Drysdale Primary School

Spring Fair  –  Thank You

What an amazing Spring Fair last Friday. I would like to make a special thank you to the organising group who worked throughout the year to create the Fair. Led by Andrea Nisbet and her wonderful team Kylie Atkinson, Melissa Butler, Dani MacDonald, Felicity Stark, Mel Burton, Vic Miller and Mel Larcombe our Spring Fair mixed some favourite events and activities with some new ideas. There was such a happy atmosphere with so many people staying right to the end enjoying each other’s company, some great music and the various market stalls. The children seemed to enjoy the Haunted House and the Pie Throwing particularly.

The Spring Fair could not happen without a strong and positive response from our parent and staff community who donated so much time to run the stalls and events. Big thanks to Ben Atkinson, James Burton, Martyn East and Tara Wearne who, along with the committee spent the whole day setting up and packing up.

We are also indebted to the businesses and individuals who donated prizes or gave up their time to help with the setting up or clean up. There was a lot of excitement at the end of the Fair with the Flower Shower, everyone was watching and hoping to win the $1,000 gift card donated by JDM Electrics. The two signed football tops were expertly auctioned by our friends from Ray White Real Estate.

We would invite you all to come to assembly on Monday 27th November where we will formally thank all of our helpers and announce our fundraising total.

Please also keep an eye out for a Spring Fair survey which will be coming home soon.

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Teaching Teams for 2018

Over the last few days we have completed the selection process for the two new teachers in Years 4 and 6.  I am delighted to let you know that Ms Brooke Smith will be joining our Year 6 team and Ms Victoria Miller will be joining the Year 4 team. Brooke is currently teaching at a school in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Victoria has been teaching both 2GM and 3S during this year as job share partner to Mrs George and Mr Stephens. I would like to congratulate them on their appointment and look forward to working with them in 2018.

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Drysdale Community Market 
Girls Tball 2017

Girls T-Ball State Final

Our girls T-Ball team under the watching eyes of coach Mrs Lucy Croxford competed in the state T-Ball final last week.  This was a huge event for the girls who represented Drysdale Primary with distinction.

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Essential Educational Items Charge 2018

Towards the end of the week an important letter will be coming home with information about the 2018 charge for Essential Educational Items, also known as School Fees. Almost all of the costs associated with educating the wonderful children at Drysdale Primary are met by grants from the government through the Department of Education and Training. Schools have a small additional charge to cover the cost of materials that the children actually take possession of e.g. exercise books and other stationery items, this charge also covers the cost of items such as software licences, specialist resources and materials. This letter also contains information about how parents can spread the annual cost ($200 per student) across the full year. This works out at just $5 per week or $1 per day.


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Bendigo Bank 

Drysdale Primary School 2018 Parents Group

We are very thankful for all of the parent involvement in our parent groups throughout the year and can’t thank everyone enough for their involvement in these committees. As we look to 2018 we will be introducing a new Drysdale Primary School Parents Group which will incorporate all elements of parent involvement, bringing a fresh and exciting approach to the involvement of parents and families at Drysdale Primary School. Our aim is to have many hands making light work. This group will oversee all of the school events, including Spring Fair, Colour Run, Family Dance Night etc. We plan to have a minimum of two representatives from each year level to engage the parent community. This group will meet on a regular basis outside of school hours at various locations, with the aim of also adding a social element to the group. If you are keen to be a representative and get involved with the 2018 committee or would like to find out more information on the group please contact Tara Wearne via the office.


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2017 Family Accounts

A reminder that 2017 family accounts need to be finalised by 8th December.

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Golf Team

District Golf

Congratulations to our four players who represented Drysdale PS at the Geelong District Golf Tournament at Curlewis Golf Club today. In hot conditions, all players performed really well and we managed to avoid all the snakes.

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Girls Cricket Team

Girls Cricket

Congratulations to our Girls Cricket team who played in the Geelong Finals of the T20 Blast competition in Geelong on Monday.

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Run Geelong

Run Geelong is on this Sunday and we have a large contingent of the Drysdale community heading out into the streets of Geelong to raise money for the Geelong Hospital. If we can get some more to join in, we are in line to win a $500 sports voucher.

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Special Canteen Order – Tuesday 28th November

There is a special canteen order for all students on Tuesday 28th November. Orders need to be handed to the canteen no later then Wednesday 22nd November. Please note that normal canteen items are NOT available on this day.

Order forms went home with all students on Monday.

Please see the link for copy of the order form.

Term 4 Special Canteen Order prep-Year6



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Concert Poster

2017 Concert DVD

Our concert DVD is still available to order. All DVD orders are to be placed online using the follow the link: aperturefilms.com.au/order and performance ID: dps2017. We are unable to take any orders at the office.

DVD’s can be ordered at any time and are $32.00 each. Once you have ordered and paid for your DVD they will be sent to school for distrubution.


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Notes Sent Home

The following notices have been sent home this week.

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Fresh Fruit – Parent Volunteers from Year 4

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, 17th November, we are asking for parent volunteers of Year 4 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’s been another action packed week at OSHC this past week. The most popular activity was, once again, the straws and connectors, with children working in groups in order to build lots of different things. Other popular options have been dramatic and imaginative play, cricket and basketball skill based games, making tents out of old manilla folders, perler bead craft, playing chess, and our movie night on Friday. The children also spent a lot of time watching the events of the Spring Fair, discussing what they wanted to do when they got the chance to go.

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bellarine secondary college

Bellarine Secondary College Information Evenings – Tuesday 5th December

Bellarine Secondary College would like to invite Grace 6 parents/guardians together with Year 8 parents/guardians to a special information evening on Tuesday 5th December.

Please see the attched link for all the information.

Parent Transition Information Evening Brochure 2 (002)

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How To Raise Happy & Resilient Children?

Please see the attached flyer for more details about this information session by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.

Happy & Resilient Child

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Tennis At Drysdale Tennis Club

Drysdale Tennis Club is running a 4-week ‘Hot Shots Match Play’ tennis program Wed 8th Nov 5pm-6pm. ‘Hot Shots Match Play’ is a great introduction to competition tennis with smaller courts, racquets & softer balls. ‘Community Play Hot Shots’ will restart on Wed 8th Nov 4pm-4.45pm for 4 weeks. Come & try a sport kids can play for life! Bookings or more information call Kerry 0400078337 or email drysdalecomputers@bigpond.com. Drysdale Tennis Club is situated in Collins St Drysdale, next to Drysdale PS.

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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: Gary Absolom, Sally Edgerton, Bre Gage, Bridget Henry, Rebecca Hoyne, Shane Kennedy, Kate Lockhart, Anna Richardson
School Councillors can be contacted via the school office or school email