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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 CS
    6 -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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Year 7 Camp at Galston Gorge

Year 7 Camp at Galston Gorge

Year 7 spent three days enjoying some time together in the beautiful surrounds at Galston. We were reminded that we cannot control the weather but we can be resilient and resourceful in difficult circumstances.

 

Our leaders showed great love, kindness and patience towards our students as they shared their passion for Jesus. As a Christian School we are very excited to know that our students were challenged to think about their relationship with God at a deeper level.

 

Here are just some of the comments and reflections expressed by Year 7 students:

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Sports Report 2021 - Term 2, Week 4

Sports Report 2021 - Term 2, Week 4

It was good to see the sun shine and sport resume this week from the wash out that we experienced in Week 3.

 

This week our representative teams put together another strong performance. Our U15s Soccer boys dominated their game with a convincing win over the Lakes Christian School 15-0. Congratulations to the goal scorers: Oskaa, Louis, Tosin, Joshua, Rory, Cooper and Phoenix. It was great to see our Senior Boys and Open Girls teams cheer on the Under 15s team while they had their bye.

 

In our Netball games this week, it was again good to see our girls encourage and support each other both on and off the court. The girls were impressive with their efforts coming away with two wins and one loss.

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Year 8 Campers at CRU Lake Mac

Year 8 Campers at CRU Lake Mac

Year 8 students attended a camp at CRU Lake Mac, Lake Macquarie. The three days of fun included scaling and abseiling the artificial climbing wall, canoeing, and various group activities. Students participated in numerous Christian Discovery sessions to hear and ask questions about Jesus.

 

Enthusiastic CRU leaders were dedicated to the students and encouraged each student to challenge themselves physically and/or spiritually. The CRU camp experience provided opportunities for students to be positioned outside their comfort zones for personal growth and to build positive relationships with peers.

 

Year 8 students were asked many camp reflection questions, including:

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Year 9 Science eye dissection

Year 9 Science eye dissection

Year 9 students dissected a cow’s eye last week. They skilfully extracted the eye lens and performed experiments with it.

 

They then related the structure of each part of the eye to its function. We marvelled at the complexity and ingenuity of this amazing organ. How great is our God!

 

Well done Year 9 Science students.

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Open Day 2021

Open Day 2021

Join us on 20 May 2021 for our annual OPEN DAY! Prospective families are invited to attend from 10.00 am for tours and other activities (see Program for details). PCS families are invited to visit from 11.30 am to visit Open Classrooms, and enjoy a BBQ lunch with student performances. 


ALL VISITORS (including current PCS families) MUST BOOK by 19 May (12noon) via:
www.trybooking.com/BRIBT

 

OPEN DAY PROGRAM

  • 9.40 am - Arrival

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Mother's Day 2021 - Breakfast and Stalls

Mother's Day 2021 - Breakfast and Stalls

Penrith Christian School has a strong commitment to bless and nurture our community ‘anywhere anytime’! Our Mother’s Day Breakfast and gifts stalls held last Friday provided an amazing opportunity to celebrate and honour our PCS mums for all that they are and do ... Cornerstone of our Community.

 

The morning was filled with much love, gifts, great food, games, laughter, a few tears, new friendships, and an uplifting and inspirational message from our Deputy Principal Mrs Geraldine Paynter. As grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, and aunts, we are ALL connected with one another and this is what makes PCS family! The following quotes I believe express the essence of motherhood.

 

‘The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.’

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