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Term 2 - week 9

I trust everyone had an enjoyable long weekend as we progress towards the end of term.

Semester One Student Reports
Teachers have concluded writing all student reports and we are now in the final phases of editing and printing them for handout on Monday the 25th of June. Parent/Student/Teacher interviews are scheduled for Wednesday the 25th of July.

Code Of Conduct Policy
Attached with today’s newsletter is the schools Code of Conduct as ratified by our last Daylesford P.S. School Council meeting. It clearly states the conduct requirements of students, staff and parents and is aligned with the DET Safe School mandatory requirements. I trust everyone will read it as we try very hard to ensure that our school is safe for all.

Blue Light Disco Friday 22nd June
Please note that the Daylesford police will host the Blue Light Disco on this date from 6pm until 9pm. As with all Blue Light Discos, there are no pass outs and children are extensively supervised to ensure everyone has a wonderful time. Entry fee is $5 and the theme is favourite animals!

Mavericks And Misfits Wednesday 27th June
All year 3 to 6 children should have received a permission form this week to attend this fantastic production. The cost is $2 and we would like the permission forms and money in by Friday 22nd June so we can reserve seating. The production is to be hosted at the Daylesford Town Hall and features some of our own wonderfully talented student performers. We very much look forward to this event.

Book Fair Sort Day Sunday 24th June
If you are able to assist with our next sort day it will begin at 10.00am at the school gym. It is planned that the sort day will continue until approximately 4.00pm. If you have any books at home that you would like to donate to the 2018 Book Fair you may wish to drop them off next Sunday. Thank you for everyone’s support for what promises to be another wonderful Daylesford Primary School Book Fair to be hosted on the 1st and 2nd of September.

Enjoy your weekend.

Trevor Edwards,
Principal

Term 2 - week 8

Book Fair News
Well done to all volunteers who helped with the Book sort on Sunday. As we now have a confirmed date, (Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of September) I encourage everyone to check if they have any books that they no longer require, or books that may be of interest that are taking up room in the household and donate them to this year’s Book Fair. The next Book sort is on Sunday the 24th of June at the school gymnasium from 10am until 4pm. You are most welcome to bring them along on this date. You are also most welcome to bring them to school at any time and we’ll ensure that the books are prepared appropriately for sale. Thank you in anticipation and well done to our Book Fair committee.

Greater Western Region Cross Country Warrnambool
Well done to all participants and families who participated in these championships last Friday. Congratulations to Charlotte Streat, Erin Childs and Zach Koleski who made it to the next stage. Also well done to Frey Pelham, Jessica Santurini, Scout Kinnear & Mia Hardy who ran so well and achieved at an elite level. We look forward to the next event, the Victorian Primary Schools Cross Country championships, which will be hosted a Bundoora on the 19th July.

Pupil Free Day Tomorrow
As advertised in previous newsletters tomorrow is a pupil free day. No child is to be at school. Likewise no child is to be at school on Monday the 11th of June as this is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

School Photos
Please remember to send your school photo envelope with the correct money in it on Tuesday with your child/children.

Enjoy your weekend.

Trevor Edwards,
Principal

Term 2 - week 7

Assembly Performance
Once again, we had the pleasure of listening and participating in a vibrant assembly with the Daylesford Secondary college concert band performing. Along with this, we had our senior school year levels performing a variety of entertaining songs. Well done to all, it was a very engaging assembly as we continue to encourage our students to be involved in the Performing Arts. If you would like further information about your child learning a musical instrument please contact either myself, Katie Yeung or Suzanne Hobson.

Winter Raffle
If you pass by my office area you will notice fabulous prizes donated for this year’s Winter Raffle. The organising team have done a fabulous job in approaching the generous businesses in our area, which we will acknowledge in an upcoming newsletter. That being the case we encourage all families to get behind this raffle by selling tickets, which were sent home with a previous newsletter. If you would like more tickets to sell, please call in to the front office. All money raised will go towards our valuable learning resources and this year’s Grade 6 Graduation Dinner. Thank you in anticipation!

Greater Western Region Cross Country Finals Warrnambool
Congratulations to all our participants who are competing in this event today at Warrnambool. Well done to Erin Childs, Mia Hardy, Scout Kinnear, Zach Koleski, Frey Pelham, Jessica Santurini & Charlotte Streat who have not only challenged themselves to achieve such success but have also represented our school so admirably. A huge thank you to all parents and carers who have committed their time and resources to support their children in such a prestigious event. A follow up report will be included in next week’s newsletter.

2018 Book Fair
We can now confirm that the annual Daylesford Primary School Book Fair will be hosted on both Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of September, which coincides with the Monthly Farmers Market weekend at our school. The organising team have committed the following times and dates for the sorting of books, so we encourage anyone who has the time to become involved.

Sunday 3rd June from 10am-12 noon,
Sunday 24th June 10am-4pm,
Sunday 5th August 10am-4pm &
Sunday 26th August 10am-4pm

All book-sorting opportunities will be hosted in the school gym. If you have any books that you would like to donate to the fabulous event, which on average raises between $6000 and $8000 for our school literacy programs, we will gratefully accept all donations. Pick up can be arranged. Please contact the school and we will do our best to ensure that the books are picked up at an appropriate time or you are most welcome to drop them off at the school. If you plan to bring the books to school, we will open the gym area where the books will be temporarily stored. Please contact the office for advice. Thank you for your support. For further information please contact the school or Shelley Sandow on 0427 152 949.

School Photos
Just a reminder that school photos will be undertaken on Tuesday the 12th of June, the day after the Queen’s Birthday Public holiday. All forms have been distributed with this newsletter. The envelope with the correct money in it must be returned with the student on school photo day.

Pupil Free Day 8th Of June
Finally just another reminder that there is a pupil free day on Friday the 8th of June. No children are to attend on this day. This also coincides with the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday the 11th of June.

Dogs On School Premises
As an owner of two beautiful Golden Retrievers, I am a major fan of dogs and I know they play a very important role in people’s lives. However, at school dogs can be unpredictable due to the amount of people and the noise, as well as the fact that other dogs can cause problems. Many children and adults have anxiety as a result of experiences with dogs. That being the case I would like to ensure that we think carefully about bringing dogs to school. It is vital they are on a lead and controlled, away from children, adults and other dogs. If you have any concerns please contact me. Please don’t be offended if I request that you do not bring your dog on school premises.

Enjoy your weekend.

Trevor Edwards,
Principal

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