Drysdale Primary School

Kids Matter Assembly

On the fourth and eighth Monday of each term we hold a special Kids Matter Assembly run by our Kids Matter Team under the expert guidance of Mr Field and Mr Stephens.  All students are invited to wear their house t-shirts and, during assembly they sit in their house groups rather than classes and, brainstorm about how better to communicate with other students at school.  The assembly starts at the usual time  of 9:05am but may finish a little later than usual, often about 9:45 am.

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Drysdale Community Market

The Drysdale Community Market is on this Sunday, 16th February from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Drysdale Recreation Reserve. With around 100 stalls offering handcrafted wares, locally made/produced items including plants, flowers and food as well as entertainment and food vans, there’s a little bit of something for everyone at our lovely market. The Reserve is a wonderful setting in which to spend some time browsing through the market, catching up with friends and other community members.

The market is organised and run by the Drysdale Primary School Council as a fundraising event for the school.

The Drysdale Community Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from October through until May, each year at the following location:

Drysdale Recreation Reserve
Duke Street, Drysdale
VICTORIA 3222

 

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Drysdale Community Market 

School Council

At the beginning of each school year, we elect members of the School Council.  Members hold their position for two years meaning that each year half the council positions fall vacant.  This year, the following council members are completing their current terms: Gary Absolom, Tammy Burke, Renee Colley, Scott Pearson (parent representatives), Rebecca Hoyne, Shane Kennedy and Simone Spencer-Gardner (staff representatives) and Bre Gage (community representative.)  I would like to acknowledge the great work that these council members have done in helping the school develop and grow over the last couple of years.  Scott Pearson and Tammy Burke have held the additional responsibilities of President and Vice-President respectively. I am very grateful to them for the perceptive and supportive discussions we have about the school and how we can collectively enable Drysdale Primary to be the best school possible for our community.

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Staff Car Parks

Please can I remind parents that the school’s car parks are for staff use and blue disabled badge holders use only.  With so many children and parents walking along Clifton Springs Road to access the school through the pedestrian entrances, it is too dangerous for cars to be entering and exiting the school car parks. This also means that children and adults should avoid walking through the car parks at the beginning and end of the day.

Similarly it is important that all pedestrians use one of the many pedestrian entrances and do not enter the school through the car parks. We have worked hard to create arrangements that separate cars and people. For the safety of our whole school community, please respect these requirements. 

Thank you.

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Surf Junction 

WrAP Up of the Week

Miss Wojcik and I (Mrs Alonso) are so excited to be working as Assistant Principals at DPS for 2020!

We had some amazing visitors to our office this week sharing their work.

Hudson from Year 1 came and shred his amazing Non-Fiction writing about ‘Dinosaurs and Dragons’ and included lots of information about why they are extinct!

Billy from Year 1 also came and read us his Fiction writing about a ‘Little Kid’ which contained some fabulous descriptive words!

Jake from Year 4 was so excited to share with us a glass he had found at his Grandmother’s home. It was a glass that celebrated the centenary of Drysdale Primary School from 1875 to 1975! (Click read more to view the photos).

We are looking forward to celebrating and sharing in the learning and events at DPS in 2020!

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Student Accident Insurance and Private Property Brought to School

Parents and Guardians are reminded that the Department of Education and Training (DET) does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for their injured child, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs.

Private property brought to school by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department of Education and Training and Drysdale Primary School does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage.

This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.

As the Department of Education and Drysdale Primary do not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property, students and staff should be discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.

 

 

 

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Principal Awards

Congratulations to this week’s Principal Award winners. Click read more for the details and a photo of the winners.

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Debbie Lee School of Dancing

This week’s Business of the Week is the very well known to Drysdale PS. Debbie Lee School of Dancing has a long association with Drysdale and many of our students have benefitted greatly from participating in their program. Not only do they become better skilled at dance, they also gain lots of confidence and come school concert time, we can always pick out the Debbie Lee kids.

Classes are open for 2020 and all abilities are welcome.

 

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Activities on the Parent Portal Requiring Approval

Parents will receive an email or Sentral App (Parent Portal) notification for any new permission approval requests. If payment is required they can be made via Bpay or at the Administration Office.

Activities requiring approval :

Year 6 Incursion – Reach – Approval and Payment required by 12th February

Year 6 – Ecolinc Adaptations For Survival – Approval (No payment) required by 14th February

Prep Incursion – All About Me Incursion – Approval and Payment of $11.00 required by 18th February

Year 3 – Ecolinc Animal and Plant Survival – Approval (No payment required) required by 18th February

Year 5 – Victorian Space Science Education Centre – Approval (No payment required) by 20th February

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Camp Australia

It has been a great first week and a half back at school for 2020 at OSHC. The children have started working on their Child Profiles, so we can learn about their interests, and can plan activities that relate to these. Other popular activities have included active group games, tennis, checkers, schools dramatic play, a delicious picnic snack outside on the playground, and so much more.

This week at OSHC we are celebrating the things we love…our family and friends, and the things that mean the most to us.

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Community Notices

Please read on for all of our 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