Dudley Public School Newsletter

Term 1 Week 2

Principal’s Message

Welcome to the 2021 school year!

After a difficult year in 2020 we were very excited to welcome back our students in Years 1-6 on Friday and the 2021 Kindergarten cohort on Monday. This year we are starting with 273 students after we enrolled another 46 students into Kindergarten.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families in Kindergarten as well as those in other year groups. We look forward to working closely with you as your children progress through Dudley Public School.

High Expectations

As we move into a new school planning cycle the school leadership team and staff have worked extensively to develop a Situational Analysis of the current school strengths and opportunities to ensure we are focused on monitoring the learning of all students to develop plans for all students to show progress each and every year. Developing well rounded, highly literate and numerate students is our core business. The staff have been engaged in professional learning looking at how high expectations improve learning for all students. We are building a shared understanding of how to consistently challenge all students to learn new things and how to establish clear and consistent expectations for learning and behaviour. This shared understanding for staff will help guide the language and consistency across the school. We look forward to sharing this journey with parents as the year progresses.

2021 Classes

This year we have 273 students enrolled K-6. The classes are

KH - Mrs Hunt

KR - Miss Reed

K/1W - Mrs Winter

1/2S - Mrs Selwood

1/2F - Miss Fancourt 

1/2D - Mrs Davis and Mrs Dunne (Fri)

3/4K Mr Kelly

3/4F - Mrs Friend

4/5M - Mrs McPherson

5/6H - Mr Horadam

5/6S - Mrs Sullivan

Additional Teachers

Library - Mrs Dunne

RFF/Executive release - Mrs Wild and Mr Sargent

Learning, support and enrichment - Mrs Parmenter, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Growden and Mrs Adams

All students have settled very quickly into their new classes and are learning new names and routines. It has been a smooth transition and we are very impressed with how students are working together. 

There are always little problems that come up along the way. Please talk positively to your child about the value of new experiences and new friends. If you have concerns after this week please make an appointment to see your child teacher to discuss what is happening so we can help ease the transition.  

Parent Information Nights

These will be held next week and provide a great opportunity to hear from the Stage leaders and teachers about the organisation for this year. Please think about attending as they are a very valuable initial meeting.

From The Office

Upcoming Events

P&C Meeting - AGMWednesday 10 February
Parent Information EveningThursday 11 February
Swimming CarnivalFriday 12 February
Zone Swimming Carnival18 & 19 February
Parent Teacher 3 way interviews1 - 5 March
School PhotosThursday 11 March

Parent Information Evening

Tuesday 11/02/2020 is our annual Parent Information Evening. Session will run for 30mins and details are as follows:

Years 1 and 2 - 5:30pm Library

Kindergarten - 6:00pm Kinder Rooms

Years 3 and 4 - 6:30pm Library

Years 5 and 6 - 7:00pm Library

This is a general information session and teaching staff will not be able to answer questions about individual students. If you require specific information regarding your student or would like to pass on information to their classroom teacher, please contact the school and arrange an appointment with your child's teacher.


Students have received their bookpacks and are already using them in class. The school highly values the contribution of parents towards resources for students in our school. The bookpack can be paid up front or throughout the year. If you are having difficulty please contact the school office.

POP Payment

POP payment is a great way to make payments for school fees.

To use this option go to the Dudley Public School website

Click on the MAKE A PAYMENT tab at the top

Fill in all mandatory fields

If you have any questions about this option please contact the office.

Fees in Advance

Our fees in advance system is a fantastic way to be in front with any activities that may pop up throughout the year. It is also a great way to start getting ahead with camp fees. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please call the office or use the online payment system and use “fees in advance” as the description.

Volunteers in Schools

All parents and carers who wish to volunteer, including canteen helpers in schools are required to complete the Department’s Working with Children Check form.

These forms are available from the office or can be downloaded from the link below.

Photo ID with residential address and date of birth must be presented to the office along with the completed form.

If you have previously filled in an Appendix 5 form you will not be required to complete it again.

Working With Children Check Form


P&C News

Our first P&C meeting of 2021 will be next Wednesday 10 February at 7pm in the school library.

If you are wondering who we are and what we do, look no further – the below flyer gives you all the information you need!

We know you will all be so excited to get involved and look forward to seeing many of you next Wednesday to start the Dudley P&C planning for 2021! 

Canteen Corner

Canteen Opening Days

Canteen will be open this Friday 5 February for lunch orders and over the counter recess purchases.

Term 1 opening days will be: 





All orders are to be taken by students to the canteen before 9.00am.

Canteen Menu Term 1 2021


Canteen Roster Term 1 2021


Uniform Shop News

Uniform Price List



Requests for hoodie and jacket pre orders will be sent shortly. We'll be aiming for delivery by the first week of next term. There are very few hoodies kept in stock due to storage constraints, however all jacket sizes are in stock.

 Out of Stock

Size 8 cargo shorts are out of stock. Our supplier advises they won't be available until 1/4/21.

Pink chair bags were not supplied by the manufacturer this year, their availability is unknown.


Payments via bank transfer are best performed using Osko. This way funds arrive in the Shop account immediately, enabling a faster turnaround from the time of order.

 Second Hand Uniforms

All donations are gratefully received. We hope to have a "Second Hand Sale" sometime this term, planning is underway.

 We look forward to receiving your orders!

 Email: dudley.uniformshop@gmail.com

Account: Dudley Uniform Shop BSB 032513 Account 338441 Reference: Child's name & class.  

Safety Around Schools

It is a new school year and once again, Lake Macquarie City Council Rangers will be patrolling School Zones.

Please help us keep your school and students safe.