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Dear Parents and Caregivers

 

What a fantastic day it was last Sunday! Our 2019 ‘Carnivale’ School Fete was another very successful and enjoyable day for everyone who attended.

A School Fete is a huge undertaking for any school community. It requires an enormous amount of commitment, creativity, time, patience, and organization to bring this sort of event together as well as our school did last Sunday.

Apart from raising some much needed funds for our P&C, our Fete was an opportunity for our whole school community to come together, have a great day with their children and demonstrate a wonderful level of positive school/community spirit.

Although it was a huge effort by a large number of people I would like to especially acknowledge the efforts of Hannah McDonald, Jemilah Wright, Michelle Ward and Jules Bates, in conjunction with our amazing P&C, to bring everything together so well and make sure the day ran so smoothly.

Once again there was an outstanding contribution from this year’s class Parent Liaison Network (PLN) representatives plus many other parents who willingly volunteered to organise and in many cases run their class stalls at this year’s fete.

Special thanks must also go to the Dunsborough Business Community for providing so many generous donations of goods, prizes and services. To receive such great support in these difficult financial times was amazing. I would certainly urge everyone in our school community to always consider buying locally if you are able.

A special thank you also needs to go to the staff of Dunsborough Primary, who once again showed their strong commitment to our school and the children they teach by fully supporting the organization of this year’s fete and giving up their Sunday, and in some cases Saturday, to come along and help out.

And lastly a big thank you to all the children, parents and others who spent their money at our Fete. As a result of your great support the P&C have now raised a significant amount of money which will be spent on helping make our school an even better place for your children.

                                                                 


PACKED WITH GOODNESS - PARENT EDUCATION SESSION

On Wednesday 27th November, as part of the Cancer Council’s PACKED WITH GOODNESS Program, a free healthy lunchbox education session will be held for interested parents in our school library from 9.00 – 10.30am.

At this session a trained consultant from the Cancer Council will talk about

  • The importance of fruit and vegies for kids
  • Tips for packing a healthy lunchbox
  • Healthy alternatives to pre-packaged snacks
  • Label reading and
  • The best drink choices for kids.

Every parent who attends will receive a free resource kit to take home, packed with information and goodies to get started.

Please contact the school office now to register your place at our school’s PACKED WITH GOODNESS session on Wednesday 27th November from 9.00 – 10.30.

Dunsborough Primary is committed to looking after the health and well being of our students and is a certified CRUNCH & SIP School!

"Together Everyone Achieves More"

 

Mr Garry Jones

Principal

 

Canteen News

While we had quite a bit of salad left over from the fete we have paid it forward by donating it to the St George's Community Dinner last night. In addition, Gabby has used it to cook up some meals for one of Dunsborugh families who have had a tragic loss recently.

Term 4 PE

The Term 4 program is well underway with a diversity of activities across the year levels. This week will hopefully see the line marking on the resurfaced courts completed as we are looking forward to using the new surface. I would like to thank all those involved in bringing this to fruition as the courts are a very important asset not only to the school program but the number of community teams that train on it.

Touch Rugby

Students in Years 4 to 6 are completing a unit on Touch Rugby during the first half of the term. Having completed the first two introductory lessons with me, we now have a visiting coach from Rugby WA coming in for the next three weeks to take it to the next level. With Rugby being a new game for so many students, it is really interesting to see who can use their existing skills (throw, catch, dodge, run, communication) in a new game and with different rules.

Bike Education Yr 3's

Students in Year 3 have successfully started their Bike Education program with their practical sessions running during their PE lessons. We are very lucky to have the 'A' team of Andrew and Andy, leading the weekly sessions. These lessons focus on pedaling and bike control, scanning and braking, turning and cornering, riding with others, following road rules and obeying road signs. Thank you to all the parents who are managing the added logistics of having a bike at school each Friday - your support of this program is very much appreciated.

  

KINDY SPORTS CARNIVAL & PICNIC

ALL Kindy students will be participating in a Kindy Sports Carnival and Picnic on Wednesday, 11 December from 9am to 11am. If your Kindy child attends on a Thursday/Friday of week 9 (12 & 13 December) then bring them along to attend a fun picnic and sports carnival on the Wednesday. Check with your class teacher for further details.


SCHOOL UNIFORMS - NELL GRAY -UNIFORM CONCEPTS

  • Located at 33 Bussell Highway, Busselton. Phone: 9270 4663.
  • Regular Hours of opening are as follows: Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.
  • Last trade day before Christmas is Wednesday 18th December, 2019 and I will reopen on Thursday 2nd January, 2020 with regular opening hours as above.
  • In addition to facilitate a smooth start to school for late enrolments I will be open on Monday 3rd February, 2020 from 8:30am to 5pm.
  • We have Layby, Customer Order and Online Ordering available for parents planning ahead.
  • Website www.nellgray.com.au

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