|TERM 4 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Fri, 29 November||Last Day Term 4|
|Wed, 8 January||Uniform shop, Text Book and Device Collection Open
See Compass for Details
|Weds, 22 January||Principal's Tour
|Fri, 24 January||Prep First Day
Noah's Ark and Primary Meet the Teacher
|Mon, 27 January||Australia Day Public Holiday|
|Tues, 28 January||Year 1 - 7 First Day (and new Year 8 students)|
|Wed, 29 January||Year 8 First Day|
Dr Anthony Muhammad is a world leading expert on improving student outcomes by using the Professional Learning Community (PLC) process. The PLC process, an educational pathway we have been following for over a year now, is aimed at improving student outcomes using Hattie's highest scoring influences on student performance. Dr Muhammad has spoken on all continents except Antarctica and is eagerly waiting for a school to open there too!
Dr Muhammad is in very high demand and, after months of negotiation, we were delighted to host him as guest speaker for our Term 3 day of professional development. 200 teaching staff from Reedy Creek and Pimpama campuses were engaged with Muhammad's insights and expertise as a teacher, principal and educational consultant. Dr Muhammad has the distinction of being a practising principal who took a struggling school (3000 suspensions) to one of the top 15 schools in the USA where student proficiency on state assessments doubled in five years.
The timing of this professional development has provided our school with a deeper understanding to move to the next level of the PLC process. It was invaluable for all of our staff to be able to participate in this day of professional learning and we thank our parent community for your support of this out of the ordinary disruption to the school term. As we continue to partner together in the education of your children we are confident that the further development of PLC skills will realise better outcomes in the classroom.
Mr Johan Claassen - Dean of Studies
King's Pimpama and Reedy Creek campuses entered four teams into the Gold Coast Opti-MINDS Challenge. Teams had six weeks to prepare a solution to a challenge in the areas of language literature, science engineering or social sciences. On the Challenge Day teams presented their creative ideas to a panel of judges and also participated in a spontaneous challenge.
Congratulations to two teams from Pimpama who won their category and will be representing King's at the upcoming state event.
Pimpama Year 6 team - 1st, Science and Engineering
Miles, Emmanuel, Chloe, Josh, Jamie, Sarah and Naomi won the Prep - Year 6 Science and Engineering division. Their collaborative teamwork, positivity and creative excellence also won them a Spirit of Opti-MINDS award. Only two of these awards are given at each Challenge Day and was an incredible achievement by a champion team.
Reedy Creek Year 4-6 team, 2nd with honours, Social Sciences
Ava, Jack, Byron, Justine, Harpah, Maya and Neala created a game show to find the wisest person in the world. The team made props and costumes and wrote a script to showcase their solution.
Pimpama Year 7 - 1st, Science and Engineering
Joshua, Emanuel, Ayla, Mikaela, Tobias, Asher and Lily completed the challenge of creating a machine that could move a monument made up on two pieces. The two pieces had to be moved separately across one metre and up to at least 20cm. It was a very challenging problem and the team delivered an exceptional solution to the judges.
Pimpama Year 7 team - Honours, Science and Engineering
Taylyn, Anika, Isabella, Abhinav, Deep, Neet and Ella
The annual 'Year 6 Canberra Trip' is a highlight of the final year of primary school at King's. Students engage in an educational tour of our nation's capital to build on their Term 3 integrated studies unit focusing on Australian government. Students have been discovering how a country develops and changes through political influences and systems. For many of our students, it was their first trip on a plane, snow skiing and interaction with the engine room of Australian politics.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. We would like to acknowledge the support of the Australian Government, through the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program, which reduces the trip costs for each student by $60.
After their recent visit to Canberra, this week our Year 6 students set up their own parliament.
Last week the Year 5's had their camp at Camp Goodenough in Bilambil, NSW. It looks like they had a great time.
This year at Grade 5 camp, we had an awesome time. The food was great and each cabin had a duty each meal of either clean up or setup. Some of the activities were, giant swing, crate stack and high ropes. My favourite activity was the giant swing. Overall in my perspective, camp was a great experience.
Year 5 camp was a great experience. The activities definitely challenged most of us. I found some things challenging and most things fun. Some of the activities were, team pursuit, giant swing and obstacle course. It was Ava’s birthday on Wednesday so we had cake and sang her Happy Birthday. All together, in my opinion, I came back with a change in my daily lifestyle.
This year at year 5 camp it was full of fun adventures and challenges. We conquered our fears and tried new things. Every night at devotions people were committing their life to Jesus and having a blast.
Our Year 4's had a fantastic time on their camp. Here are some highlights.
King’s String Beginners performed at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod on 14 August, led by Mr Ryan Chislett. The King’s String Beginners group is made up of Students from both Reedy Creek and Pimpama Campuses that continued on from our Year 3-4 Program. These children are not part of an ensemble, however, Mr Chislett decided to enter them into the competition, and they did so well.
They performed so well and placed 3rd in their category. We are so proud of our students!
King's Cheer teams performed with excellence at the AASCF (Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation) State Cheer competition held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
Congratulations to the Comets (Pimpama Year 3-7) who were awarded 1st Primary School Level 1 and 1st overall Primary School Level 1. All King's teams start fresh each year with new students joining the sport so it is an incredible achievement by our coaches and cheerleaders to win a State competition.
All teams ranked in the top three in their division which is a fantastic result for King's Cheer.
Mrs Angela Hicks, King's Cheer Head Coach, reports the highlight of competition is, "seeing our King's Cheer teams supporting each other to achieve their best through all the the nerves and excitement. Thank you to the parents, family and friends who celebrated the success of all our athletes."
All the best to our teams as they prepare for the Aussie Gold International Championships to be held next month.
We had a great time at this years Spring Fair. Here are the highlights.
Thursday September 19 was National Thank A Cop Day. Students from our Primary AMP'd community service group visited Coomera Police Station with lots of cards and gifts to show their appreciation for all that the police service do to keep our communities safe. The students were also able to have a tour of the police station, have their fingerprints taken and to sit in a police car.
Kidsfest is one day of fun for all children, from new borns to grade 6, during the September school holidays at our Hillsong Brisbane campus. Filled with praise and worship, preaching of God's word, huge rides and tasty food. All registrations from the Gold Coast can access the bus service from Hillsong Burleigh campus or Hillsong Coomera campus.