|TERM 1 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Thurs, 29 March||Last day of Term 1|
|Weds, 18 April
||First day of Term 2|
|Fri, 20 April||Primary Cross Country and Fun Run|
|Tues, 24 April||ANZAC Service|
|Weds, 25 April||ANZAC Day Public Holiday|
This term, Year 1 have been focusing on recounts in English. To support their writing, they presented a short oral recount about the best part of their holidays. The students did a fantastic job on their first oral presentation. They bravely stood in front of their class and endeavored to speak clearly, project their voice and use eye contact. It was a pleasure to see their courage, confidence and communication skills soar and we are looking forward to their next one.
Miss Natasha Lambert
Amp'd clubs are running for the first half of this year on every second Thursday afternoon. One of the current clubs is held at AWLQ (Animal Welfare League Queensland).
Last week, Years 4 to 6 began a journey of discovering how to care for God’s creatures great and small, well mainly small, when they attended the Queensland Animal Welfare League as a part of their club time. There were lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘arghs’ and cuddles with kittens all round. We are eager to continue our journey to learn about how to care for the many beautiful animals housed there at the League.
Mrs Judith Ali
For AMP'D some of us chose the Animal Welfare League QLD. AWLQ is a wonderful opportunity for those who love animals!
During the first week, we met all the dogs/puppies and cuddled the kittens/cats. In the second week we learnt about dogs and got activitiy books in which we write a summary of what we have learnt each week.
We will walk and wash the dogs and also get our name badges next week. We do different things every week but also some of the same.
They not only have cats and dogs, but hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, and a few birds as well. At the moment they have a rescued magpie, that they plan to let back out into the wild again very soon.
If you are looking for a pet, AWLQ is the perfect place to go.
By Aaliyah, 5G
Peacemaker awards are given at each fortnightly assembly to students who exhibit the traits of a peacemaker. Sharing, helping others, cleaning up, listening, showing kindness to classmates and waiting patiently for a turn are just some of the many positive social skills displayed by a peacemaker.
Here are some of our recent Peacemakers:
Layla (PG), Madison (PI), Callum (PH), Lily (PJ)
Elijah (1G), Izzy (1I), Josette (1H), Hudson (1J)
Maison (2I), Josiah (2G), Sara (2H)
Sasha (6G), Eden (6H)
Charlie and Grant from 6H recently competed for King's in the Gold Coast Tennis Challenge on Sunday 25 February at Queens Park, Southport.
I sincerely enjoyed the experience of playing tennis with Grant and for the school. We both had fun playing the tournament and we found out we played very well together! We won all our games in the round robin and managed to get to the quarterfinals! Unfortunately we lost to our opponents, but we still had fun even though that happened. I would recommend playing tennis because it is a fun game to play and also you keep you fit.
King's Pimpama student, Aleisha Rose Cox, will be appearing in the TV series "Grace Beside Me" on Friday, 9 March 2018.
Grace Beside Me is a 13 part children's television series which can be seen Fridays on NITV channel 34 (free to air) at 7.30pm (It can also be seen on Foxtel channel 144 at 6.30pm). It’s a tween drama series and has been adapted from the book, written by acclaimed Aboriginal Author, Sue McPherson.
Aleisha plays the character of Young Nan and appears in episode 4 called “Sorry” which will be aired on Friday 9 March. This episode has been chosen as a finalist in the 28th Prix Jeunesse International Awards, held in Munich later this year.
"Working on Grace Beside Me was so much fun," said Aliesha. "The storyline is sad, being that it’s about The Stolen Generation, but I feel blessed to be a part of such an important episode, especially since this year is the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology."
All 13 episodes of Grace Beside Me, are available on SBS On Demand.
Well Done Aleisha!
Congratulations to Joel from 6G for his outstanding achievement in Boys Brigade. Joel was Squad Leader of his junior squad. Each year one squad gets the honour of "Best Squad". This award is determined with the attendance roll and a points system over the whole year. Joel's group received the honour for 2017. This was in addition to winning First Place in the State Competition for Figure Marching last year.
Well done Joel.
We now have a fully functioning canteen at the school. The canteen is open during the week from 8am to 4pm. It's also open on Friday nights til 6pm and on Sunday mornings before and after Church.
Grace and Dean head up the team and they are on the look out for volunteers. Ideally they need people from around 9:30am on week days and from 3:30-5:30pm on Friday afternoons.
If you are able to give as little as half an hour it would be greatly appreciated. Full training is provided and as a bonus you'll get to learn how to make the perfect coffee.
If you think you can help please email Kristina at firstname.lastname@example.org
The new King's Compass app is available for download. Be sure to download and update your school app so you can be up to date with all the latest news and notices relevant to your children.
Pimpama students please take your artwork to the school office.
By Peter Spink (Year 4 Teacher)
King's Cheer are having a special movie fundraiser on Friday, 16 March - the student free day. We extend a warm welcome to our King's family to come and join us. Let your family and friends know. We have the whole cinema booked.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG
Friday, 16 March. 12:00pm for 12:30pm start
$15 per ticket
Pacific Fair Event Cinemas
Book here to book your ticket and support King's Cheer https://form.jotform.co/805879
Lots of fun and prizes to enjoy. Thank you to Confetti Kids for your support!
Emerging Beauty Conference to be held on the Gold Coast in May 2017 at the Southport Church of Christ. A whole day of fun, creativity and connecting, where girls between 11 - 15 years can come and be reminded of their true beauty purpose and identity.