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17th September 2019

News From the North


School Spirit Award Years 4, 5 & 6

At Monday’s assembly,  the last for the term, Mr Mackay announced the School Spirit Nominees and Award Winners from Years 4, 5 and 6.

Just like last week, when the Prep - Year 3 winners were  announced, any of the nominees, would have been a most deserved recipient.

Listening to the awards being presented at assembly, it was obvious to see why the students were nominated, as they are all kind hearted children, who support their peers and continually strive to achieve their best.

Below is the list of nominees and on the next page, the award winners. Congratulations to all of these students on their wonderful achievements.

4FM - Iqra

5D - Sahar

6K - Dak

4K - Zahra A

5L - Aura

6L - Sana

4P - Ali Akbar

5CW - Sahel

6D - Rahmatulla

4WM - Hajara

5F - Bol

6HK - Daniel

4H - Mitra

5H - Luka

6A - Armeen

Here are the winners for Term Three:

The winner from Year 4 :

Mitra (4H)

Mitra is an abundantly worthy recipient of this award. One of her peers recently said “Mitra was the sort of friend you get from heaven.” Her candid, humorous demeanour endears her to the whole classroom. Mitra tries so hard to better herself educationally, as well as help others to become better. She epitomises what a student at Dandenong North Primary should be: kind, hardworking, caring and respectful of all around her. Well done Mitra! 

Term 3 ends Friday 20th September -                                      School finishes at 2:30 pm.

Term 4 begins Monday 7th October.


School Spirit Award Years 4,5 & 6 Continued:

The winner from Year 5 :

Luka (5H)

Luka, your educational development across all areas of the school has been absolutely fantastic! Your willingness to try and "have a go" and to contribute your thoughts and ideas to class has been phenomenal. I have been impressed with your maturity development and your willingness to assist others. Congratulations on your wonderful growth this year - take pride in your achievements!


The winner from Year 6:

Armeen (6A)

Armeen's kind nature, enthusiastic attitude and quirky sense of humour fills the 6A classroom with warmth every day at school. Armeen connects with everyone in the class, whether it's through a laugh at her table or a genuine concern shown for someone. She often displays patience and empathy when communicating with others; I often notice this when she helps other students with their writing. She is a passionate student in English, who is always making rich connections with texts and then sharing them with the class. Armeen, we're lucky to have you in 6A. Keep being you!

Hats for Term Four

This is an early reminder that in Term Four, students are required to wear their school hats during all outside play. This includes play and lunch times as well as all outside sporting events.

As Dandenong North is a  Sun Smart School, it is expected that students will wear a navy blue school hat (broad brimmed, bucket or legionnaire), during Terms 1 and 4 of the school year.

All children should have their own hat and it should be brought to school everyday or alternatively it can be left in classrooms.

Hats can be purchased from the office ranging in cost from $9.95 to $12.95.

The hats provided by  the EAL teachers are only for borrowing in case of emergencies or forgetfulness. Some class teachers have “spare” hats that can be borrowed in emergencies - however there is an expectation that all children will have their own school hat.

Please ensure your child has the correct school hat as soon as possible.

2020 Enrolments

We are currently in the process of organising grades and teaching staff for next year and it is very important for us to know our enrolment numbers for 2020.

If you know that your child will not be attending Dandenong North next year, could you please write a letter informing the Off ice staff of your 2020 intentions or print off the slip below and either return it to your child’s classroom teacher or to the office staff as soon as possible.

We thank you in advance.

We thank you for your assistance


Student/s Name/s ______________________________________________________________


Current Grade/s _____________________________


Name of new school being attended in 2020 __________________________________________


Parent/Guardian Signature _________________________________________

University Of NSW Testing

This year the University of New South Wales Testing has gone online and compared to previous years, these tests are being administered later in the year.

Forty - seven students completed the English assessments on Monday and Tuesday, while fifty-one students will sit the Mathematics assessment on Wednesday or Thursday.

Once the results and certificates are sent to the school next term, they will be given out to parents and students.

Lost Property

In the breezeway area outside the Junior School Art Room, there are a multitude of lost property items.

We are constantly amazed at the amount of lost property that piles up in this area, and we would ask that if your child has misplaced an item, please have them check to see if it has turned up in this pile of lost items.

A reminder to parents to please write your child’s name on all items - including lunch boxes and drink bottles - as this allows us to return these items to their rightful owners!


Malone Medallions

At Monday’s Assembly Mr Malone presented the first Malone Medallions for 2019 that have been named in his honour.

This is a most coveted award for the children to receive, in particular students in Year 6 who are hoping that they will be the deserving recipient.

The motto for the Malone Medallion is “Stronger, Faster, Fitter” and each of the six awardees display these characteristics through their efforts. Enjoy reading the rationale  as to why the following six students are the  first awardees for 2019.


Connie P 5D

Connie has represented the school at both the District and Division Cross Country over the last two years. In 2019, she attended the District Athletics competing in the 800 metres and Discus finishing 4th in both events. Connie is an Australian Table Tennis Champion. Her list of awards in 2019 for Table Tennis include:

  • Under 11 Australian Girls singles champion
  • Under 13 Australian Girls singles champion
  • Under 11 Australian Girls doubles champion
  • Under 13 Australian Teams winner
  • Under 13 Australian Girls doubles silver medallist
  • Under 13 Australian mixed doubles bronze medallist
  • Under 15 Australian mixed doubles bronze medallist

Congratulations on your efforts, Connie!


Archit K (6K)

Archit has attended the District Athletics for the past three years. He has improved his performance each year - till this year, when he came in first position for the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4 x 100 metre relay. For Division Athletics in 2018, Archit came 4th in the 100 metres, 2nd in the 200 metres and 1st in the relay.  He will be attending the Division Athletics on Wednesday. Archit is an avid tennis player,  placing second in the Division Tennis Tournament.

Well done, Archit!


Jeel P (6K)

Over the last three years, Jeel has attended the District Athletics, representing the school  in the 100 and 200 metre  sprinting events, as well as the 4 x 100 metre relay. In these events, Jeel has consistently placed in the top two positions. Last year she placed 4th in the 100 metres and 2nd in the relay events at the Division Athletics. This year Jeel, will be  competing in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 x 100 metre relay events on Wednesday. Mr Malone commented that Jeel always gives her best  and displays outstanding sportsmanship when competing at Gala Days.

A wonderful achievement, Jeel!

Vaishnavi D (6HK)

Vaishnavi  has been part of the DNPS Athletics team since 2017. She has regularly participated in the high jump, hurdles and relay team. This year she placed 1st in the hurdles, 2nd in the high jump and was part of the winning 4 x 100 metre relay team. Vaishnavi will compete in these three events on Wednesday at the Division Athletics. Over the last two years at the  District Cross Country, Vaishnavi has placed 4th, however this year at the Division Cross Country, against a stronger field of runners, she placed 3rd - a fabulous achievement. Vaishnavi is a wonderful sports person, who has a go at everything and always gives her best.

Great effort, Vaishnavi!


Naomi K (6L)

Naomi has been a regular attendee to the District Athletics over the previous three years. In Year 4, she competed in the short distance sprinting events, however over the last two years has placed 3rd and 2nd in the triple jump and 4th in the shot put. She has continually been a member of the successful 4 x 100 metre relay team. This Wednesday she will once again represent Dandenong North at the Division Athletics. For the first time this year, Naomi made the District Cross Country placing 9th and then 13th at the Division Cross Country. Mr Malone stated that Naomi is a great role model for all girls and that she is willing to try all new skills and sports.

Excellent results, Naomi!


Mehdi (6L)

Mehdi has made his final year at primary school, one to remember with his efforts to improve his reputation! He has been working really hard to be the best he can be not just in sport, but in all that he does. He had not been a member of either the athletics or cross country team until this year. He placed 11th at the District Cross Country event  and at the District Athletics, Mehdi placed 3rd in the 100 metre sprint, 2nd in the 200 metres and was a part of the winning relay team. Great results for someone who had not previously made the school Athletics team.

Congratulations on your sporting achievements, Mehdi!


Health & Physical Education Day

Last Tuesday the 10th September saw Dandenong North Primary celebrate Health & Physical Education (HPE) day.

Children and staff were encouraged to bring along a healthy lunch and join in the activities that Mr Gould, Mr Malone, Ms Conway and Miss Seares had organised.

Children had the opportunity to be involved in a Disco in the Agora area, a skipping competition as well as using the Virtual Reality (VR) equipment in the ICT lab at recess time

At lunch time it was a grudge match between staff and members of the Student Leadership team and Student Representative Council (SRC) . It was fabulous to see so many staff willing to be involved and the amount of children watching from the sidelines. The students came from behind to beat the teachers, which caused thunderous cheers from the children to ring out across the Newcombe courts. In true Mr Malone style, he made the staff do ten push ups as a consequence for losing.

A great day was had by all and we thank all of the Physical Education staff for organising this special day.




Past Newsletter
Term 3, 2019
10th September 2019
3rd September 2019
20th August 2019
6th August 2019
23rd July 2019

Term 2, 2019
25th June 2019
18th June 2019
4th June 2019
21st May 2019
7th May 2019

Term 1, 2019
19th March 2019
5th March 2019
19th February 2019
5th February 2019
2nd April 2019

Term 4, 2018
18th December 2018
11th December 2018
27th November 2018
13 November 2018
30th October 2018
16th October 2018
Term 3, 2018
16th September 2018
11th September 2018
4th September 2018
21st  August 2018
7th August 2018
24th July 2018