|TERM 1, 2022 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Friday, 21 January |
Year 12 only
Monday, 24 January |
Prep & NEW Primary students
Tuesday, 25 January |
ALL Years 1-7 & NEW Years 8-11
Thursday, 27 January |
ALL returning Years 8-11
|FIRST DAY Term 1|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up to date event information.
On Monday 18 October, King's 2021 graduates and their parents gathered for the Year 12 Graduation Dinner at the Gold Coast Convention Centre where they enjoyed a night of distinguished recognition, heartwarming memories and celebration of the cohort's collective success. During the event, King's Parents and Friends Committee presented our Year 12 Foundation Students (those who have been at King’s since Early Learning or Prep) with a special gift to commemorate their time at our College. Every Year 12 student also received their graduating folio, marking the end of their school journey at King’s. Each folio included a personal letter of reference from the school and two books, Craig Groeschel’s Dangerous Prayers, from our chaplaincy team, and Scott’s Pape’s Barefoot Investor from the College Board. Congratulations to our Class of 2021 - The Year of Courage - for reaching the end of your school journey.
We also wish to honour our award recipients whose consistent dedication earned them King's prestigious awards for 2021:
The following students achieved First in Subject awards as a result of their tenacious dedication to their studies:
High School Honours Assemblies occur twice a year and give honours badges to students who have achieved exceptional outcomes in their College pursuits. Our Honours Assemblies took place this week and presented our Years 7 - 11 students with their honours badges for Semester One 2021 achievements. These awards were given to students who have shown dedication and success in the areas of College Enhancement (Arts and Service), Sport and Academics. Over the three assemblies, hundreds of awards were given out at Teal, Bronze, Silver and Gold level, as determined by the College's Honours Criteria. This is a testament to the continued diligence of our students and we congratulate these recipients for honouring God with the various gifts and talents they have been given. Our Campus Principal, Mr Meyers, addressed the cohorts during their assemblies, with an inspirational message about leadership. 'Your talents will take you so far, but it is your character that will take you the rest of the way.' He said. 'At King's, our main focus is on developing Christian leadership characteristics in our students because we recognise that every person has leadership potential, and is a leader in some aspect of their life.' Mr Meyers focussed on four leadership qualities we all need to practise, including respect for those around us, compassion for others, excellence - doing our best in whatever we put our hand to, and integrity - being a trustworthy and reliable person.
One of our favourite weeks of the year in King's Primary began with a bang on Monday, 18 October, as bursts of brightly coloured powder were shot into the sky to start our fun Colour Run and launch our 2021 CREATIVE BY DESIGN week. Every year, CREATIVE BY DESIGN reminds our primary students of their God-given creativity and skills, as well as His incredibly complex and divine design in the world around us. Through an exciting schedule of Chapels, King's Has Talent Grand Finals, live music, events, incursions, science shows and classroom activities, our Prep - Year 6 students all enjoyed an interactive learning experience that developed them spiritually, emotionally and physically.
This year’s theme ‘BOLT - God Ideas’ focussed on seeking TRUTH by filling our minds with God’s ideas and not the world's, to create the best answers to issues facing this generation. Thank you to our incredible Chaplaincy team, led by Mr Malcolm, for organising such an unforgettable week for our students.Watch our CBD 2021 Highlights Video
Our Main library was transformed into an “Ideas Lab” for Creative by Design this year. All Year 5 and 6 classes were involved in sessions, using information literacy skills to discover clues using both digital and physical resources, and students were exposed to use “God’s Ideas” to change the world. Several Pre-prep to Year 4 classes also came for a mini session.KING'S HAS TALENT 2021 WINNERS
King’s talented cast of Upper Primary students lit up the auditorium stage for the Lion King Jr. over three sterling performances in Week 3. Telling the renowned and much-loved tale of Simba and his family and friends, our young performers transported audiences to the African Pride Lands as they brought their characters to life with such skill and enthusiasm.
|Rafiki - Imogen Reddrop
Mufasa - Jesse Tudor
Sarabi - Zalri Marais
Zazu - Caitlynn Verster
Scar - Milana Jurin
Simba - Micah Eddie
Young Simba - Rose Kozina
|Nala - Lana Thompson
Young Nala - Megan Wiehe
Timon - Abigail Croucamp
Pumbaa - Levi Hauch
Sarafina - Kaysha Howker
Shenzi - Sion Hong
Banzai - Levi Faulmann
Special thanks to Mrs Cross, Primary Musical Producer, for her leadership and tireless coordination, and to our entire production team for orchestrating such a large-scale production. Thanks to our families and performers whose dedication of time and energy produced a first-class musical for our community to enjoy!
The annual Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP) and the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) are hosted in the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University. The Honours Ensemble Program is an educational program for music students that helps extend and encourage their pursuit of musical excellence. Instrumental Music and Vocal teachers were asked to nominate their most outstanding students who meet the nomination criteria for this program.
King's AHEP Participant
For the second year in a row, Anson Kung [Year 8 student] was selected for AHEP, which is a remarkable achievement and identifies Anson as one of Australia's most outstanding young talents. Congratulations Anson!
King's SHEP Participants
Thirteen students from King's were selected to participate in SHEP 2021 after demonstrating their musical skill and outstanding commitment to learning their instrument. Congratulations to the following students on their selection:
The Instrumental Music Twilight Concert Series featured performances from students who are learning a musical instrument at King's. This term, the Instrumental Music department hosted three concert recitals to provide students with the opportunity to perform publicly to a small audience of peers, parents and friends. Opportunities to perform publicly, are an important way for young musicians to gain confidence and hone their skills before the next round of AMEB exams. These concerts were undertaken in instrument groups, which provided a nice balance and variety in the performances, including - Drums and Guitar | Woodwind Brass | Vocal. The students performed admirably and provided a lovely concert experience for their audience. Congratulations to all of our performers.
Instrumental Music Coordinator
[REESE SPENCE, PICTURED WITH SPG LAWYER, TONY O'CONNOR]
The annual Gold Coast Schools Legal Essay Competition is run in conjunction with Griffith University Law School and attracts entries from Legal Studies students across the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Senior students were invited to submit an essay dealing with a current national or international legal issue, and the 2021 entries were of an exceptional standard again this year. The competition's Awards Evening was held in mid-September and presented the successful awardees with their prizes in the presence of parents, Griffith University academic staff, and representatives from SPG Lawyers, who sponsored the event. King's Year 12 student, Reese Spence, demonstrated her outstanding Legal Studies acumen in an award-winning submission which earned her second place, $250 in prize money and a book voucher. Congratulations Reese!
King's impressive sporting success is continuing to see our College blaze a trail of exceptional sporting results across a range of disciplines, with our talented teams recording the following results recently:
Our High School APS teams had another sterling season of sport against our competitive group of eight Associated Private Schools across the Gold Coast. 39 of our High School teams played for Season 2 Premierships and all 39 teams won their grand final matches! These included:
[22 - 24 October | Coomera & Carrara Sports Stadiums]
Congratulations to our volleyball teams for working hard on the court to earn the following State-level placings:
[23 - 24 October | South Pine Sports Complex, Brisbane]
Well done to our Rugby 7s State teams who worked hard to earn the following State-level placings:
The Australian All Star Cheer Federation (AASCF) cheer competition was held at Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium recently. King's had four Cheer teams compete at this event and our Reedy Creek teams successfully took out the top place in the Primary divisions.
All athletes and families had a great time and are looking forward to their next competition - the Aussie Gold Internationals - this Saturday, where seven teams will represent King's from our younger divisions. Go King's Cheer!
The children of Noah's Ark were fortunate to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s iconic wildlife. This wild and fabulous incursion taught our youngest students about where certain species of animals are found, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and how we can help them to survive. Some of the incredible creatures we encountered included a saltwater crocodile, a possum, a lizard, and our favourite, the python.
This term, our Year 2 students ventured to Mudgeeraba Historical Village for an exciting excursion. The Village provided the perfect setting place to learn more about historical ways of life, complementing their Term 4 Geography and History unit about how technology has changed over time. The students explored the six main buildings around the Village, including:
From 4pm on Wednesday, 3 November, we will be hosting a family-friendly event for our community on the King's Reedy Creek Sports Fields as we celebrate the academic achievements of our students, and reflect on the highlights of 2021.
The Sports Fields will be buzzing with live student performances, food trucks and presentations airing on the big screen, so save the date and remember to bring your chairs, picnic rugs and glow sticks as you join us for our 2021 Celebration Night. Keep an eye on Compass News for any event updates. See you there!VIEW EVENT SCHEDULE... EVENT QUESTIONS? EMAIL US...
King's High School parents, does your son or daughter...
If so, we strongly encourage them to attend either Homework Lunch or After School Homework and Assignment Assistance.
High School students can receive extra homework or assignment assistance during any of the free support sessions held every lunch break from Monday - Thursday (see subject timetable below).
After School Homework Assistance
These sessions run every Monday - Thursday* from 3:15pm - 5pm with five tutors available during every after school session to assist students. These are run by either a Head of Department or King's high-achieving alumni, who are available to help with any questions. Students do not need to pre-register.
|Years 7 - 9 (Middle School)||Main Library|
|Years 10 - 12 (Senior School)||Maths Matrix classrooms|
*Please note that these sessions do not run in Week 8 of Term 4.
The Meet the Filmmakers event returns this year with a two-day virtual program jam-packed with the opportunity for students to hear from over 30 industry professionals and ask them any burning questions.
Dates: Wednesday, 15 - Thursday, 16 December
The program is now available on the Meet the Filmmakers website and online registrations will be opening soon. Students are encouraged to sign up on their website now, to receive updates and be the first to know when registrations are open.
Year 12 students - Apply by December 10, 2021, to receive an offer for January 2022.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!