It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Kadina Memorial School
We are a truly dynamic, friendly, vibrant and community oriented school located at the top of Yorke Peninsula. This web site will provide you with information about the school, its programs, newsletters, activities and other relevant information. It won’t however be able to answer all your questions. I encourage you to contact the school and arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time, so we are able to more fully attend to your questions.
Senior School Counselling gets underway as we plan the transtion from Year 10 and Year 11 to Stage 1 and Stage 2 SACE. There is important information for students and their families to consider as they plan their future pathways, and life beyond school. Course Counselling begins very shortly at the school. Keep an eye out in our newletters for further dates to come.
Have a look at our Subject Information in the link below.
In my opinion, there are key factors underpinning a student’s success at school.
Be on time, Be at school, that’s the rule! There is a direct relationship between attendance and school achievement. Students are required to attend school every day except if they are sick. When a student is absent, a note from a parent explaining their absence is an expectation. Our whole school attendance was 90.76 % for Term 1. Our school target is 93%, leaving plenty of room for improvement. DECD considers five days off a terms to be habitual, 10 days is deemed chronic. We (families and the school) need to work together to help students understand the importance of being at school whenever possible, and trivial reasons for absence are not sufficient to discharge parents’ legal responsibilities. School and parents have a legal responsibility to account for the whereabouts of young people daily (and in the evenings as well). Should you require support in saying NO to your son/daughter on their attendance or any other issue please contact us immediately. We can all work together to make a difference to your child’s future.
Complete Set Tasks:
Students who are successful complete all set tasks to the best of their ability. Invariably students who do not pass a subject have not attempted or completed the required task. At KMS if major tasks are not submitted, parents will be
Parents as Partners:
Parents are essential in the learning process, particularly as the cheer leaders from the side lines. While they may not always show it, students love positive feedback from the significant people in their lives. Encourage their efforts, check their diaries and certainly talk to them about any letters regarding the Reflection Room or non-submissions. If you are worried about your child’s learning, please make a time to share your concerns or ring at any time and ask to talk to the teacher or leader concerned. If you are worried, we probably are too.
Come Ready to Learn:
As teachers, we all recognise students who are ready to learn. They bring a bag to school, have equipment at the ready like pens and pencils, and also wear the school uniform. Where a student is wearing casual clothes, they usually are not in the learning mode. We wear a uniform to go to work and we wear a uniform to come to learn at KMS. With the cooler weather please ensure your child has a jumper and suitable shoes for school.
This article as published in our newsletter on the 4th June, 2015.