From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Year 6 Dance Fair

Miss Hoffman, our new Music teacher has certainly stepped up the interest for students in the school’s music program. Last Friday night, a group of very enthusiastic Year 6 students competed in a Dance Fair at Monbulk College. The competition was open to all Year 6 students, with a dance off determining who would represent our school. Our school’s troupe, now progresses to the final in June. Well done to all of the students who participated in this competition.

Year 4 Parent Night

A very enthusiastic group of Year 4 students were on hand to demonstrate their learning of their latest integrated studies topic to their parents. A very effective way to ensure that learning sticks in your brain is to show/teach someone that information. In this case our Year 4 students developed a game of Jeopardy for parents to play. This use of digital technologies is a very effective medium to showcase student learning.

2020 Foundation Students

School tours for 2020 Foundation families have commenced. Enrolment forms can be collected from the office. If any of our families have neighbours with children starting school next year, could they please encourage them to organise a tour with myself through the office.

Easter Raffle

Prizes will be drawn at our last assembly for the term on Friday 5 April. Thank you to all the families who have supported this fundraising initiative.

Anzac Day Holiday

Please note that in the first week of next term, Thursday 25 April is a Public Holiday. Students are not required at school on this day. Our Year 6 students will be conducting Anzac Day lessons for our younger classes and an assembly on Wednesday 24 April. JSC representatives will be selling Anzac Day badges $2&$3 and wrist bands $4&$5 for the RSL from this week onwards.

Curriculum Days

Our last Curriculum Day for the year will be on Friday 26 April. Students are not required to attend school on this day.

Last Day of the Term for Students

Our last day of the term is Friday 5 April. Students will dismiss from their classrooms at 2:30pm. The Wentworth Avenue school crossing will be supervised by Sharon, our school crossing supervisor.


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YEAR 4 CHARITY UPDATE

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MUSIC NEWS

Last Friday night 29 March, 20 grade 6 students were selected as part of their dance unit in term one  performing arts class to represent Park Ridge Primary at the DANCESTARS competition held at Monbulk College. We had three teams enter the competition with one of our groups coming second place and making it to [...]

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