Primary Creative by Design Art Competition26 July 2017
|TERM 4 IMPORTANT DATES|
|Fri, 24 November||Last day of term (Prep - Year 11)|
|Sat, 25 November||King's Dance Concert
4:00 - 6:30pm
|Mon, 8 January||Uniform shop opens, Device and Text Book Collection commences|
|Mon, 22 January||Primary Meet the Teacher|
|Tues, 23 January||First day of Term 1 (Prep - Year 7)|
|Weds, 24 January||First day of Term (Years 8 - 12)|
|Mon, 29 January||Prep - Year 4 Information Evening|
|Year 5 PBL & Information Evening|
|Year 6 Canberra & Information Evening|
|Tues, 30 January||High School Swimming Carnival|
|Weds, 31 January||Performing Arts Parents Evening|
|Tues, 6 February||High School Prefects Induction
|Tues, 13 February||Senior School Honours
New Parents to High School Evening
|Tues, 20 February||New Families Breakfast|
|Thurs, 22 February||Middle School Honours|
|Sat, 24 February||Pre Prep/Prep Open Morning|
$7656 was collected at Missions Fest in support of King's partner missions projects! What an amazing effort and another example of what happens when the Primary community turns their hearts towards100 hOPE, Rock High school, FFTM Philippines and Surf Life Saving Chaplaincy. There were sausages to enjoy, crazy hair colours, chips and poppers, books to buy and a special room of arcade games built this term by Year 4. Preps were accompanied by a Year 6 buddy to help them experience all the fun at their first Missions Fest. Thank you to our King's Primary community for such incredible support of our annual King's Missions Fest.
Brought to you by Isabella Horton (5V)
I'm going to take you back in time, to be precise Week 8, Term 3. It is camp week for Year 5 at King's and everyone is very excited to be going to a great camp down south that goes by the name of CAMP GOODENOUGH. I’m here to bring you some highlights from our adventures... so get ready to be taken on a journey through camp.
Highlight 1: Activities
We had a blast doing some daring activities. The activities we took part in were, Giant's Playground, High Ropes, Team Pursuits, Giant Swing, Obstacle Course, and last but certainly not the least, Crate Stacking. My personal favourite was the Giant Swing because it swung us over a cliff at a 12 - 20m height. Once we tugged on the pulley… off we went facing our fears at great speed and entertainment to everyone else. I can't explain how incredible the experience was.
Highlight 2: Friendships
New friendships were born, through the experiences of sleeping in the same room, going on daring adventures and enjoying life together. Whatever reason it was, our friendships definitely grew.
Highlight 3: Devotions - Night 1
Hearing the testimony of Mr. Burns was a true inspiration to us all. His dedication and loving heart moved the atmosphere of the hall we sat in. We truly felt his love for the Lord and how he personally walks with Jesus.
Highlight 4: Devotions - Night 2
Love praising the Heavenly Father... on the last night of camp Grade 5 was pouring their hearts out to the lift the Lord so high. We all took part in communion as a group. Our devotions were led by the one and only Mr. Malcolm which was an enormous blessing. He is such a loving and caring chaplain that never fails to guide us on the road to an everlasting life in Christ.
Camp was amazing and I'm so glad our classes had this opportunity. Thank you to the staff of Camp Goodenough, the Grade 5 teachers and everyone who made our camp experience fantastic.
As a teacher, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing evidence that all those weeks of teaching have sunk in. To be able to witness the small accomplishments throughout the day, those ‘ah hah’ moments and to celebrate them publicly through occasions such as our ‘Year 5 Science Fair’.
On August 24th, standing proudly at their booths, enormous smiles plastered across their faces, it was evident that this term was a milestone to be celebrated. Each Year 5 student waited anxiously for our community of classes and parents to pass their science booth or make eye contact in the hopes that they could proudly pass on their weeks of observations, findings and conclusions that they had expertly executed.
At the beginning of the term we challenged our students to question the world around them. They were asked to take on the role of scientists and explore something they hoped to understand. It was our most open approach to learning this year, allowing students to take various learning pathways in a quest to answer their own questions and build the skills and competencies they needed. Each student conducted research, planned their methodology, carried out and refined their investigation, analysed their data, related their findings to ‘real world’ applications and presented a written scientific report.
We are so proud of all our students and the ingenuity they displayed. When experiments appeared to be failing or results elusive to graph Year 5 did not give up, but reflected on their knowledge and became advanced problem solvers who were indeed competent, capable and valued.
- Miss Amber Papenfus
Congratulations to the following scientists who were acknowledged for their exceptional efforts at the 2017 Year 5 Science Fair:
1st - Mitchell Smith - How do heart attacks shut down the body?
2nd - Erin Dallinger, Isabella Horton, Ciera Willis - How does gravity affect different everyday objects?
3rd - Jayden Abele, Mihalo Daric, Jamie Mackinnon, Jay Sammut - How does sound travel?
Aynslie Unicomb- How can science help you do a perfect and safe pirouette?
Joshua Curgenven - How are memories stored and revived?
Noah Schmidt (Year 5) shared his thoughts on the Science Fair:
The Science Fair was an amazing experience for my partner and I and our class. We were excited to share all we had learned in the term to the Grade Fours and the adults who visited our stands. I could tell from all of the group’s enthusiasm, that they were also happy to share and educate the visitors about their projects. Answering questions made us feel really good and our stands went surprisingly well, despite the fact we were under a time limits.
We each shared the responsibility of explaining, changing it around so we had a variety of tasks for people to share their understandings. Mr Davis (our Principal) and Miss Baldwin (Head of High School Science) visited our stands, asking us a variety of questions to see what we had learnt about our topics. The Science Fair was a great success as we saw lots of smiles and enthusiasm which made us very content with our work.
King's hosted Hillsong's 'Young and Free' on their recent school tour. The Hillsong team delivered a creative festival and chapel program for Year 6-10. Live music, a BBQ, ice blocks and a focus on Kindness (the string movement) was an impactful way to finish a term.
It takes many people to run a museum and so students in Year 7 History/Geography PBL were asked to apply for various jobs ranging from Director and Curator to Museum Educators and Graphic Designers. Students then worked together as a group of two classes (approx. 60 students each) to design a pop up museum for one night only. It was a huge challenge and certainly very different from previous years when which featured the very successful Evening of Eminence. Some classes took a whole room approach, others designed a living museum with jousting as some of the activities. Each room was themed around the topic of either Middle Ages and Feudalism, The Crusades, The Reformation and the Renaissance. Students learnt many skills such as how to work as a team, how to problem solve, how to meet deadlines and how to reduce conflict.
Mrs Marcelle Searles
by Christian Cosentino
Animated Digital Image with Audio
"This artwork addresses the topic of "introspection" by creating a representation of the mind. This artwork was created by drawing and layering shapes in the Adobe Photoshop and doing the movement mainly in Premiere Pro."
New York’s Pack
Digital Image (and 3D glasses needed for viewing the artwork)
"A 'lone wolf' is an animal or person that generally lives or spends time alone instead of with a group. My aim was to explore the notion of the 'lone wolf', comparing various wolf positions with a populated background of the city contrasting them."
The Victim and The Predator
Digital Drawings Printed on Watercolour Paper
"Bullying is a massive problem in today’s society. It comes to the point where people are taking their own lives. Bullying can be related to predator and prey as the animal predator can be the bully and the prey can be the victim. In my work I combined a human and an animal to demonstrate the idea of bullying in humans represented by animals. I used the image of a predator and prey used words to represent what the bully would possibly say opposed to what the victim might usually say."
Watercolour Paint and Ink on Paper
"This particular body of work, entitled 'Mother Nature', is focused around the unmistakable congruence and harmony seen between nature and the female form. This focus was brought to life through the utilisation of water colour on large sheets of craft paper, with the bold and detailed lines of a fine tip black pen drawn over the top."
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The Year 10 Home Economics students are currently learning about Ethical Textiles. On Tuesday 12 September, the Year 10 Home Economics class had a workshop with Kim Bailey from East of Grey. During their workshop they learnt about Upstyling and embellishment techniques.
In a race everyone runs, but only one person gets first prize. So run your race to win. (1 Corinthians 9:24)
On Tuesday 5 & 6 September, 44 King’s students who had qualified through the APS Athletics carnival to represent King’s at the South Coast Regional Athletics Championships competed at the Gold Coast Athletics Facility at Griffith University, Southport.
Over the two-day carnival, Mr Muir (King’s Athletics Coordinator) really saw ‘1 Corinthians 9:24’ in action!
Our King’s female middle distance runners were clearly the dominating school at the regional championships, winning 4 out of the 5 high school age categories in the 800m! Sayla Donnelley, Jasmyne Coventry, Leah Simpson and Emily Hill all leading their races from the gun, winning the 13 girls, 15 girls, 16 girls and open girls 800m respectively!
Caitlyn Ah Fook in the 13 girls also ran a great race after her comeback from 8 weeks in a moon-boot, finishing 4th in her 800m and running a state qualifier, and Stella Raymond also ran a gutsy race and state qualifier in the 13 girls 800m!
Year 12 student, Jack Micallef, ran a swift 2.00.97 for the open boys 800m which placed him 2nd and 5 seconds under the state qualifying mark!
Not to be outdone by their distance team-mates, our King’s sprinters were also in fine form. Bailee Anne-Tewake was simply outstanding with dominating victories in the 11 Years girls 100m and 200m! In her 100m final, Bailee-Anne set a new South Coast Regional record of 13.41 seconds, and repeated her outstanding form by also setting a new 200m Regional record of 27.05 seconds!
Fernando Nash displayed his versatility by exchanging his soccer boots for spikes - winning the 12 Years 200m and placing third in the 100m final! Jay Sammut also ran a PB and strong5 th place in the 11 years boys 100m final, and Simba Marinic ran an impressive 4th place in the 10 years boys 100m final.
Tanika Mahon narrowly missed taking out the 15 years girls 100m final when she ran a sizzling 12.98 seconds to finish second and qualify through to the state championships!
The 15 years girls 200m final was a showcase of King’s talent with Tanika Mahon running 2nd in a slick 26.63 seconds and team-mate Francesca MacDonald placing 3rd , only 0.07 seconds behind her!
However Francesca dominated in her pet events, taking out the 15 girls 400m final in the impressive time of 1.00.52, and the 90m sprint hurdles in a time of 14.24 seconds!
Emily Hill was also impressive after coming back from a hamstring tear at our own carnival, finishing 2nd in the 17 years girls 400m.
Amber Whitford had a great meet, finishing 2nd in the 13 girls 80 Sprint Hurdles in a time of 13.94 seconds.
Bailee-Anne Tewake was equally impressive in the field, winning the 11 years girls Long Jump in the new record distance of 4.79m!
Saxon Bruce’s consistent training rewarded him in the 13 boys Javelin when he threw a state qualifying distance of 34.84m to place him in 2nd place!
Isaac Hawkins also eclipsed the state qualifying distance in the 16 Boys discus with a throw of 40.14m, earning him 3rd place!
Tanika Mahon and Francesca MacDonlad continued their rivalry in the field with our King’s girls coming 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 15 girls long jump! Tanika also placed 3rd in the 15 girls triple jump.
Tamati Patelesio demonstrated his brute strength by placing 3rd in the 17 boys shot put!
Candice Richards also impressed by placing 3rd , 4th and 5th in the 16 girls Javelin, Discus and Shot Put events.
In the 17 years girls Discus, Raelene Stevens was too good, winning the event in a throw of 29.04m!
And Sebastian du Preez performed on cue, winning his 13 years discus and javelin events!
Congratulations to Hunter Follet who won the 11 years boys Tetrathlon!
Our King’s community looks forward to the Queensland State Athletics Championships with anticipation as we celebrate the hard work of such an amazing group of students!
The State Athletics Championships will be held at at State Athletics Facility (formerly QEII) from October 12 – 15.
Thank you to Event Cinemas for their ongoing support of King's Athletics!
Hunter Dare (Year 11) recently represented Australia in Oztag at the Big 4 Challenge in Sydney. Hunter and his team played against Australian Indigenous, Lebanon & a Pacific Islands teams in a three day event.
The Australian team only lost one game, by one try, to a very strong Indigenous team in the round games. The Australian team then met the Indigenous team again the major semifinal and grand final. Both games were nail biters ending in a draw at full time that required drop off in extra team.
Congratulations to Hunter and the Australian team who won both final games, by one try, to take out the championship.
KING'S ON TOP...that's no shock!
August and September have seen the Gold Coast Inter-School State Qualifier Chess championships in High School and Primary School. Seven teams competed in the High School tournament (28 players). King’s students showed great determination and won the competition.
600 players from schools all over the Gold Coast competed on Wednesday 6 September, in the Gold Coast Primary Inter-School Chess State Qualifier, held at Coomera. King’s dominated the numbers fielding 138 students (112 from Reedy Creek and 26 Pimpama) students competing across 8 divisions. The performance and behaviour from all our students was phenomenal.
Kings is officially the number 1 school on the Gold Coast for Chess, a position emphasised by placing equal first with 2016 National champion Somerset in Primary and equal first with Somerset in the High School competition (held in early August) - Well Done Team!
High School were well led by Hikaru Oka and Jacob Chan. The outstanding result of defeating favourites Somerset 1 (3 - 1) turned the tournament on its head. The extent of the domination of Kings 1 would have been more evident had Kings 2 (Ernie Cheng, Sebastien Field, Itsuki Oka and Eugeney Lee) not have upset Kings 1 with a 2 - 2 result!
Teams: Equal 1st Place - Kings Team 1
Hikaru Oka, 7
Jacob Chan, 7
Elena Jule, 4 and
Jai Mather 4
6th Place - Kings Team 2
Ernie Cheng, 2.5
Sebastien Field, 2
Itsuki Oka, 2 and
Eugeny Lee, 2
Notable results in High School included:
Elena Jule (Kings 1, rated 993) defeating Jack Luke-Paredi (Somerset 1, rated 1277);
Sebastien Field (Kings 2, rated 833) defeating Jai Mathur (Kings 1, rated 933);
Eugeny Lee (Kings 2, rated 837) defeating Elena Jule (Kings 1, rated 993):
Full results visit: Gardiner Chess
Teams: Equal 1 st Place - Kings Team 1
Jordan Chan 6,
Brodie Hansen 6,
Edwin Choi 7,
Noah Lu 5
3rd Place - Kings Team 2
Eddie Cheng 5.5,
Ethan Carr 4.5,
Michael Cui 6,
Cern Wong 6
Individual- Edwin Choi 7/7 Board 3 Winner
Notable results in Primary (Premier) included:
Eddie Cheng (Kings 2 (rated 920)) defeating Oliver Yang (Somerset 1 (1419);
Cern Wong (Kings 2 rated 866) defeating Noah Lu (Kings 1, (921))
1 st Place - Kings team 4
2nd Place - Kings team 5
3rd Place - Kings team 6
1st place Ern Wong 7/7
2nd place Jamie Doran 6/7
3rd place Rick Hu 5.5/7
Ethan Field 4.5, Cooper Cooke 4.5, Michael Teng 4.5, Logan Paine 5, Louis Razon 5, William Park 5, Raphael Knudsen 5, Enoch Adewumi 5, Tristan Smith 5, Jordaan D’Souza 5.5, Lachlan Chang 5.5
Merits: Mihalo Daric 4.5, Barrett Colbron 4.5, Houston Windle 4.5, George Masterson 5, Shay Colbron 5.5 (Shay placed 4th/72)
1st Place - Kings team 19
2nd place - Kings team 18
3rd place - Kings team 20
Aldo Van Deventer
Hamish Van Bergen
1st place Mitchell Smith 7/7
2nd Place Cameron Thompson 6/7
3rd Place Shu Yoshimizu 6/7
Merits: Aldo Van Deventer 4.5, Bryce Leech 4.5, Callum Giddens 5, Matthew Verster 5, Tahlia Avgerinos 6.
Teams: 3rd place - Kings team 25
Merits: Ysabella Razon 4.5, Josiah Quak 5, Alex Ocock 5, Maddison Paine 6
Merits: Milan Jurin 4.5
Merits: Blake Gulleford 5
Teams: 3rd place - Kings team 33
Merits: Lachlan Walton 5
In total there were 74 Primary awards earnt. For full results: Gardiner Chess (click Gold Coast North)
The State Finals will take place 13-15 October. The following teams and individuals have qualified:
High School: Elena Jule, Itsuki Oka, Rachel Byrne, Rebekah Galer.
Primary School: Cern Wong, Ern Wong, Ella Burden, Krystalin Lemon-Scott, Neala Chang, Lael Jeon, Emily Williamson, Maddison Paine, Ella-Rose Morrow, Tahlia Averginos, Tayla Martin and Abigail Aney.
(14th and 15th October at Churchie)
High School Kings Team 1 (Hikaru Oka, Jacob Chan, Elena Jule and Jai Mather, reserve Ernie Cheng)
Primary School Kings Team 1 (Jordan Chan, Brodie Hansen, Edwin Choi and Noah Lu);
Kings Team 2 (Eddie Cheng, Ethan Carr, Michael Cui and Cern Wong).
Book in some chess holiday fun with Cookie's Chess.
Cookie's Cup Classic: Wednesday, 20 September and Thursday, 21 September
MLC Advice Chess Shield: Friday, 22 SeptemberCookie's Cup Classic MLC Advice Chess Shield
In the past two weeks the King’s Cheer Competition Teams have competed at the Scholastic Cheer Nationals at the new Commonwealth Games Sports Centre and AASCF State Championships at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
All teams competed exceptionally well and performed with pride representing King’s Christian College.
At Scholastic Nationals they teams received:
Jaguars also won a bid to another competition in 2018.
At AASCF State Championships they received:
Jaguars and Cheetahs will be travelling to Sydney on October 13 to compete at the AASCF Scholastic Nationals at Olympic Park.
Well done to all the the athletes, coaches, parents and supporters. GO TEAM KINGS!!
King's Skipperoos offers after school skipping classes for King's Students. Skipping is beneficial for co-ordination, balance, fitness and it's FUN! It's great for Primary aged boys and girls. Prep students are welcome.
Details: 3.15 - 4.15pm in the Sports Centre on Monday and Friday.
Email to book - firstname.lastname@example.org
Total Football Academy will be running an after School soccer program during Term 4 at King's Christian College. The program is for students in Prep to Year 4.
During the 6 week program, games will be played inside an inflatable soccer field, which captures the imagination of students, giving them a great soccer experience. Training will take place inside a skills square focusing on different skills each week, such as dribbling, turning and shooting. As part of the program players can also purchase a soccer kit (Top and Shorts).
The program starts on Tuesday 17th of October, Prep to Year 4 3:15pm to 4:15pm.
To sign up online visit www.totalfootballacademy
Due to the success of our Term 3 program, the Year 1 – Year 3 “Mini-ball” program will continue on Wednesday afternoons during the course of Term Four. The program will once again be coordinated by Mr Muir, with Pero Cameron from Gold Coast Basketball overseeing it.
Details regarding the program are as follows:
Venue: King’s Sport Centre
Day: Wednesday afternoons commencing week 1 and concluding in the last week of school (week 8)
Time: 3:20pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $55 per term to be made through Parent Lounge. An email will be sent out once Parent Lounge is available and is scheduled to close on 6 October, 2017.
Uniform: Suitable basketball training attire
Permission: Complete the form below
One of the aims of the Basketball Development Program at King’s is to see the student’s enjoyment, understanding of the game and skill level improve to then hopefully transition into the Gold Coast Basketball Competition. The Gold Coast Basketball Under 11 games are held on Saturday mornings. Information regarding the Saturday morning games can be requested from Mr Muir via email: email@example.com
Parents of Year 1-3 students have received an email with details on how to register.
Contact King's Outside School Hours Care (KOSHC) to book your vacation care spot over the holidays. Vacation care is $58 per day or $75 per day for an excursion. Full CCB reimbursements available. www.koshc.net.au
King's Outside School Hours Care offers after school care for Prep to Grade 6 students. You can ensure that the team won't only keep your children safe, but also engage with them whilst you are finishing your work day. Creativity, energy and 'teachable moments' are the key ingredients to KOSCH. Care is provided from 3-6pm and Centerlink Child Care rebates are available. Pre-book for Term 4.Book in for Term 4 After School Care
Mr Trevor, extra-curricular Tennis coach, is running a holiday Tennis clinic from 18-21 September at Miami Grass Tennis Centre. Check out the information below if you want to develop your tennis skills these holidays!School Holiday Tennis Program
The Careers Department would like to highlight the following this week:
If students are interested they need to respond ASAP, as these positions are advertised to all students on the Gold Coast.
If students are interested they need to respond ASAP, as these positions are advertised to all students on the Gold Coast.
For more vacancies visit the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab on the King’s Careers website.
CLASSIC HOLIDAYS are looking for outstanding Yr 11 candidates to join their team of Holiday Makers. Offering Cert III Hospitality & Cert III Business School Based Traineeships, to start late 2017. More information here.To apply: Please hand in your Resume and Expression of Interest form to Mrs Lubbe no later than Thursday 12th October.
QLD SCHOOL of FILM & TELEVISION - 22 Warwick St, Annerley, Qld 4103, hold workshops throughout the year, providing the opportunity to learn about Introduction to Photography, Film and Television. If you are interested, see here for more info.
QLD SCHOOL of FILM & TELEVISION
RECORD IT! - Intro to Sound Production Workshop.For more info.
Date: Saturday 16 September 9am-1pm
FILMMAKER WORKSHOP - School Holiday program
Date: Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 September 9.30am -4.30pm For more info.
THE FRENCH BEAUTY ACADEMY - are offering their SHORT COURSES on the following dates, also hair & makeup classes.
IPL & Laser Short courses | From 18th September
Advanced Dermal Courses | From 25th September
Spray Tanning Workshop with kit | Wednesday 27th September
Hair Styling | Tuesday 3rd, 10th & 17th October
Smokey Eye Makeup Workshop | Wednesday 20th September
Halloween Makeup Workshop | Thursday 21st September
Contouring & Highlighting Workshop | Tuesday 19th September
TAFE School Holiday Taster Programs -Monday 18 - Friday 29 September - a series of hands-on programs designed specifically for grade 10, 11 and 12 students to enable them to ride the wave of change and take charge of their careers. From long-standing industries such as hospitality and fashion through to events and beauty, our Season School program provides you the opportunity to trial potential pathways in a wide range of industries. View details here
TAFE Fashion Industry - Thursday 28 September - Sunday 1 October - TAFE Queensland has partnered with world-renowned fashion icon and artisan turned educator, Professor Jimmy Choo OBE, to deliver a series of must-attend events left around innovation and creativity in the fashion industry. Professor Choo will be the guest of honour across all events over the four days in Brisbane, three of which will be ticketed for fashion lovers to attend. The final event will be a special educational workshop for fashion students, dedicated to the art of shoe-making and design. View details here
JMC ACADEMY BRISBANE will offer 4 various Workshops based on Animation, Audio Engineering & Sound Production, Contemporary Music & Performance, Entertainment Business Management and Game Design in this September School holidays. For more information DATE: Wed 20th & Thurs 21st September 2017
FOX STUDIOS are coming to Australia for a Young Actors Camp For: 12 - 19 year old budding actors Where: Sydney When: 15 - 18 December or 20 - 23 December 2017 Cost: $940 ONLY 70 placeshttp://www.youngactorscamp.com/hollywood-dreamers-experience.html
DYNAMITE STUDIOS AUSTRALIA invites you to a Summer Intensive Workshop for Performing Arts on Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 January 2018. For booking information please see here.
SCU STAR Early Entry enables Year 12 students to gain early admission to Southern Cross University on the basis of their school Principal’s recommendation. STAR Early Entry matches an individual student to a particular Southern Cross University course based on their likelihood of success in their chosen discipline. Applications for current Year 12 students are now open for study in 2018. For more information, please contact Mrs. Lubbe or refer to scu.edu.au/STAR
SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY’S 2017 INTEGRITY 20
Griffith University is offering (for the 4th year), a limited number of sponsored places for students in Years 11 & 12 to attend the annual Integrity 20 conference in October, free of charge.
DATE:Thurs 19 and Friday 20 October, 2017
For more information, please refer HERE.
For more information regarding Careers, Courses and Universities please see here for the Options Career Information Bulletin Edition 15, 2017.
Also for a full list of events visit the events calendar and sign up for a Careers newsletter visit the King’s College Careers website