|TERM 3 2022 IMPORTANT DATES|
|10 August||P - 2 Athletics Carnival|
|7 - 11 August||Year 9 Cairns Camp|
|15 - 19 August||P - 6 Science Week|
|22 - 24 August||Year 4 Camp|
|22 - 24 August||Year 5 Camp|
|22 - 26 August
|P - 6 Book Week
Primary Book Week Dress Up Day
|26 August||Gold Coast Show Day Public Holiday|
|29 Aug - 1 Sept||Year 6 Cairns Camp|
|1 September||Prep - Year 5 Father's Day Celebration|
|2 September||Student Free (verification) Day|
|5 September||Noah's Ark Father's Day evening|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up to date event information.
One week on and we are still reminiscing about the spectacular success of OLIVER - our 2022 High School production. Thank you to our incredibly talented cast, dedicated directors, tireless crew and supportive families who all contributed to this wonderful show. Our Director of Performing Arts, Chris Harm, shared more about the journey of this show from concept to completion....
"It is hard to believe that it's been a week since the curtain closed on our school production of ‘Oliver,’ and even harder to believe it’s been a year since our creative team began exploring this story for the stage. In all honesty, this was one of the most challenging processes I have ever undertaken for a stage show of any sort, with the need to often spontaneously and courageously act, react and protect those involved from so many uncontrollable contexts, like floods, infections and other competing commitments. However, our trust and faith in the need for this show to be staged never wavered - and our strength came from faith in God and in each other to do what was needed to the absolute best of our ability. I have seen staff and students sacrifice so much, and as a result, they have learned and grown and connected and flourished in ways that could not have been anticipated at the start of this journey.
Words cannot adequately capture the gratitude and pride I feel for those I worked with, from so many sectors of our college - staff, students, family and friends. I must make a special mention of our creative team, who lived and breathed this show for months, as well as maintaining their working lives on top of this co-curricular load:
We acknowledge and thank all those involved, who are listed in the Musical Program below:
And now we move on, with a gap in our lives (and hearts) for a short while as we readjust our weekly schedules. As for next year, we will start exploring some options in a few weeks, and as soon as we have got some ideas, we’ll surely put the word out. Until then, enjoy the precious musical memories and wonderful show tunes that have filled our lives up until this point… We certainly consider ourselves very blessed to have this experience on which we can look back and smile. And we couldn’t ask for more!"
Mrs Chris Harm
Director of Performing Arts
Our Prep - Year 2 students were visibly excited for their first King's sports carnival this year - the 2022 Fun Run. Dressed in their vibrant House colours, our eager young athletes warmed up for their races before running their way around the mini cross country track and fun obstacle course. They crossed the finish line with determined faces and it was great to see an enthusiastic display of supportive spirit from their Housemates and passionate parents, who cheered them on from the sidelines. Our brave little Noah's Ark pre-prep students joined the festivities toward the end of the morning for their first taste of a King's Sports Carnival. They smiled all the way down their short but sweet course, being led along by our Year 6 leaders. Our Carnival concluded with the annual Fun Run Staff and Parents' Race and it was great to see so many fit and eager participants! Congratulations to our Prep - Year 2 community for making this such a memorable Carnival!
The collective efforts of our speedy Tyndale students saw the great green House collect 251 points to be named the House Champions for this event, followed by Finney on 179 points, Rayleigh on 151 and Newton on 111. Well done Tyndale House!
Congratulations to our 2022 Fun Run Winners
1 | Caitlin McCauley
2 | Georgia Lazaro
3 | Hannah Towndrow
1 | Aiden Zalogin
2 | Alexander Smith
3 | Bajo Kohring
|YEAR 1 GIRLS
1 | Azalea Pirotta
2 | Evie Edmunds
3 | Anastasic Inglis
|YEAR 1 BOYS
1 | Maddox Chavarria
2 | Jaxon Durack
3 | Emilie de Bruin
|YEAR 2 GIRLS
1 | Isabel Shambrook
2 | Lily Buxton
3 | Amia Savvides
|YEAR 2 BOYS
1 | Phoenix Harrigan
2 | Owen Mansell
3 | Elijah-David Boynton
Term 2 finished in fantastic fashion with a denim-themed free dress day for our Live to Give festivities in Primary. But denim was not the only thing on show, as our Year 4 students displayed their amazing arcade creations as part of the mission-based fundraiser.
Live to Give is our biggest missions event for Prep - Year 4 students and it was exciting to watch the COLA come alive for a morning of carnival-style fun. It was especially heartwarming to see our Year 4s patiently serving their younger peers as they interacted with their arcade games throughout the morning. There were 24 additional activity stations on offer with something fun for everyone, including two inflatable obstacle courses, dance sessions, arts and craft, lego construction, oversized board games, 10-pin bowling and much more! Students participated in the activities to collect tokens which they added to the jar of their chosen charity, providing a meaningful connection to the organisations we partner with. Thank you to our primary school community for supporting another important initiative that goes beyond the borders of our College campus, to impact those who need it most.
On Tuesday of Week 1, our Year 3 students got a glimpse of their new topic for Term 3 entitled 'Earth - Third planet from the sun.' The exciting introduction involved using King's drone to look at the earth from a bird's eye view. And for added fun, the students worked together to apply distance perspective and spell out the word EARTH on the Oval, which the drone photographed so they could see their efforts afterwards. The classes also talked about the different views of Earth from space, from a hot air balloon, from a plane and from a rocket. The fun outdoor activity certainly sparked the earthling's interest in learning about God's amazing creation this term.
Late last term, our Year 4 students enjoyed moulding paper mache sculptures for their art lessons. Our Primary Art Teacher, Mrs Wendjk, planned an exciting project for the cohort that helped reinforce King's focus on having a 'growth mindset' - which is about being learners who use challenges and failures to grow and develop their abilities. Our students were tasked with shaping a head from paper mache and personalising it with paint, before filling their sculpture with soil and a seedling that would grow out as 'hair'. The students seemed particularly pleased with their Growth Mindset planters and loved showing them to their younger peers who came to look at the works of art.
It was a great day to be indoors and even better for our Year 5 students who were treated to an interactive incursion with a visit from the Street Science team in the auditorium.
In 2020, our Year 6 students were promised that their postponed Syndey-Canberra camp would one day go ahead so that they could enjoy a trip to the capital city and the snow with their peers. Two years and three failed attempts later (and with COVID travel restrictions now easing), this dream finally became a reality for the cohort, who are now in Year 8! With two days in Canberra and then two on the slopes of Thredbo, there was so much to see and do.
The inter-campus group of students included 52 from Reedy Creek and 27 from Pimpama and was a great opportunity for our students to make new friends, as they shared the experience together. Ten teachers accompanied the group - with eight from Pimpama and two from Reedy Creek. Danielle from Educatours also joined the tour, and was a source of constant reassurance, vital information and timely reminders. Everyone enjoyed the snow, with a number of students quickly showing their coordination and skills, mastering the skis and showing the rest of us how it's done. A few people still have some more practice to get in before trying the slopes again, with Miss Soper taking the award for most spills. Overall it was a wonderful trip, with the vast majority of students showing our southern friends just how respectful, curious and courageous our young people can be. Most of all, each night saw multiple students giving their lives to Jesus, as our chaplaincy team delivered moving messages of hope, love and kindness to eager minds and hearts.
Deputy Head of Secondary (Culture) | Pimpama Campus
Pimpama student, Kate Duckworth, shared about her experiences:
Japanese Cultural Day was held in the last week of Term 2 and King's Year 8 students from Reedy Creek and Pimpama campuses had the privilege of participating in a range of entertaining Japanese-themed activities. The program included a Japanese tea ceremony, Origami Club, traditional plays and Japanese Calligraphy. The day concluded with a Taiko performance (Japanese drumming) and a Karate demonstration in the church auditorium. It was great to see the students embrace this special cultural event and engage in the activities with such curiosity and enthusiasm.
Coordinator of Japanese
Throughout Term 2, some of our senior students chose alternative electives during Friday afternoon sport. One of the electives was called 'World Outside your Window' and gave students the opportunity to go beyond the school campus to help in our local community. The servant-hearted students showed their love for those in need by partnering with King's Care where they worked hard to organise and sort food and supplies for those less fortunate. They also helped with gardening and other tasks around the centre.
The Year 3 - 6 Athletics Carnival was held at the Gold Coast Performance Centre in Runaway Bay in the last week of Term 2 and all of our students gave their very best to create an exciting and supportive Carnival atmosphere. Well done to our high-achieving athletes who superseded some of their personal best records and historic King's records, and to our Age Champions who showed all-around ability throughout the competition.
The House competition was very fierce again in this year's Carnival. Congratulations to our 2022 House Champions from Tyndale who were victorious after showing a strong combination of House Spirit and athletic strength throughout the Carnival.
|8 Years Girls||Alexa Olsen||Isla Donovan||Manayah Nansen|
|8 Years Boys||Christian de Bruin||Kaylan Van Eeden||Amos Reddrop|
|9 Years Girls||Meggie De Chhimba||Kirra Calderoni||Rose Hart|
|9 Years Boys||Nate Mpala||Cohen Alloway||Luca Thompson|
|10 Years Girls||Makyra Melo||Abby Coetzee||Stella Snowden|
|10 Years Boys||Asher Whitaker||Archer Donovan||Isaac Schwarz|
|11 Years Girls||Sahara Vanroon||Indiana Maloney||Rachel Sparapano|
|11 Years Boys||Nayan Jaglan||Adam Abra||Hudson Ross|
|12+ Years Girls||Charlize De Chhimba||Sophie Jones||Tierrah Omerod|
|12+ Years Boys||Cody Coetzee||Levi Payne||Zac Bikneris|
Our students continue to amaze us by surpassing previously held records. Congratulations to our 2022 Athletics Carnival record breakers:
Perfect weather conditions set the scene for a great day around the track and across the field for our 2022 High School Athletics Carnival at Griffith University. The exciting event finished Term 2 in style, with students showing some funky fashions from the sidelines, and athletic skill and dedication on the course. Congratulations to our 2022 Carnival winners for working hard to achieve top results, exceed personal bests and set new College records. Thank you to our High School community for collectively creating a supportive and fun atmosphere throughout the two-day event.
House rivalry was strong throughout this year's High School Athletics Carnival but our students from TYNDALE proved too tough to beat and reigned victorious after an exceptional display of House Spirit and athletic strength throughout the competition. GO TYNDALE!
Congratulations to our Age Champions who successfully recorded the highest point scores in their respective age groups:
|12 Years Girls||Anna Igari||Lana Thompson||Elena Wang|
|12 Years Boys||Samuel Butler||Simon Grove||Jackson Vernon|
|13 Years Girls||Alyssa McDonald||Chelsea Capps||Charlotte Lawry|
|13 Years Boys||Conor Rivallo-Griffin||Manny Paelay||Shanuka Silva|
|14 Years Girls||Ashlee Ruwhiu||Mikayla Sammut||Abby Cullen|
|14 Years Boys||Seth Kennedy||Justin Hong||Louis Razon|
|15 Years Girls||Kyah Anderson||Aasha Elliot||Klynique Ratima|
|15 Years Boys||Oliver Evans-Bucklow||Xavyer O'Neill||Tavi Loughland|
|16 Years Girls||Bailee-Anne Tawake||Kayla Cawdron||Isabella MacDonald|
|16 Years Boys||Charlie Miller||Brandon Crawford||Jay Sammut|
|17+ Years Girls||Sayla Donnelley||Jessica Webb||Mia Jordan|
|17+ Years Boys||Joshua Salisbury||Fernando Nash||Oliver James|
Our students continue to amaze us by surpassing previously held records. Congratulations to our 2022 Athletics Carnival record breakers:
Year 9 student, Anson Kung, was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP) for the third consecutive year. Each year, the best student musicians from across Queensland submit their video auditions in the hope of being chosen for the Australian Honours Ensemble Program and orchestra, which is held at the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University in Brisbane. This is an incredible achievement for Anson, who has worked tirelessly to become an accomplished violinist. Congratulations on your continued success and we wish you an incredible experience at AHEP from 26 September - 1 October!
Anson also sat his AMEB AMusA exam, an Associate Diploma of Performance, on Violin. For his preparation, Anson performed a concert of his pieces and delighted the audience with his exceptional performance. Anson played four pieces from the AMEB AMusA syllabus:
King’s students have been very successful this year in gaining selection to various State Honours Ensemble Programs (SHEP), which are run throughout the academic school year. SHEP is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their performance skills in a supportive, yet challenging environment, and make new friends from schools across southeast Queensland. Over the July school holidays, King's had 16 students selected to attend the SHEP Middle School event at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University where they enjoyed over six days of rehearsals and performances. Congratulations to all of the students who attended these concerts - we are very proud of your dedication and hard work.
Michelle Huang shared about her SHEP experience:
The new Noah's Ark playground project has been a long time in the making and on the first day of Term 3, our Early Learning community were very excited to officially open the brand new play space. Noah's Ark educators collaborated extensively over the past 12 months to design the perfect playground that would meet the different needs and interests of our youngest learners. They marvelled to see their ideas come to life in the amazing new playground that was unveiled on Tuesday, 12 July 2022, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and a 'Welcome to Country.'
King's Golf Day was a big hit with the 110 players who enjoyed a wonderful start to the winter school holidays at The Club at Parkwood. Our King's golfers enjoyed exclusive use of the perfectly manicured course on Monday, 20 June, and began the event with bacon and egg rolls for breakfast, before the day's briefing. After that, players were in their golf buggies and off to enjoy 18 holes of golf in the Ambrose format.The competition was high among many of the King's staff, with certain teachers keen to tame our Pimpama Campus Principal, Mr Rob Verreynne, and his sons, who love their game of golf. There were also an array of great prizes up for grabs for the top teams, including $2,500 worth of JB Hifi vouchers and prizes, Drummond Golf vouchers and Bunnings vouchers.
The title for the best-dressed team was won by 'Who's Your Caddy?' (Kylie Fitzgerald, Allegra and Carter Hayden and Shonel Alloway) who stole the show in their fluorescent-coloured tracksuits and 1980's wigs.
The winning team overall (with 58 points) was the SAFAUS team of Daniel Oostendorp, Wesley Stoltz, Raffaele Sparapano and Craig Smith, who each won a $200 JB Hifi voucher, Box of Calloway golf balls, King's umbrella and a mini bragging trophy.
Second place went to Bank of Queensland Nerang Mall on 59 points, with one of their team members, Taffy, also taking out the longest drive on the 18th hole. Third place was Team Banditos on 60 points followed in Fourth place by the best-dressed team, Who's Your Caddy. The Nearest-the-Pin winners were Brent Millar on hole 16, Wesley Stoltz on hole 13 and Reedy Creek Year 5 student, Oliver Zhang on hole 7 with a hit of 167m. The mini-golf prize went to the Hannon family and the main lucky door prize - a double air fryer - went to Year 2 Teacher, Mr Grahame Anderson (just in time for his wife's birthday).
Well done to all our players and winners. We look forward to seeing you at the event in 2023. Until then, happy golfing!
Melinda Tankard-Reist is a well-known speaker, author and advisor on issues relating to helping our young people navigate a sexualised world. She will share more about how we help our children resist harmful messages from media and pop culture, and aspire to have respectful relationships. Drawing from current global literature on the subject, as well as the experiences of working with young people themselves, Melinda will explore with us how the proliferation of sexualised images and messages contributes to a distorted view of bodies, relationships and sexuality in young people, hampering their healthy physical emotional and social development.
How can we address this toxic culture and raise happy, healthy, resilient young people who value their dignity and self-worth; who aspire to relationships based on respect and authentic connection?
Melinda will provide practical tips and resources to help us achieve this. Daniel will also contribute to the parent's session on his work with young men especially.
Wednesday, 3 August | 7pm - 8.30pm | King's Reedy Creek Auditorium
Please register for this free event via the button below:REGISTER HERE
King's Primary look forward to welcoming our beloved grandparents to school on Friday, 5 August, for Grandparents' Day where we invite them to spend time in our primary classrooms, followed by a complimentary morning tea at our King's Table café (just for our grandparents), accompanied by performances from our Primary Choirs.
Please share this invitation with grandparents and register their attendance via the button below or using the QR Code by next Friday, 29 July, to help us coordinate catering and shuttle buses for this special event.
CAR PARKING AT REEDY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
We will have additional car parking available at Reedy Creek Baptist Church (Gemvale Road), with ushers onsite to direct our grandparents. A shuttle bus will transfer grandparents from Reedy Creek Baptist Church to King's (return) throughout the morning, commencing at 8.30am and running every 10-15 minutes. We will also have many Primary student leaders welcoming our guests and helping them find their grandchild's class.
We look forward to a celebration of our King's Grandparents on Friday, 5 August!REGISTER FOR GRANDPARENTS' DAY
Semester Two is an exciting time for our Year 9 students as they begin preparing for their senior years of schooling. As we move into this phase of the year, it is important for our Year 9 students and their families to investigate subjects of interest and discuss senior subject options and future pathways.
This will be a live, interactive online webinar where parents and students will be able to watch the presentation by senior King's staff, then ask questions via the chat feature and have them answered by our Teaching and Learning team. We strongly encourage students and their parents to attend and engage in the session.GET ZOOM LINK IN COMPASS POST
King's Church invites our King's community to attend a free Alpha Course at King's Church. The Alpha course is an evangelistic course that introduces attendees to the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is a great opportunity to explore the meaning of life together as a group. The Church are also offering the Alpha Marriage Course for couples who are engaged, just married or have been married for years and would like to invest in their marriage.
Where: King's Church Reedy Creek Campus
When: Starting Wednesday, 20 July 2022 (running weekly for the term)
6pm - 8pm (dinner included) childminding available
Register online here
VIEW 2022 UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS TIMELINE
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.
YEAR 12 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Thursday, 28 July, 5.30pm | Southern Cross Gold Coast Campus
Southern Cross University is hosting an information night for parents to answer any questions you have about your child starting university next year. They will cover the application process, QTAC, scholarships, university costs, accommodation, and more. Canapes and refreshments included.
ON-CAMPUS OPEN DAY
Saturday, 30 July | 11am - 3pm
Throughout Bond's Open Day, guests will enjoy abundant opportunities to get to know more about the university, hear keynote presentations, take a campus tour, have one-on-one chats with experts, and much more.
UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSION
Monday, 25 July | 6pm - 8pm
If you are interested in learning more about the wide range of roles available in the Navy, Army and Air Force, register for this upcoming information session and speak with current serving members to see which Australian Defence Force career is best suited to you. This will be held at their Brisbane Defence Office.
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!