Principal’s Message

Welcome back to a new term at Parklands. I hope that you have had a joyful time with family and friends over the Easter break.

I am incredibly excited that students will commence their education in our new Hospitality Centre and Vocational Training Hub this term! Practical completion for the buildings will be issued today, and most of the furniture will arrive next week.

Our students will have the privilege of seeing the facilities first, but I am sure that many parents also can’t wait to see the final product first-hand. Our builders have kindly been sharing their footage of the construction process on Facebook, and I have heard that many parents have been keen followers of those updates. Once the facilities are operational, I will invite you to come along to a viewing. The classrooms really are outstanding. My two favourite things about the Hospitality Centre are the spaciousness of the commercial kitchen and the light and airy bistro/theory area. I love the classrooms of the Vocational Training Hub for their magnificent view out of the large windows. The training going on inside of those classrooms will certainly have to be engaging to counter the desire to enjoy the outlook. Even the builders said to me recently: “This is not what schools used to look like”.

After the Baskerville Sports Centre, this will be the second milestone in our school’s development within a very short period. This gives us a significant reason to pause and reflect. We are a young school that has grown steadily since 2001 into what we are today. It would be so easy to feel an enormous sense of pride in our accomplishments. But as I write this, I am rather overwhelmed by God’s goodness and faithfulness. Many people have laboured long and hard to make Parklands into what it is today, but ultimately, it is still God’s grace – his undeserved favour – that has caused Parklands and with it, our students, to grow and flourish. “Great is Thy faithfulness” is the hymn in my heart for this occasion.

Just as it could not get any better, I am also thrilled about the first lessons of our ‘Give it a Go’ instrumental program that commenced this week. Woodwind, brass and percussion instruments can now be learned at Parklands, and very soon, we will be able to hear the first sounds from the 47 students in our Year 5/6 Concert Band. I think most people are aware how close to my heart this program is. Could I ask you to pray with me for its success in introducing as many students as possible to the life-long joy of music making.

Finally, a short note to those families for whom a bus service to Parklands would be beneficial. I have had numerous discussions with TransLink and Bus Queensland about this topic over the past few months. It seems to come back to the need for a viable business model for any new route. To determine this, TransLink needs to be made aware of your need. In my last conversation, I asked for the best way for families to make their needs known. I was told to direct you to their feedback page and select the options General feedback / Bus / About our network / New service request. Please make use of this feedback opportunity if a new bus service is a genuine need for your family.

God bless
Mr Johannes Solymosi

Head of Primary

I trust you had a good, enjoyable first term and enjoyed the much needed school holidays to spend time with family and friends. Term 2 …

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Head of Primary

I trust you had a good, enjoyable first term and enjoyed the much needed school holidays to spend time with family and friends.

Term 2 Uniforms

Can we please ask that you assist us in ensuring the students are correctly dressed in the correct uniform each day? We have experienced students wearing their sport uniforms when not required and have also noticed that some students are starting to mix and match their uniforms. If unsure about uniform items or correct uniform requirements, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, the RTC or check our website for details.

Please ensure that ALL uniform items are clearly labeled with the student’s name.

Sports Uniform Prep – Grade 6:

Needs to be loose fitting.
Average sizing (generally speaking) is size number per age (a 6 year old is usually fitted with a size 6, an 8 year old size 8 etc.) Polo shirts must be long enough to cover hips when arms are raised.
Sports Shorts must be of modest length (not too short).

Girls Primary Tunic/Dress Grades 1 – 6 (Kids sizes 4 -18)

Average sizing (generally speaking) is size number per age (a 6 year old is usually fitted with a size 6, an 8 year old size 8 etc.) up to size 18.
Length – should be on the knee and not above the knee.

Boys Primary Uniform Grades 1 – 6 (Kids sizes 4 – 18)

Average sizing (generally speaking) is size number per age (a 6 year old is usually fitted with a size 6, an 8 year old size 8 etc.) up to size 18.
Shirts must be long enough to cover hips when arms are raised.
Shorts must be of modest length (not too short).

Gr 3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing                                                                                                     

“The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It has been an annual event for schools since 2008. A reminder we have our annual Yr 3 & 5 National Testing again this term. Staff have steadily been preparing these students for the various tests and look forward to seeing their results later in the year. Would Yr 3 & 5 parents please provide their child with a good breakfast and ensure they are at school on time these days:

  • Tuesday 15th May — Language conventions & Writing
  • Wednesday 16th May — Reading
  • Thursday 17th May — Numeracy
  • Friday 18th May — Catch-up tests for students absent on 15, 16 or 17th May.

Profile Preview Afternoon – (no appointment required)

Tuesday 23rd April – 2.30pm to 4pm in your child/ren’s classroom: used to view your child’s work, see their desk, tidy tray and ‘catch up’ with the teacher.

Profile Evening – (ON LINE appointment required)

Wednesday 24th April – 2.30pm to 8.30pm in your child/ren’s classroom. Please ensure you book your 15 min time slot / appointment on line.

Reports

All students will be receiving an ‘End of Semester Report’ in the post at the conclusion of this term. This report will confirm what your child’s teacher informed you of at the Profile Preview Afternoon OR Profile Evening or give you regular general feedback as to how they have progressed this term.

Talking about the end of term – we break up for the Winter holidays on Friday 22nd June and return for Term 3 on MONDAY 16th July.

Here’s an article I found very interesting and I’d like to share it with you. It’s not that we have lots of behavioural issues at Parklands but rather to inform you so that we are all on the same page and speaking the same language about ‘behaviour’ when it comes to talking to our children and dealing with teachers and the RTC!

Behaviour

What is behavior? Many people associate the word behaviour to “unwanted actions” such as “being naughty” or other similar negative meanings. The reality is we are all using behaviours all day every day. Behaviour is simply anything a person

– Does
– Says
– Thinks
– Feels

Whenever we are doing, saying, thinking or feeling something we would prefer not to, we can simply say “I am using a behaviour I would like to know how to change”.

You must also understand that wanted behaviours and unwanted behaviours cannot exist at exactly the same time. Thus, the more time we spend using wanted behaviours, the less time we have using unwanted behaviours. Putting it mathematically, our goal will be to:

INCREASE OUR USE OF WANTED BEHAVIOURS WHICH WILL IN TURN LEAVE LESS TIME AVAILABLE FOR UNWANTED BEHAVIOURS TO OCCUR

Lastly you must understand that successful behaviour change CANNOT occur unless we successfully understand the reason why the behaviour is occurring in the first place. That is, it must be understood that ALL BEHAVIOUR IS HAPPENING FOR A REASON. By acknowledging this reason, we are acknowledging that behaviour is not random and to successfully understand the reason, we must understand behaviour as a science. Do not judge behaviour; rather observe it as a person’s communication tool… a communication tool to tell us “something is going on they DO NOT feel equipped to manage”.

TO CHANGE BEHAVIOUR WE CAN FOLLOW 3 SIMPLE STEPS:

Step 1: Listen to the body

Our body is our biggest communicator and will be the first sign to tell us we are experiencing a tension. Learning to listen to the body is a science in itself but one that is ignored by many people. Give credit to the body and listen to it as it will be your biggest support in truly changing your unwanted behaviours. A body free of tension is soft and relaxed. Anything that is NOT this means something is going on that the person is finding uncomfortable in some way.

Identify what a person’s body does to communicate they are experiencing something they do not feel equipped to manage … a Challenging Situation.

Step 2: Identify what is the Challenging Situation

What is it about the current situation that the person finds uncomfortable, difficult or challenging?

Micro analyze to find the real challenge – sometimes it’s just the smallest of triggers

What is it about this situation that a person does feel completely equipped to manage … they don’t feel like they have the skills to completely support them

Step 3: What new skills can be taught & learnt?

What skill is needed so the person can self-master the identified challenging situation?

Once the new skill has been learnt and is being used the person will feel equipped to manage the original challenging situation (thus no longer needs the use of the old unwanted behaviours).

‘Behaviour Change’ is simply about supporting people to develop the skills to manage the tensions in life they currently DO feel equipped to manage. This is relevant for ALL people and ALL un/wanted behaviours, Children – Teenagers – Adults!

By: Michael Grose

Trust and pray you have a wonderful Term 2.

Mr Grant Jakins
Head of Primary

Head of Secondary

Sleep & Technology Resources As the mother of a 12 year old, I was interested to recently read that “from the age of about 12, …

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Head of Secondary

Sleep & Technology Resources

As the mother of a 12 year old, I was interested to recently read that “from the age of about 12, children want to stay up later because they’re not tired, and will also want to sleep in for longer”.  That puts us all, as parents of secondary students, in the same boat here, with our children’s brain development going through rapid and fascinating changes which result in all sorts of behaviours, even affecting sleep patterns! Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network (www.parentsnetwork.qld.edu.au) is a valuable source of information on current schooling issues, with resources for topics such as sleep, cybersafety, family, health and wellbeing.  Parents and carers may be interested in their upcoming, free webinar on 17 May ‘Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep’.  Their webpage holds some interesting statistics like the preceding one, including their reference to Somnia Sleep Psychology’s claim that “adolescent sleep problems are widespread, with 1 in 2 barely getting enough sleep to function well during the day” which can result in “depression, anger and time management issues.” 1 in 2!!!!!  I’m so grateful to be living in the age of neuroscience to have some scientific understanding of what’s going on for my daughter, and I hope that some of you find this resource of help too.

www.parentsnetwork.qld.edu.au/2018/04/09/is-your-teen-getting-enough-sleep-free-may-parent-webinar

     

iParent – where you can learn about the digital environment and how to help your child have safe and enjoyable online experiences – has been launched by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner (www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent). Just this week they released their Screen Smart Parent Tour which has practical tips and advice about managing online issues for parents and carers to help your child have safe and enjoyable experiences online. They have other resources on topics such as social networking and online gaming.

As we help our children adjust their sleep patterns or gaming habits for their return to school this week, I am very pleased to share that Secondary has had a lovely start to the term.  Thank you for your support with uniform compliance and preparedness, I’m very grateful to be partnering with you as we support your children through their educational journey.

Ms Jess Grounds
Head of Secondary

Primary News

Year 3 Excursion Term 1 At the end of Term 1 the Year 3 students visited the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum.  We were praying …

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Primary News

Year 3 Excursion Term 1

At the end of Term 1 the Year 3 students visited the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum.  We were praying for a mostly fine day, as it had been a bit wet and God looked after us.  The students participated in a number of activities including extinguishing an invisible fire with an old fire hose from a 1950s Dodge fire truck, which the students were then able to carefully climb onto and have a photo.  The classes stepped back in time as they visited the old school room, experienced writing on slates, learnt about the different rules and the dreaded cane.  We were fortunate to see the blacksmith at work in his workshop.  He branded some wood for us with PCC and a map of Australia (minus Tasmania).   The students also used a two person cross cut saw (with adult led guidance) to saw off pieces of timber.  Once the students had participated in their experiences, they were able to explore the old houses, jail, museum and church that are also located on the grounds.  Thank you to Mrs Davis for taking 3K on the excursion and to all of the parent helpers who volunteered their time to make the excursion a memorable learning experience.

 

Mrs Abbot, Mr Kennedy, Mrs Jones and Mrs Buckley

 

Sport

HPE Week Every Year the school participates in a national HPE Week which encourages the students to get active through some competitions put on during …

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Sport

HPE Week

Every Year the school participates in a national HPE Week which encourages the students to get active through some competitions put on during morning tea. This year we had Table Tennis, 3 Point contest, and the Wall Sit Challenge.

Brock Paine won the 3-point contest.
Ben Shiach won the Table Tennis Comp
Harry Garlick won the Wall Sit Challenge

PCC Cross Country

The annual Cross Country Carnival was held on the 27th of May. It was a cool overcast day which made for great running conditions. It was a great turn out from Prep all the way through to Year 12. Team spirit was high and cheering was loud as everyone supported their respective houses.

It was a close contest all day and it finished with the smallest margin we have ever had. Joshua finished on 607 points while Samuel came in 2nd with 599.

Congratulations Joshua on a great team effort.

Age Champions

Prep
William Reise
Aria O’Brien

Yr1
Chase Delaney
Lilee Unwin

Yr2
William Wright
Sophie Ker

Yr3
Lachlan Mane
Emmy Campbell

9yrs
Hayley Thomson
James Gray

10yrs
Mikaylah Ker
Max Finnila

11yrs
Tayla Thomson
Hudson Hunt

12yrs
Emily Fotek
Samuel Garlick

13yrs
Ella Cotter
Liam Beard

14yrs
Samantha Bayer
Tommy Patton

15yrs
Georgia Payne
Lachlan Bailey

16yrs
Bianca Dikanovic
Jake West

Opens
Montana Weber
Callum Dagg

CSSAQ Touch

Every year our school send 6 teams to the CSSAQ touch comp. This year our Junior boys won the competition, going the whole day undefeated. Well done to all the teams who competed. You showed great character and competed hard.

Congratulations Junior Boys and also to Ashton Halvey who won “player of the final”. We look forward to next year.

Upcoming Dates

  •       Logan West Cluster cross country 26th April
  •       CSSAQ Primary Team Games 28th April
  •       SDSSS cross country 4th May
  •       CSSAQ cross country  14th May

Sports Website

https://sites.google.com/a/parklands.qld.edu.au/test-sport/home

PCC Instrumental Music

Ps. 150:3-6 Praise Him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise Him with the lyre and harp! Praise Him with the tambourine and dancing; …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Ps. 150:3-6

Praise Him with a blast of the ram’s horn;
praise Him with the lyre and harp!
Praise Him with the tambourine and dancing;
praise Him with strings and flutes!
Praise Him with a clash of cymbals;
praise Him with loud clanging cymbals.
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

We are very excited about a couple of new developments in the artistic life of Parklands Christian College! In Term 2 we are launching not one, but 2 new musical ventures. First will be Our Give It A Go! Band Programme, an instrumental tuition programme for Year 5 students. In 2018 we are including Year 6 students as an added bonus, and students will have the option to learn a woodwind or brass instrument, or percussion. Later in the year all these students will form a Concert Band, which will be the first time this has happened in the history of the College.

As part of preparations for this programme, Year 5 & 6 students have been learning about the various instruments and recently had the opportunity to try playing them at a Trial day. There were many surprised faces when they realised they could actually get a sound from the instruments!

In Week 8 we held a Parent Information Night for families of students offered a place in the programme. It was a wonderful night, well attended, & included guest performances by Mr Solymosi on trombone & Mr Elvery on trumpet!

The Give It A Go! programme includes the use of a school instrument for one year, and will be offered to Grade 5 students each year. Once students have finished their Give it A Go! year, they will still have the option of continuing to learn on their own instrument either in groups or through private lessons right through until they finish school.

Students in Grades 7-12 who are interested in learning a woodwind or brass instrument or percussion will soon be able to access group or private tuition as well. There will be more news about this during Term 2, so stay tuned!

The second exciting new venture beginning in Term 2 will be our much anticipated Secondary Choir. Following the success of our Primary Choirs, students will soon have the opportunity to continue their singing journey right through to their Senior years. Rehearsals will begin in week 1 of Term 2, and any students wanting to be part of this Choir should contact Mr Elvery or Mrs Harbottle immediately to register their interest – celvery@parklands.qld.edu.au / aharbottle@parklands.qld.edu.au

We are extremely pleased to now be able to offer these opportunities here at Parklands, and look forward to sharing the results of the students’ efforts later in the year.

instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au

Mrs. Alison Harbottle
Instrumental Music Co-ordinator
Parklands Christian College

Student Care and Wellbeing

Loving our Kids on Purpose – a parent’s perspective I was fortunate enough to be given a set of the Danny Silk, Loving our Kids …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Loving our Kids on Purpose – a parent’s perspective

I was fortunate enough to be given a set of the Danny Silk, Loving our Kids on purpose DVD series.   It has taken me, ashamed as I am to admit, several months to unwrap this gift.

I think that I do parenting quite well. My kids can hold it together in public and are good kids but I do find myself repeating and shouting too much!

Danny Silk is on the senior management team at the Bethel Church in Redding California and Jesus Culture in Sacramento.  I started to watch this DVD and with some hesitation – “I don’t really feel like it, I am busy, I don’t have time” were all the words flying around in my head.

Wow! What a journey I have been on in the last 90 minutes.  Danny discusses the parenting style of many of us.  We are influenced by our own parents; when we hit a resistance from our kids we reach into our parenting “bag of tricks” and often pull out our own parents. Have you heard yourself? Oh my!! My mother’s words HAVE come out of my mouth!

But before you start scolding yourself think of this – before we had our own filters, our own ability to think, we learned how to parent by the way our parents parented us! Some used the “wooden spoon” threat to get their point across, others used it to “break our determination”.

Fear based parenting is basically saying – I will hurt you until you yield control to me. Where does this end?  What does this type of parenting and attitude promote?

Our thought processes as a child in this type of parenting style becomes “who is going to punish me if I do this?”

Parenting in this fear filled style can ultimately mean that freedom is granted (albeit reluctantly) to the angry teenager.

Getting children to think for themselves and think “how is that going to work out if I do….” is a far nicer way to get children to self-govern.  It’s a much less angry way to parent our beautiful children.

Danny’s journey of parenting was realising that it was not his job to CONTROL his children but rather his job as a parent was to teach his children to CONTROL THEMSELVES and to manage themselves no matter what is going on around them.

Danny Silk looks seriously at the relationship of fear/love and freedom/control. Working with the REAL heart to heart relationship that we have with our children.

It might be time to consider revising your parenting skills with one of Danny’s DVDs or the LOKOP (Loving our Kids on Purpose) courses that we facilitate at Parklands.  If you have already been to a course – well done!  Keep working on loving those kids and check out the resources in student services to help you on your journey!!

Angela Jackman

VET News

Last term I nominated Josh for his academic excellence and outstanding volunteer achievements (in particular  pushing himself well beyond his comfort zones). Josh was awarded …

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VET News

Last term I nominated Josh for his academic excellence and outstanding volunteer achievements (in particular  pushing himself well beyond his comfort zones). Josh was awarded first prize by volunteer QLD for his volunteer efforts. He was chosen from over 2000 students (65 QLD schools). Volunteer QLD are now publishing Josh’s success in their national newsletter and on their web site.

Feeling a tad proud!

Nikki Muller
Vocational Education and Training Facilitator

2018 QCS Test – Special Provision

The application process has opened for special provision for the 2018 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test.

Special provision is available to students who are affected by a medical condition, an impairment or exceptional circumstances that may act as a barrier for their access to the test or to their demonstration of achievement in the test.

Please see Mrs Wallis or Mrs Hudson for further details.

Scholarships – For Graduating Year 12 Students

Indigenous Scholarships:
  • Bond University scholarships, valued up to 50% of tuition fees for any single undergraduate degree (excluding the Medical Program) or 100% tuition for any diploma program, are awarded to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who have demonstrated extracurricular involvement, leadership potential, academic achievements and connection to their Indigenous heritage.  Further information can be found on the Bond website.  Applications for 2019 scholarships are now open and will close on 31 July 2018.
  • QUT offer an Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships QUT’s scholarship may mean applicants receive one or more of the following:
    • an Indigenous Bursary (IB) of $1,500 for one year only, to assist Indigenous students from low-income backgrounds to undertake study at QUT
    • an Indigenous Relocation Scholarship (IRS) of $5,000 for one year only, to assist Indigenous students who have relocated from a rural or remote area to study at QUT
    • an Indigenous Costs Scholarship (ICS) of $3,500 for one year only, to assist Indigenous students meet the cost of living and studying while at QUT
    • These scholarships are subject to federal government funding
  • UQ offer a range of scholarships for future undergraduate students and you can access their Scholarship webpage to identify those available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
  • Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary provides the opportunity for one Indigenous tertiary student to continue Mr McBride’s legacy through their personal commitment and contribution within their local community.
  • Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships assist aspiring teachers who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to complete an initial preservice teacher education program and make a difference in education.

Young, Black & Deadly Scholarship is now OPEN

But best of all this round is statewide, thanks to the support of the Queensland Family and Child Commission.

There’s 10 x $1000 & 10 x $2000 scholarships available. Applications close 18 May.

These are also available online at http://bit.ly/ybds2018

What’s it all about

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 25 or younger who are looking for some support with their school, uni, arts or sporting dreams are encouraged to apply to attend the Young, Black & Deadly Scholarship.

To be eligible for the scholarship students need to be:

  • of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • 25 years old or younger
  • living in Queensland.

There are three categories that young people can apply for: education and training (primary, secondary and tertiary), the arts and sports.

Applications close Friday 18 May 2018

 For further info or to apply online go to http://bit.ly/ybds2018  or email helloyoungmob@atsichsbrisbane.org.au or call 3240 8900.

Bond University scholarships for 2019 will open on 1 April 2018

Bond’s scholarship program offers a large number of full fee and part fee scholarships as well as cash bursaries.  Most scholarships can be used for any single or combined program (with the exception of the Medical Program).  These scholarships are available to Australian and international students.  Visit the Bond website for more information, to download the 2018 scholarship brochure and to access the application tips.  Scholarship applications for Year 12s must be lodged online using the Bond University application form.  Applications are open annually from 1 April to 31 July.

Scholarships and Grants -for VET and Year 12 Graduates

TAFE Queensland offers a selection of scholarships aimed to support both new and continuing students in their educational pursuits. Information regarding the specific eligibility and selection criteria associated with each scholarship is available on the TAFE Queensland website.

Vocational education and training scholarships competitions and awards details about various scholarships, competitions and awards available for students in vocational education and training.

TJ Ryan Memorial Medals and Scholarships are awarded each year to support exemplary Queensland students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their school and the broader community as well as academic excellence through their achievements in Year 12.

The Aspiring Teacher Grants provide a one off cash incentive to high-achieving Year 12 school leavers who are starting their teaching career and undertaking an initial teacher education program at a Queensland higher education institution

TAFE Queensland Open Days in 2018

Tafe Queensland will be hosting Open Days at its Acacia Ridge and Bracken Ridge training centres in June 2018. Students are invited to tour our state of the art trade training facilities, try a trade and speak to out trade expert teachers. Open days present a great opportunity for students to map out their pathway into a trade and learn about exciting new opportunities in industry. Group Training Organisations, Australian Apprenticeship Centres and other organisations will be exhibiting and providing valuable information.

Bracken Ridge – Tuesday 12th June 10am – 2pm
Acacia Ridge – Thursday 14th June 10am – 2pm

We’re hosting three student information session later this month. Suitable for Year 12 Students. ​At TAFE Queensland, learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. Our Study Abroad program reaches around the globe to offer our students the opportunity to develop their professional networks, participate in workshops, learn new skills and explore new places.

Students studying in the following areas are eligible to participate in forthcoming Study Abroad programs.

  • Business (China)
  • Laboratory Technology (UK)
  • Travel and Tourism (Vanuatu)
  • Community Services (Canada)
  • Building Design/Interior Design and Decoration (Denmark)
  • Early Childhood (Italy)
  • Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (UK)
  • Graphic Design and Photo imaging (Canada)Building & Construction (PNG)
Tuesday 27 March

Logan Campus

Lecture Theatre

12pm – 1pm

 

Wednesday 28 March

Mt Gravatt

I Block Auditorium

12pm – 1pm

 

Thursday 29 March

South Bank

H1027

12pm – 1pm

 

Students must register to attend.

Visit the Study Abroad site

For a comprehensive list of University and TAFE Open Days go to https://www.qtac.edu.au/courses—institutions/open-days-expos

Dee Hudson
V.E.T. Officer (Vocational Education & Training)
B.HumServ

Missions

Cully Capers New Students It was fantastic to welcome 6 new students to Bloom this month.  We are all very excited to welcome 6 new …

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Missions

Cully Capers

New Students

It was fantastic to welcome 6 new students to Bloom this month.  We are all very excited to welcome 6 new young ladies into the Bloom Cebu Family, and commence their training.  We dusted off our teaching resources and launched into a busy schedule of introduction and training.  The girls will be broken up into pairs, and spend several weeks in each of our rooms – Cafe, Sugar & Baking.  Along with all the practical training, the new students will also participate in our hospitality course, and learn all about health, hygiene, safety and much more.  The course typically takes 4 months to complete, and at its conclusion Bloom Cakes & Coffee will employ them full time.  On the students first day, our staff treated them to a big welcome which included a dance.  Thankfully I am not required to participate in this element of the welcome process, and the students are spared my display of rhythmic un-coordination. I just love how our staff gather around new students and care for them straight away, and everyone is wearing great big smiles by days end. Please pray that our students will be able to manage their training load and embrace our Bloom culture, and that they find a renewed hope for the future.

Mr Gary Cully
General Manager Cebu

Bloom Life Training Philippines Inc.

 

School Fees Due

School Fees Are deducted from your bank account on the 17th unless received by the 10th of each month. Please ensure funds are in your …

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School Fees Due

School Fees

Are deducted from your bank account on the 17th unless received by the 10th of each month.

Please ensure funds are in your account one (1) business day before the 17th of the month.

Our Bank Account details are as follows:

BSB: 034115
Account Number: 169944

Term Direct Debit Deduction Dates

  • 17th February
  • 17th April
  • 17th July
  • 17th September

Note: Direct Debits that reject from your account due to insufficient funds will incur a $10.00 fee and loss of discount. An additional late fee of $20 will apply to invoices outstanding at the end of the month.

Discounts Available

  • Monthly 2%
  • Term 5%
  • Annual 8%

Uniform Shop Hours

School Days only For further information please contact Michelle Secretan Phone: (07) 3380 4256 Mobile: 0412 917 299 Email: uniforms@parklands.qld.edu.au Second Hand Uniforms available CASH ONLY(no …

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Uniform Shop Hours

Monday8.15am - 9.15am & 2.30pm - 3.45pm
Tuesday8.15am - 9.15am & 2.30pm - 3.45pm
Thursday8.15am - 9.15am & 2.30pm - 3.45pm

School Days only

For further information please contact Michelle Secretan
Phone: (07) 3380 4256
Mobile: 0412 917 299
Email: uniforms@parklands.qld.edu.au

Second Hand Uniforms available CASH ONLY(no refund or exchange)
For Second Hand Uniform Enquiries please email Alisha Mane amane@parklands.qld.edu.au
Also check our FB page for updates…

Uniform Shop Facebook Page

/PCCUniforms

Purchase Uniforms Online
Uniforms can now be purchased online through QuickCliq.com.au

 

Parklands OSHC

Please phone 3297 0577 during work hours or 0473 681 426 any other time.

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Parklands OSHC

Before School Care6.30am–8.30am$15.00 per session
After School Care3.00pm–6.00pm$19.00 per session
Vacation Care6.30am–6.00pm$50.00 per day

Please phone 3297 0577 during work hours or 0473 681 426 any other time.

School Photos 2018

School Photo Day is fast approaching Have your child’s school memories captured forever on 24 April 2018 Your photo order envelopes have been sent home …

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School Photos 2018

School Photo Day is fast approaching

Have your child’s school memories captured forever on 24 April 2018

Your photo order envelopes have been sent home via your child in the last week of Term 1. Please start planning your purchases and payment options.

Remember these helpful points:

  • Read all relevant instructions for your preferred payment method. All payments are due on photo day.
  • You may pay by cash, or place your order online using your child’s individual ‘shootkey’ listed on their envelope and pay with your credit card.
  • Please enclose correct money as no change will be given.
  • Sibling photo envelopes are available at Student Services upon request. SIBLING PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN BEFORE SCHOOL, ON PHOTO DAY AT 7:45AM IN THE FUNCTION ROOM. – Please instruct siblings to attend the photo studio at this time. Photographers are unable to search for students who do not attend.
  • Do not seal envelopes inside each other. You may include payment for all children in one envelope, however please indicate on this envelope the names of all the children you are paying for.
  • All students are to wear their CORRECT AND COMPLETE ACADEMIC UNIFORM. Students who arrive in sport uniform will not appear in their class photo.
  • Grade 10-12 students are to wear their correct winter academic uniform (blazers for all and males to wear long pants and their tie).
  • Grade 12 students must bring their senior jersey.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact MSP Photography

April – May Calendar

Subject to changes – please check the College Calendar on the College website for more detailed and up to date information on the above.

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April – May Calendar

Monday 23rd AprilPrimary Profile Preview Afternoon
Tuesday 24thCollege Photo Day
Primary Profile Evening
Yr 11 Outback Spectacular Excursion
Wednesday 25thAnzac Day Public Holiday
Thursday 26thIncursion Yr9 English, Yr10 History, Yr11/12 Drama
Monday 30thYr 12 English Excursion
LoKoP Course 6:30pm
Wednesday 2nd MayYear 1 Incursion Very Hungry Caterpillar Play
Friday 4th SDSSS District Cross Country Carnival 10-19yr olds
Monday 7thLabour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 8th Yr 11/12 Biology Excursion
Yr 10 Visual Art Excursion
Thursday 10thMothers Day Stall
Friday 11thYr 10-12 Excursion Career expo
Monday 14thYr 4 CYC Day Camp
CSSAQ Cross Country Carnival
LoKoP Course 6:30pm
Tuesday 15th Yr 10-12 Art Students Excursion
Naplan Yr 3,5,7,9
Wednesday 16thNaplan Yr 3,5,7,9
Monday 28th CSSAQ Primary Team Games
Tuesday 29thICAS Science Competition yr 4-6

Subject to changes – please check the College Calendar on the College website for more detailed and up to date information on the above.

Contact Us

    11 Hillcrest Road, Park Ridge Q 4125 Email: admin@parklands.qld.edu.au  /pccnews  @parklandsnews

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Contact Us

ContactPhone Number
Student Absentee Hotline07 3380 4250 (24 hrs)
Parklands Accounts/Reception07 3380 4200
Miss Jess Grounds (a/hrs)0439 167 011
Mr Grant Jakins (a/hrs)0400 221 365
Mrs Rebecca Wallis (a/hrs)0449 027 225
Mr Colin Elvery (a/hrs)0488 200 799
Student Services07 3380 4237
Parklands After School CareRachel 0473 681 426

 

 

11 Hillcrest Road, Park Ridge Q 4125
Email: admin@parklands.qld.edu.au

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Speech Pathology at our School!

A student’s Speech and Language skills form the foundation for all learning at school. Does your child have difficulties in any of the following areas? …

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Speech Pathology at our School!

A student’s Speech and Language skills form the foundation for all learning at school.

Does your child have difficulties in any of the following areas?

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Pronunciation
  • Language
  • Socialising & Behaviour

If so, it may be the result of an underlying Speech and Language difficulty.

Michelle Sparg is a private certified practicing Speech Pathologist with over 20 years of experience. Michelle has worked successfully at our school for a number of years working alongside students, parents and teachers to maximise learning potential within the classroom. Assessment and therapy are offered at school within school hours in collaboration with students, parents and staff.

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Sparg on sparg4@bigpond.com or 0435 492 716.

If you have any questions about the above services provided please contact  Jo Anderson via email at janderson@parklands.qld.edu.au