King's Continued Chess Success
Multiple studies into the game of chess have all concluded that there is a direct correlation between playing chess, and improved educational performance. King’s offers a unique chess program, where students as young as Pre Prep can learn the game, and benefit from increasing their critical thinking and strategic planning skills.
King’s Chess continues to maintain its strong reputation for success. The Queensland Junior Rating List features the best student chess players from across Queensland, where King's Christian College holds the Queensland record, and recently took out the Australian Schools record, having 416 rated players! This is an incredible achievement and King’s Chess Coordinator, Mr Cooke, is very proud of the dedication of King’s players in earning this accolade.
King’s 2020 Inter-House Chess Championships will be held in Week 6 of Term 3, where six of the best players from each House in Primary School will compete for the House Champions title. Tyndale won both the high school and primary competitions last year, and we look forward to seeing if they can retain their title.
After-school chess clubs have now recommenced, with classes available for every skill level from Prep - Year 12. If your child would like to join our Reedy Creek Chess Club, parents can use this online form to register.
From King's Blogs: Why Your Child Should Play Chess