|TERM 3 2022 IMPORTANT DATES|
|3 October||Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|4 October||FIRST DAY OF TERM 4|
|11 October||Year 12 Art Public Exhibition|
|11 October||Year 12 Final Assembly|
|13 October||Year 12 Final Chapel and Tree Plant|
|13 October||Years 7-12 Festival Lunch
for King's Care Christmas Hampers
|25 October||Years 10-11 Honours Assembly|
|27 October||KTTC's 10-Year Celebration|
|4 November||Prep - Year 6 King's Care|
|7 November||Prep - Year 6 End of Year|
|8 November||Years 7 - 11 End of Year|
|9 - 10 November||Noah's Ark Wriggly Nativity 'Musical'|
|15 November||Sports Awards Evening|
|17 November||Year 12 Graduation Dinner|
|18 November||Year 12 Farewell Tunnel|
|25 November||LAST DAY OF TERM 4|
Primary Free Dress Day
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up to date event information.
Congratulations to our 2023 COLLEGE CAPTAINS who have just been appointed to these important leadership roles within our King's community:
COLLEGE CAPTAINS | Seo-Woo Choi and Caleb Choga
VICE-CAPTAINS | Rebecca Webb and Toby Marais
CULTURE CAPTAINS | Phoebe Alder and Josiah Connell
These remarkable Year 11 students have shown outstanding leadership capabilities throughout their time at King’s, which led to their successful selection. Our 2023 Captains will commence these positions from Term 4 this year and we look forward to supporting them as they embark on their exciting new roles.
Special thanks to our current captaincy team who continue to work hard as they serve our community with integrity and humility.
Hundreds of book characters came to life at King's on Thursday, 25 August, as our Primary community enjoyed their Book Character dress-up day for CBCA Book Week 2022, themed 'Dreaming with eyes open.' It was exciting to see such a colourful display of creativity as students impersonated some of their favourite literary legends with impressive costumes, life-like props and even some dramatic acting skills. Thanks to our King’s parents for raising the bar once again and putting so much time and effort into these wearable works of art! Book Character day was full of fun and included a tunnel parade for all of Primary and a special visit from King's parent and self-published author, Jacqueline Pozo, who has recently written the children's book 'Honey, have you seen my keys?'
As the 77th Annual Book Week in Australia, it was encouraging to see such a 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.
Our Noah's Ark children also joined in the Book Week spirit and loved the chance to dress up on Tuesday and Thursday, and also enjoyed visits with special guests from across our King's community who came to the classes and read books for various storytime opportunities.
It was such a treat for our Primary students and their dads to spend time together at King's during the school day as they enjoyed our Father's Day celebrations. This special event had been missing from the calendar for the last few years due to COVID, so the excitement across our College community was even greater this year. On Thursday, 1 September, our sports fields, COLA, Prep Centre and Year 5 precinct was buzzing with fun as our College dads enjoyed many ball games, chess, giant board games, mini golf and classroom activities with their children. Thank you to our King's dads for always championing your children and being such amazing role models. We appreciate all you do and loved being able to celebrate you. Enjoy your Father's Day!
Year 5 Camp at QCCC Tamborine was an incredible experience packed with God encounters, facing fears, delicious food and strengthening friendships. Students engaged in a range of activities including the Giant Swing, Tree Climb, Circus Skills, creating bonfires, archery, and more. Our nightly chapels provided time for students to encounter God through worship and messages delivered by our incredible chappies, Jaz and Miguel. They spoke about the importance of having our identity in Christ and embracing our God-given talents and individuality.
On Monday, 22 August, the excited Year 4 students set off for our camp at the Christian Youth Camp (CYC) in Burleigh. On a cold and sunny winter morning, all of us waved goodbye to our parents and boarded the bus. After a short trip, we arrived at CYC and sat down to learn about our temporary home away from home. For the next couple of days we participated in fun activities and enjoyed delicious food such as bacon and eggs and pancakes. Some of the activities were giant SUPS (stand-up paddle boards), bodyboarding, initiative games and the amazing race. Initiative games were team sports where we had to work together with our team to meet a goal. The amazing race involved beach games like building a sand castle as big as the smallest person in our group. Every group had a plan about what we were going to do. Mine was to try everything, learn something new and encourage others.
Each night we would do devotions and praise and worship. The first night, Solomon spoke about us trusting others and learning to trust God. The second night, Ashlee preached about unity and how we all belong to God’s family. As the teachers prayed for us and the lights went out, we knew that each day would be even better. Our fun and games went on for the three days, and included lots of walking. Year 4 camp was the thing we had been waiting for all year and it was the best! We made so many happy memories! Thank you CYC and our teachers for making it fun and exciting.
Madison Lazzaro - 4RC
Biz Day has been a favourite annual tradition at King's that gives Year 9 Business students the chance to put their enterprise skills to the test. After a two-year break due to food service restrictions, Biz Day made an exciting return this year. On Tuesday, 23 August, our budding entrepreneurs buzzed around the oval setting up their 'shop' fronts, installing their 'kitchens' or activity zones, and displaying their marketing materials. Following weeks of careful planning and collaborating on their Biz Day project, the High School Oval and Tennis Courts became a marketplace during break times where our Year 9 'business owners' served their happy customers.
Delicious aromas, colourful branding and noisy spruikers enticed the crowds and helped our Year 9 students generate revenue in their stalls. From churros, to frappes, fairy floss, sweet pizzas, bubble tea, cookies, and more, our younger students enjoyed sampling all the quality produce on offer. Other groups preferred to sell an experience and some of the most popular were 'soak the teacher' and 'spin to win' games. Back in the classroom, students are now completing their financial statements, allocating 10 percent of their profits to charity and splitting the remaining profits among their group members.
Well done students - it was wonderful to see our future business leaders in the making!
The National School Swimming Championships were held last week at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. Seven of King's talented elite swimmers qualified for this event as members of the South Coast National Team. Over the past few months, these students had successfully competed in the South Coast Regional Trials and the Queensland School Championships, to then qualify for the highest level of swimming at the national schools' event.
Term 3 welcomed back Mr Cooke and his return ignited the hearts of our chess students and their passion for the game. On Tuesday, 16 August, 81 King’s primary students competed in the Gold Coast Hinterland Interschool Chess Championships at Clover Hill State School. Players were placed into their allocated divisions, based on skill level with A - D grades. 210 students participated from 15 schools across the region. The day featured some very fierce and intense clashes in A grade where Bryan Yang (Year 6), the current U12 Queensland Chess Champion, exerted his dominance with an unstoppable 7/7 performance on Board 1 for the duration of the day, leading his team to victory. Darren Lin (Year 6) also displayed true class with an impressive 6.5/7 taking out 2nd place overall and Jayden Smith performed well above his QJ rating at 920! Securing a stellar 3rd place overall. In the teams, it was a clean sweep in A Grade - King’s Team 1 placed 1st, King’s Team 2 placed 2nd and King’s Team 3 placed 3rd, King’s Team 4 placed 4th and King’s Team 6 placed 5th. King’s students certainly proved why the College has such a strong reputation for chess on the Gold Coast.
Merits - Players scoring 4.5/7 or more - Kian Iliuk, Zach Corser, Harley Miao, Cohen Alloway, Jamie Wang, Levi Al.
Individual - 1st Place: Caleb Ong, 3rd Jacob Crooks
Merits - Tavita Alaga 4.5/7, Alexa Jacobs 4.5/7, Alexander Smith 4.5/7, Archer Telfar 4.5/7
It was an amazing performance to have King’s teams 1, 2 and 3 finish in 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. A huge thank you to Mr Jennings and Mrs Tually for accompanying Mr Cooke on the day and Mr Davis and Mrs Payne for their continued support.
Congratulations to our King's High School chess students on being the only school to qualify two teams into the Queensland State Chess Teams Championships from the Gold Coast. King’s Team 1 comprised of Micah Young, Jordan Chan, Edwin Choi and Tristan Smith who placed 2nd, while King’s Team 2, including Cooper Whitaker, Woojoon Ki, Kotaro Inukai and William Mehta, placed 4th. Only the top four teams qualify for the State titles, which will be held from Saturday 8 - Sunday 9, October, at Gregory Terrace. The other qualifying teams were Somerset and TSS, both featuring 1 team each. Best Board 4 Champion of the tournament was Tristan Smith with 6 out of 7. Merits awards for players scoring 4.5 points or more Micah Young, Tristan Smith, Edwin Choi, Woojoon Ki, Kotaro Inukai in the premier division, Daniel Lim and Mitchell Evetts in the A division.
Congratulations to our 20 King's students on an impressive performance. We look forward to seeing our chess students in the Gold Coast Individual Age Championships in Term 4, on Monday, 24 October, at Emmanuel College.
Register for Upcoming Chess Competitions5 Day Holiday Camp (RC) | 19 - 23 Sept 3 Day Holiday Camp (PMA) | 26 - 28 Sept QLD Rapids Chess Challenge Pizza Nights
This year, King's launched Media Arts as a subject for the first time and it has gained great popularity and success so far. We now have four elective classes in Year 9. The subject is also offered as a part of the Years 7 - 8 rotation classes which run for a term and introduce students to various future elective subjects. Josiah in Year 8, created this animation work using his Ipad and a program called Procreate. It is an example of one of the experimental tasks that students complete before they make a more involved animation as part of their folio. Please follow the High School Art Department on Instagram @kingscollegeart to view Josiah's animation and the other great work from our students.View Josiah's Animation on Instagram
King's is currently hosting the Queensland Government's Mobile Dental Van near the Sports Centre until Tuesday, 4 October 2022. 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
- be listed as a dependent on, or hold a valid Centrelink concession card
BOOK YOUR CHILD'S FREE APPOINTMENT BY PHONING 1300 300 850Find out More...
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
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 are encouraged to source their own traineeship employer if there is nothing on the list that appeals to them.CURRENT TRAINEESHIPS
What happens next when you leave school?
The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) can help you find your next. Find our more about jobs and training, VET choices and other school leavers' resources.
Scan the QR Code to sign up for the Connected to Jobs & Training school leavers service. Enter your personal email (not your school email).
Griffith University is excited to offer Year 11 students the opportunity to take part in GRIFFITH ENGINEERING Program commencing in late 2022. High school students who complete the program can:
How to Apply
Interested students must apply online. Applications close Friday, 30 September 2022.
Auto Ready is a five-day, accredited, introductory course for high school students aged 15 – 18 and designed to introduce young people to the fundamentals of a career in the automotive industry, the course offers hands-on learning of a range of automotive skills.
Army Careers Virtual Information Session
Gold Coast: Army Reserve Careers Information Session
ADFA Careers Virtual Information Session
Gap Year Careers Virtual Information Session
Coolangatta: Defence Careers Information Session
Defence Careers Virtual Information Session
Gold Coast: Leadership and Management Careers Information Session
Gold Coast: Pilot & Aviation Careers Information Session
Students in Years 10 and 11 can apply for external study options to enhance their career options. Students need to ensure they have good time management skills to cope with the workload.
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!