|TERM 1, 2023 - IMPORTANT DATES|
|6 - 10 March||Year 1 & Year 2 Swimming|
|6 - 8 March||Year 8 Camp|
|15 - 27 March||NAPLAN Testing|
|27 March||Prep - Year 2 Fun Run|
|28 March||Years 3 - 11 Cross Country|
|29 March||Easter Fest|
|30 March||Primary Free Dress Day|
Last Day of Term 1
|18 April||First Day of Term 2|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up-to-date event information.View all 2023 Term Dates View Compass Calendar
The superheroes were in full force at Noah's Ark on Tuesday, 28 February and Thursday, 2 March, all for a good cause. In response to the recent earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, Noah's Ark held a Superhero Day where children could dress up as their favourite superheroes and make a gold coin donation to help those affected by the recent disaster.
Early learning children came dressed in their favourite superhero costumes, ready to save the day and make a difference. Superheroes from Spiderman to Supergirl brought joy and excitement to Noah's Ark as they arrived in their costumes to support the worthy cause.
With bright smiles and a spirit of generosity, primary students participated in the fundraising day on Tuesday, 28 February, to raise money for Türkiye and Syria in response to the earthquake disaster. Students were encouraged to wear a t-shirt of their choice and make a gold coin donation to support the cause.
Students arrived at school wearing a vibrant display of colourful t-shirts, showcasing their individuality and personal style. Thank you to all our primary students that participated in the fundraising event and donated generously to support those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
High School students joined the fundraising day on Tuesday, 28 February, to raise money for Türkiye and Syria. Students were given the opportunity to wear a t-shirt of their choice for a gold coin donation or purchase a BBQ lunch, with all proceeds going towards those affected by the earthquake disaster.
The disaster unfolding in Türkiye and Syria is a tragedy that desperately needs Christian communities to respond. We have partnered with Global Development Group, a faith-based organisation offering support in the affected areas of these devastated countries.
Our fundraising day was a huge success, with students and staff coming together to support those in need. We are so proud of our school community for demonstrating such generosity and compassion. We continue to pray for the people of Türkiye and Syria, and we hope our small contribution can make a meaningful difference in their lives.Donate to the Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Appeal
The Year 4 students have been busy learning new skills on their Orchestral instruments.
Each week the students have a small group lesson on their instrument before getting together in the larger instrument-based ensemble groups called ‘Sectionals’. Instrument groups include Upper Strings (Violin and Viola), Cello, Flute, Woodwind (Clarinet and Saxophone), Brass (Trumpet and Trombone) and Percussion. In Term 2, these groups will come together to form two large ensembles of Strings and Band.
Studies have shown that learning a musical instrument enhances academic, social and emotional outcomes for children.
We are very excited about these learning opportunities for the students and look forward to their progress over the year. At King’s, we create opportunities to use our gifts and talents to glorify our Lord.
Mr Lindsay Genge
Instrumental Music Coordinator
Our annual Leadership Induction service was held on Wednesday, 22 February. One of our core foundational values at King's Christian College that we encourage students to develop is to lead with integrity, show self-control and act with humility. It was heartening to see our student leaders of 2023 stepping up to take on new responsibilities with enthusiasm and passion.
Our campus principal, Mr Rob Verreynne, delivered an inspiring message encouraging us to be the salt of the earth and light of the world, reminding us of the importance of using our God-given gifts and abilities to positively impact those around us.
It was extra special for our student leaders to have their church pastors present them with their leadership badges and join us in praying for them.
We congratulate all our high school students that were inducted into leadership positions. We believe that God has great plans for our students as they continue to make a positive impact in serving the school community.
Year 7 students experienced the adrenaline rush of playing laser skirmish and the excitement of playing ball games with Year 11 students during an afternoon of fun and games on Friday, 24 February.
The students were divided into house groups and enjoyed two exciting activities - laser skirmish and ball games, Run the Gauntlet and Tinball. Both activities required teamwork, strategy, and quick reflexes, and the boys eagerly embraced the challenge. The students had worked up quite an appetite from their afternoon of friendly competition, and a delicious pizza dinner was the perfect way to refuel and recharge.
The afternoon aimed to foster positive relationships between the boys and develop leadership potential in Year 11 students. Overall, the event was a great success and a fantastic way to promote teamwork, develop leadership, build stronger relationships and prepare students for success in their future endeavours.
On Monday, 27 February, Year 11 students attended a Uni Showcase in the auditorium. It was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the universities and courses available to them as they prepare for their future.
The Uni Showcase began with presentations from representatives of various local universities, including Bond University, QUT, The University of Queensland, Griffith University and more.
The presentations provided students with insight into preparing for university and the life of a university student. Following the presentations, students were invited to browse the expo, where they could learn more about the university courses on offer and had the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from the representatives.
The Uni Showcase was an excellent opportunity for Year 11 students to start exploring their options for the future. They were able to learn more about the different universities and get a better understanding of what courses are available to them.
On Wednesday, 1 March, we honoured our high school students for their academic, cultural, college enhancement and sports achievements from Semester 2 of 2022 at our Honours Assembly.
Mrs Pepeita Hamilton delivered an inspiring message to students from Philippians 3:12, encouraging us all to continue to work hard to pursue our goals and keep our eyes fixed on Christ as we strive towards becoming the people He created us to be.
Congratulations to all students that received honours awards. Your commitment to excellence, dedication and hard work serves as an inspiration to us all. We are proud of each and every one of our students that have strived for excellence, whether you have been honoured for your achievements or not. May you continue to learn passionately and grow in your relationship with God.
Year 8 FTTD students spent the first four weeks of class making themselves an apron to use in their cookery lessons in the second half of the term.
As this is a rotational subject, students get a brief insight into the subject, where they learn practical skills in textiles and cookery. Most students had never sewn before, so producing an apron from start to finish was a very rewarding experience. Hopefully, this has sparked interest in sewing and some students will take on further projects to perfect their skills.
They wore their aprons during their first practical cooking lesson last week. The topic they will investigate in the coming weeks is “Reducing Food Waste”. The students will consider ways to reduce food waste in the home by cooking or using the top six food waste items in different ways.
Mrs Jennie Lubbe
For all important dates and events regarding careers, view the Calendar of Events.
QUT Advice Night
Year 11 students and parents are invited to join staff online on Tuesday 21 March to find out more about course and career planning, how to apply, resources to support students through their studies, and life as a uni student. Register now.
START QUT Information Webinar
Do you know a Year 11 student interested in studying a university subject in Semester 2, receiving a selection rank adjustment, and gaining potential credit towards a future degree at QUT? We’re hosting our START QUT Information Webinar on Tuesday 28 March. Register now.
A Quick Guide to QUT: For Year 9 and 10 students and parents
Students and their parents are invited to a dedicated Year 9 and 10 information session on Tuesday 18 April. We'll cover career planning tips, differences between school and uni, course information, and admission pathways. Plus, hear from current QUT students about their uni experience and ask them questions. Register now.
QUT Engineering Our Future
Join us at our Gardens Point campus on Saturday 25 March for an engineering experience day. For students in Years 4–12, it will open their eyes to a possible career path in Engineering. Find out more.
Medicine Information Evening: Save the Date
Learn about studying Medicine at UQ. Hear from leading medical experts, UQ alumni and current students on the changing medical climate, how to apply for medicine at UQ, and tips for success.
This event is open to Year 12 students and their parents/guardians.
Virtual: Wednesday 26 April
In Person: Thursday 27 April
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
Location: UQ St Lucia campus & online
Registrations opening soon!
Career Pulse: Save the Date
Years 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to participate in engaging and interactive career-focused sessions at UQ’s Career Pulse event, which will be held in-person at St Lucia campus in 2023. Find out more.
Date: Wednesday 31 May
Time: 8.45am – 3pm
Location: UQ St Lucia campus
Registrations opening in April.
Experience UQ Skills
Experience UQ Skills is a full day of hands-on, interactive workshops at UQ Gatton for Years 9-12 students considering vocational study in agriculture, animal care or rural operations (including VETiS, certificates, diplomas and traineeships). Find out more.
Date: Thursday 6 July
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: UQ Gatton campus
Access all bulletins here.Options Career Information Edition #3
Open days, information sessions, competitions, scholarships and career related newsletter.
There's some useful information in links below:SWG 20.02.23 Edition SWG 2702.23 Edition
Careers in Architecture and UCAT etc.February Newsletter
Current vacancies can be found on the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board.
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.
Check the Defence Force website for Gold Coast events.
The Defence Work Experience Program provides opportunities for young Australians interested in a career at Defence to gain exposure to the type of work that is available.
Opportunities are available for both secondary students and you must be at least 15 years of age at the time of the placement.More Information
Students in Year 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.
Gold Coast Trade College pre-apprentice courses for 2023. (Download the enrolment form and transport permission form).
The following guides are available to help your child with career investigation and decisions:
Families and friends of King's Pimpama, we cannot wait to celebrate the creative works of our amazing students at this year's inaugural Easter Fest on 29 March 2023. As well as performances and exhibitions, there will be food trucks, crafts, Easter egg hunts and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there!