|TERM 3 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Wednesday 4 August||Principal's Tour | 6pm|
|Wednesday 11 August||Performing Arts Senior Showcase | 6:30pm|
|15 - 19 August||Year 9 Camp|
|23 - 25 August||Year 4 Camp
Year 5 Camp
|Friday 27 August||Gold Coast Show Public Holiday|
|Thursday 2 September||Prep - Year 6 Father's Day Celebration|
|Friday 3 September||Student Free Day (State-wide verification)|
|Saturday 4 September||Year 12 Formal|
|Friday 10 September||Year 5 - 6 Live to Give Day|
|Thursday 16 September||Prep - Year 2 Fun Run|
LAST DAY Term 3
As a College, we regularly put our Foundational Values into practise through our missions program. Missions are a practical way that students remember the importance of service and generosity, as we collectively engage in fundraising activities. Missions also teach compassion as we put the needs of others ahead of our own and as we use some of our blessings to bless those less fortunate. Live to Give day is our main missions event for Prep - Year 4 students and on Wednesday, 9 June, the COLA and Prep Precinct came alive for a morning of carnival-style fun. This year’s event was 'cashless' and so instead of purchasing food and products, students participated in activities to ‘win' tokens. There were 24 activity stations on offer with something fun for everyone, including an inflatable obstacle course, mini-golf, art and craft, ring toss, lego construction, and much more! Students 'donated' their tokens into the jar of their chosen charity, providing a meaningful connection to these organisations. Funds were raised via Parent Portal prior to the event, totalling over $3,600! Thanks to our families for supporting these incredible charities:
This term our Year 4s have been studying motion in Science and they were tasked with designing their own arcade game to apply what they had learned to a real-life scenario. Live to Give Day was the perfect opportunity to put these games to the test and the Year 4 Arcade created an exciting, interactive space which filled with students who were happy to show how forces are used to create motion... and a whole lot of fun!More Live to Give Day photos...
Our Prep - Year 2 students enjoyed a memorable morning of colour and fun on Monday, 7 June, as they tried their best throughout their Athletics Carnival experience with simplified events including relays, sprints, rocket throwing, long jump, high jump and ball games. Our Pre-Preps even joined in for a race to get a taste of this event in preparation for Prep. Congratulations to our winning House - Tyndale - who showed amazing speed, House Spirit and participation throughout the event to collect the most House points, followed closely by Finney House. Well done to our speedy sprint winners who crossed the finish line fastest and received a ribbon for their age group!Congratulations to our P-2 Sprint Winners More P-2 Athletics Carnival Photos... P-2 Athletics Carnival Highlights Video
The vibrant colours of India's flag covered our Primary campus on Friday, 4 June, in the form of a free t-shirt day, as our junior community rallied to raise funds for our friends in India. Coinciding with International Donut Day, our Upper Primary students also savoured the date by selling donuts and other items during a lunchtime fundraiser. Thanks to our Primary community for showing your incredible compassion and generosity which raised $2,577 and will bless many families from Rock School in India. This event also marked the first to be led by our newly-formed Primary Student Life Team who are mentored by our Chaplaincy department as they help to serve in our community and support our missions partners. Thank you to our Year 6 Life Team who successfully ran their first fundraiser:
The Chaplaincy Department have also announced the final figures from our High School Teen Challenge fundraiser. They were astounded by the incredible generosity from our community which has resulted in the largest amount ever raised from a High School missions day BBQ!
|Reedy Creek Campus||$2,786|
|Pimpama Campus||$ 702|
King's Primary Art Department ran the second Foundational Values Art Competition aligned to Term 2's focus on Living Purposefully. It was exciting to receive such a colourful array of artworks and interpretations of the theme for this competition. Once again, our judge was very impressed by the standard of work and had trouble deciding the winners. Thank you to every student who participated in this competition and congratulations to our Term 2 winners whose vibrant artworks are currently on display inside Primary Reception.
|First Place||Claudia Lee | 3RG|
|Second Place||Jolienne Ji | 1RM|
|Third Place||Andy Li | 1RL & Teanna Li | 2RT|
|First Place||Junhyeok (Leo) Kim | 5RW|
|Second Place||Heidi Armstrong | 6RC|
|Third Place||Mia Khin | 4RB|
Our High School students are rounding the final bend of Term 2 in more ways than one. King's teaching staff have been really encouraged to see the hard work so many students have put in this term. Their preparation of drafts and application of teacher feedback has brought some noticeable improvements in the quality of student work. Over the last few weeks, our High Schoolers have also had their study and exam preparation skills put to the test as well.
As you are aware, our Continuous Reporting approach began this year and we are pleased to be able to provide assessment results in real time and much more frequently. Your student's results will become available over the next fortnight in Compass. Through the Compass app, parents can simply select 'My Student' and then 'Grades' to view the grades for their child's various subjects. End of Semester Academic Reports for Years 7 - 10 students will also be available in Compass. Login to Compass here...
We are excited about our High School Athletics Carnival taking place over two days in the last week of term. These events are always a valuable and fun experience for our students as they engage in King’s culture, and have the opportunity to showcase their sporting, leadership and teamwork skills, away from the classroom.
Whether it's competing in the Carnival or supporting their House and peers, or bringing their best to class until the last day of term, we look forward to seeing every student continue to show King's Foundational Values as they cross the Term 2 finish line well! We particularly think of our Year 12s whose whole school finish line is looming large now. We are so blessed to be able to pour out our energy and dedication throughout the term, then enjoy three weeks of rest so that we can return refreshed and ready for all that Term 3 has in store. Enjoy!
Mrs Karley Lonsdale
Assistant Head of Teaching & Learning - Secondary
King's annual Instrumental Music Showcase was held in the College auditorium on Wednesday, 2 June. It was such a rewarding experience for the students to be able to perform to a live audience once again, and it was encouraging to have over 150 parents, friends and extended family turn out for the event. Our student musicians put on a fantastic show and kept the audience enthralled with the quality of their performances. The evening included solo, small group and ensemble items, encompassing a wide variety of genres.
Performers from all aspects of the Instrumental Music Department were presented, including strings, brass, woodwinds, drum kit, percussion, vocal, guitar and piano. Thank you Instrumental Music staff for the excellent tuition you provide and for preparing your students. Thank you students for preparing so diligently and providing your talent for the audience to enjoy - we are proud of your exceptional talent and dedication to learning your instrument of choice.
Mr Lindsay Genge
Instrumental Music Coordinator
The Year 4 Instrumental Music Showcase was held in the College auditorium on Wednesday, 9 June. It was exciting for our budding young students to perform in their first concert on their orchestral instruments to a live audience of parents and their Year 3 peers. Many audience members commented on how impressed they were with the students skills, especially as many had only been learning to play an instrument since January. Our young musicians thoroughly enjoyed the experience and their enthusiasm for playing a musical instrument was evident. Thank you to so many Year 4 parents for attending and to our Primary music teachers for helping our new musicians on their learning journey!
Instrumental Music Coordinator
King’s high-performing High School netball teams competed against some of the best schools on the Gold Coast in the Vicki Wilson Netball Tournament recently. Congratulations to our junior team who was the talk of the competition after finishing undefeated in their pool and coming up against the tournament’s reigning champions - PBC Reds - in the semi-finals. It was a tense semi-final decider, with both teams displaying remarkable skill and going goal for goal through the entire game. At the full-time whistle, the score was a draw, so extra time was required to decide the winners. After an intense 10-minute tug of war over goals, and superb spectator support from the sidelines, King’s team won the match 24 - 22. The Grand Final was just as gruelling against Somerset College, but King’s endurance resulted in a 21-19 win and crowned them the Southern Conference Champions. They have now qualified for the Vicki Wilson State Finals in August and will play against the best school netball teams from across Queensland. Good luck!
Our courageous High School Senior teams also battled competitively in their strong pool and finished in 4th and 8th overall.
King's Skipperoos had a team of 17 athletes compete at the National Skipping Championships held at Carrara Sports Centre from 4-6 June, against 200 athletes from across Australia (unfortunately VIC competitors could not attend). King's team competed in Single Rope and Double Dutch events as individuals, pairs and teams and achieved many top 10 placings. Thanks to Head Coach, Elly Meteyad for her dedication and supreme coaching, as well as judging some of the events. It takes a team effort to achieve such outstanding results at this level, and King's are grateful to have such a talented and supportive skipping community.King's Skipperoos Top 3 Placings
The national event concluded the majority of the Skipperoo's competitive 2021 season, however, Year 12 student Skipperoo and coach, Jasmine Hawkins, is still in training as she prepares to compete in the virtual World Championships. Students Annie Myburgh, Charlotte Mikkelson, Zoe Mitchell and Jordan Smith are also working hard as they prepare for the virtual International Open tournament. These events will be televised worldwide on the Olympic channel and other media outlets, with results expected in October.
King's is also creating a new All Schools Jump Rope competition with two events already scheduled for this September and November this year at King's. This will attract many schools and will build from year to year.
China’s Dragon Boat Festival (also called Duanwu Festival), is one of the four most important annual traditions in the country, falling on 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It has been observed for over 2,000 years in China, to commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BC) – a famous Chinese patriotic poet who wrote many reforms to show his care and devotion to his country. Chinese people enjoy a three-day holiday to mark the occasion each year, where they enjoy dragon boat racing and their favourite festival food ‘Zongzi’ (sticky rice dumplings). To celebrate with our Chinese student community, King’s International Team organised a traditional lunch for the students at the King’s Table and invited their homestay parents and the Chaplaincy team. Guests enjoyed the selection of Chinese food and the chance to share part of this special tradition with students.
Gee Cee Dog and Cee Cee Cat visited Noah’s Ark last week to teach the children how to be pet smart. The interactive songs focused on responsible pet ownership and safe behaviours when interacting with pets. The children enjoyed dancing, singing and laughing during the show.
This week, ten students from Years 5 and 6 competed in the inaugural Junior School Ethics Olympiad, where they debated some controversial ethical cases. Cases included topics such as lying, veganism, generosity and friendship, and it was a great opportunity for them to research and prepare to discuss some pertinent topics their age group face today. Our students competed in three heats against schools around Australia and New Zealand and while King’s did not receive a placing, one of our teams scored an honourable mention. Well done to all the students involved.
King's was happy to hear from last year's House Captain, Matthew Naiker, who graduated in 2020 with a very high 94.6 ATAR score. Matthew shared some of his best-kept study secrets and anti-procrastination techniques, as well as more about his plans for 2021, and beyond...
King's Deputy Head of Primary, Mr Bristow-Wilson, launched the 'King's Catch Up' podcast series this term to connect parents, students and staff across our College. His insightful, short interviews offer a lighthearted look into the lives of different members of our community. In his podcasts to date, you will have the chance to hear from Reedy Creek's Head of Primary and Group Head of Early Learning, King's eSafety Coordinator, our Director of IT and Innovation, the Head Librarian and one of our enthusiastic Year 4 students. Listeners will be entertained and enlightened as they discover things they may not know about King's and some of our amazing people.
Episodes are 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. If you would like chat to Mr Wilson in person, he will be available at the King's Table cafe Friday mornings at 9am.Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on Breaker Listen on Radio Public
King's Outside School Hours Care (KOSHC) are now taking Vacation Care bookings for the upcoming June-July school holidays. KOSHC is run from their centre near the King's Church auditorium and their exciting upcoming program includes Christmas in July, Mario Cart fun, a petting zoo and movies, plus excursions to Epic Skate, Reboundland, Ten Pin Bowling and so much more! Noah's Ark also run a Vacation Care program for students in Prep - Year 2. Find out more via the button below.
|Vacation Care||Friday, 18 June - Monday, 12 July (inclusive)
Places are limited so please book via the method below
|Age range||Prep - Year 6 students (and above)
|Cost||$60 ($80 on excursion days)|
|Bookings||Login to complete the KOSHC Booking Form, or email email@example.com|
The Reedy Creek P&F invites every King's family to the King's Picnic Party in the Park at the Broadwater Parklands on Friday, 25 June, from 11:30am - 3:30pm. Families are encouraged to bring their picnic and a blanket and chairs, and are welcome to extend the invitation to family and friends who would like to enjoy a relaxed afternoon together. Some salads and treats to be provided by the P&F.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18, with the number of attendees.
The P&F have organised exclusive access to the Osprey BBQ area at Broadwater Parklands, Southport, for this event. View the Broadwater Parklands map via the button below (reference 58).
Ticket bookings close: Wednesday, 16 June
Ticket sales for King's 4 Ball Ambrose Golf Day are nearly sold out for our inaugural community golf day event 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.
Email Mrs Regan Verwey at King's Pimpama campus.
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|SAE Creative Media Institute|
Virtual event and Open Day experience. For those considering studying creative media, this 4-hour program will give you a taste of the courses and career outcomes.
|8 August||10am - 2pm|
|Gold Coast Fresh Futures Market
Gold Coast’s biggest post-school options expo for people with disability, schools, parents and the wider community, at the Gold Coast Events Centre.
|18 August||10am start|
|The Hotel School Industry Insights Day|
Year 12 students are invited to this free, interactive experience where they will go behind the scenes at one of Brisbane’s luxury 5-star hotels. They will meet staff from key departments and learn firsthand about the life of a hospitality professional. Saturday, 21 August at Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane. Register early - places limited.
|21 August||9:30am - 1:30pm|
|GC Trades College Try-A-Trade Experience|
Expressions of interest are now open for Years 9-11 students who would like to participate in the 'try-a-trade' program at Gold Coast Trades College. For four Wednesdays in Term 4, students will enjoy a hands-on trade experience, without using their VETiS funding.
|Term 4||8am - 2pm|
Click the link below for times and more information:
[view the links below for more about school-based traineeships available for Year 10 and 11 students]
The 'Where to Next' Hub is available on CareersEvent.com, and provides an informative Careers Hub for senior students and their parents. Visit the hub for access to tertiary webinars, upcoming events and the latest news on careers and courses.
Did you know that our High School and Primary School Art Departments have Instagram accounts showcasing the many beautiful artworks created by our talented students? Please feel free to follow @kingscollegeart and @kingscollegeprimaryart to support our students and enjoy the visual stories from King's young artists. You may also like to share these with your family, friends and age-appropriate children!