Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Australian Girls’ Choir

Representatives from the Australian Girls’ Choir will be coming to Park Ridge Primary on Thursday 12 September. A notice was sent home last Thursday, spare forms are available in the office. If you would like the opportunity for your daughter to participate in the free singing workshop held in the Wentworth building from 1:30pm until 2:10pm on Thursday 12 September, please return the notice to the school office. Your child will be assessed in a small group and sent home with an encouraging report.

We are fortunate enough to already have multiple students at Park Ridge who have already been accepted into the Australian Girls’ Choir. Well done!

Music Crew

A huge thank you to all the students, who continually give up their own personal time at lunch to assist in the

Performing Arts department. We have a large number of students, who work diligently behind the scenes to assist our school in many ways. These include our singers at assembly, our technician crew members from year 6, our

piano players and multiple musicians who perform at assembly, both our Junior and Senior Choir leaders and our Dance Club leaders. Thank you all for everything you do for this school and the performing arts department, you all demonstrate such great character strengths and values that define a good leader and respectful global citizen.


Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Park Ridge Primary School Swimming Program – Expression of Interest Year 1, 3 & 5

The swimming program dates and structure has now been finalised for this year, payment and consent will be  available on Compass in the coming week for those families that replied to the Expression of Interest.

If you did not reply to the expression of interest for your child/children, and you wish your child/children to attend, please contact the office and we will provide you with the information.

Matt Davey

Physical Education


Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Year 5 and 6 Hoop Time

Last Friday was the Year 5 and 6 Hoop Time Day at Dandenong Basketball Stadium. Like our juniors, the seniors showed great interest in representing Park Ridge at Hoop Time. We submitted a whopping 16 teams in the event – a fantastic reflection of our students love of sport. It is pleasing to see so many of our kids willing to get out there and give it a go, regardless of whether they play basketball for a team on the weekends or not. It is pleasing to see so many sports games, not just basketball, happening at recess and lunch as I spend my Yard Duty outside. The teams have been training for 5 weeks under the guidance of their nominated Training Captains and Coaches and their basketball skills have improved out of sight.

A lot of work goes into ensuring each team is supervised on the day so I would like to thank the parents who gave up their time to coach and/or score for a team.

Congratulations to our All Star Boys team of Tom S, Dylan N, Harry C, Nathan H, Kalem G, Jared F and Kalani C who made the grand final but unfortunately fell short. They will progress through to the Knox Division Basketball Finals in term 4, Good Luck!

Congratulations also to the Park Ridge Rhinos Future Stars team of Paige C, Claire D, Kodie D, Ryder P, Blake P, Blake J and Teal W who made their grand final and were unlucky not to come away with the win.


Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Last Friday was the Knox Division Football Championships held at Eildon Park. Our boys team progressed through after coming second at the

District Winter Sports Round Robin carnival last term to cross town rivals Karoo. The boys played as a team all day, winning all three of their home and away matches to earn a spot in the Grand Final against the same team who

defeated us back at District. Our boys showed enormous spirit to end up

winning by 6 goals and be crowned Champions of Knox for the second year in a row, thus progressing through to the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Finals on Wednesday 7 August in

Bulleen. If you cannot wait until next Thursday’s

newsletter to find out how the team goes, the School Sport Victoria website provides live score updates throughout the day:

Good luck everybody!

Matt Davey

Physical Education


Friday, August 2nd, 2019

The Book Fair is Coming!

Every year the school hosts the Scholastic Book Fair.  This year we are holding the fair from

Monday 26 August to Wednesday 28 August. Books will be available for sale each of the afternoons from 3:15pm – 4:00pm.

The students will have an opportunity to have a browse at the books and other items available for sale prior to the fair. Your purchases enable the school to buy books for classroom libraries from

commissions on sales.

Thank-you for your continued support.

Connie Epstein

Foundation Learning Leader