Principal’s Message

Celebrating 20 Years

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2021 Academic Year.  Amidst the busyness and bustle of welcoming back our students this year, Parklands Christian College will turn 20 years old! Throughout the year, we will be celebrating turning 20 by remembering our foundations and the people and events that touched our lives throughout our history. I am excited and privileged to be able to tell our story and to remember pioneers and milestone that contributed to the wonderful College we have today.

With 44 students, a handful of faithful teachers and staff, and a desire to serve the families of Logan City, Parklands opened its doors in January 2001. In the first few years, our fledgling school operated from within the facilities of Parklands Christian Church, our neighbour and partner in ministry.

Over the next 20 years, Parklands acquired land of its own and served our local community faithfully, expanding its enrolled number of students to 750 across 2 streams P-12, with in excess of 125 staff.  To this day, it is the desire of the College to reach more of our local community, and serving the increasingly diverse and complex needs of children, young people and their families in Logan City.

It has always been our desire to understand the needs of our local community and provide programs and facilities that connect with our community.  In alignment with the demographic, interests and needs of our local population, and in consultation with our partner church ministry which has served Logan since 1984, we continue to develop a school that provides a quality education and:

  • Vocational Education & Training
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Performing Arts

As our site grows and develops, we praise God for His provision and faithfulness, and we are proud to serve our community in His name.  Furthermore, we are committed to provide a school environment that celebrates diversity and cares for its students, staff and families.  We trust that over the next 20 years, as our community grows and our site develops, that Parklands would continue to be a place where countless families will find a great education in a community full of love, acceptance and care.

Gary Cully
Principal

2021 Academic Year

As you return to our site in week 1, you may notice a few exciting changes around our site.  As we prepare for our future building program, we have removed three demountable buildings, two of which have been placed on Church property.   Our BSC floor is also getting a face-lift, as did our tech shed, and a BMX track receiving its finishing touches down near the dam, below the Cully Hospitality Centre. It’s been a busy holiday break, and there are a few more things to do throughout the year.

As we re-start the school year, we are mindful that COVID-19 is still a presence in our community, and as such we will need to be vigilant, stay healthy and be prepared to act should a future lock-down and disruption impact our community.  Please stay up to date with the latest health information, and College community updates.

I look forward to seeing you all on site soon.

Gary Cully
Principal

Head of Primary School

As the students would say; “Only a few more sleeps to go to the start of school” I trust you have had a blessed festive …

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Head of Primary School

As the students would say; “Only a few more sleeps to go to the start of school”

I trust you have had a blessed festive season, a good school holiday and are looking forward to the start of the school term?

COVID Plans

As per QLD Government Health requirements, this year again we are asking that parents not come on campus, unless absolutely necessary – excluding the First Day! We do understand that parents will be dropping off their children’s stationery boxes and taking students to new classrooms, so need to come on site (of course!).

Apart for Prep and all new parents, we are asking that parents kindly just drop off their children in the car park “drop off area”, like they did last year and then look to leave at your earliest convenience.

Parent Class Assistance and Support will not be encouraged at the start of the year, until we know more about the Covid plans, prescribed by QLD Health.

As swimming is off site, and the Aquatic Centre has their own COVID process and procedures, parents are allowed and encouraged/asked to offer their time, support and assistance!

ALL the ‘normal’ Covid plans and procedures of WASHING HANDS regularly, using hand sanitisers, PHYSICAL DISTANCING, keeping your child home IF they are sick and getting COVID TESTED will again be enforced this year, to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Thanking you in anticipation for your understanding and support in this regard.

Staffing

I hereby wish to inform you of the following staff changes this year:

Louise McNabb has resigned to take up a position at her Church in Youth ministry. Mrs Hannah Swanborough, an amazing CHC student and past intern, will replace her in Yr. 2.

Daniel Patane was approached and has accepted a position at Faith Christian School of Distance Education. He’ll be replaced by Mrs Sharlene Bowater, a wonderful and regular supply teacher with us.

Clara Needs, after having been at Parklands for both her schooling life and then 10 years of teaching, has decided to have a break and change of direction for her career. She’ll be replaced by Mrs Melissa Wilson, who’ll go into Yr. 3 while Mr. Simon Ashley moves to Yr. 5.

Ben Lewis, was approached by Westside Christian College, where he previously went to school and worked, to come back and accept a Secondary PE teaching position. Mr Chase Werner has been appointed to take Primary Sport and PE to the next level.

Timetable changes this year

Primary Chapels have been moved to a Wednesday afternoon and will hopefully resume sometime soon again when Government COVID restrictions are relaxed. We will inform parents and students of the occurrence, once we know more.

Term 1 PE Swimming Lessons for Years 1-6 will now take place in weeks 3-8 on a Monday for Yr. 3, 4 and 5 and on a Tuesday for Yr. 1, 2 and 6.

Prep swimming lessons will take place in term 3.

We again will not have Morning Assemblies in the Under Cover Area and students are asked to be collected directly from classrooms at 3.10pm of an afternoon (unless picked up during Structured Play time).

Class Placement

If not yet, very shortly you should be receiving the teachers ‘Welcome Letter’ informing you who your child’s teacher will be. If you haven’t received this informative email by Monday 25th Jan, would you please contact Nancy Abolins on 33804200 or via email on nabolins@parklands.qld.edu.au

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

We believe God has a destiny for every student in our school. He has already placed within them the skills, gifts and talents that they need so as to become the person God intended them to be. We are also blessed to have excellent teachers at Parklands because of God’s call on their life.                                                                                                                                        Staff spend an enormous amount of time praying and working through the issues involved with class placements and in trying to ensure that students are with the right teacher and classes are well balanced. The matters of learning style, academic ability, behavioural concerns, student & staff personality, friendships, as well as social and emotional needs are earnestly discussed in the whole class selection process. Please bear in mind that friendships aren’t the main reason for class placements, being with the teacher that best suits their learning style is the key factor!

A reminder, we do not accommodate requests from parents to swap class placements. It is an extremely difficult task that is complicated by requests for and against staff and other students or friends. We ask that you would pray for wisdom and discernment for your child’s teacher as they look to care for and meet the needs of each student.

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

Rosia Rd Carpark and Drop Off Areas

Here is a reminder of what we do to make the ‘Drop Off’ process easier, quicker, efficient and more practical for parents:  In order to speed up the PREP drop off & sign in, we ask parents to pull into the ‘drop off bays’ just in front of the Prep classes, where staff and Grade 6 leaders will be present to assist ‘Preppies’ get bags out and then escort them directly into class.  A teacher at the gate, with class lists will sign in your prep child without you even getting out of the car! The Prep student will then follow their normal day’s procedure once ‘signed in’ and in the classroom!

All Grade 1-6 students and parents will follow the “normal” drop off / parking procedures and students can individually walk up or be escorted up to their classroom/undercover area by parents once they have parked in the lower car park bays.  Please don’t leave your car or park in any of the Drop Off bays past the Pedestrian Crossing. ALL student pick up is as per the usual procedure, of being collected from classrooms at 3.10pm, unless collected during Structured Play time.    Please drive slowly (20klm) and carefully through the school car parks, especially vigilant around the pedestrian crossing! Thank you for your understanding, patience, flexibility and support in this regard.

Uniforms

Students will be informed (according to their time table) as to which days they need to wear Sport or Academic uniform! Can we please ask that you assist us in ensuring the students are correctly dressed in the right uniform each day? If unsure about uniform items or correct uniform requirements, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, the RTC / Uniform Store staff or check the school’s website.

Would you please be so kind as to ensure that ALL uniform items, lunch bottles/boxes are clearly labelled with the student’s name?

Primary School First Day Procedure – Wednesday 27th January

  1. Arrive and make your way to your child’s classroom (see map below)
  2. Drop your child’s bag off at their classroom, say ‘Goodbye’ and leave OR
  3. Meet their teacher and or teacher aide
  4. Try leaving the classroom as soon as possible, if your child is happy
  5. If your child is distressed, follow the teacher’s lead in settling them, supporting them and then leave.
  6. Parents are invited to take your child home IF too distressed.
Year Teacher
Prep F Mrs Kerry Foster
Prep H Mrs Sarah Hope
Yr 1 C Mrs Kelly Clausen
Yr 1 D Mrs Dayna Davis
Yr 2 K Mrs Julie Koplick
Yr 2 S Mrs Hannah Swanborough
Yr 3 K Mr Joshua Kennedy
Yr 3 W Mrs Melissa Wilson
Yr 4 B Mr Michael Bradshaw
Yr 4 S Mrs Sharlene Bowater
Yr 5 A Mr Simon Ashley
Yr 5 E Mrs Lisa Edwards
Yr 6 B Mrs Jessica Bourchier
Yr 6 H Mr Mark Holman

Please note first day procedures are subject to change due to current Government COVID-19 health guidelines

Sport

United Sports League (Secondary) This year we will be starting a United Sports League with several other schools from around the region. Details are as …

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Sport

United Sports League (Secondary)

This year we will be starting a United Sports League with several other schools from around the region. Details are as follows.

When: Weeks 3-9, Monday afternoons

Divisions: Juniors (7/8), Intermediate (9/10), Senior (11/12) boys and girls team for each division

Time: Games will start at approximately 3:45pm. Up to 3 rounds if needed.

United Sports League (Primary)

When: Weeks 3-9, Thursday afternoons

Divisions: Primary (Year 5/6)

Time: Games will start at approximately 3:45pm

Students will need to trial for USL touch. The same team will be used for the CSSAQ touch football competition in March. Year 7/8 will trial on Week 1 during Wednesday afternoon sport. Year 9-12 will trial in Week 2 during Wednesday afternoon sport.

Wednesday Sport

During Wednesday sport this term, the USL touch football teams will be training. Seniors will be off campus for recreational activities. Year 7-9 will be doing sport rotations in the BSC and outdoor courts.

Swimming Carnival

Week 2 – Tuesday 2 February at Parkinson Aquatic Centre. Please see the home comm for more information.

Check out our PCC Sport website for a full calendar of sporting events.

Staff

We welcome Mr Chase Werner as our new Primary PE teacher.

Mr Daniel Millward is acting Lead Teacher of PE and Sport as Mr Joshua Leembruggen will be on leave.

Extra Curricular Training

Fitness – 7:30 – 8:15am Monday & Friday with Mr Max Volau

Gym – Tuesday & Friday 7:30-8:15am with Mr Millward (Year 10-12)

Wednesday 4:30 – 4:30pm Girls Only with Mrs Harder (Year 10-12)

 

 

Student Care and Wellbeing

1. Jan 2021 Meet our Team for 2021

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Student Care and Wellbeing

1. Jan 2021 Meet our Team for 2021

PCC Instrumental Music

Welcome to 2021! This year promises to be another year of growth & excitement in the Parklands Instrumental Music Programme as we welcome our new …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Welcome to 2021! 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. There are lots of ways for your child to be involved in music at Parklands.

Lessons & Rehearsals

Most Instrumental music lessons will commence from week 2 of Term 1, with the exception of Give It A Go! lessons which will commence in week 3. 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 which will commence in Term 2. Further information from Ensemble & Choir directors will be available closer to these start dates.

Ensembles & Choirs include:

–       Primary Junior Choir (Year 2 & 3)
–       Primary Senior Choir (Years 4-6)
–       Secondary Choir (Years 7-12)
–       Wind Ensemble (Years 4-12, woodwind, brass & percussion students with minimum 12 months experience)

Farewell

We are sad to say farewell to Miss Laura Butler, who has been teaching voice at Parklands in 2020. All the students have thoroughly enjoyed their lessons with her & will carry fond memories along with the vocal technique she taught them. We are currently seeking to engage a new voice teacher in 2021; existing students will be notified when lessons are able to resume.

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 development in our Give It A Go! Band Programme. If you or your child are interested in being a part of this programme, please read the point 1 below regarding costs & inclusions.

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

–       Flute
–       Clarinet
–       Saxophone
–       Trumpet
–       Trombone
–       Percussion (includes drums, auxiliary & mallet percussion)

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 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 $30/30mins.

  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 $18/30mins for a Group of 2 or $14/30mins for a Group of 3, pending availability.

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

__PCC Music Department Guidelines with form

 

The Friendlies

Welcome back to the new school year! Praying that you all had some time to relax with your families and friends over the holidays. We …

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The Friendlies

Welcome back to the new school year! Praying that you all had some time to relax with your families and friends over the holidays. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and having the opportunity to meet some of our new families who have joined our school community.

If you are new to our school and wondering what The Friendlies are all about, we are what some schools might call their P&C committee. We are committed to loving, encouraging, and caring for all of our school community in practical ways. Our mission statement is “The Friendlies are families of the Parklands Christian College community who endeavour to bring the love of Christ and encourage lifelong relationships within the school community. We provide opportunities to connect and fellowship at various events that we have throughout the year. We would love for you to join with us in strengthening one another”.

The Friendlies meetings are always open and welcoming to any families within our Parklands community. If you would like to be kept updated on all things Friendlies just email friendlies@parklands.qld.edu.au

Keep Smiling
The Friendlies Team

Uniform Shop Hours

The Uniform Shop has now moved into the new location at the end of Hillcrest Road – 24 Hillcrest Rd (across the road from Student …

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The Uniform Shop has now moved into the new location at the end of Hillcrest Road – 24 Hillcrest Rd (across the road from Student Services).

Monday8.00am - 10.00am
Tuesday2.00pm - 4.00pm
Thursday2.00pm - 4.00pm

School Days only

For further information please contact Michelle Secretan
Phone: (07) 3380 4256
Mobile: 0412 917 299
Email: uniforms@parklands.qld.edu.au

Second Hand Uniforms available (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

 

Tuckshop

Tuckshop news The tuckshop will be open EVERY day this year, Monday-Friday! There is an opportunity for parents to contribute to the life of the …

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Tuckshop news

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

There is an opportunity for parents to contribute to the life of the school by volunteering their time in the tuckshop.

The tuckshop has been growing since moving to the new facility and with growth in sales we would really love your help!

Please contact our Tuckshop Convenor, Marie Rushin, on 0422 637 370 or email tuckshop@parklands.qld.edu.au

Tuckshop Menu 2021

 

School Fees Due

School Fees Are deducted from your bank account on the 17th unless received by the 10th of each month. Please ensure funds are in your …

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School Fees

Are deducted from your bank account on the 17th unless received by the 10th of each month.

Please ensure funds are in your account one (1) business day before the 17th of the month.

Our Bank Account details are as follows:

BSB: 034115
Account Number: 169944

Please use your surname and initials as reference e.g. ‘J&C Smith’

Term Direct Debit Deduction Dates

  • 17th February
  • 17th April
  • 17th July
  • 17th September

Note: Direct Debits that reject from your account due to insufficient funds will incur a $10.00 fee and loss of discount. An additional late fee of $20 will apply to invoices outstanding at the end of the month.

Discounts Available

  • Monthly 2%
  • Term 5%
  • Annual 8%

2021 Term Dates

  Term Dates 2021 fix

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Term Dates 2021 fix

Parklands OSHC

Parklands Outside School Hours Care is now taking bookings for the upcoming school holidays if you would like further information please contact Miss Rachel on …

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Parklands Outside School Hours Care is now taking bookings for the upcoming school holidays if you would like further information please contact Miss Rachel on 07 3297 0577 or parklandsbookings@bigpond.com or pop in to see us (situated in the prep building area)

 

Parklands Outside School Hours Care is situated within the school grounds of Parklands Christian College in the Prep Building Area.  The service operates for before school, after school and vacation care.  Before and after school care offers a nutritious breakfast/afternoon tea and children are able to engage in a variety of activities based on their interests.

During the school term the service operates from 6:30-8:30am and 3:00-6:00pm (with office staff available from 2pm), and vacation care from 6:30am-6:00pm.  Parklands OSHC have qualified educators and encourage parents and families to pop into the service to discuss any care needs, suggestions or ideas or alternatively via phone 3297 0577 or email: parklandsbookings@bigpond.com.

We currently have limited spots available for before and after school care and advise families that a current 2020 enrolment is required to accept all bookings including emergency care bookings.

We look forward to assisting with all your care needs.

School Transport Assistance Scheme

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

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School Transport Assistance Scheme

School Transport Assistance Scheme

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

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

Bus Service

Bus QLD Schools_ Bus Queensland Pty Ltd, in partnership with TransLink has bus runs that run to and from Parklands Christian College – information can …

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Bus QLD Schools_

Bus Queensland Pty Ltd, in partnership with TransLink has bus runs that run to and from Parklands Christian College – information can be found on the website https://www.busqld.com.au/school )

Route 6013 (AM)

Route 6042 (AM)

Route 6055 (PM)

Route 6113 (PM)

Route 6142 (PM)

Route 6155 (PM)

Community Notices

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 …

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Community Notices

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.

Blue Jays Netball Club

Sign on Brochure 2021

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.

Free Dental Care

FREE DENTAL CARE