Once again this year, Debney Meadows PS took part in the Eid Festival. As a school with diverse languages and cultures, we enjoy taking part in the community events and support our local families. Here are some great photos from the day.
Last Wednesday (20th February) we held a community forum to help us develop our school vision. It was a fabulous evening with just over 50 participants. We had a range of people attending from teachers and students, to community and educational partners and parents and carers.
We asked three key questions:
1. What do you want for your child by the time they graduate from Year 6 at Debney Meadows Primary School?
2. What is the one thing that you love about the school and would not want to change?
3. If you could change one thing about the school, and only one thing, what would that be?
Our responses were wide-ranging and they will be published shortly on our website. Some of the main themes that came through were a sense of community, commitment and dedication from all stakeholders. People felt that the school was an important part of the local neighborhood.
At DMPS, we pride ourselves on the commitment we make and the dedication we have for the education of our students. This was echoed in the forum with a number of positive comments about the work that happens in the school. My favourite comment from the forum was: The school is shining and going up.
To further refine our work and create the school vision, we will be having a focus group. The group will aim to have representation from each of our stakeholders. If you are keen to be part of the team, please come and see me or let Christina know at the office.
We have many opportunities to be part of the school community including:
• Parent and Friends Association
• School Council
• Student Representative Council
• Volunteering and helping in the school
Thank you for the incredible interest in our school. I feel very proud to be principal of the school and look forward to another wonderful year.
Here are some great snaps of the Eid Multicultural Festival on Sunday 2nd September. You can click on them to enlarge.
It was a great community day. The sun was shining and there were plenty of people around. Thank you to all the DMPS crew who were able to come along on the day and help support our terrific school. Our school stand was welcoming and provided lots of iPad fun for the kids.
This Sunday, 2nd September, DMPS staff and students will be representing the school at the Eid Multicultural Festival. All people are welcome to join in the festival regardless of background or religion. The festival is taking place at Debneys Park near the Flemington Community Centre.
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There will be rides, a sausage sizzle and a community football match for young and old.
Hopefully lots of people will come and say hi to us at the DMPS stand. Here is a schedule of who you may see:
9-10 Anita, Helen and Helen W
10-11 Susan, Lucas, Felicity
11-12 Helen, Ben, Mandy
12-1 Emma, Flora, Rachael
1-2 Christina, Sharon, Gini
2-3 Khadra, Zakiya
3-4 Mary, Jason, Tracey
At 3:00pm our students from prep and 2/3 will be performing a few songs for the audience, with Zoe their Song Room teaching artist.
More info here about the 2012 Eid Multicultural Festival.