1 29 April 2015 Wednesday 6 May Cross Country Thursday 7 May Mother s Day Stall Friday 8 May Assembly 3 pm Sunday 17 May Working Bee Monday 18 May Open Day - presentation 12 noon staffroom Open Evening 6 pm - 7 pm School Council 7.30 pm Wednesday-Friday 3-5 June Yr 3/4 Camp Camp Manyung Mt Eliza Friday 22 May P & F Meeting 9am Staffroom Friday 22 May Assembly 3 pm Monday 8 June Queen s Birthday Public Holiday Friday 12 June Assembly 3 pm Monday 15 June School Council 7.30 pm Thursday 25 June Chomp n Chew Thursday 25 June Dismissal 3.30 pm Friday 26 June Curriculum Day /Pupil Free Dear Parents, Last week we experienced a very moving assembly reflecting on Australia s ANZAC history. Many of the Year 6 leaders who represented our school at the 25th Annual Rotary ANZAC Day service shared on their feelings about their participation. The students attended the Templestowe War Memorial on Thursday 23 April and joined students and staff from all other Manningham schools. The students of 4F presented a very moving tribute to the ANZAC spirit and it was received very positively by the whole school assembly. Thank you to Robyn Fraser and Sue Paige (Senior Music) for preparing this memorable performance! A reminder that the oval will be out of action on Friday May 1 while one of the large gum trees is removed. You are welcome to collect the firewood over the weekend! Thank you to the parents who have been very busy preparing for next week s Mother s Day Stall! I extend my congratulations and best wishes to all MUMS and GRANDMOTHERS and hope that there is lots of spoiling on Sunday May 10th. A reminder for you that Education Week will commence on Sunday May 17th - it s always a special week for us when we welcome lots of visitors to our wonderful school. If you have a student who will joining our Foundation 2016 group can you please drop the enrolment forms into the school as soon as possible! Thank you for your support. Regards ~ Kevin
2 ANZAC SCHOOL SERVICE I was honoured to be one of the Donburn representatives attending the schools ANZAC service. I enjoyed learning more about the ANZACs and what they had to go through. It was a great experience. Hayley I found the service very inspiring and it was great how genuinely interested everyone was. It is an experience that I will never forget. Evelyn After the ANZAC ceremony, I felt really sad how many lives were lost but also very proud of the amount of Australians who volunteered to go to War. The commemorative medal that I received, will be passed on within my family. Marwan To me the ANZAC ceremony was inspiring and motivating. Out of all the experiences that I have had, this was one that I will always remember. I have been thinking and wondering that if I was in the place of the soldiers, how would I feel? Aryan The Year Six leaders represented Donburn at the ANZAC ceremony at the Templestowe War Memorial. While we were there we listened to lots of inspiring songs and speeches. It made me realise how important ANZAC Day is and the sacrifices people made for Australia. Grace When I went to the school ANZAC ceremony, I learnt all about the soldiers and their war experiences. It made me realise the importance of respecting the people who fought for our country. This experience was amazing, as I learnt a lot more about the meaning of ANZAC Day. Tash I thought the service was a great time to remember the people who fought for Australia and sacrificed their lives. It was a fantastic experience and I enjoyed it a lot. We also received a medal as a memory for attending the service. Alyssa I would like to thank the Templestowe Rotary Club and Mee s bus line for providing transportation. I had an inspiring and sad time. Alyssa and I had the privilege of placing a wreath on behalf of the Donburn community. Darcy
3 The ANZAC service was great, although it was really sad to know how many people died. It was good to think that so many Australians wanted to serve our country 100 years ago. Adam It was very sad to hear how many people died on the first day at Gallipoli, but the ANZAC service was very informative. Ahmad I thought it was very interesting at the ANZAC ceremony. I got to see a war veteran and hear about his experiences. I now appreciate more what they all went through. Sam On Thursday I went to the ANZAC Centenary service. It was sad and good that so many soldiers put their hand up and volunteered to go to war. Ethan After the Anzac ceremony I felt sad because of how many lives were lost at war. But also very proud that numerous men volunteered to go to war and help. I am extremely grateful of what I have now. It was an amazing experience. Lorraine I went to the ANZAC ceremony. It made me feel proud of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have sacrificed themselves for our country and our freedom and those who fought for us. Gabby. Like everyone else who attended the ANZAC service I had a great experience. It gave us a chance to think about all the ANZAC s who sacrificed their lives to let us live. Aaron I had mixed emotions throughout the day. It was sad to think that so many lives were lost for the stupid cause that is war. I also felt happy to know that all those lives have been commemorated. Georgia It was a great experience remembering the soldiers who fought for Australia, not just in Gallipoli but in other Wars too. Tess Designed By Adam K 6H The ANZAC ceremony was a chance for everyone who went to learn more about ANZAC Day. I felt sad and sympathetic for all the soldiers and their families when they didn t come home. Yet I felt proud for what all the ANZACs did for our country. Luke S
4 CURRICULUM DAYS to be confirmed (subject to School Council endorsement) Friday 26 June 2015 Friday 18 September 2015 Friday 18 December 2015 SICK BAY ROSTER Thank you to all who have offered to help with the sick bay washing roster. Your support of the school in this way is greatly appreciated. Natalie Lucchinelli 17 April Sylvia Lee 24 April Elise Hosking 1 May Erika Kennedy 8 May Bronwyn Milner 15 May Nikki Healy 22 May Rhonda Vasiliades 29 May Julie Mulcahy 5 June Erika Kennedy 12 June Bronwyn Milner 19 June Volunteer required 25 June VICTORIAN SCHOOL TERM DATES 2015 Term 2 13 April to 26 June Term 3 13 July to 18 September Term 4 5 October to 18 December COMMUNITY NOTICE Please be aware that a spate of burglaries have recently occurred in the Manningham area. Thieves are currently stealing Jewellery and are accessing homes via unlocked windows. Please take some time to ensure that all windows have deadlocks or bolts to make it more difficult to access. THANK YOU FROM OUR CHOOKS A big thank you if you helped to look after Qwerty and Emerald over the school holidays. Thanks to the following very generous families :- Mulcahy, Alizzi and Simonovski. Also, thank you so much to the Brennan family who were the key-keepers. Our chickens enjoyed your regular visits and snacks. The girls were quite spoilt! Beth McInnes
5 SPORTS NEWS Summer Sport Our school played in the second Summer Sport competition in the first week of Term 2. : Bat Tennis Green came 3rd overall in the competition. Results for other games are as follows: Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Cricket Red Cricket Green Softball Girls Softball Boys 3 wins, 1 loss 2 wins, 2 losses 4 losses 2 wins, 1 loss 1 draw, 4 losses 2 wins, 2 draw Cross Country WEDNESDAY 6th MAY Our annual school house cross country will be held on Wednesday 6th May at Ruffey Lake Park. All children in Years 3-6 are expected to participate as it is part of the physical education and sports program of Donburn. Children may walk part of the distance. A reminder to return notices as soon as possible. We still require parents to assist by being checkpoint officials to ensure the safety of the children. If you are able to help out, please indicate this on the permission slip or speak to me directly. Regards, Anna All dog lovers welcome to a 4km sponsored walk WHERE: HAYS PADDOCK, LEASON ST. KEW EAST WHEN: SUNDAY MAY 3RD TIME: 8:00AM FOR 9:30AM START REGISTRATION FEE: $40.00 INC. GST
6 PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION FOR 2015 There are only a few boxes left of Fundraising Cadbury Chocolate Boxes available at the office. Thank you to all the families that have supported the Cadbury Fund Raiser for Donburn Primary School this year. Please return any unsold chocolates and any outstanding money to the school as soon as possible in an envelope marked with your name and amount. Next meeting of P & F - Friday 22 May 2015 at 9am in the staffroom. All welcome! Regards, Tammy Muller P & F President Mob: School Disco is coming! Friday 24 th July Remember to Save the Date! Entertainment Book Fundraiser The Entertainment Books are now available; you can flip through a copy at the office desk, and pay for and collect your book at the same time. You can also purchase books online. If you do, select the option "collect the book" so the postage will be zero. The order will come through automatically and we will place the number of books you order in your child's school bag. To order your Book or your Digital Membership securely online: Some of the benefits of the entertainment books include: They will beat any price accommodation advertised anywhere by at least 10%. Book your hotel accommodation through the entertainment book website or on your phone. Purchase Safeway Vouchers at 5% discount. Eg. $100 costs you $95. If you use that card at Caltex Safeway petrol stations you will save 5% on your petrol as well as any additional discounts with petrol vouchers. Get discounts on theme parks, AMF bowling, Melbourne Aquarium, and many other activities and entertainment including AFL, IMAX, Time Zone, Luna Park,, Collingwood Children's Farm, Opera, Ballet, Theatre, Lollipops, Golf and Chemist Warehouse. Two for one meal offers or 25% discounts for coffee, takeaway including KFC, McDonalds, Hudson's Coffee, Red Rooster, The Coffee Club, Mrs Fields, Michel's Patisserie, Oporto, and more. So purchase your copy of the Entertainment book from the office or online. Your support will go towards much needed repair and maintenance of the grounds Kind Regards, Adi Garcia - P & F committee Alternatively, please clearly complete your details and return this form to the office with payment: Name: Phone: Child s Name: Class: I would like to order (QTY) Melbourne Edition Entertainment $65 each including GST Total: $ Method of Payment: Cash Visa MasterCard Please pay at the Office. Books are available NOW for collection at the office. Thanks for your support! 20% from each Book sold contributes to our fund-raising
7 Mothers Day Stall Mother s Day Stall Thursday, May 7 Preparations have commenced for running our very popular Mother s Day Stall and we look forward to assisting the children in choosing some lovely gifts for their Mother s, Grandma s, Guardians or a special mother figure in their lives. Gifts are sourced from reputable Fundraising suppliers and will range from $1 $10. Please consider this when giving your child spending money. A number of P & F members and volunteers will be on hand through the day to help your children choose gifts, as well as their teachers. Foundation students will be assisted by their buddies. Please also provide children with Gift Wrap or Bags. We always require help setting up and running the stalls so if you are able to assist, please complete the slip below or or Thank you, Michelle Chryssafis (2T & FJ) Mother s Day Stall Your Name Child s class Phone number: Times I can help at the Mother s Day stall are: Wednesday May 6th pm (set up) Thursday May 7th 9am pm Thursday May 7th 2.30pm - 4pm All day Thursday Other Time:
8 COMMUNITY NEWS The School is publishing these community notices because they may interest some students or Community members, but the school is unable to endorse or recommend any of these advertisements. Registration for the Sacrament of First Communion Registration is now open for the Sacrament of First Communion for children who do not attend a catholic primary School. If your child is in grade 4 and has completed the sacrament of Reconciliation, and you would like your child to complete the Sacrament of Frist Communion, then please ring Liza at Our Lady of the Pines on Please note classes start on the 20th of May from pm. Registration closes on Friday the 15th of May. Become a Volunteer Host Family this July! World Education Program (WEP) Australia is inviting you to experience another culture in your own home by becoming a volunteer host family to an international student arriving in July Our exchange students from Belgium, Denmark, Ecuador, Chile, Italy and the USA are young people like Matteo and Amelle, who look forward to experiencing a different culture and becoming a member of an Australian family soon. Matteo (17) from Italy loves music! He is in a band called Washing Machine' and can play the guitar, piano and drums. He also enjoys rock climbing and basketball. Matteo tells us that he can't wait to touch down in Australia and experience the 'real' Aussie culture. Armelle (17) from Belgium loves sports! She tells us that she dances twice a week, participates in a fitness class on Wednesdays and is beginning gymnastics classes. She also goes to scouts with her friends on Saturday mornings. Armelle is looking forward to discovering Australia, seeing the new landscapes and speaking English with her new host family! Request a Full Information Pack Now! Contact WEP Australia to request detailed program information and student profiles. Sylvia Kelly A not-for-profit student exchange organisation registered with the Education Departments in QLD, NSW and VIC.
9 COMMUNITY NEWS The School is publishing these community notices because they may interest some students or Community members, but the school is unable to endorse or recommend any of these advertisements.
10 COMMUNITY NEWS The School is publishing these community notices because they may interest some students or Community members, but the school is unable to endorse or recommend any of these advertisements.
11 COMMUNITY NEWS The School is publishing these community notices because they may interest some students or Community members, but the school is unable to endorse or recommend any of these advertisements.
12 COMMUNITY NEWS The School is publishing these community notices because they may interest some students or Community members, but the school is unable to endorse or recommend any of these advertisements. CHIMES INDIAN RESTAURANT co-owned by a one of the parents, located at 170 Belmore Road, Balwyn, offers you an opportunity to grasp its sumptuous look and savour their lip smacking delicacies! 10% of your bill will go towards the school and you will receive a 10% discount! for a reservation. MENDING and ALTERATIONS Zips, hems, lengthening, shortening, taking-in or letting-out. A Grandmother and Grandfather of children in Year 2 & 6, with over 50 years experience as a tailor and a dressmaker. Call Andrea and Chris on , East Doncaster. HAIRDRESSER please call Kathy on for an appointment. BEAUTY BY PHOEBE (service in your home) Specialising in Makeup, CND Shellac and Spray Tans Phone: Facebook: MBC MAJORS BUILDING AND CARPENTRY GET THE JOB DONE! All your carpentry needs. Call Mitch on Website: CONTINENTAL MITCHAM - Stanley Chen (Parent) Director 582 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham e: w: SEWING, MENDING and ALTERATIONS. No job too small or too big. Please call Manzi (EXPERIENCED AND QUALIFIED DRESSMAKER) after 4 pm (Year 2 Mum) on BABYSITTING - Experienced 18 year old available for babysitting. Phone Joh BABYSITTER AVAILABLE - former Donburn student Jacinta McKeon is an experienced babysitter who would love to babysit your kids! She is currently in year ten at Tintern Girls Grammar school. Contact Jacinta on BABY SITTER AVAILABLE Sixteen year old ex-donburnian, currently in Year Ten at East Doncaster Secondary College. Super reliable, conscientious and caring! Available for babysitting in local area. References supplied if requested. If you are interested, please contact Saraid Taylor on HAVELI - INDIAN RESTAURANT Tunstall Square Doncaster East ( ). Enjoy a meal and please mention you are a family from Donburn, as the school will then receive a 10% donation. CURRAWONG TENNIS CLUB (Cnr Reynolds & Springvale Roads, East Doncaster) Extensive Junior Coaching Program Junior Groups (5-18 years), Private Lessons, Friday Social Tennis, Friday Night Junior League, Weekend Competition, Holiday Programs & Round Robins, Free Trial and Assessment and Ladies Tennis Mornings. Contact Club Coach Ultimate Tennis Training Gary Pitts FIREWOOD FOR SALE Split Firewood. Delivered to your Door (Doncaster Area only) $100 per trailer. Contact Peter on Can you solve the puzzle? Bright and Colorful Increases Spatial IQ Enter discount code donburn for free delivery. Only for Doncaster East and surrounding areas. FARNAZ ALEDAVOOD Mature lady, looking for babysitting jobs with baby sitting experience. Working for Camp Australia for the last eight years and currently working at Donburn PS in OSCH. Has all qualifications and willing to work weekends. Contact on mobile DONBURN MUM S BADMINTON Monday Mornings from 9am am Contact Allison Troth (Raf and Asher s Mum) Feel like you have no time for exercise? Want to try a new sport or get back into an old favourite? Then join us on Monday mornings for Mum s Badminton in Doncaster. Toddlers play in the sandpit while we get fit and make friends. All levels welcome, even if you ve never picked up a racquet. All equipment supplied. ($5 cost to cover stadium hire.)