Drysdale Primary School
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School Council

As we come towards the end of the school year, I would like to acknowledge the work of our School Council and thank them for the time and dedication they devote to support the school. This has been a particularly busy year for Council with the building work and a School Review. Two thirds of the council is made up of parent representatives with the other third represented by staff. Together the council oversees the school’s finances, the strategic direction we take and has overall responsibility for fundraising. As part of its fundraising commitment the council provides the volunteers at the monthly Drysdale Market. We are very fortunate to have a team of parents and staff who have the interest and commitment to spend time working with our leadership team to make our school an even better place for your children to be educated.

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Christmas Cards

Many children like to give Christmas cards to their friends at school. Some children like to hand these over in person while others prefer to have them delivered to their classroom. For children who like to “post” their cards, there is a post box in the school foyer. This will be emptied daily by our wonderful Year 6 students and then delivered to classrooms. As we are a large school with quite a few children with the same first name, please can I remind you that cards need to be addressed on the envelope by name and class.


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Drysdale Community Market 

Early Arrivals

I have noticed that there are a lot of children arriving very early before school. Please can I remind everyone that the school does not take responsibility for children before 8:50am. This is the time set by the state’s Education Department rather than a local school decision. Equally our contractual responsibility for the children finishes at 3:40 pm. Children who are at school outside these times are not supervised by school staff. If children need to be dropped at school before 8:50am or collected after 3:40pm they should be booked into Camp Australia who provide our before and after school care service from 7:00am until 6:00pm.


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End of Year Reports  – Wednesday December 20th

The end of year reports are currently being written and checked by staff. These will be published on Wednesday December 20th for each family in their parent portal as happened in June. Most families are familiar with this process. If you need help to log in or are new to the school and have not yet received details of this process, please contact the office at school.


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Bendigo Bank 

End of Term Dates

There are some important dates for events in the last few weeks of the school year. On Wednesday, December 6th, the Year 3 children are off to camp. On Tuesday December 12th, it is our shuffle up day when everyone spends the middle two lessons from 11:10am to 12:50pm in their 2018 class. Year 6 Graduation evening is on Wednesday December 13th at 6.00 pm. Term finishes on Friday December 22nd at 2:30 pm. Earlier on that day we are holding our Leavers Assembly from 9am in the hall.


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Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to this week’s recipients of a Principal’s Award;

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2018 C.S.E.F. (Camps, Sport & Excursions Fund)

Application forms are now available from the office for the 2018 C.S.E.F. (Camps, Sport & Excursions Fund), alternatively please read more for eligibility requirements and the application form.

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House T-Shirt Swap

This Friday 8th December we will be holding a swap of House T-Shirts outside the canteen from 2:30pm – 3:45pm. If your child’s House T-Shirt no longer fits, bring it along and see if you can find it a new home and also find a new t-shirt for your child.

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Christmas Celebrations

Come and celebrate Christmas at Drysdale Primary School on Friday December 15th from 4pm.

See attached for more information.

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Lost Property

We have accumulated a number of valuable lost property items this term including:

A complete set of keys,

a Fitness Tracker, and

an MP3 music player.

If you are able to identify any of these items as yours please see the office.

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School Banking – Last Banking Day, Tuesday 12th December

Thank you for a great year with banking. We hope you’ve been able to reach your savings goal for 2017.

The final day for deposits this year is next Tuesday 12th December. We received a message from Commonwealth School Banking last week to inform us that this week is the last week to order reward items. So if you are wanting to order a reward item for Term 4 please direct these to the office by Thursday 7th December (this Thursday) and we will submit them to the bank. Tokens carry over to 2018 if you decide not to order now.

We would like to thank you for banking with school banking and look forward to helping you reach your savings goals in 2018.



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Drysdale Community Market

Did you know that the Drysdale Community Market is run by our school and is our major fundraiser raising more than $20,000 for the school per year? You know that wonderful blue climbing web behind the Year 1 and 2 building? It was paid for from Market funds! The magnificent new Prep playground? The past 3 seasons of market funds were contributed to the overall cost of the upgrade.

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Fresh Fruit – Parent Volunteers from Year 5

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, 8th December, we are asking for parent volunteers of Year 5 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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Notes Sent Home

The following notices have been sent home this past week;

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Nude Food

This week’s Nude Food Winners are

Maddie of Year 2 and Seb of Year 4 they have received a Prize from Coles Drysdale!

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

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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Camp Australia

It has been a busy, although shorter than normal week at OSHC with the Pupil Free day on Friday meaning that the service was closed.

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Drysdale Soccer Club Juniors – 2018 Pre-Season

Drysdale Soccer Club is leading the charge on the Bellarine with excellent growth in junior and senior ranks. We are also excited to announce that the club will be playing at our new home grounds opposite Bellarine Secondary College in 2018.

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Mulch Donation

Many thanks to Peter from Wood Professional Tree Services for the donation of mulch for the sensory garden.

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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