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Term 2 - week 11

Final Assembly for term two
A huge congratulations to all raffle winners, a big thank you to all donors and well done to all who contributed to our final assembly for the term. A highlight of our assembly was the performance of our senior choir who sang with beautiful tone and feeling. This assembly was an opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful aspects of our school and we encourage parents, grandparents and community members to attend these assemblies held every Tuesday at 9am.

Parent/Teacher and Student Conferences
Very early next term we will be sending out our interview forms whereby parents can make an appointment with their childs' teacher to discuss goals for the remainder of the year. The date for this to occur is Wednesday the 26th July. These interviews will commence from 10am. This date is therefore a pupil free day. We encourage all parents to complete the form distributed next term and we will do our very best to accommodate a suitable time for interviews.

Term 2 finish
Please note that the children will be dismissed at 2.30pm this Friday. All bus travellers will therefore be picked up some 50 minutes earlier.

'Hollow' Performance
As announced at this weeks' assembly, 'Hollow' will be featured at the Daylesford town Hall. Three of our students, namely Peri, Dru and James, have feature roles. We wish all the organisers and actors the best for the performances to be held this Friday, Saturday & Sunday. (Please read the attached advertisement for further details).

I hope everyone has an extremely enjoyable and safe break.

School will recommence for Term 3 on Monday the 17th July.

Enjoy your holiday
Trevor Edwards, Principal

Term 2 - week 10

Junior Choir at Assembly
It was a joyous and engaging assembly on Tuesday, with a feature being the Junior Choir performing. It was an opportunity to witness a talented group of young singers performing in harmony to an appreciative audience. Well done, one and all and we look forward to next Tuesday when the Senior Choir will be performing.

School Reports
All student reports will be distributed this coming Monday. There will be an opportunity early in Term 3 (late July) to have a Parent/Teacher Interview to support your child's learning as we enter the second half of the year. Thank you to everyone, parents, grandparents and siblings, who support the children’s learning at home. Your support of your child’s learning is invaluable and is demonstrated daily via the articulate and supported children of our beautiful schools.

Premier's Reading Challenge Book Donation
Our local State M.P., Mary Anne Thomas, will be attending the school next Thursday at 2.45pm to donate a range of books to the school in support of the Premier's Reading Challenge. We look forward to Mary Anne’s visit and her generous donation.

Final Day of Term Two
Please note that Friday the 30th of June is the final Friday of Term 2. The school children will be dismissed at 2.30. All school bus travelling parents need to be aware of the change of time as they will have to collect their children some 50 minutes earlier.

Enjoy your weekend!
Trevor Edwards, Principal

Term 2 - week 9

People Who Help Us Day
A huge thank you to all support workers, employees and volunteers who made last Thursday morning such a wonderful learning opportunity, especially for the younger children at school. To have involvement of the ambulance paramedics, the ambulance helicopter and likewise the SES, triple Zero team as well as the CFA was an absolute highlight. Well done to all the organisers and supporters.

School Photo Day
It was wonderful to see all children prepared and ready for our school photo opportunities on Wednesday morning. As yet, we don't have a confirmed date as to when these photos will be developed but will obviously notify you appropriately.

Raffle Tickets
At this stage, I would like to thank the families who have returned their raffle tickets and money associated with our Winter Raffle fundraiser. As the raffle will be drawn on Tuesday 27th June, I am requesting that all tickets and money be returned ASAP and no later than Friday 23rd June to ensure that we are all in the draw for these fabulous prizes. (see outside my office) This is a great opportunity to raise funds, which will benefit every child at our school with the proceeds going to both our IT resources and Year 6 graduation. Again thank you for your support and good luck with the draw.

Breakfast in the Gym
Please note that on Monday morning, from 8am, the school will once again be hosting a free breakfast so please keep this in mind. The breakfast choices are both delicious and very healthy.

The semester one reports will be distributed on Monday the 26th of June.

Everyone is invited to the next two assemblies where the various choirs of the school will be performing. It promises to be a fantastic example of the performing arts program at the school and we encourage all community members to attend.

Enjoy your weekend!
Trevor Edwards, Principal

Term 2 - week 8

Regional Cross Country
Congratulations to all our athletes and families who were involved in the Regional Cross Country championships in Warrnambool on Monday. From all accounts it was very chilly but all children represented the school extremely well. Well done to all our students who competed!

We now have four children, Charlotte, Zac, James & Erin, who will be competing in the Victorian championships at Bundoora later in the year. This is a fabulous achievement and we wish them good luck.

Sausage Roll and Soup Day
A huge thank you to the parents and community members who worked so diligently, cooking sausage rolls and soup for the children at the school. Once again, it demonstrates the generosity of the Daylesford community and is very much appreciated by all. The sausage rolls were delicious and likewise the soup was a treat. Special thanks to Lindy Churches, Jo Steiner & Rheannon Owen for organising this venture and thankyou one and all for your contribution!

If you believe that you can assist in any way to help support school programs please contact either myself or Karen McHugh and we will ensure that your assistance is encouraged.

People Who Help Us Day
The juniors have had a very exciting morning with their program entitled "People Who Help Us." At the time of writing we are in preparation for a helicopter landing on the school oval (Helicopter Paramedics), we have the SES, Ambulance, Police, CFA and finally Triple Zero here, actively involving the children in this exciting program for all. Thank you to our organisers, as well as the representatives from each organisation, who have gone above and beyond to make this a memorable learning experience for all our junior students.

School Photos
Just a quick reminder that the Daylesford and Drummond school photo opportunity will be held at Daylesford Primary School next Wednesday the 14th of June. We would like everyone in school uniform. All photos will be taken from 9am and the school photo sessions should conclude mid morning. Thank you in anticipation.

Pupil Free Day and Queens Birthday Holiday
Just a reminder that tomorrow is a pupil free day. Teachers will be working hard completing student reports. Likewise, throughout Victoria, it is a designated holiday on Monday (Queens Birthday). I hope you all have an enjoyable long weekend.

Enjoy your weekend
Trevor Edwards, Principal

Term 2 - week 7

Thank you to all who dressed up and made Kathy Watts' retirement assembly such a success. Everyone obviously enjoyed the occasion and celebrations that were outlined at Tuesday's assembly. We have included some photos. Well done Kathy and congratulations! We wish Kathy an enjoyable retirement.

Year 5 and 6 Transition Day
Last Friday, Daylesford Secondary College hosted a Year 5 and 6 transition opportunity at the college, with many students throughout the Daylesford and surrounding areas attending. From all accounts, it was a wonderful opportunity for our students to get a taste of what Secondary College life is about. Further opportunities will occur throughout the remainder of the year.

Bus Safety
Please be aware that with so many children travelling to and from school by bus, safety is paramount. It is vital that children are safe and understand how to depart off the bus and likewise act appropriately when boarding the bus. Bus stops are sometimes located on roads where traffic travels at up to 100km an hour, so all children must be reminded that they need to be alert and extremely careful during all stages of bus travel. I remind parents they need to keep talking about road and bus safety. We will continue to do likewise at school.

Mid Year Concert
Please note that the midyear P-4 concert performances have been postponed until late term 3. Sorry for the inconvenience regarding this change of schedule. We will however be hosting our junior choir who will be performing at the 20th of June assembly and the senior choir who will be performing at the final assembly of term two. Of course all community members are invited to attend and will be made most welcome.

Mid-Year Reports
At this stage, teachers are working on the mid-year reports. We will be distributing the finished reports on Monday the 26th of June. As part of the reporting process, we have devoted Friday the 9th of June as a curriculum day, which aligns with the Queens’ birthday long weekend!

2017 Book Fair
Please note the preliminary discussions have been held regarding the Daylesford Primary School Book Fair, which will be held late term 3. Further information will follow but please keep in mind that we need volunteers to contribute to this wonderful fundraiser. With the generosity of the Daylesford community so evident, I am sure we will once again host a fantastic Book Fair this year.

Enjoy your weekend
Trevor Edwards, Principal

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