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Latest News at PCS

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
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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...
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 ...
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
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
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
31 August 2017
Early Childhood/ Preparatory School Teacher (0.6FTE maternity leave replacement) 2018   Penrith Christian School is a well established and vibrant Christian community, providing an exciting and...
31 August 2017
Early Childhood Educator Full time   Penrith Christian School is a well established and vibrant Christian community, providing an exciting and innovative learning environment for over 750 Presc...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
13 June 2017
With the recent events in London and the media interest in terrorism, it is a good idea to be prepared to discuss these matters with our children. When it comes to difficult topics, such as violence a...
13 June 2017
During this semester, the Year 3 students learnt about Living and Non-Living things in Science. As part of the unit, we invited parents to join us for a special Science afternoon.   The students ...
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...
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...
05 June 2017
Is your closet is bursting at the seams because you have too many clothes you don't wear? Then this is a great opportunity for you!   Donate your old, warm clothes to the homeless. Bring your pre...
05 June 2017
We are looking for businesses, organisations or individuals who would like to take up the opportunity to sponsor our upcoming event 'Lots of Love PCS'. It is a great opportunity to foster the creative...
05 June 2017
Due to the overwhelming success of Open Day, and with our reputation in the community becoming known as second to none, PCS have recently received an unprecedented number of enrolments for 2018, 2019 ...
05 June 2017
We have been so fortunate to have been awarded a scholarship to Sydney University's STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy.  Our dedicated team of teachers have attended another residential school on 1s...
05 June 2017
Year 2 had a great time at Open Day!   We loved having our families come in and be part of our ‘back to school for a day’! We opened up our classrooms to our STEM activities (Science, Technology,...
05 June 2017
‘Open Day was the best day ever! It was so much fun!’ – Noah Fraser, Year 2   It seems everyone enjoyed Open Day on Wednesday 24 May! As one parent writes:   I would like to commen...
04 June 2017
Throughout the year you will have been receiving feedback from your teachers about your assessments. But are you making the most of this feedback? Many students are too focused on what mark they recei...
29 May 2017
Reminder! School Photographs will be taken on Wednesday 14 June. Photo envelopes will be sent home with your children THIS WEEK.   Please read the information carefully; there is a special offer ...
29 May 2017
Thank you for the wonderful response so far from families keen to host Tongan staff and students in Week 10 (Monday 26 June – Friday 30 June 2017). If you haven't yet responded, but are keen to be inv...
29 May 2017
Wow, what an amazing community we have at PCS! So many students, all the way from Early Childhood to Senior School, made a great effort to dress up as their favourite super hero today. In the process,...
29 May 2017
We invite all Middle and Senior School students to wear a beanie for a gold coin donation on Friday 16 June.   All monies raised go towards buying beanies for the homeless, and will be distribute...
29 May 2017
Year 4 had a wonderful time at their two-day camp at Wedderburn Christian Campsite on the 18to 19 May. We were blessed with great weather, which we were so grateful for.   Year 4 were respectful ...
29 May 2017
Our Year 8 STEM* Project teams have been hard at work! To see what they've been up to, parents and friends are invited to RACE DAY:   WHEN: Thursday 22 June 2017 TIME: 12.50pm   Students wi...
28 May 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.   We meet in the Church Auditorium and Chape...
22 May 2017
PCS are pleased to announce a 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 range from shor...
22 May 2017
As part of the ‘Missions: Going Beyond’ focus at PCS, the school will be supporting HeartKids Australia in raising funds. All monies raised on this day will go directly to the only charity that suppor...
22 May 2017
This semester Year 6 have been developing their Coding skills using a program called ‘Scratch’ in their ICT lessons.   The aim of the unit is to provide basic coding skills that allow students to...
22 May 2017
Year 1 have been busily writing Recounts, Information Reports and Procedures in class. The students enjoyed looking at postcards and then making their own based on a recent holiday. Throughout this Un...
15 May 2017
Have you tried our Online Ordering System? While we do still take traditional 'paper bag' and walk-up orders, online ordering reduces common hassles associated with Canteen orders (particularly for Ju...
15 May 2017
On Thursday 4 May, girls from Years 5 and 6 competed as a team in the CSSA Soccer Gala Day at Jamison Park. It was a very fun day that was filled with teamwork, friendship and PCS team spirit. Even th...
15 May 2017
In Science we attempted to make two balloons move apart by blowing air between them. The result was surprising!   We then watched some dancing sultanas moving up and down in soda water.   ‘...
15 May 2017
Kindergarten have begun their second Science unit for the year, What's it made of? There has been much excitement already in the first few weeks.   The Kindergarten children started their investi...
15 May 2017
Middle School has had a big focus this semester on teaching students about growth mindsets, and that we can grow and strengthen our brain; like a muscle, it can be trained.   After doing some dif...
08 May 2017
We are looking for interested families to host Tongan staff and students.   When: Monday 26 June – Friday 30 June 2017   Other Information: Students are teenagers and speak some English...
08 May 2017
At the end of Term 1 Kindy had a fun time parading around in their Easter ‘bonnets’ as we prepared to celebrate Easter. There were a lot of fun and creative Easter Hats and many happy faces on the day...
08 May 2017
On Friday 28 April, Years 3-12 came together to pay honour, and show appreciation to our service men and women, past and present.   The Ceremony was designed not to glorify war or praise victory,...
08 May 2017
So far this term, Year 5 have been involved in a unit called ‘Change Detectives’ – and detectives we are!   Experimenting with dissolving, drying, freezing, melting, heating, burning and mixing m...
01 May 2017
The first day for Winter uniform Term 2 is Monday 8 May, 2017.   To accommodate extreme changes in weather patterns, the changeover from summer to winter uniform occurs during May, and from winte...
01 May 2017
Come back to school for a day on Wednesday 24 May (11am - 2.45pm)! This is your opportunity to visit your child’s classroom (from 11am), enjoy a BBQ lunch (at 1pm), and join us for a Student Showcase ...
01 May 2017
Penrith Christian School warmly invites you to our 2017 HSC Concert, featuring our HSC Music students. Come along and hear our talented students as they showcase their talents in preparation for their...
01 May 2017
Got questions about Year 11/12 at PCS? Our annual Year 11 Information Night is for current parents and students, as well as new families, and will provide you with all the reasons why PCS is a great p...
01 May 2017
Our Mother’s Day Stalls are back! And they 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 thei...
01 May 2017
We know that every day is a juggle in the life of a mum! PCS would like to honour all our mums, by inviting you to our special Mother’s Day Breakfast & ‘Mums Rock’ Concert on Friday 12 May, 2017 (...
30 April 2017
Over the last five years PCS parents and friends have enjoyed the many discount coupons for restaurants, accommodation and activities which can be found in the Entertainment Book. This year funds are ...