National Day Against Bullying and Violence: Friday 15th March
This Friday we will recognise the National Day Against Bullying and Violence. Some of our Kids Matter kids will launch the day with an official introduction over the loud speaker and classes will enjoy lunch together to create stronger bonds between peers in different classes. Teachers will also recognise this day in classes with activities and lessons.
Harmony Day: Thursday 21st March
Next Thursday, 21st March we ask all students to come to school wearing the ‘A Touch of Orange’ as part of a whole school celebration to recognise Harmony Day. Harmony Day is all about celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity, emphasising inclusiveness, respect for all and creating a sense of belonging for everyone. Orange is the official colour of Harmony Day as it signifies social communication, meaningful conversations, respect and, freedom of ideas. Students can come to school wearing a whole outfit in orange, an orange top or just orange accessories. If students don’t have orange clothes, they need to wear their school uniform. The Kids Matter Kids will introduce Harmony Day at our whole school Kids Matter assembly next Monday, 18th and give an outline of the key messages behind the day. Please note: students do not need to bring any money to donate towards this day.
National Ride2School Day: Friday 22nd March
On Friday, 22nd March the DPS students will be encouraged to walk, ride or skate to school as part of a national event which encourages students to get physically active on their way to school. There will be a ‘Ride2School’ trophy awarded to the class that has the most students coming to school in one of these methods, so start planning your journey to school for March 22nd!