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Allan getting into the spirit of the day

Harmony Day 2017

Harmony Day 2017 was recognised and celebrated by students and staff at Doonside Public School through a range of classroom activities and orange themed mufti day. Students participated in activities designed to promote respect, tolerance, friendship and understanding in their classrooms. Harmony Day is one part of our school's commitment in building a safe, happy and vibrant learning community.... Read more

Bullying No Way!  Poster competition winners 2017

National Day of action against Bullying and vioelnce

Today at Doonside P.S. we acknowledged and committed to our stance against bullying and violence at Doonside PS. Students completed classroom activities and made posters to promote the cause.... Read more

School Leaders 2017

Doonside Badge Ceremony

Today at Doonside we officially recognised our School Sports Captains, SRC Elects and Library Monitors at our "badging" ceremony. Thank you to all our families for supporting our students.... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

Our Fantastic Senior Girls Relay Team !

Doonside Swim Team excels at Zone Carnival

At Mt Druitt PSSA Swimming Carnival 2017 Doonside P.S. achieved a number of magnificent results including placing in the hotly contested Senior Girls Relay. Charlene, Nagia, Lekayah and Tiarna all swam exceptionally well to get the team onto the champion's podium. Special mentions to Charlene and Lekayah on outstanding individual results as well. Well done to Aryan, Cameron, Curtis, Nagia and Tiarna for their contributions to our teams wonderful performance.... Read more

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

Mark Scott photo

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

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