Dernancourt School R-7 Newsletter

10th September, 2020

From the Leadership Team

It is already the time of the year we begin planning for next year. Teachers will shortly commence the process of class placements for  2019. Class placements take into consideration students’ learning styles and social/emotional needs, as well as groups they work well with. This takes time and a great deal of critical reflection on behalf of the teachers and SSOs as we consider all aspects of each child's placement.

Ultimately the responsibility of class placement rests with the school, but our choices are based on the shared wisdom between home and school.  Parents are welcome to write to leadership regarding particular learning needs or to inform us of additional information that we should have on record. However, please note that requests for or against particular teachers will not be taken into consideration.  Written information needs to be submitted to the leadership team by  Friday 16th of October 2020 (the end of Week 1 Term 4).

If your child/ren are NOT returning to Dernancourt next year, please reply via the eForm on the Skoolbag App or inform one of  the office staff.


Junior Jack Attack

Students in years 3-7 are currently participating in the Junior Jack Attack program. This is being run over 4 weeks using a grant we won through Sporting Schools Australia. During these lessons, the students are learning about lawn bowls and practising some skills in small groups, helping them to develop some of the basics involved. They are having a great time and discovering that it's harder than it looks!

We have applied for another grant for Term 4 which if successful, plan to use to introduce another sport to our R-2 students.

Premier's Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the following students who have completed the Premier's Reading Challenge:

J2   Lilli

J6   Brooklyn

P5   Daniel & Jacob

P6   Amelia

P11 Lynsey, Isaiah & Mason

P12 Ramsay, Dylan, Mia, Josh, Devina, Jack, Michelle, Isaac, Tyler, Fatimah, Sarah, Patrizio, Patrick & Dion

P14 Sarah, Lachlan, Pa, Rebeka, Jayden, Bradley, Dion, Clever, Ethan & Summer

Premier's Reading Challenge Tree


Book Fair News

Crossing Monitors

Thank you to the students below who are helping to keep our school community safe for the last two weeks of Term 3.

WEEK 9   -   Patrick (P12), Aryan (P14), Dion (P14)  - (am)

                       Odin (P11), Dion (P14), Aryan (P14)     - (pm)


WEEK 10 - Patrick (P12), Lachlan (P14), Jack (P14)   - (am)

                   Odin (P11), Jack (P14), Lachlan (P14)  - (pm)

Uniform Shop News

Uniform Shop News - Term 3

Dear Parents,

Price Reduction - Skort - now $25.00.  Dernancourt School Sports Skorts have been reduced to $25.00 just in time for Spring! These skorts are a great mid-thigh length stretch skirt with fitted inner shorts, great for active play. Includes zipper pocket.

With the Spring weather just around the corner, many of you may need to purchase Summer 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 collections details.

If you need to come in to check your children's sizes, please book a time on schoolinterviews and use the code 3u3vs.  Upon arrival for your 15 minute appointment you will need to phone Michelle on 0409957815 and she will take you to the Uniform Shop. Access to the uniform shop will be by appointment only.   If you have your child/ren with you for sizing we ask that you remain mindful of social distancing recommendations.

Payment is via card only.

Sports News

Term 4 will see the following sporting action.

  • Summer netball teams - two 11 & under teams will be competing in the Eastern Districts Netball Association competition on Friday evenings. We are looking for at least 1 extra player. If you are interested please contact Jodie on 0407 826 343.
  • SAPSASA Cricket Team - we will be entering a team in the SAPSASA Cricket competition in Term 4. Further details to come.
  • SAPSASA Athletics Track and Field - On Tuesday 20 October the Track and Field competition will be held - further details to come.

Term 3 has seen the following sporting action:

  • Winter netball season - two 11 & under teams played a shortened 8 week season. The Diamonds are sitting in 2nd and Gems. with many girls new to the sport, won their first match of the season!
  • SAPSASA Football (AFL) was held.
  • Running Club is on again.
  • Year 3-7 students have been involved in the School Sports Program Junior Jack Attack (lawn bowls).

Parent Association News

Canteen News

Marvellous Monday

Just a reminder that Marvellous Monday will continue in the canteen until the end of Term 3.

Hot Milo and a muffin - either chocolate, banana or berry are available for recess for $3.50.

This can be ordered via the QKR! App before 9:15am on Monday mornings.




Walk Safely to School Day

National Walk Safely to School Day is on this Friday!!

Primary school-aged children across Australia will put their feet first this Friday, 11 September. The event aims to raise awareness of the benefits that regular walking can provide for the long term well-being of our children.

Now in its 21st year, the campaign also encourages improved diets, positive environmental action, better use of public transport with reduced car dependency and the vitally important road safety message: "Until they are 10, children must always hold the hand of an adult when crossing the road".

Grasshopper Soccer