Drysdale Primary School

Drysdale Community Market

Sunday was our last community market for the 2023/24 season. We had a small but passionate turnout of stall holders who were well supported by a good flow of visitors. I would like to thank all our stallholders over the market season who came along and supported the market.
Thank you to the team of volunteers who gave up their time to make sure the market ran smoothly throughout the year. Without the volunteers we would not be able to host the market, thanks to Rhiannon and Rachel who were market coordinators, to Seumas who oversaw waste management and to Gary, Julie and family for set up, to Kate for marking out of the site. Thank you to Tansy and Jenny for supporting the admin and organisation.
Over the coming weeks we will be reviewing the market as we start to think about the 2024/25 market season and refreshing the look and marketing. We are also looking to expand the Market team to share the load so if you are interested in joining the team please reach out.

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Stay Well this Winter

Symptoms of influenza (flu) can hit very quickly and may last several weeks. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting the flu.

Keeping our school community well.
Parents, carers and students are encouraged to practice prevention measures, including:

  • washing and sanitising hands regularly
  • avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing · staying home if unwell and consulting a general practitioner (GP) or Nurse-on-call as required
  • staying up to date with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Flu vaccinations.
Flu vaccinations can be booked through GPs and pharmacies, many of which can also provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over.
Some people are more at risk of complications from flu and are eligible for free vaccination as part of the National Immunisation Program.

COVID-19 booster
The 2024 COVID-19 booster dose is available for everyone aged 18 and above.
Getting your booster dose remains the best way to prevent severe illness or hospitalisation, especially in people aged over 65 and those at higher risk of severe illness.
Children aged between 5 and 17 years who are at risk of severe illness can also receive a 2024 booster dose.

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Drysdale Community Market 

2025 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments

We are now accepting enrolments for 2025 Foundation (Prep) students.

If you have a child who will be eligible for enrolment into Foundation (Prep) in 2025, or if you know of any other families that have a child who will be ready for school next year, enrolment forms and further information is available on our website, 2025 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments, or can be collected from our school office.

We are holding group information sessions and school tours for all Foundation (Prep) 2025 families, our next session will be Tuesday 18th June at 9:30am.

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2024 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Applications – Closing Soon!

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) is an annual payment of $150.00 per primary school student that is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families cover the costs of school excursions, camps and sporting activities.

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply.

A Special Consideration category also exists for:
• families on a bridging visa, temporary protection visa, are in community detention or are asylum seeker families – a letter from Australian Red Cross or similar welfare institution, visa grant notice or ImmiCards is required as evidence.
• students in temporary out of home care arrangements, including statutory kinship care – a letter of support from the institution facilitating the arrangement (for example Mackillop Family Services) or the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing is required as evidence. Copies of court orders are not required.

Families can list more than one student on the one application form if they are attending the same school.

If you applied for CSEF for your child/ren through Drysdale Primary School last year, you do not need to complete an application form this year unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:
• new student enrolments; your child has started or changed schools in the past year.
• changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing this year.

Application forms have been attached below but can also be accessed in the Resources tab of the Sentral Parent Portal.

2024 CSEF Application Form

Once completed, the form needs to be returned to the school office. The final cut-off date for 2024 is the 24th June, but if you would like to be able to utilise the funds before then, it’s important to hand the form in as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding CSEF please contact us via email at drysdale.ps@education.vic.gov.au or phone the office on 03 5251 2272.

Further information please see attached flyer.

2024 CSEF Financial Assistance Information for Parents


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Values Awards

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Potato Fair Gold Sponsors 

TheirCare News

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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