• Anzac Day 2017

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  • 100 year commemorative tour to Canberra

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    To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Anzac day, the RSL Tweed Heads & Coolangatta sub branch has nominated students in Tweed Heads based on their writings to attend a fully funded day trip to Canberra to participate in a special tour of the Australian War memorial. Mrs Sarah Sykes submitted the writings of her English class last year for the competition and fifteen, Year 9 students from Pacific Coast Christian School were chosen for their story commemorating Gallipoli in a writing competition organised by the RSL Coolangatta/Tweed Heads.

    On Tuesday 10th March, students caught a flight to Canberra and spent the day visiting the Australian War memorial, attending an education session and wreath laying ceremony. Students attending the event were Amy Wyatt, Arielle Holland, Bianca Forrest, Braedon Holland, Caitlyn Knowles, Corey Jensen, Emma Ellis, Italy Tamaira Cooper, Jada Ngan-Woo, Kristen Doniger, Kruze Wilkin, Madison and Tyra-Jai Kawecki, Tatyana Leontieff-Smith, Sam Menin.

    “I am so excited, I have always been interested in Gallipoli and my Great Grandfather on my mother’s side was in the war, I will be looking for his name on the wall. I have never been to the memorial before.” Remarked Arielle Holland. Students returned to Coolangatta on a chartered flight with other students from Coolangatta/Tweed that evening.

  • 11 Year Anniversary

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  • 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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  • Anzac Day Commemorations 2018

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    Thank you to all students and families who proudly participated in the ANZAC Day march on April 25th to honour those who served our country. We had over 70 students represent our school as Kristen Doniger address the assembly of over 2000 people. Thank you to our school leaders who led students in the march.

  • Athletics Carnival - Wednesday 12 June

    rjs1 9rfk 160804Years 2-12 will be participating in the annual Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 12 June at Walter Peate Oval, Kingscliff. Students are encouraged to travel with their parents to and from the carnival. 

  • C.S.S.A State Basketball Report

    Two years of preparation saw Pacific Coast Christian School’s Open Boys Basketball team widen their winning trail at the recent C.S.S.A NSW State Basketball Championships which were held on September 2.

    Eight champion schools representing the 8 Zones of NSW contested the event. The Pacific Coasts boys began the day by defeating Hunter CS 25-8 in their first game of the day. (20 minute games).

    In their second game the Pacific Coast Boys lost to Inaburra 23-9 - quickly showing who the team to beat was.

    Game 3 in our pool saw Pacific Coast defeat Nepean Zone 35-14!

    Pacific Coast then met Pacific Hills in the major semi-final. Pacific Hills had recently defeated 2014/2015 State Champions “Oxford Falls” in their Zone finals prior to this tournament so were an in-form team. After trailing Pacific Hills for 18 minutes of the 20 minute semi-final, Elijah Holland shot 2 points to place Pacific Coast in the lead, only to have the lead taken away with 40 seconds to go. 

    The Pacific Coast boys remained cool under extreme pressure and School Captain, Eli Gordon was fouled with 3 seconds remaining (clock stopped). Under the ultimate pressure (Pacific Coast behind by 1 point with 3 seconds on the clock), Gordon shot 2 from 2 - giving Pacific Coast the win by 1 point and their place in the grand final!

    In the Grand Final, the Pacific Coast team tackled Inaburra and were down 10-11 at half-time. After taking the lead at 2 stages in the final, the boys were eventually outplayed, losing to Inaburra 36-25. 

    Following the game the Pacific Coast Boys each received their runners-up trophies and the achievement of being the number 2 team in the C.S.S.A NSW state!

    Next term the Pacific Coast Basketball Development Program will continue with a focus now on our girls teams and this year’s junior boys teams!

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  • CSSA Senior State Swimming

     Aimee Pfeffer, Mathew Dawson, Amber Pfeffer and Mackenzie Swain, representing PCCS at CSSA Senior State Swimming. Aimee Pfeffer was the 18 year old girl champion and is off to CIS next month!
     
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  • CSSA State Touch Football Championships

    2016 03 04 001On 31st March Mr David Peck and five Senior School students travelled down to Coffs Harbour with representatives from other North Coast Schools to participate in the CSSA State Touch Football Championships. On Thursday the team participated in training and bonding sessions. The Carnival was held on Friday 1st April. Each team participated in 6-7 games.

    The competition was very tough but our Pacific Coast students did exceptionally well. The junior girls team, including Amy Broadhurst came 3rd overall. The senior boys team , including Joshua Weule and Josiah Hughes were champions of the day. Courtney Hart, Jared Whitaker and Joshua Weule were all selected as part of the CSSA State team for their divisions. Congratulations to all students on a fantastic effort and showing great sportsmanship and team spirit!

  • Easter Service 2019

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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

     

     

     

  • Fiddler on the Roof

     fid.gifFiddler on the Roof ! A tale of community, sacrificial love and family. With Jewish, dances,costumes and traditions this musical was bought to life by the students from Year 5-12. With a cast of 40, choir of 40 and wonderful sound and lighting technicians and backstage crew this was a community event worth celebrating..

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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.

     

  • Japanese Students visit Pacific Coast

    2016 02 08 japanses students visit 0123 students from Aoyama Gakuin University have come to explore different cultures and Australian life at Pacific Coast Christian School. They will spend most of their time in the school community but two days a week will travel to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Gold Coast, Cavill Ave, Movieworld and other tourist hotspots. When asked what they were looking forward to Yuki Kigwa said he was looking forward to “seeing Australian animals”, Mao Kamioka want to eat kangaroo and Minami Harano looks forward to seeing the beautiful stars of the Tweed Valley, “In Tokyo you cannot see the stars because of the city lights” The Principal, Mr Ben Krahe said, “We are thrilled to have international visitors in our school community. Our Japanese students provide many exciting and meaningful experiences when interacting with our students. The students learn from each other and our Junior school students particularly love origami”

  • Monday 10th June - Public Holiday

    facebook and websiteMonday 10th of June is a Public Holiday, please note PCCS and PHS will be closed. 

  • Music and Textiles Showcase

    A lovely evening was had by parents and students, when enjoying the sweet sounds of our talented HSC Music students, during the Music and Textiles Showcase night. Students performed two of their HSC compositions/songs that they had chosen to perform for their HSC. Harry was brilliant on the drums, Cruize performed an original composition on the piano and Andrew performed on the guitar a theme of ‘Lord of the Rings’. Many other performances were heard and enjoyed. The Textile and Design students showcased their marvellous creations, from little girls dresses, to ball gowns, corsets, suits, vests and quilts. Some of these students have only started to learn how to sew at the beginning of the Textiles course, and their work is a testimony to hard work, creativity and skill. All enjoyed the evening, Thank you for coming to celebrate the hard work of our amazingly talented students. Mrs Jane Murray, Senior School Teacher

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  • 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.

  • North Coast Touch Tournament

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    Yesterday our year 9/10 boys touch team entered the North Coast All Schools Touch Tournament, the boys did fantastic.

    They defeated Kyogle High School 5-1 in a dominant performance.

    They narrowly lost in the last minutes against Ballina High, who has a strong Touch reputation. Our boys actually dominated the game but two quick tries at the end got Ballina across the line.

    The boys then defeated Lindisfarne Grammar 3-2. The scoreline doesn’t accurately represent the handle on the game our boys had. They were exceptional and rose together as a team in their defence.

    They then faced Tweed River High in the finals. They are a very skillful team, but our boys were up to the challenge and put on an outstanding performance. They narrowly lost 3-2 with a disallowed try for the draw in the dying stages.

  • Pacific Coast celebrates it's 9th Birthday

    April is the 9th Birthday of Pacific Coast Christian School and to celebrate, the school threw a party with over 500 cupcakes for the staff and students. At inception, the school had 119 students and 14 teachers, which has now grown into a school of 420 students including our Hope School students and 67 staff. Amy has progressed through the school from Kinder to Year 12 and is now the School Captain with John. In their speeches both students said that "Pacific Coast meant a family and belonging, not just a community. Pacific Coast is a place where we look after each other."

     

     

  • Pacific Coast Open Girls Team

    girls basketball 001Our Senior girls basketball team played their first game this afternoon against the Under 15 Heat team. (They play club on Wednesday nights but have 2 additional experienced players on their Wednesday night games so this was their first game on their own as ‘Pacific Coast christian School’).

    They lost 26-34 but were really competitive (led the first quarter 10-0, and were up by 2 points with 5 minutes to go). (Had a shocker 3rd quarter).
    It was an awesome hit-out before Coffs. Was great to see the girls looking really professional.

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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!

  • Society Insists by Annaleise Curtis

    This term students in the Extension English classes participated in an ‘Imagine If’ poetry competition to celebrate the library theme of ‘Imagination’. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding poems: first place: Kruze Wilkin (Year 10), Annaleise Curtis (Year 9) and Tylar Pinniger (Year 8). Highly Commended: Alyssa Jackman, Arielle Holland, Amy Wyatt, Cassie Pollard, Corey Jensen, Caitlyn Knowles and Sarah Lewis.

     

    Annaleise Curtis won the Year 9 poetry prize for her emotive poem about the pressure of physical perfection facing young people today.

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    ‘Society Insists’

    "The thing with broken clocks
    is you can always tell
    exactly
    when they stopped ticking;

    With people it isn't so easy,
    and sometimes
    you can't even tell that
    they're broken".

    "I'm fine".

    It's easy to say those two words,
    it’s easy to say they're true;
    and it gets easier
    for others to believe it
    because they don’t know you.

    Imagine if
    people didn't have to feel this way,
    they woke up saying
    "I look nice",
    instead of
    "my face..
    just doesn't pay the price".

    Look what society
    has turned us into;
    we can't even look in the mirror
    without pointing out every flaw.

    But until the next "perfect body"
    has made its way
    to the top of the list,
    we'll keep trying to achieve this
    "hourglass" body -
    why?
    Because Society insists.

    -By Annaleise Curtis

  • Somerset Writing Festival

    2016 03 15 writing festival 001Mr Travis McLaren and Mrs Alison Zylstra were privileged to take a number of our budding authors to the Somerset Writing Festival. The excursion included a surrealism writing workshop with Leanne Hall, author of This is Shyness and Queen of the Night, and a performance from the Australian slam poet Luka Lesson. Students greatly enjoyed learning about the writing process. They were inspired with great ideas, perused bookstalls and soaked up the exciting festival vibe.

    “Luka’s confidence whilst performing made everything all the more entertaining and gave me a new appreciation for poetry. All in all, the day was amazing. The multitude of books that we were able to get, along with the presentations from the authors, made it a worthwhile experience and one I’d definitely do again”. Olivia (Year 10)

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  • 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!

  • Year 7 & 8 Science Assessments

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    Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 students who did an amazing job on their Science assessments of what a plant cell looks like. Our staff were blown away with your creativity!