|TERM 1 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Wed, 8 January||Uniform Collection, 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|
|Tues, 4 February||Year 5 PBL Information Session|
|Tues, 4 February||Year 6 Canberra Information Evening|
The theme for this year's Creative By Design week was 'The Garden'. It was an amazing week where the students were encouraged to explore their God given creativity.
'Creative by Design' week is a favourite primary school event. Instead of learning maths and english, our Prep - Year 6 students engage with the uniquely creative skills that God has given to every child. Created on purpose - for a purpose!
The 2019 theme, 'the Garden', is giving students tools to imagine and grow a beautiful garden, both within their own heart and in the playground at school. Choosing to plant seeds of kindness, unselfishness, respect and compassion will grow a garden where friends will want to play. God promises to guide us each day to create gardens that will flourish.
The Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring.
- Isaiah 58:11
King's staff wrote and produced a garden themed song that was launched during Creative by Design week, showcasing to students how you can use the creative gifts God has given you to be a blessing to others. Words and music by Ben Pohlmann, vocals by Tessa Anderson and produced by Barnaby Baker.
A highlight of the week was the final event, a colour run!
Year 1 had an amazing day on our excursion to Paradise Country. We explored different animal habitats and what they need to survive. Some students even got the opportunity to go inside a dingos enclosure and hide food for them! We also learnt more about the external features of our Australian animals. Our highlights were patting koalas and snakes, milking cows, the Sheep Shearing Show and spending time in the animal nursery. We loved going deeper into this term’s Integrated Studies unit called ‘Where The Wild Things Are’.
Mrs Natasha de Kock
On Tuesday 22 October 2019, Year 7 students travelled to Reedy Creek Campus to participate in a Leadership Development Session with some of our senior students. While they were there, they had the opportunity to attend ‘Biz Day’, the Year 9 Business major assessment.
This was a very valuable opportunity as our students will be required to put on their own Biz Day in 2021. Students were able to purchase items for sale at Biz Day as well as participate in games and activities.
During 2020, we have 2 very exciting building projects. We will be building our new College library and our new High School classroom building.
The library is a 2-story building and will be constructed on what is currently the grass area outside the entrance to the school reception. The current verandah outside reception will become a covered walkway that separates the two buildings. The library will be on the ground floor, together with an outdoor study area. The top floor will contain office space for staff.
Our new high school classroom building is also a 2-story building which will include 12 classrooms plus open spaces. The classrooms will include Dance, Drama, Science, Art and Industrial Design/Technology rooms.
Please have a look at the videos below which show a 3D fly through of what the completed buildings will look like.
Opti-MINDS is a creative problem solving team event which encourages participants to think, create and communicate. We recently had 2 teams compete at the Opti-MINDS State and National finals. The teams travelled to Brisbane for the weekend and took part in a series of team challenges at the University of Queensland.
Both teams had a full and fantastic weekend and our year 6 team came 2nd overall in their division which is a great achievement.
Please watch the video for some highlights.
At the last competition for the year our debating team versed St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School at Brisbane Adventist College and won, marking the end of a successful debating season! The children have worked so hard on building their confidence and skills and were commended on their rebuttals, which is the hardest part of debating to master!
The Year 6 QDU Debating Team are: Aaliyah Page, Jamie Nicholson, Chloe Napper, Elijah Elsayed, Tijana Niemeijer, Sarah Phipson and Naomi Sweeny
Kingston Ngaoire from 3E has recently represented the Cook Islands playing rugby league in the QLD Pacific Island Community Carnival in the Under 10 age group. It was a great opportunity and an honour for him to represent the Cook Islands against, Tonga, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea. He also performed the Haka (or Amu) before each game (the Cook Island word for Haka is Amu).
His Mum says, "It wasn’t all about rugby, they learnt more about their culture, learnt language and traditional Hakas, also participating in prayers before and after trainings and a church service blessing the players and their uniforms."
Kingston is having a great year with his sport as he also represented Gold Coast Touch at the QLD state cup.
Well done Kingston!
The Gaydon family have been at King’s for almost 2 years. Poppy is in year 2 and Amos is in Prep Prep. Mum Rachel is also the class coordinator for 2F.
Next year they will be moving to Romania on Australia Day to work as missionaries. For the last 7 years they have been following God’s calling taking them to Mozambique Africa, Far North Queensland and now with one way tickets to Romania. Here they will be working with the homeless, living in rubbish dumps as well as setting up an anti sex trafficking program. Eventually they hope to set up an Iris Global base with others. They would love to keep in touch with the King’s community
If you would like to know more about the Gaydon’s journey and how you may support them, they have set up a facebook page called Gaydon Moves. You can also contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We pray for God’s richest blessings as they embark on this remarkable calling.