|TERM 1 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Thurs, 22 February||Middle School Honours|
|Sat, 24 February||Pre Prep / Prep Open Morning
9:00am - 10:30am
|Wed, 28 February||Scholarships Exam and Principal's Tour
6:00pm - 7:00pm
|Fri, 2 March
||Family Movie Night: Trolls
5:30pm - 8:30pm | Screen starts 6.30pm
|Fri, 16 March
||Pupil Free Day|
|Tues, 20 March||Year 3 - Year 12 Cross Country
|Wed, 21 March||Primary School Student Learning Conferences|
|Trade Training Centre Information Evening
6:30pm - 8:30pm
|Thurs, 22 March||Prep - Year 2 Fun Run|
|Tues, 27 March||Easter Arts|
|Wed, 28 March||Easter Arts|
|Thurs, 29 March||Last day of Term 1|
You couldn't wipe the smile from Mr Cooke's face when he welcomed chess Guinness World Record holder, Grand Master Timur Gareyev, to our Reedy Creek campus. Known as the ‘Blindfold King’, Gareyev holds the Guinness World Record for the most ‘Blindfold Chess Simultaneous Wins.’ In 2016, Gareyev played 48 games blindfolded whilst riding an exercise bicycle throughout the 19 hours and 9 minutes simultaneous match. The King's chess room was transformed into a smaller scale tournament for some of King's brightest chess players to take on one the top 50 rated players in the world.
In blindfold chess matches, the blindfolded player is told what move his opponent has just made but has no ability to go back and see what they did before. This means the player has to keep a mental image of the board, complete with the position of every piece, in order to make sound tactical decisions. Multiple simultaneous games represent an immensely difficult test of memory and skill. Whilst the outcome of the King's simul was inevitable, the learning opportunities were endless. Even Mr Cooke, our extraordinary chess coach, learnt so much from playing the chess champion.
A class of Year 6 students, who visited the tournament, asked Mr Gareyev what advice he could share about becoming successful in a chosen pursuit. The Grand Master shared, "Chess is a tough discipline! You don't get something for nothing. To become a great chess player you need to make a lot of great moves, not just one big move to win a game. You need to strategise all the pros and cons of your options and go through the process."
Chess mirrors life. One giant leap forward or one disastrous wrong move isn't the end of the game of life. Mr Gareyev shared, "Think about how you handle the challenges in life to put yourself in a better position. Always be focusing on your tactics. Strategise to succeed so you can enjoy greater participation and accomplishments in life."
With over 250 students with a rating of 500+, King's has the most junior rated chess players of any school in Australia. Mr Cooke's enthusiasm is contagious, "I love teaching the upcoming generation key life skills in a fun and creative environment!" All King's primary students participate in weekly chess classes as part of their learning curriculum. Why not sit down to a game of chess with your children over dinner tonight? You might just find that your memory sharpens and you have extra creativity to solve a challenge at work tomorrow!
Last week, our chaplaincy staff and Year 12 student leaders had the privilege of hosting thirteen Gold Coast Youth Pastors at our chaplaincy lunch. Everyone enjoyed a large amount of food while fellowshipping over the Word and our shared connection to King's students. The purpose of gathering together was to build stronger links for our students to access Youth Ministry programs across the Gold Coast. Regardless of which Youth Ministry, our goal and prayer is that every student would be planted in a thriving church that will ultimately draw them closer to God. We're excited to see the impact our Gold Coast Youth Pastors will have in leading their local youth in 2018. We have extended the invitation to all Gold Coast Youth Pastors to visit this Thursday during lunchtime to meet and connect with our High School students. Many churches - one God!
King's have an even bigger team of chaplains in 2018, led by Guy Ormerod (High School) and Peter Malcolm (Primary School). Chaplains ‘champion’ our student body, providing 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, interactive Christian Living classes, the HUB (lunchtime activities) and leadership training for boys and girls. With a strong emphasis on character development at King's our team of chaplains lead students in discovering Jesus and how to model our lives on Him.
We welcome Eliza, Laura, Danny, Marc and Tessa to our Reedy Creek chaplaincy team. We'll get to know the girls this week and look forward to introducing the boys to you in next week's newsletter.
Chaplaincy Focus: Primary school
Favourite bible verse: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced--beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39 AMP)
Best thing about lunchtime at King's: Finding and building new friendships and I also love hanging at the HUB (Here U Belong)!
Favourite place to hang with God: On the little chair in my room.
Best holidays destination: New Zealand... so pretty!
Favourite place to eat out: Halenika’s; tastes like our family traditional food
If you could choose to go back in time and witness a bible story which one would you choose: When God Parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites.
What inspires you to work at King's: Seeing young people taking responsibility for their own personal relationship with Jesus.
QLD v NSW: QUEENSLANDER!
Go to the theatre or a movie: Theatre
Swim in a pool or ocean: Swimming Pool
Watch sport or play sport: Watch
Hike or bike: Bike
Go camping or stay in a resort: Resort
Sweet or savoury: Sweet
Chaplaincy Focus: High school
Favourite bible verse: There's always a few, but my current favourite verse is found in Genesis 50:20 NLT. "You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people." Just like it was for Joseph, this is such an accurate depiction of what God has done in my life!
Best thing about lunchtime at King's: Hanging with the students
Favourite place to hang with God: The beach or rainforest!
Best holidays destination: Stradbroke Island
Favourite place to eat out: My local restaurants - The Collective of Balboa Italian...too good!!
If you could choose to go back in time and witness a bible story which one would you choose: Just one?! Definitely Jesus' time on earth, especially his 3 years of ministry! We learn so much from reading about it, but just imagine witnessing Him in action!
What inspires you to work at King's: Every single student at King's has a story, and God can take any story (good or bad), He can take any trial, any mess and turn it into a testimony to encourage others! The opportunity to help students realise that they have a God who cares about the details and loves them unconditionally is what inspires me to work at King's.
QLD v NSW: Qlder through and through!
Go to the theatre or a movie: Theatre
Swim in a pool or ocean: Ocean
Watch sport or play sport: always play!
Hike or bike: Hike
Go camping or stay in a resort: Camping
Sweet or savoury: Sweet tooth
Chaplaincy Focus: High school
Favourite bible verse: John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Best thing about lunchtime at King's: Hanging out with the students
Favourite place to hang with God: In my living room at the kitchen table is where I hang out with God
Best holidays destination: ITALYYYYY
Favourite place to eat out: I love trying new things every time I go out - I love experiencing new cultures through food
If you could choose to go back in time and witness a bible story which one would you choose: I would like to have been in the upper room when the Holy Spirit came down
What inspires you to work at King's: I love that this is a Christ-centred environment where there is freedom to behold in what we believe
QLD v NSW: I'm Victorian, I really don't care who wins haha
Go to the theatre or a movie: BOTH! I love movies and the theatre
Swim in a pool or ocean: I love the ocean on a beautiful clear day but the pool is always consistent
Watch sport or play sport: play
Hike or bike: neither
Go camping or stay in a resort: resort
Sweet or savoury: savoury!
Our chapel program is a highlight of the weekly curriculum at King's. This term our Primary students are following the theme "Keys to the Kingdom". After each chapel they will be writing a reflection in their school dairy on the message they received during chapel.
The High School theme for Term 1 is exploring the Holy Spirit.
We extend a warm welcome for parents to join any of our chapel programs.
Prep - Year 2
Friday 11:50 - 12:30pm
Years 3 and 4
Friday 1:10 - 1:50pm
Years 5 and 6
Monday 2:00 - 2:40pm
Wednesday 12:35 - 1:10pm
Thursday 11:35 - 12:10pm
Skipping is for boys and girls and has great health benefits such as improving co-ordination, balance and fitness. Enrolments are open for this term for recreational skipping on Monday and Friday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 in the King's Sports Centre. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly dance classes at King's College! - Sign up today!
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 your child loves to dance or has a curiosity for creativity, Kings Dance Academy is the place for them!
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
If students are interested they need to respond ASAP, as these positions are advertised to all students on the Gold Coast.
BOND UNIVERSITY - Experience Days - Please see here for dates and further details. Theses dates are also posted on the college Careers website.
For more vacancies visit the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab on the King’s Careers website: http://kingscollegecareers.com
Also for a full list of events visit the events calendar and sign up for a Careers newsletter visit the King’s College Careers website