|TERM 1 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Fri, 22 March||Prep - Year 2 Fun Run|
|Wed, 27 March||Student Learning Conferences (Primary)|
|Fri, 29 March||Pimpama Campus Musical: 'You Are Special'
4pm & 6pm
|Tues, 2 April||Easter Arts Festival
6:00pm - 8:30pm
|Wed, 3 April
||Campus Easter Service - 2pm
|Easter Arts Festival
6:00pm - 8:30pm
|Thurs, 4 April||Primary Colours Assembly
|Last Day Term 1|
|Tues, 23 April||First Day Term 2|
|Wed, 24 April||Campus ANZAC Service - 2pm|
|Thurs, 25 April||ANZAC Day Public Holiday|
On the back of King's win at the National Volleyball Cup at the end of last year, a team of beach volleyball players entered the Beach Schools Cup - an annual two day school-based beach volleyball competition. As the only volleyball competition of its kind, Beach Schools Cup attracts participation from South East Queensland to North Queensland. This year, saw record numbers with 218 teams entered at the Coolangatta venue giving players the chance to experience the Commonwealth Games set-up.
King’s entered four teams split across two divisions, Senior 2’s and Intermediate 4’s. All teams started strong on day one finishing second in their pool and winning 10/15 games. With windy conditions on day two, Coach Robbo was able to use his knowledge of the game and give teams tactics to implement. All teams did a great job and gained a lot of experience from playing on sand for the first time. I was proud of all players and excited to get the 2019 season underway.
Ari Klein and Lachlan Hardy (Senior pairs) – SILVER
Jai Mathur, Jeewon Lee, Geon Song, Sebastian Field, and Eugeny Lee (Intermediate 4’s) - BRONZE
Cameron Grainger and James Hardman (Senior pairs) – 4th
Max Ise and Cooper Morris (Senior pairs) – 7th
Player of the Tournament (received a Commonwealth Games official match ball)
Senior – Cameron Grainger
Intermediate – Jeewon Lee
Good luck to all players at the upcoming Regional trials. GO KING’S!
Mr Dax Foster - Volleyball Coordinator
With the school swimming season well underway our team of 28 students travelled to the Commonwealth Games venue to compete at the Regional Swimming Trials. This is the pathway for our team to progress onto State and National events. King's swimmers did a fantastic job with 16 making it through to State. Most of our swimmers were competing in four or more events over the day.
Congratulations to Maya Zunker who broke a Regional RECORD in the 50m Breaststroke.
Across the board King’s took out 21 GOLD, 15 SILVER and 12 BRONZE! Some of these events were not swam on the day and entry times were used. I would like to wish all State swimmers the best of luck in week 9 when they travel to Brisbane. GO KING’S!
RESULTS: Top 3 Places in Individual Events
|Maya Zunker||1st - 100m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke (RECORD), 100m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke|
2nd - 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle
|Lenny Beech||1st - 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke|
2nd - 50m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley
3rd - 100m Freestyle
|Innes Beech||2nd - 1500m Freestyle|
|Jasmyne Coventry||2nd - 200m Individual Medley|
3rd - 50m Backstroke
|Millie Entwistle||1st - 200m Backstroke|
2nd - 100m Backstroke
|Ciara Fay||1st - 200m Breaststroke|
3rd - 100m Breaststroke
|Yasmin Madigan||1st - 100m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke|
2nd - 200m Butterfly, 400m Individual Medley
3rd - 50m Breaststroke
|Charlie Beech||3rd - 100m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke, 400m Individual Medley, 200m Breaststroke|
|Jaxson Brimble||1st - 100m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke|
|Bailey Coleman||1st - 400m Freestyle|
2nd - 50m Butterfly
|Jesse Coleman||1st - 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly|
|Brandon Crawford||1st - 200 Backstroke|
2nd - 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle
3rd - 50m Backstroke, 400m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly
|Jamie Doran||2nd - 400m Individual Medley|
3rd - 200m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley
|James Sneesby||1st - 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke|
2nd - 200m Backstroke
Congratulations to our King's swimmers who have qualified for State:
10-12 Years: Maya Zunker and Lenny Beech
13-17+ Years: Innes Beech, Jasmyne Coventry, Millie Entwistle, Ciara Far, Yasmin Madigan, Jade Sneesby, Charlie Beech, Jaxson Brimble, Bailey Coleman, Jesse Coleman, Brandan Crawford, Jamie Doran, Sebastine Du Preez, James Sneesby
Mr Dax Foster, Swimming Coordinator
Each year the High School has four community projects that they turn their hearts towards to collectively make a difference. The term 1 focus is on the homeless living on the Gold Coast and we have partnered with Paul Lee from You Have A Friend. This community organisation has been operating for 11 years assisting people on the Gold Coast and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales with canned food, meals and swags.
Mr Lee distributes 18,000 cans of food per year and has a goal of providing 100 swags to those in need. The swags have been especially designed to be lightweight, waterproof, fireproof and includes mosquito netting.
King's goal is to surpass last year's effort of donating 4011 cans of food with a 2019 target of 5000 cans. The latest tally had the count at nearly 2000 cans with one week remaining for collection. Just a couple of cans each goes a long way to making a difference for those struggling to have food to eat on the Gold Coast. Many of the cans Mr Lee delivers are to single mothers and their children.
A free t-shirt day and BBQ lunch was held last week and raised $2,277.50 which will go towards the purchase of swags for the homeless. Thank you to all those who supported this initiative.
Senior students have also had the opportunity in March to serve breakfast with Mr Lee. Shimila Hartley (Year 11) reflects on the opportunity to serve, "Serving the homeless breakfast on Sunday morning with You Have A Friend was a really eye opening and a great experience. Mr Lee (along with the rest of his team) have really made a great impact on the lives of the people we served on Sunday and many more. I got to hear the stories of many people as we served them breakfast and I continued to feel blessed as I saw how appreciative they all were to be fed. It was also great to see where the cans of food we donate go, and the lives they impact. It was an amazing experience!"
Year 12 Recreation students have recently visited some off-site gym facilities as part of an assessment task for their Sports Marketing Unit. We would like to especially thank the participating gyms, Burleigh Crossfit, Elevation Complete Health and Fitness Centre and Burleigh F45 for their support of this learning initiative.
Students participated in training sessions to get a taste of the type of training offered by each gym. The instructors were very generous in answering student questions relating to how they market their business, attract new clients, keep existing clients and their use of social media as a platform for marketing. This was an excellent opportunity for the students to gain real life experience in the fitness industry and speak to people at the coalface. Our students were very appreciative of the time given by the instructors and how accommodating they were to provide such a strong framework of knowledge. This will provide invaluable information for use in their assessments.
We acknowledge the strong community ties built from this experience and the educational benefits provided to our students by these local businesses.
Mr Peter Upton
Since 2002, the annual King's Easter Arts Festival has offered emerging and established artists a venue to showcase their work, while offering Gold Coast residents a taste of Easter. The Festival includes the Art Exhibition, plus two nights of stage performances and family activities to celebrate Easter. Each year, the Easter Arts Festival is visited by several thousand people.
Craig Parry is a multi-award winning oceanic and nature photographer of international acclaim, based in Byron Bay, Australia.
Growing up in Byron Bay along the coastline of Northern NSW, Australia, it was his parent’s gift of a disposable water proof camera at five years old that set him on the path to his passion. While most kids his age were reading comics, Craig was immersing himself in early editions of National Geographic and when he turned 13 years old he spent all his savings on a 35mm SLR – a move that ultimately set the course for Craig’s future. Entirely self-taught, Craig worked hard at his craft before making a life-changing decision and becoming a full-time professional photographer in 2004 – a defining moment in Craig’s life.
Today his fine art photography offers a unique insight into the world around us. Primarily focusing upon marine and landscape imagery, subjects are presented in their natural habitat in a manner which seeks to connect audiences with the environment. Portraying the obvious as abstract, Craig’s images are engaging and beautiful at the same time.
One of the many creative workshops we are having at our annual Easter Arts Festival 2019. This will be held in our Mini Makers Workshop area.
There will be three 20 minute sessions held on each of the two nights, with 10 available spots per session.
Performances on our stage are a highlight of Easter Arts Festival. Check out the line up and plan your visit accordingly.Night 1: Tuesday, 2 April Night 2: Wednesday, 3 April
‘What ethical values makes a leader worth following?”
This is the driving question that Year 6 students investigated over the past 5 weeks during their Project Based Learning. Along the learning journey students explored their love languages, multiple intelligence learning styles as well as their strengths and passions.
Students collaborated with team members to analyse the Foundational Values, with an emphasis on what makes a strong leader at King’s Christian College. Going even deeper, students used their personal values and skills to compare and contrast biblical leaders such as Moses, Noah, Joshua and Daniel, in order to identify the character traits of highly effective leaders.
All the learning, research, analysis and exploration finally led to their end product: designing and delivering an impactful devotion to a class in the Primary school. After many hours of planning, refining and rehearsing, students were ready to enter into the Culminating Event.
During Week 5 and 6, each group from Year 6 visited classes across Years 1 to Year 5, presenting their learning to an authentic audience. Nerves quickly settled as students led their assigned class on an exploration of leadership, using multimodal presentations such as video, song, quizzes and Bible stories.
We are so proud of all the Year 6 students for modelling servant leadership to the younger generations at King’s. Their passion and courage truly set them apart as Christian leaders for future generations.
Mr Jordan Peters - Year 6 Lead Teacher
Twenty-six Primary students participated in BRAINway's Day of Excellence. A combined initiative of Education Queensland and the South Coast Region's Gifted Committee, the Day of Excellence programs are able to reach new heights in gifted education for students by providing unique opportunities for in depth investigation of various topics within the domains of maths, science and writing.
Students returned from the three day event with lots of stories to share about memorable learning moments.
Last Thursday, at the Maths Day of Excellence we learnt about how to be a millionaire and the probability of getting an answer correct. The probability of getting the answer correct is higher with two answers than one correct answer. If there are two correct answers out of four there is a half chance of getting it right. While if there is one right answer out of four there is a quarter chance answering correctly.
I worked by myself and in groups. In my group we made a game, which included two dice and a cup. It related to the millionaire topic.
- Elias Giovas (Year 4)
I went to Surfer's Paradise State School for the Day of Excellence. We learnt about writing. We learnt how to make our writing more descriptive by looking at pictures and describing them. We also learnt how to write a story using real facts and including our own ideas. We investigated the sinking of the Titanic. Then we created a character and wrote what they saw and felt on the Titanic.
I had a fun day and would like to go again."
Eloise Morichovitis (Year 3)
This experience at the Day of Excellence was the best day of our lives. We learned how to extract DNA from strawberries and how to get DNA to RNA to a protein. This program is definitely going to help us later on in life for high school and for university. We all enjoyed the science heaps and learnt as much as we enjoyed it. But what we thought was the best was how the teachers can make learning fun.
Boys Science Participant (Year 6)
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.
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE INFORMATION SESSIONS
See attached flyers for our March information sessions. These sessions are open to the public.
16 March 19
9.00am – 1.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
18 March 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
20 March 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
26 March 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Grafton District Service Club
28 March 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Lismore Workers Club
Griffith University will be hosting an exciting three-day non-live-in Flight Camp for students in years Year 11 and 12 who are interested in an Aviation Career. The camp will run from Monday 8 April to Wednesday 10 April 2019, during Term 1 holidays.
For a full itinerary and details, visit: https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-sciences/school-engineering-built-environment/learning-teaching/aviation-flight-camp
Bond University invites Yr 10-12 students to their Bond Experience Days to see what life is like at Bond both inside and outside of the classroom. See here for dates and details.
This week's Careers Newsletter has helpful info on planning a medical career to applying for an Australian apprenticeship.
For information regarding Careers, Courses and Universities please see here for the latest Options Career Information Bulletin Edition 3, 2019. For a full list of events, visit the King’s College Careers website and sign up for a Careers newsletter. Vacancies are listed on Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab.