Curriculum Day

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Next Thursday 29 March is a school Curriculum Day. Students are not required at school on this day. Staff will be spending time developing a whole school approach to the teaching of literacy with specific attention to effective reading strategies.

Assembly Change

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Due to next Friday being Good Friday, we will be conducting our school assembly on Monday. At the assembly, we will be drawing the prizes for the Easter Raffle. There will not be a newsletter next week.

District Swimming Sports

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A group of very enthusiastic and talented students represented our school in the Rowville District Swimming Sports that were held last week at the Monash Aquatic Centre. Our students represented the school with distinction. As a team, they cheered each and every competitor, they celebrated the effort of their team members, whether they came first or eighth, they tried their best and enjoyed time in the sun doing what they enjoy – swimming. The most noticeable trait demonstrated by our school was EFFORT. Each and every student fought right until the end of their 50 metre race. This character trait ‘Effort’ is a more reliable indicator of future success than ‘intelligence’. I want all students to realise that we value ‘Effort’ at Park Ridge Primary.

Park Ridge finished in 4th place overall. Highlights included:

Blake P 1st in Backstroke

Jess A 1st in Breaststroke

Under 10 relay team consisting of Blake P, Ryder P, Lachlan C and Luca I 1st place in 4/50m Freestyle.

Isabelle C 2nd place in Breaststroke.

Coles Sports for Schools

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Park Ridge Primary School has registered with the Coles Sports for Schools Program. For every $10.00 spent at Coles, Coles Express or Coles Online, customers receive one Sports for Schools voucher. Families, friends and the wider Park Ridge community can bring the vouchers to school, placing them in the collection boxes located in the office. Every voucher our school receives goes towards our tally and the higher our tally is, the more sports equipment we get to order! The final day that families can bring vouchers into Park Ridge is Friday 11 May so please start collecting vouchers today, I know I have!

New Assembly Time

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Our school assemblies will now take place on a Friday morning in the Wentworth Building. This change will start tomorrow, Friday 9 February.