From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK
At Park Ridge Primary our academic results are extremely pleasing. We have high expectations on the performance of our students. Much planning and data analysis goes into ensuring that our students are provided with the best possible learning opportunities. Two words that we want to embed into our school culture are EFFORT and YET. We know that to develop a Growth Mindset we need to acknowledge and reward effort. The other day while showing a number of prospective parents around the school, Mrs Epstein showed the parents a Foundation student’s writing. It was well above what we would expect for a student at this time of the year. Mrs Epstein did not mention the fact that it was fantastic writing but said. ‘This child has put a great deal of effort in her writing today’. The message she was displaying to her grade was that effort is something that is valued in her class, not being the best is what is important.
The other word we as adults need to use when we hear ‘I’m not good at ……’ is complete the sentence with the word YET. I am not good at maths yet. This gives the message to students that with effort we can achieve great things. With a Growth Mindset I believe we can achieve real greatness.
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School tours for 2017 Prep 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.
Our Year 6 students will be conducting an Anzac Day ceremony tomorrow to acknowledge and reflect on the sacrifice thousands of brave men and women made in wars to make our country the safe place it is today. The legend of our Anzacs has transcended over time to become a symbol of what we value [...]
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If there are any parents that would like to help with the distribution of Scholastic Book Club, I am still looking for a couple of parent helpers. Book Club has become so big at Park Ridge, which is fantastic! Please see me, Anna Christofis in Room 7 if you are interested.
Thank you to all the parents who have supported their children in beginning the Premier’s Readers Challenge. We would like every child in the school to participate in the challenge and have their name on the Honor Roll in the Herald Sun. If you haven’t already completed the permission slip, can you please do so [...]
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