Kindergarten Starting Age
Pre-Kinder Transition Time
Kindergarten + Primary Expo
Parkes Christian School holds its Kindergarten and Primary Expo once a year, during the evening, early in Term 2. This is an interactive and informative evening for prospective parents and students. Creche is also available on the night.
Students in our ‘Infants Choir’ and the ‘School Choir’ have been building up skills, courage and confidence since 2010. The students love singing and can often be found around the school singing their favourite songs from choir or showing their teacher a new song they have learnt.
Infants Choir is compulsory and is for our students in Kindergarten to Year 2.
The School Choir is voluntary and is open to students from Years 3 to 12.
The students participate and perform at many events including special school assemblies, Rosedurnate Aged Care Facility, Easter and Christmas events, Carols in the Park and Eisteddfods.
The students love singing praise and worship songs and this forms the basis of most of our repertoire.
Kindergarten to Year 2
Homework in Kindergarten to Year 2 is intended to be a habit building activity and not an onerous task.
Year 3 to Year 6
Homework is for revising classroom work and for developing initial research skills.
Every year our Kindergarten to Year 6 students have the opportunity to participate in activities outside the school that support learning outcomes in a range of subject areas.
Some of our major excursions include:
- Taronga Western Plains Zoo
- Local Stage/Theatre Productions
- Lake Burrendong Sport and Recreation Camp
- Bathurst Goldfields
It is our aim that all of our students receive individual care and attention in Christian love, which allows them to grow in Christian maturity.
Each day students participate in devotions with their class or roll call teacher.
School Captaincy Leadership is offered to students in Year 5, this will naturally progress to Year 6 in 2021. Students who have a commitment to Jesus and hold to the values of the School are able to nominate to be elected as a School Captain. Nominations are submitted to the Principal for review and a discussion is held with the nominees and Principal. An assembly is held for the nominees to address the Primary school for selection. Our Primary School Captains lead many of our Primary assemblies or assist in their running, and represent the school in the community such as at Anzac Day commemorations.