Principal’s Update Week 4 Term 3 2022

Wanjoo Workshop

We kicked off this week with an amazing performance from Gina and Guy. They shared Noongar language, culture and songs with us. It was so heart-warming to hear our children belt out the Wanjoo (Welcome) song with them. Thanks to the parents who came along and shared this experience with us.


Interschool Cross Country

Due to the terrible weather over the past week, the interschool cross country event was postponed this Tuesday until next Tuesday 16thAugust. This event is for top finishers from the Faction event in Years 3-6, held in Week 2.

Congratulations to all our students who persevered and put in their personal best in the Faction Cross Country event. There were some impressive finishes and great stamina demonstrated.

The students continue to train with Mr Orzel each morning before school.

Book Week Incursion

Next Wednesday 17th August, we will be participating in a Book Week Incursion. The cost of this is $10 per student. Please ensure your money is paid before this event. It would be great to see every student participating. Of course, National Book Week is actually held the following week from 22nd August. Our English committee is planning a range of activities for the students during this week. Our dress up day is Thursday 25th August, which also correlates with our next assembly, which will be presented by Room 18. The theme for our dress up day is Pyjama Day! This is to match the national theme of Book Week: Dreaming with Eyes Open.

Assembly Superstars

Congratulations to our Merit Certificate recipients this week.
Host class: Room   17 Date: 11 August 2022

Year Room Teacher Recipient
PP 14 Ms Phillips Noah and Juliette
PP 16 Mrs Cowton/Mrs Wass Ella and Layla
1 17 Mrs Calton/Mrs Wass Jack and Charlie
1 18 Mrs Spiers Ethan and Liam
2 13 Mrs Firman Dyllan and Luka
2 10 Mrs Adams Jake and Alisi
2 11 Mrs Cole Reagan and Douglas
2 12 Miss Collett Thomas, Giles and Zavier
3 8 Mrs Orford Max and Zoe
3 7 Mr Miller Maisee and Brianna
3/4 6 Mrs Watkinson/Mrs Wensinger Cameron and Lebron
4 5 Miss Coombes/Mrs Wensinger Matthew and Jessica
4/5 4 Mr Zanatta Charlotte and Levi
5 3 Ms Finnie/Miss Oldroyd Scarlett and Cooper
6 1 Mrs Mosconi Kirra and Milla
6 2 Mrs Jones James and Xanthe
French Madame Wilderspin Joshua and Christopher

Also, well done to Room 17 students in Pre-primary and Year 1, for their assembly performance of Space Jam, and Aliens Love Underpants, a text that they learned in their Talk 4 Writing Program.

A special mention also to Room 13 Year 1 students, who presented their amazing assembly item in Week 2. They were the Animals of the Northern Forest of Duncraig!

School Times

A reminder to all parents that our school start times are:

8.40am – First Bell

8.50am – Commence Learning

On my early morning walks, I have noticed a number of students arriving right on, or just after that second morning bell. I know these cold mornings create a challenge to get out of the house nice and early, however, we like to start our learning straight away – usually the English block of learning. Late arrivals can cause a disruption or delay to learning during this valuable start of the day.

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