Kindergarten requests

Kindergarten in need of two televisions. Please let the office know if you are able to donate.

Thank you


Today we started working on the Grade 6 Legacy project.  It was so much fun, and the children were very enthusiastic about it.  The idea is that the kids create a trail of their own footprints that make up a 500m lap for the cross country circuit.

We still have many children who need to do their footprints.

Are you free tomorrow? Even if it is only for just 30 mins, 1 hour – anything works!

Please help make this project work.  We currently only have 2 parents volunteering and we need many more.

If you can come by, please stop by the school at 9am and look for Rebecca Houston who has pulled this wonderful project together – it’s pretty hard to miss her – just follow the footprints!!!

Thanks so much

Amanda Thebe

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‘Appreciation lunch’ for Dewson staff is TOMORROW, Friday 19 June!

The ‘Appreciation lunch’ for Dewson staff is TOMORROWFriday 19 June!    It would be great if you could contribute a plate of food for the lunch (savoury or sweet) or a bottle of wine/flowers/box of chocolates etc for a door prize.  We are catering for around 35 staff so please email Mandy at and let her know what you’re planning to drop off or send with your child to school.  Everything can be handed in at the office.


*I am still a bit short on parent volunteers to man the office from 11:40am for one hour to relieve Kathryn and Jennifer and teachers on yard duty.  It’s a lot of fun and would be truly appreciated.  Please let me know!

Reminder-Tomorrow (June 16th)is the bike rodeo

Our Local Police Station Division 14 under the direction of our School Police Liaison  Officer, Paul Gribbon will be hosting a bike rodeo on June 16th  at Dewson Street Public School in the a.m. for our grade 1-3 students.  There will be 5 stations, including an obstacle course and a safety tip station.  We are hoping that students in grades 1-3 will bring their bikes and helmets to school on June 16th in the a.m.   Also if you have an extra bike that is in good condition that you would be willing to share with another student please send it in as well.  Don’t forget to bring a lock as all bikes will have to be locked up outside after the rodeo. 

Movie Night-June 19th at 6:00 p.m.

On Friday, June 19th Dewson will be hosting the last movie night of the year in the gym. The movie will be Big Hero 6. Doors open at 6:00pm and the movie will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.  Popcorn and drinks will be sold for $1 each. There is no official cost for movie night, but we are accepting donations, pay what you can. This is a fund raiser for our School Council.  See you Friday!!

Date correction for Appreciation Lunch

Please note that some children may have taken home a flyer stating the Appreciation lunch is on Wednesday 27 June.  This is WRONG!  It is indeed this Friday 19 June.

Please email Many at  with any treats you would like to bring.  Thanks.’

Wednesday was Ukulele Day

Here’s a student submitted blog post, written by Anik and Aila from area 44.

On Wednesday, lots of kids from lots of schools got together at Wilkinson Public School to play the ukulele together at the Annual Ukelele Day. 13 kids came from Dewson, it was their first time attending this event. We started learning to play in September. We played a bunch of songs that we know and we listened to other people play songs that are more complex and we didn’t know. The school was really big and we had to come in for lunch because it was raining. At lunch they gave us ring pops! We had a recess break but it was shorter than usual. The person who started the tradition of Ukelele Day was Melanie’s dad and now Melanie’s the boss. But Mrs. Phoster was our teacher. We had a great time! Here are some photos from the day: