|TERM 3, 2023 IMPORTANT DATES|
|28 Aug||Year 6 Cairns Trip|
Year 4 Write a Book in a Day
Year 2 Forces Fair at 9am
Yr 1 Paradise Country Excursion
|29 Aug||Year 1 Paradise Country Excursion|
Year 2 Street Science Incursion
|31 Aug||Boys' last day for ties|
Year 4 Father's Afternoon
|1 Sept||Gold Coast Show - Public Holiday|
|4 Sept||Prep to Year 6 Father's Day Celebration|
Year 4 Camp
Year 10 Camp
Prep & Year 3 Swimming (4 - 8 September)
Noah's Ark Father's Evening 5:30pm
|6 Sept||Yr 5-6 Inter-school Debating Competition - Round 3|
Year 5 & 6 Math Olympiad
|7 Sept||Year 4 Public Speaking Competition|
|14 Sept||R U Ok? Day|
Free Dress Day Prep to Year 6
Year 7 - 11 House Competition
Last day of Term 3
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up-to-date event information.
Spring Fair is ON this Saturday 19 August from 11 am to 3 pm. It will be a great day of fun, games and action for the whole family.
Your pre-purchased wristbands can be collected from 10:30 am outside the Hub, near King's Table. The pre-purchased wristbands can only be bought up until 13:00 on Friday 18 August 2023 from the online Eventbrite site. We will have them on sale on Saturday from 10:30 am. There will be two separate queues for the collection and purchase of wristbands on the day. The wristband gives your child access to all the events, rides and games and fun activities taking place on the day. Please bring your pre-purchased tickets onsite for easy and quick check-in.CLICK HERE to purchase your wristband:
The Spring Fair Stage Program Session 1 commences at 11:30 am with individual artists performing on stage, followed by King's Cheer, Lower and Upper Primary Choirs. At 12:15 King's Dance Academy will hit the stage followed by Pimpama Concert Band at 12:40. A number of exciting dance items will be on stage from just before 1 pm until 1:10 pm. A short 20-minute interval will take place until Session 2 starts.
Stage Program Session 2 starts at 1:32 pm with the King's Dance Academy taking to the stage for 20 minutes, followed by Jake Stott and Nathan Cho who will close out the Spring Fair stage program.
The Stage Program will be taking place on the outside stage near the canteen.Spring Fair Stage Program (on Compass)
The Spring Fair Map provides a general location of where all the activities will be taking place on the day.
We have a number of markets that will be selling their goodies on the day. They will be located along the grass and pathway around the oval and in the undercover area between the High School buildings. Also located in this area are the P&F Sausage sizzle, bake sale, fair floss and snow cones. The sports basketball competition will take place at the Basketball court near the IDT classroom. Extreme VR and the Silent Auction will be in SA1 and SA 2 classrooms at the back of the auditorium. There will be an ATM onsite near the IT office and the delicious food trucks will be situated in the car park at the back of the school. The Under 8s area and petting zoo will be near the High School buildings and Side Show Alley situated alongside the first Basketball court.
The stallholders this year are:
Lila Daisy Accessories, Cool Banana Novelties, Kidz Corner, Bears with Grace, Arosa Boutique, Lisas Fotos, Panda Heaven, Tathe&Co, House of Desserts, Risen (Christian T-shirts and Hoodies), Krissy's Kandles, Faith+Love Collective, Mandi P Designs, Sticky Co, Bows Bands & Beyond, Marikai Home, Outback Kids, Marg's Rocky Road, Evelyn Fulton Handmade Confectionery, Adore Her Photography, Baked It Kitchen, Scarlett Rose Slumber Parties, Bucklo dog treats, CVRD (Bible covers), Farm Fresh by Noah Zammit, Nanny Vic's Pantry and freeze-dried candy, Mum's Dream Shop, Poetry and Plants, Stomping Elephants and Yay For Sunday Apparel.
Let's strengthen our community bonds! The King's Pimpama Silent Auction isn't just about acquiring items; it's a celebration of our shared commitment to education. Join hands with fellow parents, teachers, and community members to create a brighter future and have some fun at the same time.
Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to participate in our silent auction. Your network can amplify the reach of our cause, making an even greater difference for our school.
By entering, you are helping our community. Share this fundraiser with your family and friends so they can get involved too.
Some of the top prizes on offer include Wills and Power of Attorney for two by Jeff Horsey Solicitors, an hour photography session with Adore Her Photography valued at $500 and a 30-minute session and 10 digital images with Lisas Fotos as well as a $100 voucher for a slumber party. There are a host of other prizes and offers on the Silent Auction platform. Setting up your account is quick and easy and only the successful bids will be invoiced at the end of the event.
The Silent Auction closes on Saturday 19 August at 2:15 pm. All winning bids will be notified to collect their items before the event closes at 3 pm or from Main Admin next week.Click Here to Bid at the Silent Auction
Our Father's Day Celebration is Coming...
King's Primary are also excited to invite our amazing Prep - Year 6 dads to our Father's Day Celebration on Monday 4 September, from 1.45pm - 3pm. Year 4 Dad's you are celebrating your day on Thursday 31 August as the students will be on Camp the week of 4/9/23.
During the Spring Holidays Junior Engineers are looking forward to getting a bunch of keen STEM enthusiasts to hone their tech skills at the 2 day school holiday camps. There are Beginner and Intermediate Courses for children aged 7 - 12 years and 10 - 13 years respectively.
Coding and robotics for kids
Minecraft Survival Mode - Ages 7 - 12 years
STEM Explorers - Ages 5 - 8 years
Ultimate Beginner Coding Package - Ages 7 - 12 years
Stop Motion Survival Mode - Ages 5 - 10 years
Around Robotic Arm - Ages 10 - 13 years
Lego Mindstorms - Ages 7 - 12 years
Robolox Survival Mode - Ages 10 - 13 years
Online learning options are also available.
Want to know more? Call Junior Engineers on 1300 089 344 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
King's will be hosting the Queensland Government's Mobile Dental Van behind the auditorium from 28 August to 2 November 2023 This free dental care service is offered free of charge to any child who meets the eligibility criteria:
- four years or older and have not completed Year 10 - eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule - referred by Community Child Health Nurse (Lift the Lip Program) or - be listed as a dependent on, or hold a valid Centrelink concession card
BOOK YOUR CHILD'S FREE APPOINTMENT BY PHONING 1300 300 850For more information and appointments, click here:
The P&F are pleased to invite our King's community to a night of glamour and connection at the Gatsby-inspired 2023 P&F Ball. More information via the flyer and button below:MORE INFO | PURCHASE TICKETS
Please save the date for the P&F AGM for 2023. The AGM will be held on campus on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 9am.
Friday, July 29, marked an important milestone day for our Prep students as they celebrated 100 DAYS IN PREP. The special occasion was a chance to recognise all that our youngest King’s kids have achieved at school so far. Prep is characterised by new faces, new places and new experiences, and our students have all embraced their first 100 days with curiosity and courage. From meeting our larger-than-life King’s lion on Day One to learning to read, write, count, make friends, and much more, these students have developed in so many ways.
"The Prep teachers dressed in bright colours for 100 days of Prep and our students enjoyed a 'neon party' in the auditorium in the afternoon before they departed the day with a bright coloured balloon that reminds them just how proud we are of them for their first 100 days of school," said Mrs Michele Wiehe, Prep to Year 2 Coordinator.
The Year 11 camp was a great experience for our cohort. We participated in a variety of activities such as The Giant Swing, Rock Climbing and Team Challenges which helped us boost our confidence and try new skills whilst working within a team setting.
"The survival challenges gave us the opportunity to connect with each other as well as have a house rivalry to be the ultimate survivor tribe, " stated Mrs Holly Collety, Head of Newton House and Secondary Teacher.
"This was a great experience to help us bond as a grade as well as a team whilst trying something new, fun and exciting. The late-night devotions had a magical atmosphere where we could really connect with God as well as each other and really feel his presence among us."
On Monday 12 June, Unleashing Personal Potential (UPP) came to our campus to run their STEP UP program with the Year 9 students.
STEP UP is designed to help students become their best in all aspects of their lives. Through STEP UP, students are enabled to build a solid foundation for their future success.
The process seeks to help students:
develop an understanding of growth mindsets and neuroplasticity by understanding what barriers they have that may be holding them back;
use evidence-based practices for setting goals
develop healthy habits; and,
establish and nurture healthy relationships.
The program was highly interactive, with hands-on activities that kept the students responding and interacting throughout the whole day.
For all important dates and events regarding careers, view the Calendar of Events
Tertiary Education - OPEN Day Calendar for Term 3
Open days, information sessions, competitions, scholarships and career-related newsletter. There's some useful information in the links below:SWG 31/7/23 Edition SWG 7/8/23 Edition
Click on the buttons below to read about entry into a few different careers:Benefits of doing VET in school
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 Defence Work Experience 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 both secondary students and you must be at least 15 years of age at the time of the placement.Defence Force Work Experience Information, click here:
GC Defence Recruiting Centre, Ground Floor, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina
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.
Health Science Hub courses and pathway options in tertiary preparation
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.
TAFE Brisbane course option for 2024. Visit https://tafeapply.com/ and enter the code: TQB2401
Gold Coast TAFE course options for 2024. Visit https://tafeapply.com and enter the code: TQGC2302
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
What a perfect two days of track and field!
On Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August, King’s sent 38 students to compete in our Hinterland Athletics event at Somerset College. The students have been training since Term 2 in the morning and afternoon sessions run by our Coaches, Mr Taylor and Cooper Miller. Despite the competition from the other Colleges around the region, we had twelve students finish first or second in their event overall, which should send them through to the regional trials.
We are proud of everyone who was committed to training and gave their best performance on the day.
Our four teams that qualified for the Southern Queensland Champion of Champions Futsal tournament played tremendously well and achieved some fantastic results.
The Under 9 boys team fought hard throughout the tournament finishing top of their group, securing a place in the Grand Final with a golden goal win in the Semi-Finals. The team finished runners-up at the end and had a wonderful tournament.
The Under 10 boys finished equal second in their group and just missed out on making the Semi-Finals on goal difference.
The Under 11 boys also had a wonderful tournament topping their group but unfortunately went down in a narrow defeat in the Quarter Final.
The Under 11 girls played some fantastic Futsal finishing third in a gruelling six-game group stage before being beaten in the Semi-Final between 2nd and 3rd.
A big thank you to Mr Wilmot and Mr Van Breeman for helping out with coaching throughout the tournament. Fantastic results for Kings Futsal at Pimpama being that we are only in our second year since the program commenced.
Basketball Season One is done! We wish the 10 teams who will be representing King's Pimpama in season two all the very best success and sportsmanship for the forthcoming season.
King’s Pimpama High School Chess players participated in the Gold Coast secondary chess tournament at The Southport School on 9 August 2023. There were 18 students that competed in the event which brought together over 300 students from schools across the Gold Coast, creating an atmosphere of intense competition.
In the D division, Zorion Tan's 5/7 score secured a commendable 5th place, showcasing his strategic prowess. Meanwhile, Bailey White's and Deni Hamade's performances, both at 5/7 and 4.5/7 respectively, highlighted their dedication and skill.
The C division also witnessed its own share of triumphs, with Isaac Lee claiming 29th place with a score of 4/7.
As we reflect on the battles of the board, we're reminded that success in chess involves not only moves on the board but also the lessons learned through competition.
Chess Coach, Daniel LapitaI, is looking forward to what Term 4 will bring!
King's Outside School Hours Care (KOSHC) are now taking Vacation Care bookings for the upcoming September school holidays. KOSHC runs an exciting Vacation Care program from their centre, and they have another great program coming up, including excursions and incursions. These include Inflatable World, Movies and Maccas, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Edible Science.
|Vacation Care||Friday, 15 September - Friday, 29 September|
|Opening Hours||6.30am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday|
|Age range||Prep - Year 6 students (and above)|
|Cost||In-Centre Day $71 Incursion & Excursion Days attract a higher fee $94, depending on activity. Click here to request a program form or click below to view the full program. Edible Science +$20, Riddle me This +$10, Gecko Sport +$15|
|Bookings||Complete the Booking Form - see the button below. All bookings are locked in from 8 September 2023. Any cancellations after this will incur a $10 per child, per day cancellation fee.|
Thank you to Mr Peter Spink for sharing one of his beautiful poems with us in this issue of the newsletter. Mr Spink will be sharing his poetry at Spring Fair in the market area near the High School building. His poems are always a delight to read as they spread the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.