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

 

2020 Term Dates

Term Dates 2020  

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2020 Term Dates

Term Dates 2020

 

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 We have just had  Fathers Day, and it was a joy for me to spend time with our children and grand children.  Joyce and …

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Principal’s Message

Greetings

We have just had  Fathers Day, and it was a joy for me to spend time with our children and grand children.  Joyce and I have 7 grown children and 16 grand children between 1 and 15 years of age.  Parenting is such a challenging task.   We really don’t get any trial run at the task, and often the only model we have, is our memories of our parent’s attempt to raise us during our youthful, and difficult years. We often give our parents a very low score when we are young, but with the passing of time, raise this score many times over as we come to understand their love for us.  This was definitely my situation. With the passing of each decade of my life, I would reflect of the changed pattern of thinking and behaviour in my life and realize how much influence my Father and Mother had for the good.   But this takes time.   I have mentioned in earlier newsletters that we are really expecting to much to soon of our children, and at the latter end we realize how much the journey of life does teach each of us.

My father was a very generous man.  Both He and Mum prioritized the education of their children over cars, houses and holidays.   Yet we always felt we had the best holidays on a deserted island called Stradbroke, where we walked everywhere and had cold pump showers each night. They have both passed on owning a modest three bedroom home in Hillcrest, however all six of their children received an excellent start in life with a Grammar School education, and we all went on to receive University degrees.  Mine was a little slower than my sisters, but I remember the lovely dinner with the whole family that Dad paid for to celebrate my Engineering Degree. It was to him, Mission Impossible, achieved.

The wealth that was recognised by all the carers of Mum and Dad in their final years, was the constant flow of children and grand-children through their home and in Aged Care.  They were rarely alone, and in their final days, it was 24/7 attendance… because we all loved and cared so much for the parents that had first loved us.

I am now living in my 70th year of life, and I have seen how I want to finish.  This was initially echoed in my grandchildren’s name for me, Gonga.   This was the special name that I and my brothers and sisters called our grandfather, and when he passed, I determined as a young teen age boy that I would be like Gonga.   I saw my Dad become that grandfather to my children, just as his father was to me, and now my children are watching me pass on the true meaning of Gonga to their children.

So a generous, giving life is still my guiding light.   My Dad volunteered his skills to the school as the Business Manager for six years to get us started, and I want to bless the school in the same manner.   I know that old age is often seen as a time of doing all “my” things, but I have seen the model that giving back in old age is a precious gift to the generation just starting.  So I will journey forward as Gonga to my grand children, but I would also like to continue to be MrB to a generation of children still working through the school, and in some way, continue to give to them that which I have freely received and so fulfilling a comment from my Gonga that I have always remembered ….. “I have passed on to you, that which I also have received”.

Head of Primary

Toys Recently we seem to have lots of toys (walkie talkies, trucks, teddies etc.) being brought to school. Please, can I ask that children do …

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Head of Primary

Toys

Recently we seem to have lots of toys (walkie talkies, trucks, teddies etc.) being brought to school. Please, can I ask that children do NOT bring toys or personal possessions to school? The reason for this school policy is that it causes problems when things get lost, broken, taken or cause disagreements when ‘swaps’ take place. The only time children can bring toys into school is for “show & tell” (items to be left in class) or if children have been asked to do so by teachers, as part of their learning.

Car Parks

Thanks you for the wonderful support and way all parents are using the Rosia Rd car park and Drop Off Zones. The process really is working well! Can I please ask that parents inform all other guardians/grandparents etc. of our process below?
1 – Slow down and drive very carefully through the car parks
2 – Be very aware of the Pedestrian Crossing and ‘Lollipop Lady’ on duty
3 – Only cross at the Pedestrian Crossing and not up near the Gr 5 & 6 classes and top gate.
4 – “GO TO THE TOP TO DROP” on entering the Rosia Rd drop off area, please move up to the very last open bay you encounter to pull in? This will allow others arriving after you to have an open bay.
Thank you for your support, cooperation and assistance to keep this all running smoothly and our students safe and sound!

eLEARNING in 2020 (Yr. 5 & 6)

In wishing to offer our senior Primary students every opportunity to use technology in class to assist with and improve their learning, we will continue to allow the 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.
We will continue to promote handwriting, fine motor skills, cutting out, colouring in and written work in Prep to Grade 6! Feedback from staff, parents and the Gr 5 & 6 students about iPad use has been very positive.

Parents IF your child has an iPad 2, 3, & 4 it’s possibly time to consider giving them a new iPad for Christmas, or at least factor in an upgrade some time over the next 12 months, this way you’re not forking out a lot of money in one hit for multiple siblings if the iPad becomes outdated and cannot be upgraded for school use!

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

Protecting our Anaphylactic students

Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction which is potentially life threatening. It should always be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment! Most cases of anaphylaxis occur after a person with a severe allergy is exposed to the allergen to which they are allergic – usually a food, insect sting or medication.

The intent of this article is to assist in preventing anaphylaxis and to provide advice for minimising the risk of anaphylaxis at Parklands, including our “Before and After School Hours Care facility”. On advice from Anaphylaxis Australia, we do not have a ‘total Nut-Free school’ because there are so many different allergens such as dairy and some fruits, the total focus cannot only be on nuts. We also have students with medical direction to eat nuts and this complicates the scenario.

Of course we wish to do all we can to protect those students who could have an Anaphylactic reaction so we at school have put in steps / measures to protect them and this is what we ask parents to do to assist us.
• We ask that you kindly avoid sending in:
· Any fresh nuts
· Spreads containing nuts (e.g. peanut butter and Nutella)
· Muesli bars or biscuits that list nuts as an ingredient
· Packages of mixed fruit that contain nuts
· Chocolate bars that contain nuts (e.g. picnic, snickers)
• Talk to the teacher before sending food to school for parties.
• If your child eats peanut butter before school, please make sure they wash their hands before coming to school.

Bringing products with a “may contain traces of” or “may contain traces of nuts” warning is OK to bring to school but just should not be shared.
This leaves lots of other things that ‘can be packed’ as a school lunch option:
· Sandwiches/rolls/wraps with any filling at all other than possibly a nut spread
· Any fruits or vegetables
· Yoghurts, custards, dairy snacks, cheese
· Sultanas or other dried fruits
· Muesli bars that do not contain nuts as an ingredient (there are lots of different oat bars, fruit bars, muesli bars, milo bars, k-time twists without nuts)
· Biscuits, crackers etc. that do not contain nuts
· Corn or potato chips
· Cakes, slices that do not contain nuts
· Pikelets, muffins, donuts
· Rice cakes, rice crackers
· Popcorn

There will be lots of other things as well; it’s just a matter of quickly scanning any packaged snacks to make sure they do not list nuts as an ingredient. Thank you for your understanding, support and assistance in this regard as we look to keep our Anaphylactic students safe!

Parking DURING school hours events (carnivals, rehearsals, practices, events) Parents are asked to check the map below regarding areas where they are asked to park (GREEN): Church Carpark (Gate 1)
Student Services Carpark (Gate 2)
Sport Overflow Carpark behind groundsmen shed (Gate 4)
Rosia Rd Carpark (Gate 5 & 6).

Parents are asked NOT to park along either side of Hillcrest Road (RED areas on the map below).

PCC campus map community parking during school hours event

Primary News

Year One Year 1 has been a buzz with a variety of exciting activities! We are really enjoying our learning this term and are learning …

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Primary News

Year One

Year 1 has been a buzz with a variety of exciting activities! We are really enjoying our learning this term and are learning to work a little more independently as well as developing our abilities to work with our peers.

Book Week was an amazing success this year! We enjoyed rich, literacy activities for the entire week and we had so much fun reading more books than ever! Dressing up as one of our favourite book characters was of course a highlight of the week!

We also enjoyed having a very special visit from some Year 7 students, who came to read stories to us. I think all the students really appreciated this time and we are looking forward to doing it again soon.

Enjoy the last few weeks of term!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis, Mrs Marsh and Year 1

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.

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

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.

Year 7 News

At this time of term everyone could do with a sleep in! Queensland Heath recommends that for teenagers to be fully rested and prepared for …

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At this time of term everyone could do with a sleep in!

Queensland Heath recommends that for teenagers to be fully rested and prepared for learning, they require roughly 8 – 10 hours of sleep per night.
Sleep allows your body to rest and your brain to process the day’s information. Good quality sleep helps:
• Learning, memory and concentration
• Support emotional health and well-being
• Decision making
• Improves energy levels, promotes healthy growth, metabolism and immune systems

Without enough sleep, you are likely to feel sluggish, cranky and moody, have low energy, and find it hard to concentrate and learn. Prolonged periods of inadequate sleep can also affect your immune system leading your body to feel feeling run down and unwell.

Better Health Victoria states that most teenagers only get about 6.5 – 7.5 hours of sleep a night, with many getting less. The effects of ongoing lack of sufficient may include:
• Lack of concentration
• Shortened attention span
• Lack of enthusiasm
• Moodiness
• Poor decision making
• Inability to manage stress
• Increased number of ‘sick days’ due to tiredness
It is so important during school terms, but especially in the weeks leading up to revision and examination week, to set a bedtime routine that incorporates appropriate use of technology, while balancing family time, academic studies and personal time.

Top tips for a good night sleep

Sourced from Better Health Victoria
• Choose a relaxing bedtime routine; for example, have a bath and a hot milky drink before bed, or use meditation or mindfulness activities. Gentle yoga may also help.
• Avoid screens such as computers, TV or smart phones, loud music, homework or any other activity that gets your mind racing for at least an hour before bedtime.
• Avoid stimulants in the evening like coffee, tea, soft drinks and energy drinks.
• Keep your bedroom dark at night. Your brain’s sleep–wake cycle is largely set by light received through the eyes. Try to avoid watching television or using smart phones right before bed. In the morning, expose your eyes to lots of light to help wake up your brain.
• Do the same bedtime routine every night for at least four weeks to make your brain associate this routine with going to sleep.
• Start your bedtime routine a little earlier than usual (for example, 10 minutes) after four weeks. Do this for one week.
• Add an extra 10 minutes every week until you have reached your desired bedtime.
• Get active during the day so you are more physically tired at night.
• Set up a comfortable sleep environment.
• Set up a regular wake-up time.
• Avoid staying up late on the weekends. Late nights will undo your hard work.
• Remember that even 30 minutes of extra sleep each night on a regular basis makes a big difference. However, it may take about six weeks of getting extra sleep before you feel the benefits.

September holidays activities

The September holidays are fast approaching.

I have encouraged my Year 7’s to continue to work hard till the end in their full-time role of being students, and then enjoy their holiday break to rest and recuperate before a busy term 4.
I wish you and your family a safe and blessed holiday break!

We are so blessed to live in a beautiful area of Queensland with so many parks, beaches, museums and art galleries and walks around us.

Just a few potential holiday ideas

Museums Parks and Nature walks Day Trips
Queensland Museum Robelle Domain The Abbey Museum
Museum of Brisbane Redcliffe Lagoon Maleny Dairies
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Shorncliffe – Sandgate Boombaba – Mt Nebo
Queensland Maritime Museum JC Slaughter Falls Boonah
The Workshops Rail Museum Brisbane River walk Stanthorpe
Brisbane Science Centre Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk Byron Bay

 

Student Care and Wellbeing

Loving On Purpose – Powerful People When you hear this most people think of the controlling, loud, life of the party, aggressive and a domineering …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Loving On Purpose – Powerful People

When you hear this most people think of the controlling, loud, life of the party, aggressive and a domineering individual. Yet these people are not what GOD considers powerful. 2 Corinthians 3:17 – ‘Now the LORD is the SPIRIT and where the SPIRIT is there is FREEDOM’ Galatians 5:13 discusses the fruit of the Spirit and what they look like. This is what a powerful person looks like!

Here are 8 traits of a powerful person:

1. THEY CONTROL THEMSELVES.

Powerful people understand that it is their job to control themselves. They do not try to control, convince, or manipulate other people or their behaviours. They know it doesn’t work, and it’s not their job. They focus their energy on being able to control themselves regardless of what others may or may not do.

2. THEY CREATE A RESPECTFUL ENVIRONMENT.

Powerful people are able to consciously and deliberately create the environment in which they want to live. They don’t try to get people to respect them; they create a respectful environment by showing respect. They deliberately set the standard for how they expect to be treated by the way they treat others. As they consistently act in responsible, respectful, and loving ways, it becomes clear that the only people who can get close to them are those who know how to show respect, be responsible, and love well.

3. THEY REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM.

Powerful people are happening. They are happening all the time. They are not controlled or infected by their environment. Powerful people refuse to play the victim by shifting responsibility for their choices onto others. Letting other people dictate how they are going to feel or what they will choose to do. They happen to their circumstances rather than letting their circumstances dictate to them what they will do or how they will feel.

4. THEY REQUIRE OTHERS AROUND THEM TO BE POWERFUL.

Powerful people empower others to be powerful. When powerful people encounter a powerless person, they are not tempted to dive into any unhealthy emotional ties or attachments. They hear a victim’s sob story and ask, “So what are you going to do about that? What have you tried? What else could you try?” These questions empower powerless people with owning their responsibility and their capacity to make choices and how they can control themselves. This is the only option a powerful person will offer to powerless people: become powerful, make choices, and control yourself. Powerful people demonstrate what it means to be powerful.

5. THEY MAKE DAILY DECISIONS THAT ALIGN WITH THEIR VISION.

Powerful people have a vision and mission for their life, and can use the events of each day, whether positive or negative, to direct themselves toward that vision. Powerful people do not simply react to whatever is happening today. They are able to take responsibility for their decisions and the consequences of those decisions–even for mistakes and failures. They can respond to today and create tomorrow.

6. THEY LET THEIR “YES” BE “YES” AND “NO” BE “NO.”

In Matthew 11:7 Jesus talks about John not being a reed swayed in the wind. So popular opinion or the pressure of others does not sway the language of powerful people. They know exactly what they want and how to communicate their desires. A powerful person says, “I will. I do. I am.” Powerful people can say both “Yes” and “No,” and mean it. Others can try to manipulate, charm, and threaten, but their answer will stand.

7. THEY LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY.

A powerful person’s choice to love will stand, no matter what the other person does or says. When powerful people say, “I love you,” there’s nothing that can stop them. Their love is not dependent on being loved in return. It is dependent on their powerful ability to say “Yes” and carry out that decision. This protects their love from external forces, or from being managed by other people. Powerful people keep their love on and say “I can handle your mistakes, I love you

8. THEY CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATE WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE.

Powerful people can be who they say they are on a consistent basis. And because they know how to be themselves, they invite those around them to be themselves. Only powerful people can create a safe place to know and be known intimately. They say, “I can be me around you and you can be you around me. We do not need to control each other, and we don’t want to control each other.”

We are all growing to be a powerful person. Powerful people are ok with making mistakes and take the opportunity to learn. No matter what happens know that every step we are learning and moving towards the person that GOD created us to be!

Enjoy the journey of being a powerful person!

PCC Instrumental Music

As I write this, it’s the morning after the night before, our very first Instrumental & Choral Evening. We heard from both our Primary choirs, …

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PCC Instrumental Music

As I write this, it’s the morning after the night before, our very first Instrumental & Choral Evening. We heard from both our Primary choirs, both our bands, a collection of piano solos & vocal duets & trios, & a string quartet, in a wonderful evening of music. All the students gave their best efforts, and I was very proud of their performances. Special mention must go to some of our Grade 6 students for their assistance both during the day as well as during the evening; Georgia Knowles did a fantastic job helping with the Primary Junior Choir, Emily O’Callaghan took initiative to do important jobs without being asked, & James Pottinger played music with groups he doesn’t normally play with, while playing multiple parts at once. Thanks & congratulations to these students! Thanks also to the Friendlies for hosting a Sausage Sizzle prior to the concert, which set a great atmosphere for a most enjoyable night.

After the concert last night I was reading the news and came across a fascinating article about the correlation between students learning music & their academic achievement. The body of research into this is increasing by the year, but this article just gives a little snapshot of the findings. You can read the article here: https://www.abc.net.au/classic/read-and-watch/news/music-students-do-better-in-school/11345696

Give It A Go! Band Programme in 2020

Students in Year 4 will begin to consider in Term 3 how they might like to be involved in the 2020 Give It A Go! Band Programme. They have all filled in preference forms for which instruments they’d like to play, and in week 9 all students will have the chance to try the instruments out. Offers will be made early in Term 4. We can’t wait to share the fun of music with more students!

All weekly rehearsals will continue in Term 3 & into 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

VET News

School-based apprenticeship Year 11 student, Sarah, recently commenced a school-based apprenticeship with a local automotive and earthmoving business – mechanical engineering. On completion of the …

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VET News

School-based apprenticeship

Year 11 student, Sarah, recently commenced a school-based apprenticeship with a local automotive and earthmoving business – mechanical engineering. On completion of the apprenticeship at the end of Year 12, Sarah will be on her way to achieving her objective of becoming a qualified fitter and turner. Whilst learning important on-the-job skills, Sarah will also be studying TAFE units, which will include but not be limited to Perform engineering measurements, Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering, Interact with computing technology, Use power tools/hand held operations, Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

Sarah, congratulations on your new journey, the College is proud of all your achievements and we look forward to supporting you through your pathway.

The RUOK? foundation is an organisation created by Gavin Larkin in 2009 when he chose to champion just one question to honour his father (who committed suicide in 1995) and that question was “Are you OK?”.

RUOK?’s vision is a world where we’re all connected and protected from suicide. Sadly, this is an issue with teenagers as quite often they feel overwhelmed with the pressures and hardships of life. RUOK?’s mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. This year, the Grade 11 Cert III in Business class held RUOK? Day on Monday the 26th of August and we would like to thank all of the Parkland community for coming and supporting our RUOK? Day Sausage Sizzle. We made $581.15 profit. All proceeds will be donated to the RUOK? Foundation. We are amazed at the overwhelming support from the students and staff which resulted in a complete sell out of all stock (sorry to the few that missed out). We also witnessed students sitting together, enjoying their lunch and engaging in meaningful conversations which is exactly what RUOK? Day is all about.

Don’t forget to keep the conversation alive with the people you care about.

 

By Kallen Stark (Cert 3 in Business class)

 

The Friendlies

The wait is over! This Friday 6th September is our Primary Spring Dance. This dance is for any current students from Prep to Year 6. …

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The Friendlies

The wait is over! This Friday 6th September is our Primary Spring Dance. This dance is for any current students from Prep to Year 6. A night not to be missed, come and be entertained by DJ Steve who will keep you bopping the whole night long. Entry is only $5 per person, payable at the door on the evening. The BBQ and Coffee Club Cart kicks off at 5.30pm and DJ from 6pm – 8pm. Please note this is a non-alcoholic event. Hope to see you all there!

Last week we had the pleasure of holding a sausage sizzle fundraiser at the school’s Instrumental evening. So many children were there ready to share their talent to all the parents. There were a range of instruments from the GIOG Band ready to share what they had learnt so far this year. Both Primary Senior and Junior choir students attended the evening and also did amazing performances.

We are excited for a chance to be out and about in the community by holding a BBQ at Browns Plains Bunnings on Saturday 14th September 2019. This is an excellent opportunity for us to be able to showcase our school and share the love of God to the community of Logan!

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.

If you are not available to come to meetings but would love to stay updated, or help out at our different events just email friendlies@parklands.qld.edu.au and it will be our pleasure to add you to our email list.

Keep Smiling
The Friendlies Team

September/October 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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September/October Calendar

August 2, 2019CSSAQ Girls Netball Competition
August 5, 2019Prep Swimming Program
August 5, 2019Year 9-12 Drama Excursion-Storm Boy
August 8, 2019Year 12 QCS Workshop
August 8, 2019Year 10 Red Frogs - Identity Presentation
August 9, 2019Year 10 Music excursion - QLD Symphony Orchestra
August 13, 2019Year 8 Secondary College Subject Information Evening 6:30-7:15pm
August 13, 2019Year 9 Secondary College Subject Information Evening 7:30-8:30pm
August 14, 2019Year 9 Stem Excursion - Bridge Building Competition
August 15, 2019Year 11 Red Frogs - Party Safe
August 15, 2019Year 11 & 12 Visual Art Exhibition
August 27, 2019CSSAQ Secondary Athletics Carnival
August 29, 2019Fathers Day Stall
September 6, 2019Year 10 Cert 1 Active Volunteers Afternoon Tea and Expo
September 16, 2019Parent Prayer Group 8:30-9:30
September 16-20, 2019Year 10 Work Experience
September 18, 2019Year 1 Sound and Light Incursion

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

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 …

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Community Notices

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

Netball holiday clinic

Cats holiday clinic 4 October 2019

Netball holiday clinic for all young netballers. Paula Stuart (head coach of QUT Wildcats) will be joined by cats players to work on improving your netball skills and have a lot of FUN includes sauasage sizzle for lunch..

To register go https://www.trybooking.com/BEMQZ.

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.