P & F Committee
Our P & F Committee was formed with the following Parents elected:
President: Jacquelyn Greenland
Secreatry: Rachael Magill
Treasurer: Paul Suffolk
Our School has an active P&F Committee who are a wonderful support in organising and running many events during the school year. The P&F have raised over $30,000 for school equipment and resource in the past 4 years.
Major fundrasing activities include; hot food days, pie drives, trivia nights and a biennial Spring Fair.
The P&F are an invaluable addition to our school support network and we want to acknowledge the incredible effort the group contribute to the school.
The computer club is held every Wednesday afternoon from 3.15pm to 4.15pm in Room 20 (the computer lab). It is open to all students from primary as well as secondary.
In this club, students learn the fundamentals of computational thinking via basic programming exercises using robots and software. Students are encouraged to be critical thinkers and to resolve problems using a range of developed skills and technologies. Problem solving and critical thinking has become part and parcel of today’s world and will continue to play an important role in the foreseeable future.
Primary Homework Hub – Monday 3pm to 4pm
High School Homework Hub – Monday 3.10pm to 4.30pm
A collaborative and quiet environment where students are supervised by staff once a week after school. They can utilise school resources including Library, internet and teachers to complete homework tasks, assessments and extra tutoring in subjects, especially Maths.
Public Speaking Competitions
We want to foster in our students an ability to be confident and to hold their heads high in the community; one of the ways we believe we can aid this is by holding school speaking competitions and also being part of community competitions such as those held by CWA and Parkes Action Group. Both Primary and High School students are able to compete and we have always placed well, and received many Highly Commended Awards.
Anzac Day Commemorations
Our school actively participates in Anzac Day commemorations. Each year students and staff attend both the Dawn Service and the March. The school holds its own Anzac Assembly with guest speaker often from the Parkes Services Club.
Parkes Performing Arts Festival
A long established and quite noteworthy tradition, the Parkes Performing Arts Festival brings together all schools in the Parkes Shire, including Public, Catholic and Independent schools. Such quality collaboration between the different education sectors is wonderful and rare.
The Festival runs every second year and is organised by a committee made up of staff from each of the schools involved. Students from the different schools prepare and perform drama, dance and music items to the delight of parents and community members each festival.
Parkes Christian School is proud to be involved each year and to present both the hard work of our students and a message of hope to our community.
We as a school like to support various charities depending on the focus or charity in a particular year. In recent years we have supported World Vision 40 Hour Famine, with last year our school raising an incredible amount.
Crazy Hair day for the Leukaemia Foundation and the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea are also some of the larger charities we have supported.
The Christmas Street Parade and Carols in the Park are another way to shine our Christian light in our community. With a theme such as “follow the star”, we then set about putting those thoughts into plan by conveying them in a way that gets the community thinking, we also give handouts of Christmas Church Service times and include some lollies.
At Carols in the Park our school choir participates in song and at times our drama students present a play at this evening event.
We have many wonderful volunteers that support and aid our school in many ways. We have committed helpers who volunteer their time each week in mowing, gardening and general maintenance around the school. Helpers in the library assisting in listening to students read, and general library work; covering books and filing. And many parents who give their time in the classroom.