Thursday, June 6th, 2019

School Policy Information – Mobile Devices

Dear Parents/Carers,

It has come to our attention recently, that some students have been wearing and using the full communications capabilities of smart watches and using other mobile digital devices during school hours.

We would like to draw your attention to the current Mobile Devices Policy that was recently passed by School Council.

This policy explains that students are not permitted to use any mobile devices during school hours and if brought to school, these must be switched off and stored in the student’s school bag.

For the purpose of this policy, Park Ridge Primary School defines ‘personal mobile devices’ as portable computing and communication devices such as but not limited to personal mobile devices, tablet computers and smart watches.

Personal mobile devices must not be used:

  • during class or assemblies or in any way that disrupts the learning of others
  • to send inappropriate, harassing or threatening messages or phone calls
  • to engage in inappropriate social media use including cyber bullying
  • to capture video or images of people, including students, teachers and members of the school community without their permission
  • to capture video or images in any location within the school
  • during assessments.

Students are not permitted to access their personal mobile devices between 8:45am and 3:15pm including during lunchtime or recess, unless they have sought and been granted permission from a supervising teacher or have been granted an exemption to this Policy by the Principal.

If parents/carers wish for their child to bring a mobile communication device to school, they must complete a Mobile Devices Consent form in conjunction with their child and return this form to their child’s teacher (see Attachment 1: Mobile Devices Consent of the Mobile Devices Policy)

To read our full Mobile Devices Policy and access a copy of the Attachment 1: Mobile Devices Consent form, please visit our school website via the Policies tab on the Resources page.

We thank you in advance for your support in ensuring your child complies with the Mobile Devices Policy.

If you have any questions about the policy or our procedures around Mobile Devices, please feel free to contact a member of the school’s leadership team.

Kind regards,

Adele Gregson

Assistant Prinical – Curriculum & Education Subcommittee Convenor


Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Rowville Secondary College Coaching

For their past two Year Level Sport sessions, our Year 3 students have enjoyed coaching sessions from Year 11 and 12 students from Rowville Secondary College and the Rowville Sports Academy. Our students got a real kick out of being taught by some ‘big kids’, and after reviewing with some of the student coaches, they spoke about how much fun they had getting to know their students across the two sessions. I look forward to having students from next door coaching our kids in the future.


Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

It’s been a busy term already for PCA!!!

Colour Fun Run

The Colour Fun Run is one of our most popular Fundraisers for the kids throughout the year. The photos speak for themselves on what an amazing day it was!!The kids are still talking about it. The Fun Run prizes are being finalised and they should  arrive at School in the next couple of weeks.

Pizza Lunch

The Pizza lunch is always very popular with approximately 80 pizzas ordered for the day!  Thank you to Kylie for co-ordinating this day so smoothly and all the parent helpers.

Mother’s Day Stall

Mother’s Day Stall was another huge success.  The feedback from the kids and Mums, was that the presents this year were fantastic!  Lots of new stock to choose from. It’s my favourite time of year seeing what my children pick for me!!  Huge thankyou to Felicity and Kellie for co-ordinating this event and all the parent helpers.


Our disco is also a favourite for the kids with approximately 300 students attending over the two sessions.  The Glow products are also a lot of fun for everyone and makes the Disco all that more special!  Thankyou to Kasey and Rebecca  for

co-ordinating this event and all the parent helpers.

Election BBQ

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the Parents and Teachers who assisted with the Election BBQ on Saturday.  Without the help from Volunteers, fundraising events like this wouldn’t be able to go ahead. It was a very successful day with many Egg and Bacon Rolls and Sausages sold!  Thankyou to Janine for organizing all the supplies and for the lead up of this day and all the parent helpers.

We have a second hand uniform sale coming up on Wednesday 19 June.

The Cadbury Chocolates will be coming home in the last week of Term 2.

Thank you again to everyone who assists with our fundraising  events.  We are a very lucky school to have so many amazing helpers.  The money raised from these events have been allocated to playground upgrades.

If anyone is interested in receiving more information about joining the PCA Committee, please contact the office.

Education Week Open Night

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

To celebrate Education Week and explore the wonderful learning going on in our school, we would like to invite all families to participate in our Open Night on Tuesday 28 May from 5:30 – 7:00pm. This year, we have designed our Open Night to be a more intimate affair, with families invited to visit their child/children’s classroom learning environment where they can participate in a variety of games and activities and explore the wonderful learning our students have been engaged in. During your classroom visit, you will have the opportunity to chat with your child’s teacher and hear about the learning students have been engaged in throughout the year so far. There will be a range of Mathematics and Literacy activities set up on the student tables in each classroom and we encourage you to enjoy a game or two (or more) with your child/children. We also encourage you to ask your child/children to explain what they are learning, give you a guided tour of their classroom and show you their work that they are most proud of. On the evening, our Specialist Classrooms will also be open, and we encourage you to drop by and meet our specialist teachers and engage in a learning activity with your child/children. Open Night is a fantastic opportunity for extended family members to share in a child’s learning so it would be great to see as many family members as possible on the evening. It is a chance for our students and staff to show off their learning and what helps make our school a Great School! We are looking forward to seeing you at our Open Night!


Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Last Friday night 29 March, 20 grade 6 students were selected as part of their dance unit in term one  performing arts class to represent Park Ridge Primary at the DANCESTARS competition held at Monbulk College.
We had three teams enter the competition with one of our groups coming second place and making it to the grand final which will be held in April!
The students were amazing and it was a great night seeing students and parents supporting each other and our wonderful school! Well done!

We  also look forward to seeing Keira H, Sophie S, Ella S, Zarah M and Hannah J compete this Friday in the grade 5 division DANCESTARS Como also held at Monbulk College.

Help Wanted

If you have any of the following items, Park Ridge performing arts department would love any donations to assist our school!

  • Records
  • Cds or tapes
  • Players
  • Instruments
  • Music books
  • Posters

Suzanna Hoffman

Music Specialist