Dear parents and carers,
Thank you so much to all our families and staff for the support of every Parkhill student in ensuring a smooth and settled return to school. Term 4 is usually a very busy term with lots happening, and we are pleased that some events and activities are now able to take place with the further easing of restrictions.
As per the DET Operations Guide, we will need to continue to limit access to school to ensure compliance with the current health and safety advice. This means that for the time being we will maintain the drop off and pick up arrangements. Students in Y3-6 are also still required to wear a mask while indoors unless a medical exemption applies. We ask that you please send your children with an appropriately fitting mask. A number of students have been coming to school without masks, and while we are able to provide spares, we only have a limited supply.
Requests for Class Placements 2022
Many factors are taken into consideration when placing students in classes, including student numbers at each year level and achieving a gender balance. If parents have a particular request, these should be made in writing by email to David.Wells@education.vic.gov.au by Friday 12th November. These will then be considered along with those of other parents, staff and students.
If your child is leaving at the end of this year (other than Y6), could you please let us know. Thank you to the families who have already notified us.
Our Y5 students are currently preparing for leadership opportunities that are provided in Y6 next year. There are a number of formal leadership positions that students can apply for - School Captains, Vice Captains and Student Representative Council (SRC) leaders. In applying for these positions, the students will consider the attributes of leadership and why they would make a good and effective leader. They will be given time in school to write formal applications and shortlisted students will then interview for these positions. While only a limited number of students will be successful in being appointed to a leadership position, all students when they are in Y6 are considered leaders and will have various opportunities in leadership throughout the year.
With the beautiful Spring weather promoting lots of growth of everything (including weeds), and with the Fun, Food and Carols event on December 2nd, we would like to ensure the school is looking its best. We will be running a working bee on Saturday 27th November from 8am-12pm. Working bees not only help in maintaining and tidying the school, but are also great community building activities. No special skills are required and you can stay for as little or as much as you can. All help is greatly appreciated.
Have a lovely weekend,