Welcome back to another exciting term

It surprises me how quickly the year goes. Although we are three quarters the way through the year, there is still lots of learning to take place. Our main focus will always be on the learning. However, we want to produce students with a strong moral purpose.

I came across this quote during the holidays. I thought it summed up why we do Positive Education at Park Ridge Primary School

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb
For the past seven weeks I was given the privilege of acting as a Senior Education Improvement Leader in the Yarra Valley, where I worked with principals to improve learning in their schools. My systems learning that I gained from the experience has made me a better educational leader, however, it reinforced to me that Park Ridge Primary is the place for me and that I return with a more determined focus of making our school the best school not only in Knox but within the Region.

During my time away, I was also provided with the opportunity by the Department to visit schools in Shanghai. Shanghai is regarded as one of the world’s best education systems. Although Chinese schools are very different to Australian schools, there were a number of their initiatives that I will be implementing across the school to improve learning.

2018 Parent Contributions via Compass

School Council has discussed and passed the 2018 Parent and Voluntary Contributions.  School Council decided on a small increase of $10.00 for the year.  All information regarding the Contributions is now available on Compass. All payments will be required to be made through the Compass program. Once full payment is made, Stationary Packs will be available for collection from the office, dates for collection can be found on Compass. Please find the details of the Contributions below:

Student Materials/Essential Student Learning Items (Stationary Pack and Classroom Supplies) $210.00

Optional Items/Core Curriculum Items $60.00

Voluntary  Contributions School Council Facilities (Recommended $50.00 per family)

Excursion levy as per year level