Drysdale Primary School

House Athletics

Thank you to everyone who made the House Athletics at Landy Field such a special occasion.  I really love the way Drysdale goes about its sport which is also reflected in our approach to performing arts, art and everything else.  There is a very serious side to the competition.  This is a qualifying event for further levels of competition which can take the best athletes right up to the national championships.  This deserves proper respect.  Although I have a deep love of sport and competition, what I actually love more about the House Athletics is the manner in which our students are such great encouragers of all the children regardless of how naturally they run, throw or jump.

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This week we have had a confirmed case of Giardiais.

The Department of Health has advised that the incubation period is 3-35 days but maybe longer. The average is 7-10 days. Giardia infection is usually asymptomatic, but may present as acute or chronic diarrhoea associated with abdominal cramps, bloating, flatulence, fatigue, anorexia, nausea and weight loss. Symptoms usually last 1-2 weeks or months.

Please consult your doctor or contact Nurse on Call 1300 606 024 if you identify any symptoms, also advise the school.

For more information about Giardia, please visit the “Better Health Channel” website.

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Drysdale Community Market 

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following students who were presented with Principal’s Awards at Assembly this week.

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Book Week

Book Week is coming! On Monday 20th August we will be holding a dress up day and parade at Assembly. This year the theme is “Find your Treasure”, however, dressing as any character from a favourite book is great. We hope this allows you sufficient time to organise a costume and generate a bit of excitement with your children! We can’t wait to see all the wonderful costumes!

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Bendigo Bank 

Spring Fair Reminder

Spring Fair is going to come up quickly!

Please put the date in your calendar so you can be there.  This year Spring Fair will be from 3:30pm – 7:30pm on Friday 16th of November

We are currently seeking donations for our raffles on the night, as well as food vendors, so if you are able to assist please contact the office. 

Applications forms are now available at the office for the children’s market stalls.  You may like to sell your own artwork, jewellery or other handmade creations.  But please leave the baking to the cake stall.  Get your thinking caps on about having your own stall at this year’s Spring Fair!

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Athletics Day and Ribbon Presentation

After assembly on Monday 13th August Mr. Booth will be presenting the place getters from Athletics with their ribbons.  The year 3-6 students will be staying in the hall after Monday’s assembly to be a part of this.  If you would like to watch the presentations please feel free to stay back in the hall and join us. Read more to view photos of the day.


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Year 3 – Geelong Music and Movement Festival

On Thursday the 16th August the Year 3’s will be participating in the Geelong Music and Movement Festival.

The Geelong Schools Music and Movement Festival will be held at Costa Hall in Geelong as per the permission form sent home. These permission forms are required to be returned ASAP.

Tickets for parents and families are available through the GPAC bookings office or online at a cost of $5.00.

A dress rehearsal will be held next Tuesday the 14th of August.


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Fresh Fruit Friday

Each week we request parent volunteers from a year level to help cut up fresh fruit and distribute it to classes. If you have time to spare on a Friday morning we would love your help, regardless of what year level your child is in. Younger siblings are more than welcome to join you and play with the toys as long as they remain supervised. Please sign in at the office and make your way to the staff room from 9am.

This Friday, 10th August, we are asking for parent volunteers of Year 6 students to help cut up fruit.

Thank you to the Drysdale and Portarlington Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank for sponsoring our school’s Fresh Fruit program for 2018.

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Trivia Night Set Up – 24th August

We are in need of assistance to set up for the trivia night. In order to spread the load we are asking parents of Year 4 students to help organise this event, but we welcome assistance from anyone. If you can spare an hour after school on Friday 24th August we would love you to make your way to the Year 6 rooms to help decorate and arrange tables.

Please fill out the form below or let the office know if you’re able to assist.

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The following notes have recently gone home;

Music and Movement (Year 3) – due 9 August

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trivia night

Trivia Night – August 24

The DPS Trivia Night promises to be a fun night. There is only 1 table available so get in quickly. Tickets are $20 per person with tables of 8 people.

Each table can choose their own colour theme, and use it to come dressed up (eg, Men in Black, Rainbow Skittles, Lady in Red, Pink Lemonade, a Clockwork Orange etc). There’ll be a prize for the best-themed table.

BYO Food and Drink, and extra points awarded if your food matches your table’s theme.

There’ll be loads of great games in addition to the Trivia, with great prizes on offer, plus the opportunity to buy answers, and a Silent Auction running throughout the evening.

We are also looking for assistance with setting up for the evening. Please see the office if you’re able to help.

See the attached link for bookings and further information.

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fathers day

Fathers Day Stall – 30th August

Fathers Day Stall will be held on the 30th August. More information to come.

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Camp Australia

Another week has flown by, and it’s hard to believe that we are now in the middle part of the term. This past week the children have been enjoying playing a wide variety of different games and activities, including coloured corners, draughts, making balloon animals, dominos, talking about debating, participating and helping organise a picnic, balloon games, cooking, building jenga towers, dancing, skipping, imaginative play, beanie boo games, gymnastics, basketball, connect 4 Soccer, constructing obstacle courses using cones, playing twister, talking about their upcoming holidays, and playing line tigi.

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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