Curriculum

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Kununurra District High School delivers a comprehensive curriculum across all learning areas.

MESH SUBJECTS

Mathematics
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English
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Science
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Human and Social Sciences
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SPECIALIST PROGRAMS
The Arts

Music
Our school has a specialist music teacher who provides all primary classes with specialist tuition. The primary school has a choir which consists of selected students in Years 4 to 6. The school choir performs at various functions throughout the year, both within the school and in the wider community.

Instrumental Music
The school runs a very active instrumental program which aims to give all students from Year 4 onwards the chance to learn to play a musical instrument (keyboard, guitar, drums or brass/woodwind).

Visual Arts
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Media Arts
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Technology and Enterprise

Digital Technologies
Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 have access to a range of high quality information and communication technologies and programs. Students and their parent/caregiver enter into a ‘responsible use’ agreement with the school in order to be able to access the school’s technology resources and services.

Design and Technology
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Home Economics
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Physical Education and Health
Every child in the Primary School participates in a program which involves:

  • A weekly physical education session – taken by a specialist teacher.
  • Faction tabloid Athletics carnival (generally Week 5, Term 3).

Some students are invited to participate in carnivals organised by state level sports bodies and Garnduwa Sports.

Secondary students participate in Health and Physical Education lessons 4 times per week.

Swimming
Secondary students have the opportunity to develop their aquatic skills during Term 1 and 4 physical education lessons. The focus can include life saving and rescue skills, aqua ball sports and preparation for the ‘participation’ based swimming carnival held in Term 1.  A swimming carnival for Primary students was introduced in Term 1, 2019.

Athletics
Athletics forms a major part of the school’s fitness program and culminates in a whole school Faction Athletics Carnival.  The Athletics carnival is a wonderful school and community event celebrating effort and achievement of many students.


Kimberley Cup
Kimberley Cup is an annual event for secondary students held in Broome during the final week of Term 2. Schools from throughout the Kimberley are invited to attend the week of sporting fixtures and health promotion activities. Participation is via selection trials. ‘Good standing’ is a prerequisite.

SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Class teachers provide as much special help and assistance to individual students as possible. Other support areas include:

YES Program
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KSALS
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KPALS
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Work Ready
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AIEOs
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Chaplains
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EDUCATION SUPPORT
Kununurra DHS caters for students with special needs who are enrolled to attend our school.  Most special needs students have some allocated assistant time. The education assistant works with teachers to support the student’s integration into the mainstream classroom. KDHS strives to provide facilities to accommodate all education support students.

EXCURSIONS/INCURSIONS
Excursions/incursions add a special dimension to the learning program. All trips and visits are educationally based and, as such, children are encouraged to participate.  Parents will be given ample notice of coming events and are asked to return a signed consent form by the due date.

All students participating in excursions must be in full school uniform (unless otherwise approved by the Principal), have paid any charges and have returned a fully completed Student Information and Consent form within the time-frame set by the teacher.  Refunds for the cost of transport are not possible in the event that a child does not attend an excursion.  Usually we can refund entry costs. Most, if not all, excursions are ‘by invitation’ and require that students have acceptable behaviour.