|TERM 3 2020 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Tuesday, 14 July||First Day Term 3|
|Tues 14 & Wed 15 July||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|Wednesday, 15 July||Prep-Year 2 Athletics Carnival|
|Thursday, 16 July||Year 3 - Year 8 Athletics Carnival|
|Monday, 20 July||School Photo Day|
|Tuesday, 21 July||High School Parent Teacher Interviews|
|Friday, 24 July||Noah's Ark Photo Day|
|Friday, 21 August||Gold Coast Show Day|
I am pretty sure all our Preppies have grown a few inches due to all the rain we have had. In Christian Living we have been reading the story of Noah, quite ironic really. It was a fantastic discussion point, talking about how God promised to never flood the whole earth and destroy all the people and animals, whilst, our school was flooding. Week 3 we had our first visit from our Year 8 buddies. They will be visiting us every Tuesday morning and engaging with the students. This is a fantastic way to develop community amongst our pupils. The Year 8s came into our classes and played some maths and literacy games with our students. We all enjoyed our Prep Social (Picnic) on Friday, 21 February and it was lovely to see the sunshine and everyone dressed in their house shirts to build the college spirit.
Wow! What a start to Year 1!
This term, so far, we have explored life when our Grandparents went to school and what they did for fun such as playing naughts and crosses, hopscotch and dominos. Maths has been a whirlwind of shapes, patterns and number exploration where we have discovered skip counting all the way to 100. We have read stories, written recounts and practised amazing handwriting. This term we have also split our classes to conduct Crack the Code which has seen us take leaps in our spelling knowledge, exploring spelling rules and tricks to help tackle difficult words. A highlight every week is our specialist lessons where we have the amazing opportunity to learn Spanish, Chess, Digital Technologies, Music and PE. AMP’d sessions have also given us the opportunity to try new things like soccer, hip hop dancing, craft and so much more! It is sometimes hard to believe we are only a few weeks down and have already done so much, but we are so excited for where the rest of the school year takes us!
The driving question for the Year 5s' very first Project Based Learning is:
What can we learn from NASA to acquire the skills to be a successful PBL learner?
The students kicked off Week 3 with their entry event, participating in three skill workshops.
The workshops saw them focusing on researching, communication and agency (self-management). It involved a bit of running, push ups, lego building and space research.
Since then, they have already begun their Astronaut Training Log: researching planets, creating animations in Sketchbook Motion and learning about the layers of the atmosphere.
Mrs Renee Sanson
At King’s Christian College, Peacekeeping is part of Year 6. Peacekeeping is also being a friend to one another. We lead diligently by helping and building connections with younger students. We love to help out little kids and teachers during break time. We help to make new friends and assist on the playground.
As part of our leadership development, at King’s we also do buddy classes. Each group of students are given a different class in the school to ‘adopt’ as a buddy class. We present devotions in this class, about one of the King’s Foundational Values or a bible character. This program helps us to build new friendships with students in prep and all the way to Year 6. This is also one of the ways that King’s students lead diligently during class times.
We love serving our King’s community and look forward to strong connections with all the staff and students this year.
Janice Park 6PS
The Year 7s had an awesome time on camp at CYC in Burleigh last week where they learned to overcome barriers, be adventurous in scaling new heights and even enjoyed the fun of learning how to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard).
They enjoyed a range of surf, creek and adventure based tasks that helped develop students knowledge and understanding of water safety, a vital skill for young people living on the Gold Coast.
In the evenings the students enjoyed the devotions and fellowship with friends and teachers. As always, devotions were a highlight of our evening program. It was awesome to see our Year 7 students respecting and supporting each other as they praised and listened to fantastic messages.
Zach Rankin (Year 6) and Mitch Garcia (Year 5) competed together in the Gold Coast Schools Tennis challenge on Sunday 16 February. The boys competed admirably, and won their first three games without losing a set, making it through to the quarter finals, where they were knocked out. They played some excellent tennis, met some new friends, and represented the college admirably.
"It was fun to play with Zach and get to get to the quarters and it was such an adventure for me," said Mitchell Garcia.
"Tennis was really fun and enjoyable. It was great to meet knew friends and have a heap of fun while representing our school. I felt joyful and happy to be playing alongside with my great friend and playing against great opponents," said Zac, our Year 6 School Captain.
Well done boys!
It's full steam ahead for the Year 1 - 3 Choir practice on Wednesday mornings at 7:50am. The students are practising for the Easter Service at the end of the term. Primary Music Teacher, Mrs Hope Malcolm says "It's great to see the older students helping out with the younger one's during our practice times."
A big thank you to our pianist Mrs Angie Lubbe for her dedication and support with the choirs.
It is an exciting week for our King’s Pimpama Debating Teams as we launch our program for the first time in 2020. A large number of our participants are signing up for the very first time! We have 22 participants over both Year 5 and 6.
Our focus for this semester will be our participation in the Gold Coast debates at Coomera Anglican College. Debating in these competitions involves weekly training, preparing strong arguments, learning how to deliver an effective speech and being able to rebut an opposition's point of view. This is the fourth year that King’s Pimpama have entered this competition and we have seen great success, in previous seasons, that is continuing to grow. Throughout this season, we will also work towards transitioning them into the invitational Queensland Debating Union team that will take place later in the year. We look forward to another incredible year where students will learn the art of competing in this academic sport.
At King's Pimpama we have a variety of closed Facebook Year Level pages and a public, open King's Christian College PImpama Facebook page @kingspimpama. The year level closed Facebook pages are available for families to connect with each other for things like lost hats and general conversations with other families in the same year level. For all your official news and information your first port of call should be Compass. Click on the Parent Information tab and scroll down until you find the Pimpama Parent Information section. A wide variety of information such as Before and After School Activities, Parent Lounge and Sport Uniform Days can be found under the coloured tiles. Happy connecting!