Principal’s Message

Dear Parklands family,

In this month’s article, I really want to celebrate our community, and acknowledge the success of our Fete.  Fete is my favorite annual event, and a unique time in the Academic Year when our community and wider community comes together on our site.  Fete is a celebration of the extended Parklands Family, and a cultural event that is universally loved.  These celebrations are ultimately a testament to God’s faithfulness and provision.  I acknowledge that our Heavenly Father has been and continues to be the source of every good thing we have; both the physical environment and the people He has brought to our school.

I want to thank the many staff, parents and students who contributed to the success of Fete 2021.  You are all a blessing to me, and to Parklands! I also want to acknowledge the tireless work of Amanda Young & Tanya Tonges.  These faithful ladies have put in significant hours in the lead-up to Fete, and the event would not have happened without them.  Amanda & Tanya, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Gary Cully
Principal

Head of Primary School

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 School

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 memories, joy, fun and wonder – ANZAC Service, Profile Evening, Cross Country, Naplan, Bush Dance, 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 Year 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 Year 3 and 5 staff (Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Edwards, and Mr. Ashley), plus Mrs. Jo Anderson 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 (now that it’s getting cold) 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 labelled with the student’s name?

Reports

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

On TUESDAY 27th July, we have our Primary P/T Interviews in the various classrooms, 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 18th June and return for Term 3 on Tuesday 13th July.

How to read a report card:

Reports cards can be long and confusing with school jargon/speech 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.
  5. What is important amongst all the educational jargon?

You are looking for two things as you read each of the subject reports that 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 English and Maths 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 areas of schooling.

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 & organisation
o Engagement in learning
o Seeking help & feedback
o Problem solving
o Decision making

Have a wonderful break and school holiday spent with family and friends.

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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Put your worries in a jar

Wouldn’t it be great to put all your worries into a safe and throw away the key? As an adult you may do this when you take time out to watch your favourite TV show; or lose yourself wandering for hours online. Children need something a little more practical. They can write their worries on some paper and lock them in away in a jar by the side of the bed at the end of the day. It’s good to know that their worries can’t get out because they are locked up tight.

5. Limit talking time

It’s good if kids can talk about what’s on their mind but talking needs to be contained to prevent their worries from dominating their lives. Set aside ten minutes a day to talk about their worries and then put worry time aside until tomorrow.

6. Normalise rather than lionise their anxiety

Anxious kids are very sensitive to their parent’s concerns and worries. One way we build their concerns is by continually reassuring them that things will be fine. One reassurance should be sufficient most of the time followed by, “I’ve already talked to you about that.” Continually going over old ground can allow worries to linger longer than necessary.

7. Give them the tools to relax

My wife relaxes in front of the TV, which is sufficient for her to take her mind off her worries. Some people need a bigger set of tools including mindfulness and exercise to help us neutralise our worries.

8. Move, baby, move

Get kids moving. Physical exercise is not only a great distraction but it release feel-good endorphins that help children and young people feel better and more optimistic about the future.

For more on anxiety and the tools you need to support you raise kids who worry or feel anxious, our Parenting Anxious Kids online course is a fantastic resource.

Middle School Co-ordinator

Throughout the course of Term 2 our journey continues to give exciting opportunities and focus points. New Drama Space During the last month we have …

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Middle School Co-ordinator

Throughout the course of Term 2 our journey continues to give exciting opportunities and focus points.

New Drama Space

During the last month we have had the opportunity to switch on a new teaching and learning space for the college. The small hall, dubbed the ‘Performing Arts Hall’, is a space that we are now leasing for the teaching of Drama, situated across the road from our Hillcrest Rd/church entrance.

Students have commenced using the space with great enthusiasm, which has already been custom painted performance black on the inside. Over the next while further developments of the space will happen to create a great teaching and performing area for our students to use.

Activities around Middle School

Many different activities continue to take place around the Middle School.

Open Mic

Secondary students were treated to the first Parklands Open Mic for 2021. Three of our Senior students serenaded the college with performances at our Outdoor Theatre, with many of our Middle School students attending to lend their support.

The Open Mic is an opportunity for students to perform for peers during a break time and demonstrate the great skills and talents that they have. Students who are interested in participating can see the College Arts Captains, Tori Hankins and Bryce West, for the next concert.

STEM Testing

Year 9 STEM students were hard at work testing their designs for launching bottles into the air to measure effective flight time. Under the guidance of Mr Cunningham and Mr Crawford, students have been enthusiastically testing their designs.

Winter Uniform Expectations

We have been enjoying some cooler weather of late, which is great for some people and not the preference of others. This cooler weather has resulted in the need for jumpers, and while we have a great compliance for the use of correct jumpers with correct uniforms across the board, there are still a number of students who are choosing to bring the wrong jumper to school.

It is our expectation that students will wear the correct jumper with the correct uniform. Academic jumpers should be worn with academic uniforms, and sports jumpers with sports uniforms. There should not be a need to bring a sports jacket to school on an academic uniform day. I would love to see 100% compliance with this as we move forward.

Have you lost a jacket or jumper? Chances are it is currently residing in Student Services. There are a lot of uniform pieces currently in lost property, waiting for students to come and claim them. Unfortunately, these pieces have no names on them. Our amazing Student Services staff go out of their way to return lost uniform items when they have been identified with names. This is not possible if uniform items are not named. Please make sure that equipment and uniform pieces which are sent to school with your children are clearly named. We would love to make sure that you have everything that belongs to you.

Musical – “What’s Inside?”

Middle School and Senior College students have combined to be rehearsing for the Secondary college’s production of an original musical, “What’s Inside?” With an original script written by two of our teachers, Miss Julia Matthews and Mrs Cleo Smith, and directed by Mrs Jaclyn Kelly, “What’s Inside?” looks to combine elements from all of the Secondary productions over the last 10 years, through the telling of an original story about drama students at high school.

Performance dates are 23rd and 24th July at the Logan West Community Centre, with two evening shows and a Saturday matinee happening. Look out for ticket information which will be released very soon. It is our hope that you can join us for a great show, excellent catering, and an amazing experience presented by our students. Come along and see if you can identify the different productions through the story!

June Holiday Break

It feels like we just got back from our holiday break in April and now the end of Term 2 is fast approaching. Time has flown.

During the upcoming break time, it is my prayer that you are able to spend some quality time as a family. I hope that all students and parents can connect and recharge with one another. May your break time be one of safety and joy, and I look forward to continuing the learning journey with our students when we gather again in Term 3.

Mr Colin Elvery
Middle School Coordinator

Senior School Co-ordinator

Senior News… We are coming to the end of a very busy semester that has been filled with many memorable moments, both in and out …

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Senior School Co-ordinator

Senior News…

We are coming to the end of a very busy semester that has been filled with many memorable moments, both in and out of the classroom.

I was reflecting recently on how quickly this term is going and I was reminded that at around this same time last year, we were welcoming students back from lockdown. What a blessing that we are largely unaffected by COVID now.

Our students are busy with full weeks of learning and many important activities to manage. They have been able to experience some great events again including the Year 10 Careers & Employment Expo, Year 10-12 Elevate Education sessions and the Year 12 UQ Career Pulse event, along with many other exciting sports and subject-specific excursions.

All in all, it has been a semester filled with rich learning experiences and we are very proud of our seniors.

We encourage full attendance all the way through to Friday 18th June. Thank you kindly for taking family holidays in the scheduled holiday time. At present, seniors are finalising assessments. Year 12s are currently working on completing their third internal assessment and requirements for certificate courses, which usually require completing by the end of September. Year 11 have a mix of assignment work and examinations to complete, the assessment calendar showing these as ongoing and due into the final week of term.

Year 10 are about to undertake their semester exams, commencing Monday 7th June and they will complete the term with an exciting and new Careers Week, filled with many activities and events.

Mrs Liz Lenton and I continue to work very closely with the senior students and aim to individualise each senior students learning pathway to meet their goals and increase success for their senior school years. We are always happy to meet and discuss options in person so please contact us through Student Services or via email if we can be of assistance.

Our prayers are with all students as they work hard to finalise their assessment for this term. We pray that all have a wonderful break soon to relax and recharge, with family and friends, over the winter holiday time.

Blessings,
Mrs Rebecca Wallis
Coordinator of Senior College

Parklands Fete Success

Last Saturday we acknowledged our 20th Birthday with a huge celebration at our Fete. What a fantastic day it was for all, with the night …

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Parklands Fete Success

Last Saturday we acknowledged our 20th Birthday with a huge celebration at our Fete. What a fantastic day it was for all, with the night ending in spectacular fashion with fireworks. We had the honour of welcoming Federal Member Mr Bert Van Manen to cut our birthday cake along with Mr David Baskerville and our College Board.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our parents and staff who donated items, gave their time and resources to ensure our Fete was a success. We couldn’t have done it without your support.

Mrs Amanda Young

Primary News

Lost Property If your child is missing uniform items or lunch boxes or drink bottles, please come and check the Lost Property in Student Services. …

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Primary News

Lost Property

If your child is missing uniform items or lunch boxes or drink bottles, please come and check the Lost Property in Student Services.

Prep

For Science this term, we have been exploring living things and their needs. The highlight of this unit is the Chirpee Chicks hatching program. The Preps were fascinated as they watched chicks hatch out of their eggs in the incubator.  It has been so exciting to watch our fluffy little chicks grow and to learn about what they need to stay safe and healthy. We have also started our own garden. The Preppies each planted a seed to look after by making sure their plant gets water and sunlight every day. We are so proud of our little farmers.

Year One

It has been so fulfilling to watch our students grow and learn throughout Term 2. We have excitedly watched on as each child has been engaging in their learning and meeting personal goals, whether big or small.

At the start of the term, we paused to chat about ANZAC Day and why it is important to remember this special day.
Learning all about Living Things in our Biological Science Unit, has definitely been a highlight. The children have enthusiastically researched all about what living things need to survive, while also looking closely at Australian animals and each different habitat. We have loved writing information reports about a variety of animals and have had some fun learning to draw these animals as well.
There have been lots of hands-on games and activities during Math lessons this term, as we’ve explored topics such as shape and measurement. The water measuring activity was enjoyed by all!
We have had an amazing term and are looking forward to finishing up our units over the next couple of weeks! It is such a joy being a part of your child’s learning journey.
Until next time! Take care!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis, Mrs Marsh & Mrs S

Year Five

Hello to our Parklands families!

Year 5 are working hard this term learning about many things including writing in the Persuasive genre. We are finally getting used to using our iPads on a daily basis (and only forget to bring them occasionally!)

In our Humanities lessons this term we have been looking at our Australian values and system of Government. To get a real life sense of this we completed a survey, discussing the issues important to us. We then analysed that data and created action plans to solve some of our concerns. To build on this, we held in-class speeches and elections to select class captains.

We are pleased to present to you our 2021, Year 5 Class Captains!

5A Class Captain is Elena Mariuta
5E Class Captains are Ashlee Wilson and Amelia Drew

Congratulations to these students. Perhaps you will one day run in an official election!

God Bless,

Mrs Lisa Edwards and Mr Simon Ashley

Secondary News

Lost Property If your child is missing uniform items or lunch boxes or drink bottles, please come and check the Lost Property in Student Services. …

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Secondary News

Lost Property

If your child is missing uniform items or lunch boxes or drink bottles, please come and check the Lost Property in Student Services.

 

Sport

USL Basketball We have had a great start to the USL basketball competition fielding 5 secondary and 1 primary team. After the first four weeks …

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Sport

USL Basketball

We have had a great start to the USL basketball competition fielding 5 secondary and 1 primary team. After the first four weeks of competition our Year 7/8 Boys, Year 7/8 Girls, Year 9/10 Boys and Open Girls are all currently 3rd on the ladder. The Open Boys team is currently 6th. Our Year 5/6 boys have already qualified for the final against St Philomena on Thursday 17 June at 3:45pm in the BSC.

Well done to the Year 7/8 Girls team and coach Mrs Brkic for recording their first win of the season with a crushing 62-0 win over Westside 2

Upcoming games

Week 8 – Monday June 7

Home

4:30pm Yr 7/8 Boys v Westside 1 (BSC 3)
4:30pm Yr 9/10 Boys v Westside (BSC 2)
5:15pm Open girls v Westside 1 (BSC 1)

Away

4:30pm Yr 7/8 Girls v Trinity (Mt Warren Park 4)
4:30pm Open boys v Trinity 2 (Mt Warren Park 1)

District Representatives

Well done to Anabelle Rauwendaal for making the district touch football team.

Well done to the following students who made the district Cross country.

Lilee Unwin
Lachlan Mane
Justin Hunt
Charlotte Sulja
Tayla Thomson
Meagan Elvery
Charlotte Lee
Levi Tomic

Primary CSSAQ Team Games

Recently our Year 5/6 students participated in the CSSAQ Team Games Gala Day. Our Year 6 Senior Boys Soccer team finished third. Our Year 6 Senior Girls lost a close semi-final to the eventual winners. Our two Year 5 Junior teams improved immensely over the course of the day and represented the school with great team spirit.

Term 3

Next term the two USL sports will be netball and soccer. The secondary competition will be on Monday afternoons and year 5-6 primary will be on Thursday afternoons. The competition will run from weeks 3-9.

The athletics carnival will be in Term 3, Week 1. 13 Years – Opens Carnival will be on Thursday 15 July with 12 Years and under will be on Friday 16 July.

New Super Futsal

Parklands Free Come & Try Futsa-min

Parklands Christian College, in conjunction with Super Futsal, are super proud to be offering Futsal right here in our newly upgraded Baskerville Sports Centre. Super Futsal will be conducting a FREE come and try day on Wednesday, 10th March 2021. Please see the flyer for Junior Boys and Girls and Adult times.

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

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

Looking forward to a fantastic season of Futsal!

Student Care and Wellbeing

Family Interaction – Children and Responsibilities Working as a family unit can be a tough task, so many different people all with needs and wants …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Family Interaction – Children and Responsibilities

Working as a family unit can be a tough task, so many different people all with needs and wants trying to get their needs met. As a parent we have a household to maintain along with so many other responsibilities, tasks, jobs, family and friends to make time for. To be able to teach our children, it is important that we are giving them responsibilities around the house, so that they are participating in the cleaning as well as the messing up. Hopefully, in the long term, this also takes some of the pressure off just one or two people in the family. But how do we do this and what age should they be doing what? Does my 4 year old start to iron or mow the lawn? No, but they can put away their toys, set the table for dinner, sort the washing and that level of responsibility.  It can take longer to get through the jobs but in the long term it is important that they are learning to do things for others and a range of personal character building activities!

Here are some areas to think about when getting children to complete responsibilities/chores:

  1. Give choices.

We are teaching these amazing human beings to be responsible adults. So give them some choices. Maybe sit down with the family and have a list of all the daily and weekly responsibilities that need to be done. Ask which responsibilities each child would like to complete. They may need to pick three of four depending on size and nature of the task. Letting them pick which tasks give them a sense of ownership and choice. On this list be clear and maybe even have a timeframe on when this task would need to be done. i.e. washing the dishes needs to start within 10mins after dinner and should take about 15-35mins depending on amount and age.

  1. Be relaxed.

Start the process by showing your child how to complete the task to the level you expect. Next, be there with them as they do the task. Pointers and tips are great if given with encouragement and not rushed.  We need to be a little relaxed on the quality of the end result of their work. This will work best if you are prepared for the task not to be at the level of perfection that you usually like. Be aware of how you might feel if you completed a task and them someone came along and said what a great job you did and redid the task in front of you. They will get better at it the more you allow them to do it. Especially with good constructive feedback and encouragement.

  1. Start young.

Children are growing up and they can handle a great deal more than you might think. What were we doing when we were kids? I was milking my grandfather’s cow when I was 5, I was cooking dinner for the family with no supervision at 12. Starting early instills a sense of ownership on the family household and gives invaluable skills, such as self-control and a good work ethic. Please see the list below for some guidelines on what children can do. Your child will learn as they are doing the task.

  1. Words of Affirmation.

It is important to encourage your child in their attempts at doing the tasks around the house. Speak powerfully into their young lives by giving them praise for the task that they have completed. Building this positive momentum will encourage the child to participate in the household responsibilities willingly. You might even find that they will voluntarily do the task without getting asked. It is rare but does happen!

  1. Be clear and consistent.

Creating and maintaining boundaries for your child is important, especially in regards to their responsibilities. Be clear in your instructions and take away any vagueness. For example ‘clean your room’ vs ‘ put your clothes in drawers, put dirty clothes in basket, all toys to be put in the toy box, books on bookshelf’. Once they learn the expectation they will understand what ‘clean your room’ means.  If there is a timeframe for a task to be done then communicate this. Remember the Loving our Kids on Purpose story about the chicken coop. Sometimes we may need to trade our tasks with our child if they are not willing to do it within the timeframe. This is where we can give them the tasks we do not like doing.

Should money be attached to the tasks? There is no easy way to answer this question; what do you want your children to learn through doing the tasks? Are you doing this for them to learn about responsibility and about how to do household tasks? Do you want to set up an environment of negotiation and terms? For tasks that are extra or one offs i.e. washing the windows once a month or helping paint the doors, adding money to the task can bring a new aspect of life for your child to learn about; money management and the concepts of working.

We are all growing to be a powerful person. Powerful people are ok with making mistakes and taking the opportunity to learn. No matter what happens, know that with every step we are learning and moving towards the person that GOD created us to be!

Enjoy the journey of raising your child/ren and being a powerful person!

PCC Instrumental Music

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty saviour. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, …

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PCC Instrumental Music

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty saviour. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17

Our God is a God who sings! Music is part of His very being, part of His creative nature, and He not only directs that towards us, but allows us to join in the chorus. I wonder if, like a mother calming her child with a familiar song, the Lord sings songs of peace over us at uncertain times like this – with His love, calming our fears. Even though we may not hear Him directly, He has still given us music to calm & soothe our souls – the very music your children are learning to play.

Lessons & Rehearsals

Instrumental music lessons have been “humming along” in Term 2! It’s wonderful to hear so many students progressing so well. Repetition is the key to all learning, so please continue to encourage your children to practise each day at home. The number of days each week is actually more important than the length of time, so 15-20mins every day is more valuable than 1hr only once a week. As students advance they will need to set aside more time, so forming the habit early will make it easier in the future.

Give It A Go! Band Programme

It’s also been wonderful to hear our next group of Give It A Go! students making more progress & learning new things! I’ve been hearing students improving their tone & becoming more proficient, and it’s fantastic to see the enthusiasm in these budding musicians. Students need to make sure they are practising between lessons, starting with about 10-15mins per day. This will help them consolidate the skills they have gained in their lesson, and be ready for what’s next.

Performances

The College Fete saw the first performance of the Give It A Go! Band, which brings all the Give It A Go students together, along with the Wind Ensemble for students who continue learning after their Give It A Go year & all the Primary & Secondary Choirs. There is a special bond that forms between people who play music together so these are friendships that have the potential to be lifelong, and so many memories are formed around performances, so it was wonderful to see so many students having a good time together.

There is always a way 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

Careers and VET News

Year 10 students visit Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo On Friday 21 May, our Year 10 students explored their varied career pathways, gathered information and …

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Careers and VET News

Year 10 students visit Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

On Friday 21 May, our Year 10 students explored their varied career pathways, gathered information and asked many well-informed questions at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo. Students spoke with representatives from various tertiary and TAFE institutions, the Australian Defence Force, employment agencies and private institutions. Afterwards, we enjoyed lunch at Southbank Parklands before we departed for school.

During Term 2, all Year 10 students have been working through their Career Education program, ‘Dreams to Reality’, through which they have completed many career and work readiness activities to help them build confidence in their career decision-making, and make informed decisions for their subject selections.

The Career Education program will culminate in Careers Week, Parklands Christian College’s new initiative for all Year 10 students, in the week beginning Monday 14 June, 2021. Further information will come home regarding the program and Experience Days to a number of universities and TAFE. All opportunitities are scheduled to help students and parents to make informed decisions for their senior studies pathways and subject selections.

Elizabeth Lenton
Careers and VET Coordinator

The Friendlies

What a fabulous night we all had at the Bush Dance on Saturday 15th May! Beefa’s Bush Band never disappoint and the Bush Dance we held …

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The Friendlies

What a fabulous night we all had at the Bush Dance on Saturday 15th May! Beefa’s Bush Band never disappoint and the Bush Dance we held was no exception! They had everyone up on the dancing floor kicking their heels up. That’s pretty impressive considering we had approx 370 people attend!

A big shout out to Michelle from the Coffee Club at Browns Plains Village Square and Greg and Sarah Tinson from Dominoes for your continued support and donations to our events. We appreciate everything you do!

Thank you to the year 10 Active Volunteers, we appreciate all your help for the evening!

Nights like the Bush Dance would not be possible without our incredible Friendlies Team. A massive thank you to each and everyone of you!

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the College Fete on Saturday 29th May 2021. The Fireworks were spectacular. Although my favourite part would have to be getting to have a chat with so many families from our College community. It’s always so fabulous to catch up with everyone at this kind of event.

The Friendlies meetings are always open and welcoming to any families within our Parklands community. We would love to see you there! Our next meeting for 2021 will be on-site at school on Friday 4thth of May at 3.45pm in room LL1 in the Prep area.

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
The Friendlies Team

Community Notices

Life Skills Program 6 – Life Skills Development Booklet_Final Chess Mates Club Do you want your child to experience the benefits of learning chess while …

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Community Notices

Life Skills Program

6 – Life Skills Development Booklet_Final

Chess Mates Club

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

Tuesday 3:15 – 4:00
Starting Week 3
$10 per session
Located at the BSC (Baskerville Sports Centre)

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

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

Logan Little Legends

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

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

Cert 3 in Education Support (teacher aide) course

EDS Yarrabilba

New Super Futsal

parklands Free come & Try Futsa-min

Parklands Christian College, in conjunction with Super Futsal, are super proud to be offering Futsal right here in our newly upgraded Baskerville Sports Centre. Super Futsal will be conducting a FREE come and try day on Wednesday 10th March 2021. Please see the flyer for Junior Boys and Girls and Adult times.

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

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

Looking forward to a fantastic season of Futsal!

Tae Kwan Do

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

New students and previous students are welcome.

  • First class Free
  • Family Concessions
  • Value Packed Family Activity
  • Over 50 clubs in Brisbane Area
  • Free Uniform offer (this month call now!)
  • Character Traits instilled in students from learning Tae Kwon Do are: Modesty, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit, Self Defence, Physical Fitness
For more information phone the instructor, Colin Garrick (8th Dan Black Belt 45 years experience teaching)  Ph 0438 865 800  or club office 1300 101 303 .

Rugby Union

Park Ridge Football Club

Park Ridge Tennis

2021 TERM 1 SIGN UP ON NOW
FREE HOTSHOTS TRIAL LESSON

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

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

All new pupils receive a Free Racquet & Hot Shots T-Shirt on sign up.

We have lessons that run every afternoon, for all ages & levels.

Peewee Hotshots for 4-7 year olds, Hot Shot programs for 7-12 year olds & advanced groups for 12-17yr olds. For adults we have Cardio Tennis, Lessons & Social  comps every week night & now a new Fast 4 comp for players starting or getting back into tennis, the Fast 4 format goes for just over an hour.

To book in or to arrange a free trial phone Paul or Steph on 32000354 at Park Ridge Tennis.

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

Uniform Shop Hours

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

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Back to School Appointments 2022

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

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

To book an appointment please go to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second Hand Uniforms available (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%

2021/22 Term Dates

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Term Dates 2022 final

Parklands OSHC

Parklands OSHC will be open for bookings for the upcoming September Vacation Care School Holidays.  If you would like a booking form please don’t hesitate …

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Parklands OSHC will be open for bookings for the upcoming September Vacation Care School Holidays.  If you would like a booking form please don’t hesitate to contact us on:  3297 0577 or email: parklandsbookings@bigpond.com or pop on down to the service to see our friendly staff 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 2021 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

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 Pass Information for 2022 Bus letter to parents back to school   Bus QLD Schools_ Bus Queensland Pty Ltd, in partnership with TransLink has …

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Bus Pass Information for 2022

Bus letter to parents back to school

 

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)