Principal Update – Week 10

Dear Parents/Carers

With the dedication of my staff and the wonderful support of the Duncraig Primary School community we have continued to provide a high standard of teaching and learning for your children who have continued to demonstrate excellent learning and independence during Term 2. Semester 1 reports were emailed to parents/carers via Connect on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday 1 July some of our Year 5’s as well as our Year 5 and 6 students participated in a Lightning Carnival against Davallia, Glengarry, Poynter, Carine, Marmion and North Beach primary schools across several venues. Sports played in the carnival included football, soccer, volleyball and hockey. Congratulations to our students who demonstrated wonderful commitment and sportsmanship throughout the day at all venues. Check out highlights of the day on our school website.

Recently we commenced the Buddy Book Club initiative across the school.  Every fortnight all students have been meeting up with their buddy class to enjoy reading.  This has been a positive way to start the day and a great opportunity for older students and younger students to read to each other.

Merit Certificates

Merit Certificates were awarded to students recently. Year 3- 6 students assembled together first and then the PP-Year 2 assembled afterwards.

At both assemblies Mrs Ruscoe led two of our students who played the national anthem and then led the school band who accompanied the students in singing the community song. Thank you Mrs Ruscoe they were fabulous! Huge congratulations to our merit award winners and in particular our Student of the Month recipients. These students received their award for the way they demonstrated our value of “Honesty and Integrity”

At this point in time, Term 3 will see a continuance of the same procedures that are currently in place. Phase 5 roadmap easing of restrictions is due to be announced the weekend before school returns for Term 3. If there are any significant changes that will affect the day to day running of the school, then I will let the community know via Connect. The Term 3 planner will be uploaded on the website including some important dates for your diary by the end of this week. At this stage we have placed all events onto the planner. Confirmation of these events occurring will be communicated via Connect.

Also in Term 3 we welcome back Mr Zanatta to Year 4 Room 5. Ms Beedie will be working with the Year 6 students and teaching Music to the Pre-Primary and Year 1 students. I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work of Ms Pratt in the Year 6 class and as Music teacher to the Pre-Primary and Year 1 students.

Finally, I would like to remind parents/carers that there is no pupil free day at the beginning of Term 3. School returns on Monday July 20.

My warmest wishes to all staff, students and their families a safe and happy holiday.


Lyn Dawson

1 July 2020