|TERM 4 2022 IMPORTANT DATES|
|3 October||Public Holiday|
|4 October||First Day Term 4|
Year 9 Cairns Trip
|5 October||Step into Prep|
|7 October||Year 10 Music and Visual Art Excursion|
Year 4 - 6 Sport
|Year 2 Excursion to Beenleigh Historical Village|
|11 October||Year 1 Paradise Country Excursion|
Year 5 & 6 Public Speaking Competition
|12 October||Pre-Prep Orientation|
Year 1 Incursion with Life Education
Year 1 Paradise Country Excursion
Year 2 Beenleigh Historial Village Excursion
|13 & 14 October||Murder at the Manor - Theatre Restaurant Show|
Year 1 & 3 LIfe Education Incursion
|14 October||Year 4 - 6 Sport|
|17 - 21 October||Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection|
|17 October||Year 7 - 12 Chess Competition|
|18 - 20 October||Prep to Year 10 Twilight Studio Recital|
|19 October||Year 7 - 10 BBQ Fundraiser|
|21 October||Year 3 Sleepover|
|31 October||Year 7 Camp|
|NOVEMBER - SAVE the DATES|
|9 November||Prep - Year 10 Celebration Evening|
|24 November||Year 6 Graduation|
|25 November||Last day of Term 4|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up-to-date event information.
“Bring the house down!” takes on a whole new meaning for this naive yet confused group of actors at King's Christian College's opening performance of The Murder at The Manor. An unconscious fiancé, a victim who won't play dead, a leading detective, and a bumbling butler (among many others) must battle against technical disturbances, forgotten lines, and falling furniture in a strive to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Come and enjoy this 1920s disastrously delightful whodunit, which is more mayhem than performance. Have a great night at this wonderful murder mystery and theatre restaurant experience.
Tickets cost $25 (120 seats available per show) plus the booking fee.
Performance Nights - Thursday, 13 October and Friday, 14 October 2022. both nights the show kicks off at 6 pm and ends at 9 pm. Dinner is served during the show
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Spring Fair 2022 was a huge success thanks to our wonderful families who turned out in droves to be a part of the day. After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid, our Spring Fair sprung back into action with a full program of events and activities covering all areas of the school.
With around 2000 people on site throughout the afternoon, families, children and friends joined in on the action from rides, shopping at the markets, playing a game of Oz Tag, having fun at Sideshow Alley or sharing some delicious food from the food trucks, while the younger ones played peacefully at the Under 8s Day and visited Old Macdonald's Travelling Farm.
The trackless train was also a favourite with many jumping on board for a quick trip around the carpark. Another firm favourite was the candy floss fairy who was kept busy with long queues throughout the event.
Providing many photo opportunities were the Disney and Spring Fair characters. Both children and adults couldn't resist having a photograph taken with Cinderella, Bella, Our flower stilt walkers and garden fairies.
The Main Stage program saw our creative and talented students perform their hearts out for parents, grandparents and friends alike.
The total amount of money raised was $2862.62, which will be distributed to King's Community Care (Silent Auction), Year 6 graduation (Chocolate Toss), High School performing arts (Pie Throwing) and missions (Super Soaker).
Thank you to all the King's Pimpama staff for their hard work and commitment on the day. See you all in 2023!
One of our favourite days of the year in Primary School is Grandparents' Day. We were very excited to have this event return in 2022 and welcome our beloved grandparents to school on Friday, 9 August. It was an honour to have such a great response from our King's grandparent community, with our special guests attending throughout the day, from Kindy up to Year 6. Our students were visibly pleased, despite the rain, to welcome their Nanas, Poppas, Grandmas and Grandads into their classrooms, where they spent time together enjoying interactive activities such as mini pool, Kahoot quizzes, connect four, card games, crafts, and more. It was heartwarming to see so many hugs and smiles, and grandparents poring over the students' school work and achievements. Many of our grandparents also joined us afterwards in the auditorium where they enjoyed meeting other grandparents and King's staff.
It was such a treat for our Primary students and their dads to spend time together at King's during the school day as they enjoyed our Father's Day celebrations. This special event had been missing from the calendar for the last few years due to COVID, so the excitement across our College community was even greater this year. On Thursday, 1 September, our Primary precinct was buzzing with fun as our College dads enjoyed many ball games, classroom activities, and sack races with their children, while Prep dads got to wear a specially made tie. Thank you to our King's dads for always championing your children and being such amazing role models. We appreciate all you do and loved being able to celebrate you. Enjoy your Father's Day!
Thank you to the King's Pimpama for supplying the sausages for the sausage sizzle.
Every year, Creative By Design is a highlight for our Primary School students and staff. This year did not disappoint with events including a Silent Disco, our annual King’s Has Talent and a Puppet Show! The theme of this year “Make the Future” invited students to reflect on the talents God has given them and how He might want to use them to contribute to the future.
In addition, students were able to contribute to other people's futures with our Mission’s Markets, raising funds for SU Queensland, 100% Hope Foundation and King’s Community Care raising over $4800. Everywhere you walked around the school, classrooms buzzed with excitement as teachers got to pour into their passion areas of drama, art, dance, design, photography and so much more!
Joseph Hall in 4PD took this photo on an iPad as part of Creative By Design Week’s Photography session. Joseph named this photo the 'Tree of Life'. Well done on exploring your creativity, Joseph!
Students in Years 2 to 6 were able to select electives to fine-tune some of their skills in master classes. As it has become tradition, we finished the week with a Colour Run to send students on their holidays. Smiles couldn’t be wiped from anyone’s face as we celebrated the end of a fantastic term!
Year 1 students learned about the various elements we can find in a town such as natural, managed, and constructed areas. Each student spent weeks designing and creating their tiny town including these elements. They were very excited to show their towns to their parents and extended family members who viewed their towns. To celebrate this time students dressed as community workers. Parents were impressed with the details in the students’ towns which included rivers, gardens, houses, roads, roads, bridges, parks and restaurants where MacDonald’s was a favourite.
This term, Year 2 have been working on their toys as part of their Integrated Studies and Design Technology unit in which they have been learning all about forces and carrying out some awesome experiments. They have been busy designing and constructing their toys out of recycled materials and were very excited to showcase them to parents, staff and students. The Forces Fair was full of excitement with 5 zones set up in the auditorium: Push n Pull Pocket, Friction Frenzy, Magnetic Mania, Air Resistance Realm and Buoyancy Bubble zone.
It was a fabulous morning and all the Year 2 teachers were incredibly proud of the students’ creative achievements, their designs and their knowledge and understanding of forces.
The Year 2 Team
In September the Year 4 students set off our an adventure of a lifetime. It was their very first school camp at QCCC in Mount Tamborine. Many nerves arose in the initial stages of their departure but were soon forgotten within the fun to be had.
They had an adventurous few days climbing trees, gliding through the air, shooting arrows at targets, nature workshops and so much more. Many students got the chance to go on a hike to find the much-anticipated waterfall. Along the way, they were treated to a fountain of tree knowledge from Mr de la Mare.
‘Courage’ was the key theme of camp and students were required to put this to the test on multiple occasions, physically, socially and emotionally. It was amazing to see students show a huge amount of resilience as many embarked on their first nights away from their families and conquered fears left, right and centre.
Our wonderful chaplaincy team organised incredible devotional times with many students giving their hearts to Jesus on the last night of the camp. Students learned all about the different types of courage and how they could demonstrate this in their own lives.
A life-changing experience was had by all.
In Week 4, Wednesday 3 August, Year 4 Students - Dareen, Ara, Sofia, Ivy, Rumi, Diego, Khrizeah, Sean, Zia and Josie worked together to write and illustrate a book.
This was for the Kids Cancer Project to raise money for sick children with cancer. Our team name was the Quad Squad. Using the parameters set by the competition organisers, we needed to include characters, which included a web developer and a baseball player as well as a non-human character - a crab.
The setting of the story was to be a barbecue and the issue of the story needed to be a fear of heights. We were also required to include random words; this included tiptoe, fresh, community, delight and bruised. By using these parameters, we created a book called 'Home run to the Heights'. To give you a clue about the story, the blurb says 'After scoring her team's 100th home run, Abby, and her tech expert brother Michael and her teammates have a BBQ to celebrate, but when a storm comes in and the barbecue has to end, Michael finds a strange creature ....' We needed teamwork to succeed in writing and illustrating the story.
The day consisted of a lot of decision-making about where our story was headed. A big thank you to Mrs Whittaker, who gave her time to support us and to share her expertise. The Quad Squad were the best team to work with! We all had fun and really enjoyed the experience.
Written by Rumi Lee, Year 4 Student
Our year 5 Camp was so much fun! With lots of excitement we got on the bus and made our way to Camp Goodenough. On arrival, we finally got to find out who was in the cabins together. We were placed with some of our friends and some people that we didn’t usually hang out with, which gave us the opportunity to make new friends and get to know each other better.
There was such good food to choose from and I must say I loved the burgers. We also got dessert each night and my favourite was the jelly cubes, chocolate mousse and ice cream…. yummy! We all had to wash our own dishes which I thought was good, as this helps teach us to be responsible.
After breakfast each morning was activity time!! We were placed in activity groups and each group took turns at each activity. There was crate stacking, the huge swing, team pursuit, an obstacle course and high ropes. We had so much fun and these activities also taught us some foundational values like courage, curiosity, respect, leadership, teamwork and many more.
We got to focus on God and spend time with Him throughout camp. At night we had devotions with our lovely chaplains where we had some games, worship and preaching. One of our chaplains demonstrated how Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and the importance of when you are a leader you should still serve others. These nights were very special as a bunch of students gave their lives to Jesus, which was really amazing.
We were all very tired at the end of camp, but we enjoyed every moment. A big thank you to all our teachers, chaplains and the staff at the camp for making this such a great experience!
Written by Kyla Koeleman, Year 5 Student
Seth Godin wrote, “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Writer and former dot-com businessman, Godin is saying that talk is cheap, but in a nicer way. Yes, ideas are a dime a dozen, but the real meat on those bones come from trying to realize them. It is only then that the problems show up and the real work of resolving them starts.
The Year 9 Young entrepreneurs class took their ideas and worked through ways of making them a reality as they set up their market stall business for the inaugural Pimpama campus Biz Day on Wednesday 31st August. Ideas were translated in a myriad of tasty treats for the high school students and staff to purchase for a very special lunchtime extravaganza. The day was a huge success thanks to the hard work of the class and their teacher Mrs Inge De Kock. Bring on Biz Day 2023.
Head of Department - Arts, Humanities, HPE and Technologies.
There are a number of traineeships available and these vacancies are listed on King's Careers site. These change on a weekly basis as new positions become available. Students are encouraged to source their own traineeship employer if there is nothing on the list that appeals to them.CURRENT TRAINEESHIPS
TSS is once again hosting the PSAT/NMSQT as scheduled by U.S. College Board on Saturday 15 October 2022 @ 8:00 am.
As an internationally accredited testing centre, TSS offers the following tests on the recommended timeline below:
YEAR 10: First PSAT
YEAR 11: Second PSAT
YEAR 12: SAT (usually taken twice in Year 12)
In order to register for the October 15 PSAT/NMSQT the following information will need to be provided via reply email, then payment process should be completed at: https://forms.tss.qld.edu.au/psat/. Cost $144FOR MORE INFORMATION, Email Helen McCleary
Defence Work Experience Program (DWEP) in South Queensland
Gold Coast Army Reserve Careers Information Session
ADFA Careers Virtual Information Session
Gap Year Careers Virtual Information Session
Coolangatta: Defence Careers Information Session
Defence Careers Virtual Information Session
Gold Coast Leadership and Management Careers Information Session
Gold Coast: Pilot & Aviation Careers Information Session
Students in Years 10 and 11 can apply for external study options to enhance their career options. Students need to ensure they have good time management skills to cope with the workload.
GeSS Education courses and pathway options
TAFE and Trade options fill fast and so students need to apply ASAP to secure a place in their desired course.
The 'Where to Next' Hub is available on CareersEvent.com and provides an informative Careers Hub for senior students and their parents. Visit the hub for access to tertiary webinars, upcoming events and the latest news on careers and courses.
In Week 9, our Pre Prep children enjoyed their very first King's Sports event, by participating in the Pre Prep Sports Day. This was a morning of many firsts for our youngest King's Kids; even the 'excursion' down to the sports field was exciting!
In the lead up to our event, the children discovered which sports team they belong to at King's, and learned some new skills as they practised our relay race events and house team war cries.
There were some children who were a little overwhelmed by all the hype and attention, but all our Pre Prep children persevered, and really enjoyed a wonderful time with their teachers and friends, as well as many parents that were able to join us to watch, and even participate.
We also had the support of some High School student leaders, who modelled and supported the younger children to participate to their best ability.
Noah's Ark educator Maxine Freitas Dos Santos (Mrs Dos) and her husband Greg, welcomed their third child, Elizabeth Michelle, a sister for David and Abigail.
Born 13 July, weighing 3.7kg
This year, King's Pimpama has sent both boys and girls teams to compete in five Futsal tournaments and a 9-a-side Football Tournament. We have seen the growth in these two sports for our college this year and the passion from our students, parents and staff members had made this happen.
Mr Foster has held before-school training sessions, and lunchtime sessions as well. His outpouring of love for the two sports and students has impacted us all greatly. Thank you Mr Foster for all you do.
These tournaments were big days, playing up to six games per day. We cannot tell you how well behaved on and off the field our students were. At King's, we are so proud of their achievements. Our students have not wavered from their dedication and training, which can be seen in the results below.
South Queensland Futsal Champion of Champions
U11 Girls Runners Up
U9 Boys – Group Stage
U10 Boys – Group Stage
U11 Boys – Group Stage
Futsal Winter Titles
U9 Boys Champions
U9 Boys Runners Up
U10 Boys Champions
U11 Boys Runners Up
U12 Boys Runners Up
U11 Girls Runners Up
Calvary Futsal Cup
U10 Boys Division 1 Champions Kings Stormz
U10 Boys Division 1 Runners Up Kings Tornadoes
U10 Boys Division 2 Gold Champions Kings Earthquakes
U10 Boys Division 2 Silver Champions Kings Hurricanes
U10 Boys Division 2 Silver 3rd Place Kings Volcanoes
U12 Boys Division 1 Runners Up Kings College
U12 Boys Division 2 Champions Kings Yellow
U12 Boys Division 2 Semi-Finalists Kings Red
U12 Girls Division 1 3rd Place Kings Emeralds
U12 Girls Division 2 Runners Up Kings Diamonds
U12 Girls Division 2 3rd Place Kings Crushers
In Term 3 a number of Primary teams participated in the Pacific Pines Football Competition. Congratulations to the Year 5 & 6 Boys team who finished equal second place, while the Year 6,7 & 8 Girls Team finished fourth overall. A special mention to Riley Mulford for receiving the Boys Most Valuable Player award at this tournament.
Congratulations to the following students for their excellent results in the Instrumental Music Eisteddfod Results.
Gloria Lee - Year 3
Casey Ang - Year 7
Florence Zhu - Year 4
Very Highly commended in The Gold Coast Eisteddfod: Piano solo
The King’s choirs and orchestras are developing well under the guidance of their teachers. Opportunities for public performances are an important aspect of learning new skills and repertoire. Having the opportunity to be in the audience and observe other people performing is quite beneficial and inspiring.
In providing an opportunity for the students to watch performances, King’s was blessed with a visit from Genesis Christian College Music department on 12 August. Students in Years 3, 4 and 5 were entertained by their senior school choir and the Genesis Chamber Orchestra, both performing several pieces. Solos and duets on flute, clarinet and violin were also presented. The students thoroughly enjoyed the performances and were inspired to get involved in learning Music, or to continue on their learning journey.
The Genesis Show Choir concluded the concert and presented a very dynamic performance of ‘Welcome to the 60’s’ from the musical Hairspray, leaving the audience singing their way out of the auditorium.
Thank you Genesis Christina College for sharing your talents and love of music, and for inspiring our own budding musicians.
At King’s we brightened our campuses with yellow and black balloons, to raise awareness for ‘R U OK?’ Day on Thursday, 8 September. This annual campaign emphasises the importance of being intuitive to the mental health of those around us so we can support friends who may be struggling. Throughout the week, we reinforced this message with some special events and giveaways.
Students were taught to break the stigma of mental health by supporting their peers and being reminded that there are no qualifications for asking ‘R U (really) OK?’ - just a willingness to listen and find a trusted adult for help. At Pimpama, guest speakers included recovery coach, Jess Dyson from Redefined Coaching, Amanda Giblin from Livin, and Ps Matt Treagus from King's Church. At Reedy Creek, our Life Team served pancakes before school and our Primary students received R U OK? stickers. Our Wellbeing staff and Chaplains were out and about before school and during break times throughout the week, making themselves available for conversations and connections.
Is someone you know struggling? Ask them ‘R U OK?’ and spark a conversation today that could change a life.