CREATIVE BY DESIGN (CbD) first launched at our College in 2006 and has become one of our favourite weeks of the year in King's Primary. Our 2022 event was themed 'God the Maker' and it started on Monday, 12 September, with a captivating Laser Show. This mini 'conference' is a unique time in the school calendar where our students pause from their normal timetable to enjoy activities that are centred around creativity and design. CbD gives the time and space to reflect on the magnitude of God's divine design in creating humankind and the natural world we live in. The program provides students with an outlet for their God-given gifts and talents and this year's exciting schedule included lively Chapels, King's Has Talent finals, silent discos, a workshop with chalk artist Anthony Pieters, art masterclasses, guest Author/ Illustrator Nikki Rogers, BrickBuilders (Lego) challenges, a Colour Run, and more!
Our Primary community all enjoyed growing their creative capacity and their relationship with God throughout our 2022 CbD week. Thank you to our Chaplaincy team, led by Mr Malcolm, and our Primary Coordinators, for organising such an unforgettable week for our students!
"The God of Israel is no idol! He is the Creator of everything that exists, including Israel, his own special possession. The LORD of Heaven’s Armies is his name!"
- Jeremiah 10:16
2022 Colour Run
CbD ended with a bang on Thursday, 15 September, as pops of brightly-coloured powder burst into the sky for our Colour Run fun. With bright smiles on their faces and even brighter colours on their CbD shirts, our primary students crossed the finish line of the Colour Run track with many memories of a fantastic week.
CBD Art Competition
Once again this year, King's Art Department ran a competition for CBD week with the theme 'God the Maker' and the purpose of encouraging students to practise their artistic skills in any medium of their choice. There were many impressive entries, making it a tough decision for this year's judges.
Congratulations to our 2022 Primary Art Competition winners:
One of the highlights of our Creative By Design week was the finals of King’s Has Talent, which were held on the last day of Term 3. The performers displayed an outstanding level of skill, dedication, confidence, and commitment. Their God-given talents were on full display for our school community, and their peers cheered loudly and proudly during each of our auditions, semi-finals and finals. Congratulations to all of our finalists, who received a certificate and voucher to enjoy over the upcoming holidays.
In Week 8 of Term 3, the Year 6 classes headed to Cairns for our four-day school camp. It was an amazing adventure and a great way to celebrate our last year of primary school! Our cohort were split into four buses, each one going to a different place to explore.
Throughout the week, we were privileged to experience the beautiful scenery from the Kuranda Scenic Railway and during the trip we visited Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and learned all about crocodiles, as well as cassowaries, kangaroos and koalas. We took a boat ride around a crocodile lagoon while learning many astounding facts about their life. We even got the unique chance to see a crocodile get fed! Next up, we visited Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome where we all attempted a giant high ropes course and passed through a series of obstacles suspended high in the air. There we met another crocodile named 'Goliath' - he was a humongous 4.5-metre reptile - that was the highlight of the trip for many students. Despite some windy weather, we travelled to Green Island to visit the reef and wildlife. We started out by trekking through Green Island and learned about the Aboriginals who originally lived there, then snorkelled with the fish and other creatures that lived within the colourful reef and seagrass. Lastly, we visited Rainforestation and Kuranda. Rainforestation consists of many native kinds of plants that are only seen at Cairns. It is also a place filled with antediluvian and precious Indigenous culture. The Didgeridoo was an inspiring instrument with rich history and we learned that it was able to imitate any sound that was produced in the native environment. The amazing scenery throughout our trip definitely gave us all a greater appreciation of our diverse Australian habitat.
Devotions were definitely emotional and life-changing. On the first night, we made three knots on a piece of string. Each knot represented one accomplishment, achievement or major event. In our small groups, we shared our three accomplishing stories and were able to make new friends as we got to know each other better. The second night, we each wrote on a piece of paper about something that was holding us back, and then we dissolved it in a liquid. We decided that we are no longer going to look back on our limitations or doubts but instead we are going to move on. The third night was spiritual and dramatic. The generous and phenomenal teachers and chaplains spent time praying and finding the right verses or words that represent each of us, and these messages really encouraged every one of us to continue growing into all that God has called us to be. The Year 6 camp was a spectacular experience for all of us!
By Bella, Michelle and Hunter (Year 6 students)
Primary Honours Assembly | Term 3, 2022
13 September 2022
On Friday, 9 September, our Primary students, staff and special guests filled King's Auditorium for our Term 3 Primary Honours Assembly. This special occasion presented students with their Honours awards for an array of achievements in extra-curricular endeavours including chess, choir, futsal, skipping, Touch Football, Flute Ensemble and our Creative by Design Art Competition. It was heartwarming to have so many awardee parents able to attend the event. We congratulate all of our Honours Award recipients on your special achievements!
Year 3's First Taste of Camp
13 September 2022
Our Year 3's first school camp experience - their highly-anticipated sleepout - had to be cancelled due to prior rain that saturated King's fields last Friday. The last-minute cancellation was upsetting for everyone involved, but our students showed a great display of resilience as they quickly turned their disappointment into excitement and made the best of the experience. The planned activities still went ahead, and the cohort enjoyed a fun evening at school with their friends, parents and teachers. They were treated to a yummy afternoon tea, enjoyed a Chapel service, played mini golf and basketball, had Subway for dinner, enjoyed searching for clues in the scavenger hunt, found "moon rocks" in the Cola, and finally lit up the Auditorium with some glow sticks while getting ready to watch a movie. Thank you to our Year 3 parents for being ready and willing to camp out on the oval. We hope you still enjoyed our memorable 'camp' experience with the bonus of getting a good night's sleep in your own bed!
World of Maths - Year 1 Incursion
13 September 2022
Last Thursday, 8 September, our Year 1 students enjoyed an engaging incursion provided by the World of Maths. The organisation supplies large and colourful mathematics activities that are designed to make learning fun through real-life examples. The hands-on activities reinforce early maths concepts and encourage students to apply problem-solving skills as they follow instructions and work with their peers to complete the puzzles. The incursion took place in the iZone and it was great to see every student having a go and growing in confidence as they moved around the exciting activities.
High School's Term 3 Highlights
15 September 2022
Term 3 - Always Action-Packed
It is hard to believe that 10 weeks have passed by so quickly. Term 3 has included camps, incursions, excursions and lots of engaging activities and it has ended in a flurry of assessments and exams. Teachers and students have had fun and have made many positive gains in the classroom. Reports will be released in the first week of the school holidays. Please spend some time sitting with your child and looking at the report and having positive conversations about how their results and feedback can be used to set goals for next term.
Term 3 Highlights Have Included
YEAR 7 - Maths Competition - Elevate Education - Study Skills Kick Start
- Esports Competition
- Year 7 Science hosted Pre Prep students for a practical demonstration
YEAR 8 - Maths Competition - Elevate Education - Junior Time Management - Esports Competition - Japanese Cultural Day - Year 9 2023 Subject Selection
- Cairns Tour - Live Event - Year 10 2023 Subject Selection - English Performance - Romeo and Juliet - BizDay - Esports Competition - YES Entrepreneurs Conference - ‘The Sunshine Club’ musical performed by Queensland Theatre at QPAC - 9E English boys re-enacting Tybalt and Mercutio's duel from Romeo and Juliet
YEAR 10 - Senior Pathways Meetings - Science Competition - Drama Excursion - Southport Court Excursion - Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition - National History Competition - Performance of ‘Terrain’ by Bangarra Dance Theatre - ‘The Sunshine Club’ musical performed by Queensland Theatre at QPAC
YEAR 11 - Personality and behavioural strengths test - Science Competition - Legal Studies - Brisbane Supreme Court Excursion - Business - Excursion to Brisbane Airport and Port of Brisbane - Accounting - Excursion to PWC and Mazars Accounting - Girls’ Camp - Noosa - Boys’ Camp - Alexandra Headland - Modern History - After School Webinar - Chemistry - Titration Competition - Performance of ‘Terrain’ by Bangarra Dance Theatre - ‘The Sunshine Club’ musical performed by Queensland -Theatre at QPAC - End of Year 11 (Unit 2) course
- Year 12 Formal - Science Competition - Maths Pizza Party - Performance of ‘Terrain’ by Bangarra Dance Theatre - ‘The Sunshine Club’ musical performed by Queensland Theatre at QPAC - Elevate Education - Ace Your Exams - Finished Year 12 (Unit 4) courses - Trial Exams - Year 12 Retreat Day at Royal Pines Resort
Year 12 - Finishing their King's Journey
Year 12 students completed their Trial Exams and have received constructive feedback from their teachers to prepare them for the official examination period early in Term 4. During the holiday period, the Year 12s are encouraged to continue studying and preparing for their External Assessments. This may involve completing past QCAA papers, drafting essays, practising writing techniques, creating notes, and actively reading topic summaries with a highlighter or pen. If students require any study advice, please encourage them to speak with their teachers. Please continue to pray for our Year 12 students as they prepare for their external examinations and final school celebration events.
From the Teaching and Learning Team in High School, we wish all families a safe and enjoyable holiday. We look forward to an exciting and engaging Term 4!
On Tuesday, 6 September, our Year 10 Honours recipients were acknowledged for their Semester One 2022 academic success. Our specialassembly presented our high-achieving students with their Honours badges in the presence of family and friends. Thank you parents for attending this event and congratulations students!
King's Students Artwork Selected for 2022 Energies Exhibition
15 September 2022
Kings are very proud to have two of our Year 12 Visual Art students’ work currently on display at HOTA as part of their Energies 2022 exhibition. Energies is an exhibition of some of the best work from Year 12 Visual Art students across the Gold Coast. Sam Reid and Vickey Zhu are talented King's Visual Art students who have created dynamic and conceptually-rich artworks. Both students were honoured to have their art selected for this exciting exhibition. Sam’s piece is a digital artwork that uses multiple exposure techniques, while Vickey’s is a series of plastic clay figures. Congratulations students! You can view their works at HOTA until 23 October.
We are very pleased to announce that King's annual Year 12 Art Show is back this year. It will be open for public viewing on Tuesday, 11 October, from 5.30pm - 7pm in The Hub. We invite our King's community to come along to support our students and have an up-close look at their work. Your support of our art students is always greatly appreciated! If you’re on Instagram, please follow the Art Department @kingscollegeart.
Noah's Ark Father's Night
8 September 2022
On Monday, 5 September, we welcomed our wonderful Noah’s Ark dads to the Centre to celebrate Father’s Day. It was exciting to have a such a great turnout of dads join us for the evening, where they enjoyed BBQ burgers and the chance to have fun with their children in Noah’s playground. We loved blessing our dads with some special goodies and seeing how much the children adored having their guests with them in Noah's Ark. Children were able to complete some fun activities with their dads, which included putt-putt, playdough play, paper aeroplane making, shaving dad’s face and children drawing their dad. The yard was buzzing with excitement and it was a great opportunity for all our Noah’s Ark dads to connect with one another. We hope all of our families felt loved and celebrated!
Noah's Ark Sports Morning
8 September 2022
Our Noah's Ark students had a wonderful time participating in their Sports Morning at King's on Thursday, 8 September. The fun event gave our Pre Preps the chance to embrace their House spirit as they enjoyed some non-competitive sporting events, ahead of their Sports Carnivals as Prep students in 2023. They showed some very impressive gross motor and coordination skills which they have been developing throughout the year with events like wheely-bin relays and egg and spoon races. It was exciting to see so many parents attend as supporters, and also participants in our parent relays.
Instrumental Music Showcases 2022
15 September 2022
Our High School Instrumental Music students and singers took centre stage on the evening of Wednesday, 7 September, where they wowed an audience of parents and friends with their outstanding performances. Similarly, our Primary Instrumental Music students and vocalists performed during Creative By Design Week, entertaining their special guests on the night of September 14.
Primary Instrumental Music Showcase
These special occasions gave our hardworking musicians the opportunity to share their talents on a public platform and it was such a privilege for their parents and tutors to see them shine on stage. It was exciting to hear a variety of instruments being played, from strings, to brass and percussion. The audience also enjoyed the beautiful harmony of our junior and senior choirs, to round off a wonderful celebration of King's Performing Arts programs. Well done students on demonstrating such a high level of musicianship!
High School Instrumental Music Showcase
King's Successful Season of School Soccer
15 September 2022
King's Soccer teams have been competing throughout the year in the ISSA (Independent Schools Soccer Association) Cup. Our teams first competed in the initial round in April this year, in a pool against other top teams in the region. King's teams competed in their pool against Emmanuel, Somerset, AB Paterson and All Saints, and then went through the knockout stages, successfully making it through the quarter-finals, semi-finals and all the way to the recent Grand Final tournament. King's ISSA U14 Girls team had lost against Somerset in the initial round but played against them again in the Grand Final where they successfully won 3-1, taking out the Champions title for the second consecutive year! The Uhlsport (UHL) Cup represents the senior division of the ISSA Cup and King's Boys' UHL Cup team and ISSA U14 Boys remained undefeated heading into the Grand Final where they both lost in very close matches against Ipswich Grammar School. Our UHL Cup team endured a nail-biting Final game, with nil-all on the scoreboard at full time, only losing 3-4 on the penalty shootout. Congratulations to our ISSA teams on another successful season of soccer!
Mission Trips Teach Selfless Service
14 September 2022
On Wednesday, 14 September, we farewelled three groups of senior students and staff on Mission Trips to Chinchilla, Saint George and Rockhampton. These 85 compassionate young people are travelling by bus to spend part of their school holidays serving in remote Queensland communities. As a cornerstone of our College and one of King's core Foundational Values, we champion our students to serve others in practical and life-changing ways. Thank you to our amazing staff who are also pausing their holiday plans to make these opportunities possible. We pray they have an incredible five days away and look forward to hearing about their experience.
King's Promotes 'R U OK?' Message
8 September 2022
Last week at King’s, we brightened our campuses with yellow and black balloons, to raise awareness for ‘R U OK?’ Day on Thursday, 8 September. This annual campaign emphasises the importance of being intuitive to the mental health of those around us so we can support friends who may be struggling. Throughout the week, we reinforced this message with some special events and giveaways.
Students were taught to break the stigma of mental health by supporting their peers and being reminded that there are no qualifications for asking ‘R U (really) OK?’ - just a willingness to listen and find a trusted adult for help. At Pimpama, guest speakers included recovery coach, Jess Dyson from Redefined Coaching, Amanda Giblin from Livin, and Ps Matt Treagus from King's Church. At Reedy Creek, our Life Team served pancakes before school and our Primary students received R U OK? stickers. Our Wellbeing staff and Chaplains were out and about before school and during break times through the week, making themselves available for conversations and connection.
The message of 'R U OK?' affirms that we can all play our part to care for one another each and every day. Is someone you know struggling? Ask them ‘R U OK?’ and spark a conversation today that could change a life. Visit ruok.org.au for more information and helpful resources.
Class of 2002 - 20 Year Reunion
13 September 2022
It was amazing to welcome 21 Alumni from the Class of 2002 to our 20-year reunion gathering. Some past students are still Gold Coast residents who see each other regularly, while others travelled in for the day from Brisbane and surrounding suburbs. We even had one alumnus travel from Melbourne to catch up with their long-time friends.
King's staff, Mr Glenn Maleham and Mr Ian Roberson, led a tour of the school, starting from KTTC. One of the attending alumni who is now a carpenter commented that he wished KTTC was offered when he was a student. Our alumni who had not seen the campus since they graduated in 2002 were fascinated by the changes, including the new Year 4 building, The Hub, Math Matrix and the English Block. There was also great excitement at seeing the expansive Sports Centre and Gymnasium, which was just a dirt patch when they were at King's. The group spent extra time milling over the names on the honours boards that adorn the walls of the Sports Centre. There was laughter and reminiscence at seeing the back ovals which brought up vivid memories of clearing the grounds to help turn them into playing fields. A handful of the group members are now parents of current King's students and while they may be familiar with the College today, they still enjoyed the walk down 'memory lane.'
Once the tour was over, King's had organised a lunch at Trace Cafe in Mudgeeraba for the group and it was great to have many attend the informal function to relax and catch up.
Before & After School Activities Open for TERM 4
13 September 2022
Our Term 4 before and after school activity schedules are now available on Compass. We offer a broad range of activities across Noah's Ark (within school hours), primary school and high school, with options including:
Brick Builders (lego design)
dance: jazz, hip hop, ballet, acro, and more
These lists are all found in Compass under Primary/High School > Before and After School > Activities.The Activities button lists all options alphabetically, alternatively, the Daily Schedule button lists the different options available each weekday. For all sporting options, click Activities > Sport.
Most activities recommence in Week 1 of Term 4 and some have limited places, so we encourage families to register for these as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.
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:
Be a Queensland resident or attend a Queensland school
Be eligible for Medicare and meets at least one of the following 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 300 850
King's Church invites our King's community to attend a free Alpha Courseat 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
Latest News from Careers
23 November 2022
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.
ADF | Women in Defence Information Session Monday, 28 November 2022, 7pm - 9pm | Online
If you are considering a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force, work alongside like-minded, supportive, proud-serving women, tune in for a virtual information session to speak with current serving women in Defence to learn more.
AIE | Online Campus Day Saturday, 3 December 2022, 1pm | Online
Discover the courses designed to get started in game development, 3D animation, film and visual effects at the AIE Online Campus Day. AIE will be running this event for students interested in studying online. They will be able to meet teachers, explore how classes are run, course options, career pathways and see their amazing student work.
QSFT | EDIT IT! – Introduction to Editing Workshop Saturday, 3 December 2022, 9am - 1pm | Queensland School of Film & Television
This Introduction to Editing Workshop is ideal for those who have an interest in editing and would like to gain foundation knowledge in video editing. Trained by an industry professional, this four-hour workshop is designed for anyone who wants to be a video editor.
Camp America | Online Information Session Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 7pm - 8.30pm
If you are interested in working as a Camp Counsellor in 2023 with Camp America this information session will provide tips and tricks to make your dreams a reality and make your application stand out. Camp America offers an immersive cultural exchange that will challenge and reward you while making lifelong friends and experiencing the very best of the USA.
Beginning 12 December, 2022, the New York Film Academy offers camps designed for youths and teens from 13 - 17 years. They offer a hands-on, creative and fun learning experience as students create original works and learn from world-class experts from the film industry.
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!