Principal’s Message

Dear Parklands Family,

We are excited to announce that we are planning to construct an exciting new Primary Precinct in 2022. All going well, our first stage of building should be ready for occupancy in 2023. We have already removed three demountables to make way for our new primary buildings, and we will move our tuck-shop and temporary toilets at the end of this year, making space for construction to begin.

At this stage, we are not planning to introduce an extra stream of students to our school.  Rather, we will proceed with our building program and develop our site, facilities and programs at a steady pace, and consider our options for student growth in the future.   We believe that this strategy allows us to better invest in our infrastructure, and to develop a Master Plan that best suits the unfolding needs of our diverse College Community.

We anticipate that the next season here at Parklands Christian College will be a rich and busy time of investing in our community through the building of spaces where students, staff and families can connect and celebrate learning.  And while we look forward to having fresh and exciting new facilities, our priority will always be building a community and culture where students become all that God wants them to be.

Becoming all that God wants us to be is a journey for us all, and one that takes a lifetime.  We consider it a privilege and a joy to play our part in the learning journey of every child, and we would like to think that we can impart at least a little wisdom and truth in young lives during their time with us. Sometimes investing in a young life is easy, especially when they are willing recipients of our investment.  However, not every season is an easy one, and some wisdom and truth has to be hard won.

Whichever season we find ourselves, I am encouraged by the thought that seasons come and go as our children grow and become increasingly independent.  Today’s struggles may very well be tomorrow’s triumphs. Let’s support one another in the difficult times, communicating well and encouraging often.  Sometimes it takes a village to raise a child, and we are blessed to be a part of a supportive school village.

I would encourage us all to appreciate the privilege of being a part of Parklands, and enjoy all that our culture and community has to offer. Our facilities will change and improve, but our culture, and the families held within it are what is important.

I trust that you feel a valued part of Parklands.

Gary Cully
Principal

Head of Primary School

MOTHER’S DAY STALL – 7th May We will again be putting on the fantastic Mother’s Day Stall, where students bring money and can buy their …

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Head of Primary School

MOTHER’S DAY STALL – 7th May

We will again be putting on the fantastic Mother’s Day Stall, where students bring money and can buy their mother’s day gifts.

This year the stalls will be held in the Baskerville Sport Centre (BSC). I look forward to seeing students deciding on what to buy mum so they can spoil then on their special day.

COLLEGE FETE – 29th May

A reminder that we have our amazing, fun, College FETE on Saturday 29th May.

Looking forward to the many activities, presentations, rides, stalls we have on offer. Hope to see you there.

Yr. 3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN TESTING (Online)

“The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It has been an annual event for our school since 2008.

A reminder we have our annual Yr. 3 & 5 National Testing again next term. Staff have steadily been preparing these students for the ONLINE various tests and look forward to seeing their results later in the year. Would Yr. 3 & 5 parent please provide their child with a good breakfast and ensure they are at school on time, these days:

  • Tuesday 11th May —  Writing
  • Wednesday 12th May — Reading and Catch up session for absent students
  • Thursday 13th May — Conventions of Language and Catch up sessions for absent students
  • Friday 14th May — Numeracy and Catch up sessions for absent students

REPORTS

All students will be receiving an ‘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 or Profile P/T Interview Evening or where they have given you regular general feedback as to how your child has progressed this term.

CAR PARK SPEED and VIGILANCE

A reminder to please slow down (20klm) and drive very carefully through the school car parks, especially vigilant around the Prep area and pedestrian crossing! Students have been reminded to stop, look right, left and right before walking over the crossing but can I ask that you take it for granted, that they will not do the correct thing. Please also remind students to be careful with bags while moving between cars so as not to cause any marks or damage.

A big Thank YOU to Mrs. Ann Schatkowski and Mr. Aaron Melvold who do an amazing job keeping everyone safe when using the pedestrian crossing!

For those parents/guardians who use the Hillcrest Rd Carpark, you will notice that we now have a two way entry with a designated DROP OFF area on the left, next to the pavement and a parking lane entry.

Can we please ask that everyone uses this area correctly as per it’s designed purpose and not stop, and drop off students in the middle of the road or car park area? Thanking you in anticipation for your support and assistance in keeping our students safe.

Building healthy relationships with teachers

by Michael Grose

As a former primary school teacher with 15 years’ experience and a parenting educator with 30 years’ experience, I’ve learned a great deal about the importance of healthy relationships between a child’s parent/s and their teacher. I hold a Master of Educational Studies from Monash University specialising in parenting education, a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Primary Teaching from SCV Toorak University (now Deakin University). I’ve done the theory and I’ve also put my boots on the ground. Uniquely, this has allowed me to appreciate perspectives from either side of the school gate.

Studies show that healthy parent–teacher relationships are a more significant factor in student success than parent income levels or social status. Parent–teacher relationships require effort and energy from both parties if they are going to really benefit children and young people. Here are some strategies to help you build a healthy working relationship with teachers in the year ahead.

Get to know them

For your partnership to be meaningful and successful, you need to meet with your children’s teacher(s) with the goal of forming a respectful professional relationship. Be willing to share your aspirations for your child and be willing to build the teacher’s knowledge about your family.  For balanced perspective, also gain an understanding of the teacher’s approach and what focus areas they have for their particular year group. This can be done formally by attending start of the year information evenings and informally through conversations, reading newsletters and staying in touch in digitally and in real-time.

Trust their professionalism

Children need to know that their parents are fully behind what their teachers are trying to achieve if they are going to commit fully to learning. The best way to support your child’s teacher is to trust their knowledge, professionalism and experience. Avoid the temptation to question the expertise of teachers in front of students, particularly when the teachers use methods that you are unfamiliar with. Initiate conversations with teachers around methodology to give them the chance to explain the approach they are taking.

Go through the right channels

Despite the best teaching practices things do go wrong at school. Kids experience learning difficulties. Conflict and peer rejection happen. Kids will often come home from school with grievances, and call on you for assistance. Resist the urge to react emotionally. If you need to contact teachers do so respectfully, calmly and through the correct channels. A measured response will generally achieve the best result for your child.

Utilise their resources

Teachers and schools often put a lot of work into sourcing and sharing credible resources that they think will help parents. Take the time to read, utilise and enjoy the information provided to you. It’s intended to make your parenting journey easier, which will also benefit your child not just at school, but at home. If your school doesn’t yet have a clearly defined source in place, consider suggesting one to the teacher, such as the Parenting Ideas memberships for schools.

Build links to student learning

There’s a huge body of research that points to the correlation between parent engagement in student learning and their educational success. If you want your child to improve their learning, take an interest in what they are doing. Follow school and teacher guidelines about helping at home and attend as many conferences, meetings and events involving your child as possible. This strategy has a significant, long-term impact on your child’s attitude to learning.

Stay in touch

Life’s not always smooth sailing for kids of any age. Family circumstances change. Friends move away. Illness happens. Mental health challenges can hit anyone at any time. These changes affect learning. Make sure that you keep teachers up to date with significant changes or difficulties that your child or young person experiences so they can accommodate your child’s emotional and learning needs at school.

Be loyal

Show your loyalty to your child’s teachers by being an advocate. Talk positively about your child’s teacher and school, rather than being negative about them when speaking in the wider community. Teachers hold very public positions and generally work hard to build good reputations both within their school and their wider education community. Consider a teacher’s reputation among the community and also with children when you discuss educational matters with others.

Building healthy parent–teacher relationships doesn’t just happen

It takes goodwill from both sides, a commitment to setting aside the time necessary to support the home-based learning tasks that are expected, and a willingness to communicate both concerns and commendations through the correct channels.

 

Primary News

Preps Pause to Remember Our Prep classes remembered and gave thanks to our servicemen and women for ANZAC Day. We talked about Gallipoli and the …

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Primary News

Preps Pause to Remember

Our Prep classes remembered and gave thanks to our servicemen and women for ANZAC Day. We talked about Gallipoli and the other wars that both Australia and New Zealand have participated in. In the ANZAC spirit, we also talked about being brave, working hard and keeping our friends safe. Both classes read “ANZAC Ted”, made poppies, paused to remember and prayed. Prep F read learnt about camouflage and Prep H shared some ANZAC biscuits. Thank you to those families who shared photos of their family on ANZAC Day in our Google Classrooms.

Mrs Hope, Miss B, Mrs Foster, Mrs Lowe and Mr M

Year 1

Hello and welcome back to Term 2!

We are excited to be back and are looking forward to making many memories over the coming 9 weeks.

This term, Year 1 will be learning all about Living Things and Habitats. This is such an interesting unit so stay tuned for some fun activities as we learn about animals and how they survive in their unique habitats.

In conjunction with our Science unit, we will also be writing our own Animal Reports. It is always great to get the children researching and writing. We’ll be delving into some great books this term and will have a close look at ‘The Koala Who Could’ and ‘Stellaluna’.

Have a great start to the term and we look forward to sharing photos of our work in the next issue!
Take care!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Davis and Mrs Marsh

Student Care and Wellbeing

Tantrums vs. Meltdowns While supporting your child through environmental and social changes, education at home and general life experiences every parent has stories about their …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

Tantrums vs. Meltdowns

While supporting your child through environmental and social changes, education at home and general life experiences every parent has stories about their child’s tantrums and meltdowns. Our own parents will have some pretty good stories too; we have all been on an emotional development journey. Knowing the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum will help you to determine how to support your child effectively and apply good quality emotional regulation skills.

What is the difference between a Meltdown and a Tantrum?

  • Tantrums are a conscious deliberate choice, they are often a learnt behaviour for the individual to get their needs met.
  • In a tantrum the physical movements are controlled and easily altered to achieve a desired outcome – i.e. aggression towards a specific individual; turn tears on and off.
  • A tantrum can stop instantly at any time.
  • Tantrums act as defense mechanism to control a situation or outcome.
  • In a tantrum they may try to bargain.
  • In a tantrum the individual has excellent recall of the episode with little or no physical exhaustion.  Please note a tantrum can develop into a meltdown. 
  • Meltdowns are extreme emotional and/or behavioural responses to a stressful situation.
  • They are always
  • Meltdowns come from prolonged exposure to sensory triggers or cognitive overload without a chance to get away from the overwhelming stimulation.
  • Usually there will be signs of increasing frustration with accompanying anxiety that slowly starts to escalate if the situation is ignored.
  • Some meltdowns (also known as catastrophic reactions) are explosive immediate involuntary reactions to something having gone off script or not according to plan.

Some Causes of a Meltdown:

  • Sensory overload
  • Cognitive overload
  • Sudden change or perceived sudden change
  • Being given too many choices at once
  • Being forced to be in a prolonged stressful environment
  • Being in a stressful setting or situations without any calming tools or chill out option
  • Being given an unrealistic goals or tasks that exceeds capabilities or limitations.

What to do with a Meltdown?

To effectively deal with meltdowns it is important to be proactive and not reactive. Identifying the child’s anxiety and its cause is your starting point. Then try to calm the child as this will reduce the chances of a full-blown meltdown. Once the meltdown has started all you can do is make sure everyone is safe, reduce stimulation levels and if possible address the problem at hand. PLEASE never attempt to restrain a child during a meltdown once they are in a safe environment. They will only fight against your attempts and increase the intensity of self-aggression and aggression towards you! It is too late to stop the meltdown – simply let the meltdown take its course.

These ideas have had varying degrees of success depending on the individual and if you are able to catch before going into full meltdown;

  • being silly –  i.e. doing a silly dance – makes them laugh changes the emotion for a little then can talk about it.
  • reading a book that they like – sitting calmly and reading it to myself making a comment here and there
  • asking a question about topic that individual is interested in
  • cause a distraction such as changing the topic, asking silly question
  • ask the child to tell you what they can hear, smell, taste, touch and see
  • teach your child deep breathing exercises so that you can refer to this if you notice they are appearing to becoming unsettled.
  • Create a chill out space, with a chill out box
  • Blowing bubbles is an incredible release of air and source of deep breathing

There are some great strategies that we use at school to educate your child to recognise when they are escalating in their emotions and take responsibility before triggering a meltdown. One of our favourite moments is when a child brings themselves for a chill out before erupting.  We see this even as young as prep age, once children know what you mean by fun/no fun or fun/room, they start to develop an internal reflective process that helps them to make this decision with minimal prompting from parents. Just the other day I was visiting a friend and I noticed their daughter was missing from the room so I asked where she went; her parents simply explained ‘she took herself too her room until she was ready to be fun’. Boom! That is a golden moment. When she returned we had a lot of fun.

Check out these links on the Student Care and Wellbeing Team’s Google Site

Secondary News

City Shakers When:                    Friday 11th June Time:                     6pm – 9pm Where:                  Baskerville Sports Centre Who:                      Highschoolers Cost:                      Free entry with …

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Secondary News

City Shakers

When:                    Friday 11th June
Time:                     6pm – 9pm
Where:                  Baskerville Sports Centre
Who:                      Highschoolers
Cost:                      Free entry with food and drinks available to purchase
Sign-in:                 Check In QLD App

PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 3:5 “I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.” Welcome back to Term 2, …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 3:5 “I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.”

Welcome back to Term 2, after the most unusual end to Term 1. We pray that you are all safe & well, as we know the Lord continues to watch over us.

The volume of research showing the benefits of learning a musical instrument for children is growing daily, in all sorts of areas of life. Playing music actually changes a child’s brain, making it better connected & more efficient not just while they’re playing, but several year of music tuition means these changes are sustained throughout life. You are literally setting your children up for a better future through learning music!

“Music enhances the process of learning. The systems it nourishes, which include our integrated sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional and motor capacities, are shown to be the driving forces behind all other learning.”

(Save the Music Foundation, USA)

Lessons & Rehearsals

Instrumental music lessons are back on schedule 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 practice 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 been wonderful to see our next group of Give It A Go! students getting started this year! I’ve been hearing students making their first sounds & learning new notes, 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.

The next exciting step for these students is the Give It A Go! Band, which will commence rehearsals in Term 2 on Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. The first rehearsal will be Wed 28th April, in L5 on the lower level of the Student Services building. We look forward to hearing these students in their first performance at the College Fete on Sat 29thMay!

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

 

The Friendlies

The time has finally arrived! Next Saturday 15th May 2021 is the day for our Bush Dance with the amazing Beefa’s Bush Band. If you’ve …

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The Friendlies

The time has finally arrived! Next Saturday 15th May 2021 is the day for our Bush Dance with the amazing Beefa’s Bush Band. If you’ve never been to a Bush Dance, make this one your first. You won’t be disappointed! It’s one for the entire family, it doesn’t matter what age – everyone will have a night filled with lots of fun and laughter and of course some of the best dancing. Beefa’s Bush Band will keep you boot scootin all night long!

The Friendlies are what some schools call their (P&C), if you are curious at what we do why not come along to one of our meetings. We love to see new faces and all of our Parklands families are more than welcome to come along.  We would love to see you there! Our next meeting for 2021 will be on-site at school on Friday 7th 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

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 …

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Community Notices

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

City Shakers

When:                    Friday 11th June
Time:                     6pm – 9pm
Where:                  Baskerville Sports Centre
Who:                      Highschoolers
Cost:                      Free entry with food and drinks available to purchase
Sign-in:                 Check In QLD App

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

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

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

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

School Days only

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

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

Uniform Shop Facebook Page

/PCCUniforms

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

 

Tuckshop

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

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Tuckshop news

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

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

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

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

Tuckshop Menu 2021

 

School Fees Due

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

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School Fees

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

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

Our Bank Account details are as follows:

BSB: 034115
Account Number: 169944

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

Term Direct Debit Deduction Dates

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

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

Discounts Available

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

2021 Term Dates

  Term Dates 2021 fix

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Term Dates 2021 fix

Parklands OSHC

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

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

 

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

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

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

We look forward to assisting with all your care needs.

School Transport Assistance Scheme

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

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School Transport Assistance Scheme

School Transport Assistance Scheme

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

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

Bus Service

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

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Bus QLD Schools_

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

Route 6013 (AM)

Route 6042 (AM)

Route 6055 (PM)

Route 6113 (PM)

Route 6142 (PM)

Route 6155 (PM)