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|TERM 1 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Thurs, 22 February||Middle School Honours|
|Sat, 24 February||Pre Prep / Prep Open Morning
9:00am - 10:30am
|Wed, 28 February||Scholarships Exam and Principal's Tour
6:00pm - 7:00pm
|Fri, 2 March
||Family Movie Night: Trolls
5:30pm - 8:30pm | Screen starts 6.30pm
|Fri, 16 March
||Pupil Free Day|
|Tues, 20 March||Year 3 - Year 12 Cross Country
|Wed, 21 March||Primary School Student Learning Conferences|
|Trade Training Centre Information Evening
6:30pm - 8:30pm
|Thurs, 22 March||Prep - Year 2 Fun Run|
|Tues, 27 March||Easter Arts|
|Wed, 28 March||Easter Arts|
|Thurs, 29 March||Last day of Term 1|
The death and resurrection of Jesus, celebrated at Easter, is one of two occasions in the year that the whole of King's College join together. Staff and students from our Pimpama, Reedy Creek and Trade Training campuses gathered as one to reflect on the Easter story and give thanks for the price He paid for our eternal life. King's College wishes all of our school communities a happy and safe Easter holiday!
Well, here we find ourselves at the end of a mammoth term in the Performing Arts… You may very well have been wondering why you haven’t heard much from us - the honest truth is that we’ve had an extraordinarily hectic start to 2017!
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve done (so far!)...
As well as all those student-focussed events, our staff have been rather busy with their professional development, to ensure that they’re staying up to date with the latest pedagogy and curriculum practices. So far this term, staff have attended workshops, seminars and conferences in the following areas: Dance Curriculum with Queensland Ballet, Kodaly Music pedagogy, Drama curriculum and pedagogy at the State Drama Conference, choral vocal technique with esteemed vocal group, The Idea of North, as well as the many ‘outside’ associations and ensembles that our instrumental staff belong to and perform with on a weekly basis around south-east Queensland.
And finally, we farewelled Mrs Celia Dallas, as she heads off for maternity leave for the remainder of the year, and have welcomed Miss Jacqui O’Donnell to replace her in the Dance and Drama areas of High School.
All in all, it has been a stupendous (and chaotic!) start to Term 1; I constantly feel blessed to work with such a driven and committed staff as those we have here at King’s. Their dedication to and passion in their arts discipline and the students with whom they work every day are inspirational to all in their vicinity.
I hope you all have a blessed and restful Easter, and return to join us for the next stage of our Performing Arts adventure!
Mrs Chris Harm, Director of Performing Arts
What began as a tentative letter following a National Drama Education conference last year, has become one of the most exciting ventures the Performing Arts department here at King’s has ever undertaken.
Having been aware of the work of Dead Puppet Society for a number of years, Mrs Christine Harm approached the artistic directors, Nicholas Paine and David Morton via email last October to see if they might be interested in an industry collaboration, staging the classic work of CS Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Her premise was that, with Aslan being such an iconic character, it would be extremely difficult for a student to adequately portray him on stage, but the physical presence of a over-sized puppet would possibly be a far better option, to represent the power and majesty in his persona.
And so began a partnership between the King’s Performing Arts Department, King’s IDT Department and Dead Puppet Society, spanning across the Pacific Ocean, as Nick and David commenced a performance season at the Lincoln Centre in New York City. Many emails back and forth, plus the inimitable presence of their Australian Associate Director, Helen Stephens who has worked almost on a weekly basis with our students, has meant that we are very near to realising the extraordinary dream of being the first school in Australia to build such a puppet, using our staff and students throughout the process as an invaluable curricular and co-curricular experience.
Rehearsals have been ‘interesting’, to say the least, as our cast learn to negotiate the space with a 3 metre wooden puppet, manipulated by three puppet operators at a time. It was thought best to have two puppet ‘teams’ to allow more students an opportunity to be a part of the process, as well as allow them rest time between sessions. Who knew that operating a huge puppet could be so physically and mentally taxing? Well, we do now!
The cast and crew are now one month (four weeks) out from Opening Night, where all the hard work, testing work-out sessions and hours of experimentation are bound to pay off. The production will open at King’s Church Auditorium on Thursday April 27, playing for three nights, as well as a matinee on Saturday. However, as with all school productions, the bonds of friendship and camaraderie forged in the hundreds of hours of rehearsal, along with the many memories of all the hilarity and struggles that have gone on, will last much longer than those three days...
(below) The Aslan puppet team and IDT staff work at refining the puppet’s structure before full rehearsals begin with it.
(below) Building the ⅓ scale model of Aslan, prior to tackling the ‘Big Aslan’ puppet.
2017 has been an exciting time for our swimmers in the pool. We have seen many School Records broken, our highest number of Regional qualifiers and personal bests (PBs) beaten on a regular basis.
Over the past week, our elite swimmers have been taking part in the State Swimming Championships. This year the carnival was held at Sleeman Aquatic Centre. Students were competing for a chance to take part in the Pacific School Games later this year in December.
King’s had 15 students who qualified for State. This large number is a credit to our dedicated club swimmers who have shown commitment and a desire to succeed in their chosen sport. Swimming is one of the most demanding sports, requiring many hours watching that black line on the bottom of the pool. I would like to thank all of our swimmers for being great role models for our school and the next generation of young fish coming through.
A special mention to Megan Bogatie who was named the female South Coast Captain and Lenny Beech who received the 10-year male swimmer of the meet and won a total of four Gold and three Silver. Our team results were very impressive! King’s swimmers broke four State Records and finished with 10 GOLD, nine Silver and seven Bronze medals.
Thank you to the parents and students who email me their results through. Our swimmers now have a nervous wait to see who has been selected for the National Championships later this year. Once again congratulations to everyone who competed and to all of the parents for your support.
|Charlie Beech||200m IM||9th|
|Freestyle Relay||1st - RECORD|
|Harry Besst||50m Freestyle||27th|
|Jaxon Brimble||50m Breaststroke||8th|
|Jacinta Desmond||200m IM||3rd|
|IM Relay||1st - RECORD|
|Jamie Doran||200m IM||6th|
|Sebastine Du Preez||50m Breaststroke||8th|
|Millie Entwistle||50m Backstroke||2nd|
|Mia Hyland||200m IM||5th|
|Yasmin Madigan||200m IM||8th|
|Harrison Stewart||200m IM||6th|
|Elijah Winnington||100m Freestyle||1st|
|200m Freestyle||1st - RECORD|
|400m Freestyle||1st - RECORD|
In preparation for our rescheduled Year 4-12 Cross Country, King's are offering two holiday cross country training sessions per week over the upcoming school holidays. The Cross Country event will now be held on Wednesday, 19 April.
Students will have the opportunity at these sessions to time-trial over the actual course at Schuster's Park.
Details of the sessions are as follows:
Tuesday April 4: Schusters Park (8:00 - 9:00am)
Thursday April 6: Burleigh Heads Beach (8:00 - 9:00am) Meet at bottom of grass hill adjacent to Nook Coffee.
Tuesday April 11: Schusters Park (8:00 - 9:00am)
Thursday April 13: Burleigh Heads Beach (8:00 - 9:30am) Meet at bottom of grass hill adjacent to Nook Coffee - Free BBQ Pancakes Breakfast following session
Total Football Academy (TFA) are pleased to confirm the Football Academy dates for term 2, 2017 at King's Christian College. A free trial will take place on Wednesday 26th of April 7.00am to 8.00am. New players (boys and girls) are welcome to join.
The Academy is open for Players in Year 1 to Year 7 and will be held at the School during term 2. The Academy will run on a Wednesday, 7.00am - 8.00am. TFA will provide professional coaching and expert training, assisting players to reach their full potential. All players that are interested in playing for the School teams and who are interested in developing their skills are encouraged to join the program. For more information please e-mail andy@totalfootballacade
Term 2 Academy dates
Trial: The first session is open for players to come along for a free trial on Wednesday 26th April, 7:00am to 8:00am.
Academy Dates: Wednesday 26 April - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May.
Time: 7:00am - 8:00am
In this unit students take 'experimental' photos in an attempt to get abstract effects. Students experiment with such things as paint squirted into fish tanks, light painting and photographing through clear acrylic that has been sprayed with water. The final assignment asks them to unify their experiments into one final.
Jay Statham started at KTTC in Year 11 in January and has already been signed up into a school-based apprenticeship.
Jay planned to undertake the Cert III in Barbering but after one week in the class decided he wanted to learn a broader base of skills so has commenced the Cert III in Hairdressing with barbering units.
Jay's trainer was so impressed with his attitude she signed him up at her own salon. Well done, Jay!
The Year 7 Industrial Design Technology class elective were given a real world problem to investigate and seek solutions for. As a group students were tasked with building the drone and coding the flight path for the drone to deliver medical and life saving supplies in the event of a an emergency. Olivia Maslen reports, "This term we learnt how to create a drone using an app called Onshape. We worked in groups to code the drone to deliver life saving devices to potentially save someone's life who was trapped due to a nuclear catastrophe."
Were the team successful? Olivia said, "Yes! I especially loved the interactions with group members. I appreciate all of the help from Mr Ravell and Mr Oswald. This elective was so much fun!"
King's has a new chess room - upstairs in the sports centre. Come and enjoy the new space these holidays at our upcoming chess competitions.
Wednesday, 5th + Thursday, 6th April
9am - 2pm
$25 per day
Friday, 7 April
9am - 2pm
$20 for the day (bring lunch)
Saturday 8 April at the FLS room
Canteen operating with $600 in cash prizes + trophies + medals + rating group awards.
To register contact Mr.Cooke
Recreational skippers are invited to join the King's Skipperoos in Term 2 on Monday and/or Friday afternoons. See below for more details.King's Skipperoos - Term 2
Year 6 are selling 2017 Entertainment books to raise funds for the Year 6 Canberra Trip. The books are $60 and offer over $20,000 of value. If you pre-purchase before 30 March you will receive early bird offers that you can use straight away. See below for details on how to purchase an Entertainment Book or a Digital Membership.Entertainment Book 2017
King's Dance Academy - Register for Term 2!
King's Dance Academy offers weekly dance classes in hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and tap for students from Pre-Prep to Year 12 at King's College.
At King's Dance Academy we provide a fun, safe and creative community where students can develop their skills and build confidence while exploring the world of dance. All of our teachers are trained industry professionals with a passion for education and real-world experience in the performing arts.
If you love to dance or have a curiosity for creativity, Kings Dance Academy is the place for you.
Want to find out more? Register for our FREE TRIAL WEEK and experience the fun first hand!
To sign up or for more information, visit www.kingsdanceacademy.co
The Gold Coast Oral Health Service will be arriving at the Reedy Creek campus on Friday, 7 April and will be available during the second week of the school holidays and into term two. Bookings are essential. Free dental services are offered for King's students, including Noah's Ark, however, conditions apply for children outside of Primary School years. Ring the Oral Health Service to discuss the individual needs of your children.
Get your tickets today and book FREE babysitting for your children (limited spaces). Bookings close Wednesday, 26 April.
There are incredible prizes that you can win so come dressed up, have fun with us and go home a winner!
** All money raised will go toward more shading around the school for our children! **
Get your friends together and book a table - or come and join a table on the night: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=261379
For more details, find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
The Careers Department would like to highlight the following this week:
New traineeship positions for Year 11 students can be found on the careers website:
Younger year levels (9 and 10) are encouraged to undertake work experience as part of their career investigation process.
Attached is edition 4 of Options Career Information newsletter as well as a back copy of Edition 3.Options Newsletter 4 (14-24 March) Options Newsletter 3 (28 Feb - 14 March)
For a full list of careers events, please visit visit the events calendar at: http://kingscollegecareers.com/?page=calendar-of-events
Sign up for regular Careers newsletters at: http://www.kingscollegecareers.com/?page=newsletter
King’s Christian College, like most Australian schools, is already doing a great deal to manage cyber safety within the college community. Digital Citizenship is currently integrated into the school curriculum, along with parent evenings to assist parents in supporting their child.
We believe it is important to continue with further staff and student education and so over the past 12 months we have been working through the steps to become an eSmart registered school.
The eSmart Schools program assists our school in many ways. It gives us:
Excited to watch some classic movies with your kids? You might not remember them as well as you thought. Here are six popular kids' movies with traumatic deaths:
Disclaimer: This is video is not a Christian video, but chosen with the view that it may be helpful with Digital Life skills.