In 1980, of KHS’s HSC candidates in History, 40% of 2 Unit Modern History and 36% of 2 Unit Ancient History were placed in the top 30% of the State.
In 1980, approximately 75% of families at KHS donated the requested $20.00 to the P&C Association’sFamily Contribution Scheme, providing $12,000.00.
In 1980, adult classes were held at KHS in the evening. Some of the classes were:
Art Metal Chinese cooking Dressmaking Gardening German (Advanced and beginners classes) Interior Decoration Jazz ballet Pottery Upholstery Woodwork Yoga
In February 1980, KHS was visited by 30 Japanese students who were participating in the 13th Japanese Youth Goodwill Cruise on the Nippon Maru. The students were welcomed at a KHS assembly and a number of these visitors were billeted with KHS families.
In 1980, separate winter and summer sports presentation assemblies were held. KHS also awarded major sporting awards to successful students on Speech Day.
In 1980, a Driver Education Program used a new car, a Gemini, from SundellMotors. The program was directed towards improving the driving skills and safety consciousness of students who had recently gained the Provisional Driver’s license.
In 1980, a Family Sports Day was held on the Koola Avenue oval on a Sunday in March. There were stalls, entertainment and food and drinks, as well as lucky tickets for an original cartoon signed and dated by Mr Larry Pickering. Tickets were $1.00 each and the proceeds of the day were to benefit KHS students through P&C funds.
In 1980, KHS had a number of student teachers from the following teaching facilities:
Alexander Mackie College (Two Art student teachers)
Ku-ring-gai College of Advance Education (Five English/History student teachers and four Home Economics student teachers)
Sydney Teacher’s College (Two Industrial Arts student teachers)
[Sources: Information taken from the KHS Green Years and KHS newsletters, 1980 editions.]