Parkhill Primary School Newsletter

Issue 17, Thursday May 31 2018

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

Week 7 already!! How the term has flown by. I would like to thank everyone who came along to celebrate Education Week yesterday. The feeling throughout the school was lovely. I received lots of positive feedback regarding our new building, which was just great to hear. We are hoping that the Y3/4 building will be handed over to us next week with their move days being planned for Week 10. If you are able to help with the move that would be awesome! The Foundation – Y2 move days were such a wonderful success with groups of 8-10 parents helping each day. Many hands make small work!

Y3 Move Day - Tuesday 19 June

Y4 Move Day - Thursday 21 June

If you are able to help please do send me an email or just come to the office at 9:30am on the day.


Now that the weather is turning colder and winter is definitely here, I have noticed more and more students wearing variations to our uniform, including hoodies and jumpers that are not from the Parkhill Uniform Shop. I wanted to share with you what the uniform expectations are. We have plenty of second hand uniform available should you need this – please pop into, call or email the office for details!

Summer: Terms 1 and 4 (Optional Terms 2 and 3)

  • Parkhill logo sky blue short-sleeve polo
  • Parkhill logo royal blue sports polo (Y5 and Y6)
  • Parkhill logo royal blue bomber jacket
  • Parkhill logo royal blue windcheater
  • Parkhill logo special item (e.g. jacket/jumper) (Y6 item)
  • Parkhill print summer dress
  • Plain lose fitting navy blue shorts
  • Plain white socks

Winter: Terms 2 and 3 (Optional Terms 1 and 4)

  • Parkhill logo sky blue long-sleeve polo
  • Parkhill logo royal blue sports polo (Y5 and Y6)
  • Parkhill logo royal blue bomber jacket
  • Parkhill logo royal blue windcheater
  • Parkhill logo special item (e.g. jacket/jumper) (Y6 item)
  • Plain navy blue long trousers or track pants
  • Parkhill print winter skirt
  • Navy tights


  • As plain as possible white or black sports shoes or black school shoes

Sun Protection / Hats

Sunhats are compulsory from 1st September until 30th April (all months containing the letter ‘R’) and any days in between when the UV rating is above 2.

  • Royal blue slouch hat
  • Plain navy blue beanie (Terms 2 and 3 only)
  • Students are encouraged to wear sunglasses (plain blue)

Rain Coat / Parkers

  • Plain navy blue raincoat/parker

Hair accessories

  • Hair accessories should be as plain as possible in school colours (white, sky blue, royal blue, or navy blue).


  • Watches, small plain stud or sleeper earrings, medical alert items may be worn.
  • For occupational health and safety reasons, it is strongly recommended that no other jewellery is worn by students whilst at school.

Make Up and Nail Polish

  • No makeup is to be worn to school by students (unless required as part of curriculum e.g. concerts).
  • No coloured nail-polish is to be worn to school by students


Come and add to our Vision Board! You will find it in the foyer beside my office! We are looking to develop a vision of what we, as a community would like the school play spaces to look like.


Trivia: PFA Trivia Night on Saturday (see PFA News below)

Bring it Breaky: Thursday 7 June! Come have breakfast, coffee and a chat in the staffroom at 9am.

Soiree: Thursday 7 June 6pm is our Term 2 Soiree.

Have a great weekend,

Elaine Brady


Calendar of Curriculum Events

Saturday June 2 - PFA Trivia Night

Thursday June 7 - Bring It Breaky, Division Cross Country (selected students) & Soiree

Friday June 8 - Y2 Melbourne Zoo Excursion & Foundation Myuna Farm Excursion

Monday June 11 - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Monday June 18 - Y4 Monash Council Excursion

Tuesday June 19 - Story Time at 2:15pm

Friday June 29 - Term 2 ends at 2:30pm

Student of the Week

FS - Owen S

FT - Hana A

1BC - Jessika A

1HE - Tato N

2C - Ruby H

2M - Orlando T

3M - Jeffrey C

3R - Sean R

4G - Brooklen K

4N - Liam H

Bring It Breaky

Parkhill Parents and Carers,

We would like to invite you to come along to the next 'Bring It Breaky'.

When: Thursday 7th June, 9:00 – 9:30am

Where: Staffroom

Who: All parents and carers welcome! (Younger siblings are welcome too.)

Please bring something you would enjoy for breakfast to share (or just bring yourselves).

Food Drive

The Y3 students are doing a food drive for the homeless. The Salvation Army need non-perishable foods such as dried pasta, tinned food, etc. Please donate these items at the box in the front office.

Thank you,

Y3 students

CSEF Applications

CSEF applications close at the end of this term (Friday June 29). If you are eligible for CSEF and have not completed your form for 2018, please collect one from the office or complete the form below.

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PFA News - 31 May 2018

Committee Members:

President: Vanessa Cowley

Vice President: Katrina Battle

Treasurer: Sumi Sundram

Secretary: Kylie Touloupis

Communications: Eva Conley

General Members; Fiona Crellin, Jason Van Lint, Elle Delmee, Mark Havas, Lisa Jacobson, April Minniece, Anny Murray, Wendy Douglas, Janneke Storteboom, Leanne Knight

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For just $70, get over $20,000 worth of valuable offers to use within Melbourne until June 2019. Each entertainment book ordered via Parkhill contributes funds to our school. Share with your friends and family. Order here:

Thanks for your support!


In the classic board game Monopoly, how much does it cost to buy a railroad?

What was the name of Jack Nicholson’s character in the 1975 American comedy-drama film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”?

What is the name of the first album released by American rock band Bon Jovi?

What is the longest river in Australia?

Do you know the answers to these questions? Do you want to know? Well the Trivia Night is the best place to show off your talent or brush up! Either way you’re guaranteed a night of fun and laughs with great company.

If you haven’t purchased your tickets, it's not to late! Tickets are on sale until the end of today!


In the past the Trivia Night has proven to be the biggest fundraising event on the Parkhill Calendar. The kids can’t wait to start preparing for their new outside play space. Let’s give them a great start!


The Parkhill Trivia Night will be held this Saturday, and there are some fabulous auction items up for grabs. If you are unable to attend on the night, no worries - there is a complete list of items and bidding sheets, with all the information you need at the office.


If you are the successful bidder and are not attending the Trivia Night, you will be contacted the following week.

Here’s a list of auction items to date:

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Mother's/Father’s Day Stall Shopper Request (URGENT)

We are looking for a member or two from our Parkhill community who would like to get involved in the shopping and organisation of these two annual events on the PFA calendar. You will be supported in this role by an existing, very experienced PFA member, Lisa Jacobson.

This is Lisa’s last year and she is keen to pass on her wealth of knowledge.

The beauty of this role is that it’s spread out over the year. Hunting for bargains and building up stock in readiness for each annual stall.

If this role interests you, please contact PFA for more details about the role.

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