|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.
At the end of Term 2 in 2022, the teachers and students concluded STEM learning feeling very accomplished.
Year 6 students learned about Space and the Artemis Generation, which was particularly interesting as some of the space travel was occurring during the weeks they were learning. They used both augmented reality Apps and virtual reality headsets to bring to life their Space experiences.Click here to view the Year 6 STEM Space and Artemis Generation Project
Year 5 was learning about Animal adaptations in STEM. They used this knowledge to come up with devices for human use based on animal adaptions. A talk by the AWL concluded their learning experience.
Congratulations to all the students for their accomplishments.Click here to view the Year 5 Animal Adaptations in STEM learning
Year 4 students learned about Force and Motion as they designed and
created a Rube Goldberg device for a purpose. Here is a short video
showing some of the fun and learning experiences they enjoyed:
A dedicated new STEM classroom in Primary school has been repurposed next to the Art classroom at King's Pimpama. The students in Years P - 6 enjoy STEM specialist classes as they learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
STEM in education fosters ingenuity and creativity in students. This leads to new ideas and innovations. It builds resilience and problem-solving. It encourages teamwork as well as knowledge application in the learning process. It enhances the student in the use of technology and vocational skills.
"We are all very confident that all the students will enjoy this flexible, new learning space and will be bringing their creativity home as they tackle and solve STEM scenarios in their learning journey," said Mrs Judy Clark, STEM Teacher, Technologies Coordinator, Specialist Lead Teacher and Staff Coach.
Over the holidays, walls were put up around the Junior Library to create a wonderful new space for the Prep to Year 3 students. We are excited that we are now able to welcome students into the library during their lunch breaks to read, borrow books, listen to a story or do other quiet activities. Students with their parents or guardians are also welcome to use the space before and after school. With some big events coming up this term, such as book week and Creative By Design, we will have lots of fun displays and activities in the library, so make sure you come in for a visit!
Year 2 and Prep students have been busy learning Spanish through songs and roleplaying. It is our intention that all king students learn to love God and develop a love for learning a second language while having fun. During Semester 1 we gave away books to students who participated well in class. It is amazing to see our students learn through songs and play. Thank you to all the wonderful parents who dedicated time to helping students in this exciting journey.
Mrs Alexandra Olivares
The new Noah's Ark playground project has been a long time in the making and on the first day of Term 3, our Early Learning community were very excited to officially open the brand new play space. Noah's Ark educators collaborated extensively over the past 12 months to design the perfect playground that would meet the different needs and interests of our youngest learners. This new play space is a wonderful environment for the children to experience new challenges, and master tricky skills using their developing bodies.
So far, it has been wonderful seeing many children overcome difficulties and excitedly share their achievements with their friends, teachers and parents.
Semester Two is an exciting time for our Year 9 students as they begin the process of preparing themselves for their senior years of schooling. As we move into this phase of the year, it is important for our Year 9 students and their families to engage in opportunities to ask questions and discuss senior subject options and future pathways.
The Senior Subject Selection Evening will be held online on Wednesday 27 July from 6:30-7:15 pm. This will be an interactive session where those who participate will be able to ask questions via the chat feature and have them answered straight away. We strongly encourage a representative from each family to attend if possible. Click on the link below to access the live event.
This evening will be followed by an afternoon Q&A session on Thursday 28 July from 3:30-4:30 pm at Pimpama Campus with Heads of Department as well as teaching and administration staff, should you have further questions. We would love to help you better understand your child’s move into the senior years over coffee and cake. Please RSVP using the button below.
The Pimpama Senior Subject Selection page on Compass is where you will find more detailed information and videos for the senior subjects on offer in 2023. The attached subject selection overview may also be of help - click on the buttons below.RSVP to Q&A Session - 28 July 2022 For more details on the Pimpama Senior Subject Selection, click here: Pimpama Year 10 Subject Selection 2023 Overview, click here: Link to Online Event via Microsoft Teams Here
In 2020, our Year 6 students were promised that their postponed Syndey-Canberra camp would one day go ahead so that they could enjoy a trip to the capital city and the snow with their peers. Two years and three failed attempts later (and with COVID travel restrictions now easing), this dream finally became a reality for the cohort, who are now in Year 8! With two days in Canberra and then two on the slopes of Thredbo, there was so much to see and do.
The inter-campus group of students included 52 from Reedy Creek and 27 from Pimpama and was a great opportunity for our students to make new friends, as they shared the experience together. Ten teachers accompanied the group - with eight from Pimpama and two from Reedy Creek. Danielle from Educatours also joined the tour, and was a source of constant reassurance, vital information and timely reminders. Everyone enjoyed the snow, with a number of students quickly showing their coordination and skills, mastering the skis and showing the rest of us how it's done. A few people still have some more practice to get in before trying the slopes again, with Miss Soper taking the award for most spills. Overall it was a wonderful trip, with the vast majority of students showing our southern friends just how respectful, curious and courageous our young people can be. Most of all, each night saw multiple students giving their lives to Jesus, as our chaplaincy team delivered moving messages of hope, love and kindness to eager minds and hearts.
Deputy Head of Secondary (Culture) | Pimpama Campus
Pimpama student, Kate Duckworth, shared about her experiences:
Week 8, Term 2, led our tinball lunchtime competition into our finals rounds. With our first semi-final between Newton and Rayleigh. Rayleigh started off strong with a clean sweep in the first round. In the second round, Newton struck back and took the win but Rayleigh managed to sneak in with a bonus point. All Rayleigh needed to win and progress through to the Grand final was a bonus point in round 3. However, Newton had their own plan and managed to clinch the win and the bonus point in the final round to take the lead and progress through to the Grand final in week 9. In the second semi-final, Finney the season's dominant team continued their winning streak by defeating Tyndale 8-1 in their 3-round match. Finals day arrived and the spirit was high. Finney, the favourite to win but Newton was not ready to give in just yet. The final started with a bang with Finney coming out strong but Newton was hot on their heels and managed to claim all the bonus points for the match. However, Finney was too strong in the end. Finney came out victorious winning 6-3 and claiming the tinball championship.
In Term 3, we will be kicking off our volleyball world cup competition where students will make their own teams and battle it out to come out on top and make the finals at the end of the term.
See many tertiary institutions' Open Days in the link below.
Read the Career Tools Newsletter Edition 4 covering information on What is a Barrister, Apprenticeships and Speech Pathology as a career and tips on job interviews.
Careers, Courses and Universities please see here for the latest Options Career Information Bulletin Edition 11, 2022
The latest School Based Traineeships for Years 10 and 11 can be found in the vacancy lists promoted on this site. These change on a weekly basis as new positions become available.
Students who cannot find anything that appeals to them in these vacancies need to source their own employer.
BOND university events for the year. Students can register to attend any of these events.
Bond University Open Day Saturday 30 July 2022 on campus
Ideas Camp 18 August
Money Talks 27 August
For more information or to register visit:
DEFENCE FORCE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Defence Work Experience Program (DWEP) in South Queensland
Army Aviation Familiarisation Program
Army Familiarisation Program
Air Force Indigenous Youth Program (IYP)
Army Aviation Familiarisation Program
Army Familiarisation Program
Army Familiarisation Program
Applications may close before the advertised date if large volumes of applications are received. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please monitor the DWEP website www.defence.gov.au/workexperience for updates on the program. Any questions regarding the work experience programs within South QLD can be forwarded to the South QLD Work Experience Program email address email@example.com.
South Queensland Work Experience Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Defence Work Experience Program portal: http://www.defence.gov.au/workexperience/
Defence Youth Engagement portal: http://www.defenceyouth.gov.au/
Open to students in Years 10-12 who are considering Biology at university:
Experience Entomology*, 13 August
Experience Zoology and Conservation Biology*, 27 August
Experience Marine Biology*, 10 September
Guides for parents to help your child with career investigation and decisions
The Primary Athletics Carnival for 2022 hit the track on a beautiful Winter's day at the High Performance Centre in Runaway Bay. The Primary students sang their hearts out to see which house will receive the honour of the best war cry, which will be announced at an assembly soon.
First off the ranks were the 1500 m races followed by the various field events - shotput, high jump, long jump, discuss. The 100m, 200m and 800m track events were fiercely competitive among the runners in all the age groups.
The full report and results, age champions and new records will be available in the next newsletter in August. In the meantime, please enjoy the photographs from the day.
Year 7 student, Mystiqrayne Harrison, qualified to attend the 2022 South Australian Short Course Swimming State Championships recently, and wow what an amazing event it was for this young swimmer who improved on most of her races.
Mystiqrayne competed in four events at the South Australia meet, namely the 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke and 100m Individual Medley. She did three Personal Best times from the four events.
"Swimming in this venue was a privilege as it's the same venue that hosted the 2022 Australian Nationals along with other great swimming competitions such as the Commonwealth games trials and World Trials," said Mystiqrayne, who had only started competitive swimming in 2021.
"I was up against competitors from around Australia who are undoubtedly some of the best swimming proteges."
Mystiqrayne and a few of the other Kings Pimpama swimmers are heading to the 2-day Gold Coast Championships event on the 30 - 31 July. We wish them all the best at this event.
Mystiqrayne has also qualified for the Australian Country Championships taking place in Darwin later this year. She is dedicated to her daily training and has her eyes set on her future swimming goals.
Well done Mystiqrayne!
After the incredible success of running the Marriage Course last year, King’s Church, Pimpama Campus, is running The Marriage Course in Term 3 from Wednesday 20 July and we’d love to invite you along. Each course session will start at 18:30 and end at 20:00.
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.
Limited tickets are still available for the course at Pimpama. The Alpha and Alpha Parenting course will be held at King's Logan Village from 6 - 8pm on the same day.
Be sure to look out for your confirmation email once you have booked.
Click on the button for more information and short courses available through the King's Collective:Alpha Marriage Course Information
Noah's Ark Pimpama Education, Tayla Shaw, recently married her sweetheart, Brady Jeffrey at Sandstone Point on Bribie Island. Tayla and Brady were both King's Kids and graduated in 2016 from the Reedy Creek campus. They met each other in 2013 when they were in Year 9 but were just friends until they re-connected after they had graduated.
We wish them a long and happy marriage for the King's Pimpama community.