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The Mighty Parkes Show!

What memories do you have of the Parkes Show growing up? Meeting up with friends, making the $20 dollars mum gave you stretch as far as possible on the rides?! Perhaps you were someone who enjoyed browsing the art entries,…

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Not Just Teachers!

This week, I thought everyone might enjoy a light-hearted distraction. I decided to use my article to help you all get to know the high school staff a bit better, and expose the secret truth – teachers actually have lives…

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Count your Blessings.

Watching the news lately can be very deflating. You can sometimes forget all the blessings that surround each of us every day.   A research paper published by Harvard Health Publishing in 2011 (see citation below), investigated the effects of gratitude…

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The Goldilocks Principle

Throughout my years teaching senior students I have often talked to them about “The Goldilocks Principle”. I’m sure someone much smarter and wiser than myself thought it up many years ago, but it just popped into my head when I…

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One School

Most of my teaching has been in Sydney schools; within these schools a clear distinction was formed between the Infants department and the Primary department or the Primary School and the High School. PCS is one school from Kindergarten to…

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High School GRIP Leadership Conference

The student representative council (SRC) participated in the 2021 GRIP leadership conference at Dubbo. The day was filled with enthusiastic presenters that challenged and encouraged the students with their leadership skills and endeavours. The message for the conference was “l…

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High School Expo

On Monday night our Hall was buzzing with students getting the first opportunity in 2021 to show off their work and talk about the things going on around our school. Mr Ballantyne said it well when he spoke on Monday…

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