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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

"The Voice" Filming

Students from Doonside Public School have been invited to attend the filming of "The Voice" auditions on Thursday 30th June at Sydney Olympic Park. We will be leaving at 9:30am and returning around 6:30pm and will watch the audition process for 2016. Students are required to bring notes and money by Friday 24th June 2016.... Read more

Swim Scheme 2016

The Swim Scheme Program to run in the first two weeks of Term 3 currently has a number of places still available. The program takes place at Emerton Pool which is heated. Instruction is provided by qualified teachers in water awareness and survival skills. The intensity of the course enables students to build their confidence and develop and practice skills in a supportive environment, ready for next summer !... Read more

Athletics Carnival Postponed

Doonside Public School's P-2 and 3-6 Athletics Carnivals have been postponed until Tuesday 14th June due to ground closures. Students will require a new permission note for the new date to be returned by Thursday.Students should bring their note home today.Lunch orders and event payment for the carnival will carry over to next week. Students will therefore need to bring lunch tomorrow.... Read more

One Eyed Monster

Monster Pots

3/6 R has been enjoying the opportunity to sculpt. We chose to experiment with air-dry clay and make some monster pots. First, we learned how to make a slab and cut it to geometric dimensions. Then we learned how to 'glue', fold and blend layers of clay to add to the wanted forms. We also experimented with texture, and used various sculpting tools to create different effects on our monsters. Then we talked about comical elements of facial expression, and how to exaggerate them for effect. Next week we will be painting them, and posting final... Read more

OC Placement - Final Dates

Note for parents: If you are intending to apply for Opportunity Class placement for entry in 2017, your applications must be made by Friday 13th May, 2016. All applications MUST be made online. Follow the link below: OC Application 2017 Please contact Mrs Nisbet via the office by Thursday 12th May if you have any concerns or queries.... Read more

Preschool Easter Hat Parade

Attention parents/caregivers, Due to unforeseen circumstances the Preschool Easter hat parade is now on tomorrow at 11am in the preschool. This is changed from Thursday. If you have any queries please speak with Aunty Gloria in the preschool. Thank you. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.... Read more

PSSA 18.03.16

PSSA games for cricket, volleyball and Newcombe ball all went ahead as normal today despite the rain (which, as I write this, has now ceased). We would like to wish our teams continued good luck in their chosen sports today!! Students in Years 3-6 have had their normal AFL session held in the hall instead of the oval to accommodate the weather. CN... Read more

Badge Ceremony 2015

Badge Ceremony 2016

This Wednesday 16th March at 9:20am Doonside Public School will be officially badging our SRC,Sport House Captains and Library Monitors in the School Hall. It has become tradition for parents or family members to "badge" their child and share in this wonderful occasion at DPS. Parents and families are welcome to attend the ceremony and we look forward to recognising our school leaders for 2016 in front of their peers. The School Captains for 2016 were officially badged at the end of last year and will host Wednesday's assembly. We... Read more

Easter Bunny

Easter Raffle

Thank you to all students, parents and community members for your active participation in our Easter Raffle. All Easter egg donations, money and raffles are to be given to the office staff, who will then write your child's name on a CAS coupon. These names will be placed in a draw to win a prize. Parents and caregivers ensure that your child's name and class is written on the front of the Easter Raffle booklet. If you require more booklets, you are able to collect them from the office. Raffle tickets are 50c each or $2 for the booklet. The... Read more

BEST START Parent Morning Tea

A BIG Thank You to all the parents and caregivers who took time out of their busy day to attend the BEST START Parent Morning Tea. The principal and staff appreciate your support and hope the information shared with you today will assist you in understanding your child's learning journey. We hope to see you at our next parent information session. Thank You Karen Charles... Read more

Adam and Curtis off and racing

Doonside Successful Swim Trials 2016!

Swim trials to qualify for participation in the Mt Druitt PSSA Zone Swimming Carnival were successfully held at Emerton Pool on Friday 12th February. Well done to Cameron, Curtis and Adam on their efforts and qualification to represent Doonside P.S. at the district carnival. A top effort boys !... Read more

Picking up your child from school.

A message for parents of K-2 students. We are requesting that parents or carers who are collecting their infants students at the end of the day ensure that they make themselves known to the teacher on class prior to leaving. This allows students to develop appropriate routines. The safety of the students in our school is a priority to us all. Thank you.... Read more

The Importance of Whole Day Attendance

Arriving at school and class on time is critical in ensuring children do not miss important learning opportunities. It gives students time to settle in, receive important messages and have information explained to them appropriately. It teaches students routines, work habits and responsibility. Regular attendance is a Department of Education legal requirement. When students have been absent a note is required within two days explaining the reason for an absence. Not all reasons given are justified. Even if an absence is justified, the day off... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

Swim Scheme 2015

Every year in Australia around 300 people drown. The School swim scheme teaches essential swimming survival skills and water safety. The scheme will take place over 8 days in weeks 9 and 10. There are limited places available. Permission notes are available on request at the office.... Read more

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