“Educating students in Christian leadership for tomorrow’s generation” Thursday, April 28, 2011
Welcome to Term 2
We hope you had a good break on the holidays and for those who worked through, we trust that over the five day Easter and ANZAC weekend, you were able to take time out to be with family and friends. We have a busy nine week term coming up with lots of important events. We start with our ANZAC service this week, then Mothers’ Day afternoons in Noah’s Ark and primary next week followed by national testing the week after. The Gala Dinner is coming up quickly - May 14 - we’d love you to be there in support of a very worthwhile cause. There are still places available. If you are putting together a table, please let us know so we can reserve one for you. (Tickets are $65 each or $550 for a table of 10.) It promises to be a great night of entertainment - supporting a great cause. See our website for more details. On May 16, we have our Open Night so if you know someone who may be interested in an education at King’s for their children, please invite them along. Flyers are available at main reception. The high school musical is on during week 5. Tickets and more information will be available shortly. Make sure you follow the King’s calendar, the iPhone app or the College website to keep up to date with all the events at King’s. As more information about these events becomes available or is updated, we will update the website, on-line calendar and iPhone app so that you know the details as soon as possible. Have a great Term 2 at King’s.
The King’s Gala Dinner is being held on Saturday May 14. Money raised from ticket sales and donations will go towards King’s Kids Uganda - to help build a medical clinic. This is an opportunity to get a group of friends together and have a great night of food and entertainment while supporting a very worthwhile cause. The entertainment will be headed up by the internationally acclaimed electric string trio Maske. (www.maskemusic.com) and supported by African acrobats, roving performers and more. For more information and to purchase tickets ($65 each or $550 for a table of 10,) go to our website at www.kingscollege.qld.edu.au (If you are gathering friends for a table of 10, let us know so we can reserve a table for you.)
KING’S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Early Learning Programs Get up and Grow at Noah’s Ark Through many opportunities for physical activity during the day, Noah’s Ark is supporting the ‘Get Up & Grow’ National Physical Activity Guidelines. Both indoor and outdoor active engagement in play for both boys and girls is encouraged. Exercising the body and the brain makes for a healthier child and maximises learning opportunities.
Parenting with Power Scripture of the week: “Keep a firm grasp on both, your character and your teaching. Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. You will be transformed. 1 Timothy 4:15
Focussing on character
Focussing on character is one of the ways to touch a child’s heart and bring about lasting change. Have you ever thought that your child’s terrible stubbornness in a conflict situation may have to do with your child’s positive character trait of being determined and focussed? All children have good character qualities that, when taken to the extreme, have a negative side. One child may be quite organised, but if not careful, may become inflexible in a less structured situation. It’s like the saying, “your strength can be your greatest weakness.” Your child may, for example, show a genuine sensitivity to others’ needs. Your child may be very compassionate and care for others and often feel things deeply. This is a great character quality we as parents want to foster in our children. On the other hand, sometimes this sensitivity can cause your child to become moody or overly emotional, pouting or crying over the least little problem. So the positive quality is sensitivity but it can have a negative side of being moody or being prone to emotional outbursts. Your child may have the ability to work hard at a task without being distracted, focussing intensely, with real determination to succeed. This quality of being persistent and determined can be a real asset, but in a conflict situation, it would show itself as stubbornness and sometimes being disrespectful, insisting on their way of doing things, not yours. Strategy for the week: As you look at your children’s weaknesses, look for a positive character quality they may be misusing. Look for ways to balance it with other character qualities they have. Give praise for the positive quality and encourage practical ways to bring balance. Envision a positive future for your child based on those qualities. Encourage small steps of adjustment to bring them in line. Remember ”Keep a firm grasp on both, your character and your teaching.” ~ In His service, Klaus Knobloch and Rosemary Whincop
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ANZAC Day At school we commemorated ANZAC Day on Thursday 28th April as the actual day fell during our term holidays. I attended the ANZAC Service at Runaway Bay as I did last year and was pleased to see an increase in the number of school students and adults in attendance. I love to see young people marching in the various parades around the country. I thought I would share this poem with you.
ANZAC DAY I saw a kid marchin’ With medals on his chest He marched alongside diggers Marchin’ six abreast He knew it was ANZAC Day He marched along with pride He did his best to keep in step With the diggers by his side. And when the march was over The kid was rather tired A digger said “Whose medals son?” To which he replied “They belong to my Daddy But he did not come back He died in New Guinea On a lonely jungle track.” The kid looked rather sad, then a Tear came to his eye The digger said “Don’t cry my son And I will tell you why Your daddy marched with us today All the bloomin’ way We diggers know that he was there It’s like that on ANZAC Day.” The kid looked rather puzzled And didn’t understand But the digger went on talking And started to wave his hand “For this great country we live in There’s a price we have to pay
And for this thing called freedom The diggers had to pay. For we all love fun and merriment In this country where we live The price was some soldiers Their precious life must give For you go to school my lad And worship God at will Someone had to pay the price So the diggers paid the bill. Your daddy died for us my son For all things good and true I wonder if you can understand The things I’ve said to you.” The kid looked up at the digger Just for a little while And with a changed expression Said with a lovely smile “I know my daddy marched here today This is our ANZAC Day I know he did, I know he did All the bloomin’ way.” LEST WE FORGET Happy parenting. And so it is. Maintain good relationships. Bring heaven to earth. Fear prevents, faith prevails. God bless. True meaning of Easter. Celebrate the risen Christ. ~ Rhonda Bevan, Head of Secondary Thursday, April 28, 2011 - Page 3
NAPLAN Test Dates
School Fees Accounts News
• Term 2 fees are due Friday 29th April unless you are on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan. Music and dance fees, where applicable, will be charged on your next 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: email@example.com Statements will be sent to your email address. For email address changes please email accountsreceivable@ kingscollege.qld.edu.au
God Every Time Quote from “Walk in Faith” by Ray McCauley For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: if anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 A major problem in charismatic circles is the overuse of the term, “God told me...” Be scriptural! If what you think that God told you is not in line with the Word of God then it cannot be from God. God and His Word are one (John 1:1-4). How often I have heard, “God told me not to work.” You lazy thing - you are worse than an infidel if you do not provide for your own family! The Word says that if you shall not work then you shall not eat. Never use God as an excuse for your lazy flesh. Conversely, I have known of people who have said, “God told me...” and in my own mind I have thought that that simply wasn’t possible, but God’s ways are higher than ours! A good example is Jerry Savelle: After three months of listening to tapes both night and day in a closed room, he went to Kenneth Copeland Ministries, insisting, “God has called me to this ministry and I am going to live by faith. You don’t have to pay me a salary because God will provide.” Kenneth Copeland relates how he looked at this small man and thought to himself, “If he lasts two days...” But as we all know today, God had said, “I have called you.” Whether to please God or man? Choose God every time. If you wish to contact Guy Ormerod, College Chaplain, you can write to - firstname.lastname@example.org or pastoral care: Kerrilee Walsingham - email@example.com
Bible Study - Thursday mornings 9.00am, Barista Cafe Main Key Women meetings 1st Thursday evening of the month 7.00pm 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
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KING’S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
(National Assessment Program; Literacy and Numeracy)
Attention: Year 3, 5, 7 & 9 Parents We encourage you not to make plans for the following days May 9-12 as all students across the country in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be expected to complete national testing (NAPLAN) on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May. Being on time to school is essential during this time. Please ensure that there are minimal interruptions to your child’s life during this time and that each night your child is getting a good night’s sleep and regular meals. NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four domains of reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. NAPLAN assesses skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time, through the school curriculum. NAPLAN is not a pass or fail type test, but rather shows how individual students are progressing in numeracy and literacy skills against national standards for all Australian children. All students are encouraged to participate in the tests. Students with a disability may qualify for special provisions that reflect the support normally provided to them in the classroom. An individual student NAPLAN report will be issued later this year. Parents can use this information to monitor how their child is progressing and to identify any areas of concern. Parents may also wish to use their child’s results to discuss progress with teachers. More information is available at www.naplan.edu.au. Thank you for your attention to these dates. Mrs Kim Bohlsen Deputy Head of Primary (Administration)
Miss Venessa Lean Dean of Middle Schooling
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CHC30808 Cert III in Education Support (Teacher Aide) Commencing July 2011 at Coomera, Molendinar and Burleigh, Career Keys will be delivering the Certificate III in Education Support (Teacher Aide) course. This nationally recognised course runs 9am – 2.30pm - 5 days per fortnight. No training during school holidays. Visit our web: www.careerkeys.com.au and download the enrolment pack, or phone Career Keys on 3200 2700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Taking enrolments now limited places. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Special Pay before course commencement and get a $200 discount!!
Dates for your diary April 28 April 29 May 2 May 4 May 5 May 6
ANZAC Service HS APS Rd 2 Labour Day Public Holiday Noah’s Ark Mothers’ Afternoon Primary APS Rd 2 HS APS Rd 3
P-7 Mothers’ Afternoon
For more details and updates visit the website www.kingscollege.qld.edu.au click on calendar.
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Expressions of Interest
On behalf of the whole library team, Miss Solyom is proud to announce that Kingâ€™s annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day event has provided 47 new books for primary
Kingâ€™s high school will be holding our annual Careers Expo on 20 July 2011 from 6 - 8pm. We would like to offer our school community the opportunity to submit expressions of interest to man a stand at this event and to offer our students an insight into your industry as a possible career option. The sectors of industry we are hoping to present are: Hospitality Meat Industry - Butchery Retail - Supermarket Hairdressing Fashion Design Electronics Plumbing Construction Engineering Surveying Law
Optometry Pathology Radiology/Radiography Nursing Travel agency Aviation - Cabin Crew Marine Media - Film & TV Media - Journalism Veterinarian Real Estate Banking
If you would like to express an interest in the opportunity to assist our young adults in making their decisions about their futures by sharing your expertise, please forward your contact details to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 April 2011. Thanking you in anticipation. Page 6 - Thursday, April 28, 2011
Secondary Secondary Sport On Friday, 1st April, Kingâ€™s played Emmanuel College in round 1 of the APS competition. A summary of results is listed below: Boys Sport Team Soccer Year 8 Year 9 Junior C1 Inter
EMM v KCC Player of the Week Win Score EMM 7-0 EMM 6-0 Sebastian Torales EMM 2-1 KCC 1-0
General Dear Parents, I have recently been contacted by a group who are concerned about a proposed Quarry on Old Coach Road. As a school we do not get involved in political or social organisations, however I am happy to publish their concerns so people who wish to be involved can be. Their aim is to collect 4000 signatures by petition by 4th May. Below is information they have sent me. Based on the information I have perused, the proposed Quarry operation is likely to have a significant impact on our school but also the wider Gold Coast community. It is for this reason that I am seeking your support to get behind this petition. The Quarry sits on a 220 hectare site surrounded by Old Coach Road, Tallebudgera Creek Road and Monday Drive. The proposed Gold Coast quarry is expected to have the following impact on our area:Introduce at least 1 x 20 tonne truck every 50-60 seconds onto Old Coach Road from 6am to 6pm, 6 days per week, for the next 40 years . The traffic congestion and potential health and safety issue this is likely to cause will be felt far and wide . It will introduce dust and noise (traffic and explosions) into the area, that is almost certain to reach our school . There are rare and endangered plant and animal species in the area that will be significant ly impacted. For more information about this project, please go to www.stopthegoldcoastquarry.org Rees Davis
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