Welcome to Keira High School

Keira High School is a comprehensive, co-educational school with an emphasis on academic achievement, situated in Wollongong. The school has a long tradition of delivering quality public education to the community of Wollongong since 1917.

 

Important information

 

The Cross Country Carnival which was due to be held this Thursday 10th April has been postponed due to the closure of council grounds this week. Therefore students will be required to attend school as normal on Thursday 10th April in school uniform. The Carnival will now be held on Friday 2nd May in a modified form at school. Students will be informed about procedures concerning the event at the start of Term 2.

 

For details regarding the possible impact of infectious diseases on students with pre-existing medical conditions, go here.

 

Procedures and criteria regarding enrolments for 2015 can be found here

 

Annual Report

Keira High's Annual School Report for 2013 can be found here.

Captains' Induction Dinner

The annual dinner to celebrate the induction of our captains for 2014-2015 was held recently at The Lagoon Restaurant following the formal induction ceremony at school.

 

 

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The evening again showcased the quality of our captains as staff, fellow students and parents dined with Liam Mahoney, Tori Dyson, Olivia Barry and Salih Dilber.

 

Tori's speech from the fromal ceremony can be found here.

 

Arts Under the Stars 2014

A festival of the arts! Don’t miss this year’s biggest CAPA event! Two evenings full of drama, dance, music, textiles, robotics, art and photography in the beautiful surrounds of Keira High. Enjoy a coffee and snack from our cafe whilst taking in the sights and sounds of Keira High’s talented Creative Arts students.

 

 

This event runs over two great nights - Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th April from 5pm – 8pm. Tickets are $5 each and will be available from the Keira High front office from Monday 17th March. Tickets will also be available at the door on both evenings as will our fabulous show bags that contain a number of secret treats. Our students have been working hard to create an event that all will enjoy, so please come along and enjoy it with them. Plan your visit to make sure that you don’t miss a thing: Check the Arts Under the Stars planner.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Follow this link for upcoming events.

 

Gonski Reforms

New South Wales was the first Australian state to agree to the 'Gonski' national educational reforms. Read the premier's announcement.

 

 

 

 

School Plan

Details of Keira High's School Plan for 2012 - 2014 can be found here.

Latest SRC News

SRC reps are working on civics and citizenship initiatives for their years. Each involves a school-based activity for a large number of students followed by community activities for even larger groups.

 

The SRC reps for each year are the activity leaders. Their Year Advisers and the SRC Advisers provide logistical support.

 

Year 9 have their Healthy Eating program underway as has Year 8 with a beginning to a refurbishment of the school vegetable garden. Both groups will hand on these promising initiatives to the years following them.

 

 

Year 11 had planned to run a 'sleep out' in Term 4 of 2013 to gain a greater awareness of issues faced by the homeless. This event has been postponed due to the large number of events occurring near the end of the year and will be taken on by 2014's Year 11. More information on the combined Year 7/Year 10 'study buddy' mentor program will be available soon.

 

In other news the SRC has two sponsorships in place on behalf of the entire student body:

 

Humanitarian - an 8 year old child in Haiti (through World Vision)

 

Environmental - Kamrita, a Bengal tiger from Nepal (through WWF). For more information about Kamrita, go here or here. Kamrita now has two cubs!

 

More SRC news can be found here.

 

Parents & Citizens

P&C news can be found here.

 

Current  Newsletter

Download the latest Keira High Newsletter.

 

Main quad resurfacing

During the summer vacation the main quad was resurfaced. This was a huge undertaking that was completed just in time for the start of the 2014 school year.

 

 

 

The resurfacing has allowed for the establishment of much additional seating whilst retaining the mature trees which grace the quad with ample shade in summer.