CSSA State Swimming 2021 results

CSSA State Swimming 2021 results

Twenty four (24) students represented PCS and Nepean Zone at the CSSA State Secondary Swimming Carnival on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. All students gave their best and represented PCS in an honourable and diligent manner. There were a number of incredible individual and team results across the day, including the 15-16 Years Girls 4 x 50m Free Team placing 5th. The relay team members were: Charlotte B, Matilda T, Mackenzie C and Kiera A.

 

CLICK HERE for full list of results.

 

I would like to also congratulate Lily J (Year 7). Lily placed 3rd in 100m Freestyle, and 4th in 50m Fly, at the CSSA State Secondary Swimming Carnival. These results earned her a spot in the NSW CIS Swimming Carnival for 50m Freestyle, and as a stand-by in the 50m Fly. Lily represented PCS and CSSA wonderfully at the NSW CIS Swimming Carnival held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Wednesday 28 April 2021, placing 12th in the 50m Freestyle. 

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Nepean Zone Cross Country 2021 results

Nepean Zone Cross Country 2021 results

On Monday 3 May we participated in the first ever Nepean Zone Cross Country held at Nepean Christian School. An exceptionally challenging course was developed for our 92 students from Years 2-10 who participated with many others from schools in the Nepean Zone. We were truly blessed with a fantastic day of glorious sunshine after the misty and foggy morning.

 

Our Primary Team placed 4th in the overall School Championship and Secondary Team placed 3rd overall.  We have 23 primary students and 25 secondary students now headed for the CSSA State Cross Country to be held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre on Friday 28 May 2021.

 

A special mention to the following students for outstanding results:

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Studies of Religion Class at the Sydney Jewish Museum

Studies of Religion Class at the Sydney Jewish Museum

On Wednesday Year 11 Studies of Religion students visited the Jewish Museum, a memorial to those six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, and we were fortunate to hear from a 95 year old survivor who was in concentration camps from the age of 13.

 

We toured the museum and saw the religious artefacts display, including a Torah scroll.

 

A moving and memorable learning day for us all.

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Year 7 Japanese

Year 7 Japanese

 

 

Japanese has been a blast this year and the Year 7s have had a lot of fun learning the Japanese language and about the culture. On the last day of Term 1, we learned about the Setsubun Bean Throwing Festival. This is a festival celebrated on February 3 where Japanese people wear demon masks and throw soybeans at each other to ward off bad spirits. Of course, we have the assurance that Jesus Christ conquered sin and death on the cross and that He is greater and more powerful than any demon – even the demons trembled at His name! It was fun to partake in this cultural festival by throwing plastic balls (we didn’t have soybeans) and designing masks, as you can see in the photos. We now have these masks stuck up in our Japanese room.

 

In Week 1 this term, students learned about how Japanese people celebrate Valentine’s Day and White Day by making origami hearts. In a nutshell, Valentine’s Day is for the girls to give gifts, whereas White Day is for the guys to give gifts, 1 month later. Year 7s had to think about one person to give their heart to – friend or family.

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CSSA Primary Girls Soccer Gala Day (April 2021)

CSSA Primary Girls Soccer Gala Day (April 2021)

It was a privilege for 20 girls from Years 3 to 6 to participate in CSSA Primary Girls Soccer Gala Day at Jamison Park in Penrith last Friday.

 

Eager to compete after the restrictions cancelled games last year, there were 20 teams for Seniors and 10 teams for Juniors. All of our PCS students played wholeheartedly and represented our school with excellence. One of the girls commented, ‘This is the BEST day ever!’

 

All teams played four games throughout the day. The Senior team played gallantly in a competitive field but were unable to secure a spot in the semifinals. The Junior team successfully made it through to the sem-ifinals! In a very close and fast paced match, they were able to win 2-1 after going into extra time twice.

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Sports Results Term 2, Round 1 (Years 7-12 Representative Sport)

Sports Results Term 2, Round 1 (Years 7-12 Representative Sport)

Years 7-12 Representative Sport began last week with PCS students competing in Netball and Soccer. PCS came away with 4 out of 5 wins, an outstanding start to the Term 2 competition. Congratulations to the following teams:

  • Open Girls Soccer: 
    Won 7- 1 against Wycliffe Christian School 
    (Goal scorers: Belle C x 3, Zara S x 3, Amelie L)
  • Open Boys Soccer: 
    Won 5 - 1 against Wycliffe Christian School 
    (Goal scorers: Marley P, Ethan G, Josiah D x 3)
  • Open Girls Netball: 
    Won 22 - 18 against Wahroonga Adventist 
  • U15 Netball (Red PCS): 
    Won 13 -9 against Wahroonga Adventist
  • U15 Netball (Blue PCS): 
    Lost 17 - 24 against Wycliffe Christian School
  • U15 Boys Soccer:
    had a forfeit against them

 

Parents are welcome to come along and support our teams. Games are held each Tuesday at Jamison Park, starting at 1:30 pm. Please practise social distancing if in attendance.

Health Alert

Health Alert

Please be advised that we have received the following Health Alert from NSW Government in relation to the following:

  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Enterovirus meningitis

 

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Winter School Uniform Changeover

Winter School Uniform Changeover

Just a reminder that our transition period between Summer and Winter uniform has ended and from today, all students are required to be in Full Formal Winter Uniform with blazers from Years 5 to 12. Please ensure your child is dressed correctly and provide a note of explanation if, for some reason, your child is unable to be in the correct uniform.

 

Thank you for your support with this.


Tracey Deal
Principal

Mother's Day Breakfast 2021

Mother's Day Breakfast 2021

As an expression of our gratitude and desire to honour our PCS mums, we warmly invite you to our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Friday 7 May, 2021. There will be beautiful food and special activities designed to bless all our mums!


Spaces are limited. Please book your place by Monday 3 May at:

trybooking.com/BQWCE


NOTE: Childminding is available but MUST be booked by Monday 3 May at: trybooking.com/BQWCC

Mother's Day Stalls 2021

Mother's Day Stalls 2021

Our Mother’s Day Stalls are an opportunity for PCS to bless our school community and for  students to choose a special gift for their mums. If your child would like to purchase a Mother’s Day gift, please send in $7.00 on the day of the Stall with each Preschool to Year 6 child. Each gift purchased comes with a special Mother’s Day gift bag so students don’t need to bring a carry bag.

 

EARLY LEARNING
Wednesday 5 May 2021 AND Friday 7 May 2021
A Mother’s Day Stall each for our two-day, three-day and five-day Preschool and Prep students.

 

KINDERGARTEN TO YEAR 6
Friday 7 May 2021 from 9.30 am
Our traditional Mother’s Day Stall for Kindergarten to Year 6 students. At the conclusion of the Stall, any leftover gifts will be available for purchase during lunch near the Canteen.

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F1 in Schools Finals

F1 in Schools Finals

Thank you all for your support last week with the National Final of F1 in Schools. The racing was fantastic to watch and it was great to see classes coming down to support the team. Team Axion performed really well and are in a healthy position heading into week two of the competition.

 

This week the team has a number of judging elements for the Professional Class:

 

Thursday

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Cross Country 2021: Results

Cross Country 2021: Results

Term 1 ended with a fantastic Community Day with the running of our Annual K-12 Cross Country Carnival. It was a tremendous blessing to have parents, carers and wider community members on-site once again for this occasion and students across all grades competed in a positive spirit. There were numerous personal achievements across the day.

 

Zone Cross Country information will be sent out to those students who were successful in qualifying for the Zone Carnival on Monday 3 May 2021 which is kindly being run by Nepean Christian School.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF RESULTS

PCS staff and community on the OxFam Trailwalker

PCS staff and community on the 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.

 

This life changing journey is in full swing and involves lots of fundraising and preparation on our part. We have set our goals high and are looking to make a BIG impact. That’s where you can help us out. There are many wonderful opportunities to support this cause but also to get your business name out there through some of our sponsorship options. These include Gold ($1,500 ~), Silver ($1,000 ~) and Bronze ($500) levels with each one offering you the opportunity to have your name on our team shirt, advertisement on PCS United social media pages, listing as sponsors on official Oxfam page and more.

 

One of our fundraising events that you and your children can participate in is 'Dancing with the Teachers', a high energy Minions Disco Party at Lollipops Penrith on Friday 25 June, 2021 (5.30 pm - 7.30 pm). For more information CLICK HERE, or CLICK HERE to book tickets.

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Scholastic Book Club is now Online

Scholastic Book Club is now Online

We are trialling online Book Club!

 

Issue 3 of Scholastic Book Club is out now and the brochure is available online at: https://www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-parents/

 

All orders should be placed online by Friday 7 May.

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Local Students Keep ANZAC Day Alive

Local Students Keep ANZAC Day Alive

Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh recently made a call out to local schools to encourage them to be a part of Australia’s most significant day of commemoration. Local students have been looking into their own family histories to better understand Australia’s history of military service and share in the Anzac Spirit as we commemorate Anzac Day in 2021. PCS students Niki and Charlotte were two submissions featured in Ms McIntosh's media releases and local media:

 

 

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Studies of Religion - Ancient Religions

Studies of Religion - Ancient Religions

Year 11 Studies of Religion students recently took on the challenge of presenting their assessments on Ancient Religions as characters from that time.

 

The effort they put into this was incredible. We all heard from a Mohawk Indian, a Viking Blacksmith, an Aztec female warrior, a Spartan King, a Greek Philosopher, a young Chinese Tao boy taking a pilgrimage with his teacher, a Japanese Shinto housewife, a Persian teacher of Zoroastrianism, a Roman Senator’s wife, Pandora from Greek Mythology, an Egyptian Prince, and a Germanic Pagan.

 

The students also brought props, performed ceremonies, told creation stories and told of how religion was a part of everyday life for each character. They learnt so much from each other and the presentations were filled with joy!

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Easter Hat Parade 2021

Easter Hat Parade 2021

Our Early Learning Centre and Kindy students recently enjoyed their Easter Hat Parade. With lots of creativity on show, time in classrooms and participation in fun activities prepared by teachers, a great morning was had by all!

 

We also received this lovely feedback from a parent:

I wanted to express my gratitude to all staff for their amazing efforts today with the Easter Hat Parade and open classrooms. It was such a well organised, beautiful morning. The planning and effort for today’s event are very much noticed and appreciated by our family. I feel so blessed for my son to be in such a caring, nurturing environment. It has been a long time since the children have been on stage in front of a crowd, so I was expecting a few more nervous children, but they all did an incredible job. The Easter activities after the Parade were an added bonus and the look on the children’s faces as they worked on an activity with Mum, Dad or Nanna was joyous. The Kindergarten teachers showed a genuine interest in what the children were doing and saying throughout the morning. Their passion for what they do and the impact they have on the children is evident. Congratulations to you and the staff on an incredible Term 1. From my family to yours, Happy Easter! Have a lovely break and we can’t wait to see what Term 2 has in store.

 

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Cross Country Carnival 2021

Cross Country Carnival 2021

The end of term saw all students K-12 participate in our Cross Country Carnival. Students showed great perseverance and school spirit as they cheered one another on, and the lap-athon was a great hit! We are looking forward to seeing the achievements of those pursuing the higher levels of competition very soon.

 

 

2020 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl - Ex PCS Student Jessica Neale

2020 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl  - Ex PCS Student Jessica Neale

Jessica Neale, 2012 PCS Graduate, is the 2020 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl. Jessica attended PCS from Kindergarten in 2002 and graduated in 2012. She is currently employed as a policy advisor to the NSW Education Minister, The HON Sarah Mitchell MLC, while also studying part-time to become a secondary teacher at the University of Sydney.

 

CLICK HERE to read the article from THE LAND on Jessica’s journey to be the Sydney Royal Showgirl.

 

Congratulations Jessica!!

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Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP) for Year 7

Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP) for Year 7

In Term 2 during Personal Learning Lab, Year 7 students will be completing the Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP). RAP was developed by the Queensland University of Technology. It was developed in 1996 and has been delivered in over 3000 Australian schools and community settings. It has also been translated into a number of languages and used around the world. There is research that backs the effectiveness of the program.

 

The Program will be run once a week for the duration of Term 2. The aim is to build resilience and promote positive mental health in the students. The program aims to specifically prevent depression and related difficulties. Topics covered include:

 

  • the recognition and affirmation of existing strengths and resources

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