Kahibah Public School

Positive Relationships for Positive Learning

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Formal assemblies are held weekly in our school hall. Run by our student leaders, these occasions are valued as an important learning tool to help children understand and observe the protocols of society.
It is important for students to recognise a sense of occasion.
At these gatherings we learn to respect traditions and to understand our Aboriginal culture. Our school song, "I Am Australian", describes our history in its diversity and our unity with multiculturalism. Our assemblies always close with the National Anthem, where children are encouraged to sing both verses with due reverence, dignity, sincerity and pride.
On occasions, guest speakers and guest presenters are invited and parents and community members are always welcome to attend. Listening in communal gatherings is an important skill to learn.
Assemblies provide another opportunity to celebrate student success in any area, not just confined only to the parameters of the school. Outside success is also celebrated, whether in dance, sport, academic achievement, art, community work, fundraising, creativity, environmental activities, hobbies, music, overcoming obstacles, support of others, caring, leadership or any other field. Public speaking skills are enhanced constantly.
Because our assemblies are student focused, some read stories they are proud of, some bring along trophies, (one child once brought along one of her uncle's trophies and we didn't mind - it was important to her) and we have celebrated when a little child could (at long last) write his name. Little milestones perhaps, but they all assume major importance because all these "little" things make up a huge and special journey for each child.
Occasionally students and teachers show power point presentations of excursions, camping trips or various other school activities and these usually create spontaneous laughter and joy. Classes at various times may present items, or show work, but just when they have something they want to share.
Our assemblies form an integral part of each child's learning experience.

School song

Verse 1

I came from the dreamtime, from the dusty red soil plains.

I am the ancient heart, the keeper of the flame.

I stood upon the rocky shores, I watched the tall ships come.

For forty thousand years I'd been the first Australian.


I came upon the prison ship bowed down by iron chains.

I cleared the land, endured the lash, and waited for the rains.

I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife, on a dry and barren run.

A convict, then a free man, I became Australian.


We are one, but we are many,

And from all the lands on earth we come.

We'll share a dream and sing with one voice:

I am, you are, we are Australian.

Verse 4

I'm a teller of stories, I'm a singer of songs.

I am Albert Namatjira and I paint the ghostly gums.

I am Clancy on his horse, I'm Ned Kelly on the run.

I'm the one who waltzed Matilda, I am Australian.

Verse 5

I'm the hot wind from the desert, I'm the black soil of the plains.

I'm the mountains and the valleys. I'm the drought and flooding rains.

I am the rock, I am the sky, the rivers when they run.

The spirit of this great land, I am Australian.


School pledge

I pledge to treasure Kahibah Public School,

As a place to learn and grow,

By being honest and fair to all I know.

I will talk about my problems, 

And be responsible for what I say and do.

I will strive to be the best that I can be,

So that all can succeed in our school family.