|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.
At King's Pimpama we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the grandparents who joined us for the Grandparent's Day event on Friday 18 August. Your presence filled our school with joy and warmth, and we hope you had a fantastic time celebrating with your grandchildren.
We believe that the bonds between generations are truly special, and your stories and experiences enrich our students' lives in countless ways. Thank you for being a part of our school community and for contributing to the growth and happiness of our young learners. The photographs show the love you have for one another.
We look forward to creating more cherished memories together in the future. Until 2024, take care, and know that you are always welcome at King's Pimpama.
Saturday 19 August was a day filled with laughter, excitement, and endless fun at the highly anticipated King's Pimpama Spring Fair! Families basked in the warmth of the spring sun as they soaked in the festive atmosphere that brought family, friends, and a whole lot of smiles as we created unforgettable memories together.
🎡 The students and families experienced the thrill of a new carnival ride called the Round-Up that had kids soaring through the sky, spinning 'round and 'round, and giggling with delight. The Teacup, Big Slides, Laser Skirmish, Mini golf, and the Go carts were firm favourites for everyone.
🎪 + 🛍️ The vibrant stalls offered a wide variety for the savvy shopper, from unique items, handcrafted goodies, luxury handbags, plants, photographers, Christian apparel to many novelties and children's toys and delicious food. The P&F sausage sizzle is always a firm favourite on the day along with the Bake Sale. Thank you to the parents who supported this stall with their yummy baking delights.
🐾 Petting Zoo: The enchantment of the petting zoo was a highlight, where you could get up close and personal with the adorable animals. From fluffy rabbits to gentle goats, this was a wonderful opportunity for kids and adults alike to connect with our furry friends.
💃 Mesmerizing Performances: Families were captivated by the grace and talent of our dazzling dance groups and energetic cheer squads. Their performances had the audience tapping their toes to the beat. Thank you to King's Dance and Cheer for their support.
🎶 Melodic Tunes: Thank you to our musical students who performed on stage and added to a wonderful day of enjoyment.
🍔 Delectable Eats: The wide array of culinary delights from our market and food vendors was a big hit once again. From savory to sweet, there was a treat for every palate. We hope you enjoyed the mouthwatering delights!
We can't wait to start organising next year's event where we will continue to create cherished memories together at our Spring Fair! 🌼🎉
In the last couple of weeks, our Pre-Prep classes have begun visiting the “big school” in preparation for their journey into Prep next year.
Our young Lorikeets and Kookaburras were overjoyed to join our lower primary students in the Chapel for a unique blend of fun and worship. Witnessing the excitement in their eyes as they engaged in songs, stories, and moments of reflection was truly heartwarming. These shared experiences have not only created a sense of community but have also nurtured their spiritual growth as they discover the beauty of coming together to worship and learn. Each class will soon visit the Chapel if they haven’t already!
All four of our Pre-Prep classes have also taken the next step in their exploration by venturing into the Prep classrooms through a series of engaging rotations. Each room has opened a new door to discovery, catering to different aspects of their blossoming personalities. These exploratory visits have not only expanded their horizons but have also allowed them to interact with older peers, fostering a sense of camaraderie and building connections that extend beyond the classroom walls.
Our Noah’s Ark Pre-Preppies can’t wait for their next visit to “big school”!
Hundreds of book characters came to life at King's Pimpama on Monday, 21 August, as our Primary School community enjoyed their book character dress-up day for the 2023 CBCA Book Week. The theme for this year was Read, Grow, Inspire. It was exciting to see such a colourful display of creativity as students impersonated some of their favourite literary legends with impressive costumes, realistic props, and clever acting skills. Students and staff enjoyed the chance to focus on many beloved books throughout the week.
This year our Year 5 students went to Camp Goodenough in Tweed Heads. When we arrived, we had our first activity. The activities included a giant swing, team pursuits, a team obstacle course, crate stacking, and a high ropes challenge. Our whole camp was based on teamwork, encouragement, and responsibility. Students showed this by washing and cleaning our dishes every day and working together in all of the activities.
The meals at Camp Goodenough were exciting and delicious for all of the campers, including the teachers. During meals, some students were to serve the food. After every meal, we washed our own dishes, which taught everyone responsibility and care for their own belongings. Some students would also be on clean-up duty, which meant that they would have to tidy up the dining hall.
At the Year 5 camp, we did devotions every night. This is because the reason for the camp was to honour God and to get the students to step outside of their comfort zone. The first devotion night we learned about encouraging one another and building each other up by using positive thoughts. The second devotion was about sharing with one another, not just our belongings, but our feelings as well.
At the end of camp, everyone was very tired and sad that camp was over. Lots of people discovered that even if they weren’t in a cabin with their best friends they made some new friends as well. We have to agree that this was a very enjoyable camp and we all learned new things about each other and how to step out of our comfort zone.
Camp is definitely something to look forward to!
Written by Evelyn Terhorst and Mandy Lin from 5PC
Each year, thousands of writers around Australia take on Write a Book in a Day. The challenge doesn’t just develop collaboration, creativity, and time management skills, but gives participants the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer.
For the past two years, our primary teams in Years 5 & 6 were national winners and best illustrated book winners in the State and in Australia in the Primary division.
We would like to wish this year's students in Years 4, 5, and 6 all the best for the competition. Winners are announced later in the term. The winning books are published by the Kid's Cancer Project.
At King's every semester, the High School students are celebrated and recognized for the remarkable academic and cultural accomplishments of our students in the High School.
To start the program for the past semester three male students - Jake Stott, Nathan Cho, and Zorian Tan - performed "Amazing Grace" to the delight of the audience.
The outstanding achievements of our Year 7 - 10 students who have excelled over the past semester were applauded. Our commitment to academic excellence is reflected in the achievements of our students, and we believe in acknowledging their efforts to inspire others to strive for greatness and to work purposefully.
The parent's presence plays an important role in boosting the morale of our honourees but also serves as an inspiration for all our students to pursue excellence in their studies and beyond. Thank you to everyone who could attend.
Science Week 2023 was based on Innovation and Powering Future Industries. This national theme was an exciting way to show students across the school that Science is important, future-focused but also lots of fun.
Each day, we were able to engage students in new science activities to participate in. We started off the celebrations with a bang with Year 11 Senior Science students creating Rainbow Unicorn Toothpaste for our secondary students as well as some visitors from Year 1. The week continued with building challenges with pasta and marshmallows, lava lamps, mini tornadoes, gyroscopes and van de Graaf machines.
Building a love of Science and curiosity is always important and we loved celebrating this during science week!
The annual Biz Day event is part of the Year 9 business studies curriculum and it was a success with each group of students getting real-life experience in putting together a small business.
Their day started early with preparations for the individual stalls. Each team had to set up early at the start of the day and make sure all their food was correctly stored in the food tech room. Followed by setting up their market area and then serving the paying customers.
Year 9 student Mary Diaz stated, "We were all a bit nervous about what we lay ahead of us. Two sessions were organized for our customers. The first session was serving the primary school students followed by all of the high school coming into our business area."
"Our little business was a handful of sweet things. Everything from popular cookies to the rocky road and brownies and our number one sell-out our tasty cake pops," she said.
Other stalls that the students choose to run included sausage sizzle, waffles, and loaded fries, and the delicious Wonka cupcakes were a hit with staff members too.
"Overall, Bizday was a time-consuming assignment, but it gave students a look inside at what it's really like to own a business. As a class, we can all agree that we had a lot of fun preparing for Biz Day, and by the end of the event, it was a very rewarding feeling.
"I would definitely recommend any upcoming Year 8s to choose Young Entrepreneurs for next year, it expands your knowledge on everything in the world of entrepreneurship,“ stated Mary Diaz
The Year 11 Business Excursion to the Ideas Camp at Bond University was a well-crafted adventure that took students out of the school environment and plunged them into the dynamic world of business. It was a day packed with hands-on experiences, enlightening encounters, and a chance to witness the real-world application of the theories they study.
Business excursions are not just about learning the technical aspects of business; they also foster essential soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, and effective communication. Our excursion included team-building activities and group projects that required students to work together to solve real-world business challenges. These activities encouraged collaboration and helped students develop skills that are highly sought after in the professional world.
Students reported that it was a great opportunity to network with other young entrepreneurs and learn from industry professionals. Many expressed their interest in returning to the Ideas Camp next year.
This year our Sports Department ran a 3-on-3 Basketball competition for the High School students at Spring Fair. BIG 3 rules are slightly different from the typical half-court 3v3 games. It introduces 4-point circles, unique attacking rules, and fouling rules that make the game fast and exciting. It was a fun-filled day on the court with all teams competing for a cash prize pool.
Congratulations to the following winners:
1st Place - Unicorns (Luca W, Azarian M, Bronson G, and Lee W.
2nd Place - Team Them (Arik M, Chad W, Lucas M & Elias F)
3rd Place - Munchers (Issac J,Josiah B, Zion M & Preston S)
4th Place - The A Team (Bailey T, Kaleb F, Arnab T & Reuben C)
1st Place - Team Public (Sam M, Judson G & Anthony)
2nd Place - Team B.A.D (Kynan E, Jye A & Jaiden W)
For all important dates and events regarding careers, view the Calendar of Events
Tertiary Education - OPEN Day Calendar for Term 3
Applications are open for Year 11 who are interested in studying Engineering at Griffith. Click here for details. Applications close 30 September 2023.
Access all bulletins here.
Open days, information sessions, competitions, scholarships and career-related newsletter. There's some useful information in the links below:SWG 31/8/23 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
Check our the Defence Force events.Register for the Army Reserve Information Session 29 August 6:00pm Register for the GAP Year Information Session 31 August 6:00pm
Students in Year 10 and 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: TQGC2401
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