Senior School News Articles

Year 12 2017 celebrates success at brunch

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.

 

The occasion was a success in itself and what definitely will be a tradition that is to be continued for years to come.


“It is nice to be here and to meet up with all these guys after the exams as most of us are working or holidaying. I am enjoying it”, a student remarked.

 

Principal Mr. Bruce Nevill congratulated the students on their efforts and successful completion of year 12. He prayed for them and wished them well having put the HSC behind them and a bright future in front of them.

 

We look forward to next year’s year 12 Results Celebration Brunch and many more opportunities to reconnect as a Christian family with our alumnae students.

 

Bandanna Day – THANK YOU

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 bandanna or made a donation. This year PCS raised $681!!!! All the funds raised will help fund important programs for young people living with cancer.

 

Cancer shatters a young person's plans for the future just when life should be full of possibilities. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and can be provided with specialist, youth-specific, treatment teams.

 

Thank you PCS. You have helped make this work possible through your contribution to CanTeen’s biggest fundraiser, National Bandanna Day. Thank you for making a difference.

 

Janelle Shead

School Counsellor

Girls Rising in the Media

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, which helps our message extend beyond our school community, and the communities of the many public and private schools that attended, into the broader community.

 

The Western Weekender also published an article about Girls Rising in  last week's edition.

Victor Chang Awards 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, and to promote Science as a viable and interesting career path.

 

Award winners are given the opportunity to spend time at the Institute to learn first-hand about its research activities and interact with young enthusiastic scientists. Benjamin Morley is a very worthy recipient of this Award. He is a hard-working and exceptional Science student who completes all tasks with originality and flair. Congratulations Ben!

 

Mrs Denise Bailey

Head of Science

 

F1 in Schools - Wildcard Entry to Nationals!

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 to announce that after the results from the Queensland State Championships,  Eagle Velocity has been invited as a Wild Card to compete at the National Final Championships!

 

The National’s will be held in Launceston from 4 to 9 March 2018.

 

The team is now aiming for the World Championships in Singapore next year.

 

The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge is the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations. Students design, test and make miniature F1™ cars capable of 80km/h.

 

Team members are:

  • Robert Hodge - Team Manager

  • Samuel Morley - Design Engineer & Manufacturing Engineer

  • Aksa Alexy Mathews - Resource Manager

  • Mickayla Watts - Graphic Designer

 

Congratulations Team. We wish you well!