Principal’s Update Week 4 Term 1

Welcome to Duncraig Primary School for the 2021 school year. It was an interesting beginning but we eventually got off to a flying start in Week 2. Now that we are back under the Phase 4 conditions I am delighted to be able to welcome the school community onto the school grounds.

The school must still ensure it adheres to the 2sq metre rule in the classrooms and at any event. I would also ask that parents/carers practice social distancing. Class assemblies will recommence this year. In order to adhere to the 2sq metre rule only the parents of the class presenting the assembly and students receiving merit awards will be allowed to attend.

On Friday night the P& C held a welcome event for the families of the school. It was a great event and it was fabulous to see so many families attend. One of the best ever according to people I spoke to. A huge thank you to Karol Jones, President of the P&C and her executive committee who organised the event.

The first P&C meeting of the year is being held on Thursday 25 February in the staffroom at 7pm. It would be great to see some parents of new families there!

New Staff

Duncraig Primary School has three new staff members who begn with us this year.  Mrs Stewart – Year 5/6 teacher, Mrs Nadine Jackson – Science Specialist teacher and Mrs Rebeka Rossi. Welcome to our fanulous school.

Communication Processes

These have been updated on the website and can be found under the “Our School” tab.

Year 4-6 Swimming Carnival

This has now been confirmed. Unfortunately none of the high schools close by were available but we were able to book the Claremont Aquatic Centre, 12 Davies Road Claremont. (Opposite Claremont Oval). More details in a note will be sent home in the next week.

2021 Parent Teacher Meetings

These meetings were well attended by the school community.

Safer Internet Day

Year 3-6 participated in a live virtual classroom event, for Safer Internet Day 2021, presented by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner on Tuesday morning. Year 3-6 students’ to detect fake news was explored as well as the impact of misinformation online. The students were given tips on how to find trusted and safe sources of information online and where to go for help when things go wrong.    Tabitha Stewart

Positive Affirmations Project

Last year a group of interested students in Year 5 nominated themselves to be involved in a project to transform our senior toilets.  This began with students working in collaborative teams to create positive messages, to be posted on the toilet doors.  Collectively, we decided on affirmations that would positively influence student’s mindset.  The students got to work and created amazing designs to be transformed onto the toilet doors or as decal stickers.  The results were amazing.  We are enormously proud of the students work as they have contributed positively to the wellbeing of other students at Duncraig P.S.  I would like to thank the P&C for supporting the school in funding this project.  Additionally, a huge thank you to Kendall Glossip for her dedication in assisting us throughout the project.  Also, Paul Stokes, the school Chaplain for his support in assisting the students during the design phase.  Leah Clegg


Lyn Dawson


24 February 2021