As this is the last Link for 2017 I would like to wish all the members of our wonderful school community a very happy Christmas and New Year. We have had an amazing year at school with so many successes to celebrate. The children have risen to every challenge presented to them whether it has been in the classroom, out playing sport, performing in concert or producing amazing art work. There have been traditional events such as Family Dance Night and new events such as Mini Mudder. Our Spring Fair broke all sorts of records and was definitely our most successful yet. The partnership between home and school was best typified by the replacement of the prep playground. A lot of fundraising and discussion with parents and in School Council contributed to this. Everything has been done against a background of significant building work. This normally completely disrupts a school; but not Drysdale. I would like to acknowledge the support of the whole community in ensuring that our children have continued to enjoy an exceptional year despite the changes we have had to make to our normal operating processes. The staff have done a brilliant job making sure our core purpose of providing the best education we can has remained at the heart of everything we do. The children never cease to amaze me. Thank you all.