Generations in Jazz 2019

Mt. Gambier, South Australia.

 
The Killester College Stage Band followed up their 1st placing in 2018 at this prestigious competition with another fine performance and 3rd place in 2019.
 
Over 5000 students from all around Australia and New Zealand came together in Mt. Gambier for a great weekend of jazz. Killester students got to listen to and meet international jazz artists such as Kurt Elling, Liz Wright and our very own James Morrison.
 
The Killester Stage Band has continued to produce a very entertaining brand of big band playing and all the girls involved should be congratulated for their hard work, discipline and musicality. All the girls have taken personal responsibility for their progress and it has been lovely to watch them mature in their understanding of this great art-form. Many thanks to Katy Addis and Graeme Pearce for providing great support over the weekend.
 

Thanks also to Mr. Vague for his work with our saxophone section.

Welcome to Ms Sally Buick

Welcome to Ms Sally Buick, the new Principal at Killester College. Sally will take over from Ms Leanne Di Stefano, who will be leaving after twenty years in the role. It was an exciting occasion, at the recent school assembly, to meet Ms Buick, but it was tinged with a little sadness at the reality of Ms Di Stefano leaving – even though she will always be a valued member of the school community.

Congratulations to our Badminton Team!!👏🎏

Division 1 SCSA Badminton results..

Juniors overall winners.
Bianca Rempis was awarded MVP.

Intermediates made it to the grand final but were defeated in a tough battle.

Seniors overall winners.

 

Excellent NAPLAN results

Killester has again been identified by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority as a top performing school. For the second time in the last few years we have been notified that our students and teachers are achieving significantly above average gains in NAPLAN results. This means that we are in the top 3% of schools in Australia for the progress our students and teachers are achieving in literacy and numeracy. This is an outstanding achievement and something our entire community can be very proud of. Congratulations to students, teachers, parents and other supporters for these achievements.

Sometimes it is appropriate to congratulate ourselves on results like this, considering that we never conduct practice NAPLAN tests, nor do we teach specifically to these tasks. Our Teaching and Learning practices focus on ensuring all students are progressing through a combination of excellent student/teacher relationships, teacher expertise on high impact strategies, an emphasis on a love of learning and family partnerships that are consistent with the pedagogical and academic approaches taken by the school. ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, extended his congratulations to teachers, students and our school community on this achievement. He emphasised that improvement in student literacy and numeracy of this magnitude, as measured by NAPLAN, is significant and worthy of highlighting and acknowledging.