Principal’s Update – Week 2 Term 3

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Term 3. I hope everyone had a great break, or at least enjoyed a break from the daily school morning organisation! We started off the school term with a student free day where staff were involved in data analysis in the morning, followed by parent interviews in the afternoon and into the evening. Thank you to those parents who were able to meet with teachers. If you were unable to meet with your child’s class teacher, please contact them to arrange an alternative time. As always, your feedback on the process is invited.

Kindy Enrolments 2023

Kindy enrolments for 2023 are now closed. We are aiming to send out enrolment confirmation letters from next Tuesday 2ndAugust. In the later half of this term, we will be offering a Transition to Kindy Program for our future, enrolled kindy students.

A reminder to all current Kindy parents; a renewed enrolment needs to be completed for a 2023 Pre-primary placement.

2023 School Structure

It may seem early, however, school structure planning for 2023 is already underway. This planning allows us to determine student numbers, class organisations and the school budget. If you are planning to move away from Duncraig Primary School, please let us know so that we are best placed to predict our student numbers. Likewise, if you are aware of a new family coming to the area or know of others who are considering enrolling at our school, please encourage them to contact us so that we can factor in new enrolments.

Later in the year, once class organisations are final, we will invite parents to submit placement requests based on students’ educational needs.

Minecraft Club

This term, we have commenced a Minecraft Club for students, on Tuesday and Thursday recess times. This club is very popular with the students and they know lots about Minecraft! They are going to teach me a great deal!

Obviously, on those wet days we get quite a few students coming in armed with their iPads and their recess snacks.

Wanjoo Workshop

Our Wanjoo Workshop is now being held on Monday 8th August. Once again, we would like to invite our school community to come along at 9.45am to enjoy this concert. This is a free event, thanks to our wonderful P&C who are covering the cost of this performance.

Faction Cross Country Event

Friday 29th July is our Faction Cross Country event. The event kicks off at 1.40pm and parents are invited to come along and cheer on the students. PP-Year 2 students are encouraged to participate in the event and Years 3-6 students are expected to participate. It has been fabulous seeing so many students training in the mornings. Thank you to Mr O who has been organising the training each Monday-Thursday mornings on the oval.

Assembly Superstars

View the full list of ‘Students of the Month’ recipients

View the full list of Merit Certificates Recipients

Students of the Month
Merit Certificate Recipients

Voluntary Contributions

Did you know..?
In 2021 we received 62% Voluntary Contributions paid. This year we are aiming for 80%. It’s not too late to pay!
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 Name

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

Kind regards,
Nicole Borbas