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2013 School Leaders Announced
Parkview Public School has announced it's School Leaders for 2013 at it's annual Presentation Night on Monday Night. Elected by the student population, 16 worthy nominees were narrowed down to four outstanding candidates to lead the school next year. The school captains will be Caleb Watson and Tess Staines while the Vice Captains will be Mathew Axtill and Hayley Graham. All four students had their badges presented by their proud parents and gave terrific acceptance speeches. The captains will commence their official roles on January 30.... Read more
Students Honoured at Presentation Night
Parkview Public School's 42nd Annual Presentation Night was an outstanding success, with almost 600 people attending a highly entertaining celebration of the school year past at the Leeton HS MPC on Monday evening. Led by wonderful performances by the school band and the school choir, the evening honoured students for their achievements in scholastic, citizenship, cultural and sporting endeavours throughout 2012. There were many highlights during the evening, including Mr Greg Deeves being presented with Life Membership of the Parkview Public... Read more
Farewelling Year 6 in Style!
Parkview Public School bid a fond farewell to the Year 6 Class of 2012 on Wednesday night at the Stan Axtill Centre. A gathering of almost 150 people, made up of students, family members and staff joined together to acknowledge a fine group of students who have served as outstanding role models for the entire community in 2012. Students came dressed up for the occasion, the girls in particular going to impressive lengths to enjoy their big night, which formally marks the completion of primary education. All students were presented with a... Read more
The safety and wellbeing of your child is of paramount importance to us, including where your child is diagnosed at risk of a severe allergic reaction.. It is important that parents notify the school if their child has an allergy. Anaphylaxis is a severe and sometimes sudden allergic reaction that is potentially life-threatening and always requires an emergency response. As with other serious health conditions, schools put in place strategies to support students at risk of anaphylaxis at school or while they are engaged in school related... Read more
Newest students graduate from transition to Kinder!
The Parkview Public School community has proudly watched on as its newest crop of students graduated from their 17 week transition program at the school on Wednesday. 50 students enjoyed their final day of transition ahead of Kindergarten commencing in 2013 by sharing lunch with their families after their final transition session, and then enjoyed an offical graduation ceremony to mark the end of the highly regarded program. Parents also engaged in a final information session linked to Kindergarten readiness and other important logistical... Read more
School Band Lights Up Leeton!
Parkview's talented School Band have produced a tremedous performance as part of Leeton's annual Christmas celebration 'Light Up Leeton'. The 17 strong band wowed the crowd with a rocking rendition of 'Birthday', chosen to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus's birthday. All students continue to work with great diligence to improve on their skills with both instruments and vocals under the guidance of Mr Tim Hislop, Mrs Chrissy Vella, Mr Dominic Vella and Mr Jordan Camm and should be congratulated on their efforts once again on... Read more
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Body image and girls
Body image is the number one personal concern for young people aged 12 to 24, with research showing they feel under more pressure than ever to look a certain way. Butterfly Foundation's education manager, Danni Rowlands, goes into schools every week to talk to students about body image. In a revealing podcast, she explains to Rachel Friend what she finds when she talks to girls and young women, what's healthy behaviour and what parents should be concerned about. Listen to the podcast on the School A to Z website.... Read more
Parkview Community Family Xmas Carnival a hit!
A great time was had by all as almost 500 people packed Parkview Public School's Community Family Christmas Carnival on Friday Night. There was plenty to do for the young and young at heart, children enjoying the chance to welcome the festive season with a rocking disco, jumping castles, Lions Train and of the obligatory treats such as fairy floss and snow cones. For the adults, it was all about the chance of winning Christmas hams and picking up some of the terrific prizes on offer at the toy table courtesy of the 'Jack In The Box Shop' and... Read more
Thorpe and Freeman share Farrell Cup Spoils
Freeman House have made in-roads into Thorpe House's dominance in sporting carnivals in 2012, taking one of the three Farrell Cup Ball Games Divisions decided on Friday. Contested on a warm morning in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd, all students displayed tremendous team work and sportsmanship in one of the closest ball games carnivals contested since the inception of the Farrell Cup 12 years ago. The Farrell Cup is named after former long serving Assistant Principal Mrs Judy Farrell, who retired from Parkview in 2000, leaving a... Read more
Parkview Xmas Carnival promises family fun!
This Friday, 23rd November, the Parkview Community Family Christmas Carnival being hosted from 5pm-7.30pm in the Parkview Public School grounds promises something for everyone in the family. For just $15 a family (pre-sold or $20 on the night) including 2 adults and unlimited children 16 years and under, patrons will receive a delicious BBQ dinner, a range of entertainment including access to the Lions Train, Jumping Castles, a disco which will run for the duration of the carnival and a special visit from Santa around 7pm! Also available on... Read more
Preparing for high school
What is the best way to prepare kids for high school and make the move less daunting for them – and you, their parents and caregivers? Sometimes parents think that when their child goes to high school they need to take a step back but teachers involved in the transition say it is more about a change of focus. Here are some tips: In Year 5 start thinking about which high school your child should attend. Help them become more responsible by encouraging independence and responsibility. Get into a homework and study routine. Put their school... Read more
Stage 2 and 3 Excursions a hit!
It was a pretty standard week for Parkview PS students last week. Rock climbing, kayaking, riding trams, panning for gold, standing 88 floors above the ground in Australia's tallest man made structure, rubbing shoulders with Phar Lap and Ned Kelly's ghost, meeting Peter Lalor, fencing, standing on the playing surface at the MCG, dinner in Lygon Street. Yes our students in Years 3-6 really did have one of those standard learning weeks at Parkview Public School. There was plenty to enjoy for all students in Borambola and in Victoria. Check out... Read more
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Thunder from the Blues for Parkview students
Parkview Public School students were treated to a rare experience on Friday when they were able to engage in a game of cricket with two first class players who were visiting the school. NSW Blues and Sydney Thunder representatives Nick Bills and Sean Abbott spent time at the school promoting cricket and also joined in a T20 Blast match with talented players from the school. Bills and Abbott spent a lot of time fielding questions from all students in the school about the cricketing experiences, topics ranging from their favourite players,... Read more
Transition students having a 'Buddy' good time!
Parkview Public School's Kinder 2013 Transition students continue their journey on their way to 'big school' this term with lengthened transition days and most recently the chance to meet the Year 6 Buddies for 2013. The Buddy Program was established at the school many years ago to provide our youngest students with a familiar playground face whom they could call upon should they be unsure while they are gaining familiarity with the school's environment and routines. Kindergarten teacher Jodie Boardman stressed the Buddy Program was an... Read more
New gym equipment makes for active kids!
Parkview Public School's Infants students have embarked on a new weekly gym program thanks to a significant new investment made by the school recently. Weekly on a Tuesday students spend around 30 minutes engaged in a circuit that consists of 6 specific activities arranged in a circuit designed to improve gross motor skills specifically related to balance, striking, coordination, upper body strength and core body strength. Relieving Parkview PS Assistant Principal Fiona Hislop has been the driving force behind the new concept and is thrilled... Read more
Year 6 impress CWA with East Timor research
The Leeton branch of the Country Women's Association enjoyed their annual visit to Parkview Public School on Tuesday as part of their yearly country of study exercise at the school. This year's country of study was one of Australia's nearest and newest neighbours, with East Timor in focus. Year 6 students presented a range of information impressively presented utilising Smart Notebook software at presented to the gathering via varying means including verbal instruction, desktop display and group presentation via Interactive Whiteboard. Year 6... Read more
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Developing resilience in your child
Growing up can be tough. Things don't always go to plan. So how can you help your child to develop resilience? Research shows children with good resilience perform better at school and are less likely to take part in risky behaviour, particularly as they enter the teenage years. The education department's principal psychologist, Ron Balderston, describes resilience as a shock absorber for the potholes of life. "Resilient children know how to cope and have developed skills that enable them to flex so they can manage life's blows when they... Read more
Bike Safety Day raises awareness (and fitness!)
Parkview Public School's Bike Safety Day has been hailed a success by organisers after a brilliant interactive day of cycling related activities at the school. All students at the school had the opportunity to bring a long their bikes (or scooters) and participate in a range of activities including the negotiation of bike track that featured a range of gradients, twists and turns and also required participants to adhere to road rules as determined by clearly posted signs. While not on the bike track, students engaged interactive road and bike... Read more
Wiradjuri artworks coming to life!
Students in Years 3 & 4 have been working closely with Mr William Ingram as part of the school's Wiradjuri Cultural Lessons program to develop three paintings that will be proudly displayed in the school hall. As one of many on-going projects facilitated by Mr Ingram within the Parkview community, the children have been taught specific painting techniques and gained a greater appreciation for the detail and skills required to successfully engage in Wiradjuri artwork. The project compliments the in-class cultural lessons being enjoyed by all... Read more
K-2 Kids enjoy Wagga Reward Day!
120 K-2 students from Parkview Public School today enjoyed their P&C sponsored trip to the Wagga Botanical Gardens where they interacted with the wide variety of activities available at the venue including the Zoo and adventure playground. All students who had displayed appropriate behaviour throughout the last ten school weeks enjoyed the excursion, with plenty of photos from the children's experiences available in the photo album section of the website.... Read more
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
It is an age old question and one that has been asked many times over in Year 1/2 in recent weeks, as the Stage 1 Class under the guidance of CSU Internship Teacher Miss Clare Irvin, have worked enthusiastically through their Growing and Changing Unit. The classroom has been converted into a full time science experiment, with grass heads exploring concepts linked to growth and an incubator, complete with 25 eggs, in full time use, to this point yielding 9 healthy chicks for students to marvel at, care for and learn from. Miss Irvin completes... Read more
T20 Cricket give kids a Blast!
All students in Years 3-6 enjoyed a brilliant day of Australia's summer game when they participated in the Cricket NSW T20 Blast at the Leeton Ovals Precinct today. Children enjoyed all aspects of cricket and got to mix with students from other public schools within the Leeton Community Of Public Schools. Cricket NSW Development Officers Robbie McKinlay and Steve Weckert coordinated the event that catered for over 250 students in what was a terrific advertisment for the game of cricket. Parkview students performed very well throughout the day,... Read more
Pioneer Park Reward Day a Hit!
95 students from Years 3-6 travelled to Griffith today as part of the P&C sponsored Term 3 Reward Day. All students who have displayed appropriate behaviour over the last ten school weeks enjoyed a day at Pioneer Park, celebrating 100 Years of Irrigation in the region and learning about life as one of the first settlers of the region. Students engaged in a range of activities including and understanding of school in the early days of our region, Italian Migration, aspects of our local Wiradjuri Culture, discussed the local Irrigation scheme... Read more
Parkview Scientists of the future!
Recently, 4 students from Year 6 attended the REEC. Students (pictured from left) April Tabal, Paul Poto, Alanis Wortley and Carley Graham joined fellow students from around the Riverina to complete a number of tasks to become familiar with scientific method and Edward de Bono's thinking hats. The children gained a great deal of knowledge and insight into local environmental issues.... Read more
Term 3 Elective Sport set to begin!!
The latest edition of Elective sport will be offered to all students in Years 3-6 beginning this Friday, August 20. As in previous occasions, students will be able to select from a range of sports which are facilitated at different venues around the town precinct. Students will make their choices today during class and be notified of their selection tomorrow. Please pay close attention to the permission note which your child received last week. Unlike previous occasions, payment is required in a lump sum. If you could ensure that this amount... Read more
Parkview Spelling Bee
The 2012 edition of the popular Parkview PS Spelling Bee was held last Friday in the PPS hall. On a cold and windy day, the hall proved popular for spectators who remained during lunch to support their peers (and enjoy the hall's warmth no doubt!) The junior section was contested by students from Years 3 & 4 who had earned their way to the final based on solid spelling results achieved in their respective classes. In a closely contested final which featured outstanding efforts from all spellers, the winners were Jayden Prest (3) and Tateum... Read more
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Premier's Spelling Bee goes mobile
Looking for a great way to help your child practise their spelling? To coincide with the launch of the wordlist for the 2012 Premier's Spelling Bee, a companion app is now available for download. The app features almost 3,000 words and sentences used in the spelling bee initiative, which is aimed at primary school-aged children. The free Premier's Spelling Bee app has junior and senior primary categories with levels of spelling words that increase in difficulty. The game, which features Australian accents, randomly selects words from the... Read more
Champion Book Week Parade
Parkview Public School achieved a personal best today with it's 'Champions Read' Book Week Parade. The students dressed in an amazing array of costumes representing their favourite champions. There was everything from old time favourites such as Batman, Sponge Bob and Noddy to the more modern Olympic champions. Two best dressed students from each class were awarded prizes. Some students also received prizes for being regular borrowers at the school library. The school was filled with parents and community members who helped Parkview celebrate... Read more
Parkview students star at LNPSSA Athletics!
The LNPSSA Athletics Carnival was held last Friday at the LHS Ovals and what an outstanding carnival for Parkview PS it proved to be! Following on from impressive performances at our school based carnival, the 53 strong Parkview team dealt with tricky weather (including a very strong wind) to produce outstanding results. Parkview fielded competitors in all track and field events. Our athletes competed against students from other LNPSSA schools who had also earned representation at their respective school carnivals. As always, the competition... Read more
Kinder 2013 Transition off to a flying start!
Parkview Public School welcomed 43 new smiling faces to its community as Kindergarten 2013 Transition got under way today. The first day of the 17 week transition program saw many children arrive at 'big school' courtesy of the complimentary bus service provided by the school, while others were accompanied by excited parents for their first day in a classroom at Parkview. In the third year of the extended transition program concept, teachers will continue to facilitate activities and experiences that promote school readiness in children as... Read more
Is my child ready to start school?
Starting school is such a big step. How do I know if my child is ready? The parent website School A to Z has spoken to a range of teachers about how to make the right decision for your child. Here are some of the key points and questions to ask: Children may enrol in Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five years of age on or before 31 July in that year. All children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday. Are they physically ready? Are they socially and emotionally ready? Kids don't need to read or write... Read more
Community Members Honoured at Open Day
Parkview Public School has celebrated Education Week in style, with hundreds of parents and community members in the school on Tuesday to share in students learning, participate in the school's Mini Olympics and to honour three celebrated members of the community. Education Week Certificates of Recognition were presented to Vice-Captain Carley Graham for outstanding achievements in all areas of school life as well as P&C Treasurer Mrs Tracey Watson and long serving teacher Mrs Judy McVittie for their tireless and valued contributions to... Read more
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Education Week Open Day welcomes all
Education Week arrives at Parkview PS and indeed at all Public Schools across NSW this week, with a range of activities for all the community scheduled to celebrate what's great about everything students do at Parkview Public School. We encourage parents and carers to examine our Education Week timetable and involve yourself in what you can! Your kids will certainly appreciate having you around! Tuesday, 31 July-EDUCATION WEEK OPEN DAY 12.00noon-12.30pm: Years 3-6 Open Classrooms 12.30pm-1.00pm: Kindergarten-Year 2 Open Classrooms... Read more
LNPSSA Athletics Carnival 2012
The LNPSSA Athletics carnival will be held at the LHS Ovals on Friday, 10th August (weather permitting). Judged on performances at the recent PPS Athletics carnival, students aged 8 years and above who finished in the 4 positions of track events and top 2 positions in field events earn representation at this carnival. All results are available on the Parkview PS website. A display is posted in the window of the Year 6/IT room which details the entire squad including individual event entries. A short meeting will be held in the Year 6 room at... Read more
New Maths Monkey’s Quest game available
School A to Z has just released an exciting, new maths game app, taking kid-friendly learning to the next level. Maths Monkey's Quest was created by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and designed for kids from Year 3 to Year 8. This new release engages children (and adults) with addition, subtraction, ratios and percentages, as they unlock new levels and strengthen their mathematical skills. At each level the Maths Monkey enters a new world of mathematical challenges, starting at the Jungle level (aimed at Years 3 and 4 students)... Read more
Kinder Transition set to go!
Plans are well underway to settle our next group of Parkview citizen's into our wonderful community as Kindergarten Transition 2013 gets under way on August 8. This year's program be run on Wednesdays, initially commencing at 11.40am and concluding at 1.40pm. The popular bus service will run again, offering working parents and those without transport the opportunity to get their children to school for this vital program. Our website has a dedicated Kinder 2013 Transition tab to keep you up to date with all of the happenings for Kindergarten... Read more
Thorpe secure thrilling Athletics Title
Thorpe House has held off a fast finishing Freeman House to secure its fifth consecutive Parkview PS Athletics Carnival title at the LHS Ovals on the last day of Term 2. On a perfect day for Athletics, the coveted House Championship was in the balance until the final relay event of the day, with Tess Staines anchoring a memorable Senior Girls Relay win for her house and ensuring the streak of wins continued for Thorpe. Earlier in the day, some highly competitive field and track events saw some outstanding performances from athletes,... Read more
Parkview celebrates NAIDOC Week
Parkview Public School has again celebrated NAIDOC Week in style, this year creating a tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy as well as making contributions to the Leeton Shire Council's Flag Raising Ceremony and the Leeton Aboriginal Land Council's NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Mountford Park courtesy of the school's Wiradjuri Dance Group. All students were engaged with the tribute to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, adding personalised artwork to imitation tent canvas that served as entry feature to the school's NAIDOC... Read more
Netball Clinics prove popular!
Netball NSW's Riverina based Development Officer Amanda O'Connell has spent two days at Parkview Public School and Yanco Public School helping both girls and boys understand the finer points of our nations highest female participation sport. The visits were conducted as part of both school's commitment to fostering female participation in sport, and was also aimed at educating boys about the fitness and team work aspects that are so valuable in the sport of netball. All students from both schools participated in the clinics which were... Read more
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Kinder students taking off with L3
Parkview Public School's reputation of providing innovative and effective educational opportunties for students has been further enhanced with the successful application of the most contemporary literacy pedagogy, L3, in Kindergarten classrooms at the school this year. L3 (Literacy, Language & Learning) is an early intervention literacy program for students in Kindergarten. The teaching style provides rich lilteracy experiences to support all students to become successful readers and writers. The program is taught in short, sharp, explicit 10... Read more
Books to get kids reading again and again
There's nothing like a series to inspire the bookworm in your child. Just think of the way kids reacted to the Harry Potter novels. Establishing a good relationship with the first book in a series means children can generally be confident they will feel the same way about the rest of the series. The books in a series often become easier to read as time goes on. Once your child is familiar with the first book's characters, the landscape, style and the author's voice, they can simply sit back and enjoy all the subsequent tales. Another benefit... Read more
Managing your child's weight
Your family is the best influence for showing your child how to manage their weight. That's the advice of the childhood obesity experts for keeping a child's weight down. Dr Shirley Alexander, specialist in child obesity at The Children's Hospital Westmead, says: "Try and get the whole family to develop healthier lifestyle habits and through that, hopefully get some weight-loss in the children." The most recent official figures suggest as many as one in four school-aged children fits into the category of being mildly overweight to obese. A... Read more
The fun of the (Book) Fair!
The 2012 Parkview PS Book Fair has been hailed a tremendous success by Librarian Melanie Shelley, with hundreds of people passing through the fair on the opening days this week. While not only promoting reading, this years Fair had a carnival atmosphere, with SRC Members and staff assisting by selling fairy floss and popcorn and supervising the very popular jumping castle donated by 'Star Jumps' Jumping Castle Hire. The goal of sales for the Fair was within reach after two days of the Book Fair, with the final day set down for Wednesday, June... Read more
Parkview performs in Tony Lockett Shield
Parkview Public School has produced some excellent performances at the Tony Lockett Shield AFL Gala Day hosted at the Griffith Ex-Serviceman's Oval last Friday. Entering a boys team (15 a side) and two girls teams (9 a side), Parkview recorded three wins on the day against some very talented opposition from the region's best footballing schools. Our boys played combined Leeton Small Schools in their first fixture, losing a tight fixture by just 8 points despite the best efforts of Jaykob Williams, Matthew Axtill, Jack Quinlivan and Ziggie... Read more
Nine earn LNPSSA Honours for Touch Football
Parkview PS has experienced its most successful day in recent memory in Touch Football, with nine students selected to represent LNPSSA at the Riverina Championships to be held in June. On a day where the girls team one the LNPSSA title and the boys finished runners-up, great play from a number of Parkview students ensured a healthy representation in District teams. The students that were selected are: Girls: Tess Staines, Carley Graham, Hayley Graham, Siarne Deeves, Gemma Higgins, Alanis Wortley Boys: Matthew Axtill, Paul Poto, Ziggie Vincent... Read more
Parkview Girls into Riverina Finals for Touch Football
Parkview PS Girls Touch Football team have qualified for the Riverina Finals of the competition after being crowned LNPSSA Champions at Narrandera on Monday. The team remained undefeated during the day, running in 15 tries in two games to progress to the next stage of the Statewide knockout. In the first game of the day, Parkview faced the combined Small Schools outfit, winning and expansive game 9-4. Tess Staines bagged 5 tries for Parkview and was well supported on the scoreboard by Siarne Deeves who scored a double as well as Gemma Higgins... Read more
Parkview perform in League Tag Semi Finals
Parkview Public School has been eliminated at the Riverina Semi Final Stage of the Mortimer Shield League Tag competition despite to impressive performances against talented opposition at Jubilee Park, Griffith on Tuesday. The girls met competition favourites Hay in the opening game, with defensive pressure of Hay proving difficult to handle early as dropped ball and passing errors proved costly for Parkview, going behind 5-0 early in the match. Improved ball security in the second half ensured better field position and much more even match,... Read more
Facts about tutors
Private tutoring to give kids a helping hand in their schooling is a growing business. However, it's also an area where parents can be vulnerable to bogus offers and misleading advertising. If you're considering using a tutor, you need to know how to get the best service for you and your child. It's important to know that the job of a school is to ensure your child's educational needs are met in line with the curriculum. Teachers in NSW public schools are university educated and use effective teaching and learning techniques. If you have... Read more
Parent-teacher interview tips
Parent-teacher interviews are great opportunities to meet your child's teachers and shouldn't be missed. Here are some tips from Harrington Street Public School principal Wayne Koboroff about how to get the best out of your time with the teacher. Do your homework Take a few minutes before your meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Because interviews usually only run 10 – 15 minutes it's good to have a reminder of the points you wanted to raise. Common questions may include: How is my child fitting in with other children?... Read more
Parkview Walks Safely to School!
A crisp Autumn morning proved no deterrent for 139 Parkview Public School students along with several staff and community members as they participated in the 2012 installment of 'Walk Safely to School Day. Students, staff and parents gathered at the Leeton Post Office at 8.30am on Friday Morning, from which they made the trek through Mountford Park, along Oak Street, across the Pedestrian Railway Bridge, through Enticknap Park to Melaleuca Avenue and finally through Central Park to school where they were rewarded with a delicious breakfast of... Read more
Parkview makes it 5 in a row at LNPSSA X Country!
Parkview Public School has one it's 5th consecutive LNPSSA Cross Country Handicap Title after another impressive performance, this time over the new and testing layout at the Narrandera Sportsground. In all, 37 students represented Parkview on a warm Autumn day. Many Parkview students finished with Top 10 placings, including four students who have qualified for the Riverina Championships to be held at Memorial Park, Deniliquin on June 12. Stand out results from the day included: Kelsey Bandy (1st 10 Years Girls) Carley Graham (2nd 12 Years... Read more
100s Share Mother's Day Lunch at Parkview PS
A beautiful Autumn day greeted 100s of Parkview students and community members as they shared in a very enjoyable Mother's Day lunch at Parkview Public School today. After enjoying the weekly assembly, featuring performances from Year 1, stories from Year 6 and the much anticipated annoucement of the winners of the P&C's Mother's Day Guessing Competiton, families spread across the Quadrangle, COLA, Infants Playground and throughout the Central Park precinct to indulge in another delcious lunch prepared by the Parkview PS Canteen! Photos of... Read more
Parkview Girls win LNPSSA League Tag Title
Parkview's Girls League Tag team has returned triumphant from the LNPSSA League Tag Gala Day hosted at the LHS Ovals yesterday. The team remained undefeated throughout the day to be crowned LNPSSA Champions after a thrilling grand final victory over cross town rivals Leeton PS. The opening game of the day saw Parkview overcome a spirited Narrandera outfit to record a 3-0 victory. The team led 2-0 at halfttime thanks to tries from Tess Staines and Carley Graham, before Narrandera lifted their work rate to really pressure Parkview in the second... Read more
Parkview Boys impress in the Classic Shield Rugby League
The Parkview boys rugby league team have narrowly missed the opportunity to progress to the Round 3 of the NSWPSSA Classic Shield competition, going down to Leeton PS 4-12 in the final. Parkview progressed to the final after recording 2 flawless victories over Narrandera PS and Small Schools earlier in the day. Against Narrandera the boys played strongly in attack to get the scoreboard moving in only their third tackle with Brandon Hollies scoring the first of his two tries. Strong runs from prop forwards Jakyob Williams (5) and Caleb Watson... Read more
Term 2 Parents Information Night ready to go!
Parents & carers are reminded that Term 2 Information sessions will be held this Wednesday evening, 9th May. These sessions will be held in the evening and are aimed at discussing a number of Stage specific issues that your children will be engaged in this term. The timetable for these meetings is outlined below. We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible at these sessions. The sessions have been staggered to ensure parents with children in multiple stages are not disadvantage by simulataneous sessions. Please contact the school... Read more
Mother's Day Celebrations
This Friday, 11th May, Parkview PS will host its annual Mother's Day Lunch at school from 1.20pm. We encourage all Mums, Grandmothers and community members in general to come to school, enjoy a special lunch from the canteen and share in a great day. Lunch order forms were distributed last week and should be returned to school no later than this Wednesday, 9th May. No other orders will be available from the canteen on this day. Mother's Day Stall The annual Mother's Day Stall will again be hosted this year at Parkview PS. The stall will be... Read more
Parkview runners to defend Cross Country Handicap title
The 2012 LNPSSA Cross Country Carnival will be held at Narrandera Sports Ground this Friday, May 11. Students who have qualified received their permission note at a short meeting held on Wednesday last week. In all, 38 students will combine to defend the LNPSSA handicap trophy which Parkview has held since 2008! Events commence with a walk of the course at 10am, with the first race scheduled for decision from 11am. Interested parents and community members are invited to come along and support our students at this event.... Read more
Senior Primary students to get a taste of Rugby League and League Tag
NSWPSSA CLASSIC SHIELD & GIRLS LEAGUE TAG This Thursday, May 10,boys and girls in the upper primary will be participating in NSWPSSA Classic Shield (Boys Rugby League) or League Tag. The Parkivew boys Rugby League team was selected late last term and features several boys who trialed for LNPSSA team selection. The team will train frequently this week in preparation for their first round match against Narrandera PS. This match will form the 1st round of the NSWPSSA Classic Shield which is a state wide competition. The Parkview girls League Tag... Read more
Lest We Forget
A record number of Parkview PS students have commemorated ANZAC Day, making a significant contribution to the Leeton Town March and Service yesterday. 75 students (around 1/3 of all enrolled students) as well as 10 staff and many parents and carers joined thousands of patriotic and grateful Leetonians in remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. ANZAC Day is an important day to so many Australians. IWe should feel incredibly proud of the involvement our school had in yesterday's moving ceremony. Staff... Read more
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Term 2 Commencement
Parents, carers and community members are reminded that Term 2 commences for students on Thursday, 26th April. Supervision for bus students will commence as normal from 8.40am, while all other students are welcome in the playground from 9.00am. Classes will commence at 9.20am. Students are welcome to wear either summer or winter uniform. Parents and carers are encouraged to use the prevailing weather conditions as a guide as to what uniform is appropriate to wear for children. The school office will be open for enquiries and enrolments on... Read more
ANZAC Day March
Parkview PS students are again encouraged to join community members from across Leeton in observing the ANZAC Day tradition by participating in the Leeton town ANZAC Day March on Wednesday, 25th April. Students are requested to assemble in full summer schoool uniform (including broad brimmed hat) at the Leeton Court House by 9.40am in preparation for the march to commence at 10.00am SHARP! The procession will conclude at the Cenotaph at the junction of Pine Ave and Kurrajong Ave. Students can be collected from the Cenotaph at the conclusion of... Read more
Homework help newsletter
You can now easily subscribe to updates from the award-winning website for parents, School A to Z. Each term you'll receive newsletters with the latest information to help you manage your child's homework and study, health, development and technology use. School A to Z has been created by parents at the education department to answer the common questions and challenges we all face as we support our kids growing up. This month's newsletter includes: a series of videos to help you when bullying becomes an issue for your child tips for getting... Read more
Thorpe secures Cross Country Title
Thorpe House has secured a keenly contested PPS Cross Country title after a thrilling day of racing through the Parkview PS grounds and adjacent Central Park precinct on Thursday, 5th April. In a pointscore that was much closer than in recent years, Thorpe gained the edge by virtue of having the most students participating on the day. There were stand out races through out the day, none better than the tight finish in the 7 years boys event that saw Thorpe team mate Tyler O'Connell and Arne Pagden locked in a tight battle right to the finish... Read more
Sun shines on Easter Hat Parade
"The most impressive Parkview Easter Hat Parade yet..." is how coordinator Mrs Megan Day has described the 2012 Easter Hat Parade, held on Wednesday amongst the ampitheatre setting of the PPS Wiradjuri Garden. In excess of 500 students and parents crammed into Parkview Public School, taking advantage of every possible vantage point as students wowed the large crowd with some creative and unique hats. Almost all of the 227 enrolled Parkview students participated in the event, with the young and young at heart putting a lot of work into 2012... Read more
Parents and Carers Flock to Literacy-Numeracy Day
Parents and carers of Parkview Public School students took full advantage of the school's first interactive Literacy-Numeracy Fun Day of the new school year last Tuesday, hosted in the school hall. Over 35 families were represented at the day time event, with Mums, Dads, Uncles, Aunties and Grandparents taking the opportunity to engage in activities that will assist the parents as they seek to engage with their children and the work they bring home. The focus of the day was fun, with four main literacy and numeracy activities set up for the... Read more
Parkview show good form in Cricket loss
Parkview PS has gone down in a tightly contested first round match of the NSWPSSA State Cricket Knockout against Leeton PS at the LHS Ovals last Wednesday. After losing the toss and being asked to bowl, Parkview bowled and fielded very well, restricting their opponents to 3/82 from their 20 overs. Michael Keech took 2/11 from his four overs while Mathew Axtill was just as economical despite not securing a wicket. Dylan McKellar was the other wicket taker, finishing with figures of 1/3 after completing an excellent caught and bowled dismissal,... Read more
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MP3 players and hearing loss
An MP3 player, such as an iPod, is an essential item for many kids but listening to them for long periods of time can cause permanent hearing loss. And the experts say the volume doesn't have to be ear-splitting to cause damage. The loudness of sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). Conversation is generally 60dB. Traffic noise can be around 80dB. Louder noises, such as a plane taking off, a motorcycle or firecrackers can range from 120dB to 140dB. Listening to music at levels above 80 decibels is going to damage hearing. The... Read more
Easter Hats to take the Spotlight
The annual Easter Hat Parade will be held next Wednesday, 4th April at the school commencing at 12.30pm in the Wiradjuri Garden Area in front of the Hall. This day is always a great way to celebrate the end of Term 1 and the impending season. A reminder that the idea of the Easter Hat Parade is for parents to encourage the children to design and make their own hat. It is fine for parents to assist their children in making their hat (work together), but I stress the idea of the Easter Hat Parade is for the children to take ownership over... Read more
Smurf's Dance Party set to rock!
Parkview Public School's P&C Association will host its first student social activity for the new school year when the Smurf's Dance Party swings into action at the school hall on Friday evening, March 30th from 6pm-8pm. The disco has a blue theme in support of April being Autism Awareness Month. Cost of entry for students is $2 (proceeds towards supporting Autism Awareness within our school community) while a range of drinks, snacks, glow sticks and Sausage Sizzle dinner will be available for very reasonable prices during the evening. Students... Read more
Parkview Boys soccer team makes LNPSSA Soccer Final
THe Parkview Boys Soccer team have finished runner up to Leeton PS at the inaugural LNPSSA Boys Soccer Gala Day. Buoyed by a first round defeat of Narrandera PS the Parkview team competed well against a much more experienced opponent but eventually sucumbed to 0-6 loss. The scoreline in now way reflecting the quality of the game. Parkview got off to an energetic start in their Round 1 match against Narrandera PS. Decisive passing by midfielders Rhett McGregor (5) and Mathew Axtill (5) fed quality ball to strikers Brandon Hollies (6) and Paul... Read more
Parkview go down in Girls Soccer Final thriller
The Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Girls Soccer Gala Day has been won by Leeton Public School after a narrow 1-0 victory over Parkview PS in a pulsating final the Parkview School Oval. Both teams progressed to the final after emphatic round one victories, Leeton overwhelming Small Schools 5-0, while Parkview were just as impressive in their 3-0 shut out of Narrandera PS. In the opening game, Parkview maintained dominant field position against Narrandera PS. Tess Staines was everywhere in attack for Parkview and scored the opening goal. Carley Graham... Read more
Parkview brave in thrilling Netball Final
Parkview PS has gone down in a thrilling final of the LNPSSA Netball Gala Day at the Leeton Indoor Stadium to Leeton PS. In a game of two halves, Leeton PS bounced out to a 7 goal lead at half time before a committed Parkview outfit came storming back into contention, holding their opponents scoreless in the second half, only to fall 2 goals short at the final whistle, losing 7-5. Best players for Parkview in a great game of school girl netball were Carley Graham, Hayley Graham, Tess Staines, Siarne Deeves and Emily Russell. The appearance in... Read more
HOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE WEEK 9
H OUSE CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 Accurate as of Friday, March 16 2012. WEEK FREEMAN THORPE BRADMAN BEGINNING OF WEEK 8 1622 1674 1588 SWIMMING CARNIVAL 360 396 310 CLASS POINTS WEEK 8 100 115 120 TOTAL 1722 1789 1708... Read more
Crazy Hair Day
What a magnificently 'Crazy' Hair Day! Brodie Lashbrook's nan, Cindy Worker got her head shaved in front of the school to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. The SRC assisted with the fund raising and were able to raise $250.30 to go towards this very important cause. Congratulations to Brodie and his Nan for being so brave. (His Nan for having her head shaved and Brodie for being there to see his Nan do such an amazing thing.) More photos from Crazy Hair Day are available in the albums link elsewhere on the website. Thanks also to Hope... Read more
Taking a stand against bullying
A new website and mobile app have been launched to help parents and students address bullying. The Bullying, No Way! website includes interactive applications, including a choose- your-own-adventure game for students to learn how to deal with bullying, and videos for parents and students. The site also includes information on: helping your child if they are being bullied identifying the signs that your child might be bullying others getting help and support. The website and the Take a Stand Together mobile app were launched to coincide with... Read more
Cindy Worker to go the 'Great Shave' at Parkview!
Parkview PS community member and grandparent Cindy Worker will be shaving her head for charity at Parkview PS this week! Cindy is grandmother to Brodie Lashbrook (3). To support Cindy in her quest to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation Parkview PS will be holding a CRAZY HAIR DAY this Friday, March 16th. Students are encouraged to arrive to school sporting 'crazy' hair styles! Every student who particpates is asked to donate a gold coin which will be collected by the SRC. Students who wish to have their hair sprayed a colour can do so... Read more
House Championship Week 8 Update
WEEK Freeman Thorpe Bradman BEGINNING OF WEEK 6 1382 1394 1388 SWIMMING CARNIVAL 360 396 310 CLASS POINTS WEEK 7 240 280 200 TOTAL 1622 1674 1588... Read more
LNPSSA Softball Gala Day
This Friday, March 16th, Parkview PS will be participating in a softball gala with fellow public schools. The day will feature the 2nd round of the NSWPSSA softball knockout as well as being a platform to select LNPSSA teams to compete at zone level. Last Tuesday boys and girls in Years 5-6 trialled for selection into the PPS boys and girls softball squad. Those students who are not competing as a member of this squad will attend the gala day as part of a mufti team which will also play non-competitve games on the day. Permission notes,... Read more
Adjusted Sporting Dates (due to flood restrictions)
Due to the significant flood event developing in our region, a number of school events have been re-scheduled to ensure no child is disadvantaged as a result of roads being cut. Below is an outline of re-scheduled dates for people to be aware of. Please note these dates are current as of 7.15am on Thursday, 8th March and may change if flood levels especially in the Narrandera and Griffith regions remain problematic for longer than anticipated. Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Gala Day and Trial dates have been changed as follows: · LNPSSA AFL... Read more
LNPSSA Australian Rules Football Trials
LNPSSA Australian Rules Football Trials will be held (weather permitting) on Tuesday 13th March 2011. Trials will be held at the Leeton Showground. Parkview boys attending the trial are Paul Poto 6 Brayden Ingram 6 Brandon Hollies 6 Wil Grantham 6 Micheal Keech 6 Rhett McGregor 5 Mathew Axtill 5 Jack Quinlivan 4 Cooper Holmes 4... Read more
Emily out to impress in swimming
Best wishes to Emily Russell (6) who will represent LNPSSA zone at the Riverina Primary Schools Swimming Carnival next Friday, 16th March. Emily will travel to Albury to compete in the Opens Girls 100m Freestyle. Emily won the event at our school carnival in a time of 1.32.56. She improved upon this time at the LNPSSA carnival where she was placed 2nd with a time of 1.29.25. Stay tuned to Talking Sport for an update on Emily's results!... Read more
House Championship Mid Term Update
WEEK 7 Freeman Thorpe Bradman BEGINNING OF WEEK 6 1162 1184 1173 SWIMMING CARNIVAL 360 396 310 CLASS POINTS WEEK 6 220 210 215 TOTAL 1382 1394 1388... Read more
Reading with confidence
You may have already heard of ‘Pause, Prompt, Praise' or the ‘Three Ps' as the strategy is sometimes called. These three catchy words describe a simple technique that, used well, will help your child practise their reading and develop their reading confidence. The principle of pausing, then prompting and then praising is handy to remember any time your child is reading aloud to you. Teachers and trained tutors often use a more structured version, but the following tips can help you to try out the Three Ps when reading with your child at home.... Read more
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Community flocks to Open Day
The first of Parkview Public Schools Classroom Open Days for 2012 was a huge success with large numbers of community members taking the opportunity to engage in learning and exploring with their children. It was standing room only in most classrooms as children showed their parents and carers their great work from the 2012 school year and engaged in activities relating to Literacy and Numeracy before indulging in a delicious canteen lunch provided by the school's hard working canteen! The day was even more special for Parkview's 52 new... Read more
Parkview involved in thrilling Basketball contests
The Leeton-Narrandera PSSA hosted its annual Basketball Knockout Day at the Narrandera Stadium on Friday, with a large crowd on hand to witness some thrilling basketball across both male and female competitions. The knockout format of the competition determined not only the local school to progress to the 5th round of the NSWPSSA Knockout competition, but also served as a selection trial for the LNPSSA Representative teams that will contest the Riverina Championships at Albury Stadium on March 5. The girls competition featured some close... Read more
Kids set to make a splash at LNPSSA Swimming!
Parkview students are set to take on their District peers in tomorrow's Leeton-Narrandera PSSA Swimming Carnival at the Leeton Memorial Pool. 32 students qualified for the major local swimming meet of the season and will be vying not only for local bragging rights but a position on the LNPSSA team to contest the Riverina Championships at the Noriel Park Swimming Complex in Albury early in March. Parkview PS will convene this year's LNPSSA Carnival with all interested parents and carers invited to come along and support the Parkview students... Read more
Education Tax Refund 2012
Don't forget to keep all your receipts from back-to-school expenses so that you can take advantage of the Education Tax Refund. The refund gives eligible parents and caregivers a 50 per cent refund on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses, including school uniforms. For the 2011-2012 financial year you may be eligible for the following: Primary school child You can claim a maximum of $818 for each of your primary school children – that is a refund of up to $409. Secondary school student You can claim a maximum of $1,636... Read more
SRC inducted to lead students
Parkview Public School's 2012 Student Representative Council (SRC) were inducted yesterday at a special ceremony to mark the achievement of the 16 newly elected SRC Members. All new representatives were presented with their SRC Badge by a member of their family and recited the SRC Pledge in front of their school mates and a large gathering of community members. SRC Coordinator Mr Collins then congratulated the students before providing the representatives with their first task, hosting a class meeting prior to the first official meeting of the... Read more
Thorpe secures swimming glory!
PPS Swim Carn 2012 Results (rtf, 40 KB) The appropriately named Thorpe House has secured its fourth consecutive Parkview PS Swimming title following a thrilling day of competition in the Leeton Memorial Pool. On a perfect day for a swimming carnival, outstanding participation from all students ensured Thorpe were well pressured by Freeman and Bradman. A feature of the pointscore was the number of participation points secured by children for their house. Despite some outstanding performances, the result of the day came down to the relays, with... Read more
House Captains Inducted
Parkview Public School's student leadership team expanded by 12 last Friday as the 2012 House Captains and House Vice-Captains were inducted. Students voted for their House leaders during House Meetings last Wednesday, with the following students successful: Thorpe: Captains: Emily Russell & Will Grantham Vice Captains: Courtney Anderson & Alanis Wortley Bradman Captains: Siarne Deeves & Zac Hill Vice Captains: Georgah Pearce & Brodie Jones-Grieve Freeman Captains: Gemma Higgins & Brandon Hollies Vice Captains: Anisa Cook & William Kiker ... Read more
New Kinders start their journey!
Parkview Public School's largest ever Kindergarten enrolment commenced their Primary School education journeys today when they enthusiastically commenced school! A large gathering of parents and family members were on hand to share in their children's experiences as they formally became Parkview students after 17 weeks of transition in 2011. A great day was had by all 55 commencing students who spent time with their Year 6 Buddies, listened to stories, explored the school with their teachers and met new classmates for the very first time! No... Read more
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A suite of resources, including the School A to Z website and the annual back-to-school hotline, is available to help parents prepare for the new school year. School A to Z website The School A to Z website provides you with practical help to get involved and support your children's learning and includes a webcast on the theme of ‘Getting off to a great start at school'. The School A to Z webcast answers commonly asked questions that range from how to motivate children for learning, to tips on how to manage technology use at home, bullying,... Read more
Parkview Swimming Carnival 2012
The Annual School Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday 10th February 2012 The Parkview PS Annual Swimming Carnival will be held Friday 10th February, weather permitting. Nominations for swimming events will be recorded this Tuesday during house meetings. Students are reminded to think hard about which events they wish to compete in and need not feel pressured to swim in events they do not feel comfortable. Less confident swimmers who are not competing in a competitive race will have the chance to compete in novelty events. These events... Read more
2012 School Commencement Information
With the commencement of the new school year fast approaching, community members are reminded of the following commencement routines for students attending Parkview Public School: Monday, 30th January: School commences for all students in Years 1-6. Students will assemble in the School Hall from 9.20am and will be allocated to their 2012 class groups. Wednesday, 1st February: School commences for all students in Kindergarten. Students will assemble in the School Hall at 9.45am and will be head to their new classrooms from there. Parents and... Read more
Join us for our annual Parkview PS Open Days!
Parkview Public School will host its Annual Summer Holidays Open Days on Thursday 19th January from 2pm-5pm and Monday,23rd January from 9am-12noon. During the Open Days school tours will be available and executive staff will be available to answer questions. We invite all interested community members to attend the school during this time or contact the school during the listed Open Days hours to make an appointment at a time that better suits your needs. The school's Uniform Shop will also be available during these days for new and continuing... Read more
Kinder 2012 Play Dates Approaching
Children commencing Kindergarten in 2012 and there parents and carers are invited to come along to Central Park, Parkview (adjacent to the school) from 10am on Mondays (January 9, 16, 23 & 30) during the school holidays to engage in an informal play session, aimed at maintaining relationships established during the transition process. There has been solid interest from parents wanting to take advantage of this opportunity. Why not drop down to the park, let the kids play and enjoy some morning tea and a chat with some of the parents of your... Read more
Uniform Shop to open during School Holidays
The Parkview Public School Uniform Shop will open for the convenience of parents and carers twice during the holidays. Thursday, 19th January 3pm-5pm Monday, 23rd January 10am-12noon Parents and carers are encouraged to utilise this service to ensure children have all of their uniform requirements prior to the commencement of school. Uniform Shop Coordinators Mrs Niomi McKellar and Ms Rebecca Hogan will be in on hand to cater for all of your uniform needs. Uniform prices can be found at the Canteen & Uniform link elsewhere on this website.... Read more