Principal’s Message

I attended a small primary school in a village called Polling, 50 km south of Munich. There was only one class per year level, and everyone knew each other. I walked to school with my neighbours, spent my afternoons in the forest or on my bike and would be home for dinner. These were four years of primary schooling that provided a strong sense of belonging.

In Year 5, German students transfer to a high school. Mine was in a city called Weilheim, a four-kilometre bike ride away from my home. We were welcomed with the sounds of the school’s Jazz Big Band on the first day. Now, there were about seven classes per year level. I felt very small in this big school, but it helped that some of my friends came along to that school too. I had my first experience of a failed exam in Year 5 and also received my first written demerit for disrupting a Biology class. Good times!

Looking back to my high school years, I also felt a strong sense of belonging to my much bigger high school, and I wonder why. I think there are two reasons: Firstly, I had some good friends in my class whom I frequently visited after school (in Germany, school usually finishes around 1 pm!). Because of those friendships, I felt a sense of belonging to my class. Secondly, I soon joined the school’s Jazz Big Band and now made friends with other students, even older ones. This gave me a second group of students and staff to whom I felt a strong connection.

Now I believe that my well-being at school was influenced by my well-belonging! Because I felt connected to smaller groups within the school, I felt connected to the school as a whole. This gave me a feeling of safety and security, even in a large, bureaucratic institution that is a German high school, which, back then, may never have even thought of student well-being as something to be concerned about.

At Parklands, we already are a school of well-belonging. We have a school-wide commitment to our culture of care; we take time to know each student well; we prioritise to be connected with each other (Danny Silk has taught us this); and we teach our students the skills of being and remaining connected to each other.

As a rope is stronger the more strands are twisted or braided together, students’ sense of belonging is stronger the more relationships and connections they can form. As we continue our journey at Parklands, let us remain committed to helping our students develop many strands of belonging that will hold them firmly and securely during the turbulent times of growing up.

God bless
Mr Johannes Solymosi

Coordinator of Senior College

Senior News… Hasn’t the month of August come around quickly! It is definitely a time in which Seniors start to get busier with their schooling …

view ARTICLE

Coordinator of Senior College

Senior News…

Hasn’t the month of August come around quickly! It is definitely a time in which Seniors start to get busier with their schooling responsibilities. As I’m writing this article, there are only four and a half weeks until exam block commences, which leads me to think that attendance rates are so important. It makes a significant impact on learning when days are missed. Of course we understand that there are days of sickness or circumstances that are unavoidable. Thank you for encouraging solid attendance rates and for providing reasons, and medical certificates, if days of absence fall on days when senior assessment is due.

Secondary Tutoring & Extra Curricular Activities

The term is starting to get busy. All seniors are encouraged to attend one or more of the before/during/after school tutorials and clubs that their teachers are running. Zenith Club is also a great way to be a part of peer study groups, to have some individual support or to have a structured space for completing work.  Your child can ask a specific teacher if they are able to meet at Zenith. See details of the various groups and times outlined on the College calendar. There are also posters around the College outlining these times.

There is much happening this month, some of which is outlined below.

Senior Subject Selection – Tuesday 14 August

Our annual Senior College information evening is aimed at current Year 9 students and families (Year 10, 2019).  This night is an opportunity to learn about the QCE system, ATAR eligibility, and the subjects and programs that are on offer in Senior College. There will be opportunity during the evening to ask questions about school subjects, further study and the workplace of teaching staff,  and representatives from Tafe, Universities and Training Organizations.

Our current Year 10 and families (Year 11, 2019) are also most welcome to attend, should it be helpful to listen to the presentation again and to ask teacher’s or guests questions about subjects and careers. Our Year 10’s have been encouraged to decide on subject choices this semester, to be settled into their pathway for Year 11.

Shortly after this information evening, your child will receive an email with a link to choosing 2019 subjects online. Please note that some subjects have pre-requisites and some are capped, so the classes are offered on a first in, first serve basis.

If you have any questions about subject choices and career options, please ask Mrs Hudson or Mrs Wallis.

Year 12 QCS Test – Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September

The Year 12 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test will be conducted in the Function Room, located off Student Services. Parklands encourages all students to attend. This test is compulsory for all Year 12 students who intend to be eligible to receive an OP score for Tertiary entrance. Students who are non-OP eligible may also elect to sit the QCS test. Students who elect not to sit the QCS Test are not required to be at school for the two days of testing, as there will be no Year 12 classes. We encourage that this time is utilized to prepare for the upcoming exam block and to complete other assessment requirements. PCC will start the day with Year 12 by providing a breakfast across the two days of testing. Please refer to the home communication for further information or email me at any time.

Year 12’s are encouraged to pace themselves and to be working solidly now, to avoid high levels of stress in the busiest part of the school term. Prayers are with all our Yr12 students, who are currently in the midst of a very busy Term 3 and are in final QCS preparations. For the remainder of this year and beyond we pray that each graduating student makes choices to align with all that God intends them to be.

School Subjects & Study Beyond School

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) has a role in operating a centralised tertiary application system. Year 12 students have received the “QTAC: Guide to Tertiary Courses” booklet. This resource provides valuable information about courses at public and private universities, Tafe and other tertiary centres. This is an exciting time to explore the possibilities of “What Next”? The entry requirements, including expected OP’s, prerequisites and course lengths are included.

Year 12’s have been encouraged to spend some time exploring potential courses of interest, after the presentation by QTAC earlier in the year. Seniors register and apply online through QTAC to receive offers for further study after school: https://applications.qtac.edu.au

Registration is now open all year round with an application fee of $43, if paid between 2nd August 2018–28 February 2019.

There is much information available on scholarships. Year 12 have been encouraged to research what is on offer by the University they are interested in attending. QTAC also provides some information on scholarships at: https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships This is an area that cannot be left too late, as supporting evidence is often required.

Your child can view the PowerPoint resource, on the Pastoral Care website, for applying to QTAC.

The Year 12 Pastoral Care teachers, Jess Grounds & Julia Matthews, along with Dee Hudson and myself are happy to meet to provide some further guidance for scholarship and QTAC applications. Please contact us via email or through the College office on 3380 4200.

For Years 10-12

The following websites contain useful information to help students make informed choices when planning career pathways and choosing school subjects.

Career exploration

  • Job Outlook is an Australian Government website providing information about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projections, covering around 350 individual occupations. It includes an interactive Career Quiz that helps to identify work styles and suggests careers options.
  • myfuture is a comprehensive career and education website that help students explore career options based on their skills and interests.
  • Open Colleges contains career information, links and resources about career pathways and relevant online learning courses.
  • myPROFILER is a career profiling tool developed by TAFE Queensland that uses visual responses to stimulus to suggest career choices that match talents, skills and interests.

When thinking about what school subjects to choose and what you might like to do after school,  we encourage the following:

* Talk with families, friends and employers about future job opportunities.

* Visit trade and careers expos. Mrs Hudson’s VET news contains much information on these opportunities. You can also check Uni websites and make a time to talk to University Careers advisors.

* Go back and read “Job Outlook”. This has descriptions and much information on hundreds of occupations. This is helpful in making those connections between jobs, senior subject pre-requisites, and future study required to get that job.

*  Read up on information in the QTAC booklet for post school tertiary study opportunities.

Coming Up:

Year 11 Leadership Camp

I am very excited to be a part of our 2018 Leadership camping program, along with the 11 Pastoral Care teachers Mr Cunningham and Mrs Smith, which will be held from 19th to 21st September at Emu Gully. As a valued part of our college curriculum, all Year 11 school students are required to attend this camp in preparation for their final year of schooling. Please note, that all participants, even those who do not like the outdoors, report that this is the best camp ever! It is also an important time for students wanting to apply for a badged leadership position. We do, however, see all of our Year 12’s as leaders, which is why we request the attendance of all. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the camp, please do not hesitate to contact me via Student Services or direct via email at:rwallis@parklands.qld.edu.au

Year 12: Fun and Safe Schoolies Options

Scripture Union (SU) – Five really cool destinations. Places are booking up fast, go to the following website for more details:  https://su-schoolies.com/

RAW Impact – Giving back to perhaps refocus and recharge. For more information, go to: https://www.rawimpact.org/trip/elevate2019/


I am always available to talk about your child’s senior schooling journey so please don’t hesitate to contact me to make a time to meet, should this be helpful.

Warmest Blessings,
Mrs Rebecca Wallis
Coordinator of Senior College

Coordinator of Middle School

Subject Selection On the 14th August, there will be a Secondary College Information night regarding the selection of subjects for 2019. This evening is aimed …

view ARTICLE

Coordinator of Middle School

Subject Selection

On the 14th August, there will be a Secondary College Information night regarding the selection of subjects for 2019. This evening is aimed at our current year 8 and 9 students, and their parents.

We give the opportunity for students to select some of their subjects in year 9 to allow them to explore pathways which they feel will suit their interests and abilities. Core subjects such as English, Math, Science and History/Geography remain compulsory for the year, but others are up for personal choice. The subject evening is an opportunity to explain the choices and pathways available to students for year 9, and how this leads further through to Senior College.

The evening will begin at 6.30pm for current year 8 parents and students, and will continue on with a subject display, offering opportunity to question teachers regarding workloads and opportunities. At 7.30pm, there will be a presentation aimed at parents and students of current year 9’s. This will talk through year 10 choices, and Senior College pathways, aligning with the new Senior Schooling model in Queensland.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school with your query. Hope to see you all there.

Pastoral Care – Middle School Program

Our Middle School Pastoral Care program continues this term with new themes and opportunities to build character in the life of our students.

The purpose of our program is to cater for the emotional development of our individual students, to ensure that we have a supported student body, and that they are sure and confident of the gifts and talents, which God has placed in their lives.

Our Year 7 students have embarked on two different programs in term 2 which I spoke about in the May newsletter. One class participated in the Resilient Me program, teaching students skills of resilience in regards to different circumstances, while the other year 7 class worked through “Surviving High School”, based on the work of Sharon Witt. This term sees those classes change programs, so that by the end of term 3 all of year 7 will have participated in both programs.

Year 8 students this term are participating in Youth Alpha: a program designed to explain the basics of Christianity, and what it means when you say, ‘I am Christian’.  Students will talk through Christian ideologies such as ‘Who Jesus is’, ‘What it means to pray’, and ‘How to be a Christian today’.

Year 9 students are working through a joint unit this term called, “Walk for Water”. The focus of this unit is the opportunity to help others who are less fortunate than we are.

Students look through the themes and lessons from the book of John, and are made aware of the struggles of others around the world, especially in the access to basics of life such as water. The unit culminates in an opportunity to raise funds for a struggling community through a 20km walk on the second last day of term.

In the past, our focus for this unit has been raising funds for a village in Africa to access fresh water. This year, given the plight of our Australian farmers, we are going to focus on what we can do to help those in our own ‘backyard’. Students will collectively decide which charity organisation their funds will go to in order to assist our drought-stricken farmers.

This unit also aligns with our opportunity for students in year 9 to achieve the Bridging Level of the Duke of Edinburgh award. If you would like any more information on our programs, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Arts Gala Evening

On Tuesday 28th August, Parklands Christian College will host our Arts Gala Evening. This is a great opportunity to display the skills and talents of our Arts students across the whole college.

There will be presentations from our performance groups within the college, such as choirs, ukulele club, instrumental program, secondary drama classes and college worship team, with further presentations from individual students on a variety of instruments. Alongside this will be a reception and artistic display from our college Visual Arts students in Primary and Secondary.

The night will have two stages with various performances running concurrently, with a conclusion at the main stage featuring our new Parklands Christian College Primary Concert Band. This will be followed by a supper prepared by secondary hospitality students at our new Hospitality building.

Looking forward to a fantastic evening of presentations, and a celebration of the Arts at Parklands.

 

Head of Primary

CORRECT and LABELLED UNIFORMS A reminder to please ensure your child is correctly and neatly dressed in the ‘correct’ uniform each morning. If they are …

view ARTICLE

Head of Primary

CORRECT and LABELLED UNIFORMS

A reminder to please ensure your child is correctly and neatly dressed in the ‘correct’ uniform each morning. If they are incorrectly dressed would you please provide us with a written explanation and remind them to go to the RTC to collect a Uniform Slip FIRST thing of a morning. We are also finding quite a few unmarked / unlabelled items of clothing, bottles and Tupperware, which makes it impossible to return to the right owner. Kindly assist us to ensure ALL items brought to school are correctly labelled! Thank you for your support and assistance in this regard.

eLEARNING in 2019 (Gr 5 & 6)

In wishing to offer our Senior Primary students every opportunity to use technology in class to assist with and improve their learning, we will continue to allow the Year 5 and 6 students to make use of or bring iPads to school next year. This follows on with the trend in education to promote eLearning and the use of modern electronic devices in senior Primary.

We will continue to promote handwriting, fine motor skills, cutting out, colouring in and written work in Prep to Year 4! Feedback from staff, parents and the Yr 5 & 6 students about iPad use has been very positive.

We have organized an iPad Informative Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th October where questions about iPad selection, process, security, resources, Apps, class use etc. will all be answered. Look forward to seeing the Yr 4 and 5 parents in attendance on the night.

LISTENING SKILLS

Many teachers and the RTC are experiencing many students just not listening to and following instructions. This behaviour is evident in the undercover area of a morning/afternoon, in the classroom for lessons, out on the ovals or while students are running around playing! Staff are making a concerted effort to get the students to “Stop, Look, Listen and DO”

We aren’t exactly sure why this ‘non listening behaviour’ is becoming more evident but research from UQ and Harvard University have offered up a few suggestions – due to modern electronic gadgets “common communication skills” are being used less (children don’t know of or get to practise the social skills to listen, hold a conversation and follow instructions).

Children are so busy and pre occupied in this ‘instant society’ that they appear / are rushed to move onto the next experience so thereby don’t listen to or fully comprehend instructions.

In class this is what good listening has been encouraged to ‘look and sound’ like:

We are asking that parents assist us by getting their children to practice these listening skills at home and to be reminded of them daily before coming to school. Thanking you in anticipation for your support in this regard.

COMMUNICATION

Can I please take this time to remind you of important information about Primary School communication procedures?

Class Teachers ask that IF you have a concern or question about class work, assignments, process or procedure, class behaviour, calendar events etc, that you please contact them directly. They are your first port of call.

If you require information about any of the following areas, please contact the specific staff member concerned directly:

Specialist lessons (HPE – Mr. Lewis, Music – Mrs. Patane, Art – Mrs. Bazley, Library – Mrs. Bayer or
Student Services – Mrs. Oxley, Mrs. Swinn, Mrs Sampson or
RTC – Mrs. Elvery, Mr.Crawford, Miss Robinson or
LE – Mrs. Jo Anderson

If you don’t get resolve or wish to discuss the matter further after having spoken to a teacher or specialist, would you kindly then contact myself, Grant Jakins through Student Services?

KIND WORDS & FRIENDLY ACTIONS!

This semester we will again get the students to focus on using kind words to each other or saying NOTHING bad at all as well as trying to have friendly actions to one another in the Primary School! We will again be reminding students about ways to treat each other so as not to ‘bully’ because bullying is a terrible behaviour that affects many children in all schools. It breaks a child’s natural right to feel safe and secure and can affect a child’s performance, their peer relations and his or her self-esteem!Definition of Bullying:

Bullying is not a once off incident but the repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons.

Bullying is not the domain of either gender. Girls bully just as much as boys but they do it in less physical ways. While boys will use physical intimidation or verbal abuse to wield power over others, girls are more likely to use exclusion or subtle verbal sarcasm to assert themselves over their victims.
Bullying is more prevalent in primary schools than secondary schools, although the type of bullying varies with age. As boys get older there is a gradual decrease in the amount of physical bullying but an increase in verbal intimidation. It would appear that bullying reaches a peak around the age of eight or nine years of age, which is true for girls and boys.
While siblings or children often tease or sometimes fight physically with each other, this bickering should not be confused with bullying. The bullying involves an imbalance of power as one person is powerless to stop the teasing or physical abuse.

Behaviours that are not bullying include:

  • mutual arguments and disagreements (where there is no power imbalance)
  • not liking someone or a single act of social rejection
  • one-off acts of meanness or spite
  • isolated incidents of aggression, intimidation or violence.

Cyber bullying refers to bullying that is carried out through information and communication technologies. Likewise not all online issues are cyber bullying. Source: www.bullyingnoway.gov.au

We at Parklands, through the RTC and Wellbeing Team, work closely to monitor ALL behaviour and assist the students to make better choices!

Primary News

Year 1 Term 3 is speeding by and we are busy in Year 1 as always. The children are really enjoying learning about what life …

view ARTICLE

Primary News

Year 1

Term 3 is speeding by and we are busy in Year 1 as always.

The children are really enjoying learning about what life was like in the ‘olden days’ and have been fascinated as we discuss photos from the past of places as well as playgrounds, living conditions and of course technology.  Stay tuned for more information later this term regarding an upcoming ‘fun day’ about daily living in the past.

In math, Year 1 is continuing to consolidate their understanding of numbers to 100. We are learning to see patterns in numbers that help us with addition and subtraction, as well as other strategies that make solving word problems easier.

The fete was a highlight for many this term. It was lovely to see so many of our Parklands families at the fete and they were all beautiful as they performed on centre stage with the song, ‘If I Were a Butterfly’.

Mrs Clausen, Mrs Gowreah, Mrs Marsh

Year 2

We are becoming much more “tech savvy” in Year 2. We are learning to create Google Docs with much less support than before, and we practice reading and segment our spelling words online!

Reading is often one of our favourite activities – whether we are reading silently, aloud in groups, to a friend, on the chrome books, or even having a story read to us – reading is great!

This term we will be making our own volcanos and watching them erupt. Stay tuned for more on this exciting event.

Mrs Koplick, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Hollenberg and Mrs Buckley

 

Year 3

This term, in Digital Technologies, the Year 3 are learning about computer programming. We started off the term with an activity where the students worked in pairs to build a lego model. One partner read and described the instructions (without showing the pictures) while the other student followed the verbal instructions. The students were able to understand the difficulties that programmers face when creating computer programs and how important it is to give clear instructions when programming. We will be completing other programming activities throughout the term using block programming on the Chromebooks.

Mr Kennedy, Mrs Abbot and Mrs Jones

Year 5

Every week, we have a different Resilient YOU focus for our students.  These topics assist the students with friendship skills for life.  The students discuss the topics and also love making a mini-performance demonstrating a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ example for the topic of the week.  As a class we discuss their points and ideas and make connections to how we can apply these beyond school as well!  It certainly is a highlight of the week!

Mrs Strubin, Miss Needs and Mrs Kissick

Year 6

It has been a great start to Term 3 in Year 6 with the start of all of our new topics. This term in Geography we are comparing the differences between Australia and Asia and how that affects our lives. In Health we have been learning about healthy and unhealthy drinks with some surprising results!

All Year 6 students are excited about our Science topic for the term which is micro-organisms. We learnt a lot and had a lot of fun with our first experiment this term involving the micro-organism yeast.

Mr Holman, Mrs Davis and Ms Cook

How to order your Extra-curricular and Sporting Group Photos for Parklands Christian College

Oh Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October, MSP Photography will be on site to take the extra-curricular and sporting group photos, including a ‘Whole College’ Photo.

These photos are available for purchase through payment envelope.

Personalised payment envelopes listing all the photos your child appeared in will be sent home on approx. 16 Oct.  Please read the instructions on these envelopes for your preferred method of payment.

If you wish to purchase a ‘Whole College’ Photo, these payment envelopes will be available from Student Services. Please follow the instructions on these envelopes for your preferred method of payment.

You have until Thursday 25th October, 2018 to purchase at this price.

Orders placed after this date will incur a $20 late fee (as the images will then be archived).

All orders will be processed after the cut off date advised above, and distributed through the school within approximately 21 days.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of your photo day experience with us, please contact our office on 3848 3946 or by email on admin.seq@msp.com.au

Secondary News

How to order your Extra-curricular and Sporting Group Photos for Parklands Christian College Oh Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October, MSP Photography will be on …

view ARTICLE

Secondary News

How to order your Extra-curricular and Sporting Group Photos for Parklands Christian College

Oh Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October, MSP Photography will be on site to take the extra-curricular and sporting group photos, including a ‘Whole College’ Photo.

These photos are available for purchase through payment envelope.

Personalised payment envelopes listing all the photos your child appeared in will be sent home on approx. 16 Oct.  Please read the instructions on these envelopes for your preferred method of payment.

If you wish to purchase a ‘Whole College’ Photo, these payment envelopes will be available from Student Services. Please follow the instructions on these envelopes for your preferred method of payment.

You have until Thursday 25th October, 2018 to purchase at this price.

Orders placed after this date will incur a $20 late fee (as the images will then be archived).

All orders will be processed after the cut off date advised above, and distributed through the school within approximately 21 days.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of your photo day experience with us, please contact our office on 3848 3946 or by email on admin.seq@msp.com.au

Sport

District Athletics Carnival On the 30th and 31st of July Parklands sent an athletics team to the Southern District Track and Field Carnival. This was a carnival …

view ARTICLE

Sport

District Athletics Carnival

On the 30th and 31st of July Parklands sent an athletics team to the Southern District Track and Field Carnival.

This was a carnival for both Primary and Secondary students who excelled the Parklands Athletics Carnival at the end of term 2. We had 48 students compete over the 2 days with many of them placing in the top 3 of their event.  With such great results we had 16 students make the district team who will compete in the Met West Carnival at the end of August. All the students put in great effort throughout the carnival and reflected our CLEAR values consistently.

We would like to congratulate Hudson Hunt on his commitment to training’s throughout the year and also receiving Age Champion for the 12yr boys division at the carnival. Well done Hudson on a huge effort.

CSSAQ

Just a reminder that we have 4 CSSAQ carnivals coming up in the next 3 weeks. This Thursday and Friday we have our Secondary Boys and Girls soccer teams playing at Hubner Park. The 21st of August is the CSSAQ Track and Field carnival and Friday the 31st is our Secondary Netball carnival held at MDNA Coorparoo.

Good luck to all our teams competing during this time.

Mr Leembruggen, Mr Lewis, Mr Gilmore

VET News

South East Region Queensland Training Awards On Friday, 20th July, the South East Region Queensland Training Awards celebrated the top achievers in training in this …

view ARTICLE

VET News

South East Region Queensland Training Awards

On Friday, 20th July, the South East Region Queensland Training Awards celebrated the top achievers in training in this state at a wonderful ceremony at Movie World on the Gold Coast.

Across 14 categories, the awards recognise individuals and organisations that strive for and have achieved success, best practice and innovation in vocational education and training (VET). The awards showcase all that is great about VET in Queensland, with categories for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, as well as training providers and employers.

As finalists in the South East Region Final, three Parklands students were celebrated at the awards ceremony.  Aaryn Dejong completed a Certificate III in Hospitality with The Coffee Club; Aaryn’s achievements gained him the position as one of three finalists in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander category. Tahlya Anderson and Oliver Lee each completed a Certificate III in Individual Support at Logan Hospital in 2017; Tahlya and Oliver were finalists in the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year. We are very proud of all three students for all that they have achieved and for reaching the regional finals.

Please join us in celebrating each of them. Mrs Hudson V.E.T. Officer

For more information about the QTA https://training.qld.gov.au/qta/winners-and-finalists/regions/se-winners-finalists

Hot to apply for a GetStarted Voucher

https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/apply

Alumni Candace Nieves

Candace Nieves recently graduated the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.

Candace Nieves, Parklands graduate of 2014

My journey started in 2015 when I was accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Queensland Gatton campus. I moved just over an hour away from my family and began living in one of the colleges on campus. Adjusting to my new lifestyle was both challenging and fun. I made quite a few close friends that I still see and chat with regularly.

Studying courses that I was interested in was what really made me enjoy furthering my education. I eventually transferred into a bachelor of Veterinary Technology and flourished even more at University. Animals have always been a passion of mine and now I finally have a degree that qualifies me to help them to some degree.

I still have the ambition to further my education by enrolling in a bachelor of veterinary science in the coming year and hope to keep moving forward and using my love of animals to help others around me.  

​Congratulations Candace!​

Missions

Cully Capers For the past 2 years, the Cully Family have been living and working in Cebu Philippines, serving with Bloom Asia.  Cebu is regarded …

view ARTICLE

Missions

Cully Capers

For the past 2 years, the Cully Family have been living and working in Cebu Philippines, serving with Bloom Asia.  Cebu is regarded by the International Justice Mission as the current hot spot in Asia for Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC).  Bloom seeks to serve in this region to give female survivors of this insidious industry, vocational training and employment, giving them a hope for the future.  We joined the Bloom family in 2016, relocating our family to Cebu so that the 3rd Bloom Cafe & Training Center – Bloom Life Training Philippines could open and serve young Cebuano women who desperately need Christ, and the love, hope and healing that only He can bring.  We bring our expertise and experience in Health and Education respectively to our roles as General Managers at Bloom-Cebu, and we are passionately committed to loving, serving and upholding the dignity of our precious students and employees, through the creation of a safe, sustainable and highly respected place of healing, training and employment.

Bloom Life Training Philippines opened it’s training doors in November of 2016. During that time we have had the privilege of training, empowering, equipping and emotionally supporting 27 women on a day to day basis. We were recently able to take our staff away on a weekend worship retreat where we shared an incredible time together teaching our Bloom girls about the true heart of worship and living a life that is honoring to God through everything we say and do. It was an extremely emotional weekend and the Holy spirit presence was evident as we had many girls experience healing over bad memories, we had one particular girl who was given a vision that she will be the “light” of Jesus to her unsaved family. We continue to thank God for these incredible moments and acknowledge that in those times when we feel inadequate and overwhelmed by our girls complicated lives and trauma, that He has an amazing rescue plan for their life and his extraordinary love is the true redemption these beautiful girls need so desperately.

After an 18-month journey of navigating Government red-tape, Bloom Cakes & Coffee officially opened its doors on 20th July, 2018. Bloom Cakes & Coffee is the retail arm of our operation here in Cebu and allows us to sell our girl’s wonderful sugar creations to the public. We are all very, very excited to be open, and we look forward to not only having a busy café, but to start selling impressive cake creations that we think will wow Cebu. Thanks to our many Parklands supporters who have waited patiently with us and have dreamed about this day.

o Prayer Points

  • That our girls find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and know his healing
  • The ongoing training and development of our national leaders
  • That we will make our first large cake sale
  • Sustainability of our local business
  • Schooling for our children- we would like to be in a position to put our children into a private school by August this year.

Mr Gary Cully
General Manager Cebu

Bloom Life Training Philippines Inc.

 

PCC Instrumental Music

Give It A Go! Band Programme – Year 5 & 6 What an exciting time it has been for our Year 5 & 6 Give …

view ARTICLE

PCC Instrumental Music

Give It A Go! Band Programme – Year 5 & 6

What an exciting time it has been for our Year 5 & 6 Give It A Go! Band students! Saturday 28thJuly saw their very first public performance at the College Fete, which of course was not only their first performance, but they are the first Concert Band the College has ever formed. They played 4 pieces very well, with a strong sound and good sense of time, which is fantastic for such young players. We are tremendously proud of these students and how much they have achieved in such a short time, and we are of course looking forward to hearing them again later in the year.

Later this term the Year 4’s will get a chance to try playing the band instruments as we invite participation in next year’s Give It A Go! Band programme. We hope this will be an exciting day for the students, and look forward to the growth of our fledgling music programme.

Choirs

Primary Choirs

Both the Junior & Senior Primary choirs also performed admirably at the College Fete on Saturday. It was lovely to hear these students’ beautiful voices in a variety of songs, and they should all be commended for their performance.

The Senior Primary choir also performed at the Beenleigh Eisteddfod on Tuesday 24thJuly. This was a great performance experience for these students, and a good chance to see other choirs and perform in a larger, more public venue. No doubt the students took away many lessons from this experience.

Secondary Choir

The College Fete was truly a day of firsts, as this was also the first performance of our newly-formed Secondary Choir. Although small in number, these students have shown commitment & dedication to producing such a beautiful sound after such a short time, and we look forward to them developing their sound and going from strength to strength through the rest of the year.

Our next key performance date is our Arts Gala on Tuesday 28thAugust here at the College. This will be a display of many forms of the Arts – visual art & drama as well as music. Many of our Senior music students will be performing on this evening, along with the Secondary Choir & the Give It A Go! Band. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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

The Friendlies

The Friendlies A massive thank you to all of the amazing families who have supported the Friendlies in our Cadbury Freddo Chocolate fundraiser. We have had an …

view ARTICLE

The Friendlies

The Friendlies

A massive thank you to all of the amazing families who have supported the Friendlies in our Cadbury Freddo Chocolate fundraiser. We have had an overwhelming response from our school community for this promotion. We have had so many families asking for extra boxes to sell! Just a friendly reminder that all money and unsold chocolates are due back to Student Services by Thursday 16th August 2018.

Other exciting news is that we have been given the opportunity to promote our school in our local community by holding a sausage sizzle at Browns Plains Bunnings on Sunday, 19th August 2018. If you are out and about, please come down and say hello and grab a sausage or two. It will be great to see some familiar faces from our school on the day!

We also have our Spring Dance for our Primary students Prep – grade 6 to look forward to at the end of this term. Music will be provided by Active8 Kids Entertainment, who were hugely loved at our dance last year! The dance will be held in the Baskerville Sports Centre on Friday, 7th September 2018. We will have a sausage sizzle running from 5.30pm and the dancing will kick off at 6pm – 8pm. Entry for the dance is only $5 per child, payable on the night. It will be great to see heaps of the primary students there!

All money raised from any of our events or fundraisers go directly back into our school community.

Our next Friendlies meeting is on Friday 10th August 2018 at 6.45pm at Park Ridge Maccas. Everyone is welcome to attend! If you would like more information about The Friendlies or any of our events or fundraisers, please email Angela Marsh friendlies@parklands.qld.edu.au

Keep Smiling,
The Friendlies

August/September Calendar

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

view ARTICLE

August/September Calendar

Wednesday 1st AugustPrimary Teacher Interviews
Thursday 2ndYr 11/12 Chemistry - ANCQ Chemistry Quiz
Yr 10-12 English Shadespearse Incursion
Yr 11/12 Tech Incursion - The big issue presentation
Friday 3rdYr 11/12 Cert 11 Sport & Rec Excursion
Monday 6th Yr 4 Incursion - Think Food, rethink waste
Wednesday 8thLadies Cambodia Trip 2019 information night
Thursday 9thYr 10 Red Frogs Presentation
Secondary Rugy League Gala Day7:30am
CSSAQ Girls SoccerCompetition
Yr 12 QCS Mini Workshop
Friday 10thYr 10-12 Drama Incursion
Monday 13thROYAL QLD SHOW DAY - LOGAN CITY
Yr 9 Stem Excursion
Tuesday 14thICAS Maths Competition
Yr 8 and 9 Secondary College information evening
Wednesday 15thYr 10 STEM excursion - 7:30
Thursday 16thYr 11/12 Home Economics EKKA Excursion
Friday 17thSTUDENT FREE DAY - Loving on Purpose Conference
Tuesday 21stCSSAQ Primary Athletics Carnival Primary 7:45am
CSSAQ Primary Athletics Carnival Secondary 1:20pm
Wednesday 22ndYr 6 Excursion - Australia Zoo
Thursday 23rdYr 10 YFS legal Seminar
Yr 11/12 Tech Incursion - The big issue presentation
Yr 11/12 PE Excursion
Friday 24thHospitality Incursion Celebration Dinner
Tuesday 28thYr 9 Art and Yr 12/12 Visual Art excursion
Arts Gala Evening 6pm
Thursday 30thFathers Day Stall
Friday 31stCSSAQ Girls Netball Competition 7:15amCSSAQ Girls Netball Competition 7:15am
Monday 3rd SeptemberYr 11 Cert 3 in Business - RUOK day morning tea
Tuesday 4thQCS Test Year 12 - 7:45am
Friday 7thPrimary Spring Dance
Monday 10thSecondary Exam Block
Wednesday 12thYr 4 Excursion - Qld Symphony Orchestra and Goma
Monday 17thYear 10 Work Experience
Year 8 Art Excursion
Wednesday 19thPrep Testing
Thursday 20thYr 9 Walk for Water 7:30am
Yr 1 Excursion - Wolston Farmhouse
Friday 21stPrimary Free Dress Day
Gr 11 Leadership Camp 7:15am
Yr 2 Cultural Day and Street Science Incursion
Yr 3 Incursion Street Science
Saturday 22ndStudents Cambodia Mission Trip - Spring Break

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

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 …

view ARTICLE

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

Please use your surname and initials as reference e.g. ‘J&C Smith’

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 …

view ARTICLE

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

 

Community Notices

  Jimboomba Little Athletics Sign On At Jimboomba Little Athletics we are getting ready for another exciting season of family fun and fitness and would …

view ARTICLE

Community Notices

 

Jimboomba Little Athletics Sign On

At Jimboomba Little Athletics we are getting ready for another exciting season of family fun and fitness and would like you to join us!

We run a Friday evening competition under lights from September to March commencing at 5:45pm at the athletics centre on Henderson Road, Jimboomba. We welcome athletes of all abilities from five to 19 years to come and have a go at sprint races, hurdles, middle distance, long jump, high jump, triple jump, shot put, discus and javelin (events dependent on age). Plus we run a 60 minute play athletics program for Tiny Tots (aged 3 and 4 years) focusing on skills development.

It is a cheap sport to do as there is no weekly fee. Training is provided. Learn new skills and meet new friends. It will be loads of fun.

Sign on days are Friday 24th and Friday 31st August from 5:30pm to 7:30pm or any time after the season starts.

For further information call Jimboomba Little Athletics on 0403 917 097, visit our website at www.jac.asn.au, or like us on Facebook!

Certificate IV Trainer/Assessor (TAE40116) Upgrade Qualification

Are you looking to upgrade your teachers from the TAE40110 to TAE40116? 

Parklands Christian College will be holding a TAE40116 upgrade onsite via Registered Training Organisation “Blueprint Career Development” on Monday, 8th October 2018.

At only $495 per participant, you will find Blueprint’s price highly competitive. Blueprint also offer an extra support day for an additional $100 per participant to help them get across the line faster.

Blueprint is proudly the first RTO in Australia to receive approval to deliver the TAE40116 so your teachers will find our streamlined process simple and efficient through a combination of credit transfer, RPL, classroom and online delivery with telephone support available every step of the way.

The upgrade program will consist of TAEASS502 as well as the gaps between the old and new TAEASS401 and TAEASS403. Participants will be required to complete tasks afterwards to meet the performance requirements of all units.

PLAN NOW and book a session for your teachers.

1. Choose your date
2. Download the Upgrade enrolment form
 here
3. Download the Accelerated Teacher Program enrolment form here
4. Email to bookings@blueprintcd.com.au
5. Click here to download the 1-day Upgrade program flyer

 

 

PARK RIDGE TENNIS

A new season of Hot Shots Tennis Coaching is starting soon, a free trial lesson is available for anyone to come and have a go.

All new pupils receive a Free Racquet & Hot Shots T-Shirt on sign up.

We have lessons that run every afternoon, for all ages & levels.

  • Mini Hotshots for 4-7 year olds
  • Hot Shot programs for 7-12 year olds
  • advanced groups for 12-17year olds
  • For adults we have Cardio Tennis
  • Social comps every week night and Lesson
  • A new Fast 4 comp for players starting or getting back into tennis
  • Fast 4 format goes for just over an hour.

To book in or to arrange a free trial phone Paul or Steph on 32000354.

Contact Us

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

view ARTICLE

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

 /pccnews
 @parklandsnews

Parklands OSHC

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

view ARTICLE

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.