Newsletter Term 3 Week 1

The school was buzzing this week with all the wonderful stories about the holidays.  I hope that you managed to reset and spend quality time with your family.

The School Development Day on Monday was a really productive day with sessions focussing on our Positive Behaviour Strategy, English and Maths targets and achievements and NAPLAN analysis.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2024 is “Keep the Fire Burning! Black, Loud and Proud.”  The National NAIDOC Committee selected this theme to celebrate not only the survival but also the relentless spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The theme also celebrates the enduring strength of First Nations culture and offers teachers a chance to explore various topics, perspectives and experiences with students.

Classes engaged with selected stories and activities that reflect this year’s theme and the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Room 12 represented the theme with their painted hands for their activity to represent coming together to “Keep the fire burning”

The year 6 classes researched the NAIDOC themes and posters over a number of years to analyse the impact of the title, theme and poster on audiences.

NAPLAN Analysis 2024

NAPLAN is a national literacy and numeracy assessment undertaken by students in Years 3, 5,7 and 9.  It is the only national assessment that all Australian students undertake.

NAPLAN tests are only one aspect of Duncraig Primary School’s assessment and reporting processes, and they form an integral part of Duncraig Primary School’s Assessment Schedule across year levels.

The 2024 individual reports will be sent home to families early next week.  The preliminary analysis indicates that Business Plan Targets in relation to NAPLAN have been achieved.

These are outlined below:

YEAR 3 TARGETS – Improve student literacy and numeracy progress and achievement











School Uniform Update

A Uniform Survey was communicated to families in 2023 with over 470 responses were received to this Uniforms Feedback Survey.   This is a large response rate with the following results which have now been actioned by our Uniform supplier Nell Grey.

Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday 22.07.24.  Agenda items include:

  • Board Training Feedback
  • NAPLAN 2024 analysis
  • Policy Review – Behaviour Policy

As representatives of the school community, the governance role of a School Board member is directed via legislated functions, and can be summarised as follows:
– Understand decisions of the principal and others (except where they involve confidential information about people or families)
– Inform decisions of the principal and others (except where they are of a confidential or personal nature)
– Make decisions with the principal and others (in accordance with legislated functions and Department policy), this refers to approving contributions and charges and if applicable to the school sponsorship arrangements.

We thank our School Board Members for their interest, their time and diligence to tasks of the School Board.


Take care everyone!

Dr Melinda Harris


Parent Interviews.

Duncraig Primary School will be offering Parent interviews in Week 3 on Wednesday, 31st July.
School will close early on this day to allow teachers to meet privately with parents in their classrooms. This is an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher/s and discuss academic achievement and progress over Semester 1 and their goals for Semester 2.
The school will be closing early on Wednesday 31 July. At 12pm, we invite parents to collect their children from school to enable the interviews to take place in the teachers’ classrooms.
We ask parents to make alternative supervision arrangements for this time. Please complete the form using the link below if you are unable to collect your child at 12pm on 31 July:
Zig Zags will operate on their usual roster.
This year, parents may also be contacted directly by our Specialist Teachers to request an interview regarding the most recent report. If you are not contacted, you may still request a meeting via email.
Please get in contact with the school’s front office if you have any further questions.

Upcoming Events

Mon 22nd July      Board Meeting 7.00pm

Fri 26th July         Cross Country 1.30 – 3:00pm

Tues 30th July     Yr 4 PEAC Testing

Wed 31st July       Parent Interviews – School closes 12.00pm

Thu 1st August     Assembly Room 13 – P&C Bake sale before Assembly 

Mon 5th August WAGSMS  Crown Perth 11.30am – 1.30pm

Wed 7th August   Book week Incursion PP – Yr 6 


Assembly – Lit Pro and Merit Award winners

Room 10, Mrs Adams and Mrs Martin held their assembly on Thursday 27th June.  The Teaching approach Talk 4Writing was showcased using the folk Tale, The Stone Trolls. These trolls have all the attributes that we encourage at Duncraig Primary School, they are peaceful, friendly and helpful.

Our award winners are featured in the photos below – Congratulations!!

Traffic Warden

The Traffic Warden who works at the Children’s Crossing on Marri Road, near Glen Place is unable to work Tuesday the 16 July through to Friday 26 July.

Unfortunately, no relief staff can be supplied at this stage, but we will keep you informed if this situation changes.

Please take care and be vigilant whilst crossing without a warden present.

Community Notices

Please note that Duncraig Primary School does not endorse any community notices.