|TERM 4 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Fri, 30 November||Last day Term 4|
|Mon, 3 December||Principal's Tour
|Weds, 2 January||School offices open|
|Weds, 9 January||Uniform shop opens
Textbook and device collection opens
|Thurs, 24 January||Year 12 first day of Term 1|
|Fri, 25 January||Primary School Meet the Teacher Conferences
Noah's Ark Orientation
|Mon, 28 January||Australia Day Public Holiday|
|Tues, 29 January||Noah's Ark, Prep - Year 7 first day of Term 1|
|Weds, 30 January||Year 8 - 11 first day of Term 1
Performing Arts Information Evening
The Vision Celebration is an annual event where the College community comes together to express appreciation, reflect, celebrate and honour the Lord Jesus and His people for the vision, commitment and sacrifices made to grow King’s Christian College into the amazing school community that it is today.
Staff and students from across both our Pimpama and Reedy Creek campuses joined with College founders, Board Members, second generation students, and College staff, to witness this event.
Some highlights of the program each year include the lighting of candles that represent each year the College has been established, students wearing the original uniform and the Prep student time capsule presentation that will be opened in 2030 during their Year 12 Graduation Dinner.
The Year 6 cohort from Pimpama attended the celebration and were acknowledged for their unique privilege of being the first Year 12 graduating class in 2024. Pimpama's first Primary Captains read from Philippians 4:4-9, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"
Mr Davis, College Principal, reflected on two attitudes in life that provide individuals with the happiest future. Gratefulness and Forgiveness. When we look for things we don't have we limit our potential. Our founders had a dream for Christian education on the Gold Coast and the seeds they planted have grown into two campuses with two more to open in the coming years. Mr Davis challenged every student to consider what they can do to invest into their school for the benefit of students to come in future decades.
Mrs Jan Fuller, school founder, shared one of her favourite memories. "Carrying the newest piece of equipment, a mobile phone the size and weight of a brick, all over Stradbroke Island on an excursion was just very memorable!"
King's has a rich Christian heritage and we grateful to God for the many blessings He has given to the foundations of our first campus and continues to do so with the growth into new areas of South East Queensland. As a College, we remain faithful and diligent to the King of King's.
This week I got an email that started with the line “We are very proud to announce that King’s Christian College has now attained eSmart Status! This is a wonderful achievement.” The email was from eSmart Schools, an initiative of the Allanah and Madeline Foundation and endorsed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. While this may not seem like much, let me explain just a little of the significance.
Two years ago, a couple of our staff, Mr Galer and Mr Vallance, went to a Professional Development day where they were first introduced to the eSmart framework. They were already aware of some of the dangers of the internet and were determined to continue to develop a system at King’s to both protect and educate our students about the smart, safe and responsible use of technology. However, that day opened their eyes to the magnitude of this never-ending task.
From that day until today, and continuing into the future, King’s staff have used the eSmart framework as a guideline to growing in this area. We have refined existing policy and procedures as well as developing new strategies to better protect and educate our students and wider King’s Community in the area of eSafety. My position, as eSafety coordinator was created; Staff have had professional development; Students have engaged in various learning opportunities and forums; This Innovation Hub was developed; King’s Concern was launched; Parents and other stakeholders have been given the opportunity to attend seminars with internationally renowned speakers such as Susan McLean and Brad Huddleston, and to have a voice in our ongoing
As we continue to refine and develop strategies in this area and continue to educate and protect our students, we are grateful that you, as King’s parents, are willing to partner with us in this as we strive for a new normal. A normal where the Smart, Safe and Responsible use of technology is as commonplace as “please” and “thank you” when you go to dinner at Nanna’s.
Mr Carl Hotko
|Wednesday, 15 August | Reedy Creek Campus||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
20 to 30 percent of young people will suffer from an anxiety disorder before the age of 18. Not just a period of stress or worry but a disorder qualifying as mental illness. And it’s getting worse – research indicates anxiety disorders in both adults and teenagers have risen by 20 percent in the last five years.
If this stresses you out, don’t miss King's parenting seminar on Wednesday 15 August at 6:30pm.
Led by counsellor, educator and parent, Liz Giovas, the seminar will cover concerns such as:
Liz will detail practical and effective strategies for families to deal with anxiety.
This is a free event, hosted by King's Student Wellbeing Team. Non-King’s parents very welcome.
Register for this event
Our Finney students (the Sharks) had a “feeding frenzy” over their opponents on the last two days of Term 2 and took out the coveted Primary House Champion Athletics Shield! The 2 day carnival was held at Pizzey Park, Miami and was an amazing two days of beautiful weather, high level competition and a lot of fun had by both the students and the staff!
Over the 2 days, 11 new school records were set, which is a great indication of the forward momentum of Athletics at King’s, and our future stars coming through the College. One of the carnival highlights was Stephen Baker who ran an exceptional 800m in the 10 Years Boys event, slicing 2 seconds off a College record that had lasted for 25 years!
Lana Thompson also established 3 new records in the 8 Years Girls 100m, 200m and 400m!
|Athlete||Event||New Record||Old Record|
|Lana Thompson||8yr girls 100m
8yr girls 200m
8yr girls 400m
|Connor Maquire||12yr boys 200m||27.07||27.91|
|Keilana Stanford-Modini||9yr girls 800m||3.08.51||3.24.60|
|Kiaan Hamawi||9yr boys 800m
9yr boys long jump
|Stephen Baker||10yr boys 800m||2.46.21||2.48.04|
|Joseph Lethlean||11yr boys 800m||2.37.09||2.39.63|
|Delaney Ah Fook||9yr girls Discus Throw||14.64m||14.34m|
|Judah Marsden||9yr boys Shot Put||9.25m||7.09m|
|8 Years Girls||Daney Van Zijl|
|8 Years Boys||Cooper Brown|
|9 Years Girls||Maya Zunker|
|9 Years Boys||Noah Gallagher|
|10 Years Girls||Mikayla Sammut|
|10 Years Boys||Ollie Vermillion|
|11 Years Girls||Riley Faulkner|
|11 Years Boys||Logan Whitton|
|12 Years Girls||Emily Muller|
|12 Years Boys||Connor Maguire|
Our 2018 King's Junior APS Athletics team are looking forward to the challenge of improving on last year’s 2nd overall placing at the upcoming Junior APS Athletics Carnival which will be held at Somerset on Thursday, August 9.
Last week our elite swimmers travelled to Tasmania to compete against the best in their age group at the National Championships. This year King’s had three students who qualified. All three boys have had an amazing year in the pool and continue to improve out of sight, setting PB’s on a regular basis. Swimming is a tough sport that requires many hours of training before and after school.
I would like to acknowledge Lenny, Brandan and Harrison for the way they conduct themselves at school and on the pool deck. You are all leaders within sport at King’s and we are proud of everything you have achieved. A special mention to Harrison Stewart who swam his last School Nationals and took home a Gold Medal in the 400m IM. Thank you for everything you have contributed to the swimming program and we wish you the best of luck in your swimming career.
Mr Foster, Swimming Coordinator
We prepared handmade cards and gifts. We got our classrooms ready to welcome you. We cancelled Maths and English lessons so we could spend time with you. THANK YOU King's grandparents for coming to visit with us. We loved sharing the morning with you and showing you why we love our school so much. We can't wait to invite you back again next year!
We currently have students enrolled in 22 different courses! The selection is open to any course offered on/close to the Gold Coast where the training program can be configured to work with our timetable and where there are job opportunities.
Our focus is on giving our students purpose, direction and employability by having them trained both formally and in the workplace in their chosen trade so they can enter full time employment straight from Year 12. Most of our students complete Year 12 already well into the first year of their apprenticeship or having completed a traineeship.
If you would like more information please contact Sue Aitchison on 5587 7688.
As the fireworks fired their last spark into the sky at Carnival day, the Class of 2008 was joining together for their 10 Year Reunion. Hosted at the fresh and creative Wilderness Cafe & Bar, the Class of 2008 spent the night reconnecting and reminiscing with each other, and with their old teachers. Kara Spink (nee Firth), Danielle Edwards (nee Miokovich) and Nancy Vieyra (nee Shambrook) introduced their newborns to the grade, followed by multiple ‘Awws’ and cheek squeezes. Luke Donovan, only one-week from returning from his honeymoon, introduced his new wife, Michelle, to his peers. Others shared their career successes, introduced their partners and shared exciting life events. Peers came from far and wide to reunite with their peers; Reilly Morris (nee Redenbach) and Jenna Harris (Nee Genge) even flew from New Zealand to be at the event.
Throughout the evening, Alumni wrote their favourite memories and tucked them away into a Jar of Wisdom, had the chance to find their name on a giant Class of 2008 Word Search and flicked through old photographs of their journey at King’s. Alumni member, Joshua Chan (Class of 2015) blessed us with smooth acoustic tunes throughout the evening.
The highlight of the evening was a heartfelt speech from class member, Jenna Harris. Having been a King’s student from Grade One through to Grade Twelve, Jenna highlighted hilarious and pivotal moments that she shared with her peers and teachers. To conclude the evening, we were delighted with an impromptu sing-along of the classic School Song, led by student, Rachel Puru (nee Schembri).
Melody Davis, Alumni
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 students on the Gold Coast.
SAE CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE OPEN DAY - SAT AUGUST 4, 2018 10am-2pm See here for more info.
TAFE ASHMORE TRADE CENTRE OPEN DAY - FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 2018 9am-4pm See here.
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE INFORMATION SESSIONS All sessions are held at 14 Edgewater Crt, Robina (behind Robina library)
Tues August 7 6pm - 8pm - Army Reserve
Thurs August 9 6pm - 8pm - Army Officer
Tues August 14 ADF Careers
Mon August 27 6pm - 8.30pm - ADFA
OPEN DAYS THIS WEEKEND - UQ St Lucia Sunday 5 August 9-3pm
Please check out here for all University Open Days coming up:
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 11, 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