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  1. eSmart and Cybersafety

    PMpTue, 03 Dec 2013 21:55:14 -040055Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


  2. Year 6 Graduation, 2013

    AMpWed, 27 Nov 2013 00:17:38 -040017Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Graduation Yr 6, 2013

     The Year 6 Graduation will be held on Thursday,12th December. The evening consists of a dinner for students and teachers, and a formal Graduation Ceremony. This event will take place in the school gymnasium. The event consists of the students arriving for a sit down meal at 6:00pm. This is followed, at around 7:00pm, by a few speeches and the students individually accepting a group photo from their teacher and making a brief statement about their aspirations for the future. Parents/carers/relatives are invited to this section of the evening, from 7:00pm onwards. It is anticipated that the formalities will be over by 8:00pm. A parent committee has organized the after party to run from 8:30-10:00pm.

    More details will be forwarded about the after party and location soon.

    Please be aware that no teachers attend the after-party.

  3. 56M Student Led Parent Teacher Interiews

    AMpWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:48:57 -040048Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Dear Parents / Carers,

                                         As you know by now, my PT interviews will be conducted next Wednesday 18th of September. Students are expected to attend these interviews. I will also be discussing some transition issues with all Year 6 parents. The interviews will be held in the conference room which is located opposite the office.     Regards, Meredith

    Please note that it is a normal school day for 56M students.

    There are no time slots left between 4:00pm-7:00pm

    These interviews are just for my home group due to my illness at the end of Term 2.



  4. Canberra (Parent Helpers)

    AMpWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:46:36 -040046Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    A huge thank-you to Lisa, Jim, Tim, Abdullah and Ross for their outstanding contribution to our recent Canberra trip. I must say it is one of the best camps I’ve ever been involved in with lots of terrific learning opportunities for the students at PHPS.      (The 5/6 Neighbourhood)

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  5. Fun Bike Activities for the School Holidays

    AMpTue, 10 Sep 2013 04:50:47 -040050Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Dear Parents,

    PHPS is a school registered for the Ride2School Program.

    This program in the school holidays may be of interest to some students.

    Good2Go is a two day course full of fun bike activities aimed at teaching 8 – 12 year olds the skills necessary to be confident travellers.

    The focus is on bike riding, but the knowledge is applicable to all forms of active travel – riding, walking, skating and scooting.

    Topic highlights include:

    • Preparation
    • Rules
    • Riding skills and techniques
    • Route selection
    • Road user communication techniques
    • Locking your bike securely

    All participants will receive a Good2Go cerfiticate of participation and parents/guardians will receive a course guide which will cover the skills their children have learnt.

    Click on the link for further details.


  6. Canberra Trip: Monday 26th August

    AMpTue, 30 Jul 2013 05:35:57 -040035Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    Dear Parents and Carers,

    This week all students received a newsletter about what to bring for our up coming trip to Canberra. This can also be seen in this blog post. Please be aware of suit case / luggage requirements.

    ###Many medical forms were returned to me UNSIGNED and / or missing certain medical and dietary issues and I have returned these today. Please return completed forms to school by Friday as I have to email dietary requirements to the venue.

    ##All children with asthma require a management plan from their respective doctors.

    ###A new revised agenda can be read in this post too.

    ###Further details regarding sleeping groups and the use of SOME electronics will be forwarded soon.

    ##Children are requested not to bring mobile phones. If we have issues with children being homesick, then teachers can ring parents if circumstances arise where deemed appropriate.


          Meredith /  Anne  (camp co-ordinators)


    Canberra Trip

  7. Sydney Road Community School

    AMpMon, 06 May 2013 00:09:05 -040009Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Sydney Road Transition

  8. I Am 11 DVD launch (invitation)

    AMpTue, 30 Apr 2013 05:40:29 -040040Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

     Toady I spoke to Genevieve Bailey who is an Australian film maker who also visited our school last year to talk about her new film. Princes Hill Primary  School students have been invited to the DVD launch  tomorrow night. I’m sorry for the short notice but only found out today.

    Readings, Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton

    DVD LAUNCH – FIRST STOP? Readings Carlton May 1st
    Join us tomorrow, May 1, at Readings bookstore in Carlton at 6.30PM. Genevieve, Henrik and two children from the film will be there to meet you, sign DVDs, and to discuss the making of I AM ELEVEN. All welcome.

  9. Transition 2013 / 2014 (Parent News)

    PMpSat, 27 Apr 2013 21:32:49 -040032Saturday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    On Friday four students from Princes Hill Secondary College visited our school to talk about the challenges faced when transitioning from primary to secondary school. All of our Year 6 students had many questions answered with the most popular questions surrounding “homework and locker keys.” Sue, the Year 7 Transition co-ordinator was able to answer many questions about life in a secondary school.

    Information Night: Year 7 2014


    Princes Hill Secondary College is holding information sessions for prospective 2014 year 7 entry on May 1st at 4pm and 7pm.  The 7pm is usually very crowded so we encourage as many as possible to attend the 4pm  presentation.  Further information contact Sue Riquelme, Year 7 Leader.

    Tours for prospective year 7 students in 2014


    Tours of the college have commenced for students considering enrolling at Princes Hill Secondary College in 2014. Please phone the college  to book for the tour. Please note that the college information night for year 7 in 2014 will take place on the 1st of May. Remember to visit this web page for regular updates on the enrolment and transition process.


    Many other secondary schools are offering tours and Open Days in the next few weeks. Some of these have been listed in previous blog posts. Please take these opportunities to visit schools and learn about their curriculum and student welfare programs.

    REMINDER:   Application for Enrolment, Year 7, 2014     These forms are due in the office by May 17th.

    If you have any questions about the transition process, please come and have a chat to me.  (Meredith)

  10. Anzac Day, 2013

    AMpTue, 23 Apr 2013 04:36:06 -040036Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

  11. Fitzroy High School Open Day

    AMpThu, 18 Apr 2013 00:03:13 -040003Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Fitzroy High School Open Day

  12. Footsteps Dance in 360 Degree View Stereographic. (360app)

    PMpWed, 27 Feb 2013 19:37:39 -040037Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

  13. Transition 2014 (Parent Information)

    AMpWed, 06 Feb 2013 02:18:07 -040018Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Dear Parents,

    Already I have received some emails re questions about the government schools transition procedures  for 2014. I will keep all parents updated on this blog and in the PAGES at the top of this blog. I generally receive all of the information from the Victorian Education Department in March and will forward it accordingly. I will also be addressing these issues at our up coming Parent Information Session. (Details will be forwarded soon)

    Meredith (Gr 6 transition co-ordinator)

  14. From School Boy to Sports Star

    AMpTue, 18 Dec 2012 06:47:28 -040047Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    sports star from Meredith Flanner on Vimeo.

  15. Change Inquiry: Some of Our Projects

    PMpMon, 17 Dec 2012 20:02:05 -040002Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    All of the children have been setting up their inquiry projects to present today. They will be assessing their peers using criteria that has been explained carefully.

    Some of the projects for viewing this afternoon are:

    From School Boy to Sports Star

    The Evolution of Birds.

    Saving Our Tigers and Saving our Seals. (The girls have been looking at strategies and making movies to influence and change point of view)

    Changes in Fashion From the 1960’s

    Changes in Housing Design

    How Computers Have Changed Our Lives

    Chemical and Physical Changes



  16. Carlton Football Club: 6:00-10pm

    PMpTue, 11 Dec 2012 19:55:07 -040055Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

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  17. Orientation Day: Princes Hill Secondary College (Student Post)

    PMpTue, 11 Dec 2012 19:48:04 -040048Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Yesterday, Betty and I went to our Orientation day at Princes Secondary College. In the morning we were told what form we would be in for next year. Emma and I are in the same form next year. We only have 27 children going to the same high school as us and the rest are from other schools.

    After we got told which form we are in, we had the locker discussion. The high school lockers have these really tricky combinations. Most people had trouble, but after the teachers helped us and showed us how to do it, some kids started to get it a bit more. During the day, we did photography, Italian, science, English and homeroom. In science we did 5 experiments. In English we had to write a story and share it. In photography, we used photo booth and made oil paint pictures on the macs. In Italian, we learnt a lot about Italy and the cities in it. Other classes had other subjects like ceramics, drama, music and more. At lunch time we had a sausage sizzle and a drink.

    The day was really good and we enjoyed it a lot.

    Emma and Betty

  18. Orientation Day: University High School (Student Post)

    PMpTue, 11 Dec 2012 19:35:52 -040035Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    On the 11th of December Poppy and I went to our Orientation Day at University High School.

    We started the day off by meeting all the year 7s for 2013 in a hall and we got to see a video on the transition into University High School.

    Then we got into our home groups and met our year 7s that we would spend the next couple of years with.
    Everyone was nervous at first but once we got to know each other it was fun. We made friends with a girl called Karen and she was also nice. The whole class was very friendly and we all played games and got along. We were accompanied by a group of year 9 students they were very funny.

    At lunch we all got a sausage, juice box and an Icy Pole and meet more year 7’s. It was awesome (we could also get seconds).

    The School was a very big one and it was very easy to get lost. Once we got the hang of were things were we were all trying to get lost on purpose.

    Overall the day was an awesome one. YAY J J J

    By Poppy and Ana

  19. Coach Approach

    AMpWed, 05 Dec 2012 06:35:49 -040035Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Today the students rotated through 5 sports, coached by some elite athletes in their field.

    Mike Spears: Former professional basketballer from the USA.

    Warrne Hansen: Ex taekwondo representative at the Sydney Olympics.

    Dani Virgona: hip hop dancer who has danced and perfomed at Disney Land in Tokyo.

    James: Melbourne Rugby player and touch football coach.

    Team Work: (Didn’t catch his name)

  20. Transition (Parent News) 2013

    AMpTue, 04 Dec 2012 02:56:25 -040056Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    On Monday 10thDecember the whole school transition program will begin to enable the children to become familiar with change.

    On Monday and Tuesday the children will visit their 2013 neighbourhoods from 10 to 11am and they will have lunch in their new neighbourhoods.

    On Wednesday 13thDecember all children will go to their new neighbourhoods at 2.30 and will be dismissed or are to be picked up from the new neighbourhood at 3.30 by their parents or carers.

    The more children can participate in managing change, the more they can anticipate it with excitement.

    On Tuesday the 11th of December there is an ORIENTATION DAY for all Year 6 students attending state high schools and secondary schools in 2013.
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  21. What would you like governments to do to prevent wars?

    PMpTue, 27 Nov 2012 17:32:18 -040032Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

  22. When People Refuse To Change!

    PMpFri, 23 Nov 2012 19:45:24 -040045Friday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    PICTURES of an elderly couple’s house standing in the middle of a huge dual carriageway as they hold out for compensation to leave have gone viral on the internet in China.

    The photographs, widely carried by Chinese state media and internet sites, show a partially demolished five-storey block of flats in the centre of the road in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

    The phenomenon is called a NAIL HOUSE in China, as such buildings stick out and are difficult to remove, like a stubborn nail.

  23. (Change Inquiry) An example of a project planner. All students working in groups.(Double click on image to get the full view)

    AMpFri, 23 Nov 2012 01:29:59 -040029Friday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

  24. Change: What we may have looked like in the 20’s and 40’s

    AMpWed, 21 Nov 2012 06:10:25 -040010Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    We had a fun session today playing with an app called OLD BOOTH. This is what your sons and daughters might have looked like in the 20’s and 40’s.

    Mike and I will be sharing our photos soon!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Behind the News (student responses)

    AMpTue, 20 Nov 2012 07:38:52 -040038Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Imagine not having a place to go home to at night. Well, that’s the sad reality for people who are homeless. A recent report showed the number of homeless peoplein Australia has risen to more than a hundred thousand. And lots of those are young people.

    What could our society do to CHANGE this situation?

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