Kingston High School

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Overview

Kingston High School is a co-education high school located in Kingston, a suburb of Greater Hobart, about 20 km south of the capital. The school is set between the picturesque Kingston Beach and kunanyi / Mt Wellington, and boast modern facilities following the construction of a new school campus in 2011.

Address: 6 Kingston View Drive, TAS, 7050

Year Established: 1972 (New campus 2011)

Number of Students: 750

 

Key Features

  • Recently constructed school equipped with modern, well-resourced facilities set overlooking the river Derwent.
  • Situated next to the Kingborough Sports Centre, the school’s Health and Physical Education program operates out of the state of the art sporting facilities catering for a wide range of indoor court sports as well as gymnastics.
  • Ample outdoor facilities taking advantage of nearby native bushland and 5 minutes’ drive to the coastal beaches and sea cliffs.
  • Highly regarded academic program including Mathematics / Science / STEM / Music / Drama Production
  • A ‘Big Picture’ academy of 30 students operates within the school allowing selected students to study independent projects linked to the Australian Curriculum overseen by teaching staff.

 

Academic performance

Kingston High School participates in the Australian Mathematics, English and Science competitions each year.

 

Subjects

Compulsory subjects

Year 7 and 8: Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, English, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Digital Technology, the Arts (Music, Drama, and Art), Design and Technology, Japanese and Home Economics.

Year 9 and 10: English, Science, Mathematics, History, Geography and Health and Physical Education, and a selection of elective subjects. (Mathematics Foundation – A Year 11 course, may be studied in Year 10 for those students who wish to extend their learning in this area)

 

Elective subjects

Year 8 full year courses:

Computer Graphics & Design, Design Technology, Drama, Food Studies, Music, Visual Art

Year 8 semester courses:

Creative Writing, Dance, Design Technology, Digital Art, Drama, Food Studies, Game Design & Programming, Japanese, Music, Robotics, Sculpture, Sports Studies, Visual Art, Young Inventors – STEM

Year 9, 10 full year courses:

International Student Tuition Group, Applied Technology, Athlete Development, Catering and Hospitality, Computer Graphics and Design, Design in Wood, Music, Outdoor Education, Visual Art.

Year 9, 10 semester courses:

Sports Studies, Innovation and Design, Digital Media Production, Digital Photography, Food Studies, Game Design and Programming, Graphic Design 2D, Introduction to Psychology & Sociology, Japanese, Music, Outdoor Pursuits, Powered & Applied Technology, Robotics, Sculpture, Sport Science, Visual Art, Writers’ Workshop.

 

Languages offered

Japanese – provision for other languages could be negotiated on an individual basis

 

Advanced Academic Programs

Students in Year 10 Mathematics can elect to study Year 11 Mathematics Methods Foundation

 

Facilities

IT Facilities

Computer labs, digital classrooms, devices available to borrow from class areas, WI-FI connectivity throughout the campus, 3-D printers, Laser Cutter

 

Provisions for international students

International students are provided with a stationery pack. Laptops are available to be borrowed from a bank of school I.T. resources.

 

Enrichment Activites

Basketball, Choir, Concert Band, Debating, Drama, Hockey, Netball, Orienteering, Rock Band, Athletics, Stage Band, Student Leadership, Surfing, Surf Lifesaving, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cricket, Bushwalking and Multi-Day Trekking, Mountain Bike Riding, Coasteering

School trips to

  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Vietnam and Cambodia combined

Grade camps.

Outdoor Education Camps

Future Problem Solving Program Australia

RoboCup robotics

MyState Student Film Festival

Australian Mathematics Trust competitions

Tournament of Minds

National History Challenge

Writer’s Workshop

Antarctica competition

Frank MacDonald Prize

School based Apprenticeships

Outdoor Ed Program

 

Community Service Programs

White Ribbon

Eating with Friends

Aboriginal Student program

Various community art projects

Vietnam Cambodia trip

 

Wellness program

Wellness is an important part of the curriculum, in all grades.

Much more than a traditional Physical Education program.

Aim for students to achieve physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

Wellness assists students to know how to make wise health choices for themselves, and to take some responsibility for the health of others.

 

Student Support

International Student Co-ordinator

International students are supported by the school’s International Student Co-Ordinator. The co-ordinator will help students settle into the school environment, assist students if they have any concerns, talk with students about their study pathway, and help students locate career information.

English Language Support

English as an Additional Language (EAL) support and individual assistance is provided by EAL teachers, counsellors, and teaching staff. Kingston High School is also participating in a partnership with GETI relating to an English Language Preparation Program, a six month intensive English language program to help prepare international students for year 11 and 12.

Special activities are also arranged so that international students can learn about Tasmania and also about Australian culture.

Counselors

Student support is provided by the school’s Pod Co-ordinators, Support Teachers, Social Worker and School Psychologist