“Educating students in Christian leadership for tomorrow’s generation” Thursday, March 24, 2011
Your invitation to make a difference
The King’s annual
Gala Dinner Saturday May 14 7.00pm King’s Auditorium $65 per person Maske
or $550 per table of 10
This year the College is delighted to, once again, support King’s Kids Uganda by holding our annual Gala Dinner which will feature world-renowned electric string trio ‘Maske’ and other great entertainment! We will be sending out invitations shortly. It will be a great night so get a group of 10 friends together and go to the College website to book a table.
Don’t miss out on a great night to support a worthy cause!
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Early Learning Programs Boat Building at Noah’s Ark Some cardboard boxes were the stimulus for creative boat building in the Possums room last week. Lots of problem-solving took place as children worked out how to put the boat together and what was needed in a boat (a steering wheel was important!). Through cooperation much was achieved. It didn’t matter that the boat finally collapsed because so much learning occurred in this process.
Parenting with Power Scripture of the week: “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 4:30
God expresses sorrow when we sin The goal of discipline is to help our children change their hearts as well as their behaviour. When misbehaviour requires discipline, one of the ways to touch a child’s heart is to respond with sorrow instead of anger. Sorrow expresses a disappointment in the relationship, whereas anger can be a type of revenge to get back at someone for an offense committed. Anger builds walls between people but sadness or sorrow, on the other hand, opens doors in relationships. It touches the heart of a person. When a child sees disappointment in a parent’s eyes, it is often a powerful motivation for the child to want to change. All children want their parents to be proud of them, not disappointed. “But I’m not sad, I’m mad!” you may be saying. Try to look past your anger. You are sad because of what this negative pattern will do to your child if not addressed. You can see future consequences and know where this course of action is heading. Sadness is there. It’s just covered up by your anger. The same thing can be true in family life. Let your child see your disappointment and why it hurts you. That alone is a powerful motivation for children to change their hearts. “I’m really sad that you’re acting so selfishly”, or “I am so disappointed and upset right now, we need to talk about this another time”. Strategy for the week: Be careful you don’t lay a guilt trip on your children by pretending you are sad. Sincere sorrow touches the heart so don’t be afraid to show it. Your genuine concern for your children will go a long way to foster closeness with them. ~ In His service, Klaus Knobloch and Rosemary Whincop
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Peer Pressure This article is from a package I received from Michael Grose. It has some very worthwhile suggestions. Young people generally want to fit in to their various social groups so peer approval is a significant driver for their behaviour. For a young person, resisting peer influence can mean isolation or instant ostracism so it takes great strength of will to refuse to follow the crowd. While the increased influence of peers is a normal part of a young person’s development they sometimes need help to resist the pressure to conform that is placed on them. The following ideas may assist you to help young people resist unwanted peer pressure: 1. Talk about peer influence with young people (from a young age). Be open and frank about the subject. Let them know that while much of the influence of their friends is positive, some is not in their best interests. 2. Help young people say no – and save face and status among their friends. Allow them to blame you for not letting them do something they don’t feel comfortable with. 3. Encourage them to think through the consequences of their decisions. When young people are put on the spot they should think about the risk factors involved. Encourage them to think, “Is this behaviour smart? Is it in my best interests?” 4. Avoid making your young person reliant on the approval of others, including you, as the basis of their self-esteem. Allow them to feel comfortable holding opinions and views that are different to yours. 5. Avoid criticising your teenager’s friends, as he or she may take it personally. Talk about behaviours rather than personalities when you discuss their choice of friends. I trust you will find some of these suggestions very useful. From a very young age, I think it is important to speak with children about observed behaviours of other children which are not considered acceptable in your family. This encourages children to be discerning and to choose friends wisely. Being able to choose the “right” friends is so important especially when children come to the teen years.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14:7 … whoever heeds correction gains understanding. Proverbs 15:32 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. Proverbs 10:17 Similarly, encourage the young men (and women) to be self-controlled. Titus 2:6 Happy parenting. And so it is. Maintain good relationships. Bring heaven to earth. Fear prevents, faith prevails. God bless. ~ Rhonda Bevan, Head of Secondary
Invite a French Exchange Student to stay with you! Nacel Australia invites your family to host a French Exchange Student in 2011 The students will be here from 10 July to 31 July and are both female and male. This is an ideal opportunity for volunteer families to learn more about another culture and language, particularly if your daughter or son is now studying a foreign language – French or is interested in participating in an overseas exchange. If you would like more information on hosting or exchange programs please contact - Nacel’s Queensland Coordinator: Mrs Patricia Clunes Telephone: (07) 5498 6066 or 0410 617 825 Email: email@example.com or www.nacel.com.au
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 Thursday, March 24, 2011 - Page 3
General School Fees Accounts News
• Term 1 fees are now overdue unless you are on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan. High school levies, co-curricular/clubtastics, music and dance fees, where applicable, have been charged on this statement and need to be paid separate to your payment plan. • Payment plans can be paid via direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. • Credit card plans can be set up automatically on the 15th, 26th of each month or the first week of term. • To organise a plan please contact Elaine in admin via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Statements will be sent to your email address. For email address changes please email accountsreceivable@ kingscollege.qld.edu.au
Bible Study - Thursday mornings 9.00am, Barista Cafe Main Key Women meetings 1st Thursday evening of the month 7.00pm
Oral Health Service
Attention students in Years 10T, 10V, 10W and 10X Please contact the Oral Health Call Centre 1300 300 850 Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm to schedule your dental appointment.
Total Football Academy
Total Football Academy will be running the popular After School soccer program in Term 2 at Kings Christian College for Prep to Year 4 pupils. A free demonstration for Prep Year 3 will take place on Thursday 5th of May during PE lessons. Information/registration forms will be distributed during this time. During the six week program games will be played inside the inflatable soccer field, which captures the imagination of young students, giving them a great Soccer experience. Training will take place inside a skills square focusing on different skills each week such as passing, turning and shooting. As part of the program players also receive a free soccer kit (top and shorts). The six week program starts on Monday 16th of May, 3.15pm - 4.15pm. For further information or to view our inflatable soccer fields visit www.totalfootballacademy.com.au or call Andy Robinson on 0413 888 643.
April 7 - Lyn Alcorn wife of Wayne Alcorn, Head of Australian Christian Churches (ACC)
Bring a friend and a plate of supper to share and have a great night of fellowship. For more information please phone the church office 5593 4233 or Noreen O’Brien 0407 740793. “Key Women”… A ministry of King’s Christian Centre
In the Face of Affliction Quote from “Walk in Faith” by Ray McCauley Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 From 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 we know that these afflictions included beatings, stonings, shipwrecks, perils, weariness, toils and hunger and yet Paul shrugs this off as “light”. Compared with this, what really is any mild persecution or problem that we may be facing? And what is our attitude in the face of such affliction? How many of you have had to suffer stonings or beatings for the Gospel’s sake? How many have been through hunger or shipwreck for Christ? Our cross is light because the yoke of Jesus is easy. Do you know what taking up your cross is? “Take up your cross and follow me.” Following is taking up our cross, because one of life’s greatest temptations is not to follow God’s will in our lives. The devil is persistent in his attempts to dissuade you and me from fulfilling our destinies and will continually attempt to divert us from our God-ordained paths. Do not be ignorant of the devices of the evil one but rather determine today to know God. Know His Word and fulfil His plans for your life. Follow Christ. If you wish to contact Guy Ormerod, College Chaplain, you can write to - email@example.com or counsellor: Kerrilee Walsingham - firstname.lastname@example.org Page 4 - Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Year 12 students Nitika Balaram, Jade Magee and Nick Norman are Club Red Youth Ambassadors for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. They have taken the initiative and responsibility of raising awareness of the ongoing need for blood donations in Australia. As one in three Australians will need blood and only one in every thirty donate blood, eligible students, staff members and parents are encouraged to donate blood at the Robina Blood Donor Centre. The King’s Club Red is competing against other local schools on the Gold Coast for the highest amount of blood donations. If you are interested, we have established a King’s community group named 4RKCG that you can donate to. Do something special and give blood today because an hour of your day can save three lives. ~ Nitika Balaram, 12Z
Dates for your diary March 23-25
Year 12 Camp
Primary Parent/Teacher Interviews
April 5 & 6
Easter Arts Festival
HS & Primary Cross Country
Last Day Term 1
For more details and updates visit the website www.kingscollege.qld.edu.au click on calendar.
King’s Christian College uses and recommends Toshiba Photocopiers
Secondary High School Sport Dates for the Diary
APS winter Rd 1 v Emmanuel College High School Cross Country
Friday 1st April Thursday 7th April
National Scholastic Athletic Championships – Gold Medals
Jade Brandt and Demii Maher-Smith went to Sydney recently to participate in the National Athletic Championships at the Olympic venue. Demii won GOLD in the triple jump and gained a silver in the long jump. She is presently waiting to see if she has qualified for the World Youth Olympics or the Junior Commonwealth Games. What a fantastic effort!! Jade was a member of the 4 x 400m Queensland relay team that won the gold medal. Both Jade and Demii in Year 12 have been wonderful ambassadors for King’s and we congratulate both girls on their achievements. They have consistently been among the elite athletes in Australia and they have always represented King’s with distinction. Excellent Demii Maher-Smith work, girls!
Following on from the Hinterland trials King’s sent a number of students to trials for the South Coast teams.
Three King’s students, Billy O’Donnell, Dylan Mutu and Reith Fraser trialled for the South Coast team. We congratulate both Billy and Dylan who were named in the squad to contest the Queensland Championships. Unfortunately Reith just missed selection in the team. We congratulate all boys on a successful day as their Hinterland team won the carnival for the first time. Well done, boys!
Danielle Pautschnig attended the U/19 basketball trials and missed selection. Fortunately she can try again next year. We commend Danielle’s effort. Well done!
We congratulate Veneesha Robertson who was selected in the U/19 South Coast team that will contest the Queensland championships. Veneesha, a skilled footballer, repeated her performance from 2010 to again be selected for the open team. She is still only in Year 11. Well done to Veneesha! Unfortunately, Elizabeth Charleson, Holly Hamilton and Mikayla Soper all missed out on selection. Elizabeth Charleson did well to gain selection in the possibles and probable games. Well done to all four girls for their effort on the day. Alistair Davis also made the U/19 boys side. Alistair a talented striker / midfielder did well to be selected. His Hinterland team were undefeated and we wish him all the very best as he prepares for the Queensland Championships. Well done, Alistair!
Veneesha Robertson Elizabeth Charleson
Olivia Otto went to the district trials last week and progressed through to the regional trials last Monday. There were about 40 girls from the coast ready for the trials for the U19 team and Olivia was the youngest there. She played three trial games and was selected in the final cut to play in the “possible and probable” play off to select the final team. There has also been a hockey academy started on the Gold Coast by Hockey Queensland and this academy has five levels of ability. Olivia has been invited to join in level 2 which is the level before the national players. Also she is coming up for selections for her age group, under 13s, to represent the Gold Coast region at state comps in June school holidays for a week in Gympie. Great work, Olivia.
We congratulate Benjamin Crediton who was selected as a shadow player for South Coast in the U/15 volleyball. Benjamin was selected for the Hinterland District team and last Monday was named as a shadow player to contest the Queensland Championships. Grace Bell also attended the trials but missed selection in the U/15 girls team. We commend her for her effort and determination on the day. Well done, Grace! Benjamin Crediton
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Secondary High School Sport continued... Cross – Country Training
We continue to prepare for our annual cross country carnival that is to be held on Thursday April 7th. Training has started. All high school students are welcome. We start at 7.30am at the high school office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Two of our Year 8 girls have been selected in the JAGS team to represent Gold Coast at the Queensland Championships. We congratulate Alicia Green and Tayla Morey who were both selected in the U/13 representative team.
Our winter teams are finalised and the APS season begins on April 1st v Emmanuel, we ask parents to ensure our students come prepared for our competition games on Fridays. Specific requirements are: Soccer shin pads and the College football socks Hockey a mouthguard, shin pads and the College football socks Rugby mouth guards and the College football socks Tennis racquet ~ Peter Gillett, High School Sport Co-ordinator
World Vision thanks King’s Christian College In 2010 King’s Christian College students opened their hearts to support World Vision projects in Cambodia, Laos and Kenya. The money raised was for families in desperate need. I was privileged to witness first hand how this money is changing lives in Laos early this year and want to thank your school community from these families for your gifts that are transforming their communities. Their biggest challenge is food security and having enough food to eat, to address this issue World Vision has livestock banks where goats, pigs and fowls are shared amongst the villages, seeds and education on how to diversify their crops and Food for Work programmes so they can improve their roads and bridges to allow access to markets, schools and hospitals. The next exciting improvement I was privileged to visit a Mother and Child Health Clinic which is saving lives and improving the health of whole communities, also a primary school where I was able to help out. I have so many stories to tell of how far your donations have gone in making this world a better place for the families I met in Laos. Thank you so much! Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.
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Lenore Dickson World Vision Youth Representative Gold Coast
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If you would like to purchase one of these bibles, could you please fill in the expression of interest form below and return it to Student Services by Friday, March 25. We will then let you know in the next newsletter if and when these bibles may be purchased from Student Services. .............................................................................................................................................................
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