Principal’s Message

Dear Parklands Family,

This school year concluded with our Awards Nights in the Baskerville Sports Center.  Our students looked amazing as they crossed the stage in three Awards Night events this year, held in a new location. This year’s end of Academic Year events included our Lower and Upper Primary Awards Night, Secondary Awards Night and the Graduation of our Year 12’s. Our Sports Centre was transformed and even though I wasn’t initially sure this venue would suit our needs, I was immensely pleased that we took the risk and embraced the challenge of turning a sports hall into a space fit for our awards ceremonies.

I must say, it was a lot cooler in the BSC, and despite the looming storms we all stayed dry, the power stayed on, and the sound and lighting was excellent. We have sent out an Awards Night survey to gauge our collective satisfaction for the continued use of the BSC for end-of-year events. Looking back over the year, I am proud to note how far we have come as a community after the challenges of 2020. Although not all of our special events were able to take place, our community was able to come back on site on several occasions throughout this Academic Year. I want to thank all our parents who patiently waited for restrictions to end, and for your compliance and encouragement. Together we navigated restriction to site access, masks and the ever present threat of snap lockdowns. Thank you for your support.

I am also grateful for the overwhelming support of the Parklands Christian College Staff. This year contained many challenges as we grappled with both the uncertainty of restrictions, and the tasks associated with managing the learning journey of our students. Our staff have been working tirelessly to improve our curriculum, and facilitate good teaching and learning. We are delighted with the new Primary Precinct plans, and the impact that this new space will have on both the Primary School as they move into new facilities, and the Middle School as they leave demountable buildings and occupy newer classroom spaces.

As I mentioned during my Awards Night speeches, we have some major innovations coming in 2022. For much of the year our efforts will go largely unnoticed. However, as the year progresses we will be establishing some new infrastructure that will allow us to interact with our families in a new way. Our first exciting innovation will be the introduction of the new Device Management Program which our Year 5-10 students are very excited about. Later in the year we will turn on TASS, our new database followed shortly after by SchoolBox.  SchoolBox will change the way we communicate as a community, and we look forward to launching this toward the end of the 2022 Academic Year.

As the year draws to a close and the staff busily work on reports and winding down the school, I want to personally thank the students and their families who have come to the end of their Parklands journey this year. Thank you for being a part of our community, and I wish you all the brightest of futures. I also want to thank our staff leavers this term who have worked tirelessly to deliver a Christ centred education. In particular I wish to congratulate Mr Michael Bradshaw on his retirement. Thank you Mr Bradshaw for your service in our Primary School, and may God bless you in this new season of life.

As we look to the next academic year, I offer a warm welcome to all the new students starting at Parklands and their families. It’s an exciting time to be joining our College and we are looking forward to seeing you all in late January!

To all of the Parklands Family, may God bless you and keep you this Christmas season, and I look forward to another wonderful Academic Year in 2022.

Gary Cully
Principal

Head of Primary School

2021 – 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 School

2021 – 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 much better year than 2020 with less COVID interruptions and quarantine or working from home throughout this year! We certainly have learned to adapt, be flexible and just make it happen.

I wish to take this opportunity, to thank the amazing teachers for their tremendous effort, dedication and support again this 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 new staff members Mrs. Hannah Swanborough, Mrs. Melissa Wilson, Mrs. Sharlene Bowater and Mr. Chase Werner
  • We had a splendid, very informative and enjoyable Back to School BBQ evening
  • A great Primary Swimming Carnival
  • A fun Year 6 Camp
  • iPads used extensively in Year 5 and Year 6
  • Face Book used more readily as an information / communication tool
  • Drop Off Area process monitored by staff and the Year 6 leaders really worked well this year
  • Different bell song of a morning and afternoon
  • The College Fete was a huge success and so well attended
  • The Spring Dance was fantastic and kids and parents had a ball
  • LoKoP Friendship Groups and Learn for Life program increased in the school
  • On line subscriptions and resources (e.g. Literacy Planet, Reading Eggs, Maths Pathway) were increased and improved
  • Scholastic Book Sales were very well promoted and supported, thank you parents!
  • Mrs. Kerr has done a wonderful job promoting books and reading during Book Week
  • Book Week activities and parade was awesome
  • 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
  • Prep Readiness Testing and Orientation Day enabled staff, Preppies and Prep parents to become acquainted with one another and the ‘Parklands Way’
  • Prep got ‘Tom the Tractor’ to play on
  • Year 6 Graduation Ceremony took place in the Auditorium
  • Year 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 mornings or during Structured playtime
  • Inter House competitions were held for Friday sport
  • Teams did very well in the 2 CSSAQ Team Games
  • BMX and Mountain Bike Track is being built to be used by Primary students next year
  • A Hand Ball competition was offered
  • Students thoroughly enjoy playing in the second half of morning tea and lunch time
  • Duty staff monitored games/soccer played on oval, during structured play
  • Top oval, fields and Baskerville Sports Centre used for training and HPE
  • Mr. Werner presented a wonderful Sport Awards Ceremony in the auditorium
  • Remembrance Day was held On-Line in classrooms
  • Carols on the Green was held in the BSC with a wonderful atmosphere and turnout
  • Staff and students alike enjoyed the Year 6 Dreamworld excursion
  • Awards Night ceremonies took place in the BSC for the 1st time (with parents attending, this year)
  • End of Year activities, Class Parties and Circus Day all went off without a hitch and were enjoyed by all

In preparing for 2022, 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 2022 class teacher notifying them as to which class they will 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 2022:

– Mr. Bradshaw after many wonderful years of teaching and service has decided to resign so we wish him everything of the very best for retirement and the future!

– Mr. Holman will continue to assist Mr. Jakins in the role of ‘Assistant to the Head of Primary’

– Mrs. Angela Marsh is moving to Student Services and Mrs. Alisha Mane will become the Year 1 Teacher Aide

Reminder:

  1. 1. Students need to be in the CORRECT uniform daily, which includes WHITE, LEATHER upper sneakers with their sport uniform. All uniform items, water bottles and lunchboxes need to be clearly labelled with student’s full names.
  2. NO hat NO play! Students without a hat will sit out of play in the Under Cover Area.
  3. Structured Play starts at 2.30pm so students can be signed out then collected from the Undercover Area by a guardian any time from 2.30pm.
  4. The end of the Primary School Day is at 3.10pm.
  5. Students need to be collected from their classrooms after 3.10pm.
  6. Students not collected by 3.30pm will be taken up to Student Services where they must be collected by 4pm.

Thank you everyone for your flexibility, understanding and support in making it through 2021. We wish you everything of the very best for the Christmas Season and an enjoyable, safe holiday!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday the 24th January 2022 for a fantastic New Year.

Senior School Co-ordinator

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

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Senior School Co-ordinator

End of Year Events

As another school year comes to a close, I would like to take the time to congratulate all of our senior students. It has been an incredibly rewarding year and a delight to work alongside each student, who have 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 close to another academic year, with many special events taking place. The following are some highlights.

Awards Night 2021

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

Of special mention are our trophy recipients as follows:

Year 10

Christlikeness Award: Rachel Swinn & Jake Lowe
Dux: April Holmes
Principals Award: Max Williams

Year 11

Christlikeness Award: Gabriela Martinov and Zachary Brown
Dux: Taimen Leau
Principals Award: Joseph Clarris
Vocational Excellence Award: Jai Smith

Year 12

Christlikeness Awards: Steffanie Pottinger and Renzo Tagaro
Dux: Hannah Takada
Principals Award: Ben Parker
The Tierney Learning Enrichment Inspiration Award: Samuel Prevett
Vocational Excellence Award: Taylah Scott
Senior Female Sports Person of the Year: Hannah Takada
Senior Male Sports Person of the Year: Levi Tomic

Congratulations to all our awards recipients and to every senior student on their achievements, of whom we are very proud as they continue to work towards everything that God intends them to be.

Year 12 Graduation

We have farewelled the graduating “Class of 2021” 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. I have once again admired the resilience of our graduates who have had the determination to push through to the end of Year 12. 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.

Year 12 Formal

To finish, we celebrated with the Year 12 formal at Sirromet Winery on Friday 19th November. It was a wonderful evening of celebration, as I’m sure you can see from the photos.

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 2022.

May God bless you and keep you so abundantly,

Mrs Rebecca Wallis
Coordinator of Senior College

Middle School Co-ordinator

The year has ended with a flurry of activity in the Middle School. After saying goodbye to our year 12’s, Middle School entered a week …

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Middle School Co-ordinator

The year has ended with a flurry of activity in the Middle School. After saying goodbye to our year 12’s, Middle School entered a week of exams and final year activities.

Prep and Year 1 Activity Day

Students in year 8 put on an activity day for our Prep and Year 1 students in the BSC on Monday 22nd November, supervising students through several rotation games and activities. As a part of the Pastoral Care program for year 8 on ‘Serving Others’, students constructed activities and games for the prep and year 1 students, and then supervised the activity rotations.

All students involved enjoyed the experience. This activity day has been a part of the year 8 Pastoral Care program for a number of years, and it is wonderful to see it continue with great creativity from the secondary students, and strong connections between Primary and Secondary at Parklands.

Year 7 Construction – Prep Toys

As a part of the Year 7 Construction program, students have the opportunity to design toys that are suitable for prep students to play with, and then create them out of recycled materials. On Tuesday 23rd November, some of the students had the opportunity to road test their creations with the Prep F class.

There are photos below of the opportunities to play with these creations, and the chance for our year 7 students to engage with a real life project in their learning. The creations were a great success, and a testament to the hard work from the year 7 students involved. Please see some of the photos below.

Year 6 Transition Day

On Wednesday, 24th November, our current year 6 students joined with our new, incoming students for year 7 next year, and experienced a day in the life of secondary during our Year 6 transitions day.

Students had opportunity to engage with secondary learning spaces in a hands on activity day. Spaces included our Sports Hall, Secondary Art Room, Science lab, Technology shed and Hospitality Centre. All activities were run and supervised by our secondary specialist teachers as students moved around the various rotations following a timetable, like they will do in secondary next year.

A special thank you to some of our student leaders for 2022 who came back from their holidays to help supervise the groups and work with the year 6 students. Also thankyou to our current Middle School leaders, and our 2022 Middle School leaders who assisted alongside the senior leaders to connect with students for the day.

Some photos of activities are shown below.

Year 9 Graduation Lunch

On Thursday 25th November, we celebrated our year 9 students with a graduation lunch in our Hospitality Centre. Students were presented with a certificate acknowledging their completion of Middle School at Parklands, and were treated to Subway lunch, with ice blocks, soft drinks, and cake.

We are very proud of all our year 9 students and their efforts to complete Middle School through the last two years of interesting events. They have done very well, and we wish them all the best for their journey through Senior College.

Wet ‘n’ Wild – Middle School End of Year Celebration

On Friday, 25th November, 161 Middle School students and 10 staff enjoyed the wonder and fun that is Wet ‘n’ Wild. After missing last year due to COVID, it was fantastic to be able to engage with our Middle School End of Year tradition of celebration at a great venue.

Our day was extremely blessed with the weather. What started out as a possible wet and soggy day, turned into a great, fine day, with fun had by all. It was great to see all of our Middle School students engaging with each other and staff, and having a fantastic time as we celebrated our success of navigating the challenges of 2021.

Christmas Break

As we enter this Christmas break, I want to wish all our Middle School students a Merry Christmas, and trust that this season is one of blessing and joy as you spend time with family. I pray for your safety during this time, and look forward to your return to Parklands Christian College for the 2022 school year.

God Bless
Colin Elvery

Year 7 News

What a year 2021 has been! Whilst this year was not quite the turbulent year 2020 was, this year has been a year of continual …

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Year 7 News

What a year 2021 has been!

Whilst this year was not quite the turbulent year 2020 was, this year has been a year of continual change, learning to be flexible, adjusting plans and building resilience.

I have been constantly amazed at how the Year 7’s have tackled the events that have come their way this year. They very quickly adjusted to Secondary College life and were practicing online learning before the end of term 1. They then spent a portion of term 2 and 3 learning from home via PCC@Home and term 4 has been a particularly busy term.

Year 7’s blessing others

In term 4, the Year 7 CLS (Christian Life Skills) program is called ‘Blessed’. The focus of this unit is for our students to look at how they can bless others around them. They reflected on how they are blessed in their everyday lives and how they can give back and bless others in small, yet tangible ways. The students wrote beautiful Christmas cards to serving Australian Defence personnel and blessed our graduating Year 12 students with a small care package, placed on their seat for their graduation!

I love building this culture of care and blessing others in our college and I look forward to the day when these Year 7’s are in Year 12 and receive their own care package from a Year 7 student.

Overall, 2021 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

I wish you and your family a blessed holiday break. May your break be a time of restoration and family connectedness as you take a reprieve from the daily routine of school runs, homework and assessments? May you have a joyful break and enjoy both spiritual and physical renewal and find rejuvenating rest in the mind and spirit of your family.

Amen

School Holiday Activities away from devices

  • Darling Downs Zoo
  • The Brisbane Botanical Gardens and Sir Thomas Planetarium at Mount Coot-tha
  • The Queensland Museum and Science Centre
  • The Ipswich Railway Workshops
  • Brisbane City Council Chill out programs (check them out) FREE
  • Abbey Museum at Caboolture
  • Karawatha Environment Centre FREE
  • Make a kite and go and fly it in a local park FREE
  • Find a local river or creek and enjoy some water play, dam building and creek fun. FREE
  • Take a trip to Springbrook National Park and visit the glow worms. FREE
  • Head to New Farm Park and enjoy climbing the trees FREE
  • Go to Scarborough Beach Park – Climbing trees is good for the soul. FREE
  • Go for a drive up to Mount Tamborine- take in the views- pack a picnic – enjoy the fresh air and a walk in the hinterland
  • Head out for a picnic at the Cleveland Lighthouse FREE
  • Climb Mount Coolum at sunrise FREE
  • Daisy Hill Recreational Centre FREE
  • Go and visit the islands (Lamb island, Russell Island, MacLeay Island, Coochiemudlo Island, Stradbroke Island)
  • Walk across to King Island on low tide. FREE
  • Go to White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate and enjoy many of the walks. FREE
  • Head to the Boondall Wetlands, visit the Nurri Millen art totems, do a spot of bird watching and go for a bike ride along the mangrove boardwalks. FREE
  • Visit the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre and walk through the bush tucker garden. FREE
  • Visit the Dandiiri Schools and Community Library and enjoy exploring some of the nearby cafes and shops. (Dr. Tailby loves visiting some of the local Vietnamese cafes) FREE
  • Head out to the Wivenhoe Dam on a day trip. FREE
  • Visit Slaughter Falls for a BBQ and then make the walk up to the summit at Mount Coot-tha. FREE
  • Visit the Kumbartcho Environmental Centre at Eaton’s Hill for a play on their fenced playground and a walk through their lush grounds. They also have a native plants nursery onsite and a fairy garden the kids will enjoy. FREE

Primary News

Prep The Preppies celebrated the last day of term four with Circus Day. Dressed in crazy and colourful costumes the parade of clowns, tigers, acrobats, …

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Primary News

Prep

The Preppies celebrated the last day of term four with Circus Day. Dressed in crazy and colourful costumes the parade of clowns, tigers, acrobats, ringmasters and many more marched through the school before enjoying a hilarious magic show with Smarty Pants the clown. We then moved to the BSC for tenpin bowling, dancing, face painting, balloon twisting and a jumping castle! It was a wonderful way to finish the term and we are so proud of how much the Preppies have learnt and grown in their first year at Parklands. Well done friends, we will see you in Year One!

Mrs Hope, Mrs Foster, Miss B, Mrs Lowe and Mr M

 

Year 1

We ended the year well and we enjoyed making memories with our teachers and friends.

A highlight was, of course, our excursion to SeaWorld! The weather was fabulous and we all worked well together as we explored the many different areas. We loved watching the dolphin show – they are so clever. Thanks to all the parents that helped out on the day. It was such a help and made the day safe and enjoyable.
Our last day was busy! The children were super engaged and many laughs were shared. We did Christmas rotations, ate pizza for lunch and enjoyed a Christmas movie. Thank you so much to the Tinson family, who generously donated our pizza for lunch. They were delicious as always!
We have been so blessed to know and teach your children this year. We pray you all have a wonderful Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you around Parklands in the New Year!
We will miss you!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis, Mrs Marsh and Mrs S

Year 6

As Term 4 draws to a close we are wanting to reflect back on the past couple of weeks with our year 6’s before we farewell them off to high school.

We were recently able to celebrate their achievements and share in their graduation with their families.  We were so proud of them as each student confidently walked across the stage to receive their Year 6 certificate.  We were blessed that after a fairly hectic year we were still able to celebrate with morning tea alongside their parents.  Following a successful graduation ceremony we spent the rest of the day celebrating the students with morning tea and a gift from us that they could get their fellow classmates to sign as a keepsake.

Our final week of Year 6 has been a busy one but we were fortunate enough to end our year with a trip to Dreamworld.  With the weather looking bleak, we were unsure what the day would bring but we were blessed with no rain.  The students enjoyed the rides with minimal lines which meant going back on the same crazy roller coasters over and over.  The bus trip home was a quiet one with exhausted students and even more exhausted teachers.

We want to say a huge congratulations to each student as they end their primary school years and move on to middle school.  We are incredibly proud of how much each student has grown and matured this year.  We hope and pray that each of them will continue to grow in their faith and be role models for those around them in all that they do.  We wish them the best of luck heading into Year 7 and beyond.

Mr Holman, Miss Ghest and Mrs Greene

Sport

Primary Sports We ended the year of primary sport with a celebration of individual and school success. We awarded our Most Valuable and Most Improved …

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Sport

Primary Sports

We ended the year of primary sport with a celebration of individual and school success. We awarded our Most Valuable and Most Improved players through the USL and CSSAQ seasons and reminisced about the college carnivals and achievements through our swimming, cross country and track and field seasons. Michael Hancock spoke about character and attitude in sport as well as sharing some great stories from his professional career with the Broncos.

We finished with our big awards of sportswoman and sportsman of the year.  Congratulations to all the award winners and to Joshua House for taking out the 2021 House Cup. Thank you to all students and staff for your contributions this year and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Congratulations to Lachlan Mane and Emmy Campbell.

Student Care and Wellbeing

Connections for over the holidays! ENJOY time with your child! Do you feel loved when someone offers to take you out for a coffee? Or …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Connections for over the holidays! ENJOY time with your child!

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 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 scrapbook 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/

I thought I’d include a link to ‘5 Principles to Stay Safe Online‘ resource for parents that you can share.
Have a safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to 2022.

 

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

Psalm 96:2 “Sing to the Lord; praise His name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.” As we approach the Christmas season, it …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 96:2 “Sing to the Lord; praise His name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.”

As we approach the Christmas season, it is fitting to reflect on that fact that our God saves, that this is a season of remembering the reason He sent His Son, & there is so much music around to remind us of this. In our final lessons of the term, many students enjoyed playing these Christmas carols & songs, and maybe some of them will bring joy to you, their families, at Christmas by playing for you. So many good ways to enjoy music!

Lessons & Rehearsals

All Instrumental music lessons have finished for term 4. Private & shared lessons will resume in Week 2 of Term 1 2022, and our 2022 Give It A Go! students will begin soon after. 2021 Give It A Go! students who wish to continue learning in 2022 will need to complete an Enrolment form & return it to Students Services. Students who are already having private or shared lessons do not need to re-enrol, as their enrolments will roll over automatically into 2022. If your child wishes to withdraw from lessons in 2022, you need to notify us in writing by emailing instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au by 31 Dec 2021.

All Band & Choir rehearsals have finished for 2021 but will resume early in 2022, although there may be some changes to the 2021 schedule. You will be notified as soon as this is confirmed.

Give It A Go! Band Programme

It’s been so wonderful to hear our 2021 Give It A Go! students throughout this year, and now to see so many wanting to continue in 2022! If there are still students who wish to continue learning in 2022 & beyond they can enrol for private or shared lessons, and while we will need most of the College instruments for next year’s Give It A Go! students, there may be some College instruments available for hire. Please contact us on instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au if you wish to enquire about this option.

Our 2022 Give It A Go! Band Programme is taking shape, which is always exciting. There are still places available for all instruments; please contact us on the above address if you have misplaced your enrolment form & we will send you another.

Performances

Please enjoy below some more photos from our Arts Finale on Tuesday 19th October. Can your children find themselves? We are very busy putting together the Performance Calendar for 2022, with some exciting new initiatives coming your way. Bring on 2022!

Thankyou, as parents & families of our music students, for the support you give your children & the sacrifices you make for them. Getting up to be at school early for rehearsal isn’t always easy, so we just wanted to take this opportunity to recognise your contribution to your child’s success. It takes a team & you’re a very important part of it, so again – THANKYOU!

 

There is always a way to be part of our flourishing Instrumental Programme – here’s how your child can be involved:

  1. Give It A Go! Band Programme – Year 4 students only

This is a one year beginner programme for Year 4 students, giving them the opportunity to learn a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument in small groups during school time. There is a one-off $400 levy for the year which covers all lessons & band rehearsals, a tuition book & use of a school instrument for one year. Many places for this are currently filled, however we do have a number of vacancies across most instruments. If your child is in Year 4 & would like to be involved, please contact us at instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au

  1. Private lessons

Private lessons are available for piano, guitar, drum kit, voice, 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 $33/30mins.

  1. Shared lessons

Shared lessons are available for all of the above instruments except piano, guitar & voice. Lessons are again scheduled mostly during school time, & fees are also billed by & payable directly to the instrumental teachers at $20/30mins for a Group of 2 or $15/30mins for a Group of 3, pending availability.

Ensembles & Choirs include:

–       Primary Junior Choir (Year 2 & 3)

–       Primary Senior Choir (Years 4-6)

–       Secondary Choir (Years 7-12)

–       Wind Ensemble (Years 5-12, woodwind, brass & percussion students with minimum 12 months experience)

–       Give It A Go! Band (Year 4, beginner band for woodwind, brass & percussion students in the GIAG programme)

–       Secondary Worship Team (Years 7-12, instrumentalists & singers)

All Choirs are open to students regardless of whether or not they’re having lessons, and no experience is necessary. The Give It A Go! Band is generally reserved for students in the Give It A Go! Programme as it caters for beginner students. Students wanting to play in the Wind Ensemble should consider having lessons either at school or outside of school to improve their skills.

Enrolment forms can be downloaded below, and are also available by emailing instruments@parklands.qld.edu.au

PCC Music Department Guidelines with form

Parklands OSHC

2022 & Vacation Care Dear Parents & Families We will shortly be forwarding all families enrolments to be completed for before & afterschool care and …

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Parklands OSHC

2022 & Vacation Care

Dear Parents & Families

We will shortly be forwarding all families enrolments to be completed for before & afterschool care and vacation care for the 2022 school year.  To secure definite placement these need to be
returned to the service promptly and no later than Friday 18th November.

We also have Vacation Care fast approaching and we are now accepting bookings for the upcoming vacation care period.

We are still applying the final touches of fun to the program however if you would like a copy of the program and booking form forwarded onto you please contact us on 07/3297 0577 or parklandsbookings@bigpond.com or alternatively pop on into the service and our friendly staff will assist you.

Community Notices

Chambers Flat Road Upgrade Chambers Flat – project update UQ, Griffith and Qld Children’s Hospital Eczema Research Study Research Study Eczema CHQ, UQ Ethics Approval …

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Community Notices

Chambers Flat Road Upgrade

Chambers Flat – project update

UQ, Griffith and Qld Children’s Hospital Eczema Research Study

Research Study Eczema

CHQ, UQ Ethics Approval

In Sync Kids OT have a satellite clinic within Parklands Christian College providing private Occupational Therapy Services specifically to students of the school. In Sync Kids Occupational Therapy specialises in sensory integration and neurodevelopment.  The current Occupational Therapist, Kylie McMahon, is going on maternity leave. Kelsey Hackett will now be the Occupational Therapist and point of contact for the satellite clinic within Parklands Christian College.

Kelsey Hackett has experience working as a paediatric occupational therapist since 2015 in the United States and has relocated to Brisbane in 2021. She has her Bachelors of Psychology and Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She has worked in the clinic-based and school-based settings with children of all ages and a wide range of diagnoses for the past 7 years.

For any additional information regarding Occupational Therapy services, please contact Kelsey Hackett kelsey.hackett@insynckidsot.com  and feel free to look at the In Sync Kids OT website for more information http://www.insynckidsot.com

Speech Therapy at our College

Does your child experience difficulties in any of the following areas?

  • Comprehension
  • Oral Language expression/talking
  • Written Language
  • Reading & writing/literacy
  • Listening and following instructions
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Voice
  • Stuttering
  • Socialising and friendship
  • Behaviour

If so it may be the result of an underlying speech and language difficulty. Speech Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. Speech Pathologists assess and provide life improving treatment, support and care.

Michelle Sparg is an independent, mobile, private certified practicing Speech-Language Pathologist with 24 years of generalised and highly specialist experience having worked with Kindy, Primary and Secondary Students.

Michelle Sparg, a certified practicing Speech-Language Pathologist, is in her 9th year of working successfully at our school alongside students, parents, teachers and learning support staff to maximise learning potential within the classroom.

For further information on this highly valued service currently offered at our College, please contact Michelle Sparg on sparg4@bigpond.com or 0435492716.

Beta Blvd – Indoor Climbing

We would love to offer individuals #HaveAGo at Sport Climbing with us. With climbing’s inclusion in the Tokyo Olympic Games and its recognition as a National Sport by the Australian Government, rock climbing is fast gaining popularity.  We are offering kids and youth aged 6-17 to try one of our climbing classes for free.  For more information visit: https://www.betablvd.com.au/have-a-go-indoor-climbing

Fair Play Voucher Provider

Supporting Queensland kids to get active.  We are a Fair Play Voucher provider and would love to help recipients get active and discover the joys of climbing and its community. When people redeem their Fair Play voucher with us they receive a 10 trip pass to our climbing gym.  For more information visit: https://www.betablvd.com.au/fairplay-voucher-provider

HaveAGo-Flyer Indoor Climbing

FairPlay-Poster Indoor Climbing

Chess Mates Club

Holiday Program – Summer 2021

Chess Mates DL Flyer Summer 2021_2022

Do you want your child to experience the benefits of learning chess while still having fun along the way?  Designed especially for children in Prep and above, our chess classes are fun, interactive, and tailored by our teachers to suit the students in each class. While your child will still learn that winning can be fun, they’ll also learn a whole lot more! In fact, chess can help your child develop socially, academically, and emotionally.

To book please go to https://chessmates.com.au/school-lessons/ Parklands Christian College is under South Brisbane.

To know about what we stand for, our founder Ash did a TEDx talk at UQ last year. Here is a link to it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMTga50-j3g&t=7s

Logan Little Legends

The Logan Little Legends program has been designed to target children aged 4-8 years old and to encourage them to make new friends whilst having fun and getting fit at the same time.

  • Sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday
  • Time:   4.00pm-4.45pm
  • Cost:  $8 per session
  • Location:  Logan Metro Sport & Events Centre – 357 Browns Plains Road, Crestmead
  • Bookings welcome – please contact insports@logan.qld.gov.au or alternatively phone 3081 6600

New Super Futsal

Parklands Free come & Try Futsa-min

Parklands Christian College, in conjunction with Super Futsal, are super proud to be offering Futsal right here in our newly upgraded Baskerville Sports Centre. Please see the flyer for Junior Boys and Girls and Adult times.

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, there is a level for everyone!

Make sure you register for the open day to avoid missing out! Registrations to parklands@superfutsal.com.au

Looking forward to a fantastic season of Futsal!

Tae Kwan Do

Moon Lee Tae Kwon Do classes have started up again in the school hall (BSC) on Mondays 3.30 – 4.30 pm.

New students and previous students are welcome.

  • First class Free
  • Family Concessions
  • Value Packed Family Activity
  • Over 50 clubs in Brisbane Area
  • Free Uniform offer (this month call now!)
  • Character Traits instilled in students from learning Tae Kwon Do are: Modesty, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit, Self Defence, Physical Fitness

For more information phone the instructor, Colin Garrick (8th Dan Black Belt 45 years experience teaching)  Ph: 0438 865 800 or the Club Office: 1300 101 303

Rugby Union

Park Ridge Football Club

Park Ridge Tennis

2021 TERM 1 SIGN UP ON NOW
FREE HOTSHOTS TRIAL LESSON

A new sign on is about to start for Hot Shots Tennis.

Come along for a  free trial lesson and see if you like it.

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.

Peewee 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, Lessons & Social  comps 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 at Park Ridge Tennis.

Want to Work with Children?

Certificate 3 in Education Support – EDS Yarrabilba

Free Dental Care

FREE DENTAL CARE

Uniform Shop Hours

Back to School Appointments 2022 WEEK 1: MONDAY 10/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm, TUESDAY 11/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm and THURSDAY 13/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm. WEEK 2: MONDAY 17/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm, TUESDAY 18/1/22 10.00m – 4.30pm, WEDNESDAY 19/1/22 10.00m …

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Back to School Appointments 2022

WEEK 1: MONDAY 10/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm, TUESDAY 11/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm and THURSDAY 13/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm.

WEEK 2: MONDAY 17/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm, TUESDAY 18/1/22 10.00m – 4.30pm, WEDNESDAY 19/1/22 10.00m – 4.30pm  and THURSDAY 20/1/22 10.00am – 4.30pm.

To book an appointment please go to:

https://calendly.com/uniforms/uniform-back-to-school-appointments

1. Choose your date and time then click Confirm.
Please do not book more than 3 appointment time slots per family.

2. Enter your name, email address and contact phone number then click Schedule Event.

3. Your appointment time will be emailed to you automatically.
(Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive your email).

4. To Schedule another Event for additional times, repeat process

5. To Cancel or Reschedule appointments –  click on the link in your confirmation email.  .

Uniform Shop location and parking: 24 Hillcrest Rd, Park Ridge
(located on the left hand side, at the end of Hillcrest Road)

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 until sold out.  It has recently been decided that we will no longer accept any more second hand uniforms but we will be selling current secondhand stock.  (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