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Developing Personal Growth & Integrity

Looking within to serve outwards
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As I have shared with many of you over the past couple of weeks, I have had a long association with King’s College, through others. Having worked within the independent education space for 20+ years, I have known many students who have come to King’s in that time, as well as many of my own close friends. To this end, I have also seen these students leave the College, finish their initial studies and enter the work environment – many going on to start families, get married and continue their lifelong learning journey alongside their careers.  

For me, it is the Values at King’s that underpin the place. Key to these values is developing personal growth, and integrity through a transformational on-campus experience. These values serve each individual, but they also positively impact the broader community.  

Last night at the College bar night run by the KCSC, I was impressed with how King’s Collegians presented themselves. Furthermore, many students took the time to chat to me about their experiences at King’s and what it means for them. Easily, the consistent message is the community of friends coming together as one, and how this is the foundation of the King’s Experience. 

I would like to commend all students on what they have achieved this week in their academic, cultural, sporting, and social/community building pursuits. A special note to our Band for their 5th place last Friday night, our volunteers at Bushcare on Wednesday, our Debaters for moving forward into the quarters as well as all those recognised at the commemoration dinner.  

Community Points  

The King’s College community points program is designed to recognise those members of the College community who participate and contribute in a positive and meaningful way. These points will be used to aid in the room and car park allocation process but could also be utilised for Residential Assistant selection, references by the College to employers or accommodation providers; and/or other decision-making procedures. They will be particularly important in helping to determine who is allocated a room when there is significant demand for that space. 

Eligibility for points will be confirmed, where appropriate, with the KCSC Executive, Residential Assistant team, or College Administration. Eligible points will be derived from the current calendar year.  

General Points Allocation 

  • Sport, Cultural and Social 
  • ICC Sport Participation – 10 points per sport 
  • ICC Sport Convenor Role – 10 points per sport convened 
  • ICC Cultural Participation – 10 points per event 
  • ICC Cultural Convenor Role – 10 points per event convened 
  • Social Event Convenor Role – 10 points per event convened 
  • Frequent Spectatorship Award – 20 points total, ratified by RA/KCSC/Administration 

Academic 

Only one of the following would apply: 

  • Masters Academic High Achievers Luncheon – 30 
  • Academic High Achievers List (5.75 and above) – 25 
  • Where your GPA has improved from Previous Semester...> 1 = 20, < 1 = 10 

Leadership 

Points in this section recognise the significant role student leaders play in the life of our community. 

  • Student Positions (i.e. Gym Convenor, King’s in Pink convenor, Social Media / Photo assistance) – 10 points 

General Community Participation 

This section rewards contributions that do not fit into one of the areas above. Members may nominate to receive points for contributions, which will be ratified by RA/KCSC/Administration and decided by Administration. 

  • Miscellaneous participation (i.e. Bushcare working bee, Wellbeing participation/walks, R U OK Day, Clean Up Australia day) 
  • Regular tour rooms 
  • Initiatives outside of King’s 
  • Open Day tour guides 
  • School Visits 
  • Chapel service participation or attendance 

General Reminder about your Flat Responsibilities 

As the residents of Upper Wensley found out this week, King’s College has expectations around how you keep and care for your living spaces – particularly large common areas. To this point, all residents must understand that to clean these spaces, you must take care of basic hygiene and tidying tasks that are your responsibility. I would ask all residents to please prioritise this part of their lives over the coming week and moving forward.  

Bushcare 

A reminder to stay on top of the Bushcare schedule previously emailed to students this week. It should be noted that Bushcare forms part of Community Points. Community points go a long way in determining your room placements for the following year. Jack, who runs Bushcare, has noted that he really needs 10-15 students at each session. If by chance you can't attend your scheduled session, please shoot me an email to let me know which alternate session you will be attending.

Student Attendance and Presentation at Special Events 

This week, the College hosted it’s annual Commemoration Dinner. It was a fantastic event, and I would like to thank all those in attendance.  

Some quick reminders regarding special events: 

  • The College expects a high standard of dress. For men, this means ties. 
  • Student numbers were quite low, particularly from 1st year students. As with Bushcare, the expectation is that you would attend at least 1 of these formal events through the year.  
  • Some students left prior to the end of the event. This is not appropriate.  

Thanks in advance for your attention to these matters.  

The Wyvern Review 

The Wyvern Review (formally the Weekly Wyvern) will re-commence publication on Friday 19 May and the publication will run every 3 weeks. All staff and students are encouraged to submit content for the The Wyvern Review, to the Deputy Master by the Monday prior to each publication date (for the next edition - Monday 15 May).  

Chapel Space  

Students / tutors are reminded NOT to put the modular furniture or anything that covers the air-conditioning grills. This has the risk of stopping the air flow and blowing the system.  

In addition, unfortunately students have been throwing balls of paper up into the light shades in the Chapel.  This has the risk of causing overheating, which could cause a fire. 

Events Coming Up 

  • Friday 5 May – Men's Rugby League (King’s vs Leo’s) : 6.00pm @ Oval 8 
  • Saturday 6 May – Women's Soccer (King’s vs Emmanuel) : 10.00am @ Oval 9 South 
  • Saturday 6 May – Men's Soccer (King’s vs IH) : 11.00am @ Oval 9 North 
  • Saturday 6 May – Women's Soccer (King’s vs Cromwell) : 1.30pm @ Oval 9 North 
  • Saturday 6 May – Men's Soccer (King’s vs Emmanuel) : 2.30pm @ Oval 9 South 
  • Sunday 7 May – Women’s Soccer (King’s vs Union) : 8.00am @ Oval 9 South 
  • Sunday 7 May – Men's Soccer (King’s vs Leo’s) : 9.00am @ Oval 9 North 
  • Sunday 7 May – Men's Soccer (King’s vs Cromwell) : 12.30pm @ Oval 9 South 
  • Monday 8 May - Debating Quarter Finals (King’s vs IH) : 9.00pm @ IH 
  • Tuesday 9 May – Broomhead Ferros Society Cocktail Party : 6.30pm @ The Terrace 
  • Thursday 11 May – Women's AFL (King’s vs Women’s) : 7.15pm @ Oval 9 
  • Friday 12 May – Men's Rugby League (King’s vs John’s) : 9.00pm @ Oval 8 

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