Issue 39, Friday 16 December 2022
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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.
We’re there, the final week of 2022 and heading into the Christmas break! What a fabulous week to end the term, with a wonderful swimming carnival on Monday, Move Up morning, Jan Tuck’s farewell assembly and volunteers afternoon tea on Tuesday, Y6 Graduation on Wednesday and the annual staff vs students netball match on Friday.
It was super to see so many of you supporting the children at the carnival on Monday – the event was super fun and the children swam really well showcasing their skills. On reflection we realised this was our first carnival since 2019 and most of the students had no experience of what a Parkhill PS swimming carnival looks like.
Our Move Up day was also super fun with lots of smiles and happy children!
We are trying really hard to get our Class Reps system up and running before the end of the year – please complete the permission form – https://forms.gle/2Debdx8dbMqiZLX3A – so that we can organise things. The form will take 30 seconds to complete. Thanks in advance.
Next week we have Big Day Out for our Y6s and a moving day where the children will be helping out teachers, moving things throughout the school, in preparation for 2023. There is no assembly on Monday as our final assembly will be held on Tuesday at 1pm. During our final assembly we will have a performance from our school choir, and farewell our Y6 children who will share their graduation performance with us.
School finishes at 1:30pm on Tuesday.
As we move into the break I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish you and your family a super relaxing break ready to return in 2023.
Over the holiday break there are heaps of things to do in Melbourne: School holidays events and activities – What’s On Melbourne
students will finish at 1:30pm on tuesday 20 december, our last day for 2022!
We have a new After school care provider in 2023!
It takes a village to raise a child and we are yours! VillageOSHC partners with schools Australia-wide to keep children safe and happy outside school hours as parents work or study. In our care, children make new friends, build on old friendships, get exercise, eat healthy food, embrace their imagination, and have loads of fun in a safe and respectful environment.
Operating Hours and Fees
Before School Care:
7:00am – 9:00am
Session fee: $26.33*
Pay from $3.94 after CCS
After School Care:
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Session fee: $32.95*
Pay from $4.94 after CCS
7:30am – 6:00pm
Session fee: $77.50*
Pay from $11.62 after CCS
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Building works at Parkhill during the holidays
We have a lot of building works planned at Parkhill during the upcoming holidays. Please be mindful while onsite and avoid any in-process works for your safety.
Hall flooring – The hall floor rectification works will commence Monday 19 December with demolition of the current flooring. This work is intended to be finished by early February.
Plumbing (LC1) – Plumbing rectification works is planned for mid-January in LC1, the junior building. This will affect adjoining decking as well as the classrooms.
Shade sail works – a shade sail will be erected over the playground adjacent to the soccer field. Times to be confirmed.
Rowen Street Kinder – fencing will be installed around the playground adjacent to the soccer field, including the sandpit. The kinder intends to begin moving in mid-January.
VillageOSH – our new OSH Club will be moving in mid-January into LC2, the senior building.
Decking rectification – the decking outside of the old games club will be rectified over the holidays. Times to be confirmed.
Last week, Friday 9th December, we held the Y2 Sleepover!
The Y2s had a wonderful time celebrating the end of the year with Christmas crafts, ice-cream, sport rotations and a movie night with hot chocolate!
We thank our parent helpers Josh and Conor as well as Kerry D’Arcy for helping with the event!
Student Awards in the Community
While there have been many accolades received recently within our school – our specialist awards, citizenship, academic and endeavour awards to name a few – Parkhill students are also shining brightly elsewhere! Miranda C is one such student who represented Parkhill Primary School on Tuesday, receiving a Community Spirit and Leadership award – an initiative within the Chisholm electorate. Congratulations, Miranda, from all of us at Parkhill – it is certainly well deserved!
Many will be aware of the sporting achievements of Jasper W during his time at Parkhill. But on Monday night these achievements were put aside to celebrate a different side of Jasper’s sporting life. Amongst a select group of athletes, Jasper was awarded the Sporting Attitude medal which was sponsored by The Rotary Club. Well done, Jasper, we are very proud of your efforts and good luck in the future!
Final 2022 STEAM news
How lucky to have had the opportunity to teach STEAM this year, exploring and experimenting with students from across the school. All year levels have touched on biology, chemistry, technology, physical science and art. Each week students have arrived with enthusiasm for our next STEAM adventure. This week was no different as our Y4/5 and Y5/6 students got festive with watercolour painting. The technique required them to mix their watercolour, apply it to a glass jar, imprint their paper with the circle of colour and then fill the rest with a brush. The outcomes were amazing and it was lovely to see students experimenting with colours and techniques as they became confident in the activity.
I am looking forward to another year of STEAM. 2023 is sure to be a blast!
Hi Parkhill Families,
We received our final shipment of book orders and the books were all distributed and sent home yesterday.
Thank you for your help with getting our library books back to school, and to the parents who have reached out about missing books. The library records will be updated so your child will be able to borrow from the library next year.
Please advise your class teacher or me if you are unable to find any missing books. We are not seeking payment for any lost books. If you would like to organise a replacement, you are welcome to make a voluntary donation to the library.
As another school year comes to a close, our heartfelt appreciation goes out to you for your support with our library, Scholastic Book Club and Book Fair. We could not have done it without your help!
Wishing you and yours “Happy Holidays!” Have a safe and wonderful summer break!
Treasurer: Chris Fagan
General Members: Elle Delmee, Sumi Sundram, Vanessa Cowley, Jo Argaet, Iona Tsykalo, Lih-Shan Yam, Emma Gullan, Trish King, Marinda Tanner, Alex Cilsby, Emily Meagher, Nadine Philips
What an amazing year! Many 100’s of cupcakes were made, sausages cooked and fun was had. Thank you all for your support and generosity this year. We raised $26,500!! Looking forward to 2023 and the improvements to enhance the children’s play spaces.
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