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From the Acting Chief Executive Officer

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln
King's Netball Club Lunch - 09.06.24
King's Netball Club Lunch - 09.06.24

This quote aptly reflects the mindset of students who have spent sleepless nights poring over notes and textbooks. Each page turned and each concept mastered is a step toward creating a future of endless possibilities. But after the final exam paper is handed in, it's time to switch gears. The journey from study mode to holiday mode is an art, one that balances the satisfaction of hard work with the joy of well-deserved leisure.

The weeks leading up to the end of the semester are a test of endurance. Students often find themselves navigating a labyrinth of revision notes, practice exams, and caffeine-fuelled study sessions. It’s a time of intense focus and dedication, where the dream of sun-soaked beaches and distant adventures serves as a beacon of motivation.

This period is more than just a challenge; it’s a rite of passage. The discipline developed during these times becomes a cornerstone for future endeavours, both academic and professional. The satisfaction of completing a rigorous study schedule is unparalleled, but the anticipation of an impending holiday adds a layer of excitement and joy.

Packing away textbooks in exchange for suitcases, students embark on a different kind of exploration. Whether it's a serene beach, a bustling city, or a remote mountain retreat, the change of scenery offers a rejuvenating escape.

The experiences garnered during holidays are often introspective. They allow for reflection on past achievements and future aspirations. Whether it's the solitude found on a quiet beach or the excitement of navigating a foreign city, holidays offer a unique perspective on life and its myriad possibilities.

Have a fantastic break and for those still around the campus, all the best with your final exainations and change of pace. Stay safe.


Holiday Stays

Collegians should have now finalised their holiday movements. Cost to stay at King's over the break is $220 per week and the kitchen will be closed. Please note the following points....

  • Direct Key Phone Access will be turned off through the period.
  • Fobs will need to be returned by midday Saturday 15 June (UQ Students) and 22 June (QUT and other institutions).
  • If your fob is not returned, you will be charged the holiday fee.
  • Holiday stays need to be logged through the Student Portal. Details on how to do this are below. 

Follow the link to the Student Portal

  • Log in using your email address and password – you can create a new password if needed by selecting Forgotten Password
  • Select the Menu Icon (top-left hand side)
  • Go to Self Service Portal and select Holiday Stay Request, then Save and Continue
  • Read the information provided before submitting your response to "Do you require holiday accommodation?"
  • If you select Yes, Proceed to next Step
  • Select the dates you require accommodation, then continue to Payment Details. PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE INTO 'OTHER ACCOM' ACCOUNT. 
  • Do not forget to select Save and Continue once your payment has been made – this will take you back to the Home Page and your request has been received.

Coming Up

  • UQ Student Move Out Day / Club Netball - 14.06.24 
  • QUT Move Out Day - 22.06.24
  • UQ Results - 23.06.24
  • QUT Results - 05.07.24
  • TSXPO - 14.07.24
  • Sunshine Coast Grammar School Visit - 19.07.24
  • King's College Boat Club Dinner - 20.07.24
  • Club Netball - 20.07.24
  • New Student Induction - 21.07.24
  • Beers, Burgers, Bubbles - 21.07.24
  • ICC Oratory - 22.07.24
  • Bushcare Upper Right Wens - 24.07.24
  • ICC Netball - 24.07.24
  • KOCA AGM - 26.07.24

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