Issue 23, Friday 4th August 2023
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The Parkhill Community touch the land and think of the Wurundjeri People and surrounding Clans of the Kulin Nation who cared for the land before us.
We share our gratitude to their Elders past, present and emerging.
As we touch this land we promise to treasure it; taking care of all its people, animals, plants and waterways.
We at Parkhill appreciate this land.
Welcome to week four everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather and feeling the slightest peek of spring weather around the corner.
Last night Michelle and I attended an online forum with the aim of securing a place for Parkhill to become part of the School Wide Positive Behaviour training modules for next year. This training is based on the evidenced-based framework pioneered by American Professor Robert Horner. SWPB frameworks aim to bring together school communities to develop positive, safe and supportive learning cultures. This will build upon our current understandings of respectful relationships and restorative practices and will help to further develop student engagement and outcomes at Parkhill. I’ll keep you posted on our progress regarding our application to be part of this framework for 2024.
Following the “wellbeing thread” we have just started negotiations with Deakin University (as part of our Ashwood Alliance) to provide a space for pre-service counsellors to work onsite at Parkhill. I have worked with schools previously where this provided much needed support for students, both in groups or 1:1 situations. I’ll be meeting with the post-graduation course coordinator next week to see how we can begin an allied health partnership with Deakin; again – I’ll keep you updated on our progress!
Next week is a busy one here for us all: incursions and excursions for students and staff, and I am off to two all day meetings offsite. I look forward to catching up with you in the yard or at the principal morning tea next Friday morning if you are able to make it.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Calendar of Curriculum Events
Student of the Week
The Term 3, Week 3 recipients were:
FA – Amir A
1/2A – Jacob K
1/2B – Bhavesh N
3A – Evie C
4/5A – Rayan S
4/5B – Keira M
6A – Annabella B
Three Way Conferences
Three Way Conferences will be held on Tuesday 15th August and Wednesday 16th August. Bookings must be finalised before Monday 14th August at 4pm, when bookings for this event will close. See the link below for information on how to book a conference.
Three Way Conferences can be held online or in person. If you would like your Three Way Conference to be online, please contact the class teacher for a meeting link.
Please note that students will also be required to attend the conference.
If you would like a translator present for your conference, please contact the office.
If you have any questions or require assistance booking a conference, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 9807 2239.
There are a few dates to remember for some upcoming SRC events!
National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence – Friday 18th August
Students should wear a touch of orange on the day! They will be doing learning about this during Care Groups as well.
Book Week and the Book Parade – Friday 25th August
Start thinking about your book character costumes! There will be a Book Parade on Friday the 25th in the gym in the morning (exact time to follow!) Parents are very welcome to come and take part in the celebration!
1/2b Measuring Length
The Y1/2s have been learning about length in maths! Students have been learning to measure length using both informal and formal units.
Last week, we practised taking big jumps and used various items to record how far we could jump. Students used a range of informal units, including blocks, icy pole sticks, dominoes and sticks to measure their jumps. Some students even used metre rulers to get an accurate measurement!
Take a look at 1/2B’s great jumps!
Is anyone missing these items? Please contact Mrs D’Arcy if they belong to you.
Please remember to name/label all items clearly.
There will be a Second Hand Uniform stall coming soon for Term 3, but if you require anything sooner, please check in at the office.
Lost Property Coordinator
For information about the Kelly Sports programs, please go to www.kellysports.com.au and search ‘Parkhill’ in the school box. From there you will be able to book in for the Multi Sport Fun or Basketball program.
Lunch Order Closure
There will be no Flexischools lunch orders on the following dates due to events at Ashwood High School:
- Thursday 10th August
- Wednesday 23rd August
- Friday 25th August
- Tuesday 29th August
President: Zoë Littlewood
Treasurer: Chris Fagan
General Members: Adam Keens, Emma Gullan, Lih-Shan Yam, Marinda Tanner, Michelle Wickman, Trish King, Vanessa Cowley, Iona Tsykalo, Jo Argaet
Last call for donations
PFA will be running an online auction as part of Trivia Night, so that everyone has a chance at bidding during the evening. Online auction will open on Wednesday at 12pm. A link will be distributed next week.
Trivia Night - only 1 week to go!
Tickets for our Annual Trivia Night are now on sale! Join with parents of your child’s classmates or gather your “smartie” friends for what is guaranteed to be a fun and colourful night! Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/cieuc – either per person or for a table of 10.
“What is a smartie party?” you ask!? You need to come dressed head to toe in one colour! Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed “smartie” (or rebel “skittle”) and the best dressed table. Your table might like to choose a colour theme or aim for a whole rainbow of smarties! BYO food & drinks.
To make this night a fundraising success, we are also asking for donations towards silent auction items. The PFA can provide a letter for you to use when approaching your local businesses or retailers for vouchers or items. Just let us know by email to email@example.com.
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