Drysdale Primary School

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School Council

There are a couple of vacancies on School Council for parent representatives. If you are interested in joining our School Council, please contact me. Our School Council meets monthly during term time on the third Tuesday. We have wide ranging discussions about the strategic direction of the school, equivalent in essence to a company’s business plan, which includes an overview of the school’s finances, development of the buildings and grounds and our interactions with our community.

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Drysdale Community Market 


All government schools in the state of Victoria are dog free during the school day. Please do not bring dogs into the school grounds especially at either end of the school day. It is not permitted to carry your dog into school. Please leave them outside the school gates and a little away from the gates. Dogs and large numbers of young children can be a dangerous mix. Thank you for your consideration in keeping our school safe for everyone.

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Market Web


The local Drysdale Market which is held monthly on the Reserve next to the football and netball club is organised and run by Drysdale Primary School with the support of parents, school council and staff. This is one of the school’s major fundraisers contributing nearly $20,000 annually to support our highly regarded Wellbeing program. I would like to acknowledge the support of Bre Gage who is our Market Coordinator, a parent and a school council member. Sunday’s market was also supported by Fiona Horne one of our parent volunteers.

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Kids Matter Assembly

On two Mondays each term our whole school assembly supports our Kids Matter program. This has been running for nearly three years to provide a framework to support our students’ personal development. This term these assemblies will happen on February 25th, next Monday, and March 18th. Children are invited to wear their house t-shirts on these days. During assembly they sit in their house groups rather than their classes.

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Nude Food

The nude food part of our sustainability program begins this week. We request that lunches are packed with as little or no wrapping that needs to be thrown away. This helps the children understand the importance of reducing the amount of plastic waste we create each day. There is a weekly competition with winners announced at assembly on Monday morning each week.

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Lost Property

Inevitably we have begun to gather a collection of lost property. This is kept at the back of the Hall (the end closest to the oval). If we can find a name on something that turns up in lost property, we will return it usually at the end of the week in which it is lost. Please make sure that everything sent to school is named so that we can keep the pile of lost clothing to a minimum.

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Family Dance – 7th March

Dinner will be available from 5:00pm.  CASH ONLY

Hot food available from the basketball courts; Family sausage deal $12, Roast roll $4, Hamburger and slaw $4, Sausage in bread $2.

Snacks, drinks, icy poles and coffee available from the Canteen.

All proceeds from the night will go towards funding Drysdale Primary School’s new parent app which will be up and running 2019.

Dancing Starting from 6:00pm.


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Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to our first two groups of Principal Award recipients for 2019. Click read more to view the full list of names from the presentation at Assembly.

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Ray White Drysdale

This week’s Business of the Week is Ray White Drysdale. Travis Smith and his team were generous sponsors of the 2018 Spring Fair, providing signage around Drysdale to promote the event, and then sponsoring the Main Stage on the day. The Drysdale branch has a strong connection with the school with a former student and a current parent both among the staff. If you are thinking of buying, renting or selling, contact Travis and his team at Ray White Drysdale.

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Debbie Lee Dance School

This week’s Business of the Week is the very well known Debbie Lee School of Dancing. Drysdale PS students have a long association with Debbie Lee and the start of the term is a great opportunity to promote enrolment availability for the upcoming year.


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Dates to write down.

Parents Fundraising Group Meeting 7pm – 8pm 20/02/2019

Kids Matter Assembly 25/02/2019

Kids Matter Assembly 18/03/2019

Family Dance Night (dinner from 5pm Dancing from 6pm) 07/03/2019

Labour Day (Public Holiday) 11/03/2019

Special Lunch Day (Order forms to come end of next week) 19/03/2019

Cross Country Year 3-6 28/03/2019

Obstacool 05/04/2019


The following notes have recently gone home;

Vic Space Science Education Centre – Year 5 group 1 due back 21/02/2019

Vic Space Science Education Centre – Year 5 group 2 due back 22/02/2019

Bravehearts – Year 1 due back 05/03/2019

Netball Carnival – Year 3/4 due back 13/03/2019



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The 2019 Parent Fundraising Group will be holding a general meeting this Wednesday, 20th February from 7-8pm in the Staffroom. If you have some fundraising ideas and would like to get involved with helping us at events please come along, everyone is welcome.

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Library Helpers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the Library on a regular basis.  No prior library experience is needed, just a current Working with Children’s Check. Tasks may include putting books away, tidying, labelling, repairing books and helping students to borrow books. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Please let the Administration Office know if you can assist or email the school on drysdale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au. Susan Cairns or Tara van Winckel, who are running the Library this year, will then be in touch. Many thanks!

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Working Bee

There will be a working bee at school this Sunday 24th February running from 9-11am. We would love to see as many families as possible come and lend a hand! We will be doing some gardening and DIY across the school, so please bring gloves, shovels, brooms, rakes, wheelbarrows and if anyone has a whipper snipper that would be fantastic too. We will all meet in the staffroom at 9am and then go from there. Hope to see you then!


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Second Hand Uniform

We will be opening up from 8:45am to 9:15am this Thursday. All logo and brown items $5, non-logo t-shirts are $2. Kids matter t-shirts $5. Please bring small change.

Held in the Meeting Room opposite the Performing Arts Room

Donations welcome

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Camp Australia

It has been another action packed week at OSHC. Our Friendship day on Thursday was a great success, and it seemed to help develop connections between the Preps, and the older children. Read more…

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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