Drysdale Primary School

Drysdale PS Winter Market

The Drysdale Market has been organised by staff and parents of this school for nearly 40 years and is one of our major fundraisers.  We are seeking every family’s support to publicise the new Drysdale Winter Market that will start on Sunday June 16th, running from 9am until 1pm at the school.  Most stalls will set up in the hall but some will be set up on the basketball courts.

This week we will send home flyers advertising the market with the oldest student in each family.  We would greatly appreciate these being delivered to local houses.  The leaflets will come home with an indication of the houses to which we would like them to be delivered.  Most families will be asked to deliver these to houses in their own street.  If there is more than one Drysdale PS family living in the street, you might be asked to deliver to a nearby street.  As I do not have exact information about the number of houses in each street, you may receive a few leaflets too many or even need a few extras.  Please feel free to return undelivered leaflets to the school’s office or to collect extras as necessary.

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Sayembara Lisan

On Saturday nine of our students represented the school in the finals of the Indonesian Speaking Competition, Sayembara Lisan.  The students have worked very hard to reach the standards expected of children at this level of competition.  I would like to acknowledge their excellence as well as the support they have received from their parents and Bu Hurt.  We will know the results of the competition shortly.

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Drysdale Community Market 

Martial Arts Competition

On Sunday a group of our students who learn martial arts locally competed in a competition in Melbourne.  While they were not directly representing the school, we are pleased to recognise the commitment they make to their sport and the respectful manner in which they took part.  I would particularly like to commend Kenzie from Prep who qualified for the World Championships to be held in the USA next month.

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Student Free Day Next Tuesday 11th June

Please be reminded that this coming Tuesday, 11th June is a Student Free Day.

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Surf Junction 

Helping Hands Plastic Bottle Top Recycling

At Drysdale PS we have are beginning to collect plastic bottle tops. These plastic lids can be recycled and are being made into plastic filament which is used in 3D printers to create prosthetic hands. This amazing technology is being used for people in war torn countries or for those in need.

Please bring along your bottle top lids that are numbered 2-HDPE and 4-LDPE to Ms Hoyne’s classroom (2H) and we will pass them on for recycling.

See the web link for more about the great work this initiative is providing


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Principal Awards

Congratulations to this week’s Principal Award recipients;

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Year 2’s Mad About Science Lessons

Last week the students in Year 2 had a very engaging, hands on incursion by Mad About Science. They discovered and experimented with kitchen chemicals by making and mixing materials together and observing the reactions and changes. They were even lucky enough to make themselves some Sherbet to take home with them.

Here are some students reflection about their science experience:

·         The most interesting thing I saw today was making the sherbet. Harper

·         At Mad about Science,  I enjoyed how I saw yeast breathing. Will

·         The most interesting thing I saw today was when we turned the clock on with the lemon. Tilly

·         I really liked asking questions because it made me feel like I know more stuff about science. Lucy

·         The most interesting thing for me was when the vinegar and baking soda mixed together and the bubbles when up and then down. Isla


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Lost Property

There is an increasingly large pile of lost property gathering at the back of the hall, if your child has lost something this is a great place to look for it.  Please can we ask that all clothing is named as we do try to reunite named items with their owner.  Towards the end of term, lost property that is neither named nor claimed is donated to our second hand uniform shop.

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Bogan Bingo

Bogan Bingo is coming to Drysdale Primary School


Tickets on sale now! Please follow the link to get your tickets. Early bird special $25pp until July 31st. $30pp from August 1st. Tables of 10.


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Bellarine Community Health Dental Service

Our oral health therapists will be visiting your school to provide FREE dental screenings on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd of July 2019. Consent forms have been sent home. If you would like your child to have a FREE dental screening please complete the consent form and return it to the school office by Friday 14th June 2019.

You can bring your children under the age of 13 years to the Dental Clinic at Bellarine Community Health (2 Nelson Rd, Point Lonsdale), FREE OF CHARGE.

Bellarine Community Health offers general dental care to children aged 0-12 at no cost. You do not need to have a concession card, or private health insurance. Your child will not be placed on a waiting list, and can be offered the next available appointment.

We provide general treatment as well as emergency appointments.

Our friendly staff can be contacted on 5258 0828 to organise an appointment.


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School Banking

With next Tuesday being a Pupil Free Day, our school banking volunteers will be doing student banking on Wednesday 12th June.

Also, there will be no student banking in the last week of this term.

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Nude Food

Thank you to everyone who brings nude food to school. The winning grades this week were 1T and 5T. The winning students were Archer from Year 1 and Alyssa from Year 4.

Thanks again to everyone who supports nude food, you are helping your health and the environment. Nude food also helps keep our playground beautiful.

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Camp Australia

It has been another fun filled week at OSHC. We celebrated Reconciliation week with decorating Aboriginal flags, sharing dream-time stories, making wool turtles and making our own rainbow serpents. The highlight for the children was getting to make and eat damper on Friday. For many of them it was the first time they had eaten damper, and they experimented with putting different things on it, such as honey or Vegemite. How much more Australian can you get…Vegemite on Damper. Yum. Read more…

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Community Notices

Read More to see this weeks community notices

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Drysdale Primary School

School Council Members

President: Scott Pearson Vice President: Gary Absolom
Treasurer: Julie Penfold Executive Officer: Phil Dunlop-Moore
Secretary: Chris Cawkwell    
Members: Stephanie Davey, Sandra Jelowyi, Kylie King, Kate Lockhart, Ingrid Orvis, Leanne Sharples, Amy Wright
School Councillors can be contacted via the school office or school email