Kings Meadows High School has a proud history of ensuring that young people have a smooth transition into high school.

We are a member of the Connect 6 network of schools which includes Longford, Perth, Evandale, Youngtown and Glen Dhu Primary Schools. School leaders from across our network regularly collaborate and attend meetings where the focus includes transition events and importantly, the development of common approaches to teaching and learning.
You are encouraged to enrol your child at their local school. In situations where you wish to enrol your child in a school other than your local school, the school’s out-of-area enrolment procedure will apply. Contact the school or your Learning Service for more information.

Enrolment Process

How do I enrol my child?

Parents have a right to enrol their children in their local school. To find out which school is your local school, see the school home area maps.
Contact the school office on 6343100 to enrol your child.
If you are enrolling your child in a Tasmanian Government school for the first time you will need to complete an enrolment form and provide:

  • details of any needs your child may have to help their school better support and protect your child, including medical information such as any allergies and your child’s immunisation history
  • evidence of identity for you and your child (e.g. birth certificates or other prescribed identification)
  • a document showing your child’s current residential address.

Schools use this information to provide positive, safe and equitable learning environments for all children and support students’ progress through their education.

Financial Information

The school has developed a levy structure in line with the Department of Education’s Levy Policy, this is reviewed annually. 

School levies and charges form an essential proportion of school income. All parents and guardians, other than those approved under the Student Assistance Scheme are expected to contribute towards the cost of their child’s education.

The student levy contributes towards the cost of your child’s educational program studied across years 7 – 10.  The activities and materials are a necessary part of the curriculum.  All parents or guardians, other than those approved for Student Assistance (STAS) are required to contribute towards the cost of their child’s education through levies.

Kings Meadows High School endeavors to include all student learning requirements within the Student Levy.   However, to maintain the quality and broad flexible learning opportunities the school requires payment for students choosing optional activities due to the costs associated with running these.

  • Financial assistance:
    Families on low incomes who meet the eligibility conditions of the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) will not be required to pay school levies.  Grandparents raising grandchildren may also be eligible for STAS.
  • Families who are not eligible for STAS, but who may experience financial hardship should talk to the school about payment arrangements and other financial assistance which may help.
  • School staff understand that financial matters are highly sensitive, so your questions will remain completely confidential.

Levies and Charges fact sheet PDF

Uniform Information

Kings Meadows High School, along with all other high schools in Tasmania, has an official school uniform.

The school is very proud of its uniform and the way parents, staff and students have co-operated in designing it and providing it for their children.

We hope that you understand and support our strong commitment to school uniform. Kings Meadows High School is a proud school with strong traditions and uniform is one of those traditions.  We ask that you encourage your child to wear their uniform every day with pride.

UNIFORM – Please find below descriptions of the accepted Kings Meadows High School uniform.


School jumper or rugby top

Light blue school shirt

Grey shorts or trousers 

Sturdy black shoes

KMHS spray jacket

KMHS navy trackpants

KMHS white sports polo top


School jumper or rugby top

Light blue school shirt

School dress, winter skirt

Grey trousers

Navy or black stockings

Sturdy black shoes

KMHS spray jacket

KMHS navy trackpants

KMHS white sports polo top


If the school is not within walking distance, a bus service may be available. Kings Meadows High School is serviced by Metro and a number of country area bus services.  Please contact the school for further information on these. 

If your child will be using fare-charging bus services, they may be eligible for a concession and/or a bus pass. Information and application forms are available from Service Tasmania offices or apply online at the Department of State Growth Transport website.

For information on metropolitan bus services, including timetables and fares contact:

Metro Tasmania (Hobart, Launceston, Burnie)
Phone 13 22 01
Click here for the Metro Tasmania website 

Buses arrive and leave from the bus turning circle in front of the Administration building or the Gym turning area.  These areas are designated as no parking area for parents.

All travelers are expected to behave in a responsible manner showing concern for the welfare and safety of others. All students travelling to and from school by bus or on school excursions are expected to follow the Code of Behavior for Bus Travelers.

Transition Program

Year 7 Transition

At Kings Meadows High School we are in continuous conversations with our Primary Schools through: the Connect 6 program of meetings; strategic planning and Middle Years Literacy project.  This work coupled with our targeted transition program supports a smooth transition into year 7 where students have a core team of teachers for English, HaSS, Maths. Science, Health and Physical Education. 

Our Year 7 students remain in their class teacher group for their core and option lessons in Design Technologies, Drama, Food Technology, LOTE, Music and Visual Arts. The building that is home to year 7 is separate from other year groups providing security and comfort while students are gradually exposed to the school environment. Class teachers are responsible for the welfare and pastoral care of students in their class teacher group.

In addition, students choose four enrichment courses that they study with year 8 students. Studying enrichment courses with students from across year 7 and 8 classes supports everyone to increase their circle of friendships, confidence, resilience and motivation to succeed.

We provide flexible groupings of students in literacy and numeracy lessons to foster academic support and extension.  Students join one of our Houses for the purpose of representing their House at intra-school competitions.

Every year group has access to leadership opportunities a particular highlight is the opportunity to be a Transition Leader.  In this role year 7 students act as mentors to year 6 students, sharing information about High School and offering friendship and support as they transition from Primary school to Kings Meadows.  

The department provides us with data describing academic achievement of our students.  Across the Connect 6 schools we engage with a range of survey tools to gather answers about how are students are feeling about school and their learning.  We gain valuable information that informs our carefully phased, yearlong transition program that responds to the social and emotional needs of adolescents. We use our Department values of Respect, Growth, Courage and Aspiration to create a safe learning environment that responds to the needs of individuals in order to motivate and engage students to be the best version of themselves. 

We have a Peer Support program, designed to build successful peer relationships and leadership skills.  Peer Support leaders work with the year 7 team to support students to develop personal organisation, time management skills and a greater understanding of high school life.

Our teachers have high expectations for teaching and learning.  They understand they need to prepare students for an ever changing world.  Our transition program provides collaboratively developed experiences for all our students.  We work closely with students and their families, year 6 teachers, learning support teachers, social workers and psychologists to develop our transition program. 

Some of the ways we work to create a shared successful transition experience include:

  • Challenge Day
  • Parent information Evening
  • In school Observations
  • Online community and digital platforms for increased communication of information
  • Flexible programs
  • Enrichment courses
  • Learning support visits
  • Course Selection Evening
  • Social Work groups; and
  • Orientation Day

Year 10-11 Transition

Throughout the Grade 10 year, students at Kings Meadows High School are involved in a number of meetings, presentations and transition events with our local colleges. This allows students to develop a sound understanding of college expectations, structures, Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), ATARs (University entrance scores), course offerings and information regarding their future pathways.

Regardless of their entry point, our colleges have courses designed to cater for all ability levels and to prepare students for the world of work or further study after their completion of Year 12. These subject and courses include:

  • Level 2 subjects - these can be taken as preparation for Level 3 subjects or to develop skills or knowledge in a subject area.
  • Level 3 and 4 subjects- these are the highest level at which students can study and provide the points required for University entrance.
  • UTAS subjects are written by the University of Tasmania and often give students credit points towards first year university degrees.
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are nationally accredited and students can undertake Certificate I or II programs in a variety of areas.
  • Students with disabilities are also well supported at college and there are a range of subject offerings to suit their needs, interests and abilities.

Students will usually enrol in 4-5 subjects at college depending on their pathways and how many Level 3 subjects they are enrolled in.  To qualify for University entrance, students need to complete at least four Level 3 or 4 subjects, but to maximise their chances of being accepted into their chosen degree, it is recommended that at least five Level 3 or 4 subjects are studied over their two years at college.

All college students should be aiming to achieve their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) by the end of Year 12. This certificate has been developed by a diverse group including representatives from business, industry, education and training providers, parent and community members and schools. Gaining the TCE allows potential employees to see that college graduates have been actively engaged in education and are proficient in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.

When students have decided on which college they will be attending, experienced course counsellors will work with them to assist them in making their course selections. The counsellors will ensure that these selections cater for the individual student’s interests, skills and ability. They will also ensure that the student is enrolled in courses that will allow them to achieve their TCE and an ATAR score if they are on a University pathway.

Our local colleges also provide parent information evenings throughout the Grade 10 year and welcome parents to enrolment meetings with students if they are available and wish to attend. Parents can contact either Launceston College or Newstead College at any time throughout the year with questions or queries or speak to our Grade 10 Leaders or 9/10 Assistant Principal for further information.

Year 11/12 Offerings


Students in Year 11/12 have the opportunity to study some or all of their subjects at Kings Meadows High School. We continue to offer both our Vocational Education and Training (VET) course Certificate II in Construction Pathways and a range of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) courses for students wishing to complete years 11 and 12 at KMHS. Please see information below for further details and contact the school if you have any questions re enrolment in our VET and/or TASC courses. Please also let us know if your student would like to study at KMHS but the subjects they wish to study do not appear on our scope so we can discuss options. Please note, these offerings are subject to change based on staffing availability and student interest.


(Runs all day Tuesday & Friday at KMHS. Students can study full time at KMHS or attend another college on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday as a shared enrolment if desired)

The CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways qualification gives students opportunities to learn through making as well as providing them with practical DIY skills in the allied trades.

VET courses are designed to prepare students for the workplace or further education. These courses may be particularly suited to students who are eager to gain employment and enjoy practical skills, hands on, authentic and real-life learning. This course may also suit students on a university pathway such as engineering or architecture, to enhance theoretical understanding.

The construction pathways qualification provides a pathway to the primary trades in the construction industry. Trade outcomes are predominantly achieved through an Australian Apprenticeship and this Certificate II allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations in general construction. This Certificate II is designed to introduce learners to the recognised trade areas in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship.

This nationally recognised qualification comprises 10 units of competency, 5 core (the same as the colleges) and 5 electives (selected by KMHS) along with the attainment of the White Card.


The program is offered to any student in Year 11 or 12 across the region. Enrolment in the construction VET course is subject to expression of interest and interview. Students enrolled in construction pathways qualification may choose to attend KMHS full time or do a shared enrolment with a college or another extension school.


The elective chosen by KMHS are due to the high demand for these skills - Bricklaying, tiling and concreting (Formwork carpentry and Placement).

The subcontractor trades provide pathways for students to work for themselves or for a building company and can be the first step towards becoming a builder.

In order to gain full qualifications (Cert III) in trades, students will need to complete an apprenticeship.


Full time students must enrol in at least 4 subjects in Year 11 but may choose to take more. VET Courses are equivalent to 2 subjects. Students have many ways to study Construction Pathways via KMHS. A full Certificate II or part Certificate (Statement of Attainment) can combine with other KMHS courses, Virtual Learning Tasmania (VLT) offerings or a shared enrolment. Your enrolment choices should lead towards successful Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) attainment at the end of Year 12.


We now have a purpose built 11/12 building with classroom, kitchenette, toilets, undercover work area, outdoor work areas and construction sheds. Students can catch any of the school buses onto campus or one of the many public buses that travel into the Kings Meadows Area. For those who drive, there is car parking up the back of the school where the 11/12 area is located.



Unit Code

Core Units



Work effectively and sustainably in the Construction Industry



Plan and organise work



Carry out measurements and calculations



Undertake a basic construction project



Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry


Unit Code

Elective Unit



Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials



Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment



Undertake basic installation of wall tiles



Apply basic levelling procedures



Carry out concreting to simple forms



Prepare to work safely in the construction industry








Career and Life Planning




English Inquiry




Essential Maths - Workplace




Essential Maths - Personal




Essential Skills – Using Computers and the Internet




Enterprise at Work




Digital Projects




Workshop Techniques




Pathways to Work




Personal Health and Wellbeing




Financial Literacy



Virtual Learning Tasmania (VLT) – Choose from a wide range of courses to study online at KMHS

CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways (with a focus on bricklaying, and tiling) will run all day Tuesday and Friday.

For further information contact Kings Meadows High School 63431000.