We are Respectful, We are Responsible Learners, We are Honest and Trustworthy,
We are Caring and Compassionate, We are Good Citizens

6th November 2020

Dear Parent/Carers,

 

Daylesford, Drummond and Yandoit Primary Schools are looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and would like to advise you of the parent payment arrangements for 2021.

 

As per Department of Education instructions, this letter is being sent out to Parents/Carers, six weeks prior to the end of term 4.

 

Our schools make every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all Parents/Carers. By purchasing student requisites in bulk, we can pass the savings onto Parents/Carers. This also ensures that all children have the correct and the same materials.

 

Financial Support for Families

Our schools understand that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:

 

 

For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, contact Deborah Cowen, Business Manager, 5348 2480.

 

For further information on the Department’s Parent Payment Policy please see a one page overview attached.  Essential Student Learning Items 2021

 

Yours sincerely,

Brett Millott                                                    Russell Newton

Principal                                                       School Council President        

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is a time for celebration of Aboriginal culture, peoples and achievements.

 

NAIDOC stands for National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Commemoration, which relates to the struggles in the civil rights movement to recognise Australian First Nations peoples as citizens in their own country.

 

This year’s theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years and it reminds us of their ongoing spiritual and cultural connection to country.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.

 

Always Was, Always Will Be, acknowledges that hundreds of Nations and tribes covered this continent. All were managing the land – the biggest estate on earth – to sustainably provide for their future. In this area it was The Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin nation.

 

NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace our deep history – a history which dates back thousands of generations. It’s about seeing, hearing and learning the First Nations 65,000+ year history of this country – which is Australia’s history, which is all of our history.

 

 

        

Contact

Daylesford Primary School: daylesford.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Drummond Primary School: drummond.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Yandoit Primary School: yandoit.ps@education.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

We are proud to acknowledge Dja Dja Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of this Country.