Happy Friday! As we near the end of term the school has been busy with science learning - our science week has been focused on the Earth and Space sciences across the school - check out the photos below!
Sadly we are not able to host whole school assemblies yet due to the existing restrictions, and have postponed the school disco until further notice. We have been able to secure a Y5/6 camp and information is coming home soon.
Interschool sport is able to run from next week and we are seeking clarity as to what this looks like for us, hopefully we can get the children back out and about and active!
We will be running a second working bee early next term with a focus on the front of the school - watch out for more details coming your way but please do save the date: 29th July 9:00am.
For most of this year we have been working closely with Woolworths Ashburton to be able to offer food packages to members of our community every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We supplement the food donated by Woolworths with other sources of dried and tinned long-life foods. I am asking to see if there is anyone who would be able to assist with the regular pick up of this food from Woolworths. At this stage I have been collecting the donations every morning on my way to school but would really appreciate some help with this. Please let me know if you think this is something you could assist with going forward.
CHAPLAINCY MORNING TEA:
Sadly we say goodbye to Suzanne Carmody at the end of this term - our planned morning tea cannot extend to parents due to our current restrictions. Suzanne is onsite Monday and Thursday so please do pop in and say goodbye in your own time. I feel certain we will be seeing her in and about in the future too.
Again I would like to extend my most heartfelt thanks to Suzanne, the work she does is very low key but has a huge impact with the families she supports.
Our annual swimming program will be running in term 3 through weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6. Details will come home soon around payment, etc. – please do keep your eyes open for the orange letter! Please do complete and return the slip as soon as possible – even if you do not intend on participating. The swimming element of the curriculum is very important and the school’s swimming program run through Huntingtower is excellent. It is important to note that a school swimming program is just that. It is not club swimming. The program is intended to cater for the majority of students at their ability. Huntingtower has wonderful facilities that suit the needs of Parkhill.
Soiree will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday afternoon for those families involved.
Friday 25th June is our Be a Superhero day - check out the information below for further details.
In term 3 we will hold our whole school assemblies on a Monday afternoon. Assembly will start at 3pm as usual. We intend to move afternoon tea break back by 10 minutes to allow us more time in the assembly space.
Sick children must stay home.
- The first day of term 3, Monday 12th July, is a curriculum day. Students do not attend school on this day.