Kiama High School, a comprehensive co-education high school located beneath Saddleback Mountain on the beautiful south coast of NSW, provides a broad and rich curriculum offering a wide range of opportunities for its students to achieve success.
About Kiama High School
With over ninety staff members committed to excellence, there is a focus on equipping young people to face the challenges of the world by embracing technology and the facilities provided by both the school and the local community. Our school is a proud, proactive member of the Kiama Community of Schools (KCoS).
The school is recognised in the region as a high performing academic school receiving recognition in the HSC Distinguished Achiever’s List. We offer a broad curriculum which caters to student needs as they develop their potential and set goals for their transition beyond school. Every student is also supported and encouraged to pursue their interests in the academic, sporting or cultural arena to further enrich their capabilities.
The school is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school where the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence are reflected in the outstanding Wellbeing Framework that underpins all we do to ensure that our students Connect, Thrive and Succeed.
Our facilities effectively support Key Learning Areas (KLAs). With the introduction of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), the focus on STEM and the need for improved use of technology the school has focused on updating both the hardware and software required to deliver a 21st Century curriculum.
The Creative and performing arts (CAPA) program is comprehensive comprising the Junior Band, the Senior Band, the Stage Band and the Vocal Group. The Vocal Group has achieved outstanding success with performances in Schools Spectacular. The Stage Band regularly tours regional centres, performing in primary schools and local venues. The accomplished dance group regularly performs in Southern Stars. Students excel in Visual Arts with nominations for Art Express and selection for the Shoalhaven New Horizons Art Exhibition.
Kiama High School has a proud sporting history and enters teams in a wide variety of Combined High School State Knockout sporting competitions achieving success at regional and state levels.
Cultural activities are offered to celebrate diversity and to recognise our Indigenous students. The Student Representative Council (SRC) introduced the highly successful KHS Fest in 2017 as a way to recognise this diversity. The school participates in NAIDOC Week and the AIME program.