|TERM 4 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Weds, 2 January||School offices open|
|Weds, 9 January||Uniform shop opens
|Weds, 23 January||Principal's Tour
|Fri, 25 January||Noah's Ark Orientation
Primary School Meet the Teacher Conferences
Primary New Students Orientation Morning
|Mon, 28 January||Australia Day Public Holiday|
|Tues, 29 January||First day Term 1
|Weds, 30 January||High School Meet the Teacher
High School Device Information and Handout
Last Tuesday Grade 5 went with 2 Reedy Creek classes for a fun experience to witness what it was like on the Australian Gold fields during the gold rush. At first it was a little scary since the people were really into the role play with guns (with no bullets) and they were even riding on horseback, but we knew they wouldn’t hurt us. There was even a bakery and general store. Some of us got to make damper out of flour and dough in the bakery, while some of us were shopkeepers in the general store trying to haggle with the customers for more money. We got to endure an amazing scavenger hunt with our groups to find letters dotted on maps and then we had to come back and unjumble the letters to find our wanted convict. Everyone had heaps of fun. At the end of the day we got to go and run to find gold out on the field. Some of us got money for our gold while others found nothing. We got to spend our money on lollies and chocolates, yum! Once it was all over we were so sad to leave but kept the memories with us. We had the best time ever!
Well done to everyone who contributed to our first ever Spring Fair. It was a great afternoon despite the weather and the atmosphere was great. We can't wait until next year's Fair.
The Pre-prep children from our Early Learning Centre had a wonderful morning at their first sports event as part of King's Christian College. This was a fun and relaxed opportunity for the children to find out which house they will be joining as they move into 'big school' and also to show off the gross motor and coordination skills we have been developing across the year. Parents were invited to come along to watch and support their children, and many also ran in very competitive Parent Race.
All who attended had a great morning, topped off with a well deserved ice-block to help cool down.
NGCAS Round 1 results
|KCC v||Mother Theresa|
|Sport||Division||Winner||Score||Player of the week||Coach|
|Boys||Junior||KCC||24-12||Aldo VanDeventer||Mr de la Mare|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||42-4||Mia Jackson||Mrs Snowdon|
|Boys||Junior||MT||3-1||Zach Rankin||Mr Spink|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||4-1||Ashlee Stages||Miss Peir|
|Softball||Junior||KCC||No Game||n/a||Mr Genge|
|Cricket||Junior||KCC||No Game||n/a||Mr Anderson|
Congratulations to two of our young athletes who competed at the recent School Sport South Coast Regional Athletics carnival. Tracey Tiaiti and Lochie Macrae were both selected following the Hinterland District carnival to compete in Discus for the 10yr age group. The Regional carnival was an excellent opportunity for the students to further hone their skills and experience the next level competition. They are to be commended for their achievement and efforts leading up to, and on the day of competition.
Tracey finished 4th and Lochie 11th in their events.
“Regionals was challenging, but also a new experience. Competing at Regionals for discus was a bit nerve wracking, especially when I came 4th, and only 4cm away from finishing 3rd and going to State. That’s all part of the experience and all about having fun.”
From Thursday, August 30th to Sunday, September 2nd we had the privilege of once again representing King’s Christian College at a Queensland School Sport event. The event this time was Softball. The championship was held in Rockhampton. As a team we all flew together on a Virgin Australia flight the day before it started.
For most of the players in our team it was their first time ever playing softball. Some had played in school competitions but only a couple had played in club softball. Our coaches were Tracy and Nikki. Both were PE teachers from schools in our district. They had been to many championships over the years and were really good at explaining to us how the championship worked and what we needed to do. They even made up nicknames for all of us. However, they shall remain confidential. What happens in the team stays in the team.
We played a total of ten games over the four days, winning four, drawing one and coming second in five. Our team placed seventh overall. Our major successes were that we defeated last year’s champion team, Met West and we scored the most runs against this year’s eventual champions Met East. We scored three runs against them. No other team scored more than one, most not scoring at all. We had some really good wins against some teams and were always in with a chance in other games. Even in our last game where we were losing quite heavily, we fought back strongly in the last inning to score seven runs. Sure we still lost but we never gave up. Our coaches were genuinely proud of us for this.
The really great thing about this sport and our team in particular was the great team spirit we had. We didn’t have any superstars on our team just a bunch of really nice girls. We all just got along very well together. Always cheering for each other and singing our war cries with great enthusiasm. We had trained together for over two months and learnt a lot about the game. The friendships developed will last a long time for sure. On a couple of afternoons we went to the Rockhampton Pool for a cool down swim and a bit of fun. These were great friendship building sessions too.
One truly memorable moment was during the grand final game which had become a little one sided and uninteresting to watch; our team started chanting at the team from Wide Bay who were sitting on a grand stand next to us. They immediately returned our chant. This went on for a while. Other teams that weren’t involved in the game suddenly started to come over and join in the chants. Before long, all nine teams were standing behind the back net of the diamond the final was being played on chanting and singing. We were cheering for both teams that were playing and just softball in general. A lot of the parents felt pretty good about their daughters playing softball right then. Such an amazing experience.
We certainly learnt plenty from playing in the championship. Softball has a lot of different skills to develop and is a total body workout. You have to keep thinking the whole time too, there are many different plays that can be made when fielding depending on where base runners are. Even being a batter is complicated; hitting, bunting, slapping, sacrificing; so many different things then you become a base runner. Running, sliding, diving, tagging up and stopping on a base. There are even signals the coaches give you as to what play they want to happen. If you miss one of these or do the wrong thing it can be bad for your team. Paying attention is a must do.
Our coaches encouraged us all to try out again next year for the South Coast team. However, next year’s age range is 13-19. It will be a challenge trialling against much older girls and also playing against them too. We are looking forward to it already. Can’t wait!
Emily & Keira 6H
On Friday, 7 September we an amazing night at Beyond's Got Talent. Students showcased their incredible talents. From beatboxing, dancing, singing, playing musical instruments and the choir performing, there's no doubt King's has talent. There was a great sense of community with 115 students and 90 parents attended the event and many staying to share dinner together.
Congratulations to Matt and Kayla Treagus on the birth of their son Luke Philip Treagus. Luke was born on Saturday the 8th of September. What a beautiful family. Congratulations!
We have 2 students who have recently represented Australia in overseas competitions.
In July, Harry Phillips from 4H travelled to America as part of the Australian team at the IJGA Stars of Junior Golf Championships in Las Vegas and then the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games Gold Championships in California. Harry did very well and finished 1st in the 9 years group but his result was better than the 10 year olds making him the 9-10 age group winner. Well done Harry!
In August, Bethany Lakeman from 6G travelled to China where she represented Australia at the World Skipping Championships. Bethany's team came 5th for their double dutch and 10th overall. A great achievement since they had 7 Chinese teams in their age group. Well done Bethany!