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Latest News at PCS

18 February 2018
On Sunday 18 February 2018, PCS staff members, Mr Steve Grice (Assistant Principal - Operations and Student Learning) and Mr Adam Petherick (Group Finance Manager) competed in the Husky Triathlon Fest...
18 February 2018
Year 7 student, Jessica Smith was awarded a CIS Red and a CIS Medallion on Friday 16 February at the 2017 NSW Combined Independent Schools Awards Night in Homebush. The Medallion was for being selecte...
18 February 2018
The iCentre’s focus is to assist students and staff with their information and technology needs, as well as provide wonderful books for their reading enjoyment. We have already met Middle and Senior S...
19 February 2018
Matthew Galea (Year 11), won the National Under 17 Open Water 5 km event in Adelaide on 27 January. He won the event in a Personal Best time of 56.50 minutes – so impressive! Matt has worked, and cont...
18 February 2018
Welcome back to a new school year. I am really excited about the year ahead and for all the sporting opportunities for PCS students.   YEARS 7-12 SWIMMING CARNIVAL The Years 7-12 Swimming Carniva...
18 February 2018
Parents and Guardians of K-4 children are invited to join us each week at our Monday morning Assembly, in the Junior School COLA area, at 8.30 am. The Assembly only lasts about 10 minutes, but it is a...
18 February 2018
Junior School parents are welcome to attend any of our Friday Chapels. Each week a different Junior School class runs Chapel. CLICK HERE to view the Term1 2018 Chapel roster...
18 February 2018
The NAPLAN exams for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will take place during a nine-day window between 15 – 25 May 2018. The NAPLAN exams will be completed online this year. In accordance with the Dis...
18 February 2018
It is an honour to return to PCS after being in Arizona, USA for the past five years.   It is amazing to see how the kids have grown and to hear about their successes! I have been teaching in the...
18 February 2018
It has been a wonderful start to formal schooling for our Kindergarten students.   So many ‘news’ for our youngest students. New teachers, new classrooms, new uniforms, new shoes, new routines, n...
12 February 2018
Models are used extensively in all fields of Science to help visualise and understand ideas. Last week Year 9 students constructed DNA models they could use to explain the molecular structure and meth...
12 February 2018
After serving for 17 years at Pacific Hills Christian School, moving to a new school was a slightly daunting prospect. However, after having now been at Penrith Christian School for the past two weeks...
12 February 2018
Last year we posted on our Facebook page, the amazing story of our gorgeous student Linke Nel and her family. A story that would have had a different ending without the support of the Children’s Medic...
12 February 2018
Please be advised of an update to times for the PCS Blue Mountains bus as below. PLEASE NOTE: times are estimates and will vary depending on traffic.   Blue Mountains AM pick up times 7.35 am F...
06 February 2018
Penrith Christian School is pleased to host an important seminar for parents on Tuesday 27 February 2018, BULLY-PROOFING YOUR WORLD, presented by Brett Murray from Make Bullying History.   This n...
05 February 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians   It was wonderful to see our students returning with enthusiasm and expectancy today as we began our 2018 school year.   I would like to extend a big welcome to a...
05 February 2018
Year 6 celebrated a highly successful year at Don Bosco Centre St Marys at the end of Term 4.   With the kind assistance of parents, Mr Marty Jensen, Mr Leslie Price and Mrs Brooke Grosse, our st...
05 February 2018
What a lovely welcome it has been to join the Penrith Christian School Community. I have been at school for the last couple of weeks and am really excited to welcome all the Junior School children a...
05 February 2018
The PCS Year 8 cohort of 2017 achieved above State average results in the Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID) program. The Program provides online end-of-Stage ass...
04 February 2018
During Terms 1 and 2 2018, the Year 8 students will be participating in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Solar Car Challenge, where students will design, construct and then ra...
18 December 2017
Staff and students were treated to a beautiful and exciting breakfast to celebrate the successes achieved in this year’s HSC. This is a first ever this type of student reunion in PCS history.   T...
13 December 2017
Jessica Smith (Year 6) was chosen to compete in the NSW Primary Girls Softball team for the Pacific Games in Adelaide last week. We are pleased to announce that Jessica's team won gold!   They we...
13 December 2017
Recently Year 4 Junior School Missions students went to visit Governor Phillip Nursing home. They shared the Gospel message through songs, poems and prayers. We also gave out some beautiful angel, pop...
13 December 2017
CanTeen sincerely appreciates the time and energy the students from Year 6 (pictured) gave in helping raise money for National Bandanna Day.   Thank you also to those of you who purchased a banda...
13 December 2017
The Year 8, DT1 class has been working on a garden this term, but not just any garden! It’s an exotic bog garden, believe it or not.   It’s located in front of the Middle School staffroom and has...
13 December 2017
Year 1 had the opportunity to visit Bicentennial Park in Homebush Bay as part of our Year 1 Geography Unit.    The students participated in a number of workshops which focused on some of the...
13 December 2017
Thank you so much for your support for PYMWYMI! The kids who performed on the night were wonderful. It was a great celebration of our students and we raised $2200 for kids in Bali.   So many atte...
13 December 2017
Year 6 student, Bella Grosse, started packing WestCare hampers three years ago. Her service was birthed from a desire to make sure everyone got to have a Christmas like she does.   When Bella fir...
13 December 2017
Please note that the last day for Uniform Shop trading is tomorrow, 14 December.   There will be additional trading days in January and February. Please click here for details.   To make an ...
04 December 2017
Here's a sneak peek at some radio messages coming up soon on radio station Hope 103.2. Our School Captains, Sarah and Callum did a great job and handled the recordings like pros! Callum even reckons ...
03 December 2017
The PCS 'F1 in Schools' team, Eagle Velocity, recently competed at the NSW State Championships, doing themselves and their school proud, despite not gaining a win on the day. But we are very excited t...
04 December 2017
Work is continuing on the M4 Smart Motorway project, please see information below with regards to traffic changes.   Speed reduction on the M4 Motorway The speed limit on the M4 Motorway between ...
03 December 2017
The annual Girls Rising event, coordinated by PCS, is a wonderful event encouraging girls to rise up and ensure their voice is heard. The St Marys Star published an article, about Girls Rising 2017, w...
03 December 2017
Congratulations Benjamin Morley - Victor Chang Award Recipient! The Victor Chang Cardiac Research institute School Science Awards have been developed to foster and encourage an interest in Science, an...
03 December 2017
In Science this term, Kindergarten have been exploring ‘Weather in My World’. There have been many wonderful new-found understandings and discoveries made throughout this topic.   The Kindy child...
27 November 2017
Our new and beautiful memorial garden dedicated to the memory of our beloved Deputy Principal, Mrs Christine Elder.    This garden really was a ‘work of Heart’, designed and constructed by J...
27 November 2017
It is that time of the year again! The Canteen is winding down our stock levels and ask that parents please order two choices from the menu – including drinks. Common items will be in stock up to the ...
27 November 2017
Last week a number of students from Years 8, 9 and 10 attended ‘Science Spectacular’ at Sydney University.   The day began with an explosive chemistry show after which students attended two hands...
27 November 2017
In Year 10, students have been broken into teams and are looking at problems young people in our area face. They have to produce a documentary about the problem, and do community service.   The d...
20 November 2017
Sponsorship opportunities are now open for 2018. PCS is seeking sponsorship from local businesses and organisations, in order to expand our resources, and add value to the existing educational opportu...
20 November 2017
On Thursday 16 November 2017, PCS hosted our fourth annual Girls Rising event. Close to 550 Year 10 girls (and teachers) attended from 13 public and private schools across the wider Nepean area - they...
20 November 2017
Victoria Trevitt of Year 10 represented PCS in the NSW Independent Schools State Championships regatta on Sunday 19 November in the School Girls Year 11, 2km single Scull.   Victoria placed 2nd a...
20 November 2017
Last week, on Thursday 16th,  we hosted 13 schools and more than 300 young men in our Auditorium for Men of Honour.   The students were impacted by the presentation by Glen Gerreyn which led...
20 November 2017
Last week we had our very first missions trip to Batemans Bay, visiting Cheryl Burton's church. Six students, and the Woods family, travelled down last Wednesday and returned on Sunday after working w...
19 November 2017
A Christmas concert and lights event for the whole family at ImagineNations Church! Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December 2017   Food and Fun starts at 6.00 pm Concert 7.00 pm Lights on 8...
19 November 2017
VALID (Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development) is a state wide test for Year 10 Science students. There are 24,161 students who sat the exam.   PCS Science students...
19 November 2017
Year 10 Geography went on a field trip to Penrith Lakes last Tuesday 14 November. Students had an opportunity to visit Waterside and various areas around Penrith Lakes to learn how water is manag...
19 November 2017
Bella Grosse of Year 6 recently competed in the ‘Stars of the Future’ competition at the third Australian Circus Festival at Stardust Circus. Bella performed against other young performers from all ov...
19 November 2017
Please CLICK HERE for important advice from NSW Health regarding school-based 2-dose HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccinations for Year 7 students. Further information about HPV and the new 2-dose HPV v...
12 November 2017
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 scien...
12 November 2017
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 ...
05 November 2017
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 Australia...
05 November 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 perform...
05 November 2017
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 gr...
05 November 2017
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/m4smartmoto...
05 November 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 them...
30 October 2017
Commencing in 2018, we are pleased to offer a private Bus Service for our school families residing in the Jordan Springs area. This service is currently FREE (although may incur a cost in the future)....
30 October 2017
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 ...
30 October 2017
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 i...
30 October 2017
What do you do if you have left your study to the last minute?   In an ideal world it would be great if all students paid attention, focused and participated in all classes, completed all homewor...
30 October 2017
On Monday 23 October, Mrs Jackson visited Year 4 to speak about the transition to Middle School which commenced this week.   During recess and lunch Year 4 are allowed to play on the Quad, and th...
29 October 2017
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 wint...
18 September 2017
On 26 October we are showcasing an exciting exhibition of student work from the Technology and Creative Arts Departments. All PCS families are invited to experience the high quality projects that our ...
22 October 2017
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 Dise...
22 October 2017
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,...
22 October 2017
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 t...
22 October 2017
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 t...
22 October 2017
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 Fr...
15 October 2017
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 T...
15 October 2017
There are many things students can do to develop their own critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is your ability to think clearly and rationally, reflecting and developing your thoughts. Sometim...
15 October 2017
An important requirement of the School Opal Card is the need for students to Tap On and Tap Off when they travel to and from school.   Opal data gathered by tapping on and off is used to determin...
15 October 2017
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 Vic...
15 October 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...
15 October 2017
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.   Congratulati...
15 October 2017
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 st...
15 October 2017
In honour of our beautiful Kindergarten student, Evie, PCS is hosting a Shopping Trip to raise funds for the Kids Cancer Project (www.thekidscancerproject.org.au). This is a great opportunity for a gi...
15 October 2017
Looking for a Preschool for your child in 2018? Come and visit PCS Preschool on Monday 30 October 2017 between 9.00 am and 11.00 am. Bring your child/ren to meet staff, check out our beautiful facilit...
18 September 2017
As part of our Missions Fundraising commitments for 2017, Junior School participated in ‘Coins for Missions’ this term. All classes from Kindergarten to Year 4 were encouraged to do jobs at home in or...
18 September 2017
Congratulations to our Years 2 to 6 students who were selected to take part in the ICAS Science Competition this year. They achieved fantastic results as listed below:   YEAR 2 Credit Alicia We...
18 September 2017
Due to the large number of students requiring uniforms at the same time, it is very important to have uniforms organised ahead of time to ensure availability and to avoid long queues and delays. Ranie...
18 September 2017
One of the initiatives from NESA’s HSC Stronger Standards Review was the introduction of a minimum standard in Numeracy and Literacy achievement as a requirement for being awarded the HSC. The current...
18 September 2017
As you may be aware, we have been lobbying Busways for a direct bus to Cranebrook, to include Jordan Springs, for the past 12 months. Our requests have been declined by Transport for NSW due to the la...
18 September 2017
Our end of year Presentation Ceremonies are fast approaching. A magnetic postcard for your fridge will be sent home with students on the first day of Term 4. In the meantime, here are the details for ...
18 September 2017
Book Day 2017 was fantastic! There were brilliant costumes, activities, Book Fair, displays … it was all happening at PCS!   Our Prep to Year 4 students enjoyed terrific talks by Lost Sheep autho...
18 September 2017
There is only one term left for Year 4 before their journey through Junior School ends and their Middle School adventure begins.   On Tuesday 12 September, we had around 85 Year 4 students and pa...
18 September 2017
Kindergarten are fantastic writers. They have progressed from having their ideas written down by the teacher to writing whole sentences in the short space of three terms.   We began the year with...
11 September 2017
In 2018 it will be possible for our students to attempt their NAPLAN tests online instead of with pen and paper.    On 18 September 2017, Penrith Christian School will be undergoing the Scho...
11 September 2017
Good News!! You’ll never forget your book again when you carry it on your iPad, Kindle or laptop!   The iCentre has subscribed to eBooks for Middle and Senior School students; they can access it ...
11 September 2017
Parents wishing to claim an exemption for student attendance for holidays, etc., can either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone School Reception with the student’s name seeking an exemption....
11 September 2017
To honour our beautiful Evie in Kindergarten, and to support the work of the Kids Cancer Project, PCS will be hosting a Shopping Trip on Saturday 4 November.   This is a great opportunity for a g...
11 September 2017
Please be reminded of the PCS Grooming Policy for hairstyles, as per the School Uniform and Grooming Policy and Procedures:   Parents are reminded that the School Policy regarding the length and ...
11 September 2017
Recently, in consultation with the School Board and Imaginations Church, we have had the privilege of appointing Mr Justin Corbett to the role of School Chaplain. Justin comes to us with some concurre...
11 September 2017
We are pleased to offer a private afternoon bus service for students residing in the Caddens area. Any families wishing to use this service must complete the application form and return to Student Rec...
10 September 2017
Year 1 have been having an amazing time during Term 3.   Last week the children visited Jamison Park as part of their studies in Geography. The children were able to explore the area and enjoyed ...
04 September 2017
On Tuesday 15 August 2017, PCS hosted a seminar for parents, focusing on ‘Raising Children in a Hyper‑Sexualised Society’. Our speakers were David and Katie Kobler from Your Choicez, who presented som...
04 September 2017
What a fabulous way to celebrate our PCS dads and grandads for Father's Day! Last Friday we blessed every dad that came through Express Drop Off (or who dropped their children at the front gate), with...
03 September 2017
We are all different in the way we prefer to learn. Some students like to work in groups, and others prefer to work alone. Some students like to discuss things over Skype or messenger and some like to...
04 September 2017
Many members of our school community know our gorgeous Kindy student Evie (sister to Alicia and grandaughter of Mrs Jagger, Head of Senior School).   Evie was two years old when she was diagnosed...
04 September 2017
Year 2 have been learning about ‘Water’ this term and how essential it is to life. Our unit has provided students an opportunity to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, a precious natura...
04 September 2017
Current Year 4 students and parents are warmly invited to our Transition to Middle School evening on Tuesday 12 September 2017 (7.00 pm - 8.30 pm) in the iCentre.   This event provides an op...