From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK

School Cross Country

A beautiful day greeted the students for the annual school cross country. A huge thank you must go to Mr Davey for organising the event. Staff were extremely impressed by the turn out of parents and the effort shown by our students to persist and dig deep to give their best. Cross country running takes persistence and determination. Two character strengths that are needed to thrive in life. Next term our students will be selected to represent our school in the Rowville District event at Jells Park. I am hoping that our students devote some regular time to train over the holiday period as I know that Mr Davey and his team of teachers will be conducting training from now on until the District event.

Easter Raffle

We are now collecting prizes for our Easter Raffle. If each student could donate an Easter egg to the school, the PCA would be able to make over 100 prizes. The raffle will be drawn at our final Friday morning assembly for the term.

Year 1 Olden Days Dress Up

Our Year 1 students came to school on Wednesday dressed up in olden day clothes. Sadly, it brought back memories of my school life many years ago. Chalk boards, hopscotch games and skipping ropes were the order of the day. Their classrooms were set up in a traditional fashion with boys on one side and girls on the other. In the afternoon, we had a very enthusiastic bunch of grandparents on hand to share their experiences of school and life when they were young. A huge thank you

must go to our Year 1 teachers for organising such a wonderful day.

School Assembly

As we are having school photos this Friday, we will not be having a whole school assembly this week. Next Friday we will have two weeks of awards to present.

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 be dismissed from their classrooms at 2:30pm. The Wentworth Avenue school crossing will be supervised by Sharon, our school crossing supervisor.

Parliament and Civics Education Rebate Program

With our trip to our Nation’s Capital, our students were

given the opportunity to participate in a variety of

educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history,

culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian

Government recognises the importance of all young

Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding per student (under the towards those costs). The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion and this rebate was built in to the cost of the camp.


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ARTICLES

UNSW Global Australia

ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program for primary and secondary students. In 2019, we are again offering the opportunity for PRPS students to participate.   The assessments cover Digital Technologies, English, Maths, Science, Spelling and Writing. Previously these assessments have been conducted in May but this year the assessments will be in September.  Look out [...]

YEAR 4 CHARITY UPDATE

Last year in Term 4, our Year 4’s began raising money for Uniting Wesley Homelessness Youth Support.  The 5 classes each came up with a way to raise funds and promote youth homelessness.  There was an icy-pole stand, nail painting, a second hand book stall and an open night for families with a sausage sizzle.  [...]


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NEWS

YEAR 1 NEWS

On Wednesday 20 March, the Year 1 students stepped back in time to celebrate learning about the differences between the past and today. Students dressed in clothing that children wore to school hundreds of years ago, played games from the past and wrote on blackboards. The highlight of the day was a very special visit [...]

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NEWS

Wellbeing Wednesdays International Day of Happiness and Harmony Yesterday Park Ridge celebrated International Happiness Day and Harmony Day.  Our Junior School Council Representatives helped prepare activities for the day and left compliment cards for their classmates.  Classes proudly wore Harmony Day wristbands they made and promoted acceptance and inclusiveness towards all.  Students at lunch time [...]


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