Dernancourt School R-7 Newsletter

Thursday 21st May 2020

From the Leadership Team.

Dear Families, 


Around 95% of our students are at school – a great achievement!

 While we have been supporting parent choice during this pandemic, we now expect all of our students who are well and not considered vulnerable to COVID-19 to attend school.

 Students are required to attend school unless they are:

·       Feeling unwell

·       Have a chronic medical condition or compromised immune system and are not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner

·       Live in a household with others that are deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 and are not able to attend school. Written advice from a medical practitioner will need to be provided. (I.e. Doctor Certificate) 

·       Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate by SA Health

We will continue to provide support, as we would usually do for students not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner. 

We're Impressed!

Well done to our Reception learners and their families...

In a world that is disrupted, uncertain and slightly unpredictable, our Dernancourt students have shown resilience, confidence and independence. As a  staff, we have been are so impressed with our students as they have come back to school without being accompanied through the gates each morning by their parents / caregivers, and have grown and improved as they have demonstrated these skills and values each day. 

We know that their parents have also needed to be brave,  trust us, and believe that their child is trustworthy, independent and capable of achieving this milestone...  it was just a little earlier than the adults had prepared themselves for! There have been 'silver-linings' to be found in this troubled time and this, along with the joy of staff and students to be back together at school are some of them.  We hope that we will not go back to our ‘old’ ways once restrictions are lifted but that you will continue to see your child through this lens.


Kind Regards

The Leadership Team.


A huge thank- you to the families that have shown their support towards the re-opening of the canteen through their orders...we have been pleasingly overwhelmed with the number of orders and increase in sales on our limited menu!

 ALL orders must be placed via the QKR! App before 9:15am.  We are offering a limited menu and are unable to accept cash or late orders.

Please DO NOT text or phone orders in.

Parent Association Post Easter Raffle

The Parent Association would like to thank everyone for their support of the post Easter raffle.

Congratulations to the winners:

 1st prize      Mia P3

 2nd prize     Alex J7

 3rd prize     Tyler J5

 Hope you enjoy your prizes!

Uniform Shop News - Term 2

Dear Parents,

The uniform shop will now be open on Friday mornings. Please book a time on 

With the weather becoming cooler, many of you may need to purchase winter uniforms for your children.  Our first recommendation is that you place your order online at    You can now have your uniform delivered to your door for a fee of $10.  If you would prefer to collect your uniform, Michelle will contact you with the collection details.

Payment is via card only.

Contact Details

We would like to ensure that all members of our community are kept up to date with the changes and ask again that you ensure we have your current email and phone numbers in the event that we need to contact you. This can be done via our Skoolbag app.

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