School Ceasing Normal Operations

Monday, 6/4/2020, the school will cease its normal operations. We have been tasked with the difficult and demanding job of preparing to deliver our existing curriculum through alternative means. This might be through provision of work packs, online lessons or a combination of both. It is a time consuming task that requires the input of all members of our various school teams.

While work rosters and lack of alternative child care may leave some parents with no option other than to send their children to school, please appreciate that the supervision of children will draw our staff away from preparation of curriculum delivery.

Please note:

Students attending school Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April will not be accessing regular lessons.
Students attending school Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April will not be supervised in their usual room.
Students attending school Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April will not be supervised by their usual teacher.
Students attending school Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April will be supervised in mixed year groups.
There will be no canteen available (but breakfast club will still be in operation).
No school bus services will be in operation.

Students in Kindy and Pre-Primary should be dropped off at and picked up from their classroom.

Students in Yrs. 1-6 should go directly to the Under Cover Area on arrival at school. Parents dropping off their children should do so and leave as soon as possible. Teachers will not be available to meet with parents next week.

Distance Education

The school will commence delivering distance education from the beginning of term two. This will be a combination of online content through the SeeSaw app and the provision of some ‘hard-copy’ resources. Parents will receive information about the collection of hard-copy resources next week. We envision that these resources will be available in week one of next term.

Distance Education and Work Packages For Term 2
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Parkfield Primary School

A high quality education for every child; whatever their ability, wherever they live, whatever their background.

Independent Public School

Parkfield Primary School is an Independent Public School which has been proudly educating young children for 25 years and has gained a strong reputation and culture as a leading primary public educational institution.

Beyond the academic excellence which Parkfield pursues, it proudly offers all its students a safe, inspiring and creative learning environment which provides unique opportunities for academic enrichment and extension.  Each and every child is encouraged to realise their full potential as we aspire to develop engaged, creative, independent, lifelong learners who will be active and responsible members of the school community.

We consider our experienced teaching staff to be one of the strongest in the South West delivering engaging and innovative learning programs so that every child feels happy, challenged and valued.  Our strong and effective student services program encourages and supports student leadership, positive student behaviour and is supported by our pastoral care program.

School Overview

Our active school community consists of our Parents and Citizens Association and School Board which is made up of parents, staff, industry and university representatives who are our partners in forging the school ethos and direction.

Our school buildings are of contemporary design with learning areas supporting three to four classrooms each with their own designated Information Technology area.  Specialist facilities are provided for the extensive Physical Education, Music, Science, Japanese and Visual Arts programs.

Parkfield Primary School is situated in a vibrant, modern community which enjoys a wonderful, relaxed lifestyle. It is surrounded by water with the Brunswick and Collie Rivers to the east and south and the Leschenault Estuary to the west.  The proximity to the estuary, rivers and beaches enables staff and students to utilise these waterways for field excursions which supports our commitment to our Parkfield Learning and Understanding Sustainability (PLUS) whole school program.

Specialist Programs / Special Projects

Our specialist teachers are well respected, experienced and passionate in their chosen field and this is evident by their history of success.

Japanese

The Japanese Language Program continued to be taught from Years 2-6. The classes were in one-hour block sessions once a week, with students attending class in a designated Japanese classroom.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts program has allowed the students to develop their skills using a great variety of resources as inspiration – visiting artists, class themes, school themes

Music

Music is a full-time teaching area, consisting of 18 general class lessons from Years 1-6. Senior and Junior Choir are timetabled for ½ hour every week. The newly formed Concert Band rehearses for an hour weekly.

Science

Spreading the Bark - Science at Parkfield Primary School

Science as a Specialist Teaching Area was initiated at Parkfield in 2016, with Year 3 classes and Year 6 classes and now caters for Years 1-6 classes with a one hour session per week.

Physical Education/Activity

The Physical Education Program (PE) at Parkfield aims to promote the benefits of regular physical activity, while providing students with the opportunity to further develop their physical and interpersonal skills.

Dance

At Parkfield Primary School, we believe that the Arts is essential for emotional and physical health and well being, and that all students should be given opportunities to develop the skills and confidence to pursue and extend this aspect of their social development.

Our Vision

Parkfield Primary School’s vision is to provide a safe, inspiring and creative learning environment.  We will create opportunities for students to engage in outstanding learning programs, strive for excellence and become active citizens who make healthy and responsible decisions.

Our Mission

Parkfield Primary School’s Strategic Plan 2016-2018 was formally endorsed by the School Board in July 2015.

The School Principal and the School Board Chair would like to acknowledge the staff and parents for the contribution in creating a clearly articulated plan to ensure Parkfield Primary School students are provided with a safe, inspiring and creative learning environment.