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Year 2 - ‘All Mixed Up’

Year 2 - ‘All Mixed Up’

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, or even in movies; made by special effects people. We have mixed paint in Art, and created and named our own paint colours and even enjoyed a touch of chromatography by separating the colours in black ink.

 

Our vocabulary has grown as we created non Newtonian fluids and density towers. Our teachers also broke all the rules when they made lattes in class and drank them. Our only Science rule – don’t eat or drink in Science!

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 2017 - PCS Annual Fundraising Talent Event

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 2017 - PCS Annual Fundraising Talent Event

Join us at Penrith Christian School’s annual fundraising talent event on 28 November 2017 at 7.00 pm in the Auditorium.

 

Bring along your money to vote for your favourite acts (donation buckets will be passed around after each act - EFTPOS facilities will also be available). Your donation contributes to fundraising for our Bali projects.

 

Supper will be available for purchase.

Winner of the 1-Minute Film Competition - Upper Secondary (Years 10–12)

Winner of the 1-Minute Film Competition - Upper Secondary (Years 10–12)

Callum Meney, Year 11 student at PCS, recently won the 1-Minute Film Competition (Upper Secondary category)! The 1-Minute Film Competition is an initiative of ATOM and ClickView. It provides Australian and New Zealand students with the opportunity to make a 60-second short film or animation, and win fantastic prizes in the process.

 

Callum was asked:

Who is ATOM? The Australian Teachers of Media Short Film

What was the theme for the competition? 'Tomorrow'

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PCS Sport Report - Term 4 2017

PCS Sport Report - Term 4 2017

CSSA Primary Softball Gala Day

 

In Week 2 this term, PCS sent a Years 5 and 6 team along to the CSSA Primary Girls Softball Gala Day in Blacktown.

 

It was a great day and the girls performed so well, not only going through all preliminary matches undefeated, but going on to win the whole Gala Day – State Champions!! Well done girls!

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M4 Smart Motorway – Stage 1 Start of Construction

M4 Smart Motorway – Stage 1 Start of Construction

For information with regards to work commencing on the M4 Smart Motorway please CLICK HERE.

 

Further information can be found on the RMS website about the project: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/m4smartmotorway.

 

Should you have any questions please contact the RMS at m4sm@rms.nsw.gov.au.

Year 3 Camp 2017

Year 3 Camp 2017

On Thursday 26 October 2017, Year 3 travelled by bus to the Blue Gum Lodge in Springwood for their camp.

 

The day started by inviting God to be a part of our camp and talking about the theme for the day, ‘The Fruit of the Spirit’.

 

Throughout the day we discussed how to show others our fruit and live the way Jesus would want us to live. We did activities such bush cooking, bush rambling and building a catapult. The students also had some time to play games in the sport centre, oval, games room and tennis court.

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PCS School Chaplain visits Year 4

PCS School Chaplain visits Year 4

Last Monday 30 October, our Chaplain Justin Corbett was asked to speak to our Year 4 students about their upcoming transition to Middle School.

 

Justin captured the students’ attention with a great scientific experiment while also imparting five key points in maintaining a strong relationship with God as they moved on into Middle School. The five key ingredients to a fruitful relationship with God included: personal prayer time, daily Bible reading, worship, shining Jesus’ light and living like Jesus.

 

The students learnt how individually each point is great on its own, but when combined, an abundance of goodness overflows from their lives. This was evident in the science experiment when the five combined materials resulted in a red foamy mixture overflowing from out of the top of the bottle.

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HSC Special Provisions 2018

HSC Special Provisions 2018

If you have a student in Year 11, they will have recently received a letter inviting them to consider whether or not it is appropriate for them to apply for disability provisions for their HSC exams in 2018.

 

Please discuss this with your child and ask them to come and see me if they have any questions or wish to proceed with an application.

CLICK HERE to download the letter.

 

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Senior School ‘Homeless Interest Group’

Senior School ‘Homeless Interest Group’

In the Senior School 'Homeless Interest Group', we are making little gift boxes for ‘Paying it Forward Homeless Inc’. These will be filled with chocolates and sweets to be distributed at Christmas to the community kitchen, refuges and local aged care facilities.

Ms Anne Cudd

 

Emily Dal Santo completes the Sydney Tower Eye Climb

Emily Dal Santo completes the Sydney Tower Eye Climb

On Saturday 14th October 2017 I represented my local Rural Fire Brigade (Orchard Hills) and climbed the Sydney Tower Eye in the hope of raising money for research to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. 

 

The task entailed climbing 1504 stairs (98 levels) in full gear - and an air tank weighing close to 20 kg. This indeed was no average challenge and pushed me out of my comfort zone, and tested me both physically and mentally. In saying this, this is nothing in comparison to what MND sufferers and their families go through on a daily basis. 

 

The whole idea of this challenge was born three years ago by NSW Fire Fighters honouring one of their good mates who had been diagnosed with MND. I had the absolute honour of meeting Adam Regal (and his wife Kylie) who was aged 30 when he was diagnosed. 

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Change to Bus Route 4060

Change to Bus Route 4060

Please be advised of the upcoming changes to School Bus 4060 that will be in operation from Monday 30th October 2017.

 

A letter will be distributed to students by Busways Drivers from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th or CLICK HERE to download the letter.

 

For any further information, please contact Busways Customer Service team via infoline@busways.com.au or (02) 9497 1887.

New PCS Jumper Available

New PCS Jumper Available

A School Jumper has now been added to the uniform items available at the Uniform Shop.

 

There is some stock at the Uniform Shop now, but would ask that anyone who may be interested in a Jumper for winter 2018, to call in and try one on so the correct stock can be ordered to cover the demand. Orders for winter 2018 must be placed before the end of November 2017 to ensure stock is available.

Sizes and pricing are as follows:Size 4–10 $79.00 ea Size 12-18 $84.00 ea Size 20-26 $89.00 ea

Trading Hours during each school term:

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Junior School Chapel Term 4

Junior School Chapel Term 4

Parents are always welcome to join us for Chapel. Chapel happens each week (usually on a Friday) and each week a Junior School class runs Chapel. This involves leading the worship time, presenting a talk (sometimes including a drama or song), and praying. Awards are handed out, including class and reading awards.

 

For Junior School Chapel times and host details for Term 4, 2017, please CLICK HERE

Isaac Bartlett – Irish Dancing Champion

Isaac Bartlett – Irish Dancing Champion

Isaac Bartlett (Year 4) travelled to Adelaide during the holidays to compete in the Australian National Irish dancing competition. He came away winning for the third consecutive year. He trains four times a week with the Penrith Gaels Maher School of dance and is now planning on competing at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, to be held in March next year. Congratulations Isaac!

Isaac Cavanagh – Ice Hockey Extraordinaire

Isaac Cavanagh – Ice Hockey Extraordinaire

Over the past school holidays, Penrith Christian School Year 6 student, Isaac Cavanagh, had the opportunity to represent Australia while attending the Jan Caloun International Ice Hockey Camp in Usti, Czech Republic. Isaac was invited by selectors to join 14 other students from NSW, ACT and QLD to attend the sixteen-day ice hockey camp.

 

While in the Czech Republic, Isaac was billeted by a host family, learnt to speak basic Czech and trained with fellow ice hockey players from Usti. Isaac said, ‘It was awesome to learn from professional goalies and I learnt some great new skills. It was hard being at the rink every morning at 5.30 am and training all day, on and off ice, until dinner’. The team also attended a local game as the special guests of the Usti A Ten team being invited onto the ice during intermission and welcomed by the Usti community.

 

Isaac plays Goalie for the Flyers Ice Hockey Club, based in Penrith, for the Atoms team and will move up to Pee Wee’s next year where he aims to continue to improve and represent Australia again in the future.

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Teens retrace Diggers’ steps

Teens retrace Diggers’ steps

St Marys Rugby League Club sent two Penrith school students to retrace Diggers’ steps on the Kokoda Trail. One of those students was PCS Year 11 student, Callum Meney.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

 

Callum has also provided us with his report and thoughts about his Kokoda trip:

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Softball Zone Champions

Softball Zone Champions

Congratulations to our Senior Girls Softball team winning the Nepean Zone Grand Final 10-4.

 

Coming into the Grand Final our girls were under pressure right from the opening innings against a strong Richard Johnson team that was trying their best to stop our clean undefeated record for two years.

 

With a pivotal member of our team unable to play the Grand Final, the girls worked hard in attack and defence to come away with a convincing win. Congratulations to all team members: Kerryn Morley, Stephenie Watts, Anna Mason, Jemma Pope, Ripeka Wiringi , Adelaide Telfer, Amelia Dobson, Marli Shahin, Ella Edwards, Emma Frith and Jordan Smith.

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ICAS English Competition Awards 2017 - Years 2-8

ICAS English Competition Awards 2017 - Years 2-8

In Term 3, students were selected from Year 2 to Year 8 to take part in the ICAS English Program. This includes an assessment of reading and language skills in a range of contexts.

 

Congratulations to all students who invested time and effort into the competition.

 

The following students achieved outstanding results:

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CanTeen Bandanna Day 2017

CanTeen Bandanna Day 2017

The annual PCS CanTeen Bandanna Day will be held on Friday 27 October. Middle and Senior School students will be able to purchase and wear their Bandanna on the day. Bandanna’s will be $5 each and can be purchased from outside the iCentre before school, recess and lunch.

 

About CanTeen and National Bandanna Day

CanTeen helps young people aged 12-25 cope with a close family member’s cancer or their own.

National Bandanna Day is CanTeen’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign and this year aims to raise $1.3 million. Funds raised help provide counselling services, a 24/7 online community, camps and youth-specific resources as well as specialist medical treatment and support for young cancer patients.

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2018 School Captains

2018 School Captains

We are pleased to introduce our new School Captains for 2018.

 

Our Female Captain is Sarah Pena, and our Male Captain is Callum Meney. Our Female Vice-Captain is Emily Dal Santo and our Male Vice-Captain is Zephaniah Tevita. We look forward to a great year ahead with these fantastic young leaders!

 

These students had their captain badges presented to them by the outgoing Leaders: Daniel Kraus, Emily van Esch, Sean McClement and Kwani Tevita at the Year 12 Graduation.

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