Drysdale Primary School

Reminder: Tomorrow Wednesday 30th November Is A Whole School Special Lunch Order Day

Tomorrow Wednesday 30th November is a whole school special lunch order day for those who ordered. Please note normal canteen menu is unavailable on this day.

Please note: Our school canteen is transitioning to a new online ordering app Flexischools, previously it was through quickcliq. Flexischools, allows you to quickly place school orders online through the Flexischools app. To register click on the link https://flexischools.com.au/ . Quickcliq will stay open until the end of the term, from 2023 all online ordering will be via Flexischools only.


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Festive Celebration Day this Friday 9th December

On this Friday, 9th December we are having a Festive Celebration, families are invited to attend and bring a BYO picnic lunch to have with their children at 1:00pm. The canteen will be open for a short time for hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Students are to wear their school uniform and can add a touch of festive gear to celebrate on the day.

Students will then meet in the hall for a rock band performance and divide into rotation groups for the afternoon.

There will be NO assembly on this Friday.

Hope you can join us.

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Drysdale Community Market 

Colour Run Monday 12th December

Junior school council will be coming around to classrooms, with coloured headbands for the Colour Run, these can be purchased for $2.00

Students may wear casual clothes on the day and those who wish to participate are asked to wear a white coloured t-shirt (NO singlet or crop tops).

Students WHO DO NOT wish to participate in being covered in powder, but would like to run through the stations can do so and are asked to wear a dark coloured t-shirt such as Navy or Black (NO singlet or crop tops).

Glasses will be provided to all participants. Students are encouraged to wear old sneakers and may wish to bring a change of clothes to wear home.

Hats are optional while participating in the run but are required while spectating, sunscreen is also highly recommended.

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Colour Run – Volunteers Needed!

We are desperately looking for 22 volunteers to help with our Colour Run!

If you can help on the day, please sign up here: Colour Run Sign Up Form. We are looking for volunteers to throw coloured powder on the students, supervise obstacles and help pack up. We really need your help to make this day successful and fun for our students.

Volunteers are required to hold a current Working With Children’s Check (WWCC). To apply for a WWCC you can go online at Working With Children’s Check and fill out an application, its free! Please provide the Administration office with either a copy of your WWCC or the confirmation email stating your application has been approved.

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Surf Junction 

Whole School Transition

Our Final Whole School Transition for our 2023 classes is next week, Tuesday December 13th, 9:30am – 12pm. This will be the session students meet their proposed 2023 classmates and teachers.

Having the 4 sessions this year for all students coming to DPS in 2023 has been a wonderful opportunity for students to build connections with new people and staff and get to know more about what to expect in the coming year.

Please note: Noone will be open on Tuesday if any family would like to try on or purchase uniform for 2023.

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Final Breakfast Club Morning – Monday 12th December 8:30am – 9am

Just a reminder that this Friday and Monday morning are the last Breakfast Clubs for the year.

Thank you to everyone in the school community that has supported us this year. Your donations of bags, jam, vegemite and margarine have been amazing and helped us keep the Club going throughout the year.

We look forward to starting back next year. Stay tuned early in 2023 to know when we are open for business again.

Final Breakfast Club morning – Monday 12th December 8:30am – 9am

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2023 Booklist and Parent Payment Arrangements

The 2023 Booklist and Parent Payment Arrangements information for all year levels is now available for families. WINC are offering free delivery for all booklist orders placed on or before 20th December 2022.

Full details including how to order can be accessed as follows;
Sentral Parent Portal/App – under ‘Resources’ in the ‘2023 Booklist and Parent Payment Information’ folder.

Drysdale Primary School website under the ‘Enrolments & Parent Payments’ tab – 2023 Booklists & Parent Payment Arrangements


See attached 2023 WINC Booklists and 2023 Parent Payment Arrangements:

2023 WINC Booklist – Prep      

2023 Parent Payment Arrangements – Prep

2023 WINC Booklist – Junior Years

2023 Parent Payment Arrangements – Junior Years

2023 WINC Booklist – Middle Years

2023 Parent Payment Arrangements – Middle Years

2023 WINC Booklist – Senior Years

2023 Parent Payment Arrangements – Senior Years

Parent Payment Policy



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Social Worker

Thank you to those that have reached out in regards to our Social Worker, Anthony Martino, and the support that we can provide with this new role on our staff. If you have any concerns about your child and their attendance or engagement with school, or would like to arrange a meeting with Anthony, please email the Wellbeing Team at ap.support@drysdaleps.vic.edu.au

The team (Kate, Nic and Anthony) monitor this daily and will get back to you as soon as we can.



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Important Dates

We have a very busy last couple of weeks of term with a lot of incursions/excursions, please make sure you have actioned permissions and payments for your child/children via the Sentral Parent Portal/App.

Thursday 8th December

Year 1 Stay Late @ School 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Year 2 Sleepover 5:30pm

Monday 12th December

Whole School Colour Run starts at 1:00pm – (permission due by tomorrow, 7th December)

Tuesday 13th December

Whole School Transition Day

Wednesday 14th December 

Middle Years Walk and Picnic- (Permission and payment due before Friday, 9th December)
Prep End of Year Celebration Day – (Permission and payment due before Friday, 9th December)

Thursday 15th December

Final Assembly and End of Year Awards presentation starting at 9:15am
Year 5 Big Day Out – (Permission and payment due before Friday, 9th December)
Year 6 Graduation starting at 6pm

Friday 16th December

Year 6 Day on the Green – (Permission and payment due before Friday, 9th December)
End Of Term, school finishes at 3:30pm

Monday 19th December – Student Free Day – Curriculum Day

Tuesday 20th December – Student Free day – Professional Practice Day



All students commence back at school on Monday, 30th January 2023

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Student Medication

On the last day of term, this Friday, we will be sending home all asthma medication and spacers with students. Please ensure over the holidays that the spacers are cleaned and the medication expiry dates checked.

Please ensure they are returned on the first day of school 2023.

If their Asthma Plan is due for a review by your doctor we will need to receive a copy of this on the first day of school in 2023.

We ask families of students with an EpiPen to contact the school to arrange collection.

Please advise the school if your child will be away on Friday 16th December via email so other arrangements can be made drysdale.ps@education.vic.gov.au 

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Principal Awards

Congratulation to this week’s Principal Award winners

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Working Bee

Thanks to the amazing helpers who came out in the heat of Sunday morning to help clean up part of our school grounds.

There was a huge amount of work to be done and it was great to make a start at cleaning up our veggie garden and around the front of the middle years classes.

Even in the heat we still had some super helpers, special thanks to Charlotte, Henry, Adam, Eliza, William, Sophie and their families.

Please see read more for before and after photos that show the hard work that was done to help keep Drysdale Primary School looking neat and tidy.

Please keep an eye out early next year for our next Working Bee and hopefully we can have many more hands helping out.

Thanks again to our fabulous helpers who assisted last Sunday.

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Camp Australia

It is hard to believe that it is nearly the end of the year. Christmas has well and truly arrived at OSHC, with the children enjoying a wide range of festive themed activities.

We are pleased to announce that we will be open and running Pupil Free Day programs on the 19th and 20th of December for those that need care for their children on these days.

On a sadder note, these final few weeks of term will be the last for Camp Australia at Drysdale Primary School. The OSHC service will be closed between December 21st and January 9th to allow Camp Australia to move out and Their Care to move in.

The entire Camp Australia: Drysdale Primary School team would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank the Drysdale Primary School community for their support for the last nine years, to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, safe and enjoyable festive period, and all the very best of wishes for everything 2023 brings your way.

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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, Kate Lockhart, Miquel Trujillo Coll, Seumas Spark, Nic Alonso, Bridget Henry, Rebecca Hoyne
School Councillors can be contacted via the school office or school email