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Mr Davis opened the whole school Easter Service with a declaration of who we honour as the head of King's Christian College. King's Christian College belongs to the King of Heaven!
"God is perfect and He didn't want our sinful and broken hearts to keep us from being friends with Him. So God made a plan to give each of us the opportunity to be forever friends with Him. He sent Jesus to be born as a baby and die on a cross to save our world from the consequences of our choices. Every King's student has been given the invitation to be a friend of Jesus," shared Mr Davis.
This morning, over 2000 staff and students at the Reedy Creek campus gathered as one to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. Our Pimpama campus also paused to do the same. Without the gift of Jesus this Easter we are left eating a lot of chocolate on an extra long weekend. Instead, as a College community we can be thankful for the extra family time over Easter and for the gift of eternal life from a God who would sacrifice everything to be friends for life.
As the service came to a close staff and students sang,
"You called my name
And I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day."
Jesus is alive! We have been promised the best of life with Him too! Have a blessed and safe Easter.
The Project Based Learning tasks for Year 5 and 6 aptly featured 'the Games' this term. Parents and special guests were invited to an 'Opening Ceremony' this week where the students showcased their learning. There was an official opening of the games, the baton relay, a parade of nations and singing of the national anthem.
Parents and special guests then visited a Year 5 expo where the students demonstrated games they had created to feature some of the key aspects of Project Based Learning. Agency, resilience, communication and collaboration are all topics better understood by the adults who engaged with the 'PBL Games'.
Year 6 students invited their guests to visit a Commonwealth country and discover what is unique about that nation and what makes their athletes successful. There was lots of colour and excited students who shared deep learning about of the athlete the chose to profile. Let the games begin!
The Cross Country tornado hit King's last week with High School, upper Primary and Prep to Year 2 all having their annual carnivals. Even rain showers didn't dampen the enthusiasm of our Year 1 boys.
This term there has been a great hype leading up to the Cross Country carnivals in week 9 which saw a record number of students attending morning training sessions. On average over 50 students attended each of our new look morning training sessions that sometimes met off campus. There were prizes for training challenges such as $50 movie vouchers.
All this training prepared our students for a great week of Cross Country carnivals. The first carnival for the week was the Year 3 - 6 carnival that saw Finney bring home the house shield. The High School carnival followed and it was Tyndale that were too strong for the competition winning the carnival by over 1000 points to second place Newton house.
The Prep to Year 2 Fun Run was a great success with lots of parent support and blue skies between rain clouds that allowed us to continue with the carnival. Tyndale house proved to everyone that they have a huge depth of talent coming through the younger years, taking out the carnival by over 100 points.
Thank you to all the parents that took the time to attend and support the students at our carnivals.
We now look forward to the APS cross country team camp at the beginning of term two and the fruits of our labour at the APS carnival on the 8th of May. Best wishes to all of our athletes selected to represent King's at the Primary and High School APS Cross Country carnival.
Mr Sutherland, Cross Country Coordinator
King’s Track Stars Shine at Australian Junior Athletics Championships
At the recent Australian Junior Athletics Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre (SOPAC), (14 March - 18 March), our King’s students rose to the occasion as part of Australia’s ‘next generation’ of track and field talent!
Year 9 King’s student, Tynan Neveceral, was simply outstanding, taking out the bronze medal in the 200m and Long Jump, and silver in the 100m and 4 x 200m relay. Tynan ran a blistering 10.95 seconds to secure the silver medal in his Under 16 100m final which now catapults him into Australia’s elite group of sprinters!
Francesca MacDonald was also outstanding in the Under 17 girls 400m, running a 1.5 second PB which earned her the national bronze medal in a time of 56.54 seconds!
Ryder Ah Fook was also in strong form, running 4th in the boys Under 14 800m and 5th in the 400m. Leah Simpson ran a strong 6th place in the Girls Under18 800m final.
Queensland Little Athletics State Championships – QSAC, Nathan, Brisbane 23 – 25 March 2018
New Year 7 student, Ruby Hughes was in sensational form at last weekend’s 2018 McDonald’s Little Athletics State Championships! Not only did Ruby win her 800m and 1500m, she ran a new Queensland state record for the 1500m!
Ruby then showed her speed, which rewarded her with the silver medal in the 400m.
Our King’s middle distance talent continued with Sayla Donnelley winning gold in the 800m and running a strong 3rd place in the 1500m.
Ryder AhFook was also in fine form, picking up the silver medal in his 800m and 1500m and running a strong 5th place in his 400m.
Tynan Neveceral continued his sensational form, winning gold in the Under 14 100m, 200m and Long Jump. Tynan ran an impressive 11.38 seconds and a new Queensland State Record in the Under 14 boys 100m, eclipsing the old state record of 11.51 seconds!
Sayla and Ryder have been selected into the Qld Little Athletics team to represent Queensland at the 2018 Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) which will be held on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018 at Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, Gold Coast.
King’s students are encouraged to begin Athletics training in Week 1 next term to prepare for our school athletics carnivals (which will be held in Week 10 of Term 2), and to keep their eyes posted for our upcoming Event Cinemas Athletics Fuel Series Meets in Term 2!
Mr Muir, Athletics Coordinator
The King's Skipperoos team of 22 skippers competed at the State Skipping Championships on March 24 and 25. The skippers competed in speed, double unders, triple unders and freestyle events - individually, in pairs and in teams.
The skippers trained very hard for this event with many achieving new personal best results. Every skipper gave their best and there was an inspiring spirit of encouragement amongst the team.
The King's Skipperoos wish to thank Elly Meteyard who coached the skippers to achieve such great results. Thank you to King's for providing the bus transport to and from the competition.
The major results (1st, 2nd, 3rd) are as follows:
|7&U||Individual||30 second speed: Jasmine Johnson - 2nd
1 minute speed: Jasmine Johnson - 2nd, Morgan Walker - 3rd
Freestyle: Morgan Walker - 2nd, Jasmine Johnson - 3rd
OVERALL: Jasmine Johnson - 2nd, Morgan Walker - 3rd
|8&U||Individual||30 second speed: Addison Roughley - 1st
1 minute speed: Addison Roughley - 2nd
Freestyle: Addison Roughley - 2nd, Marley Ryan - 3rd
OVERALL: Addison Roughley - 1st *STATE CHAMPION*
|8&U||Pairs||OVERALL: Morgan Walker and Addison Roughly - 1st *STATE CHAMPIONS*
|8&U||Teams||OVERALL: Leaping Lizards (Jasmine Johnson, Isabelle Fitzpatrick, Ayla Mitchell, Marley Ryan, Leila Tolhurst) - 1st *STATE CHAMPIONS*|
|9yrs||Individual||30 second speed: Charlotte Mikkelson - 1st, Annie Myburgh - 2nd
1 minute speed: Charlotte Mikkelson - 1st, Annie Myburgh - 2nd
Freestyle: Annie Myburgh - 1st, Charlotte Mikkelson - 3rd
OVERALL: Charlotte Mikkelson - 2nd, Annie Myburgh - 1st *STATE CHAMPION*
|9-10 yrs||Teams||OVERALL: Pouncing Possums (Scarlett Fitzpatrick, Ashlee Swinbourne, Zoe Mitchell, Charlotte Mikkelson, Annie Myburgh) - 2nd
|11-12 yrs||Pairs||OVERALL: Heidi Myburgh and Jessica Meade - 1st *STATE CHAMPIONS*|
|13+ (Open)||Individual||Triple Unders: Jasmine Hawkins - 2nd|
|15 yrs||Individual||3 minute speed: Jasmine Hawkins - 2nd|
Mrs Learne Hawkins, Team Manager
Our High School Performing Arts students are very excited about opening night for our 2018 Musical, GODSPELL. The story focuses on the Gospel of Matthew and Jesus calling his disciples to his new way of living in the world. There are many well-known and well-loved tunes, including Prepare Ye and Day by Day, and audience members (young and old!) will be sure to have their feet tapping, their minds provoked and their hearts prompted by the performances of our fine young actors, singers and musicians.
Be sure not to miss out on this event - only on for four performances from May 3-5 (Week 3). Tickets are now available via Compass and the School webpage (Adults $20, Students/Concession $15, Primary $10, under 5 free)
Register for vacation care these holidays through the Vacation Care tile on Compass or via the KOSCH website. Bookings are essential.
The Careers Department would like to highlight the following this week:
New traineeship positions on offer for Year 11 and 12 students. If students are interested they need to respond ASAP as these positions are advertised to all schools on the Gold Coast.
For more vacancies visit the careers website: http://kingscollegecareers.com
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - Info Session on Grow Your Career in Horticulture (Cert II Horticulture VETiS Program)
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have rescheduled their Cert II Horticulture Information Session to Tuesday 24 April at the Sanctuary from 4-5.30pm. Please register on this link
Students from Years 11 and 12 are invited to experience UQ’s annual Careers that shape the world event on Tuesday 5 June, 2018 at the St Lucia campus. This free event is a great way for your students to explore a range of career and study opportunities including interactive sessions.
Online registration will open Wednesday, 18 April. Students will need to register themselves online, and will close Friday 18 May. Places are limited.
Australian Defence Force (ADF) Work Experience
Thinking of applying for the ADF when you finish school? As joining the ADF is a lifestyle decision not just an occupational decision, it is essential that you explore this career option thoroughly. One way to do this is through work experience. Visit the Defence Work Experience Program website to look for work experience options in Queensland. Applications are available on the site.
Process of how to apply for ADF: https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/australian-defence-force-academy/how-to-apply
Australian Defence Force (ADF) GAP Year
Want a gap year with a difference? Consider joining the Australian Defence Force (Army, Navy or Air Force) for a year. This is an excellent way of trying out a Defence job and to gain a real insight into a career in the services. The ADF Gap Year program applications for 2019 will open in March 2018. You can register your interest in the program on the ADF Gap Year website to receive updates.
Australian Defence Force Information Sessions:
Queensland and National ADF events and information sessions by visiting their Defence Jobs.
Further information about these events and Army Reserve Information Sessions can be accessed on the ADF Facebook site.
Some dates to diarise:
FEAST in 2018
Interested in agriculture, animals, vet science, food or the environment? Consider attending FEAST (Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology). FEAST is a five-day program for students in Years 10 – 12 (preference is given to Year 11s and 12s if places are limited). In 2018, FEAST will be held from 1 July to 5 July, 2018 (during the school holidays). You can register your interest in attending FEAST on the website.
Upcoming events: 1 - 5 July 2018 UQ Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) in 2018
Preparing for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Science Admissions Test (UMAT)
While you can’t study specific content for UMAT, it is important to prepare for the test. The UMAT website offers general preparation information and strategies. However, the most effective preparation is to practice sitting for the test, using the same conditions and time limits as the real test. You can purchase practice tests from the UMAT website
BOND UNIVERSITY - Experience Days - Please see here for dates and further details.
For more information and to register, visit the Experience Days website. You can download a copy of the Experience University Life Wall Planner from this site.
26/04/2018 to 27/04/2018
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