Parkhill Primary School Newsletter

Issue 1 Friday 29 January, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

WELCOME BACK!!! And a big special welcome to our new families across the school!  It was so wonderful to see all of our new Foundation students with their big smiles in class this morning.

I hope you and your family had a safe and relaxing break.  

The school has been a busy place over the break - you will have noticed the arrival of the safety site fences around the build site.  We are super excited that the building works are ready to start soon after the delays we saw in 2020. We have been busy moving the resources and relocating classes, etc. around the rest of the school.  PE will be held either outside or in the library space which will also host our whole school assemblies.  

From next Friday (5th February) you are again welcome to join us for our Friday assembly from 3pm.  I ask you to enter the library through the back door which is located in the Foundation playground around the back of the administration building.  You will need to wear face masks to attend as we cannot honour physical distancing at this stage. 

It is just lovely to see you all onsite and in classes this year - please do continue to be mindful of physical distancing and where this is not possible, please do wear a face mask.  More information about helping in class, etc. will come home soon! 

Our information evening will be hosted in week 3 -  please do save the date (Tuesday 9th February) and see below for further information.


At Parkhill, we use Essential Agreement to drive the culture in our learning and working environment.  Our Essential Agreements are co-created by all stakeholders and outline what behaviours we aspire to develop in order to make the learning environment and culture positive, supportive and productive. Essential Agreements help us to go beyond the rules and think about the ‘why’. 

Parkhill Primary School:  Community Essential Agreement

We care for ourselves, each other and our environment.

We show respect by speaking with kindness and listening to understand.

We value learning time.

We show unity by helping each other and ourselves.

We are honest and take responsibility for our actions.

We are persistent and have high expectations.

We strive to be positive role models.


Information Evening will be held on TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY. We stagger the sessions across the school to allow families to attend any meeting.  

Information sessions – Tuesday 9th February

F/1 - 5.30pm

Y2/3 - 6.00pm

Y4/5 - 6.30pm

Y6 - 7.00pm

The sessions will be held in the classroom blocks. 


Team vs Group - What is the difference? The differences are indeed subtle. A group is a number of individuals coming together for a reason or cause, and a team is a collection of people coming together with a common goal that drives them, they have a shared purpose.

The 2021 Parkhill Team:


Drop-off and pick-up

There is supervision on the playground from 8:45am, classroom doors open at 8:50am. We strongly advise that children are NOT left at school any earlier than 8:45am.  We finish our school day at 3:30pm and pick up should be prompt.  The supervision on the playground is only until 3:45pm to ensure all children are picked up and safely home or with a parent/carer. Many parents enrol their children in our OSHClub program so if they are late the children can attend on that day. There is NO supervision available by school staff after 3:45pm.  Please do ensure you are organised for pick up at 3:30pm.  Should something urgent occur to prevent this, please call the office. 

2021 Parent Payments

The 2021 Parent Payments are due today! Payments can be made by BPay or Credit Card/EFTPOS via the office or over the phone.  If you’d like to setup a payment plan, please call the office or email Jo Ravida at


Children must wear a hat in term 1 – they are not allowed to play outside, and must stay in the shade if they do not have a hat.  

Have a wonderful weekend

Elaine Brady


Calendar of Curriculum Events

Tuesday 9 February - Information Night

Thursday 11 March - School Photos

Tuesday 16 March - Twilight Sports

Friday 19 March - Bully No Way Day

Thursday 1 April - Term 1 ends

F/1 Buddy Activities

The Y1 students welcomed their new Foundation classmates and buddies this week with some fun building activities.

Scholastic Book Club

Hi Parkhill Families,

Happy New Year, and a big welcome back to Parkhill.

We are excited to be starting up the Scholastic Book Club again and brochures have been distributed.

It is easy to order. You will need to place your order at or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and allows you to pay by credit card. Kindly note that cash orders are not accepted.

Every Book Club order earns Scholastic Rewards for the school to purchase additional resources, however there is no obligation for you to make a purchase.

Existing Students

When placing your order, kindly remember to update your new class information. I have included the class teacher names and grades below for your convenience.

New Students

Register on LOOP to receive exclusive sneak peeks, downloads and offers throughout the school year. To register, you will need to set up:

  • your details (name, email address and password)

  • your child’s details (name, class and school)

Important Information

  • Orders will be delivered to school, there is no delivery charge.

  • When the orders arrive, they will be given to your child to bring home.

  • Cut off date for orders - Friday 19 February

If you would like more information or need a hand with placing an order via the platform, please email me and I will be in touch.

Happy reading!

Angelita Williams


Lunch Orders

Lunch orders from Classroom Cuisine and Flexischools are back! Please remember to update your child's class details for the new year. Information about lunch orders can be found at and

CSEF Applications

Please find below the forms to complete a CSEF Application. These forms can also be collected from the office. If you have any questions please contact the office.

Please note: you do not need to complete an application if you have completed and submitted one to the office in the past.

Parent Payments 2021 - Due Today!

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