It was wonderful to see many of you at Thursday’s afternoon tea - thank you for your ideas and feedback. We will issue a community survey soon to gather the thoughts of those of you who could not attend.
The school was a hive of activity this morning with the Mother’s Day Stall being held in the library space. It was just lovely to hear the chit chat and buzz of the children coming through. A massive thank you to the PFA and parents who helped out this morning - your help is always very much appreciated!
I am sure there are many of you who are looking forward to the Mother’s Day Movie night tonight - have fun!
OPEN DAY/NIGHT AND EDUCATION WEEK
Now in its 77th year, Education Week aims to positively profile and celebrate the strengths and achievements of Victoria's government education sector.
Education Week 2021 will run from 23-29 May and the theme is 'Building Connections'. The theme celebrates the connections between schools and local communities and strengthens bonds with families and carers. During Education Week we will hold our open morning and open night events. Open day includes an open classroom session from 9:30am - 10:30am, and an open evening from 5:30pm - 7pm. This will be on Tuesday 25th May. Our open morning invitation will come home soon via your child and the open evening event is advertised below.
The morning is full of learning activities in class and around the school, showcasing various aspects of the school. We hold school tours with our captains, sessions in the garden, and throughout our specialist program as well as in the classroom.
This year, in response to parent feedback, we will not be running our usual Passport to Parkhill activity for children. Our open evening is to showcase the very best of Parkhill to both current and prospective families. We ask that this year children attending wear their school uniform with pride and come prepared to talk about their learning in the classrooms. The open evening is a family event - classrooms will be open for you to explore the learning spaces, enjoy a showcase of learning and talk with the staff about the programs offered. There will be student performances and a Principal’s address at 7pm. Children should not be at school unattended during the open evening.
Thank you for those who shared ideas with me - I leave this for you to think about: many of you know Mrs Tuck retired this year. We are looking to hold a celebration of her time as a teacher at Parkhill. Currently Mrs Tuck is travelling Australia and unable to join us, however on her return in term 3 we are planning a special day in her honour. We are trying to pull together a PHTV feature length episode - if you have any photos or memories you would like to share please send them through to the office for us to collate. In the meantime if you have any ideas for celebration that you think we could add to our special day please do let me know.
MEET WITH YOUR TEACHER
It is important to remember that you are always welcome to meet with your class teacher and I encourage you to make appointments throughout the year to touch base and talk about your child’s learning progress.