Drysdale Primary School

Uniform Sale

When we changed our uniform supplier, we inherited a number of unsold stock items from our previous supplier. We have now negotiated prices for these items to be sold through our second hand uniform shop.

These items are new but in the previous uniform design. Our uniform policy allows for a transitional period when the former design can still be worn through to the end of 2023.

Prices have been slashed!

Stock is limited.

Price List

Short sleeve polo tops with school logo in various sizes $18 each
Long sleeve polo tops with school logo (limited range    $20
Winter jackets – three different designs to choose from $25

Our second hand uniform shop opens on Tuesday mornings from 8.45am to 9.15am and again on Friday afternoons from 3.15pm to 3.45pm.

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Athletics Day – New Date Tuesday 9th August

We postponed our scheduled athletics day because parts of the oval are waterlogged. With the amount of rain over the last few weeks it is remarkable that the whole oval is not underwater.  We have had to rescheduled our school Athletics Day to Tuesday August 9th.

I would like to thank Mitch Sinnott for the work he has already put into the organisation for this event and to Adam Shawcross and his team for his work in getting our oval ready for the event.

Adam and his team have worked tirelessly to get our oval ready for the event.


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Drysdale Community Market 

Road Safety : Clifton Springs Road

Please can I ask parents to observe the ‘No Standing’ signs immediately outside the front of the school on Clifton Springs Road. These are operational at times when the crossing patrol flags are displayed.

When parents pull in to drop their children in this area, they are obstructing other drivers’ view of the crossing patrol and children entering our school. This is creating an avoidable danger.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Enrolment Information Session For Prep 2023 August 24th at 9.30am

An enrolment information session will be held on Wednesday 24th August at 9.30am for families who would like to enrol their child/children at DPS this year or Prep 2023.

If you know of any family who would like to attend, please pass on this information.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to have a school tour.



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Surf Junction 

Urgent! Swimming Reminder

Drysdale Primary School  swimming program is beginning Monday 1st August and we need to confirm numbers with the Geelong Aquatic Centre.

Students that do not have permission or payment BEFORE the end of the day WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY will not be able to participate.

Families that have chosen their child/children NOT to participate, you are required to action this activity on Sentral by selecting ‘deny permission’.

Please note there are two activities on Sentral and you must respond to both, please.

Day 1 & 2 of the program are free, permission only required.

Day 3, 4 & 5 permission and a payment of $20 required.

Thank you to those families that have already given permission and payment.



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Breakfast Club

Our popular Breakfast Club is back again this term, on Monday and Friday mornings from 8.30am til the music starts just before 9am. It has been great to see so many students coming by to get some food before heading to class. We know that some mornings can be a rush and that some students are arriving to school without any food in their stomach which can make trying to learn a challenge. We are very lucky to have the support of several local businesses to make this possible.

Feed Me Bellarine and Baker’s Delight have been very kind in ensuring we have fresh bread each week as well as different options including fruit and yoghurt. We are very grateful to have both places supporting our school and Breakfast Club in particular.

We have also had some donations from two other local groups – the Lions Club and the Uniting Church. Both groups have been very generous in donating money to support our Breakfast Club. This money means we can continue to run this year and into next year.

Thank you to the Uniting Church Op Shop and the Lions Club for your donation and support. This money will allow us to buy cheese for the 200+ toasties we make each week, as well as paper bags and spreads for the 80+ jam and vegemite toasts we go through each week. We are also hoping to purchase another fridge to keep our stock in.

Our school community have also been very kind in donations throughout the year. we are always grateful for these.

If you would like to support the Breakfast Club we are in need of brown paper bags, strawberry jam, vegemite and margarine. You can drop of your donations to the school office at any time, our wonderful Admin team always ensure they are passed on ready for Breakfast Club.

Thank you to the families that have donated items through semester 1, we are very appreciative and can’t thank you enough.

We look forward to serving our students each Monday and Friday through Term 3 and 4.
Kate Wojcik, Kendra Kowalik and Kylie King

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Rolling Pin Pies & Cake Pie Drive

Our Parents & Friends Group are excited to hold a Rolling Pin Pie & Cake Shop Pie Drive!

Rolling Pin Pies won Australia’s best pie for the second year in a row, they are amazing!!

We are very lucky to have secured this fundraiser, especially as Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes are giving DPS back $4 for each pie pack ordered, with all funds contributing to the outdoor stage.

Further information and order forms will be sent home with students this week.

Orders close on Thursday 18th August, with delivery to DPS on Thursday 1st September for pick up between 3:00pm to 4:00pm outside the Second Hand Uniform Shop.

To order simply complete the order form along with payment in a sealed envelope marked “Pie Drive” or complete your order form and pay by EFTpos via the Administration office.

Items will be baked fresh and can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Principal Awards

Congratulations to our Principal award winners.

Please see read more for all our winners.

Read more…

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Support Our School At Rebel

If you find yourself shopping at Rebel Sport, did you know that you can support our school at the same time?

Follow these easy steps to help support our school sports program!

1. When you are next in a Rebel store, ask to get a Rebel Membership card (it doesn’t cost a thing!)
2. When getting your card, ask to link your card to Drysdale Primary School
3. When you make a purchase at Rebel, present your membership card and remind the store that you want to support Drysdale Primary School
4. DPS will get 5% of funds that you spend!
5. The school uses these funds to buy new sporting equipment for our students!

You can take up this great opportunity at any Rebel store.

Thank you in advance for supporting Drysdale Primary School and helping to get new sports equipment for our students!

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Online Entertainment Book Membership – Who Doesn’t Love A Discount?!?

Help yourself and help Drysdale Primary School community in the process!

Have you got your online Entertainment Book membership yet? It’s great time to purchase with the school holidays fast approaching.

Your purchase of an Online Entertainment Book Membership contributes to our fundraising.

Feel free to share this link with your friends and family.

Please click on the link to purchase your online entertainment membership:


Thanks for your support!

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Stuck On You

We have teamed up with ‘Stuck On You’ to help your child’s items stay away from lost property!

‘Stuck On You’ is a local Breakwater business that provide continued support to Drysdale Primary School and help us achieve our fundraising goals.

‘Stuck On You’ has a large range of products including Bento Box’s, School Bags, Drink Bottles,  ersonalised labels, Gifts, and so much more.

For every purchase made a rebate of 20% goes towards the outdoor stage!

Check out our unique fundraising at https://www.stuckonyou.com.au/affiliate/fundraiser/DRYSDALEPRIMARY
Or visit ‘Stuck On You’ https://www.stuckonyou.com.au/ enter our fundraising code DrysdalePrimary at the checkout.


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Camp Australia

It has been a fun filled start to Term 3 at OSHC. Last week featured a lot of time outside enjoying the Winter sunshine, and some rather chilly mornings. This week we are celebrating Pets Week. All of the children attending OSHC are invited to bring in a photo of their pets to add to our Pets wall, and we have a range of activities planned to celebrate the furry, feathered or scaly members of our families.

In regards to the current Covid situation we ask that if your child tests positive to Covid and has attended OSHC while potentially contagious or was booked into OSHC and now will not attend please contact our Customer Care team on 1300 105 343. This not only helps us follow our Covid Safe Plan and processes, but families will also benefit as they will not have to pay for any sessions of care that a child misses due to having Covid or for other covid related reasons.

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Drysdale Primary School

School Council Members

President: Julie Penfold Vice President: Gary Absolom
Treasurer: Rachel Scott Executive Officer: Phil Dunlop-Moore
Secretary: Leanne Sharples    
Members: Stephanie Davey, Sandra Jelowyi, Kylie King, Kate Lockhart, Miquel Trujillo Coll
School Councillors can be contacted via the school office or school email