|TERM 3 2022 IMPORTANT DATES|
|20 July||Year 10 Visual Art Excursion|
Debating - Quarter final: Trinity Lutheran 6pm Debate.
|25 - 28 July||Year 6 Cairns Trip|
|27 July||Year 7-9 APSMO Olympiad/Maths Games (in-class)|
|29 July||Year 6 Student Free Day|
|2- 3 Aug||Year 5 Write a Book In a Day|
|3 Aug||Year 7-10 AMC Maths Competition|
|3 Aug||Year 5-10 Guest Speaker - Melinda Tankard-Reist|
|4 Aug||Primary Debating: Year 5 & Year 6 Qld Debating Union Round Robin|
|10 Aug||Years 7-10 Honours Assembly|
|11 Aug||Bangarra Dance Excursion - Years 9/10 Dance/Drama Students|
|12 Aug||100 Days of Prep|
|15 -19 Aug||Primary Science Week|
|17 Aug||Yr 7-10 BBQ Fundraiser|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up-to-date event information.
They have posed the questions;
- 'Where do we use water?' and
- 'How can we look after our most precious resource?'
We began with a research project to identify sources of water around the College Campus. We looked at how that water is accessed and ways that it was not being used wisely.
We have learned about the journey of water through its cycle of Condensation, Precipitation, Collection and Evaporation.
Students have been busy creating annotated diagrams, identifying water access points, water wastage points, suggestions on how to help save water, how to use it efficiently and the connection it has to the land and its value to the Indigenous Australians.
From the Year 2 Teaching Team we are very proud of their demonstrated learning.
Mr Grahame Anderson
For our integrated studies unit in Term 2, King's Pimpama Prep students have been learning about marine life. The unit has been split up into 5 different rotations each assigned to one teacher and the Preps rotated through each class learning about a different marine animal. They learned about the features of the marine creatures, where they live, what they eat and some interesting facts about them. To conclude this interesting unit, the students have each chosen a marine creature and created a diorama using a shoebox and other recycled materials to create their habitat. These habitat creations were a small model of where their creature lived and what they need to survive. The students enjoyed every minute of it.
King's Christian College has a wonderful reputation when it comes to quality debaters. On Wednesday 25 May, the Pimpama Campus hosted the first Intercampus Debating Bootcamp. Students from all three campuses came together to work on their debates for the next intercampus competition to be held on Wednesday 15 June 2022 at Kings Pimpama. Students refreshed their knowledge on how to write a persuasive argument and wrote very convincing arguments on the topic.
All Children should have access to mobile phones with full connectivity
"It was wonderful to have the opportunity to have the students collaborate and create together, we look forward to hearing them debate this topic on Wednesday 15 June 2022 commencing at 4:30 pm at Kings Pimpama," said Mrs Jo Riddell, Debating Coordinator.
On Friday 20 May, the Year 6s were blessed to have a visit from our MP for Coomera, Michael Crandon. He came to our school to talk to Year Six about Government history. He spoke about ‘The White Australian Policy’ and how that affected Australia. He also spoke about what his position in parliament is like.
Mr Crandon was telling us about how he and his parents immigrated from England and his parents paid only 10 pounds each to go on a boat to Australia for 5 weeks from England. This was known as the 10-pound pom scheme in 1945.
Michael had a special book that he presented to us, called Parliament Buildings of the Commonwealth. This book is one of a kind because you can not purchase this book in Australia. He got a copy specifically for all the schools in his area.
We enjoyed his visit very much. It was very interesting hearing him talk about Australian history and we are very grateful for the book he awarded us with.
By Annabelle, Sienna and Olivia 6PC
Every Wednesday at the first break one of our King's Chaplains, Hannah Hynes, runs a girl's boxing program called 'Break and Box'.
This program has been running all term and has been a great source of enjoyment for our Year 4 and Year 5 girls. They meet every week near the jumping pillow with anticipation of learning new skills and discipline in the art of boxing. The girls also cover topics including teamwork, perseverance and how to get back up again when life is tough.
Likewise, Luke De Vlieg, one of our male chaplains, has been running Boot Camp club every Wednesday morning outside the HUB from 8 am for our Year 4 boys. The boys learn how to train both mind and body to develop self-control and calmness of mind under pressure.
Both these clubs are available and open to the Year levels mentioned above, So if your child would like to participate then they can come along on the day and join in the fun!
Our very first year of NAPLAN testing online is now complete. Everything went very smoothly as all technical elements worked well, students were prepared and organised, and teachers navigated the online system beautifully. Parents - thanks again for your support and encouragement throughout NAPLAN to ensure that your children arrived at school on time, with the right equipment, had a healthy lunch to help with concentration, and were well rested for their exams. Students - well done on your participation and completion of NAPLAN testing for another year.
In Week 5 of Term 2, our King's Pimpama Year 10 students jetted off to tropical Cairns for an unforgettable North Queensland experience.
Here is one Year 10 student's account for the trip:
My Year 10 Cairns experience is something that I would never forget. At our camp, we did activities like hiking in the Mosman Gorge, Kuranda Sky Rail, snorkelling, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, and going to the esplanade as well as Port Douglas. Whilst doing these activities, we were able to experience and see things that we would normally not be able to see. For example, when we went snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, we were able to look at a variety of different types of corals while learning about some of them.
Another example would be when we went on the Kuranda Sky Rail. If I am being honest, I am terrified of heights and I would be lying if I said the whole experience wasn't scary. At first, when we started to move, my palms went all sweaty and I was regretting my decision of getting on the Sky Rail, but after a few minutes of getting used to the movement and actually trying to enjoy the experience, I was able to enjoy the view and have fun with my friends. My favourite part of this camp was the chapels we had in the afternoons, after returning from activities because the whole session opened up so many opportunities for everyone. During the session, many people were able to learn about and encounter God and the Holy Spirit, and I think that was what made it especially special. But most importantly, the reason why I was able to enjoy this whole camp would be because of the people I went with. Being able to go on a school camp to Cairns with my friends was probably the best experience I had all year and I hope we would be able to experience something similar in the future. Janine Park
Thank you to our Chaplaincy team did an incredible job hosting the nighttime chapels and challenged the students to put God at the centre of their life. It was wonderful to see how respectful and mature our group of students were throughout the trip.
Travelling to Cairns gave Year 10 students the chance to increase their confidence with more daring activities, gain some perspective, develop growth and independence and make new connections with other students in their year level. A BIG thank you to the teachers who gave up their time to make this trip possible for our students. Well done Year 10 for a memorable trip. A highlight for the teachers was the time spent snorkelling around the Great Barrier Reef with the pioneering Year 10 cohort.
Mr Jonathan Francis
Head of House - Rayleigh | Senior Industrial Design & Technology Teacher
Throughout this term, Year 10 students worked through the initial careers program in Set for Success lessons, designed to help them identify possible career interest areas. Students submitted their College Senior Career Action Plan (CAP), and King's Pimpama now invite parents to attend a meeting with their Year 10 child and their senior teacher to discuss their career planning process. These meetings will take place on Thursday, 16 June 2022.
This process is designed to support students’ pathway to QCE, as well as guide them about how best to structure their learning in Years 11 and 12 around their abilities, interests and ambitions. Helping students identify and plan effective career pathways is an integral part of our students’ transition from senior schooling to tertiary education and/or employment.
Beyond the Career Action Plan process and interview, we would like to remind parents that at King’s we offer our students guidance with:
• Career counselling
• VET pathway advice and support
• Subject selection for senior study
• Tertiary pathways and course information,
• QTAC and interstate/overseas university applications
• Careers expos
• Gap year opportunities
From 2-4 pm in the afternoon, we will also be holding a mini Careers Expo in the high school building. King's invites you to join your child in talking to tertiary education providers to discuss possible options and pathways for your child. A coffee cart will be available for you to purchase a coffee to enjoy while walking around the various displays.
On Thursday 16 June, Unleashing Personal Potential (UPP) will come to our campus to run their STEP UP program with the Year 9 students.
STEP UP has been designed to help students become their best. Through STEP UP, students are enabled to build a solid foundation for their success.
This process seeks to help students:
develop an understanding of growth mindsets and neuroplasticity by understanding what barriers they have that may be holding them back;
use evidence-based practices for setting goals
develop healthy habits; and,
establish and nurture healthy relationships.
The program is a highly interactive, hands-on activities evidence-based program. The dynamic team of young Christian presenters keep the students responding and interacting throughout the whole day. All your child will need to bring for the program is a pen or pencil to write with.
The program will run for the whole day from 8.40 - 3.15, after which we invite you and your child to visit the mini careers fair that will be held in the high school until 4 pm. There will be a coffee cart available for you to purchase a coffee to enjoy while walking around the venue. You can talk to the tertiary providers about post-school options to enhance the career investigation your child has started in their Set For Success lessons this term.
Please feel free to contact Mrs Lubbe via email at email@example.com or by phone at 55877663.
27 June - 1 July
Yr 11 and 12
27 June – 1 July 2022. Register here
At the end of May, High School students held their Term 2 BBQ fundraiser in support of the many charities supported by our College and families. These events are well-loved by the students who get to wear casual t-shirts for a gold coin donation and the opportunity for a sausage sizzle at lunchtime from the Chappies!
At the end of May, many sports fields were still bogged after the recent rainfalls. Our King's Pimpama Sports Department got innovative to ensure the students didn't continue to miss out on their sports. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then from the looks on their faces, our students were extremely happy to be participating in the various sports on offer at the Mount Warren Indoor Sports. Enjoy all the photos in the collage.
On a very cold and windy Tuesday in Week 8, four of our students competed in the regional cross country trials held at Rivermount College. It was a difficult course with an undulating track and was extremely muddy in areas. Competitors from schools across the Gold Coast arrived at the finish line both exhausted and with their shoes covered in a thick layer of mud.
We are proud of our students' commitment and the character they displayed on the day. They were a credit to our King's community and we commend them for their attitude on the day.
A special congratulations to Jacob Hankinson who crossed the finish in second place, giving him an automatic qualification for the regional team. Well done!
Jacob Hankinson - 2nd place - Qualified for State
Kristian Meuwesen - 8th Place - Shadow for State
Lucy Doyle - Top 25
Justin Platon - Top 30
This week, the Year 5 and 6 Interhouse Basketball Challenge began and concluded in an epic struggle to the top. The challenge is a yearly event in which houses choose their representatives and battle it out on the court!
The challenge was originally planned for earlier in the term, but the weather had other ideas. The Basketball Challenge was kicked off with a game between Newton vs Finney, though Newton put up a spectacular fight, Finney was clearly dominating, with a final score 20 - 4 to Finney. The next day at the first break, Rayleigh took up their quarrel with the foe in the form of Tyndale. The game was incredibly close, but it was Tyndale who was able to come out on top. The playoffs were the day after on Wednesday to decide who came third and fourth, but neither Rayleigh nor Newton was willing to give up without a fight. The end result proved this. A tie, 24-24! With the playoffs over, the big day of the finals was here on Thursday 2 June - Tyndale vs Finney!
Tyndale’s players showed clear teamwork, scoring 3 pointers and passing exceptionally well. Finney’s fighting spirit took on the vicious essence of a shark, and though both teams were neck-and-neck, Tyndale came out on top, with a score of 37 to 10 proving their worth against the other houses.
A fun part of the challenge was watching spectators of different houses bonding together and cheering for each other if their house was not on the court. At the end of the finals, the competition evaporated from the air, and all houses again mingled, like the fight never happened. We can't wait for the next Interhouse challenge. Maybe those on the sideline will represent their house next year!
Written by Tirian Whittaker
Year 6 Student
Our College's annual King's Golf Day is coming up on Monday, 20 June 2022 (school holidays) at The Club at Parkwood, and there are only a handful of tickets left (8 teams) before the closing date on Monday 13 June. The event is open to golfers of all skill levels from across our King's community, including staff, students, parents and friends. Our inaugural King's Golf Day in 2021 was a huge success and provided a great way for our three campuses to come together and connect. The competition will run again as a 4-Ball Ambrose game, comprising of 30 teams of four players, and you can register a team, or individually (and you will be allocated a team).
The cost is $90 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, buggy hire, breakfast, two drinks vouchers and lunch. Golfers will need to check-in at 9 am where they will receive a light breakfast before the 10 am briefing. Players will tee off with a shotgun start at 10.30 am. After the game, we will enjoy lunch together and prizegiving from 3.30 pm, with some amazing prizes on offer from the year's sponsor JB HiFi.
A new addition to this year's event is a Mini-golf competition for younger players or "non-golfers" who do not wish to attempt the full 18 holes. The Boulders and Badlands mini-golf course is an exciting 18 hole course that weaves through a series of dynamic obstacles. The cost of mini-golf is $30 per person and also includes lunch. Tickets are still available for this event.
Places are limited so register now, via the button below:Golf Day Tickets and Registration
Are you working during the school holidays or need some fun activities for the kids to do while you take a break? King's Outside School Hours Care (KOSHC) Pimpama campus is offering an exciting range of indoor and outdoor activities, plus excursions to a variety of venues on the Gold Coast during the winter school holidays.
Open: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm for primary aged children.
Cost: $63/day ($83 for excursion days).
King's Pimpama Vacation Care June July School holidays 2022 Program
New Parents Information
Another holiday opportunity is with Global Education Innovations. They are in partnership with Challenging Minds, Fika Entertainment and CreateEd, and are providing workshops for students aged 10-13 years old during the June/July School holidays. These fun and interactive workshops will be led by expert educators in the field of design and digital technologies. Workshop topics include Design Thinking, Biomimicry and Virtual/Augmented Reality. Activities in the workshop are aligned with the Digital and Design Technologies component of the Australian Curriculum and support the development of critical and creative thinking capabilities. Our educators believe in the creative potential of every student and all abilities from beginner to expert are welcome. See our brochure for further details and submit bookings via our workshop website: https://www.innovationworkshops.com.au/
Innovation Workshops at TAFE Qld during the holidays
Camp Code fun during the holidays (DJ, YouTube and Drone)
The biggest multi-sports event of the year is coming to the Gold Coast in July!
Experience 2 huge days….10 Amazing sports, 10 individual events, 2 Olympic Face-Offs, incredible coaching, non-stop motivation, unbelievable prizes and possibly an Olympic medal. At Motiv8sports we create an atmosphere full of colour, culture, and energy as 4 countries battle it out to WIN the Gold Medal. Like all Motiv8sports events, there’ll be music, prizes, crazy competitions, and non-stop entertainment.
At Motiv8sports Camps we design our sports for all abilities and focus on energy and effort rather than a child’s sporting ability. Children who attend Motiv8sports Camps build their self-confidence while learning about resilience, teamwork & sportsmanship in an environment fuelled by great leadership and constant motivation.
Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily for ages Prep to Year 6 Camps at Upper Coomera, Clear Island Waters and Pacific Pines. www.motiv8sports.com.au
After the incredible success of running the Marriage Course last year, King’s Church, Pimpama Campus, is running The Marriage Course in Term 3 and we’d love to invite you along.
Run over 8 weeks, The Marriage Course is an interactive, video-based course designed to give you and your partner an opportunity to strengthen your relationship. Child minding and dinner will be provided by KOHSC for your kids. Dinner will also be provided for each couple at their own private table.
Ps Matt Treagus
College Chaplain and Campus Pastor - King's Pimpama
For more details and to register, click here: