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Presentation Night celebrates student achievement
Parkview Public School celebrated a huge range of student success in front of crowd of in excess of 700 people at its 44th Annual Presentation Night on Monday. The school celebrated student achievement in all areas of the curriculum as well as extra curricula activities and community awards, while the night was highlighted by outstanding performances from the School Band and Choir as well as brilliantly executed vocalist renditions of the national anthem and the Parkview School Song. P&C President Ian Draper addressed the gathering and took... Read more
Freeman dominate Farrell Cup
Freeman House have come within a whisker of a clean sweep in the 2014 Farrell Cup interhouse Ball Games Competition at Parkview Public School with some inspired performances recently. Having not lifted Ball Games silver ware in the Stage 3 Competition in four years, the Reds won three of the four trophies available including the major trophy to have their supporters and peers cheering with delight. Freeman took home the Early Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 competitions and were narrowly shut out of the Stage 1 event which ended in a tie between... Read more
Class of 2014 Graduate!
Parkview Public School's Class of 2014 have enjoyed a wonderful Graduation Dinner at the Leeton Soldiers Club to mark the end of seven years of primary education at the school. Family orientated gathering in excess of 150 people attended the event that attracted relatives from as far afield as Perth and the Central Coast for the event. Principal Travis Irvin shared some memories of the class from their seven years at the school and related the Dr Seuss classic "Oh The Places You'll Go" to the challenges the children will face as they progress... Read more
Kindergarten 2015 Transition students Graduate!
The first of many important primary school milestones has been achieved by Parkview's Kindergarten 2015 students as they graduated from their transition program on Wednesday. Students have been engaged in a 16 week program centred around fundamental learning skills, school readiness and social development ahead of the commencement of the 2015 school year. Wednesday's Graduation Day was the culmination of the program, with parents and family members in the school to share in information sessions, a family lunch and of course the graduation... Read more
Speer returns to where it all began!
Home and Away star Jake Speer, who plays the character of Oscar MacGuire in the hit serial, returned to his primary school stomping ground on Tuesday to surprise the students of Parkview Public School. Speer, a School Captain at Parkview in 2003, spent time reminscing about his seven years of education at the school and shared with star-struck students his journey from Parkview PS to nation-wide star on the Channel 7 program. His journey to acting fame included secondary schooling at St. Francis De Sales College and Kooringal High School... Read more
Kids get Jumping for Heart!
Parkview Pubic School students got jumping for a good cause on Friday when they engaged in the annual Jump Rope For Heart Jump Off at school. The culmination of a terms worth of fitness and skill development, students K-6 engaged in an our long 'Jump Off' that challenged not only stamina but various skills linked to skipping and of course team work, agility and coordination. Jump Rope For Heart coordinator Mrs Lacey Chilko was thrilled with how the event unfolded. "The children have really embraced the concept. We have raised some great funds... Read more
Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more
How to get your child reading this summer!
Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day. With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start. Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy,... Read more
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P&C Car Raffle proves popular!
The P&C's major raffle for 2014, a Suzuki Alto has proven popular with the community. A huge number of people took part in the competition which has raised much needed funds for P&C projects. The P&C would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and congratulate the winners: 1st Prize (2014 Suzuki Alto): Frank Millemaggi (Leeton) 2nd Prize ($300 Red Balloon Voucher): Megan Rawle (Lake Wyangan) 3rd Prize ($200 IGA Voucher): Toni Boots (Leeton) Student Ticket Seller Incentive Draw (iPad Air): Bryce Robinson (3T) and Chelsea... Read more
Christmas Carnival a huge success
The Parkview Public School P&C's Family Community Christmas Carnival has been hailed a huge success by the school's parent body after almost 800 people attended to join in the festive cheer of the event. A disco, Lions Train, Merry Go Round and Jumping Castles entertained the youngsters while the young at heart were kept amused by the continous ham an toy raffles, live and entertainment from the school's band and tap group and were also surprised by a visit from a flash mob and of course Santa and Mrs Claus also dropped by! P&C President Mr... Read more
What parents should know about Instagram
It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing mobile application and social network for people aged 13 years and over. There's no age-verification process though, so younger children can create an account pretty easily, sometimes without parents even knowing. Instagram say they'll remove under-age users' accounts if they are reported. Instagram has just published... Read more
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Hundreds wind back the clock at PPS Grandparent's Day Celebrations
Over 600 community members including in excess of 200 grandparents flocked to Parkview Public School on Monday to celebrate Grandparent's Day at the school. Set to recognise Grandparent's Day which is officially recognised on Sunday, 26th October, grandparents along with students enjoyed a delicious Devonshire Tea before engaging in some favourite school games from yesteryear including jacks, marbles, hookey, elastics, hopscotch, skipping and handball before heading to open classrooms for a taste of modern day education. Once in the classrooms... Read more
Bandy Sisters star at Tumbarumba Equestrian Event
Parkview PS sisters Kelsey and Shay Bandy have recorded some outstanding results at the Tumbarumba Equestrian event hosted for primary school students, leading Parkview to 13th place overall at the event out of 24 competing schools. Both girls displayed immense dedication and skill throughout the day and were fine representatives for our school. Their achievements are outlined below: Shay Bandy (Years 3 & 4 Section) Kelsey Bandy (Years 5 & 6 Section) 1st /14-Active Rider 3rd /14-Stockman's Challenge 4th/14- Bareback 4th/7-Pair... Read more
Students record outstanding results in UNSW Assessments
Parkview students have recorded some outstanding achievements in the 2014 UNSW Assessments. Congratulations to the following students from Years 2 to 6 who achieved various citations in the University of NSW International Competitions this year. The special awards achieved are outlined below: Name Year Test Hannah Pianca 6 Computer - Credit Science - Credit Mathematics - Credit Katelyn Mills 5 Computer - Merit English – Merit Mathematics - Credit Angus Ingram ... Read more
MacGregor makes is back to back for Parkview in LCOPS Chess Champs!
On Thursday, 9th October Parkview PS hosted the annual LCOPS Chess Competition. The school had had 11 students participating in this cerebral battle of wits and strategy including Dylan Brown, Jack McClure, Cooper Holmes, Christian MacGregor, Lachlan Holden, Lilly Davies, Jaylen Milvain, Owen Kearney, Cody Brown, Bryce Robinson and Scott Draper. Our students competed valiantly in all the competition games and then continued to play through many ‘scratch matches' once they had been defeated. This allowed them to discuss ideas and strategies... Read more
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Public Speaking brilliance on show!
The 2014 edition of the Ian Lucas Memorial Public Speaking Competition has been conducted at Parkview Public School with some brilliant performances from a range of students highlighting the finals of the competition. All students K-6 engaged in in-class competitions during the latter weeks of Term 3 to determine the Stage Finalists who competed on Finals Day. Students were provided with a brief outline of expectations including length of speeches, manner, gesturing, preparation and delivery and then were encouraged to put together a speech... Read more
Parkview enjoys Footy Colours Day and Cup Cakes for a Cause!
Parkview students enjoyed their traditional end of term Footy Colours Day and SRC Cup Cakes for a Cause Fundraiser on the final day of Term 3. As has been the case for the last 16 years, students dressed in their favourite footy colours and purchased delicious cup cakes made by SRC Representatives and community as part of the school's fundraising efforts to support cancer research. Over $500 was raised on the day which was a pleasing effort according to SRC Coordinator Mrs Cathy Dando. "It was again fantastic to see our community support such... Read more
Healthy Harold teaches children 'Life Education'
Parkview Public School has just concluded a 5 day visit from the Life Education Van and specifically the kids favourite character 'Healthy Harold'. Harold along with Life Education educator Michelle Crowther spent the final week Term 3 at the school providing all children Kindergarten-Year 6 with the opportunity to visit the van and engage in vital education linked to the Personal Development/ Health/ Physical Education syllabus area. The stage appropriate learning continues to provide an extensive and interactive link to lifestyle choices and... Read more
Stage 3 students enjoy International Food Day
Parkview Public School's Stage 3 students put the exclamation mark on an extensive term of learning about Refugees by engaging in an International Food Day to celebrate the end of Term 3. Students have focused on the causes and needs of displaced populations as well as the wonderfully positive cultural contributions refugees have and continue to make to many elements of Australian society. A feature of the learning process was a visit to the school of Mrs Susie Rowe with Mr Ali Mohammad who were able to share some specific experiences linked... Read more
When older kids struggle with reading
When older kids struggle to read and write, the issue can become fraught for the whole family. Parents can lose their patience and blame the child or themselves and the child loses their confidence and begins shying away from reading at all. Grades fall and interest in school can flag. Kids who struggle to read often try to hide it from teachers and parents, and develop unhelpful strategies, which only exacerbate the problems. Ways to encourage effective reading in older children Ask your child what subjects they would like to read about.... Read more
Book Fever Hits Parkview
While the school may have delayed Book Week celebrations to fall in line with the events being hosted by the Leeton Shire Council for 2014 Book Week, the signficance of the event has not been diminished with a huge range of events being used to mark not only Book Week, but the significance of 'Connecting to Reading'. The school hosted its biggest ever Book Week Character Parade on Tuesday, highlighted by over 700 students and community members either engaging in the parade or spectating at the event. As always, super hero characters were... Read more
Parkview students 'Shine on Broadway'!
It had been 6 long months of preparation, but wasn't the wait and the work all worth it? Parkview's students produced some amazing performances as part of the Leeton Community of Public Schools performing arts extravaganza 'Shine on Broadway'. Four varied Parkview based acts including a harmonious choir rendition of 'Do Re Mi'; a brilliant tap and percussion inspired dance performance 'Stomp'; the brilliantly choreographed dance routine 'Revolting Children' from 'Matilda' and the memorable rendition from our talented school band of 'Hit Me... Read more
Stage 3 enjoy Victorian adventure!
After 5 fun fllled days and 4 action packed evenings, our Stage 3 students have returned from their 'excellent adventure' to Victoria a little weary, but full of amazing stories of the incredibly varied educational experiences they enjoyed. A trip to the MCG as part of the GWS Giants Cheersquad (complete with supporters apparel supplied by the GWS Giants FC), a Yarra Cruise, visits to the Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Museum, Eureka Skydeck, Scienceworks, Lygon Street, Southbank, Sovereign Hill, Blood on the Southern Cross and a... Read more
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Congratulations to all our competitors in the Parkview Premier's Spelling Bee Final. It was an amazing event with students spelling many words that even adults would find difficult! Add to the mix an audience and lots of nerves and we have one of our most nail biting events of the academic year. The competitors in the Stage 3 Finals were Tateum Ingram, Emily Wright, Kate Balaz, Jade Jennings, Kiana Wortley, Molly Donohoe, Christian MacGregor and Katelyn Mills. Spelling words such as furniture, rationale and tranquil, Molly Donohoe was the... Read more
Kinder 2015 Transition gets wheels!
The commencement of Parkview Public School's 16 week Kindergarten Transition Program took place on Wednesday,with 47 eager children embracing the commencement of their primary schooling experiences. Students engaged in a range of fundamental learning skill experiences during their initial 2 hours at 'big school', many enjoying the thrill of travelling to school on the complimentary bus service for the very first time! Fine weather meant that outdoor activities including exploration of the adventure playground was a popular pursuit, whilst... Read more
Kinder students learn from Emergency Services
Parkview Public School's Kindergarten classes enjoyed an informative and entertaining visit from Leeton's Emergency Services personnel last Thursday, a feature of the children's current unit on 'Our Place', teaching them the significant aspects of our community their school, town and the people who help us in our community including emergency personnel and community businesses. Throughout the unit, the children have learned a range of concepts including road safety, child protection, people that help our township to function and significant... Read more
Rourke crowned Riverina Champion
On amazing day for Parkview athletes at the Riverina PSSA Athletics Carnival in Albury, Year 2 student Tamika Rourke has been crowned Riverina 8 Years Girls 100m Champion after a brilliant display in the final at Alexandra Park. After winning her heat in a then personal best time of 16.95, Rourke stormed to victory from Lane 5 stopping the clock at 16.35 seconds to secure the Riverina title and a place in the Riverina team to contest the State Championships at the Sydney International Athletics Centre in October. The event was one of five... Read more
Excellence at the Leeton Eisteddfod
Parkview Public School has recorded some outstanding results across a number of disciplines at the 2014 Leeton Eisteddfod. Priding itself on facilitating varied experiences for all students at the time honoured performing arts and literary event, over 245 children have had the opportunity to perform in some form of Eisteddfod activity this year. Whilst participation is always the focus, the school is particularly proud of a range of outstanding results. The Irrigator sponsored Literary Primary Writing Section was this year dominated by... Read more
Nurturing the artist in your child
Your child may not go on to become a famous musician, actor, dancer, filmmaker or artist. But by nurturing the artist in your child you can help them grow up able to think for themselves, problem solve and work out different ways to do things. They'll also be better able to see different points of view, communicate and express their feelings in different ways. Here are some top tips: Stimulate your child's senses - Provide opportunities for your child to experience different sights, smells, sensations and sounds. These sensory activities are... Read more
Huge numbers enjoy Education Week Open Day
Parkview Public School's Education Week Open Day has been enjoyed by an estimated 600 students and community members who shared a range of interactive classroom and outdoor based activities at the school on Thursday. Celebrating the 60th year of Education Week, the community again enjoyed engaging with students in their learning environment, with a range of learning experiences enjoyed by the community including technological based activities in Stage 3, Outdoor Maths challenges in Stage 2, Science based experiments and activities in Stage 1... Read more
Swans Star Visits Parkview
Former Sydney Swans star took time out of his busy schedule on Thursday to pay a visit to Parkview Public School to help share the healthy eating message. Bolton, a two time premiership player with the Swans, spent almost and hour at the school sharing his message and answering a myriad of question linked to not only his visit, but his playing career and some other tricky topics, as highlighted by Year 1 student Ashlee Milvain, who, dressed proudly in her Hawthorn jumper asked "Why did you take Buddy Franklin?" The question drew wide spread... Read more
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Building your child's reading skills
Here are some simple tips to encourage your child to become a strong reader and a book lover for the rest of their lives. Share a book at home Children love to hear a story read aloud. Try reading with different voices, lots of emotion, invented sound effects and funny faces. Change the tone in your voice and vary its loudness or softness. Have fun and enjoy it. It's a good idea to practise reading before sharing a book. Listen to your child talk about the story and the pictures. Try asking your child which parts of the books they found... Read more
Lost & Found- Year 5s Shaun Tan inspired exhibition
Parkview's Year 5MI have marked the conclusion of their Term 2 Literacy Unit in a unique and inspiring way, hosting a Sculptural Art Exhibition in the School Hall to display elements of their learning linked to author Shaun Tan's book 'The Lost Thing'. Students, supported by class teacher Mrs Laurinda Motion, presented the Art Exhibition as the culminating event of the class' literacy unit. Students delved into the work of Tan, learning among a range of understanding, that picture books aren't always just for younger readers. Mrs Motion was... Read more
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Too sick to go to school?
Sometimes it's hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Mondayitis. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice. However, if they miraculously recover by 11:00am, ready to race around the backyard, keeping them in bed all day may send the message that staying home isn't nearly as much fun as going to school. The School A to Z website's Too Sick For School? chart will help answer your questions about common childhood illness... Read more
Sorting fact from fiction
You can't always trust what you read when researching information for homework, assignments or projects. Here are ways your child can tell a good website - or any document - from a bad one. Reader beware With so much information on the web and no-one responsible for fact checking, students need to look out for: bias and hidden agendas factual errors outdated information information which is country specific commercially motivated information. Play the detective Colleen Foley is a curriculum adviser who helps school librarians with the NSW... Read more
Kinder 2015 Transition set to take off
The excitment of the eagerly awaited commencement to the Kindergarten 2015 Transition and Enrolment process is almost upon us. 16 weeks of Kindergarten Transition supported by a free bus service and Leeton's most experienced transition team makes the prospectus of our newest transition program an extremely exciting one. Key dates for the commencement of Kindergarten 2015 activities are as follows: Wednesday, 11th June:Kindergarten 2015 Information Evening Friday, 27th June:Requested final date for Expressions of Interest for Kindergarten 2015... Read more
Cherry Ave Garden Restoration
Parkview Public School is reaching the final stages of establishing a Wiradjuri Garden at the Cherry Avenue end of the school. When completed, the area will serve many purposes including the beautification of the area, the creation of an exploration space for children to engage in creative play and also as a valuable education tool linked to native Wiradjuri plants and their traditional uses. Many of these plants will have edible leaves, fruits and berries. The students are very excited by the space already with its winding paths and new... Read more
Freeman claims Cross Country honours!
Parkview PS ran its annual Cross Country Carnival on Monday May 12th in favourable weather conditions. Events which featured all students K-6 were again keenly contested across various distances. Students aged 5-7 years ran the 1 000m course which encompassed the perimeter of the school grounds while students aged 8 years and above ran the school ground and adjacent central park precinct to eventually clock up either 2 000m (8-10 Years) or 3 000m (11-13 Years). All students competed to a high standard and completed the course to their best of... Read more
Social media, kids and privacy
Regardless of your child's age, the world may already know a lot more about them than you suspect. According to recent research: 92% of children under the age of two have a digital presence (it starts with proud parents posting newborn baby photos on Facebook or Instagram) a quarter of Australian children aged between eight and 12 use Facebook, despite the minimum age for a user being 13 more than 20 per cent of tweens publish photos of themselves on the photo-sharing website Instagram young people between the ages of 14 and 19 have an... Read more
Parkview impresses at LNPSSA Touch Knockout
Parkview's boys and girls touch football teams have produced four outstanding efforts on the way to qualifying for the finals in both sections of the 2014 LNPSSA Touch Football Knockout. Playing at a windswept LHS Ovals, Parkview's boys team opened their campaign with a hard fought 8-2 victory over a determined Small Schools outfit. After a tight first half, some quality ball from dummy half and some incisive runs from the likes of Nicholas Santos and Reece Keech gave Parkview improved field position with which they were able to gain the... Read more
Mother's Day a hit with the Family!
Another special Mother's Day was held at Parkview PS on Thursday, with hundreds of Mums, Grandmothers, Aunties and other family members sharing in a family lunch at school to highlight a great day for our community. Beautiful weather shone on Mum's as they relaxed with family members and children, who earlier in the day had taken advantage of the P&C's annual Mother's Day Stall to buy Mum that somethin g special to share with her on Mother's Day. A huge range of photos from Mother's Day will be available in the gallery section of our... Read more
Red Hot! Freeman reign supreme!
Freeman House has recorded a run away victory in the 2014 Parkview PS Athletics Carnival after dominating last week's carnival at the Leeton HS Ovals. On a perfect day for all athletic pursuits, a record number of Parkview students engaged in a myriad of track and field events, supported by a large and enthusiastic crowd featuring a huge number of community members. On a day when sportsmanship and participation rates were extremely high, some outstanding individual performances stood out amongst a range of pleasing performances. Portia Marks... Read more
What parents need to know about Kik
It seems that every few months a new social media platform or mobile app emerges and becomes popular with young people in our school community. Suddenly "everyone" is on it, according to our children. It's hard for most adults to keep up. Many parents will have recently heard about Kik Messenger and are wondering if it's safe for children. Here are some facts from the School A to Z website's technology guide: What is Kik Messenger? Kik Messenger is a free texting app available on iPhone, iPad, Ipod touch, Android, Windows, Samsung Galaxy and... Read more
Parkview PS Float honoured at Sunrice Festival
Parkview Public School's 'Imagining the Possibilities' float has been recognised as the 'Best Schools Float' in the 2014 Sunrice Festival Street Parade. The float featured 90 Parkview students dressed as their favourite mythical creatures, complemented by images of giants and castles and a real life cauldron that overflowed with bubbles that floated down Kurrajong and Palm Avenues during the parade. The costumes of our students were many and varied, with witches, fairies, mermaids, dragons and many other designs highlighting a wonderful... Read more
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School resumes for Term 2
Parkview Public School will resume for Term 2 on Tuesday, 29th April for all students Kindergarten-Year 6. As usual, students will be welcome in the playground from 9am or when their bus transport provider drops them at school (parents who require an early drop off should contact the school for more details). Students will attend a brief assembly at 9.20am in the Hall on the first day of the term before continuing usual class routines. The School's Administration Office will be open from 9am on Monday, 28th April for enrolments and enquiries.... Read more
Huge Crowd shares in Easter Fun!
Around 800 community members have gathered to celebrate the impending Easter season at the Parkview Public School Easter Hat Parade at school last Thursday. All students K-6 engaged in the fun of the parade, with over 300 hats brightening an overcast day that threatened, but ultimately didn't, put a dampner on the school's biggest Easter Hat Parade ever. Prizes were awarded to various students from classes for their unique designs and ideas, while a well received family lunch put the exclamation point on another wonderful community event at... Read more
The benefits of team sports
Winter sports are getting underway and many parents will soon be getting out of bed early on cold weekend mornings to transport their children to sports fields across town. The good news is that even if your child's team never scores goal, they're benefitting significantly from simply being active and involved. The long list of benefits for your child includes the development of: cooperation and teamwork skills leadership skills respect for teammates, opponents and officials a sense of belonging and team membership social interaction skills... Read more
PPS Netballers reach LNPSSA Final
Parkview has reached the final of the LNPSSA Netball Knockout Competition at the Leeton Stadium yesterday after some fine performances. Drawn to play Narrandera in the first round of the Knockout, Parkview came out firing and broke to an early lead thanks to some excellent play in the mid-court from Kelsey Bandy, Samara McMillan and Shakira O'Connell. Good finishing in the goal circle from Kate Balaz and Zoe Locke ensured a tense 2 goal victory for Parkview, aided by some brilliant defensive play in particular from Portia Marks. Final Scores:... Read more
Parkview impresses at LNPSSA Rugby League Knockout
Parkview Public School has recorded some pleasing results at the LNPSSA Rugby League Knockout hosted at the Leeton No.1 Oval yesterday. On a warm day, Parkview recorded a win and a loss to finish third overall in the competition. In the opening game against Narrandera PS, Parkview started slowly, allowing their opponents to score easily to take a commanding 24-0 lead. The inevitable fight back came, with improved defence led by Dylan Browne and Jack McClure complemented by some incisive runs from Braydon Coghill and Cooper Holmes. Better field... Read more
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Community answers the call to support Jayden with a Great Shave!
The Parkview community and indeed the broader Leeton township really made a massive difference by contributing to the Crazy Hair Day & Great Shave Fundraiser last Tuesday in support of Jayden Collins. Incredibly (although I shouldn't be surprised as we live in an amazing community), we raised the grand total of $5356 which will be converted into various vouchers and accounts to provide support for Jayden and his family as they look to continue to improve his health. The sources of the donations were wide and extremely varied. We thank in... Read more
Meeting your child’s teacher
Meeting teachers to discuss your child's progress or behaviour can be daunting, but there's no need to feel anxious. Remember, you and the school are partners in your child's learning. Whether it's regular parent -teacher interviews or a one-off request for a chat, these useful tips will help you get the most out of your meeting. Do your homework Take a few minutes before your meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Go with the right attitude Try to approach the interview with a positive and relaxed attitude. Don't be afraid to... Read more
Community Flocks to Open Day
Parkview Public School's Term 1 Open Day has been a hailed a huge success, with over 600 community members sharing some wonderful educational experiences during the day. All classrooms from Kindergarten to Year 6 were open, providing parents and family members with another opportunity to engage in the learning process of their children and reflect upon the achievements of the students already made in the 2014 school year. There was plenty to see and do for everyone, with interactive maths games, tresure hunts, technological based activities,... Read more
The most important skill to teach your child
One common trait all successful adults have is resilience. The ability to bounce back from disappointment is something we have the opportunity to teach our children every day. As our kids constantly remind us, life isn't always fair. Is it a parent's role to constantly try to make life fair? How do we balance the desire to shelter and protect our children with the need to teach them how to cope with life's disappointments? The School A to Z website asked top teachers all over NSW for their tips for parents on developing resilience so children... Read more
Parkview Girls take LNPSSA Soccer Crown!
Parkview Public School's Girls Soccer team has won the LNPSSA Soccer Knockout competition in a thrilling final against Narrandera PS at the Parkview PS Oval today (Thursday, 26th February). After defeating Small Schools 5-1 in Round 1, Parkview met Narrandera PS who had disposed of Leeton PS in their Round 1 contest. A well matched contest insued despite the defining goal of the game coming in just the 6th minute courtesy of an outstanding strike from pocket dynamo Tateum Ingram. Narrandera pushed hard for the equaliser in the final and could... Read more
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Say G'day at the Term 1 Open Day (March 6)
Parkview Public School will host its Term 1 Open Day next Thursday, 6th March. Open Day offers parents the chance to view their children's classrooms and engage in activities within rooms as well as view the work that children have completed thus far in the 2014 school year. Classrooms will be open at the following times. Varied times have been scheduled to allow parents who have children in different classes to visit a range of rooms. 11.25am-11.55am: Stage 3 (Years 5 & 6) 11.55am-12.25pm: Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4) 12.25pm-12.55pm: Stage 1 (Years... Read more
Parkview hits the floor at LNPSSA Basketball Championships
Parkview PS has won two games and lost two games at the LNPSSA Basketball Championships in Narrandera on Friday. Drawn to play Narrandera in the opening round of the both the girls and boys competitions, both Parkview teams found it difficult to combat well drilled and talented Narrandera outfits. In both games the Parkview defensive effort was first class however we lacked a little polish when it came to converting scoring opportunities, and were hurt on the counter attack by the fast transition of the Narrandera teams. For the boys Jack... Read more
2014 SRC Inducted
Parkview's 2014 Student Representative Council (SRC) has been inducted following a ceremony at school recently, recognising the democratic leaders of the school's student body for the new school year. SRC Coordinator, Mrs Cathy Dando said the SRC formed an important conduit between the children of the school and other committees who contribute to the running of the Parkview community. "2 students from every class Year 2 and up were elected by peers, forming an important platform in the decision making process of the school and providing... Read more
Help with your child's homework in one click
The School A to Z app has been created by the NSW Department of Education to help parents and their school-aged children, wherever and whenever they have homework and study questions. It's available free for Android and Apple mobile devices, and is an essential tool containing: English A to Z - more than 350 definitions of commonly used English terms from primary and high school. Each word has an easy-to-understand definition based on the current school curriculum, with illustrations and help sheets explaining the rules of grammar. Maths A to... Read more
Thorpe makes it 7 in a row in a thriller
The result may have been the same, but the competition was much tighter as Thorpe House secured their 7th consecutive Swimming title at the Parkview Public School Swimming Carnival on Friday. On a day when participation levels were at an all time high, first Bradman and then Freeman House took turns of holding the carnival lead before some inspired relay performances proved the difference as the blues secured the title by a narrow margin. Once again, the sportsmanship and application of the students was tremendous with some amazing... Read more
Help your child plan for success this year
One of the most valuable ways you can support your child's education is to help them learn how to organise themselves and plan their time. It starts as early as Kindergarten, when they need to plan going to the toilet at lunch and recess and bring things to school for different activities on certain days. By the time they're in Year 6, they've hopefully taken on much of the responsibility of scheduling their afternoons to accommodate sports, homework and other obligations. Most children find planning easier to understand when... Read more
Kindergarten students make a great start!
Parkview Public School has welcomed 46 new smiling Kindergarten faces to it's school community in some of the hottest conditions imaginable in recent days. The students first day last Thursday was a wonderful success, with children entering their new educational environment with a minimum of fuss and quickly settling into routines. The three classes of students were welcomed in the school hall before heading off to their new classrooms under the guidance of Miss Boardman, Miss Duncan and Miss Frazer, with eager parents and carers also sharing... Read more
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Holiday Open Days are on their way!
Parkview Public School's annual Summer Holiday Open Days are here again, with community members wishing to explore everything our school has to offer having the opportunity to complete enrolments and finalise uniform needs for the coming school year. The extremely successful days will again be held on two separate occasions, providing differing options for new and continuing parents! The school will be open for tours and enrolments: Monday, 20th January 2:00pm-5:00pm & Friday, 24th January 9:00am-12:00noon If you are unable to make it to... Read more
School set to resume for 2014!
The end of the school holidays is fast approaching, with the start of another dynamic year of sharing, learning and growing about to commence at Parkview Public School. Below is a reminder of the resumption schedule for the various members of the Parkview community: Tuesday, 28th January: Staff resumes. Office open 9am-3.30pm Wednesday, 29th January: School resumes for students in Years 1-6. All students should leave their bags at their old rooms. Children will be told of their new classes in the hall from 9.20am! Thursday, January 30th:... Read more