P & F
|TERM 2 2020 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Monday, 25 May||Year 2 - 10 students return to school|
|Saturday, 6 June||2021 Scholarship Exam|
|Thursday, 18 June||Last Day Term 2
All Term 2 events have been cancelled due to Australian Government COVID-19 restrictions.
It seems like only yesterday that we were holding auditions and sharing our first play reading, and yet here we are on the ‘other side’ of the 2019 High School musical: Battle of the Bands.
Without a doubt, every student involved in this process has come away with such profound growth, both as performers and as people, as well. The camaraderie and commitment from all concerned, no matter what level of their involvement, was a delight to behold. From the Leads who worked tirelessly learning lines, lyrics and blocking, to the dancers and chorus who ‘filled the stage’ with enthusiastic colour and movement - everyone stepped up to do their very best.
For the first time in a while we were able to film the production, due to the playwright waiving recording fees and giving us permission to do so. We look forward to being able to relive all the banter, the battles and the bad mullet wigs, once the editing of the video is complete. We will certainly be in touch with the performers once the video is available, and will endeavour to have a ‘special screening’ for the cast to celebrate once again their remarkable achievements.
To all the families and friends who have supported these young people in their Performing Arts pursuits, the King's creative team extend our heartfelt thanks for all you do. From feeding and ferrying to and from rehearsals, and tolerating fatigue-induced mood swings and pleas for ‘just one day off school, Mum/Dad’.
We do sincerely appreciate all the support we receive across our community, and look forward to the next opportunities to showcase our talented students. Stay tuned for the upcoming public performances by Year 12 Drama students, King’s Souldiers, as well as our Instrumental students in their Showcase towards the end of this term.
Mrs Chris Harm, Director of Performing Arts P-12
Ari Klein, King's Open Boy's Volleyball captain, was recently selected to represent Australia in the ARAFURA Games. This is a well developed multi-sport event in Darwin that attracts participants from all over Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Previous events have registered over 1600 athletes participating in 17 different sports.
Volleyball Australia selected two Australian Junior Men’s teams to participate in the indoor event with the squad then breaking into pairs to compete in the 4-day beach volleyball event. At 16-years-old, Ari is one of the youngest players on the squad competing alongside many experienced players two years his senior. It was a great honour for Ari to be appointed Vice Captain of the Australian Gold team at such a young age.
After travelling to Darwin last Tuesday, the Australia Gold team consisting of players from Qld, WA and NSW, had just one day to gel before competing in a number of friendly games ahead of the main competition. Finishing second in their pool, the Australia Gold team went into the quarter finals to play against the Australian Green team winning in a convincing game 3-1. Moving into the quarter finals the Australia Gold team were up against the Chinese Taipei National Under 19 team who finished 4th at the 2018 Asian Youth Championships and are currently preparing to compete at the World U19 Championships. This was a very fast and intense game with Australia Gold going down 0-3 however they held their own well and certainly did Australia proud.
This put the Australian Gold team in a play off for the bronze medal against Malaysia. In a thrilling 5 set game, with a 4th set score pushed in Ari’s team's favour to 28-26, the Australia Gold team came away with a convincing 15-8 win in the final set and the bronze medal.
Throughout the tournament Ari has played both Pass Hit and Libero. While adding valuable points to the score with his serving and hits, Ari shone in his position as libero. In a recap of the Australia Gold game against the Australian Defence Force (ADF), “ADF took this pressure into the 4th set but some good passing and determined defence from Australia’s libero Ari lifted the team to a high 26-24 win and a solid 3-1 victory”. Ari’s defining game was definitely the bronze medal match where “his passing stats were top rate”.
Ari’s first beach game was against Samoa. They won their first two matches and made it through to the quarter finals. It is an amazing achievement making the top 16 at an open men’s international tournament. Unfortunately, Ari’s beach partner suffered heat stroke requiring medical treatment and they had to forfeit their game and withdraw from the competition.
Ari has done his country and King’s proud. We are very excited for Ari success and look forward to following his volleyball journey. Good luck at the Nationals later in the year!
Mr Dax Foster, Volleyball Coordinator
Congratulations to the nine First XV rugby players who were selected for the U18 years State Rugby Championships. This is a significant achievement for the players and King's Rugby club.
On the day Nathaniel Espiritu and Caleb Flavell couldn't play due to injuries. Clayton Terita, Isreal Nguru, James Nicholls, Callum Dell, Reegan Chalmers, Liam Gee and Connor Hogan. The South Coast squad finished 3rd overall in Queensland.
On Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 across all Australian states and territories will undertake NAPLAN for 2019.
‘NAPLAN is a vital tool for parents, educators and the public to see if Australia's children are meeting essential literacy and numeracy standards.
Taking NAPLAN requires less than four hours over three days, four times during a student's time at school. It is a point-in-time snapshot assessment of a student's achievements in the important areas of literacy and numeracy. And from that small investment comes a wealth of student, school and national information. Literacy and numeracy tests have been undertaken in schools throughout the country for decades. NAPLAN complements these tests and adds a valuable national dimension.’
- Robert Randall, Former ACARA CEO
NAPLAN examines 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)
Your child’s performance in the examinations will be reported to you and to the College using six bands of achievement. Teachers then analyse, utilise and reflect on this valuable data to enhance our teaching and learning programs to better cater for the strengths and weaknesses of individual students, and entire cohorts.
If you would like to know more about the NAPLAN examinations, or to view sample NAPLAN papers, click on the following link
As a parent, you can assist your child during the testing period by:
If you are not intending for your child to sit the examinations, or if you need to discuss arrangements for your child’s participation in the event of injury or illness, please make contact as soon as practicable with:
- Mr Fossey if your child is in Year 3
- Mr Shambrook if your child is in Year 5
- Mrs Middleton if your child is in Year 7 or Year 9
Invite your friends and family and join us for an unforgettable evening. Feast on a beautiful dinner and dance the incredible night away.
8 June at the Marriott, Surfers Paradise
$130 includes a 3 course dinner, 4 hour beverage package and entertainment. $1200 for table of 10.
A Silent Auction will also be running during the evening to raise funds for our High School overseas mission trips. Last year we raised over $2500!Book a ticket
FREE Men's Haircuts
9.30am-4.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday until 30 June
Ph: 5587 7676 to make an appointment
Our barbering students require models. All cuts will be fully supervised by the trainers.
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 RECRUITING
May Information Sessions
14 May 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
21 May 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
27 May 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Women in Defence
DFRC Gold Coast
REECE GROUP - SBT CUT OFF DATE
Want a warehousing traineeship? Applications for current year 11 students will close on the 10th May. Unfortunately after this date we will no longer be able to accept applications from year 11 students for 2019.
https://www.reececareers.com.au/school-based-traineeships/ - The top right corner ‘Search Reece Jobs’ will take you to our current positions, please remember to filter down to ‘school based traineeships.’
GOLD COAST Careers Festival - It’s FREE
Wed May 15, 9am-6pm
Thur May 16, 9am - 3pm
To be held at Gold Coast Event Centre, Racecourse Drive, Bundall (GC Turf Club)
Join us for the 2019 Gold Coast Careers Festival to speak with some of our great Gold Coast educators and employers about your future. Parents are more than welcome to attend this event if their child is unable to attend with the entire cohort. Over 50 education and training providers including Griffith University, Bond University, Southern Cross University, UQ, QUT, TAFE Queensland and many others will be there
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 4, 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.