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Term 4 - week 7

Daylesford Community Fair
Congratulations to all those families and community members who attended the Fair last Sunday. Daylesford Primary School was extremely well represented with both our senior choir performing and individual students participating in the open mic event. The organisers did a marvellous job and the contribution to the event from both a school and family point of view was very evident. Thank you also to Hepburn Community radio for sponsoring the open mic event. Well done to all!

T20 Blast Girls Final
I would like to congratulate all the girls who competed in the regional finals of the T20 blast cricket competition on Wednesday at Victoria Park. (Thank you to all parents who drove their children to this event). The girls did very well competing against the best in the district. Congratulations on reaching the finals and being so enthusiastic! Skipton Primary School are now competing in the girl’s cricket finals at the MCG shortly.

2018 Enrolments, Classes Etc.
This week, including yesterday, we have had a number of enrolment enquiries. It would be wonderful, as a community, if you know of students intending to enrol to please assist by having them contact the school for a tour or further information asap. In 2018 we will be hosting twelve classes and we are now confirming teachers for each of these classes as we work through employment considerations. This should all be settled by next Fridays’ newsletter which will outline the structure of the school, classes and respective teachers. Thank you for your patience.

Junior Swimming Program (Yrs P-2)
This important program commences on Monday the 4th of December at the Daylesford Primary School swimming pool. Paul, our groundsman, has worked extensively to ensure that the pool is ready for our two-week program. This program is supported by the Bendigo Bank who generously provide one of their staff members, Danni, who is Auswim trained, to work with our team over the 2 week program. Swimming is a Victorian Education Department priority and I encourage all children to participate. The pool will be heated to an appropriate temperature to support the children’s swimming development at a comfortable pool temperature. If you have any concerns please contact the office.

Library Borrowing Returns
Thank you to all who have chased up any borrowings from our school library. We would appreciate all books to be returned by Friday 1st December.

Drummond PS & Yandoit PS End Of Year Concert
As annexes we would like to promote the fact that both Drummond and Yandoit Primary School concerts will be hosted shortly. Yandoit PS Concert will be held at the Yandoit hall on Wednesday the 13th December at 7.00pm and the Drummond PS concert will be held at the Drummond Hall on the 4th December at 6.00pm.

Daylesford 5/6 Presentation Evening
The Daylesford 5/6 Presentation evening, inclusive of the Year 6 graduation, will be held at the Daylesford Town hall on Thursday 14th December at 7pm. We ask the children performing arrive at 6.30pm. I hope that everyone attending enjoys the show. Further information to follow shortly.

Enjoy your weekend.
Trevor Edwards, Principal

Term 4 - week 6

Remembrance Day Commemoration
Last Saturday we had a number of representatives from the school community who attended the Saturday Remembrance Day commemoration, representing our school student body. Thank you to both Ruby and Aleesha who spoke so eloquently, presenting the poem “For the Fallen”. Well done to all of our students who were so respectful and thoughtful during the school commemoration last Friday. It was very touching to witness the attention paid by all students throughout this important time.

Kinder To Foundation (prep) Transition
A highlight on Wednesday was to have our first of three transition visits for our 2018 Foundation students. It was wonderful to witness the excitement of many as they attended the morning program. We look forward to our next opportunity on Wednesday the 22nd, our designated pupil free day, to again host these wonderful children. They will have the school to themselves for this occasion! If anyone knows of any other children, including 2018 foundation students who at this stage haven’t enrolled, can you please contact myself at the office and I’ll organise the enrolment from there. Thank you for your assistance with this important matter as it is very important to ensure we know enrolments in preparation for the 2018 education year.

Daylesford Community Fair Sunday 19th Nov.
Please keep in mind that the Daylesford Community fair will be hosted at the Daylesford skate park this Sunday. It will feature many musical acts, fun activities, a significant number of food stalls, an open mic opportunity as well as the Daylesford PS senior choir. We all hope that you can take up the opportunity to support the Daylesford Community, especially our young people, by attending this fantastic event! The event begins at 10am and concludes at 7.30pm.

T20 Blast Girls Regional Final
On Wednesday the 22nd of November at Victoria Park, Ballarat, our girls T20 blast cricket team will be competing in the Regional final against other School Girls representatives. I would like to congratulate our girls’ team who are not only very talented but are extremely enthusiastic. To make it to this level is a wonderful achievement! If they win the upcoming stage, they will have the opportunity to compete at the MCG in the State Final! Go Girls!!

Pupil Free Day Wednesday 22nd November
Just a reminder that this Wednesday, the 22nd of November is a Pupil Free Day. No children are to attend school on this day.

Enjoy your weekend.
Trevor Edwards, Principal

Term 4 - week 5

Junior Athletics Carnival
Last Monday we hosted our first Junior Athletics Carnival for many years at the Daylesford Primary School oval. It was great to see so many parents and community members attending to witness the joy of children having fun and competing to the best of their ability. Well done to all the children, organisers and parents who volunteered to assist.

Remembrance Day
As stated last week we hosted our 2017 Remembrance Day ceremony today at Daylesford Primary School under the flagpole. We, as a community, are very grateful to all those who served in all wars. I encourage everyone to come into the foyer and have a look at the Honour Board, which significantly has the names of all ex-students who fought in wars over the last century. I also invite all community members along to the Remembrance Day commemoration to be hosted at the cenotaph at 10.30am on Saturday the 11th of November.

Daylesford Community Fair
On Sunday 19th November, there will be a significant fundraiser at the Daylesford Community Park to raise money for Community Park improvements. As many of our students thoroughly enjoy skateboarding, we encourage everyone to be involved. There will be food vans, fantastic musical acts throughout the day and a great time to be had by all. Further information will be provided in next week’s newsletter.

Pupil Free Day
I would like to remind everyone that Wednesday the 22nd of November is a pupil free day. However, this day does correspond with our T20 Blast Girls Regional cricket final so a further information letter about this will follow next week to outline to all participants and families as to how this great opportunity will be supported by the school. On this day, we will also be hosting kinder transition visits for our next year’s prep/foundation children from 9.30 until 12.30. Again further information will follow next week.

Enjoy your weekend.
Trevor Edwards, Principal

Term 4 - week 4

SMS Test As A Bushfire At Risk Register School (BARR)
Thank you to everyone as you all should have received a text message from the school last week as we tested our system. I’m pleased to say that it all went very well and any slight hiccups have been rectified. As the bushfire season approaches this will be one of our methods to inform everyone of a Code Red Day and hence a school closure, as required as a Bushfire at Risk Register School (Daylesford, Drummond and Yandoit Primary School’s are included on this register). We will continue to be vigilant from our end and I certainly encourage everyone to have their own emergency management plan in place and have a trial run.

T20 Blast Cricket
Congratulations to our cricketers who performed so admirably last Friday. Please read the inspiring report within this newsletter for further details.

Junior Athletics Monday 6th November
We look forward to hosting our junior athletics carnival on Monday. The program commences at 11.30am and we encourage as many parents and community members to come and watch. Most of the activities will be held at the Daylesford Primary School’s oval. We look forward to seeing you there.

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Please note that Tuesday the 7th of November is the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday therefore no children are to be at school on this day.

Drummond Working Bee
We look forward to our two hour Drummond working Bee tonight from 3.30pm onwards. A BBQ will follow. If you would like to join us you would be most welcome.

Remembrance Day Saturday 11th November
With Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday we will be hosting a short commemorative ceremony under the school flagpole at 10.45am on Friday the 10th of November. You will be made most welcome as we remember the fallen.

Enjoy your weekend.
Trevor Edwards, Principal

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