Newsletter Term 2 Week 6

Today we say THANK YOU to Duncraig Primary School’s amazing P&C!! You all contribute so much to our school. Your dedication and passion to help provide our students with the outstanding educational experience they deserve is incredible.
Today, we recognise and acknowledge that each hour volunteered, and dollar donated helps ensure our Duncraig Primary School community have an outstanding educational journey.  We would like you to know that we appreciate all the amazing things you do for our school!

Thank you to: Cassie Garvan, Wikus Viljoen, Melanie Crosby, Erin D Labio, Ainslie McLean, Orna O’Brien, Mim Hughes, Paul Taylor, Liz Omaidi.

National Simultaneous Story Time

This week we celebrated National Simultaneous Story Time.  Schools across Australia and New Zealand all read the beautiful book together, “The Bowerbird Blues” by Aura Parker.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage young children to read and enjoy books as well as teach them the value of literacy.  The reading of Aura Parker’s Bowerbird Blues continued to build this wonderful campaign that is celebrating its 24th year.

This picture book stars a beautiful bowerbird on the search for blue! It’s a moving story of longing and connection, that unfolds as the bowerbird’s search sends him soaring across the sea, sky and city.

Mrs Phillips Pre-Primary class loved the blue treasures that the Bowerbird collected in their class. The Bowerbird swooped and snatched vibrant treasures for his collection of natural and unnatural objects.

Mrs Holmes Room 8 students sketched some beautiful birds after reading the Bowerbird Blues.

















Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a national data collection about young children’s development. It measures the proportion of children developmentally on track, at risk, or vulnerable on 5 domains:

  • physical health and wellbeing
  • social competence
  • emotional maturity
  • language and cognitive skills
  • communication skills and general knowledge.

All schools with children enrolled in a pre-primary program participate in the AEDC. Community results are public and are reported at a group level, based on where children live.

Positive Behaviour Strategy

The PBS team have been working hard to develop the DPS Behaviour policy and processes.  This week, the team met to work though consistent processes regarding classroom and playground behaviour processes and consequences.

Take care everyone
Dr Melinda Harris


Student of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen to receive a Student of the Month Award.

Student of the Month recipients:

Georgia – Room 14, Lucas – Room 16, Mila – Room 17, Tyler – Room 18, Livi – Room 13, Freya – Room 10, Zola -Room 11, Jobe – Room 12, Sadie – Room 8, Brodie – Room 7, Phoebe – Room 6, Imogen – Room 5, Kenna – Room 4, Zoe – Room 3, Alice – Room 1 and Joshua – Room 2.

Assembly Super Stars

Room 11 held their assembly on Thursday 16th May.  Mrs Cole’s colourful class shared some very important messages with us all about setting goals and working hard to achieve them including:

  • goal setting personalises the learning process based on each child’s needs.
  • goal setting creates intention and motivation that empowers students.
  • goal setting helps each student to take on responsibility for their own learning.

Merit Certificate winners:

Jordy and Danika – Room 14; Charlie and Jericho – Room 16, Charlotte and Jessica – Room 17, Aria and Lucas – Room 18, Sage and Tommy – Room 13, Ava and Harlo – Room 12, Wes and Rumi – Room 11, Finley and Kiara – Room 10, Patrick and Jax – Room 8, Rakhim and Isobel – Room 7, Gaviru and Giles – Room 6, Thomas – Room 5, Emmie and Olivia – Room 4, Hunter and Darci – Room 3, Ethan and Jayden – Room 1, Harvey and Amalyn – Room 2

School Photos by Kapture

Duncraig Primary School’s school photo day is on the 5th & 6th June! Every student has received a personalised flyer containing your child’s unique codes for ordering school
photos online.  KEEP YOUR FLYER SECURE!
CLASS AND INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS – Photos take place throughout the school day. All students will be included in a whole class photo and an individual photo. Parents are able to purchase packages of prints of both of these photos online through Kapture’s secure website:

SIBLING PHOTOS – Parents have the option to purchase sibling photos which will be held in the Library from 8am – 8.45am on both photo days.

Students with surnames A – J on Wednesday 5 June and K – Z on Thursday 6 June.

Please be aware that sibling photos can ONLY be ordered online. There is a limit to how many sibling photos can be taken and once the maximum capacity of orders has been reached, no more can be placed. Orders close 12pm midday Tuesday June 4. Photographers on site will be unable to accept any request on scheduled photo days.

GRADUATION PHOTOS – Year 6 students will have the opportunity to be in a graduating class photo also. These will be provided to students at their graduation ceremony at the end of the school year and does not require parent payment.
Please take note of the following:
  • Kapture photography and the school kindly ask that any student displaying symptoms of illness do not attend specifically for photos. Students who are unable to attend school photos day for any reason can book a studio appointment at Kapture’s Malaga office to be photographed during school holidays.
  • Kapture offer an ‘Early Bird Discount’ for any parent ordering within 10 days of photo day.
  • Late orders are handled separately and incur a service fee of $30.
  • It is VERY IMPORTANT that you communicate to the office as soon as possible if you DO NOT want your child to be in their class or individual photo.
  • Class schedules will be communicated to parents in Week 6.
  • Please contact the school’s front office for details of your child’s unique code if lost.
Please get in touch with the school’s front office if you have any further queries.

2025 Kindergarten enrolments are open – contact us today

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The students at Duncraig Primary School are exceptional readers and could easily take on the challenge of reading 12 books, or 12 short stories, or 12 comics or 12 graphic novels or 12 poems, Or a mix! That’s all you need to do to complete the 2024 Premier’s Reading Challenge.  Did we mention there would be prizes?

Expand your vocabulary, learn new facts, and impress your friends with fancy new words that you’ve learned. It’s your chance to explore new worlds, meet fascinating characters, and discover the joy of reading!  At the end of your quest, you’ll receive a special certificate signed by the Premier. Hang it proudly on your bedroom wall; it’s like winning a gold medal in reading!

Get ready to explore, grab your reading lights, or bookmarks, get comfortable and set sail on your next reading adventure.

Your next great story awaits. For more information visit

Uniform Update

Nell Grey is holding a sale on Duncraig Primary School Uniforms! Order online Duncraig Primary School – Nell Gray or visit the store.  Details below:
STORE LOCATION: School Uniforms Only 5/7 Delage Street, Joondalup WA 6027

STORE PHONE: 08 9270 4660

Australian Girls Choir Open Day

The Australian Girls Choir is holding an Open Day on Saturday June 15.  

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to come along to our June Open Day to try our fun and inclusive class and learn more about being part of the AGC! Please visit our website to register to attend our free Open Day: