|TERM 1 2024 IMPORTANT DATES
Wed, 6 Feb
|HS Leadership Induction Assembly
|Fri, 9 Feb
|Senior Sunrise & Breakfast - Year 12
|Mon - Wed: 12-14 Feb
|Year 11 Camp
Year 12 Camp
|Fri, 16 Feb
|Year 4-6 Sport 1 Round 1
|Mon, 19 Feb
|High School Photo Day
Year 2 Incursion - Wildlife Rangers
|Tues, 20 Feb
|Primary School Photo Day
Scholarship Exams and Principal's Tours
|Wed, 21 Feb
|Interschool Chess Tournament (SSC)
|Fri, 23 Feb
|Yr 7&11 Girls Afternoon
|Mon, 26 Feb
|Chess Individual Age Championships
Middle School Honours Assembly
|Sun, 3 March
|Staff Dedication Service
|Mon- Wed: 4 - 6 March
|Year 8 Camp
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up to date event information.View all 2023 Term Dates
It has been an amazing first fortnight of school as we welcomed our first cohort of Year 12s - The Class of 2024 - who commenced the term on Thursday 18 January, followed by our eager Preppies on their first day, Monday 22 January, with a teddy bear's picnic and prep lion photo, and all of our new and returning students to King's followed on.
We wish our new families an incredible learning journey at our College and pray that you will all feel warmly welcomed as you settle into our school community. Please email email@example.com if you need help connecting with other King's families. We really look forward to another successful year of learning passionately, living purposefully, loving faithfully and leading diligently.
It's been an eventful start to Term 1 with our Meet the teachers, an Art Incursion, students accessing the new sporting ovals before the rains came again, High and Primary School students participating in their annual Swimming Carnival and for our community getting to know their new teachers and classmates. You can read these stories and more in this first edition of our College Newsletter.Captains Welcome 2024
We are delighted to share some thrilling updates regarding the latest developments here at King’s. One of the most noticeable changes on our campus is the construction of a brand-new, state-of-the-art building. We can already feel the anticipation building among both students and staff as we envision the countless opportunities this new space will provide for our school community. We understand that change can sometimes be accompanied by questions, especially when it comes to ensuring the best possible environment for our students.
Rest assured, as part of our commitment to the development of our students, we have taken special care to enhance their play areas according to their age groups.
For our Junior Primary students, we are excited to introduce the following play areas:
Newly relocated Treehouse Playground - coming soon
Chill Zone for students who need a quieter area to relax
Vegetable Patch for the budding botanists
Green Slide and climbing ropes
Sandpit with plenty of toys
Students will also have handball courts available where they can enjoy friendly matches and develop their coordination and teamwork skills.
For our Senior Primary students, there are a variety of play areas available to them:
Zone 2 handball courts
Front ovals (opening soon)
Muscle Beach which has a soft fall base - coming soon
Multi-court for basketball and netball
These facilities are aimed at promoting physical activity and fostering teamwork and sportsmanship among our older students. We believe that these enhanced play areas for both Junior and Senior Primary students will contribute significantly to their overall well-being and joy while attending King’s. As we move forward with these exciting developments, we want to express our gratitude for your continued support. We look forward to witnessing our students thrive at King’s and we remain dedicated to maintaining the high standards of education and care that you expect from our school. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we are here to ensure a smooth and positive experience for both you and your children.
Thank you for being an integral part of the King’s family as we continue to grow.
The College would like to thank our awesome grounds and maintenance team, who are looking after the magnificent new sporting ovals going forward, for their work over the recent holidays. The College would also like to acknowledge our Development & Construction Manager, Mr Peter Murphy, who played a big part in getting these ovals developed with the help of the Dave Harney Construction team who did a great job in getting them built by the start of the school year, despite challenging weather conditions.
The sporting ovals were available for our High School student sports try-out afternoon in the first week of the first term. The students enjoyed having a run and participating in training exercises for the 2024 rugby league and football teams.
The corridors echoed with laughter, excitement, and a sense of anticipation as our esteemed Year 12 students made their grand entrance on the first day back. The campus came alive with vibrant energy, marking the beginning of a new academic chapter and a special one here at Pimpama with our first every graduating year 12 cohort.
The morning was nothing short of spectacular, as the air buzzed with camaraderie and the unmistakable aura of accomplishment. Year 12 students, arrived with smiles that radiated both enthusiasm and determination, embraced the challenges awaiting them in their final year of high school.
From heartfelt reunions to the exchange of aspirations for the future, the atmosphere was charged with positivity. Teachers and students alike engaged in meaningful conversations, setting the tone for a year of academic excellence, personal growth, and memorable experiences.
Here's to a year filled with accomplishments, shared triumphs, and the collective spirit that defines the graduating class of 2024.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Year 12 Senior Lounge! Every Wednesday, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM, the Year 12s can head over to the Hub for an awesome lunchtime hangout.
What's in store for you?
🍔 Lunchtime Fun: Bring your lunch and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with your buddies.
🎮 Games Galore: Whether it's chess, cards, or other fun activities, there's something for everyone!
🍿 Popcorn Extravaganza: Dive into some delicious popcorn while you kick back and relax. (Just bring your own popcorn.)
🔥 Microwave Magic: Heat up your meals and snacks hassle-free.
The first day was a massive hit, thanks to the amazing support from all of you! The students had a blast with trivia, popcorn, and great company. A special shoutout to our Life Program Coordinator, Lani Grieve, for overseeing the event and ensuring everyone had a fantastic time.
Remember, the Year 12 Senior Lounge is exclusively for Year 12 students. We hope they mark their calendars and join us every Wednesday for an unforgettable lunchtime experience!
See you there!
The first week of Year 7 in high school was a dynamic and engaging period marked by the enthusiasm and curiosity of incoming students. Welcoming a new cohort into the school community brought a sense of anticipation and responsibility for teachers. Icebreaker activities were facilitated by teachers and student leaders and orientation sessions to help students acclimate to the school's Christian culture and expectations. The focus was on creating a supportive environment, offering guidance on navigating the school premises and fostering positive peer relationships. The week was characterized by a collaborative effort to establish a foundation for academic success, emphasizing the importance of a respectful and inclusive atmosphere. The students' eagerness to learn and adapt were evident and there was a shared commitment to nurturing a conducive learning environment throughout the academic year.
Each year at King's, the Prep students are gifted their very own King's teddy bear on their first day of School. These adorable teddies are dressed in a miniature King's sports shirt and provide some extra comfort for our brave Prep students as they embrace the new and exciting changes that the first day of school brings.
To further celebrate their First Day milestone, the Prep students enjoyed an afternoon of fun activities with their Prep teddy bears. There were so many smiles as the students danced, sang, played games and ate with their new teddies.
This special event is always a highlight for our new students, and one that is remembered throughout their schooling. We are so excited for our Prep students as they begin their learning journey at King's!
On Thursday, 1st February, our Year 5 students embarked on an extraordinary journey beyond the confines of our planet with a captivating Science incursion by Starlab Education. This immersive experience was the Entry Event into our Space unit for the term, igniting the students' curiosity about the vast cosmos.
Starlab Education set up a Cosmodome experience that served as both a full dome cinema and a planetarium in our very own auditorium at Pimpama! This allowed our students to delve into the mysteries of the universe through a virtual trip into space. The students eagerly explored planets, admired the moon, and marveled at stars and constellations, all within the confines of our school.
This engaging incursion not only captivated the students' imagination but also set the stage for an enriching exploration of the cosmos throughout our Space unit. We extend our gratitude to Starlab Education for providing this stellar opportunity to inspire a love for science and astronomy among our Year 5 students.
We can’t wait to explore more about space, as the Year 5 students embark on their first Project Based Learning unit for the year.
The LIFE Program has kicked off at King’s Pimpama in 2024 under the guidance and leadership of Lani Grieve. The LIFE Program aims to build the King’s local and international community through various events, fundraising projects, and other initiatives. This program gives our students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by serving our community at school and those in our neighbourhood.
Starting in Year 5, our Upper Primary and High School students will have the opportunity to volunteer their time by getting involved in activities held on campus or in the community at large. In return for their involvement in helping with fundraising events and volunteering at events like EasterFest and Spring Fair, the students’ hours are noted and at the end of each year they have the chance to be recognised for a Service Award. The more hours they do, the higher the recognition.
LIFE Program Coordinator, Lani Grieve said, “We aim to have 100+ students get involved in this program this year and I’m looking forward to mentoring the students along this exciting journey for our Campus.”
“In Term 1, we will be supporting our school mission trips by hosting a fundraiser in both the primary and high school. These events will gather both funds and resources that our high school students will take to St George at Easter and Bali in June, to bless their communities.”
The other charities that the school supports includes 100% Hope, Operation Christmas Child and King’s Community Care to mention a few.
Another initiative the LIFE team will be supporting is Kindness Day. Last year the Chaplaincy and Student Wellbeing team promoted the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world by wearing something Pink every Wednesday. The LIFE Program will be focusing on acts of kindness to inspire our students and staff throughout the year. Please feel free to support the LIFE Program in any way you can.
For more information, please feel free to email Lani Grieve at firstname.lastname@example.org
What a fabulous way to start the school year! A few days back into the second week of the new school term, and we are straight into our school sports events. On Tuesday 30 January we started with a the High School Swimming Carnival at Pimpama Sports Hub, and what a terrific day it was.
Kids with all levels of swimming abilities gave it their all. We had the swimmers who compete competitively, to those who are recreational swimmers and learn to swim swimmers.
King’s Pimpama really makes it an event for everyone, with plenty of participation events, that were so fun to watch. The kids from Years 7 to 12 had a great day filled with fun and laughter.
Our school is very lucky to have so many competitive swimmers that represent Swimming Gold Coast and Swimming Queensland, and even those who compete at a National level.
This year saw King's expanded its swimming talent with several new competitive swimmers joining our school. Some of our competitive swimmers are listed below and a photo of some are attached.
Atlantis Morris, Bailey Tatonga, Bailey White, Bentley Tatonga, Cooper Morris, Elias Flancia, Emmitt Morris, Harry Morton, Harry Simmons, Jackson Kelly, Justin Platon, Kayleigh Erasmus, Mason Mower,
Mia Caldwell, Mystiqrayne Harrison, Savannah Erasmus, Taylah Caldwell and Zayla King. We welcome our new swimming families to our school.
Mr Sinclair sure looks like he has his hands full with this bunch, in the most positive way. As in previous years, several of our King’s swim parents were scattered around pool deck to cheer on all the kids. Some of which, always in for a good time are shown below.
Left to Right: Cheryl Bailey (Mystiqrayne), Sarah Simmonds (Harry S), Belinda Erasmus Kayleigh and Savannah), Shendelle Harrison (Mystiqrayne), Michelle O’Reilly (Harry M), Felicity Dearlove (Atlantis)
"We are so proud to have watched the kids do their best on the day and look forward to watching many of them take part in representing King’s at the Hinterland Green carnival coming up." says Mrs Shendelle Harrison.
"As a Swimming Queensland and Swimming Gold Coast Technical Official, it fills my heart when I see our children achieve in their chose fields, be that sport or academic. We are blessed at King’s that our children have so many opportunities afforded to them."
"Well done to everyone and most of all to Mr Sinclair and his team who make this all possible for our children," stated Mrs Harrison.
To view the Primary and High School Swimming Carnival photographs, click on the buttons below.
Year 10 Student, Jalyn South, achieved a Personal Best throw in the 14 Years Javelin at the 2023 Chemist Warehouse Australian All Schools Athletics National Championships held in December 2023. Jalyn was representing Queensland at the event in the 14 years Javelin where she came away with a Silver Medal and a new personal best of 43.44m. She is now ranked Number 2 in Australia for Under 16 Javelin.
In addition, Jalyn also competed in the 14 years Hammer Throw where she placed 4th in Australia with a throw of 44.20m, 2m shy of her PB.
We would like to wish Jalyn all the best for her athletics endeavours in 2024.
Exciting news! Playtime is back, starting Monday, 5th February. Gather your little ones for some fun every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 at the Pavilion.
This inclusive event welcomes children aged 0 to 5 years old, providing an engaging environment for both parents and kids. For just $5 per family per session, you'll enjoy not only Playtime but also complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits for our parents.
As a special offer, the first session for new families is on us – absolutely free! It's a fantastic opportunity to meet other families and kick off a great time together.
Mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you at Playtime!
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At King's, the spirit of generosity and community runs deep within our vibrant school family. From volunteering in classrooms to assisting fellow parents on Compass, sharing insights on Facebook, and organising social events, our community thrives on supporting one another.
We believe in the power of connection, and we invite you to partner with us in fostering that connection within your child's class by becoming a Parent Ambassador. Your enthusiasm and dedication can make a lasting impact on the bonds we share as parents.
To nominate yourself for this meaningful role, complete our Expression of Interest form by Monday, February 5th, 2024. If your nomination is successful, we'll reach out to you in the coming weeks to welcome you to the Parent Ambassador team.
Curious about what it means to be a Parent Ambassador? Dive into the 2024 Parent Ambassadors Handbook for an insider's look at how Parent Ambassadors contribute to building a strong sense of community in our classrooms.
Thank you for considering taking on this important role. Your willingness to contribute makes a significant difference in creating a supportive environment for all families at King's Pimpama. We eagerly anticipate working alongside our Parent Ambassadors and the wider community to ensure 2024 is a year where every family can flourish and thrive.
We would like to congratulate Year 3/4 Coordinator, Mrs Emma Attard, nee Harmon, who was a King's graduate from the Class of 2006, on her recent marriage to Mr Cameron Attard. Their beautiful wedding took place at Kingscliff on 11 December 2023 and the couple honeymooned in Bali. Mrs Attard said she had the perfect day.
Mr Josh Sinclair and his wife, Rachelle, did a helicopter elopement in Queenstown NZ on 13 January for their wedding.
"It was honestly the most wonderful experience, we feel so incredibly blessed," said Rachelle, who has also been appointed to the the King's Pimpama Nursing team.
"It looked to be a cloudy and miserable day but the weather held out and the "miserable" weather made for super moody photos."
They had one day of rest and to soak it all up, then life turned into the surreal norm of getting ready for school together.
Welcome to Mrs Sinclair to the King's Pimpama staff.
Welcome to the new King's College of Teaching (KCoT) students for 2024 who are studying via a third party provider to become a teacher or further their studies in education. The students are working across all three of the King's campuses.
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