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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Welcome to 2012 at King’s Welcome to all our families and especially to the families who have joined us for the first time. We have an exciting year ahead of us as students in Years 6 - 12 use their new Macbooks and younger classes use their iPads. Our new sports complex is underway and will be completed this year. We have many more new and exciting things that we will unveil in the coming weeks. On the first day 4 classes of Prep students, looking so grown up in their new uniforms, started their journey through school. Lots of eager faces greeted their new teachers as their parents went for coffee at the Barista. Our new group of Year 8s started their high school journey as well. The first day was spent meeting their teachers, friends, and setting themselves up for the year with textbooks, ID photos and diaries as well as orientating themselves with a treasure hunt around the school. Thank you for entrusting the education of your children to King’s Christian College. We see it as a partnership between home and school and look forward to another great year at King’s.

Early Learning Programs “A home away from home”

From the very first day most Noah’s Ark children feel comfortable in their learning environment. Developing a sense of belonging in all children is an important part of our vision. As little ones feel secure and loved they become interested and challenged in learning.


Parenting with Power Scripture of the week: Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. ~ Romans 12:10

Honour - The key to a successful life Some children have the ability to take the energy right out of family life. These children are demanding of your time, need a lot of correction and seem to be magnets for conflict. They are often emotionally explosive but almost always drain the energy out of parents and other family members. Unfortunately too, these children develop a negative view of themselves based on the high amount of negative feedback they receive. One solution is to teach them to add energy back into family life. We use the term “honour” to describe the process of thinking of others above yourself. If Jack seems to get people riled up each afternoon before dinner, set an appointment with him at 4:00pm for several days in a row and ask him to look for three things he can do to add to family life. He may decorate the dinner table, encourage his brother or prepare something nice for Dad’s arrival home. If Jack continually antagonizes his sister, tell him that he needs to think of three nice things to do for her before he can go on with family life. Don’t tell him exactly what he needs to do. If you decide what Jack needs to do and tell him to do it, that’s obedience. When Jack chooses, that’s honour. Honour treats people as special and does more than what’s expected. Jack needs to learn how to add energy to family life instead of taking it away. Challenging children in this way helps them to think differently. All children need to be taught the concept of honour because it will make them more effective in life. That is why God made it one of His most important commandments. Hidden within honour are the secret ingredients that make people more successful in relationships with each other and with God. Teaching honour is worth the work, because honour changes people into devoted followers of Christ. Strategy for the week: As this year begins, find ways to have your children showing honour to others. Model honour as you respect your children in your words and behaviours. They will learn to do the same. Teach your children to show honour in their relationships as they care for friends and support each other while honouring the values that you have taught them. Honouring honesty, hard work and patience builds children who value hard work and completing tasks to their rightful end.

~ In His service, Klaus Knobloch and Rosemary Whincop Page 2 - Thursday, January 26, 2012


New School Year Begins Welcome to the new school year. 2012 is going to be an exciting and busy year. We are looking forward to the new school year and all the promise it holds as we walk with our Lord and Saviour throughout the year. I pray the children will have their best school year yet. I thought I would share this new year poem with you. I WISH YOU JESUS This shiny bright new year I wish you Faith – Faith that this world cannot dampen or cool, Faith in your dreams when the facts overrule, Faith in the Word, though some folks call you a fool, I wish you Faith for this coming new year. This shiny bright new year I wish you Peace – Peace that the world’s cares cannot nullify, Peace that is unswayed though all goes awry, Peace that this world cannot beg, steal or buy, I wish you Peace for this coming new year. This shiny bright new year I wish you Joy – Joy that is untouched by earth’s trials and fears, Joy that is constant when sorrow appears, Joy that is able to smile through its tears, I wish you Joy for this coming new year.

General Do you need some guidance? Quote from Power New Testament

What team should I play for? What classes should I take? What church should I go to? What job should I take? What person person should I marry? Most decisions take time and prayer. If you are living in obedience to God and in fellowship with some wise believers, you are in good shape to allow God to speak to you and give you guidance. Go slow, and as my old coach used to say, “Stay on your knees! Our God is like this forever and will always guide us.” Count on it! Psalm 48:14 If you wish to contact Guy Ormerod, College Chaplain, you can write to - or pastoral care: Kerrilee Walsingham -

Instrumental Music @ Kings

PRIVATE LESSONS The Music Department at King’s offers students the opportunity to take private lessons on the following instruments during school hours: piano, voice, guitar, drum kit, all woodwinds, brass and strings. GROUP LESSONS The college offers group lessons from Year 4 through high school for strings (violin, cello) and band instruments (woodwind, brass, bass guitar and percussion). Students interested in learning an instrument (private or group lessons) may obtain an enrolment form from any of the college administration offices or from the college website. Lessons will commence in Week 2. ~ Kylie Guthrig, Acting Instrumental Music Coordinator

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This shiny bright new year I wish you Love – Love that is steadfast, a love to abide, Love that’s a refuge in which you can hide, Love unconditional, unqualified, I wish you Love for this coming new year. This shiny bright new year I wish you someone – One who’s the source of all mentioned above, One who brings Faith on the wings of a dove, One who’s synonymous with Peace, Joy and Love, I wish you Jesus this coming new year! For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2 Corinthians 1:20 KJV I pray for a successful and happy new year for all our school community, but especially for our students as they learn and prepare for the future and all it holds for them. Happy parenting. I wish you Jesus. ~ Rhonda Bevan, Head of Secondary

Dates for your diary... January 26 January 30 January 31 February 1 February 2 February 3 February 6

Public Holiday Australia Day P-2 Information Evening Yrs 8,9 & 11 New parent’s Laptop Information Night Prefect Induction HS New Parent’s Night Yrs 3-7 Info Evening HS Swimming Carnival Noah’s Ark Information Evening Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Page 3

General Anaphylaxis

Dear Parents, Across the college, we have a number of children who suffer from life-threatening anaphylaxis. Although allergic reactions to food are common in children, severe life-threatening reactions are uncommon and deaths are rare. However, for children who suffer food-induced anaphylaxis, the result could be fatal. Children at King’s may have severe reactions to a variety of products including, but not limited to, nuts, fish, milk, eggs and latex. While we realise we can not control everything, we ask you to think carefully when preparing lunches and snacks for school, especially in the prep and lower primary departments, where children love to share. We ask specifically that if possible you avoid packing peanut butter sandwiches or bars which contain nuts. We thank you for your assistance in this matter. ~ Andrea Webb, College Nurse

Changes to your details If any of your details have changed, please notify us asap. Address and phone changes to Medical details changes to the college nurse Alternately you can phone 55 877 600.

Mr. Tennis 2012

Mr. Tennis has been providing professional tennis coaching programs at King’s Christian College since 1998. Age specific lessons are conducted by Trevor Cassells, a Tennis Australia certified junior development coach, on the school courts at the following times: Monday 3:30 - 4:15pm Tuesday 3:30 - 4:15pm Wednesday 3:30 - 4:15pm Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm

Pre - Year 1 Years 3 and 4 Years 1 and 2 Years 4 - 7

The age groups are a guide only. For example it is possible to be a Year 2 students in the Tuesday group, but this is subject to coach’s approval. Lessons commence Monday 30th January 2012. Enrol now to avoid disappointment, as there is a maximum of 8 students in a class. Any questions about the lessons, or to enrol your child today please contact Trevor on 0448 836 647.

Primary Dance

Dance classes will begin in Week 3 and are open to both boys and girls, covering a range of dance styles. A letter will be sent home with primary students later this week with details of dates and times. It is important that if your child would like to attend dance classes after school, they get their form in asap after you receive the letter.

Blades Basketball Club Sign on

Players from 7 - 16 years Friday 27th January, 3rd & 10th February From 5pm @ Marymount College Stadium. For more info call 0434 512 440 or

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Accounts News

• Term 1 school fees will be charged next week and statements will be sent to your email address on Wednesday 1st Feb. • High school levies, co-curricular/clubtastics, music and dance fees where applicable will be charged mid Feb. • Fees are due by the first week of each term (Friday 3rd Feb) to receive the prompt payment discount. • Payment plans can be via direct debit or BPay per week, per fortnight or per month over the whole year. • Credit card plans can be set up automatically on the 15th, 26th per month or 1st week each term. • To organise a plan please contact Elaine in admin via email

Uniform Shop Notice Uniform shop hours return to normal from next week 30th January Monday and Tuesday 8am - 11am Wednesday and Thursday 1pm - 4pm

Total Football Academy

Total Football Academy will be running an after school soccer program in Term 1 at King’s Christian College. Registration forms will be distributed during a free demonstration. 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. Start date: Thursday 9th of February, Prep - Year 4, 3.15pm 4.15pm. Sign up online at or call Andy Robinson on 0413 888 643.

Palm Beach Netball Club for 2012 Palm Beach Netball sign on Saturday 28 January from 9-11am at Palm Beach Parklands (Pirate Ship Park), Palm Beach in the meeting room next to the Dune Cafe. New players welcome. Ages from 6 to seniors. For further info go ~ Diane Wilson, President

King’s Christian College uses and recommends Toshiba Photocopiers

Sport News

L-R: Mrs Raelene Corbitt, Mr Roscoe Deacon, Mr Jason Grady, Mr Dax Foster, Mr Jarrod Stephens

News from the King’s Locker Room The start of a new year brings about some changes and new faces in the sporting community at King’s. Mr Jason Grady has been appointed to the new role as Director of Sport over the whole school and heads up a young team of enthusiastic and highly skilled teachers. This new structure is designed to ensure excellence in sport at King’s and that the College becomes a dominant force within the APS competition and beyond. The structures, programmes and policies will be founded on a strong vision of excellence and a strategic plan to ensure sustainability across the school. The new structure is outlined below.

Director of Sport (P-12) Mr Jason Grady Sports, Cross Country and Basketball Coordinator Mr Jarrod Stephens Sports, Swimming and Volleyball Coordinator Mr Dax Foster Rugby and Touch Coordinator Mr Roscoe Deacon Athletics Coordinator Miss Trishelle Grady

Miss Trishelle Grady

Sports Secretary Mrs Raelene Corbitt The team would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or are willing to help in some way. They are also interested in hearing about our student’s achievements and celebrating their efforts, so please don’t hesitate to contact any of the team at the school or send an email to Keep checking the newsletter for the latest from the King’s Locker Room.

Dates to remember Thursday 2nd February – Year 4 Mini Swimming Carnival (Nerang Pool) Friday 3rd February – High School Swimming Carnival (Nerang Pool) Thursday 9th February – Upper Primary Swimming Carnival (Nerang Pool) All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these carnivals. Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Page 5


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