LEARNING

A focus on students achieving their personal best

King's Baptist Grammar School supports the concept that there are a number of different ways that people learn and aims to develop the unique skills and gifts of each student. Special programs offered vary according to need but have included Tournament of Minds, Music Groups, the Maths Talent Quest, Debating, Chess Club, Science Club and Creative Writing Club.

Students are supported through each level of their schooling at King's with an Additional Education program for individuals and small groups. Our Additional Education Department conducts individual programs for students, particularly in literacy and numeracy and specialised computer programs enhance skill development in small groups. A Reading Recovery Program is offered in our Junior Primary.

King's is dedicated to developing students in the areas of academic, social, spiritual, physical, cultural, vocational and community. The school provides a wide range of activities that will challenge and extend students of all abilities.

Music  

One of King's most important traditions is our extensive music program in the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. To encourage younger students there is a strings program at Year 2, a wind program at Year 5 and a guitar or keyboard program at Year 6. Choirs and singing groups perform outside in the community as well as at school. There are a variety of ensembles and bands for which students may audition. All of these groups perform at different school functions as well in the wider community.

About one third of our students take private music lessons. Private tuition is available for the piano, string instruments, wind instruments, percussion, voice and speech. Theory and musicianship is available for all Music students, including preparation for examination through the A.M.E.B., if desired.

An annual Musical Production brings about 100 Year 6-12 students together. Students audition for singing, dancing or acting roles. Others assist backstage and with preparation of props. Year 3 students also have their own Production.

 

Academic Competitions

Students may take part in National Competitions in Maths, Science, Computing, Spelling, Writing, Geography and English.

The school offers the opportunity to develop debating skills and participate in inter school debating competitions.

Talented Maths students can enjoy the challenge of the SA Maths Talent Quest.

The Tournament of Minds keeps a number of students busy in the areas of Humanities and Engineering where they pit their skills against other schools in the competition.

House and Sports Competitions

House Athletic competitions are held in Term 1 each year. In addition to these events, King's participates in a range of sporting competitions through organisations such as South Australian Christian Schools Association (SACSA), South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association (SAPSASA) and South Australian Secondary Schools Sports Association (SASSSA). This involves knock-out and one day carnival competitions. King's students also have the option of competing in weekly sporting competitions. The range of sports currently available is:

  • Athletics
  • Aussie Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

With the completion of our new, 2 basketball court gymnasium, more sporting opportunities will become available to our students. 

 

note: programs may vary from time to time.

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  • Student Diversity

    The Student Diversity Department supports students in a variety of ways to help them reach their potential. In collaboration with outside agencies and parents, Student Diversity staff support teachers in the development of inclusive and flexible approaches within their classrooms, determining student goals and development of individual learning plans. Students who find it more difficult to access some areas of the curriculum without added prompting and support are also supported within the mainstream classroom by Educational Support Officers. The department also is responsible for the implementation of additional programs outside the mainstream classroom which support and enrich student learning.

    Identification methods will vary upon the students under consideration and the program being provided. A range of possible identification methods include a combination of;

    • Teacher Observation
    • Developmental Checklists
    • Whole School Screening
    • Achievement Tests
    • School Assessments
    • Outside Assessments
    • Examples of Student Work
    • National Benchmark testing

     

    GUIDELINES FOR THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE NEEDS

    Students exhibit a wide range of behaviours, abilities, interests and personal characteristics. Therefore the definition of Students with Diverse Needs is a broad one and encompasses a wide range of differences and abilities in learning.

    It is a commitment of the school to implement programmes in cooperation with parents that are specifically designed to meet the educational needs of the students with learning differences and difficulties.

    The following principles underpin the policy and provide a foundation upon which King’s will develop learning programmes for all of its students.

    • To realise their potential, all students need to participate in programmes which are designed to meet their individual learning needs
    • Students come from a range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Therefore a comprehensive range of identification tools is required to ensure accurate and relevant assessment of student’s individual learning ability and potential
    • Students have a wide range of personalities, abilities, interests, learning styles and levels of motivation. Therefore, a variety of flexible approaches to programming should be available if all such students are to fulfil their learning potential
    • Teachers have the responsibility to implement strategies which recognise student’s learning abilities and endeavour to meet their needs within educational programmes
    • King’s has the responsibility to ensure that all teachers have access to appropriate professional development opportunities in differentiating the curriculum and the education of all students
    • King’s has the responsibility to ensure that policy implementation is monitored effectively
    • King’s has the responsibility to ensure that teachers have the skills and appropriate resources to assist in achieving the overall aim of the policy
    • It is the responsibility of the school community to identify its students with diverse needs.
  • 3 SUB SCHOOLS

     

    King’s Laptop Program for Students

    Special Invitation to current Year 10 parents -  you are invited to an  Information Evening on Wednesday, August 28 commencing at 7.30 pm in the Theatre where the King’s Laptop for Students initiative can be explained and discussed.

    During this evening we want to share as much information as we can about this important plan, which is designed to assist student learning. Some of the topics we will cover include -

    Why is King’s distributing laptops?

    Which Year levels are receiving a laptop and when will this happen?

    What will be the cost to parents?

    How will ownership work out?

    How will the laptop be used?

    What support will be available?

    What kind of device will students have? 

     

    If you cannot wait until August 28, we have some information on our website. Look under Learning, Years 10 – 12 Laptop Program and you will see information already posted. “Planning for 1 to 1” and “Frequently Asked Questions” have been placed on this part of the website to give you more information.

    To spark your interest here are some starting points for the Information Night.

    Why is King’s distributing laptops to students?

    Every adult and young people especially, appreciate the almost instant access to information at any time of day - this is the mark of the ‘digital age’. Not surprisingly, the way we access learning is changing in this digital world. Students can gain information, collaborate and ask questions, find solutions, receive feedback, access their files on the King’s network and plan for their learning using ‘on-line’ resources and tools. Many students are already doing this at schools and universities. One way to talk about this kind of learning is “access anytime, anywhere”.

    Our ‘IT vision’ at King’s is to enable students to move to this kind of learning. Clearly the sort of technology that students and teachers use makes a big difference on how this can work out in practice. For the last 3 years King’s has used a mixture of IT rooms (Computer rooms) and laptops on portable trolleys.

    We believe there are better ways now available – to place laptops in the hands of each student.

    Who will be involved?

    We believe Senior School students have much to gain from this style of access to learning, given the blend on ‘in-class’ and ‘out of class’ learning that is a feature of senior years. The increase in ‘research based’ activities in nearly all SACE subjects suits “anytime, anywhere learning and access”. For several reasons we think the first group in the laptops roll-out should be the 2014 Year 11 group. 

    When will students receive this laptop?

    For this first group, the Year 11 students in 2014 will receive their laptop mid-year. All students will use the same model laptop. This will give them 6 months use in addition to their Year 12 year.  In 2015, students in Years 10 and 11 will receive their laptop. We are now within 12 months from this initial roll-out and believe it is not too early to begin discussing the concept and details with you. (Some parents might already be considering an IT purchase.)

    How will this be paid for?

    The cost of the laptop, around $1200, will be paid for by parent contribution over 3 years. That is, $400 per year, broken down into payments for each term. For the initial group a pro-rata schedule will be worked out to allow for you to purchase the laptop if you would like. (For example, after 18 months the laptop would be halfway through an anticipated 3 year life). If you do not wish to purchase outright, the device can be simply handed back to the School.

    I am sure there are many more questions you might like to ask, and of course that is the purpose of the Information Evening on August 28 2013. After the Information Evening you can still ask questions! You might like to contact either Hans Froese (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Wayne Grady (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). I too would be happy to field a question.

    I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday August 28.

    Russell Eley,

    Principal

    August 2013

  • STUDENT LAPTOP PROGRAM

    King’s Laptop Program for Students

    Special Invitation to current Year 10 parents -  you are invited to an  Information Evening on Wednesday, August 28 commencing at 7.30 pm in the Theatre where the King’s Laptop for Students initiative can be explained and discussed.

    During this evening we want to share as much information as we can about this important plan, which is designed to assist student learning. Some of the topics we will cover include -

    Why is King’s distributing laptops?

    Which Year levels are receiving a laptop and when will this happen?

    What will be the cost to parents?

    How will ownership work out?

    How will the laptop be used?

    What support will be available?

    What kind of device will students have? 

     

    If you cannot wait until August 28, we have some information on our website. Look under Learning, Years 10 – 12 Laptop Program and you will see information already posted. “Planning for 1 to 1” and “Frequently Asked Questions” have been placed on this part of the website to give you more information.

    To spark your interest here are some starting points for the Information Night.

    Why is King’s distributing laptops to students?

    Every adult and young people especially, appreciate the almost instant access to information at any time of day - this is the mark of the ‘digital age’. Not surprisingly, the way we access learning is changing in this digital world. Students can gain information, collaborate and ask questions, find solutions, receive feedback, access their files on the King’s network and plan for their learning using ‘on-line’ resources and tools. Many students are already doing this at schools and universities. One way to talk about this kind of learning is “access anytime, anywhere”.

    Our ‘IT vision’ at King’s is to enable students to move to this kind of learning. Clearly the sort of technology that students and teachers use makes a big difference on how this can work out in practice. For the last 3 years King’s has used a mixture of IT rooms (Computer rooms) and laptops on portable trolleys.

    We believe there are better ways now available – to place laptops in the hands of each student.

    Who will be involved?

    We believe Senior School students have much to gain from this style of access to learning, given the blend on ‘in-class’ and ‘out of class’ learning that is a feature of senior years. The increase in ‘research based’ activities in nearly all SACE subjects suits “anytime, anywhere learning and access”. For several reasons we think the first group in the laptops roll-out should be the 2014 Year 11 group. 

    When will students receive this laptop?

    For this first group, the Year 11 students in 2014 will receive their laptop mid-year. All students will use the same model laptop. This will give them 6 months use in addition to their Year 12 year.  In 2015, students in Years 10 and 11 will receive their laptop. We are now within 12 months from this initial roll-out and believe it is not too early to begin discussing the concept and details with you. (Some parents might already be considering an IT purchase.)

    How will this be paid for?

    The cost of the laptop, around $1200, will be paid for by parent contribution over 3 years. That is, $400 per year, broken down into payments for each term. For the initial group a pro-rata schedule will be worked out to allow for you to purchase the laptop if you would like. (For example, after 18 months the laptop would be halfway through an anticipated 3 year life). If you do not wish to purchase outright, the device can be simply handed back to the School.

    I am sure there are many more questions you might like to ask, and of course that is the purpose of the Information Evening on August 28 2013. After the Information Evening you can still ask questions! You might like to contact either Hans Froese (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Wayne Grady (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). I too would be happy to field a question.

    I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday August 28.

    Russell Eley,

    Principal

    August 2013

  • ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

    KINGSCOLLECTIVE

    This year some students and I will be launching and running 'King's Collective' a website that will showcase the creative abilities of our students (photography, writing, art, music, crafts etc)

    http://kingscollective.weebly.com/

    Kirsty Hall

     

     

    DANCE

    DRAMA

    MUSIC

    MUSICAL THEATRE

     Junior Primary

     

     

     

    Dance at King’s

     

    Dance for Fun

     

    Nativity/Musical

    Chapel

    Classroom drama program

     

    Reception music -Compulsory
    Year 1 Music – Compulsory
    Year 2 Music – Compulsory
    Year 2 Strings Program
    JP Nativity/Musical
    Instrumental Music lessons
    Junior Strings Club
    Junior Primary Choir

    Nativity/Musical

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Primary

    Footsteps - yrs 3-5

    Dance at King’s

    Dance for Fun

    Aerobics – yrs 4 and 5

     

    Year 3 Musical Production

    Chapel

    Classroom drama program

     

    Year 3 Music – Compulsory
    Year 3 Musical Production
    Year 4 Music – Compulsory
    Year 5 Music – Compulsory
    Year 5 Wind Program
    Primary Choir
    Junior Band
    God Squad – Chapel Band
    Strings Club
    Guitar Ensemble

    Year 3 Musical Production

    *Musical Theatre* (new 2012)

     

     

     

     

     

    Middle School

    Musical Production

    Aerobics

    Theatrical Aerobics

    Year 6 Drama – Compulsory

    Year 7 Drama – Compulsory

    Year 8 Drama – Elective

    Year 9 Drama – Elective

    Musical Production

    Drama Club

    Year 6 Music – Compulsory
    Year 7 Music – Compulsory
    Year 8 Music – Elective
    Year 9 Music – Elective
    Choir
    Shine – vocal ensemble
    Strings Club
    Concert Band
    Year 6/7 God Squad
    Year 8/9 Chapel Band
    *Rock Band* (new 2012)

    Musical Production

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Senior School

    Yr 10 Dance – Elective

    Stage 1 Dance – Elective

    Stage 2 Dance – Elective

    Musical Production

    Aerobics - Jazz Theme
                     - Hip Hop

    Year 10 Drama – Elective

    Stage 1 Drama – Elective

    Stage 2 Drama – Elective

    Musical Production

    Year 10 Music – Elective
    Stage 1 Music – Elective
    Stage 2 Music – Elective

    Musical Production
    Choir
    Harmony
    Concert Band

  • LANGUAGES

    Japanese

     

    Year 6 to 13
    Optional - Year 5
    (6 months of each language)

     

    Sonobe High School’s Exchange inbound trip to King’s is from Saturday 30th July to Thursday 11th August, 2016.

    King's next outbound Japan trip – September/October 2017.

     

     

     

    German
     

    Reception to Year 13
    Optional - Year 5 (6 months of each language)

     

  • TEACHING STAFF

     

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King's Baptist Grammar School | 3 Keithcot Farm Drive, Wynn Vale SA 5127 | P.O. Box 64 Modbury North SA 5092 | Ph. (08) 8289 0222 F. (08) 8289 1622

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