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Schools Spectacular – TV highlights

The state's most talented young singers, dancers and musicians displayed their skills during four exciting and extravagant performances at the 2011 Schools Spectacular, held recently at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. If you missed the live shows or if you just want to enjoy it all again, you can catch the highlights on ABC TV. Two telecasts are scheduled (check your local TV guide for confirmation): 7.30pm Sunday, 18 December on ABC1 (1hr version) 7.00pm Saturday, 31 December on ABC2 (2.5hr version). The brilliantly choreographed and... Read more

2012 Leadership team

New Leaders for 2012

Congratulations to the new leadership team for 2012. The Captains are Brayden Ingram and Summer Hughes with the Vice Captains being Alex Pianca and Carley Graham. We wish them all the best in their new roles for 2012. A very big 'thankyou' also goes to the outgoing Leadership Team on their amazing work and dedication to their positions in 2012 .... Read more

Year 6 students prepare the Go Kart!

Go Kart activities a hit!

The popular Chaplaincy Go Kart program is underway again, with Chaplain Anna Celi and director of Go Kart activities Geoff Cook overseeing the re-design of the Go Kart's appearance and licensing of senior students last week, Students enjoyed the opportunity to re-paint and most importantly service the Go Kart before it returned to supervised service last week, with students in Kindergarten-Year 4 having the opportunity of participating as a passenger in the Go Kart! Only students who have displayed appropriate behaviour and have parental... Read more

NovemberReturn to top

Learn to swim

Royal Life Saving NSW has emphasised the importance of swimming and water safety education, saying 50,000 children are leaving primary school every year unable to swim. The organisation says participation in swimming lessons has been in decline for the past 10 years and many Australian children are at risk of drowning. Both Royal Life Saving and the NSW Government agency Sport and Recreation offer learn-to-swim lessons throughout the state under the Swim and Survive banner. The Sport and Recreation program caters for children aged between 18... Read more

Vice Captain Jaspal Gill at the awards night

Proud & Deadly!

Parkview students have been acknowledged on a huge scale at the 2011 Leeton AECG Proud & Deadly Awards held at the Leeton HS MPC on Wednesday evening. In all, 21 students were recognised for their achievements throughout the 2011 school year in areas as diverse as Sport, Arts, Academic Excellence and Attendance, a tremendous achievement. Another highlight of the evening was the performance provided by our outstanding Wiradjuri Dance Group under the tutelage of Mr William Ingram. Photos from the evening can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.... Read more

Eugene Goosen Hall, the scene of the final

Jacob's Spelling Bee Adventure!

Jacob Mills has returned from his visit to the NSW Finals of the Premier's Spelling Bee content that he did his best, and knowing he could correctly spell the final word of the competition (plankton), despite not reaching that stage of the final. Jacob was eliminated in the third round of competition unluckily receiving the word 'steppe' (pronounced 'step', meaning a large area of flat, un-forested grassland in south-eastern Europe or Siberia). In true Parkview style Jacob displayed tremendous sportsmaship when eliminated from the competition.... Read more

Jacob receiving his prize after winning the Junior Final in Griffith

Jacob set to spell in NSW Spelling Bee Final

Jacob Mills will compete in the NSW Premiers Spelling Bee Final in Sydney on Wednesday, November 16. As winner of the Riverina District Final Jacob will compete against the very finest spellers which NSW Department of Education schools have to offer! Jacob has earned the opportunity to travel to Sydney to compete in the elite state final on the back of excellent performances at school and zone level. Jacob won the Parkview Spelling Bee and went on to win the Riverina Junior Spelling Bee held in Griffith last term. Jacob in both competitions... Read more

Students visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Canberra

Capital Gains!

Parkview's Year 5 & Year 6 classes have returned from the nation's capital tired but fully of stories of their exciting three day adventure to Canberra. Highlighted by visits to Parliament House, Old Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, AIS, Mint, Questacon and many other sites, the students were beaming when they returned on Friday evening to recount their adventures which also included evening mini golf! Students were outstanding ambassadors for their school and proved extremely astute with their knowledge on many education... Read more

Tess Staines up close and personal with an Echidna!

Dubbo Excursion A Great Experience

42 tired students have returned from the Stage 2 Dubbo Excursion with tremendous memories and a range of unique learning and social experiences after two jam packed days in the state's Central West. Students enjoyed visits to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo and the old Dubbo Gaol as well as some mentally testing evening activities at Dubbo Big 4 Parklands Lodge including a trivia competition and and varied competitions. All students proved to be great ambassadors for our community, highlighted by some wonderfully insightful questions at the Zoo... Read more

Mr Collins wears it at the Fete!

Fete A Huge Success

The return of the Parkview Public School Fete after a break of 7 years has proven to be a huge success, with over $11,000 raised for the students of the Parkview community. Sometimes the build up does not justify the event, however I think it is safe to say that even the most optimistic community member could not have envisaged how unbelievably successful the 2011 Parkview Public School Fete was going to be! A massive thank you is extended to not only everyone within the Parkview Community who supported the Fete, but also to the broader Leeton... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

Sorting fact from fiction

You can't always trust what you read when researching information for assignments. Here are ways your child can tell a good website from a bad one. With so much information on the web and no-one responsible for fact checking, kids need to look out for: bias and hidden agendas factual errors outdated information information which is country-specific commercially motivated information. Play the detective The ability to question information is a vital tool for all school kids. People can publish something that looks great but is full of factual... Read more

Encouraging your child to write

You don't have to be an expert to help your child with writing. Simply supporting your child with the areas of writing that you feel confident with will benefit them. When you're writing something down such as the shopping list, sending an email or filling in a form, talk to your child about what you're doing, why you're writing it and who you expect to read it. When writing at home, make it purposeful and interesting for yourself and your child. It's essential that kids learn that we write for a purpose It's important that your child... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top

Chess Competition

Congratulations to all the competitors in the Leeton Community of Public Schools Chess Competition. Schools from around the region including Darlington Point, Lake Wyangan, Narrandera, Leeton, Whitton and Parkview Public were competing for the prestigious Chess Trophy!! THere were many close matches as students used their strategies to outwit each other, however the winner of the day was Andrei Rivera from Darlington Point Public School. They will now host the competition in 2012. Congratulations to Tiffany, Acadia, Josh, Jaspal, Elijah,... Read more

Jacob is a Spelling Whiz!

Parkview Public School student Jacob Mills has been crowned the Riverina Spelling Bee Champion today after an intense day of Spelling hosted at Griffith East Public School. Jacob and class mate Caleb Watson represented Parkview in the Stage 2 competition, with Caleb exiting in the third round of the competition before watching Jacob progress all the way to the State Final, which will be held in Sydney on November 16. In the Stage 3 division, Parkview were represented by two very strong spellers in 2009 Stage 2 Champion Chelsea Axtill and 2011... Read more

Debaters out of arguments!

Parkview's talented debating team have lost a close quarter final match up to Beelbangera Public School today. Speakers Chelsea Axtill (1st), Sarah Quinlivan (2nd), Elijah Ingram (3rd) and Jaspal Gill (silent) received some very positive feedback from adjudicator Mr Tony Davey (NSW Debating and Public Speaking Department). Parkview formed the negative argument that there should be fewer school holidays, with a well structured debate conducted by video link up between Parkview, Beelbangera and Sydney. The Premier's Debating Challenge will... Read more

Parkview Girls Gallant

Parkview Public School's talented Girls AFL team have finished a respectable 12th at the Girls Paul Kelly Cup State Finals held at Blacktown Olympic Park on Tuesday. The girls played some good football against talented opposition, some of whom towered over the Parkview girls for size, but definetley not determination. On an exciting day for the school, Parkview recorded two losses and a draw against the best school girl teams from across NSW. Parkview's opening match against Camden South Public School was a case of missed opportunities, with... Read more

AugustReturn to top

Girls AFL team chase glory!

Parkview Public School's ground breaking Girls AFL team will take another huge step on September 6 when they contest the State Finals of the Paul Kelly Cup Competition at Blacktown Olympic Park. The team qualified as one of the two Riverina schools to represent at the titles after some impressive performances at the MIA Gala Day in Griffith during June. Now the girls face three pool matches at State Finals before the knockout stage of the competition commences. The draw for the day is as follows: POOL D (Giants Zone)9)Camden South10)The... Read more

Book Week Characters On Parade!

A huge crowd has attended Parkview Public School today to enjoy the 2011 Book Week Character Parade. A large range of characters as diverse as Harry Potter, Little Red Riding Hood, Zorro, R2D2, the spider from Charlotte's Web, The Cat in The Hat, Snow White, Ned Kelly, Mario and Luigi and many more were out in full force to make it a memorable day. This year's theme of 'One World, Many Stories' proved popular with children and parents a like, with Parkview PS Relieving Librarian Cathy Dando very happy with the response from the community. "The... Read more

Spell 'Amazing'

Parkview Public School's Spelling Bee was held today with students from Years 1 to 6 participating. Each class conducted their own 'mini' Spelling Bees to determine who would participate in this formal school competition. Well done to Stage One finalists Lilly Davies, Corey Axtill, Teneal Preston-Warr, Cooper Craker, Katelyn Mills, and Arne Pagden. An amazing effort. Congratulations to the winners Cooper Craker (1st) and Teneal Preston-Warr (2nd). In Stage Two the finalists were Molly Donohoe, Jade Jennings, Sophie Wozniak, Brodie Cregan,... Read more

Yes Minister!

Minister for Education and Communities, The Hon. MP Adrian Piccoli (Member for Murrumbidgee) spent his morning at Parkview Public School today launching a brand new Interactive Whiteboard Software relating to electricity uses and safety. The cutting edge curriculum support was developed and launched in association with local electricity supplier Essential Energy who were represented by a wide range of dignitaries including Executive Manager for Human Resources and Safety Mr Mark Mulligan as well as Safety and Environment Officer Mr Russell... Read more

Mobile homework help

Parents can now access quality information to help with their child's homework and assignments while on the go. The School A to Z mobile app, available free for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, is part of a new online parent resource developed by the education department. The app features: plain-English definitions of maths, English and technology terms, including videos and help sheets information and useful links to help with common classroom assignments Maths Monkey times tables learning game Spelling Bee learning game. The Spelling Bee... Read more

Kinder 2012 Journey Begins!

42 smiling Kindergarten Transition students commenced their primary schooling journey today as they participated in the first of 16 transition days at Parkview Public School. The program focuses on the preparation of students in readiness for the commencement of formal schooling. Children enjoyed a range of activities both inside the classroom and in the playground, with one of the major highlights being the bus trip 17 of the children enjoyed on their way to 'big school'. Parents and carers are encouraged to enrol their children for this most... Read more

Students excel at LNPSSA Aths

52 students helped Parkview to record its best result in almost a decade at the LNPSSA Athletics Carnival held at the LHS Ovals yesterday, finishing Runners Up in both divisions of competition. In all, 24 Parkview students achieved places in events, with Tia Moore (Senior Girls) and Tess Staines (Junior Girls) finishing runners up in their respective age championships. Overall Pointscore Leeton 541 Parkview 280 Narrandera 220 Small Schools 121 Handicap Competition Leeton 3.87 Parkview 2.80 Narrandera 2.00 Small Schools 1.21 Parkview Students... Read more

Triple Crown at Eisteddfod

Parkview Public School is celebrating its most successful day in the school's 41 year history at the Leeton Eisteddfod, securing three group titles and one individual honour during a memorable morning session at the Roxy Theatre. Years 1/2H and 1/2C were first to shine, securing the Infants Verse Speaking Crown after two brilliant recitals. The first was the compulsory piece 'The Clock Makers Shop', while the children then provided an entertaining presentation of the humorous 'Looth Tooth'. The victory was the first time Parkview had ever won... Read more

Parkview shine at Barret Shield

The 2011 Trent Barrett Shield was held on Wednesday, August 3rd at Leeton High School Ovals. In all, 4 Parkview teams were entered in the Year 3 & 4 draw. 2 boys rugby league sides and 2 girls league tag sides. This resulted in all children in the Junior Primary being given the opportunity to play. The day was a fantastic advertisment for the talent which our school possesses in the Junior ranks. All teams held their own against some much stronger oppositions and managed to register at least one win. A highlight of the day was the Parkview... Read more

New parent resource launches

Parents can support their child's learning with a new purpose-built resource that includes a website, mobile applications and social media channels. The School A to Z online school community, developed by the education department, provides practical advice about homework, tips on learning, wellbeing, technology and resources to help parents and carers support their child's social, physical and mental development. It includes a free mobile application for iPad and smartphones that features hundreds of definitions about maths and English terms,... Read more

Education Week Awards Winners

Parkview Public School took the opportunity to honour students who have achieved outstanding things during their schooling and also to acknowledge community members and staff who have made invaluable contributions to the school community during today's Education Week Assembly. Congratulations is extended to the following recipients of Education Week Awards for 2011: Chelsea Axtill: Outstanding achievement in scholastic endeavours, leadership and sport. Elijah Ingram: Outstanding achievements in scholastic endeavours, leadership and the... Read more

JulyReturn to top

PARKVIEW SPELLING BEE 2011

The Annual Parkview Spelling Bee will take place on Friday, 19th August. The Parkview PS Spelling Bee gives all students in Years 3-6 the opportunity to put their spelling knowledge to the ultimate test. The event has been run annually for the past 4 years at out school and is a prelude to the state wide Premiers Spelling Bee. This year the Parkview Spelling Bee will feature a Stage 2 and Stage 3 final where 8 predetermined contestants will compete in a knockout style spelling competiiton. The final two students will be entered into the... Read more

District Aths Squad Announced

The 2011 Representative Athletics Squad has been announced. In all, 52 Parkview students will represent our school at the LNPSSA Athletics Carnival to be held Tuesday, August 9. Students from ages 8 Years and over were eligible for selection in all track and field events contested on the day of the PPS carnival. In most cases the top four places in track and top two places in field events are granted entry. Please note that in some circumstances, times are used for qualification. The Parkview Athletics team boasts 3 LNPSSA squad members who... Read more

Debating Season Continues

The huge year of debating at Parkview PS only gets busier as the Leeton Eisteddfod approaches. Students from Years 5 and 6 continue to work closely with Mrs McAliece to prepare for the following activities: Premiers Debating Challenge Parkview Public Hawks and Parkview Public Cats are to debate next week. This is the final debate in this first round. So far Parkview Hawks have won their two debates and the Parkview Cats have been successful in one debate. Leeton Eisteddfod Debating We have entered three teamsin this years eisteddfod. The... Read more

Term 3 Ready To Roll!

The extremely exciting activities of Term 3 are almost upon us, with school set to resume next week. Official recommencement arrangements are as outlined below: Monday, 18th July: Staff Development Day. Enquiries welcome from 8.30am. Tuesday, 19th July: Students Kindergarten-Year 6 resume for Term 3. Supervision for students from 9.00am. The school newsletter will be published on Tuesday, 19th July packed with all of your regular school news. For the most up to date information be sure to stay in touch with the school website.... Read more

Building writing skills

Here are some practical tips to help your child work out the best way to express themselves through their writing. Help your child to understand writing tasks that they may have been given for homework. Ask them to talk about what has to be done. Help your child to use reference materials such as dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopaedias, DVDs and the internet. Before your child attempts a task, help them to understand what reference materials are needed by talking about the task and asking questions which will guide the child's planning.... Read more

No Rest For KROP Kids

While their peers are enjoying a restful school holidays, Parkview's talented band and dance group are happily giving up some of their hard earned holidays to ensure their role in KROP is well drilled and ready for the gala performing arts extravaganza that will be the jewel in the crown of Education Week, being held at the Griffith Regional Theatre on August 4 & 5. KROP (Kids Rapt on Performing) is a public schools event hosted annually to showcase the incredibly talented students who attend the region's public schools. It also highlights the... Read more

Debaters 'Talk of the Town'

Parkview Public School have continued there rich history in debating, recording impressive victories in the opening two rounds of the Premier's Debating Challenge. Parkview's two debating outfits have been working hard with Debating Coordinator Mrs Julie McAliece for around 10 weeks in preparation for the debating season that kicked off two weeks ago and will extend in to the Leeton Eisteddfod and possibly beyond. The opening rounds of the Premier's Debating Challenge saw Parkview teams drawn to meet peers from Leeton PS, and the two schools... Read more

Thorpe Claims Athletics Honours!

Thorpe House has continued its dominance of carnivals in 2011 with another impressive performance at Friday's Parkview Public School Athletics Carnival. The house claimed 5 of the 6 Age Championship titles, with House Captain Wade Johnson putting the exclamation point on an impressive day by breaking the Senior Boys Discus Record. Johnson added well over 2 metres to the exisiting record that had been set by Ryan Dunn a decade ago. Perfect weather greeted competitors and the large number of spectators, with students producing excellent... Read more

Artists Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Parkview Public School students have celebrated NAIDOC Week with an eye catching range of work on display in the school's hall. A 60m serpent contributed to by all 190 students in the school meandered its way around the interior perimeter of the hall, while over 150 pieces of art work entered by individual students adorned the walls in what was an amazing display. Local Wiradjuri community member Mr William Ingram was given the difficult task of judging the best works, with the following students recognised for their efforts: Anisa Cook,... Read more

Parkview Excel in AFL!

Parkview Public School performed very well at the Tony Lockett Shield AFL Gala Day last Wednesday at the Griffith Ex-Serviceman's Oval. A big thank you is extended to the Parkview parents who assisted with the running of the canteen on the day. Our boys played some very good footy against skilled opposition. We led in the first game at half time but were unable to hold Yenda out going down by seven points. In the second game a well drilled Griffith Small Schools outfit were a little too strong for Parkview, while the third game was an... Read more

JuneReturn to top

School holiday reading ideas

24 June 2011 Encouraging your kids to pick up a few good books during the holidays is a great way to keep their hard-earned reading skills from slipping. Here are some suggestions. Books for young kids For boys and girls in Kindergarten to Year 2: The Terrible Plop - Ursula Dubosarsky Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House - Libby Gleeson. For boys and girls in Years 3 and 4: Ballroom Bonanza - Nina Rycroft (a fabulous rhyming alphabetical picture book) The Adventures of a Late-Night Swearer - Nette Hilton The Walk Right in Detective... Read more

GAT Mural takes shape

Parkview Public School's Gifted and Talented Program continues to produce fantastic results with Mrs Tarnawsky's Stage 2 Creative Arts group nearing completion on a new mural located on the eastern wall of the Out Of School Care Building. This term the school's GAT program has focused on Public Speaking, Creative Arts and Stage 1 Writing, with the results of the new mural clear for all to see. For more information on the Gifted and Talented opportunities available at Parkview PS, please contact the school during office hours.... Read more

Parents Flock to Fun Days

Over 30 parents and community members have attended the recent Literacy and Numeracy Fun Days hosted at the Parkview PS Hall in recent weeks. The days, designed to enhance parents ability to assist their children at home with interactive and meaningful activities have been hailed a very beneficial exercise by all who have been involved. Next term the school will be facilitating financial literacy sessions for parents as well as cooking workshopsm which will provide great ideas for activities that can be conducted in the home! Information... Read more

Kids Star at Riverina X Country

4 Parkview Public School students have returned from the Riverina Cross Country Championships held at the testing Memorial Park layout in Deniliquin, posting some very competitive performances against the region's best athletes. Kelsey Bandy produced the best performance of the day, finsihing 11th in a field of 60 students in the 8/9 Years Girls event. Kelsey's effort comes following her championship winning run at the recent LNPSSA Carnival. Other Parkview students to perform creditably on the day included Alex Pianca (55th in the 11 Years... Read more

Fame 4 Footy Mad Parkview Girls

Follow the link below to read a lead story about the ground breaking 'girls-only' Auskick program running in Leeton. The article is a lead story on the Australian Football League website with our Parkview Public School girls smiling for the camera. http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/115960/default.aspx The program was also the lead story on the NSWACT AFL Website. Again follow the link to read the story. http://www.aflnswact.com.au/... Read more

Kinder 2012 Transition-Set to go

Although we are not yet half way through the 2011 school year, the school is already busily planning for the future. A key component to a successful 2012 is a well planned Kindergarten 2012 Transition Program. The school will seek to build on last year's incredibly successful extended transition program. Once again we will be running a 16 week transition program for our new Kindergarten students to ensure they have the best opportunity to settle into the school environment and re-inforce a sound understanding of a range of fundamental skills... Read more

KROP Tickets on sale!

KROP will this year be hosted at the Griffith Regional Theatre on August 4 and 5. Four shows will be performed of this ever popular public schools performing arts extravaganza.Parkview Public School will again be a major contributor to the show with the school's band and dance group performing. The shows will be as follows: Thursday, 4th August: 11am (Preview); 6pm (Show) Friday, 5th August: 11am (Matinee); 6pm (Show) KROP tickets will be going on sale on today, MONDAY 6TH JUNE. Tickets for the preview will be cheaper than the other shows as... Read more

Education tax refund

8 June 2011 With the financial year almost over, now is the time to start collating your receipts from education expenses to take advantage of a federal government tax initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) gives parents and caregivers a 50% refund on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. For the 2010-2011 financial year you may be eligible for the following: Primary school child You can claim a maximum of $794 for each of your primary school children and receive a maximum refund of $397 per primary school child.... Read more

MayReturn to top

Great Soccer Games

Parkview Public School hosted Leeton Public School in the first round of the NSWPSSA State Soccer Knockout at the Parkview Public School Oval last Thursday in both the Girls and Boys Divisions. The Girls fixture was a thrilling affair, with the lead changing four times during the game, keeping the large crowd assembled on the edges of their seats until full time. Leeton scored the opening goal after 9 minutes, Danielle Corney finishing some excellent lead up play from Elli Gill. The goal sparked Parkview into action, with brilliant defence... Read more

Helping your child with maths

Success in maths in the later years of school is dependent on developing a solid understanding of the foundational concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Maths expert and parent, Associate Professor Janette Bobis from the University of Sydney, gives her top tips on how young kids can become confident in maths. Have a positive attitude towards maths When parents tell their children that they themselves can't do it, it means they're communicating messages that it's OK not to be good at maths, which can carry all the way... Read more

Cross Country Bonanza!

The LNPSSA Cross Country Carnival was held last Friday, May 13th. All students walked the course (which was sodden to say the least!), becoming familiar with the terrain and small changes to the route. The 8/9 years division commenced the racing action for the day where Parkview PS recorded its first outstanding result. Kelsey Bandy (3) ran an outstanding race to be first across the line in the 8/9 Years Girls age division. Kelsey was suitably pleased at her efforts which set the tone for day. Chelsie Wood-Jordan (4) was placed 4th in the 10... Read more

Bouncing Around

Our visiting performance for Term 2 is entitled 'Bouncing Around' and will be entertaining the school on Monday 30th May. This energetic show involves acrobatics, juggling, somersaulting, tumbling and vaulting. The cost is $5 and should be a fantastic event.... Read more

Helping your child to read

Parents play an important role in developing their child's reading ability. Here are six great ways to help with this vital skill. Together find information and interesting facts about things that intrigue or interest your child in books, magazines or on the internet. Read and talk about what you find out. Provide your child with plastic letters, crayons, pencils, chalk, pens and writing paper. Make things together and ask your child to read out simple directions (eg recipes while you cook together). Suggest that your child writes simple... Read more

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Axtill earns Riverina Honours

Parkview Public School captain Chelsea Axtill has earned selection in the Riverina PSSA Hockey team chosen to contest the NSWPSSA State Championships in Wyong in June. Chelsea, who plays competition Hockey with her Grandmother Mrs Jan Axtill on weekends in the Griffith competition, was selected following a rigourous selection trial in Albury today. The selection is a rare one for Parkview PS, with the selection marking the first time in over 20 years that a Parkview student has been selected in a Riverina PSSA Hockey team. It is indeed the... Read more

Easter Hat Parade

Set against the backdrop of Parkview's new school hall and in amongst the landscaped Wiradjuri Gardens students displayed their amazing creative skills at the Easter Hat Parade. Many agreed that this was the best ever parade with hats that varied from the extremely colourful, imaginative and simply... big! Each class walked around the gardens lead by their class teacher. Every student in the school had a hat to wear with a male and female winner from each class receiving an Easter bag of treats. A huge crowd of parents and community members... Read more

ANZAC Day Organisation

Parkview Public School will again this year join 1000s of people from across the Leeton area in honouring Australian soldiers who have represented our country in conflict and peace keeping missions during the Leeton Town ANZAC Day March to be held on Monday, April 25th. Students attending the March are requested to be in full school summer uniform and are asked to assemble with Mrs McAliece outside the court house in Church Street at 9.40am, ready for the 10.00am march to the cenotaph on Pine Avenue. We look forward to many Parkview students... Read more

100% attendance at Reward Day

On Tuesday afternoon Parkview Public School students who displayed good behaviour choices throughout the term were invited to attend our 'End of Term Reward Day'. It was a great tribute to all students that everyone was invited. Students were placed in teams and had to answer trivia questions and participate in challenges that could earn themselves, their team or the whole school a reward. Each class had contributed questions that only students in that class could answer. This meant involvement by every student. There was Mintie wrapper... Read more

Back To School & Uniform Shop

While it is the middle of the school holidays, attention will soon turn to the new school term. Parents, carers and community members are advised of the following schedules relating to school at the commencement of the new school term: Wednesday, 27th April Staff Development Day. Office Open 9am-1pm; 2pm-3.30pm. Uniform Shop Open 2pm-4pm. Thursday, 28th April School Resumes for all students K-6. Supervision commences at 9am. Classes commence at 9.20am. We look forward to seeing everyone return to school safe and happy ready for another term of... Read more

Thorpe secure X Country Title

The annual Parkview Public School Cross Country Carnival was hosted last Friday, with a testing layout that meandered through the school and adjacent Central Park providing some thrilling contests in the 14 races contested. Three separate courses provided appropriate distances for the different age groups, with the large and appreciative crowd on hand witnessing some impressive runs that saw 40 students qualify for the Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Cross Country Carnival that will be hosted at the renowned Yanco Agricultural High School course on... Read more

MarchReturn to top

Mosquito-borne diseases

NSW Health is warning parents and school communities about a range of health risks associated with mosquito bites. There has been a significant increase in the numbers of mosquitoes in some parts of NSW following recent heavy rainfall and flooding. Mosquitoes can transmit a number of viral infections, including Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, and a large number of these infections have been reported in 2011. A rarer but more serious mosquito-borne infection called Murray Valley encephalitis has also been detected in western NSW.... Read more

Purple Day, Purple Kids

Parkview celebrated 'Purple Day' today to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. Students were asked to wear purple and bring in $3 to purchase a wrist band. The day was a great success and raised much needed funds.... Read more

It's easy being green

Reducing your family's carbon footprint at home and school is easy and can save you money at the same time. Low-waste lunches Try doing a lunch box audit with your kids to see how much packaging you use such as plastic wrap, plastic throw-away spoons, straws and plastic bags, along with pre-packaged foods. Lunch boxes with their special compartments for sandwiches, fruit, nuts and snacks are the best way to reduce additional wrapping or packaging of individual items. Chilled or frozen juice or water keeps lunch cool and fresh. Reusable drink... Read more

Soccer Stars

Parkview Public School has had 4 players selected in Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Representative Soccer teams following the trials hosted at the Leeton Number 2 Oval today. Elijah Ingram and Ziggy Vincent produced outstanding performances to be selected in the boys team, while Chelsea Axtill and Sarah Quinlivan were both selected in the girls team after impressive displays. The Riverina Boys Championships will be hosted at Jelbart Park, Albury on Friday, April 1, while the Riverina Girls Championships will be hosted at the Leeton No.2 Oval on... Read more

Hollies makes Riverina Trial

Year 5 student Brandon Hollies has been selected in the Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Rugby League team to contest the Riverina Championships to be hosted in Wagga Wagga early next term. Hollies was chosen in the 17 man squad after an impressive performance in wet and trying conditions at the Parkview PS Oval on Thursday. Competing against 60 students from Griffith, Leeton and Narrandera schools, Brandon made some incisive runs, and caught the eye of selectors with some outstanding defence. Mr Matt Collins (Parkview PS) will coach the team at the... Read more

Pianca 10th at Riverina

Year 3 student Hannah Pianca has finished 10th overall in the 8 Years Girls 50m Freestyle at the Riverina PSSA Swimming Championships hosted at Noriel Park in Albury last Friday. Swimming in the second heat, Hannah swam a personal best by over 5 seconds, touching the wall in 3rd place in a time of 59.67. The whole school community congratulates Hannah on this achievement.... Read more

Thorpe successful in Water Polo

Thorpe House has continued its recent dominance in water sports, recording two exciting victories in today's Senior Water Polo round robin held at the Leeton Memorial Pool. In three fast paced games, Thorpe won their two fixtures with Wade Johnson scoring a last second goal to sink Bradman, after his team recorded an resounding victory over previously undefeated Freeman House 3-0. Freeman had previously recorded a 4-1 triumph over Bradman, with Tia Moore scoring a hat trick in the victory. FINAL SCORES Freeman 4-1 Bradman Thorpe 1-0 Bradman... Read more

Stage 1 Enjoy Mini Ball

Mrs Tracey Punteriero provided a sporting highlight for our Year 1 and Year 2 students at school today, hosting two hour long Mini Ball Clinics. The skills sessions introduced our children to the basic skills of basketball in a fun and non threatening environment, which was an excellent follow up to the recent ball games unit conducted prior to the Farrell Cup. Mrs Punteriero's lessons also complement the Fundamental Movement Skills being explored during Morning Fitness on Tuesdays and Thursdays.... Read more

Infants Open Day Fun!

Parkview Public School's annual Infants Open Day was a tremendous success with a large number of families on hand in all rooms to share in the learning of our youngest students. Parents and familiy members enjoyed 40 minutes of activities and lesson time in the classroom before breaking to enjoy a delicious family lunch provided by our school canteen. Parents of Kindergarten students would also have received Best Start feedback today. Community members are reminded that more family lunches are planned for Friday April 1 (X Country) and Friday... Read more

Getting organised for school

Children get their work done more easily if they can manage their time and their environment. Here are five great tips from experts and families to help you and your kids get organised for school. 1. Establish some routines Set up a few simple routines in your home that make things more efficient. For example, teach your kids that the first thing they do when they come in the door is empty their bag of food and notes or newsletters. 2. Manage time Talk to your kids regularly about planning how they use time for activities that need doing as... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top

Thorpe Dominates Farrell Cup

Thorpe won its second inter-house sporting title of the new school year last Friday, winning the Farrell Cup Ball Games competition in a high energy activity hosted in the school quadrangle. All children from Kindergarten to Year 6 particpated in the games, with Captain Ball, Tunnell Ball, Corner Spry and Under and Over Ball all completed by the competing houses. All children are to complimented on their sportsmanship and outstanding support of their team mates during the hour long competition. FINAL RESULTS Kindergarten: Bradman, Freeman and... Read more

LNPSSA Swimming Squad Announced

38 Parkview Public School students have qualified for the Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Swimming Carnival to be hosted at the Lake Talbot Pool complex on Wednesday, 23rd February. The students were selected after outstanding performances at the Parkview PS Carnival conducted earlier in the term. The full list of qualifiers are listed below: LNPSSA Swimming Permission (doc, 41 KB) FREESTYLE EVENTS OPEN Boys 100m Freestyle 1. Watson Caleb Thorpe 1:55.38 2. Johnson Wade Thorpe 2:10.25 OPEN Girls 100m Freestyle 1. Russell Emily Thorpe 1:42.06 12 Years... Read more

Computer Upgrade

Gradually over the last two weeks, the school has been rolling out more computers into the classrooms around the school and upgrading some of the computers in the IT Room. The library now has new workstations and computers that students can access for their research. From this week all classrooms will have a minimum of three computers in them. This resource will allow teachers to even further diversify lesson content and better cater for the individual needs of all students.... Read more

SRC Inducted

Parkview Public School's new Student Representative Council was inducted at school on Wednesday following class elections conducted last week. The SRC form the democratic arm of the student's voice in the school, and meet regularly to discuss issues that are then worked through closely with staff and the Parents & Citizen's Association. The PPS SRC for 2011 is: 1/2C: Brock Halls and Katelyn Mills 1/2H: Corey Axtill and Tateum Ingram 3Q: Jack McClure and Sheridan Scali 4A: Matthew Lord and William Rawle 5H: Will Grantham and Alanis Wortley 6R:... Read more

Healthy Kids website

Keeping kids active and healthy has been made easier with the relaunch of the Healthy Kids website. Healthy Kids is the main source of online information in NSW focused on the prevention of childhood obesity through healthy eating and physical activity. The website's five main messages you can share with your kids are: get active each day choose water as a drink eat more fruit and vegetables eat fewer snacks and select healthier alternatives turn off the TV or computer and get active. The website has great information, such as lunch box... Read more

Swans make a 'Flying Visit'!

Sydney Swans stars Ted Richards and Nick Smith entertained Parkview Public School students during their promotional visit to the school today. The players, accompanied by Jason McPherson and Josh Habel from the NSWACT AFL, spoke to the children about their paths to the AFL and what sports they played as they grew up. Question and answer time provided some interesting questions, with Ted Richards fielding questions relating to suffering broken ribs at the hands of Brendan Fevola and also the heart break of losing the 2006 Grand Final with the... Read more

Manly Players Impress

Manly Sea Eagles NRL players Kieran Foran and Dean Whare delighted Parkview PS students today as part of their Community Carnival visit to the Riverina MIA. The players shared their up bringing with the large and appreciative crowd, and then opened themselves up to some hard hitting questions, including Josh Lee asking Kieran how much he could actually bench press! Jacob Preston also stole the show, winning a signed Manly ball after becoming the first student during the visit to Riverina schools to sucessfully name all 16 NRL clubs while under... Read more

Thorpe Win Swimming Championship

Thorpe won their third successive Parkview PS Swimming Championship after an exciting day of competition at the annual carnival conducted at the Leeton Memorial Pool today. Led by outstanding performances from Emily Russell, Wade Johnson, Tess Staines and Caleb Watson, Thorpe secured the title over enthusiastic opponents Freeman and Bradman. All children who attended produced excellent levels of sportsmanship and participation, with PPS SLSO and local Swimming Coach Mrs Bron Cherry extremely proud of the participation and application of all... Read more

Age Champions Star

Brilliant individual performances from a range of students highlighted a fantatsic PPS Swimming Carnival today at the Leeton Memorial Pool. All children gave of their best in all events, with some major highlights including Hannah Pianca competing in three separate relays and Georgah Weymouth proving to be a wonderful team player by competing in the Junior Girls Relay at late notice. The respective Age Champions also produced memorable performances, with Emily Russell and Caleb Watson undefeated on the day. The full list of age champions were:... Read more

Kindergarten 2011 Commences!

35 smiling girls and boys commenced their Primary School careers today at Parkview Public School, leaving proud parents for their first steps into 'big school'. Mrs Tarnawsky and Miss Boardman greeted our enthusiastic new students who settled in very quickly to their new surrounds, obviously benefiting from the extended 17 week transition program conducted throughout the second half of the 2010 school year. Students engaged in a number of literary, numerical and creative activities on their first day and shared Recess with excited Year 6... Read more

Parkview PS On WIN News

The first day of Kindergarten was even more special than normal at Parkview PS this year, with three sets of twins commencing, and WIN News being present at the school to capture the moment! Twins Zac and Levi Moss, Jaxon and Blake Ryan were joined by Mason and Dakota Boardman for their first taste of 'big school'. The story on the kids will air this evening on WIN Local News at 6.30pm.... Read more

Lunch box safety

Students are returning to school in one of the hottest months of the year and summer temperatures provide an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive. It's important to keep your child's food cool in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning. Simple tips Use insulated lunch boxes or cooler bags. Keep a frozen drink or freezer brick inside the lunch box or bag. If you're making lunches the night before, store them in the fridge until leaving for school. Ask your child to store their lunch in a cool, dark place like a locker - not in direct... Read more

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Education tax refund

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to keep their receipts from education related expenses to take advantage of a federal government tax initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) gives you refunds of 50% on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. You can receive refunds up to a maximum of $397 per primary school student and $794 per secondary school student. Items you can claim You can claim the cost of buying, establishing, repairing and maintaining any of the following items: home computers and laptops... Read more

PPS Community Open Days

If you pay for your child's education have you asked yourself why? Why when the best education is free……… Parkview Public School offers a wonderful range of experiences and opportunities for student development from Kindergarten to Year 6. Not only that, but we have been providing ‘21st century learning' for the previous ten years! Students thrive in the challenging and supportive environment offered in our school – where they learn to value excellence, independent thinking, leadership, care, fairness and compassion. Students thrive when... Read more

Uniform Shop Opens in Holidays

For the convenience of all community members, the P&C run Uniform Shop will open at two convenient times in the week leading up to the new school year for people to complete uniform acquisition for the new school year. Coordinators Rebecca Hogan and Niomi McKellar will open the shop, located at the rear of the canteen on Monday 24th January from 4.30pm-5.30pm and again on Thursday, 27th January from 12.00noon-1.00pm. If you are unable to make the uniform shop during these times, please contact the school during these hours to make alternative... Read more

School Resumption Dates

The eagerly anticipated 2011 school year is approaching quickly. Below is important resumption information for all community members: Friday, 28th January: Staff officially recommence. The office will be open for enrolments and enquiries from 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm. Monday, 31st January: Years 1-6 recommence. Students will assemble in the School Hall at 9.20am ready to be told who their new teachers for 2011 will be! Tuesday, 1st February: Kindergarten students commence from 9.45am. All parents of students in Kindergarten 2011 should... Read more

Kinder 2011 Play Date

Parents of students commencing Kindergarten in 2011 are reminded that an informal 'play date' has been organised for the children every Monday in the holidays at 10am at the playground in Central Park next to the school. If you are around and would like your child to come down and maintain the relationships established during the transition program in 2010, feel free to come to the park and chat with parents while the children play.... Read more

Year Six Graduation Dinner

Congratulations to all the Year Six students for being exemplary ambassadors for Parkview Public School. These students have set a very high benchmark in both achievements and attitude throughout the year. They are going to be greatly missed. The Year Six Graduation Dinner was a time of celebration and reflection as many of the students got up and spoke about their time at Parkview Public School. Mr Collins (Year Six teacher) spoke about what he loved, what he hoped for and what he won't miss! Most of the students were mentioned in this speech... Read more

Year Six Slave Day

Year Six continued to show their terrific all round skills when they were sold to students and staff as slaves on Thursday. This activity helps the students to raise funds, which they then use to buy the school a gift. This will be presented to the school at the Annual Presentation Night on Monday night. Students were very enthusiastic as they were made to dress up, complete classwork for the children, clean out students chair bags and sing songs. See our photo album for a visual record of this fun day.... Read more

Catherine Cox Visits Parkview!

Australian netball superstar Catherine Cox took time out of her busy professional schedule yesterday to spend an hour with 30 aspiring Parkview PS netballers as part of a whirlwind tour of regional NSW. Cox, a veteran of 88 Tests and 200 plus ANZ Championship games for the NSW Swifts, put the girls through their paces for 45 minutes before spending time signing autographs for the students. Students spent time asking questions of Cox relating to her netball experiences. She rated winning World Championships as her favourite memory of her career... Read more

Anniversary a Great Success!

The 40th Anniversary of quality public education at Parkview Public School was an outstanding success with around 600 people flooding through the school gates on Saturday and a packed dinner held at the Stand Axtill Centre on Saturday leaving community members bursting with pride and some a little misty eyed as the reminisced about times past. The open day at the school featured a huge range of photos and historical items that kept community members engaged, while the Thirsty Sheikhs, School Choir and School Dance Group entertained the large... Read more

New Hall - First Assembly

The unofficial opening of the new communal hall occurred last Friday when we hosted our first ever assembly in the new facility. Many parents were in attendance to witness this great event with all the usual award and birthday acknowledgements, brilliant stories from Year 6 and a fabulous 'Chicken Dance' by Year 2. The new hall is significantly more comfortable and allows students to perform on a 'real' stage, which they are very excited about.... Read more