|TERM 2 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Tuesday 20 April||FIRST DAY of Term 2
|Tuesday 20 -
Wednesday 21 April
|High School Partnership Evenings|
|Friday 23 April||ANZAC School Services|
|Monday 26 April||ANZAC Day Public Holiday|
|Tuesday 27 -
Thursday 29 April
|High School Production: "The Jungle Book"
6:30pm | King's Auditorium
|Monday 3 May||Labour Day Public Holiday|
|Friday 7 May||Primary Mother's Day Celebration|
|Tuesday 11 -
Thursday 13 May
|Wednesday 19 May||Trade Training Information Night|
6:30pm | Lecture Theatre
|Monday 24 -
Wednesday 26 May
|Year 10 Camp|
|Saturday 5 June||Scholarship Exams
|Monday 7 June||P-2 Athletics Carnival|
|Monday 14 -
Tuesday 15 June
|High School Athletics Carnival|
|Wednesday 16 - |
Thursday 17 June
|Years 3-6 Athletics Carnival
|Thursday 17 June||LAST DAY of Term 2|
Easter is a very special time of year for our Christian community, as we reflect on the magnitude of what our Lord Jesus Christ did for us on the cross through his death and resurrection, bringing eternal hope to all who believe in Him. This year, King's created a special Easter video with a message from our Chaplains and a song sung by our King's choirs. The video was shared with students in small classroom services on the last day of school. Every King's student was also offered a commemorative 2021 Easter shirt to wear on the last day of school. For those who were not at school on the last day, these can be collected from Student Services reception (near the Uniform Shop) early in Term 2.
|I will come to Earth and die
To take away your sin.
I will remove your brokenness
And place My life within.
I will face the whipping post
And My body I will yield.
I will shed My blood for you,
For through it you are sealed.
I will take what you deserve
And I will pay what's due.
I will endure the blood-stained cross
For the joy of knowing you.
I will purify your past
And make you white as snow.
I will forgive your future wrongs
And lead you where to go.
I will free you from yourself
And from your selfish pride.
I will always be with you
And never leave your side.
|I will keep you safe from harm
And from the Devil's plans.
I will walk you through each test
And hold you in My hands.
I will give Myself to you
And power you'll receive.
I will raise the dead to life
If you will just believe.
I will show you mysteries
Concealed within My Word.
I will speak into your heart
Truths you've never heard.
I will give all this to you,
All this and so much more.
The only thing that you must do
Is surrender Me your all.
- Easter poem by Mr Peter Spink
King's Year 4 Lead Teacher
Weeks of heavy rain in the lead up to the 2021 Cross Country Carnival threatened to postpone the Term 1 event, but a few days of sunshine meant the Pizzey Park track was dry enough for a day of running in the sun. Vibrant House spirit and colour was on display among our Years 3-12 students throughout the day, as all runners collected House points for participating and extra points for placing in their race.
The 8 - 12-year-olds ran for the first half of the day, with the 8s and 9s covering 1.5km, and the 10 - 12-year-olds running 2.5km. Some showed lightning speed and crossed the finish line in record time, while others had a few 'walking breaks' to enjoy the picturesque scenery. The 13 - 19-year-old students arrived after lunch and appreciated the overcast skies and cooler temperature for their extended 3km Cross Country track. It was wonderful to welcome parents at both events this year and hear their cheer as they spurred on our runners along the final 200 metres of track. Well done to all athletes who qualified for King's APS Cross Country team, and special congratulations to our Fastest Overall runners, winning Houses and Age Champions!
|Primary House Winner | TYNDALE|
High School House Winner | FINNEY
Fastest Overall Male | Charlie Miller (Year 9)
Fastest Overall Female | Sayla Donnelley (Year 11)
|FEMALE AGE CHAMPIONS||MALE AGE CHAMPIONS|
|8 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Meggie De Chhimba
2 | Maddison Lazaro
3 | Shiloh Hindman
|8 YEARS BOYS
1 | Luca Thompson
2 | Jude Sutton
3 | Jacob Glennon
|9 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Abby Coetzee
2 | Makayra Melo
3 | Rachael Sadler
|9 YEARS BOYS
1 | Knox Anderson
2 | Isaac Schwarz
3 | Archer Donovan
|10 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Summer Reid
2 | Indiana Maloney
3 | Indi Braun
|10 YEARS BOYS
1 | Jordan Pollard
2 | Jesse Marescia
3 | Adam Abra
|11 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Charlize De Chhimba
2 | Lana Thompson
3 | Sofia Payne
|11 YEARS BOYS
1 | Cody Coetzee
2 | Zac Bikneris
3 | Samuel Butler
|12 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Keilana Stanford-Modini
2 | Charlotte Lawry
3 | Jessica Melo
|12 YEARS BOYS
1 | Conor Rivallo-Griffin
2 | Jireh Marescia
3 | Kiaan Hamawi
|FEMALE AGE CHAMPIONS||MALE AGE CHAMPIONS|
|13 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Abby Cullen
2 | Ava Longley
3 | Ashlee Ruwhiu
|13 YEARS BOYS
1 | Luciano Hutchins
2 | Seth Kennedy
3 | Jackson Brown
|14 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Polly Sowery
2 | Kyah Anderson
3 | Bella Bower
|14 YEARS BOYS
1 | Joseph Lethlean
2 | Will Mehta
3 | Oliver Evans-Bucklow
|15 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Ruby Hughes
2 | Macy O'Rourke
3 | Paris Pearce
|15 YEARS BOYS
1 | Charlie Miller
2 | Tyrel Bee
3 | Christian Cullen
|16 YEARS GIRLS
1 | Lara Cullen
2 | Jayda Anderson
3 | Bec Webb
|16 YEARS BOYS
1 | Fernando Nash
2 | Logan Howe
3 | Joshua Salisbury
|OPEN YEARS GIRLS
1 | Sayla Donnelley
2 | Brooke Rogers
3 | Sophie Castles
|OPEN YEARS BOYS
1 | Brad Course
2 | Jesse Doherty
3 | Tom Busby
The QLD School Swimming Championships were held at Brisbane Aquatic Centre from 22 - 27 March, 2021. The events were held over different days for the 10-12 years and 13-19 years age groups. Well done to King's eighteen elite swimmers who qualified to compete at this event and congratulations on many amazing results.
10-12 Years Highlights
|Jessica Melo||BRONZE | Freestyle Relay|
4th | Medley Relay
6th | 50m Freestyle
|Maximus Truman||BRONZE | Medley Relay|
5th | 100m Backstroke
9th | 50m Backstroke
|Maya Zunker||Selected as South Coast Team Captain|
GOLD | 50m Breastroke (breaking two QLD Records)
GOLD | Medley Relay
GOLD | Freestyle Relay
SILVER | 100m Breastroke
BRONZE | 200m Breaststroke
5th | 100m Freestyle
7th | 50m Freestyle
13-19 Years Highlights
|Louis Bebb||BRONZE | 200m Breastroke|
|Spencer Bebb||BRONZE | 400m Freestyle|
|Jesse Coleman||GOLD | Open Boys 100m Butterfly|
|Jamie Doran||GOLD | 200m Freestyle|
SILVER | 200 Individual Medley
4th | 400m Freestyle
|Sebastine Du Preez||GOLD | 100m Breastroke (MC)|
SILVER | 50m Breastroke
|Ciara Fay||SILVER | 50m Breastroke|
4th | 200 Individual Medley
6th | 100m Breastroke
7th | 200m Breastroke
|Charlotte Gavenlock||6th | 100m Backstroke|
|Ethan McCullough||GOLD | 400 Individual Medley|
4th | 200 Individual Medley
The Brisbane Metro Regional Futsal Rounds is a two-day tournament held at Nissan Arena and Oxley Futsal Centre and the College entered seven teams into this competition. Every King's team qualified for the Finals Day to play off against some of the best Fustsal school teams in the region, and finished with these incredible results. Go Kings!
|U9 Boys | 6th
U10 Boys | 1st
U10 Girls | 1st
U11 Boys | 2nd
U12 Boys A | 1st
U12 Boys B | 4th
U12 Girls | 5th
Earlier this term, 72 students represented King’s Christian College in the Gold Coast Hinterland Inter-School Chess Championships. With 160 students converging on Clover Hill State School from across the Gold Coast, the stage was set for some intense battles. Participants played seven rounds of chess in their skill division (A, B or C) and King’s performance was one for the history books, claiming first place in all three divisions! This was an outstanding achievement, as our students successfully defeated some very strong rivals from Somerset College and All Saints. Mr Cooke and the College were very impressed and proud of your hard work and achievements. Congratulations students!
|1st Place||King’s Team 1||Micah Young, Luka Hart, Bryan Yang & Cooper Whitaker|
|3rd Place||King’s Team 2||Kotaro Inukai, Rentaro Inukai, Joshua Ong & WooJoon Ki|
|1st Place||Luka Hart||7/7 (+ 13 Rating points)|
|2nd Place||Micah Young||6/7|
|3rd Place||Bryan Yang||5.5/7|
Major Rating Point Increases
|1st Place||King’s Team 7||Xavi Dean, Saffi Achim, Aya Ucharatna & Michelle Huang|
|2nd Place||King’s Team 8||Jihun Kim, Jayden Taylor, Jackson Burgermeister & Alana Lim|
|3rd Place||King’s Team 9||Mitchell Evetts, Nikolaj Brdaric, Noah Evans & Thomas Peach|
|1st Place||Xavi Dean||7/7 +25 points|
|2nd Place||Joowon Kim||6/7 +25 points|
|3rd Place||Jihun Kim||6/7 +11 points|
|1st Place||King’s Team 16||Caleb Ong, Temujin Zaetta, Asher Barker & Xander Glass|
|3rd Place||King’s Team 15||Zach Corser, Rachael Choi, Ivan Li & Kiki Lin|
|2nd Place||Caleb Ong||6/7|
|3rd Place||Temujin Zaetta||5.5/7|
Every Pre-Prep to Year 6 student at King's learns to play chess as part of their weekly specialist subjects. If you would like your child to extend their chess skills, we have an exciting School Holiday Chess program and after school chess lessons continuing in Term 2. Register via the buttons below:Cookies Holiday Chess Camp Cookies Term 2 After School Chess QLD Rapids | Monthly Tournament
The High School Life program is a student-led initiative and one of the practical ways King's students can care and show the love of Jesus throughout our College, and in our local and international communities. The Term 1 projects supported You Have a Friend - an organisation in Tweed Heads that cares for the homeless, marginalised and single parents - especially those fleeing domestic violence. Throughout the term, our High School Pastoral Care classes collected meals in a tin and raised funds during the You Have a Friend free dress day and lunch fundraiser.
The generosity of our community was heartwarming and humbling. The goal was 3,000 meals in a tin and we successfully surpassed that number with an astounding 4,052 cans collected, valuing over $6,500! Well done to the PC classes who brought the most cans and won a pizza party - F4, N2, R7 and T10!
During the fundraising event, Reedy Creek and Pimpama raised a combined total of $4,268 which will be used by You Have a Friend to purchase new waterproof swags for many homeless people across our region this winter. Thank you to everyone in our King's community who so generosity supported this worthy cause.
In Week 9, King's Year 8 Geography students worked in small groups to create informative and interactive stalls as they presented their research findings from their Term 1 topic of Landscapes and Landforms. Throughout the Geography Fair, students confidently answered questions from teachers and other visiting students about their project. Well done students on a great effort!
Thank you to our 350 King's parents who took the time to provide feedback on our upgraded Compass parent app. Following feedback from our parent survey last October, we have implemented changes to the app with the aim of providing easier, more intuitive access to Compass information. 90% of parents reported that information in Compass is now easier to find, and overall satisfaction with using Compass increased from 3.5 to 4.12 (out of 5) stars.
Congratulations to Emily, a Prep parent at our Reedy Creek campus, who was randomly selected from survey respondents as the winner of a new King’s Softshell jacket, which can be worn with either the formal or sports uniform. We look forward to making further improvements to our Compass platform from your most recent feedback.
You can access Compass Help through our online services menu for tutorials/videos on how to navigate and customise your preferences when using Compass.
NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy - essential skills that each child needs to succeed in school and life. The NAPLAN tests are designed to help us make sure students are on track in their literacy and numeracy development. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
From 11-13 May, 2021, our school will participate in these national examinations. NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows you to see how your child is progressing in literacy and numeracy, against the national standard and compared with their peers throughout Australia. For our teachers, NAPLAN provides additional information to support professional judgement and student progress, learning and additional areas for future focus. The College will continue to sit paper-copy examinations this year but will shift to online testing in 2022.
All students are expected to participate in NAPLAN. However, if you have a philosophical objection to NAPLAN and decide it is in your child’s best interest not to participate, as you believe your child may suffer excessive stress or other adverse effects, then you have the right as a parent to withdraw your child.
If you wish to discuss your child not participating, please email the relevant staff member:
Throughout Term 1, Mr Wilson has been speaking with the King’s community to initiate some new changes designed to enhance processes and procedures at Reedy Creek. One of these areas requiring attention has been the afternoon drop off procedure. We have been collaborating with our afternoon traffic staff and have come up with a new pick up procedure that we will be trialling from Week 2 of Term 2.
This new procedure will see the following pick up zone times allocated to parents (the COLA car park will remain available at all times):
The purpose of trialling these changes is to make school pick up less stressful for all of our KIng's parents. Please watch the video below for further clarification on how these changes will work. Please note: All car tags will be given out to students in Week 1 of Term 2.
If you have any questions about this change, please email Mr Wilson, Deputy Head of Primary & Head of Culture at Reedy Creek Campus. Thank you for your understanding and patience!View the Term 2 Pick Up Procedure Video
Join us for an incredible night as we watch the tale of a young boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, as he learns the value of courage, wisdom, generosity and humility, through the selfless acceptance of the jungle creatures.
27, 28 & 29 April | 6:30pm
King’s Reedy Creek Auditorium
Tickets are now on sale and selling fast!
Last year's College Captain, Shimila Hartley, recently graduated with a very high ATAR of 98.4. Shimila shared her best piece of advice for getting good results, what she did to successfully prepare for her exams, and what's been keeping her busy in 2021 so far...
The Creative Edge Training Salon is based at King's Trade Training College on our Reedy Creek campus, and offers a range of low-cost barbering, and hair and beauty services with their training students. The Salon is currently offering 50% off men's hair cuts and beard trims to all King's parents and staff, until the end of April.
|Men's Haircut||$7.50 (50% off)||Normally $15|
|Beard Trims||$7.50 (50% off)||Normally $15|
|Face Shaves||$7.50 (50% off)||Normally $15|
These discounted appointments are only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9.30am - 2.00pm (closed for Easter on Tuesday 6 - Wednesday, 7 April).
Phone: 07 5587 7676 to book and please mention the special.Visit the Creative Edge Training Salon website
View the links below to find out more about current school-based traineeships available for Year 10 and 11 students:
|MEGT Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Career Hub vacancies. This Career Hub site has many tools and information for potential apprentices and trainees.|
|Reece Group - Positions are currently available for Year 11 students to partake in a Certificate II in Warehousing Operations (TLI20419) at the following stores (click location to apply): Reece Bundall | Reece Mermaid Beach|
|Kokoda Barracks Experience Day|
Women in Defence and Defence Force Recruiting Gold Coast are hosting a Kokoda Barracks Experience Day for female students interested in a career in the Australian Defence Force. Female students 16.5 years and older are invited to participate in this unique experience.
Location: Defence Force Recruiting Gold Coast – 14 Edgewater Court, Robina & Kokoda Barracks
|Thursday, 8 April 2021|
More information on Australian Airforce Cadets can be found on the website www.aafc.org.au.
TAFE are offering a number of 'at school' programs to students in Semester 2, including:
These courses have various start dates, training dates and campuses, so visit www.tafeapply.com to find out more and use the login code TQGC2102 to apply.
Australian National University's Tuckwell Scholarship Program is one of the most transformational undergraduate scholarship programs in Australia, offering 25 talented school-leavers an opportunity to study at ANU. Scholars are selected on the basis of intellect, character, leadership, and their commitment to Australia.
To apply for a Tuckwell Scholarship, students must:
The ANU Direct Application asks applicants if they wish to apply for a Tuckwell Scholarship. Tick 'yes' if you wish to apply, and within one business day of submitting the ANU Direct Application, you will be emailed the Tuckwell Scholarship Stage 1 Application Form to complete. Students should apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.
For more information: www.tuckwell.anu.edu.au
|Trades & Careers Expo|
See Mrs Lubbe (Future Pathways Officer) for more information
|Wednesday, 21 April||11am start|
|Gold Coast Careers Festival||Thursday, 6 May - Saturday, 8 May||9am - 3pm|
View the Options Career Newsletter
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.
Did you know that our High School and Primary School Art Departments have Instagram accounts showcasing the many beautiful artworks created by our talented students? Please feel free to follow @kingscollegeart and @kingscollegeprimaryart to support our students and enjoy the visual stories from King's young artists. You may also like to share these with your family, friends and age-appropriate children!