|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.
Throughout the term, Year 3 became ambassadors for a country in the South Pacific. The students researched the food, shelter, celebrations and culture of their chosen country. To end this fantastic unit we had a Multicultural Day where students came dressed up in their country's traditional clothing. Throughout the day we enjoyed fun activities including dance, art and games from different cultures. We also invited parents and Year 6 students in to look at the incredible displays they worked so diligently on throughout the term. The highlight of the day was watching everyone share their knowledge and be so proud of their work.
Miss Bethany Ravell
Year 3 Lead Teacher
During Term 2, our Year 4 students at King’s Pimpama embarked on a mission to explore Newton’s 3 laws of motion and apply this knowledge in creating their very own cardboard arcade game. This was inspired by the famous ‘Caine’s Arcade’ that was created by a young boy in America.
Our students had a specific design brief to meet, and they had to learn to work with people that they may not usually work with. In this, we were able to see their ability to engage, problem solve and work towards a common goal.
They had so much fun in the process and we believe learned an incredible amount. The best part of the process was having our very own Year 2 students come and visit our ‘Year 4 Arcade’ at the end of term. This was held in the auditorium where we could explore some lighting and music to create a real arcade vibe. Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their visit and said to their teachers that this "was the best day ever."
A fun time was had by all, and Caine’s Arcade was an incredibly successful event.
Year 4 Teachers
For PBL this term, our Year 6 students looked at the driving question, "What impact does the Government have on our Australian society?"
The students researched Australia from Federation in 1901 all the way through to present day, identifying how governing laws and events have shaped our Australian society.
For writing, they wrote a biography about an influential leader. Some chose a Prime Minister, others chose someone who made a change at that time.
For technologies, the students created interactive user interfaces, just like what you see in Museums. They used keynote and linked buttons and made animations for people to learn more about their particular decade.
For the culminating event, Year 6 held a LIVE MUSEUM TIMELINE where people visited and physically walked through Australia's history, learning about the events and people who have influenced Australia.
We had special guests, MP Michael Crandon and Div 1 Cnr Mark Hammel visit and they were blown away by the standard of work the students produced.
Well done, students!
Mrs Renee Sanson
Lead Teacher Year 6
On Tuesday 13 June the Year 5 and 6 students were blessed by a visit from the Animal Welfare League. Kathryn came with her two dogs Bean and Mr Clooney. The Animal Welfare League has cared for over 8443 animals. The AWL is rehoming and reuniting animals as well as being a provider for desexing operations and emergency boardings. On top of this, the AWL have found 3251 animal-kind caring foster homes. The Animal Welfare League they have lots of dogs and cats up for adoption.
Kathryn explained to us how to take better care of our dogs. She said we can do this by making sure they get enough exercise and learning our dog’s body language. The AWL team also told us how important it is to make sure our furry or not-so-furry friends feel safe and comfortable in their homes.
She showed us some of Bean's and Mr Clooney's tricks. Mr Clooney is very talented. He showed us that he can jump through three Hula Hoops, he can also tidy up and so much more. Bean can also jump but not as high but Bean is very soft and cuddly both of the dogs were really nice and welcoming. Animal Welfare League cares so much about their animals and treats all of them with love. Next Term the Year 6s will be trying to find ways to help the Animal Welfare League.
We loved having them over and we are so thankful for their visit and all the stuff we have learned. We hope we will see them again soon.
Written by Sienna Jessop 6PC
Light it up! This was the topic for our Term 3 chapels. We learned about the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives.
On the last day of Term 2, Year 6 students had the opportunity to lead chapel through a panel discussion on how they can help others experience the Holy Spirit.
Our passionate chapel band led us in praise and worship, followed by excellent teaching from some of our Year 6 students. They explained how they solve conflict, use kindness towards each other, how they show hospitality towards their friends and strangers, and elaborated on how the Holy Spirit empowers them to pray and wield the Word of God as a weapon against fear.
God is doing incredible work in the hearts of the students at King’s. They lead graciously and set a positive example for the school community every day.
This term in Design Solutions, Year 7 students enjoyed designing and creating bag tags for some of the Year 2 students. The Year 7 students first met a buddy and interviewed them about their likes and interests. Next, they decided on a shape and design suitable for a bag tag. Using design processes and laser cutting technology, the Year 7 students created various bag tag products. Our Year 2's were delighted with the end results, and are hanging their bag tags on their now easily identifiable school bags with pride.
Year 2 Teacher
The last chapel for Term 2 was an absolute blast for High School students and their teachers alike. Everyone in the auditorium clapped sang, rapped and had great fun with the crew from the Hope Tour and speaker/rapper, Blake Young. The crew shared their inspirational messages of hope, acceptance and love.
Blake spoke to our students from the heart using animated communications that tap into his life experiences and unique point of view.
The students loved it when 11 of them got on stage to hear Blake turn everyday items into a rap song. He took the random objects and turned them into an engaging and spontaneous rap song. He is a passionate speaker who wants young people to understand that they are special and have value in life no matter what background they come from.
Hope Tour is a high school program about getting a message of hope, to the young people of Australia who need to know they are worth fighting for. #youareworthit.
The first mini Careers Expo took place on the last day of Term 2 in the High School building. King's invited parents and High School students to talk to tertiary education providers to discuss possible options and pathways for their children. This will be an annual event for High Schoolers in the future.
For over 40 years Australians have been putting their money where their mouth is and going without raising money for the 40 Hour Famine.
Twenty of our King's Pimpama High Schoolers, for the first time in 2022, got involved with this amazing initiative that commenced back in 1975. Singers and sisters Kylie and Dani Minogue, have participated in the 40 Hour Famine and more than half of Australian schools have also participated in this positive social activism over the past 47 years.
King's Pimpama students choose to give up their phones for 40 hours in order to raise awareness and money that goes to breaking the cycle of poverty. Hunger and malnutrition are the world’s number one health risk. Our students raised $2,000 for this worthy cause. Australia as a nation has raised over $200 million since its inception for World Vision.
Coffee and hot chocolate concluded the event and to thank the students for their participation.
Our Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students enjoyed a memorable morning of Athletics, dancing, fun and reliance on a drizzly Tuesday 14 June 2022. Students showcased what they had learnt in their Physical Education throughout the Athletics Carnival competing in Relays, Sprints, Turbo Javelin, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Put events. Congratulations to our winning House - Finney who showed amazing speed, House Spirit and participation throughout the event to collect the most House points, followed closely by Tyndale. Well done to our speedy sprint winners who crossed the finish line fastest and received a ribbon for their age group! Yes, one of those speedy winners was Miss Bogatie.
Big thank you to all the parents who braved the weather to support this wonderful community event. Thank you to our Year 6 helpers, teaching staff and grounds staff for making the day happen. Thanks, Mr de la Mare for hosting the event, the P&F for providing food for the students and our Administration staff for all the behind-the-scenes logistical work.
Finney 1st - 1872
Tyndale 2nd - 1722
Newton 3rd - 1621
Rayleigh 4th - 1530
The second King's Golf Day was a big hit with the 110 players who enjoyed a wonderful start to the Winter school holidays on Monday 20 June 2022 at The Club at Parkwood.
$2500 of JB Hifi vouchers and prizes, Drummond Golf Vouchers and donations from King's Pimpama P&F for $300 in Bunnings vouchers and an array of prizes were up for grabs for the top eight winning teams, and over 30 lucky door prizes made for a fun event.
The course, which King's had exclusivity use of, was beautifully manicured after recent summer rains. Before the teams teed off in the morning sun, they enjoyed a delicious bacon and egg roll and were briefed by the Golf Pro, Mr David Roche. Players jumped into their golf buggies for 18 holes of friendly, yet serious, game of golf based on the Ambrose format.
The competition was high among many of the King's staff, with certain teachers keen to tame King's Pimpama Principal, Mr Rob Verreynne and his sons, who love their game of golf.
The title for the best-dressed team was won by Who's Your Caddy (Kylie Fitzgerald, Allegra and Carter Hayden and Shonel Alloway) who stole the show in their fluorescent-coloured tracksuits and 1980's wigs.
The winning team with 58 points was the SAFAUS team of Daniel Oostendorp, Wesley Stoltz, Raffaele Sparapano and Craig Smith, who each won a $200 JB Hifi voucher, Box of King's Calloway golf balls, King's umbrella and a mini bragging trophy.
Second place went to Bank of Queensland Nerang Mall on 59 points. Bank of Qld Nerang Mall team player, Taffy, also took out the longest drive on the 18th hole. In 3rd place was Team Banditos on 60 points followed in 4th place by the best-dressed team, Who's Your Caddy. The top 3 teams all received JB Hifi vouchers, golf balls and umbrellas. While the 4th place team each took home a round of golf from The Club at Parkwood, a King's umbrella and some golf balls.
Mr Verreynne's team, Vee I P's, which included his sons Jayden (Year 11) and Ruben (Year 9) came in 5th place.
The remaining 3 team prizes, (6th to 8th place) went to Just Tap it in, The Varaina Tamers (King's Pimpama's Mr Anderson and Mr De La Mare's team) and team, Those who can't teach, Golf were King's Pimpama and Reedy staff - Mr and Mrs Snowdon, Mr Josh Ruben and Mr Tom Bristow-Wilson - who we know are all excellent teachers and not too bad at golf either!
The Nearest-the-Pin winners were Brent Millar on hole 16, Wesley Stoltz on hole 13 and Reedy Creek Year 5 student, Oliver Zhang on hole 7 with a hit of 167m. At our inaugural event in 2021, Oliver also took home this prize.
The mini-golf prize went to the Hannon family, a Year 2 King's Pimpama family who joined us on the day and the Build-A-Burger luncheon. Congratulations to Mr Grahame Anderson, Year 2 Leader Teacher at Pimpama, for taking home the main lucky door prize - a double air fryer from JB Hifi - on his wife's birthday!
Well done to all our players. We look forward to seeing you at the event in 2023. Until then, Happy Golfing!
On the last day of Term 2 staff and students alike had a free dress day. Staff dressed in denim in aid of Scripture Union. From the look on the teacher's faces, they all had a great time on the last day of the term.
Mr Lawrence Vickery (Pimpama High School Legal Studies and Humanities Teacher) wasting no time in the holidays, was married on Saturday 18 June 2022
Congratulations to Mr Vickery and his wife, Melissa and we wish them a long and happy life together.