|TERM 2 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Mon, 21 August
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
|Wed, 23 August
3:30pm - 4:00pm
|Prep Literacy Information Workshop
Learn more about reading/writing strategies and expectations, followed by a question and answer session
|Fri, 25 August
11:30am - 12pm
|Year 5 Science Fair
Parents are invited to come and view what the Year 5's have been doing in Science
(Please confirm your attendance with your child's teacher by Tuesday 22 August)
|Fri, 25 August
1.30pm - 2pm
|Prep to Year 3 School Picnic
Come along and enjoy a picnic lunch with the children
|Mon, 28 August -
Wed, 30 August
|Combined Year 4 & 5 Camp
|Tues, 29 August
||Year 3 Excursion
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
|Tues, 29 August||Prep Incursion
RSPCA Emu Van
|Thurs, 31 August
2pm - 3pm
|Father's Day Celebration
Join your child in either their Prep classroom or Year 1-5 club activity
|Thurs, 31 August
3:10pm - 5pm
|Free Dress Day and Family Fun Afternoon
See flyer for more information - to raise funds for a mission trip to India
|Fri, 1 September||Gold Coast Show Public Holiday
|Mon, 4th September -|
Wed, 6th September
|Fri, 8 September||Year 3 Sleepover|
|Thurs, 14 September
||Last Day Term 3|
Thank you to all our Grandparents and Special Friends who joined us last Friday for Grandparent's Day. The children had a lovely afternoon as they shared their school with these very special people.
Carnival Day 2017 was not to be missed! Sunshine and blue skies welcomed families from both our campuses for a day of rides, performances, games and food.
The Vision Celebration is an annual event where the College community comes together to express appreciation, reflect, celebrate and honour the Lord Jesus and His people for the vision, commitment and sacrifices that have been made in order to grow King’s Christian College into the amazing school community that it is today.
Staff and students from across both our Pimpama and Reedy Creek college campuses joined with College founders, Board Members, second generation students and their parents, and College administration staff, to witness this event.
Some highlights of the program each year include the lighting of our candles that represent each year the College has been established, seeing the most recent visual presentations and the Prep student time capsule presentation that will be opened in 2029 during their Year 12 Graduation Dinner.
Mr Davis, College Principal, reflected on the adventure God planned for Abraham. God gave Abraham many promises for the journey but He also asked Abraham to use his own hands to partner with God in turning these promises into reality. In the 1970s when a group of faithful people had a dream for Christian education on the Gold Coast, they would never have imagined a school this size. Their commitment to doing what they could with their hands, and hearts, was an inspiring foundation from which King's has grown from strength to strength.
Mrs Jan Fuller, school founder, shared funny stories like when the Newton lion mascot was kidnapped on carnival day.
King's has a rich Christian heritage, and our motto is to be diligent and faithful. In the spirit of our King's founders, what can you do with what is in your hands to make the world a better place?
Last week our Year Fives were invited to attend the Vision Ceremony at the Reedy Creek campus. The Vision Ceremony was about the history of King’s Christian College and how the school began.
A flashback PowerPoint showed us the events that took place since King’s was established in 1980.
A presentation was made by the founders of the school as well as one from Mr Davis about how lucky we are for the opportunities that come from being a student at King’s.
Since its beginning in 1980, the school has grown very fast, it started off as two buildings like our Pimpama campus and now the campus holds an Early Learning Centre, Years Prep to Year 12 and a Trade Training Centre.
The ceremony showed us the vision of how our Pimpama campus will grow and made us all feel excited and proud to be a King’s student. I’m even more proud to be a Senior King’s student at our beautiful and expanding Pimpama campus.
Written by Mikaela Hunter, Year 5
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 P-2 peacemakers from week 2 are:
Charlotte Waddell (2AW), Bradie Hunter (2S), Melody Crawford (1L), Sienna Mower (1H), Lulu Murphy (PC), Skype Du Preez (PL), Emily Cole (PA)
Last fortnight we I wrote on the subject of white noise and its effect on our ability to focus on what’s important. On stopping to “smell the roses” as my mum would say. Here’s the verse we read; “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed (Lk 5:16).”
Today, let’s have a look at what happens prior to that verse.
While Jesus was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him. And he charged him to tell no one, but “go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed (Luke 5:12-16).
I once heard someone ask what the point was in reading the gospels (the first four books of the New Testament). A reply was given by an elderly gentleman that’s always stuck with me. “The point,” the man replied, “is that you would read them and leave amazed with the man you’ve just met.”
When I read this passage in Luke, I’m amazed at the Jesus I’ve just met. I’m amazed at his compassion and his willingness to meet someone’s need. It appears that it was just an ordinary day in the Life of Christ, “in one of those cities” is a pretty generic term. I’m sure many of us today have had ‘just another day’ too. But the word had spread about who Jesus was and what he could do. And with the attention came plenty of people with needs to be met. Sound familiar? The first boo-boo you attended to for your child sent a strong message that that’s what you, as a parent, does. Same with feeding, clothing, driving to birthday parties and cleaning up vomit. Gross!! The similar thing here is happening to Jesus. He does one kind act to one individual man, and suddenly everybody’s coming to him with their problems.
“But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities (Lk 5:15).”
Scripture gives a clear picture that Jesus didn't’ shy away from these responsibilities. He continued to heal, teach and meet people's needs as they came. However, the picture scripture gives us is also one of sustainability as Jesus went out to pray to hear from Father God. He met the needs of the day, yet never forgot to spent time meeting the needs of His soul. Jesus knew that with mounting pressure, there was a risk in him losing the close relationship with the Father that we all need.
Over 2000 years later, and the momentum started from Jesus’ ministry still affects the world today. I doubt this would be the case if Jesus hadn’t of intentionally kept a tight relationship with his Heavenly Father that enabled him to live the life and do the deeds that much of the world is still amazed with today. It’s this relationship that is still very much available for us today.
Can I encourage you, that just like the man with leprosy, Jesus wants to meet your need. But don’t forget that our greatest need is, and always will be, God. As St Augustine famously put it, “Our heart is restless until it rests in You.” Why not spend a moment to connect with God today through prayer. It doesn't have to be complicated, just speak to him like you would a friend. I think you’ll be amazed at what the creator of the universe has to say.
Ps Matt Treagus.
Husband, pastor and below average fisherman.
Term 3 Sport
For the Summer sport competition, the students have been trialling for their preferred sport of boys and girls Basketball, boys cricket and girls softball.
Round 1 - 11 August, KCC v Mother Theresa
Round 2 - 25 August, KCC v Bethania Lutheran
Round 3 - 8 September, KCC v Livingstone (T)
Round 4 - 20 October, KCC v LORDS
Round 5 - KCC v Livingstone (N)
Getting tagged and loving it!! Coomera Oztag recently visited Kings College and what a great time they had. In the clinics with the kids learnt the basics of Oztag including the evasive manoeuvres of Twisting and Spinning along with how to make the perfect Tag. For more info be sure to check out www.coomeraoztag.com