Dernancourt School R-7 Newsletter

Thursday 18th February, 2021

From the Leadership Team

During next week, R-5 students will be attending Water Safety lessons at the ARC at Campbelltown. Whilst we refer to these lessons as "Swimming Lessons", the focus is on water familiarisation, safety and associated skills rather than the traditional lessons that many students attend outside of school. These lessons are part of the Health & PE curriculum and a report is provided at the end by the instructors.

Lesson times for individual classes have been sent home with the consent forms. When preparing for next week, please remember to send...

  • Bathers/board shorts 
  • Goggles (Instructors do not have spares)
  • Water bottle 
  • Towel
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Clothes for survival swims – Thursday. Pyjama Day.  Year 3 students bring shorts and t shirt and Year 4 & 5 students bring long sleeved top and bottoms.  Bathers to be worn underneath. Students to put their clothes on over their bathers upon arrival
  • Swimming cap/hair tie to keep long hair tidy
  • Underwear if students are wearing bathers to school

Please refer to communication from individual class teachers which outlines exactly what your child will need each day.

We are all looking forward to a great week of fun and new learning.

Dernancourt School R-7 Dress Code

It is important that every student comes to school wearing correct uniform. Wearing our DSR-7 uniform gives all of our students  a sense of  belonging and identity. Uniform encourages pride in our school and represents and contributes to our school culture and values. 

Knowing what to wear each day makes life as a parent easier too- it  eliminates the competition that comes with price tags and logos.

Please read our school uniform code below and ensure that your child is dressed appropriately. 




Polo shirts (with collar for added sun protection) with or without school logo (logos available from us) Windcheater (with or without school logo), skivvies, jumper or cardigan. (T-shirts, logos and brand names on tops other than the school logo are not acceptable)

** (Not acceptable to wear any Sports Club tops other than the tops specified above)

**Hooded tops are strictly prohibited as they are considered a  choking risk.

Year 6 and 7 Students (in addition to the above uniform) Year 6 and 7 students have an option of wearing our Commemorative tops . Further information available from the School Front Office.



Shorts, track pants, trousers, leggings, bootleg pants, Skorts, skirt and shorts must be mid-thigh in length.

In addition to the above options a summer dress in check material is available from the uniform shop located near the Front Office.


Footwear should be appropriate to the occasion. Lace up shoes or sneakers with socks, or sandals that support, cover and protect the foot.(No platforms, high heels, strappy sandals, thongs or other inappropriate footwear (No coloured / patterned socks/toe socks other than school colours, unless under long trousers)


Bucket hat or wide brimmed hat in navy/reversible hat for sports day. Hats are compulsory from 1stSeptember to May 31st. Children are encouraged to wear a hat (as above) outside these times for their own protection when UV is over 3.(Baseball caps or non-uniform types of hats are not permitted to be worn at any time) No graffiti on hats. Students have the option of purchasing a DSR-7 beanie to wear during the cooler months.

Head Scarf

In respect for students’ religious beliefs a navy head scarf/head dress may be worn.


Natural hair colours only. Light streaks acceptable. Decorative hair accessories (bows, ribbons, scrunchies, headbands etc.) are to be navy blue or yellow only.


Earrings –studs, sleepers, small hoops only, due to safety issues. No bulky necklaces, bangles or bracelets.

Make Up

Not to be worn.


Clear or natural nail polish only. Nails to be groomed to a safe, practical length.


All clothing accessories such as  scarves or belts that are worn during school hours must be in school colours. Long scarves are not to be worn on the play equipment, because of safety concerns.

Casual Days

Dress code (hoods, collars, hats make-up etc.) applies, school colours excepted. No hoods sleeveless tops, low necklines or clothing exposing the mid-riff.

Teacher discretion may be used in monitoring the Dress Code.


Examples of school uniforms are on display in the school’s front foyer. Uniform Order Forms are available from the front office. A selection of school uniforms (polo tops, jackets, hats and windcheaters) is available for immediate purchase from the School’s Uniform Shop. If items are not in stock, an order will be place at the earliest possible convenience.

Governing Council News

 We will then be holding our  Governing Council AGM on Tuesday 16/2/21.

 Nomination forms have been sent out via Skoolbag or a hard copy can be collected from the Front Office.

We look forward to seeing new and existing Dernancourt families attend and be part of our Governing Council or committees this year.

School name change in 2022

At the meeting of the governing council held on 09/02/21 the governing council passed a motion to change the  Dernancourt School R-7 name as part of the move of year 7 to high school in 2022.

 The change of name has been endorsed by the governing council and complies with the requirement of the Year 7 to High School process. The governing council and principal request the school’s name to be changed to:

 Dernancourt School

in 2022.

Assembly Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who received awards at the Week 3 Assembly.

J2   Li Ao Fu
P2  Zara Miles
J3   Kit Thomassen
P3  Chayce Whiteman
J4   Isabel Arthur
P4  Kaan Aksoy
J5   Samuel Pollock
P5   Jacob Smith
J6   Ashira Alwis Samarasinghe
P6   Ethan Greig
J7   Sina Mohammadian
P8    Jessie O'Donnell
Science     Aaroosh Sharma
P10  Zoey Wigg
Japanese   Sarah Koehn
P12   Jasmine Kaur
Performing Arts  Jackson Verrall & Isabella Monti
P14  Lucas Grigg

Assembly Winners Week 3

Crossing Monitors

Thank you to our crossing monitors - 

WEEK 5  -    Mitchell (P12), Chelsea (P12), Olivia (P12)

WEEK 6 -      Chloe (P8), Grace (P12), Taylor (P12)

We appreciate you keeping our school community safe.


Hello my name is Tracy Jones. I am the Canteen Manager. On behalf of the Canteen Committee I would like to say I hope you all have had a great start to 2021. The Canteen has now started over the counter sales as from Monday 15th February. Students can come to the Canteen with spending money at recess and lunch breaks to purchase frozen or snack items. The snack and frozen items range in cost from 30cents to $3.00 each. Just a reminder that Junior Primary Students (R-2) can only purchase frozen goods at lunchtime.

School Dental Visit

Uniform Shop News

Book Your Appointment Online Now!

To book your appointment go to: schoolinterviews and use the code yyjb5. 

Why do I need an appointment???

Due to social distancing requirements we can only have 1 family in the store at a time. All waiting families must wait outside the school buildings, call or text Michelle on 0409 957 815 when you arrive. If you do not have an appointment you will have to wait outside until all appointments have been completed first.

How do I book?
The easiest way to book is to go to book your appointment go to: schoolinterviews and use the code 3u3vs.

What if I know exactly what I need?

If you know what you need you can place an online order and collect in store or have it sent to your childs classroom.  Simply note your childs name and classroom in the “Notes to seller” box and the order will be delivered to the classroom.

What if I can’t get to the shop when its open?

You can book your child an appointment time to come to the shop Monday afternoon or Friday morning and have a fitting with Michelle and she will send home a sizing sheet so you can order online anytime.

Important Dates

Term 1 calendar


Modbury High Open Night

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Footy and Cricket News

Rhythmic Gymnastics