P & F
|TERM 2 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Sat, 26 May||Resilient Kids Conference
8:30am - 4:15pm
|Wed, 30 May||Instrumental Showcase|
|Sat, 2 June||P&F Gala Dinner
7:00pm - 12:00am
Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise
|Thurs, 14 June||Prep & Pre Prep Open Morning
9:00am - 10:30am
|Fri, 15 June||Prep - Year 2 Athletics Carnival Day|
|Mon, 18 & Tues, 19 June||High School Athletics Carnival|
|Wed, 20 & Thurs, 21 June||Primary School Athletics Carnival|
|Thurs, 21 June||Last day of Term 2|
The goal setters become the goal achievers as the King's Cross Country team hit the mark when both Primary and High School reached the mark. Every team member ran with one thing in mind 'One for all and all for one', giving everything they had for the benefit of the team's overall goal - 3rd place finish overall for Primary and 5th overall for High School at the APS Cross Country Carnival.
For our Primary team, who ran in the morning at Runaway Bay, 64 points were awarded to the first place finisher out of the 64 competitors in each race. King's overall score was 1537 points to take third place and achieve the team's desired outcome. However, the team was only 64 points off taking second position overall.
Some outstanding achievements came from Kiaan Hamawi and Ruby Hughes who graced the top step of the podium, donning their new gold wear. William Mehta finished third, while Josiah Pollard, Stephen Baker, Joseph Lethlean and Joel Bee finished a very close fourth place in their races. Tyrel Bee finished fifth, placing him inside a top seven which resulted in selection for the regional team.
On another high note for the Primary team, our 9 years boys won their age group outright on points, showing the great depth of talent that is growing in our school and the bright future for Cross Country.
Our Secondary team set their sights on a fifth place finish, which would be the best result for our school in over 8 years of APS Cross Country races. To achieve this the team knew it was going to take a combined effort from all team members and that is exactly how things unfolded on the day. King's had the loudest school chants with students giving their all on the track and off.
The biggest outstanding effort was the camaraderie and how the team came together to achieve their goal. Some individuals that should be mentioned are Sayla Donnelley, Bradley Course and Jasmyne Coventry who all took home some new gold wear after a very comprehensive win in their age groups. Leah Simpson, who has won the APS every year since she was in year 6, raced in her last school Cross Country race ever in the open girls 4km and didn't disappoint as she took home her 7th gold medal.
Ryder Ah Fook added some silver wear to his collection taking 2nd and Rebecca Webb was 3rd in her 13 years girls race. Thomas Grinham took 5th in a very hotly contested opens boys 6km race in very windy conditions. Eli Hughes also ran a phenomenal race to finish 6th place and Daniel Webb also booked a spot in the regional team finishing a respectable 7th place.
In total a 15 of King's students have been selected for the Cross Country Regional team. The base work is laid out now, as we move our focus towards our athletics carnival in week ten. A big thank you to all the staff who have made this year such a success and all the parents for your ongoing support of the students.
Mr Sutherland, Cross Country Coordinator
15 May (Heats) and 22 May (Finals) - Event Cinemas 80m Sprint Gift (Years 4 – 12)
Free Entry (entries due to sports office by Monday 14th May)
Heats - Tuesday, 15 May 3.30pm - 5.30pm at the King's Ovals
Finals - Tuesday, 22 May Lunch Time (1.15pm) at the King's Ovals
Separate Boy's and Girl's Races
Prizes: 1st Boy and Girl - $100 Gold Class Card
2nd Boy and Girl - $50 Event Cinemas Card
All Finalists – Receive an Event Cinemas Movie Ticket
Anyone can win as it is a handicap race!
Free drinks and ice blocks for lucky spectators at the finals!
King’s students are reminded that with only 5 weeks left until our own inter-house carnivals now is the time to increase the focus on training. Athletics training is available at no cost to all Year 4–12 students, and is held every Monday – Thursday afternoon (3:30 – 5:00pm), with specific distance running sessions also being held on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Students are welcome to email Mr Muir or Mrs Griffith in the Sports Office for any questions about Athletics training.
18 & 19 June: King’s High School Athletics Carnival at Griffith University Athletics Track, Southport
20 & 21 June: King’s Year 4 - 6 School Athletics Carnival at Pizzey Park Athletics Track, Miami
King's had seven senior students playing for the South Coast under 18 years rugby union team over the weekend. The South Coast team participated in the State Championships from Thursday, 3 May and played in the final on Sunday, 6 May.
The South Coast team didn't have an easy run to championship title with a close 18-17 win over Sunshine Coast in the semi-final and then a tight grand final win over Darling Downs 18-14.
It is great to see such large numbers from King's rugby represented in the winning South Coast team. The King's boys included; James Nicholls, Jack Capel, Hunter Dare, Isaac Hawkins, Liam Lord, Ethan Roworth and Liam Gee.
A special mention goes to Hunter Dare who was selected to take part in the QRFSU Schoolboys trials which could see him lace up the boots for one of two Queensland teams to compete in the National Championships in Sydney. Best of luck, Hunter!
Congratulations to Sayla Donnelley and Ryder Ah Fook who recently represented Queensland at the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC). As Queensland Team Captain, Sayla’s performances were an inspiration for her teammates, winning gold in the Under13 800m final in a sizzling 2.17, a silver medal in the 1500m final, and also demonstrating her speed by placing 4th in her 400m final!
King’s Year 8 student, Ryder Ah Fook, is also turning heads this year with an impressive comeback from injury in 2017, running a tenacious 4th and 5th place in his 800m and 1500m finals!
Congratulations to Jasmyne Coventry who raced her way to become the 2018 Intermediate Female Champion at the Australian National Schools Triathlon championships in Penrith. Awesome result, Jazi!
NAPLAN is a vital tool for parents, educators, and the public to determine whether Australia’s children are meeting essential literacy and numeracy standards. It is a point-in-time snapshot assessment of students’ achievements in literacy and numeracy.
NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as:
· language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
· numeracy (with and without a calculator)
Australian national testing of literacy and numeracy will be conducted across the country for all students in Year 3, Year 5, Year 7, and Year 9.
Please ensure that you make arrangements for your child to be at school and on time. Please avoid making any appointments before school on these days.
To further assist your child, please limit activities and late nights on the evenings prior to the testing and ensure that they have a healthy breakfast in preparation for the exams, so they can do their best. Please also send a healthy snack and a bottle of water as, on some occasions, the students will have a short break between test sessions in the morning.
For Parents of Primary Children:
If your child is sick or absent on the day of the test, please phone our Primary receptionists, either Mrs Van der Linde or Miss White at Reedy Creek, or Mrs Niemeijer for Pimpama students.
For Parents of High School Students:
If your child is sick or absent on the day of testing, please phone High School Administration to inform them of your child’s absence.
Equipment for Primary and High School Students:
Students are reminded to bring the following items in a plastic bag (ziplock bag is fine):
· 2B pencils (not pacer style)
· calculator (for Years 7 and 9 only)
· their own tissues (if required)
Should an emergency occur during the NAPLAN testing period (for example, a broken arm), please urgently contact:
-Mrs Payne if your child is in Year 3 Reedy Creek Campus
-Ms Weight if your child is in Year 3 Pimpama Campus
-Mr Craig if your child is in Year 5 Reedy Creek Campus
-Mr de la Mare if your child is in Year 5 Pimpama Campus
-Mr Firth if your child is in Year 7
-Mrs Middleton if your child is in Year 9
A very big thank you to the King's community for sending in the Coles Earn and Learn vouchers. Our younger King's kids are enjoying lunchtime with their new play equipment. There is a rainbow ball that is bigger than most of them, brightly coloured sacks for old school 'potato sack' races and a giant parachute for group fun. Three cheers to our Year 6 Peacekeepers who serve their younger King's friends with happy smiles in the playground.
The King's Secondary Maths Department hosted the newly established Gold Coast Maths Network. Following the success of the inaugural gathering last year, King's welcomed 16 schools with 40 Maths teachers in attendance. It was especially interesting to reconnect with four King's alumni who are now Maths teachers in various Gold Coast schools.
Sue Jones, a syllabus writer from the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, came to present to the attendees.
As part of our eSmart program we are encouraging our school community to be safe, smart and responsible in their use of technology. I would like to take the time to help you, as parents, reclaim the Internet in your home.
Earlier this year, a parent from our school community sent in some suggestions about a couple of products that empower parents to take control of the Internet in their home. I see many products that are either expensive or complex, but this product is the first I have actually bought, tested and recommend because I think it is affordable and fairly easy to use.
The product is $US99 and the short video below shows how it works. Among its features are Internet schedules, filtering, and usage information where you can identify where your child is spending time on the Internet.
The website is https://koalasafe.com/ if you want to get a hold of one.
There is documentation on how to install the product on their website and while we are happy to pass on information about this great product, we cannot offer technical support. Please direct your inquiries to the Koalasafe people if you need further assistance.
King's is not in any way affiliated with Koalasafe, we only offer this information to assist you in helping your children be safe, smart and responsible users of technology.
Mr Galer - eSmart Coordinator
The Careers Department would like to highlight the following this week:
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
Event Cinemas Info & Recruitment Night - Monday, 14 May 4-6pm Cert III available in Business Retail. Hear about the exciting traineeships, job roles, work days available and qualifications being offered at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair. This is for Yr 10 & 11 students only who are wanting to pursue a traineeship at one of several Event Cinema locations. See here.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Info & Recruitment Night - Wednesday, 16 May 4-6pm. Cert III available in several areas, Hospitality, Business, Tourism & ICT. See here. Also Cert II HorticultureTuesday 15 May 4-5.30pm
UQ's annual Careers that shape the world event - Tuesday 5 June at the St Lucia campus. This free event is a great way for your Yr 11 & 12 students to explore a range of career and study opportunities. They can choose from a wide variety of interactive sessions delivered by academic experts and industry professionals. Careers that shape the world will help students discover a career path that's right for them.
Online registration will open on Wednesday, 18 April Students will need to register themselves online. Registrations will close on Friday, 18 May however, places are limited and may fill earlier. Please note, teachers will also be required to register their own attendance.
Gold Coast Careers Festival - Wed 2 May 9am - 6pm & Thur 3 May 9am - 3pm at Gold Coast Event Centre, Bundall.
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.
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
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.
For more vacancies visit the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab on the King’s Careers website: http://kingscollegecareers.com
For information regarding Careers, Courses and Universities please see here for the latest Options Career Information Bulletin Edition 5, 2018.
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