|TERM 3 2021 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Monday, 4 October||Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|Tuesday, 5 October||FIRST DAY Term 4|
|11 - 13 October||Year 12 Art Showcase in The Hub|
|Monday, 18 October||Year 12 Graduation Dinner|
|19 - 22 October||Primary's 'Creative by Design' Week|
|20 - 21 October||The Lion King Jr. Primary Musical|
|Wednesday, 3 November||King's Prep - Year 12 Celebration Evening|
|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 the most up to date event information.
Saturday, 3 September, marked a milestone for King’s graduating cohort of 2021 who enjoyed one of the highlights of their senior school calendar - the YEAR 12 FORMAL. It was wonderful to be able to welcome spectators back to the outdoor arrivals area this year, as parents loved seeing their sons and daughters make their grand entrance. Family members across the world were treated to a live-streamed viewing of the arrivals procession, giving them the chance to be part of this special event. Luxurious vehicles lined the Evandale Lake promenade at HOTA (Home of the Arts) and our seniors emerged in spectacular style wearing stunning gowns and dashing suits for their night of reminiscence and celebration. Professional photographs were taken to preserve the moment and cheers echoed across the venue, as students were welcomed into the ballroom for what promised to be a night to remember.
Campus Principal, Mr Meyers, opened the Year 12 Formal in prayer and offered some heartfelt words for the cohort. He reminisced that the Class of 2021 had shown great resilience and tenacity as they navigated the challenges of recent times. Every year, King's graduating class are given a title based on the characteristics of that group, and this year’s tenacious cohort were aptly named 'The Year of Courage.' Fun flowed throughout the event in the form of dancing, lots of photos, and a Kahoot quiz on All Things Year 12. Special thanks to King's staff whose tireless efforts created an event the Year 12s will never forget!
King's recently received a summary of our students' results from this year's NAPLAN tests and this table shows the 2021 State average, National average and King’s average. Our results are above National and State averages across almost every category, which is particularly commendable as students in southern states are older when they sit the test. King's enrols students across all academic aptitudes and has achieved results comparable to those of academically selective schools. We congratulate our students on their collective success. Individual NAPLAN reports will be sent home with students in Week 1 of Term 4.
Compassion can be a catalyst for changing the world by impacting the lives of others. When we see others suffering, compassion compels us to help. King's held a DAY OF HOPE in Term 3, in bother our Primary and High School communities as we cultivated compassion for children in Uganda, who are orphaned or abandoned and need our support. King’s missions partner, 100% hOPE, creates a brighter future for many children at Hope Village in Uganda, where they provide a safe home, medical clinic and school. Wearing the colours of 100% hOPE or the Ugandan flag, our Primary community enjoyed a free t-shirt day and the chance to purchase food from our Life Canteen, to raise funds for this incredible charity. Thanks to our Year 6 Life Team Leaders, mentored by Year 10 students, who ran the Life Canteen and have been working throughout the year to serve our community through our missions programs. Our High School students also held a fundraising BBQ lunch for 100% Hope.
As we regularly practise our Foundational Values at King's and faithfully show love and compassion for people in need, we can change the world for good. Thank you King’s for helping us raise $5,131 for 100% hOPE!
At King’s, we recognise that a healthy mindset is just as important as a healthy body, and we have a dedicated Wellbeing team who help support our students through life’s ups and downs. We took part in the R U OK? national campaign last week to remind our community that every day is a good day to check in with a friend. Being intuitive to the needs of others is an important life skill, and one that we want our students and staff to be good at. Throughout the week, our Wellbeing team and Chaplains ran a number of activities to foster better communication among students, reminding them to be intentional with asking their peers “R U [really] OK?” (visit ruok.org.au) Let’s all take a moment today to ask someone we care about ‘Are you OK?’ Starting this conversation with a friend could change their life.
King's Prep - Year 2 students were visibly excited for their 2021 Fun Run and to see their parents cheering from the sidelines. Dressed in their vibrant House colours, our eager young athletes warmed up for their races with motivating moves from Mr Durso, before running their way around the fun obstacles and mini cross country track. They all crossed the finish line with determined faces and it was exciting to see the enthusiastic display of House spirit from their friends and fellow Housemates. Our Carnival concluded with the Parents' Race, and as one of the most anticipated events of the morning (with prize money on the line), it was great to see so many parents participate in the name of fun. Congratulations to our winning parents and student-athletes.
The collective success of Rayleigh's speedy students saw Rayleigh take out the House Champions title for this event with 174 points, followed closely by Finney with 173, Tyndale with 159 and Newton with 110. Well done Rayleigh House!
|Azalea Pirotta||Amelia Davis||Maddie Merka|
|Maddox Chavarria||Jaxon Durack||Isaiah Cooke|
|YEAR 1 GIRLS||1ST||2ND||3RD|
|Milia Kazama||Ariana Beveridge||Lily Buxton|
|YEAR 1 BOYS||1ST||2ND||3RD|
|Owen Mansell||Phoenix Harrigan||Riggins Vieyra|
|YEAR 2 GIRLS||1ST||2ND||3RD|
|Imogen McCauley||Annika O'Young||Grace Doyle|
|YEAR 2 BOYS||1ST||2ND||3RD|
|Asher Barker||Cohen Alloway||Micah Schwarz|
Throughout Term 3, Prep students have enjoyed spending school time in Prep Town - their own hive of enterprise and a thriving little community inside the Prep Centre. Complete with an Apple store, hardware store, music shop and fitness centre, each ‘business’ integrated learning concepts from literacy, mathematics, science, HASS, visual art and health, in a fun and engaging way. Students loved the opportunity to make and buy Prep Town products and services each week on Market Days, and then on the last Thursday of term, Prep Town culminated with a final market extravaganza. The ‘money’ they had earned throughout the term was ‘spent’ on popcorn and smoothies, getting their faces painted, decorating colourful bags, free time on tech, jumping pillow vocuhers 'Apple' products and much more. Thanks to King's incredible Prep teachers for providing such an authentic and fun learning environment!
Year 6 students have been learning about Federal and State leadership in Australia. In Term 3, their teachers posed the driving question: 'What impact does the Government have on our Australian society?' and students were tasked with explaining what change they would make if they were Prime Minister. On Week 9 of Term 3, the students hosted an exhibition for teachers and their peers, to present the issues that concerned them and the solutions they would implement if they led the government of Australia. The students showed remarkable maturity by choosing to address a number of pertinent problems in society, from eliminating racism, abuse and bullying, to helping the poor and protecting the environment in a number of ways. Well done Year 6 for the high level of thought and effort you put into your work on this topic. It was wonderful to witness some exceptional leaders in the making!
Pre Prep students have spent weeks preparing for their very first King's Sports Carnival, and as event day dawned, Noahs' Ark was filled was great anticipation and excitement. It was a spectacular sight on Tuesday, 14 September, as many smiling young students marched confidently onto the Oval in their bright House shirts ready for a morning of friendly fun. Their unique events included an egg and spoon race, wheelie bin and shopping basket relay, and a colourful obstacle course. It was wonderful to see the support from so many Pre Prep parents who helped raise the House spirit from the sidelines and also on the track with a large contingent participating in the highly-entertaining Parents' Wheelie Bin Relay race! Thanks to our Pre Prep students, teachers, parents and Year 6 student leaders for creating such a positive Sports Carnival experience to prepare students for the many carnivals in the years to come at King's.
King's cordially invites our community to the 2021 Year 12 Art Exhibition entitled Escape. Featuring a stunning collection of artworks from our 17 Year 12 Visual Art students, the exhibition will be open for viewing in The Hub at King's from Monday, 11 October - Wednesday, 13 October. College staff and students are invited to view the exhibition during the school day, while family members and friends can attend after school on Monday, 11 October and Tuesday, 12 October until 5pm.
Our students have worked hard to create works to allow audiences to escape to a new dimension of innovative and imaginative art, using various media including sculpture, animation, photography, design, painting and digital illustration. Their works are contemporary and profound by nature and continue to uphold the excellent standard of work that King's has become known for. It has been another unusual year for our students and they look forward to this important event to share their work with our community. Please support them by attending if you can. We will be following a COVID-safe plan and ask that you please do not attend if you are unwell.
On the last Wednesday of Term 3, King's farewelled three groups of senior students and Chaplaincy staff on Mission Trips to Chinchilla, Saint George and Rockhampton. These 78 compassionate young people will spend part of their school holidays serving in remote Queensland communities, modelling the love of Jesus and being spiritually impacted as they set aside their plans to put God first. As a cornerstone of our College and one of King's core Foundational Values, we facilitate mission-based activities, like these and encourage our students to take part so that they can practise serving others as they Love Faithfully in such a practical way. We pray they have an incredible five days away!
Ms Butler recently organised a special event for King's Year 10 History students, designed to introduce them to The French Revolution which will be their first Year 11 topic for Modern History in Term 4. The class were treated to a delicious selection of French food and music, and a range of activities including a role play and Kahoot quiz. Mrs Liddell also attended the event to provide some valuable advice about the pronunciation of common French words. The morning provided a memorable and interactive way to prepare the students for their first Year 11 topic in Modern History.
Mrs Marcelle Searles
Head of Humanities
King's made College history recently with players from our rugby program named as State and National school representatives for the first time. Special congratulations to Koji Goulding who is King's inaugural Australia School Boy's representative after successfully being selected for this prestigious team. We are also very proud of Tobias Mene, Rikau Tuahine and Jat White who were successfully selected for the Queensland Reds U16's Academy. Jarvis Kaltenbach and Sione Pousini also did very well to make the trial. Koji joins a team that has produced a number of rugby greats, including current Wallabies Michael Hooper (Captain), Tate McDermott and Jordan Petaia, to name a few. He also is part of an exclusive group that includes historic Australian greats the Ella brothers and twins Mark and Glen. We pray that the Lordwill continue to bless, challenge and drive you to higher honours Koji!
All of these boys have achieved this from a 'non-rugby' school and as well as playing for King's, play in their local competition for their local clubs. They are all a testament to their families, staff, teachers, chaplains and coaches who have invested in their life. Early morning training, rigorous conditioning and psychological sessions, and ongoing correction, but they have demonstrated great perseverance by continually overcoming challenges and working hard, to get to this point in their life. Well done boys - we look forward to seeing you all progress further in your rugby journey and being all that you were created to be. You are now examples of what can be achieved at our school with no physical rugby field but a strong spiritual field of character development. 2022 is yet to be discovered but we know it holds further blessings for every student at King's.
Thank you to King's P&F Committee who recently purchased the specialised scrum equipment [pictured] that will help our players take their scrum skills to the next level!
Director of Rugby
King’s Junior Vicki Wilson Cup team represented our College in Week 8 at the Vicki Wilson Finals Championships at Nissan Arena which is one of the most competitive and prestigious Netball School tournaments in Queensland. Our team finished undefeated after the first day and on top of their pool, making it into the finals playoffs. The team finished 4th in Queensland, after narrowly missing out on the Gold medal match. Netball Coordinator, Alicia Green, is very proud of the team's success, and we look forward to continually building upon our strong Netball program at King's.
Throughout this year's Book Week, King's Library organised a number of activities designed to celebrate books. One of those activities included the 'Book in a Jar' competition. Hundreds of pieces of a book filled the jar, and students and staff had the chance to guess the book to win a tuckshop voucher. There were many correct entries received and the following students and staff successfully won the prize:
High School Winners
Primary School Winners
Staff Member Winners
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
King's offers a plethora of before and after school activities to teach students a range of extra skills and to assist parents who have work and other commitments. Ranging from cooking and art class, chess lessons or Brick Builders LEGO construction, to all sorts of sports, there are so many great activities to choose from. These activities are run at King's by external providers or College staff members, and are all managed by King's Extracurricular Activities Coordinator, Mr Sutherland.
Places are limited so we encourage parents to consider and book these sessions over the school holiday break. Visit Compass > Primary/ High School > Before & After School, for more information or to book.
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 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
[Click the event name for more information. Please check the relevant websites for updated information on changes to these events that may be impacted by COVID restrictions]
|Griffith University Experience Days|
Suitable for Year 11 and 12 students, Griffith's Experience Days give students a feel for life at Griffith University and include campus tours as well as interactive sessions dedicated to different study areas. To attend, students must register via the link as places are limited. Students can race drones, build a trebuchet, deconstruct a film script, use a news camera and even play computer games developed by Griffith graduates.
|21 - 23 Sept||9am - 3pm|
|Airways Aviation's Pilot Training Workshop|
The Gold Coast Academy has three options available for their upcoming 2-hour workshops where potential pilots can learn more about aviation and how to gain their pilot licence.
|24 Aug, 22 Sept, or 24 Nov||5 - 7pm|
|Australian Institute of Architects Workshop|
This workshop is being held at Bond University and is open to all students in Years 10-12 who are interested in studying Architecture. Spend the morning following a design brief to build your own model and have your architecture questions answered by industry professionals.
|10 Oct||9:30am - 12:30pm|
|GC Trades College Try-A-Trade Experience|
Expressions of interest are now open for Years 9-11 students who would like to participate in the 'try-a-trade' program at Gold Coast Trades College. For four Wednesdays in Term 4, students will enjoy a hands-on trade experience, without using their VETiS funding.
|Term 4||8am - 2pm|
[view the links below for more about school-based traineeships available for Year 10 and 11 students]
NovaSkill is also offering SUBWAY School-Based Traineeships in the following suburbs:
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:
August 21 | From 4.30pm Virtual ADFA Open Day [Tune in on Facebook Live to ask a panel of experts ADFA questions – education, military training, life on campus, or more. The event will also run live streams related to several different areas of study]
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!