|TERM 4, 2023 IMPORTANT DATES|
|3 October||FIRST DAY OF TERM 4|
|5 October||Year 12 Visual Art Show|
|6 October||Year 3 Camp Sleepover|
|10 October||Year 12 Final Assembly and Chapel|
|12 October||Year 12 Graduation Dinner|
|18 October||Netball Presentation Evening|
|19-20 October||Primary Musical - Peter Pan|
Always refer to the Compass Calendar for more events and the most up-to-date event information.
This year marked the 78th Annual CBCA Book Week in Australia and it was encouraging to see the love of literature reignited at King's once again. Hundreds of book characters came to life on Friday, 25 August, as our Primary School community enjoyed their book week dress-up day. From a comical Captain Underpants to a life-sized bible and the cast of Beauty and the Beast, our staff and students embodied a kaleidoscope of beloved book characters. It was exciting to see such a colourful display of creativity as students impersonated some of their favourite literary legends with impressive costumes, realistic props and clever acting skills. Thank you King’s parents, for putting so much time and effort into your child's wearable masterpieces!
King's libraries celebrated throughout the week with several competitions for primary and high school students. High Schoolers could match the 'shelfie' (book) to the high school teacher's selfie to win a $10 tuckshop voucher. All students also had the chance to enter the Book in a Jar competition or the new Get Caught Reading competition and our librarians were excited to receive the largest-ever response to these competitions, with some of our photos featured above. Congratulations to all of our winners:
|Get Caught Reading|
|Book in a Jar|
|Match the Shelfie with the Selfie|
King's organised a fun-filled Father's Day celebration for our Primary community and it was exciting to see so many dads join us at school on Thursday, 31 August. The campus was buzzing during the adrenalin-charged afternoon on our sports fields and in the Prep Centre, Year 5 precinct, and COLA. Our ‘super’ special guests actively engaged with their children in various activities, including ball games, chess, giant lawn games and mini golf. The celebration honoured our College dads for their unwavering support and positive influence in their children's lives – thank you all for your devotion to your children's growth and learning journey at King’s. Father's Day will be celebrated across Australia on Sunday, 3 September, and we hope that all of our King’s dads feel incredibly loved and valued on Father's Day as we focus on the important role of fatherhood.
"Our cohort were excited to arrive at school early on Monday, 21 August, ready to head off on our first camp away from school. After saying goodbye to our parents, we handed our bags to the bus drivers then got on the bus. It was a quick 10-minute trip to our Year 4 camp at Burleigh CYC. When we arrived, the instructors welcomed us, and then we were excited to find out our cabin groups so we could unpack our gear. After a yummy hamburger lunch, we broke into our activity groups and walked through Burleigh National Park to start our first activity rotation. We participated in the ‘Amazing Race' which included rounds of fun challenges with our friends. The second day started with an optional walk at 6am to see the beautiful sunrise at Burleigh Beach. Then we prepared for the day’s first activity which was boogie boarding. Our instructor taught us how to spot rips, about the dangers in the oceans and how to do some tricks on our boards, and it was amazing fun. Our third rotations began after lunch and we were involved in team-building activities that helped us get to know other students better. During chapel that night, we broke into boys' and girls' groups and talked about being an influential leader and how we can show good leadership every day. On the last day, we did our final activity rotation. For me, that was using the giant stand-up paddle boards that can hold 12-13 people. We were very excited to get into the creek with our boards, and after practising how to work as a team, we enjoyed races and relays. After a high-energy morning, we returned to camp and packed our bags for our bus trip back to school. Camp was a magnificent and amazing experience and we are thankful to our parents, the Burleigh CYC instructors and especially our incredible teachers for making this camp possible."
By Caitlin Andersen – Year 4 student
The Year 5 Camp at QCCC Tamborine was a remarkable journey that left an indelible mark on students and teachers alike. Amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of Mount Tambourine, the camp was a perfect blend of adventure, friendship and spiritual growth. Our picturesque campsite buzzed with excitement as students conquered their fears through exhilarating activities like the Giant Swing and Tree Climb. Chatter and cheer echoed through the air as new challenges were faced head-on, fostering resilience and self-confidence. However, the true essence of the camp lay in the moments of spiritual reflection and connection during evening devotion time. Nightly chapels became an opportunity for students to hear the life-changing word of God. King’s amazing chappies led the way with their insightful messages that emphasised finding identity in Christ, not the world. They reminded the group to embrace their unique God-given talents and individuality, fostering a deeper sense of self-worth and purpose.
Friendships grew stronger as the shared experiences brought students closer together, creating bonds that will endure beyond the campgrounds. Reflecting on the 2023 Year 5 Camp, our cohort agreed that it gave them so more than just an exciting adventure; it was a transformative experience that brought them closer to God and each other.
The King's Has Talent (KHT) competition has been running for over seven years and gives our primary students the chance to perform their unique talents to an audience of peers and teachers. Every year, our community has been amazed to see the variety and level of skill that students bring to the stage during King's Has Talent and 2023 was certainly no different! Ranging from dramatic speeches, instrumental performances, dance routines, singing and poetry recitals to basketball tricks and more, our student performers all stepped out of their comfort zones and developed greater confidence as they entertained audiences with their God-given skills. Our primary students enthusiastically practised their routines during break times during Term 3, then performed to their classes. From there, our semi-finalists performed during Weeks 7 and 8 of this term and the winners from this round will go into the Grand Finals during Creative By Design week. Well done to all of our KHT semi-finalists for bringing your best to the big stage!
|LOWER PRIMARY CATEGORY|
Wilder Van Rossum
|MIDDLE PRIMARY CATEGORY|
|Year 4 |
Kaylan Van Eeden
|UPPER PRIMARY CATEGORY|
Zariah King Edeborg
Every semester at King's, High School students are recognised and rewarded for their commitment to their studies and extracurricular pursuits during our formal Honours Assemblies. Our Honours categories include Academic, Cultural and School Enhancement (Performing Arts & Service) and Honours Badges are awarded at Teal, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, as determined by the College's Honours Criteria. Throughout Week 7 of Term 3, all of our year levels in High School celebrated these outstanding achievements during three Honours Assemblies, and we welcomed many King's family members and friends to witness the presentations of these awards. We believe that God has given us all a unique combination of gifts and talents and the ability to work hard to succeed in our chosen endeavours. These events were evidence of this and celebrated the culmination of our student's efforts. Congratulations students on your continued pursuit of excellence!
These awards were from students' successful endeavours in Semester 1, 2023.Year 7 & 8 Honours Awards Year 9 & 10 Honours Awards Year 11 & 12 Honours Awards
The Year 9s were fortunate to have two camp options this year – to either embark on their (postponed) Sydney-Canberra snow trip or take the warmer option on the Sunshine Coast. Both groups made the most of their memorable camp experiences in Week 6 of Term 3.
We had waited three long years to venture to Sydney, Canberra, Jindabyne and ultimately Thredbo with our cohort to experience the snow together and visit significant cultural sites. Flying into Sydney and then driving to Canberra, we were all excited for the tour of our nation's capital, followed by the chance to try skiing. After a very early morning start, we arrived in Canberra in the afternoon and went straight to the first activity of our camp. Depending on which bus group, that was either a bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin, playing putt-putt golf, or a visit to the National Zoo and Aquarium. The following morning, we visited Parliament House, where we had a guided tour through the House of Representatives, Senate and the Great Hall. We then continued on to another of the Canberra activities before hitting the road for the drive to Jindabyne.
The following two days were the real highlight of the camp - skiing at Thredbo! Despite being at different ability levels, with some who had not seen snow before, we all had an unforgettable experience. The beginner students had lots of support in their lessons to master the basics of skiing while the more experienced skiers had the opportunity to challenge themselves on more difficult terrain. After amazing days, the nighttime devotions took us on a different journey as the teachers delivered impactful lessons. We explored the topic of letting go of small worries and trusting God with all areas of our lives. On behalf of the Year 9 students who attended this camp, I want to thank the teachers and staff who prepared for and accompanied us on this memorable trip. A special mention to Mr Sutherland for his never-ending enthusiasm and amazing work to make this camp happen.
– Written by Emilia Wruck, Year 9 Student
While many Year 9 students packed their winter coats and gloves for Canberra, a small cohort of students had the incredible opportunity to go to Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast. From conquering towering rock walls to channelling their inner race car drivers at the Go Karting track, our students proved they were up for any challenge that came their way. The excitement reached new heights—literally—when they took on the High Ropes and Zip Lining course at the iconic Big Pineapple.
However, this camp was more than just trying new activities; it was a chance for personal and spiritual growth, as students immersed themselves in our nightly devotions and were able to connect with God and grow deeper in their faith. This is always the heartbeat and goal of our camps and once again God met our students in a powerful way. A big thank you to the chaplaincy team for providing this space and opportunity for our students and to the staff who accompanied the students.
The Australian History Competition is an educational event encouraging students to explore and deepen their understanding of Australia's rich history. Students from Years 7 – 10 participated in this competition by answering engaging multiple-choice questions that covered different aspects of the country's past, fostering critical thinking and historical awareness. It's a fun and enlightening way for young minds to connect with Australia's history and culture and King’s student did exceptionally well in this year’s competition, achieving the following results:
• Year 7 - Matthew Cai, Reuben Dharmawan, Luka Hart, Flynn Hooker, Jai Papworth, Luiza Rissen McCarthy, Hudson Ritchie
• Year 8 - Tyler Braun, Tristan Cook, Ashton Dablar, Allegra Lewis, Zelri Marais, Julia Tezel, Willow Van and Archer Vanroon
• Year 9 - Olive Lucas, Ethan Maguire, Zoe Mitchell, Ethan Swanepoel, Thomas Swanepoel, and Abby Yang
• Year 7 - Michelle Huang, Jacob Keelan, Eloise Morichovitis, Frederick Na, Lane Sentance, Katrina Vellilappillil
• Year 8 - Elias Giovas, Shanuka Silva, Rayden Tiong and Micah Young
• Year 9 - Lachlan Lambert, Sancia Stephen, Jamie Liddell, Emilia Wruck, Aidan Metcalfe, Noor Ngangambi, and Ava Sanson
• Year 8 - Thomas Beakley, WooJoon Ki and Noah Page
• Year 9 - Milli Beakley, Jedidiah Johnstone and Alessia Ulpiano
For the second time in the three years King's has participated, our College had a State Champion awardee. Congratulations to our Year 9 student Alessia Ulpiano!
(Our Year 7-8 students received their awards on 31 August and the Year 9-10 will receive theirs next week).
King's had four athletes travel to Canberra to compete in the National School Sport Cross-Country Championships on Saturday, 27 August. Congratulations to our students on these incredible results:
The National School Sport Diving Championships were held last Friday in Sydney and King's talented diver, Coco Jackson, won bronze in the 3m Individual Springboard. Well done Coco!
The National School Swimming Championships have also been held in Sydney over the past week, and King's had several students compete in this prestigious competition. We will be collating their results for the next newsletter.
On Friday, 4 August, 24 of our Year 7 and 8 students competed against 13 other schools at the Gold Coast Drama Festival. It was the first time in King's history that our Junior Ensemble received the Best Overall Play Award, the Runners Up Award and the Best Devised Play Award and we are so proud of our performers’ hard work and perfect execution. Congratulations!
Our Intermediate Ensemble also competed at the Festival, where they performed their play ‘Then, Now, Next’ from The Trilogy Projects. Their evocative performance explored the connections between Gen X and Gen Z and their incredible performances landed them the titles of Best Devised Play and Runner's Up in the overall category. Well done students!
Our Senior Ensemble was also rewarded for their performance at the Drama Festival with their reimagined story of Theseus and Ariadne, entitled ‘LEGACY.’ They also wowed the judges and collected the Best Devised Play award in their section. Amazing work students!
King's Sport Department is excited to announce our inaugural Rugby Information Night on Monday, 4 September from 6 - 7pm in the auditorium. This night will provide information about King's Rugby program and will share more about the exciting direction for King's Rugby in 2024.
Key topics will include:
Please see the flyer for all other information. This is a public event and we welcome anyone from the community who would like to find out more about King's Rugby program.
King's is excited to invite our college community to the opening night of our Year 12 Visual Art Exhibition on Thursday, 5 October, at 6pm, in The Hub. The exciting showcase will present a captivating display from our talented Year 12 students' recent art submissions. Their visually exciting pieces will present a fusion of physical and digital creations as our young artists redefine artistic boundaries.
Food and beverages will also be served at this event.
King's Creative Arts Department is pleased to invite our High School students and their families to the second annual 'Focus' Film Showcase and Awards Evening. This special event will spotlight some of the incredible works that our senior Film, Television and New Media students have created this year.
Please join us on Monday, 11 September, at 6pm in the FLS classroom for this special celebration evening.View the Awards Night Flyer
The P&F are pleased to invite our King's community to a night of glamour and connection at the Gatsby-inspired 2023 P&F Ball. More information via the flyer and button below:MORE INFO | PURCHASE TICKETS
King's Outside School Hours Care (KOSHC) are now taking Vacation Care bookings for the upcoming September school holidays. KOSHC runs and exciting Vacation Care program from their centre, located near King's Church auditorium and they have another great program coming up, including excursions to the movies, Inflatable World and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and exciting themed centre days! See the full program via the button below:
|Vacation Care||Friday, 15 September - Friday, 29 September
KOSHC is closed from December 24 - January 3, 2023
|Opening Hours||6.30am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday|
|Age range||Prep - Year 6 students (and above)
Friday, 15 Sept - Edible Science +$20
Monday, 25 Sept - Gecko Sport +$20
Friday, 29 Sept - Riddle Me This! +$10
|Bookings||Complete the Booking Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
King's is currently hosting the Queensland Government's Mobile Dental Van near the Sports Centre until 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...
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
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.
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