Drysdale Primary School

Student Led Conferences 

Thank you to everyone who has attended their child’s student led conferences yesterday and today.  It was wonderful to see so many families in school enjoying their child’s successes of Term 1.  The children have worked really well this term and have had many examples of their progress to share.  It is a huge pleasure spending time with them and watching them develop.

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Staff News

Steff McGeorge will be leaving Drysdale Primary to take up her new role working for the South West Victoria Regional Office as one of their visiting teachers supporting students with a hearing impairment.  Steff has been a Prep teacher at Drysdale Primary for the last eight years.  During this time she has shown a great devotion to the children and a commitment to their learning.  I would like to thank her for this work and wish her well in her new role.

Blanche Denmead has been asked to continue as Acting Principal at Newcomb Park Primary for Term 2.  This means that Nicole Alonso will continue here at Drysdale Primary as our Assistant Principal in charge of our inclusion program.  Jackie Smith who has been teaching 2A during Term 1 is unavailable to continue as she is getting married and taking some extended leave.  2A will be taught by Caitlyn Evans.  I would like to thank Jackie for her work teaching 2A this Term and wish her well for her future.  I would also like to acknowledge the quality of Nicole’s leadership in our inclusion program.  This is a busy and demanding role but a hugely significant part of what we offer at Drysdale Primary.

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Drysdale Community Market 

End of Term 1  –  Friday April 5th

Please remember that school finishes for the Easter holiday on Friday April 5th and that on this last day of term the children go home at 2.30 pm.  Please also remember that daylight savings finishes for this year on Sunday April 7th with the clocks going back one hour.

We return for Term 2 on Tuesday April 23rd.  Don’t forget that there is a further public holiday in the same week on Thursday April 25th for ANZAC Day.

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Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Drysdale Primary School is excited to be participating.

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 6 September 2019.

Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit www.education.vic.gov.au/prc

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Cross Country

The House Cross Country was held in perfect sunshine down at the Drysdale Reserve. There were a number of wonderful examples of students displaying our school values such as Enjoyment, Resilience and Integrity. We need to give a huge thanks to the parent volunteers who gave up their morning to help run the event. These events cannot be held without their invaluable assistance. A big shout out as well to those staff who happily took on jobs on the day and even ran a few laps to help encourage some of our children. We now have a large team who have qualified for the District Cross Country early next term. Read more for the full results and a gallery of over 100 images from the day.

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Principal Awards

Congratulations to this week’s Principal Award recipients who were awarded their certificates in Assembly on Monday morning.

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Year 6 Inquiry Open Classroom

Our Year 6s are busily putting their final touches onto their Inquiry Unit of learning which has covered the big idea, ‘Living things grow and adapt to survive the physical conditions of their environment.‘ We will be throwing open the doors to the Year 6 classrooms for other year levels to come and view their work. We are also happy to welcome any parents or families who are interested in seeing some of the creative representations of their term’s learning. There will be two sessions available;

  • Wednesday 3 April 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday 4 April 8:45am – 9:45am

With their freshly arrived Year 6 shirts, the Year 6s will certainly be looking their best!

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Obstacool

Obstacool is only a few days away now!  What a way to finish a great Term 1.  We look forward to seeing everyone bright and cheery in our house colours and would love everyone to join us for a whole school picnic on the day.  Parents are welcome to dress up and be cheered on by the kids when we have our exciting parent and teacher race as the final race for the day at 2pm.

Don’t forget, fundraising is open until midnight Friday so keep on fundraising to support our wonderful school.  Prize ordering opens Saturday 6th April until Friday 12th April (1st week of holidays).  Please ensure your child’s prize for fundraising is ordered within these dates.  Prize ordering is done online via your GoFundraise profile page.

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Working with Children Check

Thanks to all of our parent volunteers that make events like our Cross Country a great success. Please be reminded that any parents who volunteer at a school event are required to give the office a copy of their Working with Children Check.

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Hoodie up for Autism Day

Thank you to all the students and staff who supported the Hoodie up for Autism Day. The Junior School Council is very pleased to announce that we raised $487.70 that will be donated to AWARE, the peak body for people on the autism spectrum and their supporters in Victoria.

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Notices

Dates for the Diary;

3rd April – Bellarine Division Girls Football (select students)

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

2nd May – Year 5 Melbourne CBD and I-Max

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Reminder – School Photos May 1st

Our School Photos will be taken on May 1st. This is the second week of Term 2.

This year Arthur Reed Photos have a NEW web shop and ordering process enabling parents to view photos online before ordering and deciding which images they would like included in their photo package.

To facilitate this new process, all children have been supplied with an individualised flyer with a unique image code for parents to register online to see their child’s images. These flyers were sent home last term.

No forms or money need to be returned to school prior to photo day if families are ordering online.

Once individual and class photos become available in our web shop, ALL registered parents will be notified by email/SMS that images can be viewed. Each notification contains a link to take them directly to our web shop so they can create a free user account and view their child’s images.

Families can customise their photo package and use any photo layout and any combination of images to create their photo package; they can even share the images on Facebook for free.

Family/Sibling Photographs

Sibling photos will also be taken on 1st May, 2019.

You do not need to purchase sibling photos before photo day but you will need to register to ensure a sibling photo is taken on the day.

Go online now and follow these 3 easy steps-

1.      Grab your phone and go to https://arphotos.typeform.com/to/NgZ5iM

2.      Enter the name and class of the eldest child to be in the photo

3.      Enter the names of all other children to be included in the photo

and ONE more thing…………

You’ll still need to register online at order.arphotos.com.au using your child’s individual code to receive an email/SMS notifications to view your photos.

That’s it! You’ll be notified by email/SMS when images are ready to view and purchase!

In our NEW web shop you can MIX & MATCH the images included in your package; Choose ANY layout, ANY pose or image and purchase Multiple image digital downloads.

To be notified when images are ready to view – Register Now.

Drysdale PS-FAMILY FLYER-2019

Drysdale PS-FAMILY ONLINE LINK 2019

Drysdale PS-Quarter page

Drysdale PS-SchoolBag App-ONLINE LINK 2019

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Camp Australia

Wow, we have finally reached the end of term one. Its been a great term, and it has been so good to see so many children having fun at OSHC.  We hope all of the children, teachers, staff, parents and families at Drysdale Primary School have an enjoyable and safe autumn school holidays, and that we see you all again all relaxed and rested up, ready for next term.

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