|TERM 2 IMPORTANT DATES|
|TUE, 18 April||First Day Term 2
|TUE, 25 April||Anzac Day (Public Holiday)
|THURS, 27 April
9.15 - 10.50am
|Prep - Year 5 Cross Country
Wear your house colours and come cheer for your house
|MON, 1 May||Labour Day Public Holiday|
|THURS, 4 May||Year 2 Hinze Dam Excursion|
|MON, 8 May||Year 1 Dr Joe Incursion & Prep Ocean Life Incursion|
|TUES, 9 May||NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5)|
|WEDS, 10 May||NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5)|
|THURS, 11 May||NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5)|
|FRI, 12 May||Primary Mothers Celebration|
|THURS, 18 May||Missions Market|
|FRI, 26 May||School Picnic|
|TUES, 30 May||ICAS Science Competition|
The death and resurrection of Jesus, celebrated at Easter, is one of two occasions in the year that the whole of King's College join together. Staff and students from our Pimpama, Reedy Creek and Trade Training campuses gathered as one to reflect on the Easter story and give thanks for the price He paid for our eternal life. King's College wishes all of our school communities a happy and safe Easter holiday!
We set off on the bus at 8:45, all excited to see our Reedy Creek friends and learn more about other countries. First, we experienced other cultures through the eyes of some of our parents. They showed us a glimpse of their cultural backgrounds.
Next, we performed “Give me a Home among the Gumtrees” in front of all the Year 3 teachers, students and parents. We also sampled various foods from different cultures such as biltong from South Africa and pizza from Italy. There was even Turkish Delight from… you guessed it, Turkey!
Finally, we had to make the short trip back to Pimpama. Fortunately, our tummies were full, and so were our brains after all that learning!
Favourite memories from the day:
Ellie (3S)- The different costumes were really pretty.
Olivia (3S)- I enjoyed the traditional songs that children were singing.
Harry (3S)- The lamingtons were the best!
James Cole (3P)- We got to learn lots of different songs!
Nixon (3S)- I enjoyed the learning, performing and food. I also learned a lot from the parents who spoke about their birth countries and cultures.
Mrs Elize Strachan
Jesus said, “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God" (Matthew 5:9). Awards are given at each fortnightly assembly to students who exhibit the traits of a peacemaker. Sharing, helping others, cleaning up, listening, showing kindness to classmates and waiting patiently for a turn are just some of the many positive social skills displayed by a peacemaker.
Peacemakers receive a certificate and trophy which they keep in the classroom until the next assembly when new peacemakers are acknowledged. When students choose to make peace, over arguing, they are remembering that the relationship with their friends is more important than what they were arguing about. As a school we value this Christian principle and recognise students who are growing in this area.
Our current Year 3-5 peacemakers from weeks 7-9 are:
Year 3: Chayse Atkins, Shontaye Welch, Phoebe Heelan, Christian Bodey-Harvey. Absent: Hannah Francis and Mia Jackson
Year 4: Keasha Morrell, Ella-Rose Hamilton, Leilani Ngaoire
Year 5: Mariah Welch, Holly Langridge (absent Bethany Lakeman)
We are blessed to not only welcome new families to our campus each year but also new staff to our school community. This week we are featuring a new Year 5 teacher.
Getting to know Mr Grahame Anderson
What grade do you teach: Year 5
How long have you been teaching: 8 years (plus 7 years as a teacher aide)
Favourite Childhood Book: Aust' Animals by Harry Butler
Favourite Bible Verse: Any verse that offers the wisdom of Solomon
Favourite schoolyard game when you were a student: AFL- the one true and greatest football game / Cricket
Would you rather?
Swim in a pool OR the ocean: Scuba/snorkelling in the Ocean
Watch sport OR play sport: I will happily do either
Hike OR Bike: Hike, this is when I really get to connect with God
Go to the theatre OR a movie: Don't do either unless it involves 007
Go camping OR stay in a resort: Definitely a swag next to a fire
Support QLD OR NSW (State of Origin): Go the Blues
Be a master of every musical instrument OR fluent in every language: I am neither a polyglot or musical in any way
Be super strong or super fast: If only I could be both – my oldest tells me constantly he is superior, not to mention taller
King’s Christian College Pimpama had the honour of hosting inter-school sport for the first time on Friday 24 March. Mother Theresa Catholic Primary School joined us for the second round of competition, where King’s played host for the football (soccer) competition, while our netball teams journeyed to Mother Theresa to compete in netball.
As Reedy Creek students were not joining us for this round in the competition, our AFL boys took up the challenge of playing a round of football against Mother Theresa who did not have AFL teams to field. Although quite the challenge for the afternoon, the boys took it in their stride and put up a respectable competition.
We had a great turn out of parents from both schools, and all who attended were impressed with the quality of the competition and sportsmanship demonstrated from all the students.
Congratulations to the Player of the Week for each team, and to all our teams for their efforts.
The next round of competition is on 28 April. KCC has a bye for that round, so our next competition games will be 19 May against LORDS.
Mr Lindsay GengeRound 2 Results
Register for Rookies2Reds after-school activity for 5-12 year olds. Sessions commence on Monday, 15 May and will run for 5 weeks. Cost is $60 and includes a participant pack and a free family pass to a Reds home game.Rookies2Reds Information
Recreational skippers are invited to join the King's Skipperoos in Term 2 on Tuesday afternoons. See below for more details and new times.King's Skipperoos - Term 2
King's Dance Academy - Register for Term 2!
King's Dance Academy offers weekly dance classes in hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and tap for students from Pre-Prep to Year 12 at King's College.
At King's Dance Academy we provide a fun, safe and creative community where students can develop their skills and build confidence while exploring the world of dance. All of our teachers are trained industry professionals with a passion for education and real-world experience in the performing arts.
If you love to dance or have a curiosity for creativity, Kings Dance Academy is the place for you.
Want to find out more? Register for our FREE TRIAL WEEK and experience the fun first hand!
To sign up or for more information, visit www.kingsdanceacademy.co
King’s Christian College, like most Australian schools, is already doing a great deal to manage cyber safety within the college community. Digital Citizenship is currently integrated into the school curriculum, along with parent evenings to assist parents in supporting their child.
We believe it is important to continue with further staff and student education and so over the past 12 months we have been working through the steps to become an eSmart registered school.
The eSmart Schools program assists our school in many ways. It gives us:
Excited to watch some classic movies with your kids? You might not remember them as well as you thought. Here are six popular kids' movies with traumatic deaths:
Disclaimer: This is video is not a Christian video, but chosen with the view that it may be helpful with Digital Life skills.
It seems like every year when I chat to parents, many have the same complaint; “This term has gone way to fast!” “Where on earth has the year gone?” Every year, the same realisation. The same protest against Mr Time as he moves faster than we’d like him to. Soon we’ll be saying “Wow! Is it 2018 already?” It’s a complaint we all make isn’t it? And often rightly so.
For those just joining in, we’ve been discussing the apostle Peter’s answer to the question Jesus’ asks in Matthew 16. “Who do you say that I am?” Peter, who’s a fisherman by trade, reflects that Jesus was God’s son sent to save humanity and was the biggest defining moment of his life. It was many years later that Peter would write;
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (emphasis mine).” 2 Peter 3:18
It’s clear that this was a man who knew, really knew, Jesus. And time never looked the same because of it. And now time for a story…….
My grandma passed away last last year at the age of 98. She lived her entire life in Liverpool on west coast of England. Born in 1918, she grew up in the aftermath of WWI and then through the enduring years of WWII. Chatting with Gran was always a history lesson; tales of rations, the Blitz and working in a factory making mechanical parts for Spitfire planes. Whilst she may have stood under 5ft’, gran definitely had some tall tales.
What constantly amazed me was that the reality of what the war meant for her family, country and freedom completely changed what she did with the one thing that seems to get away from us all; time. Her realisation of what was at stake changed her reality. From a living a small, ordinary life in the english country to making Spitfires for the R.A.F. She knew she wasn’t just living for herself, but for those in Normandy and beyond fighting for her freedom.
Something tells me the Peter had a similar experience with time. From a small town fisherman to one of three people in Jesus’ “inner circle” and to whom Jesus would say “on this rock I will build my church (Matt 16:18).” The moment Peter realised who really Jesus was, everything changed.
Here’s my point: just like my gran, Peter’s realisation of the what was at stake changed his reality. Jesus had come to take away the sins of the world, to restore relationship between people and God. Time was now about something bigger that just himself - it was about knowing Jesus personally and spreading the good news that mankind can have relationship with a loving God.
Time was now about knowing God and doing everything in his power to tell people about him. The pages of the book of Acts are riddled with accounts of Peter doing incredible things for God. Wherever he spent his time, great things followed. From preaching his first sermon that resulted in 3000 people coming to know God (Acts 2), to praying for the lame to walk and seeing them supernaturally healed (Acts 3), this average fisherman became instrumental in the lives of thousands in the early church.
Why? Because Peter’s time no longer dictated to his purpose. Purpose now dictated to time. Purpose, shaped and formed by a relationship with Jesus, utterly transformed who Peter spent the most important thing we all have to spend; time.
My challenge to us (and myself) it this; has Jesus changed how I use my time?
And if it hasn’t, if Jesus hasn’t changed my time like it changed Peter’s, is that something I need to change?
Here’s a simple prayer that that you might consider praying;
Jesus, I ask that you would show yourself to me in the same way that you showed yourself to Peter. Jesus, I want to know you personally. Not as a distant myth, but as the forgiver of my sins and leaders of my life. As my best friend and helper when I’m in need. And Lord, I ask that you would show me how to make time for you. I don’t want the business of life to dictate how well I know you, but the opposite; that I would have such a powerful realisation of who you are that how I spend my time changes.
Ps Matt Treagus
Husband, pastor and below average fisherman.
King's Church has extended an open invitation for Grades 4-6 students to attend Impact Jnr Youth Camp during the school holidays. 10-12 April. See below for more details.Impact Jnr Youth Camp Registration