Drysdale Primary School

Kids Matter Assembly

On Monday morning we held our first Kids Matter Assembly for 2020!  It was great to see so many students wearing their house shirts.  The second Kids Matter Assembly for Term 1 will be on 16th of March, please mark this date in your calendar. During yesterday’s assembly, we spent some time reminding the children about our school’s values Resilience, Acceptance, Integrity, Success and Enjoyment (RAISE). Our Kids Matter Kids introduced themselves and their roles and, reminded everyone what to do during recess or lunchtime if they needed to find other students to play with.

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Family Dance Night

The annual Family Dance Night is fast approaching again and will be held on Thursday, 5th March. As we did last year, the dancing will be outside on the basketball courts (weather permitting). The night is a wonderful opportunity for families and staff to catch up with each other and for new families to meet the community.

Sausage sizzle will be available from 5:00pm (CASH ONLY)

Dancing Starting from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

We encourage all families to come along for what is always one of the highlights of every year.

Family dance night is a great chance for families to mingle and socialise.

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Drysdale Community Market 

School Community Market

Last Sunday we had the first Drysdale Market of the school year.  This is a major fundraising activity for the school which provides fantastic support for our Well-Being Program.  I would like to thank our volunteers who run the market. Jac Absolom is our coordinator, Julie Penfold and Lorraine Gaskell are marshals at the site on market days. Grant and Sarah Gallagher deliver and collect the rubbish bins.  Without their dedication the market would not happen, thank you.

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Pupil Free Day

A reminder that our second pupil free day is happening on Tuesday 10th of March, immediately after the Labour Day long weekend. The school is closed to allow for extended staff training. On this day we will be continuing to work on consistently high practices in the teaching of English and Mathematics. The remaining two pupil free days are booked for Friday 8th of May and Monday 13th of July.

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Surf Junction 

Coronavirus Advice

Thank you for your continuing understanding about the potential for a student or adult member of the community to be affected by the Coronavirus. The latest advice from the Department of Education remains the same. Anyone who has returned from mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) on or after 1st February 2020 is isolated at home and should not attend school until 14 days after they were last in mainland China.  Everyone else should attend school as usual.

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Dogs at School

A reminder to our community that schools are dog free areas while students are present (8:30am to 4:00pm) during the week. This includes small dogs that are being carried.


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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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The WrAP

We had lots of fabulous learners come and visit the AP Office this week.

Some students from Year 1 came to share some descriptive language work last week. Dakoda’s picture of a playground listed many adjectives to describe the colours. Olivia, Emily and Will all shared their descriptive words that described their illustrations of beaches and cars, while Kenzie had drawn her favourite place at the snow, using some great adjectives to describe the look and feel. Some very impressive artwork and writing to describe it to match.

Year 1 have also been working on making their writing ‘Sizzling!’ Dakota, Matthew, Ivy, Max, Kaylee and Nieve completed some fabulous work and then as ‘Smart Thinking Writers’ they reread their work and identified the verbs, nouns and adjectives. Thank you Year 1!!

Some more amazing authors came to visit from Year 3, Jayden came to share his narrative writing about his character ‘Ash’ training his new Pokemon. Lincoln also shared his Narrative writing about ‘Charizaid’ and demonstrated his skills using dialogue in his writing!

Congratulations to all our fabulous authors this week!

Lunchtime Activities are in full swing with Loom Bands, Drawing, Yoga, Lego, Just Dance and STEM (Alternating Weeks), Library and of course Garden Club each Friday! We have included the timetable for you.

Lunchtime Activities 2020


Have a fabulous week!

Mrs Alonso and Miss Wojcik

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Term 1 Working Bee – Sunday 23rd February

The Term 1 Working Bee is on this Sunday, 23rd February.

‘Bee there!’

Many hands make light work! We have lots to do around the school after the holidays so the more the merrier!

Please sign in at the staff room from 8:45am. We will be ‘Busy Bees’ until about 11am.

Please keep an eye on the school’s Facebook page just in case the weather is questionable.

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Late Arrivals to School

When your child arrives late to school without a parent/guardian or a note, your child will be recorded as ‘late-unexplained’ on Sentral. To ensure we are able to maintain accurate attendance records for your child, we kindly ask that you notify us by either coming with your child to sign them in, giving your child a note to pass on upon their arrival, sending us and email or calling us. We thank you all for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.




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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.

Please refer to the school calendar on our website for dates for all activities. https://www.drysdaleps.vic.edu.au

Activities requiring approval :

Year 6Ecolinc Adaptations For Survival – Approval required before 19th February (No payment required)

Prep Incursion – All About Me Incursion – Approval and Payment before $11.00 before 18th February

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

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

Year 2 – The Dell Excursion – Approval before 24th February (No payment required)

Year 1 – Braveheart Incursion – Approval and Payment of $6.00 before 5th March 

Year 4 – Geelong Library Excursion – Approval and Payment of $13.00 before 9th March

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Camp Australia

It has been another fun filled week at OSHC. The children have really been enjoying participating in lots of active games, including basketball, sprouts, spud, night at the museum, cricket, tennis, and much more.

This week at OSHC we are thinking about our favourite books, with activities including drawing a cover for your favourite book, creating simple Stories, making up your own comic book strip, and drawing your favourite book characters.

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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