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PERFORMING ARTS

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Choir

Senior Choir is held on Tuesday lunches, and Junior choir is held Wednesday lunchtime. Students are still eligible to join.

Talent Stars

This term, Talent stars (Dance Stars) is holding a music and singing competition at Monbulk College on Friday 21 June and possibly Saturday 22 June. Auditions for this are being held this Friday and Monday next week,  all students can apply. Application forms are available at the office.

Music Room Donations

The music room is still open for any donations from the community to help support our school Music and Performing Arts program. We are particularly looking for cd players and X-box or play station consoles,  games and controllers such as Guitar Hero, Band Hero, Sing Star and karaoke games.

Music Room Mural

Thank you to Kade for volunteering his time to paint a mural in the Music room to inspire our students. Please watch this space for a photo of the finished creation.

Dance Stars Competition Monbulk

Congratulations to our Year 5 and Year 6 dancers who attended the ‘Dance stars’ competition last term. All students displayed high levels of skills, sportsmanship and maturity. Our Year 6 team, are now competing in the Grand Final at Monbulk College on the Saturday 15 June.

Year 4 ‘Engineers at Work’

Friday, December 7th, 2018

HELPING THE HOMELESS

Year 4 students at Park Ridge are enjoying an engaging and creative Design Technology and S.T.E.M unit this term. Students are even using the design process to create a way to help those less fortunate. Each Year 4 class has created a plan to raise funds for the homeless with classes choosing to run a sausage sizzle, sell icy poles, hold a free dress day and raise funds through a book exchange. Students anticipate that the money they raise will help provide emergency shelter, through Wesley Mission in Ringwood, to those who are most in need. The money raised will be  donated to support a local youth residential program giving young people a safe place to sleep.

Our special events will be held on the following days:

Tuesday 11 December: Book Trade* Students are invited to purchase a donated book for a gold coin donation per book. The trade will run from 12:30pm -3:45pm at the podium. Students will be able to purchase books at lunch or after school.

We hope that you are able to support the Year 4 students to raise money to help support this worthy cause that they have become so passionate about.

*If you would like to donate some children’s/teenage books to be sold at the book trade, please send them to Room 3. This is a great opportunity to refresh your home library!

Assistant Principal News

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Have you tried making your own Kindness Calendar at home?  With the festive season happening all around us this is a great time to encourage our children to think about others not so fortunate.  How could you help?  What are some things your children could do to think about others?

Valet Service

There will again be our Valet Service.  This will involve a number of our Year 5 students who will be greeting parents and students at the school entrances to carry bags and escort your students to their classrooms for you.  Look out for these very eager students waiting to help you out.  The Year 5 eagerly await the students to walk in and enjoy talking about the day ahead with them.  Such a great way to develop relationships between students.

Carrie Chalmers

Assistant Principal

Education Week Open Night

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

What’s a Botley?

Is a Bluebot really blue?

Are Code-a-pillars garden pests?

To answer these questions, come along to our Education Week Open Night on Tuesday 29th May (6:00-7:30).

Our classrooms and Specialist areas will be open for you to see how classes are using Digital Technology to engage and teach our students, and to celebrate the amazing work done in PE, Indonesian, Music, Art and Science.

Check out next week’s newsletter to meet Botley, Bluebot and Code-a-pillar!

YEAR 6 CANBERRA CAMP UPDATE

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Canberra Tour

Our Year 6 students are having a wonderful time exploring our National capital. This camp is a great opportunity for students to find out about how democracy was formed in our country, how our political system works and how laws are made. As expected, our students have been superbly behaved and very attentive during our tours and sight-seeing activities.

Expected arrival back at Park Ridge Primary tomorrow is 5pm, please check Tiqbiz for updates in the Year 6 box!

(Tiqbiz for those who dont know can be found in the App store relevant to your smart phone or tablet)