Junior School News

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!

 

We have also been learning about our connections to the world in Geography and what factors affect why we travel to different places. This week we learnt about the seven continents and made the earth come alive. Amazing global citizens we have.

 

Mrs Penny Gabin and Mrs Allison Peña

Year 2 Teachers

 

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.

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.

 

We enjoyed lovely home cooked meals and snacks, and returned to school to settle down for the evening. The next morning we had breakfast and throughout the day we played games and did many fun activities.

 

Here are some reflections from the Year 3 students about camp:

 

On Thursday I learnt that you can make a catapult without big, heavy tools. On Friday I liked ‘Minute to Win it’. The food was so good, my favourite was Subway.

Ansa S

 

We did an adventurous bushwalk and saw all kinds of flowers. On the way back to camp we saw a Lyrebird doing its dance, which was so cool.

Grace R

 

My highlight was that I had many highlights! I really enjoyed talking about the Fruit of the Spirit.

Alannah L

 

My favourite was waking up from the sleepover and the teachers providing us with food.

Leyla-Rose T

 

My favourite was bush walking. There was a little bridge that we crossed and we had to say something nice to the person behind us.

Madeline H

 

The camp was really fun. I liked when we got free time, because there were lots of different activities. There was tennis, an obstacle course, sports hall and you could play in the games room.

Tyler S

 

I am grateful for going on camp this year, and I loved talking about the Fruit of the Spirit.

Blake R

 

I liked bush cooking the most. We cooked damper and I also liked the view of the Blue Mountains.

Kali G

 

Mrs Jenni de Villiers and Mrs Marion Matthews

Year 3 Teachers

 

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.

 

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!