Drysdale Primary School

School Fundraising Events for 2019

The volunteers of our Parents Fundraising Group do amazing work running an exciting and varied range of fundraising activities each year. This year they are planning some new events as well as some traditionally run at Drysdale Primary School. In Term 1 there will be a new event, Obstacool, which will take place on the last day of this term, Friday 5th April. An obstacle course of giant inflatables will be set up around the school oval with each year group having an opportunity to tackle the course. Towards the end of the day, there will be time for parents and staff to take their turn. It looks like a lot of fun and a great way to round off Term 1 while raising money to support our ambitious plans for the redevelopment of the school’s grounds. Look out for more information over the coming weeks.

Later in the year, we will hold the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls in May and September respectively. We are holding a “Bogan Bingo” in August which I am very much looking forward to. I never come close to winning the Trivia Night so this could be my year. With the support of the staff and our School Council, we have taken the decision to run the Spring Fair every second year to create the time and space to run alternatives. Announcements will be made as we get closer to the date of each event.

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Green Thumbs

In assembly yesterday we announced our Green Thumbs team of student sustainability leaders. These are children drawn from across the whole school who will be supporting Mrs Hoyne, Ms Elsworth and Kate Lockhart from our School Council who oversee our environment and sustainability programs. The children who are our Green Thumbs leaders for 2019 are:

Heidi, Tahlia, Lily, Mae, Isla, Billie, William, Jaya, Mikayla, Heidi, Tahlia, Lehana, Marley, Sommer, Sharni, Tilly, Nevaeh, Pearl, Lilly, Ava, Kiarra.



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Oscar SpringDale

Springdale Messenger

Congratulations to Oscar from Year 6 whose writing was included in the most recent edition of The Springdale Messenger. This is a very mature piece of writing which shows his potential as an author or a journalist. We love celebrating our children’s achievements which are so many and varied. In the same edition a number of current and recent students who play soccer for Drysdale Soccer Club were mentioned for their achievements with Drysdale and in moving on to a more representative level with teams in Geelong, these include Harry in Year 6 and former students Leisel, Beth and  Jack.

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Before School Supervision

I have been asked to clarify what appears to be known as ‘the 8:50 rule’. At Drysdale Primary School we provide active supervision of the children in the playgrounds from 8:50am each morning. Children should not arrive at school before this time unless they are being supervised by an adult or are part of our Before School Care program which is run by Camp Australia in our school hall. We ask the students not to enter the buildings to put their bags away until after 8:50am. However, adults who wish to talk to their child’s teacher are welcome to call in at the classroom. The teachers are often in their rooms at this time setting up their class to welcome the students, but they may also be away from their room attending meetings. If you are looking for your child’s teacher and they are not in their room, please call in at the Administration Office where our Office Staff will arrange for the teacher to contact you.

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2020 Enrolments School Tour Dates

We have set aside some times over the remaining weeks of Term 1 for parents of children due to start school next year who would like to tour the school and see us in operation. The dates for this term are as follows:

Wednesday, 13th March at 9:30am
Tuesday, 19th March at 2:00pm
Friday, 22nd March at 9:30am
Monday, 25th March at 2:00pm
Thursday, 4th April at 11:30am

Any parents wishing to join one of our tours, should contact our Administration Team on 03 5251 2272 or via email drysdale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au to book a place.  We will also be running additional tours in Term 2 and will provide information about those dates nearer the time.

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Bey Blades

Lots of students have been bringing Bey Blades to school. This is now causing a considerable number of issues between children at school, so I must ask that children do not bring Bey Blades to school. As a general principle children should not bring toys to school. Please can I also remind children and parents that anything brought from home remains the child’s responsibility to look after. If children have to bring something of value to school, for instance because they are going to a friend’s house straight after school, you can give this to the class teacher for safe keeping to be returned at the end of the school day.

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Student Led Conferences

In Term 1 we run Student Led Conferences.  These will take place on Monday, 1st April from 3:45pm to 5:15pm and on Tuesday, 2nd April from 3:45pm to 6:55pm.  These are an opportunity for the children to tell you about their learning goals and about work that makes them proud.  Each conference lasts ten minutes and can be booked through our Parent Portal on the Sentral system.  An email will be sent home later in the week to advise you when the system is open for bookings and to remind you of the process.  This term the Specialist Team will not be taking specific bookings but will be running some activities in their classrooms and be available to meet parents of children who would like to share some of their work in our specialist programs.

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Labour Day Public Holiday Monday 11th March

Just a reminder to our whole school community that the school is closed this following Monday, 11th March, for the Labour Day Public Holiday.

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Principal Awards

Congratulations to this week’s Principal Award recipients.

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Debbie Lee Dance

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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Staff Profile – Bu Hurt

This week we get to know our new Indonesian teacher a little better. Bu Hurt joined us this year to take over from Bu Henry who is off travelling and teaching around the world.

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Dates for the Diary;

7th March – Family Dance Night (dinner from 5pm Dancing from 6pm)

11th March – Labour Day (Public Holiday)

12th March – Years 3 & 5 Off This Planet (Incursion)

13th March – Years 3/4 Netball Carnival

14th March – Prep Marvellous Me (Incursion)

15th March – The Dell Walk

18th March – Kids Matter Assembly

19th March – Special Lunch Day

28th March – Years 3-6 Cross Country

5th April – Obstacool (last day of term, early finish 2:30pm)

The following notes have gone home;

Years 3 & 5 – Off This Planet – overdue

Years 3 & 4 – Netball Carnival – overdue

Prep – Marvellous Me – due back 07/03/2019

Year 2 – The Dell Walk – due back 08/03/2019

Year 4 – Geelong City Visit – due back 13/03/2019

Whole School – Obstacool – permission form due back 22/03/2019


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PSW Uniform Shop

PSW (Primary School Wear) uniform shop opening hours are as follows Monday 8:45am – 9:15am and 3:15pm – 3:45pm. Please note the uniform shop will be cash only for the next few weeks.

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Family Dance Night 7th March

The annual Family Dance Night is approaching again. As we did last year, the dancing will be outside on the basketball courts (weather permitting), which was a very popular move. The night is a wonderful opportunity for families and staff to catch up with each other and for new families to meet the community. Click read more to find out the specific details about dinner options and times.

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 – 7.30pm

We encourage all families to come along for what is always one of the highlights of every year.

Family dance night is a great chance for families to mingle and socialise.

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Clean Up Drysdale Primary School

Yesterday the whole school participated in Clean Up Australia and did our bit to help clean up Drysdale Primary School.

All year levels assisted in picking up and cleaning our school grounds to keep them free from rubbish and food scraps. To make our clean up successful, the school has purchased 50 buckets, 50 tongs and 50 pairs of garden gloves.

Well done to all the students who participated and remember to “Keep Drysdale Primary School Beautiful.”


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Nude Food

Well done to everyone who brought nude food last Tuesday! Congratulations to 2H with 20 students with nude food, and also to 5B with 12 students with nude food. Our individual winners were Lincoln from Year 2 & Mae from Year 5. Please remember that Tuesday is our nude food day, so please bring food in a reusable container and maybe a piece of fresh fruit. Nude food helps us look after our health and the environment.

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Camp Australia

It has been a busy and hot week at OSHC, we hope everyone has made it through this last hot spell ok. 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