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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Concert

A beautiful evening of carols was held in the auditorium on Monday evening. The lower primary choir opened the event with the enthusiastic rendition of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. We were led in a wonderful selection of our favourite carols by the Christmas orchestra and choir over the course of the evening. Special guest performances by the Years 2/3 and 6/7 dance groups entertained the audience as did the upper primary choir’s rendition of ‘O Rejoice’. The high school drama department put a smile on everyone’s faces with a comical reflection of Christmas past and present. Special guest performances by some of our college’s outstanding family talent were enthusiastically received by the audience. The Saward, Damianopoulos and Anitelea families delighted the audience with the renditions of ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ respectively. We would like to give a special thankyou to the Christmas Carols team: Mr Craig Alloway (orchestra conductor), Miss Marianna Taylor (choir director), Miss Karen Irvine, Mrs Kylie Guthrig and Mr Lindsay Genge and also to Stocklands Burleigh for their generous donation of this year’s Christmas decorations.

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Early Learning Programs Noah’s Ark Celebration Day The ‘cute factor’ was certainly the order of the day as Noah’s Ark children took to the stage for their end of year concert. Considering their age and experience they had an amazing stage presence and blessed the audience in song and dance. The refreshments afterwards were outstanding and our thanks go to all our centre families for their contributions. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and holiday.

Primary Parenting with Power Scripture of the week: ”Have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.” Exodus 18:22

How to Teach Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills

When Moses’ life as a leader became consumed with making all the decisions for everyone, he began to train people to make simple decisions for themselves. As parents, we need to do the same and train our children to make good decisions for themselves. Do you make all the decisions for your children? How do your children handle problems and decisions that they have to make for themselves? Some children are very insecure, complain and have bad attitudes when faced with a problem. However, problems and decisions make great opportunities to teach children how to face life’s challenges. Families make decisions and solve problems on a daily basis. Parents must make some decisions and in those cases children need to learn to follow. At other times, parents can involve children and teach them to make wise choices for themselves. Developing good decision-making skills gives children the ability to define a problem, imagine consequences of various alternatives and then choose the best solution among the options. Allowing children to solve some problems for themselves communicates honour to them. It says, “I believe in you. You have what it takes. I know you are responsible enough to make good decisions for yourself.” Sometimes, parents want to solve problems for their children to help them avoid frustration. Be careful that you don’t rob your children of important learning experiences. Frustration can be a great teacher and can motivate children to think carefully about their actions. You then can be the counsellor or coach as life teaches a valuable lesson. Much of the day-to-day problem solving and decision-making in family life can demonstrate cooperation and teamwork as parents and children work together. Cooperative decision-making teaches children valuable skills of negotiation, compromise, communication, and creating alternatives and skills which are very useful in life. Mutual honour is demonstrated in the midst of cooperation. Strategy for the week: Don’t be too quick to solve a problem or make a decision for your children. Involve children in the process of problem solving, not just in the final product. Ask questions such as; “What do you think you should do now?” or “Tell me how you are going to make a decision about this.” With the Christmas season approaching fast, we hope that you will have a wonderful Christmas break and a relaxing, quality time with your family. ~ In His service, Klaus Knobloch and Rosemary Whincop

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Secondary Christmas The school holidays are here. Students are free!! Christmas is fast approaching. I hope you have had time to begin Christmas shopping and to do some planning for the Christmas season and family events. It is important that we remind ourselves of the reason for the season.

Why Jesus is Better Than Santa Claus • Santa lives at the North Pole...      JESUS is everywhere. • Santa rides in a sleigh...     JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water. • Santa comes but once a year... JESUS is an ever present help. •Santa fills your stockings with goodies...      JESUS supplies all your needs. •Santa comes down your chimney uninvited...      JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited. •You have to wait in line to see Santa...      JESUS is as close as the mention of His name. •Santa lets you sit on his lap...      JESUS lets you rest in His arms. •Santa doesn’t know your name, all he can say is “Hi little boy or girl, what’s your name?”...      JESUS knew our name before we were born.  Not only does He know our name, He knows our ad dress too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads. •Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...      JESUS has a heart full of love •All Santa can offer is HO HO HO...     JESUS offers health, help and hope. •Santa says “You better not cry”...      JESUS says “Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.” •Santa’s little helpers make toys...     JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions. •Santa may make you chuckle but...     JESUS gives you joy that is your strength. •While Santa puts gifts under your tree...      JESUS became our gift and died on a tree...the cross. We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas, Jesus is still the reason for the season. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Thank you so much for your support and words of encouragement this year. I pray you have a very happy and joyous Christmas. I look forward to meeting with you again in the new year.

Happy parenting. ASAP. Remember the recall. Response decisions. Lifelong learning. Remember the cat will become a dog again. Check out ‘Professional Development for Mothers’. Encourage common sense. Healed and whole. Media literacy. Forgive quickly. The gift. Follow the directions. Take the time. Check the habits. Laugh, often and loud. Be still and know that I am God. Cast your burden on the Lord. Psalm 23. The reason for the season. Happy Christmas. God bless abundantly. ~ Rhonda Bevan, Head of Secondary

Clean Water- A Novelty Term 3 holidays for most teaching staff are a time to unwind and recharge ready for the final school term of the year. However, when Manna Ministries made an open invitation for teachers to come to India to mentor local teaching staff, Mandy Cromwell, Gail Napper, Julia Horn and Colin Louwen accepted the invitation. We visited six schools (all incorporating orphanages) and presented seminars on teaching styles, methods and Christian teaching philosophy. These were well received. One thing that the King’s staff noticed was the need for consumable resources – as most schools had virtually nothing. But this was not the main need as we subsequently found out. Water related diseases are rampant throughout India. Clean water is basically non-existent for most communities, including school communities. It was then decided that we would try and help by providing water cleaning purifiers to a number of the schools. Hike for Hope money raised by the high school was used to purchase the filters and pay for transport to India. In discussions with Skyjuice – a humanitarian aid water filter manufacturing company, the college has been able to purchase two water purifying systems to send to India. These will be used at two orphanages/schools near Hyderabad. These filters can purify 1000 litres per hour, and are selfcleaning. The filter cartridges will last approximately seven years depending on usage. They are simple to install and are virtually maintenance free - a real benefit for third world communities. The long term vision is that King’s will continue to raise funds each year to help other schools in India to have clean water.

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General School Fees Accounts News

• Please ensure all outstanding fees for 2010 are paid in full by Friday 26th November unless you are on an organised payment plan. • The administration office will be closed for two weeks only between Monday 20th Dec and Fri 3rd Jan. • All payment plans re-start on Tuesday 4th, Thursday 6th or Friday 7th January 2011. Yearly fees for 2011 are to be paid by 22nd January to receive the 7% discount on tuition. Please phone or email Elaine in admin if you wish to pay yearly in 2011.

The Uniform Shop will be open on the last day of school, Friday 26 November (1:00pm – 4:00pm)

SPECIAL UNIFORM SHOP HOURS JANUARY 2011 10 January 2011 – 21 January 2011 (8:30am – 12:00pm) 26 January 2011 Australia Day (CLOSED)

You are invited to the

King’s Dance Concert Saturday 27 November at 6pm King’s Church Auditorium Come along and enjoy the performances by our talented Prep to Year 7 students. Gold coin donation. All welcome!

Address Details Update

If your address details have changed reKING’S CHRISTIAN cently, we need to update our records so KING’S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE that you receive your child’s report. Please COLLEGE phone 5587 7600 or email no later than Friday 26th November 2010. Student Term Dates for 2011 Student Term Dates for 2011 TERMS TERMS ONE ONE

24 January 2011 – 28 January 2011 (8:00am – 11:00am & 1:00pm – 4:00pm) NORMAL uniform shop hours will commence from Monday 31 January 2011


Applications are currently being taken for instrumental music for 2011. If you are interested in learning a musical instrument in 2011 enrolment forms can be found on the college website, via the ‘For Parents’ portal or from any of the college offices. Your options include: 1. Private lessons in string instruments - violin, viola and cello: band instruments – woodwind, brass, percussion and bass guitar; voice; piano; guitar; drum kit. 2. Group lessons in string instruments - violin, viola and cello and band instruments – woodwind, brass, percussion and bass guitar. Year 3 instrumental forms, for students learning in year 4, have been received. Instrumental teachers will be in contact soon to confirm instruments for 2011. Late forms can be submitted to the college, or by contacting Mr Lindsay Genge, Instrumental Music Coordinator.

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KEYWOMEN CHRISTMAS DINNER Date - Friday 26th November Time - 6.30pm Cost - $35 per person Purchase your ticket at the information desk or church reception. For more information please phone the church office 5593 4233 or Noreen O’Brien 0407 740 793. “Key Women”… A Ministry of King’s Christian Centre

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Primary Choir Christmas Carols Competition Congratulations to the upper primary choir who took 2nd place at the Pacific Fair Christmas Carol Competition! The students represented the school with pride at the competition and were up against three weeks of different schools. Singing two Christmas favourites ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’ the students further amazed the audience with their ability to sing the not so well known repertoire such as ‘O Rejoice’ by Hillsong. Feedback from the judges and the community was positive. We were commended on our beautiful choir sound that our students at King’s produce so beautifully. I would like to thanks parents and friends of the community for coming to support the choir at events such as this competition. It has been an amazing year for the choir and I look forward to next year’s! - Miss Marianna Taylor (Primary Music Specilaist)

Colours Presentation The last upper primary assembly was marked by honouring some of our great students. The last of our Primary Colours were presented for Spelling ‘White’, Netball ‘White’ and Rugby ‘Teal’. Our undefeated Winter APS teams were also recognized. These teams completed the season without loosing a game and include: Netball Senior A1 coached by Miss Jeanine Hess Rugby Walla 2 coached by Mr Caleb Cooper Rugby Mini B 1&2 coached by My Damien Bird Rugby Mini A1 coached by Mr Chris Kearney Rugby Midi 1 coached by Mr Malcolm Callander Soccer Junior boys 1 coached by Mr Adam Marsh Soccer Junior girls 1 coached by Mrs Karen Wendijk Tennis Junior boys B coached by Mrs Cecily Firth Volleyball Senior girls 1 coached by Miss Trishelle Grady Our Yr 7 chapel band were also honoured at the assembly for their service to the college community through worship.

Primary’s First Spelling Competition During this week, the primary school held its first in-school spelling competition. Each class had two representatives in the competition. These students were selected as the top two students in the class from spelling tests throughout the year. The competition was so close in some classes that it required mini spelling bees to determine the representatives of the class. The pupils, representing their class, then came together to spell commonly misspelt words. In a process of elimination, the following students were named champion of their grade for 2010: Year Year Year Year Year Year Year

1 Pearl Davis 2 David Gaspar 3 Jasmine Nahi 4 Yaron Strachan 5 Kelly Park 6 MacKenzie Lynn 7 Tiarna Taylor

Well done to each of these students (pictured below). They will each receive a Borders book voucher. All contestants in years 1, 2 and 3 will receive a special award and in years 4 to 7 a white spelling Colours.

Martin Jack, Jordan Kluver, Hayden Nagy and Wade Papenfus (pictured below) were all awarded with a ‘Teal’ for APS representation in rugby. Well done, students, on an outstanding achievement. ~ Lindsay Genge, Primary Sport Coordinator

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Regional Aquathlon Congratulations to Dimitee Coventry and Elijah Winnington for their performance in the recent Regional Aquathlon held in Bundall on Saturday. Dimitee finished in a very pleasing 2nd place only metres behind 1st while Elijah finished a very respectable 6th in his age group. Both students will now go on to compete in the State Aquathlon on the 26th of February. We wish you both every success.

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Player of the Week

General King’s launches iPhone App In what we believe is a first for Australian schools, King's has launched an iPhone app. The app is designed to inform / remind parents about the information they need to know. It contains a 'calendar' section and a separate 'notices' section for high school, primary, and Noah's Ark. These are updated daily, so the app will always contain the very latest information. You can download the app from the iTunes store for free. (From the app store, search for 'kcc' or 'Kings Christian College.') If you have an iPhone, please download the app and give us some feedback - there is a section inside the app where you can do this. Also, rating the app on the iTunes store will help promote the app. There are more instructions on the College website with links from the home page. This web page explains how to subscribe to the calendar if you don't have an iPhone and also talks about the College blog, Facebook and Twitter pages. Each of these are designed to help keep parents informed of events in the school. The blog especially, is designed to tell the story of College events and contains photos and videos in password protected galleries. The password for these is 'Kings123'. This is a very exciting innovation, and we trust it is a great help to parents.

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