Dhurringile Primary accepts enrolments for new students all year round.
We would love to show any potential new students and their families around our exceptional small school.
Please call me on 0418 383 064, to arrange a time for a tour and to discuss the differences we offer.
Thank you to the families who have participated in our parent-teacher conversations. I really want to stress to parents how important it is to attend these conversations. For the families who have not had a conference, please contact me to arrange one ASAP. Conferences can be held face to face or virtually.
COVID vaccination requirements for schools
Requirements have currently changed so all staff, contractors, volunteers, and visitors to Dhurringile Primary no longer need to be vaccinated or show their vaccination status.
The wearing of face masks at our school is also optional at present except for people 8 years and older who are household contacts.
Please see me if you require further information about this.
Dhurringile Primary continues to support our local community by offering free reusable cloth and disposable face masks through the Street Library. Masks are available in both adult and child sizes.
All school council members will receive an email from me with a WebEx invite and link. Please submit any agenda items to Joyce or me at least one week before the meeting. The next school council meeting is Monday 29th August 2022.
Home Breaky packs
We have a new supply of home breaky packs available for families.
Please contact Lisa or come into the school to pick up a pack.
The next lot of packs will be available at the end of the term.
Italian Fashion Parade
High fashion isn’t just in Italy.
On Tuesday 9th as part of Virtual Italian, the students concluded their study of clothing with a fashion parade. They had organised an outfit from home to wear and persuaded Mrs. W to have an 'out of uniform' day so they could wear the outfit for the whole day. Organising the outfit involved drawing, labelling, and writing about the clothing they would present. All in Italian, of course.
Before the show began, like all good fashion parades, a quick rehearsal was held. They enjoyed seeing and hearing all about the many wonderful and sometimes weird clothing that was on show.
The students should be very proud of their achievements. It’s not easy to stand up and speak in front of others. Let alone in Italian!
Buon lavoro ragazzi. Signora Acca.
Protecting the safety and well-being of children through the reporting and monitoring of absenteeism is the responsibility of both parents/carers and schools.Same-day notification of unexplained student absences
Our school will text you as soon as practicable on the day if a student is not at school and you haven’t notified the school as to why.
If you are notified by the school that your child is away without a reason, please contact us as soon as possible by texting / calling 0418 383 064 or calling 5826 6222 to let us know where your child is. If we cannot reach you because we don’t have your correct contact details (i.e.: message notification fail, disconnected number), then we will make contact with any emergency contact/s nominated on your child’s file held by the school, where possible, on the same day of the unexplained absence.
Please remember it is your responsibility to contact us to provide an explanation for your child's absence from school, and where possible, please inform us in advance of upcoming absences.
For further information on the processes and procedures our school uses to record, monitor and follow-up student attendance and absence please read our Attendance Policy https://www.dhurringileps.vic.edu.au/source/BUILD/attendance_policy.pdf
While recommended, face masks are not required in any school settings from 11.59pm 22 April 2022. Any students or staff members who wish to wear a mask may do so, including those who are medically at-risk.
This means students in Grades 3 to 6 and staff and visitors to primary schools are no longer required to wear face masks.Household contacts attending school who are over 8 years of age are required to wear face masks indoors unless they have a valid exemption.
Everyone including students aged 8 years and above must wear a face mask when travelling on public transport, taxis or ride share vehicles.
Dhurringile Primary School continues to support our community by offering free cloth reusable and disposable face masks in adult and child sizes. Masks are available from the Dhurringile School and Community Street Library located at the front of the school.
Slow down during school times and help keep our kids safe.
School speed zones are reduced-speed areas that operate near schools. They’re designed to keep kids safe by lowering the speed limit at peak times when children are travelling to and from school.
Find out more about road safety near schools.
In most cases the speed limit during school speed zone times is:
The speed limit and operating times will be clearly displayed on nearby signs.
This depends on the kind of zone you’re travelling in. There are two types of school speed zones:
Time-based school zones operate:
|Start date||End date|
|Term 1||28 January 2022||8 April 2022|
|Term 2||26 April 2022||24 June 2022|
|Term 3||11 July 2022|
16 September 2022
|Term 4||3 October 2022||20 December 2022|
Keep an eye out for the following signs and make sure to travel within the speed limit shown.
Prepare to slow down as you approach a school speed zone.
Always drive at or below 40km/h within a school speed zone.
Always drive at or below the speed limit displayed within a school zone.
These signs are often used on roads with high speeds or large traffic volumes. The speed limit displayed will change depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.