Principal’s Message

Sometimes I wonder what students must think about our school. On the day I’m writing this, we first had them all come together to learn, listen and participate in our Remembrance Day assembly. Then, our Year 9s hosted a scrumptious morning tea for some of the residents from Regis Age Care who visit us each year on this occasion. Others went to class to learn their Maths with a ground-breaking new individualised learning program. Some received their sports awards, others had a choir performance at the shopping centre, and many were asked to complete a survey on the closeness of relationships between peers at our school. Some had their instrumental music lessons today, enjoyed a meal from the tuckshop, attended Learning for Life during ‘structured play’ time or Resilient Me after school. I’m sure a few also used the opportunity to develop their character in our RTC today.

And that’s not even scratching the surface of everything that happens at school in one day! Our students seem to accept that this is just what happens at a school, and they happily go along with any of the activities that we prepare for them.

Before these events happen, they usually cross my desk as a plan outlined on a “green form”. Whenever I sign them, I get to ask myself the question: What’s the purpose?

Is the purpose to just keep students busy and entertained so they would be more agreeable to our learning demands? Or do we believe that providing a variety of opportunities for students is just expected of a school like ours and hence, we really have no other choice than to offer them?

For me, there is a method in the madness – something that ties all of these diverse activities together into one theme: It’s the idea of flourishing.

When God created us as human beings, he made us in His image and He said that what he had created was “very good”. He created us with a spirit, soul and body. He created us to be connected to others just like the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are connected. But that creation was only the beginning. His idea for us was to take our spirit, soul and body; our gifts and talents; our relationships and resources he gave to us and make them the best they can be. The more we become and enact all that God has created us to be and do, the more we flourish. And anything that helps us on the pathway to this flourishing is good and worthwhile.

This is how I see all the various areas in our school coming together. Each one of our students has a unique purpose and hence, each one will have their own pathway to become all they can be. That’s why variety in a school is important. Between the family and school, we get to work together to find and nurture the individual qualities of our children and students. What a great privilege this is!

God bless
Mr Johannes Solymosi

Head of Secondary

FINISHING WELL In Secondary, we have used various opportunities such as assemblies, chapels and classes to discuss with our students the importance of ‘finishing well’.  …

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Head of Secondary

FINISHING WELL

In Secondary, we have used various opportunities such as assemblies, chapels and classes to discuss with our students the importance of ‘finishing well’.  As the year winds down we ask for your support of our uniform policy both at our special events as well as every remaining school day.  It may also help to have a refresher read of the policy during the holidays, before making decisions on haircuts, piercings or shoe and uniform purchases.  I’d like to draw your attention to the following aspects in particular:

  • Jewellery:  rings on fingers are not permitted, nor are necklaces.  Students may wear a wrist watch only.
  • Earrings:  Boys are not to wear earrings – if they have a piercing, it must be removed before arriving on site.  Girls may wear only one plain stud or sleeper in the lower lobe of each ear.
  • Hair:  Girls’ hair must be off the face and of a natural colour and appearance, and secured by pins or hair ties/bands.  Boys’ hair must be off the face and collar, of natural colour and appearance, and a minimum blade of 2.  Please check that your child’s hair complies and is neat and tidy.  In 2019, girls’ hair will need to be fully tied back.
  • Facial hair:  boys must have clean shaven faces and be free of facial hair.

Please refer to our uniform policy http://parklands.qld.edu.au/uniforms/ for more information.  We appreciate your support in maintaining our dress standard.

CELEBRATION

We are in the middle of many events at the moment, as we celebrate Christmas, every student at Awards Night, and our Senior cohort at Graduation.  It is such a delight to work alongside families and a privilege to help each student on their educational journey.  Let’s finish this year well!

Kind regards
Jess Grounds
Head of Secondary

Coordinator of Middle School

Middle School Display Expo On the 30th October, Parklands Christian College Middle School students hosted their annual Middle School Display Expo. Student hosts were nominated …

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Coordinator of Middle School

Middle School Display Expo

On the 30th October, Parklands Christian College Middle School students hosted their annual Middle School Display Expo.

Student hosts were nominated by class teachers to represent their subject areas and talk with parents and students about their experiences in Middle School.

The Expo is designed to celebrate the work that students engage with at Parklands, and to share their experiences with year 6 students and parents who are transitioning into Middle School next year. The displays consisted of resources which students engage with, as well as samples of student work across all of the learning areas.

This event then continued into the Information Evening for parents of Middle School students in 2019. Information was presented by our Head of Secondary (Miss Jessica Grounds), Year Level Coordinator for year 7 in 2019 (Mrs Alanah Braun) and myself.

If you are a parent of a Year 7 student in 2019 and missed the information night, could I encourage you to book an appointment with me as soon as possible so that we are all able to start 2019 on the same page.

Coming Events for Middle School

There are a number of events still to come to close out the year.

During week 6 we will celebrate with our students at our Secondary Awards Night. This event will occur on Tuesday 13th November beginning at 7.00pm. On Friday 16th November, we will celebrate with the whole college the graduation of our year 12 cohort, and induct the new student leaders for 2019.

Week 7 is recognised as Revision Week for Middle School. This week will see classes revising work which has been covered during the term in preparation for exams. Students will also hand in final copies of assignments. Please encourage your child to focus and do their best at this time.

Week 8 is the Middle School exam week. There will be a timetable released shortly showing the exams for Middle School during this week. Again, we would encourage students to be focused and do the best they can.

During week 8 we will hold a lunch for students on Thursday 29th Nov to acknowledge year 9’s graduating from Middle School.

On Friday 30th November, we have our end of year celebration to Wet ‘n’ Wild for Middle School students. All those attending will need to have a swim shirt for the day, water and lunch, and are advised to have a pair of thongs for walking around the park. Students will require closed in shoes and dry clothes for bus travel.

We are encouraging our students to finish the year well, and to be all that God wants them to be.

Mr Colin Elvery
Middle School Coordinator

Head of Primary

I can’t believe we’ve only got 3 weeks left of school for 2018 – wow, how time has flown! 2019 Class Placements We believe God …

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Head of Primary

I can’t believe we’ve only got 3 weeks left of school for 2018 – wow, how time has flown!

2019 Class Placements

We believe God has a destiny for every student in our school. He has already placed within them the skills, gifts and talents that they need so as to become the person God intended them to be. We are also blessed to have excellent teachers at Parklands because of God’s call on their life. Class teachers, Aides, Specialists, RTC & LE Staff spend an enormous amount of time praying, working through and discussing the issues involved with class placements and in trying to ensure that classes are well balanced. The matters of learning style, academic ability, behavioural concerns, student & staff personality, friendships, as well as social and emotional needs are earnestly discussed in the whole class selection process.

A reminder, we do not accommodate requests from parents to swap class placements. It is an extremely difficult task that is complicated by requests for and against staff and other students or friends. We ask that you would pray for wisdom and discernment for your child’s teacher as they look to care for and meet the needs of each student.

Thank you for your understanding and support in this regard and I look forward to seeing a wonderful working relationship develop between teacher, student and parent!

Awards Nights

Due to the ever increasing number of students and the size of our auditorium, this year again we  plan to divide up the evening and have 2 Awards Night Ceremonies on Thursday 29th November.

We’ll have the Prep to Yr 2 Awards Night Ceremony from 6 – 7.15 pm in the auditorium and after dismissing these students and parents during the break / intermission, we’ll invite the Year 3-6 parents and students into the auditorium to commence their Year 3-6 Awards Night ceremony starting at 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

A more detailed Awards Night letter for BOTH ceremonies will be forthcoming!

I know this year’s Awards Nights are going to be another tremendous highlight for us, not only because they  allow each and every student to be encouraged, rewarded and esteemed for their effort but also because we normally have so many parents joining us to celebrate their child’s achievements. It’s also going to be great to see and hear the year level item performances and excited students walking across the stage to be presented with their certificates.

This for us is such a blessing and what teaching is all about.

 Uniforms

Please clearly label all uniform items with your child’s first and last NAME (not just initials).

We still have 3 weeks left of school plus looking smart for Awards Night so are asking parents to please ensure that their children are correctly and neatly dressed every day. If unsure of the Primary Uniform Policy, please feel free to check our website, the student’s diary, ask a class teacher or RTC staff.

Volunteers / Support

We are seriously looking for parents and or grandparents on a daily basis who can assist teachers with fun tasks like: changing readers, reading to/with students, doing exciting group activities etc. If you’d be willing to hear more about volunteering, please feel free to talk to a teacher, contact Student Services or myself for more information.

BALANCING YOUR CHILD’S DIGITAL DIET by Martine Oglethorpe

When considering your child’s or young person’s digital diet it’s important to move beyond the notion of keeping kids safe to look at the types of activities their screen-time might be denying them.

There are many aspects to take into account including the maintenance of mental and physical health; fulfilling school and family duties and ensuring that young people develop a full gamut of real world communication skills.

For the sake of living a balanced life ensure your child has sufficient time for:

  1. Sleep:It’s super important that kids are getting a good night’s sleep. Keeping devices out of the bedroom when they are young, and avoiding the screens for at least an hour before bed, helps ensure their sleep needs are met.
  2. Down time: Today’s kids don’t tend to get as much time to be bored as kids used to. It is an important skill to be able to fill in their time themselves. Bored time promotes creative play and thinking as kids are forced to come up with other ways to amuse themselves.
  3. Connection:Face-to-face interaction is obviously crucial for children’s social and emotional development and wellbeing. Time with friends, siblings and family members must always be a priority. Learning to engage, problem solve and read body language and facial expressions are all crucial skills that need real-life time and experience to develop.
  4. Physical activity:A healthy body and mind requires activity and movement. Kids still love to get out and play. However, some may need a bit more encouragement to remind them.
  5. Reflection:Whilst playing games may be described by many kids as their downtime (and yes, there is some validity to this argument) kids also need downtime that involves doing very little. It is in these moments of reflection, of thinking and of pondering, that our ideas come to us and our creativity for other activities flows.
  6. Focus:There are times of the day when all of us need to be focused on other tasks. These may be homework, chores, reading a book or the newspaper, building something or making something. There needs to be time in kids’ days where they are able to focus solely on a task without the distractions of a screen.
  7. Family meals:Getting plenty of good food is of course very important to kids’ wellbeing. But it’s not just about the food. Sitting at the table with parents, siblings or others, focusing on enjoying a meal together without the need of a screen, helps children to develop good habits while they are young which they can carry into the future.

Obviously there will be times when all these needs are not completely balanced. There will be periods when screens are used more often and times when one or more valuable needs is neglected. But if we can use this as a guide and aim to fit the many key experiences our kids need into each day, we are much more likely to ensure our kids grow up with a healthy respect for their screens and a healthy respect for the many areas of their life that need to be nurtured.

Mr Grant Jakins

Primary News

Year 1 Year One has been busy this term and the end of the year is drawing near. We have been learning about seasons in …

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Primary News

Year 1

Year One has been busy this term and the end of the year is drawing near. We have been learning about seasons in Science and looking closely at weather changes and how living things adapt to survive all these seasonal changes.

In History this term we are sharing ways our families celebrate special events. We are learning how some celebrations can become traditions in our families and have been fascinated when reading about celebrations in other countries around the world!

We are looking forward to our excursion to Sea World later in the term and all the special memories that will no doubt be made during our last few weeks of our schooling for 2018.

Mrs Gowreah, Mrs Clausen and Mrs Marsh

Year 2

This term has been a whirlwind. The Year 2 classes have been learning all about the ‘Life Cycles’ of plants and various animals. We have all been fascinated by the hungry silkworms and their amazing ability to cocoon. Hopefully before the term ends we will see the transformation into a moth. We have also seen frog eggs hatch into tadpoles and are eagerly following their transformation into a frog. A very big thank you to Mrs Kelly Taylor and Mrs Mandy Ross for providing the animals to grade 2 classes. The last picture was supplied by Mrs Ross so that we can show the frog that spawned the eggs.

Mrs Koplick, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Hollenberg

Year 3

This term in science we are learning about living things. As part of our study of living things we went on an excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The students got to have some hands on experience with our Australian wildlife, holding a koala and feeding kangaroos. This excursion helped to enhance the students knowledge of biomes and of the amazing wildlife we have here in Australia. Thank you to all the parents who came along to help.

Mr Kennedy, Mrs Buckley and Mrs Jones

Park Ridge Transit Bus Passes for 2019

All students with know change of school or home address details will have a new bus pass printed and they will be available for collection from the Park Ridge Transit office between 14th January 2019 to 25th January 2019.  Once the first day of school arrives no passes will be available for collection as they will be sorted and sent out with the school bus drivers.

New applications for the 2019 school year are being accepted at the Park Ridge office now and throughout the school holidays

Please call Park Ridge Transit on 3802 1233 or email info@busqld.com.au if you have questions regarding bus passes or bus routes.

Secondary News

Business Market Stalls The annual Business Market Stalls event was held on Tuesday October 23rd in the Function Room at Student Services. Seventy students from …

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Secondary News

Business Market Stalls

The annual Business Market Stalls event was held on Tuesday October 23rd in the Function Room at Student Services. Seventy students from year 8-12 participated in planning, organising and running their own stalls offering a range of tasty and interesting items. New this year was a Virtual Reality and a Hotdog stall. All the stalls received fantastic support from the community. We are especially grateful to the primary Grandparents who chose to attend after the Grandparent’s Day event in the Church. The Business and Economics students had a fantastic time, and  enjoyed interacting with the different ‘target markets’ including primary students, their peers in the secondary school, grandparents, staff, and a few members of the wider community. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to develop a range of valuable business, entrepreneurial, employment and mathematical skills within a biblical context of justice, ethics and integrity.

We would like to thank the students, staff and community of Parklands for their support. We couldn’t do it without you! 

Mrs. Watson

EduTech Asia

October, 2018

Parklands goes international!  On the 8th – 10th October 2018, the annual EduTech Asia conference was held in Singapore.  EduTech is a giant in the STEM Education sector – it’s a conference held in many different continental iterations (Edutech Africa, US, Australia, Asia) and is a meeting place for leading STEM professionals, schools and Tech companies to share their current practices.  This year there was close to 3000 delegates!

I was invited to speak at EduTech after we published a series of articles in one Teacher Magazine earlier in the year about STEM Studies at Parklands.  I was asked to share our implementation strategy as a case study for transdisciplinary STEM in curriculum time, on behalf of Mr Cunningham and the STEM team.

It was incredible to be immersed in professional collaboration regarding best practice in STEM Education, and the most wonderful confirmation of our philosophy and program at Parklands.  We can truly say that we are among the world leaders in our thinking, as many other countries are now turning to the type of STEM Ed philosophies we have had in practice for the past three years.  Whilst our program may not seem to be the biggest or flashiest, it has a strong foundational philosophy based on the leading research in the area and our implementation strategies are a praised example of best practice.  We can proudly share that we have tangibly contributed to the knowledge base around implementation advice.

I was able to make some fantastic networking connections with STEM Ed professionals all around the world, as well as facilitate some really productive and insightful conversations. During my duties as a roundtable moderator, I was able to learn about STEM initiatives in many countries including Mexico, Vietnam, the US, the UK, Phillipines, China, Japan and Singapore.  I truly believe that STEM Education is stronger when we share our knowledge. It was really inspiring to be a part of a conference that encouraged teachers in professional collaboration.  I was only the representative of a team of people from Parklands who really believe in what we are doing. It was a privilege to share on behalf of everyone involved in STEM Studies.

Mrs Schulz

Park Ridge Transit Bus Passes for 2019

All students with know change of school or home address details will have a new bus pass printed and they will be available for collection from the Park Ridge Transit office between 14th January 2019 to 25th January 2019.  Once the first day of school arrives no passes will be available for collection as they will be sorted and sent out with the school bus drivers.

New applications for the 2019 school year are being accepted at the Park Ridge office now and throughout the school holidays

Please call Park Ridge Transit on 3802 1233 or email info@busqld.com.au if you have questions regarding bus passes or bus routes.

Parklands Christmas Appeal

Christmas is a time when we celebrate God’s greatest gift to humanity, Jesus.  To celebrate this precious gift, we want to give to those in our local community who are in need. Thank you to all the families who have already generously donated Hamper bags.  There is still time to return your hamper bags (with or without groceries) to Student Services.

 

Sport

CSSAQ Primary Games 2 This year we saw the introduction of Team Games 2 in October which included touch and basketball. Parklands sent four teams …

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Sport

CSSAQ Primary Games 2

This year we saw the introduction of Team Games 2 in October which included touch and basketball. Parklands sent four teams to compete, a boys and girls team in both sports. All teams did their best and played very well in the hot conditions. The girls basketball team displayed awesome teamwork throughout the entire day and made it all the way to the Grand Final where they lost narrowly to citipointe. Well done to all students on a great day of competition.

Sports Awards

This week we celebrated the year of sport in primary and secondary. Thankyou to all the parents and families who came to support the awards. We had 2 great guest speakers, Ben Ikin and Stefan Mauk, who spoke about their careers and adversities through their life. They were well received by all and were a great addition to the day. We would like to thank all the students and parents who contributed and supported sport throughout the year, it always makes for a better atmosphere.

Congratulations to all the award winners from 2018 and a special mention to our sportswoman and sportsman of the year. These students have worked hard all year and competed in the majority of the schools events and gone on to represent the Southern District  or Met West.

Sportswoman of the year

Primary- Jacinta Hicks
Jnr- Samantha Bayer
Snr- Georgia Payne

Sportsman of the year

Primary- Justin Hunt
Jnr- Tommy Patton
Snr- Joel Smith

VET News

As Vocational Education and Training Officer,  I feel privileged to be in a position that allows me to provide senior students with a taste of …

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VET News

As Vocational Education and Training Officer,  I feel privileged to be in a position that allows me to provide senior students with a taste of the “real world”; to give them the opportunity to plant their own seed, and begin to mature and grow, such as the tree of life.  The month of November is a joyous, yet somewhat emotional, time as schooling staff prepare to farewell these precious young people whom we have watched over as they encounter various challenges and situations.    I wish our graduating Year 12’s much success in the coming years and congratulate each and everyone of you on your academic, sporting and personal achievements.

To our current Year 9, 10 and 11 students – I look forward to seeing you for a brand new year in 2019.

Celebrating our students!

I would like to highlight the achievements of the following Year 11/12 students who have recently completed a tertiary or work-based qualification via vocational studies.

Year 12

Tanyce Booth, Certificate II Health Support (TAFE)
Tianna Curling, Certificate III Hospitality (Mondaze Cafe)
Elisabeth Degen, Certificate III Business (Commonwealth Bank)
Elyssa Edwards, Certificate III Makeup (TAFE)
James Higgins, Certificate II Rural Studies/Certificate II Animal Studies (TAFE)
Kassidy Lane, Certificate III Design Fundamentals (TAFE)
Ella Lubach, Certificate III Business Admin (part-completion)
Connor Mackenzie, Certificate II In Electrotechnology (Career Start, TAFE)
Thomas Parker, Certificate III Gasfitting
Tayla Shergold, Certificate III in Media (TAFE)
Joel Smith, Certificate III in Carpentry (apprenticeship)
Lachlan Tilley, Certificate III in Carpentry (apprenticeship)
Ryan Williams, Certificate II in Retail (Woolworths)

Year 11

Jacob Ballantine, Certificate II Telecommunications (TAFE)
Taylor Gray, Certificate II Health Support (TAFE)
Ryan Mitchell, Certificate IV Crime and Justice (TAFE)
Corey Muller, Certificate II Engineering
Sarah Price-Bowie, Certificate III Design Fundamentals
Jayden Tiainen, Certificate II Engineering

Certificate III in Business
Jagger Coxon, Callum Dagg, Joel Kilmartin, Montana Weber

Certificate II in Sport & Recreation
Jagger Coxon, Callum Dagg, Aaryn Dejong, Niklaus Fedrick, Ella Lubach, Thomas Parker, Joel Smith

Certificate I Engineering
Cooper Birch, Jagger Coxon, Callum Dagg, Niklaus Fedrick, Ella Lubach, Jasper Martinov, Thomas Parker, Joel Smith, Lachlan Tilley

University Headstart achievements

Olivia Pohlmann – Literacies and Communication for Health Care
Emma Walton – Foundation Psychology

Mrs Deanne Hudson
V.E.T. Officer

PCC Instrumental Music

Enrolment Process – all Instrumental lessons Please note that from the beginning of 2019, all instrumental enrolments will be handled through the Music Centre by the Instrumental …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Enrolment Process – all Instrumental lessons

Please note that from the beginning of 2019, all instrumental enrolments will be handled through the Music Centre by the Instrumental Music Co-ordinator. If your child is already learning piano, drums, guitar or strings, you will need to fill out a College enrolment form. Enrolments will be continuous until we receive notification of withdrawal from you, so you will not have to fill out a new form each year. Forms will be available from your child’s teacher during this term, and we would appreciate them being returned before the end of the school year as this will assist us enormously with planning & scheduling for 2019.

If your child wishes to begin learning an instrument but not as part of the Give It A Go! Band Programme, please email instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au and we can get the right information to you. Lessons are open to students of any grade right across the College, both private lessons and lessons shared as a group of 2 or group of 3.

Give It A Go! Band Programme 2018

Two weeks to go! This year’s Give it A Go! Band students have two more weeks of lessons to finish off what has been an amazing year of learning and fun for them. We are so incredibly proud of everything they have achieved this year, and also incredibly appreciative of the hard work of our teachers, Mr Warden, Mrs Harris, Mr Davies & Mrs Harbottle.

To mark the end of this year’s programme, we will be holding a Celebration Concert on Wednesday 14th November at 2pm in the Church Auditorium. All of Years 4-6 will be attending to support their peers, and of course parents & extended families are also welcome . The students will perform in small groups and as the full band, so we hope you can join us for a wonderful afternoon of music.

Give It A Go! Band Programme 2019

There is so much excitement building in Year 4 as these students are enrolling in Give It A Go! for 2019! If your child received an offer but you haven’t returned your form yet, please do so as soon as possible, as forms were due on Friday 2nd Nov to Student Services. We have a waiting list of students to whom we weren’t able to offer a place initially, so if your child is not participating then we’d love to be able to offer their place to someone who’s eagerly waiting.

If your child did not receive an offer for Give It A Go! in 2019 and is desperate to be involved, they can still join the programme for a slightly discounted levy if you are able to access your own instrument. Maybe you already have a flute or clarinet at home from an older child, or would like to buy, hire, or borrow one. For more information or advice on instruments, please email instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au

Choirs

Of course all of our Choirs, both Primary & Secondary, performed beautifully at Carols on the Green. These students have learned much through their experiences in the Choirs this year, and we hope they will continue in 2019, either in the same choir or the next Primary choir, and now our Year 6’s can continue on into Secondary Choir in 2019!

What a year it has been for Music here at Parklands! We are thrilled to have begun our Give It A Go! Band Programme, we are very proud to now have a Secondary Choir, and we are very much looking forward to what the Lord has for us in this area in the years to come. Thankyou for being with us on this journey, and for supporting your children along the way.

Mrs Alision Harbottle

Student Care and Wellbeing

“Creating a Culture of Honour in our Relationships.” Lately I have been spending time reading and watching some of Danny Silk’s resources around creating a …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

“Creating a Culture of Honour in our Relationships.”

Lately I have been spending time reading and watching some of Danny Silk’s resources around creating a culture of honour in the home, work place and interpersonally with others. It has made me think more and more about the things that I can do personally and professionally to help construct a culture of honour wherever I go.

I thought I might share a couple of thoughts from what I am learning at present in this area and hopefully it will inspire, encourage and challenge you in the way that it has for me.

Firstly, I think it is important to understand that honour is valuing other people regardless of their differences. Honour does not necessarily mean that we agree with everything that a person does or believes. Creating a culture of honour in any environment starts with the personal decision to choose to place honour and value on others, regardless of what they choose to do. Now here is the kicker – honour is choosing to love and respect others, even if they are choosing to behave in a way that is not respectful, loving or in agreement with you.

That is all very easy to say and think and quite challenging to put into practice. Danny expresses that we do not know if there is honour in the relationship until it is tested with a problem or until something goes wrong and that our response in those situations display the level of honour we have. For example, it is all well and good to show honour to a child when they are listening, following your instructions, and speaking nicely to you. It is a completely different story when they are speaking disrespectfully and arguing with you.

It is easy to show honour and respect to a friend when they are being a loyal and supportive friend, but it is more challenging to show honour to a friend when they say something negative about you. When there is honour in a relationship, even if others are not being respectful, we are still able to control the way we choose to respond to what is in front of us. We can choose to speak kind words, stay in control of ourselves and think before we act.

Whenever there is conflict and a confrontation, we often picture people arguing, raising their voices and becoming emotional to express their feelings and convey their perspective. I am sure that we have all witnessed or experienced at some point in our life a conflict where this has happened and things have not been resolved or able to be repaired after this. However, Danny describes the importance of confronting with the goal of connection. When two people discuss their issues or conflict with the intent of becoming closer and working through the concerns, the conversations and approach is very different. When two people honour each other by confronting with the goal to connect, often the content of the discussion is filled with grace and understanding, the way they speak is kind and they are able to hear and take on feedback because the goal stays the same even if the discussion is heated – “that I want to connect with you better and I want to work through this”.

Those are my two main thoughts that I wanted to share, but there are many more concepts in Danny’s teaching that have positively helped me personally and professionally to be better at loving others and honouring them. If you are interested in reading or watching more of his teaching, he has developed several different programs, some of which you can borrow from the college library. In addition to this, we also run Danny’s Loving Our Kids on Purpose programs several times throughout the year and his Life Academy courses are also available online. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested. You are more than welcome to contact our Student Care and Well-being team if you have any questions around the programs and courses or Danny’s teaching.

For further information around the Life Academy, please visit https://loving-on-purpose-life-academy.thinkific.com/

The Friendlies

The Friendlies held our annual general meeting last month. Catherine Smart has decided to step down from her position as Vice President next year.  We …

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The Friendlies

The Friendlies held our annual general meeting last month. Catherine Smart has decided to step down from her position as Vice President next year.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank Catherine for her many years of service to the Friendlies committee. We have been truly blessed to serve alongside you!

It is with great pleasure to announce our office bearers for 2019:

President: Angela Marsh

Vice President: Nicole Lowe

Secretary: Renee Jackson

Treasurer: Claire Dover

Congratulations to our 2019 office bearers and thank you for volunteering for another year of serving our school community.

We have been quite overwhelmed by your continual words of encouragement and the way our school community has come together this year. Thank you all for fully supporting all of our events and our fundraisers!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday break. Looking forward to a fabulous 2019!

Keep Smiling
The Friendlies Team

 

2019 Term Dates

Term Dates 2019

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2019 Term Dates

November/December 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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November/December Calendar

Thursday 1st NovemberYear 6 Graduation and Morning Tea Celebration
Friday 2nd NovemberCarols on the Green
Wednesday 7th NovemberYear 5&6 Choir Carols at Grand Plaza
Wednesday 7th NovemberWhole College Remembrance Day Service
Friday 16th NovemberYear 12 Graduation Ceremony and 2019 Captains Induction
Friday 16th NovemberYear 12 Formal
Friday 19th NovemberYear 4 Incursion - Street Science
Tuesday 20th NovemberYear 1 Excursion - Seaworld
Wednesday 21st NovemberYear 2 Excursion - Eaglby Wetlands
Wednesday 28th NovemberYear 6 Transition Day
Thursday 29th NovemberYear 9 Graduation Lunch
Thursday 29th NovemberYear 9 Graduation Lunch
Thursday 29th NovemberPrimary Awards Night
Friday 30th NovemberMiddle School Wet n Wild

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

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%

Community Notices

School Holiday Adventure Program Summer SH flyer 2018 New Swim Club See attachment for further information. flyer_col_print_rev Queensland Cadet Bushmen Recruits QCB-180905-1244 Recruiting Montage Baseball …

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Community Notices

School Holiday Adventure Program

Summer SH flyer 2018

New Swim Club

See attachment for further information.

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Queensland Cadet Bushmen Recruits

QCB-180905-1244 Recruiting Montage

Baseball

Come and try BASEBALL each Tuesday from 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Do you like to throw and hit a ball and enjoy playing in a friendly fun team? Then come and give baseball at Southern Stars a try.

If you are interested and would like information, please contact:

Nathan  –  0407 014 529 or
Karen – 0421 773 768 email us at

southernstarsbaseballclub@gmail.com

Greenbank Cricket Club

New season starts October and will go through until March 2019. All ages 5 and above, male and female. Junior Players $165 for a season which includes club shirt and hat.

Call Shane Harris on 0411 129 952 or email greenbankcricket@gmail.com

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

 /pccnews
 @parklandsnews

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.