Principal’s Message

Dear Parklands Family,

In the lead up to Easter, I would like to reflect on what Easter might mean to us both as individuals, and as a community.  And I’m talking about the real Easter, not the hot cross bun, commercial version.  I’m talking about that time of year when we think about Jesus death and resurrection. No hype, no gimmicks, just the recorded historical account of the last days of Jesus.  I believe that Easter is the single most significant day on the Christian Calendar, and represents a time for us all to pause and consider what the cross really means.

The cross is a symbol that is easily recognized all around the world, and elicits many different spiritual responses. For me, when I see the cross, I observe a symbol of hope born from tragedy and sacrifice.  2000 years ago, the son of God hung on a Roman cross and died as a symbol of God’s great love for me, and all humanity.  It’s a confronting story, and I think it’s meant to be.  Jesus died, terribly (Matthew 27: 32-56).  Yet three days later He rose again (Luke 24).  It’s a story full of terror and joy both, yet it is ultimately a story of perfect love.

As I have read the Bible over the past 32 years, I have learned about a God who created the Universe and everything in it, and yet this same awesome and powerful God who is vast beyond human comprehension is intimately interested in my life, and concerned about me and my connection with Him.  He is so concerned in fact, that He sent a part of Himself to live and die among us so we might know His love and be in perfect relationship with Him. It sounds amazing and crazy right?

I didn’t always believe the stories of the Bible, let’s face it at surface level some of them are downright strange and miraculous.  I totally understand why some people look at the Bible in utter bewilderment or outright disbelief.  The stories are strange at first glance and defy logic. They are often logic bending, counter cultural, and just impossible.  Yet, I have come to believe that the collection of stories that make up our Bible are indeed miraculous and strange, and quite rightly so.  The author after all doesn’t play by the same rules of time and physics that we do.  The author of all creation has a few tricks up His sleeve, that won’t make sense until the story is ended and the narrative is complete.

Despite the amazing and the miraculous, what is clear to me is that God loves us.  It’s a perpetual theme of scripture that doesn’t let up for thousands of years.  God loves His people, that’s you and me.  He loves us no matter what we have done, thought or said.  And although the story of His son’s life and death seems improbable, and downright impossible, it happened and it changed the world. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son…” (John 3:16). God did this for you and me, and all of humanity, past present and future. And this miracle, this impossibility that defies logic is symbolized by a simple yet symbolically powerful cross. A symbol of love.

As we approach Easter, what does the cross mean to you?  I pray that we might all take the time to reflect on the Easter story and consider its meaning.

Gary Cully
Principal

Head of Primary School

SCHOOL ZONE, CAR PARK SPEED and VIGILANCE A reminder to please obey the 40klm School Zone speed around the school as police officers will be …

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Head of Primary School

SCHOOL ZONE, CAR PARK SPEED and VIGILANCE

A reminder to please obey the 40klm School Zone speed around the school as police officers will be monitoring this!

Please slow down to 20klm IN the property and drive very carefully through the school car parks, especially vigilant around the pedestrian crossing and drop off areas!

Students and parents are reminded to ONLY cross AT the pedestrian crossing and to “stop, look right, left and right” before walking over the crossing.

Can I ask that you take it for granted that, students will not do the correct thing, so be very careful around our car park areas! Please also remind your child to be careful with bags while moving between cars so as not to cause any marks or damage to cars!

We ask that parents only park in the designated car parks and NOT on the “No Parking” grass area at the top of Hillcrest Road for sporting events.

TOYS

Recently we seem to have lots of toys (dinky cars/trucks, teddies etc.) being brought to school. Please, can I ask that children do NOT bring toys or personal possessions to school? The reason for this school policy is that it causes problems when things get lost, broken, taken or cause disagreements when ‘swaps’ take place. The only time children can bring toys into school is for “show & tell” (items to be left in class) or if children have been asked to do so by teachers, as part of their learning.

BULLYING – No Way!!  Special DAY “National Day of action against Bullying – 19 March”

Here is an article I found very interesting and I would like to share it with you. It’s not that we have lots of bullying and negative behaviour at Parklands but rather to inform you so that we are all on the same page and speaking the same language about ‘bullying’ when it comes to talking to our children and dealing with teachers and the RTC!

“Bullying is a word that’s wrapped in emotion” – Michael Grose

For many people bullying is associated with bad childhood memories. It’s been estimated that around 40% of people have experienced some type of bullying in the past. The ghosts from the past are never far away for parents and can sometimes influence the way we react to current circumstances, including when our own children experience difficulties in their relationships inside or outside school.
Bullying is a terrible behaviour that affects children’s natural right to feel safe and secure. It can adversely affect their learning, emotional well-being, further peer relations and their sense of self.

Types of Bullying

Bullying should not be confused with teasing, rejection, random acts of violence or physicality and conflict. While children will often tease or fight, this bickering should not be confused with bullying.

Bullying is the “on going”, willful desire to harm others and it takes on many forms that include physical and emotional abuse, intimidation, harassment and exclusion. Bullying is about lack of power as one person is powerless to stop the teasing or physical abuse. Bullying is the selective, uninvited, repetitive ‘picking on’ of one person by another person or group.

It now has a well-publicised cyber-dimension which has moved the goalposts for many kids. In the past children could escape bullying behaviours they may have experienced by being at home. Cyber-bullying now means that kids can’t escape the bully like they once could.
Bullying is not the domain of one gender. Girls bully just as much as boys but they do it in less physical ways. While boys use physical intimidation or verbal abuse to show power, girls are more likely to use exclusion or verbal sarcasm, ‘put downs’ to assert themselves.

If you think, your child is being bullied.

If you think your child is being bullied then handle with care as children often don’t want to admit that they are on the receiving end of bullying. Ask them the probing questions like: How often does this happen? Who is doing this continual behaviour to you? Have you reported it to RTC and spoken to a / your teacher or Teacher Aide?”

We at Parklands don’t appreciate or tolerate ‘bullying’ and this sort of negative behaviour so encourage our students to use the FRIENDSHIP 8 ideas and also to report it to the teacher on duty, their class teacher OR the RTC, thereby allowing us to follow it up and deal with all parties concerned!

STUDENT COLLECTION AND PICK UP TIME

Our school hours are 8am – 3.30pm. We are unfortunately finding that several parents are taking advantage of the fact that students are brought up to Student Services after 3:30 but are still not arriving to collect their child/ren by 4pm.

Can we please ask that all students are collected by 3.30pm sharp or kindly advise Student Services of your late arrival?

Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter

PRIMARY STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected according to their merits and in accordance with our school CLEAR values.

Well done to these students for already showing leadership characteristics / initiative and for being chosen to represent our school!    They were represented with their badge at a special Leadership Assembly. We wish you well as you go about serving, leading and being ‘role models’ to others.

Captains:

Isabelle Blandford
Harrison Korger

Vice Captains:

Keira Andryc
Nate Lonergan

ART CAPTAIN:
Zoe Williams

MUSIC CAPTAIN:
Chloe Bobermien

LIBRARY CAPTAIN:
Kaitlyn Martin|
Evie Bartolic
Kate O’Callaghan

SPORT CAPTAINS:
Jack Finnila
Kobe Morgan

CHAPEL CAPTAINS:
Jessica Kent
Alex Davis

CLASS AMBASSADORS                                                     

  1. Mia Briggs
  2. Sibella Sharman
  3. Jake Leon
  4. Hayley Thomson
  5. Cristian Diaz
  6. Ava Hamilton
  7. Adrina MacKellar
  8. Benita Benu
  9. Nevaeh Rolls
  10. Jarrod Sampson
  11. Jenna Pannowitz
  12. Emmy Campbell
  13. Heinrich Van Dyk
  14. Chevy McNaught

We pray you have a wonderful year assisting and guiding students.

Middle School Co-ordinator

As our year continues into March, our journey through this year brings new and exciting developments. Collaborative Centre The relocation of our Collaborative Centre has …

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Middle School Co-ordinator

As our year continues into March, our journey through this year brings new and exciting developments.

Collaborative Centre

The relocation of our Collaborative Centre has been completed, and students and staff have taken up residency from the beginning of week 5. Full classes are now functioning in the space, and the building is the Pastoral Care home for year 9 students. Along with year 9, the Collaboration Centre houses our STEM and Engineering programs.

Our Humanities and Arts staff are also in the building, having moved in during week four. Altogether, the Collaboration centre services 15 staff at various times of the week, becoming a truly collegial space for teamwork for staff and students.

I have also found a new home with my office moving to the same building. I am looking forward to a closer connection with staff and students moving forward.

Further developments are happening with the creation of a pathway linking the Collaboration Centre with the Technology Shed and Baskerville Sports Centre.

Secondary Students in the Library

Our secondary students have been making use of the Library space during their break times. Students have been welcomed in during the second break, and have enjoyed the quiet retreat space and the opportunity to read, with students from years 7 to 12 accessing the many sitting spaces contained within.

Going forward, students in year 7 and 8 English are going to have specific English lessons held in the library space as we continue to build and promote the love of reading.

(We have staff enjoying the quiet space also!)

Assessment

As we enter the second half of term 1, there are going to be assessments that are due. A schedule of dates was sent home at the beginning of term, and due dates for assessments should also be found on the subject websites. Students are encouraged to list their assessments in their diaries and on their calendars.

Through Middle School, assessment is sent home for our core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History/Geography

The opportunity is there for students to work on other assessments at home, but there is also class time given to their completion.

If students are struggling to complete assessment there are a number of strategies that could assist them:

  • Utilise class time wisely
    • Ask questions of the teacher when you are in the classroom with them
  • Email questions about assessment
  • Complete small pieces of the assessment progressively during your homework time
    • This will ensure that it is not a mammoth task just before the due date
  • Complete any drafts as though they are the final assessment
    • Drafts are useful for feedback. Make sure that the best effort is put into the draft stage. This will give the teacher the greatest understanding of the student’s progress, and provide meaningful feedback for their success.

An assessment journey is a reflection of learning. It is conducted over a long journey of experiences, with the end goal to be the improvement of student learning. We encourage students to complete their assessment to the best of their ability. We look for opportunity to celebrate their success and improvements, and we review assessment to look at progressing in the future.

Senior School Co-ordinator

The start to this academic year has been positive with students being settled and focused on their studies. With an increase in enrolments, our classrooms …

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Senior School Co-ordinator

The start to this academic year has been positive with students being settled and focused on their studies. With an increase in enrolments, our classrooms and outside areas seem busier than ever. It has been particularly exciting to welcome new senior students to the Parklands family and to see the transition of our Year 10’s into the senior phase of learning.

Some focus areas have been:

Our students:

On wearing school uniform correctly and with pride, on calm transitions and movement around the College, and on engagement in the classrooms.

Our relationships:

We value right relationship and want every student to know they are loved and welcomed. Partnerships with families are essential and we welcome parental involvement in your child’s learning journey.

Busy Days

We are heading towards the pointy end of the school term. The senior Pastoral Care teachers have been promoting study. Parents, please ask your child to view their study notes. In the new QCE system, it’s crucial that your child sets up and maintains effective routines for study habits to take place in their daily routines. QCAA recommends between 2-4 hours of study per subject, each week. Then, on top of this is homework and assignment completion.

Many may find themselves juggling school, work, family, church and extra-curricular responsibilities. Seniors have chosen senior study as their main vocation (rather than full-time work) so getting organised to use their time wisely and in a planned manner is key.

Parents, thank you for continuing to check your child has a weekly study routine and a regular study area that your child can withdraw to by habit, minimise distractions and where they can settle down quickly to organised and effective study.

Elevate Education Seminars – Study Sensei & Memory Mnemonics

Last week, Years 10-11 attended presentations by Elevate Education. These seminars were timed to assist your child to maximise their study techniques leading into the busy assessment time. The strategies can help improve study techniques, increase motivation, build confidence, and lift exam performance

Check out some of the resources at: https://au.elevateeducation.com/

Diary  Use

Senior students have been encouraged to use a personal diary on a daily basis, for keeping track of important dates. We recommend the “myHomework Student Planner” APP. This is optional, however, all students must have some form of personal diary (electronic or paper based).

Other areas to assist with being organised include:

  • Subject Websites

Weekly Overviews + Due Dates + Resources

Accessible through your child’s account, please ask them to log-in for you.

  • Year level Assessment Schedules

A snapshot of due dates emailed home early in each term. Please note, this can be subject to change.

  • Senior College Calendar

For live and up-to-date information on assessment and key dates, accessible through your child’s account.

A reminder, we have many before, during and after school tutorial sessions – a variety of free programs run by secondary staff who are passionate about supporting student learning.

There are parental permission forms, for before or after school workshops. One of the many and varied workshops is our Zenith Club, run on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and coordinated by Miss Abby Dixon. Zenith Club is supervised by a variety of teachers. Your child may request to have a particular teacher meet at Zenith, when requiring extra support.

One example is the Senior English Support @ Zenith – Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm in Voc3-5.

Mrs Ross offers a weekly tutorial for Senior English, Year 10-12 students. Your child can come with questions, assessment tasks etc that will help support their English studies.

There are many other teachers across all subjects meeting their students at Zenith, often on request.

Senior Support

If your child is feeling unsure about their Senior pathway or if you have any concerns with how your child is managing the senior load, please make a time to talk with the following staff.

We have a great team of supporters so your child can work towards their God-given potential and to know they don’t need to travel alone. There must be a balance between academic demands, involvements in extra-curricular activities as well as time for relaxation and enjoyment.

 

Pastoral Care (PC) teachers:

Julia Matthews:10a
Sister Monique Singh: 10b
Zachary Cunningham: 11a
Mercy Gunnampaty: 11b
Kristie Schulz: 12a
Tygue Crawford: 12b
Abby Dixon: Year 10 Coordinator
Elizabeth Lenton: Careers & Vocational Coordinator
Rebecca Wallis: Senior College Coordinator

We also have some amazing Social Workers, located in the RTC.

If you have any questions or concerns about Senior College, please make contact through the College office or via email at: rwallis@parklands.qld.edu.au

Blessings,
Mrs Rebecca Wallis
Coordinator of Senior College

Shave for a Cure Event

Shave for a Cure Event – Thursday 1st April Promo Poster – Shave for a cure Powerpoint size promo poster – Shave for a cure …

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Shave for a Cure Event

Shave for a Cure Event – Thursday 1st April

Promo Poster – Shave for a cure

Powerpoint size promo poster – Shave for a cure

Mr Leembruggen (Lead Teacher of HPE and Sports Coordinator in the Secondary college) is currently running a Shave for a Cure campaign, to raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation after his son’s recent diagnosis.  The Year 12 cohort and the Lead Teachers in Secondary are pleased to host a very special a fundraising event on Thursday 1st April 2021, throughout the annual Cross-Country Carnival.  Throughout carnival day, four key activities will be occurring to raise money to contribute to Mr Leembruggen’s Shave for a Cure campaign.

Activity 1: Accessorise! During the cross country carnival this year, students are encouraged to add accessories to their outfit in the colours of ORANGE and BLUE, the colours of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.  Paint your nails blue, add orange ribbons or zinc!   To do this, students must bring a gold coin donation.

Activity 2: Food for sale! The Year 12 PC class will be selling a range of food items on the day!  Please see next page for a price list.  There’s no need to pre-order, and all who attend the carnival (spectators, students and staff) are welcome to purchase.

Activity 3: Coloured Hairspray! The PCC Outreach Club will be providing orange and blue hairspray options for $2.  Come and get some stripes, zig zags or polka dots!

Activity 4: Shave event! ALL the Lead Teachers and Year 12 PC Teachers in Secondary school have agreed to either shave or colour their hair in support of the campaign and the Leembruggen family – you’ll have to see who’s doing what on the day! Please use the link below to donate directly to the campaign, to sponsor Mr Leembruggen and the Lead Teachers.  Cash donations can also be made on the day to the Year 12 food tent.  Two professional barbers have kindly donated their time to complete this activity safety.  This activity will occur straight after the Cross Country carnival, on the top oval.  Bonus Activity: Mr Leembruggen will also be making a special appearance, and will be shaving his very long & scruffy grown beard as well!

Food Tent Price List:

  • Bacon & Egg Burger      $4.00
  • Sausage on Bread         $2.50
  • Drinks (soft drinks, poppers, water)  $2.00
  • Cookies $3.00
  • Lolly Bags $2.00
  • Coloured Hairspray $2.00
  • Please bring all gold coin donations to the Food Tent
  • Please bring any cash sponsorship for the Shave Event to the Food Tent

Pre-ordering is not necessary, just arrive on the day and purchase.  All spectators, students and staff are welcome to purchase from the Food Tent, which will be situated on the top oval from 8.30am.  All profits from this stall will be donated to Mr Leembruggen’s Shave for a Cure campaign. Use the link below if you would like to donate directly:

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=803260

For more information, please contact Kristie Schulz (Lead Teacher of Maths and Science in Secondary) at kschulz@parklands.qld.edu.au.

Primary News

Our very own Australian Girls Choir member A big congratulations to Grace Pacurariu (Yr 4) for being selected into the Australian Girls Choir. Grace has had a passion …

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Primary News

Our very own Australian Girls Choir member

A big congratulations to Grace Pacurariu (Yr 4) for being selected into the Australian Girls Choir.

Grace has had a passion for music and singing since she was a little girl! Grace loved to sing and when she turned 4 years old, she started singing in church with her father. She enjoyed this so much her parents decided to take her to professional singing lessons and she started with ‘Musical Creators’ and also joined the Parklands Christian College choir.  Her passion and joy for music and people led her to decide to apply for a place in the Australian Girls Choir.

We are so happy and proud that she obtained a position in the Australian Girls Choir and know she will represent her parents and Parklands Christian School with pride – congratulations Grace!

Prep F

Prep F has had a funtastic start to the year! We have been learning our numbers 0-10 and even used the numbers on the fence on the oval to engage our number recognition. Our hands on learning of our letters and sounds each day has us exploring with natural materials such as leaves for Ll and using household materials such as shaving foam! One of our favourites is playdough which we use nearly everyday to help with strengthening our hand muscles with exercises before writing and even use it to practice our numerals. We love learning and are having loads of fun too!

Mrs Foster and Mrs Lowe

Year One

Year One has had a busy few weeks since swimming began in week 3!

We are all working well together and have really been enjoying our learning as a whole class, in small groups and as individuals!

We have investigated all things weather and seasons so far this term and kept a weather diary, noting our observations and thoughts as we went. We enjoyed talking about how things on earth and in the sky change between day and night and the children came up with some great examples to show what they know!

We’ve also been concentrating on sentence writing and are getting better at remembering our finger spaces. In Math we have been concentrating on numbers to 100 and enjoyed learning about addition. Math games are always a favourite!

Looking forward to sharing more about Term 1 next month!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis and Mrs Marsh

Year Two

Learning, laughing and living have all been in abundance in the Grade Two classrooms! The students have been engaging with a diverse range of activities while focusing their studies on Native Australian Animals, life cycles and the changes in objects from past to present.  Our Maths studies have been a revision of grade 1 concepts as well as rich enquiry tasks developing their problem solving skills. This term the students have been learning and applying their learning of google slides. Whilst doing so they have also been learning about online safety and how best to protect themselves and others while online. Our half way mark was capped off with a fabulous excursion to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where the students consolidated their learning while interacting with Australia’s unique fauna.

Year 6

This month Year 6 students have been learning all things leadership. Our students have enjoyed leadership challenges and character building teamwork in our camp at Burleigh Heads CYC. The students participated in kayaking, tubing, raft building and lots of hiking. Once we returned to school the students were selected for their leadership roles in the Primary School. We’d like to congratulate all recipients of a badge position on their new responsibilities. This year is building up to be a great year of growth and development for our all our Year 6 team.

National Day of Action

eSafety are offering a new parent webinar series in 2021 – eSafety’s guide to cyberbullying and online drama. We are encouraging parents in our school community to join one of the free webinars to learn how we can help young people develop the skills to be safer online.

esafety.gov.au/sid

Secondary News

National Day of Action eSafety are offering a new parent webinar series in 2021 – eSafety’s guide to cyberbullying and online drama. We are encouraging …

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Secondary News

National Day of Action

eSafety are offering a new parent webinar series in 2021 – eSafety’s guide to cyberbullying and online drama. We are encouraging parents in our school community to join one of the free webinars to learn how we can help young people develop the skills to be safer online.

esafety.gov.au/sid

Year 7 News

Year 7 are currently halfway through term one. It feels crazy for me to say that, as it feels like we have just welcomed 60 …

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Year 7 News

Year 7 are currently halfway through term one.

It feels crazy for me to say that, as it feels like we have just welcomed 60 new faces into our Secondary school, but our beautiful Year 7’s have been here for five weeks now.

During the first weeks of term, Year 7 have fearlessly worked towards being prepared for class, moving around the college campus and setting up homework and assignment structures at home. I have had many wonderful talks with students about their budding curiosity in their school subjects and have enjoyed watching the students feel the ‘spark of joy’ in their learning.

I have encouraged the year 7’s to continue to show our Year 7 motto and college values as they move into the busy assessment season of term. Please talk to your child about how they are going to be prepared for the upcoming busy weeks of term.

  • Do they need help with an assignment task?
  • Can you together set up an afterschool study structure?
  • Can you use Zenith Club on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon to complete some work, be tutored by our academic captains or meet with your teachers
  • Do they need to talk about their feelings before they can begin planning and working on assessment and setting up a study structure (sometimes a hug or some time of connection with a loved one is just what was needed before beginning a hard assignment)
  • What positive choices can they make to be a powerful person this term?
  • What positive choices can they make to help their peers be their best?

Study Tips from a Middle School Teacher

  1. Have a consistent safe place to study
  2. Don’t wait until the last minute
  3. Don’t rely on your memory (use tools to help you)

Note – More about this below

  1. Stay organised and don’t just shove everything into one book
  2. Use parents or peers to help you study
  3. Talk to an accountability partner about how you are going
  4. Ask for help, early!
  5. Prioritise school (think of the holidays as your reward)

Diaries

It has been fantastic to see the Year 7’s using their diaries in their lessons.

Please remember to look at your child’s diary in the afternoon and discuss what homework and assignments they have to complete. This is building their time management and organisational skills to prepare for Senior Schooling and the workforce.

Zenith Club

Miss Abby Dixon facilitates Zenith Club, an afterschool homework and study club where students have access to a safe, productive and quiet learning space to work on homework and assessment. Our teachers and Senior leaders volunteer their time to mentor and tutor younger students and assist them in preparing for their classes.

Zenith runs from 3.30 – 4.30pm in the Vocational Centre, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Miss Dixon can be emailed regarding this club adixon@parklands.qld.edu.au)

If you have any queries, you may contact us via the College office on 3380 4200 or via email at: abraun@parklands.qld.edu.au

Reference

A Teacher’s Ten Study Tips for Middle School Students

A Teacher’s Ten Study Tips for Middle School Students

Sport

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 …

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Sport

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!

Primary School Sport

Great start to the year for our Primary students. The Logan West Sport Cluster which runs our Gala day sport competition passed on a decision that Semester one would be an Intra-School competition. We started our Basketball and Touch Football house competition. During Semester one students will have the opportunity to participate in both sports and hopefully improve their skills and find a sport they prefer and enjoy. Semester two if everything goes to plan we will go out and start our Inter-School sport competition.

Primary USL

The introduction of Primary USL has given our students a great opportunity to play competitive sport. The selected Yr 5 and 6 students are doing a great job developing their touch football skills.

Girls Boys
Isabelle Blandford
Hannah Blote
Emmy Campbell
Amelia Drew
Jessica Ebert
Erin Germishuys
Tawana Mutambi
Sibella Sharman
Layla Timu
Ashleigh Tinson
Ashlee Wilson
Hayley Thomson
Mason Clayphan
Alex Davis
Cooper Harbourn
Harrison Korger
Lachlan Mane
Nate Lonergan
Caleb MacFarlane
Liam Tonges
Raphael Van Derloos
Heinrich Van Dyk
Zach Clausen

School Swimming Carnival

Great day with our 9 to 12 year old (Yr 3 to 6) students doing a great job in the water.

Primary Age Champions

Girl born 2012: Olivia Hyde and Charlotte Tam
Boy born 2012: Aiden Beulau
Girl born 2011: Amelia Drew
Boy born 2011: Oliver Reise
Girl born 2010: Chloe Bobermien
Boy born 2010: Brandon Bainbridge

There was some impressive times swam with students breaking a few of our school records.

NEW School Records

Boys 10 Year old 50m Freestyle- Oliver Reise: 39.69
Boys 10 Year old 50m Breaststroke- Oliver Reise: 1:04.69
Boys 10 Year old 50m Backstroke- Oliver Reise: 55.78
Boys 10 Year old 50m Fly- Oliver Reise: 1:00.84
Girls 11 Year old 50m Backstroke- Chloe Bobermien 47.47
Girls 11 Year old 50 m Fly- Chloe Bobermien 44.69

CSSAQ (Christians Schools Sport Association Queensland)

We have the CSSAQ swimming carnival coming up, which gives our students who qualified another opportunity to represent the school.

Representative Sport

The representative sport season has got a few of our Primary students representing Parklands at the regional level.

Southern Scorpion Representative Sport
Chloe Bobermien Swimming
Oliver Reise Swimming
Emmy Campbell Basketball
Keira Andryc Basketball
Lachlan Mane AFL

Term 1 is a big representative season for school sport with a lot of the sport trials coming up in the next few weeks. Looking forward to giving more students an opportunity to represent our awesome school and the chance to make a Southern Scorpion team.

Message from Mr. Werner

It has been awesome starting the year with the Yr 1 to 6 students taking part in the school swimming program and my preps having their PE lessons.

Thank you parents I have received some awesome emails about students participating in outside school sport and doing a great job, keep them coming. If you have any questions or concerns about PE lessons or representative sport please feel free to email cwerner@parklands.qld.edu.eu.

Student Care and Wellbeing

On Friday the 19th of March, Parklands joined with many other schools around Australia to promote the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

On Friday the 19th of March, Parklands joined with many other schools around Australia to promote the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

Our college believes that when we work together as a community, a great deal can be done to prevent bullying and to protect students. Engagement from all staff, students and families is central to preventing bullying and creating a school climate of respect and inclusion.

We would like to thank you for your participation in helping promote these values. Here are some ways that you can help us tackle issues of bullying.

Report concerns to the Student Care & Wellbeing Team

Here is the process for reporting an incident or concerns:

  1. Student or teacher informs the Student Care & Wellbeing team that an incident has occurred. This is best done ASAP after the incident. The longer the timeframe is between an incident and the SC&W Team being informed, the harder it is for quick, positive resolution.
  2. SC&W Team will request student/s to complete an incident report (where appropriate).
  3. Support is given to the student/s involved in the incident and their physical and emotional wellbeing addressed.
  4. In every circumstance where an incident is reported, a thorough investigation is completed. This includes speaking with the student/s involved, any witnesses and the referring teacher.
  5. An outcome of the investigation is reported to a Head of School.
  6. The student/s are then provided the opportunity to work on a resolution. This may include completing a Responsible Thinking Plan, an apology letter, a support session with a social worker, referral to friendship skills masterclass conflict resolution program, a Head of School discussion or referrals to external support services.

Stay involved and educated

  1. Participate and/or encourage your children to participate in the programs that are on offer in our school (see side column).
  2. Talk to your children about effective, kind and appropriate ways to manage conflict such as referring to our Friendship 8 poster.

For more information on our College Student Bullying Policy, please find this on our website:

http://parklands.qld.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/3.60-Policy-Student-Bullying.pdf

The Student Care and Wellbeing Team Mission:

To connect, honour, and equip the Parklands community through love.

Some of the support on offer:

  • Strength and Shine – Yr 5 & 9
  • Resilient ME+YOU
  • HeartSmart
  • Learning 4 Life
  • Seasons – Grief and Loss
  • LoKoP – Parental Course
  • Masterclass – Parent’s Workshops
  • Friendships Skills Master Classes – student sessions
  • Individual Wellbeing Sessions – brief intervention
  • Classroom visits
  • Presentations
  • Allied Health referrals
  • Parent Resource Library
  • Mentoring
  • Operation Snippet

Important links

Bullying. No Way! bullyingnoway.gov.au

eSafety young people esafety.gov.au/young-people

eSafety Guide esafety.gov.au/esafety-guide

eSafety Report esafety.gov.au/report

Kids Helpline kidshelpline.com.au

eHeadspace headspace.org.au/eheadspace

Youth Law Australia yla.org

 

The Friendlies

We are really excited to announce that our annual Bush Dance is coming up with the Boot scootin’ “Beefa’s Bush Band”. Definitely a night full …

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The Friendlies

We are really excited to announce that our annual Bush Dance is coming up with the Boot scootin’ “Beefa’s Bush Band”. Definitely a night full of so much fun, laughter and kicking those heels up for the entire family. This is a whole school community event. Save the date so you don’t miss out! Saturday 15th May 2021 mark it in your calendar. The night will kick off at 5.30pm with a sausage sizzle and then from 6pm-8pm the live Band. Admission is only $20 per family or $5 per person. Please note this is a non-alcoholic event and parent supervision is required.

The Friendlies love to see new faces at our meetings. They are always open and welcoming to any families within our Parklands community. Our first meeting for 2021 will be on Friday 5th March at 6.45pm at Park Ridge Maccas. We would love to see you there!

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

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 …

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Community Notices

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

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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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 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

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Term Dates 2021

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 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, will be making several improvements to school bus services for Term 1 2021. There …

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Bus QLD Schools_

Bus Queensland Pty Ltd, in partnership with TransLink, will be making several improvements to school bus services for Term 1 2021.

There is also information on our website regarding these changes. ( https://www.busqld.com.au/school )

PRT Changes to School Bus Routes (effective 27-01-2021)