Missions

Cully Capers

Bloom Staff Retreat – Heart of Worship

Each year we treat our staff and students, and take them away for the weekend.  We use this time to bless the girls and give them the opportunity to learn and have fun with work colleagues.  Our theme for this year’s retreat was “Heart of Worship”.  We felt that this year our girls needed the opportunity to stop, reflect, pray and focus on God.  We were able to take the girls through various activities that gave them space to pause and consider God, and consider what it means to worship Him.  Each session helped the girls examine themselves, their gifts, talents and creative passions and how they might use them as an expression of worship and gratitude. Many of the girls expressed how valuable they thought the sessions were, and have expressed interest in learning more.

During their down time, the girls enjoyed the facilities of the little resort that we stayed at.  It was a quirky little place, providing our girls with lots of ways to have fun, relax, take hundreds of selfies and just spend time together away from work. Hannah and I refrained from entering the water on the weekend, preferring to stay away from the hundreds of people crowding the pools and slides.  We were also the only foreigners in the resort that weekend, and we didn’t feel brave enough to make a spectacle of ourselves by donning our swimwear.

These special events always remind us that God has given us a unique and privileged opportunity to serve here in the Philippines.  It really is so special to be able to care for our girls and invest in their lives, giving them healing and hope for the future.

If you would like to help us provide this event every year, we would love to hear from you.  We need sponsors who will commit to funding this special event each year, enabling us to build this event into our calendar regularly.  Can you help us?  Please email Gary at gary@bloomasia.org if you can help.

Mr Gary Cully
General Manager Cebu
Bloom Life Training Philippines Inc.

 

Head of Primary

Yr 3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing “The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years …

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Head of Primary

Yr 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 parent 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.

Please remember that NAPLAN results are only a ‘snap shot’ and not a full, true reflection of your child’s academic performance! It would be best to look at the NAPLAN results in consultation with the Term 2 report results and the teacher’s comments from their interview.

Chapels

We have enjoyed wonderful memories in Chapel on a Tuesday morning. It’s been great to see so many parents and grandparents joining us as we listen to memory verses, sing a couple of songs, hear a story from Mr. Solymosi and esteem our ‘student of the week and awardees’. I can honestly say that Chapels are the highlight of my week!

A very big “Thank you” needs to go out to all the amazing people who have made Chapel possible each week: Mr. & Mrs. Braun and the IT / lighting and sound crew, Mr. Solymosi and his words of wisdom, Mr. Elvery and senior students leading song worship, Miss Rachel Baskerville announcing awards and doing up the award power point slides, teachers attending to the classes and staff and parents preparing the students for their memory verse. Without everyone playing their part, Chapels would not be as enjoyable as they are, Thank you!

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, 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 or
RTC – Ms. Godwin, Mr.Crawford, Mrs. Broughton, Miss Robinson or
LE – Mrs. Jo Anderson

If the issue is not resolved or wish to discuss the matter further after having spoken to a teacher, then please contact me through Student Services.

Profile Preview Afternoon and Profile Evening

A big ‘Thank you’ to all those parents that took the opportunity to visit classrooms to see their child’s profile and took extra time to catch up with teachers on the Profile Preview afternoon. This assisted to reduce the set interview process on our formal Profile Evening!

If you haven’t as yet met with your child’s teacher and still wish to do so, please make an appointment to see them at a mutually agreed upon time.

Car Park Speed and Vigilance

A reminder to please slow down (20klm) and drive very carefully through the school car parks, especially vigilant around the pedestrian crossing! Students have been reminded to stop, look right, left and right before walking over the crossing but can I ask that you take it for granted, that they will not do the correct thing. Please also remind students to be careful with bags while moving between cars so as not to cause any marks or damage.

A big Thank YOU to Mrs. Ann Schatkowski who does an amazing job keeping everyone safe when using the pedestrian crossing.

 

Parent Support and Involvement

Learning isn’t bound by the school gates. Research indicates that ongoing parental involvement in children’s learning reaps benefits in many ways, including shaping positive attitudes to learning and supporting student achievement.  Finding practical ideas for parents to engage in learning in a way that is fun and purposeful takes time that classroom teachers don’t always have.

Learning Potential Resources can help. This parent-friendly website is free to access and provides a range of literacy and numeracy activities designed to support the Australian Curriculum for primary school children.

Visit the Learning Potential Resources website

Browse by year level band and discover:

  • Everyday ideas – simple activities for home and out and about
  • Practise together – offline activities to reinforce literacy and numeracy skills
  • Practise online – interactive games and videos.

Mr Grant Jakins
Head of Primary

Principal’s Message

As I look out of my window, God’s creation smiles at me in its full glory. It’s a sunny autumn day with fresh air, blue …

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Principal’s Message

As I look out of my window, God’s creation smiles at me in its full glory. It’s a sunny autumn day with fresh air, blue skies and a profound sense of peace and tranquillity. How gorgeous is our world at this time of the year!

But if I were to pick up my phone, turn on the TV or read the newspaper, the smile would turn into a frown. I would plunge into a world of grief, tragedy and failure. This world is dark, sinister and its stories are always new versions of the same evil kind.

The story of good and evil has been playing out since the beginning of our history. Now, we are preparing our children to enter the stage. How do we do that? How can we prepare them to be well-adjusted, secure and hopeful in the midst of a story with such strong opposing forces?

I recently attended a ‘Cafe Conversation’ hosted by Christian Heritage College’s Millis Institute. David Baskerville came too, and we enjoyed a lively debate between Dr Ben Myers (Director of the Millis Institute) and ABC’s Scott Stephens on a related topic. In the course of the night, Mr B mentioned a scripture from Romans 16:19 that made me think. Paul’s counsel to the Roman church was this: “I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil”.

This might give us a clue. It seems to say to us: Give children experience, knowledge and good judgement on anything that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable (Philippians 4:8). If those things are in focus on centre stage, young people will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this world of which they are a part. They will experience their worth as part of a worthy creation. They will become wise as to what is good. What a great start to life.

In regards to being innocent to evil, I don’t think that it is the same as being ignorant of it. After all, even Jesus himself reminded his disciples to be “wise as serpents” as they went out into a hostile world. Children need to be gradually prepared to encounter the evil side of our world and know how to deal with it. But they would lose their innocence if they became experienced and savvy about all things evil. There seems to be a certain distance to it which is good to keep and which protects their innocence.

Without claiming to have the answers to my above questions, I have come to believe that one thing is true for the healthy development of children: They learn a lot from their successes. If they grow up flourishing and succeeding in an environment that esteems the values and character found in the person of Jesus, they will have all the chances of becoming wise as to what is good. The rest will fall into place.

Unfortunately for us grown-ups, successes no longer teach us anything. They often inflate rather than soften our ego. This is where failure starts to become very useful. But that’s a whole other story.

God bless
Mr Johannes Solymosi

Coordinator of Middle School

It’s NAPLAN Time! On the 15th to 17th May, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit exams for the National Assessment Program …

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Coordinator of Middle School

It’s NAPLAN Time!

On the 15th to 17th May, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit exams for the National Assessment Program of Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). This is an important part of our educational journey as it provides useful feedback for student progress against the rest of the country. We do not view NAPLAN as a competition between schools, but as useful information for both schools and home regarding student achievement. The assessments have been designed to assess the understanding of students at the particular year levels, and give opportunity to track progress from previous years. The testing process takes place across the three days, with language and literacy testing on the Tuesday and Wednesday, and Numeracy testing taking place on the Thursday. For students who may miss the test days due to illness, there will be opportunity to catch the tests up on the Friday. We are encouraging students to make sure they are rested for the three days, have had a good and healthy breakfast for each morning, and turn up to school ready to do their best. Data from the testing is paired with our own assessment data to try and best cater for student growth and development. An honest representation in the testing is most helpful to this process.

For the Middle School, there will be small disruptions to the timetable, which will also affect our year 8 students. We will keep disruptions to a minimum, and students will be notified of necessary room changes in advance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school with your query.

Pastoral Care – Middle School Program

Our Middle School Pastoral Care program has seen some enhancements of the past couple of years, with further ongoing development to continue. 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 embark on two programs over the course of terms 2 and 3. One class will participate in the Resilient Me program – a program designed in conjunction with Mrs Joanne Edwards and our Student Wellbeing team. Students will be taught the skills of resilience in regards to different circumstances so they can develop the self-confidence needed to tackle life successfully. The other year 7 class will work through a program called, Surviving High School. Based on the work of Sharon Witt, students will look at important skills such as Goal setting, self-management, and dealing with high school logistics. By the end of term 3, all year 7 students will have undertaken both programs.

Year 8 students are participating in Teen Talk, a program based on another work by Sharon Witt. Students will tackle issues such as being supportive, dealing with criticism, peer pressure, and bullying through a discussion and activity based program.

Year 9 students have been working through a rotation of electives this year. The first of these is the Shine and Strength program: a biblical based program designed to help students understand the strength and beauty that God has created them all to have. The second program is our Cyber-safety course. Student safety is extremely important to us, and it is imperative that we equip our students with the right tools to navigate the cyber world safely.

Our third element involves a focus on community. In a new initiative for this year, we are introducing our year 9 students to the bridging program of the Duke of Edinburgh award. The course allows students to experience four different sections: service, physical recreation, skill, and adventurous journey, and we have designed our Pastoral Care program for year 9 students to be able to complete the bridging award as a part of their school responsibilities.

There will be a home communication for students who wish to register for the award in the next week. The bridging award allows students to achieve and certificate of completion, which students can add to their resume, and allows a taste of the possibilities for those who may wish to pursue the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards in the future.

Christian Life Skills – Noah’s Ark

Year 7 students are studying the early stories in the bible for Christian Life Skills this term. One story of feature is that of Noah’s Ark. In order to offer opportunity to interact with the story, students from 7B headed out onto the school oval on Wednesday May 2nd to mark out the dimensions of the ark, in a hope to gain a better perspective of the magnitude of the task given to Noah.

Students took the measurements directly from the Bible, and converted them to modern units of measurement for our activity. We then proceeded to head out with a trundle wheel and measure the dimensions of the ark. In the photo attached, each small black mark is a student, placed at intervals of 15 metres. The result is a vessel measuring approximately 137 metres in length and 24 metres in width. The height, 14 meters, was a little difficult to represent. That was one big boat!

Mr Colin Elvery
Coordinator of Middle School

Primary News

Prep News This term, we are learning all about ‘fun on the farm’ and Prep this month has been busy, busy, busy! Our teachers have …

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Primary News

Prep News

This term, we are learning all about ‘fun on the farm’ and Prep this month has been busy, busy, busy! Our teachers have introduced us to ‘heart’ and ‘brain’ words, and we are using these, along with our knowledge of sounds to begin reading and writing.

In Science, we have been exploring different materials and commenting on their observable properties. In the coming weeks, we will plan, design and create our own boat and test these, allowing us to use a variety of scientific enquiry and critical thinking skills.

Our learning this term will culminate in a fantastic incursion where we really will experience ‘Fun on the Farm’. More information to come throughout the term!

One of our favourite times of the week is Chapel, especially the songs with actions. We have also begun sharing our memory verses at Chapel!

Ms Kunne, Ms Hollands, Miss Baskerville and Mrs Lowe

Year 2: Water, Water and More Water

The year 2 classes this term are studying Water safety, Water Cycles and Water Conservation. Unlike my era of education our kids are well informed on how they can preserve our natural water sources. In the past two weeks they have been doing group work exploring the Water Cycle and making their own Water Cycle exemplar.

At the end of Term 1 our classes had fun in creating some awesome Easter artwork. It was a great way to wind down after a term of hard work.

Mrs Koplick, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Hollenberg

PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 98:5-6 Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and melodious song, With trumpets and the sound of the ram’s …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 98:5-6

Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp,
With the harp and melodious song,
With trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn.

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

We have certainly started this fantastic new program with a bang, and the students seem to be having a blast! By now most students have their instruments at home and are hopefully practising, so many of you will be hearing the fruits of their efforts. They are certainly keen and excited when coming to lessons, and many of them are already making wonderful sounds on their instruments. Later this term we will get them all together to form the College’s first Concert Band, and I think they’ll be surprised at how good they sound together. Look out for their first performance, that won’t be far away!

Heading towards Term 3 we will be looking to expand the Instrumental Program into the Secondary School, giving opportunity for students to learn brass, woodwind & percussion instruments. Similar to the Give It A Go program, lessons will be in small groups but students will generally need to provide their own instrument. This would be ideal for any students who perhaps have learned at a previous school and would like to pick up their instrument again. Lessons will be in class time but on a rotating timetable so that the same class is not missed all the time. More information will be available later in Term 2, we hope there will be many students interested.

Choirs

Our Primary Choirs are active as ever, with great attendance and much enthusiasm from all students. Both Choirs are excited about upcoming performances near the end of Term 2, and we look forward to hearing what these beautiful young voices are capable of.

Our brand new Secondary Choir has also got off to a great start this term, with fantastic attendance increasing each week and full participation from all students. The sound they are making so far is incredible for such a new group, and we are very excited about the potential of this group of young people. Their first performance will be coming up in the near future too, so watch this space! Any students still interested in joining the Choir are most welcome, please see Mr Elvery.

This is a very exciting time for music here at Parklands Christian College. We are thrilled to be able to expand the opportunities available to our students, and see them having so much fun in the process. While not all of them will grow up to become professional musicians, they will all carry the benefits of music with them for the rest of their lives.

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

Sport

Cross Country We are in the heart of our Cross Country season with students training and competing in carnivals throughout the term. On May 4th …

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Sport

Cross Country

We are in the heart of our Cross Country season with students training and competing in carnivals throughout the term.

On May 4th the College took the best runners from 10-18yrs to the Southern District Cross Country Carnival. This carnival is the schools pathway to achieve representative level in their chosen sport. We had 21 students attend the day and 6 students make the Southern District Scorpions team, who will compete at the Regional Carnival on the 1st of June. Thankyou to all the students who represented the College. Congratulations to the students who are moving into the next level, and to Tommy Patton and Callum Dagg who won there races.

The school will finish off their cross country season at the CSSAQ cross country carnival on the 14th of May which will be held at Limestone Park in Ipswich. Please check the sports website for further information.

Primary school are also looking forward the the CSSAQ Team games where the College will take 2 boys Soccer and 2 Girls Netball teams. This is a day where the students can compete in a round robin tournament against other Christian schools in the greater Brisbane area.

Good Luck to all the students competing in the upcoming carnivals, the College is cheering you on.

Cyberbullying Forum

Have Your Say on Cyberbullying Brisbane – Southside Tuesday 22nd May 5:30pm-7:00pm Venue to be confirmed Many parents and teachers are concerned about cyberbullying. It …

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Cyberbullying Forum

Have Your Say on Cyberbullying

Brisbane – Southside
Tuesday 22nd May
5:30pm-7:00pm
Venue to be confirmed

Many parents and teachers are concerned about cyberbullying. It is a serious problem that can hurt young people, families and school communities. Cyberbullying is also a complex problem that is often invisible to parents and teachers.

In February the Premier appointed a group of Queenslanders who are passionate about stopping cyberbullying of young people. The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce is chaired by well-known author and commentator, Madonna King, and includes members with knowledge and expertise in education, youth health and wellbeing, law, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, disability and families.

The Taskforce needs your help to develop a framework for Queensland to help reduce cyberbullying of young people. They want to hear from parents, carers, students, teachers and other experts in schools. In particular, the Taskforce wants to hear about your ideas to:

  • prevent or reduce cyberbullying
  • support people affected by cyberbullying of young people.

How to have your say

Email the Taskforce at antibullyingtaskforce@premiers.qld.gov.au

Upload your ideas as a submission on the Taskforce website
https://qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce

Come to a public forum in 12 Queensland locations including Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton and Charleville. For information about forums visit https://qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce

Everyone can be part of the stand against cyberbullying. Ms King and the Taskforce members look forward to hearing from you.

Student Care and Wellbeing

The Responsible Thinking Process at Parklands A lot of us grew up with detention in school – I know I did. Detention is typically a …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

The Responsible Thinking Process at Parklands

A lot of us grew up with detention in school – I know I did. Detention is typically a place where a student will sit for a period of time and a) do nothing, b) write lines, c) pick up rubbish or some other task under supervision. Usually these tasks have very little learning attached to them and is more about wasting a student’s own time for their misconduct.

As an RTP Facilitator, one of the misconceptions that I often hear is that the RTC is for “naughty” students and sometimes the RTC is perceived as a “detention” for these naughty students to come and be punished. When one looks from the outside in, with little education or understanding around the RTC, I understand how people can perceive the RTC to be this way. A child demonstrates a disruptive behaviour and leaves the classroom to attend the RTC due to this. Sounds like detention or punishment right? Wrong.

Detention has a negative connotation attached to it, where the RTC rather, is a space for students to learn responsibility, self-control and to devise strategies for positive life choices. It is very different to a detention as the student is thinking, self- reflecting, learning to think from another person’s perspective and developing a plan for future.

Where staff would usually supervise a detention, the RTP Facilitators exist to provide emotional support, to positively challenge and coach students through this process and then support them to re-engage in class and put their plan into place. Very different to detention.

So then, now that we have clarified the difference between a detention facility and our RTC, it is important to understand the process that student’s experience when engaging.

If you think about it, each person is raised in a home and taught a wide selection of life skills as they age and interact with others. For example, being raised in a large family might mean that a child may learn how to interact confidently with different age groups or genders, or being raised with a sibling with a disability may teach another child how to have compassion and empathy for others and so on.

Not all children experience the same upbringing or learn the same skills. It makes sense for students to be referred to the RTC to learn the skills that they might not have been raised with. For example, at home it might be acceptable for a child to invade their siblings’ personal space in a playful way, however at school this might not be perceived as appropriate. The child might need to visit the RTC for a friendly chat with the RTP facilitator to have the difference explained to them or to consider how invading someone else’s space might make the other person feel.

Each time a student is referred, they are given the opportunity to utilise the Responsible Thinking Process to help them learn new skills such as how to manage conflict, how to follow class rules, how to be better prepared for class, how to be a kind friend and so on. This is done through discussion with the RTP Facilitator and also the completion of a RTP plan which enables students to think through self-reflective questions such as “what rule was I not following”, “how did this impact on others”, and “what is my goal for when I return to class”.

From what I have seen, students who are given the opportunity to come and discuss their behaviour or mistakes and learn from them – they tend to be much better off and well-rounded in the long run.  Our team has found that when students are consistently referred, they are able to put their goals and strategies into practice. Eventually they come to a place where they have learned the skill of thinking before acting and ask themselves questions like “how will this make my friend feel” or “what will be the consequence of this behaviour”. Our goal is that a student will be able to successfully and independently implement the Responsible Thinking Process in time without needing to attend the RTC as often.

So if your child is regularly referred to the RTC for behaviour, please don’t see it as your child attending detention and being punished, rather, please see it as their opportunity to continue developing life skills and learning new ways of thinking.

VET News

Volunteer Breakfast On Saturday 21st April, Logan City Council hosted a breakfast to thank who they call the heroes of the community “their volunteers”. Over …

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VET News

Volunteer Breakfast

On Saturday 21st April, Logan City Council hosted a breakfast to thank who they call the heroes of the community “their volunteers”.

Over 500 guests attended the breakfast; they were sincerely thanked by the local councillors and received a badge of honour. We were very proud to represent the many student volunteers from Parklands. Logan has a current register of 34000 volunteers. It was very humbling to hear multiple stories and efforts of our community heroes who received recognition awards. It is also very inspiring to witness our next generations who are heavily involved and invested in serving their community.

Joshua and Corey, Year 11 students

Changes to University of Queensland—Doctor of Medicine Program

The UQ Academic Board have approved changes to the selection process for UQ’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program that will impact current high school students.

These changes will be progressively introduced over the coming years, allowing students ample time to prepare.

What are the changes?

There are two main changes to the selection process for the MD Program at UQ:

  • The introduction of a Mini Multiple Interviewas part of the selection process (only impacting current Year 10 students, or younger)
  • The introduction of prerequisite coursesto ensure students are well prepared for the first two years of the program (impacting all students)

Why the change?

Our revised admission process is designed to ensure the highly sought-after places in the MD program are offered to applicants who demonstrate the attributes and abilities most suited to the profession of medicine, and most likely to succeed in the MD program.

We aim to select applicants who are representative of the populations we serve and whose goals align with our vision:

  • Critical scientific thinkers: Our graduates are research literate and curious. A significant proportion pursue clinical academic careers, expanding the boundaries of knowledge in their field.
  • Socially accountable: They are champions for integrating patient care and committed to improving health disparities in their communities. As patient-centred professionals, our graduates practice values-based medicine.
  • Global leaders in health care: Our graduates are actively engaged in improving the quality of patient care and public health globally. They are effective team players, bringing skills in leadership and innovation to improve health care in their communities.

Questions?

Contact UQ Admissions on admissions@uq.edu.au or call us on (07) 3365 2203.

Headstart University (Study University While at School)

Start university while still at school

The following universities in Queensland offer programs that enable high achieving students in Years 11 and/or 12 to have a university experience through studying a university subject.  The subjects may be free and may provide credit towards a university degree at the end of Year 12 and/or guarantee entry to a degree at the end of Year 12.  Successful completion of a university subject will contribute credit towards your Queensland Certificate of Education and may give you bonus points towards your university application when you apply through QTAC.  Entry to these programs must have the support of your school and your parents.

  • Bond University has a Student for a Semester program for academically capable students in Years 11 and 12 who live on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern New South Wales.  Applications for the May 2018 Semester are now open and close on Friday 27 April 2018.  Visit the website for details of the program.
  • Christian Heritage College has LAUNCH which offers the opportunity to excel academically and experience life as a CHC student. You can study up to three units during Years 11 and 12 (a maximum of one unit per semester). CHC offers early admission to your higher education studies and subjects may count towards your QCE. When you successfully complete a CHC unit in the LAUNCH program, you automatically meet the academic entry requirement into the related undergraduate course when you complete Year 12 (other entry requirements may apply that you must meet to gain entry). If you are accepted into the course you will also receive credit towards your degree.  LAUNCH students do not pay tuition fees, but you are required to meet any personal study costs such as text books, etc. Visit the LAUNCH website for more information.
  • The Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Study (GUESTS) program is offered to students in Year 11 and 12.  Applications for Trimester Two (9 June to 28 September) close on 30 May 2018.  See the GUEST website for more information.
  • The Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Start QUT Program is offered to students in Year 12.  Applications for Semester two 2018 (the semester commences in July) close on 14 May 2018.  See the Start QUT website for more information.
  • The University of Queensland offers an Enhanced Studies Program (ESP) for Year 12 students.  Applications close in the year before commencing the program.  See the website for more information.
  • The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has a Head Start Program for students in Years 10 – 12.  This program is offered on-campus at USQ’s Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich Campuses, or via distance education.  Applications for Semester Two (16 July – 29 October 2018) close on 4 June 2018.  See the Head Start website for more information.
  • The University of the Sunshine Coast has a Headstart Program for students in Years 11 and 12.  Applications for Semester Two (23 July – 5 November 2018) close on 30 April 2018.  See the Headstart website for more information.

Universities often hold information sessions to inform students and their parents about these programs.  Find out about these sessions on the websites listed above.

The Friendlies

The Friendlies A massive thank you to all the families and staff who collected the “Coles Sports for Schools” vouchers. The promotion is now finished in-store. …

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The Friendlies

The Friendlies

A massive thank you to all the families and staff who collected the “Coles Sports for Schools” vouchers. The promotion is now finished in-store. If you have any vouchers still at home could you please bring them back to school by Friday 11th May and drop them in the box located in Student Services!

Last year we participated in the “Woolworths Earn and Learn” promotion, the kids will remember collecting stickers from Woolworths and eagerly putting them onto sticker sheets. Together as a school, we collected 60180 stickers which the teachers were able to use on valuable resources. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Check out all the resources we received!

We have our annual Bush Dance this month with the amazing “Beefa’s Bush Band”. The Bush Dance is something for the whole family, this is an event where it doesn’t matter how old you are, you will have a night filled with fun and laughter! Save the date, Saturday 19th of May 2018, in the Baskerville Sports Centre Make sure to put it on your calendar! Bring the whole family and your friends, you don’t want to miss out! The night will kick off at 5.30pm with a sausage sizzle and then from 6pm Beefa’s Bush Band. Entry is $20 per family or $5 per person, payable on the evening. Hope to see you all there!

If you’re thinking you would like to get more involved with different events or are wanting to meet other families within our school community, why not come along to one of our Friendlies meetings. Anyone from our school community is more than welcome to come to any of our meetings. Our next meeting is at Park Ridge Macca’s, Friday 11th May @ 6.45pm. If you would like any more information you can email Angie Marsh, friendlies@parklands.qld.edu.au

Keep Smiling,
The Friendlies

May/June 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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May/June Calendar

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 8thYr 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 15thYr 10-12 Art Students Excursion
Naplan Yr 3,5,7,9
Wednesday 16thNaplan Yr 3,5,7,9
Saturday 19thFamily Bush Dance 5:30pm to 8pm
Monday 28th CSSAQ Primary Team Games
Tuesday 29thICAS Science Competition yr 4-6
Tuesday 5th JUNEYr 6 Excursion -Get Active
Monday 11thSecondary EXAM BLOCK WEEK
Wednesday 13thPrep Incursion - A trip to the Farm
Thursday 14thYr 1 Fire Education visit
Saturday 23rdWINTER 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 …

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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 …

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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

 

Community Notices

Half Yearly Sign Up on Now – Free HotShots Trial Lesson A new Sign on is about to start for Hot Shots Tennis come and …

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Community Notices

Half Yearly Sign Up on Now – Free HotShots Trial Lesson

A new Sign on is about to start for Hot Shots Tennis come and have a  free trial lesson and see if you like it.

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.

Peewee Hotshots for 4-7 year olds, Hot Shot programs for 7-12 year olds & advanced groups for 12-17yr olds. For adults we have Cardio Tennis, Lessons & Social  comps every week night & now a new Fast 4 comp for players starting or getting back into tennis, the Fast 4 format goes for just over an hour.

To book in or to arrange a free trial phone Paul or Steph on 32000354 at Park Ridge Tennis.

 

 

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.

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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 @parklandsnews