Welcome to Parkhill Primary School!
Parkhill Primary School is situated in Ashwood on grounds which offer so much green space for students to enjoy. Our school garden hosts our kitchen garden program where children tend the garden, learn about sustainability, growth and of course the highlight for the children – cooking! We are lucky to have new buildings where our children are supported in their learning journey. The flexible spaces allow for closed, more traditional style learning environments, with larger rolling doors allowing for more flexible breakout spaces when needed.
At Parkhill Primary School, literacy and numeracy are the priority with a whole school learning and teaching approach providing students with explicit instruction and stimulating, challenging tasks. Inquiry learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) form a huge part of the school day, allowing children to access learning across the other curriculum domains in a connected and real way.
Our community Essential Agreement guides the way we interact with each other, conduct ourselves and value the community. At Parkhill we believe that to teach children effectively we must know them both as people and as learners, we dedicate time to developing positive relationships and building a strong self of connection and belonging with their learning environment.
The Parkhill vision is to nurture success in all students through their learning by developing a sense of who they are, where they belong and how they can make a difference. We achieve this by providing a safe and stimulating learning environment, rich in our values of care, unity, respect, honesty and persistence. Students are encouraged and supported to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, balanced, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, reflective and communicators. At Parkhill the team recognise that all children grow at their own rate and in their own way and the staff at Parkhill work hard to meet the needs of all children in our community. In the partnership between home and school, the common aim is to help each child grow into a well-rounded individual.
Additional program we offer at Parkhill in 2021 include Visual and Performing Arts, Chinese, Library, Physical Education, the program of inquiry which encompasses Science, Humanities, Technologies and Sustainability Programs; the Kitchen Garden program, Instrumental Music tuition, Swimming, Athletics, access to GATEWAYS, and JMSS school programs as well as Camp programs, ICAS, chess/games club and more. In 2022 we look forward to developing our Science program and promoting the STEM domains.
Principal: Elaine Brady
Through working as a united learning community, our purpose is to produce optimistic, resilient lifelong learners with skills for future success as responsible citizens in the 21st century.
United through learning, we nurture success
CARE | Care for self and others and the environment. Demonstrate concern and act responsibly.
RESPECT | Having regard for yourself, others and property.
HONESTY | Being honest, sincere and fair.
PERSISTENCE | Continue towards a goal, even in the face of difficulty.
UNITY | Working together towards a shared goal.
关心 | 照顾自己，他人和环境。表现出关心和负责任的态度。
尊重 | 考虑到自己，他人和财产。
诚实 | 诚实，真诚和公平。
持久力 | 即使面对困难也要继续朝着目标前进。
团结力 | 共同努力实现共同的目标。
I will try to do my best in everything I do
I will respect parents, students and teachers
I will obey the laws and do my best to make the world a better place
I am proud to be an Australian
I am proud to be a student at Parkhill Primary School
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.
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Primary School Privacy Information for parents and carers
During the ordinary course of your child’s attendance at our school, school staff will collect your child’s personal and health information when necessary to educate your child, or to support your child’s social and emotional wellbeing or health in the school context. Such information will also be collected when required to fulfil a legal obligation, including duty of care, anti-discrimination law and occupational health and safety law. If that information is not collected, the school may be unable to provide optimal education or support to your child, or fulfil those legal obligations.
For example, health information may be collected through the school nurse, primary welfare officer or wellbeing staff member. If your child is referred to a specific health service at school, such as a Student Support Services officer, the required consent will be obtained. Our school also collects information provided by parents and carers through the School Entrance Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) and the Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) Transition Form.
Our school may use online tools, such as apps and other software, to effectively collect and manage information about your child for teaching and learning purposes, parent communication and engagement; student administration; and school management purposes. When our school uses these online tools, we take steps to ensure that your child’s information is secure. If you have any concerns about the use of these online tools, please contact us.
School staff will only share your child’s personal or health information with other staff who need to know to enable the school to educate or support your child, or fulfil a legal obligation.
When our students transfer to another Victorian government school, personal and health information about that student will be transferred to that next school. Transferring this information is in the best interests of our students and assists that next school to provide optimal education and support to students.
In some limited circumstances, information may be disclosed outside of the school (and outside of the Department of Education and Training). The school will seek your consent for such disclosures unless the disclosure is allowed or mandated by law.
Throughout this notice, ‘staff’ includes principals, teachers, Student Support Service officers, youth workers, social workers, nurses and any other allied health practitioners and all other staff at our school. This includes employees, agents and service providers (contractors) of the Department, whether paid or unpaid.