P & F
|TERM 2, 2023 - IMPORTANT DATES|
|18 May||Years 7-11 Sport - SEMI-FINALS|
|20 May||Principal's Tour & Scholarship Exams|
|22 May||Year 2PA and 2PE Hinze Dam Excursion|
Year 5 & 6 Debating Preparation Day
|22-23 May||Year 7 - 11 Athletics Carnival|
|23-24 May||Year 4 - 6 Athletics Carnival|
|23 May||Year 6 Readers Cup|
|24 May||National Simultaneous Storytelling |
King's Careers Festival at Reedy Creek from 6 pm
|26 May||High School 100% Hope BBQ Fundraiser|
|Year 2PB and 2PD Hinze Dam Excursion|
Year 10 Exam Block
|30 May||Year 1 Qld Museum Excursion|
|31 May||Year 11 Honours Assembly|
Year 2PC Hinze Dam Excursion
|1 June||Year 10/11 GC Careers Festival 8.30-11.30|
|5 - 7 June||Year 11 Exam Block|
|6 June||Years 2 & 3 Athletics Carnival|
Prep and Year 1 Athletics Carnival
|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
Mother's Day is always such a special highlight in the college's calendar and this year was no exception. This year we wanted to make sure that Mums had quality time in the classroom with their children, and caught up with friends and other mothers over coffee at the recently opened King's Table, while they got a glimpse into school life by visiting the classrooms.
King's Pimpama organised a special guest speaker, Ps Janet Schier, who left our Mums feeling encouraged and equipped. Janet is a very experienced parent having 3 children and 12 grandchildren. In addition, Janet and her husband Greg had over 30 foster-care children come through their home.
Mums were also treated to a card, scrumptious cookie and a complimentary coffee voucher from Zarraffas Pimpama, thanks to our P&F. We hope the mums enjoyed their treats. (Please note that the Zarraffa voucher expires at the end of June 2024 and is for the Pimpama store only.)To view all the Mother's Day photos, click here:
A student discount has been made available to King's students who wish to play at the golf day or be part of a team but for a limited number of tickets. Students do need to have experience in playing the game to participate and have two adults per team for the buggy use on the course. Please use the Promo Code Kings_student when booking a student ticket.
The details are as follows:
Date: Monday 19 June 2023
Venue: The Club at Parkwood, Napper Road, Parkwood.
Arrival time: 09:00 and shotgun start at 10:30
Cost: The cost to King's students is $70 and for all adults playing in the Golf Day, the price is $95. Cost includes food, soft drinks vouchers x 2, lunch after the game, prize-giving, buggy hire and a round of golf.
For any enquiries, please get in touch with Mrs Regan Verwey or Mrs Amy Brown at the King's Pimpama campus or call 5587-7660
Don't delay in getting your teams and tickets booked!To purchase your Golf Day tickets:
Our Year 2 students have started to learn about “The People Around Me” in their Spanish classes. They are focusing on their family, pets and people in the community.
"It has been great to see them happily participate in our class activities. Our students learn while singing and playing games," says Mrs Olivares, Spanish Specialist Teacher at King's Pimpama
Year 4 students had great fun, and learning experiences on Tuesday 4 May, when they launched bottle rockets into outer space!
During the incursion, students explored the interaction of forces, direction of motion and gravity, with the effects of friction when exerted on things that fly. Students put together their own bottle rocket build, where they then launched and measured the thrust (push force) on each launch of their bottle rocket.
One fun fact they learnt was that we are in fact closer to outer space than we are to Noosa!
Lots of fun was had by all!
The Prep students had a fantastic time at the Ocean Life Incursion!
As part of the Term 2 unit, 'Our Marvellous World', students have been investigating the vast array of wonderful sea creatures in our marine environments. The Prep students were able to get up close and personal with a range of creatures including a baby bamboo shark, freshwater turtle, blue linckia seastars, tropical sea cucumber, black sea cucumber, and sea urchins.
Students learned about the different habitats that these creatures live in, and how they can care for, and protect, the beautiful marine life around us.
On Friday 5 May, a celebration lunch was held to recognise the outstanding academic achievement of a select group of Year 11 students. Joined by some of our Heads of Department, students enjoyed a pizza lunch provided by the high school teaching & learning team. The lunch was an invitation-only event for students who had demonstrated an outstanding approach towards their studies in Unit 1, both in terms of their academic results and their attitude to learning.
When asked about the lunch and any tips she would give to other students striving for academic success, Year 11 student Janine Park said:
“The academic lunch on Friday was a truly rewarding experience. Being recognised for the hard work I put into my studies has given me a sense of motivation to continue striving for excellence. Some tips I would give to other students about finding success academically would be to prioritise consistency over intensity and to create a study plan. Having a study schedule definitely made it easier for me to manage my time throughout the term, allowing me a flexible preparation for my exams and completing assignments.”
We look forward to witnessing further excellent results from our first graduating cohort, as they continue their senior studies over the next eighteen months.
Deputy Head of Secondary - Teaching & Learning (Pimpama)
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
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: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.
Career conversation cards for parents to chat with their children about careers
A perfect day for distance running!
Wednesday 3 May was a perfect day for distance running. King’s sent 35 students to compete in our Hinterland Cross Country event at The Southport School (TSS). The students had to run further than our school cross country track but had been training hard in the morning sessions run by our Coaches, Mr Coles and Cooper Miller. We had five students place in the top seven given, which should see them going to the regional trials, which will be held on Tuesday 7 June at Rivermount College.
Top 7 Athletes
Isabelle Mansfield - 11yr Girls 7th Place
Chloe Kelk - 12yr Girls 6th Place
Justine Platon - 15yr Girls 6th Place
Jacob Hankinson - 14yr Boys 4th Place
Kristian Meuwesen - 17yr Boys 7h Place
We are proud of everyone who was committed to training and gave their best performance on the day.View all the Hinterland Cross Country photos here
The King's Pimpama Instrumental Music Department presents the Twilight Studio Concert Series to parents, caregivers, family and friends as the students celebrate the progress of their chosen instrument. The concerts start at 5:30 pm on various days. See the image below for further information. Notification of the student's individual performances will be scheduled by their music teachers.
Students in Years 2 - 9 are invited to join the Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) for 2023.
The PRC is not a competition but a way to encourage students to develop a love of reading for life. Students are encouraged to select a range of fiction and non-fiction books suited to their reading ability and record books read during the reading period, between 8 May to 25 August. A reader record form is available via the Compass page (see button below) for students to record the number of books they have read.
To complete the challenge:
Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The aim of the 2023 challenge is to encourage students to make time to read.
For suggested books or for more information about the PRC, please visit: readingchallenge.education.qld.gov.au or contact Holley Greenway, College Librarian or your child’s teacher.
|8 May to 25 Aug||Reading period for Prep to Year 9 Students|
|28 Aug||Student reader record forms submitted to your teacher|
|30 Oct - 10 Nov||Premier's Reading Challenge Celebration Weeks|
Every student who completes the challenge, and returns the completed record reader form signed, with the consent of the terms and conditions box ticked, will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier.
For further information and consent form details please refer to the Compass post below.
Noah’s Ark Vacation will operate in the King’s Early Learning Centre during the winter school holidays from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm. The program caters for children who are enrolled at King’s and are aged from 2.5 - 7 years old (Year 1). The detailed program is available at the start of the Vacation Care period from the Noah’s Ark reception.
Noah’s Ark operates in line with the King’s school term calendar and any care required outside of these dates is available through the Vacation Care program only.
2023 Vacation Care Fees
$105 per day. CCS is available to eligible families
How to Book
King’s families who are currently enrolled in the Vacation Care program or at Noah’s Ark will receive a Compass notice shortly to book desired days. New families can book via email: firstname.lastname@example.org before the cut-off date of May 26 2023.
Parents must notify Noah’s Ark of any intended Vacation Care cancellations, prior to May 26, otherwise, they will be charged for non-attendance.
You are invited to come along and meet our P&F on Wednesday, May 31st at 8:45 in front of King's Table for a catch-up over coffee. The P&F will be offering a complimentary coffee to everyone who pops along for a chat. Find out what events are coming up and how you can get involved. Volunteers are always appreciated and needed.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact Mr Grant Patching via his email:
Click on the P&F Logo to send Grant a message: