P & F
|TERM 2 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Mon, 3 May||Labour Day Public Holiday|
|Fri, 7 May||Primary Mother's Day Celebration|
|Tue, 11 - Thu, 13 May||NAPLAN|
|Mon, 17 May||School Photos|
|Year 9 History Exursion|
|Tue, 18 May & Wed, 19 May||Year 3 Excursion: Hinze Dam|
|Wed, 19 May||
Trade Training Information Evening
6:30pm | King's Reedy Creek Campus
|Tue, 25 May||Year 3 Excursion: Hinze Dam|
Throughout Term 1, Year 3 students have been learning about the ‘Land Down Under’ by investigating the different Australian states and territories. They have used their research skills to discover facts about some of the fascinating natural and man-made landmarks around our wonderful nation, and have posed suggestions about how they can be responsible citizens and protect some of these unique creations. As part of this unit, students worked in groups to create a 3D diorama of their state, including the flag, flora and fauna emblems, and constructed a persuasive writing piece about why Australia is a great place to visit. As a result, many future holidays have been planned as our students have envisioned visiting some of their favourite geographic discoveries.
It is with absolute delight that we have made ourselves at home in our newly appointed music and instrumental rooms. Located upstairs, in between the Prep classrooms and D Block, our new rooms have been a hive of musical learning - from our youngest Prep students, singing, dancing and shaking their percussion instruments, to our Year 6 students learning guitar. Each primary year level has a different instrument focus. Our Prep students focus on percussion instruments, our Year 1 students play tuned percussion, Year 2 learn the ukulele while Year 3 master the melodic and amazing recorder! Year 4 focus on keyboard skills and Year 5 delve deeper into the ukulele and take their keyboard skills up a level. Year 6 students not only learn the guitar but use their skills and experience to produce some amazing musical compositions.
This is complemented by our instrumental program where students learn the guitar in Years 3 and 4 then move on to orchestral instruments. Our instrumental teachers are specialists in a number of instruments and instil in our students a love and care for their chosen instrument. They inspire our amazing choirs, who love to sing! Both of our primary choirs meet once a week in our music room and have already featured in our latest Easter Video.
During Term 1, Mrs Janelle Dornsieff, held an internal art competition "Love to Learn" to promote the cultural values of the College. Judging was finalised towards the end of Term 1.
1s place winner is Zia Hart from 3PB:
2nd place went to the artwork "Hidden Colour".
3rd: Kyla Koelman - 4PS for her artwork "Learn Passionately":
Highly commended Artworks were:
Sofia Hoatson - 3PH
Adria Vonhoff - 1PS
Hannah Britton - 4PR
The following artworks got a special mention:
Last Thursday marked the start of our 2021 Inter-Campus Debating Competition. King's PImpama had an incredibly successful night with all Year 5 and 6 debaters from both campuses putting forward strong arguments and setting the bar high for future debates!
We had approximately 80 students competing and 27 debates occur over the course of the night. It was awesome to see Reedy and Pimpama come together, compete, encourage each other and socialise over a pizza dinner.
“We are incredibly proud of all our debaters, especially those who took the leap for the first time. We can't wait for the next round at our Reedy Creek campus next term,” said Mrs Snowdon.
This term, Prep students have been exploring the concept of belonging to a family and a community. King’s Christian College is one school across three campuses and we want to build connections between all of our Prep students.
On a recent cross-campus visit to King's Pimpama, Prep students from our Logan Village campus were excited to travel on a big bus. They loved singing their favourite songs, ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Old McDonald’. and enjoyed many games of 'I Spy'.
Prior to their visit, they had been learning all about their Pimpama friends and the features of their school.
The students were excited to see the similarities between the two campuses. They went on a treasure hunt around the school, with their clipboards, searching for five things that were the same as at their own campus: Aslan the lion, chapel, library, sandpit and the jumping pillow. Then they enjoyed playtime with their Pimpama Prep friends in the classrooms. They had a wonderful adventure and thanked their Pimpama family for welcoming them to their campus.
With the end of term approaching, it is a good time to consider the importance the reporting process holds for students while they are at school. Below is an excerpt from an article by Mr Matthew Ruben, Academic Performance Advisor at our Reedy Creek Campus, relating to middle school reporting. We hope this will help families appreciate the value of school reporting.
Report time is coming up again. Like dropping leaves signalling the change of seasons, the regular arrival of reports marks the end of another term or semester. And like the change of season, we can be prompted to break out the jumpers or to begin a spring clean, in our school experience. This is the real opportunity of reports - they provide all of us - parents, carers, students and teachers - the chance to consider how things are going, and to make any necessary changes. There is a really positive conversation that can develop at report time involving students and parents about how school has been going. And this conversation can continue at our Partnership Evenings early next term with subject teachers and other staff if needed.
The first page of the School Report is the summary. For Years 7 - 9, there are grades. Grades matter - and A is good - actually really good. Grades of B and C are ok, but grades of D or E tell us that there is something amiss. We can then get a clearer picture by viewing each subject page. Did a particular assessment item stand out? Why was this? Are there good behaviours and approaches to studies in place, or is there work to be done in particular areas?
I still have my children’s school reports at home from many years ago. They are adults now, and sometimes when they visit we read their old reports and have a chuckle together. Old reports are like photographs of the past as we remember, mostly with fondness, teachers and experiences from earlier days. But a current report is different. It is about the here and now, about being intentional, and about taking positive steps forward into the future.
Academic Performance Advisor
[The College will email parents when reports become available on Parent Portal]
NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy - essential skills that each child needs to succeed in school and life. The NAPLAN tests are designed to help schools make sure students are on track in their literacy and numeracy development. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
Between 11 and 13 May, King's will participate in these national examinations. NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows you to see how your child is progressing in literacy and numeracy against the national standard and compared to their peers throughout Australia. For our teachers, NAPLAN provides additional information to support professional judgement and student progress, learning and additional areas for future focus.
The College will shift to online testing in 2022; this year we will continue to sit paper-copy examinations.
All students are expected to participate in NAPLAN. However, if you have a philosophical objection to NAPLAN and believe it is in your child’s best interest not to participate, due to excessive stress or other adverse effects, then you have the right as a parent to withdraw your child.
If you wish to discuss your child not participating, please email the relevant staff member:
King’s Christian College had a successful night of debating on 17 March, winning three out of their four debates. The Intermediate team debated at AB Paterson College and the Junior teams debated at St Stephen’s College. All students represented the College well and were very enthusiastic (if slightly nervous) and organised. The teams were well supported by parents and family. The moot was: ‘Everyone should have first aid training’. The next round takes place on 28 April (Week Two of Term Two).
Junior A (KCP1)
Team: Grace Browning, Naomi Sweeney, Emily White, Amy-Lee Smal
Junior A (KCP2)
V: AB Paterson
Team: Jacob Millar, Jamie Nicholson, Emmanuel Mina Montalvo Wu
Junior A (KCP3)
V: St Stephen’s College
Team: Arlette Divine, Seina Beyan, Janice Park , Chelsey Farcau
Intermediate B (KCP1)
V: AB Paterson
Team: Asher Morrell, Emma Cooper, Ellis Petrucci, Mikaela Hunter
After several weeks of inclement weather, God blessed us with fantastic conditions for this year’s cross country carnivals. Running back-to-back, the Year 3-6 and the high school carnival started and finished on the school’s top field. Students competed for their house and for a coveted position on the school team to compete at the District Carnival.
All the 12-year-olds, from both Primary and High School, competed together in the Year 3-6 event, with their points contributing to the Primary Carnival results.
Congratulations Finney, taking out 1st place with 2842 points!
2nd - Tyndale 2458 points
3rd - Rayleigh 2347 points
4th - Newton 2228 points
Congratulations to the following students who took out Age Champion in the Primary Carnival:
|Age 8 Girls|
|First ||Mila Green||Tyndale|
|Age 8 Boys|
|Age 9 Girls|
|Age 9 Boys|
|Age 10 Girls|
|Age 10 Boys|
|Age 11 Girls|
|Third||Kiara Van Deventer||Tyndale|
|Age 11 Boys|
|Age 12 Girls|
|Age 12 Boys|
Congratulations Rayleigh! Taking out 1st place with 1500 points.
2nd - Finney 1445 points
3rd - Newton 1106 points
4th - Tyndale 901 points
Congratulations to the following students who took out Age Champion.
|Age 13 Girls|
|Age 13 Boys||Newton|
|Age 14 Girls|
|Age 14 Boys|
|Age 15 Girls|
|Age 15 Boys|
King’s Hinterland District team will comprise the top five finishing positions in the 10 year to 15 year age groups. These students will represent the College at the Hinterland Cross Country on Tuesday 4 May.High School Cross Country Carnival Photos
From 22 to 24 March, Mason Mower competed at the Queensland School Sport State Championships for swimming.
"It was an awesome experience to represent the South Coast and race against boys from all over Queensland. This has been my goal for the last 12 months and I made it, I was so happy," stated Mason Mower, Year 6 student.
"Over the three days, I competed in four events, including being part of the relay for the South Coast team," he said.
In Mason's individual events in the 12 years boys age group he placed:
3rd Place in the 400 Individual Medley
4th Place in the 200 Butterfly
9th Place in the 100 Butterfly
Well done Mason. We wish you further success in achieving your swimming goals.
Easter is a very special time of year for our Christian community, as we reflect on the magnitude of what our Lord Jesus Christ did for us on the cross through his death and resurrection, bringing eternal hope to all who believe in Him. This year, King's created a special Easter video with a message from our Chaplains and a song sung by our King's choirs. The video was shared with students in small classroom services on the last day of school. Every King's student was also offered a commemorative 2021 Easter shirt to wear on the last day of school. Preps to Year 3 had a practice fun run and enjoyed running in their new gear. For those who were not at school on the last day, these can be collected from Main Reception during school holiday office hours or in Term 2.
|I will come to Earth and die
To take away your sin.
I will remove your brokenness
And place My life within.
I will face the whipping post
And My body I will yield.
I will shed My blood for you,
For through it you are sealed.
I will take what you deserve
And I will pay what's due.
I will endure the blood-stained cross
For the joy of knowing you.
I will purify your past
And make you white as snow.
I will forgive your future wrongs
And lead you where to go.
I will free you from yourself
And from your selfish pride.
I will always be with you
And never leave your side.
|I will keep you safe from harm
And from the Devil's plans.
I will walk you through each test
And hold you in My hands.
I will give Myself to you
And power you'll receive.
I will raise the dead to life
If you will just believe.
I will show you mysteries
Concealed within My Word.
I will speak into your heart
Truths you've never heard.
I will give all this to you,
All this and so much more.
The only thing that you must do
Is surrender Me your all.
- Easter poem by Mr Peter Spink
King's Year 4 Lead Teacher
The High School Life program is a student-led initiative and one of the practical ways King's students can care and show the love of Jesus throughout our College, and in our local and international communities. The Term 1 projects supported You Have a Friend - an organisation in Tweed Heads that cares for the homeless, marginalised and single parents - especially those fleeing domestic violence. Throughout the term, our High School Pastoral Care classes collected meals in a tin and raised funds during the You Have a Friend free dress day and lunch fundraiser.
The generosity of our community was heartwarming and humbling. The goal was 3,000 meals in a tin and we successfully surpassed that number with an astounding 4,052 cans collected, valuing over $6,500! Well done to the PC classes who brought the most cans and won a pizza party - F4, N2, R7 and T10!
During the fundraising event, Reedy Creek and Pimpama raised a combined total of $4,268 which will be used by You Have a Friend to purchase new waterproof swags for many homeless people across our region this winter. Thank you to everyone in our King's community who so generosity supported this worthy cause.
A prepackaged gift bag, valued at either $5 or $10, will be available to purchase via trybooking.com (see link below). The gift bags should be ordered online by no later than 27 April 2021 to give the P&F time to organise stock and helpers to assemble the gift bags.
Mother's Day gift bag bookings will be available online at the start of the holidays. Please note, a small booking fee is added to the amount purchased.
Gift bags will be distributed for children to take home during school hours on Thursday, 6 May.
The King’s Pimpama P&F would like to thank you in advance for your support. If anyone would like to help assemble gift bags, please get in touch with P&F President Grant Patching on 0438899823 for more details.To order your Mother's Day gift bag, click here:
Thank you to our 350 King's parents who took the time to provide feedback on our upgraded Compass parent app. Following feedback from our parent survey last October, we have implemented changes to the app with the aim of providing easier, more intuitive access to Compass information. 90% of parents reported that information in Compass is now easier to find, and overall satisfaction with using Compass increased from 3.5 to 4.12 (out of 5) stars.
Congratulations to Emily, a Prep parent at our Reedy Creek campus, who was randomly selected from survey respondents as the winner of a new King’s Softshell jacket, which can be worn with either the formal or sports uniform. We look forward to making further improvements to our Compass platform from your most recent feedback.
You can access Compass Help through our online services menu for tutorials/videos on how to navigate and customise your preferences when using Compass.
The Athlete's Foot store at Westfields Helensvale rewards our school with $5 from every purchase of shoes you buy from their store, if you mention King's Christian College Pimpama. This term we have raised $270 from this program.
Total Football Academy will be running an after-school soccer program during Term 2 at King's Christian College (Pimpama). The program is for Prep to Year 4 Pupils. Registration forms will be distributed during a free demonstration.
During the 6-week program, games will be played inside an inflatable soccer field, which captures the imagination of students, giving them a great soccer experience. Training will take place inside a skills square focusing on different skills each week, such as dribbling, turning and shooting. As part of the program, players can also purchase a soccer kit (Top and Shorts).
The program will start on Monday 10th May, Prep to Year 4 from 3.15 pm - 4.15 pm. To sign up online visit www.totalfootballacademy.com.au call Danny Morton on 0473 344 778 or email email@example.com. Find us on Facebook for wet weather information and special offers.
TFA coaches will abide by the College and Field Sports Industry Covid Safe Plan. We encourage parents and/or Guardians to abide by the School/College Covid Safe Plan at all times.
Dates: 10, 17, 24, 31 May - 7, 14 June
Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm
We are excited to offer Performing Arts Holiday workshops this Easter break but will be dependent on Covid regulations.
3 DAYS OF FUN | BOYS & GIRLS | PREP - GR 12 | ALL ABILITIES
DANCE | DRAMA | MUSICAL THEATRE | ACRO OR BREAK DANCING PERFORMANCE ON THE LAST DAY
Students from all three King's Campuses are welcome to attend our workshops at King's College - PIMPAMA Campus.
WHEN: 12 - 14 April 2021
WHERE: King's College - Pimpama Campus
TIME: 9.00am - 3.00pm
DROP OFF: From 8.30am
PICK UP: Between 3.00pm & 3.30pm
MEETING POINT: Pimpama Auditorium - King's Church
COST: $120/ticket, just $120 for 3 full days of fun!
*Tickets are non-refundable, however, you can on-sell if needed. Payment is required upon booking, a small booking fee applies
Want more details to click on the link below
https://www.kingsdanceacademy.com/workshops Happy Holidays!!
Miss La Toya