2015 Annual Report
Established in 1980, King's Christian College seeks to work in partnership with parents to educate students in Christian leadership for tomorrow's generation. We are a multi-faceted school and encourage students to seek out and discover where their individuals gifts lie, and give them the opportunity to excel in many areas. Over the years, King's students have achieved highly in a wide range of activities.
A major focus is in the area of character development. Qualifications will open doors, but it is an individual's attitude and character that will often determine success in life. Many of the activities in the daily life of the College are designed to instill these attitudes and character traits.
Characteristics of the Student Body
The proportions of boys and girls from Prep to Year 12 and the number of Indigenous students for 2015 are below:
Distinctive Curriculum Offerings
King’s is a non-denominational co-educational Christian College. It offers a wide range of subjects and caters for both very advanced learners and students who need additional help. It has a comprehensive sporting program and an unusually wide range of co-curricular programs.
Extra Curricular Activities
|• All School’s Touch Team Training
• Art Extension
• Bible Study
• Book Club
• Chapel Band
• Cheer Dance
• Chemistry Extension
• Craft - Crocheting
• Craft - Learn to Knit
• Creative Writing Workshop
• Cross Country Training
• Chess Training
|• Dance Extension - Choreography
• Drama Extension - Theatre sports
• Euro Board Games
• Girls Only Fitness
• Electronic Music Production
• Graphics Extension
• Griffith Biology Program
• Gym Training
• Indoor soccer
• IT Masterclass - 3D modeling
• IT Masterclass - Programming
• Legal Studies Mooting and Man Up
• Live Music Performance
• Math Tutorial Groups
|• Model Building
• Musical Rehearsals - Beauty and the Beast
• Physics Extension
• Prayer Group
• Preaching Intensive
• Radiance Mentoring Programs
• Recording with Garage Band
• Sporting Games & Activities
• Sports Scholarship Support
• Serving the Community
• Table Tennis
• Tech Studies Extension
• Worship Band
• Author and Art Study
• Beginner Hand Sewing
• Beginner Robotics
• Best Book Club
• Comic Book Creations
• Computer Coding – Turtle Art
• Cooking – Tasting around the World
• Crainium Cranker
• Discovering the Bible
• Dr Seuss Club and Little Bitty Book Club
|• Forever Green
• Fun with “Faces and Names’
• Grid Drawing
• Hands on Maths
• Hard Edge Art
• Health and Fitness
• Horse Riding
• It’s All About the Character
• Junior Japanese
• Let’s Act for Real
• Make a Movie
• Paint with Oil Colours
• Pitch Perfect
• Pressing In/Going Deeper
|• Primary Musical Stage Props and Visuals
• Primary Musical
• Puzzle Club
• Running Club
• Surf Lifesaving
• The Great Debate
• The Green Screen
• The Journey Starts with a Single Stop
• Theme for a Day Club
• What’s in a Name
• Wildlife Warriors
• Writing Club
The Social Climate of the School
The King’s Chaplaincy team is involved in a number of programs to support families both in and out of school, particularly focusing on families who have a need of additional support. This is done by a program of working with small groups providing safe places for students to go during break times, being involved in camping programs, organized activities and at times academic help to a limited level. They also are involved in after-hours work assisting families in liaising with youth groups and responding to emergencies. They are also involved in assisting school staff with school activities such as after-hours surfing, excursion, preparation etc.
King’s has an anti-bullying and harassment policy which seeks to ensure that a positive College culture is maintained through community leadership, in the form of behavioural boundaries, while also providing the opportunity for spiritual redemption from the impact of sin for all members of the College community.
King’s was established to work in partnership with parents in educating their children. We strongly encourage parental involvement in the P&F, volunteer program and in the many sport, co-curricular and pastoral activities.
Parent, Teacher and Student Satisfaction With The School
Findings of surveys or studies of parents, students and teachers for the purpose of marketing and school improvement.
Contact for further Information
For general College information visit our website at www.kingscollege.qld.edu.au
Stephen Wruck, Community Relations Manager, can be contacted on 07 5578 7600.
The staffing composition is set out below:
Qualifications of All Teachers
*Some teaching staff have more than one qualification
Expenditure & Teacher Participation in Professional Development
The total funds expended on teacher professional development in 2015 was $119,670.
The major professional development initiatives were as follows:
- Senior First Aid Refresher SR060416
- Hillsong Conference
- Hillsong Colour Your World Women’s Conference
- Various staff meetings and planning days
- QSA Workshops
- Various Independent Schools Qld Professional Development Days
- Associated Christian Schools
- Middle Management Retreat
- Parramatta Marist - Project Based Learning
- Future Schools
- Activate Leadership
- Adolescent success
- Preferred Training Network - Mad, Bad, Sad, Tears
The involvement of the teaching staff in professional development activities during 2015 was 98%.
Average Staff Attendance (Based on unplanned absences of sick and emergency leave periods of up to 5 days)
For permanent and temporary staff and school leaders, the staff attendance rate was 98% at Reedy Creek and 99% at Pimpama in 2015.
Proportion of Teaching Staff Retained from Previous Year
From the end of 2014, 97% of staff were retained for the entire 2015 school year.
Average Student Attendance Rate
The average attendance rate as a percentage in 2015 for Reedy Creek was 94% and Pimpama was 94%.
Roll call is conducted at the beginning of each day. Where student absences are unexplained, parents are contacted by SMS.
Reading, Writing & Numeracy Benchmark Data
Apparent Retention RateYear 12 student enrolment as a percentage of the Year 10 cohort for 2014 is 89%.
Year 12 Outcomes
Information Communication Technology Services
In 2015, the College’s 1 to 1 laptop program in Years 5-12 continues to go from strength to strength with a student fleet of 1038 laptops. As we move into the cloud computing era there is a growing reliance on these technologies to create our vibrant, engaging digital learning environment. To maintain currency, key network infrastructure has been upgraded, including the firewall, internet filtering and 10Gb Edge switches to assist with the throughput of data. The teaching and learning spaces across the school have also had replacement data projectors installed throughout Primary and High School. In our first year at the Pimpama Campus, a wireless link has been created between the two campuses for phones and communication.
In recognition of our excellent integration of Apple technologies into our teaching and learning, we have again been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School until the end of 2016. This is an excellent acknowledgement of the impressive efforts of our innovative teaching staff and school leaders as we create a world class digital learning environment. Application into this prestigious program was sought by our new Director of Curriculum and Technology, Mr Mal Galer who has moved into the position after Mr Brett Moller moved to Melbourne at the end of 2014. The College acknowledges the tremendous contribution of Mr Moller in helping to lay the foundation of the 1 to 1 program at King’s.
Staff professional development throughout the College has led to continued innovation in teaching and learning. This year staff attended the inaugural Future Schools Conference in Sydney, Edutech in Brisbane and the Apple Distinguished Leaders Conference in Adelaide. These conferences open our staff to a wider context where the role of technology is explored on a national and international level and we can draw from the collective wisdom of others in the field of education.
Next Step Survey 2015
In 2015, 68.4 per cent of young people who completed Year 12 at King's Christian College in 2014 continued in some recognised form of education and training in the year after they left school. The most common study destination was Bachelor Degree (50.5 per cent). The combined VET study destinations accounted for 17.9 per cent of respondents, including 14.7 per cent in campus-based VET programs, with 8.4 per cent of Year 12 completers entering programs at Certificate IV level or higher.
3.2 per cent commenced employment-based training, either as an apprentice (2.1 per cent) or trainee (1.1 per cent).
In addition to the above study destinations, a further 13.7 per cent of respondents from this school deferred a tertiary offer in 2015 (deferrers are shown in Figure 1 in their current destination). 31.6 per cent did not enter post-school education or training, and were either employed (24.2 per cent) or seeking work (7.4 per cent).
There are a range of differences between and within school, regional and statewide destinations. Care should be taken when interpreting comparative data as the findings may relate to groups of different sizes.