Drysdale Primary School


Have you pre-purchased your Potato Fair tickets? Make sure you order before this Wednesday (29th of March) at 7:00pm to get your discounted Activity/Ride cards for $40 (on the night they will be available for purchase for $45.00).

The Activity/Ride card gives holders 10 opportunities to participate in their choice of the following activities:

Wildlife Encounters / Chairoplane / Miniature Train Ride / Animal Farm / Face Painting / Photo Booth / Potato Craft / Potato Sack Races / Potato & Spoon Races / Potato Lawn Bowls

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – In the booking detail, please purchase under your eldest child’s name.

Ticket Bundles and Mini Colour Run Tickets are also available online via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/CGZDG.

Families can also avoid queues on the night by purchasing tickets from the office on Thursday 30th March 3:00pm to 4:00pm and Friday 31st March 9:00am to 9:30am.

See you in 3 days!

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Potato Fair Raffle

Our Potato Fair Raffle is now open!! We have three sensational raffle prizes to be won totaling over $1600!!! Tickets are priced at $10 each.

Click on the link below to buy your tickets:

Potato Fair Raffle

1st Prize valued at $1,000

  • Bunnings Voucher valued at $500
  • Big 4 Holiday Parks Voucher valued at $250
  • Claribeaux on the Bellarine Voucher valued at $100
  • Coles Myer Voucher valued at $100
  • Mortimer Petroleum Voucher values at $50

2nd Prize valued at $450

  • Big 4 Holiday Parks Voucher valued at $250
  • Wallingtons WRGs Voucher valued at $100
  • Farmers Harvest Produce Box valued at $50
  • Coles Myer Voucher valued at $50

3rd Prize valued at $253

  • Surf Junction Voucher valued at $100
  • Bellarine Adventure Golf Family Pass valued at $48
  • Farmer Harvest Produce Box valued at $50
  • Cafe Zoo Voucher valued at $30
  • Coles Myer Voucher valued at $25
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Drysdale Community Market 

Casual Day This Friday For Prep To Year 4

Junior School Council Term 1 fundraiser – all gold coins donations will go towards the funds raised at Potato Fair. Get involved and help raise money for our school!!!

Students in Prep to Year 4 can wear casual dress on Friday for a gold coin donation that will go to the Potato Fair.

Students in Year 5 and Year 6 will be in sports uniform as they are competing in the Lightning Premiership. It is recommended that these 2 year levels bring a change of clothes ready for Potato Fair following their sports day.

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House Cross Country – Thursday 6th April

The annual House Cross Country is being held on Thursday 6th April (the final day of Term 1) down at the Drysdale Recreation Reserve for all students in Years 3-6.

For many students, this is one of the highlights of the school year and for the Year 3s especially, it is their first opportunity to participate in a school sporting event. All students have spent this term training for the event and should be able to complete their race.

To successfully run this event, we require at least 10 parents/carers to volunteer as course marshals to help students around the course.

It would also be helpful to have a parent/carer to assist each class on their walk to and from the Reserve.

Any parents/carers who are able to volunteer their morning can register their details on our volunteer form – https://forms.gle/6YtoWJftqZmSWALw8

Click read more to view an outline of the morning.  Read more…

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Noone Uniform Shop 

Potato Fair – Cake Stall Donations

Cake stall plate packs have now been distributed to all students, additional packs are available at the office. Please remember to use the label enclosed to write the name of the product and list the ingredients – anything without an ingredient label unfortunately cannot be sold.

Baked goods may be cakes, biscuits, slices, scones, brownies – anything that does not require refrigeration.

Baked goods can be dropped off to the Prep classrooms between 8.30am – 9.00am or between 3.00pm – 3.30pm on Friday 31 March, please make sure you register your plate before leaving.

Thank you for your support!

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Potato Fair Gold Sponsors 

Potato Fair Colouring Competition

Congratulations to our Potato Fair colouring competition winners.

Prep and Juniors – Ruby and Anna

Middle Years – Scarlett and Tilda

Senior Years – Indy and Eli

Thank you to everyone who did some amazing colouring, it was a hard decision.


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Who can make the coolest SPUD person for our Drysdale Primary School Potato Town?

Find a potato at home and design your Cool Spud Person. Every Cool Spud will get a point for their house. Make sure you have a splash of your house colour on your potato to get your house point!
Bring your Cool Spud to school by Thursday the 30th of March.

See your “Cool Spud” Potato Person on display at the Potato Fair.

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Important Dates To Remember

Last Day Of Term 1  – Thursday 6th April at 2.30pm. Please note the earlier finish. 

Term 2 Resumes – Wednesday 26th April – Students return on this date. 

Please note:  Monday 24th April is a Curriculum Day and Tuesday 25th April is ANZAC Day Public holiday.


Important dates and information:

Thursday 6th April – Middle and Senior Years House Cross Country



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Working Bee Thank You

A huge thanks to the families and staff who came out to help with our Working Bee on Saturday morning. We got a lot of the school cleaned up and it is now looking good for the Potato Fair on Friday.

Special thanks to Tallan, Olivia, Tiago, Kyan, Elijah, Franklin, Gilbert, Angus and Piper who assisted their parents and teachers to sweep, rake, cut, weed and plant new garden beds.

Also a big thank-you to BC Gardens who have donated some new plants for our school yard. They look lovely in our sensory garden and around our music room building.

Thanks again for giving up your weekend to assist the school, it is greatly appreciated.

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This term our students have been focusing their learning on Respectful Relationships and our School Values during Personal Learning. They have been reviewing our school Matrix of expected behaviours and demonstrating these through the choices they make in class and in the yard and earning lots of tokens. Each year level by developed an Incentives Chart and can start to cash in their tokens for rewards. This includes things like prize box, canteen vouchers, computer/iPad time, extra play time and the 200 Club. Students work with their teachers to cash in and keep a record of how many tokens they have earned and determine when they want to use them for a reward.

Another focus of Personal Learning has been around Personal Strengths. This is a module of the Respectful Relationships curriculum and supports students in building a vocabulary to help them recognise and understand strengths and positive qualities in themselves and others. This topic provides learning activities to build this vocabulary and to use it when discussing personal, social and ethical challenges. Research in the field of positive psychology emphasises the importance of identifying and using individual strengths. Social and emotional learning programs which use strength-based approaches promote student wellbeing, positive behaviour and academic achievement. It links strongly with our School Values and has been a positive way to start the school year.

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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club has been very popular this term. With the end of term fast approaching we are nearing the last morning for Breakfast Club – next Monday 3 April will be the final Club for the term.

Thank you to the all our amazing families who have dropped off donations to the Breakfast Club throughout the term. We are very grateful for these and appreciate the support, as it allows the Club to continue. We are always happy to accept brown paper bags, strawberry jam and margarine.

Feel free to continue to show your support by donating these items via the school office or at Breakfast Club in Term 2. We look forward to welcoming Breakfast Club back again in Term 2. Stay tuned for the first day it is open next term.

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Every Day Counts

Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind.


If you are having difficulty in getting your child to school, please reach out to the school’s Wellbeing Team – Anthony Martino and Kate Wojcik. We are happy to meet with you to discuss how we can work together to re-engage your child with school and their learning.

You can contact the Wellbeing Team any time at ap.support@drysdaleps.vic.edu.au

The importance of attendance at primary school

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Social Work

If you are in need of support please email our Wellbeing Team (Anthony Martino and Kate Wojcik) at ap.support@drysdaleps.vic.edu.au

We are happy to arrange a time to discuss your child’s needs and your concerns, in order to support them attending and engaging with school this year.

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Barwon Schools Young Leaders Conference 2023

On Friday 10th March Ruby, William, Tom and Lily all went into Geelong to learn more skills about how to be better school captains. Whilst we were there we learned from other school captains from Year 12 and their experiences.

We did many activities like planning major events, how to be more empathetic school captains and recognise things that we are good at and things we need to improve on. During these activities we learned what we need to improve on and how we can improve ourselves to be better school captains.

We were sorted into 12 different groups and we had to work with people from different schools. We had a scenario and we had to trace someone in our group and write down how they would feel, what we could say to them and ask a question about it. Every group did that and one of us had to share what we had accomplished. We all learnt so much more on how to improve on being school captains. We are very lucky to have had this opportunity.

Ruby, William, Tom and Lily

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Greatest Shave

Two Friday’s ago Lilly Harris completed the World’s Greatest Shave in front of her peers. It was an impressive moment and emotional for many.

We are all so proud of what Lilly has achieved with this fundraiser.

If you would like to donate to the cause you can still do so on the link below. Lilly has already raised over $800 for the Leukemia Foundation.


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Please see this week’s news from TheirCare

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Drysdale Primary School

School Council Members

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