|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|
Students at King’s Christian College are encouraged to build their lives on three core values: Christ, community and competence. It is on these core values that our Community Afternoon initiative has been forged. In the last week of Term 2, 920 high school students in 36 groups set out to look beyond themselves and serve their community. The afternoon had a wide reach both within the school and across the Gold Coast, with 16 groups dispatched to external locations. Galleon Gardens Retirement Village, Mosaic Baptist Church, Blue Care Tallebudgera, Highway Community Church, Plus One Care, Rescue Mission for Children, Feros Care, Bonogin Horse Retreat, Gold Coast City Council; are just a few of the organisations that benefited from the afternoon. Activities ranged from running games with lower primary students to planting trees and preparing gift parcels for the You Have A Friend and Rescue Mission for Children charities.
The heart behind the Community Afternoon was for students to gain an understanding of the importance of caring for our community. Chanel Raju (Year 8), who spent the afternoon playing games with lower primary students, stated: “I enjoyed meeting, teaching and really bonding with the kids.” Phoebe Chen (Year 7) prepared gifts for orphans in Thailand at the Rescue Mission for Children orphanage and said: “I learned that when you give gifts to young children it means a lot to them.”
Jazmyn Moten (Year 11) performed for younger students at the King’s Pimpama campus and shared: “I learnt that we are the role models for younger children and they do look up to us. Our role is so significant in their lives.” Sam Askin (Year 11), who lead the pre-prep students in sport activities, commented: “I learned that investing a small amount of time can make a huge difference in someone else’s life. It was great to see the smiles on the kids faces as we ran them through the obstacle course.” The manner in which our senior students served and lead the activities should encourage the community that the next generation is ready to rise up, roll up their sleeves and serve selflessly for the good of others.
- Alyssa Burness (Year 11)
Our annual school Carnival Day will be held on 29 July at our Reedy Creek campus. Starting at 12:00pm there will be six fun-packed hours for all the family. You won't want to miss it!
Everyone is invited to enjoy the rides, games, student performances, market stalls and delicious food. Bring your friends and family and stay for our fantastic fireworks show when the sun goes down.
Pre-purchase Carnival Day ride passes, giving the holder access to the rides from 12:00-5:00pm.
|From 12:00pm||Prep Cheer - Pimpama
Prep Cheer - Reedy Creek
King's Kubs - Years 1-3
King's Kats - Years 1-3
King's Pimpama Stars - Cheer Team
The Vocina Choir - Years 1-3
|From 12:30pm||Pimpama Choir - Years 2-5
The Vivace Choir - Years 4-6
King's Skipperoos - Years 1-8
|From 1:00pm||King's Kittens - Year 1 Cheer
Twist that Frown Upside Down - Prep Dance
Old School vs New School - Pimpama & Reedy Creek
Performance Pom - Cheer
King's Minis - Reedy Creek Recreational Cheer
Higher Ground - Elite Performers
Year 9 Dance - Small Group Choreography
|From 1:30pm||King's Sparkles - Pimpama Recreational Cheer
Move Your Feet - Junior Jazz Reedy Creek
Life of the Party - Junior Jazz Pimpama
It's All About Bruno - Intermediate Hip Hop
Prep item - Reedy Creek
I need a girl ... NOT! - Senior Hip Hop King's Panthers
Year 9 Dance - Small Group Choreography
|From 2:00pm||King's Jaguars - Years 4-6 Cheer
No Limits - Advanced Jazz (Pimpama)
Hand Jive - Intermediate Jazz
King's String Quartet
|From 2:30pm||Senior Vivace Band|
|From 3:15pm||Year 11 Music
Year 10 Music
King's Skipperoos - Years 1-8
Revolting Children - Dance
|From 4:00pm||King's String Orchestra
King's Cheetahs - High School Cheer
Say My Name - Year 10 Dance
|From 4:30pm||Battle of the Bands|
"I can think of no other place where I would be comfortable letting two children under 10 go off to have their own adventures."
When planning the annual school carnival, King's P&F and events team consider a wide range of rides and attractions. Here are a few that didn't meet the grade ...
The next instalment of the Performing Arts adventure for 2017!
Thank you to all our performing arts students who joined the Pimpama campus to perform their acts on Thursday June 15, for the Community Awareness Afternoon. The young Primary students were so attentive and excited to see the ‘big kids’ sharing their amazing talents with them so willingly. It is certainly something that we will look forward to doing again!
I just wanted to take some time to highlight some of our major dates for this term.
Week 1: July 11 TOKO-TON TAIKO Drumming Team visit - We have partnered with the Japanese dept to bring this amazing drumming group to perform and work with both students of Japanese as well as our High School Percussion students. TOKO-TON will also perform for our Senior School Assembly.
Week 2: July 19 INSTRUMENTAL SHOWCASE Be sure not to miss some of the best and brightest in our Instrumental program, as they present pieces they’ve worked on this year, many of whom will also be competing in the upcoming Gold Coast Eisteddfod and sitting for AMEB exams.
July 20 ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018 SCHOOL MUSICAL We’ll be announcing the chosen show at our Middle School Assembly, and at the same time, the Senior School will find out via Haiku… Hold your breath!
Week3: July 24 YEAR 9 DRAMA - Dead Puppet Society will visit to present Puppet Construction and Manipulation workshops. These are the fabulous team with whom we worked to create our ASLAN puppet.
July 28 GOLD COAST EISTEDDFOD commences - This amazing performance opportunity runs until Sept 14, so we heartily wish all our King’s students the very best for your entries. PLEASE let us know how you go, so that we may congratulate you in our school newsletter. Email photos and results!
July 29 CARNIVAL DAY! Many of our talented performing arts students will be presenting a variety of performances on the Amphitheatre stage from midday until 6.30pm, with our inaugural BATTLE OF THE BANDS happening from around 5pm. Be sure to secure decent seats!
Week 5: Aug 9 MY NAME IS JIMI matinee performance excursion for Yrs 10-12 Drama students, heading to Bille Brown Studio in Brisbane to see this new work, exploring the sense of Place, that is so important to Jimi Bani and his Torres Strait Island family.
Week 6: Aug 15 YEAR 12 MUSIC SOIREE: Once again, our Year 12 Music students will present one of their final performance events before they graduate this year.
Aug 18 GOLD COAST SECONDARY SCHOOLS DRAMA FESTIVAL We have 13 fine students who are competing in the Intermediate section of the Drama Festival this year, performing the play, “30 Minute Romeo & Juliet”. ‘CHOOKAS!’ for your performance, players!
Week 8: Aug 31 YEARS 10-12 DANCE EXCURSION Our Senior Dance students will attend a matinee performance of Bangarra Dance Company’s new work, Bennelong, to which they will write analytical responses.
Week 10: Sept 11 LASER BEAK MAN Our ‘optional’ excursion to see another new work - this time by Dead Puppet Society, based on the very popular story book by autistic artist, Tim Sharp.
Sept 13 MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOWCASE We will finish our Term 3 by showcasing the exciting talents of our Middle School students, featuring works from both the Instrumental department as well as some pieces from our Performing Arts classrooms. Another evening not to miss!
So that looks like an EXTREMELY busy term once again for our budding performers… And that’s without having mentioned the Primary choirs (& Mr Simon Reddrop), band (Mr Eddie Bray) and orchestra (Mr Ryan Chislett), as well as the myriad ensembles (Percussion - Mr Danny Lee, & Brass - Mrs Christine Wheatley) and solo/duo performers who are gearing up for many performances, including competing at the eisteddfod.
And of course we can’t forget the Primary musical, Alice in Wonderland, which is thriving under the direction of Mr Simon Reddrop, with his wonderful band of teacher helpers, too. There will be so many more events to look forward to in Term 4, but for now - make sure you get along to as many of our Term 3 performances… You’ll be sorry if you miss out!
I’ll be in touch again soon, once we’ve released the title of our Secondary school musical for next year, and keep an eye out for all those talented performers who we’ll gladly celebrate when they shine their proverbial ‘lights’ at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod in the coming weeks.
Mrs Christine Harm, Director of Performing Arts P-12
Congratulations to Lily Heaton (Year 9) who achieved exceptional results at the Murwillumbah Eisteddfod. Lily was awarded 1st place in the Piano Solo Sonata/Sonatina (14 years and under), 1st place in the Piano Solo (14 years and under) and 2nd place in the Senior Piano Championship (20 years and under). Lily is now looking forward to performing in the upcoming Gold Coast and Brisbane Eisteddfods.
Term 3 is going to be an exciting term for Athletics with both our Inter-house carnivals and the APS Athletics carnival quickly approaching.
There is a new Term 3 Athletics Training Schedule. On Monday and Thursday afternoons students will be bussed to and from Somerset Park (Mudgeeraba Little Athletics Track) and will return to King’s by 5:00pm. Students need to meet at the bus bay on these afternoons.
Please Note – All training (except for Wednesday, 19 July morning session) will continue during Week 2 (Athletics Carnival Week) to ensure we maximise our preparation for the APS carnivals.
The dates for this term’s carnivals are:
King’s Inter-house Athletics Carnivals (held at Pizzey Park):
APS Carnival Dates:
Term 3 Athletics Training Schedule:
If you have any questions please contact Mr Muir, Athletics Coordinator
Trinity Toia (Year 6) represented the U12 Hinterland District Netball Association (HDNA) in the annual NISSAN Queensland State Netball Championships held at Pine Rivers over the holidays. With 63 teams competing, over five days, it was a gruelling competition. Trinity's team remained undefeated, and the Hinterland District team were crowned U12 Queensland State Netball Champions for 2017. Congratulations, Trinity!
Sister, Amaris (Year 8), has been selected as the vice-captain for the Australian U14 Indoor Netball squad who is currently competing in South Africa at the world titles. We wish you well Amaris! Go Australia!
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.orgTerm 3 Skipping Information
King's Dance Academy - Register for Term 3!
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.com
King's High School Art teacher, Rachel Jurin, is collaborating with other Gold Coast art educators at an upcoming art exhibition, 'Kindred.' The art exhibition is officially opening on Saturday evening, 15 July at the Left Bank Gallery in Southport. Mrs Jurin extends an invitation to King's families to enjoy the exhibit.
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.
For more vacancies visit the Traineeship Vacancies Notice Board under the important info tab on the King’s Careers website: http://kingscollegecareers.com
Diploma of Business - Barringtons College & Prestige Service Training (PST). Next intake for Yr 11 is the beginning of term 3.
For more information regarding Courses and Universities visit the King’s Careers Website
The 36th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)Australia's largest tertiary studies expo, offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career! Featuring many local, interstate and overseas education providers. students services and support agencies. Don't miss this great opportunity to map out your future, all in the one location!
For a full list of careers events, please visit visit the King's events calendar
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