From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK
It is important for all of our community (teachers, parents and students) to uphold these values in our daily school interactions.
What does Resilience look like at Park Ridge Primary School?
Students with strong resilience have the ability to bounce back when things don’t go your way. They also have a belief in themselves and their own unique abilities and recognised that they are valued by others. Resilient students can sort out issues for themselves.
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In last week’s newsletter I spoke about ‘grit’, a skill that I want all of the students to develop. This week, I want to talk about the word ‘trust’. Presently, teachers are busily developing classes for 2015. Not an easy job when you consider all the variables that need to be taken into account when [...]
Does your child possess ‘GRIT’. Not the stuff you might find on the soles of their shoes but an inner drive to succeed. Recently, I came across an article by Carol Dweck who believes that IQ is not a reliable measure for school success but rather whether students have the character strength of ‘grit’. Grit [...]
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Next Friday 27 November, Mr Merrett and our Year 5 I Sea I Care Ambassadors, will be holding a sausage sizzle fundraiser. The Dolphin Research Institute runs the I Sea I Care program for schools to raise awareness on how to protect our marine environments. Park Ridge has been involved in the program for the [...]
Next Tuesday 24 November, the second of our Foundation Information nights will take place in the Wentworth Building at 7:30 pm. I am looking forward to meeting our new families and explaining to them the great educational programs on offer at Park Ridge. This year our parents will have the opportunity to visit their child’s [...]
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