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Principal's News

Dear Parents and Caregivers


End of Year School Reports
Parents are reminded that End of Year reports for all students from Kindy to Year 6 will be sent home electronically in 2019.

This will be done through the Education Department’s secure online interface called CONNECT. To access your child’s end of year report, parents need to be registered to receive CONNECT notifications via email.

Please note: To view your child’s End of Year report parents will have to open CONNECT on an internet enabled device e.g. smart phone, iPad, laptop computer, with a password, using an internet browser. Reports won’t be able to be opened through the CONNECT APP.

End of Year Reports for all children from K to Y6 are due to be sent out to all parents via CONNECT at the beginning of the last week of this term – Dec 16.

Over the next 3 weeks any parent who is currently not registered to receive CONNECT notifications will be sent an information sheet with details on how to register.

Please contact the school’s front office if you require any assistance in completing this registration process or if you have any questions regarding the distribution of End of Year Reports.

We regret that requests from parents to receive their child’s report earlier than Monday, December 16, in most cases, will not be able to be accommodated.

Parents who would like to discuss any issue arising from the child’s report before the Christmas Holidays are welcome to make an appointment to meet with their child’s teacher during the last week of term.

Sending Home of Children's Work
It is school policy for all children’s work completed at school to be sent home by the end of the year for parents to view. As a result, over the next three weeks children will start bringing home a range of work/books/art etc in their bags. Teachers will endeavour to do this gradually so that children are not overloaded with material to carry home.

Parent Survey Feedback
Due to the growth of Dunsborough Primary from a very small school of only 35 students when it first opened in 1963, to the large school it is today, with over 770 students, our school has become a mixture of new and old buildings.

A number of parents in our annual parent survey felt parts of our school, especially in the older parts, were badly in need of attention.

Maintaining a school like ours where some of the buildings are over 60 years old, does present a significant challenge for our school’s administration and the Education Department.

However, I am pleased to advise our school is one of a number of schools, identified by the Education Department, to be part of a toilet “refreshment” program in 2020. This will mean two of the school’s oldest student toilet blocks in the Y2/3 and Y4/5 teaching areas, will be completely refurbished at a cost of approximately $160 000.

Work is expected to commence initially on the Y2 & 3 toilets in the April School Holidays next year.

Our school has also been given money, as part of the Government’s Priority Maintenance Program, to carry out school maintenance work this term in preparation for the start of the new school year in 2020.

As a result, a number of classrooms will be receiving new carpet and furniture over the next few weeks.

Our School’s Grounds Committee, which is made up of representatives from the P&C and the staff, has also developed a 3 to 5 year master plan to improve our school’s grounds.

The first stage of this plan, which is almost complete, was to make a new entrance to the school from the top car park.

The school is currently waiting to hear if we have been successful in receiving additional funding via two grants. One being a Community Grant and the other from the Education Department. Funding received from these sources will allow us to start work on the next stages of the Grounds Committee’s Master Plan, in term one next year.

"Together Everyone Achieves More"

Mr Garry Jones


Talent Quest 2019
This is always a wonderful afternoon – we had 23 items from students in Years 4-6. The comedy and performance section was very popular this year. Instrumental and vocal items were strong and varied and our dance section is always a joy. We couldn’t fit everything in the time allocated so came together on the oval on Friday after lunch for the final three drum and guitar items. Award certificates will be given out this Thursday at Assembly.


P&C News

Our last meeting for the year will be held next Monday 9 November at 7pm in the Staff room. We would love to welcome all of our PLO's and other interested parents to celebrate the end of a fantastic year!
Please RSVP to Michelle Ward by MONDAY, 2ND DECEMBER 2019.

As always we look forward to seeing you there, everyone is welcome!

End of Year Concerts
The Pre Primary to Year 2 (inclusive) End of Year Concert will be held on Monday, 16 December from 5pm onwards.

The Year 3 to Year 6 End of Year Concert will be held on Tuesday, 17 December from 5pm onwards.

Kindergarten Concert will be on Wednesday, 18 December 2pm Sharp start.





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