From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK
It was an absolute pleasure to attend the 2016 Rotary Rowville – Lysterfield Speech Night. This year, Park Ridge Primary hosted the event in our Wentworth Building.. Two of our Year 6 students represented the six Rowville schools. Many adults would be extremely fearful of speaking to a large audience, however, these students did a wonderful job with their three minute speeches. Alison, from 6-15, was the first speaker on the night. Being first and not knowing the format of the night was a daunting experience but Alison nailed her speech on ‘Why we should do homework’ She spoke clearly, confidently and raised many intelligent points during her speech. Our next speaker, Jackson, from 6-25, spoke about ‘How he would change the world?’. Jackson’s speech earned his second place in the competition and the opportunity to speak at the next Rotary meeting in August. Jackson confidently entertained the room with his ideas of stopping smoking, looking after the homeless and getting people to do more random acts of kindness. I thought all of the participants were winners for getting up and having a go. Rotary should be congratulated for sponsoring such a wonderful event. Stephen Lakey, from Rotary, spoke to the audience about what their organisation does in the community. On a global scale, Rotary is trying to eradicate polio from the world and they are making a difference with only three countries now reporting cases of polio. Also, they are working on improving the health of inhabitants of an island off Papua New Guinea. They are installing free water tanks and providing medical supplies. I would like to thank Miss McClure, our Learning Leader from Year 6 for organising the event and all of the Year 6 teachers and our two Assistant Principals for attending and helping make it such a great night.
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Running Club will officially start back on Friday 22 July. Running Club sessions will be running from 8:10-8:30 Monday and Friday mornings for the rest of Term 3. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
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Our boys played in the Divisional AFL competition. Unfortunately, they went down in the first match by two points, kicking 3 goals 12 behinds to 5 goals 2 behinds. The winning team went into the finals, however, our boys won the next match by seventy points and finished third in the competition. Mr Davey did [...]
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