|TERM 4 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Fri, 24 November||Last day of term|
|Sat, 25 November
4:00pm - 6:30pm
|King's Dance Concert
Reedy Creek Campus
|Tues, 16 January
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Do you have friends interested in sending their children to King's? If they would like to look around our campus, this is the opportunity!
|Fri, 19 January||Noah's Ark Orientation Day|
|Mon, 22 January||Primary Orientation Morning|
|Tues, 23 January||First day of Term 1|
|Mon, 29 January||Year 6 Canberra Information Evening|
|Tues, 30 January||Prep - Year 4 Information Evening|
|Year 5 PBL & iPad Collection|
As a teacher, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing evidence that all those weeks of teaching have sunk in. To be able to witness the small accomplishments throughout the day, those ‘ah hah’ moments and to celebrate them publicly through occasions such as our ‘Year 5 Science Fair’.
On August 25th, standing proudly at their booths, enormous smiles plastered across their faces, it was evident that this term was a milestone to be celebrated. Each Year 5 student waited anxiously for our community of classes and parents to pass their science booth or make eye contact in the hopes that they could proudly pass on their weeks of observations, findings and conclusions that they had expertly executed.
It was Pimpama’s first Science Fair comprising of innovative models, surveys and deep questioning. Each booth was a record of the weeks of research, experimentation, analysing and graphing, layered in colour, graphics and lots of writing! The exhibits were indeed eye openers on various topics such as: how sound waves work, how smells can trigger memories, the effects of sleep deprivation and even a chance to gawk at two-week old McDonald’s, which was moulded to perfection.
At the beginning of the term we challenged our students to question the world around them. They were asked to take on the role of scientists and explore something they hoped to understand. It was our most open approach to learning this year, allowing students to take various learning pathways in a quest to answer their own questions and build the skills and competencies they needed. Each student conducted research, planned their methodology, carried out and refined their investigation, analysed their data, related their findings to ‘real world’ applications and presented a written scientific report.
We are so proud of all our students and the ingenuity they displayed. Our winners Josiah Drury, Jack Cameron and Joel Grivas not only put on a great display on the day, but passionately persevered, even when their hypothesis had failed. Project Based Learning allows us as teachers to instill skills such as agency, self management and critical thinking. As students make meaningful decisions and choices about things which affect them, they begin to see themselves as thriving, competent, capable learners and valued citizens within their community. The boys, and of the the students in Year 5, did not give up, but reflected on their knowledge and became advanced problem solvers who were indeed competent, capable and valued.
By Amber Papenfus
The yr 4 and 5 students went to camp from the 28th to 30th of August. We went to Mount Tambourine. When we arrived, we were greeted by the instructors and we also found out our cabin buddies. We had either 4 or 5 in our cabin. Before we got to eat, we played a few team building games.
After an afternoon of exhausting but fun activities, we settled down into our cabins to get ready for some dinner of lasagne. The dessert we had was apple pie, custard and ice-cream and it was really yum.
Afterwards, we did some praise and worship to honour God for what He made. After Mr Malcolm's great devotions we went to bed.
In the morning, after a good sleep, we got up and got ready for another day of fun. We did a bushwalk, tree climbing, damper making, glider possum and much more. I thought the glider possum activity was the best.
We had another great night of devotions and more activities the following day. All up it was a really fun camp.
Ella-Rose Hamilton and Tamanah Fryer
On Tuesday, 29 September, Year 3 students had an opportunity to visit the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium as part of a unit on the Earth, Moon and Sun. The bus trip took about an hour and students were extremely excited.
Once we arrived, Year 3 set out exploring our unique planet’s place in space. Inside the planetarium the students experienced life-like sunsets and sunrises, as well as learning about the different phases of our moon. During the presentation, a truly knowledgeable astronomer guided us through our solar system, explaining why our planet is so unique.
We learned so many new facts, for example how a red moon is created, and how an eclipse is formed.
The excursion was the perfect way to end our amazing unit, ‘Our Place in Space’. So, next time you talk to a Year 3 student, ask them about the planetarium, or better still, ask them what their favourite planet is. They would love to share their ideas with you.
The Year 3's had a wonderful adventure last Friday night when they held their Sleepover at the school. Thank you parents and families for taking the time out to make this night possible.
There was great excitement as Prep went on their excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on Monday August 21. On arrival students were spellbound by the Flight Show as we got to have close encounters with the birds of prey as they flew over us. With many Australian animals to view at Prep eye level, we were amazed in the platypus and the snake pavilion. Some students even got to touch a snake. Our favourite area was perhaps the kangaroo and emu enclosure where we could pat and feed the animals.
Prep students enjoyed their visit by the RSPCA Emu Van on Tuesday August 29. With lots of interactive activities to engage in, we discovered how to care for animals both in the wild and at home. In particular, we had fun dressing up as vets and administering medical care to the toy animals.
On Wednesday 23rd August sixty-five members of our 2-5 Choir performed at Lady Small Haven Aged Care, Benowa. This was our first outreach and a great chance for our choir to serve our community using their God given talents. Two string groups also performed which was a wonderful opportunity for our students to practise their musical skills. Our song repertoire for the morning was well received but “Jesus What a Beautiful” was the group’s favourite so it became our encore at the close of our time there. This experience has certainly given our Choir a taste for another opportunity in the future.
Mrs Hope Malcolm
On Thursday 31st August we had a fantastic afternoon celebrating our Fathers.
Happy Father's Day!!!
KCC v Bethania Lutheran
|KCC v BLS|
|Sport||Division||Winner||Score||Player of the week||Coach|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||26-8||Ella Phillips||Mr Genge|
|Boys||Junior||KCC||15-8||Joel Grivas||Mr de la Mare|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||24-6||Leila Tifaga||Mrs Sanson|
|KCC v LCC (T)|
|Sport||Division||Winner||Score||Player of the week||Coach|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||20 - 10||Sophie Petherick||Mr Genge|
|Senior||LCC||15 - 8||Keira Hart|
|Boys||Junior||KCC||29 - 2||Oliver Stages||Mr de la Mare|
|Senior||LCC||10 - 7||Josiah Drury|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||14 - 2||Tijana Niemeijer||Mrs Sanson|
|Senior||KCC||14 - 12||Holly Langridge|
|Cricket||Junior||KCC||10.2 - 6||Bethany Lakeman||Mr Spink|
|Senior||LCC||3.9 - 3.1||Charlie MacLachlan|
Recently two of or talented Yr4 students qualified for representation in South Coast Regional Athletics, Ella-Rose Hamilton and Aldo VanDeventer.
Ella-Rose competed in the 10yr girls Tetrathlon, or better known as the Multi Event, which consist of 100m, 800m Long Jump and Shot Put. Ella-Rose finished 6th overall.
Aldo competed in the 10yr boys Discus. After obtaining a PB Aldo finished in 4th place.
We are very proud of these two athletes for their hard work in preparing for the athletics competitions. They are also our very 1st students to represent the college at a Regional level through school sport.
Some reflections from Aldo: 'I qualified and participated in the South Coast Regional trials for 10yr boys in the Discus event. The competition was tough with many excellent athletes competing to qualify for the QSS State Championship. I tried my best and managed to come 4th overall, with a distance of 24m. I missed out on 3rd place by only 18mm.
I just want to thank my coaches, Mr Spink and Mr Genge, and friends for their support. It was an honour for me to represent my school. This was certainly a dream come true for me.’
600 players from schools all over the Gold Coast competed on Wednesday 6 September, in the Gold Coast Inter-School Chess State Qualifier. King’s dominated the masses fielding 138 students (112 Reedy Creek and 26 Pimpama) competed across 8 divisions. Phenomenal performance and behaviour from all our students.
Overall King's placed equal 1st and we are officially the number 1 school on the Gold Coast for Chess after defeating ex-National champions Somerset in both in Primary and Secondary- Well Done!
A Grade score out of 7:
Joshua Day 4, Micah Young 3, Joel Grivas 3,
Oliver Stages 4, Owen Grivas 2.5, Houston Windle 4.5 (Merit), Ethan Schmid 2.5, Josh Nebauer 2,
Aldo VanDeventer (Merit + 3rd Place teams), Tahlia Avgerinos (4th 6/7 Merit + 1st place teams), Joel Skerman
BJ Windle 4, Noah Saad 3, Joshua Dreese McCredden 3, Bailey Tetonga 3, Lily Flaskas
Reuben Cary 3, Zimri Garaty
Mason Mower 4 (3rd place teams), Jacob Hankinson 3.5 (3rd place teams), Jackson Cahill 3.5,
Lachlan Walton 5 (Merit + 3rd place teams), Cooper Graham 4 (3rd Place teams), Liam Ripley 4 (3rd place teams), Bentley Tetonga 4, Mikaere Hart 3.
Full results visit https://gardinerchess.com.au/inter-school-competition/interschool-chess-results/ click Gold Coast North
Our favourite Chess coach Steven Cooke has been awarded as Chess Co-ordinator of the Year. Congratulations Steven and well done.
For more information about the award please go to: https://www.facebook.com/gardinerchess/
Year 3 teacher Miss Emma Pier has been nominated for the 2017 QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award. Please visit this link to read more about the award: http://stories.qct.edu.au/emma-peir.html
Congratulations on your nomination Emma!
Thank you to everyone for contributing to our family fun afternoon and India fundraiser. Everyone turned out in force and we felt the love. We have made our target of 150 mattresses for the children who reside at Rock High (across both campuses) as well as sports equipment for the school and money towards purchasing sewing machines. We appreciate your support and will keep you posted as we travel to India.
This week I’d like to remind us of a parable Jesus told to a man trying to see who he could get out of being nice too. We often know it as “The Story of the Good Samaritan.” Here’s how it goes;
25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”[a]
28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
31 “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. 32 A Temple assistant[b]walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.
33 “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. 34 Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35 The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins,[c] telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’
36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.
37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”
Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
Now, chances are that many of us have heard this story before. If not in its entirety, then at least part of it. Now, as I mentioned earlier, Jesus told this in response to a man trying to see who he could get out of being nice to; “29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
In asking “who is my neighbour,” what the man was really asking is “who isn’t my neighbour.” His conversation with Jesus had only just started and he’s already wanting to put people into boxes. Neighbours and non-neighbours are what he wants. He’s thinking “what’s my loophole, surely Jesus doesn’t expect me to love everybody!”
Here’s Jesus’ point. Asking “who’s my neighbour” is a terrible question. Loopholes and escape clauses are for the spiritually empty. The correct question it would seem is “who’s neighbour am I,” to which the answer clearly seems to be everybody. One creates boxes, the other creates healing and wholeness. I for one know which one I’d prefer.
This week, let’s make sure we always ask the right question of who we’re called to bring hope and help to. Maybe it’s someone you know, or maybe it’ll be someone you've never met before. Either way, let’s always be looking for opportunities to run towards people, rather than away from.
Ps Matt Treagus.
Husband, pastor and below average fisherman.
King's Skipperoos offers after school skipping classes for King's Students. Skipping is beneficial for co-ordination, balance, fitness and it's FUN! It's great for Primary aged boys and girls. Prep students are welcome. Term 4 registrations are now open.
Details: 3.15 - 4.15pm on Tuesdays.
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NEW Saturday morning Junior Padel Classes. First session FREE!