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Latest News at PCS

22 May 2017
PCS 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 shor...
22 May 2017
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 suppor...
22 May 2017
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...
22 May 2017
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 Un...
15 May 2017
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 Ju...
15 May 2017
On Thursday 4 May, girls from Years 5 and 6 competed as a team in the CSSA Soccer Gala Day at Jamison Park. It was a very fun day that was filled with teamwork, friendship and PCS team spirit. Even th...
15 May 2017
In Science we attempted to make two balloons move apart by blowing air between them. The result was surprising!   We then watched some dancing sultanas moving up and down in soda water.   ‘...
15 May 2017
Kindergarten have begun their second Science unit for the year, What's it made of? There has been much excitement already in the first few weeks.   The Kindergarten children started their investi...
15 May 2017
Middle School has had a big focus this semester on teaching students about growth mindsets, and that we can grow and strengthen our brain; like a muscle, it can be trained.   After doing some dif...
08 May 2017
We are looking for interested families to host Tongan staff and students.   When: Monday 26 June – Friday 30 June 2017   Other Information: Students are teenagers and speak some English...
08 May 2017
At the end of Term 1 Kindy had a fun time parading around in their Easter ‘bonnets’ as we prepared to celebrate Easter. There were a lot of fun and creative Easter Hats and many happy faces on the day...
08 May 2017
On Friday 28 April, Years 3-12 came together to pay honour, and show appreciation to our service men and women, past and present.   The Ceremony was designed not to glorify war or praise victory,...
08 May 2017
So far this term, Year 5 have been involved in a unit called ‘Change Detectives’ – and detectives we are!   Experimenting with dissolving, drying, freezing, melting, heating, burning and mixing m...
01 May 2017
The first day for Winter uniform Term 2 is Monday 8 May, 2017.   To accommodate extreme changes in weather patterns, the changeover from summer to winter uniform occurs during May, and from winte...
01 May 2017
Come back to school for a day on Wednesday 24 May (11am - 2.45pm)! This is your opportunity to visit your child’s classroom (from 11am), enjoy a BBQ lunch (at 1pm), and join us for a Student Showcase ...
01 May 2017
Penrith Christian School warmly invites you to our 2017 HSC Concert, featuring our HSC Music students. Come along and hear our talented students as they showcase their talents in preparation for their...
01 May 2017
Got questions about Year 11/12 at PCS? Our annual Year 11 Information Night is for current parents and students, as well as new families, and will provide you with all the reasons why PCS is a great p...
01 May 2017
Our Mother’s Day Stalls are back! And they are no longer a fundraising activity. They are purely an opportunity for PCS to bless our school community and for students to choose a special gift for thei...
01 May 2017
We know that every day is a juggle in the life of a mum! PCS would like to honour all our mums, by inviting you to our special Mother’s Day Breakfast & ‘Mums Rock’ Concert on Friday 12 May, 2017 (...
30 April 2017
Over the last five years PCS parents and friends have enjoyed the many discount coupons for restaurants, accommodation and activities which can be found in the Entertainment Book. This year funds are ...
05 April 2017
ORGANISE YOUR WINTER UNIFORMS Contact Mrs Trish Webber 02 4736 8711 OR Visit: www.ranier.com.au School password: penchris2748   Normal Trading Days (During School Terms)Tuesday & Thursday 7:...
03 April 2017
The information below is being provided to you for your information on behalf of the Australian Government, the RMS and Lendlease:   The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding this wo...
03 April 2017
In recognition of the hard work of Middle and Senior School students in Term 1, we are having a special Donut Fun Day on Friday 5 May. All funds raised allocated to Mother’s Day Breakfast & Stall....
03 April 2017
This term Year 5 enjoyed Maths Groups using iPads, manipulating concrete materials and exploring concepts in outside research activities.   Take a look below to see how much fun Maths can be. &nb...
26 March 2017
In Week 7, Boost Art students from Years 4, 5 and 6 visited Penrith Regional Gallery.   On the day, we visited the beautiful gardens and students sketched the plants, while noting the vertical an...
20 March 2017
‘Children’s digital technology needs to be managed and monitored by parents. That means we need to have some rules and guidelines in place … Digital technology, with all its advantages is here to stay...
20 March 2017
On Thursday 9 March, Year 4 enjoyed a visit from Mr Chris Tobin Cultural Presenter and Active Member of the Darug Community. The students were very respectful and engaged in their learning about tradi...
20 March 2017
Penrith Christian School presents an exciting seminar for parents on ‘GRIT’:• Discover the GROWTH potential of your brain for improved learning.• REALISE you can change how you and your child think.• ...
20 March 2017
You are invited to join us for our Easter Chapel services on 7 April 2017:   MIDDLE & SENIOR SCHOOL (Year 5 - Year 12) 8.30am - 9.30am   Guest Speaker: Ps Stuart McClement (ImagineNation...
13 March 2017
On Thursday 6 April, Penrith Christian School will be presenting an exciting seminar for all school parents/guardians on re-wiring the brain.   We have been working with students and teachers on ...
13 March 2017
ImagineNations Church invites you to attend Easter Services this Easter Weekend:   Good Friday 14 April 2017 9am - 10am   Easter Sunday 16 April 2017 9.30am & 5.30pm   www.inchurch....
13 March 2017
ImagineNations Church are once again holding an Easter Family Fun Day on Good Friday 14 April. Entry is FREE! The event runs from 10.30am - 2.30pm and includes a free giant Easter Egg Hunt, face paint...
12 March 2017
UPDATE: Please note, our Easter Chapel on 7 April is at 2pm, and is for Prep - Year 4. Invitations for families will be sent home soon.   Families are welcome to join us for Junior School Chapel ...
12 March 2017
I cannot believe that Term 1 is halfway through; this term is going so quickly. There has been a lot to report on the sporting front. And scroll to the end of the report for a full gallery of photos! ...
12 March 2017
Monday 27th March 2017: 3.10 pm-6.00 pm and 6.30 pm-8.00 pm   Parent Teacher Interviews for Preschool to Year 4 are NOW OPEN and can be booked through the Parent Portal. Bookings are no...
12 March 2017
ATTENTION: parents of Year 7, Year 8, Year 11 and Year 12 students. Please take note of the following Vaccination Program being conducted at PCS in 2017:   Wednesday, 3 May 2017Year 7 – HPV 1st d...
12 March 2017
Over the last five years PCS parents and friends have enjoyed the many discount coupons for restaurants, accommodation and activities which can be found in the Entertainment Book.   Books will be...
12 March 2017
Students at PCS once again have the opportunity to take part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge.   The Challenge is a special initiative of the Premier of NSW presented by the NSW Department of ...
12 March 2017
Year 1 and Year 2 Boost Art students had the opportunity to work with Mrs Phillips on some beautiful butterflies this term. Our artists were challenged to create three different images of a butterfly....
12 March 2017
Did you know that School Canteens have inspections, just like restaurants do? The PCS Canteen recently had a surprise inspection and gained the highest possible rating! Under the Department of Primary...
06 March 2017
We are pleased to offer a private Blue Mountains Bus Service for our school families residing in the Blue Mountains. This service is currently FREE (although may incur a cost in the future). Any stude...
06 March 2017
Welcome to the Year 2 adventure that is Life Cycles!   We have had a fantastic start to the year; and, we are having a brilliant, scientific time exploring Living Things in our Science curriculum...
06 March 2017
Last year Penrith Christian School were fortunate to be awarded a scholarship to attend the Sydney University STEM Teachers’ Academy; and, to partner with them to prepare and implement a STEM project ...
06 March 2017
Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Melbourne Missions Team by enjoying a snow cone last week. We were able to raise $900 towards our trip! We are thankful to God that the rain stopped eac...
27 February 2017
Each year, our Years 11 & 12 students participate in 'Seminar Week'. They participate in a variety of activities designed to challenge and motivate them for the coming year.   Year 11 Year 11...
27 February 2017
In Week 3, our Years 9 and 10 students participated in some amazing activities. Read below and check out all the photos at the bottom!   Year 9 & 10 Girls Years 9 and 10 girls participated in...
27 February 2017
For the first three weeks of Term 1, Year 4 assisted staff in the mornings with helping Kindy students to walk confidently from their drop-off point to the playground. We are very proud of the generou...
26 February 2017
Please CLICK HERE to read important information from the Roads and Maritime Services, concerning site inspections to the Northern Road.   Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out site inv...
26 February 2017
Glen Gerreyn has been visiting and supporting PCS for several years now and works across Australia with youth, school sporting teams, etc. He has been our keynote speaker at sessions conducted during ...
26 February 2017
Recently I was asked what I thought the top 5 habits were for students in their last year of school. I came up with this list below, then realised wouldn’t it be great if all students had these habits...
20 February 2017
If you were reading the Western Weekender you may have seen THIS ARTICLE about our Year 8 Car Show.   We were also very excited about the launch of our first STEM project in Week 1, which began ...
20 February 2017
Welcome back to a new school year; 2017 looks to be another exciting year with plenty of sports events happening.   IN THIS REPORT: Years 7-12 Swimming Carnival Zone Swimming Carnivals New Rep ...
20 February 2017
Please read Penrith City Council's notice concerning 'Zero Tolerance' of Illegal Parking in School Zones to Protect Your Child.   It includes explanations of the various road rules and signage, i...
20 February 2017
The NAPLAN exams for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will take place on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th May.     In accordance with the Disability Standards for Education (2005...
20 February 2017
We have an opportunity to trial Scholastic LOOP for parents. This is an online ordering and payment service for Book Club. Many parents pay online, but now you can also order and pay online.   Th...
20 February 2017
In Week 2, Year 3 excitedly climbed aboard a bus to travel to the Muru Mittigar Cultural Centre. This was the first excursion for the year!   After meeting Carl and Josh, the Aboriginal Group Lea...
20 February 2017
Our Year 5 Welcome BBQ on Feb 9 was a wonderful event and start to the year for our Year 5 students and their families. Approximately 130 people attended, comprising of Year 5 students, siblings, pare...
13 February 2017
SCHOOL HOURS: As a reminder, PCS school hours are from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm (with the exception of some senior classes). The school does not provide playground supervision prior to 8.00 am. Supervision ...
13 February 2017
PCS is currently seeking sponsorship from local businesses and organisations, in order to expand our resources, and add value to the existing educational opportunities we provide. We are proud of our ...
13 February 2017
If your child competed at the Years 7-12 Swimming Carnival, and based on their performance is expecting to go to Zone Carnival, it's not too late to purchase PCS branded swimwear for them! While it is...
13 February 2017
Did you know we have a Second Hand Uniform Portal available for PCS families? This free service has been provided to the PCS community to arrange the buy, sell and swap of second hand PCS uniforms. Al...
13 February 2017
Early Childhood, Junior School and Middle School families are invited to join us for ‘Meet The Teacher 2017’   DATE: Tuesday 21 February 2017TIME: 7pm - 8.30pm   We warmly invite all parents...
13 February 2017
Did you enjoy reading our 2016 Yearbook? Would you like an additional copy for a family member or friend?   We have a limited number of Yearbooks available if you would like an extra copy. You ca...
13 February 2017
Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. Matthew 20:26   Congratulations to our Junior School Student Leaders for Semester 1: Sienna, Isaac, Emily, Jeremiah, Faith, Jack, Sop...
06 February 2017
Parents, please remind your child/ren of the requirement by bus companies to 'tap on' and 'tap off' their Student Opal Card for EVERY bus journey they take.   Opal data gathered by tap on and off...
06 February 2017
We currently have an excess of lost property items at Student Reception. Please check at Student Reception before Friday 10 February if you are missing anything.   All uncollected lost property w...
06 February 2017
We have already met Middle and Senior School students as they borrow their textbooks for the year and we look forward to Junior School classes resuming next week. The iCentre’s focus is to assist stud...
06 February 2017
Penrith Christian School has just welcomed our new guide-dog-in-training, Rosie. Rosie is 8 ½ weeks old and has just started her training. She is staying in Mr Pickworth’s office and will be at the sc...
05 February 2017
Our Year 5 families are invited to join us for a ‘Welcome to Middle School’ Barbeque.This is an informal opportunity to meet with class teachers regarding any questions about Middle School and to meet...
05 February 2017
Ms Sharon Tuft is seeking volunteers for an Events Committee to work alongside her, assisting with special events during 2017.   Events may include Mother’s Day Breakfast, Mother’s & Father’s...
05 February 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians   It was great to see all our students returning with enthusiasm and expectancy on Monday as we began our 2017 school year.   A big welcome to all our new families...
05 February 2017
What would you like to achieve this year both academically and in your personal life? The start of the year is the perfect time to reflect and reassess. It is a great time to look back and decide what...
05 December 2016
  Year 4 have almost finished Junior School and are excitedly heading towards Middle School next year.   To celebrate all their hard and fantastic achievements in Junior School, we held a H...
05 December 2016
We are excited to announce that we are planning three Missions Trips for next year. Here is some brief information for you to prayerfully consider if your child is interested in being part of one of t...
05 December 2016
At the beginning of this term Penrith Christian School applied for and was successful in obtaining a grant and partnership with Sydney University’s STEM Academy. The Academy is designed to facilitate ...
05 December 2016
Year 9 Science students have been working on 'The Martian Project'  this semester. They have completed a model  of a dwelling they could live in and use to survive on a distant planet. & ...
05 December 2016
This year all Year 10 PCS Science students completed The Validation of Assessment 4 Learning and Individual Development (VALID) program. This is an online multimedia assessment tool that provides diag...
05 December 2016
Congratulations to Jarrod Morley who recently received the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Award for Outstanding Achievement in Year 11 Physics and Chemistry.   These awards are given out...
05 December 2016
It has been a great year in Kindergarten. The children have had so many adventures in the first exciting year of Junior School from meeting Year 4 buddies, to marching in an Easter Hat Parade and meet...
04 December 2016
AVOID THE LAST MINUTE RUSH Please come in now to purchase your uniform needs.   If you still need to have your uniform fitting and purchase your uniform, please go online to book an appointment ...
04 December 2016
The holidays are designed to be a period of rest and recuperation for students. This means that students need a chance to unwind and relax and do things they enjoy! However it doesn’t necessarily mean...
28 November 2016
We are excited to announce our debut EP will be released on iTunes this Thursday 1/12/16! Grab your copy on the iTunes store for $6.99!! Search 'Stepping Stones' or 'Penrith Christian School' to find ...
28 November 2016
We are pleased to announce that PCS has acquired a coach and will be able to transport students residing in the Blue Mountains from next year. This service will go up as far as Springwood Station. &nb...
28 November 2016
As part of our partnership with Sydney University STEM Academy six of our STEM teachers attended a residential school held at the university from 20-22 November.   Our very committed teachers gav...
28 November 2016
Year 2 has enjoyed our Science unit this term called ‘All Mixed Up’. We have predicted, observed and learnt all about creating mixtures. These mixtures could be found in the kitchen, in a science lab ...
28 November 2016
On Tuesday November 15, PCS hosted more than 300 young men from 12 different schools for Men of Honour. The guys had a lot of fun and were challenged to develop goals to shape their lives. Many teache...
21 November 2016
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I must inform you that Mrs Elder, our beloved Deputy Principal, passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning, after her long battle with cancer.   Chr...
21 November 2016
On 28th July PCS Boost Extension & Enrichment Mathematics program entered 71 students from Years 3 to Year 11 in the 38th annual Australian Mathematics Competition, (AMC). Hundreds of thousands of...
20 November 2016
A new bus timetable is starting today (21 November) for Busways ROUTE 786: Penrith to Cranebrook via Greygums Rd. Please visit http://www.busways.com.au/travelling-with-us/route/786/route-786-penrith-...
20 November 2016
Our Year 10 Australian Music Concert is on 21st November at 7pm. In addition to the wonderful talents of our Music students, the night will also feature Year 9 and 10 wearable art.   Entry is fre...
20 November 2016
Our 2016 Presentation Day events are listed below:   JUNIOR SCHOOLTues 6 December - 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm   MIDDLE SCHOOLWed 7 December - 9.00 am to 11.00 am   SENIOR SCHOOLWed 7 December...
20 November 2016
If your child has lost an item at school, in the first instance, please check the Lost Property bin. We will also be regularly posting a list of 'found' items on our website, via our weekly e-PhoCuS. ...
20 November 2016
20 November 2016
Last Tuesday (15 Nov), Penrith Christian School ran an event for Year 10 girls from 13 schools in our local area. Nearly 450 students and teachers were inspired to be BOLD.BRAVE.BRILLANT.   Our k...
14 November 2016
REMINDER: Donations must be brought to school no later than Thursday 17 November   This term Middle School on a Mission are pleased to support Westcare in their Christmas appeal for the homeless...
14 November 2016
We are proud to announce Jonathan Walker has achieved a high distinction and Benjamin Morley has achieved a distinction in the Australian National Chemistry Competition (ANCQ). Congratulations to thes...
14 November 2016
We are looking forward to welcoming our new students (new to PCS, starting in 2017) to our Orientation Sessions this week:   PRESCHOOLMon–Wed Preschool StudentsTuesday 15 November (3pm – 4pm)Thur...
13 November 2016
If your child has lost an item at school, in the first instance, please check the Lost Property bin. We will also be regularly posting a list of 'found' items on our website, via our weekly e-PhoCuS. ...
13 November 2016
REMINDER: Please RSVP for this event to School Reception by 18 November   The staff at PCS would like to take an opportunity to thank all our volunteer helpers from this year. Your support is gr...
07 November 2016
Last week both our Primary girls and Secondary girls competed at the CSSA State Softball gala day at Seven Hills - both teams performed well and did our school proud!   On Wednesday, our Primary ...