In this issue

  • Primary Sport 2019 Highlights
  • New Primary staff for 2020
  • Year 12 Formal and Graduation Highlights

2020 Term Dates

Term Dates 2020

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2020 Term Dates

Term Dates 2020

Principal’s Message

Greetings I am reflecting on this moment as I write my thoughts.  I have been writing Newsletters each month since 1980, and I pondered on …

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Principal’s Message

Greetings

I am reflecting on this moment as I write my thoughts.  I have been writing Newsletters each month since 1980, and I pondered on what I should write as my closing thought.

I could write about my great successes, my humiliating failures, the students that excelled, or ones that have struggled, or I could comment on what we set out to achieve in those early days of Christian Schools, and how that has changed to be a recognized mainstream educational group.

But on reflection, I will write on how I have changed.

I started at Calvary Christian College in 1980 after a successful early career as a Professional Engineer.  I was very sure I could make it work. I had a solid grounding in Finance and Management, I had been a Leader in Youth for Christ during my youth, and I knew my Bible from cover to cover.

I knew I was right.  My daughter Wendy, now 45+ years old and mother of five, often speaks of these times. It is very humorous now, but I remember the trauma I put her and many students through as I functioned with the attitude of “I am right”.

This is common to most of us in the first half of life, and maybe, many of you are wondering why I would change from this.  Isn’t this the mark of a strong and decisive leader?

Transformational change is something that done to us, rather than a choice we make to adjust to a new idea.  This came to me in the disguise of the death of our little grandson after six months of life. All my theories, sureties, beliefs and assumptions came crashing down over this time and I had no answers.

I was in pain and alone.

With good spiritual counsel, this became my transforming moment.  A time when I realized God was still in charge and He was changing me..  From this time forward, I became open to inclusion of all, accepting of failure, looking beyond the teenager to the man or woman they would become and encouraging parents and staff in their difficult moments.

I learnt to let go, and let God. I began the journey of releasing control and being a part of a team, a school community and a citizen of Logan.

If you are reading this and wishing the young dominate man would have continued, I can only say that this journey cannot be rushed.  Our choice is whether we move to the second part of our life or continue to stay with control, power and being right.

I am so glad I did the journey and responded to the call of God as a young man.  I have had a wonderful life..  It has been a joy to serve you all.

We have a new man now in training to lead the school.  He is Gary Cully, a fellow traveller in the establishment of Parklands, and a friend.  He has a desire to continue this journey in his life and in the School.

Good bye,  and may the peace of God be your portion over this Christmas break.

God bless
David Baskerville

Head of Primary

2019 – The year that was! Wow, how this year has flown by! It seemed like just the other day I was welcoming this year’s …

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Head of Primary

2019 – The year that was!

Wow, how this year has flown by! It seemed like just the other day I was welcoming this year’s Prep students and parents to the school for the first time. By the time you read this article the academic year will be finished and Christmas soon upon you.

Can I say we have had a busy but very enjoyable year!  Apart from all the ‘usual’ fun class teaching, sporting carnivals and great events, here are some features and highlights for the year:

  • We welcomed back Mr. B and our amazing/regular staff plus new staff: Mrs. Hope, Mrs. McMillan, Mrs. Morgan & then Mrs. Edwards in Term 4.
  • Two, full classes per Grade again all the way through Primary School
  • A splendid, very informative and enjoyable Back to School BBQ evening
  • A great Primary Swimming Carnival
  • A fun Year 5 & 6 Camp
  • iPads used extensively in Yr 5 and Yr 6
  • Yr 5 & 6 students continue to use Secondary Science Labs
  • Improved canteen and healthy menu
  • Chapel moved to a Tuesday Afternoon
  • Face Book used more readily as an information / communication tool
  • Productive Parent / Teacher Interviews and Profile Night registration done ‘on line’
  • Drop Off Area process monitored by staff and the Yr 6 leaders really worked well this year
  • New walkways, fences and signs in and around the school
  • Different bell sound and song of a morning
  • Support a Reader, Friendship Groups and Learn for Life program increased in the school
  • Improved results for the NAPLAN Test and practiced for Naplan ON LINE next year.
  • On line subscriptions and resources (e.g. Literacy Planet, Reading Eggs, Maths Pathway) were increased and improved
  • Scholastic Book Sales was very well promoted and supported
  • Mrs. Abbot and Mrs. Kerr have done a wonderful job promoting books and reading during Book Week.
  • Lots of new wonderful class resources like Library books, class readers and teaching aids were purchased
  • Student Leadership of Captains, Vice Captains, Class Ambassadors, Sport, Library, Chapel, Art & Music Captains did a wonderful job this year
  • Litter Legends and Carpet Champions given badges and esteemed in recognition of their role
  • A fun and well attended Grand Parents Day was held in the Auditorium and forecourt
  • Prep Readiness Testing and Orientation Day enabled staff, Preppies and Prep parents to become acquainted with one another and the ‘Parklands Way’
  • Yr. 6 Graduation Ceremony took place in the Library Function Room
  • Yr. 6 Transition Day allowing students to experience Middle School staff and venues
  • Prep Transition Week was a great opportunity for Preps to get to experience ‘big’ school.
  • Pro Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Softball and Netball coaching plus lots of different sport training (athletics, Cross Country) offered a morning or during Structured Playtime
  • Yr. 6 Table Tennis training and a Hand Ball competition was offered
  • Both Athletics Carnivals were held on our top oval and run very smoothly.
  • Students enjoy playing in second half of lunch time and have lots of fun
  • Duty staff monitored games/soccer played on oval, during structured play
  • Top oval, fields and the Baskerville Sports Centre used for training and HPE
  • Ninth  in the CSSAQ Swimming Carnival
  • Second in the CSSAQ Cross Country Carnival
  • Second in the CSSAQ Athletics Carnival
  • Soccer and Netball Teams did well in CSSAQ Team Games
  • Gala Sport Day teams played very well throughout the season and achieved GREAT results
  • Carols on the Green Event, held in the auditorium, was well supported
  • Remembrance Day held in classrooms
  • Choirs performed in Chapels, Grand Plaza, Open Day and Carols on the Green
  • Yr. 5 Choir performed very well at the Grand Plaza Choir performance
  • Parklands did very well in Wakkakirri – received wonderful feedback.
  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Stall brought great joy and excitement to the students

In preparing for the new decade of 2020, can we please ask that you allow the teachers, who only want the BEST for and who know your child here at school, to place them in the care of the right teacher next year? This ‘student placement process’ is taken very seriously and is extremely inclusive and involved taking into consideration factors like: academic ability & rigour, student & teacher personalities & character, social / behavioural and emotional factors, friendships, gender ratios etc.!

In the New Year, students will receive an informative “Welcome Letter” from their new 2020 class teacher notifying them as to which classroom they’ll be in. Thank you for not putting in any requests for staff or students and for your understanding, support and assistance in this regard.

Staffing for 2020

– Mrs. Rachael Abbot has resigned and Mr. Simon Ashley has been appointed to the Yr. 3 position

– Mrs. Hope and Mrs Edwards’ contracts have been renewed and they will continue in Prep and Yr. 5 respectively

– Miss Strubin will take on the position of Primary PLC Facilitator

– Mrs. Jenny Bayer (Resource Room legend) will be leaving us at the end of the year and Mrs. Jillian Kerr (Yr. 4 TA) has been appointed as the Library Coordinator

– Mrs. Anissa McMillan (Prep Student Aide) will be finishing up with us at the end of the year

– Mrs. Kissick the Yr. 3 TA, (is taking a year’s leave). She and her family will be travelling around Australia and Mrs. Sue Martin will be replacing her

– Mrs. Elke Morgan will be the Yr. 4 TA for next year

– Mrs. Marshall (Cooke) the Yr. 6 TA’s will be moving up into Middle School Learning Enrichment and Mrs. Tanya Greene is replacing her

– Mrs. Wenban (Warman) the Yr. 6 Student Aide will be moving up into Middle School Learning Enrichment

 

Teacher Aides for 2020 are as follows:

Prep F – Nicole Lowe, Prep H – Rachel Baskerville, Yr 1 – Angela Marsh, Yr 2 – Christine Hollenberg, Yr 3 – Sue Martin, Yr 4 – Elke Morgan, Yr 5 – Sonya Jones, Yr 6 – Tanya Greene.

REMINDER:

  1. Structured Play starts at 2.30pm so students can be collected from the Undercover Area by a guardian any time from 2.30pm.
  2. The End of the Primary School Day is at 3.10pm.
  3. Students need to be collected from the Undercover Area by a guardian or older sibling and cannot leave on their own.
  4. Students not collected by 3.30pm will be taken up to Student Services where they will be supervised until collected.

We continue to “welcome” parent involvement in the classrooms, at functions / sporting events / HPE swimming and in all areas of the school so as to help the teacher but also to add value to your child’s education. It’s wonderful to see mums and dads reading to children, helping tie shoe laces after swimming and sitting on the bus going off on an excursion or camp. Please feel free to continue to offer your assistance to the staff!

Thank you everyone for a great 2019! We wish you everything of the best for the Christmas Season and an enjoyable, safe holiday! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday the 28th January 2020 for a fantastic New Year.

 

Head of Secondary

With our Secondary students finished for the year, all of our curriculum delivered, and all special events completed, I say thank you to each family …

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Head of Secondary

With our Secondary students finished for the year, all of our curriculum delivered, and all special events completed, I say thank you to each family who have partnered with us in 2019. It has been a joy to work with every student and their family during their educational journey this year, and to see our students grow and thrive. Thank you for your support this year, and for entrusting your student/s to our care. What a privilege it is for our Secondary staff to work alongside these remarkable, enthusiastic and talented children.

As a staff, we continue on site for the first week of December, closing out the year, finalizing reports, doing some internal training, and preparing for 2020. I trust each student has had a relaxing start to their well-earned holiday break, and as they enjoy the freedom from school rules, I encourage students (& seek parent support) to be mindful of complying with rules when they return in January. An example is if boys find this current mullet craze appealing, then please ensure that hair cuts are neat and conservative and a minimum of blade 2. If hair is dyed for fun during the break, then please ensure it returns to a natural colour in January. And please note our piercing rules – no piercings for boys, while girls may only have one set of earrings in the lower lobe – if a student has an extra piercing, then they must be able to wear a clear stud when they return on site in 2020. The other area to be mindful of is in sport shoes, which must be cross trainers that are fully leather upper (for safety in our classrooms). Our full uniform policy can be found on our website at parklands.qld.edu.au/uniforms. I encourage parents and children to read this before making any fun changes during this break, so as to be compliant upon the return to school next year. Thank you so much for your support in this.

And fun is exactly what I hope for for each of our students this summer break, in a safe context, along with good quality rest, time with family and friends, and an adventure or two. I wish students and families a very merry Christmas, spent celebrating the birth of Jesus alongside family and friends, and a happy new year. I look forward to catching up with everyone in 2020, either as current families or for our recent graduates, as alumni at our community events.

Senior College Coordinator

End of Year Events As another school year comes to a close, I would like to take the time to congratulate all of our Year …

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Senior College Coordinator

End of Year Events

As another school year comes to a close, I would like to take the time to congratulate all of our Year 10-12 students. It has been an incredibly rewarding year and a delight to work alongside every senior student, who have largely demonstrated great attitudes to their studies, and perhaps of greater importance, a respect and care for those around them. It has been an incredibly busy time, with many end of year events taking place.

The Secondary Awards Night was a time of celebration, for students and their families, of individual achievements for the academic year.

Of special mention are our trophy recipients as follows:

Year 10

Christlikeness Award: Ethan Bronzi
Dux: Renzo Tagaro
Principals Award: Amelia Ives

Year 11

Christlikeness Award: Amelia Robertson
Dux: Amelia Robertson
Principals Award: Sarah Balmer

Year12

Christlikeness Awards: Joshua Clausen & Emma Walton
Dux: Ryan Mitchell
Principals Award: Alyshia Ritchie
Year 12 Vocational Excellence Award: Corey Muller

Congratulations to both our Awards recipients and all of our senior students on their achievements, we are very proud of every student.

We have also welcomed in our new student leadership for 2020. A very warm congratulations to the following students.

College Captains: Elizabeth Edwards & Amelia Robertson
College Vice-Captains: Toby Ross & Tieriney Holmes
Vice-Captains Arts: Elissa Bailey & Jake West
Vice-Captains Missions: Karah Sullivan & Jacinta Wendt
Vice-Captains Academic: Jessica Benson & Toby Ross
Vice-Captains Community: Katy Blackmore & Kelsey Hawken
Sports Captains Joshua House: David Martinez-Santana & Claire Ogilvie
Sports Captains Samuel House: Abby Hudson & Georgia Payne

We have farewelled the graduating “Class of 2019” who have been a wonderful class of seniors to work alongside. It’s been a huge journey, totalling thirteen years of formal education. There have been countless extracurricular activities that have formed a well-rounded experience of school life combined with the huge task of completing senior school work. Earning your Year 12 qualifications is a major task; often combined with the juggling of school based traineeships or apprenticeships, casual jobs, and church, sporting and family commitments – this equals an immense workload. I have once again admired the resilience of our graduates, particularly throughout the gruelling senior years. It has definitely been through much grit, determination and hard work that every one of our seniors have now completed their journey in secondary school successfully. Well done graduates! And, a special mention to all our families and the PCC team, who have contributed to the journey of each young person as they embark of life after school! We pray they seek God’s direction to lead their future paths.

To finish, we celebrated with the Year 12 formal at Sirromet Winery on Friday 15th November. It was a wonderful evening of celebrations.

After a very busy and productive academic year for all, happy summer holidays! Prayers for a blessed Christmas season with your families and I very much look forward to seeing you all in 2020. May God bless you and keep you so abundantly.

Primary News

Year 1 Year 1 would like to send an enormous thank you for all your support during 2019. We have had an amazing year, full …

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Primary News

Year 1

Year 1 would like to send an enormous thank you for all your support during 2019. We have had an amazing year, full of fun, hard work and wonderful learning experiences and we are so proud of every little step achieved by each and every class member.

We ended our Year 1 year with a fabulous trip to SeaWorld. The children conducted themselves beautifully and enjoyed learning many new things about all the animals we saw during our time together.

We pray that you all have a most wonderful holiday break and we look forward to seeing everyone again around school in 2020! Merry Christmas!

Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis, Mrs Marsh and Year 1.

Ipads at JB Hi-Fi (Years 5&6)

We have recently been working with JB Hi-Fi Solutions for Education to offer you some good pricing on iPads for next year. They are also offering some good pricing on Apple and Lenovo Laptops (optional for Year 11&12).
Ordering is simple and there are also finance options available.
1. Go to jbeducation.com.au/byod
2. Enter the school code PARKLANDSCCBYOD2020
3. Once logged in, select the relevant student programme.
4. Select your preferred JB Hi-Fi store for pick up, or home delivery.
5. Follow the prompts to choose your device, insurance cover and device accessories.
6. Enter your personal details.
7. Select a payment method and complete your order.
If you have any questions, please you can contact JB HIFI Education directly at  jbeducation.com.au/byod or call 1300 730 548
See flyer for more information.
Please note, this is only offered as an option to give you better pricing. We continue to recommend that you shop around and find the best deal.

Secondary News

Ipads at JB Hi-Fi We have recently been working with JB Hi-Fi Solutions for Education to offer you some good pricing on iPads for next …

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Secondary News

Ipads at JB Hi-Fi

We have recently been working with JB Hi-Fi Solutions for Education to offer you some good pricing on iPads for next year. They are also offering some good pricing on Apple and Lenovo Laptops (optional for Year 11&12).
Ordering is simple and there are also finance options available.
1. Go to jbeducation.com.au/byod
2. Enter the school code PARKLANDSCCBYOD2020
3. Once logged in, select the relevant student programme.
4. Select your preferred JB Hi-Fi store for pick up, or home delivery.
5. Follow the prompts to choose your device, insurance cover and device accessories.
6. Enter your personal details.
7. Select a payment method and complete your order.
If you have any questions, please you can contact JB HIFI Education directly at  jbeducation.com.au/byod or call 1300 730 548
See flyer for more information.
Please note, this is only offered as an option to give you better pricing. We continue to recommend that you shop around and find the best deal.

Workshops available

With the implementation of the new Queensland syllabus in 2019, we have been contacted by some educational organisations offering workshops to students wanting to improve in their studies. If you or your student are interested in viewing some of the workshops available for senior students, please view the link below.

https://www.edvantageqld.com/workshops

Year 10 Literature

Year 10 students who chose to study Literature in Semester Two enjoyed a visit from local poet and musician, Bruce Vernon. Bruce introduced our Term Four unit “Lest We Forget – The Poetry of War” by performing a rendition of “I was only 19: A Walk in the Light Green”, made famous by Australian band Redgum. Students and teachers were impressed with Bruce’s recitations of his own poetry, and enjoyed hearing his inspirational stories of working alongside Australian servicemen and women as a carer in a New South Wales Veteran’s aged care facility. Bruce’s most important message to our students was to have faith in themselves, despite what anyone else says they can or cannot do, and to live their best lives in the freedom for which many Australians fought and died. We are grateful to Bruce for his time and interest in our students.

Year 7 News

What a year 2019 has been! At the beginning of the year I will admit that the reality of looking after eighty, 12-13 year olds …

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Year 7 News

What a year 2019 has been!

At the beginning of the year I will admit that the reality of looking after eighty, 12-13 year olds was bewildering. I constantly wondered on how I would make each child feel cared for and valued, that I knew their name and knew them as an individual, rather than just one of my many Year 7 students. Let alone adding the massive and never-ending workload of a teacher. For me 2019 has been a lesson in juggling my time, taking every moment to be a positive influence, even when you are tired, drained, stressed and needing a moment to relax. I have also learnt so many wonderful lessons from my year 7’s this year:

  • Never give up
  • Laugh
  • Set small achievable goals
  • Tik Tok dance moves
  • Learn something new everyday
  • There is nothing like a cold popper or Zooper Dooper on a hot day

Overall, 2019 has been a wonderful year full of laughter, joy and blessings. It has been wonderful to watch each of my Year 7’s grow into a more mature and independent young adult and I am so grateful to have spent the year with them.

I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas

Summer at Logan Library West

During the Year 8 orientation week next year, you child will visit the Logan Library and hopefully be signed up for a Logan library card. Apart of being able to borrow books, the library also has an excellent variety of online resources, e-books, audiobooks and online journals. Library card holders are able to access tuition services, online assignment writing help, learn a new language with Mango Languages, stream music, podcasts and movies and access Ancestry Library in addition to the libraries programming and coding classes.

During the summer holidays the library has many different holiday events and classes on. Booking in for the classes is essential, as I am sure they will fill up quickly.

Events

Holidays Programs around Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane holiday program – https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/

GOMA – https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/brisbane-qagoma-events-calendar

Flipside Circus – http://www.flipsidecircus.org.au/classes/

Cobb & Co Museum – Toowoomba – https://cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events+and+Activities/Holiday+Programs#.XeBojkYzY2w

Sport

Primary Sport Semester 2 Highlights Semester 2 2019 was another big semester of Primary Sport. Lots of memorable moments were had throughout Sport and PE. …

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Sport

Primary Sport Semester 2 Highlights

Semester 2 2019 was another big semester of Primary Sport. Lots of memorable moments were had throughout Sport and PE. To recap on a successful semester, some of the highlights were

  • CSSAQ Athletics Carnival where Parklands Primary team finished 5th overall and 2nd in percentage points. Standout performers,

– Ethan Jackson- 1st Shot put, 3rd Discus
– Justin Hunt- 1st Shot Put, 3rd Discus
– Zachary Hollenberg- 1st 100m, 200m, Long Jump, 2nd in the Shot put and 3rd in Discus and 800m
– Lachlan Mane- 2nd 800m
– Tayla Thomson 2nd 800m
– Emmy Campbell 2nd Long Jump
– Chloe Bobermein 3rd Shot Put

  • Justin Hunt, Ethan Jackson and Zachary Hollenberg competing at the State Athletics Champs where Zac came 3rd in 200m, sending him to Nationals in Darwin, where he finished 7th fastest in Australia for u12.
  • Prep enjoyed six weeks of swimming lessons in term 3
  • Sarah Baker made the u12 Invitation XI girls cricket team and competed very well at the State Cricket champs
  • Parklands won the CSSAQ Touch comp
  • Three Logan West Semester 2 Inter-school Gala days took place with two being rained out during the day.
  • Prep to 3 Brisbane Roar soccer program was very popular
  • The first Primary Handball comp was a great hit. Harrison Korger winning the year 3 comp and Hayden Carthouser winning the year 5 and 6 comp.
  • P- 6 Gymnastics program was great fun
  • Sports Awards took place on October 31st. Professional women’s golfer Rebecca Kay was the guest speaker and inspired students through talking about past experiences and challenges. She also discussed the importance of goal setting and never giving up.
  • Male Sports Person of the year- Justin Hunt
  • Female Sports Person of the year- Carli Van Dyk

Looking forward to many more memories in Primary Sport in 2020.

Mr Lewis

 

Student Care and Wellbeing

Do you feel loved when someone offers to take you out for a coffee? Or what about if they clean your house? Maybe if they …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Do you feel loved when someone offers to take you out for a coffee? Or what about if they clean your house? Maybe if they straight out let you know that they love you? Knowing someone’s love language allows us the secret to making the people we care about know that we love them. What about your kids? How do they express and receive love?

As we head into the holidays and time with our families, consider how you can let your children know how you feel about them. If your child responds to words of affirmation, actions will not speak louder than words. Just by hearing the words ‘I love you’ can instantly make them feel loved. The words of affirmation child loves to be complimented and to hear that they are doing a good job and how. Maybe write them a note and let them know that you love them and what it is that you love about them.

A quality time person feels loved when they have your undivided attention. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like sitting down with them and asking them how they are. You may like to consider taking your child/ren out for a milkshake or baby chino, just you and them, or setting aside a time when they can choose the activity. It doesn’t have to cost a thing, even a walk or a trip to the park. Either way it’s about saying I’m making time to for you.

Perhaps your child responds well to receiving gifts. This does not necessarily mean that you need to be continually buying them things to let them know that you love them. This child loves the thoughtfulness and care behind a gift, so it may be picking a flower for them or making them something simple such as a card or scrap book of memories. Even though it may drive you crazy at times, let your child keep mementos from special occasions like napkins or stones. Whatever it may be, it’s simply something that says I was thinking about you.

If your child is an acts of service person then hopefully they will recognise your love for them every day in all that you do for them! But acts of service does not necessarily mean you have to do everything for them. Make your acts of service personal to this child. Perhaps cooking their favourite meal just for them or help them out with their assigned chore. You might like to work on building something together. This child feels loved when you take the time to do something as an act of love specifically for them.

To the child who experiences love through physical touch it’s pretty straightforward – nothing says I love you like cuddles, kisses, back rubs or holding their hand. But what about as your child becomes a teenager and suddenly your kisses and hugs seem unwanted or awkward to them? Especially in public! Because this child still experiences love by physical touch it’s important not to stop doing these things, but instead keep it age appropriate. When you are talking to your child sit next to them, maybe put your arm around them or rub them on the back. Physical presence is vital for this child.

To find out more about the 5 love languages, or to take the quiz to find out what your child’s love language is go to http://www.5lovelanguages.com/

Mindfulness Exercises for Children

The Power of Listening

Ring a bell, a wind chime, or anything else that creates a long trailing sound. Ask each child to listen, and silently raise their hand when they can no longer hear the sound. After the ringing ends, ask the children to continue listening to any other sounds they can hear for the next minute. When the minute ends, go around the room asking everyone to tell you what sounds they heard.

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PCC Instrumental Music

What a year it has been for music at Parklands! We have seen the launch of another new ensemble for wind, brass & percussion students, …

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PCC Instrumental Music

What a year it has been for music at Parklands! We have seen the launch of another new ensemble for wind, brass & percussion students, the Wind Ensemble, as well as our second year of our Give It A Go! Band Programme. Our choirs keep going from strength to strength & as I’m writing, the piano students are having a Christmas Party & playing for each other – it’s wonderful to see so many students getting involved & finding such joy in music.

Give It A Go! Band Programme 2019

Our 2019 Give It A Go! students have finished their programme and had a fantastic year. It’s been wonderful watching these young players grow & learn & experience music, and of course these students can choose to continue into Private or Shared lessons in 2020. Enrolment forms for these have been sent home, so now is the time to have that discussion with your child.

Give It A Go! Band Programme in 2020

Offers for the 2020 Give It A Go! Band Programme have been made & many forms have been returned. We’re so excited about the building interest from these students! Lessons will begin in week 4 of Term 1, 2020. We can’t wait to share the fun of music with more students!

Lessons in 2020

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

  1. Give It A Go! Band Programme – beginning in Week 4

This is a one year programme for Year 5 students, giving them the opportunity to learn a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument in small groups during school time. There is a one-time $500 levy for the year which covers all lessons & band rehearsals, a tuition book & use of a school instrument for one year. Most places for this are currently filled, however we do have vacancies for trumpet, baritone & percussion. If your child is in Year 5 or 6, would like to be involved & hasn’t already received an offer, please contact us at instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au

  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.

  1. 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.

Do you have a musical  instrument at home, maybe under the bed or in your closet, that you no longer need or use? Would you like to find it a new home?

If you do have a brass, woodwind or string instrument at home that you would like to donate to the College’s growing instrumental music programme, we would love to hear from you. If it is in good working condition & suitable for our needs we will look after getting it serviced, so all you would need to do would be to bring it to the Instrumental Music office in the Music Centre on Tuesdays or Fridays, or Student Services on any other day, and we will assess it.

Instruments we would be looking for include:

–       Flutes
–       Clarinets
–       Saxophones
–       Bass clarinets
–       Trumpets
–       Trombones
–       Baritones
–       Euphoniums
–       Violins
–       Violas
–       Cellos

Other instruments such as oboes, bassoons, French horns, tubas, double basses & xylophones are not being used in the programme yet, however we would love to expand into using those instruments in the future so any donations would be welcome.

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

Senior Choir

The Friendlies

Wow, and with the blink of an eye the 2019 school year has finished! The recycling bins for any empty cans, bottles, and poppers will …

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The Friendlies

Wow, and with the blink of an eye the 2019 school year has finished!

The recycling bins for any empty cans, bottles, and poppers will remain at the school next year. This will be an ongoing fundraising event with all proceeds going directly back into our school community. Feel free to bring in any empty cans, bottles or poppers from home and pop them into any of the allocated recycling bins.

It’s that time of the year that we seem to sit back and reflect on the year that has been. Sitting at the Primary Awards Night always fills my heart with pride and so much joy seeing all the kids and how much they have accomplished over the year.

The Friendlies have had another busy year and we have thoroughly enjoyed holding all of our community events. These events wouldn’t be possible without all of your support. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who have supported our events this year! We have such an amazing school community who enjoy coming together in unity and who always have a fabulous time of fellowship with each other at all the community events.

Thank you to our amazing Friendlies team who are more than happy to volunteer their time throughout the year at all of our events. Looking forward to seeing where 2020 takes us!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe holiday break and a Merry Christmas.

Looking forward to a fabulous 2020!

Keep Smiling
The Friendlies Team
friendlies@parklands.qld.edu.au

School Transport Assistance Scheme

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

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School Transport Assistance Scheme

School Transport Assistance Scheme

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

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

Community Notices

Blue Light Disco Netball Whats on At Logan Libraries Events Host Families Needed Solar Nights USC Futsal The Little Elves Project Help two little boys …

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Community Notices

Blue Light Disco

Netball

Whats on At Logan Libraries

Events

Host Families Needed

Solar Nights USC

Futsal

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

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.

 

 

Tuckshop

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 …

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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

 

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%