P & F
|TERM 4 2022 IMPORTANT DATES|
|16 November||Yr 5 & 6 Inter-House Debating Competition|
P&F AGM at 6pm (Year 1&2 block)
|18 November||HS Principal's Cup winner's day out|
|22 November||Year 7-8 iPad & Textbook Return|
|23 November||Year 9-10 Laptop & Textbook Return|
Year 6 Graduation
|24 November||Sports Assembly|
|25 November||Last day of Term 4|
Prep to Year 6 Free Dress Day
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up-to-date event information.
Our youngest King's Kids had a wonderful time presenting "A Wriggly Nativity" over two sold-out evenings last week.
All of our Noah's Ark children, from our six Early Learning classes, spent weeks learning songs with our Music teacher Mrs Marjorie Shambrook, making costumes and headbands, and rehearsing on the big stage.
All children were on stage for our entire performance, singing a variety of fun songs, which helped to tell the Nativity story, along with a few main characters acting out primary parts of the story.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to perform and present the story of the first Christmas to their parents, siblings, grandparents and friends, as well as a lovely community-building time where families spent time getting to know each other around the sausage sizzle before and after our presentation.
On Monday 17 October, the Year 6 leaders were blessed with the opportunity to go to Logan Village to watch the Year 5s leadership speeches and give them some advice.
When we first arrived we watched all of their amazing speeches. When they had finished we split into groups and the Year 5 students asked us questions about what leadership meant to us and what our experience was with leading in 2022.
We all enjoyed giving them advice and getting to know all of them. Afterwards, we played games and had so much fun watching the students develop strong relationships with other future leaders.
We took a group photo and headed off back to our school smiling, having had such an impact on these impressionable future leaders.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative that aims to encourage a love of reading in students. To complete the challenge Prep to Year 4 students must read 20 books and Year 5 - 9 students must read 15 books.
This year we had 158 students complete the challenge, together reading 4852 books! These students will all receive a certificate signed by the Premier of Queensland. Special congratulations to 3PC who were the top class with 19 students completing the challenge and together reading 780 books.
Congratulations to all students who completed the challenge this year!
The Year 2s have been creating exciting and colourful masterpieces in their art classes. They have been learning to portray energy and movement in a 2D piece using acrylic paint layered with Posca paint pens to add detail and enhance their artwork. The Year 2 artworks were inspired by modern artists, Janet Skates and Tiff Manuell.
At the end of Term 3, twelve Year 9 and 10 students travelled up the coast for our Noosa girl’s trip. We began our trip with a hike up Mt Ngungun. The view at the top was spectacular. After this outing, we proceeded to our accommodation at the Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp, which is 25 k north of Noosa Heads. Situated amongst 65 km of National Park, the Everglades, has a picturesque view of Lake Cootharaba where we spent much of our free time watching and admiring the sunset or sunrise at this ultimate wilderness experience.
With an early start to our second day, we hit the ground running with surfing. We entered the ocean with many sceptics and doubts about our first activity. We left the ocean with a new fondness for the sport. Later, mountain biking was a great way to end our day. We cycled along the trail around the park and the lake, which will be a highlight forever imprinted into our minds from this awesome scenic route.
During this trip, evening devotions were a time to understand the reason why we were here at camp. Devotions had a personal touch on the small group who went on the camp this year. Each night was memorable in its own way and was a great way to end every night. We heard from each staff member on the trip, and it was a great way to get to know our teachers.
Our memorable day of the trip was the Fraser Island Day tour. We awoke nice and early to begin the drive to Fraser. Upon our arrival we went to Lake Mackenzie, where we spent a few hours with the Fraser Island Trip Boys, playing games and swimming.
After our time away, we were ready to come home. However, before the return trip, we spent the last day exploring Noosa’s popular Hastings Street enjoying lunch and shopping. Time really did fly by fast. Before we knew it, we were saying goodbyes to our friends back at the campus.
Marriott + Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort traineeship program
Teen Film and Acting Camps
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Students in Year 10 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.
Study Work Grow - Open days, information sessions, competitions, scholarships and career-related newsletter :Latest Career Information Bulletin - 24 October 2022
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Students learning a musical instrument at the college recently were able to demonstrate their progress at the recent Twilight Studio Concerts. Performing to an audience of family and friends, these concerts provided an important opportunity for budding musicians to gain valuable performing experience in a safe and supportive environment. For some students, this was their very first opportunity to perform publicly.
Year 2 student and rising ballerina, Sienna Goarin, had the opportunity with her sister and dancing studio to dance for a former ballerina, who had recently turned 105, at her nursing home. This is her story...
"Today myself and my sister Amelie, my dance friends and teachers visited a nursing home. We drove to a nursing home in Burleigh. It was Victoria's birthday. She was turning 105!!! Myself and my dance friends performed a few special dance routines. Victoria and the other old residents have lived for a long long time. Victoria was a ballerina in the Russich (sic) ballet before World War Two (WW2). We gave flowers for her birthday and did two dances. These were classical ballet and a jazz dance. I felt so good and it was amazing to dance for her. It made me feel so happy and good inside. I'm so extremely happy I did it."
This year the P&F has been a wonderful help with their involvement at our campus. At Spring Fair they ran a sausage sizzle and with the funds raised were able to purchase a few industrial items for the community. These include popcorn, snow cone and candy floss machines.
The P&F is doing a shout-out for volunteers for 2023 and is looking for people who are willing to help out by standing on the committee or by just being members who like to get involved with the events around the school. They assist by helping out with coordinating the food orders for carnivals, making up packages for Mother's and Father's Day, Spring Fair, Easter Fest to mention a few.
The P&F AGM will be taking place at the school on Wednesday 16 November at 6 pm in the Year 1 and Year 2 block, in the theatre. Everyone is welcome and babysitting arrangements have been made with KOSHC for this evening. A light snack will be provided. Please RSVP if you are able to attend by clicking the button below:P&F AGM RSVP
Guest artist and Year 11 KTTC student, Charlie Mitchell, will be performing on the outdoor stage from 3:0 to 3:25 pm and again from 5:35 to 6:00 pm. Charlie, at age 16 is pursuing a career in the music industry. It's great to know that he is also a King's Kid.
The following choirs and musical items will be taking place:
3:55 pm - Choir Item - O Come All He Faithful
4:00 pm - High School Orchestra - Lullaby to the Moon
4:05 pm - Primary String Orchestra - Into the Sky
4:35 pm - Primary String Quartet - Can-Can
4:40 pm - Violin Viola Duet - Can't help falling in love
5:10 pm - O' Holy Night sung by music teacher, Mrs Sara Reddrop
5:35 - 6:00 pm - Charlie Mitchell - Guest Artist
A host of delicious food trucks will be in attendance and the roving characters will be the backdrop for some fun photos for your Christmas albums. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this special occasion on our annual calendar.
With the help of our King's families, Operation Christmas Child has been a resounding success! Not only did King's Pimpama fill 106 boxes, but we also had a truckload of extra items to pack additional boxes.
"While we ran out of boxes to fill here at the Pimpama Campus, our collection point has kindly offered for their volunteers to pack our extra items into additional boxes," said Mr de la Mare.
"Thank you to all of our King's families who were able to support this fantastic cause. Not only will children across the world be blessed through your giving, but your children had the opportunity to experience first-hand the incredible collective impact we can have when we work together for a cause," he stated.
If you didn't get a chance to donate, or your family is in a position to do more, you can contribute to Operation Christmas Child directly, through the many donation options available on their website.
Thank you, King's families!
We feel truly blessed to have some of the best teachers on earth at King’s, and this World Teacher’s Day we honoured them. We appreciate their warm smiles, their words of wisdom and encouragement, their caring prayers, the way they make confusing concepts clear, their quirky humour, their endless patience and how they champion our students all the way. They make every moment at school a learning moment. We showered every teacher in Primary and High School with special treats, a special cupcake, heartfelt cards and thank you to the Class Coordinators who went above and beyond to show how much they mean to us, not just on World Teachers' Day, but every day at King’s. Thank you, teachers - you are making a difference for generations to come!
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Exit 49 is busy, especially in peak times, with more than 60,000 cars travelling through the interchange most days. Pedestrians and bike riders should cross the interchange roads with caution and always obey road rules. Motorists are reminded that the speed limit around the interchange has been reduced to 40km/h.
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