Principal’s Update Week 9, Term 3 2022

Kindy News

This term Kindy C worked together to build a scarecrow for our Kindy veggie patch. We were all so excited to stuff him with hay (thank you for sharing Duncraig PS chooks!) and stand him proudly amongst our beautiful vegetables. We would like to say a big special thank you to Mrs Garie’s partner, Ron, who assisted us by building the frame and donating the jeans!

It has been wonderful to receive positive feedback and comments from the school community as they walk past the Kindy. And, we are pleased to share a noticeable absence of crows in the Kindy area!

Spare Parts Puppets Performance

During Week 7, students from Room 3, 4, 5 and 6 attended a performance and art incursion by Spare Parts Puppet theatre.  The students witnessed a creative and moving mixed-form puppet show called ‘Hachiko’. This performance told the true story of the famous Hachiko, a dog that waited at a train station in Tokyo, Japan every day for 9 years for his master to return.  From there, the students applied their critical and creative thinking skills, as well as their inspiration from the show, to participate in an upcycling puppet making workshop.  This was a rich learning experience for all students who can now apply their newly acquired experience and knowledge to their current studies in art when designing and making 3D figures.

Assembly Superstars

We have had two assemblies in two weeks!

In Week 8, the Year 6 students presented their “Asia Getaway” program, showcasing all their learning from the Asia units in HaSS. Congratulations to all students (and teachers) for persevering with the trials of technology.

This week, Week 9, we were treated by our students at the other end of the school. Congratulations to the Pre-primary students in Room 14, who treated us by showing off their dancing skills and ability to tell the time.

Our Week 9 Students of the Month

Week 8 Merit Certificate winners

Our Week 9 Students of the Month

Science Expo 2022

On Wednesday 14th September, we hosted our inaugural Science Expo. Students from Years 3-6 were invited to enter the expo, researching and celebrating a science invention or a person of science. I was so impressed with all the exhibits. Students had made models, generated QR codes, created online Kahoot quizzes, created timelines and presented their own student-based learning in engaging ways.

Special mention goes to the following students who were awarded a $30 Apple voucher:

  • Year 3 – Emmie Lanoelle: The Elevator
  • Year 4 – Amalyn Dingley: Ocean Clean-up System
  • Year 5 – Georgie Vincent: The History of the Clock
  • Year 6 – Chris Marns & Mitchell Bennett: The Light Bulb

National Public Holiday – Thursday 22 September

As you will be aware, the Prime Minister has announced a public holiday as a national day of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 22 September.

This means that Duncraig Primary School will be closed on this day.

It is important to note that the school term officially ends on Friday 23 September and students are expected to attend school on this day. All previous arrangements for the 23rd remain in place and it will be ‘business as usual.’

I appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience but given the circumstances I appreciate your understanding.

I look forward to welcoming students back in Term 4.

VacSwim swimming lessons

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. It’s a great school holiday activity that teaches valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Places are limited, so get in early. Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

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