|TERM 2 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Thu, 17 June||Year 9 Growth Mindset Workshop Day
|Last Day Term 2|
|Wed, 23 June||King's Corporate Golf Day at The Club Parkwood|
|Tue, 13 July||First Day Term 3|
|Year 5 Incursion - Big Bang Science|
|Wed, 14 July||Trade Training Information Evening
6:30pm | King's Reedy Creek Campus
|Wed, 14 - Thu, 15 July||Prep - Year 6 Student Learning Conferences
|Tue, 20 July||Year 7 - 9 Parent Teacher Interviews|
|Thu, 22 July||A Night with the Stars
Years 7 - 9 Performance Showcase
“If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise…today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic!”
The Prep team invited all the King’s Teddy Bears for a sleepover last week. They took their teddies to maths rotations and visited various Prep teachers to extend their learning in mathematics. The Prep students taught their teddies how to count to 100, count backwards from 20, recognise quantities and match numerals. The Teddy Bears enjoyed an ‘addition’ party, using their subitising and counting-on skills, and did some shopping using the Little Coles shops.
Our young students ventured into space and competed against their teddies in an online interactive bingo game. It was fantastic seeing the students teach their teddies what they already know and challenging each other to go further with their learning. To celebrate Math Adventure Week, Prep threw a birthday party for all the teddies, wearing party hats and eating cupcakes!
Year 2 students visited Hinze Dam as part of the current science unit, ‘Why Worry about Water?’. It was wonderful to see the dam so full and to measure its height from sea level by using the ‘giant ruler’. The children were able to see how the water was cared for at the dam, learned about the 'natural water cycle' and discovered how dam water gets to homes via the ‘urban water cycle’. As a valuable 'take-home', our students learnt how they could play their part by looking after precious drinking water.
This year's National Simultaneous Storytime, held on 19 May 2021 at 11:00, was a truly intergalactic experience; astronaut Dr Shannon Walker read the 2021 NSS book, "Give Me Some Space", live from the International Space Station.
Every year, an illustrated Australian storybook is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, preschools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. The book "Give Me Some Space", written and illustrated by Philip Bunting, is about a young girl who dreams of a life in space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?
NSS, now in its 21st successful year, is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.
NSS is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). This year's exciting reading from space was made possible by ALIA, Scholastic, the Australian Space Agency and the Office of the Chief Scientist.
On 18 May, King’s Pimpama students travelled down the M1 to Reedy Creek for Round 2 of their 2021 Cross-Campus Debating Competition.
Once again, it was an incredibly successful night that saw our students not only achieving success but learning many valuable debating tips and tricks along the way as well.
“It was absolutely amazing to be able to welcome parents again as spectators, seeing as we haven't been able to do that for some time due to Covid-19 restrictions,” said Mrs Snowdon, debating coordinator at King’s Pimpama.
Spectators added an element of nerves for our new Year 5 debaters. However, they still proceeded to knock it out of the park!
Everyone is looking forward to the final round, back on 'home turf' in Week 9!
Hungry high school students swarmed the oval in support of the Missions program on Thursday, to buy food and cold drinks in support of Teen Challenge. Lunchtime fun and a worthy cause is all part of the King's foundational hallmark of 'love faithfully'. Showing compassion, respect and grace to others is what it means to be a King's Kid. Events like these provide an opportunity to raise awareness and money to assist people in need.
Thank you to our King’s families for showing your support and helping to raise $701.65 for Teen Challenge. This is one of the highest amounts raised by our campus for this event and demonstrates our high school community's incredible generosity.
Teen Challenge Queensland is an organisation that has helped thousands of young people overcome addiction, abuse and other life-controlling problems, since 1971.Find Out More About Teen Challenge
Dr Justin Coulson is a renowned speaker, published author and gifted communicator. He returned to the College over the past fortnight to impart some valuable advice to our Year 7-9 students regarding 'Respectful Relationships'. Dr Coulson tailored each presentation to the various year level groups and got their full attention as he challenged them, made them laugh and encouraged every student to create the most respectful relationships they can.
Dr Coulson reinforced three main points:
Dr Coulson also held a live parent's webinar called 'Raising Respectful Children' which included an overview of the information he communicated to students, some practical tips for reinforcing the messages at home, and a Q&A session. It was great to have a number of parents join the webinar, which reinforced the value of these sessions for our King's community. If you missed the webinar, you can listen to the recording via the button below.Parent Webinar with Dr Coulson
Please remember to take advantage of your free Happy Families membership, which has been purchased by the College for all King's families to utilise. Dr Coulson's incredible online library of 'Happy Families' parenting resources have been providing a wealth of information and support to over 500 King's families since the program started last year:
In Year 7 and 8 rotations, students have had the opportunity to get a ‘taste’ of a wide variety of subjects. Early in Term 3, Year 8 students will be given the opportunity to select subjects for Year 9. Students should choose subjects they have enjoyed and succeeded with, and those in which they would like to increase their skills and knowledge. There are also subjects on offer that Year 8 students have not yet encountered, and students may want to explore these subjects.
The advice is to first research what each subject entails. This can be done by looking at the subject information on Compass or by speaking with subject teachers to get a clear idea of what is involved. Students should be encouraged to choose subjects that they enjoy, which increases motivation and makes completing the coursework less demanding. The workload increases in Year 9 and classwork, homework and assessment expectations are greater than in previous years.
The most important advice would be to make sure students do NOT choose a subject because their friend is doing it, or because they liked the teacher, or because it is easy.
Careful consideration of this choice is vital because classes may fill up. This means that moving between electives into another subject is not always possible.
Future Pathways Officer and VET Coordinator
In the last week of term, our Year 9 students will participate in two exciting programs over two days. These will take place on the 14 June and 17 June. The programs are designed to assist the students with preparation for their senior schooling.
Students will be asked to consider “what subjects should I choose to study in senior school that will benefit my post-school plans?”
The I Focus program will target subject selection and ‘futures’ development activities. The program will provide the students with some insight into possible career options they could pursue and guide them through the subjects they should undertake for senior schooling. Subject Heads of Department will give a brief overview of the knowledge and skills explored in each subject and students will be guided on how to select senior subjects to meet their future goals.
Following this, we will be running a Senior Student Subject Information Evening for Pimpama Year 9 students and their families on Monday 14 June. High School Management, Heads of Department, King’s Trade Training College representatives, King’s Pathways Officer and high school staff will be in attendance to address questions about ATAR, subject selections, course prerequisites and course content for subjects in Years 10, 11 and 12. All Year 9 Students and their families are encouraged to attend. Two sessions will run throughout the evening. More detailed information will be distributed in the coming weeks.
The Step-Up program is delivered by Unleashing Personal Potential (UPP). The program is aimed at preparing the students for senior schooling. Step-Up has been designed to help students become their best and to enable them to build a solid foundation for their success.
This process seeks to help students:
It is imperative that all students attend both days to get the most value out of the programs. This stage of their compulsory schooling can be a stressful time for some students, and the programs will equip them with some skills and knowledge to manage the challenging, yet rewarding years ahead.
Future Pathways Officer and VET Coordinator
King’s Christian College had another successful night of debating on 19 May, winning two of their three debates. One Junior team (KCP3) had a bye. Two Junior teams now remain unbeaten with one round in the regular season to go. The Intermediate team debated at AB Paterson College and the Junior teams debated at St Stephen’s College. This was the first round of 'Secret Subject' topics. All students represented the College well. The teams were well supported by parents and family.
The moot was: ‘Children should be able to start working part-time from a younger age.’
|Team:||Emily White, Nisa Ahsani Iravani, Naomi Sweeney, Amy-Lee Smal (Timekeeper)|
|Venue:||St Stephen's College|
|Team:||Calista Jansen, Jacob Millar, Emmanuel Mina Moltalvo|
Wu, Jamie Nicholson (Chair & Timekeeper)
|Venue:||St Stephen's College|
|Team:||Asher Morrell, Mikaela Hunter, Ashley Mills, Emma Cooper (Timekeeper), Ellis Petrucci (Reserve)|
|Opposition:||St Stephens C3|
A big thanks to Mrs Mastenbroek-Human for looking after the Intermediate team.
The next round is on 2 June (Week Seven of Term Two).
King's Pimpama Year 4 volleyball teams visited our Logan Village campus recently and challenged them to a friendly game on their turf.
The following report is from Year 4 student, Hayley Darragh:
"We had a great time. They greeted us at the gate then versed us in volleyball. I got to see my Year 2 teacher, Mr Andrews. Anzac Avenue beat us but everyone got to have a go. I got to see some old friends. Anzac Avenue is really good at volleyball and they were able to show us around their school. What a great time we had."
Primary students Nicole Tiaiti and Adele Hay-Batchelor participated in the Regional Softball trials recently, as representatives of the Hinterland District. This was a great learning experience for the girls, and they have brought back new skills to implement into their games for the next softball season in NGCAS inter-school sport.
"At the softball trials for the Hinterland team, it was an amazing experience because I haven’t trialled before and I didn't know a lot about softball; my only experience was from school sport. It was cool because I met so many people and I learned so much. Every girl that I met was nice and some of them helped me because I wasn't as experienced as they were. The ladies that ran the trial were really nice as well and they encouraged me and just helped me where I was at. I think that I came back better than I was before. I would definitely go again!"
"I think the trials were very beneficial for me because they helped me meet new people and work as a team, which is an important life skill. It also helped me hold the bat properly and all those extra tactics I hadn’t put into play yet like throwing with your opposite foot forward and squat with fast little steps to slow down. The people there were really kind and encouraging. I would definitely recommend it!"
Zach Rankin competed at the Gold Coast Regional Tennis tournament on Monday 24 May. This was a great day of tennis, with the best tennis students from all districts in our region participating.
Unfortunately, Zach missed out on selections to compete at State by one match! He finished 5th overall, with the top four selected for the regional team.
Zach has been invited to a regional squad by the National Tennis Academy. Only 24 children between the ages of 10 and 16 were invited.
Ticket bookings close: Wednesday, 16 June
Ticket sales for King's 4 Ball Ambrose Golf Day are gaining momentum. Our inaugural golf event is taking place at The Club, Parkwood, on the first Wednesday of the school holidays. The Club is an outstanding venue, offering a championship golf course and activities for the whole family or book a team with your friends or neighbours.
Tickets cost $80 per person and include the following:
Join us during the afternoon at the 19th hole for a game of mini-golf at Badlands and Boulders ($16 per person), book a luncheon or a top swing suite and have some 'virtual' fun. Free jumping castles will keep the kids entertained while you enjoy a coffee and watch the golf.
Hole sponsorships are available at $100 for a team booking or $150 for a hole sponsorship on its own or prizes to this value.
Contact Mrs Regan Verway at King's Pimpama campus
|Tel:||(07) 5587 7660|
Have you tuned into King's Catch Up yet?
Mr Bristow-Wilson's podcast series, connecting King's parents, student and staff, has just recorded its sixth episode. This week's guest is Mrs Tracey Verreynne, King's Group Head of Early Learning. A familiar face across all three King's campuses, Mrs Verreyne shares her teaching journey, her favourite scripture and even some fantastic cooking ideas.
King's Catch Up is available on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker and Radio Public, with new episodes added weekly. Use the link to your favourite podcast platform to follow 'King's Catch Up' and spread the news with members of our King's family.Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on Breaker Listen on Radio Public