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“Educating students in Christian leadership for tomorrow’s generation” Thursday, August 25, 2011

Year 7 Canberra Report Last week, our Year 7 students undertook an educaa variety of educational programmes that focused on The Australian Government recognises the imporcapital as part of their civics and citizenship of the excursion, the Australian Government Rebate (PACER) programme toward the travel school now that we have completed the excursion. We would like to thank the Australian Government The activities undertaken as part of the educational Memorial, Museum of Australian Democracy – Old ParliaQuestacon. We also had the awesome experience of We hope that the excursion was a rewarding experiall of the fantastic staff involved whose contributions

tional tour of Canberra. While on this trip they participated in Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. tance of all young Australians being able to visit the national education. To assist the parents and school to meet the cost contributes funding under the Parliament and Civics Education expenses incurred. This contribution will be paid directly to the for their support of this program. tour included visiting Parliament House, the Australian War ment House, Australian Electoral Education Commission and snow skiing for two days. ence for all of the Year 7 students and we would like to thank made this trip a success. ~ Kim Bohlsen, Deputy Head of Primary (Administration) See insert for reflections from our students and some more photos.


Early Learning Programs Encouraging the Spirit of Kindness in Prep Every Friday, Prep enjoy meeting in the library for assembly. The highlights of assembly are singing and receiving awards. Five children from each class are honoured with an award. The most prestigious award is the kindness award. Last week, we were honoured to have Mrs Shunker sharing at our assembly.


Parenting with Power

Scripture of the week: But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works. Psalm 73:27

Moments of Closeness Have you ever experienced ‘moments of closeness’ with your family? Maybe you had the whole family together in your bed chatting and laughing on a Saturday morning, or your family travelled together and you all felt really close and unified. It is those times when parents ‘soak’ up the intense feeling of closeness. Even God wants us to draw near to Him and be close to His heart. All parents, including our heavenly Father, want to experience closeness with their children and many work hard to provide opportunities for that sense of connection to develop. Several challenges, however, compete with the move toward this special time of closeness. Different personality types within a family, the busyness of family life and the constant need for correction and boundary setting make closeness difficult at times. Some parents are so disconnected from their own family life, they never experience a moment of closeness and belonging. That’s why fun times, when parents and children take part in and enjoy their relationship together, are so important. For those brief moments the heart connection overshadows the challenges of being in a family. It is in those times that parents are again reminded that all the work of parenting is worth it. Heart moments are important for parents and children. They provide a sense of belonging, security and love. When children have these basic but incredibly important needs met, they seem to be able to take on many of the challenges of life much more smoothly and develop remarkable resilience. Strategy for the week: Look for ways to value family relationships and make family activities a requirement. Plan meal times together, attend sporting events as a family, do spiritual training in the home and look for ways to enjoy relationships with each other. When parents and children work together and play together, heart moments are bound to be the pleasant result. ~ In His service, Klaus Knobloch and Rosemary Whincop

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Secondary Guidance

As parents we all know the importance of giving our children sound guidance to live by throughout their lives. We tend to become a little upset when they do not accept that well-meant guidance easily. How do we adults fare as God’s children when it comes to accepting guidance? I read this the other day, it prompted me to have a good think. When I meditated on the word GUIDANCE, I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn’t flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

Secondary Sport Dates for Your Diary • •

Friday 26th August APS Rd 1 v Somerset College Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September Regional Athletics @ Griffith

Regional Cricket Trials

King’s sent along three of our talented cricket players to the U/19 South Coast trials last week. Matthew Shepherd, Jaden McNamara-Muir and Mackenzie Barclay all trialled for the team last Thursday. Mackenzie Barclay gained selection in the team to represent South Coast at the Queensland Championships later this year. We congratulate Mackenzie on a great achievement. Well done! ...secondary sport continued on page 8

When one person realises and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another. It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other. My eyes drew back to the word GUIDANCE. When I saw “G”, I thought of God, followed by “u” and “i”. “God”, “u” and “i” dance.” God, you, and I dance. This statement is what guidance means to me. As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead. My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings and mercies be upon you and your family on this day and everyday. May you abide in Him as He abides in you. Dance together with God, trusting Him to lead and to guide you through each season of your life. Glory to the Lord of life. 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. Happy Mother’s Day to all our mums. Find the joy. Defend the Australian way of life. Encourage goal setting. Be thankful. Bloom where you are. Develop resilience. Too blessed to be stressed. Take time. Encourage a positive attitude. Never quit. Guidance. ~ Rhonda Bevan, Head of Secondary

Matthew Shepherd Jaden McNamara-Muir Mackenzie Barclay


LP Library Extended Hours! The lower primary library is proud to announce that they are now open every day from 8am - 4pm. This library caters for students from Prep- Year 4 and ONLY those students are to use this library. The wonderful news for families is that parents/ grandparents/ guardians can now come and visit the library with their children from these grades, relax and read a book together, do arts and crafts or simply wait for older grades to finish after-school curriculum activities. Mrs O’Brien and Mrs Hawkins supervise the library however there will be a strict policy that all parents must accompany children in the library after school. Please note that we would love for everyone to come and make use of the beautiful library, but it is not a child minding facility. The main library is still open Monday 8.30am-5pm; Tuesday to Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm for the older grades. Happy reading and learning.

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General Accounts News • Term 4 fees will be charged 1st September. Please ensure all fees are paid in full by the end of November. Check that your payment plan will cover the balance of account eg divide by 7 pf or 14 weeks. Yr 12 fees need to be paid in full by last day of Term 3.

Bible Study - Thursday mornings 9.00am, Barista Lounge Special Dessert Night Thursday 1 September 7pm For more information please contact Shirley Sykes at the church office on 5593 4233. “Key Women”… A ministry of King’s Christian Centre

• Statements will be sent to your email address. For credit card payments, address changes or queries please email accountsreceivable@kingscollege.qld.

You don’t have to be good to go to God!

• A term’s notice is necessary in writing now if you choose to remove your child from the school. If this is not given, it is school policy to charge the subsequent term’s fees. Please note that all outstanding fees must be paid before ceasing enrolment and all library and textbooks must be returned.

Quote from Power New Testament

Have you ever felt like you were too messed up to meet with God? Have you ever felt some strange resistance keeping you from praying or reading your Bible? Did you ever feel you had to somehow get your life straight before you could live the Christian life? Don’t worry about it! Jesus came to help you in your trouble. He is the great doctor. Go to Him with your problems. Not going to Him is like trying to wait until you are cured of a deadly disease before you go to a doctor. Jesus came to help! “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do. I didn’t come to invite good people to be my followers. I came to invite sinners.” (Mark 2:17) If you wish to contact Guy Ormerod, College Chaplain, you can write to - or pastoral care: Kerrilee Walsingham - kwalsingham@kingscollege.qld.


We have quite a lot of lost property at present. If you have lost something, please come and check the lost property at Student Services ASAP.

Coles Sports for Schools

Coles Sports for Schools is back on and vouchers are already starting to come to school. Last year we collected nearly 40,000 vouchers and were blessed with heaps of sporting equipment that was spread throughout the primary and secondary school. This year we want to fill each class with more equipment to use during break times! A collection box will be placed inside Mrs Fairburn’s office for everyone who is able to collect vouchers! We really appreciate your support and look forward to hopefully reaching 50,000 this year!!!!!

Dates for your diary August 26 August 29 August 29-31 August 31 August 30&31 September 1 September 2 September 4 September 6 September 6&7 September 9&10

P-3 Athletics Carnival Noah’s Ark Father’s Night Yr 5 Camp Primary Father’s Afternoon QCS Primary Missions Fest Pulbic Holiday Gold Coast Show Father’s Day Instrumental Concert HS Regional Athletics Year 3 Camp

For more details and updates visit the website click on calendar. Page 4 - Thursday, August 25, 2011






Monday 23 January

Friday 30 March


Monday 16 April

Friday 22 June


Monday 16 July

Friday 21 September


Monday 8 October

Friday 30 November or

23 November


Your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8 Sign up for RunNat 2011 & be ignited for transformation! We have the power to touch lives! Are you ready to make a difference? Then join the RunNat team and offer HELP & encouragement to families in your region. Log on to to see how you can be a part of RunNat Australia.

RunNat Day: 8th October 2011, 5am - 2pm.

King’s Christian College uses and recommends Toshiba Photocopiers


Canberra Trip

Some reflections from our students: On the 2011 Canberra trip, the Year 7s participated in quite emotional devotions. Many people were in tears. During worship, everyone really felt the presence of God. That was the highlight of Canberra for me. ~ Maddie Fife 7G The 2011 Canberra trip was a massive highlight for the year because of the fantastic devotions. On the last night when everyone was praising and worshipping, I felt the presence of God in the room. Skiing was another favourite for everyone on the trip. Overall, it was the best camp ever. ~ Jack Ochsner 7G The highlight of Canberra for me was the devotions because it touched so many people’s hearts. I personally felt a sense of prayer and encouragement come over me. I doubt that any other Christian experience will beat this one. ~ Kevin Pieterse 7S On the Canberra trip, the highlight for me was devotions. It really touched me and brought me closer to God. It was very emotional but everyone got so much out of it. Also another highlight was definitely skiing. It was so much fun and the whole grade really got into it by the end of it. We all enjoyed the Canberra trip and it will be remembered forever. ~ Lilly Moyes 7B

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Supporting:  King’s Kids Uganda, Mana Ministries India, Samaritan’s Purse and the King’s Community Support Agency 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1 Bring along your money to support our charities  Starts @ 10.30am 

The Toy Shop Sweets Popcorn Spider Drink Coloured Hairspray Lollies Cupcake

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Ice-cream Sausage Sizzle Obstacle Course Face Painting Tackling comp Bike-a-thon Penalty Shootout Dip and Win

Secondary Year 8 Camp

Expectations were high as the Year 8 cohort headed north for Currimundi Camp. Our daily program was full as we faced a variety of different challenges, including: high-ropes, kayaking, canoeing, fencing, circus training and many other motivating activities. Each morning began on a high note with Matt leading our devotions. He inspired us to step up in our lives and to be strong and courageous. As Christians we were encouraged to be honest and transparent and to “face the music” in the event of wrongdoing. These words were refreshing and a challenge to all of us. There were laughs all round watching the teachers taking on the students in a game of rugby, the teachers were clearly outmatched. The humour continued on the dance floor as we observed teachers pulling out old dance moves at the Wednesday night disco, that were plainly better left at home! Thursday night sports activities were memorable. I don’t think anyone expected to see people crawling around on the ground with their friends socks in their mouths, or Mr Lonsdale being tackled to the ground by a large group of spirited boys. Everyone enjoyed the competitive team activities and entertainment. All in all, we were very fortunate to enjoy an amazing camp, with great teachers, friendly staff members, comfortable cabins, good food and enjoyable activities. It was definitely a camp worth remembering. ~ Grace Payne 8Y

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Secondary Secondary Sport continued from page 3...

APS Athletics Carnival

Following a day of close competition King’s finished 5th at the recent APS athletics carnival. A number of our students performed exceptionally. Jade Brandt was the Open Girls Age champion. Hayden Nagy finished 2nd in the U/14s and Michael Bogatie finished 3rd in the U/13s. The Open Girls relay team of Jasmyn O’Donnell, Jade Brandt, Demii MaherSmith and Kristee Wentworth won their 4 X 100m. Peter Eddowes was another stand out performer for King’s winning the U/16 shotput, discus and javelin.

Wade Papenfus

Michael Bogatie Michelle Bristow Taylah Houchen

Regional Athletics

Following on from the APS Athletics Carnival King’s have 25 students qualifying for the regional finals. This is an awesome performance and we congratulate all these athletes on a fantastic effort. Successful athletes were: Wade Papenfus Michael Bogatie Michelle Bristow Taylah Houchen Kailah Knudsen Hayden Nagy Milan Egic Jaebin Lee Jace Ise Samantha Owen Alan Lehner Jake Myors Kristall Walcott Bradleigh Stevens Peter Eddowes Evangeline Baker-Nuss Georgia Howard Bernard Lierse Mikayla Soper Demii Maher-Smith Xavier Genge Jade Brandt Michael Eastwood Nathaniel Wilson

Kailah Knudsen

Hayden Nagy

Milan Egic

Jaebin Lee

Jace Ise

Samantha Owen

Alan Lehner

Jake Myors

Kristall Walcott Bradleigh Stevens Peter Eddowes

Evangeline Baker-Nuss


Dee-Dee Russell has recently travelled to America to play in the U/14 Callaway World Championships. This was a remarkable achievement just to qualify. Dee-Dee then continued her travels and flew to Townsville to play in the Queensland Scholastic Championships. Dee-Dee finished in a tie for 6th place in Queensland, which is a great result. Consequently, she is now 2nd reserve to represent Queensland in the national championships in Adelaide. Great work Dee-Dee! We congratulate Ricky Ro who has recently placed 2nd in the Colonial Club championships. The event held over four days was open to all club members. We congratulate Ricky on a fantastic performance.


Georgia Howard

Bernard Lierse

Xavier Genge

Jade Brandt

Mikayla Soper Demii Maher-Smith

Michael Eastwood Nathaniel Wilson

Our high school rugby teams are training four mornings a week in preparation for the 2012 APS season. Year 8 and 9 boys are training Tuesday and Thursday mornings and seniors are training Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.00am. We wish them all the very best in this pre-season phase. Well done boys, keep up the great work! ~ Peter Gillett, Secondary Sport Coordinator

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Jasmyn O’Donnell Kristee Wentworth Dee-Dee Russell

Ricky Ro


Thank you for registering to participate in HIKE 4 HOPE.  100% of the money you raise goes straight  towards building a community medical clinic in Mityana, Uganda, saving thousands of children’s lives  from preventable diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea.      DETAILS  DATE:    Saturday 10 September 2011  REGISTRATION: between 9‐9:50am  RACE START:  10am  LOCATION:  bottom of North Burleigh Hill (on the northern side of the North Burleigh Surf Club)  RACE:  starting  from  the  bottom  of  North  Burleigh  Hill,  along  the  esplanade,  around  Burleigh Headlands to Tallebudgera and return  DISTANCE:  10km (you can opt to do 5km)  SPONSORSHIP:  The goal is for 200 people to get sponsored a minimum of $50 to help us reach our  $10,000 target.  However, if you would prefer not to get sponsorship then you can  pay the entry fee as outlined below.  ENTRY FEE:  Adult = $20     Child = $10     Family = $50  PRIZES:  There will be prizes in each category worth hundreds of dollars (mixture of vouchers  and items) for the adult, child and family who raise the most money.  There will also  be prizes for the winners of each category, along with random spot prizes.    Please complete the form below and email to enquiries@100‐ or detach and mail to 100%  hOPE, 1/16‐18 Gardendale Cres, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220.  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 







CATEGORY: (please circle)    I will be getting sponsorship  I will be paying the entry fee 




 YES  NO  YES  NO 

All money  and sponsorship forms  OR  entry  fees  must  be  submitted  to  the  registration  desk  between  9‐9:50am  on  the  morning of the event. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!    Competitor's Declaration  I hereby acknowledge that I participate in the Event at my own risk, and in consideration of and as a condition of acceptance of my entry into this Event I hereby  agree to release the  100% Hope and the Event Organiser, Event Manager, Event sponsors and each of their agents, affiliates, employees, members, volunteers and  any person or body directly or indirectly associated with the Event from all and any claims, demands or proceedings arising out of or in connection with my entry  into or participation in the Event including (without limitation) where such claims, demands or proceedings are caused by their negligence, and I indemnify them  and will keep them indemnified against all liability for all injury, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with my entry into or participation in the Event. This  release and indemnity continues forever and binds my heirs, successors, executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns. 

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I am participating in

a 10km Hike 4 hOPE to raise funds to build a community medical clinic in Mityana, Uganda. Thousands of children in Uganda are dying everyday from preventable diseases; the leading two being Malaria and diarrhoea. 100% hOPE is a non-profit registered charity based on the Gold Coast, which is helping to give children in third world countries a future and a hOPE through the development of self-sustainable communities. It is run by a team of volunteers and as such has the guarantee that 100% of money donated goes directly to the specified project, in this case the medical clinic. Please consider sponsoring me to participate in this event so that I can help to make a difference to the lives of children in Uganda. You can donate by giving cash, cheque (make payable to ‘100% hOPE’) or direct transfer into the account details below. If doing a direct transfer please put the person’s name that you are sponsoring in the description and transfer at least a week before the event. BANK DETAILS Name: 100% hOPE BSB: 633 000 A/C: 143 127 785 Description: name of person you are sponsoring (e.g. T Smith Hike4Hope) Thank you for your support! Trishelle Grady


ABN 59 859 696 053  NAME


METHOD OF PAYMENT Cash Cheque Transfer



TOTAL Please return form and all money between 9-9:50am Saturday 10 September at the registration desk. The adult, child and family who raise the most money will win major prizes worth hundreds of dollars in recognition of your outstanding support! WALKER’S NAME: _______________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________ MOBILE: _______________________________________________________________ EMAIL: _________________________________________________________________

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