Principal’s Message

Dear Parklands Community,

It’s good to be back from the Easter Break and commencing our second term of the 2023 Academic Year. I hope your family had a blessed Easter Break and were able to take some time to celebrate our risen Lord. It was lovely to see so many of our school community join us at Parklands Christian Centre on Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

I have loved wondering around the site over the past couple of weeks and seeing our students re-engage with their teachers, subjects and various extra-curricular programs.  Our bustling community of 821 students is a privilege to be a part of, and I am excited for all that God has in store for us on Term 2.

Right now, there is a lot happening on our site which is evidenced by the vast amount of temporary fencing that dominates the school landscape at the moment.  Over the holiday break our Grounds and Property Staff have been very busy as they prepared for the many changes that are taking place as our facilities and grounds evolve and improve. And although there is presently a lot of moving of students and relocating of furniture, our students and staff are excited and enthusiastically participating in the change process.

I think being a part of a growing school is simultaneously exhilarating and downright challenging. These seasons of change require us all to be resilient and flexible and keep the end in mind.  At the end of this year, we will have a new primary precinct and an Early Learning Centre – Parklands Little Learners. However, over the next few years the works continue as we improve our site in anticipation of additional buildings to finally accommodate all of our 3-stream primary school.

Over the last few years, there has been much thought and planning given to this task. We have spent a considerable amount of time and money to make sure the Parklands Master Plan for our site is methodically implemented as we balance the needs of our student population with the debt that such a plan incurs. Along the way we have had to contend with appointing a new builder, inflation and unpredictable building prices, material delays, interest rate rises and myriad variations to the early stages of our projects due to unforeseen circumstances. In short, this season of growth hasn’t been without significant challenges.

During this season, I need the support and encouragement of our community as we navigate the challenges of change.  Our staff need the encouragement of supportive parents amidst the hectic nature of schooling and as we help children navigate schedule adjustments and changes to their familiar environment. This is a season where collaboration and productive communication is essential.

Together we allow or create the culture at Parklands.  In our culture, there is no place for embittered disagreement because together I am confident, we can find amicable solutions through right relationship.  In our culture we don’t need keyboard warriors that taint the good will of our parents and staff, because I am confident that we can meet and talk through our concerns with the appropriate people.  In our culture, there is no place for aggression, aspersions or poor language, because I am confident that we can speak blessings over one another and build each other up (Eph 5).

In this exciting season of growth, I am committed to protecting our culture and working with parents who can contribute to its betterment. I love when parents are on site and involved, and it is appropriate that our families feel safe and welcomed at every event, big or small.  I look forward to celebrating with our community when our new facilities open, marking  the end of construction, and we celebrate God’s faithfulness and provision. Until then, let’s encourage one another and stay excited about the things to come.

Gary Cully
Principal

Deputy Principal’s Message

During the April break, I went to the World EduLead conference, where futurists and educational leaders from around the world shared thought-provoking keynotes. We considered …

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Deputy Principal’s Message

During the April break, I went to the World EduLead conference, where futurists and educational leaders from around the world shared thought-provoking keynotes. We considered the skills that our students might need to thrive in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world and how schools might best prepare our students. For some time now, the Australian curriculum has included the general capabilities of literacy, numeracy, information & communication technology (ICT) capability, creative & critical thinking, personal & social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding. In Queensland, the syllabus documents for General subjects are underpinned by the 21st-century skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration & teamwork, personal & social skills and ICT skills.

Which of these do you find to be of particular importance? I’d love to hear through a survey I’ll send later this semester. As we consider the suggestions made at World EduLead and what our students at Parklands may need going into the future, I’d like to know what you as parents and community members consider to be important. Our close partnership as school, parents, community and learners is imperative as we support our young people to grow into becoming all that God wants them to be. This includes but is not limited to, being work-ready, whatever form that may take for each student. We also want them to be caring members of society, demonstrating their influence and faith, participating in their church communities and loving their families.

As we take a holistic approach to learning at Parklands, we will continue to consider the challenge of how we best prepare our students for the future that’s in front of them. While it may be uncertain, and it may be a future that has jobs that don’t even exist yet, we take great comfort in knowing that it is not uncertain for our God, who is our Rock (1 Sam 2:2).

Head of Senior School

Senior News… It has been wonderful to see students return refreshed after the autumn holiday break. We encourage senior students to reflect on their Term …

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Head of Senior School

Senior News…

It has been wonderful to see students return refreshed after the autumn holiday break. We encourage senior students to reflect on their Term 1 results and to implement strategies that work for them, to kick off the new term strongly.

Parent-teacher Interviews

On Tuesday 2nd May, we have our secondary parent-teacher Interviews, which are held in the Science and John Blase Vocational Educational classrooms. We look forward to this time of further connection with parents and families. It’s a great time to get to know your child’s teacher and for teachers to celebrate with and further learn about your child.

We understand that you may not have been able to make meeting times for this event, please feel free to email your relevant child’s teacher/s directly, to make an alternative meeting time.

Academic Updates

We are currently well underway with Term 2 work. Year 10’s are working on their semester of study. At the end of this term, report cards are written on assessment results for Terms 1 &2.

Students in Year 11 are currently working on Unit 1 work and will be eligible to receive one credit point for each school subject for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Credits will be banked when an overall pass for the semester’s worth of work is achieved. This will repeat in Year 11, for Unit 2.

Year 12 students are eligible to receive two credit points per school subject for their QCE, based on an overall pass for Unit 3 & Unit 4 work combined. The added emphasis, in the final year of schooling, is passing the ‘subject pair’ (the years’ worth of work).

This does require careful planning and commitment by students, to have a weekly study and homework plan along with support from family and school. There are many staff available to provide extra support to any students needing further assistance in Senior College. It is very much our desire that every student works and achieves their God- given potential.

Senior students are also encouraged to reflect on their balance of work, study, and personal time. Being a senior student can be demanding, so students should try and engage in a balanced lifestyle, one that has a suitable study program tied to healthy recreational activities.

A healthy work-life balance can assist greatly with achieving success & boosting grades.

Senior Updates & Date Claimers

Elevate Education Sessions

Year 10 – Time Management 08/05
Year 11 – Ace your exams 08/05
Year 12 – Student Elevation 22/05

Elevate Education has been conducting study skills programs for 15+ years all over Australia. These sessions are designed to further assist your child in their study habits for future study and/or employment opportunities.

They can help develop a different approach to study skills and we encourage families to discuss proposed strategies and what works best for your child in their learning.

Friday 26th May: Year 10 Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo Excursion

Tuesday 30 May: Year 11 (2024) Subject Information Evening starting at 6:30pm

During the session, information about the QCE system, various senior packages, and subjects for Year 11, 2024 will be presented. We hope that every Year 10 family can attend, with their child.

Week beginning 12th June: Year 10 Careers Week – a compulsory week with many educational activities that are planned to be of great benefit to your child. Please email Mrs Liz Lenton (Careers & Vocational Coordinator) if you have any questions. elenton@parklands.qld.edu.au

Saturday 17th June: Winter Holiday Break. We thank you for using the three-week holiday break for family holidays, rather than in term time, as this impacts on learning.

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June: Opt-in Work Experience. Please see Mrs Lenton’s home communication on early due dates of work experience paperwork (to be returned now).

We encourage students to have many conversations with you, their families, and to continually seek God’s will for their lives.

If you have any questions, we are here to support your child through their senior schooling journey.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via Student Services or direct via email at: rwallis@parklands.qld.edu.au

Blessings,
Rebecca Wallis
Head of Senior College

Head of Primary School

Welcome to Term 2! I trust you had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break with your family and are ready for another exciting school term. …

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Head of Primary School

Welcome to Term 2! I trust you had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break with your family and are ready for another exciting school term. Teachers at Parklands create many fun and engaging learning experiences to cater for all students. We look forward to partnering with you and your children as we support all students to develop their God given gifts and strive for individual personal bests.

Partnering Together

There is ample research showing the importance of effective partnerships between educators and families, as we seek to enhance student learning. Collaborative, respectful conversations enable a clear shared vision and goals to be established for each student as an individual. Thank you for taking the time to listen to and collaborate with your child’s teacher during parent teacher interviews. If you were unable to attend your interview, or need to book an alternative time, please email your child’s teacher directly requesting a mutually convenient time.

Prep and Year 5 Moving Update

As of tomorrow, our year 5 and prep students will be operating out of their new classrooms.  Students in both of these year levels enjoyed their Move n Groove Specialist Spectacular day on Friday when they participated in rotational activities including music, art, technology, library and PE. They have been challenged to work effectively in teams, whilst developing resilience and communication skills through the Character Builders incursion today. The prep and year 5 staff have done an amazing job setting up the new learning spaces and we look forward to hearing lots of stories about the amazing learning that happens in these spaces.

Specialist Day

Incursion Day

Teacher Highlight

On Saturday 10 June, Justin Goh, our Primary Music teacher will present for the Queensland Orff Schulwerk Association (QOSA), training other music teachers on practical implementation of Orff techniques within the classroom.  Justin has been a music educator for more than 20 years, working in international, private and public schools.  He has conducted training for music teachers throughout Asia and has contributed to music curriculum development in Singapore. He ran his own music school in Singapore before moving to Australia in 2016. After attending the Orff Schulwerk Summer School in Austria, he completed all four levels of the Orff Schulwerk Teacher training and has also completed Kodaly’s teaching courses in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary. We are blessed to have Justin working with our Primary students as they further develop their love for music.

 

Primary energy and Hydration Drinks

If you have students in upper primary, you have probably heard about and perhaps been asked to purchase the latest drink brand PRIME. If you have not heard of it, one Google search will produce numerous articles, YouTube clips and a link to the website of youtubers Logan Paul and KSI, who released the drink brand in 2022. I encourage you to read about both the energy and hydration drinks, and consult with a paediatrician or healthcare professional, in order to make an informed decision about whether or not to provide them to your children. Noting that the label on Prime Hydration indicates the drink is not suitable for children under 15, and on Prime Energy, indicates the drink is not suitable for children under the age of 18, please refrain from sending either of these to school.

Uniform

Thank you for ensuring your child is wearing the correct uniform and is neatly presented each day. As the days become cooler, please pay particular attention to jumpers. While the softshell jacket is designed to be worn with both sports and academic uniforms, the sports jacket is only worn with the sport uniform.

Term 2 Date Claimers

  • Monday 8 May – P-2 Evergreen Puppet Theatre Incursion
  • Thursday 11 May – Years 5 and 6 Session with Melinda Tankard Rist
  • Friday 12 May – Mother’s Day Stall
  • Saturday 20 May – College Fete
  • Wednesday 24 May – National Simultaneous Storytime
  • Monday evenings 8 May to 5 June – Loving Kids on Purpose Parent Program
  • Friday 16 June – Last day of Term – Free dress day
  • Monday 19 June to Friday 23 June – Staff Professional Development Week

Many Blessings,

Anne-Maree
akingston@parklands.qld.edu.au

Primary News

Year 1 We’ve had a wonderful start to Term 2 in Year 1! Show and Tell has begun and we are looking forward to hearing …

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Primary News

Year 1

We’ve had a wonderful start to Term 2 in Year 1! Show and Tell has begun and we are looking forward to hearing what the children have to share about each weekly topic. Show and Tell is a great opportunity to build student confidence, as well as encouraging students to speak thoughtfully to peers in the classroom setting. We are confident we will see fabulous growth in this area this term.

We have been learning about the difference between a fact and an opinion. They are learning to write persuasively and are challenging themselves to communicate effective reasons for their opinions. Students will be sharing and writing about many topics over the next few weeks. We also had a lot of fun eating apples and bananas together. The goal was to really think about how we could use words to describe the taste, feel and smell of each fruit. We then used this as inspiration to convince one another which fruit is the best! It was a very enjoyable activity

In Maths, we have been learning to ask questions to collect and represent data. This is another great way to continue to get to know one another as we discover what we like and dislike and what we can do! We are continuing to explore 2-digit numbers, with a focus on tens and ones.

Since the start of the term, we have carried on with our unit about families. Our focus this term has involved looking at traditions and celebrations we enjoy. It has been a wonderful opportunity to share about the events we value in our families. It’s great to hear about the variety of traditions and celebrations our Year 1 families follow. The children have loved sharing!

As always, thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to telling you all about our learning next month.

Take care!

Kelly Clausen, Donna Auld, Alisha Mane, Mrs S and Year 1

Year 2

April has been a month of tremendous growth for our Year 2 students. We are working very hard to continue to strengthen our school community and instil within the hearts and minds of our students that they are AMAZING just as God has made them. We have adopted a positive affirmation song with which we begin every day (to the tune of “These are a Few of My Favourite Things” from The Sound of Music)

I am amazing
And I am fantastic!
My brain is perfect,
My words can be MAGIC!
My teacher loves me
On good days and bad.
My friends can be loving
Or happy or sad.
We are all here
To be learners.
We are growing strong!
My school family loves me
My God is so good!
At Parklands we all belong!

Feel free to ask your child to sing to you!

Our students are enjoying dance instruction so much! Every Tuesday they are learning a dance which will be performed at Parkland’s Fete on Saturday, May 20 th . Please join us for
the all-day event! More information to follow. Mathematics is focusing on maps, addition and mental math strategies, missing elements, the calendar, coins, and money, and telling time to the quarter hour. The students are getting daily doses of all these skills that are used in our daily lives. Be prepared to be persuaded! Year 2 is off and running in the language department learning high modality words, opinions, reasons, and expressive language with which they will persuade different audiences to “get what they want”. Year 2 students can be VERY persuasive!
Science is taking us on an adventure through and around our Earth as we explore Natural and Man-Made Resources with a focus on the water cycle and water conservation. We are exploring how each natural resource is used in our every day lives and what things are made of. Did you know the cheese you eat comes from dirt? (grass, cow, milk, cheese)

We are looking for to a MARVELOUS MAY!

Year 3

It was a great start back to Term 2 for Year 3! We were all excited to see each other and hear about all the things we did on the holidays. We were also excited to welcome our newest student, Jacob who has joined 3B. We were sad to farewell Yar and Harry but we pray they will be successful and happy in their new seasons.

Some students were a little dubious about starting their dance classes in The Arts, however everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the classes! They look fantastic and are looking forward to showing what they have learnt later in the year. It is great to do something new, creative and healthy!

Another highlight this month is our Science unit. Students were able to get out and about and explore the living and nonliving things around us as we begin our Biology unit this term. This links directly with our English unit where we are writing an information report on an animal of our choice.

It was fantastic to celebrate ANZAC Day this year and to be able to get together as a whole school again and remember the sacrifice of others. Year 3 also read some stories about ANZAC Day and we decorated our desks so we can continue to respect and remember those who fought in the wars, some of them from our own families.

We look forward to all that May has to offer as we head into a term full of learning, fun and friendship!

The Year 3 Team
Dayna Davis, Renée Imms, Sue Martin and Christine Uwamurera

Year 4

We have had much fun in Year 4 with all of the experiments we have been doing in science. We have been learning about different forces, such as pushes, pulls, gravity and friction and how they are exerted. Activities have included, trying to move a ball into a cup without touching it, playing ping pong soccer and clipboard racing. The excitement has been high as students race to beat the clock in the activities. We have also been enjoying diving into probability with lots of fun games and experiments. But by far the most amount of fun this month has been from our camp at Burleigh. It was fabulous to see students learning to problem solve and work as a team to build a slow ball sandcastle track, to number tap and to beat the lava. The squeals of joy as we used giant stand-up paddleboards and got to swim in the creek were such fun to hear. Getting to see Mr J for the day was an added bonus. It’s been great to see how much pleasure students have gotten from tackling tough challenges in multiplication and writing too. It’s been a fabulous start to a new term!

Cubing Club

We are all looking forward to competing at our upcoming Cubing Competition. On Friday the 26th May 2023, we will be holding our first Winter Championships where students from Parklands Christian College can show off their Cubing skills to our school community.

There will be a number of divisions for students to compete in so even if your child is just learning, I would love for them to compete at the Winter Championships. Students can compete in ‘White Cross’ (the first step to solving the cube), ‘1st Layer’, ‘2nd Layer’ and solving the cube. Each division has a ribbon that can be awarded, if the student completes the solve to that level.

We would love for as many students as possible to be involved in the competition to show others their Cubing skills and to be rewarded and acknowledged for their hard work in Cubing Club. The competition will begin at 3pm and we would love as many parents and friends as possible to come along and support our Cubers.

If your child would like to compete, please fill out the Google Form by clicking on the link below or email me at ddavis@parklands.qld.edu.au.

See you at the Winter Championships!

Cube on,
Mrs Dayna Davis
PCC Cubing Club Coordinator
Year 3 Teacher

PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 33:3 “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skilfully on the harp, and sing with joy.” What an exciting couple of weeks …

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PCC Instrumental Music

Psalm 33:3 “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skilfully on the harp, and sing with joy.”

What an exciting couple of weeks we’ve had since the Easter holidays! This year we have launched not one, but two Give It A Go! ensembles! The Give It A Go! Band has had its first 2 rehearsals, which were both a resounding success, and we’ve also launched Petite Strings, the equivalent ensemble for string players. You can get a glimpse of the fun in the photos below.

Our Wind Ensemble also combined with all our choirs to take the lead in the College ANZAC Day service on Monday of week 2. Three percussionists from the Wind Ensemble played as the cadets marched in, and the choirs did a fine job of leading the singing. All our students are making great progress, & there has never been a better time to be involved with music at Parklands!

Soloist’s Soiree

We are currently making final preparations for our first Soloist’s Soiree for 2023. This is a short evening performance opportunity for students learning at the College to play for their families & friends, being held on Tuesday 9th May at 6pm. Students who have registered as a solo or a small group will receive some information by email this week – we’re looking forward to a great night!

College Fete

All Choirs & Ensembles will perform at the upcoming Fete on Sat 20th May – times are yet to be advised, students will be notified in their ensemble rehearsals & parents will be notified by email. Come along & support your children who are working very hard!

Lessons & Rehearsals

All instrumental lessons are continuing, including those in the Give It A Go! Programme. If your child has missed a lesson due to a public holiday, that lesson will either be rescheduled for another time or not included on your term 2 account. All Choir & Ensemble rehearsals are in full swing, with the Give It A Go! Band & Petite Strings groups now included.

Ensemble & Choir rehearsal schedule:

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Secondary Choir
7:30-8:15am
S2
Wind Ensemble
7:30-8:15am
S2
GIAG Band
7:30-8:15am
S2
Primary Jnr Choir
7:50-8:20am
Mr Goh’s room
Petite Strings
3-3:45pm
S2
Primary Snr Choir
3-3:45pm
Mr Goh’s room
Andante Strings
3:20-4:30pm
S2
Worship Team
3:20-4:45pm
Auditorium

All Choirs are open to all students regardless of whether or not they’re having lessons, and no experience is necessary. We are particularly keen to have more students in our Secondary Choir, especially those who do music as a subject. For a small amount of time each week, just 1 hour, students will reap many benefits & have a great time.

The Give It A Go! Band & Petite Strings are generally reserved for students in the Give It A Go! Programme as they cater for beginner students, although other beginners may also join. Other wind, brass & percussion students having lessons at school will play in the Wind Ensemble, and other string students having lessons at the College will play in Andante Strings. Any other students who have lessons outside the College are also welcome to join the relevant ensemble!

Give It A Go! Band Programme

We’re excited to be working with our next group of Give It A Go! students this year, with the added bonus of String instruments being on offer this year for the first time! Lessons are underway, but if you or your child are interested in being a part of this programme, we are open to new enrolments at any time. Please see below for details.

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

–       Flute
–       Clarinet
–       Saxophone
–       Trumpet
–       Trombone
–       Euphonium
–       Percussion (includes drums, auxiliary & mallet percussion)
–       Violin **NEW!!**
–       Viola **NEW!!**
–       Cello **NEW!!**
–       Double Bass **NEW!!**

There are a number of ways to be part of our growing Instrumental Programme – here’s how your child can be involved:

  1. Give It A Go! Band Programme – Year 4 students only

This is a one year beginner programme for Year 4 students, giving them the opportunity to learn a woodwind, brass, string 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 $33/30mins.

  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 $20/30mins for a Group of 2 or $15/30mins for a Group of 3, pending availability.

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

02 PCC Instrumental Tuition Program guidelines and enrolment

Student Care and Wellbeing

The Responsible Thinking Process at Parklands A lot of us grew up with detention in school – I know I did. Detention is typically a …

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Student Care and Wellbeing

The Responsible Thinking Process at Parklands

A lot of us grew up with detention in school – I know I did. Detention is typically a place where a student will sit for a period of time and a) do nothing, b) write lines, c) pick up rubbish or some other task under supervision. Usually these tasks have very little learning attached to them and is more about wasting a student’s own time for their misconduct. Trying to punish them for what they did. As an RTP Facilitator, one of the misconceptions that I often hear is that the RTC is for “naughty” students and sometimes the RTC is perceived as a “detention” for these naughty students to come and be punished. When one looks from the outside in, with little education or understanding around the RTC, I understand how people can perceive the RTC to be this way. A child demonstrates a disruptive behaviour and leaves the classroom to attend the RTC due to this. Sounds like detention or punishment right? Wrong. RTC is a space for students to learn responsibility, self-control and to devise strategies for positive life choices. It is very different to a detention as the student is thinking, self-reflecting, learning to think from another person’s perspective and developing a plan for
future. Students are Learning not in trouble.

The RTP Facilitators/Social Workers exist to provide emotional support, to positively challenge and coach students through this process and then support them to re-engage in class and put their plan into place. Very different to detention. It is important to understand the process that student’s experience when engaging. Each time a student is referred, they are given the opportunity to utilise the Responsible Thinking Process to help them learn new skills such as how to manage conflict, how to follow class rules, how to be better prepared for class, how to be a kind friend and so on. This is done through discussion with the RTP Facilitator and also the completion of a RTP plan which enables students to think through self-reflective questions such as “what rule was I not following”, “how did this impact on others”, and “what is my goal for when I return to class”.

From what I have seen, students who are given the opportunity to come and discuss their behaviour or mistakes and learn from them – they tend to be much better off and well- rounded in the long run. Our team has found that when students are consistently referred, they are able to put their goals and strategies into practice. Eventually they come to a place where they have learned the skill of thinking before acting and ask themselves questions like “how will this make my friend feel” or “what will be the consequence of this behaviour”. Our goal is that a student will be able to successfully and independently implement the Responsible Thinking Process in time without needing to attend the RTC as often.

So if your child is regularly referred to the RTC for behaviour, please don’t see it as your child attending detention and being punished, rather, please see it as their opportunity to continue developing life skills and learning new ways of thinking.

Book Review:

This is a great colourful book for children and teens to learn the different emotions that we experience. It is not always going to be anger or sadness or happy there are so many more that we all experience. This is a great way to introduce the definitions and get a better understanding of what is going on for them. With learning the language you can then be better at communicating what is happening and work through it. This has some great colour and illustrations to keep you engaged and enjoy learning about this amazingly complex topic! Enjoy the journey with your child.

Loving Our Kids on Purpose

Starting  Monday 8th May at 6:30pm -8:30pm for the next 5 weeks.

The new course for Term 2 is about to start! Join 1/3 of our community in learning how we can never argue with our children again! Wouldn’t it be great that our children think that when they make a mistake that the first person they have to tell are their parents.  So many more great tools and strategies for you to allow us to enjoy this journey of life with our children!

PCC Outreach

Colour Run Update Last term we held our very first Colour Run as a major fundraiser for Bloom Asia. Bloom is a not-for-profit organisation that …

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PCC Outreach

Colour Run Update

Last term we held our very first Colour Run as a major fundraiser for Bloom Asia. Bloom is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to give survivors of sexual exploitation the chance to find healing, hope and purpose through vocational education. Parklands has a long and personal connection to Bloom as they played an integral part in building our Mission’s program. The Cully Family also spent 3 years living in Cebu while serving with Bloom.

Our goal was to raise awareness for Bloom and much needed funds to help them build a vocational early education learning centre in Phnom Penh. Initially my goal was to raise more than $6000 but as this was a completely new event, we were really unsure what to expect.

The Outreach Captains played a huge role in helping to raise excitement and gain participation with the event. They participated in Primary Chapel presentations and competitions, as well as speaking to Secondary students directly during PC. With the help of the Student Outreach Club, these Captains worked tirelessly during the day setting up, assisting throughout the event and they didn’t leave until the last item had been cleaned and packed away. The day was a huge success with all of our Heads of School being such good sports by being slimed! Our total amount raised is: $38 103.81. 30% of these funds go back to the School Fun Run company to pay for prizes that the students earn when they raise certain fundraising goals, the coloured powder, gifts, resources required to run the day, advertising and marketing material, plus they also attended the day to set up the huge inflatables and sound equipment. The final figure raised for Bloom Asia is : $26 670… an unbelievable amount of money that will have a life changing impact on this organisation. Bloom is extremely humbled and grateful for the generosity of our College Community.

The Friendlies

I hope that everyone had a happy and blessed easter. As we are getting closer to the date of the Fete – Saturday 20 May …

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The Friendlies

I hope that everyone had a happy and blessed easter.

As we are getting closer to the date of the Fete – Saturday 20 May : 12pm – 6pm, I would like to remind everyone what a significant event it is for the greater community at large. The value and benefit in us all gathering together and celebrating our school, its pupils, teachers, staff and families cannot be understated and as in prior years I hope to see you all at this event.

Just a reminder to pre purchase your ride armbands –  Purchase Armbands Here to take advantage of the reduced pricing.

Also I would like to thank everyone who has volunteered to assist with the Fete so far. We are always in need of further volunteers so if you would  like to volunteer please send an email to friendlies@parklands.qld.edu.au with your availability.

Parklands Christian Church

Roar Youth

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Parklands Christian Church

Roar Youth

Tuckshop

Tuckshop news The tuckshop will be open EVERY day this year, Monday-Friday! Secondary Students please note all hot food purchased from the Tuckshop needs to …

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Tuckshop news

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

Secondary Students please note all hot food purchased from the Tuckshop needs to be preordered online.

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 2023

 

Parklands OSHC

Enrolment Flyer Parklands Outside School Hours Care is situated within the school grounds of Parklands Christian College. The OSHC service caters for children from Prep …

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Enrolment Flyer

Parklands Outside School Hours Care is situated within the school grounds of Parklands Christian College.

The OSHC service caters for children from Prep to Year 12, operating before and after school care and also vacation care.  Prep children who are starting their first year of schooling are able to attend vacation care commencing January 2023.   Before-school care offers a simple but nutritious breakfast for the children and activities and programs are based on the children’s interests, ideas and feedback.  During the school term, the service operates daily from: 6.30am-8.30am, and 3pm-6pm (with office staff available from 2pm).  Vacation Care runs from 6.30am-6pm.

Parklands OSHC has qualified educators and is an open-door service that welcomes and encourages all family’s input, suggestions and feedback.

Should you wish to discuss any care needs, please pop in to see us or contact us via:

Phone.  3297 0577 \ 0417 009 408

Email:    parklandsbookings@bigpond.com

Please note a current enrolment is required for all bookings including casual and emergency care bookings.

We look forward to assisting with all your care needs.

Miss Rachel

Parklands OSHC

Uniform Shop Hours

Uniform Shop Hours (School Days Only) Mondays 8.00am – 10.00am Tuesdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm Thursdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm Uniform Shop Location Address/Parking: 24 Hillcrest Rd, …

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Uniform Shop Hours

(School Days Only)
Mondays 8.00am – 10.00am
Tuesdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Thursdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Uniform Shop Location Address/Parking:

24 Hillcrest Rd, Park Ridge Qld 4125 (located on the left hand side, at the end of Hillcrest road).

For further information:
Phone: (07) 3380 4256
Email: service@theschoollocker.com.au

Uniform Shop Facebook Page/PCCUniforms

Purchase Uniforms Online

 SHOP ONLINE @theschoollocker.com.au/schools/parklands-christian-college 

 

2023 Term Dates

Term Dates 2023

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Term Dates 2023

Community Notices

Park Ridge Childcare and Preschool Save the date for our big 30th Birthday Bash!!! It is on Saturday 27th May from 10am to 2pm and …

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Community Notices

Park Ridge Childcare and Preschool

Save the date for our big 30th Birthday Bash!!! It is on Saturday 27th May from 10am to 2pm and we would like to invite everyone along for the fun. Whether you are a someone from our past, present or future come and help us celebrate being part of this wonderful community for the last 30 years.

Park Ridge Pirates Junior Football Club

Park Ridge Panthers FC

Park Ridge Panthers

Foster Carers Needed

You-Be-You-Newsletter

1.You-Be-You-Information-Kit

In Sync Kids OT have a satellite clinic within Parklands Christian College providing private Occupational Therapy Services specifically to students of the school. In Sync Kids Occupational Therapy specialises in sensory integration and neurodevelopment.  Kelsey Hackett is the Occupational Therapist and point of contact for the satellite clinic within Parklands Christian College.

Kelsey Hackett has experience working as a paediatric occupational therapist since 2015 in the United States and has relocated to Brisbane in 2021. She has her Bachelors of Psychology and Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She has worked in the clinic-based and school-based settings with children of all ages and a wide range of diagnoses for the past 7 years.

For any additional information regarding Occupational Therapy services, please contact Kelsey Hackett kelsey.hackett@insynckidsot.com  and feel free to look at the In Sync Kids OT website for more information http://www.insynckidsot.com

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.

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 the Club Office: 1300 101 303

Free Dental Care

FREE DENTAL CARE