Principal’s Message

I think we’re going to make it!

Recently we sent out a survey to our students asking how they are going, and received some great feedback regarding PCC@Home. We will also survey our parent population to see how our Mums, Dads and carers have been faring during isolation.  In the news recently, we have seen an increasingly lively debate about when students should return to school, and how safe such a move will be for our community. The Federal Government are now urging a return to school, while Queensland seems set to keep kids at home until week 6.  Presently, Independent Schools Queensland who represent the private school sector, have urged the Government to consider returning Senior Students to their schools.  Whatever the outcome, Parklands remains poised to care for our community and supporting our students on and off site.

We are almost there.  Before we know it, week 6 will be upon us and kids will be back to school.  But what will school and indeed our community be like after isolation and beyond COVID-19?  Surely there are many businesses out there right now asking themselves why they pay expensive leases on properties when their workers could operate from home?  Will this period of disruption change some of our work and cultural habits that have never really been questioned before now?  And how will education be impacted?  Schools, including our own have poured money and resources into going online, and we would like to think that this effort and expense will be useful beyond isolation.

As we grapple with the notion of “online education” and “learning at home”, we have been reminded about what is truly valuable about education…at a bricks and mortar school. As usual, our students have helped us appreciate why we love coming to school every day.  Connection!  Overwhelmingly, when we asked our students what they miss most about coming to school each day, they say “our teachers” and “our friends”.  When I ask the teachers what they miss about teaching via a computer, they immediately say something like “my kids”, and many say this with tears in their eyes.  Schools are made for connection.  We are made for connection, and when connection is broken or changed, something within us cries out to be restored with those from whom we have been separated.

We are all eager to have the whole school community back on our site as soon as possible.  I look forward to the day when I can greet people in the car park of a morning, and talk to students in the playground.  As the impacts of COVID-19 are fully realised and understood on our economy, society and in education, there will inevitably be some changes.  However, I am confident that as we emerge from isolation, we will all be reminded of the things we truly value and have missed.  And we have missed our students!

I look forward to being reunited with you all again soon, and remind you that we are almost there.  Keep reaching out if you need help, and let us support you during this season.  I encourage you all to stay connected to Parklands, and participate in the many online initiatives designed to keep us feeling united as a community.  Keep an eye on Facebook and contribute as best as you can and join the fun.

May God bless you and keep you all safe.

Gary Cully
Principal

Head of Primary

The Premier has announced that from next Monday, 11th May, 2020, students in Prep, Year 1, Year 11 and Year 12 will be able to …

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Head of Primary

The Premier has announced that from next Monday, 11th May, 2020, students in Prep, Year 1, Year 11 and Year 12 will be able to return to school.

Children of essential workers and vulnerable children will continue to be able to attend school for supervision.  If you have other extenuating circumstances that mean you would like your child to attend school, please contact your child’s teacher or Student Services to discuss this matter further.

For students in Years 2 – 10, the current PCC @ home based learning arrangements will remain in place.  If low COVID-19 transmission rates continue, students in Years 2 – 10 will be able to return to school from Monday 25 May, 2020. Confirmation of this step will be made by 15th May 2020.

It is recognised that some parents may choose to keep your child at home due to concerns about COVID-19 and this decision will be respected.  If parents choose to do this, I ask that you kindly notify Student Services to discuss how we can support you as you continue to offer learning @ home for your child.

Top 5 tips for schooling @ home

Having children at home doing their schooling is a new experience for many parents and carers all over the world at the moment. Here are five tips to keep you sane, your learners on track, and make it work in your home:

  1. Routine

Encourage your child to go through the same routine every morning as if they were going to regular school; get up on time, get ready, have breakfast, dress in appropriate clothes, and be ready to start at their computer at the same time each morning.

  1. Learning space

Your child might be fortunate enough to have an ideal space with a desk in their own bedroom, but if not choose and create a space in the home that will give them the best possible environment for learning, with minimum distractions, and make it their ‘school HQ’. Maybe somewhere quieter (or find some noise-cancelling headphones?), with good lighting, and a bit out of the way. It might also help to have a clear desk or shelf nearby to arrange resources.

  1. Schedule

Children like structure. Organise the day into a schedule, and involve your child to give them some leadership and ownership of their school day, and so they have buy-in. This will also give them an opportunity to develop their soft skills, like teamwork and effective communication. Include breaks to suit their personality and age, such as more frequent breaks for younger children and longer learning sessions for older children. Visual aids can be helpful too, like a printout of the schedule on the wall, or – if there’s more flexibility in their week – a schedule with rearrangeable subject cards pinned on a corkboard.

  1. Be realistic

At home, staying on task for the equivalent of a full school day can be a challenge for many children (and their parents and carers!), and may not actually be necessary to achieve their learning for the day. Choose a reasonable amount of time for your child to be on their computer, engaged in active learning. Without the usual between-class breaks and other school activities, it may be about 4-5 hours each day. And while schools may be implementing ways to enable parents to get more involved in their child’s learning if you were not a subject expert before, you are not expected to be one now, and schools also understand that many parents still have their own work to do. Do what you can to be available for your child and help them find solutions if they ask, but otherwise, allow them to manage their work as much as they can on their own (and don’t feel guilty about it!).

  1. Explore resources

There are excellent online education resources available, for ALL subjects and people and organisations around the world have responded to this global situation by offering children new and special virtual experiences. Check our Parklands Year Level Sites, explore online, and help your child take advantage of what is available that interests them. Examples include storytime readings for #OperationStorytime, by well-known authors on their Instagram feeds, or on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Many zoos and museums are offering virtual tours, webcasts and digital resources. Children can even enjoy subject lessons from world experts, like biology with Sir David Attenborough and science with Professor Brian Cox, via the BBC’s Bitesize Daily website!

I hope these points proves useful and beneficial as we can all get through this together.

Help stop the spread of Covid-19 and stay healthy

Hygiene

Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect themselves and others against infection and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Good hygiene practises include:

  • washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or using hand sanitiser, when entering school, and at regular intervals throughout the day
    – particularly before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
    – for younger students, this may include having a regular hand washing schedule (a game could be developed for younger students to come up with a 20 second hand-washing song)
  • covering coughs and sneezes with ones elbow or a tissue
  • placing used tissues straight into the bin
  • avoid touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth
  • not sharing food or drink

Physical distancing

One way to slow the spread of coronavirus, is physical distancing (also called social distancing). The more space between people, the harder it is for the virus to spread. There is a range of measures schools are taking to support physical distancing and reduce transmission within the practical limitations of a school environment.

Message for parents: if your child is sick, they must not go to school. You must keep them at home and away from others. Remember to maintain social distancing from other parents and teachers when attending school, including when dropping off and picking up your children.

Message for children: tell your parent, guardian or teacher if you are feeling sick.

Message for teachers: do not come to work if you are sick or in a vulnerable person category.

Message for all adults: the greatest risk of transmission in the school environment is between adults. It is of upmost importance that teachers and parents alike maintain social distancing between themselves and each other at school.

Schools are already engaging in creative and innovative ways to engage their students online and in-person, while practising social/physical distancing and minimising risk. These include:

  • adapting activities that lead to mixing between students, including reduced after-school and inter-school activities
  • where possible, adding flexibility to the work day
  • where possible, avoiding close-proximity queuing in lines and encouraging increased space between students, for example, by placing markings on the floor
  • encouraging students to maintain 1.5m distance when entering or leaving a classroom
  • cancelling school excursions, assemblies, sporting activities and other large gatherings
  • where possible, conducting lessons outdoors or in environments with enhanced ventilation
  • where possible, arranging classroom furniture to leave as much space as possible between students
  • maintaining smaller classes
  • suspending group work if the activity cannot be modified to avoid close physical proximity (1.5m)
  • ceasing public access to playgrounds and high touch play equipment
  • teachers monitoring students during non-class times to ensure they are maintaining 1.5m social distance
  • providing a mix of @ home and campus-based education
  • student work being submitted electronically, where feasible
  • student work being handed to a teacher for feedback rather than feedback being provided immediately by the teacher in close proximity to the student
  • encouraging non-contact greetings

Thank you all for doing your bit to keep our school community safe and sound and virus free!

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.

Enjoy the time spent learning and having fun together.

Ms. Sarah Mitchell, the NSW Education Minister has urged parents battling to balance jobs and their children learning @ Home, not to expect too much from themselves, saying younger students don’t have to complete all the work per lesson or try follow the structure of a ‘normal’ school day.

Sarah Mitchell’s comments come as education experts said trying to replicate a full school day of learning @ Home could be counterproductive for younger students. Ms. Mitchell, who has a child in year 1, said she understood the pressure of balancing learning from Home lessons with her work. “I want to say to parents and carers, please don’t expect too much from yourself.  I think it would be sufficient for lower primary school kids to do a bit of maths, reading and writing, and then have some fun learning by doing – baking, building puzzles/Lego and making things from items around the home.”

Even though your child is now at home, we want to assure you we are still very much committed in partnering with you by providing your child with a quality and continuous education.  Our Primary School teachers are dedicated to provide instruction and guidance to support your child’s learning during this season of uncertainty.

Together we will get through this!

Primary News

Year 1 Hello to all our wonderful Year 1 families. We have been proud beyond words of everyone’s hard work to make this term flow …

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Primary News

Year 1

Hello to all our wonderful Year 1 families.

We have been proud beyond words of everyone’s hard work to make this term flow smoothly. We are so grateful for your support and kind words of encouragement.

Our kiddos are, of course, super stars and we have been blown away by their amazing efforts and fabulous attitude as they embarked on their learning journey at home and at school. We have been encouraged by all the photos we’ve seen of your children working at home- thank you. We cannot wait until we are all together again, but until then, be safe, take care and stay healthy.

We miss you!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis and Mrs Marsh

Year 7 News

Hasn’t term 2 been crazy! I am so very proud of how the Year 7’s have stepped up and taken to PCC@home! It is certainly …

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Year 7 News

Hasn’t term 2 been crazy!

I am so very proud of how the Year 7’s have stepped up and taken to PCC@home!

It is certainly a difficult transition to make from packing their school bag, being organised for class and coming to a physical room and interacting with a teacher to learning online. I’m sure every home has had moments of joy and a few tears as we have all transitioned to working online.

Can I encourage you all the keep the discussions lines open in your home with your Year 7 student, as we come to a busy time of term, both in the potential staggered return to school and with drafts of assignments becoming due.

Have a daily conversation with your child asking:

  • What are your learning goals today?
  • What do you need from me?
  • How can I help you work towards your best?
  • What is your timetable looking like today?
  • What tasks do we need to break down and work on?
  • Do you have any Google Meets today?
  • What Google Classroom tasks are due today?
  • Have you had a quick mind break away from a device?

In our combined Year 7 Google Classroom I have set a challenge each weekend to encourage the students to put their devices down and get outside or to be creative with their family.

One of the challenges asked students to join in the #gettymuseumchallenge by recreating a popular painting or photograph with what they had in isolation.

We had some fantastic submissions with Justin Hunt being Charlie Chaplin, Jordana O’Neil channeling Pro Hart and Georgia Holland using her younger sister Grace as the star in her recreation of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’.

May I take this time to wish you and your family health and peace during this time.

Breathe a spirit of love and self-discipline into our community that we continually promote and protect our families and our most vulnerable. Strengthen our witness to embody examples of compassion, mercy and love. Support and protect our health care workers, teachers, essential workers and all who serve the community and others before self. We trust in your great compassion and unconditional promise always to be with us.

If you have any queries, you may contact us via the College office on 3380 4200 or via email at: abraun@parklands.qld.edu.au

Mrs. Alanah Braun
Year 7 Coordinator

Sport

JOIN THE FUN: THE PUSH-UP CHALLENGE – 11th to 31st May 2020 Challenge yourself physically, learn about mental health, engage in some friendly rivalry and help Parklands …

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Sport

JOIN THE FUN: THE PUSH-UP CHALLENGE – 11th to 31st May 2020

Challenge yourself physically, learn about mental health, engage in some friendly rivalry and help Parklands support mental health and suicide prevention through The Push-Up Challenge.

Over the course of 21-days in May you’ll be challenged to complete 3,046 push-ups in total, representing the number of lives lost in Australia to suicide in 2018.

You can complete all 3,046 push-ups by yourself, or get a team together and work together towards the combined daily target.

To get involved:

  1. Go to our Community page https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/community/parklands-christian-college
  2. Join an existing team or create your own team within our Community (teams of 1 are welcome)
  3. Spread the word and get others involved
  4. Start prepping yourself!
  5. 11th to 31st May: Start pushing!

If you have any queries, please contact the good people at The Push-Up Challenge through their website www.thepushupchallenge.com.au

Student Care and Wellbeing

Parent Blog All of our Parklands families are being impacted in some way during this uncertain season. We are in this together with you and …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Parent Blog

All of our Parklands families are being impacted in some way during this uncertain season. We are in this together with you and are also navigating similar family and parenting dilemnas alongside your family.  Our Wellbeing Team have put together some parent blogs such as this article, to reflect some of the journeys we have been having at home. Mr Crawford has 5 children and spent a number of weeks working from home, Mrs Broughton has had a three-year-old in isolation and Mrs Jackman who lives in Ireland with three teenagers is now in week 5 of total lockdown. Find out more about what it is like for our team who are navigating isolation, parenting and online learning. Keeping our Love on has never been so important.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s behaviour or wellbeing please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Care and Wellbeing team at rtc-staff@parklands.qld.edu.au.

In addition to this, there is information now available online on topics such as how to support your child’s wellbeing or navigate behavioral concerns. There are a wide range of resources available for parents to peruse on the Student Care & Wellbeing portal and in the Parent Lounge.

Tantrums vs. Meltdowns

While supporting your child through environmental and social changes, education at home and general life experiences every parent has stories about their child’s tantrums and meltdowns. Our own parents will have some pretty good stories too; we have all been on an emotional development journey. Knowing the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum will help you to determine how to support your child effectively and apply good quality emotional regulation skills.

What is the difference between a Meltdown and a Tantrum? 

  • Tantrums are a conscious deliberate choice, they are often a learnt behaviour for the individual to get their needs met.
  • In a tantrum the physical movements are controlled and easily altered to achieve a desired outcome – i.e. aggression towards a specific individual; turn tears on and off.
  • A tantrum can stop instantly at any time.
  • Tantrums act as defense mechanism to control a situation or outcome.
  • In a tantrum they may try to bargain.
  • In a tantrum the individual has excellent recall of the episode with little or no physical exhaustion.  Please note a tantrum can develop into a meltdown. 
  • Meltdowns are extreme emotional and/or behavioural responses to a stressful situation.
  • They are always
  • Meltdowns come from prolonged exposure to sensory triggers or cognitive overload without a chance to get away from the overwhelming stimulation.
  • Usually there will be signs of increasing frustration with accompanying anxiety that slowly starts to escalate if the situation is ignored.
  • Some meltdowns (also known as catastrophic reactions) are explosive immediate involuntary reactions to something having gone off script or not according to plan.

Some Causes of a Meltdown:

  • Sensory overload
  • Cognitive overload
  • Sudden change or perceived sudden change
  • Being given too many choices at once
  • Being forced to be in a prolonged stressful environment
  • Being in a stressful setting or situations without any calming tools or chill out option
  • Being given an unrealistic goals or tasks that exceeds capabilities or limitations.

What to do with a Meltdown?

To effectively deal with meltdowns it is important to be proactive and not reactive. Identifying the child’s anxiety and its cause is your starting point. Then try to calm the child as this will reduce the chances of a full-blown meltdown. Once the meltdown has started all you can do is make sure everyone is safe, reduce stimulation levels and if possible address the problem at hand. PLEASE never attempt to restrain a child during a meltdown once they are in a safe environment. They will only fight against your attempts and increase the intensity of self-aggression and aggression towards you! It is too late to stop the meltdown – simply let the meltdown take its course.

These ideas have had varying degrees of success depending on the individual and if you are able to catch before going into full meltdown;

  • being silly –  i.e. doing a silly dance – makes them laugh changes the emotion for a little then can talk about it.
  • reading a book that they like – sitting calmly and reading it to myself making a comment here and there
  • asking a question about topic that individual is interested in
  • cause a distraction such as changing the topic, asking silly question
  • ask the child to tell you what they can hear, smell, taste, touch and see
  • teach your child deep breathing exercises so that you can refer to this if you notice they are appearing to becoming unsettled.
  • Create a chill out space, with a chill out box
  • Blowing bubbles is an incredible release of air and source of deep breathing

There are some great strategies that we use at school to educate your child to recognise when they are escalating in their emotions and take responsibility before triggering a meltdown. One of our favourite moments is when a child brings themselves for a chill out before erupting.  We see this even as young as prep age, once children know what you mean by fun/no fun or fun/room, they start to develop an internal reflective process that helps them to make this decision with minimal prompting from parents. Just the other day I was visiting a friend and I noticed their daughter was missing from the room so I asked where she went; her parents simply explained ‘she took herself too her room until she was ready to be fun’. Boom! That is a golden moment. When she returned we had a lot of fun.

Check out these links on the Student Care and Wellbeing Team’s Google Site

PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 3:5 “I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.” I love the picture I …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 3:5 “I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.”

I love the picture I see in my head when I read this psalm – I curl up asleep in a clearing of a field & the Lord’s giant wings of protection surround me so that all is calm as I sleep. The storm may rage outside, but I know in His hands I am safe. I pray that you have felt those wings of protection during this season, even if your circumstances haven’t been perfect or what you expected. I also hope that playing music has given your children an outlet for some of their big feelings during this time, which can sometimes be hard to put into words but may be more easily expressed through music.

Instrumental & Vocal lessons

Instrumental & vocal lessons have begun to happen online, with a few technical hitches of course, but it’s been great to see students engaging with their music teachers. Some students are at home & some are at school, but it’s ok – we’re finding ways to get them together virtually, and they enjoy seeing their friends on the screen. It is still important for them to have a variety of activities to do, so please make sure your children are still practising, daily if possible. We teachers love seeing what they have accomplished each week!

Ensemble rehearsals

While partial shut-down conditions exist, Ensemble rehearsals will remain suspended. There will be no choir or band rehearsals until this changes. Once this changes, students will be notified about the resumption of regular rehearsals.

If students are looking for inspiration, there are lots of videos on YouTube which could be helpful and enjoyable. I hope you and your families continue to find opportunities to make and enjoy music during this time, and we look forward to being able to do that together at school soon.

Enrolment forms are available for download below, or by emailing instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au

__PCC Music Department Guidelines with form

VET News

Celebrating our School-based trainees and apprentices! So many of our school-based trainees and apprentices work pathways are currently on hold and we really feel for …

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VET News

Celebrating our School-based trainees and apprentices! So many of our school-based trainees and apprentices work pathways are currently on hold and we really feel for you during this time of uncertainty. Parklands acknowledges and thanks our local employers for their ongoing support of our students. We also celebrate our students fortitude and resilience during these challenging times and acknowledge each and every one of you.
Year 11 student, Taylah, is currently employed as a business administration trainee at Coda Disability Support. Taylah has been working hard to assist with the many changes occurring in the workplace during this time – her tasks have included maintaining a new archiving process and working towards a new paperless management system. To achieve the nationally recognised Certificate III in Business Administration, Taylah must complete 13 units of competency of which will include administrative processes, spreadsheet and word processing skills, client liaison and management and office management tasks. Upon completion, the qualification will contribute towards Taylah’s QCE (Senior) Certificate. Well done Taylah, on your hard work and contribution to your workplace; your school community is very proud of you!
For more information about school-based apprenticeships and traineeships https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/apprentices/sats
Dee Hudson
Vocational Education and Training Officer

School Transport Assistance Scheme

School Transport Assistance Scheme The Queensland Government offers financial assistance to parents of both state and non-state school students travelling to and from school daily …

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School Transport Assistance Scheme

The Queensland Government offers financial assistance to parents of both state and non-state school students travelling to and from school daily by private arrangement. This is known as STAS (School Transport Assistance Scheme).

Please phone the Gold Coast office on 5630 8857 to clarify your eligibility. Alternatively you can visit their website http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/schooltransport

Parklands OSHC

Parklands Outside School Hours Care is situated within the school grounds of Parklands Christian College in the Prep Building Area.  The service operates for before …

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Parklands Outside School Hours Care is situated within the school grounds of Parklands Christian College in the Prep Building Area.  The service operates for before school, after school and vacation care.  Before and after school care offers a nutritious breakfast/afternoon tea and children are able to engage in a variety of activities based on their interests.

During the school term the service operates from 6:30-8:30am and 3:00-6:00pm (with office staff available from 2pm), and vacation care from 6:30am-6:00pm.  Parklands OSHC have qualified educators and encourage parents and families to pop into the service to discuss any care needs, suggestions or ideas or alternatively via phone 3297 0577 or email: parklandsbookings@bigpond.com.

We currently have limited spots available for before and after school care and advise families that a current 2020 enrolment is required to accept all bookings including emergency care bookings.

We look forward to assisting with all your care needs.

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

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%

2020 Term Dates

Term Dates 2020

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Term Dates 2020

Tuckshop

Tuckshop in need of volunteers There is an opportunity for parents to contribute to the life of the school by volunteering their time in the …

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Tuckshop in need of volunteers

There is an opportunity for parents to contribute to the life of the school by volunteering their time in the tuckshop.

The tuckshop has been growing since moving to the new facility and with growth in sales we would really love your help!

Please contact our Tuckshop Convenor, Marie Rushin, on 0422 637 370 or email tuckshop@parklands.qld.edu.au

Tuckshop Menu 2020

 

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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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

 

Bus Service

School Bus Passes for Westside Bus Company and Park Ridge Transit Students who have a bus pass for travel will be required to obtain a …

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School Bus Passes for Westside Bus Company and Park Ridge Transit

Students who have a bus pass for travel will be required to obtain a new pass for the 2020 school year. If you are changing schools in 2020 (this includes moving to grade 7) or address you will need to contact our reception on (07) 3802 1233 and we will advise you of how to update your details. To avoid delays in receiving your pass we kindly request that you contact us prior to the end of the school year.

If you have no changes to your details, you will receive your new bus pass in the mail in early January.

Please note that there are limited reception facilities available at our Redbank depot and you should call before attending the depot as we maybe able to assist over the phone.

Bus Routes for Parklands

Please find attached all of the Bus routes, that have been made available to Parklands families.

Bus Queensland now offer 3 pick ups in the afternoon outside Prep with various routes.

  • Departing 3:22pm
  • Departing 3:31pm
  • Departing 3:45pm

As this is a service offered by Bus Queensland (not PCC) please direct all further enquires to Bus Queensland on 3802 1233 or email customers@busqld.com.au

PRT Changes to School Bus Routes (effective 29-01-2019)

6013

6055

6113 (1)

6142

6155