From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Developing Your Strengths

At Park Ridge Primary School we mandate ten hours of literacy and five hours of numeracy per week. We have high expectations that students become highly proficient in these areas. We also ensure that we provide other opportunities for students to develop and practise their strengths. Weekly sport, running club, lunchtime coding classes, robotics, gardening club and lunchtime bookclubs are extra curricula activities for students to develop their talents. This year, Miss Hoffman, our new Music teacher, has introduced Jam Club. Jam Club provides opportunities at lunchtimes on Wednesdays for Years 4-6 and Thursdays F-3 to engage students back into our music program and inspire them to pick up an instrument to try and learn to play in a self-directed and collaborative learning way. Here are some photos from the Wednesday session. The excitement in the Wentworth Building was contagious.

Getting to Know You Nights / Information Gathering

Thank you to all of the families who attended the Getting to Know You Nights. This night is a valuable opportunity for teachers and parents to forge a great relationship to ensure that students achieve the best possible learning outcomes. I will be asking teachers to follow up with the parents they did not see on the night.

Lunch with the Principal

I will be having my lunch with the Students of the Week on Fridays at 1:15pm. This time provides a great opportunity for students to share their award with other students and reflect as to why they were nominated.

Student Leaders

At our assembly last week, Year 6 students received their leadership badges for 2019. We have increased the responsibilities of our leaders and look forward to watching their development. These leadership positions do not preclude other students from identifying and leading initiatives across the school.


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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NEWS

Last year Park Ridge Primary School were able to post 36 Soldier Care Packages.  Thank you to all the families and students for donating items and thinking of others at this festive time.  These packages were sent to soldiers who were deployed in other countries and were not home with their own families at Christmas.  [...]

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NEWS

Dear Mum and Dad, Please help me to be confident and resilient … Let me carry my own bag to school. Let me put my bag & fruit snack away in the morning. Guide me to change my take home book rather than do it for me. If I forget something please don’t race home [...]


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STEM NEWS

Safer Internet Day As part of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5 February, the students of 4-28 participated in an online virtual classroom, facilitated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. They joined 1500 other students across Australia to learn and discuss how to stay safe on the internet by using the 4Rs: Respect, Reasoning, [...]

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NEWS

Severe Allergies (ANAPHYLAXIS) We have several students at Park Ridge who have a SEVERE allergic reaction (Anaphylactic shock) to the following foods: THESE ARE THE FOODS WE WOULD LIKE TO AVOID IN OUR SCHOOL Dairy – yoghurt and milk (Cheese is okay for your child to bring to school) Eggs – whole eggs  (Eggs cooked [...]


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