Principal’s Message

Dear Parklands Family,

All of our students are now back on site for the 2024 Academic Year and our educational journey with your children has begun in earnest. I am looking forward to seeing our students flourish this year as they become all that God wants them to be. It is a privilege to see our students grow and develop their God given gifts and talents, and stretch themselves as they develop in mind, body and spirit. 

This year, my prayer for all of my students is that they will learn immeasurably more than they can ask or imagine.  Indeed, this is my prayer for all of the Parklands community, that we might experience a year of great blessing and abundance.  There will inevitably be bumps and obstacles along the way, but through adversity and trial rich learning can come.  As our students stretch their understanding and develop resilience and determination, obstacles are overcome, and we find reward in our individual achievements.

In Ephesians 3:20, Paul describes God as He “…who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (NIV).  And so, I pray my prayer of blessing and abundance over our community in faith and with confidence.  God wants to give His people more.  Now I’m not talking about material wealth here, although God does bestow many gifts.  I am talking about an abundant life.  A life rich in faith, hope and love (I Corinthians 13:13).  

This is the life I would have for every student that comes through Parklands Christian College.  A life full of faith, hope and love.  This is an abundant life, a life full and overflowing. Indeed, it’s why Parklands exists.  I absolutely believe that a child who is loved and knows the love of our Heavenly Father is blessed.  I also believe that each child is awarded God given gifts and talents to discover, develop and use.  In doing so, God gives more!

“For the man who uses well what he is given shall be given more, and he shall have abundance.” Matthew 25:29

This year, let’s help our children and young people to discover, develop and use their God given gifts and talents.  It’s a big challenge, and it’s a task that will require a community to support and action.  Let’s come together in 2024 and agree on our goal and focus our time and attention to this end. 

As we travel through the schooling year, let’s think of the home/school or parent/teacher relationship as a team.  We share the same goals, and we all love our students.  We need to avoid misunderstandings and unnecessary conflict.  Let’s commit to clear and timely communication and use language that builds one another up and promotes a team approach. Antagonism and anger only breeds more antagonism and anger, and it’s unproductive, hurtful and doesn’t help us move toward our goals.  In fact, there is no place for it at Parklands. 

This year, I invite us all to pray and believe for abundance.  Let us all press toward the goal of helping our students discover, develop and use their God given gifts and talents.  And let’s do this together in harmony.

Gary Cully

Deputy Principal’s Message

Welcome to PCC in 2024 “You are the God who sees me” is Hagar’s response to God showing grace to her during a distressing time …


Deputy Principal’s Message

Welcome to PCC in 2024

“You are the God who sees me” is Hagar’s response to God showing grace to her during a distressing time (Genesis 16:13). She uses the name for God “El Roi”, meaning ‘the God who sees me’. We read over and over in the Bible about how God truly sees each of us, how He is interested in ‘the one’, the individual. In Matthew 18 and Luke 15, we read about the parable where the shepherd (representing God) leaves the 99 sheep to go find the lost one (representing each of us). With this in mind, the focus of our education team this year is to ensure we truly see ‘the one’. That while we are working on implementing the Australian Curriculum version 9, further enhancing our PAC offering, crafting great learning experiences for our students, and the many, many other tasks of a teacher, we will make sure we know our students as individuals and celebrate their uniqueness.

As we began classes, I was overjoyed to see the enthusiastic welcoming of our students to the College and their classrooms, with staff creating warm, welcoming environments. I trust every child at Parklands will feel loved, and known, and know that they are a valuable part of our community, as we partner with families to progress each child along their learning journey. The Back to School BBQ was a lovely event to commence the year, with families and staff joining together to build community and build that partnership. Thank you to all those who were able to join us, and there are plenty more opportunities throughout the year to join us at one of our onsite events.


It’s been terrific to hear that parents have been enjoying the benefits of our app, Parklands Academic Connect (PAC), including logging absences, updating medical information, receiving communication, and, in the upper years, having access to some of their child’s learning materials. It is really important that every family has set up the app and logged in, as we will soon be communicating only through the app. With the benefit of each individual being able to tailor notifications to the frequency that suits them, we will be able to reduce email inbox clutter and have all communications through the app. You may have noticed our ‘PAC Helpdesk’ at the Primary Tea-Riffic morning tea and the Back to School BBQ – if you would like help at any time, please contact the IT team at 3380 4200 or

Steps for installation

  1. Search “Parklands Christian College” on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  2. Install app
  3. Login using parent portal login (details previously sent by email)
  4. Explore!  Adjust notifications to suit you

Alternatively, access the website at 

Head of Senior School

Welcome Back It has been wonderful to have students return for the new academic year. Seniors had such a positive start last week, settling into …


Head of Senior School

Welcome Back

It has been wonderful to have students return for the new academic year. Seniors had such a positive start last week, settling into orientation and their classes quickly. They also looked great, thank you so much for your support with the correct uniform. It’s such an important part of our whole school culture and approach, which in turn can assist our students with discipline and motivation and we just love getting on with the important business of learning.

During our orientation program, your child has been asked to think about their goals for the year ahead and to make some practical applications in getting organised. As we approach the end of our second week, all seniors should have established a nightly study and revision routine, which will assist in the busy weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your continued support to ensure they have a quiet study space that they can utilise, free from distractions so they can work productively in their senior years.

Getting Organised

Diary Use

Senior students have been encouraged to use a diary and Home Class teachers will be checking in with your child, for organisation, to help them not only meet due dates but to achieve their best. Your child may choose to use an App or some form of personal (paper-based) diary – either is fine.

Parklands Academic Connect (PAC)

By accessing PAC, your child will be able to see their weekly outlines, due dates, and access many great resources their teachers post, for their studies. Your child logs into PAC to see all their subject and course requirements, via their school account.

Extra-curricular clubs and tutorials on offer

We encourage your child to immerse themselves into the life of the College. Recently, an outline of many before, during, and after school clubs and tutorial sessions was emailed to families and students. These include a variety of free programs run by secondary staff who are passionate about supporting student learning.

Thanks for using the link in this document to register and provide permission for your child’s attendance for these activities. One of the many and varied workshops is Zenith Club, run on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons 3:30pm-4:30pm and coordinated by Mrs Rhoda Crook and supervised by a variety of teachers. Your child may request to have a particular teacher meet at Zenith, when requiring extra support.

I trust that your child has had a positive start to the year, is getting organised and set up for success and finds that balance between academic demands, their involvements in extra-curricular activities and all other commitments. We also promote great value in stopping and spending time reading God’s word and praying, and additionally looking after oneself  with hobbies that bring relaxation and enjoyment. We so desire that your child achieves well and enjoys their journey of working towards becoming all that God intends for them to be.

Senior Events

Below are some photos of two recent events for Year 12’s ‘Last First Day’ and Year 10’s ‘Welcome to Senior School BBQ’. I trust you enjoy viewing these.

If you have any questions or concerns about Senior College, please make contact through the College office or the class teacher’s email.

Additional staff support are:

Head of Year 10: Julia Matthews

Head of Year 11: Dianne Furlonger

Head of Year 12: Aaron Edwards

Head of Careers & VET: Elizabeth Lenton

Head of Senior School: Rebecca Wallis


Rebecca Wallis
Head of Senior School

Head of Middle School

Welcome Back It is wonderful to have our students back on site for 2024. I wish to extend a warm welcome to our many new …


Head of Middle School

Welcome Back

It is wonderful to have our students back on site for 2024. I wish to extend a warm welcome to our many new families in Middle School, and we pray that you are blessed on your journey with us this year.

2024 marks many special changes for Middle Schooling at Parklands, not least of which is the occupation of permanent buildings for the first time. Both students and staff are excited for the opportunities that will present themselves as we learn in the new spaces.

Our year started together with a few signature events. Our year 9 students were on camp for the first three days of the year, and had an amazing time. Our year 7 and 8 students commenced their orientation program, and then we joined with the senior college on Wednesday for a welcome back assembly. It was fantastic to have our secondary students together in our church auditorium, which is becoming a very full room.

Other great improvements and additions for Middle School include the use of an undercover area. We have furnished this with tables and chairs for students to use, and they have appreciated the upgrade.

Our other major upgrade is the introduction of Middle School lockers. While there has been a delay in their arrival, even as I write this they are being delivered. During week 3 we will see their installation, and we look forward to every Middle School student having their very own locker. The school will provide a combination lock for each student.

Year 9 Leaders

Our college is proud to offer opportunities for students to function in leadership positions for the student body. Our Middle School have four student leaders who perform a range of tasks in service of the college, and have opportunity to present at year level assemblies and assist our senior student leaders at various functions and events.

One of the key responsibilities for our leaders is flying the college flags every day. Our students take great pride in the opportunity to serve in what is sometimes an unnoticed function. But their diligence to the task in in display every single day. I would encourage you to look out for our leaders at many up-and-coming events in our college calendar.

Our Middle School Leaders for 2024 are:

  • Isabelle Blandford
  • Ryen Deo
  • Harrison Korger
  • Fiona Muluberhan


As we commence the year, it is important for students to be correctly prepared for each learning day. This preparation includes the correct uniform. We view uniform requirements for students as a preparation for the world and workplaces. In each job environment there is a dress code, and in many cases a uniform requirement. Our school uniform requirements are preparing students for the context they will engage with later in life in the world of employment.

Students have specific days which they are to wear their academic and sports uniforms – these days are listed below. It is important that this is followed. If there is a reason why uniform specifics can’t be followed, students need to check in with RTC before 8.30am to receive a uniform pass. This is best accompanied by a note from parents explaining the change.

We look forward to a successful year with students and their use of uniforms.


The use of a college MacBook is a privilege and one that we are talking with students about constantly. Technology has many great benefits, but if not monitored, it can also have many pitfalls. School devices are to be used for school purposes only. As a result, programs and apps such as social media should not be accessibly for students on those devices, both at school and at home.

Looking forward to 2024

As this year continues, I wish to pray God’s richest blessings on each of our students and their families. I look forward to the journey ahead of us. Please be sure to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Additional staff support are:

Head of Year 7: Alanah Braun

Head of Year 8: Daniel Millward

Head of Year 9: David Kong

Head of Middle School: Colin Elvery

God Bless,

Colin Elvery

Head of Primary School

Adapting and Thriving Thank you to those who were able to join us at prep transition sessions and primary tours on Friday January 19. It …


Head of Primary School

Adapting and Thriving

Thank you to those who were able to join us at prep transition sessions and primary tours on Friday January 19. It was wonderful to connect and provide our beautiful students with an introduction to their new primary classrooms, spaces and teachers.

Primary staff have begin the year establishing clear routines and expectations, enabling children to integrate into the new school year, thriving as they confidently navigate their academic journey. By providing a structured environment, staff and students are fostering a positive atmosphere conducive to learning and growth.

I am delighted to see new students and families integrating into our school community and love hearing stories of how they are experiencing our Culture of Care. Thank you for encouraging your children to welcome new students as they form friendships and embrace the opportunities for growth and success that Parklands offers. Mrs Armanasco shared a cool treat with these students while checking in with them last week.

Back to School BBQ and Parent Information Sessions

I am looking forward to seeing you this evening at the Back to School BBQ, which  provides you with a wonderful opportunity to partner with your children’s classroom teachers and be informed about their learning journey. Please do not worry if you have children in multiple grades as handouts containing pertinent information will be distributed so you can prioritise your evening. The purpose of these sessions is to provide an overview of the year ahead, and an introduction to classroom teachers, and their expectations for the class. Discussions on individual students and their progress will occur during the official Parent teacher interviews in week 9 of this term or by arranging an appointment with the teacher.  

Primary Chapel – Weekly on Wednesday

I invite you to join staff and students on Wednesday afternoons at Primary Chapel. Playtime now finishes at 2:10pm, with teachers and students making their way straight down to the church for approximately a 2:20pm start. Led by Pastor Brit from Parklands Christian Centre, during this time, we praise and worship God, hear a Biblical message and recite our memory verses. This is a perfect time to stop and be thankful for God’s  blessings at Parklands.

Primary Assembly – Fortnightly on Monday Morning

Prioritising Wednesday afternoons as a  time to celebrate God and His love for us in our chapel service, means we will trial holding a short fortnightly assembly at 8:30am in the church to make special announcements and celebrate our students of the week. We will annouce our class ambassadors and prep pals at assembly on February 19.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Thank you for your support and patience in the car park as we navigate the new primary school and middle school locations. Currently, we have some families in years 5 and 6 collecting from the church car park. This car park has the capacity for more families to use it for pick up in the afternoons. If you are parking and coming in to collect students, I invite you to use this car park, noting that once it is full trying Rosia Road Car Park would be advisable. 

Dress and Appearance

Thank you for ensuring your children are wearing the correct uniform, including leather upper shoes, to school each day.  Please note, you will not be notified of uniform infringements if you have communicated an explanation via a note, email or phone call. Please contact: or 33804200. We are currently updating our uniform policy to clearly document our expectations, particularly in relation to earrings and shoes. This will be updated on the website and emailed to families once completed. Please remember to label all uniform items, lunch boxes and drink bottles.

Swimming Carnival

What a wonderful time students, staff and families who attended the swimming carnival had! One of my favourite things about Parklands is that our students are so quick to encourage one another. I love that students from expert to beginner were encouraged by each other. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)


Blessings for 2024

With the unwavering support of our dedicated staff, the boundless enthusiasm of our students, the inviting and calm atmosphere of our new classrooms, and the enduring partnership of our families, 2024 is set to be a wonderful year at Parklands Primary. Let’s embrace each day with gratitude, courage and commitment to our mission of caring for students through a quality Christian education that inspires them to flourish, to love God and to love others for themselves. 

May God’s grace guide us all throughout this academic year.

Anne-Maree Kingston

Secondary News

Secondary Assessment Updates Kristie Schulz Assessment is an important part of a students’ journey through school, as I’m sure you would agree! With the addition …


Secondary News

Secondary Assessment Updates

Kristie Schulz

Assessment is an important part of a students’ journey through school, as I’m sure you would agree! With the addition of new processes, digital tools, and ways of working we wish to let you know of some important updates to our approach to assessment in the secondary school.

Communicating with you regarding your child’s assessment

As we continue to transition our communications with you over to our app, PAC, the secondary school will be taking an exciting step in 2024 to increase connections between teachers, students and parents regarding assessment items. From Term 1 2024, we will be changing the way we inform you about your child’s assessment progress throughout the year, to streamline communications through PAC.

Over the last 12 months, secondary teachers have been working hard to build courses of work, including all our assessment items, within our new learning platform PAC. Throughout 2023, we trialled the submission, marking, moderating and releasing of grades to students through this platform, with many technical procedures to develop and refine along the way. We are now excited to announce that we will be communicating due dates, assessment grades and feedback for assessment items to students, as well as their families, through the PAC app.

Assessment Due Dates:

Previously, you have been sent a term by term “Assessment Schedule” for your child’s year level. Within the PAC platform, you will now be able to see a personalised assessment schedule, that only includes the tasks that have been assigned to your child. To view all assessment items, navigate to your child’s profile, and click on “Due Work” tab. You can view this in calendar mode or scroll down to see a list. The default notification settings in the PAC app will ensure you receive a notification to inform you that your child has an assessment item due soon. You will also then receive a notification if your child does not submit their assessment item by the due date and time. We ask that you check back regularly – as assessment items are released to students, they will become visible in the Due Work tab.

Assessment Grades:

Throughout an assessment cycle, your child will submit their work digitally to their teacher through PAC. Then, the teacher will mark and moderate student submissions across the cohort, before releasing finalised grades to students and parents. You will receive a notification through the PAC app when a grade is released. To find your child’s grade and a feedback comment, navigate to the “Grades” tab on your child’s profile.

Changes to current processes:

With the availability of these functions within the PAC app, we will discontinue some of our current emailing practices. Specifically, we will discontinue email notifications for:

  • a term-by-term assessment schedule,
  • an assessment item that has not been submitted, or
  • an assessment item that has been failed.

Please note these changes will not impact on how we communicate semester reports to you, they will still be delivered to you by both email and in the PAC app. We also ask for your patience and grace as we navigate new communication methods and the technicalities of the PAC system. There may be instances where errors occur, we welcome your feedback if you notice any.

Assessment Policy Update:

As we continue to refine and strengthen the academic integrity of our assessment items, we have made some important updates to our assessment policy, which will be implemented in 2024. The changes have occurred to prepare our secondary students for strict QCAA policies in Year 11 and 12, as well as the many deadlines that occur in life well beyond school. Please find below a summary of the important changes. A copy of the full policy will be emailed to all secondary families in the coming days.

Summary of changes:

  • p. 8: Clarified language regarding late or non-submission of final assessment items. In Years 7-12 if the final assessment item is not submitted by the due date and due time (without extenuating circumstances, for example a documented illness) a student’s draft submission will be marked.
  • p. 8: Addition of a default due time for assessment item submissions in PAC. As a default, assessment items in Years 7-12 will be due by 7.00pm on the due date. This is subject to change based on specific circumstances of an assessment item – please always check the due date and time for each assessment item on a PAC class page.
  • A reminder that Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been included in our Assessment Policy since 2023 under the “Collusion” clause of academic misconduct. Whilst AI can prove useful in many facets of education, it is not appropriate for students to use it, in any way, when creating their responses to summative assessment items.

The heart behind these updates is our desire to best prepare secondary students for the rigors of meeting deadlines, whether they are in future courses of study or in life. We aim to create an equitable and rigorous assessment environment, in which students know what to expect. We of course understand that some things in life are beyond control and ask that families let the class teacher know by email if something (eg. sudden illness) prevents a student from meeting their assessment deadlines. If students require extensions for non-urgent reasons, they are encouraged to seek this using our “Request for Extensions” forms, available from Student Services or Head of School offices.

We view your child’s assessment journey as a partnership between teachers, students and families. We hope that these changes and updates will increase clarity and connection in your conversations with your secondary student. It is our sincere desire that clearer due dates, grades and feedback will be helpful to you, as timely and specific information about assessment items is received. We believe these clarified expectations regarding the submission of assessment will facilitate authentic preparation for our students to their many and varied futures.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Colin Elvery (Head of Middle School) or Rebecca Wallis (Head of Senior College).

Kristie Schulz


Primary News

Prep The Preppies have had a fantastic start to school! The classrooms look fresh and fabulous and our little friends have been busy making colourful …


Primary News


The Preppies have had a fantastic start to school! The classrooms look fresh and fabulous and our little friends have been busy making colourful creations to adorn the walls. We are getting to know each other and discovering wonderful places around the school like the BSC and library. During our morning phonics lessons, we are learning how to say, read and write sounds. In maths, we love counting and showing numbers to ten in lots of creative ways.  Over the coming weeks, we will explore our family trees in HASS and become scientists by observing different types of weather. We can’t wait to see what the preppies will achieve next!

From the Prep Team

Year 1

We’ve had a fantastic start to Year 1, with lots of “All About Me” activities and group conversations around setting up class expectations. The focus has been on building connections and establishing routines, creating a warm and supportive classroom environment. All three classes looked at the power of effective feedback using the inspiring story of “Austin’s Butterfly.” Through this engaging lesson, students discovered how constructive feedback can lead to continuous improvement in their work. Embracing this idea, our young learners are beginning to demonstrate resilience and a commitment to producing their best quality of work.

As we embark on this academic journey together, we are eager to witness the growth, curiosity, and accomplishments that will unfold in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on our Year 1 adventures!

Year 1 Teachers

Year 2

What a blast we’ve had as already in Year 2! We are settling back into new routines and reconnecting with friends as we begin our year of learning for 2024! We welcomed Mr Carson Shepherd to Parklands and we are so pleased to have him join our Primary team.

The children have enjoyed telling us about their holiday adventures and we have already shared a number of stories together, focusing on our ‘nervous feelings’ around coming back to school. This week we started reading a book about Evelyn the Entomologist! (ask your kiddos what this is!) It was a great introduction to our Science unit. We’ll be learning about life cycles, so stay tuned for more exciting updates to come.

Skip counting practice is well under way as we began an investigation about ‘Grandmas Soup Recipe’. The children had to investigate why using the term ‘handful’ when measuring our macaroni could be problematic. They were challenged to grab as close to 100 pieces of macaroni! The next step was to work out the most efficient way to count! It was a fun and fabulous way to practice skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This is a really important skill to master and we look forward to practising in various ways throughout the year.

The entire Year 2 team is looking forward to a wonderful year and we can’t wait to keep sharing our highlights with you!

Year 3

It has been a smashing start to the year in Year 3! We love our new classrooms and play area and especially love all of our new furniture. It has been great to get to know each other, have some fun and games and start to get used to our routines and how to navigate our new Primary Village.

We have started learning our times tables and had some fun doing some rotational activities related to our times tables and how we can calculate them. CLS is always a highlight for Year 3 and we kicked the year off with a creation craft. We all look forward to many more CLS crafts throughout the year.

Our older students, who are avid swimmers, had a blast at the swimming carnival with water, rain, food and fun! We are looking forward to a fabulous year together with our new Year 3 Team. In Year 3 this year, we have Mrs Renée Imms teaching 3R, Mrs Dayna Davis teaching 3B and 3 wonderful teacher aides, Mrs Sue Martin, Mrs Tanya Thompson and Mrs Alisha Scott.

We can’t wait to learn more and get to know each other as we make the most of our new, beautiful Parklands Primary Village!

Year 3 Team
Renée Imms, Dayna Davis, Sue Martin, Tanya Thompson and Alisha Scott

Year 4

What a fabulous and blessed start to the year! Our buildings/new classrooms are amazing and such a blessing! The students have settled well, and we welcomed two new students, Seerat and Harrison. 4B and 4R began the year writing a descriptive paragraph. (‘Painting a picture with words!’ Thanks, Jameliah, for this wonderful definition of descriptive paragraphs) about a person and place they admire/love. They have written an autobiographical poem and completed some diagnostic testing. The week flew by in a whirlwind of activities including a very lovely birthday celebration for Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Scott and myself. It is going to be a fabulous year with lots of events planned.

We look forward to journeying this year with your family.

Blessings, Miranda, Julie, Janine and Alicia.

Year 5

Year 5 have had an awesome start to the year, with new classrooms, new iPads and new stationery kits. We survived the heat wave by having the option to stay indoors and play games. Our students have enjoyed our worship time and are looking forward to school camp next week. As Year 5 teachers, we are enjoying watching our next Primary Leaders learn and develop their skills and abilities! We are so proud to be given the opportunity to teach these amazing young hardworking people.

Year 6

The Year Six students have settled into our new Parklands Primary Village and have taken on many leadership responsibilities that have assisted the younger students in their day to day activities.

In between learning our new curriculum, the students have showcased their artistic talents to help decorate the classroom. Check out some amazing art work.

Cubing club

Welcome to 2024! I am super excited for what we have in store for Cubing at PCC in 2024. We have kicked off 2 Primary Cubing Clubs, one for those students who can already solve a 3×3 so they can practise their speed as well as learn other cubes; and one for those students who are new to cubing or still learning to solve the 3×3.

We are continuing our Staff Cubing Club and some new staff have caught the Cubing bug! We are also starting a Parents Cubing Club where parents or PCC community members can come along to meet new people and learn how to cube. It is a super fun way to share a hobby with your child (or to be better than them at something!).

We are planning on having our two Championship competitions again this year with Winter Championships in May and Summer Championships in October. Make sure you get practising now! Our competitions will be open to staff and parents as well as students, for anyone who wants to show their skills and earn a ribbon. We are hoping to even have an interschool Cubing Competition in Term 3 – stay tuned for more in that area.

I can’t wait to see all the kids back at Cubing Club and to meet some new kids and parents and to see where Cubing takes us this year!

Cube on and see you at a Cubing Club shortly!

Dayna Davis
PCC Cubing Club Coordinator

PCC Health Bay

Welcome to the new school year! As the College nurse, I am excited to partner with you in ensuring the health and well-being of your …


PCC Health Bay

Welcome to the new school year! As the College nurse, I am excited to partner with you in ensuring the health and well-being of your child during their time at school. Please take a moment to update your child’s medical information, and feel free to reach out with any specific health concerns or needs they may have. We value your collaboration and look forward to fostering a safe and supportive environment together. For any questions, contact the Health Bay which is located at student services or call 3380 4228 in school hours.

Here’s to a fantastic and healthy school year!

How Do I Update Medical Details of my Child?

  1. Visit our school website or PAC app.
  2. Log in using your personal details.
  3. Access the “Parent Lounge” found on the top left task bar on website, or “parent Lounge” tile on the app.

Once logged in, please navigate to the “Medical Details” tab and carefully review the existing details. It is crucial that we have the most accurate and current information about your child’s health to ensure their well-being during the school day.

Consent for Basic Medications:

While reviewing the medical information, please pay special attention to the consent for your child to have access to basic medications. If you wish to grant or update this consent, kindly make the necessary selections.

Updating Medical Conditions:

If your child has any medical conditions, such as Asthma, we request that you update this information in the Parent Lounge as well. Your collaboration in keeping us informed about any health-related concerns is vital for the safety of your child.

Medical Plans for Identified Conditions:

If your child has an identified medical condition such as anaphylaxis, asthma, epilepsy, or diabetes, please take the time to review and ensure that the medical plan is updated for the 2024 school year. This may involve scheduling an appointment with your medical practitioner to ensure the plan is current for your child’s age.

Regular Medications:

If your child requires regular medication to be administered during school hours, we kindly ask that you email our College Nurse to schedule an appointment to discuss their medication needs. This appointment will help us provide the necessary support to meet your child’s health requirements.

Immunisation Status Update:

Please upload the most recent immunisation statement for your child to the Parent Lounge. This document is crucial for our school records and ensures that we have the necessary information to respond appropriately in the event of a health-related situation.

College Nurse Consultation:

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss specific medical issues regarding your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Hannah Cully, via email at I am more than happy to arrange a convenient time to address your concerns or questions about supporting your child at school.

Your prompt attention to updating the medical details is greatly appreciated and contributes to the overall well-being of our school community. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to a successful and healthy school year.

PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 96:2 “Sing to the Lord; praise His name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.” Welcome to 2024! This year promises to …


PCC Instrumental Music

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

Welcome to 2024! This year promises to be another year of growth & excitement in the Parklands Instrumental Music Programme as we welcome our new Give It A Go! students and continue to encourage our existing students to continue to learn & grow. We are excited to have access to a bit more space this year, so we’re looking forward to having music spilling out everywhere – there has never been a better time to be involved with music at Parklands!

Lessons & Rehearsals

Most Instrumental music lessons will commence in week 2 of Term 1, the week beginning Mon 29th January. Give It A Go! lessons will commence as soon as possible after that, once enrolments are confirmed. Choir & Ensemble rehearsals will also begin within the first few weeks of Term 1, again with the exception of the Give It A Go! Band & Petite Strings which will commence in week 8 of Term 1. Further information from Ensemble & Choir directors will be available closer to these start dates.

Ensembles & Choirs include:

  • Parklands Junior Choir (Year 2-4) – Tuesday, 1:30-2pm in Mr Goh’s room
  • Parklands Senior Choir (Years 5-12) – Thursday, 3:10-4pm in Mr Goh’s room
  •  Wind Ensemble (Years 5-12, woodwind, brass & percussion students with minimum 12 months experience) – Tuesday, 7:30-8:15am in S6
  • Andante Strings (Years 5-12, string students with minimum 12 months experience) – Tuesday, 3:20-4:30pm in S6
  • College Worship Team (Years 7-12) – Tuesday, 3:30-5pm in the Auditorium

All Choirs are open to all students regardless of whether or not they’re having lessons, and no experience is necessary. The Give It A Go! Band  & Petite Strings are generally reserved for students in the Give It A Go! Programme as they cater for beginner students, although other beginners may also join. Wind, brass & percussion students continuing to have lessons at school will play in the Wind Ensemble, and string students continuing to have lessons at the College will play in Andante Strings. Any other students who have lessons outside the College are also welcome to join the relevant ensemble!

Give It A Go! Band Programme

We’re excited to be welcoming our next group of Give It A Go! students this year. Emails will be going home to Year 4 students in the next few weeks with more information, but this is an exciting time in our Give It A Go! Band Programme. If you or your child are interested in being a part of this programme, please check the details below.

Instruments on offer in the Give It A Go! Band Programme include:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Percussion (includes drums, auxiliary & mallet percussion)
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass

There are a number of ways to be part of our growing 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, string 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. Some 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

  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 $36/30mins or $24/20mins.

  1. Shared lessons

Shared lessons are available for all of the above instruments except piano, guitar & drum kit. Lessons are again scheduled mostly during school time, & fees are also billed by & payable directly to the instrumental teachers at $23/30mins for a Group of 2 or $16/30mins for a Group of 3, pending availability.

Enrolment forms can be downloaded below, and are also available on the College website or emailing

02 PCC Instrumental Tuition Program guidelines and enrolment

PCC Outreach

Parklands is committed to empowering a missions minded generation of young people who desire to serve in their local and global community. We wish to …


PCC Outreach

Parklands is committed to empowering a missions minded generation of young people who desire to serve in their local and global community.

We wish to provide our students with experiences that shape their perceptions and inspire them to actively love and care for those less fortunate than themselves. Through education and service we equip our students to fight poverty and injustice, and encourage them to participate and raise awareness of these challenges both global and local.

Year 10 BBQ

Last week we celebrated a milestone for our Year 10 cohort as they were officially welcomed into the Senior School by Head of Year 10, Miss Matthews, and Head of Senior School, Ms Wallis. Outreach Co-ordinator, Amanda Young and Mrs Catherine Smart put on a great spread of sausages, drinks and ice blocks for our delightful group of students.

2023 (December) Students Cambodia Mission Trip:

We are thrilled to share the highlights of our recent Cambodia Students Mission Trip that took place in December 2023. This marked our team’s first return to Cambodia post-Covid, and we are delighted to report that it was our largest team to date, comprising 14 Year 11 & 12 students, 6 Alumni (student mentors), and 10 staff members. This year, we ventured into a new approach by scheduling the trip at the end of the year, offering it as a “Schoolies” option. Each member of the team brought a unique dynamic, making this trip a distinct and memorable experience. Our primary focus was on the ongoing construction of the “Every Piece Matters” village in Phnom Penh with Raw Impact, followed by three days of building at their new village development on Trong Island at Kratie.

Integral to the trip were daily devotions and nightly debrief meetings, fostering meaningful discussions around God’s word and its relevance to our time. Witnessing the personal growth of these young individuals as they discovered their identity and God’s love was truly heartwarming. Beyond the construction projects, our team was immersed in and learned about the beautiful culture and heartbreaking history of Cambodia. The exploration of the local culture added an enriching layer to our mission, allowing our team to connect with the community on a deeper level.

The mission was a resounding success, marked by significant personal and spiritual growth among the team. Beyond contributing to the ongoing village development, the experience fostered a deep sense of connection and purpose among the participants.

The Students Cambodia Mission Trip was an outstanding success, showcasing the positive impact of a diverse and dedicated team. Our decision to experiment with the timing of the trip proved fruitful, contributing not only to the physical development of villages but also to the spiritual growth of the individuals involved. We look forward to sharing more stories and experiences with you in the near future.

Parklands Christian Church, Ladies Cambodia Mission Trip

With great excitement, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our 2024 Parklands Cambodia Ladies Trip. If you are a female aged 18 years and over and would like to learn more about our upcoming journey with a new organisation called “Women of Hope,” we invite you to contact me for a Trip Guide.
Details: Parklands Christian Church, Ladies Cambodia Mission Trip
Date: Saturday 14th of September – Monday 30th September.

For more information please contact Mrs Amanda Young, Parklands Missions Coordinator –

The Friendlies

Welcome to a new year, which we pray is filled with lots of connection and community.  We have some fun and exciting events planned for …


The Friendlies

Welcome to a new year, which we pray is filled with lots of connection and community.  We have some fun and exciting events planned for this year, including the BBQ at the cross country, Parklands Fete, Bush Dance and Spring Dance.  We also have some other ideas in the planning process.

If you have anything you would like the friendlies to help you with or any ideas for us to look into etc please let us know.  If you would like to volunteer at any events, please email friendlies on or use the QR code below.

For the fete we will in particular need lots of help, with such tasks as setting up for the BBQ and then helping with cooking, making and serving.  If anyone has previous experience with a cake making competition we would love your help too.

We look forward to seeing you around the school at our different events, please come up and say hi and have a chat with us.

Kate Harbourn
Friendlies Committee

Parklands Christian Church

Parklands Kid’s Church We started the year with some great team building activities and games. There was laughter all round as the kids learnt to trust …


Parklands Christian Church

Parklands Kid’s Church

We started the year with some great team building activities and games. There was laughter all round as the kids learnt to trust one another to help each other out.

Once the kids were all back at school we engaged in some lessons about what it looks like to be a good friend and to care for those around us.

Our monthly memory verse: Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes.

The kids all enjoyed using words like encouraging, respectful, kind, funny and happy as we discussed what good characteristics we should show to be a good friend. We then thought about who we would like to pray for this week and had fun making friendship strips to take home to remind us of the people we would like to be praying for.

If you would like to know more about the fun things we get up to in Kid’s church contact Angela Marsh via

Angela Marsh

ROAR Youth


Tuckshop news The tuckshop will be open EVERY day this year, Monday-Friday! Secondary Students please note all hot food purchased from the Tuckshop needs to …



Tuckshop news

The tuckshop will be open EVERY day this year, Monday-Friday!

Secondary Students please note all hot food purchased from the Tuckshop needs to be preordered online.

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 Menu 2024


Uniform Shop Hours

Normal Trade Uniform Shop Hours (School Days Only) Mondays 8.00am – 10.00am Tuesdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm Thursdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm Uniform Shop Location Address/Parking: 24 …


Uniform Shop Hours

Normal Trade Uniform Shop Hours

(School Days Only)
Mondays 8.00am – 10.00am
Tuesdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Thursdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Uniform Shop Location Address/Parking:

24 Hillcrest Rd, Park Ridge Qld 4125 (located on the left hand side, at the end of Hillcrest road).

For further information:
Phone: (07) 3380 4256

Uniform Shop Facebook Page/PCCUniforms

Purchase Uniforms Online



Community Notices

Logan City Council Pool Safety Education Program Swimming Pool Safety Checklist Park Ridge Panthers FC Netball In Sync Kids OT have a satellite clinic within …


Community Notices

Logan City Council Pool Safety Education Program

Swimming Pool Safety Checklist

Park Ridge Panthers FC


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.  Kelsey Hackett is 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  and feel free to look at the In Sync Kids OT website for more information

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 or 0435492716.

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

Free Dental Care


Parklands OSHC

Parklands Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) operates before and after school hours catering for school-aged children in Prep to Year 12 within the school grounds …


Parklands OSHC

Parklands Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) operates before and after school hours catering for school-aged children in Prep to Year 12 within the school grounds of Parklands Christian College. Quality supervision is provided in a relaxed atmosphere, allowing for study time and afternoon tea. Before school care offers a simple but nutritious breakfast for the children and activities and programs are based on the children’s interests and ideas.

Vacation Care
OSHC runs a program for school-aged children during school holidays, offering indoor and outdoor activities. Vacation care operates Monday to Friday between 6.00am and 6.00pm and includes the December / January period.

Parklands OSHC Hours of Operation

Before School Care 6.00am – 8.00am
After School Care 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Student Free Days 6.00am – 6.00pm
Vacation Care 6.00am – 6.00pm

Phone: 0478 111 207

16 Rosia Road, PARK RIDGE QLD 4125

Enrolment forms are available on the College website