|TERM 4 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Tuesday, 5 October||FIRST DAY Term 4|
|Monday, 18 October||Year 12 Graduation Dinner|
|Monday, 18 October||Creative By Design Primary Colour Run|
|19 - 22 October||Creative by Design' Week in Primary|
|20 - 21 October||The Lion King Jr. Primary Musical|
|Wednesday, 3 November||King's Prep - 11 Celebration Evening from 4pm|
|Friday, 19 November||Year 3 Sleepover|
|Thursday, 25 November||Year 6 Graduation Evening|
|Friday, 26 November||LAST DAY OF TERM 4|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up to date event information.
King's recently appointed the 2022 senior student leadership team for Reedy Creek campus. These remarkable Year 11 students have demonstrated their exceptional leadership capabilities, integrity and faithfulness throughout their journey at the College so far, which led to their successful selection into these important roles. Our incumbent leaders enjoyed a special lunch with Reedy Creek Campus Principal, Mr Meyers, following the announcement last week and they will be formally inducted into their roles at the end of Term 3.
The College acknowledges the hard work and faithful service of our 2021 leaders who have consistently demonstrated King's Foundational Values in all aspects of their school life. They will play an important role in inducting our 2022 leaders until they officially commence their new roles from Term 4. We look forward to supporting our 2022 senior student leadership team as they serve our school community and help lead our student body through the year ahead.
|College Captains||Sebastien Field & Chloe Muller|
|Culture Captains||Lachlan Bray, Luke Johnstone, Imogen Schweitzer & Kaila Topp|
|Head Prefects||Michael Makhoul & Sophia Seumahu|
Hundreds of book characters came to life at King's on Thursday, 26 August, as the Primary community enjoyed their Book Character dress up day for CBCA Book Week 2021. It was exciting to see the colourful display of creativity as students impersonated some of their favourite literary legends with impressive costumes, realistic props and some clever acting skills. Many teachers commented that this year's Book Week costumes were 'the best they have ever seen before,' and we want to thank our King’s parents for the time and effort they put into these wearable works of art!
As the 76th Annual Book Week in Australia, it was encouraging to see the love of literature reignited once again, as students and staff enjoyed the chance to focus on many beloved books throughout the week. King's Main Library celebrated the week with interactive activities and competitions, as well as a 'Cat in the Hat' kind of day on Thursday, including some very special guests.
Last week, we went to Mount Tamborine for our Year 5 school camp. It felt like a really long bus ride but after only an hour's drive, we made it to camp. The first thing we did when we arrived, was to unload all of the bags from the bus and then put them outside the main hall ready to move to our cabins. After watching a short video about the camp rules, we enjoyed morning tea and then jumped into our activities. These were a lot of fun and included gliding in the sky on the glider possum, swinging on the giant swing and making a fire to cook damper on. On one of the days it rained, so we switched to inside activities which were still fun but I was disappointed to miss out on archery.
Everything about our camp was amazing, from the devotions to the activities and even the food. My favourite part of camp was the devotions with our amazing King's Chaplains because it was a great time to make new friends and connect with God. Year 5 Camp was the best!
Written by Year 5 student, Eloise Morichovitis
King’s Year 4 students spent three amazing days away from home and school in Week 7 as they embarked on their very first school camp. This camp was met with great anticipation, following a time of lockdown, online learning and COVID restrictions, and one of the most common classroom questions was ‘Can we still go on camp?’ The day finally arrived, the buses were loaded and students could not contain their excitement. After a short trip to CYC Burleigh, they arrived at their picturesque camp location, ready to soak up the sea and winter sunshine. There was a real buzz in the air and students couldn’t wait to experience camp life with their friends - sharing a cabin, trying camp food and participating in all the activities. As a Christian-based camp, CYC offered the perfect place to experience the wonder of God’s creation and throughout their camp, students loved giant stand up paddleboarding, initiative games, bodyboarding, free-swimming time and team challenges. A highlight, as with all King’s camps, was evening devotions and the group were challenged and encouraged by the chaplaincy team on both nights with many students responding to the powerful message of Jesus. It was such an incredible time!
Year 4s came back from their first camp tired but very happy, having developed stronger friendships, new skills and greater self-confidence. We are sure Year 4 parents have heard some great camp stories and students are already eagerly anticipating next year’s camp. Thanks to King’s staff who helped make this incredible camp possible - it would not have been the same without you!
Year 3 students enjoyed a full immersion in outer space during their excursion to the Planetarium in Brisbane last Tuesday. The cohort have been learning about planets and space during Integrated Studies this term, so it was a fascinating way for them to see the universe recreated in the Planetarium’s Cosmic Skydome Theatre, as well as the other cosmic exhibits. Students also spent part of the excursion walking through the Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens hunting for natural treasures, and they thoroughly enjoyed their day exploring God's creation both here on earth and beyond.
Year 5 students have been busy planning, hypothesising and conducting science experiments they designed to help the community using science and technology. From looking at ways to prevent flooding, to addressing various COVID issues, to using the sun to cook food, the students all took a unique approach to their projects. Over the past few weeks, they finished and displayed their findings ready for the Year 5 Science Fair on Wednesday. The breezeway precinct came alive for the Fair as the budding scientists eagerly shared their interesting research with the College community. Special guests included Pre Prep students, two canine friends and a number of teachers. Three of King's senior science staff - Miss Baldwin, Mr Flood and Mr Holman - were invited to attend the Science Fair as guest judges. They were impressed with the effort students had put into their work and were very pleased to see their scientific inquiry skills developing. The highly qualified judging team awarded a number of commendations and chose the top three projects.
Congratulations Year 5 on all of your hard work and intriguing discoveries!
Mishalene Turnbull and Delaney Ah Fook are Year 7 students at King's and also very talented Touch Football players. Earlier this year, they participated in an intensive three day trial with students from Touch Clubs across the Gold Coast, in the hope of being selected for the Gold Coast Under 12s Girls team. Mishalene and Delaney's exceptional skills saw both players successfully selected for the A Team, to represent the Gold Coast in the 2021 Junior tri-Series and Junior State Cup.
The girls began their training with the A Team in March this year, in preparation for the tri-series competition which ran throughout April - June. Following the team's success in the tri-series, they travelled to Hervey Bay in July for the two-day Junior State Cup. The team was undefeated throughout the very challenging competition, taking them through to the Grand Final where they won the State Cup and became the 12A State Champions! Congratulations Mischalene and Delaney - King's is very proud of your dedication and success!
Senior science students gathered for an evening of fellowship and study on Tuesday, 24 August. On the cusp of the Year 10 and 11 exam block, and as the Year 12 external exams approach, students have been keen to learn study strategies and exam techniques that will help them perform at their best. Science staff presented a range of practical advice as students considered how to approach their exams. After some refreshments, students then engaged in productive study groups while staff from each subject area answered questions on subject content. It was encouraging to see so many students attend the event, supporting each other in their academic pursuits and contributing positively to the culture of learning in our school community.
The Primary School Production of Disney’s The Lion King JR. is coming to King’s in Week 3 of Term 4. From Wednesday, 20 October – Thursday, 21 October, many talented student performers from Upper Primary will light up the auditorium in this exciting musical showcase. Based on the Broadway production and the 1994 Disney film, King's Primary Production promises to be an enjoyable night of entertainment for the whole family. The Primary Performing Arts Department has been working hard to prepare, and we look forward to supporting our young performers for this incredible show!
TICKET PRICES: Adults $15 | Primary students $10
*Due to ongoing uncertainties regarding COVID restrictions, all tickets will be fully refundable if the event is cancelled for any reason.BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW View The Lion King Jr flyer for more info
Every year, the QCAA employs Invigilators to observe the administration of Year 12 assessments at venues throughout Queensland. Invigilators are independent contracted employees who are appointed and paid to observe and report on the administration of external Queensland assessments. Invigilators play an important role in promoting confidence in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system and help ensure that proper and fair administrative procedures are implemented. The invigilator’s role is independent and they do not supervise students or assist venues with the administration of assessments.
Applications for Invigilators are now open and close on 6 September 2021.Find out More about Invigilators Apply Now as an Invigilator
King's Collective Short Courses
King's Church offers free short courses for the community, covering topics ranging from parenting, to relationships, to better understanding the Bible. The King's Collective courses are offered either online or in-person at King's Church on one of our three College campuses. Bookings and information:
King's Outside School Hours Care (KOSHC) are now taking Vacation Care bookings for the upcoming September school holidays. KOSHC is run from their centre near the King's Church auditorium and they have another exciting program coming up including Lego Masters, a Camp Out, Ultimate Tag, plus excursions to Inflatable World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Putt Putt and so much more! Noah's Ark also run a Vacation Care program for students in Prep - Year 2. Find out more via the button below.
|Vacation Care||Friday, 17 Sept - Friday, 1 October (inclusive)
Monday, 4 October is closed for the Public Holiday
Places are limited so please book via the method below
|Age range||Prep - Year 6 students (and above)
|Cost||$60 ($80 on excursion days)|
|Bookings||Login to complete the KOSHC Booking Form, or email email@example.com|
Please note that the lock-in date is Friday, 10 September, and all bookings after this date are locked in. A $10 per child, per day cancellation fee will apply for any cancellations after the lock in date.
King's Deputy Head of Primary, Mr Bristow-Wilson, has created the 'King's Catch Up' podcast series to connect parents, students and staff across our College. His insightful, short interviews offer a lighthearted look into the lives of different members of our community. Listeners will be entertained and enlightened as they discover things they may not know about King's and some of our amazing people.
Episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker and Radio Public, with new episodes added weekly. Use the link to your favourite podcast platform to follow 'King's Catch Up' and spread the news with members of our King's family.Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on Breaker Listen on Radio Public
King's will be hosting Queensland Government's Mobile Dental Van from Monday, 9 August - Friday, 17 September, on the walkway behind the Auditorium. This free dental care service is offered free of charge to any child who meets the eligibility criteria:
- four years or older and have not completed Year 10
- eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule
- referred by Community Child Health Nurse (Lift the Lip Program) or
- hold, or be listed as a dependent on, a valid Centrelink concession card
BOOK YOUR CHILD'S FREE APPOINTMENT BY PHONING 1300 300 850Find out More...
To apply, students will need to provide their details, including:
As well as their Parent/Guardian details, including their phone number and email address.
To submit an application, go to: www.tafeapply.com
Enter the relevant application code that matches the program and location that you wish to apply for. The application code for Brisbane is TQB2201. Complete the details on the application form and press submit.
Applications are now open for Semester 1, 2022.
To apply, go to www.tafeapply.com and use the login code: TQGC2201. Please ensure students have the following information when lodging their applications:
[view the links below for more about school-based traineeships available for Year 10 and 11 students]
Time: 6 - 7:30pm
Time: 7 - 8:30pm
Chaplain Careers Afternoon Tea
Time: 2 - 4:00pm
Qld ICT Gateway to Industry Schools Program are offering a series of free webinars designed to provide information for parents & teachers about careers in the Tech industry, as established & emerging tech leaders talk about their journeys and provide insights into study and career pathways into the tech industry. Each presentation will be approximately 25 minutes. View TECH TALKS website.
Students are invited to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Queensland Gold Coast Chapter IT Study Career Evening on Tuesday, 19 October 5:30pm onwards. Register to attend
For students interested in construction, Hutchies are offering the Cert 1 Construction Gov funded course for 2022. If you are interested complete the enrolment form and return it to Mrs Lubbe to secure a spot in the course. Students who already completed a pre-apprentice trade course cannot take up this option.View the latest 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!