Drysdale Primary School

Family Dance Night

Thank you to everyone who came to our Family Dance Night last Thursday.  What a great evening, superbly organised by our Parents Fundraising Group and led by Mr Stephens. The children had a wonderful time dancing. It was lovely to see so many parents catching up with friends or making new connections within our school community. Although this is organised by the Parents Fundraising group, it is an event that has a strong focus on welcoming the community back to a new school year. I would also like to thank Kylie and Renee in the canteen and the staff team for cooking and serving the food. Click read more to view a gallery of some of the best photos from the night.

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Kids Matter Assembly

Next Monday, 18th March  is our second Kids Matter Assembly for 2019. Students should wear their house t-shirts to school as they sit with their houses during our Kids Matter Assemblies.

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School Council

I would like to thank our departing school council members for their work with our council over the last couple of years. Dani Macdonald and Sally Edgerton. Dani has been our council secretary and a member of the Education and Policy sub-committee while Sally has been par to four Environment sub-committee.  Both have brought wisdom and expertise to the council during a period when we have had a focus on updating many of our policies and on developing our environmental masterplan and increasing our focus on sustainability. I would like to welcome Chris Cawkwell to our council. Chris joined our school community during 2018 and takes one of the positions for parent representatives. There remains one vacancy for a parent representative. If anyone is interested in becoming a school council member, please come and have a chat with me. Our next full council meeting is next Tuesday evening, 19th March, at 7pm.

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Student Led Conferences

The booking system for our Student Led Conferences in now open.  These conferences are taking place on Monday, April 1st and Tuesday, April 2nd. The Monday evening runs until 5:15pm with Tuesday finishing later at 6:55 pm. Each conference lasts ten minutes and is an opportunity for your children to explain their goals to you and show work that demonstrates their progress towards achieving this goal. Appointments are necessary for each classroom teacher. The specialist teachers do not have appointments because they are holding open classrooms where there will be some activities for the children to show parents, and an opportunity for a less formal discussion of their progress with the teacher.  I would strongly encourage every family to book an appiontment with their children’s teachers to share in many Term 1 successes.


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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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Replacement chairs and tables

We have acquired replacement chairs for some of our Year 3 classrooms and a few tables. I would like to thank one of our parents, Carolyn Harris, who took her car and trailer into Geelong to collect them and deliver them to Drysdale Primary. This saved us a lot of time, thank you.

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National Day Against Bullying and Violence: Friday 15th March

This Friday we will recognise the National Day Against Bullying and Violence. Some of our Kids Matter kids will launch the day with an official introduction over the loud speaker and classes will enjoy lunch together to create stronger bonds between peers in different classes. Teachers will also recognise this day in classes with activities and lessons.


Harmony Day: Thursday 21st March

Next Thursday, 21st March we ask all students to come to school wearing the ‘A Touch of Orange’ as part of a whole school celebration to recognise Harmony Day. Harmony Day is all about celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity, emphasising inclusiveness, respect for all and creating a sense of belonging for everyone. Orange is the official colour of Harmony Day as it signifies social communication, meaningful conversations, respect and, freedom of ideas. Students can come to school wearing a whole outfit in orange, an orange top or just orange accessories. If students don’t have orange clothes, they need to wear their school uniform. The Kids Matter Kids will introduce Harmony Day at our whole school Kids Matter assembly next Monday, 18th and give an outline of the key messages behind the day. Please note: students do not need to bring any money to donate towards this day.


National Ride2School Day: Friday 22nd March

On Friday, 22nd March the DPS students will be encouraged to walk, ride or skate to school as part of a national event which encourages students to get physically active on their way to school. There will be a ‘Ride2School’ trophy awarded to the class that has the most students coming to school in one of these methods, so start planning your journey to school for March 22nd!


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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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Win tickets to Jane Goodall’s 2019 Australian Tour

Women in STEMM Australia, in partnership with The Social Science and Think Inc., is giving away free tickets in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney (together valued at >$26,000) to the upcoming 2019 Australian Tour: ‘Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future’ presented by Think Inc. and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia. Click on the link below if you would like to enter. Please note this competition is not connected to our school, but a great opportunity for you to follow up individually if you wish! https://womeninscienceaust.org/2019/03/08/my-stemmbff/


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Dates for the Diary;

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

20th March – Bellarine Division Swimming (select students)

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 & 4 – Netball Carnival – overdue

Prep – Marvellous Me – overdue

Year 2 – The Dell Walk – overdue

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

Select Students – Bellarine Division Swimming – 15/03/2019

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

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Staff Profile – Miss Everett

We are continuing our weekly profile on our fabulous staff members. This week we get to know Miss Everett, our new Year 3 teacher, a little better.

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Our first big event for the year is Obstacool which should be lots of fun! All students should have received their information and fundraising packs and be setting up their online profiles. All funds raised from this event will be going towards constructing the Year 5/6 area of the Landscaping Master Plan. Happy Fundraising!!

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Walk or Ride to School day

Walk and Ride to School Day

Friday, 22nd March is National Walk and Ride to School Day. This year to make use of our wonderful new bike shed we are encouraging as many people to ride to school on Friday, 22nd March. If you are able to ride your bike on this day, make sure you have your name marked off and you could be in the running for one of our small prizes or, you could help your class win the most walkers or bike riders for the day. Stay tuned for more details at assembly and get your bike ready for National Ride to School Day!

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Book Club

Book club next issue has now been sent home.

Orders can also be made online. If making an online order there is no need to return your order form or return anything to school. Your order will be electronically linked to our school. Please visit


Orders will close on THURSDAY 21ST MARCH


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Camp Australia

We hope that everyone had a fun time at Family Dance Night, and that they had an enjoyable long weekend.  It’s been another busy week at OSHC. The children loved practicing their family dance night songs in preparation for the big night last Thursday. Other popular activities have included making things out of cups, building cup towers, lego, Guess Who, Dramatic play, making paper chains, the dolls house, cricket, basketball, and playing a game called Wash the Dishes (which, unfortunately, has nothing to do with helping us do the dishes.)


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Drysdale Community Market

Drysdale market has some great information and dates listed below please click on read more to find out details.


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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