Foundation Information Night

On Tuesday night, we held the second of our Foundation Information Nights for 2019 Foundation parents. Again, this year we decided to change the format of the evening. This year, two of our Foundation students hosted the evening. Firstly, Zavier S, from F-06, welcomed the parents and introduced myself to the audience and capably THRASS my name. Next came Kellence K from F-06, who gave an account of life in her first year of school. Kellence went into much detail explaining the various aspects of life as a new student. Both students did a fantastic job and demonstrated that we certainly have some excellent students in our school. Mrs Epstein then went into how the school and home can work together to develop a resilient child. At the end of the formal part of the evening, the parents were invited to meet with the 2019 child’s classroom teacher in their new classrooms. Feedback from parents on the night suggested a very successful and productive evening. I am sure that our Preptastic program will put all of our new Foundation students in good stead for school life at Park Ridge Primary School.

SSV Academic and Sporting Achievement Medal

Isabelle C, from Year 6, was this year’s recipient of the School Sport Victoria Academic and Sporting Achievement Medal. The medal is awarded to a student who is strong in both sporting and academic pursuits and Isabelle displays strong athletic qualities as well as high academic achievements. Well done Isabelle!

Wednesday Well Being Initiatives

Each week, Mrs Chalmers has organised a well being initiative to take place on Wednesday’s for the entire term. This week we had a group of dedicated Year 5 students perform a valet service for our younger students. Our valets carried school bags and walked younger students to class. We are very hopeful that selfless acts like this help all students to feel safe and accepted at our school.