|TERM 3 2020 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Tuesday, 14 July||First Day Term 3
|Friday, 14 August||Gold Coast Show Holiday|
|Wednesday, 2 September||Prep - Year 2 Athletics Carnival|
|Friday, 4 September||Student Free Day|
|Saturday, 5 September||Year 12 Formal|
|Monday, 7 - Tuesday, 8 September||Years 3 - 6 Athletics Carnival|
|Thursday, 17 September||Last Day Term 3|
It is a long road to success when there are 64 teams in your division of the Gold Coast Debating competition. The 2019 King's Senior B Debating team finished an outstanding season with a silver medal and the honour of being the first King's team to have ever reached the grand final.
Tiana Bray, Sarah Crawford, Grace Stolting, Holly Stolting and reserve, Matthew Naicker, were provided with the topic one hour before the debate commenced. Without any access to literature or technology the team created their affirmative arguments for 'fake news is a real problem.' Our students debated with excellence against a team that was evenly matched in skills and we are very proud of their efforts.
Mrs Marcelle Searles
Fourteen King's students students from years 7 to 10, who are learning Japanese, competed at the 39th MLTAQ Gold Coast Languages Speech Contest at the Griffith University Southport Campus.
The students performed very well on the day and ten of the fourteen students who represented King’s Christian College attained an award. Please see the results below.
Abigail van Rensburg - Highly Commended
Victoria Sullivan - Highly Commended
Geena Nam - Highly Commended
Jireh Tsai - Highly Commended
Abigail Byfield - Highly Commended
Chiu Lee - 2nd Place Silver Medal
Lydia Chantanat - Highly Commended
Ivan Yang - Highly Commended
Briget Neil - Highly Commended
Junior Background Speaker
Nana Yamamoto Yr 10 – Highly Commended
Many were close to medal placings which is a wonderful achievement. Amelie Owen, Queenie Hsu, Mariko Imaizumi and Isabella Aquilizan also represented King's with distinction and gained a lot through the experience.
Thank you all to all students for the time and effort you put into your speeches. You now know much more than you did before and you can also answer questions in Japanese more competently.
Cathy Hegarty - Japanese teacher
King's Pimpama and Reedy Creek campuses entered four teams into the Gold Coast Opti-MINDS Challenge. Teams had six weeks to prepare a solution to a challenge in the areas of language literature, science engineering or social sciences. On the Challenge Day teams presented their creative ideas to a panel of judges and also participated in a spontaneous challenge.
Congratulations to two teams from Pimpama who won their category and will be representing King's at the upcoming state event.
Pimpama Year 6 team - 1st, Science and Engineering
Miles, Emmanuel, Chloe, Josh, Jamie, Sarah and Naomi won the Prep - Year 6 Science and Engineering division. Their collaborative teamwork, positivity and creative excellence also won them a Spirit of Opti-MINDS award. Only two of these awards are given at each Challenge Day and was an incredible achievement by a champion team.
Reedy Creek Year 4-6 team, 2nd with honours, Social Sciences
Ava, Jack, Byron, Justine, Harpah, Maya and Neala created a game show to find the wisest person in the world. The team made props and costumes and wrote a script to showcase their solution.
Pimpama Year 7 - 1st, Science and Engineering
Joshua, Emanuel, Ayla, Mikaela, Tobias, Asher and Lily completed the challenge of creating a machine that could move a monument made up on two pieces. The two pieces had to be moved separately across one metre and up to at least 20cm. It was a very challenging problem and the team delivered an exceptional solution to the judges.
Pimpama Year 7 team - Honours, Science and Engineering
Taylyn, Anika, Isabella, Abhinav, Deep, Neet and Ella
The Senior Schools Cup is an annual Queensland volleyball festival for year 11 and 12 students. In 2019 the event was held on the Gold Coast utilising the Commonwealth Games facilities.
On the back of their 2018 Division 2 win at Nationals, the King's Senior Boys team competed for the first time in Division 1 at the Senior Schools Cup. It was a weekend of tough competition with some nail biting sets. With each win the boys went in pursuit of a grand final qualification. Congratulations to the King's Senior Boys team on your gold medal success in your first Division 1 tournament. Well done to Cameron Grainger who was awarded Most Valuable Player of the tournament. The team will now step up their training as Queensland champions preparing for Nationals later in the year.
Queensland Divison 1 Champions: Ari Klein (c), Lachlan Hardy, Max Ise, Cooper Morris, James Hardman, Cameron Grainger, Kael Lennox and Patrick Heelan.
Without much training under their belt, King's first girls volleyball team to compete at the Senior Schools Cup improved out of sight every game they played. Our Year 12 Division 2 Girls team finished in the middle of their pool after a great weekend of volleyball. Our Intermediate Boys team played up an age division and gained a lot from the experience in preparation for Nationals later in the year.
I would like to thank all players for giving up their weekend to represent King’s. I would like to also congratulate and thank Head Coach, Glenn Robertson (Robbo), for everything he does for volleyball. Our volleyball program would not be where it is today without his high standard of coaching and the relationships he has developed with our players.
Mr Dax Foster - Volleyball Coordinator
Mikayla Sammut, Amelia Nemcansky and Ariana Ransfield represented South Coast in the Under 11s Queensland Schools State Netball Championships in Toowoomba. Eight teams from all over Queensland, made up from the top players in each region, competed for the title of Queensland champion. During this invitational only tournament, our King's girls played 7 tough games, winning 5 and claiming second place in the State.
Polly Sowery ran first out of our three girls competing at the National Cross-Country Championships held in Wollongong, NSW. She ‘gave it her all’ in the individual race, placing 16th overall, with her U12 girls Queensland team claiming a silver medal on overall ranking. Her Queensland team also won Silver on day two in the relays. NSW took out the championships this year with Queensland only 10 points behind. Polly came away from the championships gaining lots of experience in competing at Australian level and is looking forward to doing it again next year.
Sayla Donnelley ran a strong 20th place which put her out of the QLD relay team, but she ran hard in the individual time trial on day two and walked away with the silver medal. Jasmyne Coventry was not happy with her 23rd place result and this frustration fuelled her energy in the individual time trial where she finished 1st overall.
Mr Tobby Sutherland - Cross Country Coordinator
Making a difference in our local and global communities is at the heartbeat of school life at King's. High School recently had a free dress day and BBQ lunch in support of Teen Challenge. Primary school students are busy donating sports jerseys for our teachers to take to Rock High School. Primary Missions Markets is in a couple of weeks. We live, love, learn and lead when we choose to think bigger than ourselves.
Last week Jedidiah (Year 5) dropped by the chaplaincy department to donate $100 that he had raised by selling chocolates in his neighbourhood. The luxury of windows in classrooms is not taken for granted by this generous King's kid who is sending the money with our teachers who are visiting Rock High next month. Thank you, Jedidiah for living with purpose and loving faithfully!
Year 2 - 6 students have been busy creating a scarecrow to enter into the Gold Coast Show Scarecrow Competition. Meet Cogswell, our Steampunk angel who is sharing Jesus with the Gold Coast on behalf of King's Christian College. If you are at the show stop by and vote for him.
'Teach us to number our dates, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.' Psalm 90:12
Ros Bates (State Member for Mudgeeraba) and Daphne McDonald (Gold Coast City Councillor for Division 13) met with our High School student leaders to announce upgraded road safety plans for Eden View Drive. With the support of our State and Council members, the school zone will be extended towards Gemvale Road to create additional awareness for motorists approaching our Eden View Drive entrance. The new road signs will be installed by the end of term.
The Careers Department would like to highlight the following this week:
NEW Traineeship vacancies for Year 10 and 11 are uploaded each week. If students are interested they need to respond asap, as these positions are advertised to all students on the Gold Coast.
Traineeship information evenings:
School Based Traineeships
Information & Recruitment Night
Wednesday 28 August, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Parent briefing – 5:15pm
Prestige Service Training
Level 4, Building 3G “Southport Central” 27 Garden St, Southport
Every Tuesday and Thursday (Gold Coast), Wednesday and Friday (Brisbane) there is information session and campus tour! Come along and invite some of your friends who are interested in a career in the creative industries.
TAFE schools program for Year 10 and Year11 for 2020 - Gold Coast courses, Greater Brisbane courses. Course guide - students need to apply ASAP to secure a spot in the course. Year 11 students can only apply for courses with a length of less than 4 terms.
UQ EXPERIENCE DAYS
Throughout Term 3 and 4, UQ will be hosting a number of subject specific experience days. These events are a great way for both students and parents to gain a greater understanding of study areas through interactive lectures, guided tours and hands on workshops with academics and current students. Register now
Saturday 7 September
Nursing and Midwifery
Sunday 8 September
Business, Commerce and Tourism
Sunday 8 September
Saturday 14 September
Business, Commerce and Tourism
Saturday 19 October
Information regarding Careers, Courses and Universities please see here for the latest Options Career Information Bulletin Edition 14.
Other career news Career Pathways Newsletter
For a full list of events visit the King’s College Careers website and sign up for a Careers newsletter.