The Kambah High School (KHS for the acronym inclined) has been demolished.
Established in 1976, demolished in 2009. Kambah High school provided ‘educational services’ to the northern Tuggeranong area primarily. The school’s established motto was “Participation, Excellence, Equity, Relevance and Care ” or P.E.E.R.C.
Let us address these proclaimed words one by one:
1. Participation – I’m not sure of the exact records, but participation was often flaunted, students ‘wagged’ frequently. Get the hell out of there at recess, or at the latest, lunch. Hiding behind the graffiti wall until all teachers had gone inside, doing the ‘harry’ over Drakeford Dr at will, or just blatantly pissing-off to the Adventure Playground – chose your method. The place just wasn’t conducive to learning.
2. Excellence – The teachers: a top notch bunch of folk. Breeding excellence amongst peers and students. Having the sneaky ‘fag’ with the students behind the bike-racks, belittling individual students in front of the entire school at assemblies, dodgy teacher-student sexual relationships, general lack of care (from principal down), swearing and using foul mouthed language to, and in the presence of students and parents.
The students: excelled in wearing flannies, pussy-boots (desert boots), baggy trousers and adidas. Students also excelled in other traits. However, many individuals survived the KHS sh*t-hole and made their way through life into better things.
3. Equity – Ditto. Zero score.
4. Relevance – Somebody please elaborate on this. Is making sharp implements in woodwork classes relevant?
Making Ninja-Stars (for throwing)?
5. Care – Please expand.
I’m glad it has been demolished. The place looked like a jail, and in many ways it operated like one.
Hello everybody from Kambah High. Best wishes to you all.
PS: Would have liked to show more carnage in the photo’s, but wasn’t able to.