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PSSA Trials set for the 17th February have been postponed due to hot weather forecast

PSSA trials for Friday 17th February at Hebersham have again been postponed due to the forecasted hot weather. Information on new trial dates will be provided when available.... Read more

PSSA Trials postponed for Friday 10th Feb

The PSSA trials scheduled for this Friday 10th February have been postponed due to the predicted extreme hot weather.... Read more

Swim Trials 2017

Swim Trials for 2017 will be held at Emerton Pool on 7th February starting at 9:00am. Students will need to be transported to and from the venue by their parents. Cost of entry at the pool is $3.20. There is a spectator fee of $3.00. The trials will finish by 12:00pm. Students need to be able to swim 50m demonstrating correct technique for each stroke. Mr Dawson will be coordinating events at the pool. Classes at school will be running as normal.... Read more

Allergy Alert and Anaphylaxis

Doonside Public School has a number of students with severe allergies which may trigger anaphylaxis. The school requests the cooperation of families in promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children through supporting a number of measures in relation to food and hygiene. The attached letter details how we can all work together to support child wellbeing at Doonside Public School. Allergy and Anaphylaxis Inf (doc 323 KB)... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

"Doonie's Got Talent"

Back by popular demand, "Doonie's Got Talent" will take place on Wednesday 30th November starting at 11:30am. Parent's and carers are welcome to attend. A time for student's, staff and the community to get together and celebrate the talents of our students and teachers !... Read more

Grand Final PSSA Cricket-Postponed

POSTPONED: Please be advised that our Junior cricket Grand Final has been postponed today due to the expected extreme heat. New details are 25th November 2016, Heber Park at 3:40pm.... Read more

National Kidsafe Day 2016

Tuesday 25th October is National Kid Safe Day. The Kid Safe campaign for 2016 focuses on three important messages that teacher's, parents and carers may share with children: 1. Safe Cross Code- Stop, Look, Listen and Think ! 2. Wear a Helmet- Use your head, Don't lose it. 3. Seat Belt Safety- Buckle Up, It's going to be a bumpy ride. Students at Doonside in Years 4-6 will also have the opportunity on Tuesday to talk with Constable Nathan, Youth liaison Officer from Blacktown Police, about the law and young people during his visit to our school.... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

Summer PSSA Sport resumes Friday 14th October

PSSA Summer PSSA competition resumes Friday 14th October students will need to bring their sportswear, hat, water and $10 for the bus. New players will also need to provide a signed permission note. Good luck to our teams !... Read more

Selective High School 2018

Students in Year 5 today have been provided with information in regards to the application process for Year 7 entry to selective high schools in 2018. The application process is online only and closes on Monday 14th November 2016.... Read more

Painting Jackie French Book Covers

Jackie French Appreciation!

In Week 6, 3/6R spent their time reading Jackie French books and doing wonderful activities about her book, Pete the Sheep. Along with asking some fun questions about the story, we also watched a real video on real Australian sheep shearing methods, and compared and contrasted those techniques to the things Sean the shearer did in the book. In addition, we did a fun crossword puzzle helping children understand the vocabulary of sheep shearing. Also, students also designed their own shearing styles by drawing and colouring hairstyles for the... Read more

Finding the Area

What's My Area?

3/6R is having fun with maths! We spent time working on finding the area of our favourite cartoon shapes by using a transparent grid of squared centimetres. We placed our favourite cartoons under the grid and traced the outer shape of the character with a dry erase texter. Students then counted the completed squares to find out how many whole squares were inside the character. Then we estimated the partially shaped ones by combining two partially shaped ones to equal one whole squared centimetere. They then added the whole square amount to the... Read more

Bandana Day 2016

Bandana Day 2016!!

Bandana Day is the major fundraiser for Canteen, who raise money to support children fighting cancer. Our school will once again be selling these items through the front office from today, Monday 12th September 2016. For just $4, you or your child can help raise much needed funds for this amazing charity. Wear your Bandana with pride on the official Bandana Day, 28th October 2016 (Term4).... Read more

Mahalia Murphy, Taleena Simon and Student leaders

Deadly 7s National Launch

Doonside Public School was proud to unite with the Australian Rugby Union for the National Launch of their "Deadly 7s" program. The program is designed to increase engagement of Indigenous students in school and to possibly identify sporting pathways for talented students. Our Year 5 and 6 students were the representative group and enjoyed participating in the official launch. Please see the link below for the ARU news release statement. ARU Deadly 7s Launch... Read more

eSafety week

e-Safety Week

Week 8 - 5th - 9th September is e-Safety Week. Students will be engaging in lessons centred around the safe and appropriate use of technology both in the school and in their general lives. Parents are encouraged to support these lessons and maintain an open relationship with their children and be available to their child if they are using social media.... Read more

Mt Druitt PSSA Athletics Carnival 2016

Doonside Public School is proud to host the 2016 Mt Druitt PSSA Athletics Carnival at Blacktown Olympic Park on Tuesday 23rd August and Wednesday 24th August 2016. This event will proceed regardless of the weather! The stadium is sheltered and the track is all weather, which means we can compete regardless of the weather conditions. We would like to invite parents, carers and friends to spectate and support their athletes.... Read more

Swim Scheme 2016

The School Swim scheme commences first day back for students Tuesday 19th July. The bus will leave at 9:30am for Emerton Pool. Students should wear their swimmers underneath their school uniform and make sure they bring a towel, underwear and a plastic bag for their wet swimmers. There are currently limited places still available. Please see the office for a permission note and to make payment.... Read more

NAIDOC 2016

Doonside Public School proudly acknowledged and celebrated NAIDOC 2016 through our Whole School Assembly including student performances by our dance groups, classroom activities and a community BBQ. Thank you to Mr Stephen Bali (Blacktown mayor) and Mrs Sue Mathews (DoE Aboriginal Education Regional Office) for their attendance and support. Thank you also to Blacktown Council and community members for their support. Please see our Twitter and Facebook sites for pictures of the day! A great day was had by all.... Read more

State of Origin Game 2

You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5BnyDaB1mA Good luck to the NSW Blues in Game 2!!... Read more

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