Parkhill Primary School Newsletter

Issue 22, Friday 21 August, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

This week at school the teachers have been planning for the rest of the term. We had the School Improvement Team working with the staff teams from across the school to develop the learning tasks that will be coming home through the next few weeks. The collaborative planning sessions allowed for professional discussion and collegiality across the school. 

It was really super to hear about all of the learning that is happening!! Even in our specialist classrooms.  I understand that for many of you literacy and numeracy are the focus of your home learning. I wanted to share some examples of work from our specialist classrooms. 

Performing Arts with Mrs Eriksen

This term the whole school has been learning about Dance and Movement. Every week I get to see so many awesome photos and videos of students completing their dance activities and it never fails to bring a smile to my face!  Keep up the amazing dancing, everyone!

A few weeks ago the F-3 students completed an activity called dance patterns. The students were learning to organise movements to create dances. They danced along to “Banana, Banana, Meatball” and then had a go at creating three of their own dance moves!  Here’s Mavi’s amazing dance:

In the upper school we completed a Ninja Reflex Challenge, where students had to copy some Ninja Dance moves and then choreograph four of their own moves. This activity helped the students to develop technical movement skills such as body control, accuracy, and coordination. Here are Oscar’s excellent Ninja moves:

It seems this is Mavi’s week - it was super to see him feature as NAB Auskicker on 7 Sport last week. 

Visual Art with Mrs Moorhouse

Learn From Home Packs

The Learn from Home packages will be made available from 10am every Monday. Please keep the work that your child completes so that you can return it to school once we are back onsite.

I hope you are all well and that you are staying safe. Please reach out if you need support, help or have any feedback at all to offer:

Take care and best wishes,

Elaine Brady


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Home Learning Update

The 2/3s designed and created some fantastic sock puppets in STEAM

2/3B Inquiry Dioramas

The 2/3s have been exploring habitats and endangered animals within those habitats. To gather their researching and finding out, they created dioramas and chose 1 habitat to explore. They worked hard to gather materials around their home and created brilliant dioramas!


2/3T Inquiry Dioramas

2/3T created dioramas to represent habitats. They included endangered animals that lived in these habitats and investigated the reasons the animals were endangered. The 2/3s proudly presented their dioramas at our Google meets.

PFA News 21 August 2020

Office Bearers:

President: Rossanne Clay       

Vice President: George Andrakakos

Treasurer: Maria Andrakakos

Secretary/Communications: Kylie Touloupis

General Members:  

Elle Delmee, Wendy Douglas, Donna Edwards, Sumi Sundram, Vanessa Cowley

Next Meeting: Thursday 10 September 2020 8:30pm

During this time when we might be feeling disconnected with each other, the PFA are creating events where our school community can ‘click to connect’ and come together online and have some fun. If you have any ideas please feel free to share them with us.


Our first event will be a Father's Day family virtual trivia. We will have rounds for young and old and prizes too! Once you register you will be sent information on how to connect for the event via Zoom and how to set up your devices for the quiz.

For more information contact us at


WHEN: Saturday 5th September, 2pm - 4pm (Father's Day weekend)

WHERE: In your home via Zoom (details will be sent once you purchase your ticket)

TICKETS: $10 per household

Book now on trybooking:

Before The Quiz...You will receive an email with the Zoom login details. If you have not received this email 24 hours before the event, please contact us on

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