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Year 6 Canberra Camp

Last week our Year 6 students and staff made the journey up to Canberra for their 5 day camp. The students and staff had a fantastic time away and made many great learning connections with their current Unit of Inquiry. We were regularly complimented on the manner in which our students behaved, how well they looked in their distinctive school uniforms, their up to date knowledge on the electoral process and their amazing debating abilities in Parliament House.

We need to thank our wonderful staff, Laura, Brooke, Shane, Tim, Jocelyn and Cathy who gave up so much time to help our students get the most out of their visit. We were also very fortunate to have Blanche visit on the Wednesday, a huge effort that was greatly appreciated by all. Finally, we would like to thank our fabulous parent helper, Angie Tainton who was such a great help for both the students and the staff.

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Year 3 Camp

This week our Year 3 students will leave for their 3 day camp to Ballarat.  They will be staying at Narmbool and spending some time at Sovereign Hill. There will be lots of nervous and excited students and staff, but we’re sure they will all have a positive first school camp experience. We look forward to sharing some of their stories next week.


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Drysdale Community Market 

Kids Matter Assembly

This week at Kids Matter assembly we took time to understand the value of ‘Gratitude’ and considered how we can each show gratitude towards others in our everyday interactions. During our whole school meditation, the students were encouraged to think of one good thing each night before they go to bed that they can be grateful for. This Kids Matter theme also gave us valuable time to show gratitude towards all those volunteers who helped to run the Spring Fair. We are grateful to;

Our wonderful students, whose energy and enthusiasm made for such a brilliant night. Many of our students gave up their own time to volunteer in the Haunted House or on the Family Fun Games activity. Others performed with the High Voltage Rock School or sold their goods at the Children’s Market Stalls.

Our incredible parents gave up so much time to help set up Spring Fair, volunteer on stalls, bake cakes and help with pack up. A few days out from Spring Fair we were desperately short on volunteers and thought we would have to cancel some of our activities, but thanks to our amazing parent community we were able to provide volunteers for all stalls and activities. Many thanks parents for your ongoing support of our school.

Our staff are extremely busy writing school reports at the moment, but still found time to support our Spring Fair. Our staff were involved in the and, volunteering on Haunted House, Pie Face, Inflatables, Kids Matter zone, administration and helping with all the set up and pack up too. Our teachers, Inclusion team, and Office team are just terrific, thank you all!

Finally a specific word of thanks to the Spring Fair Committee of 2018, led by the incredible Kylie Atkinson. Many thanks to the committee members Anna Richardson, Renee Colley, Clancey McKenzie, Jenna King, Melita Shawcross, Sarah Gallagher, Jen Marhsam, Mel Butler, Andy Booth, Vic Miller, Bec Blair, Tash Daffy, Blanche Denmead and Felicity Stark.

Thanks to this team effort, we are very excited to announce that the Spring Fair raised a clear profit of $15,200 which will go right back into our school. Congratulations everyone on this marvellous result!


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Save the Date – Year 6 Graduation

On Wednesday 19 December, the Year 6 Students will be having their Graduation celebration commencing at 6.00pm. Each student will be presented with a graduation certificate and photo and there are a number of audio visual presentations being planned. In a minor change from previous years, we won’t be having a disco after the ceremony as we are also planning a celebration day on Thursday 20 December (more details to come).

Please note – There is also a final assembly on Friday 21 December starting at 9:00am where the awards for Year 6 will be presented.

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Principal Awards

Congratulations to this weeks Principal Award recipients

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Special Lunch Day – Wednesday 5th December

Please see below order form for Special Lunch Day on the 5th December. Orders must be placed by tomorrow, Wednesday 28th November.

Special Lunch

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Write to Santa

Santa would love to hear from some of our students at Drysdale Primary School! If you would like to write to Santa get an adult to help you look through the details on this website https://auspost.com.au/about-us/corporate-responsibility/our-community/education/santa-mail

If you follow all the steps correctly you will receive a letter back from Santa himself! All letters must be sent by December 14th.


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Thank You Barwon Health

We would like to thank Barwon Health who have generously donated one of their used defibrillators to our school.  This will be located in a central location in the school to make it available to both our school community and some local groups who use our facilities.

We would also like to thank one of our parents Raelene Newton who trains our staff in first aid and also made this donation possible through her own research.  If you would like to show your appreciation for this kind donation please consider making a donation to the Children’s Ward Rehabilitation Centre fundraiser.

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Swimming Carnival – Years 3, 4 and 5.

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Donations of Secondhand Uniform for Prep Orientation BBQ

We would appreciate donations of anything that your child may have outgrown for our Prep secondhand stall being held on Tuesday 4th December – for 2019 Preps only at the Prep BBQ.


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Secondhand Uniform Sale

Our Parents Group volunteers will be holding a secondhand uniform sale this Thursday, 29th November in the room across from the Music Room at 8.45am to 9.15am. All items will be $5 each.  There is also a limited supply of secondhand House T-shirts.


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Camp Australia

Here we are at week 8 of Term 4. Not too long now. I have been advised by the children that as of the end of the day today there are only 17 more days of school left for this year. Not long to go now.

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See below for this weeks community notices.

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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
Members: Gary Absolom, Nicole Alonso, Chris Cawkwell, Renee Colley, Bre Gage, Rebecca Hoyne, Shane Kennedy, Kate Lockhart, Anna Richardson, Simone Spencer-Gardner
School Councillors can be contacted via the school office or school email