This week our Y3 and Y5 students have completed their NAPLAN assessment. I am very proud of the way the children have conducted themselves and the efforts they have made to do their very best! Thanks also to you - the parents who support your children through challenging times.
The week was topped off with a celebration morning tea for the children provided by our class reps - thank you to those parents who came along this morning and chopped, cut and delivered the breakfast food!
I would also like to thank the PFA and SRC for their work towards fixing our oval steps. The PFA has donated money to fix the steps, the school has contributed and our Student Representative Council is raising funds to complete the payment for this project. Please pop onto the oval and check out the work! Thank you for your support.
Many of you are asking me about my intention for family leave. I understand that change in leadership causes unrest and people get a little nervous. This can cause unhelpful speculation and negative conversation. My intentions at this stage are to take leave and return to Parkhill quickly. My leave dates include term 4 2020 and term 1 2021. I continue to work closely with the DET to ensure my replacement takes into account continuity and minimal disruption for all of us.
Thanks so much to those who have given feedback over the last couple of weeks. For those of you who couldn't attend our afternoon tea on Thursday please send through any feedback via the following link: https://forms.gle/7HjDkUWND55AyaP29
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.
Calling any parents with grant writing skills!! We are looking for some help - there are many and vast opportunities in the community to access funding through grant applications. The process is a little time consuming and requires certain skills. If you think you could help us in our drive to acquire grants to improve aspects of the school please do shout and let me know!
OPEN DAY/NIGHT AND EDUCATION WEEK:
Come and join us!!
On Monday 24 May we will host a WORKING BEE from 3:30 - 5pm followed by a sausage sizzle run by our PFA. This is our first working bee since 2019 and an exciting chance for us to come together as a community! We have a bit of work planned for the playground area, softfall and sand to shovel, weeding and tidy-up of our school grounds before we open up on Tuesday to prospective families.
You should have received your invitation to our open morning outlining what's happening through the school. Please do come and look through the school - both your child’s classroom and others too. Come and get a feel for what it’s like in our classrooms! Specialist classrooms are also open during this time. Come and enjoy a coffee in the staffroom at 9am, classrooms are open from 9:30 - 10:30, and an open evening from 5:30 - 7pm. This will be on Tuesday 25 May.
As previously communicated, 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, a School Captains address and a Principal’s message at 7pm in the library. Children should not be at school unattended during the open evening.
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.
Just a reminder that Monday is a curriculum day therefore there are no students required at school.