|TERM 1 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Friday, 26 February
||Year 7 and Seniors
Boys & Girls Afternoon
|Thursday, 4 March||High School YHAF BBQ Fundraiser|
|Friday, 5 March||Student Free/
Staff Development Day
|Monday, 8 -
Wednesday 10 March
|Year 7 Camp
Year 11 Camp
|Tuesday, 16 March||Years 3-6 & Years 7-12 Cross Country|
|Wednesday, 17 March||Trade Training Information Night
Lecture Theatre, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
|Thursday, 18 March||P-2 Fun Run|
|Tuesday, 23 - |
Wednesday, 24 March
|P-6 Learning Conferences|
|Tuesday, 30 March||Easter Services|
King's staff were excited to have students back at school last week for the start of Term 1. Our eager Prep students looked very grown-up with their big school bags and fresh new uniforms, as they began their exciting primary school learning journey. We were also honoured to have a large number of new Year 7 students join King's for their High School education. We look forward to watching you all discover and use your God-given gifts as you flourish at King's. We pray that every new student will have an incredible start to the year, as they form firm friendships and know how valued they are in Christ.
We have definitely hit the year running with a swimming carnival, lively chapels, many exciting before and after school activities, sports training sessions, and an abundance of learning in our classrooms. Year 8 and Year 12 students will head off on their camps next week and we pray they all enjoy an amazing time of connection with God and one another. We also pray that the exciting Camp program we have planned will continue uninterrupted throughout 2021!
Congratulations to King's 2020 cohort, known as the Year of Triumph, on their outstanding ATAR results that were released late last year. The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank is used for university entrance and the highest-ranking on the 2,000 point scale is 99.95, with increments of 0.05.
The College had 92 students apply for an ATAR ranking and achieved the following outcomes:
Special congratulations to Reuben Drummond (99.9), Jonathan Yang (99.3) and Corban Eriksson (99.2) for placing in the top 1% of all Queensland students. Well done to Shimila Hartley (98.4), Joseph Holden (98.25), Nicole Zhu (97.95) and Amberlyn Lim (97.3) who also earned outstanding results. Reuben Drummond, Corban Eriksson, Shimila Hartley, Shem Lonsdale and Sean Oosthuizen all deserve recognition for receiving an 'A' in all six subjects they studied.
It is appropriate to acknowledge the hard work of our College staff who have educated, motivated, encouraged, modelled, prayed for, challenged and applauded this cohort. Year 12 parents must also be thanked for the support and encouragement you provided, not just during this final year of schooling but throughout their education journey. Finally, we must remember that it is the desire of our College to grow and equip our students to be young men and women who lead, inspire, encourage others, share their faith and become people of influence. We believe that King's graduating young men and women are capable of this and much more.Congratulations ...THE YEAR OF TRIUMPH!
Tuesday’s drizzly conditions failed to dampen spirits as our Years 7-12 students converged on Palm Beach Aquatic Centre for the annual High School Swimming Carnival. All four Houses exuded volume and vibrant colour, attired in a range of creative costumes for their inaugural carnival of the year. The College’s newest Year 12 cohort projected their leadership prowess as they led their Houses through a chorus of war cries and exciting House Challenges, including the Big Splash and the Prefect vs Teacher relay. The seniors' unrelenting passion and energy set an inspiring standard for the Year 7's first High School Carnival.
High School students of all ages and swimming abilities attempted each race with courage and determination, cheered on by their peers. They swam continuously throughout the day's events to boost House points on a mission to be crowned the 2021 Swimming Carnival House Champions. Well done to every student who gave their very best and contributed to this important cultural Carnival. Special congratulations to Finney HOUSE who showcased their shark-like swimming skills to win the coveted House Champions title. Well done to our fastest swimmers whose outstanding performances earned them the titles of 2021 Age Champions and Record Breakers!CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CARNIVAL AGE CHAMPIONS
|12 Years Females||Maya Zunker||Charlotte Gavenlock & Jada de Gelder (equal)|
|12 Years Males||Thomas Swanepoel||Ethan Swanepoel||Cooper Davis|
|13 Years Females||Kirra Smith||Abby Cullen||Emily Payne|
|13 Years Males||Spencer Bebb||Seth Kennedy||Kobi Nouanrasy|
|14 Years Females||Cady Daniels||Kayla Forster||Eden Lord|
|14 Years Males||Lenny Beech||Liam Ball||Oliver Evans-Bucklow|
|15 Years Females||Ciara Fay||Yasmin Ball||Bridee Smith|
|15 Years Males||Jamie Doran||Brandon Crawford||Ethan McCullough|
|16 Years Females||Jayda Anderson||Lara Cullen||Sophia Seumahu|
|17+ Years Females||Jade Sneesby||Millie Entwistle||Skye Doran|
|17+ Years Males||Louis Bebb||Jesse Coleman||Charlie Beech|
|Maya Zunker||Girls 12 Years 50m Freestyle||29.93|
|Maya Zunker||Girls 12 Years 50m Breaststroke||36.42|
|Maya Zunker||Girls 12 Years 50m Backstroke||35.51|
|Jesse Coleman||Boys 17 Years & Over 50m Butterfly||26.17|
|Jade Sneesby||Girls 17 Years & Over 50m Breaststroke||35.74|
|Ciara Fay||Girls 15 Years 50m Freestyle||28.38|
|Jamie Doran||Boys 15 Years 50m Backstroke||31.95|
Videography: King's Student Media Team, led by Mitchell Booth | Edit: Mitchell Booth | Music: produced by Year 11 student, Ethan Auge.
Reminder: Compass is the College's information hub for parents and provides quick access to school communication, important services and student learning. The new and improved Compass app makes it even easier to find the information you need about school-related notices and activities from your phone. It features some exciting new functions, such as student absence notifications and online services, all designed with King's parents in mind. Each of our learning communities now has its own information hub so you can find the information relevant to your child’s year level.
COMPASS APP // TIPS FOR PARENTS
Late last year, King's had the pleasure of hosting Dr Justin Coulson for a series of engaging presentations for both students and parents. As a faith-filled father of six, and having earned his PhD in Positive Psychology, Dr Coulson is a credible source of parenting advice. Dr Coulson's work in this space has led him to author a number of top-selling books and become a sought-after speaker. His sessions with our Years 5-10 students at Reedy Creek and Pimpama in November, followed by his engaging webinar for our parents on 5 Ways to Wellbeing for our Kids, provided simple yet effective advice that inspired so much positive feedback from our College community. If you missed it last year:
To complement these sessions and help our parents foster more positive family relationships, Mr Davis and our Board generously purchased premium memberships for all King’s families for 2021. These memberships provide access to Dr Coulson’s online library of parenting resources at HappyFamilies.com.au and it has been encouraging to see 426 King's families register for these resources. If you are new to King's this year, or have not yet registered and would like to, please follow the link below to log in and enjoy Dr Coulson's parenting wisdom.
At King's, we strive to encourage students...
My name is Mr Thomas Bristow-Wilson and I am the newly-appointed Head of Culture and Deputy Head in the Primary School at Reedy Creek. This will be my fourteenth year at King's Christian College and I am stepping out of the classroom into this new and exciting role. It is both an honour and a privilege to work more closely with our parents this year, as we partner together to make 2021 an unforgettable time of growing our King's family, and strengthening our community. For those who are new to King's, our College is underpinned by twelve Foundational Values. Our mission is to help every King's student learn and apply these values as they personally develop Christ-like characteristics throughout their school journey.
Each fortnight, our Primary teachers will introduce a new Foundational Value (FV), and we have started Term 1 with a focus on Learning with Excellence. Primary students will have many opportunities to demonstrate these qualities over the fortnight and our classes will recognise and celebrate the students who display these qualities.
Please take the time to talk to your child about what learning with excellence means to them and how they can demonstrate this in their everyday life. I look forward to partnering with you as we strive to develop these Christ-Like qualities in our students.
Mr Thomas Bristow-Wilson
Deputy Head of Primary - Reedy Creek - School Culture
This week our Years 2 - 6 students had a visit from St John Ambulance Australia educators, as part of the First Aid in Schools program. Each class enjoyed their own 50-minute session in the iHub, where they enjoyed engaging and meaningful presentations relevant to their level of learning. The students learned some basic First Aid, including how to effectively help someone who was injured and how to get help from a trusted adult in various circumstances. They were shown how to make an emergency phone call in a critical situation and talked about the information they would need to give the 000 operator.
The students shared some ideas about how they could look for dangerous hazards around their home and were taught how to check if someone is breathing by looking, listening and feeling for a person's breath. The St John's representatives also demonstrated how to place someone in the recovery position if they are unconscious. Our Primary students all seemed fascinated to learn these essential life skills and it was great to see them help and care for each other during the First Aid role plays. Every student was presented with a Certificate of Attendance to complete the lesson.
Our Art Department are calling creative Prep - Year 6 students to enter artwork into our inaugural Cultural Values Art Competition. Each term we will focus on one of our core Foundational Values and this term we will look at LEARNING PASSIONATELY (excellence, curiosity and perseverance). We invite our young artists to imagine what learning passionately looks like to them, and to create this visually using any medium they choose, such as watercolours, acrylic paints, collage, sculpture, mixed media, pencil or ink. All entries will be displayed in a 'Pop-up' gallery and will be judged by an independent local artist who will award a first, second and third place, as well as three highly commended awards.
Speak to Mrs Wendijk in the Primary Art Room, or email email@example.com. Please submit all completed artworks into the Primary Art room by Monday, 1 March 2021.
If your High School student needs assistance with certain subjects, please encourage them to attend 'Homework Lunch' which is offered Mondays - Thursdays. These sessions are held during the lunch break and are facilitated by our Heads of Department.
|DAY||SUBJECT & LOCATION|
|Monday||Maths: Maths Matrix|
|Tuesday||Science: Maths Matrix|
Art: Art Rooms
|Wednesday||Business & Humanities: Writers' Block|
|Thursday||English: Writers' Block|
All Assessment Schedules for High School students have now been posted on Compass for the first semester of 2021. To find these, click on the ‘My Study’ tile found on each student’s Compass dashboard. We appreciate you taking the time to review the various assessments and due dates with your child, to help them plan their priorities for the term ahead.
View the links below to find out more about current school-based traineeships available for Year 10 and 11 students:
|The Australian Retail College are offering traineeships to Years 10-12 students for Cert III Business & Cert III Retail. Please note: Year 12 applications are cut off on February 19, 2021.|
|REECE group has numerous positions available for Year 11 students in Cert II Warehousing Operations, with several locations in Gold Coast and SE Qld. Please apply here if interested.|
|The MEGT Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Career Hub (click to view) has many tools and resources available for potential apprentices and trainees.|
Click the link to view more information or register:
|Leadership & Management Session||Wednesday, 10 February||6:00pm|
|Northern NSW Virtual Influencer Forum||Monday, 15 February||10:00am (AEDT)|
|Army Reserves Info Session||Tuesday, 16 February||6:00pm|
|Virtual Aust Defence Force Academy||Wednesday, 17 February||6:00pm (AEDT)|
|ADF Gap Year Info Session||Thursday, 18 February||6:00pm|
|Gold Coaster Influencer Networking Forum||Friday, 19 February||12:00pm|
|Aust Defence Force Academy Info||Tuesday, 23 February||6:00pm|
More information on AAFC can be found on the website www.aafc.org.au.View the Options Career Newsletter (PDF)
The 'Where to Next' Hub is available on CareersEvent.com, and provides an informative Careers Hub for senior students and their parents. Visit the hub for access to tertiary webinars, upcoming events and the latest news on careers and courses.