|TERM 1 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Tuesday, 26 January||Australia Day Public Holiday|
|Wednesday, 27 January||First Day for Prep, Year 7 and New High School Students|
|Thursday, 28 January||First Day for Years 1-6 and Years 8-11|
|Tuesday, 2 February||Year 7 -12 Swimming Carnival|
|Wednesday, 10 - Friday 12 February||Year 8 Camp
Year 12 Camp
|Tuesday, 16 February||Scholarship Exams
6:00pm - 7:00pm
King's had the pleasure of hosting Dr Justin Coulson at our Reedy Creek and Pimpama campuses this week, where he provided some practical wellbeing advice to students. Dr Coulson earned his PhD in Positive Psychology and is a successful author, radio announcer, sought-after speaker, and father of six daughters. During the sessions with all of our Years 5 - 10 students, he shared five of the best ways they can increase their own wellbeing. These included more connectedness with others, physical activity (especially in nature), slowing down and taking notice, loving learning, and being generous. Dr Coulson's engaging and entertaining presentation style ensured the auditorium was buzzing with laughter and energy, as he delivered a memorable message on a timely topic.
On Tuesday evening, Dr Coulson hosted a live webinar especially for King's parents from all three campuses. Many parents joined online and received valuable tools to help them increase happiness, connection and wellbeing, within their family unit. We received a lot of encouraging feedback from parents following the webinar, who learned so much from the session. The webinar was recorded and is available via the button below. King's will also be distributing free memberships to Dr Coulson's Happy Families online resources.View Dr Coulson's King's Parent Webinar
The King's Primary Leadership Program involves a rigorous selection process that begins with aspiring students leaders exploring the qualities of strong leaders and preparing a written application. Students are shortlisted by the Principal and Primary Coordinators, in consultation with teachers, and shortlisted applicants are invited to present a final speech to their cohort. A male and female students are then selected by Mr Davis for the various Primary leadership roles.
Congratulations to Noah Morichovitis and Justine Vu (centre) who were selected as King's 2021 Primary School Captains and will take on the highest level of student leadership in Primary next year. Well done to the incumbent 2021 Primary Student Executive Captains, Tyler Lock and Daney Van Zijl, who will have a valuable pastoral care role for their peers. Primary Leadership Captains, Elias Giovas and Bianca Falou, will be responsible for coordinating the Peace-Keeping program and activities to enhance school spirit, while Primary Prefects, Jireh Marescia and Zelri Marais, will help build community and culture and present ideas as a voice for the Primary student body next year.
The 2021 Primary House Captains will help coordinate sporting carnivals throughout the year, and lead their respective Houses in championing House spirit.
Thank you all for your willingness to serve our King’s Primary community as you step into your leadership positions next year!
The College is pleased to announce our Middle School leaders for 2021, who were appointed to these positions after successfully undertaking a rigorous selection process. Congratulations to Byron Tolhurst and Emily Muller (pictured centre) who were selected as the Middle School Captains and (pictured L-R) Matthew Sealey, David Johnstone, Erin Dalinger and Jessica Meade who were nominated as 2021 Middle School Chapel Captains.
Thank you all for your willingness to lead and serve our Middle School student community in these important roles next year. The College will be praying for our student captains as they serve as leaders and role models to their peers. The 2021 Middle School leaders are pictured with our 2020 leadership team and we thank our 2020 Middle School Captains for their diligent and faithful leadership throughout a very challenging year.
In Week 6, High School students who were announced as award recipients at the 2020 Celebration Night in Week 2, were presented with these awards in front of their peers during their respective High School assembly. Congratulations to all of these students on their outstanding achievements throughout 2020.
At the Year 8 and 9 Assembly, the 2021 Middle School Captains were announced to their peers, and a short handover ceremony took place between the 2020 Captains and the incoming leaders. Congratulations to the students who were successfully appointed to these important leadership roles after modelling exceptional Christian leadership and character. The College looks forward to seeing them develop as leaders over the next year.
King's Lower Primary classes have experienced some memorable learning opportunities recently, as they ventured off campus to explore some local attractions.
Year 1 students visited Paradise Country this week for an authentic farm experience and the chance to get up close to a number of Australian natives, including emus, dingoes, wombats and more. The students eagerly explored the animals’ natural habitat and loved being able to pat the calm kangaroos, the cuddly koalas and the slippery snakes. They enjoyed learning more about the physical features of the animals and discovered how their needs are met in their habitat. The group also tasted fresh damper and then burned off some energy on the Three Little Pigs playground. Other memorable moments included the sheep shearing demonstration and the Shaun the Sheep show. The interactive excursion really brought Year 1s Integrated Studies unit Where The Wild Things Are to life! The second group of Year 1 students will visit Paradise Country for their excursion in Week 7.
Year 2 classes visited the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum recently as part of their learning focus on History and Technology. Set in the ‘olden days,’ the Village gave students the chance to see and experience how everyday activities were conducted in the past, to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for how technology has changed lives. A highlight was ‘Wash Day’ where students scrubbed a cloth on an old-style wash board before rinsing it and pushing it through a vintage hand-crank clothes wringer. Each student also had the chance to cut a log of wood using the large two-person saw. The students were then invited into an original 1800s classroom, where they participated in an interactive lesson with Mrs B’Have. They sat very still as they learned about the dreaded cane, the Dunce hat and the wooden ruler knuckle smack, and then chatted on the bus home about the exciting day they had.
Year 3 classes ventured to David Fleay Wildlife Park as part of their Living and Non-Living Science unit. The group were excited to see the Australian native fauna in their natural habitats, including the shy Bridled Nailtail Wallaby who was thought to be extinct for over 30 years! Students had the chance to get up close to some of the more cuddly wildlife, while being grateful for some distance between themselves and the resident Estuarine crocodiles, Mojo and Madonna, who belong to a species renowned for being the largest of all living reptiles. The Year 3s also enjoyed an informative presentation from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers, where they asked thoughtful questions and listened intently. Another highlight was the in Flight Show, where the large birds of prey amazed the audience with their spectacular wing spans, speed and accuracy at snatching food whilst in flight. 3RG and 3RM are looking forward to their upcoming excursion to the park very soon.
Thank you to every parent volunteer who accompanied a class excursion to lead small groups of students. These would not be possible without your generous support!
The Primary Class Coordinator Program has been running at King's for a number of years, with the aim of building stronger family connections in each classroom and across the broader College community. Each primary class has a Class Coordinator parent, who volunteers their time to support the teacher, and organises ways for parents to get to know one another. New families join King's every year and find it particularly valuable to have someone they can go to who helps them become acquainted with other parents, and find out more about the idiosyncrasies of school life. The College appreciates these amazing volunteers who play an integral part in shaping the caring, inclusive community that we strive for at King's.
2020 has been an unusual year in the life of this program, as parent engagement and social events have remained very limited. However, our Class Coordinators have remained actively involved in supporting parents and teachers remotely to ensure their class parents are informed and connected in our school community. Assistant Head of Primary, Jason Knight, and King's Year Level Coordinators hosted a small event this week to thank these volunteers for their efforts this year.
We are seeking expressions of interest from any primary parent who would like become a 2021 Class Coordinator, and once classes are decided early next year, we will be able to allocate these roles. If you are interested, please complete the form below:Express Your Interest in Being a 2021 Class Coordinator
Find out more about this program by viewing the Class Coordinator Handbook below:
Congratulations to King’s Year 7 student, Anson Kung, who was awarded a 2020 Nancy Weir Scholarship after receiving second place in this year’s competition for his musical talent on the violin. The Nancy Weir Scholarship fund was established in 1979 to recognise Dr Nancy Weir contribution to music, through her dedication and proficiency as a performer and teacher. The Scholarship is administered by the QLD Music Teachers Association, with the aim of identifying and providing funding for students who exhibit outstanding musical talent, to assist them in their musical studies.
King's Outside School Hours Care (aka KOSHC) are now taking Vacation Care bookings for the December - January school holidays. KOSHC is run from their centre near the King's Church auditorium, and the exciting upcoming program includes Christmas-themed fun, Bounce, baking, bowling, a petting zoo, laser tag, and so much more!
|Vacation Care||Places are limited so please book via the method below|
|Age range||Primary: Prep - Year 4 students
Youth: Year 5 and above
|Cost||$60 ($80 on excursion days)|
|Bookings||Download and complete the Primary Booking Form or Youth Booking Form, and email it to email@example.com|
View the link below to find out more about current traineeships available for Year 10 and 11 students:View the Careers Newsletter Options Career Information Bulletin (PDF)
The 'Where to Next' Hub is now live on CareersEvent.com, and provides a one stop career shop for parents and students. Visit the useful site for access to tertiary webinars, upcoming events and the latest news on careers and courses.