- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Welcome back! Let’s make every day count.
- Schoolzine App
- New Communication System
- School Locker
- Year 9/10 Art
- Lost Property - Reminder
- Book Club Issue 1
- Free Family Event
- Blue Gum Child and Family Learing Centre
- Devonport Tennis Primary Roster
- Burnie Baptist Hockey Club
- The Dance Company Flyer
- Life Without Barriers need Foster Carers
- Burnie Concert Band
- Ulverstone Soccer Club
- School Calendar
I am excited to welcome you all to Penguin District School for a school year full of opportunities for growth, learning, and success.
As we begin 2024 together, I want to extend a big welcome back to our returning students, families, and staff, as well as extend a warm welcome to those students and families joining us for the first time. Amazingly we have had 23 new enrolments since the beginning of the year. Keep your eyes on our school Face Book (FB) page and newsletter to find out more about our new staff as the term progresses.
The start of a new school year is always a time filled with anticipation and excitement for staff, students and families. It's a chance to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and set goals for the year ahead. While we may face challenges along the way, I have no doubt that together, as a unified school community, we will overcome them and achieve remarkable things. A great example of this already would be the way that our admin team and families have rallied around, through donations, FB community page sales and Op Shop contributions to guarantee that all children were in uniform for the start of the school year whilst we transition to our new uniform supplier.
Our goal as a school is to ensure that all our children are known, safe, well and learning. As a Department and school we know that every day at school matters and we aim to have children attending school every day. Going to school every day gives your child every chance to learn and grow, and connect with their mates and teachers. It’s where bright futures start and where they’ll benefit the most. If you do experience difficulties in getting your child to school for any reason, it is important that you communicate and work with us to find solutions. Our dedicated staff is prepared to provide the guidance, resources, and encouragement necessary to help every child thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
The end of the day can be quite hectic in and around the school with almost 700 children and numerous parents and accompanying little people leaving the school grounds. Could you please ensure that you talk to your children about using the crossings and take care at all times crossing the roads. Please remember not to park in the no standing zones and ensure that if you are driving to do so below the required speed limit of 40 kmph when within the school zone. Keeping our young people safe is all of our responsibility.
Once again, welcome back to Penguin District School. Here's to a fantastic school year ahead!
Yours in partnership,
Kerson brought me great joy today. Kerson shared his writing with me that he was understandably very proud of and was officially our first GOLD CARD for the year.
Here we go, another exciting school year ahead! We hope you enjoyed your holidays.
By showing up to school every day, your child will have the best opportunity at a bright future. It gives them every chance to be around friends, learn new things, and find interests.
Good attendance habits can sometimes be hard to stick. But creating a solid routine, from the start of Term 1, can set your child up for success for the year ahead.
If you’re looking for tips on how to create better attendance habits, visit the Anything can happen website.
Please always talk to us if you’re having trouble getting your child to school. We’re here to help.
At the end of 2023 we communicated to families that Penguin District School (PDS) had changed uniform suppliers. PDS’s uniform supplier is now School Locker. This decision was made by the School Association and will provide families with value for money, access to a wide range of sizes, school supplies, and online shopping.
Uniform items can be viewed, and orders placed on the School Locker website https://theschoollocker.com.au/. You will need to sign up for a Student Advantage Card (at no cost) via the website and link Penguin District School to your account to access the free delivery to school option. Please note, delivery times are 2 – 3 days (the website may suggest a longer delivery turnaround time which is system generated and incorrect).
Polo tops are currently out of stock in sizes 8, 10 and 12. Students may wear the Sports Polo as a part of their daily uniform due to stock not arriving until April/May. Alternatively, please contact the office to discuss other available options.
School Locker is PDS only uniform provider. Please note, families are not required to purchase all the compulsory items, however these uniform styles cannot be purchased elsewhere as they are embroidered with our school logo. Students may choose which compulsory items they wish to wear as a part of their uniform. For example; a student may choose a shell jacket rather than the polar fleece or they may wish to wear the polo top and shorts instead of the summer dress.
If you have any questions regarding uniform, please don’t hesitate to contact School Locker on (03) 6215 7222 or PDS on (03) 6434 2222.
Blue Gum Child and Family Learning Centre has opened at 34 Maud St, West Ulverstone. This specially designed building is for families who have children from pregnancy to age 5. Come for a visit, drop in and play and use the feed and change facilities. If you need some extra support, please come and talk to one of our staff who can help connect you with the right services. We are looking forward to meeting you and your little ones!