P & F
|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|
Roughly 70 years ago, CS Lewis's much-loved story began life as a 'supposal,' a 'What If?' "Suppose there were a Narnian world and it, like ours, needed redemption. What kind of incarnation and Passion might Christ be supposed to undergo there?"
Mrs Chris Harm, Director of Performing Arts, knew how LOVED the story of Narnia is and endeavoured to do it some justice with King's 2017 High School production. "It's what we do in the dramatic arts - we 'suppose,' we ask 'what if?' We put ourselves into others' shoes to learn what it means to be human, just as Christ put Himself into our 'shoes' when He walked on this earth. We will never meet a 'real' Aslan, but through his representation on our stage, I hope that you might at least glimpse what our Saviour offers through His sacrifice, if we are but willing to 'suppose'...what our life may be like with Him walking beside us, as our friend and guide."
All those who attended one of the four productions would agree that the gamut of emotions experienced by the four siblings as they journey through Narnia was unforgettable.
The iconic Aslan was brought to life, in conjunction with the Dead Puppet Society, through the presence of an over-sized puppet. Built by the King's IDT Department with a puppet team expertly tutored in the art of puppetry by the society's Australian Associate Director, Helen Stephens, the dream of being the first school in Australia to build such a puppet became a reality.
Puppeteer, Jennifer Morris (Year 10), enjoyed the experience of learning what it took to make Aslan come to life. "Learning the breathing and technical movements to build Aslan's character was challenging. I learnt that although a task can be physically and mentally exhausting, if you put in all your effort and work towards the end goal, it will be an amazing and beautiful result."
Four puppeteers worked in pairs to bring Aslan to the stage, with Mr Carl Hotko as the voice of Aslan. Isabella Orton (Year 9) loved watching both the audience and the actors reactions to meeting Aslan for the first time. "Working with the other members of the puppet team was the most rewarding aspect of being a puppeteer."
Carly Killingback (Year 11) played the role of Susan and rates the experience of being part of the production as life-changing. "It was such an amazing experience and I made so many new friends." Lucy Pevensie, the youngest of the Narnia children, was played by Harmony Yarrow (Year 8). As Harmony reflects on the production her favourite scene was the one of Aslan's death. "Learning to look into the puppet's eyes and having to believe he was real relayed a stronger message to the audience. That scene created so much emotion and we rehearsed it thoroughly for maximum impact."
The most common thread between all the actors experience with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was one of building new friendships and shared experiences during the countless hours of preparation in the lead up to the production. "The most rewarding part of being in the cast was expanding my friendship circle and getting to know students older than me," said Harmony. And so as the curtain closed on the remarkable 2017 High School production, Aslan's presence will remain at the front of our school as a daily reminder of God's eternal love for the community of King's Christian College.
History was made at King's Christian College when hundreds of Primary students tied a string around their wrist, as a stand against bullying. This was part of the String Movement, a movement designed to put an end to bullying, once and for all. The String Movement was started by King's mum, Sarah Khiroya, after becoming increasingly concerned over the impact of bullying. Hillsong Church soon took it as an offical program. The String Movement was introduced in chapel, and after a short presentation by Student Executive Captains, Emma and Caleb, students received a piece of string and could choose to tie it around their wrists. The string symbolised a decision to not be a bystander and help those who are being bullied. Mrs Oswald then came to the stage, and made a speech to all about bullying, and it's many forms. A prayer was then made for King's students to be peacemakers, by Sarah Khiroya herself.
(Eden Moes, Year 6)
My name is Jule Malcolm (Year 6). Today, I went to Chambers Flat...the site of the next King's campus. It was really fun!
Firstly, we did fishing , but I didn't catch anything. I had a few nibbles but nothing else. Then we had devotions with Mr Craig. He said not to get distracted by other things and stay focused on God. We also saw a dead cow and 'saluted' it as a sign of respect.
Next we went to explore with Mr Middleton. We had to hold on to a rope and work together as a team. He taught us how to survive if we were left there. Another activity was with our groundsman, Rob...we had to help him dig a hole in the ground and put a log in it. After that we drilled a hole in the log and pushed a pipe through. I think we could have been making the start of a green house.
The hardest job of the day was using something called a whacker-packer. It flattened out gravel to help make a pathway from the table area to the toilets and the green house. It made lots of dust everywhere! Harry and I did it together and it was a lot of fun.
Finally we prepared the lunch by taking sausages from the packets and putting them on the grill. I used the tongs to flip them over. Smoke went in my face and I accidentally knocked a snag off the grill...whoops! I helped serve the other people that came. I gave the sausage sizzles to the boys and poppers too (some people ate four!). It was a really great day and made me work hard. I hope I get to go again!
Mr Tobby Sutherland, Primary PE teacher, shares the facts about sugar. As a former professional athlete and experience as a dental assistant, Mr Sutherland has a keen interest in nutrition and caring for the health and wellbeing of our bodies.
With the dental van currently onsite at school Mr Sutherland explores how sugar is affecting children's teeth and how much sugar is in popular breakfast cereals.SUGAR FACTS: How is sugar affecting children's teeth?
Congratulations to our Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students who completed the 2017 NAPLAN testing this week. Testing is part of school life but it isn't the only measure of success. A test can't report on the development of character, leadership, or one's ability to work with a team to achieve common goals. In partnership with parents, King's is passionate about both academic excellence and growing our students into Christian leadership.
Year 5 parents were invited to write letters of encouragement to their children which would be read before each NAPLAN testing session. Reading words of encouragement, from their greatest supporters, gave Year 5 an extra boost to do their best knowing they are loved and valued for their own unique skills and abilities.
The high school pancake morning on Friday 5 May was hosted by the Year 12 Student Executive team (College Captain, Head Prefects and Chapel Captain) and fellow Year 12 students. The purpose of the morning was to build relationship between students, and for the Year 12 students to model servant leadership. Students were pleasantly surprised when they arrived at school early Friday and enjoyed free pancakes cooked by their peers. The morning was a success with so many amazing students helping out and getting involved with setup and pack down. We look forward to hosting another great morning with all proceeds going towards the charity of focus for the term.
Year 12 Student Executive
On Thursday 18 May, King's is hosting three other schools in an after school athletics meet from 4:00-5:00pm. Entry forms were handed out at assemblies.
Entry forms are to be handed back to Mr Muir at the Sports Centre. Any questions about this meet can be directed to Mr Muir on firstname.lastname@example.org
Children from the 100% hOPE Choir, founded and operated by a previous King's teacher, Mrs Trishelle Sayuuni, will be touring on the Gold Coast over the next couple of months. King's supports 100% hOPE with various activities that raise funds for Missions projects. 100% hOPE are extending the invitation for King's families to host a 100% hOPE student for one week, benefiting both our King's families with the blessing of caring for these beautiful children and for the Ugandan children to experience real family life in Australia.
For any families interested in billeting, anyone over the age of 18 are required to have a blue card or working with children check. The child would need to be brought to King's each morning and picked up each afternoon and dropped off to some evening events.
Dates on the Gold Coast are:
22 - 29 May, 29 - 5 June and 14 - 21 August.
Please contact Trishelle by email or phone 0481 988 801 if you would like to express interest in hosting a child from 100% hOPE.
The Careers Department would like to highlight the following this week:
We invite high school students and their family and friends to get a taste of life at Griffith in a fun and informative on-campus event.
Tour the campus, get tips on choosing a degree, find out about pathways to Griffith, talk to current students about university life and their experiences of the transition from school to university, and discuss your study options with academic and professional staff.
Discover what Griffith has to offer in a relaxed market atmosphere with food, games and entertainment.
Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Time: 4pm - 6:30pm
Venue: University Drive lawn
Campus: Gold Coast
For more vacancies visit the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab on the careers website: http://kingscollegecareers.com
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
We had a WONDERFUL evening at our inaugural P&F Trivia Night and want to thank every parent and friend who joined us for this fun night! We would also like to thank our incredible sponsors who generously donated us prizes for the evening. A total of $3800 was raised which will all go toward our new fundraising project: increased shading around the school. This is an ambitious project and it will take some time to raise all the funds needed but this is a good start!
The theme of the evening was 'P' and 'F' and so we had punks, pirates, princesses, Frankeinstein and his bride and also Winnie the Pooh and Piglet join us on the night. We even had a couple of ladies who wore their pyjamas too!
Our MC and Trivia Master, Mr Grant Colbron, did a sterling job of putting together a set of wide ranging, and at times, challenging questions. Those who attended would certainly have left with an expanded knowledge of the world.
Thanks also to Esther and her team for opening the Barista and providing delicious meals and serving coffee, drinks and snacks throughout the evening.
Appreciation is given to the AMAZING team who put the evening together: Michelle Adkins (P&F President), Grant Colbron (Vice-President), Liza Wright (P&F Secretary), Fiona Wruck, Annetta Galer, Vera Hardman and Karen Hyslop. Everybody had so much fun!
We look forward to hosting this successful and fun event next year again!
In His Service
The P&F Team