• 40 Hour Famine Challenge

    The 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge took place Wednesday 22 Aug. Students from years 7-10 participated in an all-day walking and canoeing expedition. The idea was initiated by a small group of students as they wanted to recreate the refugee experience that many young refugees face daily. They are forced to flee their countries and walk for weeks with only what they can carry on their backs hence the campaign being named the Backpack Challenge.
    The students raised $245.91 which was a great effort. A representative from World Vision will be visiting our school in the next couple of weeks to show us who, where and how our raised funds have helped young refugees.
    - Eilla Appo, Chaplain

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  • Community Building in the Solomons

    2016 04 7 001Maoro Christian Community Schools, on the island of Malaita have about six hundred students across the two schools. Senior students can walk up to 12 kilometres a day to attend school. God has sent us there not to convert people, like our own school communities the majority are Christians. Our objective is to build relationships and support in practical ways, reflecting Jesus’s example. Consequently, these people do the same in return as their faith is often based on the supernatural power of God and the strength of their obedience to Him. It’s directly related to the simplicity of their lifestyles.
    Education is seen as vital to improving their living conditions. During our latest trip we introduced the fundamentals of Christian education and how this looks different. The principals and staff of both schools developed a pact to work closer together and share resources. This contrasts to the isolation between schools that was observed during the first two trips. We also introduced a Learn to Read program, giving them confidence in teaching reading skills.
    The challenge for us is to walk humbly with these people. “One of the greatest “sins” of international development and humanitarian work is paternalism. It comes with an attitude that “we from the West are better than the Rest. The attitude is not always blatant; in fact, it’s often very subtle. However, when we think more highly of our means and of ourselves, we hinder our ability to learn from others.” Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
    These trips have allowed us to build community. It has been a ripple effect, our school community is now connected with their school community, students write letters back and forth, we raise funds, collect resources but with a heart to the individuals. God has worked through us to give Hope to these people about a different future, let them know that God values them and has sent us to help them.

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  • Farmers Appeal Goondiwindi

    PCCS and PHS raised over $2500 to support the farmers out west who are doing it really tough. It hasn’t rained in over 9 months and there is no green feed left. Luckily, the funds that were raised purchased 4.5 tons of grassy lucern hay which we trucked out. The teamwere also able to install five water tanks, ready for the rains to come. The farmer and his wife were incredibly grateful for the wonderful supportour two schools had provided.IMG_0377.jpeg

     

     

     

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    Farmers Appeal Goondiwindi
    PCCS and PHS raised over $2500 to support the farmers out west who are doing it really tough. It hasn’t rained in over 9 months and there is no green feed left. Luckily, the funds that were raised purchased 4.5 tons of grassy lucern hay which we trucked out. The teamwere also able to install five water tanks, ready for the rains to come. The farmer and his wife were incredibly grateful for the wonderful supportour two schools had provided.

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  • Footsteps For Food Fundraiser

    On Wednesday 7th of June 53 Senior School students participated in Footsteps for Food. They walked from Currumbin to Coolangatta. They raised $1,200 to support “You Have a Friend,” a local charity that provides support for vulnerable people in our area.We Can Day collected 1200 cans from all areas of our school. We were privileged to supply these to You Have a Friend. We love seeing our students making a difference in our local community.

  • Hong Kong Exchange Program

    hong kong 7hong kong 2hong kong 5In November we set off with 9 students and 3 staff members for an Exchange Program to Hong Kong with our Sister School, UCCKE. An amazing opportunity to view how students live in Hong Kong. Our children came home thankful and loved the experience and the opportunity Pacific Coast offered. 

  • Hong Kong Student Exchange

    We recently hosted ten students from Hong Kong who were on student exchange for eight weeks this term. These delightful students are from our partner Primary School, Baptist Lui Ming where Mr Krahe and Mr Zylstra had the opportunity to visit last April. Our students also visited in the September holidays. One of our Year 11 students also went to Hong Kong on student exchange for 6 weeks. Our partner school in Hong Kong, United Christian College Kowloon East also took her on a mission trip to Thailand.

     

  • NAIDOC DAY 2019

    naidoc poster 2019Pacific Coast and Pacific Hope will be celebrating NAIDOC Day on Tuesday 2 July. Students are encouraged to wear Indigenous colours and bring a gold coin donation, all funds will be donated to missions.

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  • Pacific Streams is here!

    2018 08 28 pacific streams winter promoHot off the press! The Winter 2018 edition of Pacific Streams places the spotlight on the dynamic of collaboration and teamwork – between teachers and parents, teachers and support staff, and parents and their children – and highlights the numerous benefits to working in cooperation with each other throughout the Pacific Group of Schools to achieve common goals.​ Happy reading!

  • Vanuatu Study Tour

    2015 11 28 vanuatu study tour 01On the 23rd November 2015, nine Vanuatu teachers flew into Brisbane airport to begin a study tour in Northern NSW. These teachers are from the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila and teach their in a small school of 300 students. Recently teachers from Pacific Coast Christian School visited to assist these teachers in implementing a research based literacy program to assist Ni-van students improve in their literacy as a continuation of this learning the teachers have come to Pacific Coast Christian School to observe teachers practicing the Reading mastery program.

    In this time a very emotional and symbolic meeting of the Southsea Islander community was held at the Chinderah memorial for the Islander families who had been black birded earlier in the century. This meeting was a time of healing and celebration of culture which members of the community really appreciated. Some of the Vanuatu teachers found they were related to families living in Australia.

    “It is a great privilege and honour to be able to coordinate and support our closest Island neighbours in Vanuatu. In this time the Seaside school teachers were honoured guests at a fundraising dinner held by Pac Assist, with the purpose of raising $10,000 to assist in building a school in Espirito Santo, Vanuatu.”

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  • Vision Night 2019

    A fun and informative evening which created an event for families to connect with their child's teachers in a relaxed enviroment 

  • WE CAN DAY!

    canned soup in decline across europe and australia wrbm largeCans will be counted and collected on Tuesday 25 June. This will help the Homeless in the Tweed area. The classroom in Junior School and Senior School to provide the most cans wins a pizza lunch!