Principal’s Message

Welcome to Parkhill Primary School!

We are a community focused school that embraces all members of our community. We have an enrolment of around 300 students so that all staff can get to know each student and their families. The individual needs, personal interests and unique characteristics of our students are known and supported by staff and enriched in a safe and positive learning environment. We provide for our students a broad and engaging inquiry-based curriculum that is personalised to meet the needs of each student.

At Parkhill, our curriculum is based on the understanding that students learn best by being engaged and active in their learning. Our philosophy of providing our students with a broad and well balanced educational experience ensures that each student has the opportunity to explore and release their individual talents. This philosophy is supported by our extensive range of extra curricula offerings. Specialist classes in Chinese, Art, Performing Arts, Library, Phys Ed and Gardening ensure that all Parkhill students have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways. Through these opportunities, our teachers aim to create experiences that inspire students to learn and to continually challenge their personal best.

To further support our classroom and specialist programs, we offer Challenge programs for students who require extension beyond the classroom. In addition to this, we identify students who require specialised intervention early in their schooling and put them on the right path to achieving their educational goals. All our students are supported in the classroom with challenging work at their level.

Our commitment to the pastoral care and mental health of our students is further supported with an extensive range of programs that support the emotional needs of our students. Programs such as our Lunchtime Games Club, Care Groups and our Inter House activities, ensure that our commitment to supporting the health and mental wellbeing of our students is paramount.

By browsing through our website, I trust that you will gain a sense of community that we pride ourselves on at Parkhill and the emphasis we place on the pastoral care of each of our students. We are proud of our school and our strong community culture, which is best summarised by the School Oath:

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

This, together with our School values of care, respect, honesty, persistence and unity, lay the foundations for developing knowledgeable, well balanced and confident young citizens.

Following your visit to our web site, I would be pleased to answer any further queries you may have about our school. In doing so, I extend an invitation to you for a personalised tour of our school where you can experience for yourself the unique learning environment that awaits you and your family at Parkhill Primary School; where we embody our vision: “United through learning, we nurture success.”

Principal: Elaine Brady

School Profile



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.



School Motto

United through learning, we nurture success




School Values

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。

School Oath

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








School Council


School Council Membership and Elections

School councils are made up of parents, staff, community members and the principal.

Become a school councillor

To be a school councillor, you must have an interest in the school and be able to work cooperatively with others to shape the school’s future.

If you’re a parent, guardian or staff member, you must nominate yourself to be a school councillor and then be elected through a vote. Elections are held in February or March each year.

Parents and guardians of students enrolled at the school can vote on which nominated parents become school council members.

School staff can vote on which nominated staff become school council members.

Community members are chosen by the school council.


for more information about School Councils at the DET website




Please read this notice before completing the Enrolment Form

The confidential enrolment form asks for personal information about your child as well as family members and others that provide care for your child. The main purpose for collecting this information is so that Parkhill Primary School can register your child and allocate staff and resources to provide for their educational and support needs. All staff at Parkhill Primary School and the Department of Education & Training are required by law to protect the information provided by this enrolment form.

Health Information Health information is asked for so that staff at Parkhill Primary School can properly care for your child. This includes information about any medical condition or disability your child may have, medication your child may rely on while at school, any known allergies and contact details of your child’s doctor. Parkhill Primary School depends on you to provide all relevant health information because withholding some health information may put your child’s health at risk.

Family Arrangements Parkhill Primary School requires information about all parents, guardians or carers so that we can take account of family arrangements. Family Court Orders setting out any access restrictions and parenting plans should be made available to Parkhill Primary School. Please tell us as soon as possible about any changes to these arrangements. Please do not hesitate to contact the Principal, Parkhill Primary School, if you would like to discuss, in strict confidence, any matters relating to family arrangements.

Emergency Contacts These are people that Parkhill Primary School may need to contact in an emergency. Please ensure that the people named are aware that they have been nominated as emergency contacts and agree to their details being provided to Parkhill Primary School.

Student Background Information This includes information about a person’s country of birth, Aboriginality, language spoken at home and parent occupation. This information is collected so that Parkhill Primary School receives appropriate resource allocations for their students. It is also used by the Department to plan for future educational needs in Victoria. Some information is sent to Commonwealth government agencies for monitoring, planning and resource allocation. All of this information is kept strictly confidential and the Department will not otherwise disclose the information to others without your consent or as required by law.

Religious Affiliation If you want your child to receive religious instruction at Parkhill Primary School, a form is sent home annually that requires parental consent and a small fee.

Immunisation Status This assists Parkhill Primary School in managing health risks for children. This information may also be passed to the Department of Human Services to assess immunisation rates in Victoria. Information sent to the Department of Human Services is aggregate data so no individual is identified. Visa Status This information is required to enable Parkhill Primary School to process your child’s enrolment.

UPDATING YOUR CHILD’S RECORDS Please let Parkhill Primary School know if any information needs to be changed by sending updated information to the school office. During your child’s time with Parkhill Primary School we will also send you copies of enrolment information held by us. Please use this opportunity to let us know of any changes.

ACCESS TO YOUR CHILD’S RECORD HELD BY SCHOOL In most circumstances you can access your child’s records. Please contact the Principal to arrange this. Sometimes access to certain information, such as information provided by someone else, may require a Freedom of Information request. We will advise you if this is required and tell you how you can do this. If you have any concerns about the confidentiality of this information please contact the Principal. The Department can also provide you with more detailed information about privacy policies that govern the collection and use of information requested on this form. Please call the Department’s Privacy Manager on (03) 9637 3601 if you would like this information.

Collection statement


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.

Our school values the privacy of every person. When collecting and managing personal and health information, all school staff must comply with Victorian privacy law. For more information about privacy including about how to access personal and health information held by the school about you or your child, see our school’s privacy policy:

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.


Parent Payment Arrangements

Policies & Forms