From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Welcome back to Park Ridge for what is shaping up to be a very successful 2016. Students and staff have settled in well to the new year of learning. A part from some unfortunate vandalism over the holiday period, our grounds have undergone some extensive renovations. Our arborist has removed a number of trees and mulched our garden beds. The new portable has been completed and is operational from the start of the year. Internal exits have been replaced with the new compliance standard. A new flagpole was erected and our gym floor was resurfaced. Many thanks must go to Mr Lloyd for attending during the holidays to ensure that these tasks were completed before the students returned to school.
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Year 1 – Year 6 Thursday 11 February 3:30 – 7:30pm The Information Gathering session is a most valuable activity both parents and teachers will participate in during the year. It allows parents a chance to introduce themselves and provide the teacher with useful information with regard to their child. There is an expectation that [...]
For us to achieve the optimal learning outcomes for students, we need to ensure that students are at school on time. This means that students are at their classrooms by 8:45am. This year we endeavour to have classroom doors open by 8:30 in the morning. Students will be able to drop in their bag and [...]
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This year we have gone to a six period day. School starts at 8:45am, Recess at 11:15am, Lunch eating 1:25pm, and school finishes at 3:15pm.
Usually we have two Curriculum Days at the beginning of the year. With school starting on a Wednesday this year (Curriculum Day No. 1) we believed that it would be ridiculous for students to start on the Friday. However, we need to get new learning structures in place for teachers. As such, we will conducting [...]
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