Thankyou!

Parklands Staff and Families would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tuckshop Convenors and Volunteers for the outstanding job they do in serving our Parklands community.  2019 has been a great year for our Tuckshop and we are really grateful to Marie Rushin, Anita Sprange, Kerrie Spears, Tracey Green and Linda Cartwright for all the time and effort they put in to running it. You are much appreciated.

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

 

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

 

2019/2020 Term Dates

Term Dates 2020 Term Dates 2019

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2019/2020 Term Dates

Term Dates 2020

Term Dates 2019

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

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:  parklandsoshc@simrick.com.

We currently have limited spots available for before and after school care and advise families that a current 2019 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%

Principal’s Message

Greetings On Monday, this week, Parklands lost one of its great founders. I received the news in a phone call from our Pastor Mike Warman. …

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Principal’s Message

Greetings

On Monday, this week, Parklands lost one of its great founders.

I received the news in a phone call from our Pastor Mike Warman. He simply said “Greg Radke has drowned in a dam while doing excavation work to help his neighbour”. This was so typical of Greg. Ps Mike did not know much more than that, and we I still don’t know the specific details other than he was in some way trapped in the machine when it tipped over in the dam.
Greg was a loving, caring, gentle, generous and sincere man.

My first contact with him was in Parklands Church in 1999. I had just arrived at from my School at Calvary, Townsville. The Pastor, Rod Jobe, announced that I was here to start a school, and if there was anyone who could help, please make contact with me. That was the day I received the now famous “$10 note and the short note from an elderly lady in the Church”. It still hangs on the wall of my office to remind me of the humble beginnings of the school, and of the miracle supply as we seek to do God’s purpose in our daily tasks.

The next week, Greg Radke searched me out in church and asked how it was all progressing. I told him of a few of the immediate tasks I was starting on, but stressed that if we could not buy the large block of land next to the Church, we would have no basis on which to build a school. To that he said “Let me help you. What do you need?”

I told him that the Pastor and I would be meeting with the owner of the land during the week and I would keep him informed. In that meeting, the owner was accepting of the idea that we would seek to buy his land, but we needed a starting point which we could manage, and he needed immediate cash for his retirement. We agreed on $35,000 up front payment, non-refundable, and then a period of 3 years before full payment. If this final payment was not made, then all would return to the owner, and we would have nothing.

The paying off of that large commitment is another miracle story when all seemed lost, and then I met with an old school mate who was the Schooling Banker for Westpac.

For the deposit, Greg immediately stepped up with a very generous gift to the school, and using those funds, we were able to secure the land at the initial starting agreement.

Greg then accepted the role of a founding Board Member of the school, and held that role for the first 5 years of the school, and with his various contacts and equipment, was able to help us and fund us in the tidy up of the new property that has become the School.

He was a wonderful friend and supporter. He never wanted the lime light, but I knew he always had my back.

In recent times, we named the second sports oval in his honour, and we will always remember him as one of the key persons who founded Parklands Christian College.

It is a time of sadness for all who knew him, but we will meet again in the Resurrection, which is that great hope of all who place their trust in Jesus Christ.

God bless
David Baskerville
Principal

Head of Primary

Welcome back to the start of an exciting and very busy Term 4. I trust that you had an enjoyable, relaxing school holiday spent with …

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Head of Primary

Welcome back to the start of an exciting and very busy Term 4.

I trust that you had an enjoyable, relaxing school holiday spent with family and friends or just enjoyed having the children at home and not having to prepare lunches, do homework, stress to get them to school prepared and on time?

We are continuing to review our process and procedures in the Primary in order to ensure the school is one in which our CLEAR values of Christlikeness, Learning, Excellence, Attitude and Respect are presented and followed daily.

Labeled Uniforms

For the start of term 4, can you kindly check that ALL of your child’s Uniform Items and Lunch Boxes and Drink Bottles are clearly labeled with their name? Can we also please ask that you assist us in ensuring the students are correctly dressed in the right uniform each day? We are experiencing students wearing their sport uniforms when not required and have also noticed that some students are starting to mix and match their uniforms. If unsure about uniform items or correct uniform requirements, please feel free to check the school’s website, contact your child’s teacher or the RTC.

End of Day Procedures

Students may be collected anytime from 2.30pm but will unfortunately miss Structured Play time.

Students leaving in Structured Play need to be electronically signed out either in the Undercover Area or up at Student Services.

At the end of Structured Play (3.05pm), students go to class, line up for class roll call, collect their ports / bags and are taken up to the Undercover Area. They are only allowed to leave the Under Cover Area of an afternoon, when collected by a guardian or older sibling. No student can leave the Undercover Area without any supervision. At 3.30pm those students that have not been collected, will be taken up to Student Services until collected.

Thank you for not requesting students to make their way ‘on their own’ and meet you at the car. If you need them before 3.30pm, please come up to the Undercover Area and collect them there.
Thank you for your support and assistance in this regard as we wish to keep all our students safe and accounted for!

2020 Class Placements

“I have learned to be content” (Philippians 4:11)

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, all specialist teachers, RTC, LE Staff and myself spend an enormous amount of time discussing, praying about and working through the issues involved with student & class teacher 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, due to the fact that we know the children and teacher / class environment, 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 us as they look to care for and meet the needs of each student.

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

iPad and eLearning in 2020

In wishing to offer our senior Primary students every opportunity to use technology in class to assist with and improve their learning, we will continue to allow the Grade 5 and 6 students to make use of or bring iPads to school next year. This follows on with the trend in education to promote eLearning and the use of modern electronic devices in Senior Primary! Feedback from staff, parents and the Yr. 5 & 6 students about iPad use has been very positive.

We have organized a Yr. 4 and 5 iPad Informative Parent Evening on Tuesday 15th October in Student Service’s Function Room, where questions about iPad selection, process, security, resources, Apps, class use etc. will all be answered. Look forward to seeing the Yr. 4 and 5 parents in attendance on the night.

The secret to confident kids

By: Michael Grose

The first habit from Stephen Covey’s wonderful book “The 7 habits of highly effective people” states that we should start every project or undertaking with the end in mind.

This principle holds true for any activity whether it’s planting your veggie patch; renovating a house or raising children. When you know what you are trying to achieve then choosing the right strategies becomes easy. The end game or goal for parents and teachers is Redundancy. Yep, you read it right. Your job is to make yourself redundant as an adult from the children you raise and teach at the earliest appropriate, possible age. When redundancy is your aim most of your time, effort and energy will go into promoting independence. You’ll stop doing things for kids and start giving them opportunities to do things themselves. You’ll spend most of your active parenting and teaching time teaching, explaining and prodding your child toward independence.

Independence leads to the 4 C’s

When independence becomes your priority then suddenly you’ve found a pathway to the development of other positive qualities and traits in your children including the key four – confidence, competence, creativity and character.

Here’s how:
Confidence comes from facing your fears and doing things for yourself.
Competence comes from the opportunity to develop self-mastery that independence offers.
Creativity is developed when kids solve problems themselves as opposed to someone solving them on their behalf, or worse, keeping kids safe. It’s amazing how resourceful kids can be when they are given the chance to resolve their own problems.
Character, which is essential for success, is forged under hardship and is needed if kids are to live a sturdy life. Kids need to be exposed to disappointment, failure and conflict if character strengths such as grit and perseverance are too be forged.
Independence takes many forms and adults are the gatekeepers for children’s independence.

Allowing kids to take responsibility and own their own problems builds confidence and competence. Start by expecting kids to help out at home and at school. Look for ways to develop self-help skills and don’t take their problems on as your problems.

Create junior versions of independence

It can be scary and also difficult developing independence in one big step. So smart adults intuitively develop junior versions of independence by breaking up big activities into digestible bits. Want your three year old to make the bed? Then start by arranging the teddies and the pillows (a junior version of making the bed) and let them work their way up from there. Similarly, want your ten year old to walk to school yet it’s currently out of their skillset? Then accompany them most of the way and let them walk the last 200 metres to school on his own. That’s a junior version of walking to school.

In all the noise and commotion about raising kids today it’s easy to forget that the job description for parents hasn’t changed since the dawn of time. Love them, bond with them, teach them and spend time with them. But also work like mad to develop their real independence so they become capable of handling what life will throw their way.

Trust you have a great term and rest of the year.

Head of Secondary

Our Secondary students and staff have had a wonderful 2019 to date, a year that has brought challenges, joys, kindness and growth. I’d like to …

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Head of Secondary

Our Secondary students and staff have had a wonderful 2019 to date, a year that has brought challenges, joys, kindness and growth. I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our Secondary Staff, who have worked extraordinarily hard throughout this year and have done so while maintaining a healthy environment of care and support for each other and for our students. Our staff are always hard working but with some extra complexities across Queensland education this year, they have been truly impressive and I am grateful for every one of them. May I encourage you to share a ‘thanks’ or email some encouragement to your child’s teachers/aides/administrative staff/RTC staff/LE staff/etc, and encourage your child to do the same, as we are truly blessed at Parklands with passionate, dedicated, talented, giving, caring and hardworking staff.

At our first staff meeting and Chapel this term, I challenged Secondary to ‘finish 2019 well’. This involves maintaining or improving the excellent work ethic that we’ve seen in so many, looking after ourselves and looking after each other by maintaining care, enthusiasm and momentum through these final weeks of the year despite our possible weariness, and keeping our standards high. This includes uniform standards, which I will discuss next.

Dress Standard

I’ve been very please overall this year with our students’ presentation and compliance with our uniform policy. Thank you for your support with this, and also for sending notes when something goes awry. We know issues can crop up with uniform items, and I really appreciate when Secondary parents send a note/email explaining this, it really affirms our partnership – thank you.

Our uniform policy remains the same, however we have seen some uninvited additions in this first week of term, which need to be remedied please. Some reminders that we would appreciate your support with:

  • Jewellery: rings on fingers are not permitted. Students may wear a wrist watch. Necklaces are not permitted – yes, they can be seen inside the collar of the shirt.
  • Earrings: Girls may wear only one stud or sleeper in the lower lobe of each ear.
  • Nail polish and make-up are not permitted. Nail extensions of no more than three millimetres (3mm) permitted and of natural appearance.
  • Hair: Girls’ hair must be fully secured back and of a natural colour and appearance. Boys’ hair must be off the face and collar and of natural colour and appearance. Please check that your son’s hair complies and is neat and tidy (minimum blade 2).
  • 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.

Our secondary staff are prepared for and looking forward to a fantastic Term 4 with your children. And I personally look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events!

Primary News

Year 1 Welcome back to Term 4! Year 1 is ready to end our year on a high. We pray all our Year 1 families …

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Primary News

Year 1

Welcome back to Term 4!
Year 1 is ready to end our year on a high. We pray all our Year 1 families had a wonderful holiday break. We can’t wait to hear about what the children all got up to over the last 2 weeks.

We ended Term 3 with an exciting visit from our local fire brigade. They talked to us about fire safety at home and at school and then we were lucky enough to have a quick turn holding the fire hose! While visiting us, they got an emergency call, so had to leave in a hurry, with sirens going! The kids were very excited.

We also participated in an incursion to conclude our Sound and Light Unit for Science. The incursion was entertaining and very hands on. The children really enjoyed it and behaved beautifully.

Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis and Mrs Marsh.

Secondary News

How to order your Extra-curricular and Sporting Group Photos for Parklands Christian College On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October, MSP Photography will be on …

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Secondary News

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

On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October, MSP Photography will be on site to take the extra-curricular and sporting group photos, including a ‘Whole College’ Photo. These photos are available for purchase through payment envelope.

Personalised payment envelopes listing all the photos your child appeared in will be sent home on approx. 22 Oct. Please read the instructions on these envelopes for your preferred method of payment.

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

You have until Wednesday 30 October 2019 to purchase at this price.

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

All orders will be processed after the cut off date advised above, and distributed through the school within approximately 21 days.If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of your photo day experience with us, please contact our office on 3848 3946 or by email on admin.seq@msp.com.au

Carols on the Green

Date: 1 November 6:00pm – 8:00pm

You are invited to attend our annual Carols on the Green. Join us on Friday 1 November as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy an evening of carolling. This special family friendly carols event will be held outdoors from 6:00pm behind the Administration building, off the side of our top oval.

Bring a picnic or avail yourself to our sausage sizzle and drinks which will be on sale for the duration of the evening. We will reserve the slope for all those bringing picnic rugs, but for those families needing seating, we can accommodate BYO camping chairs on the lower area in front of the stage. Please note this is a non-alcoholic and non-smoking event.

Carols on the Green Program:
6:00pm—8:00pm: Carols on the Green
Available to purchase
Sausage Sizzle and Soft Drinks
Coffee (from the Coffee Club Coffee Cart)
Glow Sticks/Toys
RAWimpact Cambodia Products
SHE Rescue Christmas Gifts

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. Join us on 1 November with your Parklands Hamper Bag containing your choice of non-perishable items below.

Every family will receive a Parklands Hamper Bag late Term 3/early Term 4. Please Note: If you are unable to attend the carols, please drop your hamper bag (with or without groceries) into Student Services.

Student Care and Wellbeing

Fearless Learning The Responsible Thinking Classroom (RTC) is designed to implement a Process (RTP) which teaches children and adults how to implement effective problem solving …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Fearless Learning

The Responsible Thinking Classroom (RTC) is designed to implement a Process (RTP) which teaches children and adults how to implement effective problem solving skills in order to achieve what they want without violating the rights of others. These skills can then be applied to a range of circumstances which in addition to classroom behaviour include managing sibling or peer disputes, parent-child disagreements, learning about and using key aspects of our personalities well, planning future academic success… and the list goes on!!
One of the strategies that we use to assist students remember this Process is planning. The plan acts as a guide to students and adults to assist them develop the cognitive process of independent responsible thinking.

A child or adult’s ability to develop the skills required for independent responsible thinking can become disrupted. One of the key disruptions we see in the RTC is fear.
Occasionally we have students who despite having previous RTC experiences begin demonstrating heightened fear responses such as crying, lying or anger. When we speak with these students we usually learn one of two root causes for the child’s fear. First, fear of a parent’s negative reaction or second, fear of punishment. These fear responses, if mild, do not necessarily act as a disruption. However, if a child becomes fixated on the punishment or parents reaction, demonstrates uncontrollable sobbing, or is even demonstrating fearful responses to the idea of RTC when they are simply being reminded of the classroom rules then it is highly likely that the fear is unhealthy and impacting on the child’s ability to focus on learning responsible thinking skills.

It is common for a student who is fearful of attending RTC to remember feeling afraid, their response such as crying, and their parent’s response such as disappointment or punishment. What we also notice is that fear-disrupted students are usually unable to remember why they were referred or what they learnt about managing future similar incidents. This response is identical from the littlies in prep to year 12 students and reflects the findings of the California Science Centre (N.D) which suggests that stress hormones make it easier to recall memories of emotional experiences.
Scientific studies have shown that heightened stress can “impair the development of the prefrontal cortex, the brain region that is critical for the emergence of executive functions including making, altering and following plans; controlling and focusing attention, inhibiting impulsive behaviours and developing the ability to hold and incorporate new information in decision making (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2010).” Clearly these skills are integral to the development of independent responsible thinkers and should be cultivated from childhood right through to adulthood.

RTC is designed purposefully to be a safe place for students. It is common for students to demonstrate a mild fear response the first time they are referred to the RTC. Aware of this response the RTP Facilitators take special care of first-time students to help them have a positive RTC experience and memory. However equally important to our response is the parent’s response as this is the final stage of the process and the last memory the child will formulate in regards to their memory of the people, place and their interpretation of the experience.

This year we are aiming to irradiate fear responses in all students towards learning Responsible Thinking. So how can you help? Adults play a huge role in creating or reducing fear responses in children, a key reason for this is that children often develop fears by watching their parent’s own fearful reactions. You can help your child minimise their fear responses by following these simple ideas suggested by the California Science Centre (N.D.).

Parent’s Guide to Childhood Fear

How to Apply this to RTC Related Fear

Talk to your child about their fears. Remember that to them, these fears are very real and serious If your child is afraid of going to RTC talk to them about why they are fearful, was it a specific experience, a reaction, feelings such as embarrassment or disappointment? What role are you playing in this fear memory?
Help children prepare for future exposure Talk positively to your child about what the RTC room looks like, the importance of writing a plan, the skills they will develop, the people they will meet.
Don’t allow children to avoid their fears completely as this can aid in worsening their fear Encourage children to view RTC as a place to learn new skills which is exciting rather than asking them to avoid going to the RTC. If students avoid the RTC they will not only will they become more fearful but they will miss out on learning invaluable social skills.
Share with your child positive strategies you use to overcome your own fears rather than imposing your own fears on them. If you believe RTC is a bad place or if you use RTC as a punishment your child is likely to view it the same way. However if you share how you use skills such as reflecting on how actions impact on others, how to plan future responses and how to talk calmly about problems your child will begin to utilise these strategies themselves.

Finally what type of memory do you want your child to recall in the future when they are faced with problems?

a) A positive memory which can recall the behaviour which needs change, their goal and the steps they will take to reach their goal.
b) A negative memory that they felt afraid and their reaction such as crying, hiding or lying in response to perceived potential emotional pain?

In RTC we celebrate every opportunity for students and adults to become familiar with using responsible thinking. Why? Because our goal is for every student to graduate year 12 with the independent responsible thinking skills they need to navigate relationships, work places and life challenges.

PCC Instrumental Music

Welcome to Term 4! While a short term, this is probably one of the busiest terms of the year for the whole school, and that …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Welcome to Term 4!

While a short term, this is probably one of the busiest terms of the year for the whole school, and that of course includes Performing Arts. Carols on the Green, Awards Nights, Grandparent’s Day & final concerts for the year make up just some of the performance activities going on in these short 8 weeks. Please make sure you check your emails frequently, & make note of performances in which your child or children might be involved.

Give It A Go! Band Programme 2019

Our 2019 Give It A Go! students have been doing so well, as you would have heard at recent performances. They just have a few short weeks left until the end of their programme, but of course these students can choose to continue into Private or Shared lessons in 2020. Enrolment forms for these will be sent home during this term, so now is the time to start having that discussion with your child.

Give It A Go! Band Programme in 2020

Offers for the 2020 Give It A Go! Band Programme will be coming out very early in Term 4. Enrolment forms are due back by the end of week 2 so please watch your inbox for those, and lessons will begin in week 4 of Term 1, 2020. We can’t wait to share the fun of music with more students!

Performances in Term 4

As previously mentioned, there are an increased number of performances in Term 4. Please pay close attention to any Home Communication from Ensemble Directors, both Choirs & Bands, as all students are expected to attend all performances. It is also important that students are guided in the art of time management so that they get all their school work done, fulfil all their performance obligations, and have sufficient rest to maintain their overall health. Please be aware of your child’s needs in all these areas, and help them to manage themselves in a healthy way.

All weekly rehearsals will continue in Term 4 as normal:

Give It A Go! Band: Wednesday 7:30-8:15am

Wind Ensemble: Wednesday 7:30-8:15am

Primary Junior Choir: Wednesday 7:45-8:15am

Primary Senior Choir: Wednesday 2:30-3:10pm

Secondary Choir: Friday 7:30-8:15am

There’s always a chance to be part of the Instrumental Programme – here’s how your child can be involved:

1. Private lessons – all ages

Private lessons are available for piano, guitar, drum kit, most woodwind & and all brass & stringed instruments. Lessons are scheduled mostly during school time, & fees are billed by & payable directly to the instrumental teachers at $30/30mins.

2. Shared lessons – all ages

Shared lessons are available for all of the above instruments except piano. Lessons are again scheduled mostly during school time, & fees are also billed by & payable directly to the instrumental teachers at $18/30mins for a Group of 2, or $14/30mins for a Group of 3, pending availability.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions on instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au

Thanks,
Alison

VET News

Work Experience As a part of our focus on careers, Year 10 students have the valuable opportunity to participate in work experience in Term 3. …

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VET News

Work Experience

As a part of our focus on careers, Year 10 students have the valuable opportunity to participate in work experience in Term 3.

The College firmly believes in giving students every opportunity to experience real life education settings and therefore would implore parents to support this work experience initiative. Work experience involves Year 10 Senior College students in a 5-day block whereby they observe different aspects of work and may assist with tasks allocated by their supervisor.

We are grateful for the generous support of our local employers who encourage and mentor our students in the workplace.

 

The Friendlies

Wow! Such an incredible night of fun was had by everyone who attended the Spring Dance. With well over 300 people DJ Steve kept the …

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The Friendlies

Wow! Such an incredible night of fun was had by everyone who attended the Spring Dance. With well over 300 people DJ Steve kept the dance floor bopping. He even had the parents up doing a dance-off against the kids! A special thank you to the wonderful committed Friendlies Team who are more than happy to give up their valuable time volunteering at all of our events to ensure everything runs smoothly. We would also like to thank Michelle and Sandra from The Village Square Coffee Club for supporting all of The Friendlies events.

If you didn’t get the chance to come and say hello to us at our last Bunnings BBQ you have another opportunity this month. We will once again be at Bunnings on Sunday 13th October 2019 doing a fundraiser BBQ. We will be there from 8am – 4pm. If you are out and about why not pop down and say hello and maybe grab a sausage or two! A huge thank you to Greg and Sarah Tinson who are parents of students at our school and also owners of several Dominos stores for donating all the sliced onions for our BBQs. We really appreciated not having to slice 35kg of onions!

All funds raised by The Friendlies at any of our events are for the benefit of our students at Parklands. Recently we bought new bikes and outdoor equipment for down in our Prep area. It brings so much joy seeing the excitement on the Preppies’ faces being able to use all the new equipment.

We love to take care of our environment. One of the ways we can do this is by recycling. The Friendlies are excited to announce that we have seven recycling bins onsite now at the college for all our staff, students and visitors to place their cans, poppers and bottles in. You are also more than welcome to bring in any of the approved recycling items and place them in one of our allocated bins. Together we can help the environment and raise money for valuable resources for our school. This project can only be made possible with all of your help! Let’s stick together and recycle!

The next Friendlies meeting is on Friday 11th October 2019 at Jimboomba Maccas at 6.45pm. This meeting is our annual AGM. All positions will be up for nomination. If you are currently a member of The Friendlies, we encourage you to come along and make your vote count! This will also be our last meeting for 2019.

For further information on any of our events please email friendlies@parklands.qld.edu.au

Keep Smiling
The Friendlies Team

October/November 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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October/November Calendar

14-15 October, 2019Prep - Vision Screening Program
15 October, 2019Year 7 Art Excursion to Logan Art Gallery
15 October, 2019Primary Ipad Information Evening
16 October, 2019Year 4 Excursion QLD Symphony Orchestra and GOMA Excursion
18 October, 20199's Rugby League Gala Day
21 October, 2019Student Free Day - Moderation Day - All QLD Schools
22 October, 2019Year 10b History Excursion - MacArthur Museum /Anzac Square
22 October, 2019Year 5 Planetarium Excursion
22 October, 2019Middle School Display
22 October, 2019https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T9UWWXItDyrjYVs0WJflh44a_7cI1XdM/view
23 October, 2019Primary Gymnastics Program
24 October, 2019Year 12 Biology Excursion - Seaworld
25 October, 2019Year 10 Stem Beehive Workshop & Hive Split Incursion
29 October, 2019Business Market Stalls
29 October, 2019Grandparents Day
31 October, 2019Year 11 & 12 Creation Ministries Presentation
31 October, 2019Senior Visual Art Exhibition 3
1 November, 2019Basketball Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
1 November, 2019Girls Soccer Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
1 November, 2019Softball Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
1 November, 2019Touch Football Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
1 November, 2019Volleyball Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
1 November, 2019Carols on the Green 6-8pm
7 November, 2019Celebration Instrumental Evening
12 November, 2019Year 6 Graduation Morning
12 November, 2019Secondary Awards Night and 2020 Captains Induction Ceremony
13 November, 2019Year 12 Red Frogs - Life After School
14 November, 2019Year 11 Australian Anti Ice Campaign
15 November, 2019Year 12 Graduation
18 November, 2019Year 4 Street Science Incursion
22 November, 2019Last Day Years 10 & 11

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

Community Notices

Logan West Community Swim Club flyer_2019v4 The Little Elves Project Help two little boys on a mission to make this Christmas a little brighter for …

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Community Notices

Logan West Community Swim Club

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The Little Elves Project

Help two little boys on a mission to make this Christmas a little brighter for Queensland kids in foster care.

The Little Elves Project

Rugby Union

Park Ridge Cricket

Park Ridge Panthers Cricket Club is inviting players 8-16 years old to sign-on using: playcricket.com.au for the coming season, use 4125 as the postcode when asked, then select Park Ridge Panthers CC and follow the prompts.   Any Questions, contact Lewis Mills on 0413 656 058 concerning the sign-on procedure, training starting 16/9/19 at 6pm at Hubner Road, Park Ridge.

Lewis Mills Mob:  0413 656 058

Logan West Futsal

Jimboomba Little Athletics Sign On

Join the fun and excitement of Little Athletics, Friday nights from October to March, Henderson Road, Jimboomba. Children participate in a range of events designed to develop their athletic skills in a fun and family friendly environment. Little Athletics develops the basic motor skills of running, jumping, walking and throwing. In this children also develop strength, flexibility and coordination which are the basic requirements of all sports.

Sign on dates for the new season are:
Saturday 24th August 9.00am – 3.00pm
Friday 30th August 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Moon Lee Tae Kwon Do

Colin Garrick is currently conducting Moon Lee Tae Kwon Do self defence classes in the Baskerville Centre, Parklands Christian College, on Monday afternoons 3.30 to 4.30pm.

There is currently space for another 10 students.  He is offering a FREE Uniform (value $60) to all new  participants.
The first class is a FREE trial class and we have generous  family discounts.

For more information phone Colin on 0438 865 800 or email   colingarrick@gmail.com

Free Dental Care

FREE DENTAL CARE

Park Ridge Healing Rooms

Wednesday 9.30 am – 12 pm
Parklands Christian Church
1 Hillcrest Road
Park Ridge
All ARE WELCOME
Faith Shiach 0437-206-676
Diane Kiely 0422-678-013

Free Hotshots Tennis

PARK RIDGE TENNIS

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

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

We have lessons that run every afternoon, for all ages & levels. Mini Hotshots for 4-7 year olds, Hot Shot programs for 7-12 year olds & advanced groups for 12-17yr olds. For adults we have Cardio Tennis, Social  comps and lessons 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.