Catering from Years 7 to 12, Kiama High School offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities and exciting subject electives to its students.
Role of year advisers
The main objective of the year adviser is to look after the wellbeing of all students in the year group. There will be times in every student’s school life where they will need extra support to cope with the stresses that arise both in and out of school.
The year adviser can be accessed during school time to help with the following:
- provide a point of contact for parents with questions or concerns regarding their child
- liaise between the learning support team and counsellors
- be asked to provide progress reports on students or organise meetings with staff in certain circumstances
To allow staff to provide the best care and management of students it is often useful to know what is going on in their life outside of the school walls. If you consider that an event, or ongoing issues, may impact upon your child while at school, it would be beneficial to contact the Year adviser so that they can raise the issue at the weekly wellbeing meetings.
The wellbeing meetings, which involve year advisers of all year groups; allow the principal, deputy principals, learning and support teachers and counsellors to be made aware of any issues and how they may impact on the individuals. In turn, they allow the relevant staff who interact with them regularly to be informed and they can adjust their management strategies as required.
Issues that are commonly identified and assessed include:
- injury requiring time off or modified activities/movement around the school
- medical conditions that may impact on students learning or general wellbeing
- death/serious illness in the family or close friends
- unexplained changes in behaviour or mental health
- issues that develop with peers
Bring your own device (BYOD)
Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to our policy of permitting students to bring their personally owned devices such as notebooks and tablets to school to aid with their learning.
In addition to Wi-Fi coverage in all learning spaces, students have access to three colour multifunction laser printers, located in our library and computer lab in L8.
For more information, please see our dedicated Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page.
Help your child learn
Study in high school requires a new approach. Your child can become more self-reliant and independent by getting into a routine and planning their weekly workload.
Setting priorities and time management
Good time management helps students juggle their many commitments and interests, as well as establish good habits for life. Weekly and monthly planners can help your child with time management.