PCS United OxFam Trailwalker

PCS United OxFam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker is Australia's original team challenge where teams of four walk 100km in less than 48 hours to help end world poverty, funding Oxfam projects across the globe. Mrs Tracey Perrin, Mrs Juliet Hill, Mrs Kirsty Nitsos and Mrs Fiona Doyle (also known as PCS United - a team supported by our school) have made the commitment to do just that in September to tackle poverty feet first. The event is held from Friday 3 September to Sunday 5 September 2021. 

 

Our ‘Dancing with the Teachers’ fundraiser is fast approaching and is scheduled for Friday 25 June 2021 from 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get in quick. For more information CLICK HERE, or CLICK HERE to book tickets.

 

This is the LAST WEEK where raffle tickets can be purchased. Additional booklets are still available. Please email Mrs Hill at juliet.aboagyehill@pcs.nsw.edu.au, with any questions about this. We ask that ALL tickets (sold/unsold) are returned next Friday 11 June. The raffle will be drawn at Lollipops and you do not need to be in attendance to collect your prize.

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CSSA Cross Country Carnival 2021

CSSA Cross Country Carnival 2021

On Friday 28 May 2021, 55 students from Year 3 through to Year 12 had the opportunity to represent PCS and the Nepean Zone at the annual CSSA State Cross Country event at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park.

 

All students participated extremely well with many achieving their personal best. We had three students from PCS place inside the Top 10 in their respective events which sees them now qualify for the upcoming NSW CIS Cross Country on Thursday 10 June 2021. Hannah K qualified after finishing 7th in the 8/9 Year Girls event, Eli J qualified after finishing 7th in the (Primary) 12-13 Year Boys event, and Zara S qualified after finishing 6th in the Secondary 13 Year Girls event.

 

I would like to congratulate all students for the tremendous efforts and say a huge thank you to Mrs Tina Allen who assisted in our PCS Officials Duty on the day, and Mrs Ruth Phillips and Mrs Emma Barter for overseeing our respective Primary and Secondary Cross Country Teams. The day would not have been such a success without your efforts.

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Primary Athletics Age Champions 2021

Primary Athletics Age Champions 2021

It is with great pleasure that I have the honour to be able to announce the Age Champions from our recent Primary Athletics Carnival and congratulations to those who have qualified to be a part of the Primary Zone Athletics Team as a result of their outstanding achievements.

 

Primary Zone Athletics information has been sent to parents/caregivers regarding the Zone Athletics Carnival which will be held at Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

 

All students participated and engaged extremely well and all students should be congratulated for their achievements. 

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Year 4 Camp and Cinema Afternoon

Year 4 Camp and Cinema Afternoon

On Thursday 22 to Friday 23 April, Year 4 went for an overnight camp at Wedderburn Christian Campsite at Wedderburn. The students were keen to undertake some new activities in the outdoor environment and enjoyed a range of activities.

 

Students enjoyed outside free time, including play equipment, volleyball, football and overhead 9-square volleyball game. The Giant Swing and Flying Fox enabled the students to overcome their fears and take new steps in challenging themselves. Archery built skills in hand-eye coordination and strength, and Laser Tag enabled students to work as a team and use new equipment to achieve group goals.

 

The students enjoyed staying overnight in cabin rooms with their friends, which for some students was their first overnight school camp. The bonfire and marshmallows were a favourite, even though the weather was quite cool. The night bushwalk with torches was also an experience to see God’s world in a new way. We particularly would like to thank our parent helpers who attended camp along with the Year 4 teachers. Year 4 had a fabulous time at camp.

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Years 8 & 10 Subject Selection Information Night

Years 8 & 10 Subject Selection Information Night

It was such a great evening last week at our Years 8 and 10 Subject Information Evening. We launched our ‘Flourishing Futures’ program with family interviews, and bringing together careers, subject, and community partners. Thank you to Western Sydney University and representatives from the Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport who discussed future work and study opportunities for students.

 

Geraldine Paynter

Deputy Principal

 

Primary Athletics Carnival 2021

Primary Athletics Carnival 2021

We had a fantastic day on Monday 24 May as we conducted our annual Years 3-6 Primary Athletics Carnival. The day started a little gloomy; however were truly blessed by God with avoiding rain and the sun shining for majority of the day. Students participated in a fantastic manner in all events and competed to the best of their abilities.

 

There were numerous PBs set by students and some extraordinary results in two records being broken. Coco Purcell set a new record in the 11 Year Girls 800m with a time of 3:12.64, and Cameron Wild set a new record in the 11 Year Boys Shot Put with a distance of 8.57m. Final House results for the Primary Carnival: Daniel – 1st, Caleb – 2nd and Joshua – 3rd.

 

There are numerous students who will now progress onwards to Nepean Zone Primary Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 16 June at Blacktown International Sports Park. Please stay tuned for more information to be released regarding students who have qualified for Zone.

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Week 6 Years 7-12 Representative Sport + Term 3 Sport Selection

Week 6 Years 7-12 Representative Sport + Term 3 Sport Selection

Congratulations to our representative teams who once again produced some outstanding results in Week 6. See bottom of this article for more photos.

 

SOCCER

Open Girls

PCS vs Nepean CS: 9-0 (Win)

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Wheelchair Sports NSW

Wheelchair Sports NSW

Last week our Year 8 students had the opportunity to participate in an incursion with Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT.

 

Guest presenter Brendan shared his love for sport and his experience of living a life with the support of a wheelchair. He challenged the students to look out for their mates and make 'good decisions'. The students then sat in wheelchairs and played a game of AFL. They quickly learnt the challenge of movement, speed and positioning whilst in a chair.

 

Year 8 have been learning about diversity within Australia and embracing inclusion. We are thankful for this experience, a highlight for many of our students who requested we play this again next week!

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NSW CIS Rugby League Trials

NSW CIS Rugby League Trials

Last week Ashton and Joshua both competed at the NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Rugby League trials.  Both are young talented rugby league players who have a love for the sport.

 

Ashton is to be congratulated on being selected into the NSW CIS Team to further compete at the NSW PSSA Championships in June.

 

Well done to both boys.

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School Photo Day Information

School Photo Day Information

School Photo day is on Thursday 3 June 2021. All students, including VET students, are to be in FULL SCHOOL WINTER UNIFORM including blazers (Years 6-12).

 

Please CLICK HERE for additional information regarding ordering instructions and additional information for the day.

 

CLICK HERE to view prices and pay online. Please quote code X1522PSB44PCS when ordering online.

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Casual Early Childhood Educators

Casual Early Childhood Educators

Penrith Christian School is a well-established and vibrant Christian community, providing an exciting and innovative learning environment for 800 Preschool – Year 12 students, inclusive of an Early Learning Centre registered for 50 students per day, in our 21st Century Learning Facility at Orchard Hills.

 

Our Early Learning Centre has an excellent reputation in our community for providing high quality, inclusive education and care. We offer a high staff-to-child ratio and are rated as ‘exceeding national quality standard’. Our Centre is open 48 weeks of the year and operates from 6.30 am to 6.00 pm.

 

We are seeking Casual Early Childhood Educators, with qualifications ranging from Certificate III through to working towards or Degree qualified, to be added to our Casual Staff List within our Early Learning Centre.

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Casual Teachers

Casual Teachers

Penrith Christian School is a vibrant Christian learning community in its 40th year of providing excellence in education. Located in Orchard Hills, conveniently adjacent to the M4 motorway, the school serves the families of students from ELC to Year 12 on one expansive campus. 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified teachers for casual relief teaching in both our primary and secondary years.  You will teach in a caring and supportive work environment with excellent facilities, and will quickly find a community who values your contribution and expertise.

 

Successful applicants will:

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F1 in Schools Australian National Final 2021 - Live Broadcast of Results

F1 in Schools Australian National Final 2021 - Live Broadcast of Results

The results of the F1 in Schools National Final will be broadcast live at 10.00 am on Tuesday 25 May.

 

CLICK HERE to view the broadcast live and cheer on Penrith Christian School's team, Team Axion. This year, all the events were run virtually with interactions between the students and judges taking place via Microsoft Team Meetings. Congratulations to our F1 in Schools Team; we wish you all the best!

 

The 2021 Australian National Final of F1 in Schools ran virtually from 19 to 30 April. The criteria assessed included engineering, marketing, presentation, communication and collaboration, and the standard of the students' work was exceptional.

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Open Day a wonderful experience for visitors

Open Day a wonderful experience for visitors

I would like to extend a huge thank you to our students, staff and Imagine Nations Church Pastors for all their efforts to ensure our Open Day was a huge success.

 

The day started with a welcome speech from our Principal, Mrs Deal, then Chapel before continuing to the Café for morning tea and a look at all the displays of students’ work. It was then on to the tours to showcase much of what we have to offer, from Early Learning to Secondary - including VET courses as well. The response from families who joined the tours was very positive.  

 

The sausage sizzle, accompanied by our very own musicians from the CAPA Department, was greatly appreciated.

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Athletics Coaching

Athletics Coaching

Students in Years 7 and 8 are invited to join our Athletics Coaching Program,  being held after school on Tuesdays from 1 June to 22 June 2021.

Thanks to a Sporting Schools grant, a qualified Athletics Australia coach will be available to train our students in the skills of athletics. This program will run each Tuesday at 3.10 pm - 4.10 pm on the School Oval, with a teacher also on duty to supervise.

 

Minimum numbers are required to run this program, so invite your friends and come along!

 

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Week 5 Representative Sport Report

Week 5 Representative Sport Report

Congratulations to our Years 7-12 representative sports teams who, once again, produced some outstanding results:

 

Soccer

Open Girls vs Wycliffe CS6 -1 (Win)Goal scorers: Belle C x  2, Hayley, Zara S, Amelie and Mia J

U15 Boys vs Nepean CS                   0 - 4 (Loss)

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CSSA Representative Honours

CSSA Representative Honours

Congratulations to Adelaide, Matilda and Zara who have been selected to represent CSSA at the upcoming CIS Touch Football Championship. For the sixth consecutive year, Adelaide has achieved this honour, whilst her sister Matilda will represent CSSA for a third consecutive year. Zara, in Year 7, is a talented touch player and will join Matilda in the U15s Team.

 

We wish the girls all the best for Wednesday 16 June as they compete to be selected.

Caroline Bartlett PDHPE Teacher

 

Story from Space!!

Story from Space!!

On Wednesday 19 May it was National Simultaneous Storytime. At 11.00 am on this date, over a million children from all around Australia were reading or listening to the book ‘Give Me Some Space’ by Phillip Bunting.

 

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 21st successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

 

This year was extra exciting as the story was read by astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station! Our Preschool, Prep and K-4 students gathered in the Auditorium to watch this event. The students were very excited and many have been borrowing books from the library about space this week.

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Perspectives: Your school in focus

Perspectives: Your school in focus

Our school is using the Perspectives: Your school in focus suite of surveys developed by AISNSW to support our school improvement endeavours. The information gathered will assist in furthering the growth and development of our school community. We will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

 

These surveys have been specifically designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of stakeholders’ perceptions of five important areas: School Environment, Teaching and Learning, Student Wellbeing, Leadership and Community. All staff, students, parents/caregivers, leaders and Board members are invited to participate.

 

The surveys will be available from 31 May to 13 June and are conducted online, taking approximately 15- 20 minutes to complete.

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Scholastic BookClub Issue 4 is out

Scholastic BookClub Issue 4 is out

Issue 4 of Scholastic BookClub is out now and the brochure is available online at: https://www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-parents/.

 

Please note Bookclub is now ONLINE - we no longer send leaflets home or take cash orders

 

All orders should be placed online by Friday 4 June.

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