From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Welcome back to another exciting term. It surprises me how quickly the year goes. Although we are three quarters the way through the year, there is still lots of learning to take place. Our main focus will always be on the learning. NAPLAN results again supported that this approach is working for the students at Park Ridge Primary.
As a strong advocate for ‘healthy students make the best learners’ Mr Tucker will be continuing ‘Running Club’ this term. Running Club takes place on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:10 – 8:30am. It is open to all students of all abilities. Over the past couple of years I have seen a number of students make a huge transformation in their fitness abilities.
This week we will be sending home Walkathon sponsorship forms to all families. Our Walkathon will take place on Tuesday 21 October. We are encouraging students to try to obtain five, $2.00 sponsors.
Also, this term we will be conducting a School Concert at the Rowville Secondary School’s Arts Centre on Thursday 13 November. There will be two performances on the night. We will be using TryBooking to purchase tickets and due to the limited space we will allocating two tickets per family. If we went to a larger venue, the cost would skyrocket for parents and the school.
Farewell to Jenna
On behalf of the entire school community I would like to wish Jenna and Will all the best for the birth of their first child. Jenna has made an amazing contribution to the school and we will all miss her smiling face and her knowledge and interest in every child.
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On Tuesday 14 October we will be having a Coin Trail to raise money for Down Syndrome Australia. October is Down Syndrome awareness month and Emilia in Year 4 and her family are participating in the ‘Step UP’ challenge walk. It would be fantastic if every family could bring along a gold coin donation, to [...]
We have received the school’s NAPLAN data for 2014. Again, I have been impressed by the performance of the students. The focussed, explicit teaching practiced by the teachers is paying off across the school. We have very high standards for the students and they apply themselves diligently to ensure that they achieve to the best [...]
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Our Preptastic program begins Friday 10th October for our 2015 Preps. This year we will be assembling in the Wentworth Building and then moving off to the classrooms for the activities. We really value this program in getting our newest Preps ready for school.
Scholastic Books are delivering to our school hundreds of books available for families and friends to purchase. These titles include both latest releases and family favourites and are available to purchase at the fair. The school receives a percentage of all sales so buying books for you and your family to enjoy also helps benefit [...]
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