Dudley Public School Newsletter

Term 4 Week 10 2020

Principal’s Message

This is our last newsletter of 2020 and what an amazing year to reflect on. The staff would like to thank all the parents, carers, grandparents and community for your immense support of students and staff during this disrupted year. We understand how incredibly challenging online learning was but you managed it and we are very grateful. Seeing students back at school in Term 2 was a highlight.

I would like to acknowledge the work done by Mr Kelly and Miss McPherson to support the live streaming of Presentation Day and Kindergarten Graduation, allowing the community to see these events even though they couldn't be here. 

This year we say goodbye to Mrs Tracy Judd and Mrs Fran Burston. Mrs Judd has been an integral part of the Stage 2 team and we wish her the best as her career in teaching continues. We hope to see her back at Dudley one day. Mrs Burston has worked across K-6 supporting students with additional needs. It is sad to see her go and we wish her all the best.

Today we clap out our Year 6 students as they end their 7 years at Dudley Public School. We all wish them every success and look forward to hearing of their successes in years to come. For the families saying goodbye to Dudley Public as their youngest child graduates, thank you for your support of the school.

I would also like to congratulate our 2020 Leadership Team - Mia, Rex, Anna and Max. It was an interesting year to be a school leader. Our new school leaders for 2021 were announced last week and I look forward to working with Lachie, Ruby, Josh and Eloise next year.

I hope you all enjoy the summer break with family and friends and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

Mrs Carey

From The Office

2021 Best Start Kindergarten Information

2021 Kindergartens have already been sent a letter advising of their Best Start date and time.

Friday 29 January - Kindergarten Best Start assessments. Only Kinders with their best start appointment to attend on this day.

Monday 1 February - All Kinders to attend for their first day at school. We will be holding a Parent Information Session for all parents of Kindergarten students in the new hall at 9.30am - 10.30am. We recommend all parents attend if possible.

Wednesday 3 February - Best Start assessments for those Kinders with appointments on this day. All other Kinders to stay home.

Wednesday 7 February - Best Start assessments for those Kinders with appointments on this day. All other Kinders to stay home.

All assessments will be complete by Monday 15th February and Kindergarten will attend a full week from this day.

Children and parents to sign into the office for their Best Start assessment where they will be collected by the teacher completing the assessments.

Important Dates

Last day of School for 2020Wednesday 16 December 2020
Years 1-6 students return to schoolFriday 29 January 2021
Kindergarten Best Start TestingFriday 29 January 2021
Kindergarten Photo DayTuesday 2 February 2021
Kindergarten Best Start TestingWednesday 3 February 2021
Kindergarten Best Start TestingWednesday 10 February 2021

Uniform Shop News

Uniform Price Increase

Due to a variety of circumstances out of the P& C's control, we have reluctantly had to increase the price of uniform items sold by the shop.

The increases are effective from 16 December 2020.

The uniform shop is now closed and will be accepting/processing orders from the beginning of next term, Friday 29 January 2021.

We wish you all a fantastic break and look forward to your orders next year.

Kind regards.......The Uniform Shop

Please see updated price list attached.


Online Ordering

When ordering uniforms by email, the best way to pay is via Osko. Your payment usually shows in the account within hours, enabling a faster turnaround.

You can order by emailing:dudley.uniformshop@gmail.com and direct credit the account (preferably via Osko) to:

Dudley Uniform Shop

BSB 032513

A/C 338441

Reference: Child's name & class 

We look forward to your order.

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