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KINCUMBER HIGH SCHOOL


Opened at the start of 1990, Kincumber High rests at the foot of Kincumber Mountain and enjoys views over the water. It is a large, single-level school designed for easy wheelchair access to all areas. The school aims to provide all students with a warm, friendly and safe environment where the ‘four Cs’ — Co-operation, Commonsense, Courtesy, and Consideration — are the basis of the welfare policy.

Facilities: Library, farm, hall, computer rooms, science laboratories, darkroom, furnishing rooms, drama performance space, sports field, special education unit.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Visual Arts, Commerce, Computer Studies, Dance, Drama, Food Technology, Sports Studies, Languages, Industrial Technology (Metal), Music, Photography, Industrial Technology (Drawing), Textiles, Industrial Technology (Wood), Work Studies, Design and Technology, Creative Arts, Information & Software Technology.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, Economics, Engineering Studies, Exploring Early Childhood, Family and Community Studies, Food Technology, Furnishings (VET), Geography, General Mathematics, Hospitality (VET), Information Technology (VET), Industrial Technology (Wood), Information Processes and Technology, French (Beginners), Legal Studies, Mathematics, Marine Studies, Modern History, Music, PD/Health/PE, Photography — Video & Digital Imaging, Physics, Retail Operations (VET) Senior Science, Society and Culture, Software Design and Development, Sport Lifestyle and Recreation, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Work Studies.

Sport: Swimming, athletics, surfing, touch football, triathlon, rugby union and rugby league.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, drama, school band, dance ensembles, chess, public speaking, Mock Trial, student leadership programs.

Welfare and personal development: An active SRC leads the school with regular fundraising and discos for students. Leadership programs cater for a wide range of age groups. Peer support is provided for incoming Year 7 students and a peer mediation program is in operation. In addition, a peer-tutoring program operates in conjunction with TAFE, and Year 10 students can participate in Plan-It Youth mentoring. A learning support team brings together counsellors, support-unit staff, welfare staff, and the senior executive to plan and provide support for all the students experiencing learning difficulties. Individual assistance, teaching aids, careers guidance, and a variety of work and educational pathways are available to students. A support unit provides for students with high learning needs, including vision-and-hearing-impaired students.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment approximately 1030 students.
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 4369******* 02 4369 1555
Fax
fax 02 ******* fax 02 4363 1265
Address bungoona road, kincumber 2251
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