I Sea I Care News

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

On Wednesday 2nd of May our I Sea I Care Ambassadors did their Peer Teaching sessions with our Foundation students.  The following day they attended their Workshop at the Beaumaris Life Saving Club.

I loved going rock pooling and all the activities were great.  My favourite was rock pooling and thank you Karli for taking us. Charlotte H

My favourite part was on the 2nd of May when we taught the Preps.  It was super fun because all the Preps loved it so it pushed us to be better in every other class. Maddy M

My favourite activity at the workshop was rock pooling because we saw tiny creatures.  The thing I most enjoyed while teaching was the boxes full of rubbishAmber P

Last week I went to Beaumaris Life Saving club to do an I Sea I Care workshop. I really loved the rock pooling because we got to see lots of cool crabs, jelly fish and shells. My favourite thing that I learnt about that lives in the ocean is Sea GrassJordy P

On Thursday the 3rd of May we went to Rickett’s Point to learn more about dolphins and litter.  We went rock pooling for an hour and we found crabs, fish and shells.  We were the only group to find a sea star.

Once that was over we went to go and collect rubbish off the beach.  After that we went to go and look for dolphins through binoculars which was a lot of fun.  A short while after that we went downstairs to go and look at tiny creatures.

On Wednesday the 2nd of May we went around to all of the Foundation classrooms to teach them about sea life.  The second activity was beach combing.

The last activity was finding dolphin food in boxes full of rubbish.  We would like to thank all of the Prep teachers for letting us teach them, Belle and Taj for taking time out of class to come and video us and Karli, (Jordy’s Mum) for taking us to the workshop.

Literacy News

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

This term the Year 3 students have been working on writing strategies to help them improve the quality and vibrancy of their narratives.

These strategies help the reader visualise so you can ‘step into the story’.

I have included some wonderful work from our students to highlight the talented writers we have at Park Ridge.

Show Don’t Tell Strategy

‘His face was as ripe as an overripe tomato.  It looked like he was going to blow!  It felt like the room was getting hotter every second that went by.  All the stuff he said was as loud as a cannon.’

Bailey A

‘Liam’s face was as red as a chilly.  He stamped his feet as loud as a balloon could burst.  He snapped his teeth together and screamed as loud as fireworks.’

Alyssa S

Vivid Verbs

‘The children screeched as the dead bird plopped into the classroom’

‘The boy dawdled to the finish line.’

Isabelle D

Anna Christofis – Literacy Learning Leader

Student News

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Earlier this year one of our year 6 students approached us to ask if we could perform an Acknowledgment of Country at the beginning of our Friday morning assemblies.  This was discussed within our Student Voice meetings and with much excitement and pride, an acknowledgment was written by Abbey and for the first time at Park Ridge Primary School this was read and a tradition begun.  Thank you Abbey.

An Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land on which a meeting or event is being held, and of recognising the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to their Country.

History of the Aboriginal Flag

The Aboriginal Flag was recognised by the Federal Court of Australia in July 1995.  Harold Thomas, a Luritja man from the Northern Territory, designed the Aboriginal Flag in 1971.

The flag has become a recognised national symbol of unity for Indigenous people throughout Australia.

What do the flags colours represent?

Black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia, Red represents the red earth and the spiritual relationship to the land and Yellow represents the sun, the giver of life.

Park Ridge Primary School proudly fly the Australian flag, the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag and welcome everyone from all nations and cultures.

School Pix’s

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018


Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Author Visit

On Monday the 7th of March, the students in Years 3-6 will be lucky enough to have the author Michael Wagner and illustrator Wayne Bryant come and deliver a free performance. The show is promising to be interactive and hilarious.

The pair have collaborated on a new series titled ‘So Wrong’, which has been described as ‘A TV show in a book’ and perfect for reluctant readers.

I am hoping there will be an opportunity for parents to purchase the first book in the series.