Drysdale Primary School

FlexiBuzz Parent Communication App

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to our FlexiBuzz Parent Communication App and for the numerous positive comments.  Your feedback on how good it is to be able to receive communications, read positive comments about your child’s learning in school and the ‘real time’ information that is provided is appreciated.

Since we launched this app, approximately half of our parents have already registered and are benefiting from this new form of communication.

To join our FlexiBuzz community, go to the app store (available on both Apple and Android), search for FlexiBuzz and download the app.  Once it is downloaded, search for Drysdale Primary School and register. Then select which group (class) you would like to join. This will then allow you to have a private or group communication with your child’s classroom teacher.  It will also allow you to receive notifications specific to your child’s class, e.g. the bus returning from an excursion is running ten minutes late.  You can also choose to receive reminders, e.g. the permission form for next week’s excursion is due back on Friday.

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Pupil Free Day – Monday 25th November

Please note that the fourth and final pupil free day for 2019 is being held on Monday, 25th November.  This means that the school is closed and students are not required at school. This allows our staff professional learning to take place.  We will be dividing our time on the day between sessions on deepening our understanding of Jolly Phonics, reviewing our 2019 NAPLAN outcomes and evaluating the effectiveness of our spelling program. Our Admin Team will be learning more about the different functions parent portal and working on improving our communications via the portal for 2020. We can’t wait to share our learning with you all.


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Drysdale Community Market 


A reminder to families that in line with our SunSmart policy students have access to sunscreen in their classrooms. Ideally, students should already be wearing sunscreen when they arrive at school and should only require this sunscreen for re-application. If your child has any allergies or are sensitive to sunscreen we ask that they don’t use the available sunscreen. The sunscreen provided in classrooms is Deb Stokoderm Sun Protect SPF50+. Details on the ingredients in the sunscreen and Safety Data Sheer are available here Deb Stokoderm Sun Protect SPF50+


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Principal Awards

Congratulations to this weeks award winners. Please read on for details.

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Surf Junction 

Christmas Celebration and Outdoor Cinema Night

This year we are having our end of year celebration on Friday, 13th December.  The festivities will begin from 5:00pm with our free Christmas Carols event being led by our students. Please read on for further details and how to purchase tickets for the Outdoor Cinema.

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Lost Property

Huge thanks to Jo Wright who once again gave up her time to clean and sort the lost property at the back of the Hall. Jo, we are extremely grateful for your efforts here! Thank you so much!

Some important reminders to all parents regarding lost property;

  • Please label all clothing that comes to school! If items came labelled to school our mountain of lost property would be much more manageable. We often find brand new jumpers or pants that are in perfect condition, but with no name. Please label everything!
  • If your child doesn’t bring home an item of clothing, go to the lost property at the back of the Hall and look for it
  • Any items that haven’t been claimed from lost property by Monday 16th December (last Monday of term) will be given to second hand uniform for sale

Also, please be advised that we currently have a couple of items of lost property that your child may be missing! We currently have a mobile phone and a fitbit which have been handed in, if you believe these belong to your child please send them to the Administration Office to describe the item and collect them.


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Concert DVD’s – Ready for Collection

Please be advised that if you ordered a concert DVD that it is now available for collection from the Administration Office. Each DVD is named and ready for distribution!

Please also note that we will require parent/guardian authorisation for students to collect DVD’s from the Administration Office, this can be made over the phone or via email. 

If you forgot to order a DVD and would still like one, it’s not too late! Anyone who is still wanting to order a DVD please follow the link to place an order http://aperturefilms.com.au/customer-portal/

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Year 6 Reports

We would like to remind parents of Year 6 students that previous electronic reports for your child will no longer be accessible after the last day of the school year (Friday, 20th December), please take the time to download your child’s reports for your records.

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Rememberance Day – 11th November

On Thursday and Friday this week and the following Monday of next week our Year 6 students will be visiting classrooms selling Rememberance Day Poppies. If you wish for your child to purchase any of these items please ensure you send correct money with them to school. The following items are available for purchase;

$1 Poppies

$2 Poppies

$3 Poppy Wristbands

$5 Tokens

We thank you for your support and for remembering those who made sacrifices for all of us.

All proceeds from the sales go directly to the RSL.


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The following notes have gone home; 

  • Swimming Trials expression of interest form Years 3,4 and 5 – forms overdue
  • Ecolinc Prep – forms overdue
  • Cricket Blast School Cup – forms due back – Friday 8th November
  • Responsible Pet Ownership – forms due back – Thursday 14th November

The following events are coming up in the near future;

  • Senior Boys Team & Girls Team – Cricket Blast School Cup – Wednesday 13th November
  • Prep – Ecolinc – Monday 18th November
  • Prep – Responsible Pet Ownership – Monday 28th November

Have you noticed our new online calendar?

All events are also on our new Parent App.

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Nude Food

Thank you to everyone who brings nude food to school. The winning grades were 2GV & 4B; the winning students were Kai in Year 2 & Ava in Year 4. Thanks again to everyone who supports nude food, you are helping your health and the environment. Nude food also helps to keep our playground beautiful.

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Community Notices

Please read on for all our Community Notices

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Camp Australia

It has been another fun filled week at Before and After school care at Drysdale primary School. The children enjoyed talking about their plans for Halloween while making pumpkin lanterns, as well as enjoying making things with the perler beads, and helping to continue sorting out the perler beads into different coloured tubs. Other popular activities have included Checkers, Chess, Guess Who, and making their own costumes out of paper. We also managed to escape the worst of the heat last week, with the children enjoying being squirted with cold water from our squirt bottles, although with the heat they quickly dried off.

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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