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NovemberReturn to top

40 Years Young!

While the students and community of Parkview Public School have so much to look forward to as the school turns 40 this weekend, the school website takes a look back this week at the rich history of our school and the people and events that have made the school what it is today! The home page photo tool features a sample of the many images that will help community celebrate 40 years of quality, innovative public education this weekend. All current and former community members are encouraged to come along to the school between 11.00am and 4.00pm... Read more

40th Anniversary Dinner

Parkview 40th Anniversary Celebrations The formal celebration of the 40 year history of Parkview Public school will take place at the Stan Axtill Centre from 6.30pm on the evening of Saturday, 20th November. There has been widespread interest in this event and limited tickets remain. Tickets are being sold at the Parkview PS Front Office. To book a seat or a tabel call the school on 69 532600.... Read more

40th Anniversary Activities

Excitement continues to build around the school's 40th Anniversary celebrations, with just 3 weeks until the big day on Saturday, 20th November. The school choir and dance group are preparing for the day, while a number of other activities have been planned for the school between 11.00am and 4.oopm including: a live performance from the Thirsty Sheiks between 1pm and 2pm a family BBQ lunch provided by the P&C from 10 noon until 2.30pm PPS merchandise including drink coolers, coffee cups and pens for sale students art show on display in the... Read more

Melbourne Year 5 & 6 Excursion

The Year 5/6 group of students and staff arrived safely home from their Melbourne trip at 3.15 pm today, weary but full of stories and with a little bit of gold in their pockets from Ballarat!! Watch this space for more information about their excursion and many photos. These should be uploaded early next week.... Read more

Good Times at Borambola!

Day 1 of the Stage 2 Borambola Excursion east of Wagga Wagga has been a great success, with students enjoying a range of different activities including fencing, archery, rock climbing and a games evening with students from Ganmain PS, Grong Grong PS and Matong PS. Students have displayed great behaviour throughout the day and are looking forward to another very busy day before returning to Parkview PS late tomorrow afternoon. The estimated time of arrival will be updated on the website tomorrow afternoon. Pictures of Day 1 of activites at... Read more

Shared Learning at Open Day!

Parkview Public School's annual Open Day was another huge success on Friday with hundreds of people in the school engaging in a variety of interactive activities in classrooms, and then sharing a tasty family lunch supplied by the canteen before enjoying an entertaining whole school assembly in the Library. Classrooms were over flowing with enthusiastic parents and community members who were involved in lessons that ranged from constructing a lava lamp in Kindergarten Chemistry to literacy based craft activities, brain busting problem solving... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

Whooping cough alert

NSW Health is warning parents to be on the alert for whooping cough following an increase in the number of school-aged children diagnosed with the disease over the last few weeks. Whooping cough – also known as pertussis – is a serious respiratory infection that causes a long coughing illness, and can be life-threatening for babies. Older children can bring home whooping cough from school or childcare and the infection can then be passed on to babies in the home. Boosters are important Whooping cough boosters are important for older children... Read more

Altina Park Excursion a hit!

Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 have enjoyed two great days at the Altina Park Wildlife Reserve near Darlington Point as part of their major excursion for 2010. Students travelled by bus to the Wildlife Park after having the excursion already postponed once due to the rain that fell in September. Children enjoyed a picnic lunch and got to interact with the wide range of animals on display at the park. More images from a great excursion are available in the 'Photo Gallery' section of the website.... Read more

Silver Medal for Debaters

Parkview Public School's outstanding debating team have won a silver medal in the Riverina section of the Premier's Debating Challenge. The team consisting of Jake Balaz, Kayla Mecham, Jade Paynter and Samantha Pianca continued their amazing run of success in the theatre of debating this year by contesting an exhausting day of Riverina Finals debating at Ardlethan last Wednesday. Parkview joined Griffith North, Beckom and Young in the finals, with our team contesting Griffith North PS in the semi final held in the morning. Parkview... Read more

40th Anniversary Approaches!

Parkview Public School's 40th Anniversary celebrations continue to gain momentum, with the date drawing closer, set down for Saturday, 20th November 2010. Interest in the evening dinner celebrations have been high, with an RSVP form available for download from the '40th ANNIVERSARY' link on the school's web page. The school is working hard to put together a significant historical celebration. Former staff, students and community members are encouraged to share any photos, uniforms, newspaper clippings or memories that you may have that would... Read more

Parkview Up In Art!

Congratulations to all the Parkview students who entered the Leeton Show Society's Individual Art Competition. The work looked wonderful and really showcased the artistic talent of the students at our school. A very special congratulations must go to: 1st prize and ribbon - Bryce Pearce 'Mediated Image'. 2nd prize and ribbon - Jack McClure 'Drawing'. 1st prize and ribbon - Tess Staines 'Mixed Media Design'. WINNING ARTIST - Tess Staines in the Individual Art Competition. ...and due to everyone's amazing efforts Parkview students won; 'Best... Read more

Digital citizenship checklist

Kids today seem to be born knowing how to use technology, but they don't automatically understand responsible online behaviour. It's a new challenge parents face – teaching children how to be good digital citizens; how to use technology safely and responsibly, and how to evaluate, manage and use the information and tools they find online. Here are eight areas of digital citizenship that parents may consider and discuss with their children. Digital etiquette The most common example is using lower case letters in text messages and emails -... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top

Footy Colours raise funds!

The PPS SRC held a very successful 'Footy Colours' Mufti Day on the last Wednesday of Term 3 to help raise funds for Year 3 student Candice Murphy who is currently spending a lot of time in the Sydney Children's Hospital recovering from illness. The SRC identified the huge expense being incurred by Candice's family and wanted to help out in some way. The Footy Colours Mufti Day gave students a fun way they could contribute, with the PPS P&C pledging 'dollar for dollar' support for the fundraiser. In total $740 was raised for the Murphy family,... Read more

Jack's Check Mate!

Parkview Public School Year 6 student Jack Robbie has secured the coveted title of Leeton Community Of Public Schools Primary Chess Champion after prevailing against the talented minds of the district's finest Chess minds at Whitton Public School today. Robbie, and avid chess player, won four matches on the way to a final showdown with Leeton Public School's Callum Hislop. In a tense final, Robbie prevailed, in the process becomoing the first Parkview Public School student to win the title in the four year history of the event. 8 other... Read more

Tess shows clean set of heels!

Congratulations to Tess Staines who produced an outstanding result for Parkview and herself at the recent Riverina PSSA Athletics Carnival. Tess finished 2nd in the 9 years girls 100m race. Tess qualified with the fastest time for the final and ran extremely well to lower her new PB to 15.71!! Tess' 2nd place now qualifies her for Riverina representation in the upcoming NSW PSSA Athletics Carnival. Tess also ran well in the Junior girls 200m, finishing 9th overall. This is the 2nd year in which Tess has progressed to the NSWPSSA Athletics... Read more

Negative gets the Affirmative!

Parkview Public School has extended its remarkable achievements in the Premier's Debating Challenge, reaching the final stage of the Riverina competition for the second successive year. Parkview Public School A, consisting of Kayla Mecham, Samantha Pianca, Jake Balaz and Jade Paynter have qualified for the Riverina finals of the Premier's Debating Challenge after successfully arguing the negative for 'The Internet is making libraries irrelevant' in their quarter final match up against Lake Cargelligo Central School at Ardlethan today. The... Read more

The power of numbers

Girls listen to pop music, use the internet to stay in touch with friends and enjoy playing netball. Boys prefer rap, use the internet to play games and nominate AFL or soccer as their sport of choice. These were some of the findings of a national survey of more than 20,000 students, of which more than a quarter came from NSW. The Australian Bureau of Statistics CensusAtSchool for 2010 was open to students from Years 4 to 12, with the aim to spark students' interest in statistics and to improve their statistical literacy. Striking results... Read more

Bumper KROP!

No doubt everyone who went to the Griffith Regional Theatre last week would have been been bursting with pride after witnessing the tremendous contribution our Choir and Dance Group made to the standout Public Education Creative and Practical Arts Extravaganza KROP. Congratulations to the 40 students, Mrs Shelley, Miss Carbury, and all community members who made such great contributions to this production. Everyone in our community is very proud of you! The students returned to school on Friday very tired but satisfied from a job well done.... Read more

AugustReturn to top

Kids making the Transition!

32 bright and happy young boys and girls continue to make a bright start to their schooling careers in the extended Kindergarten 2011 Transition Program at Parkview Public School. Children have enjoyed a range of transition activities at school in the opening 4 weeks of the program, and are quickly becoming familiar with their new classmates, routines and new experiences like travelling on a school bus to and from school and the excitement of touching and using an Interactive Whiteboard! Check out the albums page for some great photos from... Read more

Eisteddfod Excellence!

Parkview Public School has recorded some fantastic results in the opening stages of the 66th Annual Climate Technologies Leeton Eisteddfod. Last Friday the school's 3 debating teams acquitted themselves extremely well, winning two of there three debates and finishing 4th overall out of 12 entries. Today attention turned to Verse Speaking, with some outstanding results. Year 3 & 4 claimed the Stage 2 Verse Speaking Choirs title for the second time in three years following a lively and articulate recital. Teachers Mrs Fiona Hislop and Miss Alana... Read more

Flash mobs celebrate Education Week

Communities around the state got a glimpse of the performance talent of NSW public school students who sprung into action at a series of flash mobs to celebrate the start of Education Week 2010. About 500 students descended on Sydney's Circular Quay for an energetic performance as part of a flash mob - an event where a group of people are organised to quickly assemble in a public place to do something unexpected and then disperse. Concurrent flash mobs, involving almost 200 other NSW public school students, were held at Miranda and Orange.... Read more

Celebrating Debating

Congratulations to our Debating Teams for their efforts in the Premier's Debating Competition. They have worked extremely hard to achieve a high level of success in this area of public speaking. After some impressive debating in the first two rounds, the results meant that Parkview A had to verse Parkview B in Round Three. Both sides spoke very well and contributed great arguments around the topic "All Children Should Have Pets". The teams were Parkview A: Jake, Jade, Sam, Kayla M. Parkview B: Genia, Hannah, Elijah and Chelsea. A great debate... Read more

Tripping the 'Lights' Fantastic!

'Parkview In Lights' made a rousing return to the stage at the Leeton High School MPC last Friday night, with a packed house of almost 600 community members wowed by fantastic performances put on by all members of the Parkview PS student body. Kindergarten stole the show with a cute and colourful rendition of the 70s classic 'Rain drops keep falling on my head', before Year 1/2 and Year 2 combined for an outlandish hoola-hooping, feet stamping version of the 80s favourite 'Agadoo'. The Parkview PS Choir raised the bar with another brilliant... Read more

JulyReturn to top

Computer Skills Test

Congratulations to all our students who participated in the University of New South Wales International Computer Skills Competition. Alex Pianca, Elijah Ingram, Joshua Lee and Kayla Mecham received Participation certificates. Samantha Pianca received a Credit certificate. Jacob Mills received a High Distinction certificate. Well done to all of these students. A great effort.... Read more

Parkview In Lights set to go!

The 2010 addition of Parkview in Lights arrives at the LHS MPC on Friday evening, August 6th. The gala concert, celebrating 40 years of Public Education at Parkview PS will re-trace the decades our great school has been existing, with a unique take on some of the events and trends that typified your era! All parents and interested community members are invited to come along and enjoy a fun-filled family evening. A pre-ordered family BBQ dinner is also available should you require this service. The BBQ will be available from 6pm. We look... Read more

Kindergarten 2011 Info Sessions

Parkview Public School will host its Kindergarten 2011 Information Sessions to be held on on Wednesday, 21st July 2010 in the Schools Kindergarten Rooms. To cater for all parents, the school will host two sessions, one during the day (2pm) and one during the evening (7pm). All interested community members are invited to share in this experience. Parents intending to enrol their children in Kindergarten at PPS are encouraged to attend this evening, however it will be a beneficial experience for all parents who intend enrolling students at our... Read more

Back to school tax refunds

Parents are encouraged to keep their receipts from education related expenses to take advantage of a federal government initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) provides parents with refunds of 50% on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. Parents can receive refunds of up to $375 per primary school student and $750 per secondary school student. A family with two kids in high school and one in primary school could potentially get a refund of almost $2,000 on eligible education expenses. Items you can claim Parents can... Read more

Your child's resilience

Next time your child is furrowing their brow and staring off into space, ask them whether they're thinking dolphin or shark thoughts. That's the advice from resilience specialist Andrew Fuller on helping your child to recognise the positive or negative approaches they may be taking on life issues. "Dolphin thinking can help you out and shark thinking can eat you up. It doesn't matter how old your kids are, they can still understand it," Andrew says. "The things that are most important are teaching children what a good life is, how to live life... Read more

Hannah runs into Riverina Team

PPS School Captain Hannah Boardman has continued a remarkable sporting streak for senior Parkview girls, earning a place on the Riverina PSSA Cross Country team to compete at the NSWPSSA Championships at Eastern Creek next term. Boardman placed 6th out of 80 runners at the Riverina PSSA Championships held at Lake Wyangan in Griffith, becoming the only Leeton-Narrandera PSSA student to qualify for State level. 5 other Parkview students also represented the zone and recorded some very pleasing results. Zone Convener Mr Terry McGrath complimented... Read more

JuneReturn to top

Leeton Schools Kinder 2011 Info

Parkview PS, Leeton PS and Yanco PS will this week combine to host the first Leeton Community Of Public School Information Forum, to be hosted at the Stan Axtill Centre on Tuesday, 29th June from 6pm. The evening will include guest speakers from different areas of expertise within the Department of Education and Training. These speakers will include: Mr Peter MacLean (School Education Director-Riverina West) Mr Jason Wilesmith (Riverina Sports Organiser) Mr Neil Warnock (Riverina Information Technology Consultant) Mrs Moira Kingwell... Read more

Cyber-safety tools

A new cyber-safety website provides parents and teachers with easy-to-understand information about how to create safe online environments for children. The ThinkUKnow website helps parents and teachers to understand new technologies and the safety risks that the online environment can present to children and young people. The website provides interactive training and information on key topics, including the digital channels kids commonly use how to stay in control of your child's cyber activity how to report inappropriate content advice on... Read more

Premier's Debating Kicks Off

Parkview Public School will hosted Barellan Central School in the opening round of the Premier's Debating Challenge in the PPS Library today Tuesday, 8th June. Two debates were conducted, with the Parkview A, consisting of Jake Balaz, Kayla Mecham, Jade Paynter and Samantha Pianca successful in arguing the negative case for the topic 'We should get rid of school uniforms'. The second debate featured Parkview B (Chelsea Axtill, Hannah Boardman, Jack Robbie and Genia Cowell) against Barellan, with the visitors presenting a successful and... Read more

Girls defeated in close match

Parkview Public School has been knocked out in the third round of the NSWPSSA State Girls Soccer Knockout after a tight match with Edward Public School in Deniliquin today. Edward PS progressed by virtue of their 3-1 victory. Parkview made its way through to third round after defeating Leeton PS 2-1 and receiving a forfeit from Ashmont PS. The team produced a tremendous defensive effort against much bigger opposition and often caught their opponents napping on the counter attack. Jade Paynter was brilliant in goals for Parkview, repelling many... Read more

MayReturn to top

League Tag Semi Finalists

Parkview PS has unluckily been knocked out at the semi final stage of the Mortimer Shield League Tag competiton following thrilling games played at Griffith's Jubilee Park yesterday. Parkview, under the astute coaching of Miss Alana Hynard, produced to brilliant performances against talented opposition. In Game 1, Parkview defeated Griffith North on the first try rule after the match was locked at 1-1 at full time. The teams second pool match also finished in a deadlock, with our girls and Yenda PS unable to be separated with a scoreless draw.... Read more

Netball Stars!

Samantha Pianca, Nadine Hollies and Chelsea Axtill have all secured positions in the Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Netball team to contest the Riverina PSSA Championships in Wagga Wagga next month. The girls will join team mates from across the district when they compete at the Equex Centre under the guidance of Murrami PS teacher Miss Leanne Thrift. The girls were selected at the District Trial hosted at the Leeton Indoor Stadium today. Results of the Riverina Trial will be published following the event.... Read more

Triple Treat

Parkview Public School has secured the LNPSSA Cross Country Handicap Trophy for the third consecutive year after some stunning results at the event held last Friday at Yanco Agricultural High School last Friday. Parkview finished a clear first in the Handicap Division on 3.03, ahead of Narrandera PS on 2.45, Small Schools on 2.41 and Leeton PS on 2.14. The Handicap Trophy is determined by dividing the number of enrolments at a school by the number of points earned at the carnival. This gives an indication of how a school as performed relative... Read more

Tomorrow's Leaders Today!

Parkview PS leaders Tory Amato (Captain), Hannah Boardman (Captain), Mitchell Watson (Vice Captain) and Samantha Pianca (Vice Captain) have joined over 400 student leaders from across Southern NSW and Northern Victoria at the 2010 Impact Leadership Conference in Albury. The students spent an entire day workshopping a range of leadership skills including team work, role modelling, delegating roles, cooperating and empowering others in what was an extremely beneficial leaders for our already extremely capable school leaders. Parkview's leaders... Read more

Soccer Stars!

Parkview PS hosted Leeton PS in the first round of the girls and boys NSWPSSA Soccer Knockout at the Parkview PS Oval on Monday. Two great games of soccer were witnessed by a large and appreciative crowd, with students from both schools displaying outstanding sportsmanship and skill. In the girls fixture, Parkview got the go ahead goal after 20 minutes, with Ashleigh Cook blasting a fine strike into the top right hand corner after good lead up play from Kayla Mecham, Hannah Boardman and Chelsea Axtill. Leading 1-0 at half time, Parkview... Read more

League Tag Legends!

Parkview Public School has won the Leeton-Narrandera Zone of the Girls League Tag Mortimer Shield competition after a thrilling day of Sport at the Leeton Schools Ovals. Played in fine but blustery conditions, the Parkview team coached by Miss Alana Hynard produced three brilliant victories to progress to the next stage of the competition. In the first game of the day PPS recorded a comfortable 4-2 victory over St. Josephs, before defeating Narrandera PS 3-2 to set up a thrilling cross town clash with Leeton PS. In the playoff match, the game... Read more

Cross Country

Congratulations to all the students at Parkview Public School for their amazing efforts at the Cross Country. THe weather was perfect and dried out what was a soggy track. Students competing on the 3km cicuit were the first to run the course, followed by the Infants 1km races. The Junior Primary 2km cicuit completed the order of events for the day. A special lunch, catered for by our wonderful Canteen team was enjoyed by the community after the race. This was followed by a special assembly in the COLA where ribbons were presented and the 2010... Read more

AprilReturn to top

A Floating Success

Parkview Public School's entry in the 2010 Sunrice Festival Parade was a stunning success, with many positive comments from the massive crowds that lined the streets of Leeton on Easter Saturday! A big thankyou to all children, parents and teachers who were involved with the presentation of our Sunrice Festival Float. All students involved were excellently presented and displayed outstanding behaviour as ambassadors for our community. A special mention to Mrs Tarnawsky, Mrs Shelley and Mrs Hislop who were the inspirations behind the float.... Read more

Hats On Parade

Parkview Public's Easter Hat Parade was an outstanding success on the last day of Term 1, with a huge crowd of community members attending to celebrate with the children and enjoy a tasty Easter lunch supplied by the school's canteen. Most students got into the spirit of the occasion designing some wonderfully creative hats. The winners of the respective class hat designs were: KB – Maddison Smith, Tyler O'Connell Year 3 – Acadia Lee, Jacob Mills KQ – Ryan Hughes, Hilary Wozniak ... Read more

MarchReturn to top

Ready, set, read!

Kids who get a head start on this year's Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) could win early bird rewards. The challenge officially runs from 1 April to 1 September, but NSW public school students can log on now and start attacking those reading lists. Each child who completes the required number of books from the PRC booklist receives a certificate signed by the Premier. The aim is that along the way they'll also enjoy discovering quality literature from a wide range of authors. They'll also find out that quality literature doesn't mean boring... Read more

Easter Book Fair

It's Book Fair time again at Parkview Public School! This year we are supporting local business and holding a 'Book City' Book Fair, which means there will be a wider variety of books to choose from. Books will be available to purchase from Friday 26th March at the following times: Friday 26th - 1.45 - 2.15pm and 3.30 - 5.00pm Monday 29th - 1.45 - 2.15pm Tuesday 30th - 1.45 - 2.15pm and 3.30 - 5.00pm Wednesday 31st - 1.45 - 2.15pm and 3.30 - 5.00pm Thursday 1st April - 1.00pm - 2.00pm Mrs Shelley is prepared to sell books before school if... Read more

Choir - An Opening Success

Congratulations to all the students who attended the opening of the Leeton Masonic Village on Saturday. The opening was officiated by Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales. Mrs Shelley and the choir were complimented by Professor Bashir on the quality of their singing as well as their presentation and behaviour. These compliments continued from many members of the general community. Her Excellency, Professor Bashir also extended an invitation to the choir to sing at Government House later in the year.... Read more

P&C Paver Project

The final stage of the P and C Paver Project will be conducted this term and next term. All interested community members (including pupils, ex-pupils and all other community members) are invited to purchase a commemorative paver to be laid at the entrance to the soon to be completed communal hall. The pavers will be officially opened at the school's 40th Anniversary celebrations later in the year. This will be the last opportunity to purchase a paver in this project. Orders will close Friday June11th and payment must accompany orders. The... Read more

Crunch and Sip Rewards!

The first of the year's Crunch and Sip Reward Days have been held at Parkview PS, with delicious fruit platters distributed to the classes in each stage who had consumed fruit and vegies during the most Crunch and Sip sessions this year! The Crunch and Sip eat healthy message is certainly getting through, with all classes averaging well above 80% participation on a daily rate, with many classes enjoying 90-100% involvement on most days. Parents and carers are encouraged to send fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to school and water for... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top

Library Monitors Announced

The 2010 Parkview PS Library Monitors were announced at a brief ceremony at Morning Assembly on Wednesday morning. Mrs Shelley congratulated all children who had shown interest in the positions, with the following students successful in gaining the important roles within the school community: Year 6: Genia Cowell, Jake Balaz Year 5: Tiffany Keech, Jaspal Gill Year 4: Anisa Cook, Alex Pianca Year 3: Olivia Eisenhut, Hayley Graham Monitors will commence their duties next Monday at lunchtime.... Read more

K-2 Open Day

The much anticipated K-2 Open Day will be hosted this Thursday, 25th February at Parkview PS. All Infants classrooms will be open for parents and family members to enjoy from 12.50pm until 1.20pm. Following the 'open' times, parents and family are encouraged to stay at school and enjoy a picnic lunch with children. Parents and family members are welcome to order their lunch through the canteen and can simply place their order with their child's in the class lunch basket at the beginning of the day, and the order will be available at 1.20pm!... Read more

Riverina Qualifiers!

Nadine Hollies and Kayla Mecham will head to Albury next Thursday, 4th March to represent the LNPSSA at the Riverina PSSA Swimming Championships after being included in the LNPSSA team announced today. Nadine qualifed after winning the 11 years Girls 50m Freestyle at the recent LNPSSA Carnival, while Kayla made it back to back titles, streeting the field to secure her cecond successive LNPSSA Breaststroke title. Both girls will be part of a strong LNPSSA line-up who will take on the best students from across the Riverina at the Noriel Park... Read more

Hall Construction Moves Forward

The skyline of Parkview Public School has begun to alter with the erection of the initial framework on the site of the new communal hall. The hall, being constructed on the northern boundary of the school adjacent to the Parkview Tennis Club, had its foundations poured Christmas Eve, and after services were worked on during January, steel construction has commenced. The project is due for completion by the middle of the year. More images from the construction phase so far can be viewed in the photo album elsewhere on this site.... Read more

PPS Swimming Team Announced

The Parkview PS Swimming Team to compete at next Tuesday's LNPSSA Carnival has been announced, with a squad of 35 swimmers set to contest the 2010 District Carnival at the Leeton Memorial Pool. Relay teams for the day have also been announced based on performances at the PPS Carnival on February 5. The carnival commences at 10am and will follow the order of events entered below. We wish all our qualifiers the best of luck for this event! Event (Place) No. Name Time ... Read more

2010 SRC Inductees

The 2010 Parkview Public School SRC were inducted today (Tuesday, 9th Feb) at school in a ceremony held in the school COLA. The 2010 PPS SRC were elected by peers in class elections conducted last week. The representatives are: Tory Amato (Captain), Hannah Boardman (Captain), Mitchell Watson (Vice Captain), Samantha Pianca (Vice Captain), Jade Paynter & Zoe Ingram (Year 6) Hannah Paynter & Jacob Preston (Year 5) Siarne Deeves & Brayden Ingram (Year 4) Tess Staines & Caleb Watson (Year 3) Tamara Donald & Cooper Holmes (Year 2) Jorja Sink-Crowe... Read more

Freeman Takes Swimming Glory!

Freeman House has started the 2010 sporting year with a bang, recording victory in a keenly contested Parkview Public School Swimming Carnival held at the Leeton Memorial Pool last Friday (Feb 5). In a thrilling house pointscore competition, the Reds finished marginally ahead of defending champions Thorpe House, with Bradman House a close third. On a mild and overcast day, all children displayed outstanding conduct and sportsmanship, with many notable performances recorded during the carnival. Age Champions for the day went to: Juniors: Josh... Read more

Captains Ready For Their Roles

Parkview Public School's 2010 Leadership Team is ready for the big job they have ahead of them. The group of Tory Amato, Hannah Boardman (captains), Samantha Pianca and Mitchell Watson (vice captains) are eagerly looking forward to hosting assemblies, filling executive roles within the SRC and welcoming guests to the school, coupled with their everyday role of providing an excellent role model for all students in the school. Parkview PS has also elected its House Captains for 2010. The successful students are listed in the Week 2 newsletter.... Read more

Changed School Hours

While our start and finish times will not alter, we are trialling an extension of the successful ‘Crunch and Sip' initiative that was so popular in Stage 2 during Term 4 of 2009. To enable this to occur across the school and to assist in developing greater class time during peak learning periods, the following bell times will become effective from today Monday, 1st February: -Morning Session: 9.20am-11.20am (Crunch and Sip at 10.20am approx) -Recess: 11.20am-11.40am -Middle Session: 11.40am-1.20pm -Lunch: 1.20pm-2.15pm -Afternoon Session:... Read more

Crunch and Sip

The 'Crunch and Sip' Program began today for all students at Parkview. Crunch and Sip is a set break in the middle of the morning session in which students are able to eat a small serve of fresh fruit or salad vegetables and have a drink of water. The fruit must be cut up and ready to eat and could also include dried fruit. The water must be in a clear plastic drink container or alternatively students may bring in a plastic cup to fill up. Today began extremely positively with many of the students bringing in a wide variety of fruits and... Read more

JanuaryReturn to top

School Enrolment Zones

Enrolment Policy (doc, 71 KB)Non-Local Enrolment Application (docx, 112 KB) A new policy completed by Leeton PS Principal David Lees and Parkview PS Principal Travis Irvin has confirmed the procedures for enrolling students in public schools within the Leeton Community Of Public Schools. Attached to this article is information relating to the confirmed policy as well as a 'Non-Local School Enrolment Application' for families with exceptional reasons for requiring enrolment at a non-local school. For further information and clarification,... Read more

Back to school tax refunds

Parents are encouraged to keep their receipts from education related expenses to take advantage of a federal government initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) provides parents with refunds of 50% on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. Parents can receive refunds of up to $375 per primary school student and $750 per secondary school student. A family with two kids in high school and one in primary school could potentially get a refund of almost $2,000 on eligible education expenses. Items you can claim Parents can... Read more

Cool lunch ideas

Keeping your child safe from food poisoning could be as simple as packing a frozen drink in with their lunch each day. Sandwiches packed at breakfast time can sit for up five hours in a school lunchbox before the lunch break, giving bacteria plenty of time to multiply - especially during the warmer months. A recent survey by the NSW Food Authority indicated only 29% of lunches were being stored safely, by using an ice brick or frozen drink which can keep lunchboxes up to 12 degrees cooler. The survey also revealed that while the majority of... Read more

My School website explained

This is a new website launched by the Australian Government on 28 January, 2010. The My School website provides a snapshot of every government and non-government school in Australia. The website offers a short description of each school and its community, the number of students and teachers, student attendance rates, and student results in new national tests in reading, writing and maths for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. These tests took place in 2008 and 2009 and are known as the NAPLAN tests (the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy).... Read more

Students Eager For School!

The Parkview school community is ready to welcome 29 new and enthusiastic Kindergarten students when school resumes in the coming days. All commencing Kindergarten students received a fantastic back pack full basic school needs from the Aboriginal Family and Youth Education Group. On the first day of school they will also be given an official Parkview broad brimmed school hat. This will keep all students sunsafe during their playing, sport and P.E. times. In addition, at the end of last year the two Kindergarten classrooms received funding to... Read more

Holiday Enquiries & Enrolments

Parkview Public School will offer parents wishing to enrol their children or considering enrolling their children the opportunity to make enquiries, obtain a prospectus and complete a tour of the school during the month of January. The school will open on the following occasions for members of the public: Monday, 11th January from 9.00am until 12.00noon Friday, 22nd January from 11.30am-1.30pm. The school's uniform shop will also be open on this day (for more information refer to the Uniform Shop article). Wednesday, 27th January from... Read more

Presentation Night Pride

Parkview Public School's Presentation Night was a celebration of the great achievements and work ethics of Parkview students in 2009. There was so much to be proud of, as students were called to the stage to receive awards across all curriculum areas. It was an amazing and emotional night as we farewelled our Year 6 students and welcomed in the Leadership team for 2010. Please look in our website photo album to view more wonderful captured moments from the night.... Read more