Principal’s Update – Term 4 Week 4

With Term 4 well underway the students and teachers are engaged in many enjoyable activities to continue the progression of learning for the year.  Edudance (PP-5)  and Dancesport (Year 6) is providing the students with a great opportunity to learn new skills, be creative and work as a team.  Swimming lessons (PP-4) are due to commence in week 7.

World Teachers Day

On Tuesday 2nd November we celebrated World Teacher’s Day at school with a staff breakfast. This was an opportunity to celebrate and thank all of our hard working teachers and education assistants for their important role in our community, and the positive impact they have on the lives of students. Thank you to all of our amazing staff at Duncraig Primary School for the amazing job they do everyday!

Principal position

Lyn Dawson has announced her retirement, which will commence in 2022.  We would like to thank Lyn for her commitment to Duncraig Primary School as Principal and her long standing dedication to the Department of Education. We wish her all the best in her future.

A process will commence this term to appoint the Principal for 2022.

Deputy Principal

We welcome Tabitha Stewart back next week, as she returns to the Deputy Principal role for two days a week.  Both Jenny Cole and Michelle Moyes remain in the Deputy Principal roles until the end of the year.


On Friday 5 November, six students travelled down to Champion Lakes to compete in a School Sport WA Champion Schools Primary Triathlon. Each member completed one leg of the triathlon (swim 200m, cycle 6km, run 2km). Ruby, Zoe and Courtney as well as Cooper, Jacob and Cooper were very competitive amongst highly skilled athletes who were participating in the event. Well done to these athletes for giving their best!

Duncraig’s Got Talent

In Week 3 of this term, our school was witness to some of the best talent in Western Australia. With the expert guidance of our school chaplain, Mr Paul Stokes, we held Duncraig’s Got Talent! There were 19 performers which included singing, dancing, magic, lego building, piano, skipping, ballet, ribbon twirling, rubrics cubes and gymnastics. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all of the performances. Congratulations to everyone who was courageous enough to perform in Duncraig’s Got Talent!

Mural-6 Noongar seasons

Recently the year 6 students engaged in a collaborative project led by a local noongar artist, Justin Martin from Djurandi Dreaming.  The students learnt about the six noongar seasons and represented their understanding through the creation of 6 murals.  This project was funded through a government grant led my Amy Jones (Year 6 teacher). The year 6 students will be presenting these murals as a gift to the school during the graduation ceremony.  They will be displayed in the old undercover area.


Recently the year 6 students engaged in a collaborative Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) project with the year 10 students at Duncraig Senior High School (DSHS).  This involved the year 10 students supporting the primary students to create posters promoting urgent action around climate change.  This was in line with the United Nations goal 13, to combat climate change and its impact. The top 10 posters were selected and displayed at DSHS.

2022 Planning

The staff will be soon be working collaboratively to place students in classes for 2022.  The class placement process can be found on the school website here as your reference.  No more parent requests will be accepted after Friday 12 November as communicated in the previous Principal update.

Student of the Month 4 November – Honesty and Integrity

Yr Rm



PP 14 Miss Phillips Harvey
PP 16 Mrs Cowton/Mrs Edwards Luka
1 17 Mrs Calton/Mrs Wass Harrison
1 18 Mrs Spiers Zoe
1/2 13 Mrs Firman Olivia
2 11 Miss Conway Olivia
2/3 12 Miss Collett Amelie
3 8 Mrs Orford Matthew
3 7 Mr Miller Matthew
4 6 Mrs Watkinson/Mrs Adams Madison


4/5 5 Mr Zanatta Bodhi
5 4 Mrs Finnie Remy
5/6 3 Mrs Mosconi Kimberley
6 1 Mrs Garcia/ Miss Coombes Isla
6 2 Mrs Jones / Miss Coombes Leah

Merit Certificates

Year Room Teacher Recipients
PP 14 Ms Phillips Isabel
PP 16 Mrs Cowton/Mrs Edwards Pia and Zac
1 17 Mrs Calton/Mrs Wass Matty and Reagan
1 18 Mrs Spiers Evan and Evie
1/2 13 Mrs Firman Evelyn and Ivy
2 11 Miss Conway Willow and Bella
2/3 12 Miss Collett Mitchell and Vihn
3 8 Mrs Orford Alice and Max
3 7 Mr Miller Jobe and Ella
4 6 Mrs Watkinson/Mrs Adams Tom and Georgie
4/5 5 Mr Zanatta Samira and Freddie
5 4 Mrs Finnie Joshua , Bonnie and Charly
5/6 3 Mrs Mosconi Sofia and Dylan
6 1 Mrs Garcia / Miss Coombes Sienna and Anthony
6 2 Mrs Jones / Miss Coombes Logan , Blake and Matheo
French Madame Wilderspin Dione