|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.
This College Newsletter comes at a time when we are faced with uncertainty on a global scale. We are all being impacted by COVID-19 in various ways but we want to remind you that our College community is here to support you and your family, in any way we can. As a faith-filled community of Christians, we are praying without ceasing, believing that God is in our midst and He is able to work all things out for good, as He promises in Romans 8:28.
As a valued part of our College, you are not alone and we encourage you to connect with others through our Social Media channels, and in person, where possible. We will continue to communicate with families via Compass News, and we also recommend that you download our free Compass App (if you don't have it yet) so that you can remain up to date with notifications. For now, King's remains open and we will continue to be vigilant in providing a healthy and supportive learning environment for our students.
Last week, from March 9 - 11, Year 11 students had the privilege to go on a survivor-themed camp at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head, New South Wales. The location was a beautiful spot right on the beach, and set the scene for many of the gruelling survivor challenges. As well as activities like stand up paddle boarding, raft building, and archery (my personal favourite), a large emphasis was placed on House challenges. House against House, the challenges involved tiring team-building activities, from war cries and puzzles, to four-way tug of war and flags. After a cold first day, Newton was on top and leading the way by nearly 100 points. But as day two progressed and brought with it warmer weather, Finney took the lead and won the VIP Dinner, promised to the House leading at the end of day two. After a very close last day, Finney followed through to win the Ruth Van Workhoven camp trophy, with an honourable mention going out to Rayleigh for their close second place.
Although the activities were amazing, my highlight of the camp was definitely the devotions. The first night was a split-gender devotion, and I heard the boys had a fun time, but the Girls Night was amazing and really brought a sense of community to the girls of our grade. We heard testimonies from the female teachers; they gave us advice, and they opened up about tough times they had been through. All in all, it was inspirational. The second night of devotions exceeded expectations, as the Holy Spirit was changing the atmosphere. Impact Youth Band joined us for a beautiful time of worship, and Danny shared a word of the ‘Power in Pain’. An amazing 27 people let God in that night and it was such a great moment to witness. To feel unity in our grade was amazing, but to feel God moving among our hearts was even better.
Year 11 Camp 2020: 10/10 - highly recommended!
By Ailsa Hartley, Year 11 student
Year 7 camp was an invaluable experience for teachers and students alike. Some highlights of camp included Tribal Wars, devotions and the giant swing. Tribal Wars were amazing in every way. On day one, a giant inflatable jumping castle was blown up and contestants from the four tribes battled it out, with Finney and Rayleigh competing in the final dance-off. Finney gained the victory, but the other houses were eager to see their defeat. Tribal Wars on the second night were even more exciting, and the four houses competed in a game called ‘Water, Mountain, Lava.’ It was challenging but Tyndale and Newton won, gaining major points in the final tribal wars. An epic war cry face-off was called for, and every house was given only 20 minutes to prepare. Tyndale intimidated the other teams with the classic ‘lawn mower’ move, Finney held their ground, Newton had an intense formation ready to emerge and Rayleigh held their bows high. The war cries were fierce but Newton reigned supreme.
Another highlight of camp was the devotions which were held straight after the Tribal Wars. On the first night, we talked about taking leaps of faith for God, and on the second night we discussed how God can heal our insecurities. At the end of each night, numerous hands were raised as students gave their lives to Jesus - it was amazing! On the second night of devotions, over half the grade was in tears, and it was honestly such a beautiful place to be.
There were many other amazing activities such as the giant swing where I joined other brave students to venture to the top of the swing which was 10-15 meters of the ground. The high swing was half over a ledge and overhung a river surrounded by giant trees, but despite the scary view, this was one of our highlights.
Year 7 camp was an experience of growth and facing fears, it breathed life into us and gave us new confidence, and I’m so glad that I got to be there.
By Ava Moes, Year 7 Student
The six Executive Captains of 2020 were blessed with the opportunity to attend the Compass Leadership Conference in Canberra last week. This five-day experience encouraged growth within our relationship with God, each other, and other leaders from around Australia.
Starting the days off with worship and then sessions followed by lunch and more informative discussions, it is needless to say that this conference was packed full of edifying conversations, insightful sessions and overall a fun time. Some of the highlights of this trip consist of visiting the Canberra War Memorial and Parliament House, as well as the Bush Dance which we had on the last night of our stay.
Through this experience, the other captains and I were able to develop new perspectives and new friendships with so many young Christian leaders from around Australia. Looking back on the trip, it is crazy to think that all the different schools did not know each other at the start of the conference because by the end of the trip so many new friendships had been formed.
Overall, this conference was an amazing experience and I know that the lessons learned and the friendships gained are more valuable than I can describe.
By Shimila Hartley - Year 12 Student
On Wednesday, 11 March, hundreds of excited Primary students converged on the COLA during first break for the annual Missions Market. This was the largest Missions Market yet, with nearly 50 stalls filling the precinct to offer a wide variety of quality items ranging from copious kinds of candy, cupcakes and cookies, to caps, customised jewellery and much more. Mission Markets provide a practical way for students to Live Purposefully and this was evident throughout the event. Year 6 Peacekeepers walked around the markets hand in hand with Prep students to help them with their shopping; Primary students of all ages ran the stalls and served their peers, and all of our young shoppers eagerly used their pocket money to support King's charity partners:
Many thanks to our students, parents, and wider Primary community for contributing to this event and helping King's raise $5,258 to share between these charities for their important work.
King’s Amp’d Program provides an amazing array of extracurricular activities designed to help Years 1 – 6 students develop new skills, and foster friendships beyond their class cohort. Amp’d also sparks interest in new hobbies and provides unique experiences for students in a fun and interactive setting.
Throughout the term, Tuesday afternoons have been a highlight of the week, as students leave their classroom to participate in their chosen Amp’d activity. Students have certainly been spoilt for choice, with a variety of offerings available this term, ranging from robotics, mechatronics, drama, cheer, horse riding, golf, skipping, Lego construction, debating, soccer, Rugby union, netball, writing, gymnastics, studying the Word, and musical theatre; to learning Japanese, calligraphy, chess, gardening, cooking, solving mysteries, aerial acrobatics, surfing, and so much more! Special thanks to King's Amp’d Coordinators for all of their work in developing this incredible program. Amp’d has now concluded for Term 1, due to the current health-related restrictions.
King's Trade Training Centre has had a great start to 2020 with a number of KTTC students already achieving school-based traineeships. Congratulations to the following students:
The annual Beach Schools Cup is a two-day, school-based beach volleyball competition. As the only competition of its kind, the Beach Schools Cup attracts student participants from across Queensland. The 2020 Cup involved 350 teams, and for the first time King’s entered at least one team into every division of this exciting competition. The King's teams performed very well and all players learned a lot from the experience.
Day one was hot and sunny with most King's teams progressing through to the top of their pool. Day two brought heavy rain with tough playing conditions. Four of our seven teams progressed through to the Grand Final with two winning Gold. Congratulations students and thank you to the coaches for all of your hard work leading up to the championship. GO KING’S!
|Open Boys pairs||Ari Klein and Lachlan Hardy||5th|
|Open Girls pairs||Sabrina Hitch and Sarah Harm||8th|
|Intermediate Girls 4’s||Emma Hardman, Kaylene Eriksson, Rebekah Otene, Amelia-Anne Hemara||GOLD|
|Intermediate Boys pairs (1)||Jeewon Lee and Eugeny Lee||7th|
|Intermediate Boys pairs (2)||Matthew Herman and Geon Song||GOLD|
|Intermediate Boys pairs (3)||Sebastine Field and Jai Mathur||SILVER|
|Junior Boys||Jermone Mak, Thierry Liddell, Eddie Kay, Joseph Lethlean, William Bolwell||SILVER|
Coaches - Glenn Pyne, Glenn Robertson and Hazel Liddell.
Congratulations to the 22 King's students who were selected for the South Coast School Sport Swim team to compete in the Queensland School Sport 10-12 & 13-19 Swimming State Championships in Brisbane. This is one of the largest groups to represent King's at this competition, and the College is proud of the continued efforts and success of our young athletes. The event was due to take place at the end of March, but has been postponed until a later date.
Well done to the following students:
DEFENCE FORCE RECRUITING
18 Mar 20
6.00pm – 8.00pm
DFRC Gold Coast
23 Mar 20
6.00pm – 8.00pm
For a full list of events or to register for the King's Careers Newsletter, visit King’s College Careers.
Did you know that our High School and Primary School Art Departments have Instagram accounts showcasing beautiful artworks created by our talented students? Please follow @kingscollegeart and @kingscollegeprimaryart to support our students and enjoy the visual stories from King's young artists.
Now more than ever we need to stay connected with one another, and King's have a number of channels to help you keep in touch with our College and community.
King's communication about school matters and education updates from the Government, are primarily through the news feed on Compass. The Compass news section provides information on all things relating to College operations, events, and sporting and classroom activities. The Parent Information tab has links to our parent handbooks, sport uniform days, before and after school activities, and useful information for your family.
Social media can be a useful way to connect with other families, especially in a time when face to face contact is so limited. King's have a range of groups and pages available which are not regularly monitored by the College, but can help you connect with our community:
Happy connecting!King's Facebook Groups