Principal’s Update – Week 2 Term 1 2023

Welcome to the 2023 School Year!

It has been an absolute joy to walk around and reconnect with students and their families over the past two weeks. 2023 has got off to a fabulous start. From the newest members of our school in Kindy to our latest group of Year 6 Leaders, everyone is ready to do their best and make Duncraig Primary School a great school. Welcome to our new families. I sincerely hope you enjoy your time at our school.

School Values

Our Positive Behaviour Support Team has been working with the staff to prioritise our school values and determine what other values may need to be included as part of our behaviour expectations. We would like to hear from our parents too. Please take two minutes to complete this quick survey.

Your opinion about our school values would be greatly appreciated. We plan to ask our Years 3-6 students to complete this survey also. Thank you!

School Board Nominations

We have an amazing, hard-working School Board, and you could be a part of it too. We are calling for parent nominations to be part of our School Board. The term is ideally for three years. We meet twice a term for meetings that last about one to one and a half hours.

At our meeting this week, the School Board met for a Meeting-Meal at the Carine Tavern and were introduced to the newest members of our Admin team, Mrs Jenny O’Connor (MCS) and Ms Tash Burke (Deputy Principal).

If you are interested in joining the Board, please email me and I will send through a nomination form.

Voluntary Contributions and Charges

It’s not too late to pay for your Voluntary Contributions if you did not include payment on the booklist.

Your contributions help pay for:

  • Consumable Art & Craft Supplies
  • Hygiene & Medical Supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra Classroom Supplies

Contributions are $60 per student. You can pay by direct deposit:

Account Name: Duncraig Primary School, BSB: 016-495, A/C: 340948316, Ref: Family Nam

Please contact the office if you would like assistance with this.

2023 Student Free days

I would like to advise parents that our Student Free Days for 2023 will be the first Monday of each term:

Term 2 – Monday 24 April. Students return on Wednesday 26 April

Term 3 – Monday 17 July

Term 4 – Monday 9 October

The last day for students in 2023 will be Thursday 14 December.

Upcoming Events

Friday 10 February P&C Welcome Evening

Thursday 16 February P&C AGM 7.00pm in the school staffroom

Monday 20 February PP-Year 6 Well-being Incursion

Thursday 23 February Room 11, Year 2 Assembly

Weeks 2 & 3  Parent Information Meetings with Class Teachers

Kind regards,
Nicole Borbas,