Kariong Mountains High School

Unity Knowledge Respect

Telephone02 4340 0246



Our Committment

Our school is committed to helping each and every child to reach their potential in an environment that is challenging, yet supportive. Our school is young and has the enthusiasm and optimism of youth in its day-to-day endeavours, use of twenty first century thinking and learning tools and recognition of the complexities of life in today’s society. We offer a quality, holistic education through providing:

  • quality learning experiences, complemented by programs about how to learn effectively
  • staff with a commitment to critical reflective practice, listening to student voice and participating in on-going professional learning for improved student outcomes
  • a range of programs to recognise and reward leadership in learning and relationships across Years 7-12
  • a range of programs to support individual wellbeing and resilience
  • opportunities for success and participation in a range of activities outside the classroom
  • excellent and well-maintained facilities to support a range of learning styles.

Our school is responsive to the voice of the Kariong and Mountains communities. We encourage collaboration with families. Your child won’t be lost in the crowd of a large high school and they will be encouraged to have their say, speak of their concerns and ideas to their teachers, year advisors or the Principal.

Why attend Kariong Mountains High School?

Because we will do our best, working with you, to challenge your child in a supportive learning environment, to be a successful and confident lifelong learner, with the skills and values to be all that they can be.

Year 7 – Parent Information Slideshow

To view and download information about KMHS attendance, school uniform policy, anti-bullying and other school polices – simply click on the link below:

School Policies

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

For more information, visit:

How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Bus Transport

School bus services to and from the school are provided by Busways for students from the Mountains Community. Visit the link below for information and the current timetable:

Bus Transport


The School Opal Card

NSW transport school opal cardThe School Opal card gives eligible students free or discounted travel between home and school using NSW transport services nominated in your application. To be eligible for a School Opal card, secondary (Years 7-12) students may need to live a minimum distance (2.0km straight line or at least 2.9km walking) from their school.

How to Apply:

  • Once the school has confirmed your child’s enrolment, complete the online application at: https://transportnsw.info/school-travel-apply
  • The school endorses your application
  • Once Transport for NSW approves the application, a School Opal card will be sent to the address provided on the application.

More information can be accessed on the Transport for NSW website at: https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/#/usefulFormsAndInformation

Contacting the School

Contact the School for more information

We would be happy to arrange an appointment for you to learn more about the opportunities that exist for your child at Kariong Mountains High School, or if you would like to make enquiries about the hire of our facilities.

Contact Details

  • Address: 10 Festival Drive, Mt Penang Parklands, KARIONG NSW 2250
  • Phone: 02 4340 0246
  • Facsimile: 02 4340 0259
  • Email: kariongmtn-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Find us

We are situated in the Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong just past the Central Coast Tourism Centre, off the Central Coast Highway. Turn left at ‘The Avenue’ (fire station on corner) traffic lights and then turn left into Festival Drive.

Location Map & Birds Eye View