Developing Your Strengths

At Park Ridge Primary School we mandate ten hours of literacy and five hours of numeracy per week. We have high expectations that students become highly proficient in these areas. We also ensure that we provide other opportunities for students to develop and practise their strengths. Weekly sport, running club, lunchtime coding classes, robotics, gardening club and lunchtime bookclubs are extra curricula activities for students to develop their talents. This year, Miss Hoffman, our new Music teacher, has introduced Jam Club. Jam Club provides opportunities at lunchtimes on Wednesdays for Years 4-6 and Thursdays F-3 to engage students back into our music program and inspire them to pick up an instrument to try and learn to play in a self-directed and collaborative learning way. Here are some photos from the Wednesday session. The excitement in the Wentworth Building was contagious.

Getting to Know You Nights / Information Gathering

Thank you to all of the families who attended the Getting to Know You Nights. This night is a valuable opportunity for teachers and parents to forge a great relationship to ensure that students achieve the best possible learning outcomes. I will be asking teachers to follow up with the parents they did not see on the night.

Lunch with the Principal

I will be having my lunch with the Students of the Week on Fridays at 1:15pm. This time provides a great opportunity for students to share their award with other students and reflect as to why they were nominated.

Student Leaders

At our assembly last week, Year 6 students received their leadership badges for 2019. We have increased the responsibilities of our leaders and look forward to watching their development. These leadership positions do not preclude other students from identifying and leading initiatives across the school.