Drysdale Primary School

T-Ball Finals

Last Monday the boys t-ball team traveled to Keilor to compete in the Western Metro Region T-Ball finals. The boys put in a huge amount of effort and commitment to training for the day and it clearly showed. They won all three of their games and went into the final undefeated. Unfortunately, they came up against a formidable team (and previous state champions) to lose the final. The sportsmanship and comradery of the team is to be commended, with great feedback given to them from the organisers of the day. The team should be proud of their amazing effort!

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House Athletics Carnival

Last Wednesday we held our school Athletics Carnival at Landy Field. It was great to see so many happy faces competing in all aspects of athletics and having a great day out with their friends. A huge thank you needs to go to all our wonderful parent volunteers who came along on the day. Without parent support, these events simply cannot run. I know all the students and staff appreciate the support from our parent community. Congratulations to Bengalat House on winning the 2019 Athletics Championships.

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Drysdale Community Market 

Thank you from the Principal

It is such an honour to be stepping into Mr. Dunlop-Moore’s shoes for the remainder of the term and guiding this brilliant school through many exciting events to come in the following weeks. With such a wonderful group of teachers, inclusion staff and parents it is sure to be a great experience in the role. We hope that Mr. Dunlop-Moore has a relaxing holiday in Europe and returns with lots of exciting travel stories to share. Many thanks to Nicole Alonso, James Field, Shane Kennedy and Lucy Croxford who are all stepping into the Assistant Principal role at various times throughout Term 3.


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Science Week

This week at school we are celebrating Science Week, with pop-up inquiries happening in classes around the theme of ‘Destination Moon: More Missions, More Science.’ This theme has been chosen to coincide with the 50 year anniversary of the moon landing. To launch our special week, Guy and Chase from Year 5 shared their incredible Inquiry research project at the whole school assembly. Using an advanced knowledge of coding, Guy and Chase created a gaming program using ‘Scratch’, designed a 3D space model and a rover car which responded to programming commands. Well done Guy an­d Chase, you certainly demonstrated our school value of ‘Success’ when you shared your achievements in assembly this week. I look forward to celebrating further success with our students as they participate in Science Week experiences.




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Surf Junction 

Working Bee

Unfortunately the planned Working Bee had to be cancelled on Sunday due to poor weather. We are still eager to hold a Term 3 Working Bee so keep an eye on the upcoming newsletters for the date. Thank you to Bellarine Trees for the free mulch delivery, we really appreciate your support.

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Victorian Primary Schools Parliamentary Convention

Last Tuesday, four of our Year 6 students took an early morning train to Melbourne to attend the Victorian Primary Schools Parliamentary Convention. Of the 2,500 schools across Victoria, Drysdale Primary School was selected as one of 47 schools to take part in the Convention. Hayden, Indi, Emily and Taj were selected from our Year 6 cohort to attend the Convention and did a brilliant job. They represented the school proudly in the Legislative Assembly, debating the question, “Should athletes and other celebrities use their popularity to influence social and political issues?” As well as contributing their own views to the topic, the students also heard from a number of other speakers on the topic, including the Leader of the Liberal Party, Michael O’Brien, Labor MP Tim Richardson and Rayoni Nelson from Schools Sports Victoria. Hayden, Indi, Emily and Taj were exemplary role models for our school and they are to be congratulated on their insightful, mature and passionate involvement in the Convention. Well done!




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Winter Market – Sunday 18th August

A reminder that the Drysdale Primary School Winter Market is on this Sunday! The Winter Market is held in the school hall and runs from 9am-1pm, with a huge range of products and delights on offer. This market is a major fundraiser for our school, making a significant contribution to the running of our Inclusion and Wellbeing Program, so please get along on Sunday and purchase some of the incredible home-made products on sale.  Many thanks must go to Bre Gage, as well as the School Council, who reliably assist in the organisation of the Market each month.



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Principal Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of Principal Awards for this week. Click read more for a full list and a photo.

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Student Led Conferences

Please be advised that the Student Led Conferences will be held on the 9th & 10th September later this term. Parent bookings for the conferences will be available soon.


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The Rolling Pin Pie Delivery – Thursday 22nd August

We would like to thank all the families who placed orders for The Rolling Pin Pie Drive Fundraiser. Delivery date will be Thursday, 22nd August from 3pm-4pm from the Canteen.

We ask that families bring a shopping bag or box to collect their order as it reduces the use of plastic.



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Book Week – Scholastic Book Fair 19th – 23rd August

It’s time to ROARRR for reading! The Scholastic Dino-Mite Book Fair is arriving on the 19th-23rd of August and everyone is invited to stomp, chomp, and READ! There will be “dino-riffic” texts and possibly some stationary (who doesn’t love books and stationary?!!).

Our school will benefit with a percentage of sales going towards rewards and incentives for our students.

The Fair will be located in the portables and will be open for purchasing after school from 3:30pm-4:00pm (approx. depending on customers).

We are also looking or any fabulous volunteers who would like to assist in the running of the Fair. At this stage we are selling after school from 3:30-4:00pm however if we receive enough volunteers we can open 8:30-8:50am Tues-Fri.  

An event as big as a Brontosaurus!

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Indonesian Day – Monday 26th August

We are preparing for the exciting Indonesian Day celebration to be held on Monday 26th August! Students will be participating in various activities involving Indonesian dance, art, music and games. On this day, the students are asked to wear clothing that is red and/or white to represent the flag or traditional Indonesian clothing. The whole school assembly on the day will have an Indonesian theme. Family members are welcome to participate in the morning session with their child following the assembly.

Terima kasih,

Bu Hurt

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Bogan Bingo Weber Raffle

Pick the winning combination to unlock and win a Baby Weber Q (RRP $329).

Pre-purchase raffle tickets at the office, $5 per combination or $10 on the night.

Prize will be drawn on Bogan Bingo night, Saturday 31st August. Limited combinations available so get in quick!!

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International Schools Competition 2019 Dates

For those students in Years 3-6 who have already entered for the International Schools Competition 2019, the dates of the subjects are detailed below. This year all ICAS tests will be conducted online. We wish all students taking part the best of luck!

Digital Technologies – 3rd September

Science – 5th September

Writing – 10th September

Spelling Bee – 12th September

Mathematics – 16th September

English – 17th September

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The following events are coming up in the near future;

Prep, Years 1 & 2 – Thursday, 8th August to Friday, 16th August – Swimming Program

Whole School – Tuesday, 8th August to Friday, 6th September –  Life Education Van

Year 1 –  Thursday, 29th August – Werribee Mansion

Whole School – Monday, 9th September – Being Brave Incursion

The following notes have gone home; 

Life Education Van – Whole School – overdue

Werribee Mansion – Year 1 – due 15th August

Being Brave Incursion – Whole School – due 23rd August

A full list of dates and events are available on the school calendar at http://www.drysdaleps.vic.edu.au/?post_type=tribe_events

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Nude Food Winners this Week

Thank you to everyone who brings nude food to school. The winning grades were 1T & 3M; the winning students were Jack in Year 1 and Poppy in Year 3. 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

This week we will be celebrating Science Week at OSHC. We have a special guest visitor coming in on the 12th to do some experiments with the children, as well as doing some of our own experiments on other days, including colour diffusing, making slime, the classic volcano, paper plane making exploring aerodynamics) and experimenting with light and shadows.

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Community Notices

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Drysdale Primary School

School Council Members

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