Dernancourt School R-7 Newsletter

6th June 2019


“Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage”.​

​Last week at Dernancourt School R-7, we celebrated Reconciliation Week. During National Reconciliation Week, 27th May – 2nd June, all Australians are invited to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. The 2019 theme for Reconciliation week was “Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage".

We started our celebration and acknowledgement of Reconciliation Week with a Special assembly presented by our indigenous students on Tuesday 28th May. These students confidently presented the assembly with  Senior Choir performing one of their 2019 Festival of Music pieces "Colour of Your Jumper" by Archie Roach. Each class contributed to the decoration of the Gym by decorating a tree which was displayed and referred to as part of the assembly. The assembly concluded the whole school standing together on the asphalt while our ATSI students raised the Australian and Aboriginal flags.

Special thanks to Mrs McCade and Mr Smith for their work in coordinating the 2019 Reconciliation Week acknowledgement assembly and the whole school tree activity.

Throughout the rest of the week, classes participated in their own activities in order to support students to reflect on the meaning of Reconciliation Week and to acknowledge the way that all Australians need to work together to continue to reconcile and come together with understanding and friendship. The activities highlighted the message of the week - Grounded in Truth, Walking Together in Courage.



Congratulations to the following students who received an assembly award last Thursday.

J2 - Annabelle, J3 - Thomas, J4 - Bella, J5 - Seigneur, J6 - Rudra, J7 - Chayce

P2 - Alice, P3 - Jasper, P4 - Kyla, P5 - Marcus, P8 - Isabelle, P10 - Mia, P12 - Clever, P14 - Chris

Well done!  Our next assembly is Thursday 27th June (Week 9).  Please be seated by 2pm

Congratulations to our Eco Warrior Award winners, Chloe & Mahayla


Lydia Dellamore from Scholastic and Sue Thornton presented reading awards to Haydn, Ceridwen & Isabella.


The crossing monitors are:  

WEEK 7   Jack, Beth, Daniel, Brook

WEEK 8   Clever, Sienna, Kym, Harper

WEEK 9   Tyler, Dylan, Noah, Akshat

WEEK 10   Lianna, Sarah, Ryan, Ramsay


We've been busily collecting Earn and Learn stickers so we can get some new equipment for our school. There is now less than 3 weeks left to collect stickers. The program ends on Tuesday 25th June. There are hundreds of products that earn you 2 bonus stickers. Visit the Woolworths website for details.