What an amazing start to the 2023 year for our growing campus.
|TERM 1 - 2023 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Monday, 30 January||Parent Infomation Sessions|
Prep - Yr 3 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Yr 4 - Yr 6 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Yr 6 Camp Session 7:00pm - 7:30pm
|Wednesday, 1 February||School Photos|
Prep - Yr 6
(intercampus bus students from 6:30am)
|Wednesday, 8 February||Yr 4 - Yr 6 Swimming Carnival|
|14 - 17 February||Yr 1 & 2 Swimming Lessons|
|Wednesday, 22 February||Yr 2 "Mini Beast" Incursion|
|Friday, 24 February||Prep - Yr 2 Foundational Values Assembly|
Yr 3 - Yr 6 Foundational Values Assembly
|Sunday, 26 February||Staff Dedication Service (King's Auditorium)|
|15 - 24 March||NAPLAN WINDOW - Yr 3 & Yr 5|
|22 - 24 March||Whole School Testing|
|Friday, 24 March||Prep – Yr 2 Foundational Values Assembly|
Yr 3 – Yr 6 Foundational Values Assembly
|Monday, 27 March||Prep - Yr 2 Fun Run|
|Tuesday, 28 March||Yr 3 - Yr 6 Cross Country|
|Wednesday, 29 March||Easter Service|
|Thursday, 30 March||LAST DAY OF TERM 1|
PREP - Yr 6 FREE DRESS
Please note that all dates within this notice are subject to change.
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for the most up-to-date event information and more events.View all 2023 Term Dates
After a delayed start to the beginning of the schooling year King's families turned out in force to support our returning and newest King's Kids and welcome them back to the newest of all the King's Christian College campuses. In only its third year of existence, the King's community, including new staff, welcomed our little learners with open arms. Highlights of the morning were the many photos taken with our beloved lion at the front of campus.
Staff, parents and students made the best of a tricky situation with the restrictions and after being welcomed by staff, students and parents on the red carpet, all students seemed to settle in for their very first day of learning with grace and perseverance.
Students were excited to explore the new developments on campus including the addition to our community centre where the year 3,4 and 5 have their new rooms.
There were tears and cheers from parents and students alike but the welcoming atmosphere made the extra two weeks wait to start 2022 worth it.
We are so glad you are here. Welcome to Term 1.
Finney, Newton, Rayleigh, Tyndale... who will win the first of our sports carnivals that was held on Tuesday 22 March.
Everyone came dressed to run and support their house team. Our year 3 - 5 students waited in anticipation while cheering on the littlest of our runners. Our year five students took the opportunity to warm up by helping our younger runners finish. Some parents ran alongside to encourage their children in the home stretch.
Compassion, Perseverance and Excellence were just a few of the King's Foundational Values on display throughout the 2 runs. Friends checked in on each other and encouraged them to keep going.
Our Yr 3 - 5 King's kids ran their little hearts out. Runners persevered over the gruelling 2.5km track and were greeted at the finish line with a shower of water from fellow teammates.
God blessed us with magnificent weather and without the effort from all staff and volunteers we certainly would not have been able to have such a wonderful and successful event.
In the end, Tyndale came out victorious on the day for the third year in a row.
A great time was had by all and we are looking forward to both of our upcoming athletics carnivals in June.
On Friday 1 April, the auditorium was turned into a stage of HOPE with Logan Village's first ever Easter Arts Festival. Our inaugural Easter Fest event was a spectacular success thanks to the collective vision, effort and support of King's staff, students and families.
With performances from musicians, singers and dancers, our King's Kids were treated to stagecraft expressing this year's theme of HOPE. Students and staff shared the eternal hope they have in Jesus through expressive dance, singing, instruments, visual arts and film. Some staff even made an appearance on the big screen to share what Hope meant to them during the transitions of performers.
One of the highlights was our very own entry into the cross campus King's Film Festival competition which was shown during the stage show. Click here to view the finalist entries for this year.
EasterFest was a culmination of a fantastic term of learning and collaborating with our King's Kids, finished off with a word from Ps Sue. It was amazing to be able to come together as a school community and see our King's Kids developing their God given gifts to share with the world.
Construction of the newest primary building commenced at the end of term 1 and is well underway to being completed by the end of term 4.
The next primary building at our campus in Anzac Ave, Logan Village is planned to open in 2023.
Prep to Year 6 will operate from January 2023 with construction of our first high school building to commence early 2023, ready for our first ever high schoolers in January 2024.
The new primary building, along with the highly anticipated commencement of our High School construction, will continue to allow King's Christian College to provide a school environment that is safe, encouraging and promotes excellence.
For email updates of major milestones or for details of future information sessions, follow this link to sign up.
Our annual King's P&F Ball is only four weeks away and promises to be an incredible night of delicious food, amazing music and great company! Join us at Seaworld Resort Conference Centre on Saturday, 30 April, from 6.30pm for this exciting event. There will be some great items to bid on with the money raised going toward King's missions and the P&F Committee for exciting projects our students will benefit from. Tickets include buffet dinner and 4-hour beverage package, and can be bought via the button below.VIEW THE P&F BALL FLYER
Some of you may remember Dr Justin Coulson from our student and parent seminars last year, or more recently from his starring role in the popular TV series ‘Parental Guidance.’ As a parenting expert, with a PhD in Psychology, several published books to his name, and his successful Happy Families website, Dr Coulson has been working hard to help parents in many practical ways. We are blessed to welcome Dr Coulson back to King’s this year where he will come and share some great advice with our students.
We also have some other exciting sessions coming up for our King’s parents that we want to let you know about:
On Wednesday, 20 April 2022, from 7pm – 8.30pm, Dr Coulson will be hosting a free live session for our King’s community. We encourage parents to come and hear from this engaging communicator on the topic of setting healthy expectations for your child’s school success. Our senior King’s staff will also be at this event and available afterwards to chat with parents.
About the Session
"When our children are young, we are thrilled at their developmental achievements. We're convinced they'll grow up to change the world. Our expectations are high. As they grow, our expectations help some of them lift while others struggle. Why is that? Is it them? Us? A combination of both? And sometimes, even when we don't apply pressure or expectations, our children stagger under the weight of their own desires for perfection. How do we support them through their self-imposed perfectionism? This presentation is for every parent who wants the best for their child at school. We'll explore effective strategies to reduce perfectionistic tendencies in our children - and in ourselves - and consider ways to encourage our children to take risks, make mistakes, and become more resilient and adaptive in the face of academic, social, physical, and psychological challenges."
Bringing Up Boys Summit - Wednesday, 6 April
The Bringing up Boys Summit, presented by Happy Families, is about one thing: taking you into your son’s world and helping you connect with him in the way he needs you to. Ultimately, you won’t just find solutions to help your son through friendship breakdowns, the lure of drugs, anxiety and other mental health issues, or even the life-changing process of puberty. You’ll find ways to rekindle the connection you both want… and both need. Dr Coulson and the 12 raising boys experts presenting at this Summit will bring their research, study and expertise to guide parents through the world of raising boys, and helping you rekindle this important connection. Cost $199 includes ongoing access to the Summit presentations.MORE ABOUT THE SUMMIT REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT
Primary School NAPLAN testing will take place in Weeks 4 and 5 of Term 2, between 10 and 22 May.
WHAT IS NAPLAN?
The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is designed to provide regular data on student achievement in the areas of literacy and numeracy, essential skills that each child needs to succeed.
NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows you to see how your child is progressing in literacy and numeracy against the national standard and compared with their peers throughout Australia. King’s teachers frequently use NAPLAN data to provide additional information about student progress, as well as to support the College in making informed decisions regarding differentiation and targeted teaching in the classroom, to improve future student outcomes.
NAPLAN testing takes place in May each year. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in tests for reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation), and numeracy. This year, King’s will be conducting NAPLAN online.
PARTICIPATION AND ADJUSTMENTS
At King’s, we expect and encourage all students to complete the NAPLAN testing process, and we are pleased with our established tradition of high levels of participation. During the testing window in May, catch-up tests will be offered for students who are absent on test days.
Support can be arranged for students with specific learning needs, particularly if a student regularly accesses similar support for school assessment tasks. Students may also be withdrawn from NAPLAN; this is a matter for consideration by parents and carers, in consultation with the College, and would require a signed withdrawal form.
For parents of Year 3 and 5 students:
If you wish to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN, please email:
Year 3AA - Mrs Saul: email@example.com
Year 5AA - Mrs Gilmour : firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 5AB - Mrs Fowell : email@example.com
Later in the year, you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report outlining their results and how they performed in relation to national standards. The information you receive will be valuable in helping you consider your child’s literacy and numeracy progress.
For more information about NAPLAN testing in Queensland, please click on the links below:
As a Christian community, Easter is the most important time of the year for us – a time to reflect on that fateful moment in history when Jesus bore the sin of every person on the cross, so that we may have the gift of eternal life. Each year, our King's Church have a service at the community centre.
We encourage you to join us and hear the word about Easter.