Drysdale Primary School

Mathematics Curriculum Day with Michael Ymer

Yesterday all staff took part in a professional learning day with Michael Ymer. It was a hands-on practical day for the staff as Michael took us through a range of activities to engage students and to embed the fundamentals that students should be learning and need to know.

It will be great to see teachers and students having a go at these new activities in the coming days and weeks.

Michael will be back in August to continue the work.

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ANZAC Day And GRIP Leadership

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure of accompanying the School Captains to the Drysdale RSL ANZAC Day service and to the GRIP Leadership conference.

On both occasions the captains did an awesome job!

At the ANZAC ceremony they were given the honour of reading a poem and laying a wreath.

The GRIP Leadership conference was a great learning event for them as they strive to be the best leaders possible.

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Drysdale Community Market 

Lockdown Drill

Today as part of our Emergency Management Plan we had a practise lockdown at 10am.

Lockdown is where teachers and students “lockdown” in their rooms or a safe place and the external doors and windows are secured.

This may be if we have an external threat in the school grounds or if for some reason we are asked by emergency services to secure our buildings.

The students and teachers did a great job and we will get feedback on what went well, what could be improved and make some adjustments to the plan.

Glen Lauder

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Superwoman Stall Thursday 9th May

Parents and Friends are holding their annual Superwoman Stall on Thursday 9th of May.

All gifts are priced at $5. Each student can purchase one gift. If your child wishes to make a purchase from the stall, please send them with the money in a marked envelope on the day of the stall.

Each child will have the opportunity to purchase one gift for their Superwoman on this day.

Additional gifts may be purchased on Friday 10th May at snack time only. These will be gifts that are left over from the previous day.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Noone Uniform Shop 

Superwoman Hamper Raffle

Family and Friends have very kindly donated a superwoman hamper. To be in with the chance to win the hamper Junior School Councillors will be running a raffle.

JSC students will come around to the classrooms during lunchtime to sell the raffle tickets from Thursday 2nd May – Thursday 9th May.

The cost of tickets are as follows:
$1 a ticket
$2 for 3 tickets

All money raised will go to Geelong Mums who do an amazing job of helping families in need. The winner of the raffle will be chosen during assembly on Friday 10th May.

We thank you for your support in advance and a wish all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day.

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Potato Fair Gold Sponsors 

Book Fair is coming Tuesday 14th May

Book Fair will be back again for 2024 and will be in the Seniors Building Open Space in a couple of weeks. It will be here from Tuesday May 14 – Friday May 17 from 3.30pm until 4pm each day after school.

The funds raised from purchases at this Fair will earn points for our school to purchase new books for our school library.

Students will have the chance to visit the Fair during the school day to write their wishlists. Families can purchase online or at the Fair at school, flyers are being sent home this week.

Thank you for your support of the Book Fair each year, we hope to see you there again this year!!

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School Photos

Our annual school photos have been taken and are now ready to order.

Arthur Reed Photos uses an online ordering system where you can view your photos prior to ordering.

On photo day all students received a flyer which includes a code unique to them.

You will require this 2024 code to register online and view your photos.

If you have already registered, you will receive an email or SMS from Arthur Reed Photos with a link to view your photos.

If you have not yet registered, please go to order.arphotos.com.au and enter your code to complete your order.

If you have misplaced your registration code, please contact the Arthur Reed Photos customer service team directly on 5243 4390 (option 1) or customerservice@arphotos.com.au

Please note that you will need to register online with your 2024 photo code to gain access to this year’s images.

All photo packages will be sent directly to your nominated address, so please ensure that you enter the correct details and nominated shipping address upon checkout.

If you require any assistance ordering your photos, please contact Arthur Reed Photos directly on 5243 4390 (option 1) or email customerservice@arphotos.com.au


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Walk Safely To School Day – Friday 10th May 2024

It’s that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking!

Walk Safely to School Day asks that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around. Although walking all the way to school isn’t realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine.

You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking more by:

• Walking with them the whole way to school
• If they get the bus or train, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop
• If you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the way.

Regular exercise like walking with your child not only helps them (and you!) beat chronic problems like obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes. It also gives you a great
opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic.

Remember, Active Kids are Healthy Kids so get planning your own Walk Safely to School Day journey for Friday 10th May 2024!

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Volunteers Needed!! Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – Saturday 18th May

We have been lucky enough to be allocated a sausage sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings Leopold for our school on Saturday 18th May between 8.00am – 4.00pm.

We are seeking family volunteers from all year levels to volunteer and get to know other families in your child’s class and across the DPS community.

We have 6 spots to fill – please use the online sign up sheet to volunteer Bunnings Volunteer Signup Form Sign Up Form. Partners, grandparents, teachers, neighbours are all welcome.

Children under 18 are not permitted as per Bunnings protocols.

Please support this great opportunity to raise funds for our school!

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Values Awards

Congratulations to our Values Award recipients.

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TheirCare News

Please see read more for Theircare’s newsletter and information about their new program.

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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