|TERM 2, 2023 - IMPORTANT DATES|
|1 May||Labour Day|
|2 May||Boys are to wear ties from today|
Year 4 Incursion: It's Rocket Science
Year 7-9 Maths Competition - (CAT) The Computational and Algorithmic Thinking
|3 May||High School Hinterland Cross Country|
Year 5 - 6 Math Olympiad
Year 3-4 Next Stars Basketball Tournament
|5 May||Year 11 Geography Field Study|
|7 - 10 May||Year 9/10 Noosa Girls Trip|
|12 May||High School Crazy Sock Day|
High School GC Futsal Titles
Year P-6 Mother's Celebration
|15 May||Year 3 - 6 GC Futsal Titles|
Year 5-6 Debate Training
|18 May||Years 7-11 Sport - SEMI-FINALS|
|20 May||Principal's Tour & Scholarship Exams|
|22-23 May||Year 7 - 11 Athletics Carnival|
|23-24 May||Year 4 - 6 Athletics Carnival|
|24 May||King's Careers Festival at Reedy Creek from 6pm|
|5 - 7 June||Year 11 Exam Block|
|15 June||Last Day of School Term|
High School After Dark Disco
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
Our college held a commemorative Anzac ceremony on Monday, 24 April, ahead of Anzac Day this year. The solemn service encouraged King's students and staff to reflect on the great legacy we have received from the incredible sacrifice of the courageous men and women who gave their lives in battle for our freedom.
During the Call to Commemoration, read by Middle School Captains, Janice Park and Zorian Tan with the Primary Captains, Kyla Koeleman and Elijah Honrade, we reiterated that Anzac Day is not for celebrating war but for remembering its awfulness and devastation, as we continue to pursue peace and oppose war.
We were honoured to have Navy Veteran, Mr Paul Schipanski as our guest speaker this year. Mr Schipanski shared a very moving poem about a service horse. Our students heard about the atrocities of war not only experienced by man but by animals and the bonds formed between man and his companion at war.
Mr Jason Knight read the Honour Roll and acknowledged our King's alumni and all of the Australian men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces. As flowers and wreaths were laid at the base of the flagpole by our student representatives, while Mr De La Mare recited the Ode to the Fallen and Mrs Jo Robinson played The Last Post before a minute's silence was taken.
Year 11 student Lacey Keeley led the colour party which included the following students Byron McFadden, Thomas Batchelor, Pamveer Kainth and Toby Mansfield, and raised our nation's flag while the Australian and New Zealand national anthems were sung by the community. Middle School Chapel Captains Joshua Mutsawu and Kate Duckworth read from the Gospel of John 15:12-17. Year 11 students Samuel Moonen read the poem In Flinders Fields
At the conclusion of the service, our community was urged to live out the Anzac values of courage, self-sacrifice, perseverance and mateship - the character traits reflected in our King's Foundational Values.
We will remember them. Lest we forget.
On Anzac Day, Primary Captains, Kyla Koeleman and Elijah Honrade, attended the Ormeau Pimpama War Memorial Association Inc. Anzac Service at the Ormeau Pimpama War Memorial. They read the first resolution and represented the College by laying a wreath at the memorial.
Twenty-four high school students from Years 9-11 were chosen to travel to St George over the first weekend of the Easter holidays. The team arrived at school at 8:00 am to have breakfast before everyone boarded the bus for a wonderful mission trip. Mr Verreynne and Mrs Hamilton kindly prayed for us before we left on our journey.
On the bus, the students played games, blasted music through the speaker and just had a great time. After a full day of travelling, they arrived in St George at 5:30 pm.
On the first night, Mrs Colloty shared an amazing word about Prophecy. Each morning on the trip the team started their day with devotions. On the first official day in St George, a small group of students served breakfast to a local school. The team also got busy and cleaned the community homes and helped around with mowing and gardening.
At the end of the first day, the King's Pimpama students hosted Wildfire - a youth event - with the St George youth over the course of the trip. The students enjoyed meeting, getting to know and talking to the kids from the region. Lani Grieve shared a poignant message entitled "The Thief"
Our students helped out at a farm with cleaning and weeding as part of their service.
"The farm had adorable 3-month-old puppies. They were so cute and we loved having them around," said Kate Duckworth, Year 9 student.
After cleaning up the farm, the team stopped at a local cotton farm and took some group photos and learned about the fields.
On the second night of Wildfire, Dylan Grieve spoke an amazing word, "Marked by Encounter".
On day four, the team had church in the morning which was assisted by six servant-hearted Year 11 students, while the rest were preaching in the kid's church. After church, our students helped clean up more houses, followed by an afternoon of fun and a swim in a local river. Our King's teaching staff - Mrs Francis, Mr Francis and Miss Soper - all spoke a touching word at the St George King's Church at the evening service. After the service, the students wrote letters to one another to inspire each other and played games.
"It was such an awesome night connecting with one another," said Kate.
The team departed from St George at 9:00 am and after a day's journey by bus arrived back at King's Pimpama at 5.00 pm excited to see their parents.
The students all agreed that going on the mission trip is an amazing opportunity to reflect and to be inspired by the hard-working spirit that builds them up to serve. "If you get this opportunity in the future, you should take it," said all the 2023 St George Missions Trip team.
King's Pimpama Library staff got creative to welcome the students back to school for the start of Term 2 with "Where's Wally". Students had to find cut-outs of Wally in the Library and around the school and match the locations to a word-finder activity. Winning students will be receiving canteen vouchers for their correct answers. The program was for students in Years 4 - 11.
Students got their performance faces on in the photos.... Where's Wally?
During Term 1 of STEM in High School, the Year 9s were given the opportunity to make rockets that would later be launched as part of their curriculum.
"Before being able to launch it, the class needed to complete a range of safety precautions and folios that were needed to be completed as part of the learning," said Mr James Coles, High School STEM teacher.
"This all led to the design of the rocket and the construction of it."
In groups, the students downloaded the files and had to 3D-print the parts needed (fins, nose cone and pocketlab holder) to create a rocket that could hopefully fly successfully.
In Week 1 of Term 2, the students were able to test their rockets to see whose would fly the furthest. The rocket launching exercise led to some successes, while others had some extremely funny 'fails'.
For some groups the rockets exceeded expectations and went really far, some broke on impact, and some didn’t fly at all, which made the students rethink their designs and engineering skills for future lessons. It was a great experience and the Year 9s had a lot of fun participating in this STEM class.
In Term 2 the Year 11 Physical Education Class is getting golf lessons as part of the curriculum options. The girls and boys have been practising their 'swing', learning to putt and getting chipping lessons with coach Warren Sinclair on campus. The students are enjoying the opportunity to learn new skills and build their confidence by learning a new sport that they can enjoy playing with their mates and even later in life in the corporate world.
On Wednesday, April 19, the high school Performing and Creative Art subjects were fortunate enough to take 35 students to watch the musical which is taking the world by storm, Hamilton. We travelled to Southbank together by bus and had dinner before we were able to take our seats and immerse ourselves in the breathtaking and fast-paced historical masterpiece. We are so fortunate that as a school we get to partake in excursions like this, which only enrich our students and immerse them in culture. Watching live theatre opens our students up to experiencing different perspectives that they may not be aware of or contemplated. Theatre’s way of exploring and expressing dialogue, monologue and character allows an audience to view situations and perspectives with empathy. Understanding and viewing theatre helps us understand what it means to be human and live the human experience.
King's Pimpama students are performing 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory; The New Musical' in Term 3. Save the Dates for the performance nights:
King's Pimpama High School students in Years 9 to 11 are invited to attend the King's Career Festival on Wednesday 24 May in the Reedy Creek Auditorium from 5:30 -7:30 pm. Subject selection information sessions will be taking place at the event. Gold Coast's leading tertiary educators will be participating. To register, scan the QR code at the bottom of the flyer.
PLEASE NOTE: King's Pimpama Year 10 and 11 students will also be attending the Study Gold Coast Careers festival on 1 June as part of their Set for Success course which helps them with their career choices. King's Pimpama students' subject selection will be taking place later in the term and not at the Reedy event. Further information will be shared with parents via Compass.
For all important dates and events regarding careers, view the Calendar of Events
NYFA school holiday Teen Camps 1-week Film Teen Camp - Write, direct, shoot and edit your own film on our professional film set! 1-week Acting Teen Camp - Learn how to act by actually acting on set with a film crew! Each student will take home their own audition reel scene. Teen Camp Start Dates: 3 July, 10 July, 25 September
Weekend Condensed Aussie Wildlife Course Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. More information. Weekend Course - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April
Career Pulse: Save the date Date: Wednesday 31 May Time: 8.45am – 3pm Location: UQ St Lucia campus Registrations opening in April. 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.
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
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Join space historian, Kerrie Dougherty, in the story of Australian early space tracking and the role of moonwatchers. Free event on Saturday 6 May 2023 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Register here.
Brisbane Truck Show Thursday 18 May or Friday 19 May 2023. Click here for more information and to register for attendance.
Access code for all https://optionscareers.com.au/welcome/KCC
Access all bulletins here.
Open days, information sessions, competitions, scholarships and career-related newsletter. There's some useful information in the links below:SWG 24.4.23 Edition
Click on the buttons below to read about entry into a few different careers:Guide to Engineering Benefits of doing VET in school Entry into Veterinary Science Entry into Medicine
Current vacancies 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.
The Gold Coast Defence Force Recruiting Centre, Ground Floor, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina:Army Reserve Night in Southport - 9 May @ 7pm Trade Careers Information Session - 17 May @ 6-8pm Defence Careers Information Session - 30 May @ 6-8pm
The Women Experience Day takes place on 1 June from 8am to 2pm. Any female students interested can register below. This program provides opportunities for young Australians interested in a career in Defence to gain exposure to the type of work that is available. Opportunities are available for Secondary students who are at least 15 years of age at the time of placement.To Register for the Women Experience Day Click here for more information on the Women Experience Day
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. Enrolment form and transport permission
The following information is to help your child with career investigation and decisions. Click on the buttons to view the relevant video:
1. The Future of Work talks about what we imagine the Future of Work will look like and can help parents and family members think beyond the popular jobs of the past. It's our #1 career education video on this list.
2. Five Types of Motivation Factors - Do you know what drives you? There are five common types of motivating factors, and knowing where you sit can be really useful.
3. Will Robots Take My Job - With a dramatic rise in AI, many students (and parents) are thinking about the future. Worried your job might get replaced by a machine? Technology is changing how we work - find out which jobs are most at risk and what you can do to future-proof your career.The Future of Work Five Types of Motivation Factors Will Robots Take My Job
You may have noticed the King's Table Cafe had a soft opening at the beginning of Term 2 on our campus. The cafe serves tasty coffee and delightful hot and cold food between the hours of 7:30 and 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The cafe also serves the church community on Sunday.
Manager, Janet Oliveira, said the official launch of the Cafe will be taking place on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023. Pop in between 7.30 am and 9.30 am to receive a free small coffee and slice of cake.
We hope you can pop in for a cuppa after drop-off or before pick-up.
We invite our Mothers to join us on Friday 12 May for our Mother's Day celebration morning. Click below to see the Primary School invitation and please look out for more details on Compass.
Our P&F also have a complimentary treat for all our Mothers.
The Noah's Ark Mother's Day event will take place from 2 -3 pm on 12 May. Click on the invitation below for the details.Primary School Mother's Day Invitation Noah's Ark Mother's Day Invitation
This year the 'Resilient Kids Conference' will be local and live!
Australia's top experts come together for a one-day event to share current issues affecting our kids. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the best, gain a deeper understanding of cutting-edge issues and apply new and practical strategies that will help grow healthy families.
Every time we say 'yes' to something, we say 'no' to something else! However, investing in your family is something to say 'Yes' to. Below you will find this year's experts and the topics they will share.
Don't miss out on this opportunity; book your tickets today! Just click on the following link to find specific details on this event, including times and prices.Resilient Kid's Conference booking form via Compass