General School News

An Evening of Cabaret - Lots of Love PCS

PCS LotsOfLove Aug17 WebImagePCS are pleased to announce a special event: 'An Evening of Cabaret - Lots of Love PCS'. The event will showcase the very best talent amongst our students from Year 2 to Year 12. Items range from short drama pieces to vocal items, encompassing the theme of  'Love'.

 

WHEN: 23 & 24 Aug 2017

TIME: 7pm

WHERE: The Joan

 

Tickets will be available soon - but save the date in your diary!

Super Hero Day- Monday 29 May

As part of the ‘Missions: Going Beyond’ focus at PCS, the school will be supporting HeartKids Australia in raising funds. All monies raised on this day will go directly to the only charity that supports children born with or who acquire heart disease – congenital heart disease (CHD) - in their life. Sadly, this numbers over 32,000 children under the age of eighteen in Australia. Our school community is not immune, with some students and families impacted by being or having a Heart Kid.

 

On Monday 29 May, students are encouraged to dress as a super hero for the day. This could be a comic or movie superhero. You may wish to dress as a sports star or in your favourite team colours. Students are asked to bring a gold coin donation to HeartKids Australia for dressing up as a super hero. You do not have to go out and purchase new clothing for the day.

 

It is requested that students dress appropriately for the day. All shorts, shirts, t-shirts, skirts and dresses must be of an appropriate length. Shirts must not be midriff or singlets (unless a t-shirt is worn underneath) and must be of appropriate fit, with no inappropriate logos or slogans. Tights and leggings are not permitted.

 

Please note:

  • Please be careful with any capes, as the students need to be able to function as normal at school for the day.

  • Students need to wear appropriate closed-in footwear and those students who have Design and Technology or Science on the day must bring their school shoes.

  • Students who have PE will be required to bring their PE uniform to school.

 

A cake stall will be run on the day. Donations of cakes, slices and biscuits would be greatly appreciated. Please include an ingredients list with your donation due to allergies.

 

If you would like to donate to this cause, please CLICK HERE: https://superbossday2017.everydayhero.com/au/penrith-christian-school

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Mr Stephen Snowden
HeartKids Facilitator

 

Mr Mark Gee
Director of Missions

6BH love learning to code!

This semester Year 6 have been developing their Coding skills using a program called ‘Scratch’ in their ICT lessons.

 

The aim of the unit is to provide basic coding skills that allow students to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively; essential skills for life in the 21st century.

 

The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects and communicating ideas.

 

Here is a list of the projects 6BH are completing. Each student has enhanced and customised their projects to reflect their own style.

  • Animate your name

  • Make it fly

  • Make music

  • Race to the finish

  • Hide and seek game

  • Fashion game

  • Create a story

  • Create a pong game

  • Let’s dance

  • Catch game

  • Create a virtual pet

 

Mrs Kirsten Hanson

Teacher – 6BH

 

Year 1 Writing Up a Storm!!!

Year 1 have been busily writing Recounts, Information Reports and Procedures in class. The students enjoyed looking at postcards and then making their own based on a recent holiday. Throughout this Unit, students were able to share their ideas; and sequence events that they experienced.

 

Writing Information Reports became a favourite activity as students wrote clue cards for their chosen animal; and gave a talk to the class. The students learnt how to label diagrams to give additional information to their written reports.

 

We made Jelly!!!! As a class, students observed the jelly-making procedure and then wrote a Procedure on it. The students also had the opportunity to write a Procedure on ‘How to decorate a biscuit’. They particularly enjoyed following their procedure to decorate the biscuit and getting to eat the final product.

 

It has been pleasing to see so many students setting goals for their writing and producing some high quality pieces of work.

 

Mr Stephen Huxley and Mrs Ruth Phillips

Year 1 Teachers

 

Canteen - Online or Traditional Orders?

Have you tried our Online Ordering System? While we do still take traditional 'paper bag' and walk-up orders, online ordering reduces common hassles associated with Canteen orders (particularly for Junior School orders). Take a look at our Comparison Chart for a few ways that Online Ordering can benefit you.

 

If you are placing 'traditional' orders, please be mindful of the following:

  • Ensure the child’s name and class are written on the order bag

  • Note that if using a zip lock bag, please put a slip of paper with the order in the bag. Texta on the bag sometimes smudges

  • If paying with loose change, please wrap up the money so it doesn’t slip out of the bag and get lost

  • Ensure that calculations (and payments) are correct so that the full order can be processed

 

HELPFUL HINT: The 600ml milk is in a carton (no lid) and may be too much for Kindergarten and Year 1 children. The 300 ml milk comes in a bottle and may be more suitable for your child.

 

NOTE: If you place an ONLINE ORDER and your child becomes sick, simply cancel the order online or telephone to let the Canteen know and the order can be withheld.

 

Thank you

 

Mrs Anne Matherson
Canteen Manager