Today has been Denise Dean’s last day before starting her family leave. On behalf of the school community we wish her well and look forward to hearing news of the new arrival. Denise’s teaching position with Year 6 is being taken by Tim Dungey for term 4. Tim is well known to Drysdale Primary and has previously taught year 6. Kethly Hemsworth has been appointed as the Performing Arts Specialist at Wyndham Vale Primary School from the beginning of 2019. Wyndham Vale will be setting up its performing arts program from new. This makes it an unusual and exciting challenge for Kethly. We are sorry to lose Kethly who has done so much for our performing arts program. We will begin the process for recruiting a replacement shortly. April Irwin is relocating to Darwin over the summer to be closer to family. April took over from Louisa Taylor in June and has provide excellent teaching for Prep T during this semester. April’s teaching position here will be taken by Rachel Everett who is completing her teaching degree at Deakin University before Christmas.