Newsletter 140515 - Dromana Primary School

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After School Care Phone: 5981 8801
What’s On In May
Friday 15th May
Monday 18th May
Monday 18th- 22nd May
Tuesday 19th May
Wednesday 20th May
Friday 22nd May
Monday 25th May
Monday 25th to 26th May
Tuesday 26th May
Monday 29th May
Hands on Learning Continues
2.40pm Assembly
Education Week
Life –Education commences at the school
9.30am- 11am Prep 2016 Information
Session and Tour
7.30pm School Council
9-11.00am : Open Morning for parents,
grandparents and friends
H.O.L continues
2.40pm Assembly
Life Education continues
7.30pm Parents and Friends
H.O.L continues
Thursday 14 May, 2015
Proud of the Past...
Looking to the Future”
Celebrating over 150 years of
Education 1861 - 2014
Log on to Digital Excellence at
Week and Eduhome:
cation Week:
We will be taking enrolments for 2016 Preps in the week commencing
Monday 18th May but especially on Tuesday 19th May. On the 19th May we will
be conducting a 2016 Prep Information Session and School Tour starting at
Uniform Shop
9.30am to 11am. Enrolment forms are available in Preschools and Childcare
Centres in the area but please feel free to inform others in our community who
Open every
have a Prep student to start next year.
Parents will need to present their child’s birth certificate and immunisation
3.15 - 3.45
certificate for the enrolment to be fully processed. Early enrolment is very
Main building
important as it allows the school plenty of time to consider staffing, classrooms and
resources for 2016.
Next Friday, May the 22 between 9.00am -11.00am our classrooms are open to
all parents, grandparents and friends of Dromana Primary School. The ‘Hands on
Learning Team’ will be working on site and developing fixtures for the Marine and Aquatic Learning
Centre. Please come along and visit!!
Thankyou Harry : Harry Mulry, one of our student leaders represented our school magnificently at
the recent 100th anniversary of Anzac Day. Harry laid a wreath at the National War Memorial in Canberra
on behalf of his school and family.
Dromana Schools’
Chaplaincy Trivia Night:
The Dromana Schools’ Chaplaincy Trivia Night is Saturday 20th June from 7pm to 11pm. Funds raised will
support the work of our newly appointed school Chaplain who will commence in term 3. Tickets are
available for $15 per person from Teresa on 0419 502 081 . The trivia night is always a fun and
entertaining evening where you realise how much trivia you have stored away (or not)! Door Prizes and a
Silent Auction are also featured. Hope to see you there.
P and F Mothers’ Day Stall
Thank you to Parents and Friends Committee for once again organising the Mother’s Day Stall on the 8th
May. Thank you also to our willing helpers on the morning and everyone who donated Mother’s Day gifts.
It is such a pleasure to see our students head home with beautifully wrapped presents for Mum.
The Mother’s day stall raised the fine sum of $1,277.00. Well done P and F!! This money goes directly to
the establishment of ‘The Marine and Aquatic Learning Centre’.
District Cross Country
Congratulations to all students for participating in the school cross-country last week. We wish every
success to all winners who have the opportunity to represent the school at District Level. Well-Done!!
School Crossing and Parking:
A reminder to all our community to please use the school crossings provided. The staff at Dromana Primary School are
provided with a staff car park opposite the school. Please allow this to be used for staff cars only.
School Council and I are in regular negotiations with the shire to enhance the parking capacity around the school. This is
often a tenuous process. Please utilise beach side of McCulloch and Heales St where possible. Thanks for your assistance.
Grade 6 Camp:
Our Grade 6 students arrive home from their Sovereign-Hill Camp today. The camp has been an excellent opportunity to
experience life on the goldfields.
Our students in grades 3 and 5 participated in the 2014 NAPLAN tests this Tuesday 12 th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th
May with some catch up test on the Friday. An individual student NAPLAN report will be issued by the school later this year.
Well done to our students who all tried their best.
“Students of the Fortnight” and our “Star of Art”:
Our regular “Students of the Fortnight” and our “Stars of Art” are in this week’s newsletter. Please take the time to recognise
these fine students.
Pupil Free Day-Advanced Notice:
Friday 5th June is a Pupil Free Day with a focus on Student Writing. No students are required at school on this day. Monday
8th June is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
Congratulations to all the students who are doing fine work this term at Dromana Primary School!
Bruce Mesley - Principal
Assistant Principal Report
It is great to be back at Dromana Primary after spending a week at home with my new daughter Ivy Davern! A huge
thankyou to all the wonderful parents, students as well as staff who have passed on their well wishes throughout the yard,
everyone has certainly made Danielle, Ivy and myself feel very special. Both Danielle and Ivy are doing well and I am open
to all parenting suggestions and tips when it comes to bringing up daughters as well as changing nappies.
Congratulations to all students who competed in the school cross country last week with all competitors earning points for
their house through their participation. The course has quite a hard finish as the students run up the side of Heales street
and all students should be thoroughly proud of themselves for pushing themselves to do their best and finish the event. A
massive thankyou to Mr. Luff for organising the day!
This week was Grade 6 Camp to Sovereign Hill and students are returning this afternoon after a wonderful experience.
There hasn’t been a report of any major gold nuggets found whilst they were panning for gold which is unfortunate as Mr.
Peart was looking for ways to fund his weekly perming appointments. We look forward to hearing more from the grade
students during assembly. A special thanks to Mrs. McCrabb for organising the camp for the students as well as the
teachers who were able to attend to make the camp a great success.
Playing and making friends at school is by far one of the best things to do when outside in the playground. We love how all
of our students always look out for one another. It is important that our junior school students learn how to make friends
during recess and lunchtime and we are reminding senior school students that it is ok to say hello and hang out with their
junior buddies however we need to allow them enough time with students of their own year level so that they can learn how
to communicate, share and play amongst peers of their own age. I must thank all students for being so thoughtful and caring
in the playground and well done to students who have helped out others on the friendship seat at the front of the school.
Keep up the great work everyone!
Mr. Davern.
It was a very cold, windy as well as wet Ride-2-School this Wednesday however it certainly didn’t stop us from having heaps
of fun as we rode through the puddles on the way to school. With the Grade 6 students on camp this week, it meant we
needed a fill in captain. Rather than having the one captain both Ride-2-School champions Ben Lever and Tom Gibson led
the group as co-captains as we passed the crashing waves on the foreshore and made it safely to school. Thanks to all the
brave riders that turned up and we will see you there next Wednesday rain, hail or shine!
Mr. Davern.
Just an important reminder to come and see us in the Hall if you are needing care for your
children on the pupil - free day, which is on Friday, 5th June.
We need more numbers to be booked in if the day is to go ahead.
Even although the weather has been so cold, the children have still been asking to go outside,
to play on the equipment and take part in active ball games and ‘tiggy’. Although we do not
need to wear hats , the children need to have a warm top or jacket. On days when we are
unable to venture outdoors, the children are still able to develop their own ball-games indoors.
Thank you for reading this
Louise and Robin.
Beachcombers Basketball
A reminder that as the new season has commenced stadium fees are now due at the same charge per team
windcheater order forms can be collected from Mr Mac for those wanting to purchase hoodies as the daily
temperature begins to drop.
In the next few weeks Grade 1 parents can expect a note regarding an information session about the forming of
teams to play in the SPBA fixtures
Could all parents please check
their children’s hair over the
weekend and treat if necessary
as we have had quite a few
cases of headlice reported to
the school.
Uniform Shop
All second hand items
in the uniform shop
from $1.00
Our Student School
Banking day is every Tuesday
Just a reminder that all
Students need to bring an Art
Smock to Art lessons.
A large recycled shirt from
home will
protect uniforms.
Please write student’s name
on smock.
Thank you, Mrs Hunter
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