|TERM 1 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Tues, 19 February
||Senior Honours Assembly
|Principal's Tour - 6pm|
|2020 Scholarship Exams - 6pm|
|Fri, 22 February||Year 7 and 12 Boys and Girls Afternoon|
|Thurs, 28 February||Middle School Honours Assembly|
|Performing Arts Information Evening|
|Fri, 8 March||Beyond (Prep - Year 3)|
|Mon, 11 March||Year 7 Camp (2 nights)|
|Fri, 15 March||Student Free Day|
|Wed, 20 March||Cross Country Carnival Years 3-6 and High School|
|King's Trade Training Centre Information Evening - 6:30pm|
|Fri, 22 March||Prep - Year 2 Fun Run|
|Wed, 27 March||Student Learning Conferences (Primary)|
|Tues, 2 April||Easter Arts Festival
|Wed, 3 April||Campus Easter Service - 2pm
|Easter Arts Festival - 6pm|
|Thurs, 4 April||Primary Colours Assembly
|Last Day Term 1|
|Tues, 23 April||First Day Term 3|
|Wed, 24 April||Campus ANZAC Service - 2pm|
|Thurs, 25 April||ANZAC Day Public Holiday|
Year 5 have waited patiently all year for their camp. Rain appeared but it didn't damper their spirits. Siana Barker (Year 5) gives us an insight into the adventures of Year 5 camp.
At Year 5 camp last week we got to do many fun and exciting activities along with spend time with our friends. We formed a better connection with people we don’t normally spend time with because we got put into cabins with them too. There were many different sized cabins such as beds for 20, 18, 12, 8 and 6. While away, we learnt to become more responsible for ourselves and others. On the first night not many people got much sleep because of the amount of people talking and the excitement for the days ahead. On the second night everyone got an excellent sleep and we were ready for the morning's fun challenges to begin.
One of the best parts of camp was the activities, such as the crate stack, the giant swing, obstacle course, team pursuits, billy cart riding, high ropes, and a giants playground. A challenge throughout the whole camp was the rain and wet weather. Even though it poured, we pushed through it and continued the activities. The rain also made the obstacle course muddy. This meant that everyone was covered in mud by the end. In all the activities someone else’s safety was in our hands as we had to use a belay and harness system for all height activities. This taught us to be more careful, focus and not to muck around.
At camp every cabin had a chance to be on either clean up or set up duty. If you were on set up duty then you had to put out all the cutlery, plates and bowls for meal times. They also had to put out all the tubs of washing detergent and water for everyone’s dishes and announce what food we were having for that meal. Once the camp instructors had allowed everyone to get their food the people on set up duty also had to serve out the food to them. Everyone on clean up duty had to wipe down the tables, collect the bread and margarine, and brush up the crumbs. We also had to wash our dishes after every meal except the last lunch we had. This helped us learn what we will have to do when we’re older and how to be more responsible.
The devotions at night helped us become closer to God. On the first night Mr Malcolm came to talk to us about taking up our cross and what happened when Jesus died for us. He also allowed a time at the end for those people who wanted to accept Jesus into their life they could. We also took communion together and reflected on all that Jesus had done for us. On the second night Mr Peach came in to talk about how we are treasures and fine pearls to God. He talked about a parable that Jesus told about how a man gave up everything to buy that treasure or pearl. He said that God would do this for us if we let Him into our lives. We spent the night praising Jesus and praying for our friends.
Year 5 camp was an incredible time away, and an experience that none of us will forget.
On the 29th of August, Year 5 had the privilege of showing off their PBL science projects to Year 3 and the parents who came to see what we all had worked so hard on this term. We were all very excited to be standing at our brightly coloured booths and have people come and ask us questions about our science investigation.
The project took us over 8 weeks to complete. Our first benchmark for the project was to come up with a question that we were interested in, and keen to answer. Some questions were: How do we sneeze, how do plants grow, how are people affected by Fortnite, which is your fastest reflex side and why don’t cheetahs roar. We had lots of questioning workshops which helped us learn how to ask open ended questions.
The next benchmark we completed was to gather as much research as we could relating to our question/topic. Once we had enough information relating to the questions we had to come up with an experiment proving our point that answered our question through observation and data. We then had to write all of our findings in a scientific report. This took us a long time, but we were really proud of what we had written.
We knew exactly how our experiments worked and the science behind our question, so it was finally time to show off what we prepared so hard for. The first visitor to my booth was the Head of Science in High School, Miss Baldwin, who came and judged the projects. Once the projects had been judged we all got called down to see the winners. Many groups got highly commended awards that they got to put on their posters and then the top 3 projects were announced. I was named the winner which was very exciting. I was able to have a first ribbon on my booth and choose a prize. But in the end all the projects were brilliant in their own ways and we learnt a lot from each other.
The Science Fair will be remembered by all Year 5’s for the rest of the year, and even beyond, as the day that all our hard work paid off. We learnt how to write, collaborate and question, communicate with our audience and record data from our experiments. Everyone’s project was different, so it was great seeing how others had experimented and what they had found out too!
Joel Grimes 5B
Five Primary students brainstormed together and designed a scarecrow that they felt best represented a King’s student. Wearing the armour of God whilst displaying some symbols of the many things our school is renowned for. They named him Gabriel and we are pleased to announce he came second at the Gold Coast Show. Congratulations to Megan Teng, Judy Zhang, Tiery Liddel, Keira French and Max Jackson.
Gold Coast Recreation & Sport (GCRS) is a community-based organisation which provides sporting and recreational opportunities to people with a disability. Last week, King's students were given an incredible opportunity to help GCRS with their annual Athletics Championship. The event catered for 800 Prep - Year 12 students from across the Gold Coast.
King's students were given the responsibility of placing athletes in number order at the finish line and helping them collect their ribbons. King's students were extremely moved watching the participants who face incredible obstacles giving their all, smiling and having a wonderful day. It was a reminder that the simple acts of caring for others and celebrating every achievement brings joy to all.
In the past term, the Year 7 students have been studying the topics of Reformation, Renaissance, Feudalism and Crusades in History classes. Numerous Project Based Learning (PBL) benchmarks have been completed on the topic of Medieval Europe.
The Night at the Museum will take place on 16 October from 4-6pm. It will be located in the new English and Maths rooms with entertainment for all ages to enjoy on the night.
There will be various artefacts on display from the corresponding time periods. Year 7 students have been working relentlessly towards the night as it is an opportunity to exemplify knowledge of their chosen topics.
Come along for a fun night of history for people of all ages!
Mandy Wang (Year 7)
Julie Park, Connor Moolman, Amber Engelbrecht and Katherine Denwood Robson were selected as the representatives for this year's regional Creative Generations Exhibition. Students from all across the Gold Coast were selected to exhibit their final Year 12 artworks to showcase the culmination of their creative endeavours in Visual Art.
The exhibition was opened by the international award winning artist, Michael Zavros, and specific students were recognised for their work from the region. Connor Moolman was awarded a commendation for his 3D animated film titled, 'Daydream.'
Bored kids these holidays? Read the latest blog from our eSmart team:
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Flexischools have upgraded/changes their software, and parents will find that the direct link in Metro canteens is no longer working.
Parents, please delete this link in your browser history and go directly to the Flexischools website to order. Flexischools assure me that all of your children's details will have transferred to the new link and that ordering should be seamless.
If you need any assistance please call Flexi for help on 1300361769 or email your queries to flexischools.com.au
Tracy, Canteen Coordinator
Never had the opportunity or confidence to develop your art skills?
Want to create an original artwork that reflects your interest in animals or commemorate a beloved pet? Then this fun and supportive workshop is for you.
With 18 years experience in Visual Art Education, Rachel will lead you through a 2 1/2 hour workshop exploring mixed media character drawing. Using Rachel’s designs, you will be guided how to use transfer and tonal techniques as well as explore the possibilities of alcohol markers and graphite on translucent Yupo paper.
Yupo paper is a super-smooth synthetic surface that is waterproof and durable, perfect for achieving vibrantly coloured illustrations that retain their clarity.
From this workshop, you will walk away with a series of experimental swatches and one A4 sized creature illustration presented in mount board ready for framing.
This workshop is suitable for beginners who need encouragement in their creative journey through to more experienced participants who want to be introduced to new processes and media.
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. PLEASE inform Mrs Lubbe when position applied for.
For more vacancies visit the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab on the King's Careers website: http://kingscollegecareers.com
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Lady Tradie Day: Sat Sept 15 9-2pm
Army Aviation Training Centre
Gallipoli Barracks Info Pack- Work Experience
RAAF Amberley Health Centre - Physiotherapists
9th Force Support Battalion
Defence Information Pack - Work Experience
Defence Force Recruiting
Catering Section - Combined Mess
OPEN DAYS - Please check out here for all University Open Days coming up:
Airways Aviation Gold Coast Academy Open Day - Saturday 15th September 2018. 11am - 2pm. See here for more info & http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-23-Boeing-Forecasts-Unprecedented-20-Year-Pilot-Demand-as-Operators-Face-Pilot-Supply-Challenges
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 information regarding Careers, Courses and Universities please see here for the latest Options Career Information Bulletin Edition 15, 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