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PMSA Communique – Term 4, 2020

The PMSA’s quarterly news for Term 4, 2020 to our school community and interested subscribers is out now. VIEW PMSA COmmunique Term 4, 2020 PMSA Communique provides our broader school community an update on activities and relevant information from the PMSA at the beginning on each school term. We also send this directly via email …

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Teacher Education Scholarship recipient makes connections

Brooke Hayes now teaching Year 2 at St Dympna’s Primary School in Aspley. Brooke on a prac teaching in the Solomon Islands – a humbling experience. For Brooke Hayes – PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship recipient, Clayfield College Old Collegian, and now first year primary school teacher – her teaching and life journey so far has …

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PMSA makes pledge to National Child Protection Week

The PMSA this week pledged alongside hundreds of other organisations in support of National Child Protection Week (6 – 12 September). Our pledge says “The PMSA and our schools pledge to create safe spaces for children to learn, where they are valued and their voices are heard.” National Child Protection Week, now in its 30th …

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PMSA Teacher Education Scholarships for 2021 now open

Past PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship recipient Lachlan Johnstone began teaching at BBC after graduating. Are you a recent graduate or current Year 12 student from our PMSA schools who would like to study teaching in 2021? If you are, don’t miss applying for the limited number of PMSA Teacher Education Scholarships, each worth $2,000 per …

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A history of coming together

Coming together to share, learn, socialise, worship, mentor and celebrate has been a part of PMSA schools’ history and culture in many different forms over the last 101 years. The establishment of the PMSA in 1918 itself is a great example of ‘coming together’: the two churches’ early co-operation to jointly purchase Brisbane Boys’ College …

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RETURN TO SCHOOL

Despite our schools implementing exceptionally successful learning from home programs, our staff and students are very excited at yesterday’s news that students will return to school for classroom teaching very soon. Preps, Year 1s, 11s and 12s are excited to be returning next Monday 11 May while remaining students are eagerly looking forward to returning …

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We’ve been here before – Adapting to the times

In these challenging times for everyone, particularly schools, the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association’s (PMSA) more than 100 years of history has shown that our PMSA schools have somewhat been here before, with schools agilely adapting with the times. In early 1919 when the Spanish flu or pneumonic influenza epidemic swept across the world, many …

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Transitioning to learning from home

As we all adjust to our new ‘normal’, our staff across the PMSA Group and within our schools are working overtime to proactively manage how the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting our schools. Our number one priority is always the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community and we wholeheartedly thank …

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Annual Lecture postponed

In light of the uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and in line with government advice, we sadly must inform you that our inaugural Annual Australian Leadership Lecture scheduled for Tuesday 21 April 2020 will not go ahead. As you would understand, the health and safety of our students, staff and everyone in our community is our first …

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2020 PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship winners announced

Jack Ryan Nicholas Fowles Thomas Yarrow Lily Andrews This year’s PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship winners are a positive sign for the future of teaching with three of the four winners male students. Male teachers are in steady decline in Australia. According to recent studies, only about 15 per cent of primary classroom teachers are male …

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