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Message from the Principal

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Message from the Principal

S Charles

Dear Parents, Students and Friends of Derinya,

Our Science Expo is being held next Tuesday evening. We are looking forward to students bringing in their projects tomorrow so that we can set up displays for the Expo. On Monday and Tuesday all classes will attend the Expo and students will teach other students about their investigations. The Expo will be open for families between 6pm and 8pm. We would encourage the junior families to come between 6pm and 7pm and will have the fireworks between 6.45pm and 7.15pm light dependent. Then we would encourage senior students to come along with their families and view the displays and talk about the science behind the investigations. The aim is to promote family conversations and celebrate the initiative of others. There will also be lots of ideas to promote thinking and a great time for families to share learning. Children must stay with families when the fireworks display is on and all visitors are asked to stay on the playground along Derinya Drive. There will be an exclusion zone between the Prep building and the middle of the oval marked with bollards. Looking forward to a great night as we head into school holidays!! We need to distribute firework notification flyers to the local neighbours in the surrounding streets on Friday and Saturday. Please call the office if you can assist.

  • Disco: We hope to see everyone at our Disco tonight in the stadium. Juniors 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Sausage sizzle between 6.30pm – 7.00pm, Seniors 7.00pm – 8.15pm. The Grade 6 students are coordinating the disco which is themed RAINBOW!! Cost $5 at the door and BYO water bottle. Sausages in bread $2, icypoles $1, killer pythons $1 and Glow products ranging from $1 - $5. Looking forward to a great night.

  • Footy Day: It’s that time of the year when we celebrate AFL football. All children are encouraged to wear their footy colours next Friday to assembly and we will have a fun parade followed by footy activities during the day. Reminder that we have early dismissal on Friday at 2.30pm.

  • Student-Free Day Monday 7th October: Just a reminder that the first day of Term 4 will be a student-free curriculum day. Staff will be undertaking professional learning on that day. Their Care will be running a full day’s program on that day. If you wish to book your child in on that day please contact Their Care on 1300072410.

  • Parent Social Evening: Aussie Dinner Dance with great entertainment by the band Fudge and the resident Derinya DJ Matt Bear. Friday 25th October at 7pm. Cost is $35 per person BYO drinks and dance till you drop. Make up a class table and get into the Aussie spirit. Book online at .

  • DET Maintenance Funding: This week we have received information regarding the DET funding Blitz for school Maintenance. We will announce next week our tally following School Council next Monday.

Jenny Roth, Principal