Dudley Public School Newsletter

Term 4 Week 2

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Term 4!

It was wonderful to see all our happy learners back at school last week. Students settled quickly back into the routines that were established in Term 3. The staff have been busy planning a variety of events and celebrations now the restrictions have eased slightly. I was fortunate enough to visit Stage 2 on their camp and witness the delight of the students experiencing all the activities that were on offer, however there wasn't sufficient time for me to try the giant swing!!

Book Week 2020

This week we celebrated Book Week and the wonderful short listed books from this year. The children looked wonderful in their costumes and I'm sure you'll get stories of the very large dinosaur who managed to wipe out some of our smaller learners with her tail. I would like to acknowledge the work of Mrs Dunne, our Librarian who coordinated the day which was led by our School Leaders and Library Monitors. This year we were again supported by the Dudley P&C, who provided the funds for the Book Voucher Prizes presented to 33 of our students. Look out for our pictorial coverage of the day in the coming weeks. 

Kindergarten 2021 Orientation 

This is now an event that can go ahead. We have sent information to families of our incoming Kindergarten students and look forward to meeting them in the coming weeks.

Year 7 2021 Orientation

Our Year 6 students will also have the opportunity to attend some orientation activities later in the term once the HSC is completed.

2021 Planning

We are currently beginning our planning for 2021. If you are not returning to Dudley Public School in 2021, could you please contact the office asap. If you are aware of any families that are moving into our area next year and have not contacted the school could you please ask them to contact us also. This helps with our planning.  

Thank you

Mrs Carey

Bushfire Community Meeting Tonight

Congratulations to the following students who received class awards

Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

September was Childhood Cancer Month and the amazing students of Dudley Public School helped to raise a phenomenal amount of money for this great cause.

It started with a raffle with students able to buy a raffle ticket for $1 every morning. And on Friday morning we were able to give out over 40 prizes to lucky students. This part of our fundraising raised $478.

On the last day of term, we held an out of uniform day asking students for a gold coin donation. Our unbelievably generous community and students helped raise $305.

On top of all this generosity we held a snow cone day from Tropical Sno. As a special reward for what has been a tumultuous and trying year for all. This was VERY well received by our students (and staff) and we were lucky enough to raise $190 from this.

In total, we managed to raise an astonishing $973 and we have decided to donate half of this money to the Neuroblastoma Foundation and half of the money to the Leukemia Foundation in honour of two of our much loved students.  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our students and their family members for your extreme generosity to two causes that are close to our hearts. It says a great deal about the kindness and compassion of our beautiful community.



It is important to understand that the Department of Education may be required to take further action where children of compulsory school age have recurring numbers of unexplained or unjustified absences from school. Some of the following actions may be undertaken:

• Compulsory Schooling Conferences

You may be asked, along with your child, to attend a Compulsory Schooling Conference. The conference will help to identify the supports your child may need to have in place so they attend school regularly. The school, parents and agencies will work together to develop an agreed plan (known as Undertakings) to support your child’s attendance at school.

• Application to the Children’s Court - Compulsory Schooling Order

If your child’s attendance at school remains unsatisfactory the Department may apply to the Children’s Court for a Compulsory Schooling Order. The Children’s Court magistrate may order a Compulsory Schooling Conference to be convened.

• Prosecution in the Local Court

School and Department staff remain committed to working in partnership with you to address the issues which are preventing your child’s full participation at school. In circumstances where a breach of compulsory schooling orders occurs further action may be taken against a parent in the Local Court. The result of court action can be the imposition of a community service order or a fine. 

School Communication

Sports Desk

Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who were named Dudley Public School Athletics Champions in their age groups for 2020:

Junior Champions: Lily Spruce and Sam Nugus

11 years Champions: Holly Winter and Archie Atkins

Senior Champions: Sarah Hobbs and Rex Wardle

 Also, the winning House for both Athletics and Cross Country was CURREY!

Congratulations to all those students who ran, threw and jumped to get their house across the line. 

P&C News

Canteen Corner