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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sports Awards Night The 11th annual sports awards was held on Wednesday evening and over 150 students were honoured. Nearly 600 guests attended the gala evening which included a performance by the King’s Kats Cheerleaders and concluded with the major sporting awards for the 2012 school year. Mr Mat Rogers, dual code international football legend, was the guest speaker for the evening and he was joined on stage by Rees Davis, College Principal, for the presentation of the major awards.

Primary School Award Winners The Werkhoven Inter House Shield is awarded to the overall winning House and was accepted by Nicole Allen, Kirah Bembrick and Tristan Maree on behalf of Rayleigh House. The Sportsperson of the Year, the “Nielsen Family Cup” was won by Megan Bogatie. “The Crandale Sportsmanship Award” was won by Jonathan Robertson.

Megan Bogatie, Primary Sportsperson of the Year

High School Award Winners “The Franklin Shield” is awarded to the overall winning House and House Captains Emily Carey and Matthew Kluver accepted the award on behalf of Newton House. The Junior Sportswoman of the Year award was won by Dimitee Coventry. The Junior Sportsman of the Year award was won by Joel Lonsdale. The Senior Sportswoman of the Year award was won by Emily Carey. The Senior Sportsman of the Year award was won by Thomas Otto. Jonathan Robertson, Sportsmanship Award

Rees Davis, Principal, Dimitee Coventry, Junior Sportswoman of the Year, Joel Lonsdale, Junior Sportsman of the Year with Mat Rogers

Rees Davis, Principal, Emily Carey, Senior Sportswoman of the Year, Thomas Otto, Senior Sportsman of the Year with Mat Rogers


Prep Young Chess Players This term our Prep classes will have the opportunity of learning the basic fundamentals in a game of chess. Why teach Prep chess? Young children understand the different moves that different pieces make on the board and they know of the importance of protecting their king. On Friday 12 October, our Chess Coordinator Raelene Barton, along with the Primary Chess Captain Sam Shaw, encouraged our students as to the benefits of learning chess. Sam along with our own Prep student, Xavier O’Brien, demonstrated to each class a chess game. Xavier was only three years old when his grandmother saw him playing chess on the computer, not long after Xavier asked for a real chess set. Xavier said he likes playing chess because it’s fun and he likes all the different moves and taking pieces to get points.

Primary Parenting with Power Scripture of the week: For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. Matthew 6:21 What Your Child Treasures

What is your child interested in? What does he think about? Where does she spend her money? What do your children like to do? Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Most of the time the activities our children choose indicate what they treasure. Because the heart and behaviour are closely linked, parents can look for things their children can do that will encourage healthy heart attitude change. As a parent you should look for ways to guide your children into constructive and helpful activities, hobbies and relationships. Sometimes you’ll have to limit certain activities, but look for positive ones to replace those you’re taking away. Try to attract your children to good choices by providing opportunities they’d enjoy. By adjusting what your children do, you can influence what they enjoy and eventually what they treasure. Sometimes simply providing different choices guides a child into more healthy heart situations, but other children seem to have a bent towards treasuring the wrong things. They may want to spend hours in activities that aren’t necessarily bad, but you know they don’t contribute to maturity and growth. You may have to use a combination of approaches, including setting some firm limits to guide your child in the right direction. That’s part of the hard work of parenting, but it’s not optional. Be creative and look for alternatives, but recognise that, if a child isn’t responding, you may have to provide parental control. Don’t be afraid to take a stand to redirect your child into more healthy choices. After all, too much of a particular thing can have an unhelpful affect on the heart. Strategy for the week: Determine where your child’s heart lies by what is treasured. From that information, direct them towards activities and choices that are more beneficial towards growing to be God’s child. ~ In His service, Klaus Knobloch and Rosemary Whincop

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Secondary

Parenting As The Lord Parents Us As parents, we received no manual as each of our children was born. Sometimes we parent as we were parented, sometimes we choose to parent exactly the opposite to how we were parented, sometimes we attend parenting courses, sometimes we read books on parenting, sometimes we speak to our friends or other family members and seek advice. However, the Lord through the Bible gives us help on some basic parenting principles. One principle is shown in the story below - it reminds me of how God responds to us, His children, even though we disappoint Him often; and thus we learn how to parent our own children in instances such as this. It does not mean that we escape the consequences of some of our choices, but it does remind us of God’s love for us all. No  Strings  Attached How important is it to offer our love, especially to those closest to us, with no strings attached? Ernest Hemingway wrote a poignant short story called ‘The Capital of the World.’ In it he tells about a Spanish father who wants to reconcile with his son who has run away to Madrid. In order to locate the boy he takes out this ad in the El Liberal newspaper: “Paco, meet me at the Hotel Montana at noon on Tuesday. All is forgiven. Love, Papa.” Paco is a common name in Spain, and when the father goes to the square he finds 800 young men named Paco waiting for their fathers. What drew them to the hotel? As Hemingway tells it, it was the words ‘All is forgiven.’ I notice that the father did not say, “all WILL BE forgiven IF you do this or that.” Not, “all WILL BE forgiven WHEN you do such and such.” He simply says, “All is forgiven.” No strings attached. And that’s the hard part - un-attaching the strings. Wiktionary tells us that the origin of the expression ‘no strings attached’ may go back to ancient times when documents were written on parchment that were rolled up and secured with a string. The Babylonian Talmud in Tractate Bava Metzi’a tells of a man who gives his wife a bill of divorce on such a parchment, but holds onto the string so that he can snatch it back, should he choose to do so. The divorce, therefore, is not considered valid since he will not give it freely. Similarly, love, forgiveness or friendship that is given with strings and conditions attached are a sham and not valid, since they can be snatched back at any time. An unknown author beautifully portrays the possibilities of nostrings-attached love in this heartfelt story titled “The Rock.” “As she grew older her teenage daughter became increasingly rebellious. It culminated late one night when the police arrested her daughter for drunk driving. Mom had to go to the police station to pick her up. They didn’t speak until the next afternoon. Mom broke the tension by giving her a small gift-wrapped box. Her daughter nonchalantly opened it and found a little rock inside. She rolled her eyes and said, ‘Cute, Mom, what’s this for?’ ‘Read the card,’ Mom instructed. Her daughter took the card out of the envelope and read it. Tears started to trickle down her cheeks. She got up and lovingly hugged her mom as the card fell to the floor. On the card were these words: ‘This rock is more than

200,000,000 years old. That is how long it will take before I give up on you.’” This mother is not saying, ‘I will love you IF.’ Instead she says that she will love her daughter forever and nothing can change that. No strings attached. When we learn to love like that, I think we’ll understand the words of Emmett Fox, who said, “If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.”  ~ Steve Goodier Happy parenting. I wish you Jesus. A choice to make. Remember God’s esteem. Ideal Valentine. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Why/ How. The Greatest. The joy of motherhood. Give thanks. Pray. Thankful hearts are happy hearts. Trust the Lord. Know who you are in Christ. Nurture compassion. Have a chuckle. Attitudes are habits. Courage. Recognise your heroes. A disciplined tongue. No strings attached. ~ Rhonda Bevan, Head of Secondary

Crazy Sock Day Fundraiser

On Thursday 18 October the high school students participated in the annual World Vision Fundraiser, this year termed ‘Crazy Sock Day’. The event was organised and managed by the Year 11 Event Management team as a means of promoting the cause of World Vision within the college. This year World Vision is dedicating all of its financial resources to the support of children in Ethiopia who even today, in the 21st century, continue to suffer from starvation and malnutrition. As a first world nation, the Year 11 Event Management team felt that the prevention of poverty should be a cause supported by this next generation of young adults. As such, the event and all promotional materials disseminated were focussed on raising awareness of the circumstances of those in Ethiopia as a means of developing knowledge and compassion throughout the school. On the day the student body was treated to a BBQ lunch, elastics competition and music, creating an enjoyable festival atmosphere in the college grounds. The event culminates the end of fund collection for the 40hr Famine held in early August. Ultimately, the Year 11 Event Management team would like to extend a huge Thankyou to all students who participated in the ‘Crazy Sock’ festivities and to those who donated money to the cause. Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Page 3


Sport News News from the King’s Locker Room

WEEK 3

Congratulations  to  our  State  Athletics  Students!!!!!! This year’s Primary State Athletics Championships was held at Barlow Park in Cairns on Friday 19 – Saturday 20 October. We were expecting hot weather, but when we arrived it was cold and raining. There where thousands of competitors representing different regions from all around Queensland. We had nine students represent King’s, which was the most we have ever had! Tanika Mahon (10), Raelene Stevens (12), Isaac Hawkins (11), Candice Richards (11), Jordan Sergis (10), Nathan Bow (10), William Moore (11), Jasmyne Coventry (10) and Leah Simpson (11) all did their best, as they battled it out against the best of the best from Queensland. The majority of the students made it through to the finals in their event, narrowly missing out on qualifying through for nationals. Tanika Mahon helped her team win a silver medal in the 4x100m relay and Leah Simpson had a nail biting finish in the 800m, where photo finish was required. Unfortunately, Leah placed 4th missing out on qualifying for nationals by 0.01 of a second. This is an outstanding achievement! We were so proud to be able to represent King’s and thank everyone for praying for us! We would also like to thank our coaches for their time and encouragement, as we couldn’t have done this without them. We are all excited to get back into training to get ready for an exciting 2013 in athletics!

Written by Isaac Hawkins and Candice Richards (6W)

Outstanding Achievements

Christian Venter (6F) Christian was awarded the Best and Fairest for the U11 Nerang Bulls for 2012.

Alicia Green (Year 9) In the recent September school holidays, Alicia trialled for the U14’s Qld Indoor Netball Team. Alicia was successful in being selected and will compete at the nationals in Brisbane Dec 2 – 8. This is Alicia’s third time in being selected to play for Qld Indoor Netball at Nationals. We are all very proud of her. Dimitee Coventry (Year 8) Dimitee has made the QLD Triathlon Talent Squad for the 13 – 15yrs. This is a massive honour as it is invitation only and not many get chosen to be in this elite squad. It requires a lot of commitment and hard work with camps and races in Sydney and Maroochydore. Congratulations Dimi. Paige Owen (Year 9) This year Paige was selected to represent Australia in the schoolgirls U14 girls’ futsal team to tour Barcelona in May. Unfortunately she was unable to be a part of the tour. She has also been selected to represent Qld U15 girls in the upcoming clubs’ nationals in Sydney in November for futsal. Paige currently plays futsal for the Qld Academy and trains at the QAS on a Saturday. In soccer Paige played this year for Gold Coast in the Junior Premier League for the U14 girls where they finished equal first. Paige is definitely one of King’s soccer/futsal superstars. Page 4 - Thursday, October 25, 2012

Alicia Green

Jamie Krause (5E) Jamie plays with Tweed Heads Tennis Club. He has made it through to the Medibank state final (NSW) in the 2012 Medibank Junior Development Series in the 10 and under age group. The final is from 27 - 29 October at Penrith and East Richmond in Sydney. We wish Jamie well. Dimitee Coventry

Paige Owen


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High School APS Sports Results On Friday, 19 October, King’s played St Stephen’s College in Round 5 of the APS competition. Boys Sport Cricket Basketball

Touch

Tennis

AFL Waterpolo Waterpolo Girls Softball

Basketball

Touch

Tennis

Cricket AFL

Team 1st XI Junior Open A Open B Int A Int B Junior A Junior B Open A Open B Int A Int B Yr 9 A Yr 9 B Yr 8 A Yr 8 B Junior Tier 2 Kings 1 Junior Tier 2 Kings 2 Open A Open B Open C Junior A Junior B Open Junior Junior mixed South A Junior mixed South B

KCC v SSC Win SSC KCC SSC SSC KCC SSC SSC KCC KCC SSC KCC KCC SSC SSC KCC KCC KCC ASAS KCC KCC KCC KCC KCC KCC KCC KCC ASAS & KCC1

Open A Open B Open C Junior A Junior B Open A Open B Int A Int B Junior A Junior B Open A Open B Int A Int B Yr 9 A Yr 9 B Yr 8 A Yr 8 B Tier 2 A Tier 2 B Open A Open B Open C Junior A Junior B Super 8’s A Super 8’s B Open Junior

SSC KCC KCC SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC KCC KCC SSC KCC KCC SSC SSC KCC KCC SSC SSC KCC A KCC A SSC KCC KCC SSC SSC KCC BYE KCC KCC

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Score 5/115 d 7/113 8/88 d 3/87 64-22 30-14 38-35 24-18 42-18 34-14 19-0 8-6 14-0 9-1 11-1 13-1 9-4 7-5 13-2 7-5 13-11 20-14 13-10 13-7 12-8 107-15 58-30 5-1 19-2 & 2-1

Player of the Week Peter Eddowes Nathaniel Williams Jason Lee Scott Loader Elijah Bird Connor Blake Jake Tucker Gabe Otene Clayton Grainger Tom Lyon Ethan Roberts Alex & Nathan Michael Bogatie Kinsey Ward Mai Phillips Kyle Findley Jack Ochsner & William Charelson Will Battese Andrei Sincari DJ Richards Daniel Hogeling Rahul Mathur Jordan Anderson Alan Lehner Jaydn Halik & Brendan Jansen Kailah Knudsen Augustine Oh & Taylor Rawlings

29-3 17-7 12-8 17-8 14-3 89-16 47-7 48-12 32-8 33-15 25-9 9-1 4-3 5-4 5-2 5-3 8-5 12-0 2-1 8-0 8-0 20-4 18-6 Forfeit 15-9 13-10 Forfeit

Ebony Halik Chloe Thomas Hannah Robertson Brooke Bell Janai Topp Emily Walsingham Lauren Roberts Kayla Fothergill & Eliza Vost Emerald Dalton Shaia Deacon Mary Mikhail Evangeline Baker-Nuss Tessa Neethling

22-18 Forfeit

Eloise Williams Courtney Thomas Maddison Fife Ebony Forrest Hayley Walker Madeline Bone Dayna Colby

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High School APS Sports Draw On Friday, 26 October, King’s will play Coomera Anglican College in Round 6 of the summer APS competition. Team Boys AFL Open AFL Junior Basketball Open A & B Basketball Inter A & B Basketball Junior A & B Cricket 1st XI Cricket Junior Tennis Open A, B & C Tennis Junior A & B Touch Open A & B Touch Inter A & B Touch Yr 9 A & B Touch Yr 8 A & B Touch Junior Tier 2 Water Polo Junior Mixed 1 Water Polo Junior Mixed 2 Girls AFL Open AFL Junior Basketball Open A & B Basketball Inter A & B Basketball Junior A & B Cricket Super 8’s KCC1 Cricket Super 8���s KCC2 Softball Open A Softball Open B Softball Open C Softball Junior A Softball Junior B Tennis Open A, B & C Tennis Junior A & B Touch Open A & B Touch Inter A & B Touch Yr 9 A & B Touch Yr 8 A & B Touch Junior Tier 2

OPPOSITION ASAS CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC

GAME TIME 1pm 2pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 1pm & 2pm 1pm 1pm

VENUE Coomera Sports Park Coomera Sports Park CAC CAC CAC All Saints 2 All Saints Hope Island Tennis Resort Hope Island Tennis Resort CAC CAC CAC CAC Emmanuel Field 5 Miami Miami

CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC

1pm 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm 2pm & 1pm

Runaway Bay – enter via Oxley Ave Runaway Bay – enter via Oxley Ave King’s – Outdoor Courts King’s - Sports Centre 1 King’s – Sports Centre 2 ABP ABP King’s – Softball 1 King’s – Softball 2 Emmanuel CAC CAC Christine Ave Christine Ave King’s – Touch Field 1 King’s – Touch Field 2 Beattie Road - Coomera Beattie Road - Coomera Magic United 3 & 4

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Primary APS Sports Results ROUND 3 KING’S TEAMS AFL

Basketball

Cricket

Softball

Tee-ball Handball

Touch

18 October

Snr Boys Snr Girls Jnr Boys A Jnr Boys B Jnr Girls Snr Boys A Snr Boys B Snr Boys C

Win ASAS SSC ABP ASAS & ABP Nathaniel Espiritu KCC KCC KCC SOM

Jnr Boys A Jnr Boys B Snr Girls A Snr Girls B Jnr Girls A Jnr Girls B Snr A Jnr A Jnr B Snr A Snr B Jnr A Jnr B Snr Boys A Snr Boys B Snr Boys C Jnr Boys A Jnr Boys B Snr Girls A Snr Girls B Jnr Girls A Jnr Girls B Snr Boys A Snr Boys B Snr Boys C Jnr Boys A Jnr Boys B Snr Girls A Snr Girls B Snr Girls C

KCC CAC CAC CAC CAC CAC KCC KCC KCC ABP

Jnr Girls A Jnr Girls B

ABP ABP

KCC CAC KCC SOM SOM B SOM CAC KCC CAC & SOM SSC DR ABP KCC KCC KCC SSC 2 ABP ABP KCC & EMM

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Score 72-15 60-13 56-9

Player of the Week Kye Jeffries Kaitlyn Walsh Cooper Petronaitis

OPPOSITION All Saints A B Paterson A B Paterson

A B Paterson 2 v All Saints 2 126-7 Tiarna Bembrick Emmanuel 2 55-34 Jayden Paludan Coomera 40-28 Lucas Jorgensen Coomera 28-8 Sean Mitchell-Torres Somerset 2 & Mizuki Hara 18-14 Kaidyn Fraser-Bell Coomera 14-8 Aaron Harris Coomera 42-32 Vanessa Jack Coomera 79-8 Tara Teague Coomera 51-8 Jorja Roberts Coomera 74-0 Lisa Johnson Coomera 18 d 8.66 Caleb Parker Trinity 118-65 Adam Hobbs Trinity 110-75 Keegan Palmer Coomera 37-6 Zaneeta Robertson A B Paterson Mikayla Harmon A B Paterson 16-2 Sophia Muller A B Paterson 2 18-11 Claire Pheasant Coomera 12-0 Jarrel Abraham Trinity 6-1 Samuel Shaw Somerset 1 10-2 Yaron Strachan Somerset 2 24-3 Max Ise Somerset 13-3 Kael Lennox Coomera 7-2 Ashleigh Evans A B Paterson 3-0 & 7-0 Ruby Wen Somerset 2 v Coomera 12-8 Ella Wade St Stephen’s 1-1 Zoe Gardiner Trinity v A B Paterson 6-3 Luka Lewis A B Paterson 10-9 Rhys Gordon A B Paterson 17-2 Andrew Smith A B Paterson 6-4 Jackson Burkhardt A B Paterson 11-1 Caleb Marques St Stephen’s 2 9-3 Lily Campbell A B Paterson 11-2 Kaho Tsukamoto A B Paterson 4-1 & 3-0 Kylie Miokovich Coomera v Emmanuel 1 & Bunyarat Ward 7-1 Faith Guade A B Paterson 16-0 Tayla Gray AB Paterson

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Primary APS Sports Draw ROUND 5

1 November

KING’S TEAMS

OPPOSITION

GAME TIME

VENUE

Snr Boys AFL Snr Girls AFL Jnr Boys AFL A Jnr Boys AFL B Jnr Girls AFL Snr Boys Basketball A Snr Boys Basketball B Snr Boys Basketball C Jnr Boys Basketball A Jnr Boys Basketball B Snr Girls Basketball A Snr Girls Basketball B Jnr Girls Basketball A Jnr Girls Basketball B Snr Cricket A Jnr Cricket A Jnr Cricket B Snr Softball A Snr Softball B Jnr Softball A Jnr T-Ball B Snr Boys Handball A Snr Boys Handball B Snr Boys Handball C Jnr Boys Handball A Jnr Boys Handball B Snr Girls Handball A Snr Girls Handball B Jnr Girls Handball A Jnr Girls Handball B Snr Boys Touch A Snr Boys Touch B Snr Boys Touch C Jnr Boys Touch A Jnr Boys Touch B Snr Girls Touch A Snr Girls Touch B Snr Girls Touch C Jnr Girls Touch A Jnr Girls Touch B

ABP 2 ASAS ASAS ABP 2 ASAS 1 SSC SSC ASAS 1 SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC ABP ABP SSC TLC TLC ABP 1 SSC CAC ASAS 1 ASAS 2 TLC v SOM EMM v SOM TLC v SOM 2 ABP SOM 1 ABP v SOM 2 SSC SSC ASAS 1 SSC SSC 3 SSC SSC ABP 1 v ASAS 1 SSC SSC

1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 12.45pm 12.45pm 12.45pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.15pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm 1.10pm

Owen Park, Field 5 Owen Park Runaway Bay, Runaway 3 Runaway Bay, Runaway 5 Runaway Bay, Runaway 9 King’s, Court 1 King’s, Court 2 Carrara, Court 1 King’s, Court 3 King’s, Court 4 SSC, Court 1 SSC, Court 2 SSC, Court 3 SSC, Court 4 Albert Park 1 Somerset 1 Somerset 5 SSC, Diamond 1 SSC, Diamond 5 CAC, Diamond 1 CAC, Diamond 7 King’s, Court 2 King’s, Court 3 King’s, Court 6 SOM, Court 4 SOM, Court 3 King’s, Court 8 King’s, Court 9 SOM, Court 5 SOM, Court 8 ASAS, Field 4 ASAS, Field 8 ASAS, Field C1 Coomera Sports Park, Field 3 Coomera Sports Park, Field 6 Emmanuel, Field 7 Emmanuel, Field 8 Birmingham Rd Fields, Field 10 AB Paterson, Field 7 AB Paterson, Field 8

Important Sports Dates Regional Trial Dates 17 November - Aquathlon 11 and 12 years 17 November - Triathlon 19 years 13 January - Triathlon 13-14 years (For more information on this please see Mr Grady) Page 8 - Thursday, October 25, 2012


Maths News King’s Students Place 4th on the Gold Coast Each year the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT) holds a Year 8 Maths Quiz. This year it was held during an evening in Term 3 at Varsity College. The quiz is a team event and comprises a number of different sections – estimation, speed, written problems, individual short answer and general knowledge.

Some example questions are ‘What is the first palindromic number after 1100?’ and ‘A local fund raising effort using four teams each with five members makes a profit of $172. On average, how much money does each team member make?’ This year the King’s team placed 4th on the Gold Coast. Congratulations to our Year 8 team.

First in Queensland in Mathematics Challenge This year King’s Year 9 students registered for the Commonwealth Bank Australian Maths Challenge. Our team comprises 11 students with class and homework support from another 19 students. Their hard work was rewarded. Out of 4883 schools from across Australia and 449, 315 students King’s Christian College placed 18th in Australia out of all primary and secondary schools; 5th in Australia out of all secondary schools; and 1st in Queensland out of all secondary schools five students placed in the top 10 in the Queensland secondary division!

We Have Outstanding Maths Students At King’s Once again our students participated in the Australian Mathematics Trust’s competition. This event was introduced in Australia in 1978 as the first competition in Australian schools. In this time it has served almost all Australian secondary schools, providing feedback and enrichment to schools and students. It has become the largest single event on the Australian Education calendar, allowing students to attempt the same tasks, on the same day in about 40 countries. It has become a truly international event, with countries throughout the Pacific and South East Asia, and some from even further afield taking part. Approximately 400,000 students have taken part in recent years. We had 40 of our high school students volunteer to participate this year. Each grade exceeded the Queensland state mean by more than 10% and each grade had a number of students achieve high distinctions, distinctions and credits. These students were acknowledged at last week’s assembly, receiving certificates and prizes. Well done students.

In the primary school, over 200 students from Years 3 - 7 entered the competition and students who achieved outstanding results will be receiving ‘Colours’ for their accomplishment. There were 20 King’s students who achieved a distinction award and will be the recipients of a red Mathematics Colour. These students achieved in the top 15% or better of all of the students participating in this test across Australasia. Many teal and white Colours will also be presented to students in our ceremony to recognise other outstanding results. Well done primary students! It is great to have so many keen mathematicians amongst our school students. - Mrs Bohlsen (Primary) and Mrs Davis (Secondary)

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Year 10 Dinner Dance

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General

Year 12 Visual Art 2012 - ‘IGNEOUS’ This  year  the  students  from  the  Year  12  Visual  Art  class  will  be  exhibiting  a  selection  of  their  work   at  Robina  Art  Gallery.  The  exhibition  is  currently  on  display  to  the  public  until  29  October.  These   enthusiastic  and  diligent  students  would  be  delighted  if  you  could  visit  and  see  the  result  of  their   endeavours.  Opening  night  is  October  26  at  6pm.  Everyone  welcome.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~  Bridgit  O’Neill,  Year  12  Visual  Art  Teacher

Georgia Howard

Jay Lee

Kyla Holland

Jazmyn Fanning

Song Lee

Candice Cservenka-Stephens

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2012  QUEENSLAND  SCHOOLS   TEAMS  CHESS  CHAMPIONSHIPS    

Secondary  Open  Division    This  year  our  top  secondary  chess  team  won  the  Gold  Coast   Championships  qualifying  them  for  the  State  Championships   held  at  Brisbane  State  High  School  last  weekend.    Overall  our  team  placed  2nd  by  only  1  point  behind  Brisbane   Grammar.    They  played  more  then  12  hours  of  intense  chess   over  the  two  day  event.    Thank  you  to  Mrs  Taylor  and  Mrs  Lapitan  for  supporting  the   high  school  team  throughout  the  whole  event.      The  competition  was  a  great  experience  for  the  team  as  they   prepare  for  the  2013  Australian  Junior  Chess  Championships   held  on  the  Gold  Coast  in  January.       .  

Back  Row  L-­R:  Matthew  Pyper,  Raelene  Barton,  Ben  Taylor     Front  Row  L-­R:  Martin  Jack,  Daniel  Lapitan  

Primary  Open  Division    This  year  it  was  great  to  have  our  two  top  primary  chess   teams  qualify  for  the  State  Championships.    This  event  had  qualifying  school  teams  from  districts  all  over   Queensland.    Only  three  of  our  primary  students  had               previous  experience  at  this  level  chess  but  with  determination   all  our  chess  students  took  up  the  challenge  and  was  great  to   see  in  action  the  support  and  teamwork.    Overall  team  1  placed  =5th  and  team  2  placed  22nd.    Thanks  goes  to;;  Lewis  Kay  our  primary  reserve  and  to  all  the   parents  involved  for  your  invaluable  support  and  assisting  our   chess  teams  to  Brisbane  over  the  two  day  event.   PRIMARY  -­  TEAM  1  

Back  Row  L-­R:  Kevin    Kim,  Elijah  McNamara,  Matthew  Pyper,  Ben  Taylor,   Tosh  Allan,  Jaxzyn  Follett     Front  Row  L-­R:  Jacob  Chan,  Sam  Shaw,  Martin  Jack,  Daniel  Lapitan,   Eran  Dance,  Sean  Evans  

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Primary  Girl’s  Division



 Last  Friday  we  had  two  primary  girls  chess  teams  participate  in  the   primary  girl’s  division  at  Loreto  College  in  Brisbane.    We  all  had  a  wonderful  day,  it  was  a  very  hard  competition  and  they   all  gave  it  their  best  and  placed  7th  and  9th  overall.    The  girls  really   enjoyed  this  event  as  they  played  chess  against  girls  only.      

Back  Row  L-­R:  Vanessa  Jack,  Bronte  Redenbach,  Tayla  Gittins,   Mayuri  Yamaguchi,  Jasmin  Farrell    

Front  Row  L-­R:  Sharon  Wame,  Rebekah  Galer,  Makayla  Harmon  

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 Thank  you  Mrs  Gittins  for  an  enjoyable  day  and  assisting  our  chess   teams  to  Brisbane.    

   ~  Keep  on  chessing!  Raelene  Barton  -­  Chess  Coordinator  

Thursday,  October  25,  2012


General Dates for your diary... Friday Oct 26 Friday Oct 26 Thursday Nov 1 Friday Nov 2 Tuesday Nov 6 Thursday Nov 8 Friday Nov 9 Monday Nov 12 Wednesday Nov 14 Thursday Nov 15 Friday Nov 16 Tuesday Nov 20 Wednesday Nov 21

Year 12 Art Showcase HS APS Round 6 Primary APS Round 5 HS APS Round 7 HS Presentation Night Primary APS Round 6 HS APS Finals P-2 Presentation Night Yr 3 - 5 Presentation Night Primary APS Round 7 Yr 12 Graduation Dinner Last Day Year 12 P&F Meeting Yrs 6 & 7 Presentation Night

Flow  In  His  River Quote from ‘Walk in Faith’ by Ray McCauley But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt. Ezekiel 47:11 As fishers of men we must flow in His river, bringing life and healing to all we come into contact with, through the power of the Holy Spirit. A great man of God once remarked to me, “What we started as a river of living water finished as a swamp.” Many times when God begins to add a blessing, this can be likened to a tributary or a small river entering the main flow but, because of prejudice or an unwillingness to adapt, the two streams will not flow together and the part that was a river is now cut off, leaving a swamp of mud in which life cannot exist. The Dead Sea is so named because everything flows in and nothing flows out. Don’t let this happen in your life.

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Term 4 fees are now overdue unless you are on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan. Please ensure all payments plan are paid in full by the end of term. We have just four more fortnights or eight weeks till the end of term. Please email Elaine in admin elaine@ kingscollege.qld.edu.au to adjust your plan. For credit card payments, address changes or queries please email elaine@kingscollege.qld.edu.au When phoning the college with an enquiry, please have your account number ready eg. MILL007 (child’s surname and a number)

P&F  Thanks   King’s inaugural movie night was a great success with over 200 attendees on a beautiful balmy spring night. We would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to help with the BBQ and the P&F stall and express our appreciation for their efforts. We thank all those that attended and hope you all had a wonderful time. Many thanks, P&F Association

Notice  To  All  Parents:

P&F AGM Meeting for 2013 Tuesday 20 November 1:30-2pm Barista Longe We look forward to seeing you there. Melissa Potts, P&F Secretary

Men  In  Action  

Breakfast 7.30 am on 3/11/12 cost $10 in the Barista at King’s Christian Centre. To register call the church office on 5593 4233.

A natural river becomes a mighty river when many small rivers or tributaries enter on its path to its final destination. In order for a river to become a great river then much must be added. Generally, the reason for Christians only being in ankle deep water is that they refuse to enter the main stream or to allow the addition of new tributaries. At the point of entry there is always much turbulence. This is exactly what happens in church history and what happens in our own lives when God adds something! Be a channel, not a swamp! If you wish to contact Guy Ormerod, College Chaplain, you can write to - guy@kings.net.au or pastoral care: Kerrilee Walsingham - kwalsingham@kingscollege.qld.edu.au

On-­line  parenting   magazine  link

http://www.parentingideas.com.au/ Parents/Parenting-Magazine

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