Issue 39, Friday 10 December 2021
Dear parents and carers,
As the second last week of the school year draws to a close, the school is a hive of activity with movement of classes, Y6 Graduation and other end of year festive activities. Tonight we have our Y2 Sleepover at school with a range of fun activities and a camp out in the library. Thanks to Bianca Bevilacqua for organising this experience and to Nicole Arapoglou and Chris Logan for support tonight.
At Monday’s assembly we announced our 2022 Y6 Student Leaders. Congratulations to the following students who were appointed to their positions through a rigorous process which involved a written application and interview:
School Captains – Jayda and Noah
School Vice Captains – Jasper and Abigail
Student Representative Council (SRC) Captains – Lucas and Mali
On Tuesday, we welcomed our 2022 Foundation students as part of the state-wide orientation. We have been fortunate to be able to run a full transition program in the weeks leading up to this day, so all new students were very familiar with the school and their class for 2022. Thanks to Anne Mcgregor and Bella Crowe for making this such a positive experience. All other students across the school also moved up into their 2022 classes with their teacher and classmates for transition activities. For some this involved moving into a new space and a new building. Over the next week teachers will have ‘handover’ meetings where 2021 teachers will share important information about students with their 2022 teachers to ensure a smooth beginning to the year.
School Council had its last meeting of the year last night and much of the focus of discussion was on the declining enrolment trend at Parkhill. In addition to the large cohort of Y6 students leaving, there are a number of students across all year levels who will also be departing for a variety of reasons. School Council is very committed to improving the enrolment outlook and is developing a clear strategy to attract enrolments through developing stronger community links and improving community perceptions. There are several events and activities organised for Term 1 next year and our new website, which is under construction, will be launched in January. Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to working closely with the school community to capitalise on the wonderful state of the art facilities and build pride and confidence in the school.
A reminder that school finishes next Friday 17 December at 1:30pm and resumes on Monday 31 January, 2022.
Have a lovely weekend,
Calendar of Curriculum Events
Wednesday 15 December – Y6 Graduation
Thursday 16 December – Y6 Big Day Out
Friday 17 December – Term 4 and 2021 school year ends at 1:30pm
Please note that these events are subject to Covid-19 restrictions and are subject to change and/or cancellation.
Pre-Sale for Parkhill 2021 Yearbook
Pre-sale for the Parkhill 2021 Yearbook is now open. Please click on the link below to secure your copy. There are limited copies left – please order now if you have not yet done so!
They will be delivered to school early next week.
Y2/3 Eureka Tower Excursion
Last week, the Y2/3 students visited the Eureka Tower! This term, they have been learning about structures, the purpose of these, the materials used to build them and have spent time researching key structures in Melbourne. The excursion allowed them to see these structures in real life and connect their learning to the real world.
The students loved seeing these structures from almost 300 metres in the sky! We were lucky enough to enjoy the beautiful view from 88 stories in the sky!