|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
The Canberra trip completes a robust study by Year 6 on Federation and the establishment of our democratic governmental system this term. They have had the opportunity to visit both Queensland State Parliament and Federal Parliament in Canberra. We would like to acknowledge the funding and support of the Australian Government, through the PACER contribution for each child, which reduced student cost for the trip.
It was a memorable experience for everyone: all 210 students and 23 staff from both campuses left with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. This year’s experience is presented to you through the eyes of our awesome students.
2018’s Canberra trip was certainly one to remember.
"Canberra was one of the best experiences of my entire life, Everyone should be looking forward to it in the future! There was so many highlights of my trip, skiing was AMAZING and even better in snowed! It was so exciting for the first time actually being able to go on the ski lifts, at first I was not good at all but then everyone was so encouraging and helped me so I did get it in the end. Another highlight was Questacon, we had so much fun learning about science. My favourite part about Questacon was the vertical slide drop, everyone says it was so easy but it looked quite scary. I did it eventually with the encouragement of my friends, and I did not regret it! Also Exploring Sydney was quite cool, we got to walk along Sydney Harbour Bridge and it was a time of my life. Afterwards we enjoyed having a good old Baskins & Robins, or going to the corner shop to stock up on lollies! One of the best parts was devotions, where the Chaplins were so joyful and full of hope. They told us the value of labels, and how we shouldn’t listen to negativity. We wrote down all the things we were told that weren’t the best. The next night Pastor Matt and Mr Spink burnt them, to show how much Jesus loves us! The boring bus trips were made fun, we watched movies, played some games and sang songs as altogether the many hours spent together were worth it! Trust me Canberra, will be a highlight of your life and you will never forget it I wish I could go again!"
Ayla Garaty 6G
The Year 4's and Year 5's had a great time on camp last week.
The following report is from Olivia in 4H.
Anything from defying gravity with the humble milk-crate to taking the prestigious mantle of leader was possible at the 4-5 camp. Many shadowy fears were conquered in the seeming middle of nowhere, and friendships were bonded like glue in the unforgiving situations. Over a course of only 2 nights, activities were jammed together, leaving us with challenges to plunge doubts into anyone’s mind. This allowed many daunting fears to be conquered, from a dizzying fear of heights, to sleeping without Mum or Dad. No one could reflect on the experience and conceal the tremendous victories the army of courage had on fear. Similarity, no one can reflect and see the friendships they made, fun they’ve had, or miss the sheer ecstasy that comes when climbing on 7 milk-crate boxes, one step away from a final victory, or the adrenaline pumping like mad through your body as you ready that bow to fire a dead-on bullseye.
Every activity challenged students to the breaking point, a time in which you wish you could put down that winning solution, or the bow that could have won the game, or given up on that low ropes course that could have gotten your name in the records. They could have put down the winning solution, buried it under a pile of despair. But every person showed outstanding perseverance, and shoved through every challenge, whether it is taking that last step on the ropes course, digging your solution out of the grave, and win your team that last, crucial point. No one showed any negative signs, and as they say, they pushed on through ‘till the end.
Written by Emmanuel Year 5.
What a lovely afternoon we had at our Father's Celebration last Thursday. Thank you to all the Dad's who were able to make it.
On Friday 24 August we held a Bible Heroes Free Dress and sausage sizzle to raise funds for our staff mission trip to India. It was a lot of fun and we saw a variety of characters from the Bible. Over $1750 was raised.
We are very grateful for your support of this mission trip. On 15 September staff from both campuses will be traveling to Hyderabad for a week of training with the staff and children at Rock High. For the first time 13 High School students will also be going.
The money raised will go towards 200 mattresses and school supplies for the school.
Thank you to all parents for helping the children with their amazing costumes.
For the past 2 weeks, 7 dedicated Year 6 Students have worked through their break times to construct a scarecrow as part of a new initiative from the Gold Coast Show. The brief the students were given was that their scarecrow needed to showcase and promote their school and embody its attributes and strengths.
As Year 6 have been studying sustainability, it was decided that the scarecrow would be constructed out of donated items. A call was put out to staff and students to bring in any items that might be of use. The scarecrow’s body was made out of donated pillows, cushions and leggings which were sewn and pinned together. Our Reedy Creek Campus Drama Department donated many items from the costume department which were layered to create his outfit and potato sacks and material off-cuts were used to create the head and face.
To promote our school and its attributes, the students decided to use the Foundational Values as the theme for their scarecrow. The cross was at the centre of everything, placed on the scarecrows t-shirt. This was surrounded by fairy lights as Jesus is the light of the world. A crown was placed over the scarecrows hat, a cardboard box painted like a bible was placed in his hand and a cardboard dove was cut out and placed on the scarecrows shoulder. Then the words ‘Live’, ‘Love’, Learn’, ‘Lead’ were cut out of an old, donated school uniform and sewn onto the limbs.
As a further promotion of our school’s history, every item our scarecrow was wearing was labelled with its history. For example – the hat was labelled “This hat was worn by the Scarecrow in the 2016 school production of The Wiz” and his pants were labelled “These pants were worn by Aladdin in the 2011 school production of Aladdin”.
Last week, the scarecrow was finished and sent off for display at the Gold Coast Show. Our students were very proud of their achievements in such a short period of time. Congratulations to Charlotte Nebauer, Holly Langridge, Samuel Charbachi, David Contador, Ella Phillips, Rocco Basham and Ngaio Rissetto for their diligence, commitment and hard work on this leadership project.
A team of 31 students represented the college at the Hinterland District Athletics carnival over two days at Somerset College. These representatives were selected following our own college carnival and competed in track (100m, 200m and 800m) and field (long jump, shot put and discus) events. The team underwent many weeks of preparation and training and we are very proud of their efforts and improvements over the athletics season.
The Hinterland carnival was a great opportunity for the students to compete against some of the best competitors on the Gold Coast and establish bench marks on personal best (PB) performance.
Congratulations to the following four students who achieved a top three placing in their events:
Tracey Tiaiti – 1 st 10yr girls Discus
Georgia Greenwood – 3 rd 10yr girls 100m and 200m
Lochie Macrae – 3 rd 10yr boys Discus
Aldo Van Deventer – 3 rd 11yr boys Discus
Tracey has now qualified to represent Hinterland at the Regional Athletics Carnival, to be held at Griffith university Athletic Facility on Tuesday 11 September. We wish her all the best for this next competition.
“District was challenging, even with all the training and it is super hard to win. But to win I had to set goals for me. To achieve my goal I had to do my best and have hope, and believe I could do it and win. I achieved my goal and I am happy to say that I came first in discus. God gave me the strength to have hope and believe in him to get through this hard challenging sport. Coming first felt amazing and felt really good to know that all that hard work pays off.” Tracey Tiaiti Year 5H
“This year was the first time that children born in 2008 could compete at districts level for Kings Christian College. The weather was perfect for the carnival and there were so many children there ready to compete for their schools. This was a wonderful opportunity for the athletes to really shine on the day and to show everyone their talent. For me personally this was an amazing experience to get out there and do what I love best, athletics! Districts was a hard and challenging experience but after each event we competed in we all learned and will build on these experiences for next year. There was some fierce competition!
The two days of competition were fun and enjoyable, especially interacting with other competitors and cheering on our King’s team who did so well. I’m really looking forward to training hard in the future and hopefully making our great team again next year.” Georgia Greenwood 5G
A special ‘Thank you’ to our great coaches who have been working hard with the students, so they could give their best efforts – Mr Spink, Mr Anderson and Mr Genge.
Mr Lindsay Genge
Queensland School Sport Football Championship
I recently had the privilege of representing King’s Christian College at the Queensland School Sport 10-12 year girl’s football (soccer) tournament. The competition was held at the Maroochydore Football Club on the Sunshine Coast. The games were played over four days from Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th.
The region that I was selected for is called South Coast and I had the position of goal keeper for our team. Only one goal keeper is selected per team therefore I played every game. In some of the games I was very involved and had lots of action. There were a couple of games where I didn’t have much to do as our team was much stronger and we were continually attacking.
I really learnt a lot from playing in the tournament. It was my first time playing on a full size field with a proper penalty area and full size goal. There is so much more to goal keeping when you are on this size field. Opponents would sometimes break through our defence leaving me as the sole guardian of our goal. Quick decisions had to be made whether to advance on them to limit their time and space or to stay back and just defend the goal. I quickly learnt that staying back was not the right thing to do. Advancing on the attacker to deny them time and space to shoot was the best defence.
I made some mistakes for sure. In the first game I let through a pretty simple goal. In another I dropped a cross and another attacker kicked it in. However, I did some really good things too. I made a really good diving save which allowed us to draw that game and even saved a penalty kick in another. I had plenty of regulation saves, blocks and kicks to do as well. I was really nervous to start with but as I played more games my confidence grew and I was a good contributor to our team.
This was my first ever experience of playing in a tournament like this. There were teams from twelve different regions. We played two games per day which involved warming up and cooling down each time. The weather was very warm even though it was only August. We all had to make sure that we had plenty of water to drink and enough good food each day to provide us energy to compete at our best. Our team had some really good players and I have made some great friends who I will hopefully keep in touch with.
Our team finished in seventh place. We could have done better. Overall, it was a great time and I was proud to represent my school, my region and my club in this team. I certainly learnt many things not just about goal keeping and football but how handling nerves and preparing correctly for games are really important if you want to perform at your best.
Emily Clark 6H
Congratulations to our Year 3 teacher Miss Emma Pier on her engagement to Mr Joe Geraghty. We wish you all the best.
Emma and Joe and getting married later this month.
Congratulations to our groundsman Mark Fuller and his wife Juliet on the birth of their daughter.
Olive Robin Fuller was born on the 25th of August.
King’s Cheer performed at Asia Pacific Grand Internationals on the weekend at Carrara Indoor Sports Centre. Our Pimpama teams did very well. Stars (Lower Primary) came 4th and Comets (Upper Primary) came 2nd.
Reedy Creek teams also did very well.
Well done girls!!!
On Tuesday 27 August the King’s Dance academy’s Elite Junior team represented King’s Christian College in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod at HOTA. The team was made up of dancers from both Reedy Creek and Pimpama campuses. They lit up the stage with their performance “Be Our Guest”.
These girls have shown a tremendous amount of dedication and passion for dance and their hard work was rewarded with a Highly commended on the evening. The adjudicator even made special mention about their beautiful smiles and their great characterisation.
Well Done to the Pimpama representatives Charliee Owens, Steffanie Marks, Charlie Miller, Sienna Mower and Tahlia Avgerinos.
There is loads of chess fun to be had over the holidays. Chess coaching, cash prizes, sports activities during break time and endless games of chess. Contact Mr Cooke to register - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students from all schools welcome to participate in Cookies Chess tournaments.