P & F
|TERM 2 IMPORTANT DATES|
|FRI, 28 July
11:30am - 1:00pm
An invitation for our Grandparents to enjoy a morning in our Primary classrooms.
Prep - Year 5 11:30am - 1:00pm
|SAT, 29 July
Reedy Creek Campus. Buy ride passes here
|SAT, 12 August|
|Primary Scholarship Exams|
Closing date for applications: Thursday August 10
|WED, 16 August|
Enrolling now for 2018
|FRI, 25 August|
|Primary School Picnic
Come along and enjoy a picnic lunch with the children
|THURS, 31 August
||Father's Day Morning Celebration
This week our Prep classes enjoyed an Ocean Life Incursion. Lots of fun was had learning more about our ocean friends and even touching and holding the marine life.
This week our Year One's had lots of fun during a Science Incursion with Dr. Joe. They learnt a lot of fun facts about science and were able to have some fun experimenting themselves
Last Thursday, the Year 2 students of King's Pimpama set out on an adventure to Hinze Dam. There we enjoyed not only seeing the incredible view of the dam, but we were able to extend our knowledge of The Water Cycle and about how water gets to our house!
Thank you to all our incredible parents and the staff at Hinze Dam who helped our day to be a huge success!
Our Year 5 students are healthily represented in the Gold Coast Primary Schools Debating competition. In their second round of competition last week all four teams were victorious.
The 13 students argued that grandparents are better than parents, or vice versa, and teams on both sides of the argument won against other independent schools.
This was a marvellous achievement, and a testament to the students' hard work and dedication. Debating involves skills both as a writer/researcher and speaker.
The competition is at a very high standard and we can be very proud of our students.
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 peacemakers:
Week 2 -
Prep - PA Tian Batiya, PL Willow Picton, PC Hayley Darragh
Year 1- 1H Khloe Bauer, 1L Tirian Whittaker
Year 2- 2S Shamika Cowan, 2AW Diesel Dorday
Week 4 -
Year 3 - Dakota Jones, Shari Murphy, Tori Heperi-Boulger, Ellie Schmid, Belle Hume, Ashlee Stages (absent)
Year 4 - Bellagrace Splatt
Year 5 - Salvador Soria Tvrdeich, Kerrilee Jones, Kristine Tablizo
For our Specialist Sports Program this term, Preps and Year 1's have been focussing on underarm throwing and hitting, catching and overarm throwing.
Year 2 and Year 3 have been developing their T-ball skills.
Year 4 have been doing an AFL SHINE program which focusses on developing healthy choices and AFL skills. The program finishes with a carnival day at Metricon Stadium on Tuesday the 16th of May.
Year 5 have also been doing an AFL program. This is a Multicultural program with a focus on developing AFL skills.
Coming up, all students will begin focussing on Athletics - runs, jumps and throws to prepare for the Athletics carnival.
The winter season continues this term with the following games scheduled:
Friday 19 May, King’s v LORDS.
Venues – KCC – Soccer, Netball (TBC)
LORDS – AFL, Volleyball
Friday 9 June, King’s v Livingstone Christian College (N) at Livingstone.
Buses depart 12:45pm
Teams will assemble at 1:00pm.
Game time begins from 1:15pm and conclude at 2:30pm.
Where games and training are off campus students will be transported by college bus.
Parents are most welcome to attend the games and cheer on our King’s teams.
Hi my name is Sophie Lakeman and I am a female chaplain at King’s Pimpama. I’m 17 years old and I graduated from King’s last year. I love working as a chaplain because I have the opportunity to get to know your amazing children and help them through their schooling years. I am a kids church leader at King’s Church, Reedy Creek and I have been serving there for 5 years. I believe that God has a plan for each and every child no matter who they are or where they come from. Being a chaplain allows me to help younger girls find their value, through the One who first loved them and created them. As a previous student at King’s, I can definitely say that the chaplains helped me and my friends with our self-confidence, friendship issues and coping with stressful situations at school. I am so glad I had that support when I was in school, and that’s why I became a chaplain.
Hi my name is Zach Carroll and I am a male chaplain at King’s Pimpama. I am 23 years old and this is my second year of working at King’s Pimpama. I am a kids church leader at King’s church Pimpama and I have been serving in the kids ministry team for 3 years now. I am studying to be a primary school teacher and I am in my fourth year. I have loved working as a chaplain because I have the opportunity to meet your children and help them grow in their personal walk with Jesus. When I was younger, I struggled with bullying, therefore I didn't really enjoy coming to school. As a chaplain, I really want to help make this school a safe place where every child feels safe and accepted. I love hanging out with your fantastic children and seeing them grow in who God has called them to be.
What do we do?
Chaplains ‘champion’ our student body, and can always be counted on for an encouraging chat or simply a smile. We provide pastoral care and extra support for any student needing a ‘listening ear’ or specific encouragement. We also assist with running various programs that enrich school life such as chapels, faith basics for kids, the HUB (lunchtime activities) and leadership training for boys and girls. Our chaplains are available to pray with students and helping them seek answers to questions the Bible. If you would like your child to receive support at any time, please contact them through your child’s teacher. A note will then be sent home in the diary to let you know when support has been given.
Children from the 100% hOPE Choir, founded and operated by a previous King's teacher, Mrs Trishelle Sayuuni, will be touring on the Gold Coast over the next couple of months. King's supports 100% hOPE with various activities that raise funds for Missions projects. 100% hOPE are extending the invitation for King's families to host a 100% hOPE student for one week, benefiting both our King's families with the blessing of caring for these beautiful children and for the Ugandan children to experience real family life in Australia.
For any families interested in billeting, anyone over the age of 18 are required to have a blue card or working with children check. The child would need to be brought to King's each morning and picked up each afternoon and dropped off to some evening events.
Dates on the Gold Coast are:
22 - 29 May, 29 - 5 June and 14 - 21 August.
Please contact Trishelle by email or phone 0481 988 801 if you would like to express interest in hosting a child from 100% hOPE.