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Term 2 - week 2

ANZAC Day Commemoration
I would like to congratulate our whole school community who attended the Daylesford Primary School ANZAC day commemoration on Monday commencing at 10.45am. It was an absolute pleasure to witness the respectful way all children responded to the ceremony and undoubtedly it helps support our emphasis on one of our school values, namely; "We are Respectful". Thank you to all of our school leaders who did such a marvellous job outlining and adding to the ANZAC spirit.

Likewise, I would like to congratulate all our leaders and students who attended the major Daylesford ANZAC commemoration on Wednesday. Thank you to our two school captains; Maddisyn and Scout, who ably assisted in ensuring that the Daylesford ANZAC commemoration was successfully acknowledged.

Senior Althletics Sports
Well done to all who participated in our Senior school athletics sports on Tuesday at Llanberris. It was wonderful to witness the skill and determination of participants. We have some very talented athletes at the school who consistently achieve success. I would especially like to congratulate all participants for trying so hard and hopefully enjoying the opportunity to actively participate. Well done everyone and a big thank you to Mr K and Sherilee who organised such an active and engaging athletics sports. Well done to all.

Junior Cross Country
Well done to all our Years Foundation to two students who have trained and participated so intently for our Annual Junior Cross Country (1km) event. Thank you likewise to all parents and grandparents who not only cheered on our young athletes but also helped marshall them throughout the event. Well done to all and congratulations again to all participants.

First Aid In Schools Program (years 3 And 4)
This opportunity was hosted by St Johns at the school specifically to aid children in developing their first aid knowledge. This has been a wonderful opportunity to highlight the need for a general knowledge base in the event of an injury or accident. Emphasis was on calling for assistance and the process of doing so!

OLC Upgrade
Our 3/4 building will be undertaking some renovations in line with DET requirements to make it compliant as a Safe in Place area for all students and staff in the event of a Bushfire, for example. This building work begins next week over a three-week period and there will be minimal interruption and noise for the children and staff in this space! If you have any concerns please phone me and I will discuss further. Much of the required improvement includes external upgrades rather than internal work.

I trust everyone had an enjoyable but reflective ANZAC day public holiday.

Enjoy your upcoming weekend.

Trevor Edwards,

Term 2 - week 1

Welcome back everyone to what will be a very busy and exciting term. I trust everyone had an enjoyable break! As we approach the cooler months, we look forward to seeing all children warm and rugged up for the no doubt imminent weather fast approaching.

ANZAC Day this year falls on Wednesday the 25th of April. Being a public holiday I hope everyone has the opportunity to reflect on those who served in all wars. It is very interesting to read the honour boards as you enter Daylesford, Drummond & Yandoit Primary Schools. There are many surnames mentioned that still generationally attend each school. In our case, we are hosting the school ANZAC ceremony under the Daylesford Primary School flagpole on Monday the 23rd at 10.45am. You are all most welcome to attend. Similarly, we are being represented at the formal ANZAC ceremony beginning at 10.15am (approx.) on Wednesday 25th at the Town Hall where we march down to the Daylesford cenotaph. The commemoration ceremony commences at approximately 10.30am. Of course, you are most welcome to attend this important event. I hope that we will see many parents and students in attendance.

Senior School Athletics Tuesday 24th April
These sports will be hosted this year at Llanberris in Ballarat. Buses leave Daylesford Primary School at 9am for a 10am start. Buses will leave Llanberris at approximately 2pm to return to school. All permission forms should have already been handed in for children to attend this event. Anyone who has not sent in the permission form please do so Monday morning. We await the opportunity to witness our year 3-6 children enjoying and participating in these annual athletic sports. Please note there is no assembly this coming Tuesday due to these athletic sports.

Junior Cross Country
Preparation is underway for the junior cross-country event to be hosted at the school on Thursday the 26th April. Permission forms and information have been sent home and of course, we encourage parents and grandparents to come along and witness the Foundation to year two children running/walking in this 1km event.

Please note that the annual Australia wide NAPLAN testing program commences on Tuesday 15th of May and concludes on Thursday the 17th of May. Further information will follow in subsequent newsletters.

Enjoy your weekend and your ANZAC day public holiday.

Trevor Edwards,

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