|TERM 2 2022 IMPORTANT DATES|
|10 - 22 May||NAPLAN Testing Window|
|16 - 18 May||Year 12 Camp|
|Thursday, 19 May||Noah's Ark Photos|
|Friday, 20 May||Prep - Year 6 School Photos|
|Wednesday, 1 June||P - 2 Athletics Carnival|
|13 - 14 June||Years 3 - 6 Athletics Carnival|
|15 - 16 June||Years 7 - 12 Athletics Carnival|
|Thursday, 16 June||Years 3 - 4 Live to Give Day
Last Day of Term 2
|Saturday, 4 June||Scholarship Exam & Principal's Tour|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up to date event information.
Our College held a commemorative Anzac ceremony on Friday, 22 April, ahead of Anzac Day this year. The solemn service encouraged King's students and staff to reflect on the great legacy we have received by the incredible sacrifice of the courageous men and women who gave their lives in battle for our freedom. During the Call to Commemoration, we reiterated that Anzac Day is not for celebrating war but for remembering its awfulness and devastation, as we continue to pursue peace and oppose war. We were honoured to have Retired Army Serviceman, Mr Doug McDonald, as our guest speaker this year. Mr McDonald served actively in the Australian Army for 37 years as part of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps and is currently serving as the Protocol Officer at the Mudgeeraba-Robina RSL.
Mr Russell Meyers, our Campus Principal, read the honour roll and acknowledged our King's alumni and all of the Australian men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces. As flowers and wreaths were laid at the base of the flagpole by our student leaders, our talented Concert Band played Abide with Me. College Captain, Sebastian Field, read the Ode to the Fallen and Tristan Smith perfectly played The Last Post, before a minute's silence was taken. Cayden Carrick raised our national flag, before the Australian and New Zealand national anthems were sung, ably led by our talented student vocalists. Mr Oosthuizen concluded the services by urging our community to live out the Anzac values of courage, self-sacrifice, perseverance and mateship - the character traits reflected in our King's Foundational Values.
We will remember them. Lest we forget.
King's Cross Country Carnival set it's own record this year for the number of times the event had to be postponed due to rain and flooding, and it was certainly a case of 'third time lucky!' In Week 2 of Term 2, our students from Years 3 - 12 converged on Pizzy Park to enjoy the venue's picturesque running track. Primary students persevered through a morning of showery weather and continued to give their best in each race. High School attended later in the day and enjoyed sunny conditions and a great afternoon of racing. Once again, our community gave an amazing display of House spirit throughout the day, as all students cheered on their peers and collected House points for their participation. It was also great to have so many King's parents attend and to hear their passionate encouragement, as they spurred our runners along the final 100 metres of track.
Well done to all of our Cross Country Age Champions, Record breakers, and to our athletes who have now qualified for King's APS Cross Country team! Congratulations to our House champions TYNDALE who took won both Carnivals this year!PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE CHAMPIONS 2022
Primary House Winner | Tyndale
High School House Winner | Tyndale
While many of us were enjoying hot cross buns and chocolate eggs over the Easter break, a number of our talented sportsmen and women were savouring their sweet success in the sporting arena. Our elite rugby, football and volleyball teams competed in some of the top regional and national school tournaments of their kind, and their hard work and natural abilities shone through, to achieve exceptional results.
The Australian Beach Volleyball Schools’ Cup (ABVSC) is delivered by Volleyball Australia and invites high-performing volleyball teams from schools across Australia and internationally to the Gold Coast for a three-day competition. King's had three teams attend this prestigious competition and our Year 9/10 Boys 4s placed First overall to be crowned Australian champions! Our Year 8 Boys 4s also had a very successful tournament, placing Second overall, while our Open Boys Pairs worked hard and finished in 8th position. Congratulations to our teams, and special mention to Byron Tolhurst who was named the Tournament's MVP!
The Ballymore Cup is a historical key part of Queensland Rugby, involving school teams from traditional and non-traditional rugby schools across the State. In 2022, a record number of players participated, with 38 teams battling it out in the Under 13s, 15s and 18s divisions, over three action-packed days. King's sent three teams to this tournament and our Under 13s were undefeated to place First overall, scoring 48-0 in the Grand Final and winning their division. Congratulations Judah Marsden who was named MVP of the Tournament. Our Under 15s and First XV teams also had a sterling tournament, both placing Third overall. Jat White and Miracle Tangata (from our First XV team) were named in the U18 QLD Merit Team, following the tournament. Go King's!
Every year, TSS hosts a Football Tournament for local GPS Schools and other Grammar schools from Melbourne and Sydney. King's had two teams compete this year and our Under 18 team did exceptionally well to place Second overall against some very strong competition, while our Under 13s placed Third and finished a successful tournament for King's. Well done!
Thank you to our dedicated King's coaches, parents and support crews who gave their time and energy throughout the Easter holiday break to prepare, encourage and transport our players for these important tournaments.
The Prep classes were so excited to visit Sea World on Tuesday, as part of their Living Things Science unit. As they dodged the rain, students explored a variety of marine animals in their habitats, including penguins, jellyfish, seals, turtles and Mishka, the polar bear, who was a definite favourite for many! They explored life beneath the ocean’s surface in the world’s largest man-made lagoon system for sharks at Shark Bay, watching Black Tip and White Tip sharks glide by, as well as majestic manta rays and lots of fish. Another highlight was the Dolphin Show, where the Prep students asked thoughtful questions and listened intently, while seeing some dolphins up close. This wonderful day out was definitely an engaging and memorable experience for all students.
A big thank you to our amazing parent volunteers who accompanied us on our excursion. These special outings would not be possible without your generous support!
We were honoured to host renowned speaker, author and television personality, Dr Justin Coulson, as a guest presenter at King's on the first day of Term 2. Dr Coulson held some engaging sessions with our Years 5 - 10 students throughout the day on a range of age-specific topics, based on his thorough research and experience in coaching young people and parents. Dr Coulson hosted a live session with our parent community from across all three King's campuses, and it was exciting to have a good turnout of parents and to see everyone engaging with questions and discussion throughout the evening. In his session, Dr Coulson shared some strategies to reduce perfectionistic tendencies in our children - and in ourselves - and offered some effective ways to encourage children to take risks, make mistakes, and become more resilient and adaptive in the face of academic, social, physical, and psychological challenges.
We recorded the session for those who were unable to make it and we encourage parents to watch this valuable presentation (available online until 21 May 2022):
The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (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. NAPLAN testing will take place in Weeks 4 and 5 this term. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be participating in tests for reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation), and numeracy.
At King’s we expect and encourage all students to participate in NAPLAN testing, and we are pleased with our established tradition of high levels of participation. During the testing window, catch-up tests will be offered for students who are absent on test days. Adjustments can be arranged for students with disabilities, particularly if the student regularly accesses similar support for school assessment tasks. Students may also be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer. This is a matter of consideration by parents and carers in consultation with the school and requires a signed withdrawal form to be completed as soon as possible.
If you wish to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN, please email:
Primary School NAPLAN testing will take place in Weeks 4 and 5 of Term 2, between 10 and 22 May.
Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to register your intention to apply for withdrawal or adjusted conditions. If you wish to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN, please email: Years 7 and 9 - Mrs Karley Lonsdale: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School NAPLAN testing will take place between 8.30am - 10.30am on the following dates:
For more information about NAPLAN testing in Queensland, please click on the links below:
VIEW 2022 UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS TIMELINE BOND UNI EVENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS
The Gold Coast Careers Festival is one of the largest careers events in Queensland and is the perfect chance for students to discover the many career pathways and opportunities available to them. Attendees can access information from leading education and training providers and employers in the region and will have the chance to listen to tertiary student panels and inspirational talks. The event is open from 9am - 3pm, Thursday 5 May - Saturday 7 May, and allows parents to attend with their children to explore options together. FIND OUT MORE...
There are a number of traineeships available and these vacancies are listed on King's Careers site. These change on a weekly basis as new positions become available. Students who cannot find anything that appeals to them will need to source their own employer.
FILM SCHOOL: GAMES DESIGN EXPERIENCE WEEK
27 June – 1 July 2022 | Griffith University
Griffith Film School Experience Week is tailored to Year 11 and 12 students considering study in games design. During the week-long program, participants will learn theoretical and practical skills from our industry-connected teaching team. Registrations now open for games design experience week. Cost: $295
TERTIARY PREPARATION WORKSHOP
27 June – 1 July 2022 | Queensland Conservatorium
Griffith's Tertiary Preparation Workshop (TPW) is for students applying for entry to a university music degree and can help prepare them for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process. Cost: $495
Defence Force Information Sessions are held at the Defence Recruiting Centre at 14 Edgewater Court, Robina. Click the event name to find out more, or register:
Registrations for the University Clinical Aptitude test ANZ (UCAT) will open on 1 March 2022 and close on 17 May 2022. Testing dates will be held in various locations between 1 July and 12 August 2022. FIND OUT MORE...
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!