Principal’s Message

Greetings

Since my last Newsletter, Australia has had the National Election and the result is a clear majority to the Liberal National Party.  The Christian Schooling movement across Australia is very much at peace with this outcome.   Parklands is a member of the National group of Christian Schooling, which is across many Church connected Schools, many Independent Schools with Christian in purpose, and across every State in Australia.

I was one of the founders of this Association when I was a much younger Principal leading Calvary Christian College in Townsville in the 1980s. I was very aware of my isolation, which resulted in many trips to Brisbane and Sydney, meeting with other school leaders, and this led to the formation of the two Christian Schooling groups, one  at State level, and one at National level.

This National Group had its annual Conference in Canberra the week immediately after the Election.   We were all very relieved with the outcome.  There are many comments in the media seeking to explain the way Australia voted in this election.  The information I am receiving from our National body is that Australians still have a core value in Christian purpose, and any attempt to remove these values will be resisted by the bulk of Australians.

There was much dis-information released in the lead up to the election, but our school group held to the stated position that we are schools serving our local communities without exclusions, but we do want to employ staff who hold to our values to provide the education consistent with our purpose.

We now watch with interest as the Government considers the Freedom of Religion as equal to other core social pillars of our Nation.   Our local Member was Mr Bert VanManen, and he was elected with an increased vote.

On the Saturday just gone we held our school Fete.  I acknowledge the tremendous effort of our Staff and our many Parents who turned up for a full day’s work on our Fete.  It is a joy to share the journey with you all. Thank you so much for all your help in making Parklands the school that it is. We were overwhelmed with the attendance.  Every carpark in the School, Church and Top House property was packed to capacity.

This event is the front door to our school and it allows many families to come and look around the school.  Almost every enrolment enquiry comes from a Fete visit.  We are aware that many want to come to our school, and we do all we can to provide space, however we also have significant debt from our big projects, being the Sports Centre, Vocational Education classrooms, and Hospitality Centre, and we must reduce this debt before we can plan our next set of buildings.  I continue to do Enrolment interviews in every spare slot in my working week and have many more to do.  There are many times when a gap will occur in a class outside of the Prep and Grade 7 entry points.  We immediately offer these spots to students on the Waiting List.  The opportunity of joining the school earlier than Grade 7 should be considered if the opportunity comes.

We are close to the end of the first Semester, and School Reports will be prepared and posted out during the holiday break.

Head of Secondary

It was wonderful to see our community join together at the College Fete, with not just staff, students and parents but also extended family, past …

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Head of Secondary

It was wonderful to see our community join together at the College Fete, with not just staff, students and parents but also extended family, past students, community representatives, and families who visited Parklands for the first time.  Personally, my Uncle and Aunt and my brother and his family were present for the event, which added an extra special dimension for me as I shared ‘my school’ with my family.  It is ‘my school’ for all of us, isn’t it?  Not just a job, not just where you send your kids, but the ‘my’ indicates that heart investment that we each have.  And that heart was evident on Saturday, as warmth and friendliness were the dominant atmosphere.

Now though, we focus in on the remaining few weeks of the term, with all of the end of semester busyness well and truly underway. Our students are busy with their final assessment items for the semester, and we are very proud of how hard our students (and teachers!) work to give their best effort.  Even when we’re at maximum busyness, we maintain our culture of care, with students and staff sharing smiles and “hello” as we pass each other.  Small gestures such as this are encouraging indicators of the warm and caring climate within our Secondary College, which intentionally balances the academic pressures.

As students journey through Secondary, they learn valuable skills such as time management, breaking tasks into specific steps, collaborating with others and so on.  This doesn’t always come easily though – learning these skills is part of growing up – so if your child needs help please encourage them to seek help from their classroom teacher, their pastoral care teacher, the Middle School or Senior College Coordinator (Mr Elvery/Mrs Wallis), an RTC facilitator or from a Learning Enrichment aide – we are all here to help young people!  There is always someone to help.

Head of Primary

Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable Term 2. We have experienced many exciting and lovely events this term that have filled our Parkland’s experience …

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Head of Primary

Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable Term 2.

We have experienced many exciting and lovely events this term that have filled our Parkland’s experience with joy, fun and wonder – Profile Evening, Cross Country, Naplan, Yr 4 Camp Day, Team Games Day, incursions, excursions and normal school lessons.

NAPLAN TESTING

I must say the students seemed to be very well prepared, settled, calm and eager to write the tests this year. Some even commented they were, “Keen to see how well they are doing academically this year!” Thank you very much to the Year 3 and Grade 5 parents for assisting us in explaining the value and purpose of the testing as well as ensuring our students got a good night’s sleep, healthy breakfast and plenty of water during that testing week. A very BIG ‘Thank you’ also needs to go to the wonderful Yr 3 and 5 staff (Mrs. Abbot, Mr. Kennedy and Miss Strubin, Mrs. Pokorny) for the awesome work they have done to prepare the students this year for the tests! We now look forward to receiving the student reports and results later in the year.

UNIFORMS                                                                                                                        

Can we please ask that you assist us in ensuring the students are correctly dressed in the right uniform each day? We are experiencing students wearing their sport uniforms when not required and have also noticed that some students are starting to mix and match their track suit and jumper tops or even wearing non-school jumpers. If unsure about uniform items or correct uniform requirements, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, the RTC, uniform store or check our website for photos and details. Would you please be so kind as to ensure that ALL uniform items, water bottles and LUNCH box items are clearly labeled with the student’s name?

REPORTS

All students will be receiving an ‘End of Semester Report’ in the post at the conclusion of this term. This report will confirm what your child’s teacher informed you of at the Profile Preview Afternoon or Profile Night or has given you feedback on as to how your child has progressed this term.

On Wednesday 31st July, we have our Primary P/T Interviews up in the Function Room, where you can book an interview to discuss your child’s report with their class teacher. Be on the lookout for more information and booking times and procedures!

Talking about the end of term – we only have a few more weeks of school left then we break up for the Winter Holidays on Friday 21st June and return for term 3 on Monday 15th July.

How to read a report card?

Reports cards can be long and confusing with school speak throughout them. Here I will explain:

  1. How to read one.
  2. How to involve you child.
  3. How to praise your child to gain the most future benefit.
  4. How to reward your child.
  1. What is important amongst all the educational jargon?

You are looking for two things as you read each of the subject reports this will help you establish what your child’s strengths are and whether they are working to the best of their ability. Before looking for the A’s, B’s to E’s in the achievement section, read the Comment/s. Does the teacher say that your child is working to the best of their ability? Feedback from teachers is the key to improvement as it tells you and your child what they need to be working on – a way forward. Reports cards are one way of doing this.

Secondly, look at ‘Conduct’ statements as to how they are presenting / conducting themselves in all area of schooling.

2. How to involve your child in reading the report card?

The best thing to do is ask questions and get them to come up with how they think they went in the subject/term/semester. How did you think you went? Which results are you pleased with? What do you think was the cause of the result in this subject?

  • Praise – Process centred praise is more effective than praising intelligence e.g. “You are smart” develops a fixed mindset whereas praising effort develops a growth mindset (Dweck, 2010). Kids who get too much praise are less likely to take risks, are highly sensitive to failure and are more likely to give up when faced with a challenge. Check whether your child has a fixed or growth mindset http://mindsetonline.com
  • Rewards – We need our kids to do things and be self-directed, not because they will get into trouble or get a reward. “If they are focused on the outcomes (stickers,money, rewards) this leads to a loss of interest in process and an unhealthy need for approval of others” (Sue Roffey, www.wellbeingaustralia.com.au/wba/). We need to focus on intrinsic rewards such as life satisfaction, autonomy, task persistence, positive
    social relationships, a love of learning and better performances.

    • Think about starting to remove extrinsic rewards for results.Let kids have a say in what they do and the rules so that they can learn to make social choices

    appropriate for their age– autonomy not control.

    • Praise the process of effort and doing well, not ability.

    Praise their: o Effort and persistence

    o planning & organization

    o engagement in learning

    o seeking help & feedback

    o problem solving

    o decision making

    FINDING THE OFF SWITCH WHEN KIDS WORRY
    If you’ve ever spent a sleepless night worrying then you’ll know how problems always seem bigger when you keep tossing them around in your head. It can seem like everything is stacked against you. When this happens you’ve got to find the off switch so you can get away from your worries for a while. The same principle holds for children and teenagers when they worry. Their problems just seem to get bigger and they need to turn them off or tone them down so they can ease their anxiety. There are eight easy-to-learn strategies that you can teach your kids to prevent them from ruminating – going
    over the same thoughts and worries over and over again.

    1. Broaden their vision

    Kids get tunnel vision when they worry. They often can’t see the bigger picture. For instance, a young person
    may fret over minor work matters such getting the exact font match for an assignment they are working on, and
    neglect to get the sleep necessary for good learning the next day. Sometimes it takes a wise adult to remind
    children and young people about what really is important to them.

    1. Put their attention elsewhere

    Placing attention away from worries is an age old technique for parents and teachers. Commonly known as
    distraction, the act of focusing attention on something other than what causes them distress is vital for good
    mental health. Examples of distractions include – going outside, playing a game, shooting some basketball hoops
    or listening to music.

    1. Give the worry a name

    Somehow giving a worry a name makes it feel less scary and more manageable. My favourite picture storybook
    for toddlers ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof‘ by Hazel Edwards personifies fear of the dark as a friendly
    hippo. Much more friendly and easier to boss around if you’re a child.

Coordinator of Senior College

Senior College News The Senior Student calendar shows that it’s getting busy with many final assessments due prior to the Year 10 and 12 formal …

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Coordinator of Senior College

Senior College News

The Senior Student calendar shows that it’s getting busy with many final assessments due prior to the Year 10 and 12 formal exam block next week.  The Year 11 students also continue to work very hard this term, completing their assessments in class time, due to the structure of the new QCE system. Due to the demands of assessment, extra activities are being kept to a minimum, for the remainder of term. The following are some exciting reflections on recent undertakings in Senior.

In addition to school based news, we also enjoy acknowledging additional achievements by our students.

Congratulations to Katy Blackmore…Year 11.

In April, Katy received Gold in the Queensland State Taekwondo Championships, beating her opponent by a convincing 57-4.  Recently, she attended state selections and will go forward to represent Queensland at Nationals as State Champion. Katy has won two (2) gold and one (1) bronze medal. We are proud to hear about her dedication and accomplishments – well done Katy!

Year 10 Careers Expo

On Friday Friday 24 May, Year 10 visited the Brisbane Careers & Employment Expo at the Convention Centre. The Expo is a leading careers, training and education event and offers the opportunity for students to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities in relation to career options. The students were great fun, and showed much interest and enjoyment in the excursion. Well done Year 10.

Senior Subject Information Day

Year 10 students have participated in a senior subject information session to learn about the new QCE system and to consult with Lead Teachers, Vocational teachers and industry experts about subject choices for Year 11. It was an exciting time for students thinking through their options for their future endeavours.

Year 11 Food & Nutrition

The Year 11 Food & Nutrition class have been working with their teacher, Mrs Hughes, on developing a product based on egg whites or egg yolks that would be suitable for sale at the markets. They have utilised their problem solving skills to explore, develop, and generate a solution to the problem they were presented. After trialling and experimentation, the students have produced some excellent products that would sell well at any markets. Well done students!

Year 10 and Year 11 Food and Nutrition – Camembert Cheese making

The Food and Nutrition class spent the day in the Cully Hospitality centre learning the basic principles of cheese making. They worked exceptionally well in their groups during the five and a half hour workshop that contained a mix of theory and practical work to produce Camembert cheese. The workshop relates to food chemistry concepts in the senior Food and Nutrition curriculum. The students will be entering the Royal Queensland Show’s (Ekka) Student Made Cheese Competition in June, after their cheese has matured. After making the cheese, the students are required to look after their cheese for six weeks before they are judged and the winners are awarded. This was a fantastic learning experience and we are very proud of how the Food and Nutrition students worked collaboratively to create safe and hygienic white mould cheese.  We look forward to sharing the cheese with the students and their families early next term.

The Year 12 Hospitality Practices students recently completed a practical examination, which was themed “Lunch in a Box”.

The students planned and prepared a meal for their current Year 12 teachers, under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs Furlonger. They worked extremely well collaborating, assisting each other and completing many tasks until the event was finalised.  Thanks for the great effort, girls!

I hope you enjoyed the photos of some of our amazing Seniors.

We are praying for health and low stress levels during this busy time of assessment. Please remind your child that there are many before, during and after school workshops where their teachers are happy to provide some extra support.

If you have any questions or concerns about Senior College, I would be very happy to meet and talk in person. Please make contact through the College office or via email at: rwallis@parklands.qld.edu.au

I trust your child has a safe and blessed holiday break soon,

Mrs Rebecca Wallis

Coordinator of Senior College

Primary News

Year 1 Term 2 is counting down, and Year 1 have been discovering how learning can be fun as we continue to explore many new …

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Primary News

Year 1

Term 2 is counting down, and Year 1 have been discovering how learning can be fun as we continue to explore many new topics.

We took at break on May 22nd at 11am to read “Alpacas with Maracas”, along with the rest of the country for a special simultaneous reading event! The children loved the story and enjoyed participating in a few activities based on the story. It is so wonderful to see the students engage in various books so far this year. We are all getting to know our favourite stories and authors and get excited as we introduce more books into the classroom.

In the last few weeks of term we will be finishing off our units. We loved experimenting with food this term as we explored physical and chemical changes. We are also looking forward to our first excursion for the year to consolidate our HASS unit about Daily Lives, Past and Present. Look out for photos in the next newsletter!

Until next time!

Year 1 Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis and Mrs Marsh

Secondary News

Art News Interconnected Exhibition and Art Prize This year, as part of the College Fete, the Art Department held an Exhibition and Art Competition. In …

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Secondary News

Art News

Interconnected Exhibition and Art Prize

This year, as part of the College Fete, the Art Department held an Exhibition and Art Competition. In the week leading up to the display, a panel of three judges decided which works would be awarded winning prizes and encouragement awards, according to skill and how well the exhibition theme ‘Interconnected’ was expressed. Lesley Nicholson from Logan Art Gallery was our guest panellist, together with Kaela McNamara and Jhoanna Tagaro.

Prizes were awarded as follows:

  • Junior Art Prize Winner: Theo Ross (Year 1)
  • Junior Art Prize Encouragement Award: Emma Moreton (Year 5)
  • Middle School Art Prize Winner: Phoebe Pottinger (Year 8)
  • Middle School Art Prize Encouragement Award: Cambria Rivers (Year 8)
  • Open Art Prize Winner: Kelsey Hawken (Year 11)
  • Open Art Prize Encouragement Award: Bethany Mitchell (Year 11)

Additionally, Fete-goers had the opportunity to vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award, which was tallied by 3pm. The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Emily O’Callaghan (Year 6). All winners received certificates and art supplies donated by Eckersley’s Arts and Crafts. Some works were also sold via silent auction throughout the Fete. Congratulations to all winners!

Sr Monique Singh

Year 7 Living History Incursion

The Year 7’s at Parklands were blessed to have Living History Australia come and present a day where history came to life!

The students were able to immerse themselves in the world of Ancient Rome, becoming senators, servants, noble men and women and a few were even cast in the roles of slaves and gladiators.

After a stimulated and engaging presentation the students were able to touch and handle many secondary sources replicas and reproduction items from a variety of eras.

The afternoon was active and one with gladiatorial combat (with foam swords and a special appearance from Miss Grounds), Celtic wrestling, Roman legionary marching and Greek Olympic Games all occurring.

Year 7 are congratulated on their respectful and polite behavior during the day.

A. Braun, Mrs. A. Harder, Mrs. D. Braybrooke and Mrs. C. Burns

Zenith Club

Zenith Club warmly invites secondary students to participate in an afternoon STUDY club which promotes a welcoming and ENRICHING learning environment. Here you can access PERSONALISED HELP from teachers, a quiet space to study as well as perfect place for COLLABORATE with peers.

Secondary Tutorials

Secondary Tutoring 2019

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood Production

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood Production Secondary College Production 2019 She’s coming! She’s coming! I can hear the roar of Aurora arriving! Students and …

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The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood Production

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood Production

Secondary College Production 2019

She’s coming! She’s coming! I can hear the roar of Aurora arriving!

Students and staff from the Secondary College are proud to invite you to our 2019 production, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. There will be three performances held over the 26th and 27th of July; Friday evening, Saturday matinee and Saturday evening. This performance is perfect for all ages – from the very young, to the young at heart.

This is the story of Sleeping Beauty that we all know and love – the beautiful princess tragically cursed to prick her finger and fall asleep for a hundred years – or is it?  This particular princess is sick of being overprotected by her parents and seeks a life of adventure, away from her body guards and out of the dull kingdom where everything sharp has been banned. With only hours to go before the spell defaults, the wicked fairy and her sassy sidekick Broom, come up with a punning clan, sorry, a cunning plan. Throw in an ogre, a shark, a giant spider, some punk princesses, an intrepid prince and his faithful hound, and a cast of other amusing characters, and this hilarious performance promises to break any preconceptions of this fairytale that you might already have.

Over 60 students from Years 8-12 are involved in all aspects of this production; from onstage performance, to backstage and technical crew, hair and makeup, to set construction, painting and costuming. They have spent months preparing and are excited to showcase their talents and skills.

We would love for you and your family to join us on this side-splitting adventure. Tickets will be available for purchase soon.

Year 7 News

Preparing for calm in an over-stimulated world I was blessed to be able to attend a Student Wellbeing and Mental Health conference recently and hear …

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Year 7 News

Preparing for calm in an over-stimulated world

I was blessed to be able to attend a Student Wellbeing and Mental Health conference recently and hear the latest research and findings in relation to a myriad of concerns with growing up in a highly stimulated digital age.

At these conferences, I often hear phrases such as, ‘views more stimuli than previous generations’, ‘does not actively seek downtime away from digital stimulation and adrenaline addicting devices and activities’ and ‘are addicted to seeking the next exciting high.’ These comments really struck me, when on the train home I noticed that every person in my carriage had their eyes glued to a screen and headphones in, bad music loudly blaring through cheap headphones. They were indeed plugged into a variety of different stimuli and riding that over-stimulated adrenaline high.

I cast my eyes to my Year 7’s and how often I see what I call the ‘iPad finger itch’ occurring in class. Perhaps, they just ‘had’ to check the time on their iPad (a wall clock in every classroom), or they ‘had’ to straighten and caress their iPad while working in class. Students often want to jump straight to the technology aspect of a task, activity or assignment, instead of slowing down their process and planning out the way they want to attack the task and working step by step through a process. Perhaps you have seen similar at home. I certainly have with my nephew, who wants an iPad in the car with him to drive to the park that is just a few short kilometres away.

In this over-stimulated and adrenaline fueled time how can we help our teens zero in on their homework, revision work, assignments and prepare for upcoming examinations. Especially seeing that in a few short years they will be entering the workforce and expected to sustain extended periods of focus and regulate their work schedules to achieve their outcomes.

  • Stress is a natural feeling. It’s your body’s way of telling you that you have a demand, situation or challenge that needs an action, response or adjustment. Learning to recognise your bodies reaction to stress (heart speeds up, blood is pumped to your arms and leg, your fingers might feel tingly, digestions slows, so your tummy might feel funny and you might feel hyper-sensitive.) Knowing that these feelings are a natural bodily process will help you keep these feelings in perspective.
  • Develop successful ways to manage stress.
    • Write out your concerns before an examination. The action of writing on paper is such a great method for focussing on a single task, calming your thoughts and physically working through a process; rather than being stimulated by a device and it’s backlight.

Answer your concerns. When you know you have a strategy to tackle a task, you have a plan of attack!

Students – Work on this with your parents! It’s so cool to know your parents are in your corner wanting to help you!

  • Breathe out – s l o w l y. When you feel stressed one of the fastest ways to calm down is to breathe slowly.
    • Breathe in through the nose for 4 seconds
    • Hold the breath for a count of 5 seconds
    • Exhale through the mouth for 6
  • Remember the 5 P’s. My mathematics teacher used to tell me during my senior years that, “Perfect Preparation Predicts Powerful Performance.” How are you preparing for you assignment, examination or revision session? Have you:
    • Broken down the task
    • Studied the whole area you have to learn
    • Tested yourself
    • Checked that you are on task
    • Do you know how to complete all elements of the task?
    • Have you left yourself time to write at least two drafts?
    • Have you edited, reflected and refined your work?
    • Have you organised time to practice?
    • Do you need to seek help for a peer, parent or teacher?
  • Look after yourself
    • Make sure you eat healthy meals to nourish your body and brain
    • Drink lots of water. Water lowers the levels of cortisol that causes stressed feelings, in your body. Stay away from energy drinks and sugary drinks as they rev up your brain and might interfere with concentration
  • Study in silence. Psychologist Andrew Fuller says the most powerful way to study for an examination is to spend your study time preparing in the same conditions as an examination. This means, no music, texting or computer screens. If you are in the habit of studying with music or frequent breaks, it will take some time to retrain your brain to studying without all the extra stimulation you are used to.
  • Organise and transform the information you want to learn. Just reading your notes over and over again is not the only way to study. Organise your notes, so that the main idea is highlighted on each page, turn your notes into mindmaps and flowcharts, fit them into a song in your head. The more times you transform your information, the more firmly you remember it.
  • Set study times. Set yourself a timetable of when and where you are going to study. Having a structured study time will train your brain into being prepared and ready to learn. If you wait till you feel like studying or until the week before the exam or assessment is due, you will be stressed and not able to concentrate on your task.
  • Put the device down before bed. Using TV’s, tablets, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices before bed delays your body’s internal clock (circadian rhythm) and suppresses the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, making it more difficult to fall asleep. Set aside your device at least an hour before bedtime.
  • Ask for help, before you are stressed

Sport

Emily Fotek wins Gold Emily Fotek competed at State Clubs Championships at Gymnastics QLD and won Gold State Champion. Emily then went on to represent …

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Sport

Emily Fotek wins Gold

Emily Fotek competed at State Clubs Championships at Gymnastics QLD and won Gold State Champion.

Emily then went on to represent QLD in Team Event at the Australian Championships held in Victoria on the 20th – 21st May 2019.

QLD Team Event in Level 8 she won Gold!!!!

Emily then competed in individual event and WON GOLD OVER ALL LEVEL 8 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION!!!!

Congratulations Emily, on this amazing achievement! Your dedication and commitment to training and competing has been outstanding!

Will Garlick plays for Qld in Soccer

Will Garlick with his silver medal and his coaches at the National Christian School Games.

 

Student Care and Wellbeing

Resilience is the ability to bounce back, adjust easily, or recover quickly from disappointment or difficulties. Some children are naturally more resilient due to their …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Resilience is the ability to bounce back, adjust easily, or recover quickly from disappointment or difficulties. Some children are naturally more resilient due to their temperaments while others need guidance to help them develop this trait! Building resilience is a continual process that is a normal part of a child’s development. It requires adults to be supportive and empathetic as children experience opportunities to learn and grow.  Here at Parklands we recognise that improving resiliency can enable students to respond more positively and adaptively within the school environment. From this recognition springs our Resilient ME+YOU+US program.

Resilient ME: a seven week after school program offered to Grade 4 to 6 students which focuses on the individual development of resiliency. Email jedwards@parklands.qld.edu.au for more details.

Resilient YOU: a Prep to Grade 6 classroom initiative which focuses on a topical friendship skill each week.

Resilient US: a night set aside during the Loving our Kids on Purpose course which focuses on equipping parents with the same language of resilience which students are hearing at school. You do not need to be attending the Loving our Kids on Purpose course to attend the Resilient US component. Email jcrawford@parklands.qld.edu.au for more details.

In addition we also offer our Learning for Life Prep to Grade 3 program, and Resilient Friends which is a once-off session focusing on improving social skills in a peer-related context.

Here’s some great articles on building resilience in your child:

https://psychcentral.com/lib/10-tips-for-raising-resilient-kids/

http://www.kidspot.com.au/school/secondary/peer-pressure/dr-justin-teaching-your-child-resilience/news-story/bdc3b60fc441542b73c592591d441fbb

VET News

Active Volunteering Students volunteering at the Athletics Carnival Friendlies Bush Dance Students from the Year 10 Active Volunteering class assisted with the annual Friendlies Bush …

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VET News

Active Volunteering

Students volunteering at the Athletics Carnival

Friendlies Bush Dance

Students from the Year 10 Active Volunteering class assisted with the annual Friendlies Bush Dance, held on campus on a balmy Saturday evening in May.

“It was such a pleasure having the Year 10 Active Volunteers with us last night. They all were a huge asset to our team. We had over 300 people at the Bush Dance and all the volunteers were fantastic at doing everything we required them to do and managed to also dance and join in the fun with lots of our younger students. They assisted with setup and all stayed for longer than was expected to help us tidy up. The Friendlies really appreciated their help”, said Mrs Angela Marsh, Friendlies Committee.

“Year 11 student, Lily Penfold, recently completed a Certificate III Sport and Recreation Traineeship at Logan West Aquatic Centre. Lily now holds a nationally recognised qualification and has earned 8 points towards her Queensland Certificate of Education, in addition to valuable workplace skills including effective communication, conducting sustainable sports programs, using technology and social media, developing coaching practices.
Congratulations on this massive achievement Lily, we are very proud of you!”

Tuckshop

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Tuckshop

The Friendlies

What an incredible night of fun and laughter everyone had who came out and supported our Bush Dance! With over 300 people we kicked up …

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The Friendlies

What an incredible night of fun and laughter everyone had who came out and supported our Bush Dance! With over 300 people we kicked up our heels and danced along to the live entertainment, Beefa’s Bush Band. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and the year 10 volunteers. Without each and every one of you, the night wouldn’t have been the success it was! We also would like to thank Michelle and Sandra from the Coffee Club at Village Square at Browns Plains for always providing freshly brewed coffee at all of our events.

 

Woolworths Earn and Learn are off to a flying start, we have been receiving heaps of stickers and sticker sheets. You can drop your completed sheets or stickers in the collection box at Student Services or at or Park Ridge Woolworths collection box. Please remember to only use the official Woolworths Earn and Learn Sticker sheets and only fill the spaces provided. There are plenty of extra sheets available at Student Services. This promotion runs throughout the whole of this term so be sure to collect those stickers if you are doing your groceries at any of the Woolworths stores.

Why not come to one of our meetings and get to know our Friendlies team? We would love to meet some new families from our school! Our next meeting is at Jimboomba Maccas at 6.45pm on Friday 14th June 2019.

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

Keep Smiling

Uniform Shop Hours

School Days only For further information please contact Michelle Secretan Phone: (07) 3380 4256 Mobile: 0412 917 299 Email: uniforms@parklands.qld.edu.au Second Hand Uniforms available CASH ONLY …

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Uniform Shop Hours

Monday8.15am - 9.15am & 2.30pm - 3.45pm
Tuesday8.15am - 9.15am & 2.30pm - 3.45pm
Thursday8.15am - 9.15am & 2.30pm - 3.45pm

School Days only

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

Second Hand Uniforms available CASH ONLY (no refund or exchange)
For Second Hand Uniform Enquiries please email Alisha Mane amane@parklands.qld.edu.au
Also check our FB page for updates…

Uniform Shop Facebook Page

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Purchase Uniforms Online
Uniforms can now be purchased online through QuickCliq.com.au

 

2019 Term Dates

Term Dates 2019

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2019 Term Dates

Term Dates 2019

June/July Calendar

Subject to changes – please check the College Calendar on the College website for more detailed and up to date information on the above.

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June/July Calendar

June 19, 201910b Cert 1 Active Volunteering Incursion - Family Food Bank
June 19-21, 2019Year 10 Trade Taster Work Experience
June 20, 2019Grade 1 Hungry Caterpillar Play Performance
June 21, 2019Basketball Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
June 21, 2019Netball Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
June 21, 2019Oztag Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
June 21, 2019Soccer Primary Interschool Sport Gala Day 3
July 18, 2019Year 11/12 Economics Excursion
July 18, 2019Year 12 Tech Students Nursery Road State Special School
July 23, 2019Senior Art Excursion - Logan Art Gallery/Berrinba wetlands
July 29, 2019Year 8 Geography Excursion - Gold Coast
July 30, 2019Year 11&12 excursion - Ignite Youth Careers Expo

Subject to changes – please check the College Calendar on the College website for more detailed and up to date information on the above.

Bus Service

Please find attached all of the Bus routes, that have been made available to Parklands families. Bus Queensland now offer 3 pick ups in the …

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Bus Service

Please find attached all of the Bus routes, that have been made available to Parklands families.

Bus Queensland now offer 3 pick ups in the afternoon outside Prep with various routes.

  • Departing 3:22pm
  • Departing 3:31pm
  • Departing 3:45pm

As this is a service offered by Bus Queensland (not PCC) please direct all further enquires to Bus Queensland on 3802 1233 or email customers@busqld.com.au

PRT Changes to School Bus Routes (effective 29-01-2019)

6013

6055

6113 (1)

6142

6155

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 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 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%

Parklands OSHC

Parklands Outside School Hours Care is situated within the school grounds of Parklands Christian College in the Prep Building Area.  The service operates for before …

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Parklands OSHC

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

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

We currently have limited spots available for before and after school care and advise families that a current 2019 enrolment is required to accept all bookings including emergency care bookings.

We look forward to assisting with all your care needs.

Community Notices

Free Dental Care FREE DENTAL CARE_BBB Homestay Free Breast Screening at Beenleigh Flyer_free breast screening at Beenleigh 2019 Holiday Program Netball jnr cubs Park Ridge …

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Community Notices

Free Dental Care

FREE DENTAL CARE_BBB

Homestay

Free Breast Screening at Beenleigh

Flyer_free breast screening at Beenleigh 2019

Holiday Program

Netball

jnr cubs

Park Ridge Healing Rooms

Wednesday 9.30 am – 12 pm
Parklands Christian Church
1 Hillcrest Road
Park Ridge
All ARE WELLCOMED
Faith Shiach 0437-206-676