Drysdale Primary School

Festive Night And Festive Casual Day Friday 1st December

This Friday December 1st, DPS and the Drysdale Community Market are combining for a Festive Night.

Come along for the opening of the new outdoor stage at 4.15pm.

There will be students singing carols, come for BYO picnic dinner or purchase from some of the available market stalls.

There will be Community market stallholders for all your Christmas presents.

Families will need to bring your own chair or picnic rug.

Our Junior School Council will be holding a gold donation festive clothes casual day on Friday Dec 1st to support Ocean Grove Disabled Surfers Association. Students are invited to wear appropriate casual clothes with a festive theme.


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Curriculum Day This Friday 17th November

This Friday 17th November is a student free day. Staff will be utilising this day for assessment and reporting needs as well as resource development and online training. With internet upgrades also occurring on Friday this week, most staff will be working off site for this day.

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Drysdale Community Market 

Remembrance Day

On Saturday I was privileged to attend the Drysdale RSL Remembrance Day ceremony with our School Captains Tom, Lily, Will and Ruby.

The group read a poem by Australian poet Stewart Elliott “Those Who Came Home”.

In the still of the morning, the flag flies at half mast
And the little girl looks up, wonders and asks.
Grandad explains to her it’s a symbol of pride
To remember those who served and sometimes died.

She sees the old men marching in the parade
The crowds have gathered on ANZAC Day
To remember and reflect on legends of past
Of courage and bravery and standing steadfast.

Those who debate what we fight for
Enjoy the freedom that comes from war.
Brave men and women who answered the call
Their future cut short, now names on a wall.

The ANZAC Spirit will live on in the hearts of the young
Honour, pride and passion of a job well done.
To the Airmen, soldiers, sailors, and cadets
We give thanks to you, Lest we Forget.

Remembrance Day marks the date in 1918 when the First World War came to an end. It is officially observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year. The captains did an awesome job reading the poem and paying their respects for those who have served our country.

Glen Lauder



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2024 Staff

Over this term we have been working on our staffing for 2024 and are pleased to announce where our staff will be teaching next year. We are looking forward to a great year and are busy planning for the new year as we finish off this one.

Later we will thank and celebrate staff who may be leaving us.

Tara van Winckel
Lucy Croxford

Lizzie Elliot
Rachel Bright
Dani Thompson/Trent Stephens
Josh Burnie

Kellie Thomas
Alice Kuenzer
Bec Hoyne
Ingrid Orvis/Nikki Hyndman

Tash Irvine
Olivia Martin
Simon Keogh
Denise Dean
Michael Nelson

PE: Shane Kennedy
Art: Melinda Henderson/Bronwyn Osborne
Performing Arts: Trent Stephens
Indonesian: Bridget Garbutt
Inclusion and Wellbeing Coach (working title): Nic Alonso
Social Worker: Anthony Martino
Learning Specialist: Simon Keogh
Tutors: Fleur Martin/Denise McPhee

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Noone Uniform Shop 

Parents And Friends Christmas Socks Fundraiser

Christmas is fast approaching and to get into the spirit Parents & Friends are selling Christmas Socks which can be worn for our upcoming Festive Day this Friday, 1st December or purchased for gifts.

This week is your last chance to purchase your Christmas socks, they are available to purchase for $7.00 a pair at the school office, via eftpos. Sales will close this Thursday at 4pm.

Sizes available are:

Extra Small

Small – Limited available

Medium – only 2 pairs left

All proceeds will be going towards new Upgrade Projects around the school next year.


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Surf Junction 

2024 Booklists

The 2024 Booklist for all year levels are now available for families. WINC are offering free delivery for all booklist orders placed on or before 8th December 2023. Orders placed after the 8th December will have a $10.95 delivery fee.

Hard copies of the booklist will be sent home with all students this week.

They are also available via Sentral in the 2024 Booklist folder, on the school website under 2024 Booklists & Parent Payment Information or via wincschools.com.au using the school’s access key 4QZ5R

Please find booklist below:

2024 DPS WINC Booklist – Prep

2024 DPS WINC Booklist – Year 1

2024 DPS WINC Booklist – Year 2

2024 DPS WINC Booklist – Year 3

2024 DPS WINC Booklist – Year 4

2024 DPS WINC Booklist – Year 5

2024 DPS WINC Booklist – Year 6




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2024 Parent Payment Information

The 2024 Parent Payment information for all year levels is now available for families.

The Year 4 BYOD (bring your own device) program information will also be available soon.

2024 Parent Payment Information full details can be accessed as follows;

Drysdale Primary School website under the ‘Enrolments & Parent Payments’ tab – 2024 Parent Payment Information


Sentral Portal/App in the “2024 Parent Payment Information” folder


See attached 2024 Parent Payment Information:

2024 Parent Payment Information – Prep

2024 Parent Payment Information – Year 1

2024 Parent Payment Information – Year 2

2024 Parent Payment Information – Year 3

2024 Parent Payment Information – Year 4

2024 Parent Payment Information – Year 5

2024 Parent Payment Information – Year 6

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Canteen Will Be Closed Next Week – Monday 20th to Friday 24th November

Please note the canteen will be closed every day this week from Monday 20th to Friday 24th November. 

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Drysdale Community Market This Sunday 19th November

Christmas is only five weeks away!!!! Have you started your Christmas shopping?

You are in luck, as our Drysdale Community Market is happening this Sunday 19th November at the Drysdale Reserve from 9am. There are around 100 stalls with lots of variety.  Make sure you come early to grab your bargains before they are sold.

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Second Hand Uniform

With the transition to the new uniform supplier we can only accept plain brown shorts or pants in the old style uniform for donation to our second hand shop.


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Chickenpox (Varicella)

We have been advised of a case of Chickenpox (Varicella) which is a highly contagious viral disease is caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). The main symptom is a blistering rash. Chickenpox can be contagious for pregnant women, newborn babies, and people with impaired immunity.

The Department of Health has advised that the communicable period is usually one to two days prior to the development of the rash and the incubation period is 2-3 weeks. Please consult your doctor or contact Nurse on Call 1300 606 024 if you identify any symptoms, also advise the school.

For more information about hand, Chickenpox (varicella), please visit the “Better Health Channel” website. If you suspect your child has chicken pox, please take them to your doctor who will be able to confirm this. Children who have chicken pox are required to be kept off school until all the blisters have dried.

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Go Green Community Working Bee This Friday 24th November 2pm-4.30pm

Go Green Community Working Bee this Friday 24th November 2pm-4:30pm.
Friday 24th November we are holding ‘Go Green’ day. Students are encouraged to wear a touch of green and will be undertaking gardening and a general clean up of our school yard.
From 2pm, all classes will work in the school yard on specific jobs.

Parents are welcome to attend at this time and and help their child’s classes and then everyone is encouraged to continue after school ends where we can really get the school looking great for our end of year celebrations.

We will complete the afternoon at 4:30pm with a sausage sizzle. For catering we need to confirm numbers by this Wednesday 22nd November, if you can help please sign up via the google form to indicate your attendance Sign Up Form.

We are currently looking at the many jobs we have to do and would love to get an indication about how many families will be available to help us.



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Value Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Values Award recipients.

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Term 4 Important Dates

Festive Casual Day, Festive Night Market and Opening of Outdoor Stage – Friday 1st December 4.00pm-8.00pm

Canteen – Whole School Special Lunch Order Day – Wednesday 6th December (please note no normal canteen orders will be available)

2024 Transition Dates and Times – Tuesday 5th December 9.30 – 10.30 and a longer session on Tuesday 12th December 9.30- 12pm. Further details about transition will be shared closer to the dates listed.

Kids Matter Assembly – Friday 8th December

Curriculum dates for Term 4 – Monday 11th December. This is a Pupil Free Day.

Year 6 Graduation – Tuesday 19th December 6-7pm

Final Assembly – Wednesday 20th December 9.15am

End of Term – Wednesday 20th December, 1.30pm dismissal

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Drysdale Primary School

School Council Members

President: Julie Penfold Vice President: Stephanie Davey
Treasurer: Seumas Spark Executive Officer: Glen Lauder
Secretary: Evan Wailes    
Members: Gary Absolom, Kate Lockhart, Miquel Trujillo Coll, Nic Alonso, Tara van Winckel, Rebecca Hoyne, Kate Wojcik
School Councillors can be contacted via the school office or school email