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Principal's News

 
Dear Parents and Caregivers

 

SEMESTER 1 REPORTS

End of Semester One reports for all students from K to Year 6 were sent out to parents electronically, via an email CONNECT notice, on Monday 28th June.

If any parent has been unable to access their child’s end of semester report on email via CONNECT, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.

 

WINTER SCHOOL UNIFORM

With the onset of cooler weather, parents and students are reminded that our Winter School Uniform consists of:

  • A navy blue jacket and/or windcheater, with or without the school logo on the top, with navy blue track, cargo or pants on the bottom. (Students may still of course continue to wear navy blue shorts or skirts for girls, if they prefer).
  • Closed in shoes and/or sandals which must be worn at all times.
  • A navy blue rain jacket (optional).
  • School Hat (except in the months of June & July).
  • School Beanies. (OPTIONAL) These are available from our uniform supplier, NELL GRAY UNIFORM CONCEPTS, in Busselton, for $20.

Under the School’s Dress Code, the wearing of denim jeans and clothing in non- school colours with logos and slogans is considered unacceptable.

NOTE: NELL GRAY UNIFORM CONCEPTS have advised they have a full range of all of our winter uniform items available, including the school’s new style jacket.

 

DPS’s ANIMAL COMPANION

Students and parents may have seen a large, brown dog with a fluffy white chest walking around the school at various times this semester. This Bernese Mountain Dog’s name is ‘Orlando’. (see pictures below)

He and his owner, Mary Sweeny (an ex-teacher at DPS), have been training for the past two months for Orlando to become registered as an official “Animal Companion”.

I’m pleased to announce that Mary and Orlando have now completed and passed all of the assessment and training requirements to become our school’s first Animal Companion.

During the first two weeks of school next term, Orlando will be introduced to students from various classes in years 1 to 6 when they visit our school library. This familiarization session is designed to help students feel comfortable when they see Orlando at school and learn what to do if they want to say hello to him.

Parents who don’t want their child to interact with Orlando, are asked to please advise their child’s teacher.

 

Together Everyone Achieves More

Garry Jones

Principal

 

 

P&C News

 

Our next official meeting will be at the beginning of Term 3 will be on Monday 26 July at 7pm in the staffroom. Everyone welcome.

 

Are you are next P&C President

We are still very keen to have a succession plan in place for my role. My youngest is now in year 6 so I will be leaving DPS at the end of the year!! Sadly we haven’t had any interest so we are still searching for a Shadow President. As I have mentioned previously this would be an awesome time to come and see me. The transition would be very gentle and wouldn’t happen until 2022. Learning the ropes now would definitely set you up to smoothly step into the role!! I'll happily chat to you about the realities of the role & yes I promise to be honest 😊. If you are this person or know of someone who would be willing, please get in touch!

 

P&C Face Book Page

I’m excited to announce that our P&C finally has our own FB page. This will be a great resource to keep everyone up to date with events, fundraisers and reminders. Please give us a follow and a ‘like’ at Dunsborough PS P&C. We really hope this page will be a super helpful tool and your ‘go to page’ to get school info. It goes without saying this page will not tolerate any unkind or unhelpful comments but I’m sure I didn’t need to tell you that 😊

 

Thanks for taking the time to read!

Jemilah & the Fab P&C Crew

 

Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten 2022

If your child's birth date falls between (and including) 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 they can start Kindergarten in 2022.

 

How to enrol?

  • You may collect a hard copy of Pack A enrolment form from the School Office OR go online www.dunsborough.wa.edu go to Parent Info/Forms/Enrolment, at the bottom of the page is Pack A enrolment form.
  • Then supply a copy of your child's birth certificate (happy to photocopy birth certificate at the office for you) and send with completed enrolment Pack A form to the office or email to Dunsborough.PS@education.wa.edu.au
  • A response letter from DPS regarding Kindergarten will then be sent to you.

 

Science Week STEM Family Challenge

 

"The Sustainability Committee challenge families to the STEM FAMILY CHALLENGE to build a Sustainable Model House for Science Week. Any queries, Mrs Nicholson "

Entries are due in on Thursday 19 August to the Library.

 

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE WHEN CHILDREN HAVE AN UNEXPLAINED ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

Dunsborough Primary School has introduced a text messaging service to advise parents when their child is absent from school without a known explanation.

Under this system, following class attendance checks by all teachers when school starts in the morning, a text message will be sent to parents, advising their child has been recorded as absent from school on this day, without an explanation.

Parents will then be asked to please provide an explanation for their child’s absence by either

1. Replying to the text with a reason (This reply will then be recorded in the school’s attendance system)

2. Phoning the school to give a verbal explanation or

3. Sending an email via the CONNECT App, or supplying a written note to the class teacher.

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