Newsletter Term 2 Week 8

Cultural Responsiveness is a focus area at Duncraig Primary School and National Reconciliation Week (NRW) was a wonderful opportunity to integrate NRW activities into the teaching and learning.  National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

In Library with Mrs Keys, the students have been discussing Reconciliation Week during their library sessions. Each class has created a Yarning Circle around our indigenous rug and  discussed the meaning of Reconciliation Week. The students have then enjoyed listening to an indigenous picture book and have had the opportunity to borrow an indigenous book to take home for the week.
During the library session the students have also been listening to a collection of Noongar lullabies called Koorndaarm Bidi (which means ‘dreaming path’) from Belmont Songbook.
Koorndaarm Bidi was created as part of a Community Arts Network’s Lullabies program in Belmont
Here is a selection of the books the students have enjoyed listening to:
Here are some photos of the students around our Yarning Circle in the library
Room 5
Room 16
Room 12

Current Uniform Sale

Current Duncraig Primary School Unforms are on sale at Uniform Concepts Joondalup or online at
Please note that jackets are not reduced at this time. Order online Duncraig Primary School – Nell Gray or visit the store.  Details below:

STORE LOCATION: School Uniforms Only 5/7 Delage Street, Joondalup WA 6027

STORE PHONE: 08 9270 4660

Upcoming Events

Senior Sport – Poynter Primary School Friday 7th June

Kindy Hospital Incursion Monday 10th June

Kindy Hospital Incursion Tuesday 11th June

School Board Meeting 5.00pm Monday 10th June

Assembly Room 12   Thursday 13th June

Senior Sport – Sorrento Primary School – Friday 14th June

P&C Meeting 7.00pm – Monday 19 June

Assembly Room 10 – Thursday 27th June

Lightning Carnival – Senior Sports Thursday 27th June


Take care everyone

Dr Melinda Harris


Assembly Super Stars

Room 6 held their assembly on Thursday 29th May.  Mrs Watkinson’s, Ms Coomb’s and Mr Simonetti’s class explored well known art styles.  Room 6s artwork collection allowed us to see famous art styles resurrected from the past with a modern and personal digital twist.

The students even recreated a still life onstage of Leonardo da Vinci’s, The Last Supper complete with period fashion and hairstyles.

Room 6 delighted us with their freeze frame of Leonard da Vinci’s 1494 mural painting – The Last Supper

Merit Certificate winners:

CONGRATULATIONS to our merit award winners from the Week 7 assembly – Rosie B, Quinn B, Charlie H, Zala M, Darragh F, Finn M, Kye B, Tilly B, Arthur G, Tom G, Leighton L, Benji Jones, Evelyn W, Jaegar B, Edison H, Vincent R, Kenzie S, Thomas H, Jovie J, Logan H, Adam O, Olivia S, Emilia B, Kyla M, Raphael P, Mila G

Lit Pro Award Winners

Literacy Pro measures reading comprehension, identifies books to promote reading growth in each student, and then motivates them to keep reading via quizzes and certificates. Congratulations to the following Lit Pro Winners who have wowed us all with their achievements.

Special congratulations to our 1 million Word club award winner Joshua W!

Kapture Photos – Update

  • Parents are able to purchase packages of prints of both of these photos online through Kapture’s secure website:
  • Graduation Photos will be provided to Year 6 students at their graduation ceremony at the end of the school year and does not require parent payment.
  • Students who were unable to attend school photos day can book a studio appointment at Kapture’s Malaga office to be photographed during school holidays
  • Kapture offer an ‘Early Bird Discount’ for any parent ordering within 10 days of photo day.
  • Late orders are handled separately and incur a service fee of $3
  • Please contact the school’s front office for details of your child’s unique code if lost.

2025 Kindergarten and Pre-Primary enrolments are open – contact us today.

Please note a child MUST be enrolled in Pre -Primary even if they are currently in Kindergarten at Duncraig Primary School.  Families in catchment area are given first priority for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary classes.


Premier’s Reading Challenge

The students at Duncraig Primary School are exceptional readers and could easily take on the challenge of reading 12 books, or 12 short stories, or 12 comics or 12 graphic novels or 12 poems, Or a mix! That’s all you need to do to complete the 2024 Premier’s Reading Challenge.  Did we mention there would be prizes?

Expand your vocabulary, learn new facts, and impress your friends with fancy new words that you’ve learned. It’s your chance to explore new worlds, meet fascinating characters, and discover the joy of reading!  At the end of your quest, you’ll receive a special certificate signed by the Premier. Hang it proudly on your bedroom wall; it’s like winning a gold medal in reading!

Get ready to explore, grab your reading lights, or bookmarks, get comfortable and set sail on your next reading adventure.

Your next great story awaits. For more information visit