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2021 Year 11 Subject Selection

2021 Year 11 Subject Selection

Our Senior School team have put together a wonderful resource to assist 2021 Year 11 students in the process of subject selection.

 

The Year 11 Information & Subject Selection e-Book provides videos, advice, a subject market and all booklets and forms required for students and families to make informative choices about subjects for 2021. 

 

CLICK HERE to find comprehensive information, including:

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Thank you from Early Learning Staff

Thank you from Early Learning Staff

We were very blessed to receive a beautiful gift from one of our families in appreciation of our staff and service.

 

Thank you to the Abbot family for this lovely and thoughtful gift, it was very much appreciated.

 

Katrina Baines

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Graduation in isolation

Graduation in isolation

Past PCS student, Swaide Rikiti recently graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science Degree, majoring in Psychology.  She is one of many students who have had her graduation ceremony called off due to the COVID-19 crisis, so she celebrated in style at her home!

 

Swaide was in the PCS graduating class of 2016 and we are very proud of her accomplishments.

 

Congratulations Swaide.

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Hair for Evie

Hair for Evie

Brave Charlie Watson in Year 3 was impacted by his friend Evie Weir and her battle with cancer in Kindergarten. Every year he celebrates her birthday by having afternoon tea and painting a rock with some of her friends.

 

This year he decided to cut his hair and donate it to Hair with Heart (Wigs for Kids), in memory of his friend.

 

What a champion. 

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Kindergarten on the move

Kindergarten on the move

Kindy Alligators, Kindy Hyenas and Kindy Bees have made wonderful progress transitioning back from online learning to classroom for learning. The children thrived being with their friends and the face to face interaction with their teachers and peers.

 

We were blessed to move into our state of the art new classrooms, and the kids have shown resilience and joy moving into this wonderful new space.  Kindergarten have adapted with the new normal, they have settled with routines and are thriving with learning.

 

Kindergarten have been learning in Mathematics about groups of, sharing, numbers and shapes. They are learning to write their own sentences and are beginning to write narratives with characters in a setting, creating a problem and solving that problem for the ending of their story. The students are writing with more independence short, fun stories, and then enjoy reading these to their class.

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Thank You PCS Community - From the Principal

Thank You PCS Community - From the Principal

At the end of the first week of the resumption of all of our students to on-site face-to-face learning at Penrith Christian School, I wanted to take the time to acknowledge the huge part you have all played in the continuation of education during the past couple of months.

 

Almost overnight our worlds changed. Initial media references to a virus overseas suddenly became an all-encompassing world changer for us as well. The news of people getting sick and then passing away with this dreadful virus became very confronting and real, not only globally but locally as well. Government decisions to address the spread of the virus, together with health authorities giving more grim details consumed our conversation, media and personal decisions.

 

For us as an educational community, and you being a vital and valued part of it, suddenly there was a subsequent colliding of worlds where the previously more defined roles of parent and educator became much more synergised.

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Revised Term 3 Start Date

Revised Term 3 Start Date

Because we understand there has been significant disruption to learning this year, we are going to maximise our return to face to face learning by getting a head start on Term 3!

 

To this end, we are intending to begin Term 3 on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

 

We genuinely care about the education and nurture of your children, and we look forward to having our whole School community back on site for the start of a new term!

Video News - Episode 3 (Week 5)

Video News - Episode 3 (Week 5)

Welcome to Episode 3 of PCS Video News - our last one for the time being! View this week's Video News for updates from Assistant Principal, Mr Grice, on current happenings, including a quick view of everyone back on site today, and Kindergarten recently entering their new rooms in the Junior School building for the first time (very cute!).

 

Cooking with Susan Gorman

Cooking with Susan Gorman

Our Food Technology Assistant Mrs Gorman brings us another cooking video on how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

 

We hope you enjoy these little videos and these easy step recipes. We would love to hear from you if you have tried these with your children; please send an email to Luisa.Martinez@pcs.nsw.edu.au and confirm if your comments can be posted on our newsletter.

 

Blessings

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Busways News – Return to school

Busways News – Return to school

A message from Busways:

 

With the recent announcement of social distancing on bus services, Busways wants to clarify that school services are not affected and will not have limited capacity. 

Service operations School services will continue to operate as normal, with no student to be left behind. NSW Health advice is that children are at lower risk of contracting COVID-19. Transport for NSW and Busways have increased cleaning measures on board bus services and will continue to monitor transport usage to support students travelling safely to and from school.

 

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Morning Tea Thank You from a PCS Parent

Morning Tea Thank You from a PCS Parent

Thank you to PCS parent Kelly Tonna, who today organised a morning tea for staff as a welcome back to on site learning, and a thank you from her family for the hard work of PCS staff over the past few months. CLICK HERE to read Kelly's thank you letter.

 

Thank you Kelly!

 

  

Students Return to School Monday 25 May

Students Return to School Monday 25 May

Dear Parents and Caregivers

 

I hope you are all going well navigating the many changed situations to life we have all found ourselves in.

 

As you know, last week we sent communication with a plan outlined for the remaining students to return to School. This morning there was an official announcement from the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, that all NSW State schools would be returning all of their remaining students next Monday, 25 May.

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Welcome Back Year 12!

Welcome Back Year 12!

We welcomed Year 12 back  on Monday 11 May as the first class in Senior School to return onsite full time. It is so good to have them here again. We started with a ‘socially distanced’ assembly on their first day.

 

During Biblical Studies on Wednesday, we enjoyed breakfast with them before we got into the Word; a way for us to let them know that they are appreciated and have missed their smiling faces.

 

Lyn Jagger

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Counselling team available for support

Counselling team available for support

School Counselling is still available for students remotely, as appropriate, via Zoom (online conferencing program). This is an audio only option where we can confidentially discuss your concerns and complete a ‘check in’ with you.

 

Sessions are offered within the School’s normal hours of operation.

 

Existing Clients/Students who already see a Counsellor may be contacted by the Counsellors to check in and see how they are going via email and offer an appointment time.

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Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta

Our Food Technology Support Teacher, Mrs Susan Gorman, has put together a little video on a simple, yet tasty homemade pasta recipe, to practise and enjoy during this season.

 

 

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Mother's Day 2020 at PCS

Mother's Day 2020 at PCS

Each year PCS endeavours to bless our mums and grandmums. Although this year we needed to do things a little different, it was still a huge success.

 

The students who visited the Mother’s Day Pop-Up stall had a fabulous time picking out special gifts to show their love for their wonderful mums, grandmums and even aunts. Our virtual Mother’s Day event was also well received so a huge thank you to all those who participated.

 

My heart’s desire is for you all to treasure and value your contribution to your children and to our PCS family. 

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PCS Mother's Day 2020 - Virtual Event Video

PCS Mother's Day 2020 - Virtual Event Video

Although we were unable to hold a Mother’s Day event onsite this year, we still wanted to bless our mums and grandmums with a special ‘virtual event’. The video below was posted live on Facebook via 3 sessions (7.00 am, 10.00 am and 2.00 pm), with many people joining the sessions and interacting via comments.

 

A big thank you to all the students who participated (at short notice!) in the making of this video (Noah, Asha, Kohen, Aria, Riley, Amy-lee, Henry, Briarna, Isaac, Olivia, Oscar and Rachel). Thank you to our Principal, Tracey Deal, for her lovely message to mums. And thank you to staff members Sherilyn Freeburn (for a beautiful prayer), Sharon Tuft (for coordinating the event) and Jarrad Meney (for video producing and editing).

 

We are blessed with a wonderful community of people at PCS, and we hope this 'virtual event' has been a blessing to all our mums and grandmums. Happy Mother's Day!

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Video News - Episode 2 (Week 2)

Video News - Episode 2 (Week 2)

Welcome to Episode 2 of PCS Video News! View this weeks Video News for updates from Assistant Principal, Mr Grice on current happenings, including roadworks, Mother's Day activities and an interview with Mr Favs.

 

Junior School Missions - Year 4 Letters of Encouragement

Junior School Missions - Year 4 Letters of Encouragement

At the end of Term 1, Year 4 wrote brief letters of encouragement as part of their daily devotions. Every student from Kindy to Year 4 still on-site on the last day of Term 1 received a copy of one of these letters with a ‘Jesus Loves Me’ balloon.

 

In the school holidays, these letters were also sent to two local Nursing Homes (one set via email and one set of 100 delivered in person to the front door of a nursing home for the staff and residents with a bunch of flowers). In addition, they were emailed to Divine Junior School Uganda.

 

These letters are short but powerful, heartfelt words of encouragement.

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Looking for Mother's Day Gifts?

Looking for Mother's Day Gifts?

Are you looking for Mother's Day gifts? We have compiled a list of businesses owned by PCS families (as well as a few charity organisations) from which you can purchase a gift for mum. Consider supporting our School community businesses!

 

Paint and Sip Studios

A gift voucher for the arty mums - they are even running virtual painting sessions at present. Paint and Sip Studios Australia runs time limited accessible Art classes for everyone from children to adults. 

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