayden Lee: 3rd place – 400m sprint

Carter Ryan: 2nd place – 200m sprint, 1st place – 800m sprint



Zach Squire: 3rd place – 100m sprint, 1st place – 200m sprint, 2nd place – 1500m

Jonathan Krietemeyer: 3rd place – 800m

Kieran Minter: 1st place – Shotput, 2nd place – Discus

Taryn Furletti: 1st place – 1500m

Isabella Simonelli: 1st place-  javelin, 1st place – Shotput, 1st place – Discus, 2nd place – Triple jump



Taner Alinc: 3rd place – 200m sprint



Mervin Au Yong: 3rd place – 200m sprint

Jot Gill: 1st place – shot put, 1st place – Discus, 1st place – High jump

Relay: Jot Gill, Isabella Simonelli, Taryn Furletti, Jade Morgan – 2nd place



Yanick McGreggor: 1st place – 3km (Boys)

Taryn Furletti: 1st place – 3km (Girls)

Emili Consiglio: 1st place – Shotput (Girls)



Students who places 1st or 2nd are off to compete at the Hume Region Track and Field Carnival in Albury later this year.

Taryn Furletti and Isabella Simonelli were age champions for their respective age divisions.


Congratulations to everyone who participated!

7-12 Interschool Track and Field

On the 25th of April, the community of Kilmore gathered at Hudson Park for a service to commemorate the 101st annual ANZAC day. This service involved a parade in the morning, followed by a short service of speakers, lying of wreaths and a choir.


The short service after the parade included an address by Grahame Thom whom read out the names of the soldiers who died in service during World War One, as well as short intervals where the choir and band would play various pieces such as ‘God Save The Queen’ and the Australian National Anthem.


The choir that sang at the service was made up of students and student leaders from TKIS from varying year levels.


These students spent three weeks prior to the service rehearsing under the guidance of Mr. Howard. Mr. Howard had organized all of the practice sessions for both all of the students over both school lunches and provided the lyric booklets.


Because of this guidance and the help of the band’s conductor, on the day of the service the students of TKIS performed wonderfully. Which was a relief for Mr. Howard as it was the first time that the students had performed with the band.


The spectators enthusiastically joined the choir in singing ‘Waltzing Matilda’, bringing the service to an uplifting close.


Written by Paul Thomas Callaghan, Publications Captain




On Friday the 26th of February, 19 students from year’s 10 and 11 along with 4 supervisors headed out to the Great Ocean Walk for the first Duke of Edinburgh camp of 2016. The students were required to carry all their belongings, e.g. tent, food, portable stoves and water throughout the four-day hike. Altogether they walked approximately 40 kilometres over 4 days and camped at Cape Otway, Aire River and Johanna Beach. It was a truly memorable experience for all.  A special thanks to Miss Dalton, Dr Rutter and Ms. Treanor for their support on this camp and for giving up their time to accompany the students on this trip.

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The Annual International Baccalaureate Diploma Award Ceremony was was held on Federation Square on the 24th of February, 2016. Eleven TKIS students were eligible for the award which is presented to IB candidates that achieved an IB score of 40 or above. Of the eleven awardees, seven were able to attend on the night including: Yuanlin Feng, Angus Franks, Antonius Jaegar, Irene Park, Chang Ren, Brioude Synnot and Mao Yukawa.

Congratulations to our School Captain, Angus Franks, who gained a perfect score of 45 in his recent IB Diploma examinations! He has accepted a place to study Medicine at Monash University and has been awarded a Sir John Monash Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement.

TKIS School Captain Angus Franks gained a perfect score of 45 in IB Diploma examinations.

Angus was an outstanding school leader and all-rounder, participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and regularly attending the United Nations Victorian Youth Conference. An accomplished cellist and a member of the Resonance String Orchestra, Angus has regularly performed in concerts at The Elms Retirement Village and he also enjoys horse riding in his spare time.


Congratulations to our Dux of the Class of 2015, Evita Widjaja, who has been offered a place to study Engineering at University of Cambridge. Evita wants to specialise in Civil Engineering, she once described her motivation – “my interest in the inner workings of the man-made world we live in today has directed me towards the path of Engineering.” Evita already had a place at the prestigious Imperial College London to study civil engineering.

Evita Widjaja

Evita Widjaja


As well as achieving an outstanding IB score, with 7 in HL Mathematics and HL Physics, Evita also achieved High Distinctions in Australia wide Economics and Mathematics competitions in 2015.

Evita was Captain of Girls Boarding and in her spare time enjoys playing the piano and playing basketball.

We wish her every success in her future studies!

Celebrations for the 25th Anniversary Year of TKIS have continued as the Class of 2015 achieved outstanding results in the IB Diploma examinations!  55% of the 69 students achieved an ATAR of 90+. Among the high achievers are 11 students who scored ATARs over 98.30.

  • 16% of students with an ATAR of 98 or above;
  • 55% of students with an ATAR of 90 or above;
  • Average of Diploma Graduates ATAR 92 plus (IB score 34);
  • 36% of students received at least one perfect score in their subjects.

Their global outlook is seen in number of applications to prestigious overseas universities such as Imperial College, Edinburgh, and University of California (Berkeley). Others are planning to study at Group of Eight universities e.g. Melbourne, ANU, and Sydney.

Early offers are for Medicine, Dentistry, Fine Art, Architecture and Civil Engineering. Others are awaiting local offers for courses ranging from Commerce to Secondary Teaching, and from Agriculture to Computer Science.

2016 will be an exciting year for these TKIS graduates.

Once again, TKIS enters the graduation season. On 24th November, TKIS held the Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2015 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 2015.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 on their examination results.

The Principal, Mr Andrew Taylor, said ‘We are once again delighted by our students’ performance and would like to congratulate each student on their individual achievements. Students, teachers and parents can feel very proud of what they have achieved.’

Some highlights:

  • 31 % of students in the top 5% of the state with an ATAR of 95 and above
  • 43 % of students in the top 10% of the state with an ATAR of 90 and above
  • 74 % of students in the top 20% with an ATAR of 80 and above
  • Average student ATAR of 88 (IB score of 32)
  • 10 % of all subject grades were perfect scores (7)

Pictured below, clockwise from top left to bottom right – High achievers Benjamin Eid with an IB score of 41, Matthew Doyle and Money Nithisoontorn with an IB score of 40 and Jay Finn, JIANG Chang (Chance) and Cameron Moir with IB scores of 39.