Primary Highlights 201922 November 2019
Please enjoy these highlights from this year.
P & F
|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|
Thank you to all our family and friends who were able to attend our end of year celebration events. It was lovely to come together as a community and acknowledge all the hard work of the year.
Please enjoy these highlights from this year.
The annual Premier’s Reading Challenge is a challenge issued by the Premier of Queensland to every school student, up to grade 9, in the state. The challenge is for students in grades prep-4 to read 20 books and for students in grades 5-9 to read 15 books. This year the challenge saw 2.31 million books read by over 168,000 students throughout the state.
In 2018 King’s Pimpama completed 90 challenges school wide. In 2019 King’s Pimpama nearly doubled this figure by completing 170 challenges schoolwide, with classes 4D and 2B having an astonishing 80% completion rate. While a massive congratulations goes to every student that completed the challenge many students took it upon themselves to complete multiple challenges and as a result read over 40 books. The following is a list of noteworthy students who completed more than one challenge:
|Joel Mutsawu (PL)- 40 books||Sophie Trahearn (PA)- 40 books||Bjorn Baylis (2B)- 40 books|
|Charlotte Hope (2B)- 40 books||Ashlin Wheeler (2B) – 100 books||Amy Bosman (2A)- 30 books|
|Mackenzie Wormald (2A)- 60 books||Izabella Bereznai (2A) – 60 books||Sennin Naidoo (2J)- 60 books|
|Caitlyn Darragh (4D)- 60 books||Caitlyn Howe (4D)- 40 books||Shanaye Naidoo (4D)- 80 books|
|Borisz Bozsoki (4G)- 60 books||Milla Schob (4G) 40 books||Shari Murphy (5T)- 30 books|
|Charlotte Williams (5T)- 45 books||Zorion Tan (5S)- 60 books|
A huge thank you to all parents and staff who encouraged their students to participate and complete the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge. Here’s hoping 2020 will bring another great participation and even more books being read.
On Wednesday 20 November 7X English went to 2B to read the stories that they created for their English assessment over the last four weeks. Students had to choose from four poems: The Man from IronBark, The Man from Snowy River, Mulga Bill's Bicycle all written by A.B Patterson, and the Jabberwocky written by Lewis Carroll. The assessment task was to transform the poem into a storybook for younger ages to enjoy. It was an amazing experience for all of the Year 7’s and the Year 2’s thought it was great having lots of stories read to them.
On Wednesday the 20 November, 7X went to class 2B to present the children's books that they had written. The children enjoyed this time to bond with the year 7’s and the class loved spending time reading stories. It was good for Year 7 to get some feedback from the age group that the stories were aimed at. This is definitely a task that year 7 would love to do again.
Serving is a big part of the character development of students at King's. Last term a group of our year 7 students were able to help out at the annual Noah's Ark sports day.
This is a video that our Fusion media group made about their first year of high school. Fusion is a weekly program where the students get to explore a variety of electives. As 2019 was the first year of high school at our Pimpama campus, the student's wanted to share their experiences.
And the winner is ................FINNEY
Well done to everyone who participated in the year 3-7 swimming carnival this week and thank you to all the parents and friends who came out to show their support. The final results were:
|Finney - 1st||Rayleigh - 2nd||Newton - 3rd||Tyndale - 4th|
Age Championship Results:
The Brisbane International Regional Trials
We were privileged to be able to send selected students to a Red, Orange and Green Ball inter-school competition for the Brisbane International Regional Trials. The Red Ball challenge was held at Somerset College on 15 October, while the Orange and Green Ball competitions were held at Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club, Miami on 1 November. This was a wonderful opportunity for our young tennis players to sharpen their skills in a challenging competition.
‘It was King’s Pimpama first tennis tournament and my favourite part was when I helped my teammates score. We also practised on the small courts which helped us win the last few games.’
Kye Harrison 3E
‘I went to represent the school in tennis, and I found that it was fun and challenging.’
Zac Rankin 5T
‘It was challenging at times but very fun.’
Isaac Day 5T
‘It was fun at times but also hard, especially when we play against the stronger teams. I enjoyed the teamwork.’
Mitchell Garcia 4G
‘I loved going to tennis because I got to represent the school.’
Naomi Sweeney 6S
Our Year 3 students are now 1 Semester into their year-long Instrumental Music program. At this half-way mark, theYear 3 parents were invited to join the students for their last ensemble rehearsal for the year. Parents were able to see first hand the ensemble in operation under the professional guidance of their teachers. After only 1 semester of tuition, the students have come a long way on their individual instruments, and to see them ‘in context’ with the other instruments in each ensemble, proved very valuable.
Students participate in one of three ensembles: Strings, Woodwind, or Brass and Percussion.
Congratulations Year 3 on the tremendous progress you’ve made in such a short period of time.
Mr Lindsay Genge
President's Report 2019
What an excellent year 2019 has been for King’s Christian College Parent’s and Friend’s Association at Pimpama.
We have had the opportunity to work alongside our school community to help raise awareness for special missions close to our hearts as well as host our favourite annual events- Mother’s Day stalls, Father’s Day stalls and of course our second Spring Fair.
This year’s Spring Fair was no doubt the BEST YET. We were blessed with beautiful weather and we were able to see many of our King’s Pimpama children showcase their wonderful talents on our outside stage. We saw dancers, cheerleaders, singers and our very talented choirs. This year we also saw more children assisting us in running stalls showcasing their servant heart attitudes and customer service skills. This is what this event is about- “Friend-raising” and creating memories together. We want to thank each and every child and family who helped us to create this amazing day and of course our outstanding Teachers and support staff - They are truly one of a kind. We are very grateful for the support we receive from the School and we would not be able to do this event without them. We look forward to working together again next year.
We are already in the planning stages for some of our events for next year and we really want you to be apart of these events. So, if you have ever thought about joining our team, there is no time like now!
We look forward to another wonderful year serving alongside you.
Treasurer's Report 2019
Our Parents and Friends Association works closely with our families to raise friends and not funds. We are supported by our School board who enables us to focus on working with the community to fund items needed by teachers and students to create extra fun activities. An amount of $10 per student is faithfully provided to us to support our mission and we take great responsibility in stewarding these funds well.
Our Prep Social in Term 1 is a highlight each year and we plan to continue and grow this great connecting initiative. The P&F hire out a Play centre and invite all Prep families to come dressed in their House colours for an evening of Connect.
We encourage class coordinators to let us know how we can support them in connecting with families and we fund coffee catch-ups when required. We are planning to support Mrs Sue Sweeney and her connect team next year, encouraging our class coordinators to connect via the Family Connect at the Barista on set days each week. These were held directly after drop-off or pick-up a few times a week.
We purchased art supplies for a lunch time activity in Mrs Simpson 3E class as well as purchased trolleys to assist staff moving large items around the school. Our Prep teachers also have trolleys to assist in taking students’ lunch bags and bottles downstairs if needed.
We replaced our large BBQ with 2 smaller ones, that was used at the Logan Village Breakfast to welcome new families. This made them more portable and easier for our groundsteam to move.
We also have the opportunity to work alongside our school community to help raise funds for special missions close to our hearts as well as host our annual fundraising events - Mother’s Day stalls, Father’s Day stalls and of course our Spring Fair. This year we raised just over $4,000, which would not have been possible without the support and backing of the College. We appreciate the support in the school for instance carrying the cost of all the equipment required to showcase our students’ and their many talents. There are plenty of behind the scenes work and costs that we are very grateful for. Our staff serving alongside us is invaluable and a great community spirit approach. We would love to see this event grow with more parent involvement and support.
Our team supports the Year 6 graduation with supplying soft drinks and water for the parent get together before the start of the evening and also soft drinks and water for the students during their graduation dinner.
We have been asked to help provide an additional laminator for our amazing Educational Assistants team with laminating sheet supplies as well as 6 sets of shelving to assist in keeping our Resource rooms tidy. These small tokens of support goes a long way in helping our teams function seamlessly.
We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions on how we can better serve the community and if you wish to get involved in any area of your interest.
I am honoured to serve our school community and value your ongoing support.
Our Christmas Missions Markets were a huge success. We raised $3371.70 with 20 different student-led stalls. There was a cake stall, hair braiding, bouncy castle plus lots more.
The money raised will go to support the following missions:
Mana Ministries, India
100% hOPE, Uganda
Surf Life Saving Chaplaincy, Australia
Faith That Moves Mountains, Philippines
Our annual Christmas Concert was a huge success. Every year level performed an item. It was lovely to see our King's community come together.