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Kids Matter Assembly – Monday 4th September

Our second Kids Matter Assembly of Term 3 will take place next Monday, September 4th. We ask all children to wear their house shirt so that they can participate fully in this assembly.

 

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eSmart Week – Beginning 4th September

Next week is designated eSmart week in schools who are signed up to this important program. Cyber safety and cyber bullying are very significant issues at all ages.

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Free Cyber Safety Sessions

The City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit are running free cyber safety information sessions for parents and young people across the Geelong region in 2017.

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Term 3 Working Bee – This Sunday 10th September

Our working bee is this Sunday 10th of September from 10am-2pm. We will be starting work on our new sensory garden, painting a feature wall in the prep corridor and adding sand and soft fall to our playground areas. The Parents and Friends group will be supplying some plants and features for the sensory garden as a result of the funds raised at our Mini Mudder event earlier this year. We are eager to have as many helpers as possible on this day to get this exciting project started!

If you can come along please RSVP the school at drysdale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

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Parent Opinion Survey

Thank you to everyone who has now responded to the Parent Opinion Survey.  There is still time to reply if you have not already done so. The deadline has been extended to 11:59 pm on

Sunday September 3rd. We are hoping to have as many responses as possible as this will give us the clearest view of how our parent community thinks the school is doing.

 

 

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ICAS Certificates

We received the Writing certificates for children who took part in this test earlier in the term. These will be presented in assembly on Monday September 11th so that it does not clash with next week’s Kids Matter Assembly.

 

 

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Book Week

Thank you to everyone who supported our celebration of Book Week last week. The children had a lot of fun from dressing up for the Book Week Parade to hearing from a visiting author. There were lots of other activities happening around the school. I would like to thank all our wonderful parents who found a costume for their children to wear at the parade. There were some really amazing and inventive efforts.

 

 

 

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Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to this week’s winners of Principal’s Awards.

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Bellarine Party Shop

Bellarine Party Shop is a local family business owned and operated by Drysdale Primary School parent Alison Wightwick (or Ali), mum to Zane and Xavier.

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Escape to Everywhere – Book Week 2017

Last week was our annual celebration of literature in the 2017 Book Week. This year’s theme was “Escape to Everywhere” and throughout the school there were elaborate costumes, creatively decorated doors, visiting authors and special guest readers.

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Athletics – Connewarre District

Congratulations to our wonderful Athletics team who headed into Landy Field to compete in the Connewarre District competition.

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Parents and Friends – Father’s Day Stall Thursday 31st August

We are having our Father’s Day stall on Thursday 31st August. Students will be given the opportunity to purchase a gift, which are priced from $1.00 to $5.00.

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge

Well done to all those that have completed the Reading Challenge. To date we have about 290 students finished which is a huge effort. It would be an even better achievement to have over 300 students complete it. If you are someone who has not yet logged your books in, you still have until Monday September 4th to do this. If you require your username and password, either your class teacher or Miss Daffy would be happy to supply this for you. Fantastic work readers and keep up the great job!

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Book Club

Issue 6 has been handed out and is due back to Miss Daffy or ordered online no later than Monday 4th September.

 

 

 

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Year 3 – Science Works Excursion

On Friday the 11th of August the Year 3’s got their ‘Science on’ and went to Scienceworks as a part of their Inquiry unit ‘There’s no place like space’.

They are learning about the Earths tilt so they headed into the Planetarium. This show is amazing and so relevant to what they need to know. All students and adults were highly entertained and so impressed by this show and the engaging activities that were in the open area to explore.

We had a great day and more memories were made!

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Canteen Special Lunch Order – Wednesday 13th September

There is a special canteen order for all students on Wednesday 13th September. Orders need to be handed to the canteen no later then Wednesday 6th September.

Order forms went home with all students last week.

Please see the link for copy of the order form.

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Parent Teacher Interviews Booking Information

Our Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Monday 11th September 3.45–5.05pm and Tuesday 12th September 3.45–6.45pm.

This is an important part of our reporting processes through which we formally let you know how well your children are doing in school.

The booking system opens Friday 18th August, at 9am. The ‘parent portal’ can be accessed by clicking here. The portal will close Friday 8th September at 5.00pm.

Parent teacher interviews take place in Terms 1 and 3 with written reports in Terms 2 and 4. This is a great chance to find out how you child is doing and what they will be working on next in their learning. It is also a great opportunity to raise any concerns you might have. We are looking forward to meeting up with everyone over those evenings.

New families to the school should have now received a letter home with details on how to register to access our parent portal.

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Fresh Fruit – Parent Helpers Year 6

Even though we request parent volunteers from a year level each week, if you have time to spare on a Friday morning we would love your help. We have a couple of parents who volunteer every Friday that would love some help.

This Friday,  1st September, we are asking for parent volunteers of Year 6 students to help cut up fruit. If you can assist, please sign in at the office and come to the staff room at 9am.

Thank you to the Bendigo Bank for sponsoring our school’s fresh fruit.

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Camp Australia

It has been a great week this past week at OSHC, with lots of different things going on. Paper planes have been immensely popular this week, with the children organising competitions between themselves, developing leadership and teaching skills, as well as problem solving and board games such as monopoly, connect 4, mazes, word-searches and making complicated domino tracks. Perler beads have also been popular this week, with some of the children making little Pokemon creatures using templates.

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Nude Food

This week’s Nude Food Winners are;

Levi of Year 1 and Bella of Year 4. They have each received a Prize from Coles Drysdale!

The classes with the highest number of students with Nude Food were 2TB and 4L .

Well done and remember to bring your nude food in NAMED containers.

Thank you to Coles Drysdale who provided the prizes that our nude food winners received.

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Drysdale Primary School

School Council Members

President: Scott Pearson Vice President: Tammy Burke
Treasurer: Julie Penfold Executive Officer: Phil Dunlop-Moore
Secretary: Danielle Macdonald    
Members: Melanie Burton, Sally Edgerton, Bre Gage, Rebecca Hoyne, Sue Harmer, Shane Kennedy, Kate Lockhart, Anna Richardson
School Councillors can be contacted via the school office or school email