P & F
|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|
What could King's staff do to honour a Principal who is having a milestone birthday? Fill his office with balloons? Get a super-sized birthday cake? Have a whole school chorus sing happy birthday?
No! The staff of King's pitched in and blessed Mr Davis with a helicopter ride over King's three campuses. Reedy Creek primary students created the word 'LEGACY' in recognition of Mr Davis' faithful commitment to Christian education. For more than two decades, King's students have benefited from the leadership of a man who seeks out innovative learning opportunities and places value on the development of Christian character.
Pimpama primary students and Reedy Creek high school students added the word 'VISION' to celebrate a leader whose passion to expand Christian education across south-east Queensland has seen Pimpama and Chambers Flat campuses become a reality.
Mr Davis, we wish you a wonderful year ahead as you continue to follow God's calling as a Christian educator and leader. Happy Birthday from King's!
Debating 2017 at Pimpama - My Experience
So, you’ve seen the note to encourage year 4 and 5 students to join debating recently.
Let me share with you my experience and why you shouldn’t hesitate to join our King’s debating team for 2018.
I put my name down at the start of the year. As I arrived at the first training session I was happy to see that some of my classmates were joining too.
What do you think made me want to give debating a try you may ask? My mum replied, “You will learn to argue like a professional”. There my mind was made up!
After some training sessions it was time to write an argument. Where do I start you may think? In our training sessions we are each given our roles. Speaker One introduces the team argument, rebuts, gives an opening to draw in the audience and capture their attention. Speaker Two’s role is to continue the case very strongly and to rebut the opposition. Speaker Three’s role is to rebut the opposing team’s arguments and summarise their team’s case.
We’ve learned so many skills since we began debating in April of this year. As a debater I’ve learned to research, explain and to present our arguments in a persuasive way.
I’ve learnt that in debating, you will not always win your case. But never give up: there is always the next argument around the corner. You will learn about another topic to research about and gain more confidence; working as a team and supporting your peers.
Always ask a lot of questions, such as why is our point of view better than the other side?
We learned about communication and listening and working with each other to see what the other person is thinking and planning what to say to support our argument.
In debating, even if you don’t win, you will still have heaps of fun. It’s fun getting together and practicing debates and talking about interesting topics.
If you think you are too shy or that it would be embarrassing to debate in front of people you don’t know …. let me reassure you when I say that I used to be shy and now I feel confident and proud of myself for giving debating a go and smashing it out of the park.
I’m proud to say that the 2017 Pimpama year 5 debaters won 2 out of 4 debates in the recent Queensland Debating Union (QDU).
Out of 15 schools that competed in the CAC debating competition, our Pimpama team came 5th.
Our debating coach Mr Benson mentioned that all the 2017 Pimpama debaters have improved in different ways. The key is to listen to the adjudicator’s advice and you will be great at debating.
If I haven’t convinced you enough: at the end of one of the competitions, we were lucky enough to have a pizza lunch with Mrs Oswald. Now that is the cherry on the top!
By Mikaela Hunter
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.
Congratulations to our latest P-2 Peacemakers:
|KCC v LORDS|
|Sport||Division||Winner||Score||Player of the week||Coach|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||9 - 0||Ella-Rose Hamilton||Mr Genge|
|Senior||KCC||11 - 8||Emily Clark|
|Boys||Junior||LORDS||18 - 13||Jotham Mallon||Mr de la Mare|
|Senior||LORDS||15 - 12||Jack Cameron|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||26 - 14||Sapphire Cowan-Rauch||Mrs Sanson|
|Senior||KCC||20 - 12||Bella Riley|
|Cricket||Junior||LORDS||6.7 - 4.7||Joel Skerman||Mr Spink|
|Senior||LORDS||11.8 - 8.1||Lewis Anderson|
|KCC v LCC (N)|
|Sport||Division||Winner||Score||Player of the week||Coach|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||36 - 14||Sophie Petherick||Mr Genge|
|Senior||KCC||25 - 7||Georgia Fulton|
|Boys||Junior||KCC||14 - 8||Houston Windle||Mr de la Mare|
|Senior||LCC(N)||11 - 10||Josiah Smith|
|Girls||Junior||KCC||32 - 6||Keasha Morrell, |
|Senior||KCC||28 - 6||Leila Tifaga,|
|Boys||Junior||LCC(N)||6.7 - 5.3||Sacha Dorday||Mr Spink|
|Senior||KCC||14.2 - 5.8||Hayden Barney|
King's Reedy Creek and Pimpama chess students arrived in force at the Gold Coast Age Championships. This is the only chess competition of the year that gathers our High School and Primary students, from both campuses, to play together. There were many fine performances and chess was the winner on the day!
|2001||1st - Jacob Chan (7/7)|
|2002||2nd - Ty Yarrow (5/7)|
|2004||2nd - Sebastien Field (6/7)
MERITS - Elena Jule (5/7), Eugeny Lee (5/7), Julian Wong (5/7), Ryan Johnston (4.5/7)
|2005||MERITS - Michael Cui (5/7), Jai Mathus (5/7), Brodie Hansen (5/7), Michael Teng (5/7), Jordan Chan (4.5/7)|
|2006||1st - Ethan Carr (7/7)
2nd - Loah Lu (6/7)
MERITS - Eddie Cheng (5/7), Cern Wong (5/7), Jamie Doran (5/7), Noah Schmidt (4.5/7), Matthew Ewart (4.5/7), Joshua Day (4.5/7), Cooper Cooke (4.5/7), Enoch Adewumi (4.5/7), Timothy Usher (4.5/7)
|2007||MERITS - Raphael Knudsen (6/7), Rick Hu (6/7), Edwin Choi (6/7), Ben Shelley (5/7), Lael Jeon (5/7), Jordaan D'Souza (5/7), William Mehta (5/7), Ella Burden (5/7), Isiah Saniel (5/7), Shay Colbron (5/7), Sam Lingard (4.5/7), Craig Russell (4.5/7)|
|2008||3rd - Houston Windle (6/7)
MERITS - Tristan Smith (6/7), Louis Razon (5.5/7), Filipo Pina (5.5/7), Luke Williamson (5/7), Josiah Quak (5/7), Neala Chang (5/7), Jayden Cooke (5/7), Colin Thompson (5/7), Ethan Bristow-Wilson (5/7), Bryce Leech (4.5/7), Hudson Gold (4.5/7)
|2009||1st - Zane Gabriel (6.5/7)
2nd - Alex Ocock (6.5/7)
3rd - Mitchell Bergoff (6/7)
MERITS - Tahlia Avgerinos (6/7), Owen Grivas (5.5/7), Hannah Mehta (5.5/7), Ethan Usher (5/7), Austin Butler-Ledwith (5/7), Barrett Colbron (5/7), Noah Morichovitis (5/7), Mason Mower (4.5/7), Ethan Spooner (4.5/7)
|2010||1st - Micah Young (7/7)
MERITS - Tyler Braun (5.5/7), Cooper Nemcansky (5.5/7), Milan Jurin (5/7), Hamish van Bergen (5/7), Daniel Gorbachev-Canizzo (5/7), Ky Harrison (4.5/7), BJ Windle (4.5/7)
|2011||3rd - Liam D'Souza (5/7)
MERITS - Finn Baker (4.5/7)
|2012||1st - Siannah Cooke (5/7)
2ns Joshua Ong (5/7)
MERITS - Lincoln Mehta (4.5/7)
Congratulations to Bethany Lakeman from 5DP.
Bethany and her team the won the Gold at the Australian Skipping Championships.
Anjaleen Downey from Grade 5 at Reedy Creek was also in the team and they did the most perfect double Dutch routine together which also won Gold.
Well done Bethany
On Friday 27th November we held a family movie night on the oval. A great night was had by all. There was lots of yummy food and some wonderful performances by King's Cheer and King's Dance Academy.
The theme of the night was chess and a few games took place under the stars. Mr Cooke was on hand and even had a game with our local community police. The movie shown was 'Queen of Katwe' which is a very moving story about a young girl in Uganda who learns to play chess.
Thank you to our amazing P & F for running the event and for King's Church for feeding us with the BBQ.
Have you read our latest blogs?
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