|TERM 4 IMPORTANT DATES|
|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|
Directed by Primary Music teacher, Mr Simon Reddrop, the 2017 Alice in Wonderland cast performed the 'best ever King's Primary School musical!' The cast of eighty Year 4-6 students rehearsed weekly all year in anticipation of their live performances.
The smile on Mr Reddrop's face at the end of the final night told the story. "The quality of performing arts in our Primary School has risen to a new level of excellence. It has been an incredible year working with our students each week to develop their creative skills."
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay! My, oh, my, what a wonderful day!
Primary's 'Creative by Design' week encompasses a whole week of learning opportunities focused on developing the uniquely creative skills God gave each one of us. The 2017 theme is 'Pure Imagination.'
Mr Simon Reddrop (primary music teacher) and Barnaby Baker (chaplain) wrote a theme song for the week 'Wild Imagination.' The Primary musical cast had the privilege of recording a video clip for the song.
In Creative by Design week every day begins with a Prep - Year 6 combined chapel. From there students go to library lessons inspired by Willy Wonka's 'pure imagination' chocolate factory to WOW sessions by a bubble artist, Sharon Witt, Dan Buckle or mind blowing visual performance art by Anthony Pieters. There is no maths or english to be found in the classroom with each day of learning overflowing with creative pursuits. Art, drama games, creative writing, poetry, dance, singing are just some of the activities that make Creative by Design such a memorable week. King's Got Talent entertained lunch time audiences with the whole school gathering for the final on Friday afternoon. What a week to be a King's kid!
Anthony attended King's from Year 5 to 9 and now spends his days immersed in creativity as a visual performance artist. Anthony presented two performances with students and teachers alike mesmerised by the creative message he shared through the live combination of art, dance and music. We love hearing how King's students go on to share their creative gifts and skills with the world!
When a team of Reedy Creek and Pimpama Primary staff committed to going to Rock High school, the King's community A vision by Mr Benson to fund 150 mattresses for Rock High students to have somewhere soft to lay their head. Both Primary campuses had several fund raising events to make this idea become a reality. The team were also able to purchase a number of Singer sewing machines for the school so that the students can learn important life skills for the future. Thanks to Mrs Neimeijer who carried on the legacy started by Mrs Fuller (a foundational Reedy Creek King's teacher) who began this initiative in 2015.
Ms Kay Weight returned to Rock High in 2017 and left with new memories. "In 2017 our team were able to train the teachers in the use of essential technology skills, install lighting, fans and internet connections throughout classrooms, set up a new games room and library space for students as well as run a wide variety of fun activities in all of the classrooms. We were most impressed with the year 6 and 7 boys who embraced the dance workshops with such focus and determination learning complex routines effortlessly. The older high school boys performed an impacting creative arts performance at the Chapel service that left us completely speechless. Our hearts were blessed in return. The students have very little, yet they are full of bountiful joy and happiness. The smiles on their students faces tell a story of hope and purpose. Their confidence rests in the amazing work of Manna ministries, and its staff and teachers who work tirelessly with very little, to change one young life at a time. It is an honour to partner with a ministry that is ensuring a solid legacy for the years ahead."
Three Year 2 Reedy Creek teachers were first time visitors to Rock High school and have shared their experience:
In the last week of Term 3, a few staff members had an amazing opportunity to go on a Missions Trip. We went to Rock High School in India with Lorraine and David Oswald. It truly was an honour and privilege to be the hands and feet of Jesus over there. Wow, what an experience it was! Each morning we took the bus to the school and taught 2 x 45 minute lessons with the students. After this, we guided the teachers in extra iPad training including getting their Google Drive up and running, exploring new educational apps on the iPads, and showing them Pinterest.
On our first night in India we had an incredible opportunity to minister to the High School students at a youth service. The kids were very receptive as they heard some of our staff talk about how they met Jesus. After some worship, lines of students formed in front of every teacher. These kids wanted prayer and were full of faith!
We were challenged and inspired every day in India. The gratitude that the teachers and students showed us in return will forever be in our hearts. The Indian students are so full of joy and happiness, it was such a humbling experience to be part of. Everyone needs to go on a Missions trip, it does something in your heart that you cannot explain. As well as blessing them, they also blessed us in ways beyond description. India will be forever written on our hearts. It is amazing to be belong to a school community that has a HUGE vision of encouraging Christian education around the world.
Mrs Kerry Nemcansky, Miss Jacinta Brier-Mills and Mrs Nikki van den Ende
Stars at Twilight Schedule
On the 10th of September, 16 students and 4 staff members left for the annual Philippines mission trip. This year we continued to partner with WIN (Word International Ministry), which has many churches throughout the Philippines. We partnered with their local outreach and evangelism team throughout Pasig, Napico, Marikina and Orgeta.
Our team lived out the great commission found in Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” We did house visits to the slums, talking to the locals and praying over their households, we handed out food parcels to each house as well.
The students were blessed to be able to run a small service at the Philippines National School of the Blind, where we were able to pray for the students. There were partial healing to their eyesight, as well as salvations. We also participated in running sports outreaches and small groups.
On the Saturday we were able to run a worship conference. On the Sunday we ran two of the three church services. All of our students spoke, led small groups, sung and prayed, working with the Holy Spirit to see demons cast out, breakthroughs and salvations.
By the fund raising and generosity of the college and the wider community we were able to take the WIN sponsor students to the National Phillippines Museum, a trip that without our generosity wouldn’t be possible. We were also able to sponsor their youth pastor with our remaining funds to join us at Hillsong Conference 2018. Pastor Nikko has been a faithful and crucial young leader within the church for many years. The students felt it on their hearts to sow into Pastor Nikko in this way as they made the decision that the church would benefit most from this.
I’d like to take the opportunity on behalf of the staff that attending the trip to thank you for your generosity and prayers as we led this trip. It is an incredible opportunity that blessed and grew our students in an irrevocable way.
-Grace Richardson, Chaplain
In Mark 16: 15 it says He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” And that is what we did. This year a team of 20 students and staff departed the Gold Coast on Sunday, 10th of September for a 14 day trip to Manila, Philippines. We were so kindly served by Pastor Rainier and the team from World International Ministries. The trip consisted of running Church services, helping at medical missions, ministering to the blind, distributing food, home visits and much much more. This was such an eye opening experience for all of us. Seeing how they could all be so happy and grateful for only having so little was amazing. It makes us think of how much we take for granted here in Australia. I know we all had the most amazing time and I am positive that if we had the opportunity we would all go back in heartbeat.
Hayley Gilders (Year 12)
In September, a group of 23 students and staff from King’s embarked on the first school mission trip to the ‘Rescue Mission for Children’ in Northern Thailand. The Rescue Mission for Children exists to provide a safe home, nutritious food, education and love to stateless children who are vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking because of severe poverty.
Our King’s team worked hard and served in amazing ways - concreting, digging trenches, painting, pressure-hosing, organising and cleaning the rooms and facilities in order to be a blessing to the mission. We took the children on an excursion to a waterfall, taught English at their school, played sport and games, ran crafts and activities, had a talent show, bought gifts and clothes for the children, visited a traditional Akha tribe village and the local Akha church, ran devotions each night and most importantly showered the 42 beautiful children who live at the Rescue Mission with love, time and affection.
We went on the trip to be a blessing, but all of us feel like we are the ones who were incredibly blessed by the experiences we had. The children at the Rescue Mission have so little and have been through hardships that we can’t comprehend, yet they worship God with their whole hearts and with such joy and enthusiasm that it is infectious. It was a beautiful testimony of the Father heart of God, and His great love for His children everywhere.
"I had the privilege of going on the Thailand Missions Trip this year with a bunch of other senior students. On this trip we got to meet around 45 children who have been rescued and saved from their poor life situations to live a better life at the rescue mission. Although these kids had hardly anything, they gave their all to us and the best thing about this trip was that not only were we there to bless them and help them, but in return they blessed us. Getting to know the children was amazing as they want to play and be around you all the time, even though we speak different languages we could connect with them so easily and could get to know their personalities perfectly. Most days whilst the children went to school we would work around the rescue mission and clean, create or organise things. On the last night we gave them gifts and a pair of clothes each, to us this would usually mean nothing, but to them it means the world, to see their little faces light up with a smile and the amount of joy and thankfulness was truly a gift to us all. The highlight of the whole trip would be devotions with the children, they would sing every morning and night, usually at the top of their lungs with all the love and passion they have. The atmosphere was amazing as we would stand with them, hold their hands and follow their actions, we could feel the presence of God. Overall the trip has changed my heart as I have learnt new things from the kids and from others on the trip that I can use in my walk with God and can apply in my everyday life."
Breeana Chamberlain - Year 11
In Year 11 Business Management this term we are looking at Entrepreneurship. This week, we 'FaceTimed' Brisbane-based entrepreneur Cameron Walker, who owns The Coffee Nook and Book to Cook.
Cameron spoke to the students about how he started his business, his successes and failures, advice and inspired the students to do what they love.
Our students were encouraged to step out of the box and look at the endless possibilities they have when they finish school and into their future.
From listening to Mr Cam Walker, I have learned that a) doing what suits your personal hobbies and learning capacities is very important and b) do what you are passionate about. Cam Walker touched on how he started his business and his goals and made a very clear point that he is doing what he is passionate about and that is why his business is succeeding.
After hearing Mr Cam Walker speak from his personal experience as an entrepreneur the way I look at being an entrepreneur has completely changed and I have definitely benefited from hearing him speak.
- Amber Engelbrecht
I learnt from the guest speaker that sometimes you're better off if you don't have a backup plan because it gives you no room for failure, you just have to take that leap of faith.
- Amelia Morris
On Monday night, Zoe Humphrey, Year 12, was awarded third place for her essay on her chosen topic:
'The Australian legal system denies offenders with cognitive impairments just and equitable outcomes.'
This essay explored that an offender is deemed as 'unfit to stand trial' due to a cognitive impairment, the offender may receive an inordinately excessive sentence, more than what would have been imposed if the offender was fit to be tried. It explored cases, such as Christopher Leo, who was imprisoned in a maximum security prison for six years. In 2009, Chief Justice Brian Martin expressed that Leo’s sentence would not have exceeded 12 months if he was deemed fit to stand trial and found guilty.
The essay also criticised the cost of imprisoning offenders with intellectual disabilities. By age 40, Peter – a man with a mild intellectual disability who was housed in prison – cost the government $1,038,030 in institutional fees (UNSW, 2013). Casey, aged 20, diagnosed with a range of intellectual and cognitive disabilities, has cost the government $5,515,293 in police, juvenile justice, and prison health services.
The essay provided recommendations to improve the legal system's response to ensure effective access to justice for offenders with cognitive impairments.
Zoe received a trophy, a $250 visa card, and a $100 QBD gift card.
Well done, Zoe!
Mrs Jackie Middleton
King's hosted the inaugural High School Maths networking session this week. Maths teachers from Trinity Lutheran College, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS, Hillcrest CC, Coomera Anglican College, Miami SHS, AB Paterson joined King's high school maths teachers for afternoon tea.
Mr Johan Claassen welcomed everyone on behalf of King's Management. "Flute Salad" played beautifully for an hour, adding a lovely ambience to the event. Thank you to Mr Eddie Bray, Kasey Turner, Hannah Verreyne and Emma Duncanson.
It was a very worthwhile networking session and beneficial to make connections and discuss future changes to maths education. Everyone left looking forward to our next meeting in 2018.
King’s Lunchtime Activities held a Senior OzTag Competition in Term 3. Students signed up and were placed into a team. There was a total of four teams this year all competing to be champions. OzTag is a mix between touch football and NRL but incorporates a lot of their own specific rules.
King’s plays a modified version of the game to incorporate fair and exciting competition. We have double points zone in the center of each try line, which becomes a risk-reward decision. If players decide to go for double points, they risk the chances of getting tagged. King’s provides triple points for female players when they score. This was a key factor in a lot of games to catch up in points or secure the win.
Seniors had their Oztag Grand Final match on Wednesday, where there was a top of the ladder clash between Kung Fu Pandas and Black Magic. It was a very close match where both teams were scoring one after another. After the fulltime siren, Kung Fu Pandas were victorious, defeating Black Magic 4-3.
The Middle School OzTag competition is two rounds into their season. We look forward toseeing a champion out of the six teams involved.
Joshua Sinclair - Lunchtime Activities Coordinator
Year 12 Visual Art is proud to present Kenopsia; the Year 12 Visual Art Exhibition. The opening night is being held at 6pm on Wednesday the 25th of October. It is being held in the Barista. If you can’t make it to the opening night, the artworks and exhibition will keep running during Barista hours till the 30th of October.
The student’s work ranges from videos, photography, paintings drawings, mixed media, 3D digital work, digital animations, and sculptures. The students have worked hard all year to produce innovative and unique artworks that challenge diverse themes. Please come along and support the students.
Over the school holidays Hunter Dare (Year 11) got a call up to play for the Queensland White Rugby Union team, at the U16 National Championships at TSS.
50 boys were selected from across Queensland with over 90% of the players coming from the GPS Schools Competition so it was a huge achievement and acknowledgement for the hard work Hunter has put into developing his rugby over the last two years.
Hunter spent a week in camp at TSS where they played 3 pool games and the finals. Unfortunately Hunger was injured in the second game resulting in a displaced nose and concussion which ruled him out for the rest of the championship.
Hunter's team finished third place out of eight teams.
Congratulations Hunter on your selection!
The King’s Skipperoos team recently competed at the National Skipping Championships, held in the new sports centre at Carrara. Hundreds of skippers from across Australia competed at this three day event. The skippers competed in individual speed, double-unders and freestyle events, as well as team events such as double dutch speed and double dutch freestyle.
The King’s team included 18 skippers from year 1 up to year 8. The National Championships is a very high level competition and the team achieved some amazing top 5 and top 10 results. Here is a list of the top 3 results achieved at Nationals.
|Annie Myburgh||1st - freestyle, 2nd overall|
|Addison Roughley||1st - 1 minute speed, 2nd - freestyle, 2nd overall|
|Charlotte Mikkelson||1st - 30 sec speed, 2nd - 1 minutes speed|
|Morgan Walker||2nd - 1 minute speed|
|Chloe Hart de Keating||3rd - freestyle|
|Bouncing Bilbies||3rd - 4x30 speed, 1st freestyle, 2nd overall|
|Leaping Lizards||2nd - 40x30 second double unders|
King’s has amazing coaches who give generously of their time and efforts to see the skippers achieve their best. We would like to thank Elly Meteyard, Emma Pinto, Tracey King and Jenny Meteyard for their tireless efforts and time coaching the team.
The King’s team will now focus on next year’s State and National competitions which will be held in March and June 2018.
Six Skippers from our 2017 King’s Skipperoos team have qualified to represent King’s at the World Jump Rope Championship, held in Orlando, Florida USA on 1-10 July 2018.
This team includes: Addison Roughley, Morgan Walker, Charlotte Mikkelson, Annie Myburgh, Heidi Myburgh, Jasmine Hawkins, Elly Meteyard (coach).
Congratulations to these skippers!
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
Keep us up to date!
Please remember to make any changes to your contact details via your parent lounge account. It is important we have up to date details if you move house or change your email address. If your child is on a visa and has any changes to the classification, or new residential status, please inform your relevany office.
For any Year 9 and 10 students considering a trade there is an upcoming Careers and Business Expo run by Gold Coast Trades College. 8am - 4pm on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. See below for more details.Careers and Business Expo
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.
SCU SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION and many new exciting degrees offered in 2018.See here.
QSFT FILM WORKSHOPSLAST CALL! WRITE IT! Sat 14th October, 2017. Introduction to Script Writing workshop is designed for participants who want to develop their skill as a screen writer. See here
DIRECT IT! Sat 28th October, 2017. This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of what a Director’s role is on a film set. *Early bird special - $50 (usually $75) To receive this special discount, apply & pay before 9th October here. QSFT- 22 Warwick St, Annerley, Qld 4103, also 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.
ENDEAVOUR College of Natural Health School Leaver Scholarships available. Applications are now open for students looking to study in 2018. See here.
THE FRENCH BEAUTY ACADEMY - are offering their SHORT COURSES on the following dates, also hair & makeup classes.
Hair Styling | Tuesday 17th October
FOX STUDIOS are coming to Australia for a Young Actors Camp
For: 12 - 19 year old budding actors
When: 15 - 18 December or 20 - 23 December 2017
ONLY 70 places http://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.
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 16, 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
Calling all girls - kids, teenagers, adults - from beginners through to pros - we'd love you to join us for our FREE Girls Go Surf Day!
Offering coaching for all levels, beach games, fun team events, snacks and lunch - this is a morning just for GIRLS. 6+ years.
Saturday, 4 NovemberRegister for Surf Go Girls Day