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Latest News at PCS

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...
04 September 2017
Some parents will be familiar with the PCS Second Hand Uniform Portal that was made available last year, in which parents were able to buy and sell second hand PCS uniforms. Due to a pending update t...
04 September 2017
Please note the following, taken from the PCS School Uniform & Grooming Policy, in relation to the changeover of uniform as the weather becomes warmer: Either full winter or full summer uniform ...
28 August 2017
In recognition of the hard work of Middle and Senior School students in Term 3, we are having a special Donut Fun Day on Thursday 21 September. All funds raised will be allocated to the Father’s Day B...
28 August 2017
Thanks to our recent Atmosphere Health & Fitness '10 Visits for $10' Promotion, the money raised helped pay for our new Open Boys Soccer Shirts. These shirts looked great on the boys during our Te...
27 August 2017
Every year PCS Science students receive more Distinctions in the ICAS Science Competition than the previous year. Well done!    This year we extend a special congratulations to Mark Westcott...
28 August 2017
During this term, Year 3 started a new Geography Unit called ‘Places are Similar and Different’.   In one of the lessons, the students researched landforms and could choose either mountains, rive...
28 August 2017
Our 2017 HSC Presiding Officer is seeking expressions of interest from persons who may be available to assist in the 2017 HSC exam supervision this year, this is a NESA paid position. Please be inform...
20 August 2017
CLICK HERE to fill in ONLINE SURVEY   Thank you to the more than 130 parents and staff who attended our Parent Seminar last Tuesday. The seminar 'Raising Children in a Hyper-Sexualised Society' w...
20 August 2017
It was amazing seeing so many of our swimmers wearing our new PCS branded swimwear last swim season. We would love to see even more students sporting this high quality, robust and great looking swimwe...
20 August 2017
Our Father’s Day Stalls are no longer a fundraising activity. They are purely an opportunity for PCS to bless our school community and for students to choose a special gift for their dads.   PRES...
06 August 2017
Families are welcome to join us for Junior School Chapel each week.We love having visitors and our students enjoy sharing their Chapel time with you.   PLEASE NOTE: the Chapel roster has been rev...
14 August 2017
As part of our Book Day celebrations, on Wednesday 30 August the iCentre will be running a cake sale to raise funds for the Tonga Missions project. Students need to pre-order their cake purchases. For...
14 August 2017
Attention DADS! Father’s Day at PCS Friday 1 September 2017 Bring your kids to school between 7.30am and 8.30am and grab some Father’s Day breakfast to go!   Every dad who drives through Express...
14 August 2017
A recent audit has identified a need to ensure that our medical records are up-to-date.   All families were sent an email last week asking parents to check and update, if required, their child/re...
14 August 2017
We have been lobbying Busways for a direct bus to Cranebrook, to include Jordan Springs, for the past 12 months. Due to the lack of students residing in these suburbs having an OPAL Card, this has bee...
14 August 2017
Thank you so much to everyone who hosted and made our Japanese guests welcome in our school and community. Twenty students and two teachers visited from Mito-Sakuranomaki High School, which is 1.5 hou...
14 August 2017
The Prep children have been enthusiastically getting involved in our new wood shop construction area. After we initially had some time to practise our skills working with nails, hammers and other vari...
14 August 2017
Year 4 leaders were announced for Semester 2 at Junior School Chapel on Friday 4 August. Congratulations to our eight leaders who were chosen, and to Brodie and Megan who were voted as Student Captain...
06 August 2017
Tickets are now ON SALE for our very special event: 'An Evening of Cabaret - Lots of Love PCS'.   The event will showcase the very best talent amongst our students from Year 2 to Year 12. Items r...
07 August 2017
On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June 2017, students in Year 6 attended the Community and Road Education Scheme (CARES), which was held at the CARES Education Centre, Creek Road, St Marys. The prog...
07 August 2017
Book Day – Save the Date We are excited to announce our Book Day dates. More information will follow in the next few weeks: Thursday/Friday Prep will hold their Book Day on Friday 25 August. Mon/W...
07 August 2017
As part of our Missions Fundraising commitments for 2017, Junior School will be running ‘Coins for Missions’ over the coming weeks. All classes from Kindergarten to Year 4 will be encouraged to do job...
30 July 2017
Woolworths are again commencing their Earn & Learn Program for 2017, from Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September 2017. Through this program, schools will be able to get new educational resource...
10 July 2017
Our Boost Science incursion was a fun, hands-on and educational way of getting to know the world beneath our feet. Most of the people who loved the incursion came back with heaps of info!   I int...
20 July 2017
Many parents feel powerless to help when their child is stressed and overwhelmed about their schoolwork. It is not just senior students who experience this level of stress, research indicates that for...
26 June 2017
Penrith Christian School is pleased to host an important seminar for parents, RAISING CHILDREN IN A HYPER-SEXUALISED SOCIETY, presented by David and Katie Kobler from ‘Protect Our Kids’ and 'Your Choi...
26 June 2017
Wow! Term 2 is over and Athletics Carnival season has arrived.   IN THIS REPORT: K-12 Cross Country Years 3-6 Athletics Carnival NSW All Schools Swimming Championships Years 7-12 Sport: Tuesdays...
26 June 2017
A movie review (Boost English activity) by Ethan Grice, Year 6   Movie lovers worldwide are ready for some of the most exciting movies ever. Australia’s newly released Cars 3; the third instalmen...
25 June 2017
Last trading day for Term 2: Thursday 29th June 2017   The shop will be closed during the holidays   First trading day for Term 3: Tuesday 25th July 2017   Normal Trading Days (During ...
26 June 2017
UPDATE:   LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE!   You can purchase vouchers up to 29 June (online) or 30 June (in person via Reception or our pop-up stall on Friday 30 June)   We are excited to ann...
26 June 2017
A report by Year 6 student, Erica Loizou   At PCS, we have introduced this day called Superhero Day. Superhero Day is a day that kids can dress up as a Superhero that you like or admire. It is a...
26 June 2017
A report by Laura Whitehouse   WHO: Year 4 at PCS WHEN: Thursday 18 May to Friday 19 May WHERE: Wedderburn Christian Campsite   Year 4 at Penrith Christian School went to a place called Wedd...
26 June 2017
This term, Year 6 have been learning how to write a newspaper report and a sports report during their Writing lessons.   Our guest speaker Lisa Power, Editor of Penrith Press, spoke to the studen...
20 November 2016
Last Tuesday (15 Nov), Penrith Christian School ran an event for Year 10 girls from 13 schools in our local area. Nearly 450 students and teachers were inspired to be BOLD.BRAVE.BRILLANT.   Our k...
18 June 2017
Busways are in the process of reviewing services in our area and as a result are proposing some changes to one of the buses that service PCS, School Bus 4044.   Please CLICK HERE to read the info...
18 June 2017
As we come to the end of term, teachers are busily finalising assessment marks and completing reports ready to be distributed on the last day of term. We are very appreciative of the extra efforts tea...
12 June 2017
Busways have been further contacted in relation to their providing a bus service to PCS for Cranebrook/Jordan Springs. We have been advised by the Bus Company that there is an insufficient number of P...
13 June 2017
Roads and Maritime Services is continuing site investigations and work to set up the main site office and work area for The Northern Road Upgrade between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Ro...
12 June 2017
Our Japanese sister school, Sakuranomaki High School, will be sending 20 students and two teachers to visit early next term. If you are interested in hosting a Japanese student this will be a great bl...