|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.
Life certainly hasn’t stopped in the Performing Arts, despite us saying farewell to our High School production last month. We already have so many new projects on the go, and we’d love for you to continue supporting our endeavours - so make sure you have these dates highlighted in your calendar:
PRIMARY MUSIC PROGRAM Showcase - Wed, 5 June at 10am
Year 4 students will complete their in-class instrumental tuition with a showcase of their efforts, performing in their instrument groups for family and friends, in the Reedy Creek Church Auditorium next Wednesday. Letters have gone out with details, and we’re very much looking forward to sharing the fruits of their labour with you all.
‘DEAD7Y’ Senior Drama Performance - Wed, 12 June at 6.30pm
Our graduating Year 12 Drama students will present their final (ever!) group performance of the political text, DEAD7Y, exploring - in a rather biting yet humorous manner - the Seven Deadly Sins. This is sure to be a highlight of the performance calendar, with this cohort being one of the most consistently talented we’ve had here at King’s. You’ll recognise many of them from our school productions, and this may well be your final chance to see them perform together on the King’s stage. Make sure you don’t miss this night of sharp satire!
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Showcase - Tues, 18 June at 6.30pm
We finish the term with a musical extravaganza, to highlight all of our best and brightest young musicians, in solos and ensembles. Ranging across Primary through to the Senior High School, come along to see our new ensembles in strings and woodwind, as well as support our more experienced groups like our Concert Band and Strings Orchestra. Again, a night not to be missed!
And finally, some exciting news for our department - we welcome Mr Lindsay Genge, who joins us to assist with the coordination of our Instrumental Music programs. Lindsay returns to our Reedy Creek campus, a few days a week, to oversee the admin of the competitions we encourage for our musicians, as well as the running of the music programs across primary and high school.
Speaking of competitions...
38th GOLD COAST EISTEDDFOD - entries have closed for this year’s Gold Coast Eisteddfod, and so we now keep in our thoughts and prayers, all those budding performers from our community who are diligently preparing their items for presentation. Please let us know of all your successes across all the categories, and we salute all your fine efforts in growing your God-given talents.
Middle School SHEP (Year 5-8) - we must also congratulate the following students in receiving an offer to attend the prestigious State Honours Ensemble Program, run through the Griffith University Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. While some students may not be able to attend for various reasons, again we commend the excellent standard of performance you have achieved to be considered worthy of this outstanding offer:
In Year 8: Lachlan Chang (Clarinet), Abigael Hotko (Soprano Voice), Jireh Tsai (Cello), Noah Lu (Trombone) and Michael Teng (Violin); in Year 7: Amy Mellor (Violin); In Year 6: Ryan Yang and Anson Kung (both Violin). Those students who are able to attend are now looking forward to spending this weekend (May 31 - June 2) with some of the most talented band leaders and instrumental tutors at the Conservatorium in Brisbane. We look forward to hearing all about it in the weeks ahead.
State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) Year 9-12 - We are also awaiting to hear about the nominations put forward for the Senior SHEP program, which will be held on the final weekend of the September/October holidays. Keep those talented students in your prayers, as well. We should hear of their success any day now.
That’s all for now, but stay tuned for all the exciting developments happening in our Performing Arts dept! More coming up on Carnival Day next term!
Mrs Chris Harm - Director of Performing Arts P-12
Currumbin Ecovillage Excursion
On Monday the 13th of May, 6P joined Pimpama Year 6 at Currumbin Ecovillage. We are currently looking at ‘How Sustainable are we?’ in PBL and this excursion has helped us learn more about how to help the environment by using recyclable materials and renewable energy such as Photovoltaic (Solar) energy. A resident named Ben talked to us about being sustainable and how your homes can be more sustainable. We got split up into groups and walked around the village admiring the sustainable materials/resources they used. The area used to be a dairy farm so the community had recycled a lot of the products. They had recycled all the buildings and made them into something new. Where the cows used to eat they have repurposed the building into storage and where the hay was stored they made it into a community library. It was amazing to see what they had done to all the old buildings.
We then walked up to Ben's house and saw what he had used to make his house. He had many sustainable resources including a Tesla, solar power and a various amount of fruit and vegetables trees and plants in his backyard. He showed us how the solar panels work and how he could control them through an iPad. It was interesting knowing that using all these resources it could help the environment, I guess that’s why the area was so beautiful. On our way back we passed a lake and park where the children played. We went back to the community hall where we had met and ate lunch with Year 6 Pimpama. We had learnt a lot and it was a great experience being able to see a EcoVillage before planning one.
- Skye Sealey (Year 6)
Foxwell Road Auction
On the 27th of May, Students in year 6 had the chance to be part of an Auction on plots of land at Foxwell Road. It was a great way to get taught a lifetime opportunity to bid on a piece of land to build our sustainable houses. It was very fun and engaging, some plots sold for over 2 million dollars. There was a lot of competition trying to get the best positioned plots of land, some even bought multiple plots of land.
Sometimes when you think you got the piece of land someone came in and would bid higher. You just kept bidding again making it very fun. You either ran out of money or heard Mr Peters call out those favouritable words going once, going twice SOLD!
- Noah Sanson (Year 6)
ollow King's Primary Art on Instagram and support our Primary School student art community! This week there were butterflies around the lower primary playground thanks to the creative works of students during lunch time art club.
Night at the Museum
Year 7 invites the King's community to a Night at the Museum.
History students in Year 7 this semester have worked diligently to put together a display which showcases artefacts from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient China, The Middle Ages (Feudalism and the Crusades) and the Renaissance. The museum will be a chance for you to live the experience, and be immersed in cultures from the past.
The fun will not be reserved for parents and adults, the children will be able to experience the museum through the kid zone activities. The activities will include colouring-in sheets, games and more.
Join us on Tuesday, 11 June at Kings Christian College from 4- 5:30pm at the English Block in the High School (C8- C13) to experience our Night at the Museum.
- Connor Mitchell and Jerome Mak (Year 7)
(Photos from last year's event)
On Monday the 20th of May we set off for year 11 camp at Lake Ainsworth. With the theme for this year’s camp being to 'learn passionately', we all put on our tribal colours and engaged in a number of house-based activities including survivor challenges. We learnt perseverance through the gruelling survivor challenges like four way tug of war and beach flags. Archery required us to show excellence to hit the mark, and our curiosity was definitely sparked when many of us participated in sailing for the first time. Each house had the chance to bid for unknown prizes at the tribal auction and members of the leading house, Finney, were treated to a VIP dinner, served by Tyndale, the losing house at the time. Finney took out the inaugural Ruth Van Werkhoven trophy, followed closely by Rayleigh, who finally managed to avoid the wooden spoon!
The activities were great, but devotions was without a doubt the highlight of camp. One of our chaplains Briar spoke on night 1 about stepping out of your comfort zone, which was followed on night 2 by Mr Ravell’s challenging message about being bold and not “conforming to the patterns of the world.” Almost 90% of the cohort stayed back for prayer and worship. We saw a number of salvations and lives changed on camp. I personally know of several students who gave their lives to Jesus at camp for the first time, coming back from camp changed people, and starting to attend church and youth. Devotions sparked a real sense of unity amongst the year level and I think that we all got closer together as a grade at camp.
I’d like to thank Mr Sinclair, Mr Ravell, Mrs Dallas, the Lake Ainsworth camp staff, and everyone else who helped run camp. I’m sure that every student who attended year 11 camp would agree that it was an amazing experience. We all returned home on Wednesday tired, but impacted and inspired for what God has for us both individually and collectively.
- Shem Lonsdale (Year 11)
On Monday, May 27 the Year 9 Japanese class went on an excursion to a traditional Japanese restaurant, where we explored and gained a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture. The name of the restaurant was Donto Sapporo, which is located in Broadbeach along the Gold Coast Highway. We were buzzing with excitement as we boarded the school bus.
When we entered the restaurant, the interior's atmosphere was lit up with warm coloured lanterns along with Japanese decorations all around the restaurant, showing off the beauty of Japanese culture and traditions. We were provided with a private section of the restaurant to sit in, where we sat on tatami (a Japanese mat used for flooring) and had to take off our shoes first before entering. There were leg areas under the table so we didn’t have to kneel on our legs, though our teacher Mrs Hegarty and some students were unlucky and had to kneel due to some parts of the table not having leg areas.
The main part of the excursion was the special obento box that the staff of the Donto Sapporo kindly provided for the occasion. The food was arranged neatly in a black lacquered box. There were many traditional Japanese foods such as karaage, tempura, gyouza, pickled vegetables, fish, salad, rice and miso soup. There was also tentsuyu sauce (tempura dipping sauce) which we mixed with daikon (Japanese horse radish) to dip the tempura and gyouza in. The taste was mouth-watering and we enjoyed every mouthful. The Year 9 Class had to use chopsticks to eat the meal which was a challenge for some, but at the end of the day we all managed to use them.
After the meal, the Donto Sapporo staff served us maccha (green tea) ice cream along with cream to balance the taste, which was very delicious and a nice way to finish our meal with something sweet. Some of the students purchased ramune (Japanese style lemonade) to drink along with their meal which they all enjoyed and had a lot of fun with, especially its unique feature of having a marble in the bottle. We had an enjoyable time at Donto Sapporo, learnt a lot about the Japanese culture and had the opportunity to use the Japanese we had studied in class. We are grateful to Mrs. Hegarty for this experience. It will definitely be one of the highlights of the year.
- Ivan Yang (Year 9)
King's two senior debating teams won against All Saints and Somerset last week.
King's Christian College Team 1 (Grace Stolting, Tiana Bray, Holly Stolting, Matthew Naicker and Sarah Crawford) debated for the negative argument and King's Christian College Team 2 (Chris Manning, Koto Yamamoto, Tahlia Bostock and Caitlyn Merriman) won with their affirmative argument.
The topic was 'Climate change should be our first priority' and both teams were terrific with their rebuttals and points of information. It was a secret debate, with only one hour preparation time, adding complexity to the art of debating. Congratulations on your win!
Mrs Marcelle Searles
The Intermediate Schools Cup is an annual volleyball festival targeted at Year 9 and 10 High School students. The event is held across various venues in Toowoomba.
Catering to approximately 2,000 students over three days, athletes of all skill levels are welcome. This year, King’s entered a Year 10 boys team into division 2. With 17 teams in our division we were set for a big weekend of volleyball with all our games played at Toowoomba Christian College. King’s started strong winning the first three matches without dropping a set. This qualified the team for the top 8 quarter finals with our first match against Redbank.
The winner of this game would progress through to the top 4 semi finals. After a close first set King’s stayed strong to win 25- 23 and took the second set 25-16. The next game was against Harristown for a spot in the grand final. With an early lead in the first set (20-12) King’s looked liked they were going to take the set. Harristown stormed home to take the set 25-23 and continued this form in the second set. After a tough loss the King's team faced Cleveland for the bronze medal playoff.
It was a closely contested match but King’s were defeated 25-19, 25-19 placing them fourth overall. We are very proud of the team's results with special mention of the six team members, from the team of nine, who are Year 9 playing up an age group. The tournament was a great experience for this young team leading into the nationals later in the year. Well done to all team members on an outstanding weekend of volleyball. A big thank you to our head coach, Robbo, for putting in many hours to get this team to the level they are at. I look forward to watching their progress over the next three years.
Mr Dax Foster, Volleyball Coordinator
Jeewon Lee (captain)
Glenn Robertson (Robbo)
The U11s Coomera Rivers Cup was held at Assisi Catholic College with King's entering a boys and girls team. It was fantastic to see the two King's teams display excellent team work and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Both teams were commended on their well-structured game play and behaviour both on and off the court. The King's girls and boys teams both went undefeated throughout the day displaying dominating grand final performances defeating Calvary Christian College (Girls - 4-1 and Boys 5-0).
Well done to all players for their dedication in training and teamwork on the day. We are thankful to our awesome coaches who continually invest in our futsal players to bring out their best performances.
Mr Andy Hourigan, Futsal Coordinator
King's Skipperoos recently competed at the State Skipping Championships at the Logan Metro Indoor Sporting Complex. The team of 16 skippers competed against 150 competitors from other schools and outside school club teams. Our skippers competed individually, in pairs and teams, in speed, endurance, power and freestyle events.
Congratulations to the King's Skipperoos for your fine performances. The top three results are listed below with several fourth placings across the team. Well done on your commitment to training and doing your best.
The team is now in preparation for National Championships which will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park in the September holidays. This event is a qualifying event for the International Jump Rope Union Championship to be held in Japan in 2020. In the July school holidays, Jasmine Hawkins (Year 10) will be competing at the World Jump Rope Championship in Norway.
Skipping is now an officially recognised sport with the Australian Sports Commission and is at observer status with the Olympic Sports Commission (on the pathway to becoming an Olympic sport). Follow the Skipperoo's instagram account for updates from upcoming events.
Mrs Learne Hawkins, Skipperoos Team Manager
|11-14 years male||Christian Dobbie|
|9-10yrs||Annie Myburgh & Charlotte Mikkelson|
|15-17 years||Jasmine Hawkins & Jordan Smith|
|4 person speed relay 9-10yrs||Annie Myburgh, Charlotte Mikkelson, Zoe Mitchell, Scarlett Fitzpatrick|
|4 person speed relay 15+||Jasmine Hawkins (CAM team)|
|4 person freestyle|
|Annie Myburgh, Zoe Mitchell, Scarlett Fitzpatrick, Charlotte Mikkelson|
|4 person freestyle|
|Jasmine Hawkins (CAM team)|
|Double Dutch Events|
|9-10yrs||Annie Myburgh, Scarlett Fitzpatrick, Zoe Mitchell, Ashlee Swinbourne|
|11-12yrs||Annie Myburgh, Zoe Mitchell, Ashlee Swinbourne|
Registration through Compass is essential.
Carnival Day early bird prices rise on 10 June. Don't miss out!
Buy Ride Passes
On Saturday the 1st of June, the Class of 2009 reunited for their ten-year reunion. The event was hosted at the super creative 'barber-turned-epic-events-
The highlight of the evening was a heartfelt speech from a fellow classmate, Scott Ryder. Having been a King’s student from Grade One through to Grade Twelve, Scott highlighted hilarious and pivotal moments that he shared with the cohort. Mr Jason Knight, Mr Jason Grady, Mr Jeremy Lonsdale & Mrs Pepeita Hamilton also shared some of their favourite moments of the Class of 2009.
Melody Davis - Alumni Coordinator
A few weeks prior, peers from the Class of 1999 revisited the Reedy Creek campus for their 20 Year Reunion. Principal Rees Davis led a tour around the College and the Alumni were blown away with the developments and positive changes. Staff & Alumni were treated to a giant grazing board full of tasty snacks and childhood treats in the library.
Melody Davis - Alumni Coordinator
Hair Fashion How To
Thursday, June 20
Come and learn how to style your hair in one of the latest fashion trends. Discover what products will work best for your hair. No charge!
To make an appointment call Amanda on 5587 7676
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.
Guzman Y Gomezare having an information/interview day, June 6, 2019 from 4-5.30pm at VOCO Hotel, 31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise. For more info.
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE RECRUITING
May and June Information Sessions
6 June 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
10 June 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
12 June 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
17 June 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
25 June 19
6.00pm – 8.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
IGNITE EDUCATION SBT Recruitment Night Tuesday June 18, 2019, 6-7pm. More info.
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 7, 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 the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab.